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PERSEUS – PhD Candidate within Designing an Experimental Platform for Internet of Things Research

This is NTNU

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

At NTNU, 9,000 employees and 42,000 students work to create knowledge for a better world.

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About the position

At the Department of Computer Science we have a vacancy for a PhD candidate within the area of computer architectures for the Internet of Things. Due to the interdisciplinary aspects of the project, the candidate will receive co-supervision from the Department of Information Security and Communication Technology and the Department of Electronic Systems.

The Internet of Things (IoT) requires highly efficient Ultra-Low Power (ULP) systems to enable interacting with the environment at scale. These ULP-systems must communicate wirelessly and rely solely on energy harvesting – as manually retrieving 100s or 1000s of systems to capture data or change batteries is costly and impractical. The ULP system hence needs to strike a balance between harvester capability and energy storage on the one side and performance on the other. Unfortunately, no well-established methodology is available to help IoT developers reason about this complex trade-off.

The objective of this PhD project is to establish such a methodology. To do this, the PhD candidate will develop the Experimental Platform for IoT Research (EPIoT). EPIoT will enable exploring the design space of energy-harvesting-based IoT applications by creating a custom and configurable platform around the energy and sensor subsystems. More specifically, EPIoT will combine a range of energy harvesters with configurable energy storage and sensors with different energy and timing characteristics. EPIoT’s compute and communication System on Chip (SoC) will inspect the energy storage to dynamically select energy-neutral operating points. 

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

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

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

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

As part of the PERSEUS team you will work alongside other highly motivated and talented PhD candidates and researchers. You will also have access to the knowledge base, state-of-the-art research infrastructure, and impact orientation of the partners in the team.

In addition to your education and development within the thematic research area, you will gain transferable skills within project development and management, science communication, research ethics, innovation and entrepreneurial thinking, as well as basic university didactics.

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

The duration of the PhD employment is 36 months.

Starting gross salary is 491.200 NOK/year (equal to approx. 50.133 EUR/year by the exchange rate of May 2021).

We are looking for PhD candidates from all nationalities, who want to contribute to our quest to create knowledge for a better world. PERSEUS recruits candidates according to the EU’s mobility rule, i.e. applicants cannot have spent more than 12 months in Norway during the last 3 years.

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

The position’s working place is NTNU campus in Trondheim. You will report to the Head of the Department.

We look forward to welcome you to the PERSEUS team.
 

Duties of the position

  • conducting high quality research and report progress on a regular basis and in agreement with the supervisors.
  • undertaking the necessary courses (30 ECTS) as part of the PhD programme; 

• submitting an application for admission and a research plan no later than 3 months after the employment; 
 

Required selection criteria

  • International mobility requirements: Applicants of any age and any nationality will be eligible as far as they fulfil the mobility requirement of the COFUND programme, namely, the applicants must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of the host organization (Norway) for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the call deadline of PERSEUS.
  • Education requirements: 5 years of higher education (BSC and MSC) or education equal to (300 ECTS). The grade requirements are B or higher (based on NTNU’s grading scale). Education will have to be documented by diploma supplement or equivalent documentation in English and include a description of the educational system. International Relations do require Chinese diplomas to be verified using CHSI. The NTNU Office of International Relations will evaluate degrees and diplomas.
  • Language skill requirements: The applicants will be asked to provide evidence of good English language skills, written and spoken. The following certificates may be used as such evidence: TOEFL, IELTS or Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) or Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE).
  • Export of Knowledge Control: The PhD candidates who, based on a comprehensive first-hand assessment, might come into conflict with legislation governing exports of knowledge, technology and services will not advance further from the first stage in the recruitment process. For further information, please refer to the Export Control Act

In addition, the candidate must have:

  • a master’s degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or equivalent.
  • strong programming skills.
  • good written and oral English skills.

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

Preferred selection criteria

  • experience with embedded systems design including making custom Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs).
  • experience with programming and debugging microcontrollers.
  • experience with hardware design at the Register Transfer Level (RTL).
  • strong background in computer architecture.
  • experience with IoT communication protocols such as Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) or NB-IoT.

Personal characteristics

  • communicates information with clarity and ease, both orally and in writing.
  • learns from experience and feedback from others.
  • sees the big picture and takes broader considerations into account.
  • acquires new knowledge quickly, and can use existing knowledge in new ways.
  • ability to work independently but also in a team.

We offer

Salary and conditions

PhD candidates are remunerated in code 1017 and are normally remunerated at gross from NOK 491 200 per annum before tax, however it may be negotiable (increased) depending on high level of qualifications and research experience of the candidate. From the salary, 2% is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

The period of employment is 3 years.

Appointment to a PhD position requires that you are admitted to the PhD programme in Information and Communication technology 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. 

Please submit your application electronically via Jobbnorge website. Applications submitted elsewhere/incomplete applications will not be considered. Applicants must upload the following documents within the closing date:

  • CV including information relevant for the qualifications, submitted together with an identification document. 
  • Name, current affiliation and email address of at least 2 persons that will provide reference for you.
  • Certified copies of academic diplomas and transcripts and the reference letter.
  • Applicants from universities outside of Norway will be requested to send a diploma supplement (or a similar document) which describes in details the study and grading system, and the rights for further studies associated with the obtained degree. Chinese applicants are required to provide confirmation of Master Diploma from China Credentials Verification (CHSI).
  • A research interest description (maximum 2 pages) that includes a short presentation of the motivation for a PhD study, suitability for the position and the applicant’s view towards listed research challenges as well as the theoretical and methodological approach to the challenges.  
  • Scientific publications (if any). Joint works will be considered. If it is difficult to identify your contribution to joint works, you must attach a brief description of your participation.

