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Postdoctoral position within Systematic Project completion/Commissioning 

About the position

The faculty of Science and Technology at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) has a vacant 2-year Postdoctoral position related to Systematic project completion/Commissioning of Building Construction projects in Norway.

The successful candidate will be included in the research group of Industrial Economics/project management.

The postdoc is a collaboration between NMBU, Statsbygg and Advansia. The faculty of Science and Technology funds the postdoc.

The postdoc work will build up on earlier studies at NMBU- industrial economics study program

 “Systematic completion in Norwegian construction projects: Challenges, elements for success and effects”.

Previous study on systematic completion revealed several important findings. The findings include the challenges of using the methodology, elements for success, as well as effects of using the systematic completion methodology. The main challenges of systematic completion include a wide varying understanding of the term “systematic completion” in the construction industry, need for greater transparency and interdisciplinary cooperation skills in the projects, and lack of willingness to change. Good management, a focus on skills development, step-by-step testing, and synergy effects that develops from the combination of systematic completion with lean and interaction models are identified as essential elements for the success of systematic completion.

The study has also revealed positive effects of systematic completion. These include more satisfied customers, reduced and more correct use of resources, fewer errors, increased quality, good involvement and training of users and operations, as well as probable financial gain. Based on the study’s findings, it is reasonable to assume that systematic completion can help solve some of the challenges the construction industry faces today. The postdoc is expected to strengthen those findings using extensive data from the Norwegian construction industry in cooperation with Statsbygg and Advansia.

Main tasks

  • Early planning and proper sequencing to detect fail and & missing
  • Developing systematic approach to project completion
  • Developing good management system that solves the existing problem in using the method
  • Find a way on how to use systematic completion in combination with other methodologies
  • Working on step-by-step testing
  • Documenting the financial effects of using systematic completion
  • Carry out a case study where the candidate will follow the processes from A-Z on a detailed level, to uncover strengths and weaknesses, and room for improvement
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Competence

Required Academic qualifications:

  • PhD in Project management, Industrial economy, Building construction, Industrial engineering
  • PhD from abroad must be approved/accepted by NOKUT.

The following experiences and skills will be emphasized:

  • Good experience in building construction projects
  • Experience in project commissioning
  • Experience in Project management
  • Experience in professional writing of papers
  • Experience in qualitative and quantitative research methodologies
  • Good capabilities in spoken and written English or/ and Norwegian

You need to:

  • Be able to work independently and in groups
  • Have good communication skills
  • Good work motivation

Remuneration and further information

The position is placed in government pay scale position code 1352 Postdoctoral Fellow, wage framework 24 (salary grade 61-77) (NOK 563.500 – 765.600), depending on qualifications. Seniority Promotion in position.

For further information, please contact associate professor Tor Kristian Stevik

E-mail: tor.stevik@nmbu.no; phone +47 91325401

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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: 15.02.2023

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 15.02.2023. Please quote reference number 22/06288.

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.


What is it really like to work at the Faculty of Science and Technology (REALTEK) at NMBU?

Further information: https://www.nmbu.no/en/faculty/realtek

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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 500 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

15th February 2023

Post expires on Wednesday February 15th, 2023

PhD position in ‘Integrative Life Science Education’

About the position

The Department of Educational Sciences (ILU), Faculty of Science and Technology (REALTEK) at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) has a vacant PhD position in ‘Integrative Life Science Education’. The position is situated within a larger action research context at ILU, with a focus on teacher education for sustainability. The PhD project will explore integrative dimensions of life science education for sustainability and corresponding integrative epistemologies.

The PhD position runs for three years without teaching duties, or four years with teaching, supervision or similar duties constituting 25% of the overall workload. A four-year position requires that the candidate has the necessary and relevant additional qualifications for teaching at ILU.

As a member of the ILU Research Group in Education for Sustainable Development you will be working closely with an interdisciplinary team of innovative researchers, dedicated to teacher education for sustainability in close collaboration with pilot schools and teachers. You will also be part of a national and international network on Integrative Life Science Education and Education for Sustainable Development.

An application for a PhD position at NMBU is at the same time an application for admission to a PhD programme at the institution. The documentation that is necessary to ensure that the admission requirements are met must be uploaded as an attachment.

Main tasks

The work will contribute to ongoing development of integrative life science teacher education at ILU, piloting the theoretical foundations and didactical applications of integrative life science education.

The main task will be

  • to develop applied integrative didactics in a chosen field of life science education – with a corresponding integrative epistemology  
  • to contribute to the applied didactics and epistemological foundations of integrative life science teacher education for sustainable development

The research framework implies coherence between epistemological and didactical approaches. On the other hand, it opens for flexibility for the candidate to locate the project within her/his field of integrative life science education.   

