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PhD position in Power System Reliability – “Risk and Vulnerability Prognosis for Power System Development and Asset Management”

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We are looking for dedicated employees to join us.

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About the position

The Department of Electric Power Engineering (IEL) has a vacancy for a 100% position as a PhD candidate within the field of Power System Reliability – “Risk and vulnerability prognosis for power system development and asset management”.

The work of the PhD study is part of the research project led by SINTEF Energy Research, entitled “VulPro (Risk and vulnerability prognosis for power system development and asset management)”, which investigates  the influence of individual power system components on power system risk and how this information can help support the decisions of power system planners.

The prospective candidate will work in the research group Power System Operation and Analysis (PSOA) at the Department of Electric Power Engineering.

The main supervisor of the PhD candidate will be Associate Professor Vijay Venu Vadlamudi. In addition, co-supervisors from co-operating partners will be appointed. 

The position reports to the Head of Department

Duties of the position

Job description
The objective of the PhD education is to qualify for scientific research of high international standard. The PhD education has a nominal duration of three years of full-time study and includes required coursework or similar academic training comprising a minimum of 30 credits. The most important component of the PhD education is an independent scientific research project carried out under academic supervision, which results in the PhD thesis. The PhD degree is conferred based on these two elements and the doctoral examination, which consists of a trial lecture and a public defense of the scientific thesis.


The candidate is expected to fully complete the course work and the PhD thesis within the period of employment, which could be 3 or 4 years. The doctoral examination may take place after the period of employment. The option of 4-year employment would imply 1 year of duties as Teaching Assistant for the Department and may be offered to a candidate with clear motivation and ability for such work, if the Department sees the need. This will be clarified during and after any interview.

Project description
Power system planners are challenged by many decisions in their task to ensure an acceptable level of security of electricity supply for the end-users of the electric power system. These decisions span across different planning horizons, from short-term operational planning (e.g. for the next day), mid-term asset management (e.g. maintenance planning of over the next few years), and to long-term power system development (e.g. building new transmission lines over the next decades). To be able to make well-informed decisions, power system planners need information about the risk exposure and vulnerability of the power system and how it may develop over the planning horizon.

The concept of risk can be understood as a combination of what can happen (possible events), the likelihood of each event, and the consequence if they occur. In the context of security of electricity supply, relevant events include power system failures, possibly followed by interruption of end-user power supply. The expected cost of energy not supplied is a relevant example of a risk indicator. Vulnerability and reliability can both be understood as components of power system risk: Vulnerability is an internal characteristic of the power system that affects its risk of events that have very severe consequences but are associated with very low probabilities of occurring; reliability on the other hand is affected mostly by events with relatively high likelihood and can be broadly described as the ability of the system to supply power over an extended period of time.

One recurring challenge in power system risk analysis is to properly account for the condition and spatial location of individual power system components (e.g. a transformer station). Here there is a research gap associated with the lack of consistency between risk analyses carried out at an asset level (traditionally for asset management purposes) and at a power system level (traditionally for system development purposes): The former traditionally focuses on a single power system component but does not fully account for its importance in the power system for the security of supply; the latter takes a broader view but usually neglects how the condition of individual components influences the overall power system risk. Another important challenge is that component condition and other risk-influencing factors are associated with uncertainties, which develop with time. Better knowledge about these uncertainties will provide a more complete risk picture and also has the potential to help system planners to identify vulnerabilities associated with severe consequences to security of supply. 

The task of the PhD study is to specialize on selected topics in the handling of uncertainty and risk in the context of the project description. Relevant topics that may be addressed by the PhD candidate include:
•    methods for a broader characterization of power system risk (e.g. using Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis or extended risk matrices) considering the trade-off between multiple risk indicators (e.g. expected costs of energy not supplied, vulnerability, uncertainty or strength of knowledge), 
•    sophisticated methods for sensitivity analysis and uncertainty quantification applied to power system risk prognosis or to component failure models
•    spatial dependencies of components’ accessibility for maintenance and replacement after failure
 

Required selection criteria

The qualification requirement is completion of a Master’s degree with strong academic background with a grade of B or better in terms of NTNU’s grading scale. Applicants must hold a Master’s degree or equivalent in Electric Power Engineering with specialization in electric power systems and relevant to the given project description. Applicants with a specialization in mathematics or other fields (e.g., operations research, or reliability engineering and risk analysis) with strong focus on mathematics, may also be considered in special cases where the cover letter including the draft research proposal supports the claim for their suitability for the described position.

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.

Other qualifications:

Applicants must have very good English language skills, written and spoken. Applicants from non-English speaking countries outside EU/EEA/Switzerland must provide preliminary documentation of English language proficiency, in terms of an approved test. The following tests can be used: TOEFL, IELTS and Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) or Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English. 

Further assessment of both written and oral English language skills and the ability to communicate fluently may be conducted in the continued selection process and during any interviews for all applicants, including those providing the required documentation of English proficiency

Personal characteristics

In the evaluation of the candidates, emphasis will be placed on education, experience and personal suitability, as well as personal motivation for the position, in terms of the qualification requirements specified above. We are looking for candidates who show clear signs of independence, original thinking and scientific mindset.

We offer

Salary and conditions

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

The employment contract is for three years; however, there is a possibility for extension to four years if selected for assistantship.

Appointment to a PhD position requires admission to the PhD programme in Electric Power Engineering. Applicants must be qualified for admission as PhD candidates at NTNU. See  https://www.ntnu.edu/ie/research/phd for information about PhD studies at NTNU.

