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Two PhD positions within STS: Sustainability in China’s food and agricultural systems

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.

At the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies of Culture, NTNU, there are two fully funded three-year PhD positions vacant in Science and Technology studies (STS) focusing on sustainability in China’s food and agricultural systems. The PhD positions are funded by the European Research Council (ERC) as part of the project ‘A Middle Way? Probing Sufficiency through Meat and Milk in China’ (MidWay).

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About the position

The MidWay project addresses the sustainability challenges relating to food and agriculture in China, with the consumption and production of meat and milk as empirical cases. Rather than arguing for increased efficiency, the project probes the concept of sufficiency to explore its potential for reducing human impacts on Earth’s biosphere while preserving overall welfare, i.e., its potential for defining a ‘middle way’ between ‘too little’ and ‘too much’. China is seen as a strategic research site to ask questions about the supply and demand of animal foods, hypothesising that what has made meat and milk integral to Chinese food practices might also be ‘otherwise’.

The two PhD candidates will be involved in core aspects of the project, including conducting ethnographic fieldwork at several sites along the systems of provision of pork and milk. The approach entails visiting facilities such as so-called ‘backyard farms’, mid-sized farms, and more industrialised production facilities, as well as packaging, processing, and retailing facilities, with a particular focus on supermarkets. Data collection methods include participant observation and interviews with farmers, meat and milk packagers, supermarket clerks and other relevant actors. The two PhD candidates are expected to stay in China over an extended period (9-12 months from 2024) and will benefit from collaborating on some aspects of the data generation process.

The Department of Interdisciplinary Studies of Culture is part of the Faculty of Humanities at NTNU, located at the Dragvoll campus in Trondheim. The department has 25 permanent employees, including research scientists. There are currently approximately 25 PhD candidates, post docs and temporary employees. The department teaches and conducts research in two areas: Gender studies and Science and technology studies (STS). Teaching is provided at all levels, including PhD. More info can be found at www.ntnu.no/kult.

Your immediate leader is Head of Department

Main duties and responsibilities

The successful applicant must

  • Conduct empirical data collection through qualitative methods such as interviews, participant observation and/or focus group interviews, or other methods relevant to the research design
  • Analyse such data through theories and concepts from Science and Technology Studies (STS)
  • Complete the obligatory coursework in the Ph.D.-program for Interdisciplinary Studies of Culture
  • Produce a PhD thesis, preferably based on peer-reviewed articles published in renowned international journals
  • Be an active participant in the MidWay project
  • Present, communicate and disseminate work at relevant national and international venues
  • Participate in the day-to-day activities at the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies of Culture, the Centre for Technology and Society, and the research group on Energy, climate and environment
  • Complete the PhD in Interdisciplinary Studies of Culture within three years. The appointment period includes six months for compulsory course work and 30 months for completion of the PhD project.

Qualification requirements

The qualification requirement is the completion of a master’s degree or second degree (equivalent to 120 credits) with a solid academic background in Science and Technology Studies (STS) or equivalent education (i.e., sociology, anthropology, history, political science, or human geography) with a grade of B or better in terms of NTNU’s grading scale. Applicants with no letter grades from previous studies must have an equally good academic foundation. Applicants who are unable to meet these criteria may be considered only if they can document that they are particularly suitable candidates for education leading to a PhD degree in Social Science and Humanities.

The appointment is to be made in accordance with the regulations concerning the degrees of Philosophiae Doctor (PhD) at NTNU

Other qualifications

  • Applicants must have knowledge of or interest in Social Science and Humanities studies of sustainability, demand, consumption, China, food, agriculture, and/or interdisciplinarity
  • Applicants must have experience with qualitative research methods
  • Applicants must have excellent knowledge of English and Chinese language (written and oral). English language proficiency must correspond to an IELTS minimum of 6.5 or TOEFL 90 
  • Completion of the master’s thesis on time is considered an advantage

Personal characteristics

  • Ability to collaborate with others, e.g., through co-authoring research papers or collecting research data
  • Ability to conduct independent research

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

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Salary and conditions

As a PhD candidate (code 1017) you are normally paid from gross 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.


