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PhD position in power electronics: Diagnostics and prognostics for power electronics converters in large-scale accelerator facilities

This is NTNU

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.

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

About the position

The Department of Electric Power Engineering at NTNU (https://www.ntnu.edu/iel) and CERN the European Organisation for Particle Physics have a vacancy for a full-time 100% position (3 years) as a PhD candidate within the field of power electronics – Diagnostics and prognostics for power electronics converters in large-scale accelerator facilities. The PhD student will spend 18 months with the Department of Electric Power Engineering at NTNU, Trondheim and 18 months with CERN in Geneva.

The PhD candidate will work in an internationally joint research project between NTNU and CERN.

During the 18-month employment at NTNU, the prospective candidate will work in the research group Power Electronic Systems and Components (PESC), https://www.ntnu.edu/iel/groups/pesc#/view/about, while during the 18-month employment at CERN, the candidate will be employed at the Electrical Power Converters group (http://te-dep.web.cern.ch/content/electrical-power-converters-group-epc).

The position reports to Head of Department.

Duties of the position

The key technology that supplies electric power to the large-scale particle accelerator facilities at CERN is power electronics converters. Today, there are approximately 5000 converters rated from 1kW to 60MW installed at CERN facilities, which are expected to operate reliably and with the minimum possible number of failures for several decades. The most vulnerable power electronics converter components are the power semiconductor devices, capacitors, cooling systems, as well as, auxiliary circuits used for control and measurement.

CERN, a pioneer in big data and remotely operated equipment, is centrally managing its infrastructure, including power converters, from the CERN Control Center. A dedicated control framework permits the remote control of the converter state (e.g. on, off, cycling etc.), as well as allowing experts to acquire measurements on-demand. A wealth of data is, thus, available to engineers from all these “connected” devices making CERN power converters one of the largest known platforms for developing centralised prognostics and diagnostics. These big data contain useful information that can be utilized either to design converters with enhanced reliability offline based on the post-mortem failure profiles, or to enable online reliability enhancement of the converters.

The PhD student will design, implement and experimentally test software to perform prognostic and diagnostic functionalities that could be integrated within the accelerator ecosystem at CERN. The key tasks to be performed are:

  • Develop simulation models of existing power electronic topologies used at CERN.
  • Simulate failure mechanisms and prognostics.
  • Develop tools in Python that implement these diagnostics and prognostics interfacing the CERN power converter control framework.
  • Use acquired data to develop design methodologies for highly reliable power electronics operating under various mission profiles.
  • Regularly publish results in scientific journals and conferences, and present to project stakeholders.

Within the project, small-scale prototyping and experimental validation of failure mechanisms in power semiconductor devices will be performed. These will be carried out in the Power Electronics Laboratory at the Department of Electric Power Engineering at NTNU. The laboratory is equipped with advanced high-frequency and high-accuracy measurement instruments (e.g. high-bandwidth oscilloscopes and impendence analysers), high-power and medium-voltage variable electric power sources and electronic loads, as well as, power semiconductor modules testing (e.g. power cycling testers and I-V curve tracer) and building facilities (i.e. die-attaching and bond-wiring equipment).  

The PhD student will be a member of the Power Electronics Systems and Components research group (PESC) at NTNU, https://www.ntnu.edu/iel/groups/pesc#/view/about and a member of the Electrical Power Converters group at CERN (http://te-dep.web.cern.ch/content/electrical-power-converters-group-epc). The supervisors of the PhD student will be Associate Professor Dimosthenis Peftitsis, https://www.ntnu.no/ansatte/dimosthp from NTNU, Dr. Konstantinos Papastergiou and Dr. Raul Murillo Garcia from CERN.

Required selection criteria

The objective of the PhD education is to qualify for scientific research of high international standard. The PhD education has a nominal duration of three years of full-time study and includes required coursework or similar academic training comprising a minimum of 30 credits. The most important component of the PhD education is an independent scientific research project carried out under academic supervision, which results in the PhD thesis. The PhD degree is conferred based on these two elements and the doctoral examination, which consists of a trial lecture and a public defense of the scientific thesis.

