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PhD position in Ancient Manuscript Analysis

This is NTNU

At NTNU, creating knowledge for a better world is the vision that unites our 7 000 employees and 40 000 students.

We are looking for dedicated employees to join us.

About the position

The Department of Information Security and Communication Technology (IIK) has a vacancy for a PhD position in “The Lying Pen of Scribes: Manuscript Forgeries, Digital Imaging, and Critical Provenance Research” project (Lying Pen).

The Lying Pen project is funded by a FRIPRO Toppforsk-grant from the Research Council of Norway (2019-24), hosted by the University of Agder (UiA), and chaired by Professor Årstein Justnes. In this project, an interdisciplinary team of researchers at UiA, NLA University College,

MF Norwegian School of Theology, Religion, and Society, and NTNU – Norwegian University of Science and Technology will work together to produce a comprehensive resource of data, methods, and procedures for the interdisciplinary analysis of Hebrew and Aramaic Dead Sea Scrolls manuscripts and fragments through a combination of physical analyses, digital imaging, machine learning, study of scribal practices and media, and provenance research. See https://lyingpen.uia.no for more information about the project.

This is a researcher training position aimed at providing the promising researcher the opportunity of academic development in the form of a doctoral degree.

The positions working place is at NTNUs campus in Gjøvik and reports to Head of Department.

Main duties and responsibilities

The appointment is for a term of three years. The position will have a focus on image and machine learning based pattern analysis for classification and identification of various kinds of images and metadata related to ancient manuscripts, especially dead sea scroll fragments.Depending on the skills of the candidate, different aspects may be emphasized, for instance by focusing on

  • Writer identification
  • Temporal alignment of letters and text as well as the period the text belongs to
  • Manuscript identification
  • Localization of text etc.

The research will be carried out at the Department of Information Security and Communication Technology under guidance of Associate Professor Sule Yildirim Yayilgan, Professor Årstein Justnes (UiA) and Associate Professor Sony George.

Qualification requirements

The PhD-position’s main objective is to qualify for work in research positions. The qualification requirement is completion of a master’s degree or second degree (equivalent to 120 credits) with a strong academic background in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Security or similar or equivalent education with a grade of B or better in terms of NTNU’s grading scale.

Required qualifications:

  • Experience with Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Image analysis
  • Preferably previous experience with studying ancient manuscripts, hand writing recognition, feature extraction and representation and possibly natural language processing techniques
  • High motivation for research
  • Good programming skills

Applicants with no letter grades from previous studies must have an equally good academic foundation. Applicants who are unable to meet these criteria may be considered only if they can document that they are particularly suitable candidates for education leading to a PhD degree.

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

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


Other qualifications:

  • Eager to cooperate with other members and partners of the project, exchange experience and knowledge
  • Eager to learn new knowledge a required besides the core competence of the candidate
  • Attend and follow up project meetings physically
  • Publication activities in the aforementioned disciplines will be considered an advantage
  • High motivation for research work and ability to work independently
  • Good organization and communication skills with interest in wider context of own research and ability to engage in cross-disciplinary teams.
  • Eager to disseminate research results through publications and presentations at international conferences.  
  • Good written and oral English and Norwegian language skills. Applicants who do not master a Scandinavian language must provide evidence of good English language skills, written and spoken. The following tests can be used as such documentation: TOEFL, IELTS 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.

Personal characteristics

We are searching applicants who are:

  • Highly motivated for fundamental scientific research of practical relevance is essential.
  • Highly motivated for research work in a multidisciplinary way and ability to work independently.
  • Well organized and with interest in wider context of own research and ability.
  • Eager to disseminate research results through publications and presentations at international conferences.

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

We offer

Salary and conditions

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

The period of employment is 3 years. Appointment to a PhD position requires admission to the PhD programme in Information Security and Communication Technology (https://www.ntnu.edu/studies/phisct).  

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

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

General information

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

Questions about the position can be directed to Sule Yildirim Yayilgan, phone number: +47 466 231 72, e-mail: sule.yildirim@ntnu.no.

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

Please submit your application electronically via jobbnorge.no with your CV, diplomas and certificates. Applicants invited for interview must include certified copies of transcripts and reference letters.

  •  A cover letter (1 page) explaining your motivation and how your skills and experience relate to the research focuses of the position
  • A draft research proposal outlining a possible approach for the position (1 page).
  • CV with list of publications and GRE scores or other supporting documents (as proof of the candidates’ study and language abilities)
  • Relevant transcript of grades, diplomas, and certificates The documents have to be translated to English unless they are in Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, German or English.
  • A copy of the master thesis (in PDF), or, for those who are near to completion of their MSc, an extended abstract combined with a statement of how and when the applicant plans to complete the thesis.
  • Names and contact information of at least two persons, preferably from academic supervisor(s).
  • Applicants from universities outside Norway are kindly requested to send a diploma supplement (for European Master Diplomas outside Norway) or a similar document that describes in detail the study and grading system and the rights for further studies associated with the obtained degree.

