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Postdoctoral position in advanced neuroimaging at the Clinical Neuroscience Laboratory (SU-150)

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Postdoctoral position in advanced neuroimaging at the Clinical Neuroscience Laboratory (SU-150)

There is a temporary position available at the Department of Psychology as postdoctoral fellow in multimodal neuroimaging for a period of 2 years, without teaching duties. The position as postdoctoral fellow is a fixed-term position with the primary goal of qualifying for work in professional academic chair positions.

The Department of Psychology currently has approximately 110 employees and 1100 students. The Department holds a large and diverse research community covering a variety of disciplines within psychology, and offers studies at the bachelor-, master- and PhD level in addition to a study programme in clinical psychology. The Department also has three outpatient clinics that offer outpatient treatment as part of the educational programme in clinical psychology. In addition, the Department participates in extensive local, national and international research collaborations. Our research ambition is to be internationally and nationally leading in various disciplines of psychology.

The postdoctoral fellow will work at the Clinical Neuroscience Laboratory (CNL), headed by Associate professor Alexander Olsen. CNL focuses on investigating the consequences of brain injury and disease as well as the effects of treatment and neurorehabilitation by combining advanced neuroimaging and brain stimulation techniques with wearable sensor technologies, neurocognitive assessments, and clinical measures. Clinical MRI facilities at NTNU include 3T MR-scanners, a hybrid PET/MR system, and from 2019 there will also be a 7T system in place.

The successful candidate will develop work that contributes to, and complements, ongoing research studies. The postdoctoral fellow will have a key role in our research activities linked to the ENIGMA Brain Injury working group. ENIGMA is a framework with harmonized protocols for data processing and analysis across multiple sites and cohorts. The postdoctoral fellow will work in close collaboration with our world-wide partners to provide new knowledge on the consequences of traumatic brain injury by utilizing an unprecedented sample size compared to typical neuroimaging studies. Duties will include occasional travel to recruit and coordinate with collaborators.

Qualifications
The requirement for the position is a completed Norwegian PhD, or a completed foreign PhD approved as equivalent to a Norwegian PhD. To be considered for the position, the defence of the PhD thesis must have been completed and approved. For this position, the candidate must have a PhD in neuroimaging, computer science, bioinformatics, medicine, neuroscience, psychology or equivalent.

In the assessment of the candidates, the following qualifications will be emphasized:

  • Experience in neuroimaging data analysis
  • Prior experience in engaging with an international network
  • Experience with team science and open science
  • Theoretical and conceptual knowledge within clinical and/or cognitive neuroscience
  • Documented skills in writing manuscripts, and a strong publication track record within the relevant field.
  • Personal qualifications will be emphasized, and we prefer candidates who have excellent cooperation skills, the ability to carry out flexibility and motivation to contribute to a good work environment.
  • Recommendations/references.

Proficiency in oral and written English is required.

Employment will be activated in accordance to existing regulations of 31.01.2006 with NTNUs supplementary purviews of 17.06.2009.

Application
Applications should include:

  • A publication list
  • Relevant samples of publications (no more than five)
  • A motivation letter (up to three pages)
  • A minimum of two letters of recommendation
  • A full CV with a complete list of publications, and authorized documentation of certificates and study records.

Joint work will be evaluated. If it is difficult to identify the contributions from individuals in a join piece of work, applicants should enclose a short descriptive summary of what he/she contributed to the work.

Please note that all documents should be translated in English or a Scandinavian language.

It is a major political objective to achieve a balance of age and gender in the national labour force and to recruit people with an immigrant background. Immigrants are encouraged to apply for all positions.

Information about the applicants may be open to public inspection as provided by the Freedom of Information Act.

Salary and Working Conditions
The Postdoctoral Fellow is paid according to salary scale 24 in the national salary scheme, gross from NOK 515 200 per year, of which 2 % is deducted for the State Pension Scheme.

The appointment is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants. The employee is expected to accept possible changes in work tasks. Primary residency in Trondheim is a prerequisite.

Further information about the position is available by contacting associate professor Alexander Olsen at the Department of Psychology, phone 91722824 and e-mail alexander.olsen@ntnu.no.

For information about processing of applications, please contact HR, Erik Lunde, e-mail: erik.lunde@ntnu.no.

