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Postdoctoral fellow within Digital tools for surveillance and process control in the water sector

About the position

The Faculty of Science and Technology has a vacant two-year Post-Doctoral–position related to “Digital tools for surveillance and process control in the water sector”.

The position will be a collaborative effort between the departments of Building and Environmental Engineering and Data Science. Digitalisation in the water sector is still an evolving concept, and there is an increasing need for efficient surveillance and process control because of the impacts of climate change, revisions of EU directives, and the need for credible prediction of water quality, quantity and to minimise health and environmental impacts, amongst other challenges.

The main objective of the research will be to further develop virtual sensors for water quality (BOD, N, P, micro-pollutants, etc), their efficient use in process surveillance and control using data science tools (multivariate systems, AI and machine learning, etc), and the modelling of water quality in the wastewater transport systems. Strengthening systems to secure and stable water supply and wastewater management facilities and services against cyber security is also an aspect to be covered.

Sub-objectives:

1. Comprehensive process surveillance and control systems for water utilities and services using data science tools

2. Parameter validation system and system for minimizing the consequences of measurement equipment failure

3. Systems to reduce the risk of cybersecurity in the water industry, as well as increase resilience, identification and measures for faster normalisation following an incident.

You will be working with existing and planned PhD projects, and the project will be executed in collaboration with several full-scale treatment plants, several industrial partners (Scanwater, DOSCON, ROSIM), water  sector organisations (Clean Water Norway and/or Norsk Vann) and international organisation (IWA, EWA).

Main tasks

The Postdoctoral fellow shall mainly work on strengthening the research area of Digital tools in the water sector and contribute to the implementation of international projects of the WESH group (www.WaterHarmony.net) . The fellowship holder is expected to contribute to the strengthening of the WESH group and the relevant activities of the Data Science section at the faculty.

You will be:

  • Developing state-of-the-art surveillance and control systems
  • Contributing to WESH group’s projects in digitalisation
  • Disseminating research results
Laboratorieundervisning

Qualification requirements, desired experiences, knowledge and personal qualities

Required Academic qualifications

  • The main purpose of the post-doctoral position is to qualify for work in high-level scientific positions. A PhD degree is required.
  • PhD degree in one of the below areas and advanced knowledge in the other area:
    • (1) data sciences (BigData, IoT, cyber security, AI, statistics) or
    • (2) water/wastewater treatment technology
  • Knowledge on advanced statistics, modelling and/or programming

The following experiences and skills will be emphasized:

  • Experience with project initiation and coordination
  • A good publication record
  • Experience from international research environments/projects
  • Experience with industrial research and development
  • Nordic/Russian/Spanish/Chinese language skills, considering the WESH group’s project portfolio
  • Knowledge in PLC and SCADA systems/programming

You need to:

  • Have documented proficiency in English as a working language
  • Be able to work both independently and in a multidisciplinary research team
  • Have strong scientific capacity and analytical skills

Remuneration and further information

The position is placed in government pay scale position code 1352 Postdoctoral Fellow, wage framework 24, salary grade 59-67 (NOK 523.200-605.500), depending on qualifications. Seniority Promotion in position.

For further information, please contact Professor Harsha Ratnaweera

E-mail: harsha.ratnaweera@nmbu.no; phone +47 9822 7777

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Application

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Application deadline: 

About The Faculty of Science and Technology

The Faculty of Science and Technology (REALTEK) develops research-based knowledge and educates civil engineers and lecturers needed to reach the UN’s sustainability goals. We have approximately 150 employees, 70 PhD students and soon 1500 students. The education and research at REALTEK cover a broad spectrum of disciplines.

This includes data science, mechanics and process engineering, robotics, construction and architecture, industrial economics, environmental physics and renewable energy, geomatics, water and environmental engineering, applied mathematics as well as secondary school teacher education in natural sciences and use of natural resources such as in agriculture, forestry and aquaculture. The workplace is in Ås, 30 km from Oslo.

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The Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)

NMBU has a special responsibility for research and education that ensures the basis of life for future generations.

Sustainability is rooted in everything we do and we provide knowledge for life.

NMBU has 1700 employees and 5200 students and is organized in seven faculties. NMBU has a campus in Ås and in Oslo. In 2021 we are co-located on Ås. Further information on NMBU is available at www.nmbu.no

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Deadline

15th August 2020

Post expires on Saturday August 15th, 2020

PhD scholarship within animal breeding and genetics

About the position

The Department of Animal and Aquacultural Sciences, Faculty of Biosciences at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) has a vacant 3-year PhD position related to animal breeding and genetics.