Please refer to the application number 2020/3545 when applying.

Application deadline: 15.03.2020.

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

15th March 2020

Employer

NTNU – Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Post expires on Sunday March 15th, 2020

PhD position in conservation genetics

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At NTNU, creating knowledge for a better world is the vision that unites our 7 000 employees and 40 000 students.

We are looking for dedicated employees to join us.

About the position

PhD position in conservation genetics:
The importance of inbreeding and genetic drift in conservation of fragmented populations

We have a fully-funded 3-year PhD position in conservation genetics available at the Centre for Biodiversity Dynamics, Department of Biology, NTNU. The appointment can be extended up to one year, subject to acceptance of 25% teaching duties in agreement with the Department of Biology.

The Centre for Biodiversity Dynamics (CBD) is a leading cross-disciplinary Centre of Excellence, with primary interests in population ecology, evolutionary biology and community dynamics. CBD works at the interface between biology and mathematical sciences, and strives to apply cutting-edge theoretical and statistical frameworks to field data to resolve key questions in the context of both fundamental and applied science. Further information is available at http://www.ntnu.edu/cbd

A major challenge in conservation biology is the lack of information needed to properly evaluate genetic risks of population extinction. Specifically, there is great need for a better understanding of the mechanisms underlying inbreeding depression and loss of genetic variation in nature, and how these processes affect the dynamics and viability of fragmented populations.

The PhD project is part of a research project recently funded by the Research Council of Norway (RCN) that aims to provide such insight. First, the PhD candidate will integrate genomic analyses of inbreeding and genetic drift with high-quality demographic data to identify the causes of spatio-temporal variation in inbreeding and inbreeding depression, and examine the occurrence and strength of drift load in subdivided house sparrow (Passer domesticus) populations at the coast of Norway. Second, data from both natural and experimentally-manipulated populations will be used to examine the genetic architecture of inbreeding depression and heterosis. Third, novel quantitative genetics and genomics approaches will be used to quantify the effect of inbreeding and drift for the adaptive potential in subdivided populations. These results will be combined with results from other parts of the RCN project to evaluate the importance of genetic processes and spatial structure for the short- and long-term viability of fragmented populations.

The PhD student will work closely with two postdocs and national and international collaborators and will be supervised by Professor Henrik Jensen (main supervisor), Professor Jane Reid and Associate Professor Stefanie Muff (co-supervisors) at CBD, NTNU.

Main duties and responsibilities

  • The PhD project will involve sophisticated statistical analyses of extensive genomic data (genome-wide high-density SNP genotypes and whole genome sequences) and field data (individual data on phenotypes, survival and reproduction).
  • The PhD student is expected to participate in fieldwork and further research training in house sparrow populations at the coast of mid- and northern Norway.
  • The project would suit a highly motivated and numerate student with enthusiasm for working on fundamental questions in conservation genetics using empirical data.
  • Full training in key aspects of the project, and associated transferable skills, will be provided. The position provides an excellent opportunity for students who wish to qualify for future work in both basic and applied research positions and/or wish to pursue a career in academia.

Qualification requirements

The PhD-position’s main objective is to qualify for work in research positions. The qualification requirement is completion of a master’s degree or second degree (equivalent to 120 credits) with a strong academic background in biology or equivalent education with a grade of B or better in terms of NTNU’s grading scale. Applicants with no letter grades from previous studies must have an equally good academic foundation. Applicants who are unable to meet these criteria may be considered only if they can document that they are particularly suitable candidates for education leading to a PhD degree.
MSc students who expect to complete their master’s degree studies by summer 2020 are also encouraged to apply. Employment will then be postponed until the master’s degree is finished.

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

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


Other qualifications

We seek candidates with a keen interest in conservation genetic questions and a strong academic record in quantitative evolutionary ecology and/or population genetics (including quantitative genetics and genomics). Good competence in R and/or other statistical programming languages is also important.

  • Fundamental knowledge or very strong interest in relevant topics in conservation genetics and evolutionary biology, for example inbreeding depression, heterosis, genetic rescue, quantitative genetics
  • Willingness to learn and use novel statistical and/or mathematical analysis methods
  • Some experience with fieldwork and/or molecular genetic laboratory work is favourable
  • Experience working with large genomics data sets would be advantageous
  • Good written and oral English

Personal characteristics

Personal characteristics:

  • Highly motivated and enthusiastic about conservation genetics
  • Excellent team-working and written and verbal communication skills
  • An independent, self-driven working style

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

We offer

  • An exciting and stimulating project that is part of a strong international academic research environment
  • An open and inclusive work environment with dedicated and interactive supervisors and colleagues, fostering gender equality and international mobility in science
  • 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 479 600 before tax per year. From the salary, 2 % is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

The period of employment is 3 years (with a possibility for up to one year extension with teaching duties). Appointment to a PhD position requires admission to the PhD programme in Biology (https://www.ntnu.edu/studies/phbi).

