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PhD position in materials physics – TEM data acquisition and analysis of clusters and early stage precipitates in Al alloys

About the position

A PhD position is available at the Department of Physics in the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Technology. The position is financed by the project SumAl (Solute cluster manipulation for optimized properties in Al-Mg-Si based Al alloys) which is a competence project supported by the Norwegian Research council and several aluminium companies.

Information about the SumAl project

Continued weight reductions remain a key to the development of a sustainable and greener transportation sector. Market growth and increased profitability of lightweight Al-solutions can be expected by further improving product properties. Precipitation hardening is the most important strategy for the Al industry to improve performance of both AA6xxx wrought alloys and foundry alloys. However, the Al industry is still unable to fully control and manipulate nucleation and growth of hardening precipitates. SumAl will through a combination of experiments and modelling, develop fundamental understanding of early stage clustering and ordering of solute atoms in aluminium and how these structures relate to the development of hardening precipitates and materials properties. A successful outcome of SumAl will give Norwegian Al actors a cutting-edge tool to develop and design innovative Al-based products with a competitive and superior balance of properties. The overall ambition of SumAl is to establish the necessary competence enabling Al industry to control and manipulate nucleation and development of nanoscale precipitates in Al-Mg-Si alloys through alloy design and thermomechanical processing. The primary objective of SumAl is to establish an in-depth understanding of early stage solute ordering and atomic clustering and how these structures relate to the development of hardening precipitates and materials properties. The project involves recruitment of 1 post-doctoral fellow and 2 PhD students in complementary research areas.

Further information can be obtained from professor Randi Holmestad, Department of Physics, NTNU, Tel. +47 735 93880, E-mail: randi.holmestad@ntnu.no

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 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

Candidates from universities outside Norway are kindly requested to send a Diploma Supplement or a similar document, which describes in detail the study and grade system and the rights for further studies associated with the obtained degree: 
http://ec.europa.eu/education/tools/diploma-supplement_en.htm

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

The position requires spoken and written fluency in the English language. Applicants from non-English-speaking countries outside Europe must document English skills by an approved test.  Approved tests are TOEFL, IELTS and Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) or Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE).

Personal characteristics

  • The applicant must have an MSc (or equivalent) in physics, materials science or a closely related field. We are seeking a person with a good experimental background and experience in materials characterization. Applicants with prior experience in electron microscopy, and TEM in particular, will be strongly preferred. Knowledge and practical experience with the relevant data handling and analysis, as well as experience with relevant sample preparation techniques for electron microscopy are also desirable.
  • The successful candidate should be creative, with a strong ability to work problem oriented. He/she should also enjoy interdisciplinary research and take keen interest in learning and working in teams. Female applicants are strongly encouraged to apply. Candidates with a PhD degree will not be considered for the position.
  • 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.

Main duties and responsibilities

This PhD position is within the field of experimental materials physics and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The PhD will focus on the early stages of precipitate dynamics in aluminum alloys, formation and growth, using TEM methods and advanced data processing. Part of the work will be to correlate these studies with atom probe tomography (APT) which is done by others in the same project. TEM techniques used will among others be high resolution scanning TEM (STEM), STEM tomography, also exploring new and smart acquisition methods. Clusters will be studied ex- and in-situ during heat treatment. The influence of chemical composition and thermomechanical treatments (heating and deformation) will be quantitatively studied. Data processing and image analysis of the experimental data and correlations with APT, will be performed, for instance using the Python package Hyperspy (http://hyperspy.org/). We want to develop this software further, improving workflows and incorporate more machine learning algorithms for studies of precipitates in aluminium alloys. The results will be used to validate and guide the modelling activities in the SumAl project.

Detailed information on our PhD programs is found at: http://www.ntnu.edu/nt/research/phd

The PhD will be performed in close cooperation with another PhD and postdoc, SINTEF and industry. In addition, it will be desirable with a longer stay abroad for the candidate to work with foreign collaborators.

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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 with the possibility of until 1year extension with 25% teaching duties in agreement with the department.  

