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PhD Position in Evolutionary Population Ecology:Dynamics of immigration, inbreeding and fitness in song sparrows

About the position

Population and evolutionary dynamics depend critically on the outcomes of dispersal events among sub-populations, and resulting spatial movements of individuals and genes. Immigration and resulting genetic introgression can increase sub-population fitness by alleviating local inbreeding (i.e. ‘genetic rescue’), but can also decrease sub-population fitness by introducing alleles that are locally maladaptive (i.e. ‘immigration load’). Yet, it remains unclear how such effects can work together to increase or decrease the chance of local population persistence in the short-term and the longer-term.

This PhD project will use exceptional long-term data from free-living song sparrows (Melospiza melodia) to dissect the short-term and longer-term effects of immigrants on population genetic composition and local fitness. It will also aim to bring together strands of evolutionary theory to provide new insights into the compound evolutionary effects of immigration in fragmented populations with inbreeding and local adaptation.

The student will work with Professors Jane Reid and Henrik Jensen at NTNU, with strong collaborative links with Professor Peter Arcese and Dr Pirmin Nietlisbach (University of British Columbia, Canada), and Professor Lukas Keller (University of Zurich, Switzerland).

We have a fully-funded PhD position in Evolutionary Population Ecology available at the Centre for Biodiversity Dynamics, NTNU.

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

Job description

The PhD project will involve sophisticated statistical analysis of existing long-term field data, and theory development using mathematical and/or simulation approaches. There will be opportunities to participate in fieldwork and further research training in Canada and Switzerland. The project would suit a highly motivated and numerate student with enthusiasm for confronting evolutionary theory with field data. Full training in key aspects of the project, and associated transferable skills, will be provided. The position provides an excellent opportunity for students who wish to qualify for future work in research positions.

Qualification requirements

We seek candidates who have a strong academic record and interests in quantitative evolutionary ecology and/or population biology, of any nationality and country of educational origin. The qualification requirement is completion of a master’s degree or second degree (equivalent to 120 credits) in biology or equivalent education, with a grade of B or better in terms of NTNU’s grading scale. Applicants with no letter grades from previous studies must have an equally good academic foundation. Applicants who are unable to meet these criteria may be considered only if they can document that they are particularly suitable candidates for education leading to a PhD degree.

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

 Other desired qualifications:

  • Good competence in R and/or other programming languages
  • Willingness to learn and extend new forms of statistical and/or mathematical analysis
  • Some foundational knowledge of relevant topics in evolutionary biology, for example inbreeding depression, heterosis, genetic rescue, would be an advantage
  • Some experience of fieldwork, or of utilising field data, would be an advantage
  • Good written and oral English

Personal characteristics

  • Highly motivated and enthusiastic about population ecology and/or evolutionary biology
  • Excellent team-working and written and verbal communication skills

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

We offer

Salary and conditions

PhD candidates are remunerated in code 1017, and are normally remunerated at gross from NOK 449 400 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 for 3 years (with a possibility for up to one year extension with teaching duties). Appointment to a PhD position requires admission to the PhD programme in Biology (https://www.ntnu.edu/studies/phbi).

As a PhD candidate, you will undertake to participate in an organized PhD programme during the employment period. A condition of appointment is that you are fully 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

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

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

Questions about the position can be directed to Prof. Jane Reid, e-mail jane.reid@abdn.ac.uk

About the application

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. Applicants from universities outside Norway are kindly requested to include 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.

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 refer to the application number NV-42/19 when applying.

Application deadline: 20.05.2019

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NTNU – knowledge for a better world

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

Department of Biology 

We work with global challenges in natural diversity, climate, the environment, health and nutrition. Our expertise in biological processes at all levels – from molecules to ecosystems – contributes to a sustainable society. The Department educate graduates for a wide range of careers in public administration, business and academia. The Department of Biology is one of eight departments in the Faculty of Natural Sciences.

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Deadline

20.05.2019

Post expires on Monday May 20th, 2019

Postdoc in Materials Science and Engineering (Battery Technology)

About the position

We have a vacancy for a position as post doc affiliated with the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Faculty of Natural Sciences (NV), NTNU Norwegian University for Science and Technology.