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

General information

Information about working at NTNU can be found here: www.ntnu.edu/nirs

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

Having a population of 200 000, Trondheim is a small city by international standards with low crime rates and little pollution (http://trondheim.com/). It also has easy access to a beautiful countryside with mountains and a dramatic coastline.

Questions about the position can be directed to Prof. Henrik Jensen, e-mail Henrik.Jensen@ntnu.no

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

Please submit your application electronically via jobbnorge.no with your CV, diplomas and certificates. Applicants invited for interview must include certified copies of transcripts and reference letters. Please refer to the application number 18/20 when applying.

Application deadline: 15.03.2020

Hovedbygningen

NTNU – knowledge for a better world

NTNU – knowledge for a better world

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

The Faculty of Natural Sciences

The Faculty of Natural Sciences is a key player in national and international research and education programmes in natural sciences and technology. Our research focuses on global challenges in the areas of energy, climate, the environment, food, water, health and welfare. The Faculty consists of eight departments as well as the Faculty Administration.

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Deadline

15th March 2020

Employer

NTNU – Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Post expires on Sunday March 15th, 2020

Postdoctoral position in manuscript imaging

This is NTNU

At NTNU, creating knowledge for a better world is the vision that unites our 7 000 employees and 40 000 students.

We are looking for dedicated employees to join us.

About the position

We have a vacancy for a 100% position as postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Computer Science. The position will be hosted by the Norwegian Colour and Visual Computing Laboratory (Colourlab) (http://www.colourlab.no), Gjøvik, and financed under the project “The Lying Pen of Scribes: Manuscript Forgeries, Digital Imaging, and Critical Provenance Research” (Lying Pen).

The Lying Pen project is funded by a FRIPRO Toppforsk-grant from the Research Council of Norway (2019-24), hosted by the University of Agder (UiA), and chaired by Professor Årstein Justnes. In this project, an interdisciplinary team of researchers at UiA, NLA University College, MF Norwegian School of Theology, Religion, and Society, and NTNU – Norwegian University of Science and Technology will work together to produce a comprehensive resource of data, methods, and procedures for the interdisciplinary analysis of Hebrew and Aramaic Dead Sea Scrolls manuscripts and fragments through a combination of physical analyses, digital imaging, machine learning, study of scribal practices and media, and provenance research. See https://lyingpen.uia.no for more information about the project.

The position of postdoctoral researcher is a fixed-term position with the primary objective of qualifying for work in top academic posts. The position represents an excellent opportunity for an individual to develop his/her career and contribute to the further development of the field.

We encourage female researchers to apply for the position.

The position reports to the Head of Department.

Main duties and responsibilities

The selected candidate will work primarily on formulating and developing imaging and image processing methodologies that will allow to analyse ancient manuscripts, with regards to material properties and content, [ÅJ1] under the supervision of Dr. Sony George and Prof. Jon Y. Hardeberg. Additionally he or she will work in close collaboration with another postdoctoral researcher employed at the University of Agder, who will be an expert in digital humanities and manuscript studies, as well as with other members of the Lying Pen project. The exact research focus and detailed plan will be developed by the selected candidate after starting, together with his/her supervisors and other project members.

The selected candidate is expected to ensure the validity and reliability of data at all times, to maintain accurate and complete records of all findings and to assist with the writing of reports to the Research Council of Norway.

The position will include a significant amount of mobility, particularly visits to other project partners in Norway, but also potentially to work with imaging and analysis of ancient manuscripts on site in various locations internationally.

The appointment is for 3 years, or 4 years with teaching duties. In the case of employment in a 4 year contract with teaching duties, various tasks related to teaching, supervision, and administration, in relation to the various study programmes at the Department of Computer Science, may be included, depending on the qualifications of the candidate and needs of the department.

Qualification requirements

A postdoctoral research fellowships is a qualification position in which the main objective is qualification for work in academic positions. Completion of a Norwegian doctoral degree in computer science, electrical engineering, imaging, physics, or a closely related subject,  or corresponding foreign doctoral degree recognized as equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree is required.