As a PhD candidate, you will have to successfully complete the PhD academic training programme; the training includes mandatory course work and other obligatory activities. Within the first three months of your employment, you must formally qualify for admission to the PhD programme at the Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering. 

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

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

The Department of Electric Power Engineering 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 must contain: 

  • A cover letter where the applicant describes her/his personal motivation and relevance with respect to the requirements of the advertisement.
  • A draft research proposal (1 or 2 pages) for the PhD study, where the candidate presents her/his own ideas for the PhD-work and how it can be applied, based on the project description given in this advertisement. This proposal will be neither final nor binding for the project.
  • Curriculum vitae (CV) which includes information about the candidate’s prior education, work experience, academic merits and any scientific publications.
  • Certified copies of academic diplomas and certificates. Applicants from universities outside Norway are kindly requested to send a diploma supplement or a similar document, which describes in detail the study programme and grading system (https://ec.europa.eu/education/diploma-supplement_en) 
  • The required documentation of English language proficiency. 
  • Names and contact information of at least two references.

Emphasis will be placed on the quality of the cover letter and the ideas and/or originality of the draft research proposal in the shortlisting of candidates. Incomplete applications will not be taken into consideration.

In the final assessment of the candidates, strategic considerations at the Department of Electric Power Engineering will also be taken into account. We aim for better gender balance, and when qualifications are approximately equal among qualified candidates, female applicants will be preferred.

Joint works will be considered. If it is difficult to identify your contribution to joint works, you must attach a brief description of your participation.

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

General information

Working at NTNU

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

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

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

According to the Information Act (Offentleglova), your name, age, position and municipality may be made public even if you have requested not to have your name entered on the list of applicants.

Questions about the position can be directed to Associate Professor Vijay Venu Vadlamudi (vijay.vadlamudi@ntnu.no) or to the Head of Department Prof. Ole-Morten Midtgård (ole-morten.midtgard@ntnu.no).  

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

Application deadline: 27.10.2020

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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.

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

27th October 2020

Post expires on Tuesday October 27th, 2020

PHD position in Data Privacy

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At NTNU, creating knowledge for a better world is the vision that unites our 7 400 employees and 42 000 students.

We are looking for dedicated employees to join us.

You will find more information about working at NTNU and the application process here. https://www.youtube.com/embed/cIgKd1SwGLI?autoplay=0&modestbranding=1&playsinline=0&rel=0&start=0&enablejsapi=1&origin=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.jobbnorge.no&widgetid=1

About the position

The Department of Information Security and Communication Technology (IIK) has a vacancy for a position as a PhD Candidate at the Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering (IE), in the cross-disciplinary field of cyber security. This is a researcher training position aimed at providing promising researcher recruits the opportunity of academic development in the form of a doctoral degree.

The position is a part of a national effort to develop the Norwegian knowledge base in cyber security according to the directions given in the newly announced Norwegian strategy for digital security.

The position’s working place is at NTNUs campus at Gjøvik and reports to the Head of Department.

Duties of the position

The appointment is for a term of 3 years, or 4 years including 25% duty work.

The position will be concerned with analyzing and designing secure mechanisms for data and information access that allow control of the privacy-utility trade-off. Of particular interest is development of new differentially private response mechanisms for distributed and longitudinal data. Depending on the skills of the candidate, different aspects may be emphasized, for instance privacy preserving

  • multi-party computation with shared randomness,
  • statistical modeling of longitudinal data,
  • information retrieval and machine learning.

The research will be carried out as an integrated part of the NTNU Applied Cryptology Lab, and under guidance of Staal A. Vinterbo

Required selection criteria

The PhD-position’s main objective is to qualify for work in research positions. Required is completion of a master’s degree or second degree (equivalent to 120 credits) with a strong academic background in one or more of

  • Statistics
  • Mathematics
  • Computer Science
  • Information theory

or equivalent education with a grade of B or better in terms of NTNU’s grading scale. Also required is that grades received in classes belonging to the fields above are generally B or better . 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, 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.

Preferred selection criteria

  • Interest in the proposed research and the ability to acquire necessary tools for conducting the research
  • Ability to work independently
  • Good organization and communication skills
  • Interest in a wider context beyond own research
  • 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.

Publication activities in the aforementioned disciplines will be considered an advantage.

Personal characteristics

We are seeking applicants who are

  • highly motivated by fundamental scientific research of practical relevance
  • able to work independently
  • well organized and have interests beyond their own research
  • 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 qualifications 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, depending on qualifications and seniority. From the salary, 2% is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

The appointment is for a term of 3 years, or 4 years including 25% duty work.

Appointment to a PhD position requires admission to NTNUs PhD programme in Information Security and Communication Technology.

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.

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.

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.

Submit your application electronically via jobbnorge.no with your CV, diplomas and certificates. Do not send the application via email. Applicants invited for interview must include certified copies of transcripts and reference letters. Include the following in the application:

  • A cover letter explaining your motivation and how your skills and experience relate to the research associated with the position (1 page).
  • A draft research proposal (1 page).
  • CV with list of publications and GRE scores or other supporting documents as documentation of the candidates’ study and language abilities.
  • Relevant transcript of grades, diplomas, and certificates, including undergraduate. 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 references, preferably from academic supervisor(s).
  • Applicants from universities outside Norway are 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.

Incomplete applications submitted without justification will not be considered.