The post doc will in addition to his/her research activity have a central role in the NTNU Battery initiative coordinating the battery research activities between NV/NTNU and the strategic research area NTNU Energy at NTNU.

Research activities in the Department cover electrochemical energy technology (batteries), functional materials and materials chemistry, nanomaterials, ceramics, corrosion, physical metallurgy and metallurgical and electrochemical process engineering.

Job description

This post doc position in battery technology is focused on development of functional materials and understanding of electrochemical and degradation phenomena for Li ion batteries. Extensive state-of-the-art infrastructure for materials and battery development and testing is established at the Department. The successful candidate is expected to develop a research profile in close collaboration with the present battery activities at the Department.  

In addition, the candidate will have a coordinating role of the battery activities at NV/NTNU in close collaboration with the strategic research area NTNU Energy. The coordination will include providing information flow among groups working in the battery field, providing coordination help during establishment of larger research applications and facilitating initiatives with respect to sharing and developing infrastructure for battery research.

Qualification requirements

A postdoctoral research fellowships is a qualification position in which the main objective is qualification for work in academic positions. The applicants must hold a PhD in materials chemistry, materials science and technology, electrochemistry or similar. Candidates with documented expertise in development of functional materials for battery technology as well as electrochemical and degradation studies of batteries are desired. Experience in in-situ characterization techniques is considered an advantage.

The persons we are searching for have good oral and written communication skills. The candidates must provide evidence of the ability to publish scientific papers.

Personal characteristics

Emphasis will be placed on:

  • Creative and innovative with respect to research
  • Good collaboration skills and ability to work in a large research group
  • Ability to work across traditional disciplines and easy to get in contact with other researchers
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position

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

We offer

Salary and conditions

Postdoctoral candidates are remunerated in code 1352, and are normally remunerated at gross from NOK 515 200 before tax per year. From the salary, 2 % is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

The appointment has a duration of 2 years with the possibility of until 1 year extension with teaching duties in agreement with the department. (To undertake the teaching duties it is a requirement that the candidate speaks Norwegian or another Scandinavian language).

General information

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

Questions about the position can be directed to Professor Mari-Ann Einarsrud, phone number +47 73594002, e-mail mari-ann.einarsrud@ntnu.no or Professor Ann Mari Svensson phone number +47 73593965, e-mail annmari.svensson@ntnu.no.

About the application:

The application must include:

  • CV, certificates and diplomas
  • List of publications with bibliographical references. If it is difficult to identify your contribution to joint works, you must attach a brief description of your participation.
  • Brief research plan stating your future research interests
  • Name and address of three potential references
  • Documentation of English language proficiency (e.g. TOEFL, IELTS, etc.) if English or a Scandinavian language is not the applicant’s mother tongue
  • Reference letters

Submit your application with your CV, diplomas and certificates via jobbnorge.no. Applicants invited for interview must bring certified copies of certificates and diplomas. Mark the application with reference number: NV-44/19.

Application deadline: May 24, 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 Materials Science and Engineering  

We are Norway’s leading educational and research environment in materials engineering, materials chemistry and materials science.  In collaboration with business and industry, we are a driving force for the development of innovative materials as well as new applications and manufacturing processes.  Activities in our disciplines are vital for the green shift. The Department of Materials Science and Engineering is one of eight departments in the Faculty of Natural Sciences.

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Deadline

24.05.2019

Post expires on Saturday June 1st, 2019

PhD position in Experimental Computational Linguistics

About the position

We announce a four-year PhD position in experimental computational linguistics at the Department of Language and Literature.

The PhD position is part of the project Computational modeling of filler-gap acquisition in Norwegian which is an interdisciplinary project within the Enabling Technologies strategic area at NTNU. The successful applicant will be part of a project group headed by Associate Professor Dave Kush (Department of Language and Literature), Professor Terje Lohndal (Department of Language and Literature), and Professor Ole Jakob Mengshoel (Department of Computer Science).

