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PhD position within Well Integrity and Life Cycle Management – Data Analytics Approach – IV-85/20

About the position

NTNU has a vacancy for a 3-year PhD fellowship at the Department of Geoscience and Petroleum (IGP). The researcher will be a part of BRU21: NTNU Research and Innovation Program on Digital and Automation Solutions for the Oil and Gas Industry (www.ntnu.edu/bru21). BRU21 is a PhD driven Program with about 30 PhD/PostDoc projects led by 25 Professors from different institutes at NTNU as well as a number of industrial co-supervisors. The PhD candidates are financed either by NTNU or by an Oil and Gas Company. This specific PhD Fellowship is financed by Petrobras and the PhD candidate will work on a use case in collaboration with Petrobras.        

The candidate will formally be employed by NTNU for a 3 years PhD period with location in Trondheim, Norway. The candidate must expect some travel between Rio de Janeiro and Trondheim related to the use case.

You will report to your supervisor.

Duties of the position

Well integrity monitoring and control is intended to reduce the risk of failures, which causes must be understood and mitigated or eliminated. In addition to fault detection, it is important to develop means to predict and avoid critical faults and degradation mechanisms, considering the whole life cycle of a well starting from its concept design phase through construction, production until its plug and abandonment. In this project the focus will be on solving these challenges through employing new data analytics techniques and establishment of an appropriated integrity criteria based on industry best practices and on the related state-of-the-art.

The primary objective is to develop a computer-based artificial intelligence system, or a system of systems, for offshore well integrity and life cycle management for the Brazilian and Norwegian Continental Shelves.

Required selection criteria

The PhD-position’s main objective is to qualify for work in research positions. The qualification requirement is that you have completed a master’s degree or second degree (equivalent to 120 credits) with a strong academic background in  drilling and well contruction or equivalent education with a grade of B or better in terms of NTNU’s grading scale. If you do not have letter grades from previous studies, you must have an equally good academic foundation. If you are unable to meet these criteria you may be considered only if you can document that you are particularly suitable for education leading to a PhD degree.

The appointment is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants and national guidelines for appointment as PhD, post doctor and research assistant.


Required qualifications

  • Background in drilling and well construction, mechanical engineering or similar
  • Good written and oral English language skills

Desired qualifications

  • Background and/or experience relevant to the project topic (see the project topic)
  • Good knowledge of digital tools like Matlab, Python, etc. 
  • Experience with data analytics technics (e.g. machine learning, artificial intelligence)
  • Industrial experience
  • Written and oral Portuguese language skills will be considered as an advantage

Personal characteristics

  • A high level of personal responsibility and initiative
  • Work independently as well as part of a team in accordance with the project objectives
  • Ability to work in interdisciplinary projects and teams

In the evaluation of which candidate is best qualified, emphasis will be placed on education, experience and personal suitability, as well as motivation, in terms of the qualification requirements specified in the advertisement. NTNU is committed to following evaluation criteria for research quality according to The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment – DORA.

We offer

Salary and conditions

PhD candidates are remunerated in code 1017, and are normally remunerated at gross from NOK 479 600 per annum before tax, depending on qualifications and seniority. From the salary, 2% is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

The period of employment is 3 years without required duties. The startup date preferably before August 2020.

Appointment to a PhD position requires that you are admitted to the PhD programme in Engineering (https://www.ntnu.edu/iv/doctoral-programme) 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 on a daily basis.

About the application

Publications and other academic works that the applicant would like to be considered in the evaluation must accompany the application. Joint works will be considered. If it is difficult to identify the individual applicant’s contribution to joint works, the applicant must include a brief description of his or her contribution.

General information

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.

Information Act (Offentleglova), your name, age, position and municipality may be made public even if you have requested not to have your name entered on the list of applicants.

For more information about the position, please contact:
Professor Sigbjørn Sangesland, email: sigbjorn.sangesland@ntnu.no , or Professor Alexey Pavlov, email: alexey.pavlov@ntnu.no

Please submit your application electronically via jobbnorge.no with your CV, diplomas and certificates. Applications submitted elsewhere will not be considered. Diploma Supplement is required to attach for European Master Diplomas outside Norway. Chinese applicants are required to provide confirmation of Master Diploma from China Credentials Verification (CHSI).

If you are invited for interview you must include certified copies of transcripts and reference letters. Please refer to the application number IV-85/20 when applying.

Application deadline: 14.04.2020

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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 Geoscience and Petroleum

We conduct teaching and research related to management of Earth’s geological resources. Norway’s rich resources of wind, water, oil, gas and minerals have been and are essential to the country’s prosperity, and will continue to be in the future. The Department plays a key role in the development of technology and the education of graduates who enable value creation based on our natural resources. The Department of Geoscience and Petroleum is one of eight departments in the Faculty of Engineering.

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Deadline

14th April 2020

Post expires on Tuesday April 14th, 2020

2 PhD Candidates connected to the Norwegian Centre for Energy Transition Strategies (Acceleration of sustainable energy technologies)

About the position

There are two temporary PhD positions available at the Department of Industrial Economics and Technology Management. The positions are resident at NTNU’s campus in Trondheim.

The department is organized into six sections:

  • Managerial Economics, Finance and Operations Research
  • Health, Safety and Environment Management
  • Strategy and Business Development
  • Operations Management
  • Experts in Teamwork
  • Section of Economics and management (Campus Gjøvik)

Both positions are connected to the section of Strategy and Business Development.

These are educational positions, which will provide promising research recruits the opportunity for professional development through studies towards a PhD degree. The positions are connected to the PhD programme at the Faculty of Economics and Management and the faculty will be your employer.

The two positions are connected to the Norwegian Centre for Energy Transition Strategies (NTRANS), which is a multidisciplinary national research center studying transitions in the energy sector and related sectors. NTRANS is a collaboration between 8 Norwegian research institutions and over 30 user partners from industry and the public sector. Key research areas are the future energy system, active consumers and distributed solutions, deep decarbonization and sector couplings, and accelerating the energy transition.

Main duties and responsibilities

The two PhD positions will focus on the role of firms in accelerating the energy transition, and how firms are incentivized to actively participate in the energy transition. To study acceleration, we need a deeper understanding of how firms assess and seeks entrepreneurial opportunities in this context. A deeper and wider energy transition can lead to more activities and business opportunities across sectors, where firms will need to engage, collaborate and co-create across sectors and with new actors (such as other firms, NGOs or public organizations) to develop innovative solutions. Overall, these positions target two different, but related, topics in relation to the role of firms in accelerating the energy transition:

  • innovation and co-creation, and
  • firm investment decisions and strategies.

In their project proposal, the applicants must indicate which of these topics they are interested to study in their PhD.

Qualification requirements

  • The PhD position’s main objective is to qualify for work in research positions. The qualification requirement is completion of a master’s degree or second degree (equivalent to 120 credits) with a strong academic background in Industrial Economics and Technology Management or equivalent education with a grade of B or better in terms of NTNU’s grading scale. Applicants with no letter grades from previous studies must have an equally good academic foundation. Applicants who are unable to meet these criteria may be considered only if they can document that they are particularly suitable candidates for education leading to a PhD degree.
  • The position requires excellent English oral and writing skills. 
  • The candidate should have knowledge about (or even experience with) Norwegian or Scandinavian industry and work life.