General information

Working at NTNU

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

The city of Gjøvik has a population of 30 000 and is a town known for its rich music and cultural life. The beautiful nature surrounding the city is ideal for an active outdoor life! The Norwegian welfare state, including healthcare, schools, kindergartens and overall equality, is probably the best of its kind in the world.

Questions about the position can be directed to Stine Terese Ruen Nymoen, e-mail: stine.t.r.nymoen@ntnu.no.

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

If you are invited for interview you must include certified copies of transcripts and reference letters. Please refer to the application number 2019/37241 when applying.

Application deadline: 30.10.20

Gjøvik bygning fasade Foto: Marte Foss/NTNU

NTNU – knowledge for a better world

NTNU – knowledge for a better world

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

Department of Information Security and Communication Technology

Research is vital to the security of our society. We teach and conduct research in cyber security, information security, communications networks and networked services. Our areas of expertise include biometrics, cyber defence, cryptography, digital forensics, security in e-health and welfare technology, intelligent transportation systems and malware. The Department of Information Security and Communication Technology is one of seven departments in the Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering .

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Deadline

30th October 2020

Post expires on Friday October 30th, 2020

2 PhD Research Fellowship positions within “Intra-body Sensor Communications”

This is NTNU

At NTNU, creating knowledge for a better world is the vision that unites our 7 400 employees and 42 000 students.

We are looking for dedicated employees to join us.

You will find more information about working at NTNU and the application process here. https://www.youtube.com/embed/cIgKd1SwGLI?autoplay=0&modestbranding=1&playsinline=0&rel=0&start=0&enablejsapi=1&origin=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.jobbnorge.no&widgetid=1

About the position

The Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) has 2 fulltime PhD Research Fellows vacancies at the Department of Electronic Systems (IES). This fellowship is funded by the Research Council of Norway project “CLIPEUS – Internet of Bio-NanoThings for Prediction and Prevention of Infectious Diseases”. The PhD projects involve a cross-disciplinary supervisory team from Department of Electronic Systems (IES) and Oslo University Hospital. 

The PhD position is for 4 years with 25% work assignments for NTNU, or for 3 years without dutywork. 

You will report to the Head of Department.

Duties of the position

CLIPEUS aims at creating a communications network among man-made implantable devices and the natural cells inside the body under the novel communication paradigm, called Internet of Bio-NanoThings, where sensing, actuation, and computing processes are tightly coupled to pervasively, perpetually, and precisely sense, process, control, and exchange health information of the body in real time to defend it against infections.  The project focuses on the detection of infections inside the body based on the detection of the molecular communication among the infectious bacteria by bionanosensors for detection, low power electronics for processing and antenna for near field communication to transfer the data through the tissues to outside of the body. Novel machine learning techniques will be developed to interpret this data for future personalized medicine applications. The system will be extensively tested and ameliorated by phantom experiments as a first step before in vivo experiments.   

PhD #1: Design of Bio-NanoThings
The objective is to investigate novel technologies to develop the conceptual design of a bio-nano things promising to continuously and precisely sense and process molecular signals among infectious bacteria. Bio-nanothings will have three components, namely, a bio-nanosensor, a processing circuit, and a coil/antenna all assembled using commercially available parts. 

Prerequisites: MSc in electrical engineering with course credits in sensor design, circuits and system and antennas.


PhD #2: Communication among Bio-Nano Things 
This PhD project is to investigate the communications and networking principles between the devices involved in CLIPEUS using molecular communication (MC) with infectious bacteria and via intra-body communications techniques with the wearable hub. The wearable hub will forward the data to the cyber space using already known wireless communication methods. 

 
Prerequisites: MSc in electrical engineering with course credits in signal processing, communication theory, communication networks, information- and communication theory, and stochastic modeling and optimization.   

Required selection criteria

The PhD-position’s main objective is to qualify for work in research positions. The qualification requirement is that you have completed a master’s degree or second degree (equivalent to 120 credits) with a strong academic background in signal processing, wireless communication, electromagnetics/RF, information theory, circuit and systems, biophysics, applied mathematics, or equivalent education with a grade of B or better in terms of NTNU’s grading scale. If you do not have letter grades from previous studies, you must have an equally good academic foundation. If you are unable to meet these criteria you may be considered only if you can document that you are particularly suitable for education leading to a PhD degree.

Applicants are asked to provide a research statement (max 3 pages) in their application, describing research interests and initial plans with regards to the above project description. The statement should also provide details on how the project relate to previous education, research and competence. 

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

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.

Personal characteristics

  • We seek a highly-motivated individual with a strong mathematical background and a research-oriented master thesis within one of these areas is expected for the PhD proejct #2.
  • Further, the applicant must have experience with programming and willing to learn new topics like nanoscale molecular communications. Publication activities in the aforementioned disciplines will be considered an advantage.
  • Motivation for fundamental scientific research of practical relevance is essential.
  • The candidate is expected to deliver minimum 3 journal articles within the duration of the project. The applicant should have good communication skills and be willing to collaborate with other researchers in the cross-disciplinary group of people connected to this project.

We offer

Salary and conditions

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


The period of employment is for 3 years, or for 4 years including 25% duty work.

Appointment to a PhD position requires that you are admitted to the PhD programme in [subject area] (Link to website, if applicable) within three months of employment, and that you participate in an organized PhD programme during the employment period.