The candidate should be an Electrical or Electronics Engineer and hold a Master’s degree in Power Electronics or similar field (e.g. Smart grids) with a grade of B or better in terms of NTNU’s grading scale. Experience and a strong interest in informatics, big data or machine learning is required and should be demonstrated by university assignments, prototypes, work placements etc.

In particular previous work with Python or other object oriented languages would be a plus. Additionally, a record of scientific publications in international journals and conferences are merited.

Furthermore, students should satisfy the CERN requirements for applicants to the Doctoral Programme. A successful application to the CERN Doctoral programme is a condition.

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

Other qualifications

Applicants must have very good English language skills, written and spoken. Applicants from non-English speaking countries outside EU/EEA/Switzerland must provide preliminary documentation of English language proficiency, in terms of an approved test. The following tests can be used: TOEFL, IELTS and Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) or Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE).

Further assessment of both written and oral English language skills and the ability to communicate fluently will be conducted in the continued selection process and during any interviews for all applicants.

Personal characteristics

In the evaluation of the candidates, emphasis will be placed on education, experience and personal suitability, as well as personal motivation for the position, in terms of the qualification requirements specified above. We look for candidates who show clear signs of independence, original thinking and scientific mindset.

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Salary and conditions

During the employment period at NTNU, the PhD candidate will be remunerated at gross NOK 479 000 per annum. From the salary, 2% is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

The employment contract is for three years.

Appointment to a PhD position requires admission to the PhD programme in Electrical Power Engineering. Applicants must be qualified for admission as PhD students at NTNU. See  https://www.ntnu.edu/ie/research/phd for information about PhD studies at NTNU.

As a PhD candidate, you will have to successfully complete the PhD academic training programme; the training includes mandatory course work and other obligatory activities. Within the first three months of your employment, you must formally qualify for admission to the PhD programme at the Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering.

Special employment conditions for this position

The selected candidate is expected to be employed by NTNU in Trondheim for periods equivalent to 1.5 full year and by CERN in Geneva for a period of 1.5 years. More information about benefits and work conditions at CERN can be found here: https://jobs.smartrecruiters.com/CERN/743999673031233-doctoral-student-programme

About the application

Please submit your application electronically via jobbnorge.no. 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).

The application must contain:

  • A cover letter where the applicant describes his/her personal motivation and how he/she intends to fill the position.
  • Curriculum vitae (CV) which includes information about the candidate’s prior education, work experience, academic merits and any scientific publications.
  • Certified copies of academic diplomas and certificates.
  • Applicants from universities outside Norway are kindly requested to send a diploma supplement or a similar document, which describes in detail the study programme and grading system.
  • The required documentation of English language proficiency.
  • Names and contact information of at least two references.

Incomplete applications will not be taken into consideration.

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 Department of Electric Power Engineering works closely with key players in the Norwegian electricity supply sector, which 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.

In the final assessment of the candidates also strategic considerations at the Department of Electric Power Engineering will be taken into account.

Application deadline: 13.07.2020

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 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.

Questions about the position can be directed to Associate Professor Dimosthenis Peftitsis dimosthenis.peftitsis@ntnu.no, or to Head of Department Prof. Ole-Morten Midtgård ole-morten.midtgard@ntnu.no.

Questions related to employment at CERN can be sent to Dr. Konstantinos Papastergiou k.papastergiou@cern.ch

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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 Electric Power Engineering

The Department of Electric Power Engineering is one of the seven departments at the Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering. Our department is Norway’s leading in the field, and our vision is to be at the centre of the digital, green shift. We have excellent collaboration with business and industry as well as other universities and research organizations internationally. This gives us outstanding opportunities for interdisciplinary research with high relevance for the society, addressing industrial needs and global challenges.

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Deadline

13th July 2020

Post expires on Monday July 13th, 2020

PhD position Optimat – Design thinking for hygienic- and sustainable food processing equipment

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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.

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

About the position

We have vacancy for a PhD position at the Department of Biotechnology and Food Science  that is one of eight departments in the Faculty of Natural Sciences. The position is related to the project Optimal utilisation of marine food resources (OPTiMAT). OPTiMAT is a comprehensive project dealing with better utilisation of marine food resources and is a collaboration between Department of Biotechnology and Food Science, and Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering.