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 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.

According to the 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 Magnus Jahre, telephone +47 952 22 309, email magnus.jahre@ntnu.no, or the Head of the Department Professor Heri Ramampiaro, email heri@ntnu.no

If you are invited for interview you must include certified copies of transcripts and reference letters. Please refer to the application number 2021/37705 when applying. 

Application deadline: 30.09.21.

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NTNU – knowledge for a better world

NTNU – knowledge for a better world

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

Department of Computer Science 

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

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Deadline

30th September 2021

Post expires on Thursday September 30th, 2021

PERSEUS – PhD Candidate in the area of Industry 4.0 Digital Twin for Offshore Wind Farms

This is NTNU

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

At NTNU, 9,000 employees and 42,000 students work to create knowledge for a better world.

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

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About the position

At the Department of ICT and Natural Sciences, we have a vacancy for a Ph.D. candidate in the area of industry 4.0 digital twin for offshore wind farms.

The term digital twin refers to a digital representation of a physical asset sufficient to meet the requirements of targeted use cases. Digital twins can be used during the conceptualization, design, and engineering phases of a new asset and during the operation and maintenance phases of an asset (e.g. for energy production optimization, predictive maintenance, simulation, quality management). Security, system integration, interoperability, and connectivity are fundamental aspects for assets aiming to leverage the concept of digital twin. This presupposes the standardization of interfaces and data formats, information-modelling, communication, and established open standardized architectures in the industry. Various associations supported by numerous industrial enterprises are collaborating towards the establishment and maturation of standards for digitalization in the industry.

A main challenge in asset-heavy industrial companies is not the lack of digital representations of facilities and equipment; there are huge amounts of data around. The challenge is that the asset data (i.e. various pieces of the digital twin) is partly locked into several different data systems/applications where the data is defined purely for the application purpose using their own language, information models, interfaces, and access regimes – with limited standardization. Among the different standardization and interoperability initiatives, Asset Administration Shell (AAS), a key concept of Plattform Industrie 4.0 and adopted by the Industrial Digital Twin Association (IDTA), proposes a standardized electronic representation of industrial assets enabling digital twins and interoperability between automated industrial systems and Cyber Physical System (CPS).

The idea of this project is to leverage the use of AAS for digital twin development of offshore wind farms. The PhD student will investigate current applications of AAS in other industries that could be relevant for wind farms, possibility to transfer AAS learning and solutions from other industries. In general, this task should look at the opportunities of using the AAS framework in the offshore wind industry and highlight possible challenges for implementation, which include architecture design, data requirements, predictive analytics, information modeling, and simulation and visualization solutions for asset management and predictive maintenance. Furthermore, the PhD student will be expected to implement prototypes of simulation and visualization solutions based on Digital twin (AAS-based).

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

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

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

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

As part of the PERSEUS team you will work alongside other highly motivated and talented PhD candidates and researchers. You will also have access to the knowledge base, state-of-the-art research infrastructure, and impact orientation of the partners in the team.

In addition to your education and development within the thematic research area, you will gain transferable skills within project development and management, science communication, research ethics, innovation and entrepreneurial thinking, as well as basic university didactics.

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

The duration of the PhD employment is 36 months

Starting gross salary is 491 200 NOK/year (equal to approx. 50.133 EUR/year by the exchange rate of May 2021)

We are looking for PhD candidates from all nationalities, who want to contribute to our quest to create knowledge for a better world. PERSEUS recruits candidates according to the EU’s mobility rule, i.e. applicants cannot have spent more than 12 months in Norway during the last 3 years.

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

You will report to Professor Agus Hasan as the main scientific supervisor of the research.

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

We look forward to welcome you to the PERSEUS team.

Duties of the position

  • develop digital twin solution in the context of industry 4.0 for wind farms;
  • undertaking the necessary courses (30 ECTS) as part of the PhD programme;
  • submitting an application for admission and a research plan no later than 3 months after the employment;
  • conducting high quality research and report progress on a regular basis and in agreement with the supervisors.

Required selection criteria

  • International mobility requirements: Applicants of any age and any nationality will be eligible as far as they fulfil the mobility requirement of the COFUND programme, namely, the applicants must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of the host organization (Norway) for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the call deadline of PERSEUS.
  • Education requirements: 5 years of higher education (BSC and MSC) or education equal to (300 ECTS). The grade requirements are B or higher (based on NTNU’s grading scale). Education will have to be documented by diploma supplement or equivalent documentation in English and include a description of the educational system. International Relations do require Chinese diplomas to be verified using CHSI. The NTNU Office of International Relations will evaluate degrees and diplomas.
  • Language skill requirements: The applicants will be asked to provide evidence of good English language skills, written and spoken. The following certificates may be used as such evidence: TOEFL, IELTS or Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) or Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE).
  • Export of Knowledge Control: The PhD candidates who, based on a comprehensive first-hand assessment, might come into conflict with legislation governing exports of knowledge, technology and services will not advance further from the first stage in the recruitment process. For further information, please refer to the Export Control Act.