In addition, the following qualification will contribute positively to the evaluation of the applicant:

  • Knowledge of Norwegian or other Scandinavian language
     

The appointment is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants and national guidelines for appointment as PhD, postdoctor and research assistant.

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

Incomplete applications will not be considered. This also applies to applications from candidates originating from countries covered by ITAR or “Electronic Code of Federal Regulations”.

Personal characteristics

Personal qualifications which we see contribute positively to the research team are independence, work capacity and enthusiasm. We are also looking for candidates with social skills benefiting the work environment for the PhD candidates and in general.

In the evaluation of which candidate is best qualified, emphasis will be placed on education, experience and personal suitability, as well as motivation, in terms of the qualification requirements specified in the advertisement.

We offer

Working at NTNU

Salary and conditions

PhD candidates are remunerated in code 1017, at NOK 479 600 before tax per year. From the salary, 2 % is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

The period of employment is 3 years without required teaching duties. The position is connected to the PhD programme at the Faculty of Economics and Management and the faculty will be your employer. Appointment to a PhD position requires admission to the PhD programme in Economics and Management. As a PhD candidate, you undertake to participate in an organized PhD programme during the employment period. A condition of appointment is that you are in fact qualified for admission to the PhD programme within three months.

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 criterias 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.

General information

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

Under the Freedom of Information Act (offentleglova), information about the applicant may be made public even if the applicant has requested not to have their name entered on the list of applicants.

About the application

The application must include:

  • Application letter concerning your motivation for completing a PhD
  • A short project proposal describing thematically problems, theories, methods and means linked to one of the topics/areas that the positions target.
  • A CV with information on education, previous research experience, together with authorized documentation of certificates and study records.
  • Academic work (not master thesis). Joint works will be considered. If it is difficult to identify the individual applicant’s contribution to joint works, the applicant must include a brief description of his or her contribution.

Publications and other academic works that the applicant would like to be considered in the evaluation must accompany the application.

Questions about the position can be directed to Associate Professor Øyvind Bjørgum (oyvind.bjorgum@ntnu.no / +47 970 14 723) or Professor Roger Sørheim (roger.sorheim@ntnu.no / +47 918 03 448).

Please submit your application electronically via jobbnorge.no and attach your CV, diplomas and certificates. Incomplete applications will not be considered. This also applies to applications from candidates originating from countries covered by ITAR or “Electronic Code of Federal Regulations”.

Application deadline: April 19th 2020

Gløshaugen Høgskoleparken Foto: Erik Børseth/NTNU

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 Industrial Economics and Technology Management

We conduct research and teaching at an international level in the interface between technology/natural sciences and economics, management, and HSE (health, safety and the environment). Our goal is sustainable creation of value within technology-based areas in industry, business and the public sector in Norway. We have academic groups in Trondheim and Gjøvik. The Department of Industrial Economics and Technology Management is one of four departments in the Faculty of Economics and Management

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Deadline

19th April 2020

Post expires on Sunday April 19th, 2020

Researcher in Theory and Molecular Basis of Viscosity of Fluids

About the position

We have a vacancy for a researcher in the Materials Group at the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

The materials group deals with applications of materials science: engineering materials and surfaces with desirable properties for specific applications. The group consists of an interdisciplinary mixture of engineers, physicists, and chemists. We have many industrial and international academic collaborations and aim to provide a stimulating environment for young scientists.

The project for this post doctoral research position is concerned with understanding and modelling the viscosity of complex fluids, particularly polar fluids, ionic liquids, and electrolyte solutions.  Viscosity of fluids arises from the nonlinear interactions between molecules at the nano scale.

The goal of this project is to link these microscopic dynamics to the macroscopic transport properties of the fluid. To this end, you will make use of both numerical methods, specifically molecular-dynamics simulations, and analytical approaches using kinetic theory.  Along with this, there will be close interaction with experimental and theoretical groups in Trondheim, Stockholm and at Imperial College London.

The focus of this project is on electrolytes (salts): water-based electrolyte solutions and ionic liquids, which are liquid salts. These systems are becoming a new frontier in friction research and are very promising for low-friction applications, as demonstrated for instance by the amazing effectiveness with which water-based synovial fluid lubricates our joints. To make full use of these possibilities, we need more general understanding of the transport properties of these complex liquids. The aim of this project is to develop this understanding as well as practical methods for calculating the viscosity and other transport properties.

The position reports to supervisor Associate Professor. 

Duties of the position

  • develop new theory for the viscosity of complex fluids
  • construct and perform molecular-dynamics simulations of models of complex fluids with various level of detail to compare with the theory
  • compare theoretical and simulation results to experimental data

Required selection criteria

  • a PhD in material science, physics, chemistry, or engineering on similar field
  • affinity for analytical or numerical modelling on atomic or molecular scales, preferably with mathematical theory or Molecular-Dynamics / Monte-Carlo simulations
  • good written and oral English language skills

Preferred selection criteria

  • experience with atomic-scale modelling of transport or fluids
  • evidence of scientific creativity as demonstrated for example by a sound publication record in internationally respected peer-reviewed journals

Personal characteristics

  • highly motivated, with enthusiasm for applied theoretical research
  • be able to work both in a research team as well as carry out personal research projects
  • good interpersonal skills
  • strong analytical skills

In the assessment of the best qualified applicant, we will emphasize education, experience and personal suitability as well as your motivation for the position. 

We offer

Salary and conditions

The gross salary for the position of Researcher (code 1109) is normally remunerated at gross from NOK 532 300 – 679 000 before tax per year, depending on qualifications and seniority. From the salary, 2% is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

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.

The position is subject to external funding.

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

About the application

The application and supporting documentation must be in English.

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.

If, for any reason, you have taken a career break or have had an atypical career and wish to disclose this in your application, the selection committee will take this into account, recognizing that the quantity of your research may be reduced as a result. 

The application must include: 

  • CV, certificates and diplomas 
  • complete list of publications
  • a description of the academic works – published or unpublished – that you regard as most relevant and that you particularly want to be considered in the assessment (up to 10 works) 
  • name and address of three references 
  • research statement

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.

General information

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

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

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. 

Under the Freedom of Information Act (offentleglova), your name, age, position and municipality may be made public even if you have requested not to have your name entered on the list of applicants.   

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Astrid S. de Wijn, email: astrid.dewijn@ntnu.no. 

Please submit your application and supporting documentation via jobbnorge.no. If you are invited for interview, you must bring certified copies of certificates and diplomas. Mark the application with reference number: IV-86/20. 

Application deadline: 19.04.2020

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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 Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

We educate graduates who can create new products, operate and maintain products, and manage projects. The Department has a variety of bachelor’s and master’s degree programmes. We conduct wide-ranging research in fields such as technology, energy, product quality and development, and productivity. The Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering is one of eight departments in the Faculty of Engineering.

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Deadline

19th April 2020

Post expires on Sunday April 19th, 2020

PhD Candidate within Autonomous Robotic Inspection and Maintenance on Ship Hulls and Storage Tanks

About the position

We have a vacancy for a PhD within “Autonomous Robotic Inspection and Maintenance on Ship Hulls and Storage Tanks”, preferably starting in August 2020 at the Department of Marine Technology. The position is financed by the research program Bugwright.