The PhD is expected to be relevant for life science teacher education. The applied context is teacher education in Norway and Scandinavia, whereas the integrative life science research network is international. The study will be situated within a larger research context at ILU, focusing on teacher education for sustainability. 

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

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 master’s degree or a cand.med.vet. degree, with a learning outcome corresponding to the descriptions in the Norwegian Qualification Framework, second cycle. Candidates submitting MSs thesis within 15 March 2023 may be considered. 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’s degree in relevant  life science education or relevant field
  • Formal teacher education qualification, university level or secondary level
  • Relevant experience within life science teacher education

The following experiences and skills will be advantageous:

  • Experience as a life science teacher
  • Educational development work relevant to the research field
  • Scientific publications relevant to the research field
  • Integrative and phenomenological teaching experiences

You need to:

  • Possess the ability of independent and collaborative academic work
  • Have an analytic as well as integrative approach to research
  • Have good collaborative, teaching and social skills
  • Have excellent skills in English, both written and oral
  • Know Norwegian or a Scandinavian language

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 501.200) 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 associate professor, Aksel Hugo, E-mail: aksel.hugo@nmbu.no; phone +47 47970862

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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 and account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Application deadline: February 28. 2023

In the application, the candidate must confirm that information and documentation (in the form of attachments) submitted via the job application can also be used by NMBU in a possible admission process.

Applicants invited for an interview are expected to present original diplomas and certificates.

The following documents should accompany your application:

  • Motivation letter (maximum 1 page)
  • A project sketch up to 1200 words, literature list in addition. The sketch should contain possible approaches, research question(s) and delimitations and a short presentation of possible didactical/epistemological approaches.

The following must be attached to the application:

  • Complete CV 
  • Certified copies of academic diplomas and certificates. (i.e., Diploma, transcript. Diploma supplement for both bachelor and master). Diplomas, transcripts and diploma supplements that are not in Norwegian or English must be uploaded in the original language. An English translation of these documents must also be attached.
  • Applicants from universities outside Norway are kindly requested to send a diploma supplement, or a similar document, which describes in detail the study program and grading system.
  • Documentation of proficiency in written and oral English in accordance with NMBU PhD regulation section 5-2 (3)
  • Names and contact details for two references
  • Additional relevant documentation of professional knowledge (for example, list of scientific works). 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.

What is it really like to work at the Faculty of Science and Technology (REALTEK) at NMBU?

 – Guided tour of the Faculty of Science and Technology on Vimeo

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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 500 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

28th February 2023

Post expires on Tuesday February 28th, 2023

PERSEUS – PhD Candidate in Natural Language Processing for Personalized Content Summarization

This is NTNU

NTNU is a broad-based university with a technical-scientific profile and a focus in professional education. The university is located in three cities with headquarters in Trondheim.

At NTNU, 9,000 employees and 44,000 students work to create knowledge for a better world.

You will find more information about working at NTNU and the application process here.

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About the job

At the Department of Computer Science, we have a vacancy for a Ph.D. candidate in Natural Language Processing for personalized content summarization. For a position as a PhD Candidate, the goal is a completed doctoral education up to an obtained doctoral degree.

Content summarization uses machine learning to extract the main ideas of individual texts or collections of text. It may also be used to explain recommendations and provide explanatory features in artificial intelligence in general. Central to the technique is the use of machine learning and language models to interpret text and contextualize content with respect to users or tasks at hand.  Summarization is often combined with other NLP techniques to provide personalized summaries or build conversational systems that make use of external sources. The PhD student will develop new summarization techniques that are incorporated into generative conversational systems and personalized with respect to users and contexts. The research will address both English and Scandinavian languages. The expected results include industrial prototypes in collaboration with industry partners as well as high-quality publications in top NLP venues.

This PhD project is a part of the PERSEUS doctoral programme: A collaboration between NTNU- Norway’s largest university, 11 top-level academic partners in 8 European countries, and 8 industrial partners within sectors of high societal relevance. 

Within PERSEUS we will recruit 40 PhD candidates who want to contribute to a smart, safe and sustainable future. We are looking for highly skilled PhD candidates motivated to approach societal challenges within one of the following thematic areas:

  • Big data and AI 
  • Digital Twins 
  • Internet of Things 
  • Extended Reality 
  • Information and Cyber Security

The PERSEUS program is collaborating with the Norwegian Research Center for AI Innovation (NorwAI) for this fellowship. NorwAI is an 8-year long center for research-based innovation that was established in 2020 and include 15 partners from industry, universities and research institutes in Norway. Research areas cover competences that the Norwegian industry needs to develop cutting-edge theories, methods and technology, for efficient, effective and responsible exploitation of data-driven AI in innovative industrial solutions. The center has a particular focus on the domains of finance, media, telecom, and energy. As part of the NorwAI research center, the candidate is given a unique arena for collaboration and networking, also across disciplines and with industry. 