In addition, the candidate must have:

  • academic background in computer science, cybernetics engineering, energy resources engineering, or other relevant engineering background,
  • strong programming skills, e.g., C++ and Python,
  • ability to thrive and contribute to the work environment,
  • ability to interact and cooperate with actors in industry, academia, and authorities.

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

Preferred selection criteria

  • hands-on experience in data and information modeling,
  • work experience from relevant industry, especially DevOps and wind energy business is strongly favored,
  • experience with data management and visualization software.

Personal characteristics

  • be scientifically curious and open to new research challenges,
  • demonstrate independence and persistence in addressing technical problems,
  • ability to work independently but also in a team, 
  • commitment and delivery with respect to deadlines.

We offer

Salary and conditions

PhD candidates are remunerated in code 1017, and are normally remunerated at gross from NOK 491 200 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 in Computer Science within three months of employment, and that you participate in an organized PhD programme during the employment period.

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

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

About the application

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

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

Please submit your application electronically via Jobbnorge website. Applications submitted elsewhere/incomplete applications will not be considered. Applicants must upload the following documents within the closing date:

  • CV including information relevant for the qualifications, submitted together with an identification document
  • Name, current affiliation and email address of at least 2 persons that will provide reference for you
  • Certified copies of academic diplomas and transcripts and the reference letter
  • Applicants from universities outside of Norway will be requested to send a diploma supplement (or a similar document) which describes in details the study and grading system, and the rights for further studies associated with the obtained degree. Chinese applicants are required to provide confirmation of Master Diploma from China Credentials Verification (CHSI).
  • A research interest description (maximum 2 pages) that includes a short presentation of the motivation for a PhD study, suitability for the position and the applicant’s view towards listed research challenges as well as the theoretical and methodological approach to the challenges.  
  • Scientific publications (if any). Joint works will be considered. If it is difficult to identify your contribution to joint works, you must attach a brief description of your participation.

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

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 Ålesund, with its population of 50 000, will provide you with plenty of opportunities to explore a region of Norway that is famous for its beautiful scenery with high mountains and blue fjords. Ålesund itself, with its Art Nouveau architecture, is by many considered to be the most beautiful city in Norway! 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.

In accordance with The Public 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 Agus Hasan, telephone: +47 93461014, email: agus.hasan@ntnu.no or Associate Professor Francesco Scibilia, email: francesco.scibilia@ntnu.no. If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact Maren Skuterud Rasmussen, e-mail: maren.skuterud@ntnu.no.

If you are invited for interview you must include certified copies of transcripts and reference letters. Please refer to the application number 2021/43838 when applying.

Application deadline: 30.09.2021

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 ICT and Natural Sciences

Our campus in Ålesund works in a partnership with industry that is in a class of its own among Norwegian universities. This ensures a practical focus for our study programmes, while they are firmly anchored in modern theory. The Department offers programmes in automation engineering, computer engineering, electric power systems, simulation and visualization. Our research areas include autonomous vessels, robotics, cybernetics, medical technology and health informatics, and artificial intelligence. The Department of ICT and Natural Sciences is one of seven departments in the Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering

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Deadline

7th October 2021

Employer

NTNU – Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Municipality

Ålesund

Scope

Fulltime

Post expires on Thursday September 30th, 2021

PhD candidate in Big Data and AI

This is NTNU

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

At NTNU, 9,000 employees and 42,000 students work to create knowledge for a better world.

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

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About the position

At the Department of Neuromedicine and Movement science (https://www.ntnu.edu/inb) we have a vacancy for a Ph.D. candidate in Big Data and AI research.

The PhD candidate will work in an R&D and innovation project named DeepInMotion founded by the Norwegian Research Council. The main objective of the project is to develop an explainable AI system and clinical service implementation to discover movement biomarkers for early detection of CP in infants. The PhD candidate will develop explainable AI techniques and methods that will contribute in generating new knowledge and innovations, which will enable and provide decision support for early detection of motor disabilities. The PhD candidate will work in an interdisciplinary research group with researchers from Department of Neuromedicine and Movement Science, Department of Computer Science and the Children Clinics at St. Olavs Hospital and Ålesund Hospital. 

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

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

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

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

As part of the PERSEUS team you will work alongside other highly motivated and talented PhD candidates and researchers. You will also have access to the knowledge base, state-of-the-art research infrastructure, and impact orientation of the partners in the team.

In addition to your education and development within the thematic research area, you will gain transferable skills within project development and management, science communication, research ethics, innovation and entrepreneurial thinking, as well as basic university didactics.

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

We are looking for PhD candidates from all nationalities, who want to contribute to our quest to create knowledge for a better world. PERSEUS recruits candidates according to the EU’s mobility rule, i.e. applicants cannot have spent more than 12 months in Norway during the last 3 years.

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


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

We look forward to welcome you to the PERSEUS team.

You will report to a Head of Department.

Duties of the position

  • Develop deep neural network (DNN), optimization/learning procedures and neural architecture search procedures
  • Develop and integrate DNNs in clinical service implementations
  • Collaborate with the interdisiplinary DeepInMotion research-team in the fields of computer science, movement science, and clinical science.
  • Undertake necessary courses (30 ECTS) as part of the PhD programme
  • Submit an application for admission and a research plan no later than 3 months after the employment
  • Conduct high quality research and report progress on a regular basis and in agreement with the supervisors.