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

The department is currently in an expansion phase and incorporates a broad activity within physics with activities in solid state physic/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 centers 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 2019/33898 when applying.

Application deadline: 01.11.2019

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NTNU – knowledge for a better world

NTNU – knowledge for a better world

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

The 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

1st November 2019

Post expires on Friday November 1st, 2019

PhD candidate for a project on model predictive control under uncertainty for offshore power systems integrating renewables

About the position

We have a vacancy for a PhD position at the Department of Engineering Cybernetics at NTNU. 

Integrating intermittent renewable energy such as wind energy in power systems (hybrid power systems) leads to challenging control problems, especially for smaller systems. The uncertainty in power production must be handled such that current and future energy demands are met in a way that satisfies requirements. Model predictive control is a methodology well suited to handle control aspects of this, due to the predictive capabilities, and these methods may be extended to cope well with the stochastic disturbances caused by weather conditions.

The research task in this project is to develop new model predictive control methods that handle large stochastic disturbances. The case for these methods should be hybrid offshore power systems to reduce emissions in petroleum production.

The positon is sponsored by the LowEmission Research Centre. This centre will develop new technologies and concepts for offshore energy systems, energy efficiency and integration with renewable power production technologies for application on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS).

Main duties and responsibilities

•    Research into model predictive control methods for handling large stochastic disturbances
•    Upon agreement with the candidate and the department, the position can be extended to four years if the candidate undertake teaching duties

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 engineering cybernetics, automatic control, process systems engineering, applied mathematics or equivalent. Background in control theory and numerical methods for control and optimization is a requirement. The candidate should have a grade of B or better in terms of NTNU’s grading scale. Applicants with no letter grades from previous studies must have an equally good academic foundation. Applicants who are unable to meet these criteria may be considered only if they can document that they are particularly suitable candidates for education leading to a PhD degree.

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.

Applicants should have good programming experience (Matlab, Python, or similar).

Good written and oral English language skills are required. Applicants from non-European countries where English is not the official language must present an official language test report. 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 seek a candidate that is motivated and able to engage in theoretical research, interdisciplinary collaboration, have good communication and networking skills, is proactive and forthcoming, and able to work independently if needed.
•    The successful candidate should be creative, with a strong ability to work problem oriented. He/she should also enjoy interdisciplinary research and take a keen interest in learning and working in teams.

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

We offer

Salary and conditions

PhD candidates are remunerated in code 1017, and are normally remunerated at gross from NOK 479 600 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 (or possibly 4 years if the applicant, in agreement with the department, agrees to undertake teaching duties). Appointment to a PhD position requires admission to the PhD programme in Engeering Cybernetics. 

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

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 Professor Lars Imsland, e-mail lars.imsland@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 2019/32482 when applying. 

Application deadline: 2019-11-04.

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NTNU – knowledge for a better world

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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

4th November 2019

Post expires on Monday November 4th, 2019

Two postdoctoral fellowships in sound processing for Artificial Pancreas Trondheim

About the position

Two postdoctoral research fellowships within sound processing are available at the Department of Electronic Systems (IES) and Department of Engineering Cybernetics (ITK), Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). The positions are affiliated with the Artificial Pancreas Trondheim (APT) research group.

The long-term aim of the APT research group is to establish a robust artificial pancreas by combining continuous intraperitoneal (IP) glucose sensing, IP insulin delivery, and robust control algorithms. APT currently has two large research projects “Double Intraperitoneal Artificial Pancreas” and “Listening to the patients – Analysis of body sounds for diagnostics and monitoring” in the Centre for Digital Life Norway funded by the Research Council of Norway. The candidates will be part of an interdisciplinary research team with broad expertise in medicine (endocrinology, pharmacology, anesthesia and comparative medicine), biomedical cybernetics (modeling, identification and control), biosensor technology, and optical spectroscopy.

The positions are supervised by Professor Dag Roar Hjelme, Professor Øyvind Stavdahl, Associate Professor Anders Lyngvi Fougner and other APT faculty members.

The prospective startup for both positions is early 2020.

