PhD Fellow in Theoretical Chemistry

Updated: 23 days ago
Deadline: 20 May 2023

Stig Brøndbo
20th May 2023

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Faculty of Science and Technology
PhD Fellow in Theoretical Chemistry
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The position

The Department of Chemistry has a PhD position available in theoretical chemistry, at the Hylleraas Centre for Quantum Molecular Sciences , a Norwegian Centre of Excellence.

The position is for a period of four years. The nominal length of the PhD programme is three years. The fourth year is distributed as 25 % each year and will consist of teaching and other duties. The objective of the position is to complete research training to the level of a doctoral degree. Admission to the PhD programme is a prerequisite for employment, and the programme period starts on commencement of the position.

The workplace is at UiT in Tromsø. You must be able to start in the position within a reasonable time after receiving the offer.


The position’s field of research

The primary focus of work for the successful applicant will be the development and implementation of quantum-chemical methods for problems in chemistry or materials science. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

  • development of relativistic density-functional methods for molecules or solids
  • computational spectroscopy
  • development of response theory methods for studies of molecular properties
  • molecular properties in strong magnetic fields

The exact topic for a PhD thesis will be agreed upon in dialogue with the successful candidate and the interests of available supervisors at the Tromsø node of the Hylleraas Centre for Quantum Molecular Sciences.


Contact

For further information about the position, please contact Professor Luca Frediani: 

  • phone: +47 473 23 585
  • email: luca.frediani@uit.no

or Head of Office Stig Eide:

  • phone: +47 922 04 622
  • email: stig.eide@uit.no

Jon Terje Hellren Hansen, Ingun A.Mæhlum
Qualifications

This position requires a Norwegian Master’s degree, or a corresponding foreign master’s degree recognized as equivalent to a Norwegian Master’s degree within computational chemistry, quantum chemistry, atomic or molecular physics, computational materials science, or simulation methods. If you are near completion of your master’s degree, you may still apply.

Depending on the main topic of work, having one or more of the following skills will be a strong advantage:

  • experience with programming (in particular Fortran, C, C++ and/or Python)
  • knowledge in modelling of chemical or biological systems or material science
  • in addition to chemistry, a solid background in mathematics or physics

Applicants must document fluency of in English and be able to work in an international environment. Nordic applicants can document their English capabilities by attaching their high school diploma. Proficiency in a Scandinavian language will be favoured due to teaching obligations.

The application letter should state which topic(s) the applicant is interested in, with arguments for why their background is suitable. We are looking for a well-motivated person, with a very good academic record and potential, with analytical and problem-solving skills. This must be clearly demonstrated in the application. Other qualifications which will be valued positively include:

  • High quality in master thesis work and high grades as apparent from transcripts
  • Independence and self-motivation
  • Creativity and ability to think outside the box
  • Exemplary work ethic and commitment to the job
  • Ability to carry out collaborative work in a team

In the assessment, the emphasis is on the applicant's potential to complete a research education based on the master's thesis or equivalent, and any other scientific work. In addition, other experience of significance for the completion of the doctoral programme may be given consideration.

We will also emphasize motivation and personal suitability for the position.

As many as possible should have the opportunity to undertake organized research training. If you already hold a PhD or have equivalent competence, we will not appoint you to this position.


Admission to the PhD programme 

.For employment in the PhD position, you must be qualified for admission to the PhD programme at the  Faculty of Science and Technology  and participate in organized doctoral studies within the employment period.

Admission normally requires:  

  • A bachelor's degree of 180 ECTS and a master's degree of 120 ECTS, or an integrated master's degree of 300 ECTS. 
  • A master's thesis with a scope corresponding to at least 30 ECTS for a master's degree of 120 ECTS. 
  • A master's thesis with a scope corresponding to at least 20 ECTS for an integrated master's degree of 300 ECTS. 

UiT normally accepts higher education from countries that are part of the Lisbon Recognition Convention.


In order to gain admission to the programme, the applicant must have a grade point average of C or better for the master’s degree and for relevant subjects of the bachelor’s degree. A more detailed description of admission requirements can be found here . 

