Post Doctor Streaming Potential Characterization of Piezoelectric Ceramics

Updated: about 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 30 Jun 2020

About the position

We are announcing a Post Doctor position in the Functional Materials and Materials Chemistry group (FACET) at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). FACET is a vibrant group within the Department of Material Science and Engineering concerned with research topics from active biomedical ceramics to functional topological systems, utilizing methodologies from synchrotron diffraction to density functional theory:

The main scope of the open Post Doctor position is the development of a specialized streaming potential setup that allows the characterization of piezoelectric ceramics under mechanical loads. It covers a broad range of tasks from planning, building and optimizing the novel setup to synthesis and characterization of the piezoelectric ceramics. Training and supervision of the PhD students on the project is another essential task.

The position is embedded in and financed through the Nano2021 project “EPIC - Self-sufficient Electromechanical Implants: Enabling Piezoelectric Functionality for in vivo Devices”, which involves collaboration partners both at NTNU, in Austria and Germany.

The candidate must hold a PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering or equivalent.

The desired background and experience include:

  • practical development of sample environments
  • streaming potential measurements
  • fluid dynamics modeling
  • inorganic materials
  • mechanical characterization techniques

We search for a person that is creative, innovative, hands-on and can work independently. As the project relies on close collaboration within the group as well as with technicians and international colleagues,  good communication and collaboration skills are essential. Being fluent in both spoken and written English is a prerequisite

We offer

Salary and conditions

Postdoctoral fellowship:

The Post Doctor position is set to start at the 01.09.2020 and will run for 3 years. Women are especially encouraged to apply. Currently, the proportion of women in Post Doctor and researcher positions in FACET is 25%.

Postdoctoral candidates are placed in code 1352, and are normally remunerated at gross from NOK 542 400 per annum before tax, 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 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 daily.

About the application

Publications and other scientific work must follow the application. Please note that applications are only evaluated based on the information available on the application deadline. You should ensure that your application shows clearly how your skills and experience meet the criteria which are set out above. 

To apply for this position please hand in the following documents:

  • Cover letter
  • CV (including education, previous positions, scientific publications)
  • Copies of the original PhD certificate
  • Documentation of English proficiency
  • Names and contact details of 2 references

The cover letter should include a statement about the applicants experience in the following topics:

  • Fluid dynamics
  • Sample cell design
  • Processing and Characterization of Inorganic Materials

General information

Working at NTNU

A good work environment is characterized by diversity. We encourage qualified candidates to apply, regardless of their gender, functional capacity or 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.

Information Act (Offentleglova), your name, age, position and municipality may be made public even if you have requested not to have your name entered on the list of applicants.

For more information about the position please contact: Associate Professor Julia Glaum,  Information about the department and the research group can be found online at:  &

Please submit your application electronically via with your CV, diplomas and certificates. Applications submitted elsewhere will not be considered.

If you are invited for interview you must include certified copies of transcripts and reference letters. Please refer to the application number NV-66/20 when applying.

Application deadline: 30.06.2020

NTNU - knowledge for a better world

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) creates knowledge for a better world and solutions that can change everyday life.

Department of Materials Science and Engineering 

We are Norway's leading educational and research environment in materials engineering, materials chemistry and materials science.  In collaboration with business and industry, we are a driving force for the development of innovative materials as well as new applications and manufacturing processes.  Activities in our disciplines are vital for the green shift. The Department of Materials Science and Engineering  is one of eight departments in the Faculty of Natural Sciences .

Deadline 30th June 2020
Employer NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Municipality Trondheim
Scope Fulltime
Duration Temporary
Jobbnorge ID 187732

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