The project will be carried out in Kush’s ØyeLab and in cooperation with the cross-institutional research group AcqVA (Acquisition, Variation and Attrition) between NTNU and UiT The Arctic University of Norway. The Trondheim unit of the group consists of 18 researchers, including 3 professors, 4 associate professors, 1 postdoc, 8 PhD candidates, and 2 20% adjunct professors.

Job description

The project seeks to use computational modeling to better understand how learners might acquire constraints on filler-gap dependencies from natural language input. To this end, the project will evaluate whether computational learning models of various types (e.g., Recurrent Neural Networks; Variational Learners; Bayesian models) can (i) represent a diverse array of long-distance filler-gap dependencies and (ii) learn the proper constraints on such dependencies when trained on different Norwegian corpora. The results of these investigations will be compared to previous results from English. The goal is to ultimately identify necessary components of a learning strategy that is capable of learning attested patterns cross-linguistically.

Applicants are requested to contact the project leader to obtain a more detailed project description before applying.

Qualification requirements

Applicants must have:

  • A master’s degree in a relevant field, for example formal or experimental linguistics, or computer science with a specialization in linguistics
  • Proficiency in at least one common programming language (e.g., Python)
  • Familiarity with current natural language processing (NLP) methods
  • Written and oral proficiency in a Scandinavian language and/or English

Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiarity with machine-/deep-learning
  • Familiarity with corpora/treebanks

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 experimental linguistics, computer science with a specialization in linguistics 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

Personal characteristics

The successful candidate will be:

  • Enthusiastic about research.
  • Independent, task-oriented, with a good work ethic.
  • Able and willing to contribute to an inclusive working environment.

We offer

  • exciting and stimulating tasks in a strong international academic environment
  • an open and inclusive work environment with dedicated colleagues
  • favourable terms in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Funds
  • an active and supportive research group and network
  • employee benefits

Salary and conditions

PhD candidates are remunerated in code 1017, and are normally remunerated at gross from NOK 449 400 before tax per year. From the salary, 2 % is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

The position consists of 3 years allocated to the PhD work and 1 year of duty work (e.g., teaching, administration, project related work).Appointment to a PhD position requires admission to the PhD programme in Language and Linguistics. 

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.

About the application:

The application with attachments must be marked HF 19-016 and be submitted electronically via Jobbnorge.

The application must contain information about the applicant’s background and motivation for carrying out a PhD project. Language proficiency should be specified. The following must be included:

  • Diplomas and attestations
  • An overview of any relevant publications (the actual publications may be requested during the evaluation process)
  • The application must also include a description (up to 10 pages) of a planned doctoral project within the overall project described above, in accordance with the template for project descriptions qualifying for our doctoral programme. The template can be found at https://www.ntnu.edu/hf/phd/project-description.

Together with documentation of the applicant’s academic qualifications and personal suitability, the project description will be the main foundation for the evaluation of the application.

Applicants who are short-listed will be called in for interviews, and their references will be contacted. Applications that are not submitted electronically via Jobbnorge within the deadline will not be evaluated.

Questions about the position can be directed to Dave Kush, e-mail: dave.kush@ntnu

Application deadline: 01.06.2019

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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.

Faculty of Humanities

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

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Deadline

01.06.2019

Post expires on Saturday June 1st, 2019

Postdoctor in Cell Bioprocessing

About the position

We have a vacancy for a 2 year Post Doctor position in Cell Bioprocessing

A two-year Postdoc position in Cell Bioprocessing is available at the Department of Biotechnology and Food Science (IBT). The current research fields at the Department includes Microbial Biotechnology, Synthetic Biology, Analysis and Control of Microbial Systems, Food Science, and Biopolymers and Biomaterials. Further information is available at http://www.ntnu.edu/biotech/research. The post doc candidate will work in the Microbial and Cell Physiology research group https://www.ntnu.edu/ibt/research/bruheim-lab#/view/about associated the Microbial Biotechnology research division and report to Professor Per Bruheim.

The position is part of the NTNU Research project “Chemically defined cell culture media” funded by the NTNU Biotechnology programme (www.ntnu.edu/biotechnology) and internal resources at IBT. Cell Bioprocessing is a rapidly expanding area, where a major challenge is development of efficient, robust and sustainable cultivation conditions based on serum-free media for production of biomedical as well as cultured meat commodities.