The PhD project will be in close collaboration with Geno, the breeding organisation for Norwegian Red. The PhD position is part of the innovation project “Selection for reduced methane emission in Norwegian Red cows”, that is a collaboration between Geno and NMBU, with funding from the Norwegian Research Council. The main aim of the research is to find the best strategy for how to reduce the environmental footprint of Norwegian dairy production by breeding.

The position is in the Animal Breeding and Genetics group. Currently, the group has 5 Professors, 2 Postdocs, 8 Researchers, approximately 10 PhD students, 2 Professor II (10 or 20 %) and frequent visiting scientists coming to work alongside members of the group, in addition to BSc and MSc students.

The group is internationally renowned for its innovation and cutting-edge work on genomic selection, and for promoting, establishing and improving breeding schemes in the dairy cattle, pig, sheep, and farmed salmon sectors. NordGen and Norwegian breeding organisations: Geno, Norsvin, Norsk Sau og Geit, and AquaGen, are colocalized with the group, with altogether 15-20 researchers.

Main tasks

Data editing and quality control of high resolution phenotypes, combining methane measures with data from other sources

  • Genetic analyses of new traits related to methane emissions
  • Analyze genetic associations between traits
  • Develop prediction equations for methane emission
  • Propose a selection strategy balancing climate effects, efficiency and health and fertility

The successful candidate is expected to enter a plan for the progress of the work towards a PhD degree during the first months of the appointment, with a view to completing a doctorate within the PhD scholarship period.

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Qualification requirements, desired experiences, knowledge and personal qualities

The successful applicant must meet the conditions defined for admission to a PhD programme at NMBU. The applicant must have an academically relevant education corresponding to a five-year Norwegian degree programme, where 120 credits are at master’s degree level. The applicant must have a documented strong academic background from previous studies and be able to document proficiency in both written and oral English. For more detailed information on the admission criteria please see the PhD Regulations and the relevant PhD programme description. The applicant must document expertise and interest in the research subject.

Required Academic qualifications

  • Master degree in animal science or a related field
  • Strong communication skills in English, written and spoken

The following experiences and skills will be emphasized:

  • Competence in animal breeding, quantitative genetics and statistics
  • Experience and interest for Norwegian agriculture and dairy production

You need to:

  • Be highly motivated for a PhD education
  • Have a strong interest for research
  • Have good collaborative skills and ability to work independently

Remuneration and further information

The position is placed in government pay scale position code 1017 PhD. Fellow. PhD. Fellows are normally placed in pay grade 54 (NOK 479.600,-) on the Norwegian Government salary scale upon employment and follow ordinary meriting regulations.

Employment is conducted according to national guidelines for University and Technical College PhD scholars.

For further information, please contact professor Bjørg Heringstad

E-mail: bjorg.heringstad@nmbu.no; phone +47 48221788

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Application

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the ‘Apply for this job’ button above. This will route you to the University’s Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Application deadline: 15th August 2020 

Applications should include (electronically) a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, publication list, copies of degree certificates and transcripts of academic records (all certified), and a list of two persons who may act as references (with phone numbers and e-mail addresses).

Publications should be included electronically within the application deadline. The relevant NMBU Department may require further documentation, e.g. proof of English proficiency.

Printed material which cannot be sent electronically should be sent by surface mail to the Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Faculty of Biosciences, P.O. Box 5003, NO-1432 Ås, within 15th August 2020. Please quote reference number 20/02415.

If it is difficult to judge the applicant’s contribution for publications with multiple authors, a short description of the applicant’s contribution must be included.

About The Faculty of Biosciences

The Faculty of Biosciences (Biovit) contributes to the development of sustainable agriculture and food production systems through basic and applied research in plants, animals and fish (aquaculture).

The research groups are organized in the following sections: Systems Genetics and Bioinformatics, Animal Breeding and Quantitative Genetics, Nutrition, Ethology and Animal Welfare, Agroecology, Genetics and Plant Breeding, Food Crops, Plant Biology and Biotechnology, and Plant Protection.

There are currently 480 bachelor and master students, and 90 PhD students, enrolled in these programmes.The faculty has approximately 220 employees.

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The Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)

NMBU has a special responsibility for research and education that ensures the basis of life for future generations.

Sustainability is rooted in everything we do and we provide knowledge for life.

NMBU has 1700 employees and 5200 students and is organized in seven faculties. NMBU has a campus in Ås and in Oslo. In 2021 we are co-located on Ås. Further information on NMBU is available at www.nmbu.no

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Deadline

15th August 2020

Post expires on Saturday August 15th, 2020

PhD scholarship within computer vision for mobile robot navigation

About the position

The Faculty of Science and Technology at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) has a vacant three-year PhD–position related to vision-based navigation for agricultural UGVs.