An application including attachments should be sent electronically through www.jobbnorge.no. Documents submitted after the deadline will not be taken into account in the evaluation.

 

Application deadline: 30.09.2018

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Post expires on Sunday September 30th, 2018

PhD research fellowship in ultrasound for non-destructive testing in CIUS (IE 117-2018)

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PhD research fellowship in ultrasound for non-destructive testing in CIUS (IE 117-2018)

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) is offering a 3-year PhD position in ultrasound and signal processing. The theme is non-destructive testing in pipelines and the project is a collaboration with the industrial company Halfwave, a dynamic young company gathering experts in ultrasound technology.

The project is part of Centre for Innovative Ultrasound Solutions (CIUS) a Centre for Research-based Innovation (SFI) funded for 8 years by the Research Council of Norway. CIUS is a collaborative effort between 11 ultrasound industry companies, 3 universities and a university college, SINTEF, and 5 public health partners. CIUS has large multidisciplinary research environment across geographical locations; at NTNU, Trondheim; The University of Oslo (UiO), Oslo; and the University College of South-East Norway (USN) in Horten.

In this project the candidate will acquire a deep understanding on the propagation of acoustic waves in solid materials (pipelines) and how anomalies such as cracks can influence their propagation. She/he will study aspects of sound propagation to improve the sensitivity of acoustic waves to such defaults. The candidate will use simulation tools such as COMSOL Multiphysics to model the propagation of sound waves in pipes and validate these with experimental data.

The candidate will be affiliated to NTNU in Trondheim and has the main supervisor at NTNU, has day-to-day supervision at UiO in Oslo, all in close collaboration with HalfWave (also located in Oslo).

Workplace: Oslo; at the group for digital signal processing and image analysis at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, UiO. It is also expected that the candidate travels frequently to NTNU in Trondheim and spends time with the corporate partner HalfWave.

Detailed description of the project
Stress corrosion cracking poses a serious threat to pipeline integrity. To mitigate this risk, oil and gas operators spend significant capital in inspection of pipelines. The current tools, however, are reported to have issues with the sensitivity and sizing of small cracks especially for gas pipelines. Halfwave has been using ultrasound and the half-wave resonance in gas pipes to detect surface anomalies for some years now. Recently they observed that the waves generated inside the pipe wall propagated a significant distance along the pipe and were sensitive to material inhomogeneities such as cracks. Preliminary theoretical studies and experiments show promising results for the use of guided waves to detect cracks in the wall of gas pipes. The aim for this PhD project is to bring deeper understanding of the experimental results, conduct new experiments and simulations to foster new concepts, and explore new analysis methods.

Qualifications
The successful candidate holds an MSc degree in acoustics, physics, mathematics, signal processing, electronics, or computer science with an emphasis on wave physics and signal processing. CIUS aims to be a world-leading center for research and innovation in next-generation ultrasound technologies. Candidates for this position will be selected in accordance with this aim and expected to be in the upper segment of their class with respect to academic credentials.

Good analytical and programming skills are essential. 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. Besides technical skills, we are looking for a curious, ambitious candidate who is highly motivated to do research and contribute to the work carried out in CIUS. Good communication skills in both oral and written English are expected. We strongly encourage that the application is accompanied by a short cover letter explaining briefly how the applicant’s background and education fit the goals and requirements of this project.

Formal regulations
Appointments are made in accordance with the regulations in force regarding terms of employment for Ph.D. candidates issued by the Ministry of Education and Research, with relevant parts of the additional guidelines for appointment as a Ph.D. candidate at NTNU.

Applicants must undertake to participate in an organized Ph.D. programme of study during their period of employment. The person who is appointed must comply with the conditions that apply at any time to employees in the public sector. In addition, a contract will be signed regarding the period of employment. Applicants must be qualified for admission as Ph.D. student at NTNU. See http://www.ime.ntnu.no/forskning/phd for information about Ph.D. studies at NTNU.

The engagement is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants, and assessments regarding the legislations regulating export control. The positions adhere to the Norwegian Government’s policy of balanced ethnicity, age, and gender. Women are encouraged to apply.

