University of Tromsø - The Arctic University of Norway (UiT)

Postdoctoral Research Fellow: Nanotechnology and optical nanoantennas for trapping and Raman-spectroscopy

University of Tromsø - The Arctic University of Norway (UiT)

Tromsø, Norway

The Department of Physics and Technology announces a vacant position as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow for three years in Tromsø. The position is attached to the project “On-chip Raman-spectroscopy of extracellular vesicles.” The goal of this project is to develop high throughput chemical analysis of extracellular vesicles (EVs) and facilitate medical research on EVs using the system developed. Dielectric optical waveguides and optical nanoantennas will be used for optical trapping and Raman-spectroscopy of the EVs, and the Postdoctoral Research Fellow will be in charge of developing the optical nanoantennas.

The position requires a PhD in physics, nanotechnology or a similar field. Priority will be given to candidates who have completed their doctoral degree no more than five years before the application deadline, unless special circumstances exist.

Other requirements include:

  • Solid background in experimental optics or nanotechnology
  • Prior experience in processing and patterning for nanotechnology or optical waveguides
  • Preferably experience with reactive-ion etching (RIE) and developing RIE-based processes
  • Preferably experience with design, fabrication and characterisation of nanooptics or optical waveguides
  • Some experience with optical trapping or Raman-spectroscopy is appreciated
  • Excellence in previous work and good track record
  • Self-motivation, independence and creativity
  • Excellent work ethic and commitment to the job
  • Excellent command of English, both written and verbal

The assessment will also emphasise the candidate’s potential for research, motivation, independence and personal suitability for the position. Interest in Norwegian language and culture is welcome.

We offer

  • An interesting project
  • Scientific independence
  • Good remuneration
  • A fantastic work environment within the stunning landscape of Tromsø
  • Good welfare arrangements for employees
  • Good arrangements for pension, insurance and loans in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund

Towards the end of the project, time can be set aside to apply for research funding. Three previous post-docs in the group got ERC Starting Grants afterwards and are now permanently employed in the group.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: NC 185176