The robotics group at NMBU focuses on developing agricultural robots for real-world farm environments. Your task will be to develop robust vision-based navigation behaviours that will allow the robots to traverse semi-structured agricultural environments in a safe and efficient manner. To achieve your goals, you will have access to our fleet of NMBU developed Thorvald robots and a wide array of sensors.

As a member of NMBU Robotics you will be working closely with other academics, as well as support staff, to develop complete robotic systems for real-world applications such as strawberry harvesting and pest control.

The NMBU robotics group is always excited to welcome new members and we look forward to helping the successful candidate towards a PhD.

Main tasks

  • UGV navigation
  • Computer vision
  • Machine learning
  • Robot programming
  • Real-world applications

The successful candidate is expected to enter a plan for the progress of the work towards a PhD degree during the first months of the appointment, with a view to completing a doctorate within the PhD scholarship period.NMBUroboten Thorvald fra Saga robotics utviklet på NMBU

Qualification requirements, desired experiences, knowledge and personal qualities

The successful applicant must meet the conditions defined for admission to a PhD programme at NMBU. The applicant must have an academically relevant education corresponding to a five-year Norwegian degree programme, where 120 credits are at master’s degree level (candidates submitting MSc thesis by 15 June 2020 may also be considered). The applicant must have a documented strong academic background from previous studies and document proficiency in both written and oral English. For more detailed information on the admission criteria please see the PhD Regulations and the relevant PhD programme description.

The applicant must document expertise and interest in the research subject.

Required Academic qualifications

  • MSc in a relevant field
  • Experience with computer vision
  • Experience with machine learning algorithms
  • Advanced programming skills

The following experiences and skills will be emphasized:

  • Experience with ROS
  • Experience with Linux-based systems
  • Hands-on experience from implementing algorithms on real-world systems
  • Experience with Python programming
  • Some experience with C++ programming

You need to:

  • Be proficient in both spoken and written English
  • Be result-oriented and highly motivated
  • Possess strong communication and cooperation skills
  • Have a keen interest in robotics

Remuneration and further information

The position is placed in government pay scale position code 1017 PhD. Fellow. PhD. Fellows are normally placed in pay grade 54 (NOK 479.600) on the Norwegian Government salary scale upon employment and follow ordinary meriting regulations.

Terms of employment are governed by Norwegian guidelines for PhD fellowships at Universities and University Colleges.

For further information, please contact Dr Lars Grimstad, Associate Professor

E-mail: lars.grimstad@nmbu.no; phone +47 40070660

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Application

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the ‘Apply for this job’ button above. This will route you to the University’s Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Application deadline: 11.08.2020

Applications should include (electronically) a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, full publication list, copies of degree certificates and transcripts of academic records (all certified), and a list of two persons who may act as references (with phone numbers and e-mail addresses).

Publications should be included electronically within the application deadline. The relevant NMBU Department may require further documentation, e.g. proof of English proficiency.

Printed material which cannot be sent electronically should be sent by surface mail to the Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Faculty of Science and Technology, P.O. Box 5003, NO-1432 Ås, within 11.08.2020. Please quote reference number 20/02334.

If it is difficult to judge the applicant’s contribution for publications with multiple authors, a short description of the applicant’s contribution must be included.

About The Faculty of Science and Technology

The Faculty of Science and Technology (REALTEK) develops research-based knowledge and educates civil engineers and lecturers needed to reach the UN’s sustainability goals. We have approximately 150 employees, 70 PhD students and soon 1500 students. The education and research at REALTEK cover a broad spectrum of disciplines.

This includes data science, mechanics and process engineering, robotics, construction and architecture, industrial economics, environmental physics and renewable energy, geomatics, water and environmental engineering, applied mathematics as well as secondary school teacher education in natural sciences and use of natural resources such as in agriculture, forestry and aquaculture. The workplace is in Ås, 30 km from Oslo.

Fakultet for realfag og teknologi

The Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)

NMBU has a special responsibility for research and education that ensures the basis of life for future generations.

Sustainability is rooted in everything we do and we provide knowledge for life.

NMBU has 1700 employees and 5200 students and is organized in seven faculties. NMBU has a campus in Ås and in Oslo. In 2021 we are co-located on Ås. Further information on NMBU is available at www.nmbu.no

Read the job description at the university homepage

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Deadline

11th August 2020

Post expires on Tuesday August 11th, 2020

PhD scholarship within hyperspectral imaging and LiDAR – instrumentation and data analysis

About the position

The Faculty of Science and Technology has a vacant three year PhD–scholarship related to hyperspectral imaging and LiDAR remote sensing. 

The successful candidate will join the multidisciplinary group on spectral analysis, geomatics and infrastructure. The group is working in close cooperation with NEO, a world leading manufacturer of hyperspectral cameras. 