This PhD project will focus on applying methods and tools from design thinking and systems engineering with knowledge from microbiology and food processing in order to ensure effective cleaning and maintenance and secure food safety of the products. To achieve this, it is necessary to develop methods and tools for hygienic- and sustainable food processing equipment design, such as including hygienic design principles in CAD tools. The validation of those methods and tools will follow suggested standards developed by the European Hygienic Design Group (EHEDG). EHEDG is a recognized authority in hygienic design and engineering throughout the world. The position does not require prior knowledge about food safety and microbiology; however, it is expected that the candidate is obtaining basic knowledge trough course work and self-study in this field as a part of the PhD project.

You will report to Associate Professor Erin Marie Skjøndal Bar

Duties of the position

  • The candidate should actively cooperate and cocreate with other staff and PhD fellows working on the OPTiMAT project to gain new knowledge and new solutions to improve the utilization of marine food resources
  • The candidate is specifically responsible for planning and accomplishing research activity related to the specific PhD project
  • The candidate should actively disseminate results within the OPTiMAT project, within the scientific group, to other PhD fellows and master students in the field, and to the society overall
  • The candidate will be a part of the Food Science research group at Department of Biotechnology and Food Science that are working on a variety of topics related to Food Science and Food Safety. It is thus important that the applicants are willing to collaborate with other researchers, and between fields of research, enabling them to be a part of the team.

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 Product development/Industrial design, Mechanical Engineering 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.

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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 qualifications:

  • Candidates with experience within food processing or food production will be preferred
  • Applicants should have good communication skills and be fluent in English, both orally and written.

Personal characteristics

  • Ability to be creative and take initiative in cross-disciplinary teams
  • Ability to work independently as well as in team
  • Enthusiastic, with a keen interest in a wider context than own research

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 the possibility of 1 year extension due to teaching duties.

Appointment to a PhD position requires that you are admitted to the PhD programme in Biotechnology (https://www.ntnu.edu/studies/phbiot) 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 daily.

About the application

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

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

The application must include:

  • CV, certificates and diplomas
  • Academic works – published or unpublished – that you would like to be considered in the assessment (up to 3 works)
  • Name and address of three referees
  • An up to one page “Personal motivation letter” for the position


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.

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

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

General information

Working at NTNU

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

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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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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 Associate Professor Eirin Marie Skjøndal Bar, email: eirin.bar@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 NV-73/20 when applying.

Application deadline: 13.07.2020

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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 Biotechnology and Food Science

Our activities contribute to increased exploitation of existing and new ingredients for sustainable food production as well as next-generation energy solutions and medical technology. We educate graduates for a wide range of careers in industry, public administration and academia. The Department of Biotechnology and Food Science is one of eight departments in the Faculty of Natural Sciences.Apply for this job

Deadline

13th July 2020

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Postdoctoral fellow in Flexible and integrated production systems

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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.

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

About the position

The Department of Manufacturing and Civil Engineering have a vacancy for a postdoc (2 years). The Postdoc will be a part of the IVB manufacturing research team and associated to the Centre for Research based Innovation; SFI manufacturing.

The Department of Manufacturing and Civil Engineering (IVB) is a part of the faculty of engineering at the Norwegian University for Science and Technology. Our research focus on Manufacturing engineering, Advanced and sustainable composites and Digital twin for sustainable built environment. 

The post doc will be a part of our Manufacturing research group and the Centre for Research based Innovation; SFI manufacturing, connected to the SFI Work Package 2.1:  Flexible and integrated production systems. The Postdoc will use NTNU MANUAB laboratory facilities for the research, as well as the industry consortium in SFI Manufacturing.

The position reports to Head of Department.

Duties of the position

  • The Post Doc shall focus on the coupling of digital models and supervisory control and data acquisition systems on manufacturing system level.
  • The goal is data-driven methods for a holistic manufacturing variation management with the aim for improving process capability of multi-process production systems, and thus minimizing cost and resource usage.
  • The Postdoc will work on signal processing, data analysis and development of appropriate predictive and optimized models using machine learning and genetic algorithms for multi-objective optimization along with tools for visualization and simulation.

Required selection criteria

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 in manufacturing, industrial engineering or corresponding foreign doctoral degree recognized as equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree is required.
 