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

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

About the application

The application and supporting documentation to be used as the basis for the assessment must be in English (ta stilling til dette)

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

In addition, we ask the applicant to submit a research statement (max 3 pages), detailing research interests and initial plans with regard to the aforementioned individual PhD projects. The statement should also describe why the applicant is suited for the position, and how the project relates to previous education, research and competence.

The application must include:

  • CV, certificates and diplomas
  • Research plan or project proposal
  • Academic works – published or unpublished – that you would like to be considered in the assessment.
  • Name and address of three referees


Joint works will be considered. If it is difficult to identify your contribution to joint works, you must attach a brief description of your participation.

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

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

General information

Working at NTNU

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

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

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

Information Act (Offentleglova), your name, age, position and municipality may be made public even if you have requested not to have your name entered on the list of applicants.

For further information about the positions, contact Professor Ian F Akyildiz, email: ian@ece.gatech.edu, Professor Ilangko Balasingham, email: ilangko.balasingham@ntnu.no or Dr. Ali Khaleghi, email: ali.khaleghi@ntnu.no

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

If you are invited for interview you must include certified copies of transcripts and reference letters. 

Application deadline: 01.11.2020

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.

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

1st November 2020

Post expires on Sunday November 1st, 2020

PhD candidate: environmental sustainability analysis and circular economy in silicon metallurgy

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At NTNU, creating knowledge for a better world is the vision that unites our 7 400 employees and 42 000 students.

We are looking for dedicated employees to join us.

You will find more information about working at NTNU and the application process here. https://www.youtube.com/embed/cIgKd1SwGLI?autoplay=0&modestbranding=1&playsinline=0&rel=0&start=0&enablejsapi=1&origin=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.jobbnorge.no&widgetid=1

About the position

The Industrial Ecology Program (IndEcol), Department of Energy and Process Engineering is seeking a PhD student to address life cycle assessment and circular economy in silicon process metallurgy. The position is of 3.5 years duration, including 6 months for teaching duties.

The PhD candidate will support our research in sustainable metallurgy, specifically our participation in the H2020 SisAl Pilot project: Innovative pilot for silicon production with low environmental impact using secondary aluminium and silicon raw materials (2020-2024). Carbothermic reduction is used in many metal processes, including in the reduction of quartz to silicon (Si) metal. SisAl Pilot considers replacement of conventional carbothermic with aluminothermic reduction using aluminium slags, dross and secondary metal fractions to increase Si yield, minimize direct emissions, and provide a range of Si, aluminium and alumina products.

Metal value chains are important to global carbon emissions and material flows, and primary metal production dominates life cycle impacts of many product systems. Development of sustainable metallurgy requires an understanding of the links between metallurgy process design, the value chains they involve, and the environmental impacts attached to these. Gaps remain in knowledge transfer across the domains of process metallurgy and environmental sustainability assessment.

IndEcol is a well-established interdisciplinary group in the field of environmental sustainability analysis. Researchers at IndEcol participate in international expert groups, such as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the International Resource Panel (IRP), as well as international collaborative projects.

The Head of Department is Professor Terese Løvås. The position’s supervisor is Associate Professor Johan Berg Pettersen, the co-supervisor is Professor Daniel Müller.

Duties of the position

  • Develop models for energy and mass balances in silicon production processes
  • Develop and benchmark life cycle assessment models for the SisAl production routes
  • Data acquisition and documentation
  • Conduct analysis and write up journal manuscripts
  • Complete and defend a dissertation within 3.5 years
  • Teaching assistant for selected courses at Indecol

Selection criteria

Essential qualifications:

The PhD-position’s main objective is to qualify for work in research positions. The qualification requirement is that you have completed a master’s degree or second degree (equivalent to 120 credits) with a strong academic background in industrial ecology, engineering, natural science, mathematics, or equivalent education with a grade of B or better in terms of NTNU’s grading scale. If you do not have letter grades from previous studies, you must have an equally good academic foundation. If you are unable to meet these criteria you may be considered only if you can document that you are particularly suitable for education leading to a PhD degree.

  • Study background at MSc level in either metallurgy and material science, or environmental systems analysis
  • Completed courses in life cycle assessment and/or material flow analysis
  • Experience in use of programming with environmental data, e.g., Python, Matlab, or other
  • Proven analytical and computational capabilities, in courses and or/thesis deliverables
  • Proven written and oral English language skills

Desired qualifications:

  • Proficiency in a Scandinavian language (Norwegian, Danish, Swedish) is an advantage
  • Experience in computation or thermodynamic process simulation is an advantage, especially of metallurgic processes using FactSage, HSC Sim or similar
  • The position involves duties as teaching assistant, thereby experience as student assistant or in teaching is an advantage

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.

Personal characteristics

  • Self-motivated, enthusiastic, and dedicated
  • Motivated to solve environmental problems and advance sustainability
  • Ambitious and goal-oriented
  • Team player
  • Excellent communication skills

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, depending on qualifications and seniority. From the salary, 2% is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

The period of employment is 3.5 years (including 6 months` teaching duties).

Appointment to a PhD position requires that you are admitted to the PhD programme in Engineering within three months of appointment, and that you participate in an organized PhD programme during the employment period.

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

The position is subject to external funding.

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

About the application

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

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

The application must include:

  • CV, certificates and diplomas
  • Cover letter.  Your cover letter should describe your motivation for the position and provide insights that go beyond what is evident from your CV
  • A writing sample, such as an article or thesis
  • Name and address of three referees


Joint works will be considered. If it is difficult to identify your contribution to joint works, you must attach a brief description of your participation.