Salary conditions

The position is in code 1017 Research fellow, and are normally remunerated at gross NOK 449 400 before tax. There will be a 2 % deduction to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund from gross wage.

General information
The Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering wants to attract outstanding and creative candidates who can contribute to our ongoing research activities. We believe that diversity is important to achieve a good, inclusive working environment. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply, regardless of the gender, disability or cultural background. NTNU wishes to increase the number of women in its workforce, and female candidates are therefore encouraged to apply.

Under Section 25 of the Freedom of Information Act, information about the applicant may be made public even if the applicant has requested not to have his or her name entered on the list of applicants.

The application must contain

  • A one-page cover letter including an explanation of how your research interests and background would fit the position.
  • Information about education and relevant experience (academic CV).
  • Certified copies of academic diplomas and certificates. (Applicants from universities outside Norway are kindly requested to attach a diploma supplement or a similar document, which describes in detail the study and grading system and the rights for further studies associated with the obtained degree.)
  • Names and contact information of at least two references

Incomplete applications may not be taken into consideration.

The application must be sent electronically as one combined PDF file via this page (Jobbnorge.no).

For further information, please contact:

Main supervisor

Hefeng Dong, Professor

Institute of Electronic Systems

Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering

Norwegian University of Science and Technology

hefeng.dong@ntnu.no

+47 93412370

Co-supervisor

Fabrice Prieur, Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Group for Digital Signal Processing and Image Analysis

Department of Informatics

University of Oslo

fabrice@ifi.uio.no

+47 22852407

Co-supervisor

Petter Norli, R&D Director

HalfWave AS

petter.norli@halfwave.com

+47 97658255

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New deadline for application: 30 September 2018

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Post expires on Sunday September 30th, 2018

Post Doctor position in Medium Voltage DC grid design and optimization for underwater applications (IE-149-2018)

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Post Doctor position in Medium Voltage DC grid design and optimization for underwater applications (IE-149-2018)

The Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, http://www.ntnu.edu/ie at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) has a vacancy for a 100% position (2 years) as a Post Doc researcher at the Department of Electric Power Engineering http://www.ntnu.edu/elkraft. The described Post Doc position is part of a research project on “High-Efficiency all-electric DC supply systems for subsea work-class remotely operated vehicles (HEROVs)”. HEROVs is a joint research collaboration between NTNU and two industrial partners: Ingeteam Power Technology S.A. based in Bilbao, Spain, and Argus Remote Systems A.S. based in Bergen, Norway.

Information about the department of Electrical Power Engineering

Currently there are 12 Professors, 7 Associate Professors and 4 Lecturers at the Department of Electric Power Engineering. In addition, there are 4 Adjunct Professors, 2 Adjunct Associate Professors, 9 Postdoctoral researchers, 2 Researchers, about 35 PhD students, and 15 technical/administrative staff. Research activities are organized under two research groups: Power Systems Group and Power Technology Group. The department has a good laboratory infrastructure for research and education, as well as a mechanical workshop, supported by a technical staff of 10 persons.

The department has a wide range of teaching responsibilities, ranging from fundamental education in electric power engineering for other engineering students, Master’s programs in Energy and Environment, International MSc programs within Electric Power Engineering and Wind Energy, as well as PhD education and continuing education.

Work description

The increasing growth of offshore and subsea activities in deep and ultra-deep waters, underpinned by the steep increase in offshore wind farms deployments, oil and gas processes progressively moved to the seafloor and other niche applications such as deep sea mining, military and forensics, require high number of underwater vehicles. They have high power demands and must be capable of operating under extreme conditions. The focus of the HEROVs project is on work-class Remotely Operated Vehicles (WROVs), which have power ratings exceeding 200 kVA and operate in ultra-deep waters. The WROV industry is presently transitioning to all-electric solutions enabling higher reliability, reduced weight and improved efficiency and controllability, but this poses challenging requirements to their subsea power supply system.

The goal of the overall project is to design, analyze and experimentally verify high-efficiency all-electric DC power distribution systems for deep underwater vehicles based on medium-voltage DC (MVDC) technology. In particular, within HEROVs, a post doc researcher will investigate the design and optimization of the MVDC distribution grid, while a closely related PhD project will focus on the design and optimization of power electronic converters employed on WROVs.