The main objective of postdoctoral research fellowships is qualification for academic positions and research career development programs and supervision are offered as part of this fellowship.

The position reports to Professor Per Bruheim.

Job description

The postdoc will focus on developing work flows for efficient design of chemically defined cell culture media for primary cells from higher eukaryotic organisms. The overall research project includes advanced micro-bioreactor cell cultivation systems, deep phenotyping, high throughput robot technology, dynamic modelling and machine learning. The postdoc will be responsible for the cell cultivation and phenotyping work. A key approach will be microbioreactor-cultivations combined with mass spectrometric based metabolite and protein profiling to follow intracellular metabolic state, signaling network activities and media nutrient uptake and waste product excretion. The MS work will be performed in the Natural Science faculty Mass Spectrometry lab (https://www.ntnu.edu/nv-mslab) currently equipped with six MS instruments and GC, UPLC, capillary UPLC, UPC2, capillary ion chromatography separation technologies and software for advanced processing of both low molecular weight analytes (Metabolomics), lipids (Lipidomics), 13C-label experimentation (Fluxomics) and protein/ peptides (Proteomics). A significant part of the work will involve processing of large data-sets and bioinformatic analyses. The postdoc will have a central role in the overall project and will also be responsible for outreach activities and recruitment and supervision of MSc students.

Qualification requirements


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

Completion of a Norwegian doctoral degree in Biotechnology, Cell Biology or similar field or corresponding foreign doctoral degree recognized as equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree is required. Candidates that are about to submit their thesis/ defend in near future are also encouraged to apply. In particular, experience with cell cultivation/ cell culture technology and bioprocessing will be highly valuable. Some prior experience with liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry instrumentation in a metabolomics work-flow context is also a valuable asset.

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

Personal characteristics

The applicant must document ability to work independently as well as in group situations, be an active member in the research groups and presenting the projects in conferences and to other interested parties. Previous experience with supervision of students and writing project proposals is considered an advantage.

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

We offer

Salary and conditions

Postdoctoral candidates are remunerated in code 1352, and are normally remunerated at gross from NOK 515 200 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 years.

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

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 Professor Per Bruheim, e-mail: per.bruheim@ntnu.no

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

Please submit your application electronically via jobbnorge.no with your CV, diplomas and certificates. Applicants invited for interview must include certified copies of transcripts and reference letters. Please refer to the application number NV-36/19 when applying.

Application deadline: 15.06.2019

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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 Biotechnology and Food Science

Our activities contribute to increased exploitation of existing and new ingredients for sustainable food production as well as next-generation energy solutions and medical technology. We educate graduates for a wide range of careers in industry, public administration and academia. The Department of Biotechnology and Food Science is one of eight departments in the Faculty of Natural Sciences.

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Deadline

15.06.2019

Post expires on Saturday June 15th, 2019

PhD Candidate in sociology/political science connected to the research group CHAIN and the NFR-funded project “Trade, Labour Markets and Health”

About the position

A PhD position in sociology/political science is vacant at the Department of Sociology and Political Science, NTNU. It is a temporary position for a period of three years (with a possible one-year extension for a research stay abroad), without teaching obligations. The position shall provide promising research recruits the opportunity for professional development through studies towards a Ph.D. The position is connected to the research group CHAIN, which is a Centre focusing on socioeconomic inequalities in health, at the Department of Sociology and Political Science, NTNU.

The PhD position is part of the NFR-funded project: “Trade, Labour Markets and Health“.

The primary aim of this project is to generate new knowledge about how trade impacts population health through labour market and social protection pathways. Previous research into the health impacts of trade has been limited by a focus on healthcare services and individual lifestyle factors. At the same time, public health literature has convincingly demonstrated the importance of social protection and labour market conditions for health, but has not considered the role of trade policy in influencing these conditions. The PhD project will contribute to addressing this research gap. We are specifically interested in research projects which explore these issues in the context of a low- or middle-income country (or countries).

