The Department of Technology Systems at the University of Oslo (UiO) is offering a Postdoctoral Research Fellow position in Materials Science and Mineralogy. The appointment is a fulltime position for a period of two years. Preferred starting date is 01.10.2021, but no later than 01.01.2022.

About the position:
  • The position is associated with the project NATSORB (Dypingite – A superior NATural SORBent for management of heavy metal water pollution?) funded by the Research Council of Norway.
  • The project is owned and coordinated by the Natural History Museum (NHM) at the University of Oslo (UiO)
  • The focus of this postdoctoral position is the structural characterization of natural and synthetic dypingite and related Mg-carbonate materials.
  • The structural characterization will rely mainly on powder diffraction techniques.
  • These experiments will be supplemented by spectroscopy measurements to understand long- and short-range structural features of the materials.


  • Application must have PhD or a degree equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree, preferably in materials science, inorganic chemistry, crystallography or mineralogy/geology
  • Solid scientific background in materials science and documented research experience with structural characterization techniques, in particular powder X-ray/neutron diffraction methods
  • Proven ability of solving material crystal structures based on powder X-ray and/or neutron diffraction data
  • Acquaintance with solid-state and/or wet-chemical synthesis methods
  • Documented research experience with inorganic chemical compounds (e.g., carbonates, oxides, etc.)
  • Fluent oral and written communication/presentation skills in English


Apply online and the application must include:

  • Cover letter (statement of motivation, summarizing scientific work performance and research interest relevant for this position)
  • CV (summarizing education, positions, any other relevant experience and qualifying activity)
  • Copies of educational certificates (academic transcripts)
  • A complete list of publications and up to 5 academic works that the applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee
  • Names and contact details of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number)
—————–Quick Overview————-
Organization University of Oslo (UiO)
Country Norway
Fellowship Level Postdoctoral
Subject areas

Materials Science, Inorganic Chemistry, Crystallography, Mineralogy, Geology

Fellowship amount Varies
Eligibility Open to all nationalities
Deadline 3rd August 2021

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