The objective of BUGWRIGHT2 will be to bridge the gap between the current and desired capabilities of ship inspection and service robots by developing and demonstrating an adaptable autonomous robotic solution for servicing ship outer hulls and marine structures. By combining the survey capabilities of autonomous Micro Air Vehicles (MAV) and small Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUV), with teams of magnetic-wheeled crawlers operating directly on the surface of the structure, the inspection and cleaning system will be able to provide a seamless merged representation of the structure. The project consists of a large consortium bringing together technological knowledge from academia and industry to provide a marine service.

The primary theme of this PhD position will be robot localization, 3D structure mapping and autonomous navigation. Based on sonar system, algorithms for efficient navigation and mapping will be developed both for absolute and relative navigation solutions. Methods for robotic perception will be adapted to enable documentation of ship hulls and submerged structures. The project also includes development of procedures for in mission planning and obstacle avoidance to enhance autonomous operations. This will include planning global trajectories, planning a coverage pattern and implementing the overall state machine responsible for sequencing tasks and autonomous behaviors.  Within the project, the concept will be showcased and demonstrated in a realistic scenario in close collaboration with the project partners.

The position reports to Professor Martin Ludvigsen.

Duties of the position

The research study for the available PhD position is within the following topics:

  • Underwater robot localization and navigation
  • 3D structure mapping
  • Autonomous missions for AUVs

Required selection criteria

We seek a highly motivated candidate with a MSc degree in Marine Cybernetics (with a Marine Technology basis), or in Engineering Cybernetics or Control Engineering with an application basis on marine systems.

  • The PhD-position’s main objective is to qualify for work in research positions. The qualification requirement is that you have completed a master’s degree or second degree (equivalent to 120 credits) with a strong academic background in Marine Technology or equivalent education with a grade of B or better in terms of NTNU’s grading scale. If you do not have letter grades from previous studies, you must have an equally good academic foundation. If you are unable to meet these criteria you may be considered only if you can document that you are particularly suitable for education leading to a PhD degree.

The appointment is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants and national guidelines for appointment as PhD, post doctor and research assistant.

  • Good written and oral English is required

Preferred selection criteria

  • Relevant industry experience is an advantage

Academic results, publications, relevant specialization, work or research experience, personal qualifications, and motivations for making an impact on future autonomous marine systems will be considered when evaluating the applicants.

Master students graduating summer 2020 can apply.

Personal characteristics

  • Strong analytical skills
  • Flexible and dependable
  • Collaborative
  • Innovative and open minded

In the evaluation of which candidate is best qualified, emphasis will be placed on education, experience and personal suitability, in terms of the qualification requirements specified in the advertisement.

We offer

Salary and conditions

PhD candidates are remunerated in code 1017, and are normally remunerated at gross from NOK 479 600 per annum before tax, depending on qualifications and seniority. From the salary, 2% is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

The period of employment is 3 years with possibility to extend to 4 years by contributing with efforts at the Department.

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

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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 on a daily basis.

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. 

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.

General information

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.

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

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.

Information Act (Offentleglova), your name, age, position and municipality may be made public even if you have requested not to have your name entered on the list of applicants.

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Professor Martin Ludvigsen, telephone 91897272, email martin.ludvigsen@ntnu.no. If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact Oddny Østhus, e-mail: oddny.osthus@ntnu.no

Please submit your application electronically via jobbnorge.no with your CV, diplomas and certificates. Applications submitted elsewhere will not be considered. Diploma Supplement is required to attach for European Master Diplomas outside Norway. Chinese applicants are required to provide confirmation of Master Diploma from China Credentials Verification (CHSI).

If you are invited for interview you must include certified copies of transcripts and reference letters. Please refer to the application number IV-88/20 when applying.

Application deadline: 14.04.20

Hovedbygningen

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 Marine Technology

We develop methods and technology related to the blue economy: oil and gas extraction at sea, ship technology and the equipment industry, fisheries and aquaculture. We also have a strong commitment to the development of sustainable solutions for offshore renewable energy, coastal infrastructure, and marine robotics. Marine technology helps to solve major global challenges related to the environment, climate, energy, food and efficient transport. The Department of Marine Technology is one of eight departments in the Faculty of Engineering.

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Deadline

14th April 2020

Post expires on Tuesday April 14th, 2020

PhD candidate in Molecular Medicine

About the position

The position is in the group led by Dr. Toril Holien. Her group is part of a research environment that brings together basic researchers and clinicians at NTNU and St. Olav’s University Hospital in Trondheim to focus on the hematological malignancy multiple myeloma. Our overall goal is to improve diagnostics and treatment for the benefit of patients and next-of-kin. We have excellent infrastructures for experimental and clinical research with state-of-the-art equipment.

The period of employment for the position as a PhD research fellow is 3 years. Admission to a doctoral degree program is a requirement for employment as a PhD candidate. For regulations concerning the PhD degree at NTNU, please see: ntnu.edu.

The PhD candidate should start no later than August 1st, 2020.

Duties of the position

Our projects aim to prevent multiple myeloma cells from dividing and surviving, in vitro and in vivo. We have a special interest in molecules in the transforming growth factor (TGF)-β family that have huge impact on myeloma cell survival. These molecules also affect immune cells and bone cells that are major players in this disease. In this project, we aim to identify genes that are important for myeloma cell death induced by such molecules. A variety of biochemical and molecular techniques will be used, including a lentiviral CRISPR/Cas9 whole genome screen. The PhD candidate will have the main responsibility for the screen but will work closely with experienced researchers from different fields. The PhD candidate will also be involved in related projects within the research group.

Required selection criteria


The PhD-position’s main objective is to qualify for work in research positions. The qualification requirement is that you have completed a master’s degree or second degree (equivalent to 120 credits) with a strong academic background in a relevant field such as biochemistry, cell biology, biotechnology or medicine, with a grade of B or better in terms of NTNU’s grading scale. If you do not have letter grades from previous studies, you must have an equally good academic foundation. If you are unable to meet these criteria you may be considered only if you can document that you are particularly suitable for education leading to a PhD degree.

Applicants expected to complete the MSc studies by summer 2020 can apply. 

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The appointment is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants and national guidelines for appointment as PhD, post doctor and research assistant.

Other requirements:

  • proficiency in oral and written English
  • extensive experience in general cellular biology laboratory work (cell cultures and general biochemical and molecular techniques)


Emphasis will be placed on:

  • experience with, and interest in, cell signaling pathways
  • experience in the field of cancer biology and immunology
  • experience with large data sets, such as transcriptomic and proteomic analyses

Personal characteristics

We seek a motivated and enthusiastic candidate with proven ability to work both independently and in a team.

In the evaluation of which candidate is best qualified, emphasis will be placed on education, experience and personal suitability.

We offer

  • exciting and stimulating tasks in a strong international academic environment
  • an open and inclusive work environment with dedicated colleagues
  • favourable terms in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • employee benefits

The candidate will enjoy access to the excellent infrastructure and laboratory facilities at IKOM. Moreover, IKOM scientists have access to local core facilities in imaging, bioinformatics, genomics and proteomics.

