12. May 2016 - Institute for Energy Technology (IFE)
Postdoc fellow (3 years) in Experimental Condensed Matter physics: Interaction of foreign molecules with layered materials
IFE: Postdoc fellow (3 years) in Experimental Condensed Matter physics: Interaction of foreign molecules with layered materials
12. May 2016 - Institute for Energy Technology (IFE)
Postdoc fellow (3 years) in Experimental Condensed Matter physics: Interaction of foreign molecules with layered materials
IFE: Postdoc fellow (3 years) in Experimental Condensed Matter physics: Interaction of foreign molecules with layered materials
Employer
Institute for Energy Technology (IFE)
Location

Kjeller, Norway

Description of Institution

Research for a better future: IFE is an independent research foundation based in Norway at Kjeller and in Halden. We are in the forefront internationally in several fields within renewable energy, petroleum, nuclear technology and nuclear medicine. IFE develops new solutions for the industry and public sector in over 30 countries. IFE is host to the international OECD Halden Project. We are about 600 employees and the annual turnover is about NOK 1 billion. Read more about IFE at www.ife.no/en

Sector Nuclear Technology, Physics and Safety is responsible for the safe operation of the Kjeller- and Halden research reactors. Main focus areas are fuel and material technology, safety at reactor plants and basic scientific research in physics.

The Physics department at IFE, Kjeller, has as main goal to utilize the neutron beams from the JEEP II nuclear reactor at Kjeller.The research addresses hydrogen storage 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.

The Physics department has available a Postdoctoral Fellowship for 3 years in connection with the project “CO2 Capture and Retention by Smectite Clays – CLAYCAP”. The project is financed by the Research Council of Norway through the FRINATEK Program, and is a cooperation between IFE and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), with international collaborators at Niels Bohr Institute (Denmark) and University of South Florida (USA)

Job description
  • The theme of the postdoctoral research is the use of advanced experimental methods to follow the interaction between layered silicates (clays) and foreign molecules, principally CO2. We seek a person with good understanding of experimental condensed matter physics
  • The activity will focus on the use of specially designed in-situ setups for neutron and x-ray scattering/spectroscopy, in which layered materials are exposed to varying conditions of liquid/gas pressure and temperature. Data obtained with these methods will be complemented by data from macroscopic investigations, such as calorimetry and pressure-composition-temperature (PCT) studies, as well as molecular dynamics simulations, in order get a good understanding of the interaction process. Collaboration with researchers at NTNU and internationally will be part of the project.
  • Exciting and challenging research tasks
  • Participation in an international research team
  • Social benefits including pension, life insurance and accident insurance
  • Salary according to agreement

Deadline for applying: 20.05.2016

Requested Profile
  • Candidates are expected to have a PhD in physics, chemistry or materials technology. Background in experimental synchrotron and/or neutron studies on condensed matter system, preferably including in-situ work is desirable. The candidate should be self-driven and solution oriented.
  • The evaluation of candidates will be based on scientific qualifications and ability to communicate efficiently. Good knowledge of the English language is essential.
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