Head Engineer Position

Updated: 4 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 11 Dec 2022

About the position

We welcome applications for one head engineer position at the Department of Physics at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). The position is part of the technical group at the Department of Physics, which has as main responsibilities to give technical support to the experimental and numerical activities within research and education. The position reports to the technical leader.

This position will be mainly contribute to maintain and develop the ARPES laboratory at the Center of Quantum Spintronics (QuSpin) at the department. The main focus of this research group is the study of the spin- and momentum-dependent electronic structure in topological and magnetic quantum materials.

The position is permanent. The envisioned start date is March 2023.

Duties of the position

The main responsibilities of the head engineer will include experimental, research and technical support in the ARPES laboratory, as well as maintenance and optimization of the ARPES, UHV and surface analytical instrumentation.

Required selection criteria

  • PhD in experimental condensed matter physics
  • Comprehensive experience in angle-resolved photoelectron spectroscopy (ARPES) experiments, including experience in technical maintenance and development/optimization of instrumentation
  • Experience in ultrahigh vacuum equipment and related surface-science instrumentation  
  • Very good written and oral communication skills in English

New employees who do not speak a Scandinavian language by appointment is required, within three years, to demonstrate skills in Norwegian or another Scandinavian language equivalent to level three of the course for Norwegian for speakers of other languages at the Department of Language and Literature at NTNU.

Preferred selection criteria

  • Experience in photoelectron momentum microscopy
  • Prior research experience in topological and/or magnetic materials
  • Experience in spin-resolved and/or light-polarization-dependent ARPES experiments
  • Experience with programming and data analysis
  • Experience with HSE-work
  • Skills within a Scandinavian language.

Personal characteristics 

  • Enthusiasm for science
  • Independent
  • Actively contribute in teams
  • Have personal skills like a positive and friendly attitude
  • Contribute to a sustainable social environment

In the evaluation of which candidate is best qualified, emphasis will be placed on education, experience and personal suitability, as well as motivation, in terms of the qualification requirements specified in the advertisement

We offer

Salary and conditions

The gross salary for the position of Head engineer code 1087 is remunerated according to the Norwegian State salary scale, depending on qualifications and seniority. From the salary, 2 % is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund. 

The engagement is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants, and the acts relating to Control of the Export of Strategic Goods, Services and Technology. Candidates who by assessment of the application and attachment are seen to conflict with the criteria's in the latter law will be prohibited from recruitment to NTNU. After the appointment you must assume that there may be changes in the area of work.

It is a prerequisite you can be present at and accessible to the institution on a daily basis.

About the application

Please note that your application will be considered based solely on information submitted by the application deadline. You must therefore ensure that your application clearly demonstrates how your skills and experience fulfil the criteria specified above. 

The application must contain:

  • CV, certificates and diplomas
  • Name and adress of three references

If all, or parts, of your education has been taken abroad, we also ask you to attach documentation of the scope and quality of your entire education. Description of the documentation required can be found here . If you already have a statement from NOKUT, please attach this as well.

General information

NTNU believes that inclusion and diversity is a strength. We want our faculty and staff to reflect Norway’s culturally diverse population and we continuously seek to hire the best minds. This enables NTNU to increase productivity and innovation, improve decision making processes, raise employee satisfaction, compete academically with global top-ranking institutions and carry out our social responsibilities within education and research. NTNU emphasizes accessibility and encourages qualified candidates to apply regardless of gender identity, ability status, periods of unemployment or ethnic and cultural background.

The city of Trondheim is a modern European city with a rich cultural scene. Trondheim is the innovation capital of Norway with a population of 200,000. The Norwegian welfare state, including healthcare, schools, kindergartens and overall equality, is probably the best of its kind in the world. Professional subsidized day-care for children is easily available. Furthermore, Trondheim offers great opportunities for education (including international schools) and possibilities to enjoy nature, culture and family life and has low crime rates and clean air quality.

As an employee at NTNU, you must at all times adhere to the changes that the development in the subject entails and the organizational changes that are adopted. 

A public list of applicants with name, age, job title and municipality of residence is prepared after the application deadline. If you want to reserve yourself from entry on the public applicant list, this must be justified. Assessment will be made in accordance with current legislation . You will be notified if the reservation is not accepted.

If you have any questions about the position, please contact technical leader Gjertrud Maurstad, telephone +47 73593420, email gjertrud.maurstad@ntnu.no or associate professor Hendrik Bentmann, telephone +4796924460, email Hendrik.bentmann@ntnu.no . If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact Magnus Gautvik, e-mail: magnus.gautvik@ntnu.no

If you think this looks interesting and in line with your qualifications, please submit your application electronically via jobbnorge.no with your CV, diplomas and certificates attached. Applications submitted elsewhere will not be considered. Upon request, you must be able to obtain certified copies of your documentation.   

Application deadline: 11.12.2022

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Deadline 11th December 2022
Employer NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Municipality Trondheim
Scope Fulltime
Duration Permanent
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