  • The postdoc must have previous knowledge of handling sensing systems for manufacturing processes, including data acquisition, signal processing and sensors such as piezoelectric sensors for force, vibration and acoustic emission (AE).
     
  • Applicant must have research expertise on mathematical modelling, simulation and multi-objective optimization, Machine learning/Artificial intelligence, (big) data mining. Past research must be documented in the form of a promising publication list.
     
  • Applicant must have documented knowledge of handling piezoelectric sensors in the context of CNC machines and must be familiar with CPS factory.
     
  • The SFI Manufacturing consortium contains several companies in the defence industry sector. Due to this, the candidate cannot have nationality from one of the countries prohibited by the ITAR  or Electronic Code of Federal Regulations.
     
  • Excellent English skills, spoken and written, are required. Knowledge in Norwegian language is beneficial.

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.

Personal characteristics

  • Proficiency to carry out goal-oriented work
  • Creative thinking
  • Confidence in independent work
  • Good cooperation abilities
  • Perseverance

We offer

Salary and conditions

The employment period is 2 years.

Postdoctoral candidates are placed in code 1352, and are normally remunerated at gross from NOK 542 400 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.

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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 daily.

About the application

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

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

The application must include (Departments to choose from the following):

  • CV, certificates and diplomas
  • Research plan or project proposal
  • Academic works – published or unpublished – that you would like to be considered in the assessment (up to 10 works)
  • Name and address of three referees


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.

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

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

General information

Working at NTNU

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

The city of Gjøvik has a population of 30 000 and is a town known for its rich music and cultural life. The beautiful nature surrounding the city is ideal for an active outdoor life! The Norwegian welfare state, including healthcare, schools, kindergartens and overall equality, is probably the best of its kind in the world.

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 Kristian Martinsen, telephone +47 995 21 849, email kristian.martinsen@ntnu.no . If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact Per David Nielsen,  e-mail: per.nielsen@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: 10.07.2020

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 Manufacturing and Civil Engineering

Our profile of expertise can help to solve the world’s most important societal challenge: the development of sustainable solutions in industry and society. This profile includes research on modern industrial processes, use of new and recycled materials, new technological solutions and the application of new forms of organization and business models. The Department of Manufacturing and Civil Engineering is one of eight departments in the Faculty of Engineering.

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Deadline

10th July 2020

Post expires on Friday July 10th, 2020

PhD – Ultrasonic doppler measurements while drilling for identification and quantification of influx/efflux in boreholes

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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

Purpose: To prove the applicability and sensitivity of ultrasonic Doppler measurements if introduced in a borehole drilling assembly in typical wellbore environments and drilling context.

Output:

1. A documented methodology study based on theoretical and experimental investigations, assessing the potential for downhole ultrasonic Doppler measurements in a drilling process.

2. An assessment of the physical and technical limitations, operational restrictions and boundaries for ultrasonic Doppler measurements in a wellbore and drilling environment, including:

a) Estimates of sensitivities (signal-to-noise ratios) in common operational settings.

b) Development of signal processing methods.

c) Understanding upper/lower velocity range for wellbore influx/efflux for typical:

      i.     Drilling / borehole parameters.

      ii.     Drilling mud rheological properties.

      iii.     Formation fluid properties.

3. A recommended transducer design optimized for the purpose.

Project description:

Wellbore stability, including formation fracturing, fluid losses and/or wellbore influx during drilling is among the highest risk factors in the well construction process. Current methods for detecting fluid loss/gain situations during drilling is mainly by continuous surface monitoring of the fluid balance, the volumes flowing in and out of the well, however there is no direct measurement of where in the well the losses/gains occur, nor any information related to the geometry or area of the influx/efflux interval.

Supervisors:

Main supervisor: Svein-Erik Måsøy, Researcher, CIUS, NTNU.

Co-supervisors: Erlend Viggen, Post Doc, CIUS, NTNU. Lasse Løvstakken, Professor, NTNU. Tonni F. Johansen, Associate Professor, CIUS, NTNU. Hans Torp, Professor, NTNU. 