Main tasks

The candidate will work on the fusion of hyperspectral images and LiDAR data in order to create hyperspectral point clouds.

The candidate will analyze the data products and apply them to study:

  • Solar power plants
  • Urban materials
  • Buildings and infrastructure

The successful candidate is expected to enter a plan for the progress of the work towards a PhD degree during the first months of the appointment, with a view to completing a doctorate within the PhD scholarship period.NMBUDrone Hyspex

Qualification requirements, desired experiences, knowledge and personal qualities

The successful applicant must meet the conditions defined for admission to a PhD programme at NMBU. The applicant must have an academically relevant education corresponding to a five-year Norwegian degree programme, where 120 credits are at master’s degree level (candidates submitting MSc thesis by 15 June 2020 may also be considered). The applicant must have a documented strong academic background from previous studies and document proficiency in both written and oral English. For more detailed information on the admission criteria please see the PhD Regulations and the relevant PhD programme description. The applicant must document expertise and interest in the research subject.

Required Academic qualifications

  • MSc degree in physics, data science, geomatics, material science
  • Experience with image analysis and hyperspectral imaging
  • Knowledge of machine learning and deep learning algorithms
  • Good scientific writing skills

The following experiences and skills will be emphasized:

  • Experience in analyzing large multi-dimensional data sets
  • Experience from analysis of Remote Sensing data
  • Experience in GIS georeferencing of images
  • Advanced computer programming skills

You need to have:

  • excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • ability to focus and work independently as well as being a reliable team member
  • Good knowledge of English language – both written and oral

Remuneration and further information

The position is placed in government pay scale position code 1017 PhD. Fellow. PhD. Fellows are normally placed in pay grade 54 (NOK 479.600) on the Norwegian Government salary scale upon employment and follow ordinary meriting regulations.

Terms of employment are governed by Norwegian guidelines for PhD fellowships at Universities and University Colleges.

For further information, please contact Professor Ingunn Burud

E-mail: ingunn.burud@nmbu.no; phone +47 40219286

Information for PhD applicants and general Information to applicantsNMBU

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Application

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the ‘Apply for this job’ button above. This will route you to the University’s Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Application deadline: 01.09.2020.

Applications should include (electronically) a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, full publication list, copies of degree certificates and transcripts of academic records (all certified), and a list of two persons who may act as references (with phone numbers and e-mail addresses). Publications should be included electronically within the application deadline. The relevant NMBU Department may require further documentation, e.g. proof of English proficiency.

Printed material which cannot be sent electronically should be sent by surface mail to the Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Faculty of Science and Technology, P.O. Box 5003, NO-1432 Ås, within 1. September 2020. Please quote reference number 20/02237.

If it is difficult to judge the applicant’s contribution for publications with multiple authors, a short description of the applicant’s contribution must be included.

About The Faculty of Science and Technology

The Faculty of Science and Technology (REALTEK) develops research-based knowledge and educates civil engineers and lecturers needed to reach the UN’s sustainability goals. We have approximately 150 employees, 70 PhD students and soon 1500 students. The education and research at REALTEK cover a broad spectrum of disciplines.

This includes data science, mechanics and process engineering, robotics, construction and architecture, industrial economics, environmental physics and renewable energy, geomatics, water and environmental engineering, applied mathematics as well as secondary school teacher education in natural sciences and use of natural resources such as in agriculture, forestry and aquaculture. The workplace is in Ås, 30 km from Oslo.

Fakultet for realfag og teknologi

The Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)

NMBU has a special responsibility for research and education that ensures the basis of life for future generations.

Sustainability is rooted in everything we do and we provide knowledge for life.

NMBU has 1700 employees and 5200 students and is organized in seven faculties. NMBU has a campus in Ås and in Oslo. In 2021 we are co-located on Ås. Further information on NMBU is available at www.nmbu.no

Read the job description at the university homepage

Apply for this job

Deadline

1st September 2020

Post expires on Tuesday September 1st, 2020

Postdoctoral Fellow in Environmental Valuation

About the position

The School of Economics and Business at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) has a vacant two-year postdoctoral position in environmental valuation, in cooperation with the Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA), with the possibility of a three-years position with 2/3 of time for research and 1/3 for teaching and supervision in environmental and resource economics.

The research position is connected to the Research Council of Norway project “Participatory Modelling of Integrated Ecosystem-based Management Regime for Invasive Crabs (PICO)”, but the research fellow is also expected to contribute to supervision of Master and Ph.D. students working on the PICO project and related environmental economics and valuation projects.

Main tasks

The main tasks of the candidate will be to undertake development and design of Stated Preference survey instruments (especially Choice Experiments), conduct focus groups, pre-testing, and internet panel surveys; as well as econometric modelling of the results and preparation of inputs for bioeconomic modelling.