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

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

Required qualifications:

  • Experience with scientific analysis of cultural heritage objects, especially manuscripts
  • Experience with spectral imaging and advanced image analysis
  • Good programming skills
  • Demonstrated ability to publish in recognized international research conferences and journals
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in a multidisciplinary, international, and distributed environment.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English

Desired qualifications:

  • Experience with ENVI
  • Proficiency in Matlab, Python, or a similar programming environment
  • International work experience
  • Experience with machine learning
  • Experience with writing grant proposals
  • Strong motivation to work with ancient manuscripts
  • Experience with teaching and supervision

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

We offer

Salary and conditions


Postdoctoral candidates are remunerated in code 1352, and are normally remunerated at gross from NOK 523 200 per year. From the salary, 2 % is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

The period of employment is 3 years (with the possibility to extend to 4 years with 25%  teaching duties).

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

General information

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

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

Questions about the position can be directed to Dr. Sony George, e-mail; sony.george@ntnu.no, or Professor Marius Pedersen, phone number +47 61 13 52 27, e-mail marius.pedersen@ntnu.no.


About the application:

Applicants should submit these following documents through the website www.jobbnorge.no:

  • A cover letter (1 page) explaining your motivation, and how your skills and experience relate to the research focus of the position. The letter should also address your motivation for teaching if you are interested in the 4 year contract.
  • A draft research proposal outlining a possible approach (1-3 pages)
  • CV with a full list of publications with bibliographical references
  • The most important publications that are relevant for the evaluation of the applicant’s qualifications (maximum 5 publications)
  • A description of PhD thesis work (1 page)
  • Two letters of reference, preferably from academic supervisors, with contact details
  • If the candidate does not have a PhD when applying for this position but have submitted the thesis, he/she needs to explain the completion plans. The PhD needs to be defended before they can start with this position.

Incomplete applications will be rejected.  Applications submitted elsewhere will not be considered.

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

Tentative starting date is 01.08.2020.

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

Please submit your application electronically via jobbnorge.no with your CV, diplomas and certificates. Applicants invited for interview must include certified copies of transcripts and reference letters. Please refer to the application number 2020/3015 when applying.

Application deadline: 15.03.2020

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NTNU – knowledge for a better world

NTNU – knowledge for a better world

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

Department of 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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15th March 2020

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NTNU – Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Post expires on Sunday March 15th, 2020

PhD fellowship in Movement-Based Interactive Games for Physical Rehabilitation and Therapy

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At NTNU, creating knowledge for a better world is the vision that unites our 7 000 employees and 40 000 students.

We are looking for dedicated employees to join us.

About the position

The Department of Computer Science (IDI) ,NTNU, has a vacancy for a PhD research fellowship.

About the position

We have a vacancy for a 100 % PhD position in Movement-Based Interactive Games for Physical Rehabilitation and Therapy. The research activities are set within the academic discipline Human–Computer Interaction (HCI)/Interaction Design, at the Department of Computer Science (IDI)

The position is connected to an ongoing project (EXACT), which focuses on exergaming for healthy aging and rehabilitation. The PhD candidate is expected to contribute to deliverables in this project and to publish research results in relevant high-quality journals and conference proceedings.

The candidate will work on the design, development and evaluation of movement-based interactive games for use within physical rehabilitation and therapy. This includes both screen-based games and games that employ non-traditional user interfaces (body-sensors, wearables, tangibles, ubicomp). The project will follow a practice-near, user-centered approach. Such an approach implies close collaboration with physiotherapists and patients. Relevant methods include, for example, observations of current practices and interviews with user group representatives, creative co-design workshops, prototyping, field evaluations and controlled laboratory studies of design solutions.

It is expected that the candidate will publish his/her results in relevant journals and conference proceedings.

The candidate will work with a team of PhD supervisors with expertise in Human–Computer Interaction, physical therapy and movement science.

The appointment is for a term of 3 years (without duty work), or 4 years (with 25 % duty work).

The position reports to the Head of Department

Main duties and responsibilities

  • Conduct empirically grounded qualitative research on movement-based games for physical rehabilitation and therapy
  • Publish in acknowledged journals and conference proceedings.
  • Participate in professional communities within areas relevant to the position
  • Participate in supervision of master students, and development and teaching of relevant course at IDI

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Qualification requirements


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

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

Other qualifications:

  • Applicants must have well-developed analytical and problem-solving skills, be motivated for doctoral studies, and be able to work independently. Good levels of cooperative and communicative skills are important.
  • For this position we seek candidates with background in HCI/interaction design with previous documented experience from empirical design-oriented work with real users. Experience from conducting user-centered design of movement-based interactive technology and design activities that involve multiple stakeholders is highly desirable. We especially welcome candidates who, in addition to the above, possess relevant technical competence (e.g., programming skills, IOT technologies).
  • Applicants with a relevant interdisciplinary background will be looked upon favorably.
  • As the candidate will work closely with stakeholders who are Norwegian, knowledge of a Scandinavian language is highly desired but not required. Applicants who do not master a Scandinavian language must provide evidence of good English language skills, written and spoken.