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

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

General information

Working at NTNU

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

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

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

Information Act (Offentleglova), your name, age, position and municipality may be made public even if you have requested not to have your name entered on the list of applicants.

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Associate Professor Johan Berg-Pettersen, johan.pettersen@ntnu.no. If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact Megan Norris, megan.norris@ntnu.no.

Please submit your application electronically via jobbnorge.no with your CV, diplomas and certificates. Applications submitted elsewhere will not be considered. Applicants with European Master`s qualifications from outside Norway are required to include a Diploma Supplement. Applicants with Master`s qualifications from China are required to include confirmation of Master`s Diplomas from China Credentials Verification (CHSI).

If you are invited for interview you must include certified copies of transcripts and reference letters. Please refer to the application number IV-187/20 when applying.

Application deadline: 28.10.2020

Gløshaugen Høgskoleparken Foto: Erik Børseth/NTNU

Further information

This position is funded by the European Union Horizon 2020: SisAl Pilot project: Innovative pilot for silicon production with low environmental impact using secondary aluminium and silicon raw materials (2020-2024). Grant agreement ID: 869268.

This position is funded by the European Union

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 Energy and Process Engineering

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

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Deadline

28th October 2020

Employer

NTNU – Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Municipality

Trondheim

Scope

Fulltime

Post expires on Wednesday October 28th, 2020

Two PhD Research Fellows in machine-learning/signal processing for Industry 4.0

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At NTNU, creating knowledge for a better world is the vision that unites our 7 400 employees and 42 000 students.

We are looking for dedicated employees to join us.

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

About the position

The Department of Electronic Systems has a vacancy for 2 PhD Research Fellows in machine-learning/signal-processing for Industry 4.0. The successful candidate will be offered a 3-year position (or 4-year with 25% work assignments for the Department).

The position reports to the Head of the Department of Electronic Systems. The work place will be Trondheim.

Duties of the position

The positions are linked to the project SIGNIFY which is funded by the Research Council of Norway. Big data, Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI) represent key enablers of the digital transformation and the development of digital twins. The main objective the SIGNIFY is the development and the integration of signal processing and machine learning methodologies into novel hybrid-analytics solutions aiming at sensor validation for digital twins of safety-critical systems. Building upon ground-breaking concepts from graph signal processing, deep learning and transfer learning, SIGNIFY focuses on designing tailored strategies from a Bayesian perspective and testing them on two use cases related to Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) in collaboration with SINTEF Energy.

The research plans of the two positions focus on safety issues and lie within the general area of anomaly detection. The PhD candidates will have the opportunity to be affiliated with the IoT@NTNU and with the Norwegian Open AI lab, and to collaborate with research scientists from international partner institutions.

PhD Position N.1 – Model-Based Sensor Validation

The activities related to this position include exploring and defining advanced solutions by integrating domain knowledge related to the considered use cases with linear/nonlinear estimation/detection and data fusion techniques according to a Bayesian framework. A peculiar aspect is represented by considering dynamic risk analysis into the algorithm design to be used with real-time data availability.

PhD Position N.2 – Data-Driven Sensor Validation

The activities related to this position include time-series modeling and monitoring based on shallow and/or deep networks with focus on soft decisions and related confidence in order to be compatible with a Bayesian framework. A peculiar aspect is represented by considering dynamic risk analysis into the algorithm design to be used with real-time data availability.

Required selection criteria

The PhD-position’s main objective is to qualify for work in research. The qualification requirement is competition of a master’s degree or second degree (equivalent to 120 credits) with a strong academic background in Machine Learning and or Signal Processing (or equivalent education) with a grade of B or better in terms of NTNU’s grading scale. If you do not have letter grades from previous studies, you must have an equally good academic foundation. If you are unable to meet these criteria you may be considered only if you can document that you are particularly suitable for education leading to a PhD degree.

We seek two highly-motivated individuals having

  • Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, or other relevant disciplines;
  • Strong mathematical background and research-oriented master thesis in a related field (e.g., signal processing, statistical machine learning, applied mathematics);
  • Significant experience with programming (preferably Matlab and/or Python).

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

Applicants must be qualified for admission to a PhD study program at NTNU.

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

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.

Personal characteristics

The successful candidates should be

  • Creative and innovative
  • Independent and self-motivated
  • Excellent with verbal and written communication in English

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, depending on qualifications and seniority. From the salary, 2% is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

The period of employment is 3 years (or 4 with academic duties).

Appointment to a PhD position requires that you are admitted to the PhD programme in Electronics and Telecommunication  within three months of employment, and that you participate in an organized PhD programme during the employment period.

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

The positions are subject to external funding from the Research Council of Norway.

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

About the application

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

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

The application must include:

  • Application letter describing your motivation, relevant experience, skills and qualifications;
  • CV including information about education background and work experience;
  • 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 program of study, the grading system, and the rights to further studies associated with the degree obtained);
  • Brief research vision for the position (maximum 2 pages);
  • Contact information for two references;
  • Documentation of fluency in the English language.


Joint works will be considered. If it is difficult to identify your contribution to joint works, you must attach a brief description of your participation.

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

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

General information

Working at NTNU

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

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

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

Information Act (Offentleglova), your name, age, position and municipality may be made public even if you have requested not to have your name entered on the list of applicants.

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Professor Pierluigi Salvo Rossi (email: pierluigi.salvorossi@ntnu.no).