Appointment to a PhD position requires admission to the PhD programme in Interdisciplinary Studies of Culture (https://www.ntnu.no/kult/forskerutdanning). As a PhD candidate, you undertake to participate in the relevant PhD programme during the employment period. A condition of appointment is that you are qualified for admission to the PhD programme within three months.

The engagement is to be made in accordance with the regulations 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 should contain:

  • CV
  • Diplomas and certificates
  • A letter of motivation describing your scholarly profile, including a brief research statement with preliminary ideas building from the project outlines above (max 2-3 pages)
  • Name and address of three references
  • A list of publications (if any)

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

Applicants invited for interview must include certified copies of transcripts.

General information

Working at NTNU

NTNU believes that inclusion and diversity is our strength. We want to recruit people with different competencies, educational backgrounds, life experiences and perspectives to contribute to solving our social responsibilities within education and research. We will facilitate for our employees’ needs.

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

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

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

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Associate Professor Marius Korsnes, telephone: 73598378 , email: marius.korsnes@ntnu.no . If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact HR, Hilde Saxi Gildberg e-mail: hilde.saxi@ntnu.no

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

Application deadline: 01.11.2022

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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.

Faculty of Humanities

The Faculty of Humanities offers a wide range of study programmes in the humanities, and is Norway’s second largest faculty of humanities measured in the number of students. We develop leading academic groups in the action-oriented humanities, as well as innovative and inquiry-based teaching and learning. The Faculty consists of six departments as well as a Faculty administration.

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Deadline

1st November 2022

Post expires on Wednesday November 2nd, 2022

Postdoctoral Fellow – Multiregional input-output model development and impact assessment

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

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About the position 

The Industrial Ecology Program (IndEcol), Department of Energy and Process Engineering (EPT) at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) is seeking a Post-Doctoral Scholar for the continued development, updating and scientific application of the environmentally extended multiregional input-output model EXIOBASE and the global life cycle impact assessment methodology LC-IMPACT.

EXIOBASE and LC-IMPACT  are two major pillars of the digital research infrastructure of the Industrial Ecology Programme as well as of the Industrial Ecology community (together over 80,000 downloads in the last years). The successful applicant will take responsibility for maintaining and extending this infrastructure, with a focus on Open Science/FAIR data and code management. The outcome of this process will be a fully automated, parallelized data pipeline integrated into the NTNU digital infrastructure (OpenStack and HPC cluster). Another major part of the work will be the further increase of the uptake of these databases through web-presence development, development and end-user focused software and workshops/presentations of these at relevant conferences.

EXIOBASE and LC-IMPACT are crucial for two upcoming EU-fundend projects (RAINFOREST and BAMBOO, both led by NTNU) which focus on mitigating biodiversity loss caused by global (non-)food and biomass production systems. Together with the project teams, the PostDoc will identify synergies between the projects and integrate novel methods developed in these projects into the data-pipelines of EXIOBASE and LC-IMPACT.

IndEcol is a pioneer in the development and application of industrial ecology methods, as well as the use of large data sets and scientific computing in industrial ecology. We focus on understanding resource use and environmental pollution associated with human activities, assessing the environmental aspects of different technologies and modeling society’s use of materials. IndEcol combines world-class competence in Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), Input-Output analysis (IO), and Material Flow Analysis (MFA) with scientists’ contribution to IPCC assessment reports, the International Resource Panel, active participation in the Life Cycle Initiative hosted by Un Environment, and numerous publications featured in high-ranked journals. IndEcol hosts its own International MSc program and contributes to NTNU’s engineering education. The research team consisting of eight faculty members, the Industrial Ecology Digital Laboratory, and about 70 researchers, post.docs and PhDs.

The Head of Department is Professor Terese Løvås. The work will be done under the guidance of Dr. Konstantin Stadler and academic supervision of Professors Edgar Hertwich, Richard Wood and Francesca Verones.