Job description

  • The PhD position is connected to the Departments’ CHAIN research group.
  • It is required that the candidate participates in international activities, including through research stays at educational institutions abroad.
  • Applicants will be assessed by (1) the quality and potential of the project sketch and (2) the quality and relevance of their academic work/background.
  • The candidate is free to develop his or her research project, but it should align with the umbrella project’s main objective: to generate new knowledge about how trade impacts population health through labour market and social protection pathways

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 social or political science or equivalent education with a grade of B or better in terms of NTNU’s grading scale. Applicants with no letter grades from previous studies must have an equally good academic foundation. Applicants who are unable to meet these criteria may be considered only if they can document that they are particularly suitable candidates for education leading to a PhD degree.

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

Other qualifications

  • PhD project sketch (approx. 3 pages)
  • 1-2 years relevant experience in research, such as dissemination and participation in research projects will be ascribed high importance.
  • Experience in dissemination in English

Personal characteristics

Personal qualifications that will be ascribed high importance:

  • independence,
  • well organized,
  • initiative, cooperative spirit
  • motivation to contribute to an including work milieu

In the evaluation of which candidate is best qualified, emphasis will be placed on education, grades from master degree, 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 449 400 per annum before tax. From the salary, 2% is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.
The period of employment is 3 years (with possible one-year extension). Appointment to a PhD position requires admission to the PhD programme in social science. More information about the PhD program is available at: https://www.ntnu.edu/su/phd.

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

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

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 Senior Researcher Courtney McNamara, email: courtney.mcnamara@ntnu.no

For information regarding the application procedures please contact Senior Executive Officer Sissel Sæther, HR-section, email: sissel.sather@ntnu.no.

About the application:

Applicants must attach the following documents to their application within the closing date for applications:

  • PhD project sketch of approx. 3 pages. This must be finally approved no later than 6 months after admission to PhD program.
  • CV, recommendations, certificates and diplomas.
  • Publications and other relevant scientific work.

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 SU-302 when applying.

Application deadline: 30.04.2019

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NTNU – knowledge for a better world

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

Department of 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

30.04.2019

Post expires on Tuesday April 30th, 2019

PhD Fellowship in Data-Driven Reservoir Modeling – IV-138/19

About the position

We have a vacancy for a PhD Fellowship at Department of Geoscience and Petroleum (IGP), NTNU.

The objective of the proposed project is improving the understanding of data-driven modeling and applying smart proxy modeling in reservoir simulation. The approach combines numerical simulation and data-driven techniques. Models are updated in real-time, creating realistic opportunities for real-time reservoir management in smart fields with uncertainty analysis. The PhD project is linked to the BRU21 program: https://www.ntnu.edu/bru21.

The position reports to Head of Department.

Job description

  • Data-driven models are built and run much faster than numerical models. The candidate will work on data-driven analysis, modelling and optimization using Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning techniques.
  • Development of Smart Proxy Models for Reservoir Simulation (Combined Data-Driven and Reduced-Physics-Driven Models) is also considered. Database is created using the numerical reservoir simulation data and the Smart Proxy Model (SPM) runs in real-time. SPM is developed utilizing the pattern recognition capabilities of artificial intelligence and machine learning and is trained to adaptively learn fluid flow from a reservoir simulation model.
  • Collaboration with national and international universities and companies is expected. Close interaction with master students (and possibly a postdoc) working on the same topic is foreseen. The group will develop new data-driven methods and optimization methodologies.

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 Applied Mathematics/Statistics, Data Science, Petroleum Engineering, Geophysics, or similar, with a strong focus on numerical optimization and/or data-driven modelling methods or equivalent education with a grade of B or better in terms of NTNU’s grading scale. Applicants with no letter grades from previous studies must have an equally good academic foundation. Applicants who are unable to meet these criteria may be considered only if they can document that they are particularly suitable candidates for education leading to a PhD degree.

MSc students who expect to complete their master’s degree studies by summer 2019 are also encouraged to apply. Employment will then be postponed until the master’s degree is finished.