The following tests can be used as such documentation: TOEFL, IELTS 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 the evaluation of which candidate is best qualified, emphasis will be placed on education, experience and personal suitability, as well as motivation, in terms of the qualification requirements specified in the advertisement.

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

Personal characteristics

  • Are passionate about research and have a high level of curiosity and willingness to learn.
  • Can document their ability to work in a team and deliver high-quality results independently.
  • Can demonstrate analytical skills. Potential candidates will be required to write and present an analytical text.
  • Can demonstrate the ability to engage with users and beneficiaries of their research.
  • Can demonstrate that they can rapidly acquire and apply knowledge in a research area.

We offer

Salary and conditions


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

The period of employment is 3 years years (without duty work), or 4 years (with 25 % duty work).

Appointment to a PhD position requires admission to the PhD programme in Computer Science, Interaction design.

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

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

General information

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

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

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

Questions about the position can be directed to Associate Professor Yngve Dahl, e-mail: Yngve.dahl@ntnu.no or the Head of the Department Professor John Krogstie, e-mail: john.krogstie@ntnu.no


About the application:

The application must contain the following (preferably enclosed as a single pdf-attachment in the application submission system):

  • Application letter describing the applicant’s (1) experience, (2) competence and (3) motivation for applying the position. The letter should clearly indicate previous work (e.g. publications, projects, master thesis, prototypes/implementations) the candidate considers to be of particular relevance for the advertised position and how. (Documentation of the work (pdf copies of articles, theses and project reports, links to webpages, etc.) should be enclosed.)
  • CV including information pertaining to the given qualifications and a list of any relevant publications with bibliographical references.
  • A short project proposal (3–4 pages) describing two-three research questions the candidate considers relevant to address as part of the PhD project, along with a description of how the candidate plans to answer the proposed research questions by means of a user-centered approach within the four-year term. The proposal should also give a timeline (with key milestones including publications) for the proposed PhD project.
  • Testimonials, certificates or other documents which the applicant would find relevant.
  • Names and contact details of 2-3 references (name, relation to applicant, e-mail and telephone number)

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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

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

Applicants invited for interview must include certified copies of transcripts and reference letters. Please refer to the application number 2020/2938 when applying.

Application deadline: 13.03.2020

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NTNU – knowledge for a better world

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

Department of 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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13th March 2020

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PhD position in experimental physics: fundamentals of nucleation followed by coherent X-ray microscopy

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At NTNU, creating knowledge for a better world is the vision that unites our 7 000 employees and 40 000 students.

We are looking for dedicated employees to join us.

About the position

A position as PhD student in experimental physics within the field of coherent X-ray microscopy is available at the Department of Physics, NTNU. Starting date will be early fall 2020.

The appointment has a duration of 3 years with the possibility of until 1year extension with 25% teaching duties in agreement with the department.

We are searching for a creative, skilled and ambitious candidate for our activities on coherent X-ray microscopies and their applications for imaging nanostructured materials. The candidate will work in an international team of several principal investigators, PhD students, postdocs and master students. External collaboration with other academic research groups and industry actors is an important part for these positions. The ICONIC project is funded by the Norwegian Research Council through the FRIPRO program.

The ICONIC project aims to is to utilize recent breakthroughs in coherent X-ray diffraction imaging (CXDI) to image biomineralisation mechanism by studying the progression from the earliest nucleation events to the final mineral phases. The project will be implemented by development of in-situ and liquid-phase CXDI in combination with time resolved small-angle (SAXS) and wide-angle X-ray scattering (WAXS). The project will involve development of crystallization protocols suitable for in-situ CXDI experiments. ICONIC is collaboration between NTNU, Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB) in Belgium, ESRF in France, University of Oslo in Norway and the University of Le Mans in France.

The project is associated with the recently funded Center of Excellence for Porous Media Laboratory (CoE PoreLab). A significant part of the research will be carried out at the premises of the international partners. The project partners are well positioned for this demanding project with an excellent knowledge base and outstanding research infrastructure.

For further information please contact: Research Scientist Dr. Basab Chattopadhyay, phone: +47 73559085, e-mail: basab.chattopadhyay@ntnu.no or Professor Dag W. Breiby, phone: +47 73593594, e-mail: dag.breiby@ntnu.no.

Main duties and responsibilities

  • The research work will involve designing, constructing and using state-of-the-art experimental setups.
  • Sophisticated analysis and modelling of large datasets, also using statistical and machine learning (artificial intelligence) methods will be important topics.
  • Major emphasis is put on developing sophisticated 4-dimensional (3D + time resolution) microscopy methods based on scattering and phase contrast. The key scientific motivation for the project is to solve imminent and long-standing challenges of huge societal impact through innovative imaging methods.
  • In addition, the candidate is expected to participate actively in the group activities, including mentoring and co-supervision of students.