Salary and conditions

PhD candidates are remunerated in code 1017, and are normally remunerated at gross from NOK 479 600 per annum before tax, depending on qualifications and seniority. From the salary, 2% is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

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

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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 on a daily basis.

About the application

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

  • Short statement on the applicant’s personal qualifications and motivation for the position
  • CV, including list of publications, relevant former positions and references
  • Copies of relevant transcripts and diplomas
  • Contact information for two references
  • A short statement from a former supervisor/tutor/teacher may also be included

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. 

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.

Applicants from non-European countries where English is not the official language must present an official language test report. The following tests can be used: TOEFL, IELTS, or Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE).

General information

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

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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.

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

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.

Information Act (Offentleglova), your name, age, position and municipality may be made public even if you have requested not to have your name entered on the list of applicants.

If you have any questions about the position, please contact researcher Toril Holien, telephone: +47 92421162, email: toril.holien@ntnu.no. If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact HR-consultant Elisabeth Myrvang, e-mail: elisabeth.myrvang@ntnu.no.

Please submit your application electronically via jobbnorge.no with your CV, diplomas and certificates. Applications submitted elsewhere will not be considered. Diploma Supplement is required to attach for European Master Diplomas outside Norway. Chinese applicants are required to provide confirmation of Master Diploma from China Credentials Verification (CHSI).

If you are invited for interview you must include certified copies of transcripts and reference letters.

Application deadline: 24.04.20

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NTNU – knowledge for a better world
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The Department of Clinical and Molecular Medicine (IKOM):
The Department of Clinical and Molecular Medicine (IKOM) is NTNU’s largest department, with 450 employees. Our research and teaching help to improve treatment and health.

IKOM has expertise in basic, clinical and translational research within broad disciplinary areas. We study children’s and women’s health, cancers, blood disorders and infectious diseases, gastroenterology, inflammation, metabolic disorders, laboratory sciences and medical ethics. The Department offers teaching in medicine at master’s and PhD level. We also offer continuing education for employees in the health services.

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24th April 2020

Post expires on Friday April 24th, 2020

PhD candidate in Model-based control and optimization for ship maneuvering in complex spatial environment

About the position

The position is supported by NFR IKTPLUSS project “Remote Control Centre for Autonomous Ship Support”. This is a research position that will lead up to the doctoral degree (PhD), in addition to contributing to professional development at the institute. The candidate will, together with the academic research group at the college and research teams in the collaborative companies, develop knowledge within the specified area of research:

Maritime industry increasingly has demanded surface vessels to maneuver in close-range operating areas, such as dynamic positioning for wind turbine installation, towing boats in narrow channels, and ship-ship docking for loading/unloading. The limited working space, the positioning, and the heading requirements for operations and the marine traffic nearby constitute a complex spatial environment. How to achieve efficient maneuvering in such an environment by taking certain optimal metrics like minimal time or energy is worth to study. Furthermore, the maneuver should also be complied with maneuvering regulations such COLREGs, so as to make it more applicable in real situations.

With the digitalization of ships from ship hull, engine, propulsion to control system, a complete digital ship with certain fidelity will be a suitable platform for ship intelligence research, especially for model-based ship control and optimization. Researchers at NTNU Aalesund are now developing such a digital twin ship for research purpose. This PhD will take advantage of this twin ship, and focus on modeling ship sub systems and developing intelligent transportation system for ship maneuvering in complex spatial environments.  

The position is located in Aalesund, and reports to the head of the department.

Main duties and responsibilities

  • set up research plans with the help of  the supervisor team and conduct them accordingly
  • take lead in research idea generation and research paper writing
  • establish close cooperation with the other PhD candidates within the same project
  • comply with the PhD training programme of the Faculty

Qualification requirements

The PhD-position’s main objective is to qualify for work in research positions. The qualification requirement is completion of a master’s degree or second degree (equivalent to 120 credits) with a strong academic background in maritime related engineering, automation, or computer science or equivalent education with a grade of B or better in terms of NTNU’s grading scale. Applicants with no letter grades from previous studies must have an equally good academic foundation. Applicants who are unable to meet these criteria may be considered only if they can document that they are particularly suitable candidates for education leading to a PhD degree.

The appointment is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants and national guidelines for appointment as PhD, postdoctor and research assistant

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

Other qualifications

  • good programming skills
  • good theoretical and analytical skills
  • good written and oral English language skills, must be documented 
  • have knowledge in control theory and applications
  • good at artificial intelligence, especially the experience of supervised learning or reinforcement learning

Personal characteristics

  • good communication skills
  • ability to work independently as well as in team
  • potential for research at an international level
  • keen interest in the wider context of own research, and an ability to engage in cross-disciplinary teams

In the evaluation of which candidate is best qualified, emphasis will be placed on education, experience and personal suitability, as well as motivation, in terms of the qualification requirements specified in the advertisement

We offer

Salary and conditions

PhD candidates are remunerated in code 1017, and are normally remunerated at gross from NOK 479 600 before tax per year. 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 admission to the PhD programme in Engineering  (https://www.ntnu.edu/studies/phiv). 

As a PhD candidate, you undertake to participate in an organized PhD programme during the employment period. A condition of appointment is that you are in fact qualified for admission to the PhD programme within three months.

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 criterias 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.

General information

A good work environment is characterized by diversity. We encourage qualified candidates to apply, regardless of their gender, functional capacity or cultural background. Under the Freedom of Information Act (offentleglova), information about the applicant may be made public even if the applicant has requested not to have their name entered on the list of applicants.

Questions about the position can be directed to Prof. Houxiang Zhang, e-mail hozh@ntnu.no

About the application:
Publications and other academic works that the applicant would like to be considered in the evaluation must accompany the application. Joint works will be considered. If it is difficult to identify the individual applicant’s contribution to joint works, the applicant must include a brief description of his or her contribution.

Please submit your application electronically via jobbnorge.no with your CV, diplomas and certificates. Applicants invited for interview must include certified copies of transcripts and reference letters. Please refer to the application number IV – 91/20 when applying.

Application deadline: 03. May 2020

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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 Ocean Operations and Civil Engineering

We aim to be a hub of international knowledge and innovation in maritime operations. This involves education and research on the design of ships and marine equipment as well as on the operation of vessels. Maritime operations integrate technology, human factors and business. The interfaces between these areas often spark inspiration for innovation and new solutions. The Department of Ocean Operations and Civil Engineering is one of eight departments in the Faculty of Engineering.

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3rd May 2020

Post expires on Sunday May 3rd, 2020

PhD positions in Computer Architecture

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At NTNU, creating knowledge for a better world is the vision that unites our 7 400 employees and 42 000 students.

We are looking for dedicated employees to join us.

About the position

We have two vacant PhD positions at the Department of Computer Science (IDI). The PhD positions are affiliated with TailorMade: Tailoring Server Processors to Application Characteristics for Sustainable Warehouse-Scale Computing, a 4-year research project funded by the Norwegian Research Council. TailorMade aims to take a leap towards sustainable warehouse-scale computing by specializing server processor microarchitecture to application characteristics.