Within this context, there is one vacant Post Doctor position available at NTNU within the field of Medium Voltage DC grid design and optimization for underwater applications.

The successful Post Doc candidate is expected to identify optimal configurations for the DC power distribution grid used to supply power to different types of submerged loads by applying multi-objective optimization techniques. This shall result in the development of a tool to identify the best configuration from multiple standpoints (e.g. in terms of losses, weight, cost, etc.) and given operating conditions. The design criteria should take into account the technical choices made for the surface generator (e.g. converter design), as well as the load mission profile. Hence, the Post Doc candidate will need to work in close synergy with a PhD candidate and other researchers contributing to the project. The final result will be the small-scale laboratory testing of the selected grid system using Power Hardware-in-the-Loop techniques, in collaboration with the industrial partner, Ingeteam.

Qualifications
Applicants must hold a PhD degree within electrical engineering and experience with MVDC application and/or a good understanding of multi-objective optimization techniques applied to electrical grids. A strong background in stability and control of power electronic systems will be merited and experience with Hardware-in-the-Loop testing will be an advantage.

Excellent analytical and communication skills are required.

The candidates must have excellent collaboration skills as well as an ability to work independently.

The Post Doc position is expected to start in autumn 2018.

Applicants currently enrolled in a PhD programme who expect to pursue the PhD degree before the date of appointment must forward documentation for the date of their final exam.

For further information about position, please contact Professor Elisabetta Tedeschi by e-mail:  elisabetta.tedeschi@ntnu.no

Applicants are required to submit a one-page research proposal within the proposed research area.

 Formal regulations
Appointments are made in accordance to the regulations in force regarding terms of employment for Post Doctor candidates issued by the Ministry of Education and Research, with relevant parts of the additional guidelines for appointment as a Post Doctor candidate at NTNU. The person who is appointed must comply with the conditions that apply at any time to employees in the public sector. In addition, a contract will be signed regarding the period of employment.

Language requirements
Applicants who do not master a Scandinavian language must provide evidence of good English language skills, written and spoken. The following tests can be used as such documentation: TOEFL, IELTS and 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.

Salary conditions
The Post doctor position is in code 1352 Research fellow, salary grade range from 57 in the Norwegian State salary scale, gross NOK 490.900 per year, depending on qualifications. A deduction of 2% is made as a statutory contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

General
We can offer:

  • an informal and friendly workplace with dedicated colleagues
  • academic challenges

attractive schemes for housing loan, insurance and pension in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund

 

High motivation and good analytical and communication skills will be emphasized in the employment process.

Diversity is important to achieve a good, inclusive working environment. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply, regardless of gender, disability, and cultural background. NTNU wishes to increase the number of women in its workforce, and women are specifically encouraged to apply.

The appointment is to be made in accordance with the regulations for State Employees and Civil Servants in Norway. The candidate must adhere to regulations that concern changes and developments within the discipline and/or the organizational changes concerning activities at NTNU.

Under Section 25 of the Freedom of Information Act, information about the applicant may be made public even if the applicant has requested not to have her/his name entered on the list of applicants.

The application
Applications are to be submitted electronically through this page (http://www.jobbnorge.no).

The application should contain (all in one combined PDF file):

  • A one-page research proposal within the proposed research area.
  • CV.
  • 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 and grading system and the rights for further studies associated with the obtained degree.
  • Publications relevant to the research scope and any other work which the applicant wishes to be taken into account should clearly state the applicant’s contribution. A short summary should be attached outlining the applicant’s input to joint work.
  • A statement of purpose including an explanation of how your research interests and background would fit the position.
  • List of scientific publications.
  • Names and contact information of at least two references.

Incomplete applications will not be taken into consideration.

Please mark your application with: IE-149-2018 

Deadline for applications: October 1, 2018.

 

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Post expires on Monday October 1st, 2018

Postdoctoral Fellow in Sociology – the Global Labour in Rural Societies (Glarus) project SU-214

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Postdoctoral Fellow in Sociology – the Global Labour in Rural Societies (Glarus) project SU-214

There is a temporary position available at the Department of Sociology and Political Science (ISS) as Postdoctoral Fellow in sociology for a period of 2 years-, without teaching duties. The position as a Postdoctoral Fellow is a fixed -term position with the primary goal of qualifying for work in professional academic chair positions.

