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Postdoctoral fellow within Robot and Sensor Integration

About the position

The Department of Mechanical Engineering and Technology Management, Faculty of Science and Technology at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) has a vacant 2 (two) years Post-Doctoral position related to Robotics and Smart Sensors.

Digital Food Quality (DigiFoods) is a centre for research-based innovation aiming to develop robotic systems and smart sensor solutions for food quality assessment directly in processing lines across all food value chains. The information obtained about food quality will be used to optimize both processes and value chains, making the food industry more efficient and sustainable.

The selected candidate will develop fully autonomous robotic applications and automatic sample preparation, enabling in-line measurement of heterogeneous foods by using industrial robotic systems equipped with smart sensors.

Main tasks

Work on the SFI-DigiFoods, Pillar 2-Robotics, which is divided into two projects:

1 – ROBOSENSE: robotic operation of sensors in industrial food processes;

Enable in-line measurement of heterogeneous foods by robotic control of smart sensors.

1.1   Develop novel in-line sensor systems and applications for measuring critical food quality;

1.2   Develop automation and robotic solutions for enhanced sensor operations in food processes;

1.3  Develop a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) for virtual and real-world testing in industrial scenarios under realistic conditions.

2 – MOBILESENSE: mobile robots for autonomous in-field quality sensing;

Develop fully autonomous robots for automatic collection of large-scale quality data in the field.

2.1   Identify and integrate sensor systems on a mobile robot platform for exploration purposes in open fields;

2.2  Develop autonomous robotic applications for measuring quality features and investigate predicting yield and quality;

2.3  Develop a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) for virtual and real-world testing in agricultural scenarios under realistic conditions.

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Competence

Required Academic qualifications

  • Completed PhD (Equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree) within the areas of Robotics, Control and Automation, or Mechatronics Engineering.
  • Candidates in the process of completing their doctorate are also encouraged to apply, provided the doctorate is completed before starting the position (February 2022).
  • Proficiency in English, spoken and written.

The following experiences and skills will be emphasized:

  • A track record of publishing in highly ranked conferences and journals on Robotics, Control and Automation.
  • Research experience related to design, modeling, analysis, and control of predominantly computer-based automated systems or processes.
  • Hands-on and practical experience with implementing robotic technology.
  • Proficiency in simulation software such as Matlab, Gazebo, V-Rep or RViz, with good programming skills in ROS, Python or C/C++, and proven experience in 3D CAD Design program such as Fusion 360, AutoCAD or SolidWorks.

Required personal skills:

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

Desired personal skills:

  • Ability to design and execute simulations and experimental tests with minimal technical supervision.
  • Ability to establish cooperation, research, development, and dissemination networks.
  • Ability to contribute to a good atmosphere in the research group.

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 534.400-615.800), depending on qualifications. Seniority Promotion in position.

For further information, please contact:

Dr. Antonio Candea Leite, Associate Professor, Faculty of Science and Technology, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, E-mail: antonio.candea.leite@nmbu.no; phone +47 465 69 172.

Dr. Pål Johan From, Professor and Head of the Robotics Group, Faculty of Science and Technology, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, E-mail: pal.johan.from@nmbu.no; phone +47 906 90 932.

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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: 10.02.2022.

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 Science and Technology P.O. Box 5003, NO-1432 Ås, within 10.02.2022. Please quote reference number 21/05546.

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

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 particular responsibility for research and education that secures the basis for the life of future generations. Sustainability is rooted in everything we do and we deliver knowledge for life. NMBU has 1,800 employees of which about 250 phd scholarships and 6,000 students. The university is divided into seven faculties.

NMBU believes that a good working environment is characterised by diversity.

We encourage qualified candidates to apply regardless of gender, functional ability, cultural background or whether you have been outside the labour market for a period. If necessary, workplace adaptations will be made for persons with disabilities. More information about NMBU is available at www.nmbu.no.