Duties of the position

In case of gain/loss scenarios in a drilling operation, an early detection and the right counteractions are crucial to prevent escalation of the situation. An ultrasonic doppler measurement placed a few meters behind the drilling bit could hence be a game changing technology, by providing in real time during drilling:

  • An early detection and precise location of wellbore influx/efflux
  • A quantitative estimate of the influx/efflux area and the geometry of the “loss/gain system” as well as the velocity and direction of the fluids movement
  • Further, the effects of the mitigating actions initiated can be monitored in near real time

This PhD project aims at developing the methodology and confirming the viability, robustness and the restrictions of Doppler measurements in a typical drilling environment, and further to propose an ultrasonic transducer design optimized for use in wellbores/drilling operations.

This project will be developed in close collaboration with the CIUs partner Equinor.

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) 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.

  • A master’s degree or equivalent education with emphasis on theory and methods from acoustics, (bio)physics, mathematics, signal processing, electronics, computer science, engineering, maritime engineering or petroleum engineering with a weighted-average grade of B or higher, in accordance with NTNU’s grading system
  • Good communication skills in both oral and written English
  • Good analytical and programming skills

Preferred selection criteria

  • Experience within the field of ultrasound in either medicine or industrial applications
  • Experience with methods and / or theory for one of the specific projects listed
  • Prior written, scientific output with relevance

CIUS aims to be a world-leading centre for research and innovation in next-generation ultrasound technologies. Candidates for this position will be selected in accordance with this aim. For some projects, it is imperative that the candidate has a proven ability to work in an experimental setting and is willing and interested in doing laboratory work.

Personal characteristics

  • Good communication abilities
  • Besides technical skills, we are looking for a curious, ambitious candidate who is highly self-motivated to do research and contribute to the innovative work carried out in CIUS

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

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.

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.

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.

Candidates from universities outside Norway are requested to send a Diploma Supplement or similar official document, which describes in detail the study and grade system and the rights for further studies associated with the obtained degree: https://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/documents/european-skills-passport/diploma-supplement. Candidates from non-English speaking countries outside the Nordic countries must provide official documentation of their English competence. Approved tests and results are:

  • TOEFL: 600 / writing 4.5 (paper-based test), 92 / writing 22 (internet- based test)
  • IELTS: 6.5, with no section lower than 5.5 (only Academic IELTS tests accepted)
  • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) or
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): grade A or B

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.

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 further information about the positions, please contact either:

Industry liason and researcher, Svein-Erik Måsøy, telephone: +47 92625082 or email: svein-erik.masoy@ntnu.no.

Professor, Lasse Løvstakken, telephone: +47 91347206 or email: lasse.lovstakken@ntnu.no.

For information concerning the application process, please contact: HR Consultant Julie Hoff, telephone: + 47 72576984, email: julie.hoff@ntnu.no

The application is to be accompanied by a cover letter explaining how your background and education fit the goals and requirements of the selected project(s) from the list of available positions. Please submit your application electronically via jobbnorge.no with your  cover letter, 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: 31.07.2020

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The Department of Circulation and Imaging (ISB) has 260 employees, and its research units are at the Cardiothoracic Centre at St. Olav’s Hospital, integrated with collaborating clinical divisions. The Department of Circulation and Medical Imaging (ISB) includes anaesthesiology, radiology, radiography,

ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging, exercise physiology, cardiovascular physiology, pulmonary physiology, pulmonary medicine, cardiology, vascular surgery, thoracic surgery and biomedical engineering. The department is also responsible for the Centre for Innovative Ultrasound Solutions (CIUS), the Medical Simulation Centre and the MR Centre. More information about the department is available at http://www.ntnu.edu/isb

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PhD candidate in the field of “Inter-substation Communication over Wireless Mobile Networks for Power System Protection”

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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

The PhD position is at the Department of Information Security and Communication Technology (IIK), NTNU. This is a researcher training position aimed at providing academic development in the form of a doctoral degree in the PhD Programme in Information Security and Communication Technology. This position is part of a new research project, Power system protection and control in digital substations (ProDig), a Norwegian Research Council KPN-project within the ENERGIX program with 9 industry/utility partners.

ProDig is a multi-disciplinary, multi-vendor, PhD-incentive and international project. The PhD candidate will work closely with the Networking Research Group at IIK.

The position’s working place is at NTNU’s campus in Trondheim and reports to IIK’s Head of Department (https://www.ntnu.edu/iik).