Required selection criteria

  • International mobility requirements: Applicants of any age and any nationality will be eligible as far as they fulfil the mobility requirement of the COFUND programme, namely, the applicants must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of the host organization (Norway) for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the call deadline of PERSEUS.
  • Education requirements: 5 years of higher education (BSC and MSC) or education equal to (300 ECTS). The grade requirements are B or higher (based on NTNU’s grading scale). Education will have to be documented by diploma supplement or equivalent documentation in English and include a description of the educational system. International Relations do require Chinese diplomas to be verified using CHSI. The NTNU Office of International Relations will evaluate degrees and diplomas.
  • Language skill requirements: The applicants will be asked to provide evidence of good English language skills, written and spoken. The following certificates may be used as such evidence: TOEFL, IELTS or Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) or Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE).
  • Export of Knowledge Control: The PhD candidates who, based on a comprehensive first-hand assessment, might come into conflict with legislation governing exports of knowledge, technology and services will not advance further from the first stage in the recruitment process. For further information, please refer to the Export Control Act.

In addition, the candidate must:

  • Document strong background in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning or Computer-intensive Statistics, with a research-oriented master thesis within one of these areas.
  • Have good programming skills.
  • Demonstrate good written and oral English skills.
  • Meet the requirements for admission to the faculty’s doctoral program (www.ntnu.edu/studies/phmedt)

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

  • Knowledge about the development of clinical feasible AI systems within medical technology
  • Knowledge about the interaction between AI systems and clinicians/health care personnel
  • Programming skills in Pytorch and/or Tensorflow
  • Knowledge and programming skills in:
    • Explainable AI
    • Neural architectural search (NAS) and AutoML for deep neural networks
    • Graph convolutional neural nets (GCN)
    • Generative adversarial network (GAN)  

Personal characteristics

  • Enjoy working in a team-based environment, but also be able to conduct independent activities and thinking.
  • Have a problem-solving attitude.
  • Be highly motivated to publish in top academic conferences and journals within the area of the position.

We offer

Salary and conditions

PhD candidates are remunerated in code 1017, and are normally remunerated at gross from NOK 491 200 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 in Medical Technology  (https://www.ntnu.edu/studies/phmedt) within three months of employment, and that you participate in an organized PhD programme during the employment period.

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

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

About the application

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

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

Please submit your application electronically via Jobbnorge website. Applications submitted elsewhere/incomplete applications will not be considered. Applicants must upload the following documents within the closing date:

  • CV including information relevant for the qualifications, submitted together with an identification document
  • Name, current affiliation and email address of at least 2 persons that will provide reference for you
  • Certified copies of academic diplomas and transcripts and the reference letter
  • Applicants from universities outside of Norway will be requested to send a diploma supplement (or a similar document) which describes in details the study and grading system, and the rights for further studies associated with the obtained degree. Chinese applicants are required to provide confirmation of Master Diploma from China Credentials Verification (CHSI).
  • A research interest description (maximum 2 pages) that includes a short presentation of the motivation for a PhD study, suitability for the position and the applicant’s view towards listed research challenges as well as the theoretical and methodological approach to the challenges.  
  • Scientific publications (if any). Joint works will be considered. If it is difficult to identify your contribution to joint works, you must attach a brief description of your participation.

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

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

General information

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Espen AF Ihlen, telephone +47 47354674, email: espen.ihlen@ntnu.no. If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact , Bente K. Å. Andersen, e-mail: bente.k.a.andersen@ntnu.noWorking at NTNU

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

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

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

In accordance with The Public 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 Espen AF Ihlen, telephone +47 47354674, email: espen.ihlen@ntnu.no. If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact  Bente K. Å. Andersen, e-mail: bente.k.a.andersen@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: 30.09.2021

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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.

The Department of Neuroscience and Movement Science (INB) is an ambitious department in strong development. Great diversity in medicine and health disciplines is a hallmark of the department. We give priority to social relevance and quality in both education and research. Several of our groups of researchers and teaching staff are at the forefront of their fields in Norway and internationally. Our ambition: “Through interdisciplinary collaboration, INB creates forward-looking education and research that lead the way in improving health and function.”
Read more about the Department here: www.ntnu.edu/inb


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30th September 2021

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Postdoctoral fellowships in psychology

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At NTNU, creating knowledge for a better world is the vision that unites our 9 000 employees and 42 000 students.

We are looking for dedicated employees to join us.

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

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About the position 

One to two positions as postdoctoral fellow in psychology are available at the Department of Psychology (NTNU).  

We are looking for candidates with a strong research interest who wish to pursue research on a self-chosen topic within psychology. 

A postdoctoral fellowship is a qualification position with the main objective to qualify for work in academic positions. 

The appointment is a fulltime position and is made for a period of three years, 33% of the position is devoted to required duties, usually in the form of teaching activities according to the Department of Psychology’s need. 

You must be able to start in the position within a reasonable time after receiving the offer. 

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

Required selection criteria

  • You must hold a Norwegian doctoral degree, or a corresponding foreign doctoral degree recognized as equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree, within psychology or a related area. PhD-students may apply, if they can document that their PhD work has been submitted for assessment by the application deadline. It is a condition of employment that the PhD has been awarded.
  • You must be fluent in a Scandinavian language or English . 
  • You must provide a research proposal of up to 5 pages (incl. reference list). The research proposal must have a clear foundation in psychology and must contain a detailed description of how the project/projects will be carried out. The research proposal must include a progress plan describing the project’s main activities and milestones. Moreover, the applicant must provide a dissemination plan that includes the planned scientific articles. For each of these articles, applicants must clarify the specific research problems and/or hypotheses, the data sets and/or materials, the choice of method and potential target journals. The originality of the planned scientific articles must also be explained. It is expected that the candidate will be able to complete the research project within the appointment period. 
     