Trondheim is the place of duty.

Duties of the position

  • Maintain, refine and extend the EXIOBASE and LC-IMPACT data pipeline
  • Translate and integrate previous MatLAB scripts into Python
  • Integrate methodological outcomes of previous and current projects into both data-pipelines
  • Draft and submit scientific manuscripts and present at scientific conferences
  • Developing, improving, and revising documentation, web-presence and visualizations
  • Identify novel research topics and lead publications efforts
  • Co-supervise PhD and Master’s students.

Required selection criteria

The position is funded for four years with a negotiable start date. It is envisaged as a PostDoc, but for highly qualified candidates who have already completed at least two years of relevant PostDoc training in Norway, hiering in a researcher position will be considered. 

Postdoctoral fellow:

A postdoctoral research fellowship is a qualification position in which the main objective is qualification for work in academic positions. You must have completed a Norwegian doctoral degree in industrial ecology, economics, engineering, applied mathematics, informatics, or a related field that provides adequate training in computer programming and data processing, or a corresponding foreign doctoral degree recognized as equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral.

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

Selection criteria: 

  • IO or LCA, quantitative sustainability background
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Excellent coding skills and familiarity with the Python scientific stack (Numpy, Pandas, etc.)
  • Research competence and productivity, demonstrated through research output
  • Interest expressed in a cover letter or research proposal.
  • Fluent English language skills

The appointment is to be made in accordance with Regulations on terms of employment for positions such as postdoctoral fellow, Ph.D Candidate, research assistant and specialist candidate.

Preferred selection criteria

  • Experience with the compilation of (MR)IO models
  • Previous work with National Economics/Trade Data
  • Familiarity with economic analysis
  • Any of the following IT skills:
    • Modeling of (non-)linear optimization problems, particular in GAMS
    • Version control in Git, using Github and Gitlab
    • Distributed / high-performence computing
    • (Big) data management with a focus on Open Data
    • Development of automated data pipelines including data retrieval via API
    • Design on interactive (web)-visualizations

Personal characteristics

  • Self-motivated, enthusiastic and dedicated
  • Ambitious and goal-oriented
  • Ability to solve complex technical tasks independently
  • Team player
  • Excellent communication skills

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

We offer 

  • Excellent subsequent job prospects through gaining experience with data science and high-performance computing in combination with sustainability analysis
  • Shape the development of one of the most successful global MRIO databases
  • Exciting and stimulating tasks in a strong international academic environment
  • An open and inclusive work environment with dedicated colleagues
  • Favourable terms in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • Employee benefits

Salary and conditions

As a Postdoctoral Fellow (code 1352) you are normally paid from gross NOK 563 500 per annum before tax, depending on qualifications and seniority. From the salary, 2% is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund

The period of employment is 4 years.

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

The position is subject to external funding.

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

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

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

  • CV and certificates
  • transcripts and diplomas for bachelor’s-, master’s- and PhD degrees. If you have not yet completed your Ph.D, you must provide confirmation on your estimated date for the doctoral dissertation, or that your PhD thesis has been submitted
  • A copy of the doctoral thesis. If you are close to submitting, or have recently submitted your thesis, you can attach a draft of the thesis. Documentation of a completed doctoral degree must be presented before taking up the position.
  • Academic works – published or unpublished – that you would like to be considered in the assessment (up to XX items)
  • Research plan
  • Name and contact information of three referees

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. 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 

NTNU believes that inclusion and diversity is a strength. We want our faculty and staff to reflect Norway’s culturally diverse population and we continuously seek to hire the best minds. This enables NTNU to increase productivity and innovation, improve decision making processes, raise employee satisfaction, compete academically with global top-ranking institutions and carry out our social responsibilities within education and research. NTNU emphasizes accessibility and encourages qualified candidates to apply regardless of gender identity, ability status, periods of unemployment or ethnic and cultural background.