The Department of Sociology and Political Science (ISS) is committed to carry out research, teaching and dissemination in sociology, political science, sport science, and media studies. The department has approximately 80 employees and 11 study programmes. ISS is characterised by strong disciplines in social science, with the emphasis on sociology and political science, which contributes to multidisciplinary study programmes and- research at the NTNU. Sociology and political science also influence the department`s sport science and media studies profile.

Work tasks and obligations

This postdoctoral position has been established to work on the project Global Labour in Rural Societies (Glarus). This is a basic research project funded by the Norwegian Research Council (2017-2021) to study the enhanced international migration flows to rural regions in Western societies from the theoretical perspectives of migration theory, labour market theory, and the rural studies tradition. For a full description of the project, see: https://www.ntnu.no/iss/global-labour-in-rural-societies.

The postdoc will chair the international comparative part of the project (WP6), which relies on data from Norway, the UK, and the US (California), with main focus on data analysis and the dissemination of results in high quality international peer reviewed journals.

The position implies substantial travelling to UK and US study locations and participation in international academic fora.

The postdoc is expected to actively contribute to the further development of the NTNU research environment on migration/mobilities.

Qualifications

A Norwegian PhD is required in a relevant field (sociology, migration studies, labour market studies, rural studies, or similarly relevant fields) or an equivalent foreign PhD approved as equivalent to a Norwegian PhD.

  • The candidate should be familiar with the sociological tradition and one or more of the following fields of study: migration (transnational) studies, labour market studies, and/or rural (spatial) studies.
  • The candidate should be experienced in working with qualitative materials; however, quantitative and/or mixed methods expertise will also be looked upon as favourable.
  • Good knowledge of Norwegian, UK, and/or US societies are considered valuable.
  • Fluency in English is required. Competences in Spanish, Polish, and/or Norwegian are considered valuable.
  • The postdoc will work in dense cooperation with the PI and other members in the Glarus team, particularly partners in the UK and US. The ability to work independently, be solution-oriented, and have flexibility and excellent cooperation skills is required.

Personal qualifications as described and motivation to apply for the position, will be ascribed high importance.

Employment will be activated in accordance with existing regulations of 31.01.2006 with NTNUs supplementary purviews of 17.06.2009.

Salary and Working Conditions

The postdoctor position code 1352 is paid according to the national salary scheme, from gross NOK 515 200 per year, of which 2 % is deducted for the State Pension Scheme.

The appointment is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants. The employee is expected to accept possible changes in work tasks. Primary residency in Trondheim is a prerequisite.

A good work environment is characterized by diversity. We encourage qualified candidates to apply regardless of gender, disabilities or cultural background. NTNU is an inclusive workplace.

We offer

  • A professionally stimulating, open and including working environment.
  • Attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement.
  • Trondheim’s family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities.

Application

Application should within deadline include:

  • A five page description (project plan) of how the applicant would approach his/her work as the coordinator of the comparative work of the Glarus project, focusing on theoretical approaches and including a dissemination plan. The document should explicitly refer to the Glarus project description (https://www.ntnu.no/iss/global-labour-in-rural-societies), and describe how the applicants’ previous scientific work and plans for future career relates to the project.
  • A publication list.
  • Relevant samples of publications (no more than five).
  • A CV with information on education, previous research experience, together with authorized documentation of certificates, diplomas and study records.

These documents should be in English.

Joint scientific 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 he/she contributed to the work.

Applicants with a diploma from a foreign university are advised to provide an explanation of the university’s grading system. Please note that these documents should be translated in English or in a Scandinavian language.

Information about the applicants may be open to public inspection as provided by the Freedom of Information Act.

Further information about the position is available by sending an email to professor Johan Fredrik Rye (Principal Investigator of the Glarus project): Johan.Fredrik.Rye@ntnu.no.

For information about processing of applications, please contact HR, Sissel Sæther, e-mail: sissel.sather@ntnu.no.

An application including attachments should be sent electronically through: www.jobbnorge.no.

The reference number of the position is: SU-214.

Application Deadline : October 1, 2018.

Post expires on Monday October 1st, 2018