Qualification requirements

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

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

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

  • We have a strategic ambition of being a leading research group, and the candidates are selected accordingly, expected to be in the upper segment of their class with respect to academic credentials.
  • The position requires a strong interest in experimental physics and data analysis. Experience from nanoscale studies using scattering, diffraction or high-resolution microscopy methods would be considered a strong advantage. Some knowledge of organic chemistry could be helpful but is not considered essential. Strong computer programming skills (e.g. Matlab, Python or C) and hardware building skills are desired.
  • The following requirements on qualifications will be given major weight in the evaluation of the candidate. In the cover letter (or in the CV), the applicant must specifically describe his/her expertise in relevant fields like physical optics, X-ray scattering/diffraction/imaging, analysis of large datasets, artificial intelligence / machine learning, physics of porous media, computer programming.

Personal characteristics

  • The successful candidate should be creative, ambitious and enthusiastic, with a strong ability to work independently and goal-oriented.
  • Excellence in scientific writing and good oral presentation skills are requested. He/she should enjoy interdisciplinary research and take keen interest in learning and working in teams, which is of high importance in this multidisciplinary project.
  • The position requires spoken and written fluency in English.
  • Working knowledge of Norwegian or another Scandinavian language would be evaluated positively.

We offer

Salary and conditions

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

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

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

General information

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

Information about the Department of Physics

The department is currently in an expansion phase and incorporates a broad activity within physics with activities in solid state physics/material physics, soft/complex and biopolymer physics, medical physics, statistical physics, optics, atmospheric physics, university didactics and astroparticle physics. The department is also since 2017 the hosting institution of two national centres of excellence – Porelab and QuSpin. The department is responsible for the best recruiting physics study programmes in Norway, both within applied and fundamental physics. It also provides a large set of courses within physics for other study programmes at NTNU.

For more information about the department and its activities, see

https://www.ntnu.edu/physics

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

Please submit your application electronically via jobbnorge.no with your CV, diplomas and certificates. Applicants invited for interview must include certified copies of transcripts and reference letters. Please refer to the application number 20/2939 when applying.

Application deadline: 08.03.2020

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NTNU – knowledge for a better world

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The Faculty of Natural Sciences

The Faculty of Natural Sciences is a key player in national and international research and education programmes in natural sciences and technology. Our research focuses on global challenges in the areas of energy, climate, the environment, food, water, health and welfare. The Faculty consists of eight departments as well as the Faculty Administration.

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8th March 2020

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

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

We are looking for dedicated employees to join us.

About the position

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

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

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

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

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

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

Information about the Department

The Department is organized into six sections:

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

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

Main duties and responsibilities

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

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

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

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

Qualification requirements

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

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

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

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

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

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

Personal characteristics

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

We offer

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

Salary and conditions

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

The period of employment is 3 years. Appointment to a PhD position requires admission to the PhD programme in at the Faculty of Economics and Management, in industrial economics and technology management (www.ntnu.edu/studies/phiot).

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

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

Primary residency in Trondheim is a prerequisite.

Any statutory leave will be added to the employment period.

General information

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

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

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

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

The application must include:

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

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

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

Application deadline: 01.03.2020

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Faculty of Economics and Management

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

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1st March 2020

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Post expires on Thursday January 1st, 1970

PhD position in Data Driven Scenario Forecasting for Smart Ports

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At NTNU, creating knowledge for a better world is the vision that unites our 7 000 employees and 40 000 students.

We are looking for dedicated employees to join us.

About the position

The digital transformation of marine transportation is progressing further. Part of this transformation is the use the of machine learning techniques to improve safety, reduce costs and conserve the environment. One very active research field within this topic is autonomous shipping and situation awareness, specifically the process of safe harbour operations and docking.

Crucial for the fidelity of a smart docking system is the quality of the input data. The environmental conditions in a harbour operation scenario are comprised of the harbour topology/ bathymetry, traffic and weather data, including wind, waves, currents and tide-level. This information has to be location specific and in real time. Furthermore, an environmental forecasting model is needed, that can predict the local conditions within a short-term
time window.

The need for a decision support system, and the challenges that come with it motivated the research project ‘Data Driven Scenario Forecasting in Smart Ports’.

A PhD position within this topic, supervised by Henry Piehl, is available at the Department of Ocean Operations and Civil Engineering at the NTNU.

The PhD research will be carried out in an interdisciplinary environment. The institute currently has several ongoing PhD projects working on related aspects of digital transformation in the maritime industry, such as developments within autonomy, remote ship operations, situational awareness and management challenges due to digitalization. In line with the strategy of the institute, the candidate will be expected to make use of the lab concept and field data in the project.

