The University of Stavanger invites applicants for a Ph.D fellowship in CO2 Conversion at the Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Energy and Petroleum Engineering The postition is vacant from April 2020.
This is a trainee position that will give promising researchers an opportunity for academic development leading to a doctoral degree.
The appointment is for three years with research duties exclusively.
Reduction of CO2 to valuable products, powered by renewable electricity, emerges as a promising solution for a sustainable carbon-neutral energy future. This project aims at rational design and synthesis of high-performance electrocatalysts for CO2 reduction. Catalysts will be tailor-made and evaluated in terms of their activity and selectivity in electrochemical reduction of CO2. The project will be important for the development of technology for CO2 conversion and utilization.
We are looking for applicants with a strong academic background who have completed a five-year master degree (3+2) within Chemical Engineering or Materials Science, preferably acquired recently; or possess corresponding qualifications that could provide a basis for successfully completing a doctorate.. Experiences in catalysis and nanomaterials synthesis will be an additional advantage.
To be eligible for admission to the doctoral programmes at the University of Stavanger both the grade for your master’s thesis and the weighted average grade of your master’s degree must individually be equivalent to or better than a B grade.
If you finish your education (masters degree) in the spring of 2020 you are also welcome to apply.
Applicants with an education from an institution with a different grade scale than A-F should attach a confirmed conversion scale that shows how the grades can be compared with the Norwegian A-F scale.
Emphasis is also placed on your:
- motivation and potential for research within the field
- ability to work independently and in a team, be innovative and creative
- ability to work structured and handle a heavy workload
- having a good command of both oral and written English
- varied duties in a large, exciting and socially important organisation
- an ambitious work community which is developing rapidly. We strive to include employees at all levels in strategic decisions and promote an informal atmosphere with a flat organisational structure
- salary in accordance with the State Salary Scale, l.pl 17.515, code 1017, NOK 479.600,- gross per year with salary development according to seniority in the position
- automatic membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund, which provides favourable insurance- and retirement benefits
- favourable membership terms at a gym and at the SIS sports club at campus
- employment with an Inclusive Workplace organisation which is committed to reducing sick leave, increasing the proportion of employees with reduced working capacity, and increasing the number of professionally active seniors
- “Hjem-jobb-hjem” discounted public transport to and from work
- as an employee in Norway, you will have access to an optimal health service, as well as good pensions, generous maternity/paternity leave, and a competitive salary. Nursery places are guaranteed and reasonably priced
- relocation programme in event of moving to Norway, including support and language courses for spouses
The appointee will be based at the University of Stavanger, with the exception of a stay abroad at a relevant centre of research.
It is a prerequisite that the appointee has a residence which enables him or her to be present at/available to the academic community during ordinary working hours.
The University currently employs few female research fellows within this academic field, and women are therefore particularly encouraged to apply.
The position has been announced in both Norwegian and English. In the case of differences of meaning between the texts, the Norwegian text takes precedence.
More information on the position can be obtained from Professor Zhixin Yu, tel: +47 95 93 40 33, e-mail: Zhixin.firstname.lastname@example.org or Department Head Øystein Arild, tel: +47 47 67 27 10, e-mail: email@example.com.
Information about the appointment procedure can be obtained from HR-advisor Margot A.Treen, tel: +47 51 83 14 19, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
To apply for this position please follow the link “Apply for this job”. Register your application and CV including relevant education and work experience. In your application letter you must show your research interests and motivation to apply for the position.
The following documents must be uploaded as attachments to your application in separate files:
- list of publications
- other documentation that you consider relevant
The documentation must be available in either a Scandinavian language or in English. If the total size of the attachments exceeds 30 MB, they must be compressed before upload. Information and documentation to be taken into account in the assessment must be submitted within the application dealine.
Please note that information on applicants may be published even if the applicant has requested not to be included in the official list of applicants – see Section 25 of the Freedom of Information Act.
UiS only considers applications and attachments registered in JobbNorge.
UiS – challenge the well-known and explore the unknown
The University of Stavanger (UiS) has about 11,000 students and 1,600 employees. The University is located in the third largest urban region in Norway, with a dynamic labor market and exciting cultural and leisure activities. We are the only Norwegian member of the European Consortium of Innovative Universities. The university has high ambitions. We will be a driving force in the development of knowledge in the region, and an international research university with an emphasis on innovation. Together with our staff and students, we will challenge the well-known and explore the unknown.
Department of Energy and Petroleum Engineering is part of the Faculty of Science and Technology. The department carries out research and offers study programs at all levels in Drilling Technology, Natural Gas Technology, Petroleum Engineering and Energy Technology. The department has established close research collaboration with the Norwegian Research Centre AS (NORCE) and the oil industry. The department focuses on internationalization, with development of English lingual study programs and high mobility among academic staff and students. There are currently 90 employees including research fellows and postdocs, and 750 students at the department.
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12th March 2020
Post expires on Thursday March 12th, 2020