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

  • The research proposal’s quality and relevance. 
  • The project’s relevance to the research strategy described in NTNU’s strategy 2018 – 2025 – Knowledge for a better world, and the strategy of the Department of Psychology.
  • The project must be related to or relevant to already existing research groups at the department.
  • Experience from research documented by publications and work with previous research projects. 


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

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

Personal characteristics

Personal skills such as determination, flexibility, excellent cooperation skills and motivation to contribute to a good work environment, will be emphasized.

In the process of evaluating and choosing the best-qualified candidate, emphasis will be placed on the applicant’s educational and academic qualifications, personal suitability, and motivation for the position.

We offer 

Salary and conditions

The employment period is 3 years. Postdoctoral candidates are placed in code 1352, and are normally remunerated at 545 300 NOK 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 engagement is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants, and the acts relating to Control of the Export of Strategic Goods, Services and Technology. Candidates who by assessment of the application and attachment are seen to conflict with the criteria in the latter law will be prohibited from recruitment to NTNU. After the appointment you must assume that there may be changes in the area of work.

General information 

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), 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 Head of Department Ute Gabriel (ute.gabriel@ntnu.no). If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact Nine Jonstad (nine.jonstad@ntnu.no).

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

About the application 

The application must include: 

  • Research proposal and dissemination plan (up to 5 pages including the reference list)
  • CV and publication list 
  • Recommendations and diplomas (applicants who have not yet received their PhD diploma, must either document that the defense of the PhD thesis is completed and approved or that the PhD work has been submitted for assessment).
  • The applicant’s five most important publications 


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. Documents submitted after the deadline will not be considered in the evaluation. Applicants invited for interview must include certified copies of transcripts and reference letters. 

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).

Please refer to the application number SU-604 when applying. 

Application deadline: 30.09.2021

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NTNU

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

Department of Psychology

Our research and teaching are based on five perspectives: biological, cognitive, social, personality and developmental psychology. We offer a clinical programme in psychology as well as study programmes in the psychology of learning and in work and organizational psychology. We have also three outpatient clinics in which we treat patients as part of the clinical programme. The Department of Psychology is one of seven departments in the Faculty of Social and Educational Sciences.

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30th September 2021

Post expires on Thursday September 30th, 2021

PhD candidate in Big Data and AI

This is NTNU

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

At NTNU, 9,000 employees and 42,000 students work to create knowledge for a better world.

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

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About the position

At the Department of Neuromedicine and Movement science (https://www.ntnu.edu/inb) we have a vacancy for a Ph.D. candidate in Big Data and AI research.

The PhD candidate will work in an R&D and innovation project named DeepInMotion founded by the Norwegian Research Council. The main objective of the project is to develop an explainable AI system and clinical service implementation to discover movement biomarkers for early detection of CP in infants. The PhD candidate will develop explainable AI techniques and methods that will contribute in generating new knowledge and innovations, which will enable and provide decision support for early detection of motor disabilities. The PhD candidate will work in an interdisciplinary research group with researchers from Department of Neuromedicine and Movement Science, Department of Computer Science and the Children Clinics at St. Olavs Hospital and Ålesund Hospital. 

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

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

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

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

As part of the PERSEUS team you will work alongside other highly motivated and talented PhD candidates and researchers. You will also have access to the knowledge base, state-of-the-art research infrastructure, and impact orientation of the partners in the team.

In addition to your education and development within the thematic research area, you will gain transferable skills within project development and management, science communication, research ethics, innovation and entrepreneurial thinking, as well as basic university didactics.

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

We are looking for PhD candidates from all nationalities, who want to contribute to our quest to create knowledge for a better world. PERSEUS recruits candidates according to the EU’s mobility rule, i.e. applicants cannot have spent more than 12 months in Norway during the last 3 years.

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


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

We look forward to welcome you to the PERSEUS team.

You will report to a Head of Department.

Duties of the position

  • Develop deep neural network (DNN), optimization/learning procedures and neural architecture search procedures
  • Develop and integrate DNNs in clinical service implementations
  • Collaborate with the interdisiplinary DeepInMotion research-team in the fields of computer science, movement science, and clinical science.
  • Undertake necessary courses (30 ECTS) as part of the PhD programme
  • Submit an application for admission and a research plan no later than 3 months after the employment
  • Conduct high quality research and report progress on a regular basis and in agreement with the supervisors.

Required selection criteria

  • International mobility requirements: Applicants of any age and any nationality will be eligible as far as they fulfil the mobility requirement of the COFUND programme, namely, the applicants must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of the host organization (Norway) for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the call deadline of PERSEUS.
  • Education requirements: 5 years of higher education (BSC and MSC) or education equal to (300 ECTS). The grade requirements are B or higher (based on NTNU’s grading scale). Education will have to be documented by diploma supplement or equivalent documentation in English and include a description of the educational system. International Relations do require Chinese diplomas to be verified using CHSI. The NTNU Office of International Relations will evaluate degrees and diplomas.
  • Language skill requirements: The applicants will be asked to provide evidence of good English language skills, written and spoken. The following certificates may be used as such evidence: TOEFL, IELTS or Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) or Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE).
  • Export of Knowledge Control: The PhD candidates who, based on a comprehensive first-hand assessment, might come into conflict with legislation governing exports of knowledge, technology and services will not advance further from the first stage in the recruitment process. For further information, please refer to the Export Control Act.

