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The PhD candidate will be employed by Aqua Alarm AS with a 3 years contract. The position is funded by the Nærings PhD program (Research Council of Norway) and Aqua Alarm AS. Upon confirmation from the Nærings PhD program, the position will be associated to PhD program in a Applied Micro-and Nanosystems at the Department of Microsystems (IMS), University of South-Eastern Norway-USN.
The candidate's research will contribute to improve routines for water quality monitoring by developing a quick alarm system on contamination events to decrease monitoring costs to water suppliers by reducing the number of manual samples required. The project may involve microbiology analysis, fluorescence bioassay development, sensor design and fabrication, signal processing and data analysis.
- Applicants must have a master's degree in one of the following topics: bioengineering, biochemical engineering or related, applied micro/nanotechnologies, mechanical engineering and electrical engineering (or similar).
- Applicants with experience in CAD design (i.e. Solidworks), microfabrication, biological/chemical sensing technology, optoelectronic, fluidic system or system automation will be prioritized.
- Minimum transcript requirements: average ECTS grade C in Bachelor study, average ECTS grade B in Master Study, master´s thesis ECTS B.
- Applicants who do not master a Scandinavian language must provide evidence of good English language skills, written and spoken.
- The applicant must have finished the master’s degree before the starting date of the position. Applicants with experience in academic publications, either or both international journal articles and international conference articles is a plus.
- The candidate must be motivated and demonstrate a proven ability to work effectively within a team and in a collegiate manner to formulate and realize common objectives.
We offer
- A professional and stimulating R&D environment.
- Good opportunities to develop your professional and academic career.
- Attractive welfare benefits in the State Pension Plan.
The Nærings PhD position: NOK ? 465 000-480 000 a year. A statutory contribution will be made from the employee’s salary to the state pension plan.
Additional information
Aqua Alarm board is responsible for the selection of Nærings PhD candidate. Short-listed candidates will be called in for interviews, and the final decision will be taken afterward.
The applicant must comply with the laws, regulations and agreements that apply to the position.
As an equal opportunities’ employer, we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status.
How to apply
We request the applicants to include the following in the application (In addition to the applications text):
- Curriculum Vitae (CV)
- Transcripts/academic results according to CV
- List of scientific publications (if any)
- Summary of master’ thesis
- Preliminary Project description within 5 pages (if possible)
About the employer
Aqua Alarm As is a research, technology development and production company focused on cutting-edge sensors for water quality monitoring.
Email:, Tlf: +47 92028460
Host Institution: Universitetet i Sørøst-Norge (University of South-Eastern Norway), Doktorgrad i anvendte mikro- og nanosystemer (PhD in Applied Micro-and Nanosystems).
Aqua Alarm AS: Aqua Alarm is a technology development and production company, that will deliver the first products early next year. We aim to make technology that makes a real difference for people. We hope to contribute to a safer and cleaner world. Our focus is to develop a sensor network that will give relevant and continuous information about the drinking water quality along the distribution pipelines. The sensors will be small, robust and cheap so that we can have a high number of sensors. The data from the sensors will be treated and analyzed in order to give a useful situational overview. With our systems in place the intention is that it will be possible to identify contamination incidents at an early stage, so that further analysis and remedial actions can be set in place, before potentially health damaging water reach the consumers. We aim to make our technology available to the world market.
Sector: Privat
Place: Forskningsparken, Raveien 205, 3184 Borre Bransje Forskning, utdanning og vitenskap, Industri og produksjon, Internettbaserte tjenester
Job Function: Forskning/Stipendiat/Postdoktor
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