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 and national guidelines for appointment as PhD, post doctor and research assistant. 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.

Other qualifications

We are looking for highly motivated candidates with expertise in:

  • Programming (for example: C++, MATLAB, Python, etc.) 
  • Optimization and/or uncertainty quantification 
  • AI/machine learning 

Background or experience from petroleum production, modelling and simulation of subsurface flow is beneficial.

Relevant research experience and academic track record with publications is desired. 

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. For example, the following tests may be used as such documentation: TOEFL, IELTS.

Personal characteristics

Candidate should:

  • Be motivated and able to engage in interdisciplinary collaboration.
  • Have good communication and networking skills and, be proactive and forthcoming, and able to work independently if needed.
  • Be creative, with a strong ability to work problem oriented and take 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, as well as motivation, in terms of the qualification requirements specified in the advertisement.

We offer

Salary and conditions

PhD candidates are remunerated in code 1017, and are normally remunerated at gross from NOK 449 400 before tax per year. From the salary, 2 % is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

The period of employment is 3 years. Appointment to a PhD position requires admission to the PhD programme in Engineering (https://www.ntnu.edu/iv/doctoral-programme).   

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

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

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 Associate Professor Ashkan Jahanbani Ghahfarokhi, e-mail: ashkan.jahanbani@ntnu.no.

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

Please submit your application electronically via jobbnorge.no with your CV, diplomas and certificates. Applicants who have their educational background from China, must provide verification through CHSI. Applicants invited for interview must include certified copies of transcripts and reference letters. Please refer to the application number IV-138/19 when applying.

Application deadline: 26.04.2019.

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.

Department of Geoscience and Petroleum

We conduct teaching and research related to management of Earth’s geological resources. Norway’s rich resources of wind, water, oil, gas and minerals have been and are essential to the country’s prosperity, and will continue to be in the future. The Department plays a key role in the development of technology and the education of graduates who enable value creation based on our natural resources. The Department of Geoscience and Petroleum is one of eight departments in the Faculty of Engineering.

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Deadline

26.04.2019

Post expires on Friday April 26th, 2019

Two PhD positions in “Adaptive Silicon Carbide Power Electronic Converter Technologies for Medium Voltage Direct Current Grids”

About the position

The Department of Electric Power Engineering (IEL), at the Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering (IE), NTNU, Trondheim, offers vacancies for two 100% positions as PhD Candidates.

The two PhD Candidates will work in a 10-MNOK research project entitled “Adaptive Silicon Carbide Electrical Energy Conversion Technologies for Medium Voltage Direct Current Grids (ASiCC)”, which is funded under the FRIPRO – Young Research Talents program by the Research Council of Norway.

The position reports to Head of the Department

Job description

The ever-increasing penetration of renewable energy sources along with the plethora of digital data available in the future smart grids, necessitate the design of adaptive power electronic converters enabling optimal operation under load and source variations. ASiCC research project aims at developing the next generation adaptive power electronic converter designs employing Silicon Carbide (SiC) power semiconductor devices for medium-voltage direct current (MVDC) distribution grids. Within the ASiCC project, adaptive gate driver designs for shaping the switching and conduction performance of high-voltage SiC power semiconductor switches will be designed. In addition to these, ASiCC project team will investigate the influence of electric power grid and distributed energy sources and loads operating conditions on the design and operation of medium-voltage SiC-based power electronic converters.

Currently, there are two vacant PhD positions available at NTNU within the field of “Adaptive SiC power electronic converters for MVDC distribution grids”.

We are expecting one doctoral student to work on digitally adaptive gate drivers for SiC-based power semiconductor switches employed in MVDC converters, while the second doctoral student will focus on the impact of source and load variations on the switching performance of high-voltage SiC switches. The two PhD students are expected to cooperate closely as a team, as well as be part of the existing power electronics groups. They are also expected to actively participate in preparing scientific publications and engaged with laboratory and prototyping work. The two PhD students will have the opportunity for 3-month research stays at three European universities, namely KTH Stockholm, DTU Denmark and Aalborg University.

