The work of the research scientist will include:
- Creative and independent research as a member of a multi-disciplinary team, collaborate in method development and sample analysis as part of research projects within environmental radioactivity/radioecology, with special focus on ultra-low level concentrations, speciation and source identification.
- Develop radioanalytical methods including radiochemical protocols for extraction and purification of radionuclides such as 90Sr, 135Cs, 129I, U and Pu isotopes in samples from field work or laboratory experiments carried out by CERAD.
- Develop and conduct methods for inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) and potentially X-ray, gamma, alpha and beta spectrometry analyses including system operation and data analysis.
- Participate in accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS) experiments at international facilities available to CERAD.
- Publish results in peer reviewed literature and present research at national and international meetings.
- The work will be performed in collaboration with other scientists within ongoing national and international science projects.
Applicants must have a PhD/doctoral degree or equivalent qualifications in analytical chemistry, radiochemistry / nuclear chemistry, inorganic chemistry, environmental chemistry or geo-chemistry. Experience from work with ionizing radiation or radionuclides including radioanalytical techniques is an advantage. For candidates without competence within ionizing radiation, the Radiation protection course (KJM350) offered at NMBU will be mandatory. Experience in mass spectrometry and X-ray based analytical methods would be beneficial. Experience with programming and data analysis is an advantage.
Required personal skills
- Enthusiasm and creativity in research
- Ability to work individually and as part of a team
- Ability to work in a result-oriented environment
- Flexibility with respect to work tasks
- Ability to create a positive working environment
- Good capabilities in English, both orally and in writing