Applicants with a foreign education will be subjected to an evaluation of whether the educational background is equal to Norwegian higher education, following national guidelines from NOKUT . Depending on which country the education is from, one or two additional years of university education may be required to fulfil admission requirements, e.g. a 4-year bachelor's degree and a 2-year master's degree. 

If you are employed in the position, you will be provisionally admitted to the PhD programme. Application for final admission must be submitted no later than two months after taking up the position. 


Inclusion and diversity

UiT The Arctic University of Norway is working actively to promote equality, gender balance and diversity among employees and students, and to create an inclusive and safe working environment. We believe that inclusion and diversity are a strength, and we want employees with different competencies, professional experience, life experience and perspectives.

If you have a disability, a gap in your CV or immigrant background, we encourage you to tick the box for this in your application. If there are qualified applicants, we invite at least one in each group for an interview. If you get the job, we will adapt the working conditions if you need it. Apart from selecting the right candidates, we will only use the information for anonymous statistics.


Jon T.H.Hansen, Ingun A.Mæhlum, Kystvakt
We offer
  • An internationally recognized research environment
  • An international research environment with a generous visitor program
  • Opportunities for visiting the best chemistry research groups in the world
  • Transferable skills training and a supervised career development plan
  • Flexible working hours and a state collective pay agreement  
  • Pension scheme through the state pension fund 
  • PhD Fellows are normally given a salary of 501 200 NOK/year with a 3% yearly increase
  • Reimbursement of relocation expenses up to NOK 25000,-
  • Family-friendly policies and surroundings
  • An International School (www.trint.org ) close to campus

Norwegian health policy aims to ensure that everyone, irrespective of their personal finances and where they live, has access to good health and care services of equal standard. As an employee you will become member of the National Insurance Scheme which also include health care services.

More practical information about working and living in Norway can be found here: https://uit.no/staffmobility


Application 

Your application must include: 

  • Cover letter explaining your motivation and research interests
  • CV
  • Diploma for bachelor's and master's degree
  • Transcript of grades/academic record for bachelor's and master's degree
  • Explanation of the grading system for foreign education (Diploma Supplement if available)
  • Documentation of English proficiency
  • Documentation of proficiency in Norwegian  (or a Scandinavian language) if applicable
  • 2-3 references with contact information
  • Master’s thesis, and any other academic works

Qualification with a master’s degree is required before commencement in the position. If you are near completion of your master’s degree, you may still apply and submit a draft version of the thesis and a statement from your supervisor or institution indicating when the degree will be obtained. You must still submit your transcripts for the master’s degree with your application.

All documentation to be considered must be in a Scandinavian language or English. Diplomas and transcripts must also be submitted in the original language, if not in English or Scandinavian. If English proficiency is not documented in the application, it must be documented before starting in the position. We only accept applications and documentation sent via Jobbnorge within the application deadline. 


General information 

The appointment is made in accordance with State regulations and guidelines at UiT. At our website, you will find more information for applicants . 

Remuneration for the position of PhD Fellow is in accordance with the State salary scale code 1017. A compulsory contribution of 2 % to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund will be deducted. You will become a member of the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund, which gives you many benefits in addition to a lifelong pension: You may be entitled to financial support if you become ill or disabled, your family may be entitled to financial support when you die, you become insured against occupational injury or occupational disease, and you can get good terms on a mortgage. Read more about your employee benefits at: spk.no .


A shorter period of appointment may be decided when the PhD Fellow has already completed parts of their research training programme or when the appointment is based on a previous qualifying position PhD Fellow, research assistant, or the like in such a way that the total time used for research training amounts to three years. 

We process personal data given in an application or CV in accordance with the Personal Data Act (Offentleglova). According to the Personal Data Act information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure. You will receive advance notification in the event of such publication, if you have requested non-disclosure. 


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Deadline

20th May 2023


Employer

UiT The Arctic University of Norway


Municipality

Tromsø - Romsa


Scope

Fulltime (1 positions) Fulltime (%)


Duration

Fixed Term


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