Main duties and responsibilities

These positions will develop sound processing methods related to health diagnostics and monitoring, with main focus on sounds from the digestive system and from the lungs. The primary target groups are patients with diabetes mellitus and patients with lung disease.

Qualification requirements

A postdoctoral research fellowship is a qualification position in which the main objective is qualification for work in academic positions.

The following qualification requirements are necessary for the announced postdoc positions:

  • Completion of a Norwegian doctoral degree (or an equivalent foreign doctoral degree) within physics, computer science, electrical or electronics engineering, control engineering, biomedical engineering, or similar fields.
  • Strong proficiency in oral and written English.
  • Strong skills in at least two of the following fields:
    • Digital signal processing.
    • Pattern recognition.
    • Machine learning.
    • Data driven (statistics based) modelling.
    • Mechanistic (physics based) modelling.

Other qualifications

The following qualifications are desirable:

  • Experience in:
    • Sound processing or speech recognition.
    • Acoustics.
    • Management and analysis of big data.
    • 3D ultrasound.
    • Biomedical instrumentation.
  • Knowledge of biology in general and human physiology in particular.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Ability to start within Winter/Spring 2020.

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

Applicants are required to justify their candidacy by explicitly explaining their personal motivation and academic aptitude.

This position is within a highly inter-disciplinary group. As a result, the candidate must be able to articulate her/his ideas and be open to those well outside her/his comfort zone.

Academic results, publications, relevant specialization, work or research experience, personal qualifications, and motivation and a desire to make an impact on critical societal problems will be considered when evaluating the applicants.

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.

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Salary and conditions

Postdoctoral candidates are remunerated in code 1352, and are normally remunerated at gross from NOK 523 200 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 2.5 years for each of the two positions.

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

About the departments

The Department of Engineering Cybernetics (Institutt for teknisk kybernetikk, ITK) has 27 professors, 16 adjunct professors, about 27 postdocs and researchers as well as 70 PhD candidates. Approximately 160 candidates graduate annually from the three MSc programs in cybernetics, which comprise over 700 students in total. Also, about 35 candidates graduate annually from the BSc study in electrical engineering with specialization in automation.

The research and educational activities at ITK include both fundamental and applied activities in areas such as automatic control and systems theory; estimation and optimization; cyber-physical systems; autonomous unmanned vehicles; robotics; ships and marine systems; process control; smart grids; offshore renewable energy; automated drilling; biomedical technology; safety-critical systems; embedded and real-time systems; systems engineering; and fisheries and aquaculture cybernetics.

The Department of Electronic Systems (Institutt for elektroniske systemer, IES) currently employs 45 professors/associate professors, 70 PhD students, 25 researchers/postdocs and 25 engineering/administrative positions.

IES has the principal responsibility for education and research in electronics at NTNU. IES encompasses research and education within the areas of photonics, electronic devices and materials, acoustics, radio systems, signal processing, circuit and systems design (https://www.ntnu.edu/ies/research).

IES has an international profile with a strong ambition to be a leading international research unit within its field, and the department is involved in numerous externally funded research projects. IES works strategically to increase our research activities, and we aim to strengthen our capability and capacity through this position.

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.

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.

Specifically, attach one significant academic publication where you are first author. Describe your contribution to this publication, and briefly (max. ½ page) describe its scientific impact.

Please provide at least two references (incl. email and phone number) who are familiar with your academic career.

Please submit your application electronically via jobbnorge.no with your CV, diplomas and certificates. Please refer to the application number 2019/33591 when applying.

Applicants are kindly requested to send a diploma supplement or a similar document, which describes in detail the study and grading system and the rights for further studies associated with the obtained degree.

Questions about the position can be directed to Associate Professor Anders Fougner, email: Anders.Fougner@ntnu.no

Application deadline: 03 November 2019.