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

If you are invited for interview you must include certified copies of transcripts and reference letters. Please refer to the application number 2020/23734 when applying.

Application deadline: 10.10.2020

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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 Electronic Systems

The digitalization of Norway is impossible without electronic systems. We are Norway’s leading academic environment in this field, and contribute with our expertise in areas ranging from nanoelectronics, phototonics, signal processing, radio technology and acoustics to satellite technology and autonomous systems. Knowledge of electronic systems is also vital for addressing important challenges in transport, energy, the environment, and health. The Department of Electronic Systems is one of seven departments in the Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering .

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Deadline

10th October 2020

Post expires on Saturday October 10th, 2020

Postdoctoral fellowship in hydrothermal carbonization of sewage sludge

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At NTNU, creating knowledge for a better world is the vision that unites our 7 400 employees and 42 000 students.

We are looking for dedicated employees to join us.

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

About the position

A two-year Postdoctoral position is available at the Department of Energy and Process Engineering, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). This position is a part of a collaborative project “Negative CO2 emission gas power plant” involving Gdańsk University of Technology (GUT), Polish Academy of Sciences (IMP PAN, Gdańsk), Wrocław University of Science and Technology, NTNU, Sintef Energy Research (Trondheim) and three other partners in Poland, funded by the POLNOR CCS programme.  The aim of the project is to obtain negative CO2 emission power production from sewage sludge by using an innovative power cycle coupled with CCS. Hydrothermal carbonization followed by plasma gasification is employed to produce gaseous fuel from wet sewage sludge, followed by oxy-combustion in the gas turbine. Water will be added for cooling processes in the combustion chamber. Subsequently water will be condensed, and CO2 will be compressed and pumped to underground storage. As sewage sludge is considered as biomass, the plant will be CO2 negative.

The specific task of the position will be hydrothermal carbonization (HTC) of sewage sludge for optimization of the mechanical dewatering. High moisture content, as well as sticky nature of sewage sludge, is problematic as drying of this material is energy intensive. HTC of sewage sludge will make it hydrophobic, thus enhancing the mechanical dewatering and subsequent drying, making it more energy efficient along the whole supply chain.

The position’s day-to-day supervision is by Professor Quang Khanh Tran, NTNU.

Duties of the position

The main duty of this position is determination of the optimum HTC parameters from energy efficiency point of view, with special consideration of minimizing the energy cost of subsequent drying by maximization of the mechanical dewatering capacity.

Required selection criteria

A postdoctoral fellowship is a qualification position in which the main objective is qualification academic research work. Completion of a Norwegian doctoral degree in chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, or physical chemistry or a corresponding foreign doctoral degree recognized as equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree is required.

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

The 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.

Other qualifications:

  • Experience in experimental study and process simulation of hydrothermal carbonization (HTC) of sewage sludge or biomass.
  • Excellent English skills, spoken and written
  • Good academic writing and presentation skills.
  • In addition, expertise in CFD modelling for non-Newtonian fluid is desirable.

Personal characteristics

  • Highly dedicated and committed.
  • Well organized and disciplined
  • Good teamwork and communication skills

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

The employment period is 2 years.

Postdoctoral candidates are placed in code 1352, and are normally remunerated at gross from NOK 542 400 per annum before tax, depending on qualifications and seniority. From the salary, 2% is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

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

The position is subject to external funding.

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

About the application

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

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

The application must include:

  • CV, certificates and diplomas
  • A description of your knowledge and experience of HTC and Aspen Plus, and of what you think you in particular can contribute to the project (up to 5 pages)
  • Academic works – published or unpublished – that you would like to be considered in the assessment (up to 10 works). If it is difficult to identify your contribution to joint works, you must attach a brief description of your participation.
  • Name and address of three referees

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

General information

Working at NTNU

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

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

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

Information Act (Offentleglova), your name, age, position and municipality may be made public even if you have requested not to have your name entered on the list of applicants.

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Professor Quang Khanh Tran, e-mail khanh-quang.tran@ntnu.no.

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

If you are invited for interview you must include certified copies of transcripts and reference letters. Please refer to the application number IV-168/20 when applying.

Application deadline: 28.08.2020.

Gløshaugen Høgskoleparken Foto: Erik Børseth/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 Energy and Process Engineering

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

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Deadline

28th August 2020

Post expires on Friday August 28th, 2020

Postdoctoral Fellow in psychology

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At NTNU, creating knowledge for a better world is the vision that unites our 7 400 employees and 42 000 students.

We are looking for dedicated employees to join us.

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

About the position

A two-year full time Postdoctoral Fellowship is available at the Chemosensory lab, Department of Psychology. We are looking for a candidate with expertise within the area of sensory neuroscience. The postdoc will participate in design and execution of experiments aimed to investigate basic principles underlying multisensory integration including input from olfaction and other sensory modalities in a moth brain. Experimental methods including electrophysiological (intracellular/extracellular) recording/staining, calcium imaging, and confocal microscopy in combination with neural reconstruction/modeling, will be used.

Applicants should have knowledge about neural principles underlying general brain function and be acquainted with the above-mentioned techniques. Previous experience from working with the small insect brain is advantageous. We can offer incorporation in a vital research group including other research fellows and PhDs. In addition to the experimental work, the post-doc will participate in supervision of master students.

