University of Oslo, Department of Chemistry/Centre for Materials Science and Nanotechnology invites applications for 1 postdoctoral position in catalysis available at Section for Catalysis Norwegian and foreign applicants can apply for this fellowship.
University offers a number of general and subject-specific funding schemes. The aim of the fellowship is to attract the best and most motivated people to Norway.
The candidate must hold a PhD or other corresponding education equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree in Chemistry.
Course Level: Fellowship is provided for pursuing the postdoctoral programme.
Study Subject: Fellowship is tenable in Catalysis at the University of Oslo in Norway.
Worth of Award
Position code 1352, NOK 486 100 – 567 100 per year, (Pay Grade: 57 – 65), depending on qualifications and seniority.
The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for this fellowship:

  • The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences has a strategic ambition of being a leading research faculty. Candidates for this fellowship will be selected in accordance with this strategy, and are expected to be in the upper segment of their class with respect to academic credentials.
  • The candidate must hold a PhD or other corresponding education equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree in Chemistry.
  • The applicant should have comprehensive experience in the use of in situ and operando spectroscopic facilities in combination with Infrared and Large-scale facilities’ equipment such as X-ray Absorption beam lines.
  • Applicants having qualifications in powder X-ray diffraction Transmission Electron microscopy, Inelastic Neutron scattering and SAXS will be preferred.
  • It is imperative that the candidates are highly self-driven and able to take responsibility for his/her own work, including troubleshooting and acquiring additional skills required to reach the project goals. He/she must master the English language at a high level and possess good interpersonal and communication skills. Mastering a Scandinavian language will be considered an advantage.
  • In the cover letter, the applicant must provide a list of experiments where the applicant’s name is included as a participant in the experiment. The applicant must state in the application letter which competencies he/she commands that could be beneficial for the CONFINE project. In addition, the applicant must describe why his/her background is suitable and advantageous for the position. Applications without such specification and description will not be considered.
  • A good command of English is required.
  • Nationality: Norwegian and foreign applicants can apply for this fellowship.

How to Apply
The mode of applying is online. The application must include

  • Application letters including a statement of research interests
  • CV
  • Copies of educational certificates and transcript of records
  • Letters of recommendation
  • If available, a copy of the PhD thesis
  • List of other academic works and publications and/or awards and stipends that the applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee
  • Names and contact details of 2-3 referees (name, relation to candidate, e-mail, and telephone number)
  • Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University’s grading system (if applicable). Please remember that all documents should be in English or a Scandinavian language.

Deadline: The application deadline is August 12, 2016.
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