We expect the candidate to have a strong focus in her/his research on environmental and resource economics, with a special emphasis on environmental valuation, and to aim for publication in top-tier journals in environmental and resource economics.

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Qualification requirements, desired experiences, knowledge and personal qualities

Required academic qualification

  • A completed PhD in Economics, Econometrics, Environmental Economics, Resource Economics, or related areas.
  • Proficiency in a Scandinavian language (Norwegian, Danish or Swedish), spoken and written
  • Proficiency in English, spoken and written

Desired qualifications

  • Practical experience with Stated Preference surveys; especially Choice Experiments, including design and econometric modelling
  • A track record of publishing in high quality journals 
  • Relevant experience in teaching and student supervision

Required personal skills

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work in cross-disciplinary teams

Desired personal skills

  • Ability to establish research and outreach networks
  • Ability to work independently and under time pressure
  • Ability to contribute to a good atmosphere in the research group

Remuneration and further information

The selected candidate will be appointed as a postdoctoral fellow, wage framework 24 (salary grade 59-72) (NOK 523.200-667.200), depending on qualifications.

For further information, please contact:

General Information to applicants

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Application

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the ‘Apply for this job’ button above. This will route you to the University’s web recruitment system, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Application deadline: 15.08.20

Up to ten publications selected by the applicant as most relevant must be attached to the application.

If it is difficult to identify the contribution of the applicant in multiple-author publications, a short explanation about the applicant’s part of the work should be included.

All material should preferably be sent electronically. Printed material which cannot be sent electronically should be sent by surface mail to Norwegian University of Life Sciences, School of Economics and Business, P.O. Box 5003, NO-1432 Ås, by the application deadline. Please quote reference number 20/02450

Applicants invited for an interview will be asked to present verified copies of diplomas and certificates.

About the School of Economics and Business

The School of Economics and Business is one of seven faculties at NMBU. Our mission is to create knowledge across the fields of economics and business administration, and to develop professionals and leaders who combine an economic mindset with a recognition of multidisciplinary relationships and are equipped to address complex real-world problems with sustainability as a guiding principle. The School of Economics and Business offers bachelor and master programmes in Business Administration and in Economics, a master programme in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and a PhD program in Economics and Business. These degree programmes have approximately 650 students. The School has 45 faculty and staff members and more than 40 PhD students. For more information, see www.nmbu.no/hh.

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The Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)

NMBU has a special responsibility for research and education that ensures the basis of life for future generations.

Sustainability is rooted in everything we do and we provide knowledge for life.

NMBU has 1700 employees and 5200 students and is organized in seven faculties. NMBU has a campus in Ås and in Oslo. In 2021 we are co-located on Ås. Further information on NMBU is available at www.nmbu.no

Apply for this job

Deadline

15th August 2020

Post expires on Saturday August 15th, 2020

PhD scholarship within hyperspectral imaging and LiDAR – instrumentation and data analysis

About the position

The Faculty of Science and Technology has a vacant three year PhD–scholarship related to hyperspectral imaging and LiDAR remote sensing. 

The successful candidate will join the multidisciplinary group on spectral analysis, geomatics and infrastructure. The group is working in close cooperation with NEO, a world leading manufacturer of hyperspectral cameras. 

Main tasks

The candidate will work on the fusion of hyperspectral images and LiDAR data in order to create hyperspectral point clouds.

The candidate will analyze the data products and apply them to study:

  • Solar power plants
  • Urban materials
  • Buildings and infrastructure

The successful candidate is expected to enter a plan for the progress of the work towards a PhD degree during the first months of the appointment, with a view to completing a doctorate within the PhD scholarship period.NMBUDrone Hyspex

Qualification requirements, desired experiences, knowledge and personal qualities

The successful applicant must meet the conditions defined for admission to a PhD programme at NMBU. The applicant must have an academically relevant education corresponding to a five-year Norwegian degree programme, where 120 credits are at master’s degree level (candidates submitting MSc thesis by 15 June 2020 may also be considered). The applicant must have a documented strong academic background from previous studies and document proficiency in both written and oral English. For more detailed information on the admission criteria please see the PhD Regulations and the relevant PhD programme description. The applicant must document expertise and interest in the research subject.

Required Academic qualifications

  • MSc degree in physics, data science, geomatics, material science
  • Experience with image analysis and hyperspectral imaging
  • Knowledge of machine learning and deep learning algorithms
  • Good scientific writing skills

The following experiences and skills will be emphasized:

  • Experience in analyzing large multi-dimensional data sets
  • Experience from analysis of Remote Sensing data
  • Experience in GIS georeferencing of images
  • Advanced computer programming skills

You need to have:

  • excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • ability to focus and work independently as well as being a reliable team member
  • Good knowledge of English language – both written and oral

Remuneration and further information

The position is placed in government pay scale position code 1017 PhD. Fellow. PhD. Fellows are normally placed in pay grade 54 (NOK 479.600) on the Norwegian Government salary scale upon employment and follow ordinary meriting regulations.