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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 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

3rd November 2019

Post expires on Sunday November 3rd, 2019

Phd position within science and technology studies (STS) – “Integrating consumer (end-user) knowledge in demand-response technology and service design”

PhD position within science and technology studies (STS)

NTNU – knowledge for a better world

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

Faculty of Humanities

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

About the position

A 3-year temporary position as PhD candidate in STS at the department of interdisciplinary studies of culture: Integrating consumer (end-user) knowledge in demand-response technology and service design

At NTNU, dept. of interdisciplinary studies of culture (www.ntnu.no/kult), there is a 3-year vacancy in science and technology studies (STS). The PhD will be part of the centre for technology and society and the research group on energy and environment. The candidate will focus on challenges and opportunities of integrating social scientific insights into the design and implementation of smart energy technologies across the energy system. A particular focus will be given to the epistemic, technological and practical foundations of what is often called flexibility in the power system.

The PhD is funded by the Centre for intelligent electricity distribution (FME CINELDI, www.cineldi.no), where the candidate will be part of WP3 (Interaction TSO-DSO). CINELDI is a multidisciplinary research centre focusing on future intelligent electricity distribution grid. The PhD will work closely with other PhDs/PostDocs and researchers within CINELDI and other projects on energy transitions at the department. The candidate will also participate in activities organized through FME NTRANS (www.ntrans.no).

This PhD will focus on what is called Demand Response technologies and services. These typically seek to influence the timing and intensity of energy demand and the potential for offering so-called flexibility to the power system. Flexibility can both be implicit (indirect response) and explicit (direct response),and include examples such as time of use (TOU) tariffs, critical peak pricing, feedback technologies and automated demand controllers. Such solutions represent technological and economic interventions explicitly targeting energy related practices and social order across sectors and scales. However, despite the clear social ambitions and contingencies of such solutions, their construction, design and implementation tend to be guided primarily by insights from techno-economic sciences.

This PhD project will probe opportunities and challenges for interdisciplinary work in developing demand response technologies and services. The candidate will a) study the institutional context and conditions for such interdisciplinary work, b) study the practical strategies of innovation and implementation within and beyond CINELDI, and c) work practically to integrate knowledge about societal processes into technology and service development in order to ensure inclusive forms of transition, and through this increase the chances of realizing the flexibility potential in the power system.

Main duties and responsibilities

The successful applicant must

  • Conduct empirical data collection through qualitative methods such as interviews and focus groups, potentially in combination with quantitative methods.
  • Be able to analyse such data through theories and concepts from science and technology studies
  • Complete the obligatory coursework in the ph.d.-program for interdisciplinary studies of culture
  • Produce a PhD thesis, preferably based on peer reviewed articles published in key international journals
  • Present and disseminate work at relevant national and international venues
  • Be an active participant in the day-to-day activities at KULT, the centre for technology and society and in relevant research groups at the department including FME CINELDI and NTRANS

Qualification requirements

  • Applicants must hold a MA or equivalent in Science and technology studies (STS), or another other relevant social scientific or humanities background. Examples are sociology, anthropology, political science or human geography. Candidates with a different academic background might be considered if they can document relevant research experience from related research activities.
  • We will emphasize completion of the MA on time, and with good results.
  • Applicants should have knowledge of or interest in social scientific studies of energy, the power system, demand response technology and service design, and interdisciplinarity.
  • The applicant should have an interest in, and experience with qualitative research methods
  • We emphasize the documented ability to collaborate with others e.g. through co-authoring research papers, as well as individual ability to conduct independent research.  
  • Fluency in a Scandinavian language will be considered an advantage
  • Excellent English skills (written and oral)

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 Science and technology studies (STS) 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 employee must complete the PhD in interdisciplinary studies of culture within three years. The appointment period is divided with ½ year for compulsory course work and 2 ½ year for completion of the PhD project.

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Salary and conditions

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

The period of employment is 3 years. Appointment to a PhD position requires admission to the PhD programme in interdisciplinary studies of culture (https://www.ntnu.no/kult/forskerutdanning). As a PhD candidate, you undertake to participate in 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 appointed candidate is required to have dept. of interdisciplinary studies of culture as a daily working place.

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.

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.