NTNU is working actively to increase the number of women employed in scientific positions and has a number of resources to promote equality

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

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

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

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Edgar Hertwich, telephone: +47 975 12 109, email: edgar.hertwich@ntnu.no. If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact Mathilde Smith-Nilsen, e-mail: mathilde.smith-nilsen@ntnu.no. 

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

Application deadline: 12.10.22 

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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 Energy and Process Engineering

We conduct research and teaching covering the entire energy chain, from resources to the end-user. We look at how energy is produced and used by humans and machines in a sustainable way with regard to health, climate change and the resource base. The Department of Energy and Process Engineering is one of eight departments in the Faculty of Engineering.

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Deadline

12th October 2022

Post expires on Wednesday October 12th, 2022

PhD Candidate in Interaction Design and Learning Technologies

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

For a position as a PhD Candidate, the goal is a completed doctoral education up to an obtained doctoral degree. We have a vacancy for a PhD candidate in Interaction Design and Learning Technologies.

The successful candidate is expected to be a member of the Learner-Computer Interaction (LCI) lab. LCI provides an interdisciplinary playground for researchers and professionals across all areas of learning technologies, psychology, learning sciences and interaction design. More information about the LCI lab can be found here: https://lci.idi.ntnu.no/.

Designing the conditions for engaging in meaningful learning and supporting the students are vital but challenging processes. Contemporary learning systems utilize data such as keystrokes, log files, and clicks to interpret complex learning phenomena. In recent years, multimodal data’s potential to help us understand the world around us and interpret the complex learning processes in it led learning technology research to develop models that can process information from multiple modalities. Although the collection, interpretation, and visualization of multimodal data has been extremely challenging for researchers, recent technological developments and data science, and AI advancements have boosted the growth of non-invasive high-frequency multimodal-data collections.

This position is expected to contribute on designing the conditions and tools for engaging learning by taking into consideration the aforementioned advancements (e.g., multimodal data, AI/ML). The objectives and the research questions of this PhD project will be developed in consultation with the supervisor during the first months of the fellowship. 

The position reports to Head of the Department of Computer Science.
 

Duties of the position

The goal of this project is to explore the potential of multimodal data for understanding learners’ cognition, emotion, attention, information acquisition and more. This work will build on an interdisciplinary approach, bridging the domains of learning sciences, interaction design, and learning technology. We are seeking a highly motivated individual that wants to excel in a research environment.

Part of the main duties and responsibilities include conducting the following tasks:

  • Conduct a literature review
  • Plan and conduct empirical studies
  • Collect and analyze empirical data 
  • Write up reports and research articles

Required selection criteria

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

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

Preferred selection criteria

  • A solid knowledge on Human-Computer Interaction and Learning Technologies is essential, and a research-oriented master thesis within one of these or related areas is expected
  • Hands-on experience with conducting user studies and collecting, and analyzing data
  • A solid knowledge of research methods
  • Good programming skills
  • Good written and oral English skills. Applicants must provide evidence of good English language skills, written and spoken. The following tests can be used as such documentation: TOEFL, IELTS or Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) or Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE). Minimum scores are:
    • TOEFL: 600 (paper-based test), 92 (Internet-based test)
    • IELTS: 6.5, with no section lower than 5.5 (only Academic IELTS test accepted)
    • CAE/CPE: grade B or A.
  • In extraordinary circumstances, formal documentation of language skills can be relinquished. In such cases the candidate’s language skills will be assessed in a personal interview

The following qualifications will be considered as an advantage:

  • Relevant experience as a research assistant in research projects
  • Published or submitted relevant research work

Emphasis will be put on personal qualities and potential as a researcher. High importance will also be attached to personal communication and cooperation skills.

Potential successful candidate will be interviewed via Skype or other means.

Personal characteristics

  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as in teams
  • Result-oriented
  • Strong motivation to contribute to good working and social environment

We offer

Salary and conditions

As a PhD candidate (code 1017) you are normally paid from gross NOK 501 200 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 4 years with required duties.

