Open postdoctoral position in Thermodynamics and Porous Media Science at PoreLab/NTNU

The Department of Chemistry at NTNU has a vacancy for a Postdoctoral Fellow position in Thermodynamics and Porous Media Science

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About the job

The postdoctoral fellowship position is a temporary position where the main goal is to qualify for work in senior academic positions.

The period of employment of this position is 3 years. The position will be in the Thermodynamics group at the Department of Chemistry at NTNU, and also part of Porelab, which is a research centre of excellence within Porous media.

PoreLab is a Norwegian Center of Excellence created in 2017 and situated at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim, and the University of Oslo (UiO)

The Center, which is supported by the Research Council of Norway, is an interdisciplinary Center with joint efforts in theory, computer simulations and experiments, in fundamental and applied directions. The center works to advance the understanding of flow in porous media. The main goal of the center is to develop theories, principles, tools and methods to reduce the trial and error approach to porous media with relevance in biology, chemistry, geology and geophysics based on fluid mechanics, non-equilibrium thermodynamics and statistical mechanics.

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The Postdoctoral position will be within Research theme 8 of Porelab which concerns the use of improved theories to describe transport in porous media in important applications. The objective of Research Theme 8 is to apply knowledge from Research Themes 1-7  to: 1) Design more efficient electrochemical systems such as batteries and systems with ion-selective membranes. 2) Describe moisture migration in insulation materials. 3) Enhance the understanding of biological systems. 4) Study porous materials for transport and storage of hydrogen. The Postdoctoral candidate will work with one of these topics, where the choice will depend on the interests and qualifications of the candidate.

You will report to Professor Øivind Wilhelmsen.

Duties of the position

  • Challenge the research frontiers in the nexus between thermodynamics and porous media science.
  • Write academic papers and submit them to international scientific journals.
  • Participate in international scientific conferences.

Required selection criteria

  • You must have completed a Norwegian doctoral degree or corresponding foreign doctoral degree recognized as equivalent to a Norwegian PhD in thermodynamics or another relevant area.
  • If you can document that the PhD thesis has been submitted, your application can be assessed even if you have not yet defended your dissertation. Documentation of the obtained doctoral degree must be presented before you can take up the position.
  • Excellent competence and extensive background in thermodynamics.
  • Excellent written and oral skills in English.
  • Extensive experience with programming.

The appointment is to be made in accordance with Regulations on terms of employment for positions such as postdoctoral fellow, Ph.D Candidate, research assistant and specialist candidate.

Preferred selection criteria

  • Interest for and competence in porous media science