In addition, the candidate must:

  • Document strong background in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning or Computer-intensive Statistics, with a research-oriented master thesis within one of these areas.
  • Have good programming skills.
  • Demonstrate good written and oral English skills.
  • Meet the requirements for admission to the faculty’s doctoral program (www.ntnu.edu/studies/phmedt)

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

  • Knowledge about the development of clinical feasible AI systems within medical technology
  • Knowledge about the interaction between AI systems and clinicians/health care personnel
  • Programming skills in Pytorch and/or Tensorflow
  • Knowledge and programming skills in:
    • Explainable AI
    • Neural architectural search (NAS) and AutoML for deep neural networks
    • Graph convolutional neural nets (GCN)
    • Generative adversarial network (GAN)  

Personal characteristics

  • Enjoy working in a team-based environment, but also be able to conduct independent activities and thinking.
  • Have a problem-solving attitude.
  • Be highly motivated to publish in top academic conferences and journals within the area of the position.

We offer

Salary and conditions

PhD candidates are remunerated in code 1017, and are normally remunerated at gross from NOK 491 200 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 in Medical Technology  (https://www.ntnu.edu/studies/phmedt) within three months of employment, and that you participate in an organized PhD programme during the employment period.

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

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

About the application

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

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

Please submit your application electronically via Jobbnorge website. Applications submitted elsewhere/incomplete applications will not be considered. Applicants must upload the following documents within the closing date:

  • CV including information relevant for the qualifications, submitted together with an identification document
  • Name, current affiliation and email address of at least 2 persons that will provide reference for you
  • Certified copies of academic diplomas and transcripts and the reference letter
  • Applicants from universities outside of Norway will be requested to send a diploma supplement (or a similar document) which describes in details the study and grading system, and the rights for further studies associated with the obtained degree. Chinese applicants are required to provide confirmation of Master Diploma from China Credentials Verification (CHSI).
  • A research interest description (maximum 2 pages) that includes a short presentation of the motivation for a PhD study, suitability for the position and the applicant’s view towards listed research challenges as well as the theoretical and methodological approach to the challenges.  
  • Scientific publications (if any). Joint works will be considered. If it is difficult to identify your contribution to joint works, you must attach a brief description of your participation.

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

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

General information

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Espen AF Ihlen, telephone +47 47354674, email: espen.ihlen@ntnu.no. If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact , Bente K. Å. Andersen, e-mail: bente.k.a.andersen@ntnu.noWorking at NTNU

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

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

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

In accordance with The Public 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 Espen AF Ihlen, telephone +47 47354674, email: espen.ihlen@ntnu.no. If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact  Bente K. Å. Andersen, e-mail: bente.k.a.andersen@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: 30.09.2021

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.

The Department of Neuroscience and Movement Science (INB) is an ambitious department in strong development. Great diversity in medicine and health disciplines is a hallmark of the department. We give priority to social relevance and quality in both education and research. Several of our groups of researchers and teaching staff are at the forefront of their fields in Norway and internationally. Our ambition: “Through interdisciplinary collaboration, INB creates forward-looking education and research that lead the way in improving health and function.”
Read more about the Department here: www.ntnu.edu/inb


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Deadline

30th September 2021

Post expires on Thursday September 30th, 2021

PhD Candidate in Formal Methods for Security and Concurrency.

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

At NTNU, 9,000 employees and 42,000 students work to create knowledge for a better world.

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

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About the position

We have a vacancy for a PhD candidate in the Systems Security Group at the Information Security Division, within the Department of Information Security and Communication Technology at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, campus Gjøvik.

For a position as a PhD Candidate, the goal is a completed doctoral education up to obtaining a doctoral degree. 

The topic is generally placed at the intersection between security and concurrency with applications to many modern systems included under the term concurrency, such as distributed and communicating systems, multi-core or high-performance computing, or more generally systems of systems. The main focus of the topic will be on formal methods and tools applied to novel problems stemming from the combinations of security and highly complex concurrent systems. Depending on the inclinations and skills of the applicant, the work can include theoretical investigations as well as development and improvement of existing methods and tools for solving verification challenges in such modern applications; but the work can also include modelling and verification of real-world protocols pertaining to, e.g., IoT, Smart Grids, or Smart Contracts. Therefore, the research tasks can be anything from more theoretical, designing new formalisms and algorithms, to more practical, implementing modules, extensions, or new tools.

If the work will go in a more theoretical direction, the candidate can expect to look into formalisms such as process algebras and their methods such as bisimulations, or into concurrency models and the challenges these bring to security, or into more mathematical topics including logics, relational algebras, automata, etc. If the work will go in a more practical direction, the candidate can expect to work with security verification tools such as Isabelle or Tamarin. 

You will report to the Head of Department.

Duties of the position

  • Work with formal tools such as Isabelle or Tamarin.
  • Develop formalisms/logics/algorithms for modelling and verification of security.
  • Apply formal methods to study novel problems at the intersection of security and modern concurrent systems.
  • Participate in teaching and supervision duties on topics related to the above.

