PhD within Optimization of spectral measurement methods for photovoltaic systems
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About the position
The Faculty of Science and Technology at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) has a vacant 3 year PhD–position related to Optimization of spectral measurement methods for photovoltaic systems.
The PhD study is focused on laboratory studies of the physical properties of solar cells with spectral methods as well as field studies of solar cell response in operation. The position is assigned to the Energy Physics research group.
PhD scholarship within Optimization of spectral measurement methods for photovoltaic systems. The PhD study is focused on laboratory studies of the physical properties of solar cells with spectral methods as well as field studies of solar cell response in operation. The position is assigned to the Energy Physics research group.
The successful candidate is expected to enter a plan for the progress of the work towards a PhD degree during the first months of the appointment, with a view to completing a doctorate within the PhD scholarship period.
The successful applicant must meet the conditions defined for admission to a PhD programme at NMBU. The applicant must have an academically relevant education corresponding to a five-year Norwegian degree programme, where 120 credits are at master's degree level (candidates submitting MSc thesis by 15 August 2019 may also be considered). The applicant must have a documented strong academic background from previous studies, and be able to document proficiency in both written and oral English. For more detailed information on the admission criteria please see the PhD Regulations and the relevant PhD programme description .
The applicant must document expertise and interest in the research subject.
Required Academic qualifications
- Master's degree in physics
Required personal skills
- Ability for independent work displaying creativity and reflective thinking
- Analytical and academic approach to research questions
- Good collaborative/social skills
- Proficiency in English, both written and spoken (please see English language requirements in PhD regulations at NMBU)
Remuneration and information
The position is placed in government pay scale position code 1017 PhD. Fellow, wage framework 20, salary grade 51 (equivalent to NOK 449 400 at present) and follow ordinary meriting regulations.
Terms of employment are governed by Norwegian guidelines for PhD fellowships at Universities and University Colleges.
For further information, please contact Professor Espen Olsen, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Information for PhD applicants and general Information to applicants
To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply for this job' button above. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.
Application deadline: 31.05.2019
Applications should include (electronically) a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, full publication list, copies of degree certificates and transcripts of academic records (all certified), and a list of two persons who may act as references (with phone numbers and e-mail addresses). Publications should be included electronically within the application deadline. The relevant NMBU Department may require further documentation, e.g. proof of English proficiency.
Printed material which cannot be sent electronically should be sent by surface mail to Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Faculty of Science and Technology, P.O. Box 5003, NO-1432 Ås, within 19.05.2019. Please quote reference number 19/01936.
If it is difficult to judge the applicant’s contribution for publications with multiple authors, a short description of the applicant’s contribution must be included.
The Faculty of Science and Technology has 130 employees, about 1,100 students and about 60 PhD students. The Faculty offers bachelor, master and doctoral degrees in natural sciences and engineering in the fields of environmental physics and renewable energy, building and architecture, water and environmental technology, machine-, process and product development, robotics geomatics, data science and educational sciences. The workplace is in Ås, 30 km from Oslo.
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