Terms of employment are governed by Norwegian guidelines for PhD fellowships at Universities and University Colleges.

For further information, please contact Professor Ingunn Burud

E-mail: ingunn.burud@nmbu.no; phone +47 40219286

Information for PhD applicants and general Information to applicantsNMBU

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Application

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the ‘Apply for this job’ button above. This will route you to the University’s Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Application deadline: 01.09.2020.

Applications should include (electronically) a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, full publication list, copies of degree certificates and transcripts of academic records (all certified), and a list of two persons who may act as references (with phone numbers and e-mail addresses). Publications should be included electronically within the application deadline. The relevant NMBU Department may require further documentation, e.g. proof of English proficiency.

Printed material which cannot be sent electronically should be sent by surface mail to the Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Faculty of Science and Technology, P.O. Box 5003, NO-1432 Ås, within 1. September 2020. Please quote reference number 20/02237.

If it is difficult to judge the applicant’s contribution for publications with multiple authors, a short description of the applicant’s contribution must be included.

About The Faculty of Science and Technology

The Faculty of Science and Technology (REALTEK) develops research-based knowledge and educates civil engineers and lecturers needed to reach the UN’s sustainability goals. We have approximately 150 employees, 70 PhD students and soon 1500 students. The education and research at REALTEK cover a broad spectrum of disciplines.

This includes data science, mechanics and process engineering, robotics, construction and architecture, industrial economics, environmental physics and renewable energy, geomatics, water and environmental engineering, applied mathematics as well as secondary school teacher education in natural sciences and use of natural resources such as in agriculture, forestry and aquaculture. The workplace is in Ås, 30 km from Oslo.

Fakultet for realfag og teknologi

The Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)

NMBU has a special responsibility for research and education that ensures the basis of life for future generations.

Sustainability is rooted in everything we do and we provide knowledge for life.

NMBU has 1700 employees and 5200 students and is organized in seven faculties. NMBU has a campus in Ås and in Oslo. In 2021 we are co-located on Ås. Further information on NMBU is available at www.nmbu.no

Read the job description at the university homepage

Apply for this job

Deadline

1st September 2020

Post expires on Tuesday September 1st, 2020

PhD scholarship within urban hydrology and rainfall estimation

About the position

The Faculty of Science and Technology has a vacant three-year PhD–position related to urban hydrology and rainfall estimation. The position is affiliated with the research group on water and environmental engineering (WESH group).

Urban rainfall data is needed for urban stormwater management, rainfall-runoff modeling and flash flood nowcasting. These applications may require rainfall data with high temporal (~minutes) and spatial resolution (~100 meters). Traditional rain gauge networks are typically too sparse to provide the desired spatial resolution. The purpose of the present PhD project is to refine and develop computational methods to augment data from traditional rain gauges with new sources of rainfall data, such as e.g. commercial microwave links (CML) and personal weather stations (PWS).

CMLs are part of the backhaul infrastructure of e.g. telecommunication companies. Rainfall between two antennae in a link will attenuate the signal intensity at the receiving end of the link. In recent years, researchers have developed methods to use the signal attenuation in such links for inferring rainfall intensity along the link. PWSs are affordable privately-owned weather stations that are connected to the internet. Both CMLs and PWSs carry the potential to improve the spatial resolution of urban rainfall maps. In order to make the most of all the available data sources, sophisticated data analysis is needed that considers the characteristics of each data source.

The position is financed by the Faculty of Science and Technology (REALTEK) at NMBU, but the supervisory group will also include experts on stochastic hydrology and geostatistics from the hydrology group at NMBU and INRAE in France. An extended project reference group will be established in cooperation with the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and the Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate.

Main tasks

A detailed project plan will be developed in collaboration with the candidate, but the following are likely components of the project

  • Test and refine CML attenuation-to-rainfall algorithms using Norwegian data
  • Test and refine algorithms for reconstructing spatio-temporal rainfall fields from CML data
  • Test and refine algorithms for combining urban rainfall information from multiple sources in an optimal manner
  • Assess the potential improvement in urban rainfall maps in Norway by augmenting traditional rain gauges with new data sources
  • Assess the improvement in urban rainfall-runoff models by using a richer set of rainfall data as model input
  • Publish results in international scientific journals
  • Disseminate results to stakeholders in Norway

The successful candidate is expected to enter a plan for the progress of the work towards a PhD degree during the first months of the appointment, with a view to completing a doctorate within the PhD scholarship period.ShutterstockBiler i regn

Qualification requirements, desired experiences, knowledge and personal qualities

The successful applicant must meet the conditions defined for admission to a PhD programme at NMBU. The applicant must have an academically relevant education corresponding to a five-year Norwegian degree programme, where 120 credits are at master’s degree level (candidates submitting MSc thesis by June 30th 2020 may also be considered). The applicant must have a documented strong academic background from previous studies and document proficiency in both written and oral English. For more detailed information on the admission criteria please see the PhD Regulations and the relevant PhD programme description.