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Deadline

10th February 2022

Post expires on torsdag februar 10th, 2022

Postdoctoral fellow within Radioecotoxicology / Nanoimaging

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Do you want to conduct research in a multidisciplinary and international environment within the field of environmental radioactivity utilizing state-of-the-art analytical technology?

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About the position

Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management (MINA) and Centre of Excellence for Environmental Radioactivity (CERAD CoE) at Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) has a vacant 2-year Post Doc position within Radioecotoxicology/Nanoimaging.

The position is part of the European RadoNorm (Managing risk from radon and NORM) project which commenced in 2020 and runs until 2024. The key aim of RadoNorm is to improve assessments of the impacts of radon and NORM exposure of humans and the environment and to provide sound, feasible and applicable solutions for radiation risk reduction.

The Post Doc position will focus on transfer and effects of multiple stressors from NORM (e.g., U, Ra, Po-210), metals and nanoparticles on organisms by characterizing exposure using a combination of radioanalytical as well as micro- and nanoanalytical techniques.

As a post doc, you are expected to perform both experimental and theoretical work in collaboration with other scientists within RadoNorm as well as communicate your results at national and international conferences, in scientific journals and for collaborators involved in the projects as well as stakeholders interested to follow the research outcome.

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

Main tasks

The work will be connected to ecotoxicology studies combining nanoparticles and NORM radionuclides (e,g., uranium, radon and other daughter products) that will be carried out at NMBU or at partners/collaborators nationally and abroad.

The work will include:

  • Creative and independent research as a member of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Ecotox experiments involving environmentally relevant nanoparticles and radon derived daughter nuclides using model organisms such as C. elegans, D. magna and mice.
  • Exposure characterization related to toxicological evaluation experiments involving nanoparticles of radionuclides (such as U) or carbon that may act as carriers of radon daughter nuclides.
  • Method development and sample analysis using ICP-MS as well as radioanalytical and X-ray imaging techniques
  • Bench-top micro-XRF at NMBU and micro- and nanoanalytical experiments at collaborating institutions nationally and abroad (e.g., synchrotron radiation based x-ray experiments).
  • Publication of results in peer reviewed journals and presentation research at national and international meetings.
  • Collaboration with other scientists within ongoing national and international of science projects.
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Competence

Required academic qualifications

  • PhD in a relevant scientific field such as ecotoxicology, analytical chemistry, environmental radioactivity/radioecology or environmental chemistry.
  • Competence within analytical and radioanalytical methods for measuring radionuclides and/or metals
  • Competence in setting up biotest experiments

The following experiences and skills will be emphasized:

  • Experience from work with ionizing radiation or radionuclides.
  • Experience from working with radionuclides in the environment.
  • Experience from using C. elegans, D. magna and/or mice in biotest experiments.
  • Experience with programming and image and data analysis is an advantage.

For candidates without competence within ionizing radiation, the Radiation protection course (KJM350) offered at NMBU will be mandatory

You need to have:

  • Good knowledge of the English language – both written and oral
  • Good communication skills, both related to the research community and presentations in general
  • Enthusiasm and creativity in research
  • Ability to work individually and in teams
  • Ability to work in a result-oriented environment

Remuneration and further 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. The position follows ordinary meriting regulations.

For further information, please contact Professor Ole Christian Lind, E-mail: olelin@nmbu.no; phone +47 92432406 or Professor Lindis Skipperud (Head of Section) E-mail: lindis.skipperud@nmbu.no; phone +47 67231891

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: 02.02.2022

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 Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management, P.O. Box 5003, NO-1432 Ås, within 02.02.2022. Please quote reference number 21/06094.

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

About The Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management

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 particular responsibility for research and education that secures the basis for the life of future generations. Sustainability is rooted in everything we do and we deliver knowledge for life. NMBU has 1,900 employees of which about 300 phd scholarships and 6,700 students. The university is divided into seven faculties.

NMBU believes that a good working environment is characterised by diversity.