Duties of the position

Substations are critical nodes in the power system and consist of lines, transformers, generators, compensation equipment, switchgear and instrument transformers. In a substation, the power system is controlled and protected. The term digital substation describes a technology where classical copper wiring between instrument transformers, switchgear, protective relays and control equipment is replaced by a process bus Ethernet cable or potentially by wireless links. The main advantages are smaller footprint (reduced wiring, and buildings), easier expansions (plug&play), simpler documentation and engineering and possible faster future upgrade. The challenges are related to the fact that this is new, unproven technology with new competence needs. Test pilots of digital substations are now being installed world-wide.

In this position inter-substation communication will be investigated based on existing infrastructure technology and standards. The goal is to explore the 5th generation of mobile networks (5G) as a communication technology, taking into account the requirements of state-of-the-art protocols such as IEC 61850. Aligned with 5G, Ultra-Reliable and Low Latency Communications (URLLC) should be assessed as a possible solution for meeting the requirements of power system protection, which differ from other smartgrid technologies. 5G’s support of different networking slices and multi Radio Access Technologies (multi-RATs) shall also be studied as enablers of a better usage of infrastructures’ resources while simultaneously complementing the existing networking solutions. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Latency and time synchronization, robustness and reliability, scalability and cost efficiency
  • Service level agreement (SLA) monitoring and assurance
  • Authentication and integrity (cyber security)

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 Communication and Information Technology or equivalent education. It is an advantage if the applicant has experience, or academic background, in electrical power engineering or cybernetics.

Candidates must have 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 completing the MSc-degree in spring 2020 are encouraged to apply. The position is also open for an integrated PhD for NTNU students starting the final year of their master degree in autumn 2020; see https://www.ntnu.edu/iik/integrated-phd for information about the integrated PhD.

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 qualifications:

  • The applicant’s Master thesis must be research-oriented
  • Non-Norwegian-speaking applicants must provide evidence of good English language 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.

Personal characteristics

The applicant should:

  • enjoy working in a team-based environment but also be able to conduct independent activities and thinking
  • have a problem-solving attitude
  • have an inquisitive nature and enjoy cross-disciplinary challenges.

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

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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 without required teaching duties. Appointment to a PhD position requires admission to the PhD programme in Information Security and Communication Technology (https://www.ntnu.edu/studies/phisct).

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

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

About the application

The application must contain information of educational background and prior training, exams, and work experience. In addition, the applicant must submit a research statement (max. 3 pages), detailing research interests and initial plans with regard to the above project description. The statement should also describe why the applicant is suited for the position, and how the project relates to previous education, research and competence. Publications and other work that the applicant wishes to be taken into account must be enclosed (including a brief description of the contribution if not obvious).

The application must contain:

  • Curriculum vitae (CV) with information about the candidate’s prior training, exams, and work experience.
  • A cover letter (1 page) explaining the candidate’s motivation for doing a PhD and how the candidate’s skills and experience relate to the research focus of the position.
  • Research statement (max. 3 pages) detailing the candidate’s research interests, the candidate’s view on the research challenges within the area of the PhD position and initial research directions for the given description of the position.
  • Names and contact information of at least 2 reference persons.
  • A copy of the master thesis (in PDF), or, for those who are near to completion of their MSc, an extended abstract combined with a statement of how and when the applicant plans to complete the thesis.
  • Certified copies of transcripts and diplomas for the whole bachelor and master’s degree. An English translation of all education documents is required unless the documents are in Norwegian.
  • Applicants from universities outside Norway are kindly requested to send a diploma supplement or a similar document that describes in detail the study and grading system and the rights for further studies associated with the obtained degree.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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 refer to the application number 2019/38396 when applying.

Application deadline: 31/07-2020

General information

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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.

The Department of Information Security and Communication Technology will work 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.

In the final assessment of the candidates, strategic considerations at the Department of Information Security and Communication Technology will also be taken into account.

Questions about the position can be directed to David Palma, phone number +47 73590776, e-mail: david.palma@ntnu.no

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Department of Information Security and Communication Technology

Research is vital to the security of our society. We teach and conduct research in cyber security, information security, communications networks and networked services. Our areas of expertise include biometrics, cyber defence, cryptography, digital forensics, security in e-health and welfare technology, intelligent transportation systems and malware. The Department of Information Security and Communication Technology is one of seven departments in the Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering .

