PhD and postdoctor positions for research and innovation

The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences’ innovation initiative supports projects of research excellence with a strong innovation potential. The projects are clustered to create an inspiring and supportive research environment.

Energy Conversions: Thermoelectric Materials for Industrial Applications

The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences finances a cluster of 1 postdoctoral and 3 PhD research fellowships – each of 4 years – within studies and development of thermoelectric materials for industrial applications.

Digital Life

These four research and innovation positions are associated with the Centre for Digital Life Norway (DLN) – a national centre for biotechnology research and innovation. Through a transdisciplinary approach, the centre’s researchers combine experimental and computational methods. DLN is a virtual centre, managed by a joint leadership network from NTNU, University of Bergen and University of Oslo.


The University of Oslo is building up a research community in Data Science. To this end, we are looking to hire four brilliant PhD students to be part of this new initiative, producing top research at the crossroad between statistics, machine learning, logic and computer science, with a specific focus on innovative uses of big data. 

Space and Plasma Physics

A position as PhD Research Fellow in Space and Plasma Physics is available at The Department of Physics. The position is part of the project "Improving global positioning systems - forecasting ionospheric interference".

Semiconductor Physics

Position as PhD Research fellow in semiconductor physics is available at The Department of Physics. Notably, the activity will be performed in close collaboration with an industrial partner, Conpart, working with transparent conductive oxides for novel display technologies.

Antibiotic Resistance

A position as postdoctoral research fellow is available at the School of Pharmacy, associated with the antibiotic resitance project ZinChel and the Centre for Integrative Microbial Evolution (CIME), investigating mechanisms of bacterial resistance.