The successful candidate will be offered a three-year position. The Department may offer a twelve-month extension as a teaching assistant.

The position’s work place is at NTNU’s campus in Ålesund and reports to IHB’s Head of department (https://www.ntnu.edu/ihb).

Main duties and responsibilities

The main objective of this PhD project is the development of a data driven scenario forecasting system for smart ports. Towards this objective, the following items have to be realized:

  • Assessment of existing data/instrumentation equipment and extension with additional sensors
  • Development of a signal processing system for the complete range from individual sensors over time series analysis, sensor fusion, regression analysis to scenario classification and comprehensive visualization
  • Development and implementation of a scenario forecasting model for a specific port

The primary focus of this research project is the establishment of a functional system. To gain practical knowledge and assess the quality of the forecasting system, real physically measured data must be used to test and calibrate the port environment model.

Qualification requirements

The PhD position is open for multidisciplinary backgrounds, as relevant to marine-, mechanical-, renewable-, computational- or cybernetic 
engineering or nautical science competence. Regardless of background it is the technology related questions raised in this call that is the focus of the PhD work.  Thus, we are looking for a highly motivated candidate with a sound background in data analysis and a strong interest in the development of numerical simulation models.

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

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

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

Other qualifications

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

Personal characteristics

  • High self-motivation
  • Affinity to computational methods and data analysis
  • Ability to take initiative and engage in cross-disciplinary teams
  • The position places great demands on the applicant’s capability for independent goal-oriented work, experience and personal suitability
  • Must have good communication and cooperating skills

We offer

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

Salary and conditions

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

The period of employment is either 3 years without required duties, or 4 years with 25% required duties. Appointment to a PhD position requires admission to the PhD programme in Engineering (https://www.ntnu.edu/studies/phiv). 

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

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

General information

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

Questions about the position can be directed to Associate Professor Henry Piehl, e-mail henry.piehl@ntnu.no

About the application:

The application must include the following:

  • Information about education background and work experience
  • A short research statement explaining the experience and interest of the applicant for the topic of the PhD position, the statement should relate the applicant’s background to the research project (maximum 1 page)
  • A copy of the master thesis.
  • Any relevant publication. Joint work will only be considered, if a short summary of the applicant’s contribution is attached.
  • Certified copies of relevant transcripts and diplomas. Applicant’s from outside Norway are kindly requested to send a Diploma Supplement or equivalent documentation, which describes in detail the study program, the grading system and rights to further studies associated with the obtained degree.
  • Contact information for at least two references.
  • Documentation of fluency in the English language.

Please submit your application electronically via jobbnorge.no with your CV, diplomas and certificates. Applicants invited for interview must include certified copies of transcripts and reference letters. Please refer to the application number IV-48/20 when applying.

Application deadline: 29.02.2020

Ålesund campus oversikt Foto: Karl Otto Kristiansen/NTNU

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Department of Ocean Operations and Civil Engineering

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

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29th February 2020

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Post-doc on Safe Reinforcement Learning and Risk-based control

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At NTNU, creating knowledge for a better world is the vision that unites our 7 000 employees and 40 000 students.

We are looking for dedicated employees to join us.

About the position

We have a vacancy for a post-doc candidate at 100%. The position report to Prof. Sebastien Gros, and will be part of his research group. The post-doc will be integrated in the department of Eng. Cybernetic at NTNU and will be encouraged to interact with the other PhD students, postdoc and researcher there. Collaborations with other departments will also be sought.

The post-doc will perform research on Safe Reinforcement Learning and Risk-based control, whereby control policies are improved using available data, while respecting given safety constraints, possibly probabilistically. The focus will be in the management of big data in that context. The post-doc will perform mostly theoretical research and tests in simulations. The post-doc will be working in an exciting and growing environment, and acquire an expertise on a several research areas of high relevance. Two PhD positions will be under the direct supervision of the post-doc.

Main duties and responsibilities

  • Perform excellent and independent research on the topic attached to the position
  • Publish in top-ranking journals and conferences
  • Interact with the research group where this position will be hosted
  • Teaching duties (if qualified and in agreement with the candidate)

Qualification requirements

A postdoctoral research fellowship is a qualification position in which the main objective is qualification for work in academic positions. Completion of a doctoral degree in control and/or optimization, recognized as equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree, is required.

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.