The computing landscape is shifting from the traditional desktop computing to mobile-cloud computing model. In this new model, datacenters have emerged as the workhorses that do all the heavy-duty computations and serve as the backbone of mobile services. A modern datacenter draws multi mega-watts of power and costs over $100 million to deploy. However, the processors deployed in datacenters remain highly under-utilized due to a large mismatch in application characteristics and processor microarchitecture.

The objective of this project is to specialize server processor architectures to match application characteristics. Datacenter applications are characterized by massive instruction footprints that frequently stall the core front-end. TailorMade will investigate low overhead instruction delivery mechanisms to mitigate this front-end bottleneck. Datacenter applications offer very limited instruction- and memory-level parallelism which causes core back-end to burn energy on instructions without much performance gain. TailorMade will investigate allocating expensive resources only to performance critical instructions while executing the rest cheaply.

The positions report to Head of department.

Duties of the position

Main duties and responsibilities

  • Take lead in setting up and executing research plans under supervision
  • Take lead in writing research papers under supervision
  • Comply with the PhD training program of the Faculty
  • Establish close cooperation with the other PhD students within Computer Architecture Lab

Required selection criteria

The PhD-position’s main objective is to qualify for work in research positions. The qualification requirement is completion of a master’s degree or second degree (equivalent to 120 credits) with a strong academic background in computer science or equivalent education with a grade of B or better in terms of NTNU’s grading scale Applicants with no letter grades from previous studies must have an equally good academic foundation. Applicants who are unable to meet these criteria may be considered only if they can document that they are particularly suitable candidates for education leading to a PhD degree.

Candidates who are close to finishing their master’s studies are also encouraged to apply.

Other qualifications

The ideal candidate has the following qualifications:

  • Strong programming skills
  • Good understanding of key computer architecture techniques (e.g., out-of-order processing and techniques for exploiting Memory-Level Parallelism)
  • Experience with simulator-based evaluation of computer architectures
  • Experience with software development and optimization
  • Excellent English written and oral communication skills

The following tests can be used as such documentation: TOEFL, IELTS or Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) or Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE). Minimum scores are:

  •     TOEFL: 600 (paper-based test), 92 (Internet-based test)
  •     IELTS: 6.5, with no section lower than 5.5 (only Academic IELTS test accepted)
  •     CAE/CPE: grade B or A.

The appointment is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants and national guidelines for appointment as PhD, post doctor and research assistant.

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

Personal characteristics

  • Passion for uncovering new knowledge and explaining it to others
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as collaboratively
  • Demonstrated ability to quickly acquire knowledge in new topics

In the evaluation of which candidate is best qualified, emphasis will be placed on education, experience and personal suitability, in terms of the qualification requirements specified in the advertisement

We offer

Salary and conditions

PhD candidates are remunerated in code 1017, and are normally remunerated at gross from NOK 479 600 per annum before tax, depending on qualifications and seniority. From the salary, 2% is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

The period of employment is 4 years with teaching duties assigned by the department. Appointment to a PhD position requires admission to the PhD programme in Computer Science.

As a PhD candidate, you undertake to participate in an organized PhD programme during the employment period. A condition of appointment is that you are in fact qualified for admission to the PhD programme within three months.

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 criterias 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.

General information

A good work environment is characterized by diversity. We encourage qualified candidates to apply, regardless of their gender, functional capacity or cultural background. Under the Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova), information about the applicant may be made public even if the applicant has requested not to have their name entered on the list of applicants.

The national labour force must reflect the composition of the population to the greatest possible extent, NTNU wants to increase the proportion of women in its scientific posts. Women are encouraged to apply.

Questions about the position can be directed to Associate Professor Rakesh Kumar, phone number +47 409 85 753, e-mail: rakesh.kumar@ntnu.no, or the Head of the Department, Professor John Krogstie, e-mail: john.krogstie@ntnu.no.                             

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.

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

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.

About the application

Publications and other academic works that the applicant would like to be considered in the evaluation must accompany the application. Joint works will be considered. If it is difficult to identify the individual applicant’s contribution to joint works, the applicant must include a brief description of his or her contribution.

Please submit your application electronically via jobbnorge.no with the following documents:

  • A short (1-2 page) cover letter describing your motivation for applying for this position, relevant qualifications and research interests.
  • CV including details about education and relevant experience.
  • Academic diplomas and certificates.
  • Names and contact details of 2-3 references (name, relation to applicant, e-mail and telephone number)

Applications submitted elsewhere will not be considered. Diploma Supplement is required to attach for European Master Diplomas outside Norway. Chinese applicants are required to provide confirmation of Master Diploma from China Credentials Verification (CHSI): http://www.chsi.com.cn/en/).

Applicants invited for interview must include certified copies of transcripts and reference letters. Please refer to the application number 2020/6721 when applying.

Application deadline: 10.04.2020

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Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering

The Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering is Norway’s largest university environment in ICT, electrical engineering and mathematical sciences. Our aim is to contribute to a smart, secure and sustainable future. We emphasize high international quality in research, education, innovation, dissemination and outreach. The Faculty consists of seven departments and the Faculty Administration.

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10th April 2020

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NTNU – Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Post expires on Friday April 10th, 2020

Postdoctoral position within the HAVOC project

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At NTNU, creating knowledge for a better world is the vision that unites our 7 400 employees and 42 000 students.

We are looking for dedicated employees to join us.

About the position

HAVOC is lead by the Norwegian Polar Institute and NTNU is one of the partners. The main objective of HAVOC is to understand the role of sea-ice ridges in the Arctic sea-ice system when the ice becomes thinner and level ice melts in summer. The secondary objectives are to understand how sea-ice ridges shape their surrounding physical environment relative to level ice, to understand how and why ridges provide a habitat for ice-associate biota, to improve representation of ridges in sea-ice ecosystem models and to quantify how ridges contribute to the overall productivity of the ice-associated ecosystem.

Havoc will fill critical knowledge gaps on the functioning of the sea-ice associated ecosystem in the central Arctic Ocean. Our understanding of the key processes is simply outdated for us to fully understand the current conditions and to predict the future. A better process understanding is required to improve climate models and thus our ability to forecast the future. To date, essential information on the impact of ocean warming on ice ecosystems especially with regard to seasonal variations is lacking, which is largely related to the difficulties of conducting such observations over time periods relevant for understanding all the interactions in the Polar climate system. For improved process understanding annual time series are pivotal to understand these interactions and feedbacks. 

MOSAiC, an extensive international ice drift experiment, will study the central Arctic over full year cycle in 2019/2020, giving an unprecedented opportunity to understand the processes in a thinner ice pack. MOSAiC will provide unique insights on the atmosphere-ice-ocean system and add important knowledge on the processes in the Arctic ecosystem especially during seasons that are under-sampled so far (late autumn, winter, and early spring).

