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About the position
A PhD position is available at the Center of Quantum Spintronics which is part of the Department of Physics, NTNU in Trondheim, Norway.
The candidates will join and become part of an international research environment in quantum condensed matter theory and experiments.
The PhD position has a duration of three years with the possibility of up to one-year extension with 25% teaching duties in agreement with the department.
QuSpin carries out research in theoretical as well as experimental fields. QuSpin`s principal goal is to describe, characterize, and develop recently identified quantum approaches to control electric signals, conceptually different from those existing today.
QuSpin, a Center of Excellence, is funded by the Research Council of Norway. QuSpin is managed by a Center Director, a center coordinator and has four principal investigators. See http://www.ntnu.edu/quspin .
QuSpin currently has 6 professors, 3 associate professors, 20 PhD students and 10 postdoctoral researchers from 12 different nations working on various aspects of low-dissipation spintronics.
For furhter inquiries and information, please contact professor Asle Sudbø at [email protected]
The candidate should actively contribute in teams. Personal skills like a positive and friendly attitude and contributing to a sustainable social environment will also be valued.
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
The applicant for the PhD position must have an MSc (or equivalent) in physics or nanotechnology or a closely related field. We require a solid background in condenses matter theory or related theoretical areas in physics or nanotechnology. We will not consider candidates with a PhD degree for the PhD positions. It is an advantage if the candidates can document a background that is particularly relevant for one going research projects at Qu Spin.
The regulations for PhD programs at NTNU say that a master’s 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. http://ec.europa.eu/education/resources/diploma-supplement_en
The position requires spoken and written fluency in the English language. Such evidence might be represented by the results of standard tests such as TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) or Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE). The candidate`s language skills might also be assessed in a personal interview.
The appointment is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants and national guidelines for appointment as PhD, postdoctor and research assistant
NTNU is committed to following evaluation criteria for research quality according to The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment - DORA.
Salary and conditions
PhD candidates are remunerated in code 1017, and are normally remunerated at gross from NOK 479 600 before tax per year. From the salary, 2 % is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.
The period of employment is 3 years with the possibility of up to one-year extension with 25% teaching duties in agreement with the department. Appointment to a PhD position requires admission to the PhD programme.
As a PhD candidate, you undertake to participate in an organized PhD programme during the employment period. A condition of appointment is that you are in fact qualified for admission to the PhD programme within three months.
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 criterias 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.
A good work environment is characterized by diversity. We encourage qualified candidates to apply, regardless of their gender, functional capacity or cultural background. Under the Freedom of Information Act (offentleglova), information about the applicant may be made public even if the applicant has requested not to have their name entered on the list of applicants.
Questions about the position can be directed to Asle Sudbø, phone number: +47 73593403, e-mail: [email protected]
About the application:
Publications and other academic works that the applicant would like to be considered in the evaluation must accompany the application. Joint works will be considered. If it is difficult to identify the individual applicant's contribution to joint works, the applicant must include a brief description of his or her contribution.
Please submit your application electronically via jobbnorge.no with your CV, diplomas and certificates. Applicants invited for interview must include certified copies of transcripts and reference letters. Please refer to the application number 116/19 when applying.
Application deadline: 20.01.2020
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