Duties of the position

The candidate will participate actively in the research carried out at the Chemosensory lab where the main aim is to understand neural principles typifying encoding of odor information. We expect the candidate to contribute with:

  • Design and implementation of experimental studies
  • Preparation of scientific articles for internationally acknowledged journals.
  • Presentation of scientific data on conferences and meetings.
  • Dissemination of scientific data to audiences outside academia
  • Participation and contribution to the overall activity of the research unit.
  • Supervision of master students.

Required selection criteria

A postdoctoral research fellowships is a qualification position in which the main objective is qualification for work in academic positions. You must have completed a Norwegian doctoral degree in neuroscience or corresponding foreign doctoral degree recognized as equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree.

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

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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.

In addition to possessing good oral and written skills in English, the candidate should have a publication record comprising scientific articles of international standard, preferably including electrophysiological studies.


Preferred selection criteria

Experience from central experimental methods within neuroscience:

  • Intracellular recording/staining
  • Confocal microscopy
  • Modelling neural strictures by means of visualization software, such as AMIRA
  • Calcium imaging measurements

Knowledge about:

  • Statistical methods
  • Programming, acquaintance with Phyton, Matlab, or R

Personal characteristics

  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Inquisitiveness
  • Reliability and accuracy
  • Independence

We offer

Salary and conditions

The employment period is 2 years.

Postdoctoral candidates are placed in code 1352, and are normally remunerated at gross from NOK 542 400 per annum before tax, depending on qualifications and seniority. From the salary, 2% is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

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

The position is subject to external funding.

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

About the application

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

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

The application must include:

  • CV, certificates and diplomas
  • Academic works – published or unpublished – that you would like to be considered in the assessment (up to 10 works)
  • Name and address of three referees


Joint works will be considered. If it is difficult to identify your contribution to joint works, you must attach a brief description of your participation.

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

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

General information

Working at NTNU

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

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

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

Information Act (Offentleglova), your name, age, position and municipality may be made public even if you have requested not to have your name entered on the list of applicants.

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Bente G. Berg, (bente.berg@ntnu.no).
If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact Kirsten Sjolte, (kirsten.sjolte@ntnu.no)


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

If you are invited for interview you must include certified copies of transcripts and reference letters. Please refer to the application number SU-466 when applying.

Application deadline: 25.10.2020

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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 Psychology

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

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Deadline

25th October 2020

Post expires on Sunday October 25th, 2020

Postdoctoral Fellow: developing strategic simulation tools for lithium-ion battery (LIB) recycling

This is NTNU

At NTNU, creating knowledge for a better world is the vision that unites our 7 400 employees and 42 000 students.

We are looking for dedicated employees to join us.

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

About the position

We are seeking a Postdoc for developing a data infrastructure and simulation tools for identifying resource efficiency options and business opportunities related to lithium-ion battery (LIB) reuse and recycling.

The expected increase of electro-mobility and transition to renewable energy will lead to an exponential growth of lithium-ion batteries (LIBs). This has significant impacts for global battery raw material cycles: While demand for these materials is expected to rise considerably resulting in concerns for the security of supply, potentials for reuse and recycling of LIBs will eventually also grow and create opportunities for increasing resource efficiency and mitigating supply risks.

Norway is both a large producer of battery raw materials and a first mover within the electromobility sphere. This opens up new opportunities for Norwegian companies to take business positions in the battery supply chain. In order to do so, they depend on a robust understanding of the battery supply chains, the relevant material cycles, and the factors influencing them. The BATMAN project, which is coordinated by the Eyde Cluster, aims at developing a strategic tool based on Material Flow Analysis (MFA) to enable companies to position themselves within the LIB value chain.

The BATMAN project uses a transdisciplinary approach and analyses LIB recycling from different complementary perspectives: Analysis of material cycles and development of the dynamic simulation tool and scenarios (PhD student and Postdoc at NTNU), analysis of trends in mobility and the vehicle fleet (TØI), in battery chemistry (IfE), in legal conditions (UiA), and identification of opportunities for new business models (UiA).

The project has an advisory board constituted of several global metal associations (Nickel Institute, Cobalt Institute, International Aluminium Institute). Their interest in the project is to better understand how different scenarios for LIBs penetration, reuse, and recycling may affect the global metal cycles. At the same time, NTNU is working with the Nickel Institute and Yale Unversity on the development of a strategic tool for monitoring and visualizing the global nickel cycle.

The Head of the Department of Energy and Process Engineering is Professor Terese Løvås. The position’s supervisor is Professor Daniel B. Müller.

Duties of the position

Duties include:

  • to develop a data infrastructure for Norwegian, European, and global LIB production, use, and end-of-life management
  • to map the global cycles of key battery materials
  • to develop dynamic simulation tools and scenarios for LIB reuse and recycling

All of the tasks are developed in close cooperation with a PhD student at NTNU involved in BATMAN, as well as the other partners.

Selection criteria

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

Essential Qualifications:

  • You must have completed a Norwegian doctoral degree in natural science or engineering or corresponding foreign doctoral degree recognized as equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree.
  • strong modelling competency, if possible with background in MFA
  • strong competency and documented experience in programming (including Python and SQL)
  • excellent communication skills
  • high level of written and oral English language skills

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Norwegian language skills are an advantage
  • experience in working with industry
  • familiarity with the topic of batteries, reuse, and recycling


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.

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

Personal characteristics

  • Strong analytical skills
  • Creativity
  • Critical thinking
  • Confidence in working independently
  • Ability and willingness to work in inter- and transdisciplinary teams

We offer

Salary and conditions

The employment period is 2 – 4 years.