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. 

The application must include:

  • One-page cover letter including your motivation and how your 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 send a or a similar document, which describes in detail the study and grading system and the rights for further studies associated with the obtained degree
  • The master thesis and any other work which the applicant wishes to be considered should clearly indicate the applicant’s contribution
  • Names and contact information of at least two references

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 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.

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

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Assoc. Prof. Kshitij Sharma, e-mail kshitij.sharma@ntnu.no. If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact HR at the Department, e-mail hr@idi.ntnu.no.

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

Application deadline: 11.10.22

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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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11th October 2022

Post expires on Tuesday October 11th, 2022

PhD Candidate in Color Science

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

A PhD position is available at the Department of Computer Science in Gjøvik. It is required to conduct a systematic investigation on the effect of flicker on color perception. The candidate will conduct research into temporal aspects of color vision, design and conduct psychophysical experiments to analyze the effect of different flicker types and frequencies on color matching. The experiments are meant to propose new standards describing human color vision.

The new numerical description of the link between the wavelength distributions of visible stimuli, and physiologically perceived colors will contribute to improve the results of film digitization compensating for the different temporal unfolding of image display with analog and digital projectors. This pioneering research will also provide a relevant contribution in the broader field of visual perception.

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

The position is complementing the state-of-the-art research performed at the Norwegian Colour and Visual Computing Laboratory.

Your immediate leader is the Head of Department.

Duties of the position

  • Conduct a stand-alone research project on color vision.
  • Participate in the general activities of the Colourlab.
  • Participate in the general activities of the Department.
  • Complete a training component as part of the PhD of a minimum of 30 ECTS.
  • Participate in international activities such as conference attendance and secondments at educational institutions abroad.
  • In case of a 4-year position, teach courses in the field of color science part of the MSc program at NTNU.

Required selection criteria

  • You must have a professionally relevant background in color science, optics, spectroscopy, or similar.
  • Your education must correspond to a five-year Norwegian degree program, 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.
  • Master’s students in their final year of studies can apply, but the master’s degree must be obtained and documented before the employment.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and an ability to communicate effectively.
  • You must meet the requirements for admission to the faculty`s doctoral programme.
  • Good programming knowledge and experience.

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

Preferred selection criteria

  • Experience with electronics.
  • Experience with vision science and psychophysics.
  • Documented interest in film preservation.
  • Experience with solid modeling.
  • Norwegian language skills.

Personal characteristics

  • High motivation for research work and ability to work independently.
  • Well organized.
  • Ability to work both individually and in a team environment with a high level of personal responsibility, initiative, and leadership skills.
  • Flexibility and ability to take direction and accommodate feedback from diverse stakeholders.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and produce work of a consistently high standard.
  • Eager to disseminate research results through publications and presentations at international conferences.

We offer

Salary and conditions

As a PhD candidate (code 1017) you are normally paid from gross NOK 501 200 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 or 4 years. A 4-year position would require 25 % teaching duties.

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 your application will be considered based solely on information submitted by the application deadline. You must therefore ensure that your application clearly demonstrates how your skills and experience fulfil the criteria specified above.

The application must include:

  • CV and certificates 
  • 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.
  • A max 1-page motivation letter describing why the position is interesting for you and why your background and expertise are valuable for the project.
  • Name and contact information of three referees.
  • Any publications or other relevant research work (up to 3 items).

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

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

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

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

General information

Working at NTNU

NTNU believes that inclusion and diversity is our strength. We want to recruit people with different competencies, educational backgrounds, life experiences and perspectives to contribute to solving our social responsibilities within education and research. We will facilitate for our employees’ needs.

NTNU is working actively to increase the number of women employed in scientific positions and has a number of resources to promote equality. 

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.

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

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Giorgio Trumpy, email giorgio.trumpy@ntnu.no. If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact the HR-team at the Department of Computer Science by e-mail: hr@idi.ntnu.no.

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

Application deadline: 30.09.2022.

