28. March 2015 - Institute for Energy Technology (IFE)
Postdoctoral Fellowship at IFE
Postdoctoral Fellowship at IFE
28. March 2015 - Institute for Energy Technology (IFE)
Postdoctoral Fellowship at IFE
Postdoctoral Fellowship at IFE
Institute for Energy Technology (IFE)

Kjeller, Norway


The Physics Department, IFE, Kjeller, Norway has a vacancy for a Postdoctoral Fellowship for 2 years.

The two year postdoctoral position is available in the frame of the collaborative activities between the Institute for Energy Technology (IFE) and the European Spallation Source (ESS), Lund, Sweden.The position will be located at IFE.

Description of Institution

The Institute for Energy Technology (IFE) is an independent international research foundation located in Norway at Kjeller and Halden. IFE is in the forefront of several fields within international energy research, safety, environmental-, petroleum- and nuclear technology. IFE develops new technological solutions for industry and public sector in more than 30 countries. IFE has a comprehensive activity in the field of nuclear medicine and the development of new radiopharmaceuticals. IFE is the host of the International OECD Halden Reactor Project. The number of employees is about 600 and the annual turnover is about NOK 950 Million.

The Physics Department at IFE has as main goal to utilize the neutron beams from the JEEP II nuclear reactor at Kjeller. The research addresses hydrogen storage materials, battery materials, soft matter, magnetism and thermoelectric materials. The department has a broad collaboration with Norwegian universities and industries, and with many foreign universities and research institutes.

Job description

The main tasks for the postdoctoral fellow are:

  • Installation and operation of the necessary equipment in JEEP II relevant to the tests carried out by the ESS. In particular, there will be activities related to detector development.
  • Testing of the available setups and equipment.
  • Report and team communication at a weekly basis.
  • Assist in the construction of a data base with all the necessary information about the setup and the tests carried out.
  • Assist in operating neutron instruments at JEEP II in connection with visitors from ESS.
  • Assist in arranging neutron scattering courses.

We can offer:

  • Exciting and challenging research tasks
  • Participation in an internationally leading research team
  • Social benefits including pension, life insurance and accident insurance
  • Salary according to agreement

Location: Physics Department at IFE, Kjeller.
Duration: 2 years
Start date: Summer 2015 (as soon as possible)

Requested Profile


A successful candidate will have a PhD or similar in Physics, materials science or a closely related field. Experimental experience with techniques involving neutron scattering is desired as well as some knowledge of Geant4, Python and/or McStas.

The evaluation of candidates will be based on scientific qualifications and ability to communicate efficiently with others. Good knowledge of the English language is essential.

How to Apply

For more information regarding the position, please contact:

To Apply:

Please forward by email:
(i) a written application,
(ii) a curriculum vitae with list of publications and professional activities,
(iii) copies of certificates/transcripts in English or Norwegian,
(iv) the names and email addresses of 3-5 references to:

Closing date for applications is 1 May, 2015.

Please identify the application with: “IFE-ESS postdoctoral position”

Applications with CV and certificates will not be returned.

01. May 2015
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