Our work will examine the role of sea-ice ridges, one of the least studied features of the ice pack, to better understand their role in sea-ice cover that has become seasonal and melts in summer. Ridges may provide the last habitat and optimal refuge for organisms that are dependent on sea ice, while the ice otherwise would melt in summer. Thus, ridges become a key component for ice-associated organisms to survive and a hot spot for diversity. Data we collect throughout a full-year cycle is used to improve representation of these processes in coupled-ice ocean and ecosystem models that contribute to an improved capacity to predict future conditions. This will be an essential contribution for the management of the Norwegian Arctic.HAVOC has the following five Work Packages:

1. WP1: Evolution of the physical environment in and around sea-ice ridges

2. WP2: Species diversity and distribution as a result of habitat diversity within and below pressure ridges.

3. WP3: Biogeochemical processes and ecosystem functioning in ridges compared to level-ice and pelagic habitats.

4. WP4: Assessing importance of ridge processes on regional and pan-Arctic scales

5. WP5: Integration, coordination, management and outreach

The Post-Doc will work in WP1 with experimental, theoretical and numerical aspects of sea ice ridge thermodynamics.

The position reports to Head of Department.

Main duties and responsibilities

  • The candidate is expected to develop modelling of consolidation in ice ridges, in particularly the initial and decay phases through data analysis, numerical modelling and theoretical understanding
  • She/he will participate in project meetings and may spend time with one, or more of the collaborating parties during the two year duration of the position

Qualification requirements

A postdoctoral research fellowships is a qualification position in which the main objective is qualification for work in academic positions. Completion of a Norwegian doctoral degree or corresponding foreign doctoral degree recognized as equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree is required. The candidate should have a PhD, or comparable, within sea ice thermodynamics and ice ridges, preferably the thermodynamics of sea ice ridges. She (he) should have practical experience in conducting and analyzing full-scale and laboratory measurements, theoretical knowledge on the topic and finally experience with numerical modelling of ridge thermodynamics.

It is required good written and oral English and Norwegian language skills. 

The appointment is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants and national guidelines for appointment as PhD, postdoctor and research assistant

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

Personal characteristics

  • Ability to work within a team and collaborate with the HAVOC and MOSAiC team
  • Theoretical interest and practical ability
  • Ability to communicate scientific results to non-experts (teaching experience counts positive)

In the evaluation of which candidate is best qualified, emphasis will be placed on education, experience and personal suitability, as well as motivation, in terms of the qualification requirements specified in the advertisement

We offer

Salary and conditions

Postdoctoral candidates are remunerated in code 1352, and are normally remunerated at gross from NOK 542 400 per year. From the salary, 2 % is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.
 

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 criterias 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.

General information

A good work environment is characterized by diversity. We encourage qualified candidates to apply, regardless of their gender, functional capacity or cultural background. Under the Freedom of Information Act (offentleglova), information about the applicant may be made public even if the applicant has requested not to have their name entered on the list of applicants.

The national labour force must reflect the composition of the population to the greatest possible extent, NTNU wants to increase the proportion of women in its scientific posts. Women are encouraged to apply. Furthermore, Trondheim offers great opportunities for education (including international schools) and possibilities to enjoy nature, culture and family life (http://trondheim.com/). Having a population of 200 000, Trondheim is a small city by international standards with low crime rates and little pollution. It also has easy access to a beautiful countryside with mountains and a dramatic coastline.

Questions about the position can be directed to Professor Knut Høyland, e-mail knut.hoyland@ntnu.no

About the application:
Publications and other academic works that the applicant would like to be considered in the evaluation must accompany the application. Joint works will be considered. If it is difficult to identify the individual applicant’s contribution to joint works, the applicant must include a brief description of his or her contribution.

Please submit your application electronically via jobbnorge.no with your CV, diplomas and certificates. Applicants invited for interview must include certified copies of transcripts and reference letters. Please refer to the application number IV-59/20 when applying.

Application deadline: 10.04.2020

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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 Civil and Environmental Engineering

We conduct research and teaching in civil and transportation engineering, technical planning, structural engineering, water and wastewater engineering and hydraulic engineering. Graduates from our programmes become employees – in both the public and private sectors – with a sustainability mindset combined with competitive knowledge and skills. The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is one of eight departments in the Faculty of Engineering.

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10th April 2020

Employer

NTNU – Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Post expires on Friday April 10th, 2020

PhD position within Well Integrity and Life Cycle Management – Data Analytics Approach – IV-85/20

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At NTNU, creating knowledge for a better world is the vision that unites our 7 400 employees and 42 000 students.

We are looking for dedicated employees to join us.

About the position

NTNU has a vacancy for a 3-year PhD fellowship at the Department of Geoscience and Petroleum (IGP). The researcher will be a part of BRU21: NTNU Research and Innovation Program on Digital and Automation Solutions for the Oil and Gas Industry (www.ntnu.edu/bru21). BRU21 is a PhD driven Program with about 30 PhD/PostDoc projects led by 25 Professors from different institutes at NTNU as well as a number of industrial co-supervisors. The PhD candidates are financed either by NTNU or by an Oil and Gas Company. This specific PhD Fellowship is financed by Petrobras and the PhD candidate will work on a use case in collaboration with Petrobras.        

The candidate will formally be employed by NTNU for a 3 years PhD period with location in Trondheim, Norway. The candidate must expect some travel between Rio de Janeiro and Trondheim related to the use case.

You will report to your supervisor.

Duties of the position

Well integrity monitoring and control is intended to reduce the risk of failures, which causes must be understood and mitigated or eliminated. In addition to fault detection, it is important to develop means to predict and avoid critical faults and degradation mechanisms, considering the whole life cycle of a well starting from its concept design phase through construction, production until its plug and abandonment. In this project the focus will be on solving these challenges through employing new data analytics techniques and establishment of an appropriated integrity criteria based on industry best practices and on the related state-of-the-art.

The primary objective is to develop a computer-based artificial intelligence system, or a system of systems, for offshore well integrity and life cycle management for the Brazilian and Norwegian Continental Shelves.

Required selection criteria

The PhD-position’s main objective is to qualify for work in research positions. The qualification requirement is that you have completed a master’s degree or second degree (equivalent to 120 credits) with a strong academic background in  drilling and well contruction or equivalent education with a grade of B or better in terms of NTNU’s grading scale. If you do not have letter grades from previous studies, you must have an equally good academic foundation. If you are unable to meet these criteria you may be considered only if you can document that you are particularly suitable for education leading to a PhD degree.

The appointment is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants and national guidelines for appointment as PhD, post doctor and research assistant.


Required qualifications

  • Background in drilling and well construction, mechanical engineering or similar
  • Good written and oral English language skills

Desired qualifications

  • Background and/or experience relevant to the project topic (see the project topic)
  • Good knowledge of digital tools like Matlab, Python, etc. 
  • Experience with data analytics technics (e.g. machine learning, artificial intelligence)
  • Industrial experience
  • Written and oral Portuguese language skills will be considered as an advantage

Personal characteristics

  • A high level of personal responsibility and initiative
  • Work independently as well as part of a team in accordance with the project objectives
  • Ability to work in interdisciplinary projects and teams

In the evaluation of which candidate is best qualified, emphasis will be placed on education, experience and personal suitability, as well as motivation, in terms of the qualification requirements specified in the advertisement. NTNU is committed to following evaluation criteria for research quality according to The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment – DORA.