We encourage qualified candidates to apply regardless of gender, functional ability, cultural background or whether you have been outside the labour market for a period. If necessary, workplace adaptations will be made for persons with disabilities. More information about NMBU is available at www.nmbu.no.

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Deadline

2nd February 2022

Post expires on onsdag februar 2nd, 2022

Postdoctoral fellow within excited state properties of solids and 2d heterostructures

About the position

The Department of Mechanical Engineering and Technology Management, Faculty of Science and Technology at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) has a vacant three-year postdoctoral fellowship position related to excited state properties of solids and 2d heterostructures.

The project involves computational modelling of electronic-band structure and Electron-Energy-Loss Spectroscopy (EELS). The aim is to gain fundamental insight into optical and excited state properties of solids and 2D heterostructures and understanding of how they can be manipulated. Such insight is crucial for developing novel optoelectronic materials and devices.

The project involves a close collaboration with the EELS group at University of Oslo and international partners, including Prof. Christoph T. Koch at the Humboldt University of Berlin.

As a post doc you will play key role in developing the Material-Theory-And-Informatics group at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU), led by Assoc. Prof. Kristian Berland. As part of the fellowship, you will be encouraged to make one or more research stays at top-tier research environments within our research network, including groups of Assoc. Prof. Sahar Sharifzadeh at Boston University and Prof. Kristian Thygesen at DTU.

The project is part of the MORTY project funded by the Research Council of Norway.

Main tasks

Research tasks include

  • Density functional theory (DFT) calculations of solids and heterostructures.
  • Computation and interpretation of excited state properties at different levels of theory.
  • Many-body perturbation theory calculations within the GW-BSE formalism.
  • Developing computational tools for analysis of experimental low-loss EELS data.

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

Competence

Required Academic qualifications

  • A completed PhD in Physics or equivalent.
  • Candidates in the process of finalizing their PhD are also encouraged to apply; the requirement being that the PhD is completed prior to starting the position.
  • Experience in using plane-wave DFT methods, e.g., GPAW, VASP, and Quantum Espresso.
  • Familiarity with programming, preferably Python.
  • Strong written and oral skills in English.

The following experiences and skills are desired:

  • Good fundamental understanding of solid-state theory and electronic-structure theory.
  • Experience in calculating exciting-state properties of
  • solids using beyond DFT-methods, such GW-BSE and TD-DFT.
  • Experience with implementing and developing computational tools.

You need to:

  • Be creative, dedicated, and quality oriented.
  • Have strong analytical skills.
  • Have a good ability to work independently and in a systematic fashion.
  • Have good collaboration skills.

Remuneration and further information

The position is placed in government pay scale position code 1352 Postdoctoral Fellow, wage framework 24 (salary grade 59-77) (NOK 534.400-752.800), depending on qualifications. Seniority Promotion in position.

For further information, please contact Associate Professor Kristian Berland, E-mail: Kristian.berland@nmbu.no; phone +47 45679296

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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: 23.01.2022

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 Science and Technology, P.O. Box 5003, NO-1432 Ås, within 23.01.2022. Please quote reference number 21/06149.

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

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 particular responsibility for research and education that secures the basis for the life of future generations. Sustainability is rooted in everything we do and we deliver knowledge for life. NMBU has 1,900 employees of which about 300 phd scholarships and 6,700 students. The university is divided into seven faculties.

NMBU believes that a good working environment is characterised by diversity.

We encourage qualified candidates to apply regardless of gender, functional ability, cultural background or whether you have been outside the labour market for a period. If necessary, workplace adaptations will be made for persons with disabilities. More information about NMBU is available at www.nmbu.no.

Read the job description at the university homepage


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Deadline

23rd January 2022

Post expires on søndag januar 23rd, 2022

PhD position within Spatial Mobility Analytics

About the position

The Faculty of Science and Technology at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) has a vacant PhD–position related to spatial mobility analytics. The PhD position is for a period of 3 years, or up to 4 years if teaching and other work duties are agreed.