All participants in the PERSEUS network bring unique and important qualities with them into the doctoral programme. The PERSEUS PhD candidates will have the opportunity to collaborate with researchers in the partner institutions and in other project consortia, and benefit from these collaborative research and education activities.

As part of the PERSEUS team you will work alongside other highly motivated and talented PhD candidates and researchers. You will also have access to the knowledge base, state-of-the-art research infrastructure, and impact orientation of the partners in the team.
In addition to your education and development within the thematic research area, you will gain transferable skills within project development and management, science communication, research ethics, innovation and entrepreneurial thinking, as well as basic university didactics.

As a PERSEUS PhD candidate, you will be employed by NTNU. During your stay, you will do a 2–3 month international stay and a 1-2 month national stay with one of the PERSEUS partners. This will allow you to extend your network within academia and industry, and to learn about your research area from an academic, innovation, and societal perspective.

The duration of the PhD employment is 36 months.

Starting gross salary is 501.200 NOK/year (equal to approx. 49.000 EUR/year by the exchange rate of November 2022).

We are looking for PhD candidates from all nationalities, who want to contribute to our quest to create knowledge for a better world. PERSEUS recruits candidates according to the EU’s mobility rule, i.e. applicants cannot have spent more than 12 months in Norway during the last 3 years, be within the first four years of their research careers and not yet be awarded a doctoral degree.

The number of women in this field needs to be increased to answer its demand for female researchers, and we strongly encourage women to apply.

We believe in fair and open processes. All applications will be considered through a transparent evaluation procedure, with independent observers involved.

The position’s working place is NTNU campus in Trondheim.

Your immediate leader is Head of Department. 

We look forward to welcome you to the PERSEUS  and NorwAI teams.

Duties of the position

The main supervisor will be Prof. Jon Atle Gulla and the candidate is also expected to work together with other researchers in his group and industrial partners of NorwAI. Other duties:

  • undertaking the necessary courses (30 ECTS) as part of the PhD programme; 
  • submitting an application for admission and a research plan no later than 3 months after the employment; 
  • conducting high quality research and report progress on a regular basis and in agreement with the supervisors.

Required selection criteria

  • International mobility requirements: Applicants of any age and any nationality will be eligible as far as they fulfil the mobility requirement of the COFUND programme, namely, the applicants must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of the host organization (Norway) for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the call deadline of PERSEUS. 

Candidates must at the date of the call deadline be within the first four years of their research careers and not yet be awarded a doctoral degree. Full-time equivalent research experience is measured from the date when the candidate obtained the degree entitling him/her to embark on a doctorate (e.g. from the Master’s degree).

  • Education requirements: 5 years of higher education (BSC and MSC) or education equal to (300 ECTS). The grade requirements are B or higher (based on NTNU’s grading scale). Master degree must be completed by the call deadline. Education will have to be documented by diploma supplement or equivalent documentation in English and include a description of the educational system. International Relations do require Chinese diplomas to be verified using CHSI. The NTNU Office of International Relations will evaluate degrees and diplomas.
  •  Language skill requirements: The applicants will be asked to provide evidence of good English language skills, written and spoken. The following certificates may be used as such evidence: TOEFL, IELTS or Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) or Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE).
  • Export of Knowledge Control: The PhD candidates who, based on a comprehensive first-hand assessment, might come into conflict with legislation governing exports of knowledge, technology and services will not advance further from the first stage in the recruitment process. For further information, please refer to the Export Control Act

In addition, the candidate must have:

  • A solid knowledge of and experience with natural language processing for summarization, personalization and/or conversational systems.
  • A research-oriented master thesis on summarization, personalization or conversational systems
  • Good programming skills.
  • Good written and oral English language skills.

The appointment is to be made in accordance with  Regulations concerning the degrees of Philosophiae Doctor (PhD) and Philosodophiae Doctor (PhD) in artistic research national guidelines for appointment as PhD, post doctor and research assistant  

Preferred selection criteria

  • Knowledge of a Scandinavian language for natural language processing

Personal characteristics

The applicant should:

  • enjoy working in a team-based environment, but also be able to conduct independent activities and thinking.
  • have a problem-solving attitude.
  • be highly motivated to publish in top academic conferences and journals within the area of the position.
  • commitment and delivery with respect to deadlines.