We offer

Salary and conditions

PhD candidates are remunerated in code 1017, and are normally remunerated at gross from NOK 479 600 per annum before tax, depending on qualifications and seniority. From the salary, 2% is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

The period of employment is 3 years without required duties. The startup date preferably before August 2020.

Appointment to a PhD position requires that you are admitted to the PhD programme in Engineering (https://www.ntnu.edu/iv/doctoral-programme) 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 on a daily basis.

About the application

Publications and other academic works that the applicant would like to be considered in the evaluation must accompany the application. Joint works will be considered. If it is difficult to identify the individual applicant’s contribution to joint works, the applicant must include a brief description of his or her contribution.

General information

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.

Information Act (Offentleglova), your name, age, position and municipality may be made public even if you have requested not to have your name entered on the list of applicants.

For more information about the position, please contact:
Professor Sigbjørn Sangesland, email: sigbjorn.sangesland@ntnu.no , or Professor Alexey Pavlov, email: alexey.pavlov@ntnu.no

Please submit your application electronically via jobbnorge.no with your CV, diplomas and certificates. Applications submitted elsewhere will not be considered. Diploma Supplement is required to attach for European Master Diplomas outside Norway. Chinese applicants are required to provide confirmation of Master Diploma from China Credentials Verification (CHSI).

If you are invited for interview you must include certified copies of transcripts and reference letters. Please refer to the application number IV-85/20 when applying.

Application deadline: 14.04.2020

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Department of Geoscience and Petroleum

We conduct teaching and research related to management of Earth’s geological resources. Norway’s rich resources of wind, water, oil, gas and minerals have been and are essential to the country’s prosperity, and will continue to be in the future. The Department plays a key role in the development of technology and the education of graduates who enable value creation based on our natural resources. The Department of Geoscience and Petroleum is one of eight departments in the Faculty of Engineering.

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14th April 2020

Employer

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Post expires on Tuesday April 14th, 2020

PhD Candidate in CINELDI – Transition pathways for smart distribution grids in view of new technologies, digitalization, regulation, markets and other drivers

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At NTNU, creating knowledge for a better world is the vision that unites our 8 000 employees and 42 000 students.

We are looking for dedicated employees to join us.

About the position

There is a temporary position available at the Department of Industrial Economics and Technology Management as PhD Candidate in industrial economics and technology management for a period of 3 years. The position is resident at NTNU’s campus in Trondheim. This is an educational position, which will provide promising research recruits the opportunity for professional development through studies towards a PhD degree.

This position is part of the Centre for Intelligent Electricity Distribution (CINELDI) and hosted at the Department of Industrial Economics and Technology Management in cooperation with SINTEF Energy Research and the Department of Electric Power Engineering.

CINELDI is a multidisciplinary research Centre for Environment-friendly Energy Research (FME) awarded by the Research Council of Norway. CINELDI is hosted by SINTEF Energy Research with NTNU as a major research partner.

CINELDI seeks to develop expertise and promote innovation through focus on long-term research, development and education related to flexible and intelligent energy systems (smart grids). CINELDI works towards digitalising and modernising the electricity distribution grid for higher efficiency, flexibility and resilience. The objective is to tailor the grid for use by smart grid customers, electric vehicles, solar power facilities and other renewable electric power in a cost-efficient way.

The PhD will work closely with other PhDs/post doctors and researchers within CINELDI.

The position is connected to the PhD programme at the Faculty of Economics and Management and the faculty will be your employer. The main supervisor is Associate Professor Maria Lavrutich at the Department of Industrial Economics and Technology Management.

Information about the Department

The Department is organized into six sections:

  • Managerial Economics, Finance and Operations Research
  • Health, Safety and Environment Management
  • Strategy and Business Development
  • Operations Management
  • Experts in Teamwork
  • Section of Economics and Management (Campus Gjøvik)

The position is part of the Managerial Economics, Finance and Operations Research section. For further information about the department, see our website.

Main duties and responsibilities

The position is part of the research project “Transition pathways for smart distribution grids in view of new technologies, digitalization, regulation, markets and other drivers”.

Distribution grids are experiencing a transformation driven by decarbonization, decentralized generation, digitalization, and the emergence of flexibility markets. In this transition, achieving a flexible, robust, and cost-efficient electricity distribution system requires complex interactions of a variety of actors and technologies. In order to enable the transition towards feasible long-term scenarios for distribution grids, policy makers need to understand the impact of short-term regulatory measures, market designs and incentive schemes to promote robust and cost-efficient electricity distribution system transition supported by system innovation and new technologies and solutions. These measures should allow for optimal resource allocation in both the long-term (investments) and short-term (security of electricity supply and power system balance). In this attempt, new market designs and business models will be crucial to ensure social welfare.

The focus of the PhD project is to identify efficient market and regulatory mechanisms to support the long-term transition with short-term measures. The objective is to analyze and understand the long-term impacts of market-regulatory frameworks, interactions of a variety of actors as well as different technologies on the transformation of smart distribution grids.  The PhD project will study the effects of different flexibility markets, tariffs and other incentive schemes. These aspects will be studied in view of scenarios for the future distribution system developed in CINELDI also including technology details and descriptions of the technological capabilities.

The main purpose is to see how to incentivize investments in smart grid infrastructure in order to support plausible transition scenarios. The efficiency of these measures will then be assessed in terms of socio-economic welfare and distribution perspectives. Methods used will be from economics, optimization and electric power engineering. Knowledge of the power system and distribution grids, as well as economic regulation of grid companies/monopoly regulation is an advantage.

Qualification requirements

  • The PhD position’s main objective is to qualify for work in research positions. The qualification requirement is completion of a master’s degree or second degree (equivalent to 120 credits) with a strong academic background in managerial economics, operations research or another relevant field or equivalent education with a grade of B or better in terms of NTNU’s grading scale. Applicants with no letter grades from previous studies must have an equally good academic foundation. Applicants who are unable to meet these criteria may be considered only if they can document that they are particularly suitable candidates for education leading to a PhD degree.
  • A solid background in quantitative methods for economics and or optimization
  • Experience in programming
  • Fluency in written and spoken English

In addition, the following qualifications will contribute positively to the evaluation of the applicant:

  • Experience with scientific publishing in the relevant area will be regarded as an advantage
  • Experience in interdisciplinary work will be regarded as an advantage
  • Knowledge of the power system and distribution grids, as well as economic regulation of grid companies/monopoly regulation is an advantage
  • Experience concerning investment analysis and stochastic programming will be regarded as an advantage
  • Experience with Python or similar programming language will be regarded as an advantage

In the evaluation of which candidate is best qualified, emphasis will be placed on education, experience and personal suitability, as well as motivation, in terms of the qualification requirements specified in the advertisement.

The appointment is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants and national guidelines for appointment as PhD, postdoctor and research assistant

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

Personal characteristics

  • Motivation for entering cross-disciplinary research teams
  • Suitable candidates should have the ability to cooperate, have good communication skills, be flexible and solution-oriented

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Information about working and living in Norway can be found here.

Salary and conditions

PhD candidates are remunerated in code 1017, and are remunerated at gross from NOK 479 600 before tax per year. 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 admission to the PhD programme in at the Faculty of Economics and Management, in industrial economics and technology management (www.ntnu.edu/studies/phiot).