Qualification requirements

The PhD-position’s main objective is to qualify for work in research positions. Applicants must hold a M.Sc. degree (or equivalent) within electrical engineering with a specialization in Power Electronics. Applicants with a laboratory experience on power electronics (design of power electronic converters prototypes, programming of FPGAs and DSPs etc.) will be preferred. Scientific publications in international journals and conferences are merited.

Applicants are required to submit a one-page research proposal within the described research area.

Applicants must provide evidence of good English language skills, written and spoken. If your first language is not English, the following tests can be used as documentation: TOEFL, IELTS and 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, postdoctor and research assistant.

Personal characteristics

The ability to work in a team and good communication skills will be emphasized in the employment process.

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

PhD Candidates are remunerated in code 1017, and are normally remunerated at gross from NOK 449 400 per annum. From the salary, 2% is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.


The period of employment is 3 years without teaching assistance or 4 years including 25% teaching assistance.

Appointment to a PhD position requires admission to the PhD programme in Electrical Power Engineering. Applicants must be qualified for admission as PhD students 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.

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

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

Questions about the position can be directed to Associate Professor Dimosthenis Peftitsis, dimosthenis.peftitsis@ntnu.no

About the application:

Please submit your application through this page (http://www.jobbnorge.no). Please refer to the application number 2019/9461 when applying.

The application must contain (all in one combined PDF file):

  • A one-page research proposal within the proposed research area.
  • CV.
  • 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 and grading system and the rights for further studies associated with the obtained degree.
  • List of scientific publications.
  • Publications relevant to the research scope and any other work which the applicant wishes to be taken into account should clearly state the applicant’s contribution. A short summary should be attached outlining the applicant’s input to joint work.
     

The PhD positions are expected to start in August 2019.

Incomplete applications will not be taken into consideration.

Application deadline: 30.04.2019.

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.

Department of Electric Power Engineering

Our department is Norway’s leading university environment in the field, and our vision is to be at the centre of the digital green shift. We have excellent collaboration with business and industry as well as other academic environments internationally. This gives us outstanding opportunities for interdisciplinary research with high relevance to society, while we meet industrial needs and address global challenges at the same time. The Department of Electric Power Engineering is one of seven departments in the Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering.

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Deadline

30.04.2019

Post expires on Tuesday April 30th, 2019

PhD fellowship in rock physics models for improved 4D seismic interpretation – IV-97/19

About the position

We have a vacancy for a 3 years PhD Fellowship at Department of Geoscience and Petroleum (IGP), NTNU. The work will be a part of the project: Improved prediction of stress and pore-pressure changes in the overburden for infill drilling at SINTEF’s Department of Petroleum, that is supported by the industry and the Research Council. The main objective of this project is to provide calibrated rock-mechanical and rock-physical models for overburden rocks for prediction of stress- and pore-pressure changes in the overburden of a depleting reservoir.

The position reports to Head of Department

Job description

  • The PhD project aims to study the impact of stress and strain changes in the subsurface, particularly in the overburden, on time-shifts observed in repeated (4D) seismic.
  • This work aims to quantify and demonstrate important signatures in 4D data for the quantification of altered mechanical properties of the subsurface resulting from reservoir production (depletion).
  • Part of the work is to study the impact from overburden stress paths (directional stress variations) and offsets (ray-paths) on time-shifts.
  • To achieve this goal, rock physics, geomechanics and geophysics must be successfully integrated in the study.

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 relevant academic background in physics, geophysics, petroleum engineering, mechanics or related disciplines 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. Experience in computer simulations of mechanics and/or wave propagation (e.g. finite difference and finite element methods) is an advantage. Depending on the background of the candidate, part of the work may be experimental involving planning, acquisition and analysis of static and dynamic data obtained from long term tests on field cores. Applicants who are unable to meet these criteria may be considered only if they can document that they are particularly suitable candidates for education leading to a PhD degree.

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

Other qualifications

  • Proficiency in oral and written English is a must.

Personal characteristics

  • A high level of personal responsibility and initiative
  • Work independently as well as in team in accordance with the project objectives

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

We offer

Salary and conditions

PhD candidates are remunerated in code 1017, and are normally remunerated at gross from NOK 449 400 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 without required duties. Appointment to a PhD position requires admission to the PhD programme in engineering  (https://www.ntnu.edu/iv/doctoral-programme). 