Responding and adapting to the new reality after the COVID-19 pandemic, we need new urban intelligent and planning that create resilient and sustainable cities and communities (ref. Sustainable Development Goal 11). The aim of the proposed PhD project is to use heterogeneous data sets and technology to observe (changes in) mobility patterns of people before and after the COVID-19 pandemic.

It is expected that the traditional homework commuting flow will give its place to new mobility patterns given huge shift towards remote-working culture. This major transformation in mobility within the urban ecosystem needs to be fully studied to not only support planning authorities with their promoted plan proposals but individuals with their commuting decisions.

Main tasks

The main activities will be linked to the following:

  • Developing data analytics, machine learning and knowledge discovery methods to advance the knowledge and understanding of how mobility patterns are formed and evolved in an urban dynamic system integrating heterogeneous data sets.
  • Analyzing costs and benefits of urban mobility changes across various spatial and temporal scales (e.g., possible disparities in mobility from neighborhoods to cities and regions and in pre / post COVID-19 pandemic periods).
  • Visualizing the findings with innovative methods to enhance fundamental knowledge on changes in mobility patterns in space and time and across scales.
  • Proposing intelligent human-centered urban mobility plans incorporating different qualitative/quantitative scenario-based approaches.

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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Competence

In order to be appointed, the candidate must meet the requirements for admission to one of the PhD programs at NMBU. A master’s degree of at least 120 credits (ECTS) is required, which is based on a bachelor’s degree of at least 180 credits (ECTS), or cand.med.vet. degree, or integrated master’s degree of at least 300 credits (ECTS). The applicant must have a documented strong academic background from previous studies, and be able to document good English skills, both written and oral. For more detailed information on admission criteria, see the PhD Regulations and the “supplementary provisions for the PhD programmes”.

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

Required Academic qualifications

  • Master’s degree within Geomatics, GIScience, Computer Science, Data Science, or a related field.

The following experiences and skills will be emphasized:

  • Strong background in quantitative data analysis, computational modelling, and spatial-temporal data analysis
  • Practical experience in big data fusion and processing
  • Practical experience in machine/deep learning
  • Programming language (e.g., Python, R, JavaScript) 

You need:

  • Strong motivation and commitment.
  • Curiosity and high motivation for research.
  • Ability to work hard and independently.
  • Profound interest in collaborating in an interdisciplinary research team.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral English.

Practical experience within the mentioned required academic qualifications is required. We expect that the candidate will successfully publish research findings in high-impact peer reviewed journals.

Remuneration and further information

The PhD position is placed in government pay scale position code 1017.

PhD fellows are normally placed in pay grade 54 (NOK 491.200,-) 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 Associate Professor Hossein Chavoshi (hossein.chavoshi@nmbu.no), phone +47 67231930.

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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: 18.02.2022

Publications should be included electronically within the application deadline. 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 18.02.2022. Please quote reference number 21/06267

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.

Applications should include (electronically):

  • A letter of intent
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Full publication list
  • Copies of degree certificates and transcripts of academic records (all certified)
  • A list of two persons who may act as references (with phone numbers and e-mail addresses)
  • Proof of English proficiency must be attached in accordance with NMBU PhD regulation section 5-2 (3). 

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 particular responsibility for research and education that secures the basis for the life of future generations. Sustainability is rooted in everything we do and we deliver knowledge for life. NMBU has 1,900 employees of which about 300 phd scholarships and 6,700 students. The university is divided into seven faculties.

NMBU believes that a good working environment is characterised by diversity.

We encourage qualified candidates to apply regardless of gender, functional ability, cultural background or whether you have been outside the labour market for a period. If necessary, workplace adaptations will be made for persons with disabilities. More information about NMBU is available at www.nmbu.no.

Read the job description at the university homepage

 Apply for this job

Deadline

18th February 2022

Post expires on fredag februar 18th, 2022