Required selection criteria

  • You must have a technically relevant background in Mathematics or Computer Science, with an advantage given by background in Security or Concurrent systems.
  • Your education must correspond to a five-year Norwegian degree programme, where 120 credits are obtained at master’s level.
  • You must have a strong academic background from your previous studies and an average grade from the master’s degree program, or equivalent education, which is equal to B or better compared with NTNU’s grading scale. If you do not have letter grades from previous studies, you must have an equally good academic basis. If you have a weaker grade background, you may be assessed if you can document that you are particularly suitable for a PhD education (e.g., having long practical experience in relevant fields).
  • You must meet the requirements for admission to the PhD programme in Information Security and Communication Technology.
  • Good grades in topics close to Theoretical Computer Science or Mathematics

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

Preferred selection criteria

  • Both Mathematics and Computer Science count as suitable backgrounds due to the generality and inclusiveness of the topic focused on formal methods.
  • Background in Security and its applications is only secondary, because formal methods techniques is the more difficult part of the topic, whereas Security is the applications part.
  • Excellent written and oral English language skills should be documented either through tests or through already produced works.
  • Scandinavian language speakers have advantage due to their suitability for the teaching and supervision duties of the position.

Personal characteristics

  • Motivated for research with a curious character and inquisitive mind.
  • Hardworking and tenacious with a flair for detail and organization of knowledge.
  • Appreciative yet critical, always looking for the differences and similarities between concepts.
  • Good team and collaboration skills and appreciation for diversity of people and consideration for opposite views.
  • Optimism, objectiveness.

We offer

  • exciting and stimulating tasks in a strong international academic environment
  • an open and inclusive work environment with dedicated colleagues
  • Long-term stays abroad and collaboration opportunities with, e.g.: Gothenburg, Rennes, Sheffield, Warsaw, Luxembourg.
  • a large number of possible industrial collaborators to provide you research results with test scenarios and innovation opportunities
  • favourable terms in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • employee benefits

Salary and conditions

PhD candidates are remunerated in code 1017, and are normally remunerated at gross from NOK 491 200 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 or 4 years including teaching duties.

Appointment to a PhD position requires that you are admitted to the PhD programme in Information Security 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.

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.
  • Transcripts and diplomas for bachelor’s and master’s degrees. If you have not completed the master’s degree, you must submit a confirmation that the master’s thesis has been submitted.
  • A copy of the master’s thesis. If you recently have submitted your master’s thesis, you can attach a draft of the thesis. Documentation of a completed master’s degree must be presented before taking up the position.
  • Project proposal (or Letter of Interest) detailing why you fit for the position.
  • Research plan.
  • Name and address of three referees.
  •  If you have publications or other relevant research work.

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

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 and interpersonal qualities. Motivation, ambitions, and potential will also count in the assessment of the candidates.

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

General information

Working at NTNU

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

The city of 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 Assoc.Prof. Christian Johansen, email christian.johansen@ntnu.no or Prof. Basel Katt, email basel.katt@ntnu.no . If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact Stine Terese Ruen Nymoen, e-mail: stine.t.r.nymoen@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 2021/40723 when applying.

Application deadline: 30.09.21.

Gjøvik bygning fasade Foto: Marte Foss/NTNU

NTNU – knowledge for a better world

NTNU – knowledge for a better world

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

Department of 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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Deadline

30th September 2021

Post expires on Thursday September 30th, 2021

PERSEUS – PhD Candidate on Social Robots to Support Daily Activities in Older Adults in a Care Home

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

At NTNU, 9,000 employees and 42,000 students work to create knowledge for a better world.

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

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About the position

At the Department of ICT and Natural Sciences, we have a vacancy for a Ph.D. candidate on Social Robots to Support Daily Activities in Older Adults in a Care Home.

The PhD position is linked to the social robots lab in Ålesund, and the NTNU Health project EXACT in Trondheim.

By the year 2030, more than 15% of the world population will be aged 65 years or more, and according to the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, by 2060 every fifth person in Norway will be aged 70 or over. As the life expectancy and population of older adults increase, so does the collective need for assistance and health care, resulting in new public health challenges. Especially critical is the situation for older adults that live in care facilities because of reduced physical and/or cognitive functioning. Here, increased effort is needed to ensure their inclusion and participation without adding to the workload of the staff. A promising solution to help overcome these challenges is the use of AI and robotics to deliver and support activities in several domains, such as physical exercises, cognitive games, social engagement, and entertainment. Increased participation in these activities can support their cognitive, social, and physical functioning and increase their quality of life, without adding to the burden of health care personnel. Therefore, the aim of this project is to identify the possible benefits and challenges associated with the use of social robots and develop a robot-based solution that can support the inclusion and activation of older adults living in care facilities. 

This PhD project is a part of the PERSEUS doctoral programme: A collaboration between NTNU – Norway’s largest university, 11 top-level academic partners in 8 European countries, and 8 industrial partners within sectors of high societal relevance. 
Within PERSEUS, we will recruit 40 PhD candidates who want to contribute to a smart, safe and sustainable future. We are looking for highly skilled PhD candidates motivated to approach societal challenges within one of the following thematic areas:

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

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

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

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

The duration of the PhD employment is 36 months.

Starting gross salary is 491 200 NOK/year (equal to approx. 50.133 EUR/year by the exchange rate of May 2021).

We are looking for PhD candidates from all nationalities, who want to contribute to our quest to create knowledge for a better world. PERSEUS recruits candidates according to the EU’s mobility rule, i.e. applicants cannot have spent more than 12 months in Norway during the last 3 years.