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NTNU – knowledge for a better world

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

Department of 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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30th September 2022

Post expires on Friday September 30th, 2022

PERSEUS PhD Candidates in Future-oriented urban transport modeling

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 project

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. 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. This includes a 2–3-month international stay and a 1–2-month national stay with one of the PERSEUS partners.

About the position

Department of Civil and Environment Engineering has vacancies for three PhD candidates in Future-oriented urban transport modeling. These positions are part of a group of 4 PhD candidates working within the same topic. We encourage you to apply to both job postings at Jobbnorge.no if relevant to your experiences and interest.

The positions are part of a larger interdisciplinary project and lab, Mobility Elgeseter which aims to explore innovative and sustainable mobility solutions in an urban, campus environment.    

Transport models are used to replicate various aspects of the transport system, and to predict and evaluate the results of changes to the system. Transport models are used for analyzing strategic decisions about the transport system, either to achieve goals or to estimate impacts of suggested initiatives. The objective of the PhD projects is to improve the state of the art of urban transport models by capitalizing on increased digitization and big data. The projects will explore how sources of dynamic data and passive data can be utilized to further develop and improve transport modelling. 

In addition to addressing increased digitization, the projects will aim to further develop urban transport models to address the shifting focus from passenger car transport to active, public, and new modes of transport, and the need to integrate freight transport with passenger transport within models. While theoretical research is a key component within the projects, there will also be a strong focus on the applied aspects of this research. This includes the development of transport models for the Elgeseter case study area which can be used to understand both the current mobility picture and future mobility solutions. Finally, the projects will consider the integration of such models into an interactive platform for modeling and visualization in the 3D virtual environment of a digital twin, and consider how model inputs, results, and uncertainties can be better communicated to decision-makers.

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

The working place is Trondheim. The position reports to Professor.

Duties of the position

  • 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
  • Engage and communicate with both academic partners and public stakeholders within the Mobility Elgeseter project
  • Contribute to the dissemination of the research outcomes through conferences and publications

Required selection criteria

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

In addition, the candidate must have:

  • a professional relevant background in transport/traffic engineering, transport planning, urban planning, or other relevant fields. Those with a background in computer science or equivalent with applications within mobility may also be considered.

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

Preferred selection criteria

  • Data analysis, modeling, or programming skills with relevant tools (e.g., generic tools like GIS and network analysis, transport modeling or traffic simulation tools, and scripting/coding tools like Python)
  • Prior knowledge or experience with modeling and planning for freight transport, public transit, or active modes
  • Prior knowledge or experience with big data, digital twins and/or digitization within mobility
  • Good written and oral English

Personal characteristics

  • Ambitious and motivated for research work in this field;
  • Able to work both independently and collaborate with inter- and cross-disciplinary research environments
  • Flexible, reliable, and solution-orientated
  • Good communication and dissemination skills

We offer

Salary and conditions

As a PhD candidate (code 1017) you are normally paid from gross 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 Civil and Environment Engineering within three months of employment, and that you participate in an organized PhD programme during the employment period.

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

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

About the application

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

Publications and other scientific work must follow the application. Please note that your application will be considered based solely on information submitted by the application deadline. You must therefore ensure that your application clearly demonstrates how your skills and experience fulfil the criteria specified above.

The application must include

  • CV including information relevant for the qualifications, submitted together with an identification document.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • Name and contact information of three referees

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

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

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

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

General information

Working at NTNU

NTNU believes that inclusion and diversity is our strength. We want to recruit people with different competencies, educational backgrounds, life experiences and perspectives to contribute to solving our social responsibilities within education and research. We will facilitate for our employees’ needs.

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

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

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

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Professor Kelly Pitera by telephone +47 94428548 or email kelly.pitera@ntnu.no. If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact HR Consultant Martine Sulen, email martine.sulen@ntnu.no.

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

Application deadline: 30.09.2022

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 Civil and Environmental Engineering

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

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Deadline

30th September 2022

Post expires on Friday September 30th, 2022