Main qualifications

  • Strong expertise on Model Predictive Control, theory and practice
  • Strong expertise in Reinforcement Learning and Dynamic Programing
  • Strong expertise on probability theory and sampling techniques
  • Strong expertise on optimal control methods

Other qualifications

  • MATLAB or Python programming
  • Numerical optimal control tools (e.g. casaDi, ipopt)
  • Excellent written and oral English, academic writing

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

Personal characteristics

  • self-driven and independent
  • rigorous and reliable
  • team worker
  • capability to supervise younger researchers

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

We offer

Salary and conditions

Postdoctoral candidates are remunerated in code 1352, and are normally remunerated at gross from NOK 523 200 per annum before tax. From the salary, 2% is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

The period of employment is 2 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 criterias in the latter law will be prohibited from recruitment to NTNU. After the appointment you must assume that there may be changes in the area of work.

General information

Working at NTNU

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

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

Questions about the position can be directed to sebastien.gros@ntnu.no .

About the application:

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

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

Applicants invited for interview must include certified copies of transcripts and reference letters. Please refer to the application number 2019/41141 when applying.

Application deadline: 29.02.2020.

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Department of Engineering Cybernetics (ITK)

Engineering cybernetics is the study of automatic control and monitoring of dynamic systems. We develop the technologies of tomorrow through close cooperation with industry and academia, both in Norway and internationally. The Department contributes to the digitalization, automation and robotization of society. The Department of Engineering Cybernetics is one of seven departments in the Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering.

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29th February 2020

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PhD candidate on Safe Reinforcement Learning and Risk-based control

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At NTNU, creating knowledge for a better world is the vision that unites our 7 000 employees and 40 000 students.

We are looking for dedicated employees to join us.

About the position

We have one vacancy for PhD candidate at 100%. The position report to Prof. Sebastien Gros, and will be part of his research group. The candidate will be integrated in the department of Eng. Cybernetic at NTNU and will be encouraged to interact with the other PhD students, postdoc and researcher there. Collaborations with other departments will also be sought.

The PhD candidate will perform research on Safe Reinforcement Learning and Risk-based control, whereby control policies are improved using available data, while respecting given safety constraints, possibly probabilistically. The position will perform mostly theoretical research and tests in simulations. The candidate will be working in an exciting and growing environment, and acquire an expertise on a several research areas of high relevance.

Main duties and responsibilities

  • Perform excellent and independent research on the topic attached to the position
  • Publish in top-ranking journals and conferences
  • Interact with the research group where this position will be hosted
  • Teaching duties (if qualified and in agreement with the candidate)

Qualification requirements

The qualification requirement is completion of a master’s degree or second degree (equivalent to 120 credits) with a strong academic background in Control Theory, Model Predictive Control and Mathematics in general with a grade of B or better in terms of NTNU’s grading scale. Applicants with no letter grades from previous studies must have an equally good academic foundation. Applicants who are unable to meet these criteria may be considered only if they can document that they are particularly suitable candidates for education leading to a PhD degree.

The appointments are 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.

Main qualifications

  • Strong expertise on Model Predictive Control, theory and practice
  • Strong expertise in Reinforcement Learning and Dynamic Programing
  • Strong expertise on probability theory and sampling techniques
  • Strong expertise on optimal control methods

Other qualifications

  • MATLAB or Python programming
  • Numerical optimal control tools (e.g. casaDi, ipopt)
  • Excellent written and oral English, academic writing

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

Personal characteristics

  • self-driven and independent
  • rigorous and reliable
  • team worker

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

We offer

Salary and conditions

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

The period of employment is 4 years with teaching duties, 3 years without. Appointment to a PhD position requires admission to the PhD programme in Engineering Cybernetic (https://www.ntnu.edu/studies/phtk).

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

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

General information

Working at NTNU

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

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

Questions about the position can be directed to sebastien.gros@ntnu.no .

About the application:

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

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

Applicants invited for interview must include certified copies of transcripts and reference letters. Please refer to the application number 2019/40770 when applying.

Application deadline: 29.02.2020.

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Department of Engineering Cybernetics (ITK)

Engineering cybernetics is the study of automatic control and monitoring of dynamic systems. We develop the technologies of tomorrow through close cooperation with industry and academia, both in Norway and internationally. The Department contributes to the digitalization, automation and robotization of society. The Department of Engineering Cybernetics is one of seven departments in the Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering.

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Deadline

29th February 2020

Employer

NTNU – Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Post expires on Saturday February 29th, 2020

PhD fellowship in analytical methods for partial differential equations

About the position

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

The work place will be Trondheim.

Main duties and responsibilities

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

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

Qualification requirements

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

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

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

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

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

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

Personal characteristics

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

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

We offer

Salary and conditions

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

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

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

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

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

General information

Working at NTNU

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

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

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cIgKd1SwGLI

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

About the application:

The application must include the following:

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

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

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

Application deadline: 01.02.2020.

Hovedbygningen

NTNU – knowledge for a better world

NTNU – knowledge for a better world

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

Department of Mathematical Sciences 

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

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Deadline

1st February 2020

Employer

NTNU – Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Post expires on Saturday February 1st, 2020