PhD Research Fellow in Nanotechnology

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University of Bergen

13 Jun 2023
Job Information

University of Bergen
Department of Physics and Technology
Research Field
Researcher Profile
First Stage Researcher (R1)
Application Deadline
15 Jul 2023 – 12:59 (Europe/Oslo)
Type of Contract
Job Status
Hours Per Week
Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?
H2020 / ERC
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?

Offer Description

There is a vacancy for a PhD Research Fellow in Nanotechnology at the Department of Physics and Technology. The position is for a fixed-term period of 3 years with the possibility of a 4th year with compulsory other work (e.g. teaching duties at the Department).

About the project/work tasks
The position is related to the ERC Starting Grant project “smartGROW”, which main objective is the development of a new diamond growth technology that allows diamond synthesis in 3D on complex-shaped objects such as medical implants, flexible electronics, optical and mechanical components for aerospace and marine industries. In the project, a novel surface wave plasma chemical vapor deposition (CVD) system will be designed based on various numerical models and realized using advanced manufacturing techniques such as 3D metal printing. The vacancy for a PhD fellow is related to those project tasks, which include fabrication and tests of metamaterial-based waveguides with fractal apertures, and design and construction of the novel CVD chamber. The fellow will get the opportunity to be involved in the design optimization of the CVD system and synthesis of diamond on 3D objects at low temperatures. Design and fabrication of reactor chamber components and tests of diamond deposition on various objects and surfaces will be an integral part of the project.


Research Field
Education Level
Master Degree or equivalent


Qualifications and personal qualities:

  • Applicants must hold a master’s degree or equivalent education in physics, material science, or nanoscience. Master students can apply provided they complete their final master exam before 01.08.2023. It is a condition of employment that the master’s degree has been awarded.
  • Documented experience with experimental laboratory work is a requirement and should preferably be a part of the master’s thesis work.
  • Applicants must be able to work independently and in a structured manner and demonstrate good collaborative skills.
  • Applicants must be proficient in both written and oral English.

Experience from one or several of the following areas is an advantage:

  • vacuum technologies.
  • 3D CAD modelling software such as Creo Parametric, Solidworks etc.
  • chemical vapor deposition method.

Personal and relational qualities will be emphasized.Ambitions and potential will also count when evaluating the candidates.

Special requirements for the position
The University of Bergen is subjected to the regulation for export control system. The regulation will be applied in the processing of the applications.


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