About the application

The application should contain:

  • CV
  • A short letter of motivation describing your scholarly profile (1-2 pages).
  • References
  • A list of publications (if any)

The application with attachments should be marked HF 19-035 and must be sent electronically via Jobbnorge. For relevant applicants we will gather references and conduct interviews.

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.

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.

More information can be obtained by contacting prof. Tomas Moe Skjølsvold, email: tomas.skjolsvold@ntnu.no, or prof. Marianne Ryghaug, email: marianne.ryghaug@ntnu.no

Application deadline: 01.11.2019

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Deadline

1st November 2019

Post expires on Friday November 1st, 2019

Postdoctoral Fellow in Political Science

About the position

At the Department of Sociology and Political Science (ISS) there is a vacant temporary position as Postdoctoral Fellow in peace and conflict research for a period of two years. The position is connected to the Department’s research on peace and conflict, but also falls within the Department’s research on political behavior and values (https://www.ntnu.edu/iss/research). 

For several decades researchers at ISS have contributed to national and international research on political instability, intrastate armed conflict, and political regimes. The Department benefits from extensive collaboration with researchers at PRIO. The Departments also hosts internationally renowned research on political behavior (e.g., elections, electoral campaigns, conflicts of values, change of values, referendums and political trust).

Main duties and responsibilities

  • The Postdoctoral position is within ISS’ strategic research area “Conflict, cooperation, and the use of power”, but is also closely linked to the department’s research in the field of political behavior. The objective of the postdoctoral project is to further develop and strengthen the department’s research in these areas. 
  • The successful candidate should conduct research on the potential impact of terrorist events on political attitudes, paying particular attention to the recent terror attacks in France and Norway. The project should integrate insights from research on political violence and terrorism with research on political behavior and political psychology. A key question to investigate is the mediating effect of the terrorist(s)’ ideology. Through the project the candidate may collaborate with researchers at the Norwegian Center for Violence and Traumatic Stress Studies and scholars in France. 
  • The position may be ascribed obligation to work, with teaching and supervision activities in political behavior, and extended for up to two years.  
  • Applicants will be assessed by the (1) quality and potential of the project proposal, (2) quality and relevance of the academic works and (3) potential to contribute to the research group and the Department.  

Qualification requirements

A postdoctoral research fellowship is a qualification position in which the main objective is qualification for work in academic positions. We require a completed Norwegian PhD in sociology, political science or other relevant fields, or an equivalent foreign PhD approved as equivalent to a Norwegian PhD.

The appointment is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants and national guidelines for appointment as PhD, 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 requirements: 
•    Skills in statistical analysis will be emphasized
•    Good communications skills in English, both written and oral
•    Some knowledge of Norwegian language and politics is an advantage
•    Some knowledge of French language and politics is an advantage 

Personal characteristics

Importance is attached to personal skills such as independence, well-organized, initiative, cooperative spirit, and motivation to contribute to a good working and social environment. 

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

The period of employment is two years, with the possibility of two additional years. Postdoctoral candidates are remunerated in code 1352, and are normally remunerated at gross from NOK 523 200 per annum before tax depending on qualifications and length of service. From the salary, 2% is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund. 

The engagement is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants, and the acts relating to Control of the Export of Strategic Goods, Services and Technology. Candidates who by assessment of the application and attachment are seen to conflict with the 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. It is a prerequisite that the appointed person takes up residence in order to be present and available for the institution as required. 

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.

Further information concerning this post may be obtained from Associate Professor Karin Dyrstad, email: Karin.dyrstad@ntnu.no. 
For information about the application process please contact section HR, Marie Kristiansen, e-mail: marie.kristiansen@ntnu.no

About the application:

Applicants must submit the following documents with the application within the closing date for applications: 
•    A project proposal of max. 4 pages, including a progress plan for the project.
•    A comprehensive overview of all academic work. 
•    Relevant samples of publications (no more than five).
•    CV, certificates and diplomas.