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31st July 2020

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PhD position within Underwater Acoustics Communications

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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

The position is one of the three PhD positions within the Norwegian Research Council project “Autonomous Underwater Fleets”, starting in September 2020, and whose focus is on enabling fleets of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) to operate collectively, cooperatively, adaptively, and in a leaderless fashion, so to enable more efficient & reliable monitoring and utilization of sea resources & infrastructures.

The PhD position will focus on approaching theoretical, algorithmic and practical problems relative to develop adaptive communication schemes for underwater vehicles that can adapt their transmission and reception schemes according to both the current status of the fleet and the current underwater channel conditions.

The project will be executed under the supervision of professors Hefeng Dong (main supervisor), Damiano Varagnolo, Kristin Y. Pettersen from NTNU, and Dr. Claudio Paliotta from Sintef Digital, and professor Joao Tasso de Sousa, University of Porto. The project will be integrated in the Centre of Excellence on Autonomous Marine Operations and Systems (CoE NTNU AMOS) and will build on & strengthen the established cooperation in marine robotics and autonomy with NTNU AMOS partners, e.g., Equinor and DNV GL. The main workplaces will be the Departments of Electronic Systems at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim, an equal opportunity employer described in detail at https://www.ntnu.edu. The project will give the opportunity to pay extended visits to Porto, Portugal, and to other Universities, research institutes or companies, potentially also outside Europe.

The position reports to the Head of the departement.

Duties of the position

We expect the candidate to:

  • commit adequate time and effort to the project;
  • display initiative in identifying and resolving problems relating to the research;
  • manage the work efficiently so as not to place unreasonable demands on supervisors;
  • be well organised and capable of setting and meeting deadlines for various phases of the research;
  • acquire any new skills required as part of the project;
  • maintain frequent and regular contacts with the supervisors;
  • seek and accept in good faith advice from supervisors and advisory panels;
  • fulfil tasks required by the supervisors as part of the project;
  • meet the normal scholarly and professional standards required by the discipline;
  • ensure that all written work is of a high standard of expression and organization;
  • report the results through both written work (especially scientific papers) and oral presentations (specially seminars to various audiences).

There exists the possibility for participating to departmental duties, such as teaching assistance; these shall be negotiated during the job interview

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 grade of B or better in terms of NTNU’s grading scale in one of the following fields, Acoustics, Underwater Acoustics, Communication& sensor network, and Signal Processing, or equivalent education.

Persons with knowledge within underwater acoustic communications, networks, and experience with instrumentation are particularly encouraged to apply. Good written and oral English language skills are a non-negotiable prerequisite. Moreover, since the goal of the project is to bring the concept of cooperative robotics into the underwater realm by simultaneously advancing and merging different scientific fields, the PhD student will have to work with other PhD students as a closely cooperating team.

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, post doctor and research assistant.

Other qualifications

Despite our research having civilian objectives, the research project uses equipment that is restricted by export licenses and ITAR (International Traffic in Arms Regulations). Applicants that are citizens of Norway, Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Switzerland, EU or NATO countries are eligible. Other applicants, instead, in order to be considered for the position are required to provide evidence of eligibility to use such equipment and attach this evidence in their application

Personal characteristics

We seek a candidate who is strongly committed to keep an open, honest and professional interaction with the colleagues at the department, based on mutual respect, trust and good-will.

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. 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. From the salary, 2% is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

The period of employment is for three years, extensible to four in case the candidate will serve for departmental duties such as teaching assistance. Appointment to a PhD position requires admission to the PhD programme in engineering cybernetics (https://www.ntnu.edu/studies/phtk) or electronics and telecommunication (https://www.ntnu.edu/studies/phet).The starting date shall be during August 2020, with little flexibility allowed.

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.

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. 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 2020/12854 when applying. All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.

The applicants should specify in their cover letter which (one or more) of these PhD positions they apply for.

Application deadline: 31.07. 2020.

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.

Questions about the position can be directed to hefeng Dong, phone number +47 93412370, e-mail hefeng.dong@ntnu.no .