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Salary and conditions

PhD candidates are remunerated in code 1017 and are normally remunerated at gross from NOK 501 200 per annum before tax, however it may be negotiable (increased) depending on high level of qualifications and research experience of the candidate. From the salary, 2% is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

The period of employment is 3 years.

Appointment to a PhD position requires that you are admitted to the PhD programme in Computer Science within three months of employment, and that you participate in an organized PhD programme during the employment period. 

The engagement is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants, and the acts relating to Control of the Export of Strategic Goods, Services and Technology. Candidates who by assessment of the application and attachment are seen to conflict with the criteria in the latter law will be prohibited from recruitment to NTNU.

After the appointment you must assume that there may be changes in the area of work.

It is a prerequisite you can be present at and accessible to the institution daily.

About the application

The application and supporting documentation to be used as the basis for the assessment must be in English.

Publications and other scientific work must follow the application. Please note that applications are only evaluated based on the information available on the application deadline. You should ensure that your application shows clearly how your skills and experience meet the criteria which are set out above. 

Applicants must upload the following documents within the closing date:

  • CV including information relevant for the qualifications, submitted together with an identification document.
  • Name, current affiliation and email address of at least 2 persons that will provide reference for you.
  • Certified copies of academic diplomas and transcripts and 2 reference letters.
  • Applicants from universities outside of Norway will be requested to send a diploma supplement (or a similar document) which describes in details the study and grading system, and the rights for further studies associated with the obtained degree. Chinese applicants are required to provide confirmation of Master Diploma from China Credentials Verification (CSSD).
  • Statement of Purpose (max. 2 pages) including:
    • A short presentation of the motivation for a PhD study.
    • How the applicant sees his/her background suitable.
    • The applicant’s view of research challenges within the area of the PhD position.
  • Scientific publications (if any). Joint works will be considered. If it is difficult to identify your contribution to joint works, you must attach a brief description of your participation.
  • A copy of the master thesis (in PDF), or, for those who are near to completion of their MSc, an extended abstract combined with a statement of how and when the applicant plans to complete the thesis (1 page).

If all, or parts, of your education has been taken abroad, we also ask you to attach documentation of the scope and quality of your entire education, both bachelor’s and master’s education, in addition to other higher education. Description of the documentation required can be found here. If you already have a statement from NOKUT, please attach this as well.

We will take joint work into account. If it is difficult to identify your efforts in the joint work, you must enclose a short description of your participation.

In the evaluation of which candidate is best qualified, emphasis will be placed on education, experience and personal and interpersonal qualities. Motivation, ambitions, and potential will also count in the assessment of the candidates. 

NTNU is committed to following evaluation criteria for research quality according to The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment – DORA.

General information

Working at NTNU

A good work environment is characterized by diversity. We encourage qualified candidates to apply, regardless of their gender, functional capacity or cultural background. 

The city of Trondheim is a modern European city with a rich cultural scene. Trondheim is the innovation capital of Norway with a population of 200,000. The Norwegian welfare state, including healthcare, schools, kindergartens and overall equality, is probably the best of its kind in the world. Professional subsidized day-care for children is easily available. Furthermore, Trondheim offers great opportunities for education (including international schools) and possibilities to enjoy nature, culture and family life and has low crime rates and clean air quality.

As an employee at NTNU, you must at all times adhere to the changes that the development in the subject entails and the organizational changes that are adopted.

A public list of applicants with name, age, job title and municipality of residence is prepared after the application deadline. If you want to reserve yourself from entry on the public applicant list, this must be justified. Assessment will be made in accordance with current legislation. You will be notified if the reservation is not accepted.

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Jon Atle Gulla, email jon.atle.gulla@ntnu.no, or the Head of the department Professor Heri Ramampiaro, email heri@ntnu.no.. If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact the HR-team at the Department of Computer Science, e-mail; hr@idi.ntnu.no

If you think this looks interesting and in line with your qualifications, please submit your application electronically via jobbnorge.no with your CV, diplomas and certificates attached. Applications submitted elsewhere will not be considered. Upon request, you must be able to obtain certified copies of your documentation.  
 

Application deadline: 14.02.23

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NTNU – knowledge for a better world

NTNU – knowledge for a better world

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) creates knowledge for a better world and solutions that can change everyday life.

Department of Computer Science 

We are the leading academic IT environment in Norway, and offer a wide range of theoretical and applied IT programmes of study at all levels. Our subject areas include hardware, algorithms, visual computing, AI, databases, software engineering, information systems, learning technology, HCI, CSCW, IT operations and applied data processing. The Department has groups in both Trondheim and Gjøvik. The Department of Computer Science is one of seven departments in the Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering .

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Deadline

14th February 2023

Post expires on Tuesday February 14th, 2023