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

The position’s working place is at the NTNU campus in Ålesund, at the Department of ICT and Natural Sciences. You will report to the Head of the Department.

We look forward to welcome you to the PERSEUS team.

Duties of the position

Duties of the position

  • The PhD candidate is expected to design, explore, and investigate a socially intelligent robot solution to support older adults by delivering opportunities for daily activities in various domains (physical activity, memory, cognition, etc.). The project focuses on care home settings and the solution should help older adults to be more active and engaged, without increased dependence on the staff, thereby increasing quality of life. The developed robotic solution is expected to have enough autonomy to not add to the workload of the staff, without compromising safety and quality of care. Focus will be on both solution development and practical implementation.  
  • undertaking the necessary courses (30 ECTS) as part of the PhD programme; 
  • submitting an application for admission and a research plan no later than 3 months after the employment; 
  • conducting high quality research and report progress on a regular basis and in agreement with the supervisors.

Required selection criteria

  • International mobility requirements: Applicants of any age and any nationality will be eligible as far as they fulfil the mobility requirement of the COFUND programme, namely, the applicants must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of the host organization (Norway) for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the call deadline of PERSEUS.
  • Education requirements: 5 years of higher education (BSC and MSC) or education equal to (300 ECTS). The grade requirements are B or higher (based on NTNU’s grading scale). Education will have to be documented by diploma supplement or equivalent documentation in English and include a description of the educational system. International Relations do require Chinese diplomas to be verified using CHSI. The NTNU Office of International Relations will evaluate degrees and diplomas.
  • Language skill requirements: The applicants will be asked to provide evidence of good English language skills, written and spoken. The following certificates may be used as such evidence: TOEFL, IELTS or Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) or Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE).
  • Export of Knowledge Control: The PhD candidates who, based on a comprehensive first-hand assessment, might come into conflict with legislation governing exports of knowledge, technology and services will not advance further from the first stage in the recruitment process. For further information, please refer to the Export Control Act

In addition, the candidate must have:

  • a solid background in robot operating system (ROS), strong programming skills, and knowledge of opencv
  • experience with human computer interaction (HCI)
  • genuine interest in developing technology for better care

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

Preferred selection criteria

  • hands-on experience in machine vision and machine learning
  • good research skills, including literature review and data analysis
  • good written and oral English
  • knowledge of Norwegian or another Scandinavian language is an advantage. 

Personal characteristics

  • data analysis and problem-solving skills
  • project management and organization skills
  • ability to work both independently and in a team
  • commitment and delivery with respect to deadlines

The supervisory team consists of Professor Ibrahim A. Hameed, and Associate Professor Anniken Sussanne T. Karlsen at the Department of ICT and Natural Sciences, Faculty of Information Technology, Mathematics and Electrical Engineering, and Professor Beatrix Vereijken and Associate Professor Nina Skjæret Maroni at the Department of Neuromedicine and Movement Science, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.

We offer

Salary and conditions

PhD candidates are remunerated in code 1017, and are normally remunerated at gross from NOK 491 200 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 in Computer Science within three months of employment, and that you participate in an organized PhD programme during the employment period.

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

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

About the application

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

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

Please submit your application electronically via Jobbnorge website. Applications submitted elsewhere/incomplete applications will not be considered. Applicants must upload the following documents within the closing date:

  • CV including information relevant for the qualifications, submitted together with an identification document 
  • Name, current affiliation and email address of at least 2 persons that will provide reference for you
  • Certified copies of academic diplomas and transcripts and the reference letter
  • Applicants from universities outside of Norway will be requested to send a diploma supplement (or a similar document) which describes in details the study and grading system, and the rights for further studies associated with the obtained degree. Chinese applicants are required to provide confirmation of Master Diploma from China Credentials Verification (CHSI).
  • A research interest description (maximum 2 pages) that includes a short presentation of the motivation for a PhD study, suitability for the position and the applicant’s view towards listed research challenges as well as the theoretical and methodological approach to the challenges.  
  • Scientific publications (if any). Joint works will be considered. If it is difficult to identify your contribution to joint works, you must attach a brief description of your participation.

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 Ålesund, with its population of 50 000, will provide you with plenty of opportunities to explore a region of Norway that is famous for its beautiful scenery with high mountains and blue fjords. Ålesund itself, with its Art Nouveau architecture, is by many considered to be the most beautiful city in Norway! 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.

In accordance with The Public 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 Ibrahim A. Hameed, telephone +47 41315695, e-mail: ibib@ntnu.no. If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact Maren Skuterud Rasmussen, e-mail: maren.skuterud@ntnu.no.

If you are invited for interview you must include certified copies of transcripts and reference letters. Please refer to the application number 2021/43312 when applying.

Application deadline: 30.09.2021.

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

Department of ICT and Natural Sciences

Our campus in Ålesund works in a partnership with industry that is in a class of its own among Norwegian universities. This ensures a practical focus for our study programmes, while they are firmly anchored in modern theory. The Department offers programmes in automation engineering, computer engineering, electric power systems, simulation and visualization. Our research areas include autonomous vessels, robotics, cybernetics, medical technology and health informatics, and artificial intelligence. The Department of ICT and Natural Sciences is one of seven departments in the Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering .

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Deadline

30th September 2021

Post expires on Thursday September 30th, 2021