The applicant must document expertise and interest in the research subject.

Required Academic qualifications

  • MSc degree in one of the following areas or similar: Urban drainage engineering, hydrology, geophysics, physics, applied mathematics, data science/statistics
  • Documented experience with data analysis and/or numerical simulations
  • Documented experience with scientific programming
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English

The following experiences and skills will be emphasized:

  • Familiarity with urban hydrology, stormwater management and urban drainage engineering
  • Familiarity with geostatistics
  • Familiarity with artificial intelligence and machine learning methods
  • Knowledge of a Scandinavian language

You need to:

  • Have an analytical mindset
  • Be motivated for learning and working with advanced quantitative methods
  • Be motivated for bridging different disciplines
  • Show a teamwork approach to research
  • Show a willingness and ability to communicate research results

Remuneration and further information

The position is placed in government pay scale position code 1017 PhD. Fellow. PhD. Fellows are normally placed in pay grade 54 (NOK 479.600) on the Norwegian Government salary scale upon employment and follow ordinary meriting regulations.

Terms of employment are governed by Norwegian guidelines for PhD fellowships at Universities and University Colleges.

For further information, please contact:

Dr. Vegard Nilsen, Postdoctoral researcher, E-mail: vegard.nilsen@nmbu.no; phone +47/67 23 16 25 / +47 930 94 406

Dr. Nils-Otto Kitterød, Assoc. Professor, E-mail: nils-otto.kitterod@nmbu.no; phone +47 67 23 18 22 /+47 476 52 123

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Application

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the ‘Apply for this job’ button above. This will route you to the University’s Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Application deadline: 15.08.2020

Applications should include (electronically) a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, full publication list, copies of degree certificates and transcripts of academic records (all certified), and a list of two persons who may act as references (with phone numbers and e-mail addresses).

Publications should be included electronically within the application deadline. The relevant NMBU Department may require further documentation, e.g. proof of English proficiency.

Printed material which cannot be sent electronically should be sent by surface mail to the Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Faculty of Science and Technology, P.O. Box 5003, NO-1432 Ås, within 15.08.2020. Please quote reference number 20/02240.

If it is difficult to judge the applicant’s contribution for publications with multiple authors, a short description of the applicant’s contribution must be included.

About The Faculty of Science and Technology

The Faculty of Science and Technology (REALTEK) develops research-based knowledge and educates civil engineers and lecturers needed to reach the UN’s sustainability goals. We have approximately 150 employees, 70 PhD students and soon 1500 students. The education and research at REALTEK cover a broad spectrum of disciplines.

This includes data science, mechanics and process engineering, robotics, construction and architecture, industrial economics, environmental physics and renewable energy, geomatics, water and environmental engineering, applied mathematics as well as secondary school teacher education in natural sciences and use of natural resources such as in agriculture, forestry and aquaculture. The workplace is in Ås, 30 km from Oslo.

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The Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)

NMBU has a special responsibility for research and education that ensures the basis of life for future generations.

Sustainability is rooted in everything we do and we provide knowledge for life.

NMBU has 1700 employees and 5200 students and is organized in seven faculties. NMBU has a campus in Ås and in Oslo. In 2021 we are co-located on Ås. Further information on NMBU is available at www.nmbu.no

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Deadline

15th August 2020

Post expires on Saturday August 15th, 2020

Postdoctoral fellow within statistics and applied ecology

About the position

Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management (MINA) at Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) has a vacant 2.5-year Postdoctoral position to analyse and interpret large quantities of (already available) systematic data that include millions of camera trap observations from multiple sites and years across the tropics.

The postdoctoral researcher will work on a component of the project “Empty Forests and Extinction Filters” funded by the Research Council of Norway. The overall project, based on data from an extensive international collaboration, aims to improve understanding and prediction of species vulnerabilities to extinction through a rigorous evaluation of (already compiled and checked) data that includes observations from millions of camera trap images and associated information (see www.teamnetwork.org & wildlifeinsights.org). 

While expected to collaborate closely with other project members the component led by the successful candidate focuses on animal distributions. The presence or absence of a species at a given location reflects many factors the goal here is to determine which species are sensitive to which factors in which contexts. The required analyses will assess the implied effects (singly and in combination) of habitat loss and fragmentation, hunting, temporal variation in climate and interactions among species.