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

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Department of Electronic Systems

The digitalization of Norway is impossible without electronic systems. We are Norway’s leading academic environment in this field, and contribute with our expertise in areas ranging from nanoelectronics, phototonics, signal processing, radio technology and acoustics to satellite technology and autonomous systems. Knowledge of electronic systems is also vital for addressing important challenges in transport, energy, the environment, and health. The Department of Electronic Systems is one of seven departments in the Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering .

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31st July 2020

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Postdoc in quantum condensed matter theory

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We are looking for dedicated employees to join us.

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About the position

We are looking for a postdoctoral candidate with expertise in theoretical quantum condensed matter to work on challenges related to superconducting quantum spintronics. The position will start late 2020/early 2021, with some flexibility for negotiation with the candidate.

A position is available as postdoctoral researcher at the QuSpin Center for Quantum Spintronics, which is part of the Department of Physics, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim, Norway.

The candidate will join and become part of an internationally leading research environment in quantum condensed matter theory and experiments.

The position has a duration of two years with the possibility of extension in return for teaching duties in agreement with the department.

About QuSpin

QuSpin carries out research in theoretical as well as experimental fields. QuSpin`s principal goal is to describe, characterize, and develop recently identified quantum approaches to control electric signals, conceptually different from those existing today.

QuSpin, a Center of Excellence, is funded by the Research Council of Norway. QuSpin is managed by a Center Director, a center coordinator and has four principal investigators. See http://www.ntnu.edu/quspin.

QuSpin currently has 8 professors, 4 associate professors, 4 permanent researchers, 26 PhD students and 7 postdoctoral researchers from 12 different nations working on various aspects of low dissipation spintronics.

The project leader will be Dr. Sol H. Jacobsen, and the position reports to the head of the Department of Physics, Prof. Erik Wahlström.

Questions about the position can be directed to Dr. Sol H. Jacobsen, phone number: +47 73413127, e-mail: sol.jacobsen@ntnu.no

Duties of the position

  • At QuSpin, our theory activity focuses on developing models for the utilization of spins and other quantum degrees of freedom in magnetic insulators, topological insulators, and superconductors. The candidate will contribute to these developments, with a particular focus on the theory of superconducting and magnetic materials.
  • The aim is to harness the coherent spin information of superconductivity in novel systems for information transfer in spintronics.

Required selection criteria

A postdoctoral research fellowships is a qualification position in which the main objective is qualification for work in academic positions. You must have completed a Norwegian doctoral degree in [subject area] or corresponding foreign doctoral degree recognized as equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree is required.

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.

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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.


Preferred selection criteria

  • Competence in quantum condensed matter physics or a related area of quantum physics/nanotechnology is a requirement.
  • Competence in the theory of superconductivity and/or quantum information will be advantageous.
  • Competence in numerical modelling will be needed.
  • Good written and oral English language skills are required.

Personal characteristics

  • Actively participates in teams.
  • Contributes to a supportive and friendly working environment.
  • Takes initiative and excels in problem solving.

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Salary and conditions

The employment period is 2 years, with the possibility of negotiating an extension in return for performing teaching duties for the department. The starting date is somewhat negotiable around the start of 2021.

Postdoctoral candidates are placed in code 1352, and are normally remunerated at gross from NOK 542 400 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.

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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.

The position is subject to external funding.

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

About the application

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. 

The application must include:

  • A cover letter outlining your research goals and how your experience complements the goals of QuSpin.
  • Two letters of reference.
  • Your CV
  • Diplomas and Certificates
  • A publication list including citation rates according to Web of Science. Highlight up to five of the most significant and relevant publications.
  • Any other academic work you would like to be considered in the evaluation. 


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.

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

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

General information

Working at NTNU

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

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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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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 recruitment process, please contact Torill Elise Ovid/ Rita Finsland, e-mail: torill.e.ovid@ntnu.no / rita.finsland@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 20/15110 when applying.

Application deadline: 09.08.2020

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Department of Physics

Our research and teaching are both experimental and theoretical, covering a wide range of disciplines. Our activities contribute to development of new medical technology and to finding solutions for the next generation’s communication technology, energy utilization and development of materials. The Department of Physics is one of eight departments in the Faculty of Natural Sciences.

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9th August 2020

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