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

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

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 Professor Rune Martin Holt, e-mail: rune.holt@ntnu.no.

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

Please submit your application electronically via jobbnorge.no with your CV, diplomas and certificates. Applicants invited for interview must include certified copies of transcripts and reference letters. Please refer to the application number IV-97/19 when applying.

Application deadline: 25.03.2019

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.

Department of Geoscience and Petroleum

We conduct teaching and research related to management of Earth’s geological resources. Norway’s rich resources of wind, water, oil, gas and minerals have been and are essential to the country’s prosperity, and will continue to be in the future. The Department plays a key role in the development of technology and the education of graduates who enable value creation based on our natural resources. The Department of Geoscience and Petroleum is one of eight departments in the Faculty of Engineering.

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Deadline

25.03.2019

Post expires on Monday March 25th, 2019

PhD position in statistical disclosure control for data privacy

About the position

We have a vacancy for a 4-year PhD position in the Department of Information Security and Communication Technology. The planned research is in quantitative theory and algorithms for computing statistics from population data in a manner that allows balancing utility with privacy risk.

The position reports to Nils Kalstad Svendsen.

Job description

Google, Facebook, and Acxiom, and for public sector activities such as health research. A significant challenge lies in balancing information needs with privacy. An important aspect of privacy is the control of inferences about individuals enabled by Data on individuals represents enormous values, both for corporations such as access to information derived from population data. Such information includes output from machine learning algorithms applied to data. An emerging standard for defining privacy in this context is differential privacy, with adoptions by, among others, Microsoft, Apple, Google, and the US Census bureau. The reasons for the popularity of differential privacy include sound theoretical foundations, allowing a quantitative trade-off between utility and privacy, as well as tracking privacy risk over time and across databases.

The researcher will work on analyzing and designing mechanisms for data and information access that allow control of the privacy – utility trade-off. Of particular interest are development of new differentially private response mechanisms for distributed data, differentially private response mechanisms for longitudinal data, and theory around privacy as an only partially renewable resource.

Qualification requirements

PhD candidate:

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 very strong academic background in statistics, mathematics, or computer science 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.

Students who do not yet hold a master’s degree can apply as long as they will fulfil the master’s degree requirements before summer 2019.

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 requirements:

  • Strong mathematics and statistics skills.
  • As the research topic rests heavily on quantitative analysis, design of algorithms, and proofs of algorithm properties, advanced classes in relevant topics are advantageous.
  • Excellent oral and written English
  • Experience with research

Personal characteristics

The successful candidate is

  • highly motivated for research work and is able to work independently,
  • eager to disseminate research results through publications and presentations at international conferences, and
  • most importantly, has a strong interest in exploring theoretical aspects of privacy preserving computations

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 candidate:
PhD candidates are remunerated in code 1017, and are normally remunerated at gross from NOK 449 400 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 25% teaching and other duties. Appointment to a PhD position requires admission to the PhD programme in Information Security

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.

Research assistant:
Research assistants are remunerated in code 1018,1019 and 1020 depending on comptetence (ta stilling til valg av kode). For a period of until (two years). This is a position where the tasks will give the opportunity to gain research experience in scientific work and methods.

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 Staal A. Vinterbo via e-mail to Staal.Vinterbo@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.

In addition, the application must also contain:

  • Curriculum vitae (CV) with information about the candidate’s prior training, exams, and work experience and contact information of at least two references.
  • A copy of the master thesis (in PDF). Students who have not completed their master’s thesis at the time of application must submit an extended abstract of the upcoming master’s thesis.
  • Copies of academic certificates and transcripts. Applicants from universities outside Norway are requested to send a diploma supplement or a similar, describing in detail the study and grading system and the rights for further studies associated with the obtained degree.

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 refer to the application number 2019/2780 when applying.

Application deadline: May 1st, 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

01.05.2019

Employer

NTNU – Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Post expires on Wednesday May 1st, 2019