As a PhD candidate, you undertake to participate in an organized PhD programme during the employment period. A condition of appointment is that you are in fact qualified for admission to the PhD programme within three months.

Appointment takes place on the terms that apply to State employees at any time, and after the appointment you must assume that there may be changes in the area of work.

Primary residency in Trondheim is a prerequisite.

Any statutory leave will be added to the employment period.

General information

A good work environment is characterized by diversity. We encourage qualified candidates to apply, regardless of their gender, functional capacity or cultural background. Under the Freedom of Information Act (offentleglova), information about the applicant may be made public even if the applicant has requested not to have their name entered on the list of applicants.

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.

CINELDI works closely with key players in the Norwegian electricity supply sector, who manage critical infrastructure. A comprehensive risk assessment of the candidates’ research interests and potential activities related to national threat assessments will therefore also form basis for the final selection of candidates.

Questions about the position can be directed to Associate Professor Maria Lavrutich (phone number: +47 904 02 416, email: maria.lavrutich@ntnu.no).

The application must include:

  • Application letter concerning your motivation for completing a PhD
  • A CV with information on education, previous research experience, together with authorized documentation of certificates and study records.
  • Academic work (not master thesis). Joint work will be evaluated. If it is difficult to identify the contributions from individuals in a joint piece of work, applicants should enclose a short descriptive summary of what she/he contributed to the work.

Please submit your application electronically via jobbnorge.no with your CV, diplomas and certificates.

Incomplete applications will not be considered. This also applies to applications from candidates originating from countries covered by ITAR or “Electronic Code of Federal Regulations”.

Application deadline: 01.03.2020

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Faculty of Economics and Management

The Faculty of Economics and Management is NTNU’s newest faculty, with academic communities in Trondheim, Ålesund and Gjøvik. Our research and programmes of study cover a wide range within economics, management and technology, focusing on interdisciplinarity and collaboration at regional, national and international levels. Our academic groups are important contributors to Norwegian industry and economic policy. The Faculty has four departments and a Faculty administration. 

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1st March 2020

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PhD fellowship in analytical methods for partial differential equations

About the position

A PhD fellowship in analytical methods for partial differential equations, supervised by Katrin Grunert, is available at the Department of Mathematical Sciences at NTNU. The successful candidate will be offered a three-year position. The Department may offer a twelve-month extension as a teaching assistant.

The work place will be Trondheim.

Main duties and responsibilities

Partial differential equations turn up in the description of various phenomena that can be observed in everyday life. A very fascinating phenomena in this context, which e.g. can be observed close to a shore, is wave breaking. When it takes place, a lot of energy concentrates in a single point for a moment, but some of this energy is going to disappear immediately afterwards and hence affects the future shape of the wave. A central question for such equations is stability: Which influence has a small change to the wave profile on the future shape of the wave?

The goal of this PhD project is to increase the understanding of shock formation and wave breaking as well as to trace their impact on stability results for some carefully selected nonlinear and nonlocal partial differential equations. Since both the formation of shocks and the breaking of waves are characterized by singularities turning up, solutions are non-unique. Thus, classical methods to describe solutions globally break down and have to be replaced by tailor-made solution concepts. The project will use advanced techniques based on mathematical analysis.

Qualification requirements

We are looking for a highly motivated candidate with a sound background in mathematical analysis or partial differential equations and a strong interest in analytical methods for partial differential equations.

The PhD-position’s main objective is to qualify for work in research positions. The qualification requirement is completion of a master’s degree or second degree (equivalent to 120 credits) with a strong academic background in mathematical analysis or partial differential equations, or equivalent education with a grade of B or better in terms of NTNU’s grading scale. Applicants with no letter grades from previous studies must have an equally good academic foundation. Applicants who are unable to meet these criteria may be considered only if they can document that they are particularly suitable candidates for education leading to a PhD degree.

MSc students who expect to complete their master’s degree studies by summer 2020 are also encouraged to apply. Employment will then be postponed until the master’s degree is finished.

The applicants who do not master a Scandinavian language must document a thorough knowledge of English (equivalent to a TOEFL score of 600 or more).

The appointment is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants and national guidelines for appointment as PhD, post doctor and research assistant.

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

Personal characteristics

  • High self-motivation
  • Intrinsic curiosity and open-minded attitude
  • Independent and self-driven working style
  • Very good communication skills

In the evaluation of which candidate is best qualified, emphasis will be placed on education, experience and personal suitability, as well as motivation, in terms of the qualification requirements specified in the advertisement.

We offer

Salary and conditions

PhD candidates are remunerated in code 1017 and are normally remunerated at gross from NOK 479 600 per annum before tax. From the salary, 2% is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

The period of employment is 3 years with no teaching, but the Department may offer a 4th year with teaching and other duties for approximately 25% of the entire 4-year period.

Appointment to a PhD position requires admission to the PhD programme in mathematics; please see http://www.ntnu.edu/ie/research/phd for information about the PhD programme at NTNU.

As a PhD candidate, you undertake to participate in an organized PhD programme during the employment period. A condition of appointment is that you are in fact qualified for admission to the PhD programme within three months.

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.

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. Under the Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova), information about the applicant may be made public even if the applicant has requested not to have their name entered on the list of applicants.

The national labour force must reflect the composition of the population to the greatest possible extent, NTNU wants to increase the proportion of women in its scientific posts. Women are encouraged to apply. Furthermore, Trondheim offers great opportunities for education (including international schools) and possibilities to enjoy nature, culture and family life (http://trondheim.com/). Having a population of 200 000, Trondheim is a small city by international standards with low crime rates and little pollution. It also has easy access to a beautiful countryside with mountains and a dramatic coastline.

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Questions about the position can be directed to Associate Professor Katrin Grunert, e-mail katrin.grunert@ntnu.no .

About the application:

The application must include the following:

  • Information about education background and work experience.
  • A short research statement explaining the experience and the interest of the candidate for the research topic and describing the relevance of the candidate’s background to the research project (maximum 1 page)
  • A copy of the master thesis. 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.
  • Any relevant publications. Joint work will only be considered provided that a short summary outlining the applicant’s contributions is attached.
  • Certified copies of relevant transcripts and diplomas. Candidates from universities outside Norway are kindly requested to send a Diploma Supplement or similar documentation, which describes in detail the programme of study, the grading system, and the rights to further studies associated with the degree obtained.
  • Contact information for at least two references.
  • Documentation of fluency in the English language.

Please submit your application electronically via jobbnorge.no. Preferably, the attachments should be submitted as a single file. Please refer to the application number 2019/40366 when applying.

Applicants who have been short-listed will be invited for interviews.

Application deadline: 01.02.2020.

Hovedbygningen

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 Mathematical Sciences 

We are Norway’s largest university environment in mathematical sciences. The Department has a particular responsibility for all basis education in mathematical sciences for engineering and natural science students at NTNU. We focus on long-term basic research and applied research at a high international level. 
Our aim is to meet the society’s needs for mathematical and statistical expertise in business and public administration as well as in the research and education sector.  The Department of Mathematical Sciences is one of seven departments in the Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering .

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Deadline

1st February 2020

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Post expires on Saturday February 1st, 2020