The intended approach is to develop a flexible analytical framework to simultaneously assess the multiple determinants of species occurrence and detection at each site. Using this we will weigh how each species responds to human activities, interventions and threats, within the context of their respective landscapes.

The postdoctoral researcher is expected to lead the writing of at least three high-quality journal publications examining and contrasting determinants of, and threats to, species occurrence. They will also be expected to provide help and assistance to other team members working on other outputs. Environmental and anthropogenic determinants of responses (“vulnerability”) will be quantified for each species and respective parameter estimates made available for further analyses.

The postdoctoral researcher will also be expected to promote (and help promote) the project and its research to a wider audience of both academics and non-academics.

The preferred starting date for the positions will be June, 2020, but this is negotiable.

Main tasks

As part of the project, the postdoctoral researcher is expected to:

  • Manage and work with large data sets to develop, apply, compare and document analytical approaches including the development of efficient Bayesian hierarchical models for large-scale occupancy analysis.
  • Develop effective means to summarize, interpret and communicate findings to academic and non-academic audiences.
  • Collaborate and communicate constructively with other team members and data providers.
  • Lead the writing of three or more research articles for publication in peer-reviewed scientific journals.
  • Promote the project and its findings to a wider audience through agreed outreach activities (e.g., blog posts, videos) and meetings.

The main purpose of the postdoctoral position is to qualify for work in high-level scientific positions. A PhD degree is required.

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We are looking for someone who:

Required academic qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree, showing expertise in pertinent scientific areas (statistics, mathematics, statistical ecology, biometry or similar).
  • Proven quantitative analytical skills and extensive experience with both frequentist and Bayesian analysis.
  • Proficiency using the statistical programing language R and various R packages.
  • Documented expertise in the research subject.

Desired academic qualifications

  • Familiarity with hierarchical models, including occupancy models and models than can integrate multiple sources of information.
  • Experience working with large data sets.
  • Experience working in international teams.
  • Knowledge of animal ecology, tropical forest ecology and conservation.
  • Experience with GIS applications and spatial analysis.
  • Proven scientific writing skills (authored peer-reviewed articles involving hierarchical analysis/modeling).

Applicants will be evaluated according to the aforementioned criteria, based on information provided in the online application form and up to 3 written examples (published or submitted articles) submitted with the application.

You need to have:

  • Motivation to work as part of an effective international and multidisciplinary team.
  • Drive to develop and compare analytical approaches.
  • Interest in learning and developing new quantitative methods.
  • Independence and self-motivation.
  • Good communication skills.

Remuneration and information

The position is placed in government pay scale position code 1352 Postdoctoral Fellow, wage framework 24 (salary grade 59-77) (NOK 523.200-741.300), depending on qualifications. Seniority Promotion in position.

For further information, please contact professor Douglas Sheil,

E-mail: douglas.sheil@nmbu.no

General information to applicants

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Application

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the ‘Apply for this job’ button above. This will route you to the University’s Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Application deadline: 18.05.2020

Up to ten publications selected by the applicant as most relevant must be attached to the application. If it is difficult to identify the contribution of the applicant in multiple-author publications, a short explanation about the applicant’s part of the work is suggested.

Printed material which cannot be sent electronically should be sent by surface mail to Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Faculty of MINA, P.O. Box 5003, NO-1432 Ås, within 18.05.2020. Please quote reference number: 20/01466

Applicants invited for an interview will be asked to present verified copies of diplomas and certificates.

About MINA

The Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management (MINA) works with nature and the environment, sustainable use of natural resources, biological and geological processes.

MINA’s employees undertake teaching, research and dissemination within the fields of geology, hydrology and limnology, soil science, environmental chemistry, forestry, ecology, natural resource management, renewable energy, and nature-based tourism.

Our vision is to be a key actor in knowledge production and dissemination, and our goal is to deliver research of high, international quality, and varied and excellent teaching. The faculty’s employees are significant participants within their respective fields of expertise, both nationally and internationally. The faculty is dominated by a vital research culture and high levels of scientific production.

The faculty has about 200 employees, 90 PhD students and 650 students.

Read more about MINA here.

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The Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)

NMBU has a special responsibility for research and education that ensures the basis of life for future generations.

Sustainability is rooted in everything we do and we provide knowledge for life.

NMBU has 1700 employees and 5200 students and is organized in seven faculties. NMBU has a campus in Ås and in Oslo. In the autumn of 2020 we are co-located on Ås. Further information on NMBU is available at www.nmbu.no

Read the job description at the university homepage

Apply for this job

Deadline

18th May 2020

Post expires on Thursday January 1st, 1970