Phd Position in Norwegian University of Science and Technol, Norway

Designation/Position- Phd Position

NTNU Main Administration Building with Northern Light, March 17 2015. Photo: Maxime Landrot / NTNU Comm.Div.

A PhD position is available at the NTNU Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Department of Industrial and Mechanical Engineering. The appointment has a duration of 4 years. During the PhD, the time equivalent of one year will be spent on duty-work at NTNU NanoLab.

About- At NTNU, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, we create knowledge for a better world and solutions that can change everyday life.  

NTNU is a university with an international focus, with headquarters in Trondheim and campuses in Ålesund and GjøvikNTNU has a main profile in science and technology, a variety of programmes of professional study, and great academic breadth that also includes the humanities, social sciences, economics, medicine, health sciences, educational science, architecture, entrepreneurship, art disciplines and artistic activities. NTNU has four strategic areas of research in 2014–2023: sustainabilityenergyoceans, and health.

NTNU has offices in Japan and Brussels (together with the University of Bergen and SINTEF). 

Research/Job area– Chemistry, Materials Science or Mechanical Engineering

Project Title- Development of Ultrathin

Location- Norwegian University of Science and Technol, Norway

Eligibility/Qualification- The applicant must have an MSc (or equivalent) in Chemistry, Materials Science or Mechanical Engineering and a documented background in nanofabrication, good understanding of thin film deposition and characterization methods and should have ideally worked on Atomic Layer Deposition before. Furthermore, the candidate should have good knowledge of characterization methods such as SEM, XPS, XRD and spectroscopic ellipsometry. Ideally, the candidate should have operated a TEM before. Knowledge in electrochemistry and basic understanding of atomic modelling will be also considered in the application.
The successful candidate should be creative, with a strong ability to work problem oriented. He/she should also enjoy research connecting nanofabrication, engineering and medical sciences and take keen interest in learning and working in teams. Proficiency to systematically carry out goal-oriented work, in combination with good skills to deliver oral and written presentation of research results, along with good collaborative capabilities will be emphasized. Excellent English skills—written and oral—are essential. A track record of publications (paper and/or conference proceeding) will be considered.

The regulations for PhD programmes at NTNU state that a Master degree or equivalent with at least 5 years of studies and an average grade of A or B within a scale of A-E for passing grades (A best) for the two last years of the MSc is required. Candidates from universities outside Norway are kindly requested to send a Diploma Supplement or a similar document, which describes in detail the study and grade system and the rights for further studies associated with the obtained degree.

Job/Position Description- With novel production technologies, new opportunities emerge in medical product design, allowing porous designs with mechanical and topological properties resembling natural bone and favouring bone healing and ingrowth. In this PhD thesis, we will explore the possibility of using chemical vapour deposition to deposit biocompatible ultrathin and conformal coatings. The theme of this PhD is to develop processes for biocompatible ultrathin film growth, deposit such films on complex architectures and structured surfaces and investigate how they can be grown on different biocompatible materials including metals, ceramics and polymers. The PhD will be embedded in an interdisciplinary work environment, where other students will work on issues related to the fabricated structures’ mechanical and biological properties. In addition, the successful applicant will work for NTNU NanoLab for the time equivalent of one year out of the four-year appointment. The work at NTNU NanoLab will include process development & documentation, fabrication, characterisation, user training and other tasks relevant to the NanoLab. The candidate will gain experience in teaching and training of users as well as in various advanced nanofabrication and characterisation tools available at the NTNU NanoLab.

PhD Candidates are remunerated in code 1017, and are normally remunerated with gross salary NOK 436 900 before tax. There will be a 2 % deduction to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund from gross wage. As a member of the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund you are offered:

  • A good pension
  • A favorable housing loan interest
  • Good insurance schemes

Engagement as a PhD Candidate is done in accordance with “Regulation concerning terms and conditions of employment for the posts of post-doctoral research fellow, research fellow, research assistant and resident”, given by the Ministry of Education and Research of 19.07.2010. The goal of the positions is to obtain a PhD degree. Applicants will engage in an organized PhD training program, and appointment requires approval of the applicants plan for a PhD study within three months from the date of commencement. 

How to Apply- The application must contain information of educational background and work experience. Certified copies of transcripts and reference letters should be enclosed.

Last Date for Apply– Till Position filled

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