Publications and other academic works that the applicant would like to be considered in the evaluation, must accompany the application. Joint works will be evaluated. If it is difficult to identify the individual applicant’s contribution in a joint work, 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. Please note that these documents should be translated in English or in a Scandinavian language. Applicants with a diploma from a foreign university are advised to provide an explanation of the university’s grading system.  Applicants invited for interview must bring certified copies of transcripts and reference letters. Please refer to the application number SU-368 when applying. 

Application deadline: 15.11.2019
 

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

Department of Sociology and Political Science

We conduct research, teaching and dissemination in sociology, political science, media, communication and information technology, and sport sciences. The Department offers five-year master’s programmes in teacher education (lektorutdanning) in social sciences as well as in physical education and sports. As a social science department we have a special obligation to contribute to the public debate on important social issues. The Department of Sociology and Political Science is one of seven departments in the Faculty of Social and Educational Sciences.

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Deadline

15th November 2019

Post expires on Friday November 15th, 2019

PhD Position in Distributed Signal Processing for Resilient IoT/CPS

About the position

We have a vacancy for a PhD Research Fellow position at the Department of Electronic Systems (IES). The PhD position is for up to 4 years with 25% work assignments for NTNU IES.

The position reports to head of department

Main duties and responsibilities

In the emerging paradigms of CPS and IoT, large quantities of data are constantly collected by multiple sensors to enable accurate inference and smart decision making. The collected data may reveal more information than required because the sensors observe multiple correlated processes. In addition, stringent limitations on IoT sensors often preclude cryptography-based data security, which makes the system vulnerable various types of physical-layer attacks, e.g., data falsification and replay attacks. Examples include unauthorized drone tracking and steering, and data falsification in autonomous transport systems. In summary, to realize the full potential promised by IoT, developed solutions need to incorporate more realistic environments and time-critical constraints to ensure privacy-preserving and attack-resilient network operation.

The aim of this project is to design and analyze advanced distributed signal processing and optimization approaches to overcome security and privacy challenges faced by future CPS/IoT, where traditional methods fail to prevent attacks and loss of privacy. The PhD candidate will be affiliated with NTNU IoT lab, and have the opportunity to visit and collaborate with research scientists from SINTEF, University of Notre Dame, USA and Syracuse University, USA.

Qualification requirements

We seek a highly-motivated individual who has

  • strong background in mathematics, communications, and statistical signal processing
  • research-oriented master thesis in a related field, e.g., statistical signal processing, information theory, statistical machine learning, multi-agent networked systems, applied mathematics, or optimization
  • experience with programming
  • good written and oral English language skills

Publication activities in the aforementioned disciplines will be considered an advantage but is not a requirement.

For more information on the application submission and a detailed list of required documents, see section “General information” below. 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 in Electrical Engineering, Applied Mathematics, or other relevant disciplines with a grade A or B 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.

Personal characteristics

Personal characteristics

The successful candidate should

  • be creative, independent, and self-motivated
  • possess good skills to deliver oral and written presentations of research results

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


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 4 years (with required duties). Appointment to a PhD position requires admission to the PhD programme in Electronics and Telecommunication.
 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.

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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.

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.

Questions about the position can be directed to Prof. Stefan Werner, e-mail stefan.werner@ntnu.no

About the application:

An eligible candidate should have acquired MSc degree by the application deadline.

The application must contain:

  • CV with information about the candidate’s prior training, exams, and work experience
  • Certified copies of transcripts and diplomas (from both bachelor and master’s degrees)
  • Application letter describing your motivation, relevant experience, skills and qualifications
  • Brief research statement (max. 2 pages) for the position
  • Proof of fluency in the English language (if applicable)
  • Names and contact information of at least 2 reference persons
  • A copy of the master thesis (in PDF).

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 2019/27477when applying.

Application deadline: 20.10.2019

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.

Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering

The Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering is Norway’s largest university environment in ICT, electrical engineering and mathematical sciences. Our aim is to contribute to a smart, secure and sustainable future. We emphasize high international quality in research, education, innovation, dissemination and outreach. The Faculty consists of seven departments and the Faculty Administration.

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Deadline

20th October 2019

Post expires on Sunday October 20th, 2019