Postdoctoral candidates are placed in code 1352, and are normally remunerated at gross from NOK 542 400 per annum before tax, depending on qualifications and seniority. From the salary, 2% is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

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

The position is subject to external funding.

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

About the application

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

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

The application must include:

  • CV, certificates and diplomas
  • Academic works – published or unpublished – that you would like to be considered in the assessment
  • Name and address of three referees


Joint works will be considered. If it is difficult to identify your contribution to joint works, you must attach a brief description of your participation.

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

Applicants invited for interview must include certified copies of transcripts and reference letters. 

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

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

General information

Working at NTNU

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

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

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

Information Act (Offentleglova), your name, age, position and municipality may be made public even if you have requested not to have your name entered on the list of applicants.

Questions about the position should be directed to Professor Daniel B. Müller, +47 91897755, daniel.mueller@ntnu.no. Questions about the recruitment process should be directed to Megan Norris megan.norris@ntnu.no

Please refer to the application number IV-160/20 when applying.

Application deadline: 16.08.2020

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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 Energy and Process Engineering

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

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Deadline

16th August 2020

Postdoctoral fellow in Flexible and integrated production systems

This is NTNU

At NTNU, creating knowledge for a better world is the vision that unites our 7 400 employees and 42 000 students.

We are looking for dedicated employees to join us.

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

About the position

The Department of Manufacturing and Civil Engineering have a vacancy for a postdoc (2 years). The Postdoc will be a part of the IVB manufacturing research team and associated to the Centre for Research based Innovation; SFI manufacturing.

The Department of Manufacturing and Civil Engineering (IVB) is a part of the faculty of engineering at the Norwegian University for Science and Technology. Our research focus on Manufacturing engineering, Advanced and sustainable composites and Digital twin for sustainable built environment. 

The post doc will be a part of our Manufacturing research group and the Centre for Research based Innovation; SFI manufacturing, connected to the SFI Work Package 2.1:  Flexible and integrated production systems. The Postdoc will use NTNU MANUAB laboratory facilities for the research, as well as the industry consortium in SFI Manufacturing.

The position reports to Head of Department.

Duties of the position

  • The Post Doc shall focus on the coupling of digital models and supervisory control and data acquisition systems on manufacturing system level.
  • The goal is data-driven methods for a holistic manufacturing variation management with the aim for improving process capability of multi-process production systems, and thus minimizing cost and resource usage.
  • The Postdoc will work on signal processing, data analysis and development of appropriate predictive and optimized models using machine learning and genetic algorithms for multi-objective optimization along with tools for visualization and simulation.

Required selection criteria

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 manufacturing, industrial engineering or corresponding foreign doctoral degree recognized as equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree is required.
 

  • The postdoc must have previous knowledge of handling sensing systems for manufacturing processes, including data acquisition, signal processing and sensors such as piezoelectric sensors for force, vibration and acoustic emission (AE).
     
  • Applicant must have research expertise on mathematical modelling, simulation and multi-objective optimization, Machine learning/Artificial intelligence, (big) data mining. Past research must be documented in the form of a promising publication list.
     
  • Applicant must have documented knowledge of handling piezoelectric sensors in the context of CNC machines and must be familiar with CPS factory.
     
  • The SFI Manufacturing consortium contains several companies in the defence industry sector. Due to this, the candidate cannot have nationality from one of the countries prohibited by the ITAR  or Electronic Code of Federal Regulations.
     
  • Excellent English skills, spoken and written, are required. Knowledge in Norwegian language is beneficial.

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.

Personal characteristics

  • Proficiency to carry out goal-oriented work
  • Creative thinking
  • Confidence in independent work
  • Good cooperation abilities
  • Perseverance

We offer

Salary and conditions

The employment period is 2 years.

Postdoctoral candidates are placed in code 1352, and are normally remunerated at gross from NOK 542 400 per annum before tax, depending on qualifications and seniority. From the salary, 2% is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

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

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

About the application

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

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

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

  • CV, certificates and diplomas
  • Research plan or project proposal
  • Academic works – published or unpublished – that you would like to be considered in the assessment (up to 10 works)
  • Name and address of three referees


Joint works will be considered. If it is difficult to identify your contribution to joint works, you must attach a brief description of your participation.

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

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

General information

Working at NTNU

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

The city of Gjøvik has a population of 30 000 and is a town known for its rich music and cultural life. The beautiful nature surrounding the city is ideal for an active outdoor life! The Norwegian welfare state, including healthcare, schools, kindergartens and overall equality, is probably the best of its kind in the world.

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

Information Act (Offentleglova), your name, age, position and municipality may be made public even if you have requested not to have your name entered on the list of applicants.

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Professor Kristian Martinsen, telephone +47 995 21 849, email kristian.martinsen@ntnu.no . If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact Per David Nielsen,  e-mail: per.nielsen@ntnu.no

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

If you are invited for interview you must include certified copies of transcripts and reference letters. 

Application deadline: 10.07.2020

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 Manufacturing and Civil Engineering

Our profile of expertise can help to solve the world’s most important societal challenge: the development of sustainable solutions in industry and society. This profile includes research on modern industrial processes, use of new and recycled materials, new technological solutions and the application of new forms of organization and business models. The Department of Manufacturing and Civil Engineering is one of eight departments in the Faculty of Engineering.

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Deadline

10th July 2020

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