PhD-Position within the Area Oxide Electronics

Updated: 8 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 01 Feb 2020

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About the position

We have a vacancy for a PhD-position at the Department of Electronic Systems at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. The position will be within the area "Oxide electronics".

The project focus on the possibility to control antiferromagnetic materials by thin film epitaxy. Density functional theory modelling will be employed to study how strain and symmetry can be employed to control antiferromagnetic materials. We are especially interested in establishing how eutactic interfaces between perovskite oxides and antiperovskites and/or Heusler alloys and can form and be tailored as a basis for ultra-fast and ultra-low energy electronics applications. The project is a collaborative project between the Oxide Electronics Group at Department of Electronic Systems, and the Functional Materials and Materials Chemistry Research Group at Department of Materials Science and Engineering. 

The position reports to Head of Department.

Main duties and responsibilities

  • Density functional studies of interfaces between ferroic materials
  • Establishment of eutectic interfaces between perovskite oxides and antiperovskites and/or Heusler alloys

Qualification requirements

The PhD-position's main objective is to qualify for work in research positions. The qualification requirement is completion of a master’s degree or second degree (equivalent to 120 credits) with a strong academic background in electrical engineering with a specialization within physical electronics, or equivalent degree within materials science or physics with specialization in functional electronic materials, with a grade of B or better in terms of NTNU’s grading scale. Applicants with no letter grades from previous studies must have an equally good academic foundation. Applicants who are unable to meet these criteria may be considered only if they can document that they are particularly suitable candidates for education leading to a PhD degree.

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

Other qualifications

  • Experience in modelling of magnetic properties is advantageous. 
  • experience in density functional theory calculations of functional materials is an advantage
  • Excellent English skills are required. 

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

NTNU is committed to following evaluation criteria for research quality according to The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment - DORA.

Personal characteristics

  • The successful candidate can take responsibility for progress and can work independently. 
  • He/she has good communication skills and is able to collaborate with other scientists in the research group.

We offer

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 4 years with 25% work assignments for NTNU/IES. Appointment to a PhD position requires admission to the PhD programme in Electronics and telecommunication. 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.

General information

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.

The national labour force must reflect the composition of the population to the greatest possible extent, NTNU wants to increase the proportion of women in its scientific posts. Women are encouraged to apply. Furthermore, Trondheim offers great opportunities for education (including international schools) and possibilities to enjoy nature, culture and family life (http://trondheim.com/ ). Having a population of 200 000, Trondheim is a small city by international standards with low crime rates and little pollution. It also has easy access to a beautiful countryside with mountains and a dramatic coastline.

Questions about the position can be directed to Professor Thomas Tybell, thomas.tybell@ntnu.no   /Associate Professor Sverre M. Selbach, selbach@ntnu.no

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 2019/6930 when applying.

Application deadline: 01.02.2020

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

Department of Electronic Systems

The digitalization of Norway is impossible without electronic systems. We are Norway’s leading academic environment in this field, and contribute with our expertise in areas ranging from nanoelectronics, phototonics, signal processing, radio technology and acoustics to satellite technology and autonomous systems. Knowledge of electronic systems is also vital for addressing important challenges in transport, energy, the environment, and health. The Department of Electronic Systems  is one of seven departments in the Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering .

Deadline 1st February 2020
Employer NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Municipality Trondheim
Scope Fulltime
Duration Permanent
Place of service Trondheim


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