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2 PhD research fellowship positions at the Department of Engineering Cybernetics

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Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering
Department of Engineering Cybernetics (ITK)

2 PhD research fellowship positions

Two PhD research fellowship positions at the Department of Engineering Cybernetics, NTNU, within the research project:

David versus Goliath: single-channel EEG unravels its power through adaptive signal analysis – FlexEEG

2 PhD research fellowship positions are vacant within the research project “David versus Goliath: single-channel EEG unravels its power through adaptive signal analysis – FlexEEG”, funded by NTNU Enabling Technologies. The PhD scholars will work on challenging research problems in an active research team at the NTNU Department of Engineering Cybernetics, the NTNU Department of Electronics Systems, the NTNU Dept. of Psychology, Developmental Neuroscience Laboratory, and the NTNU Dept. of Circulation and Medical Imaging, Faculty of Medicine, and with an extensive international cooperation.

The main research objective is to develop an “in-house” Wireless Dry Electrode based EEG System and to implement it for Non-invasive Functional Human Brain Mapping.

Relevant competences are:

  • Advanced electronics and signal processing
  • Adaptive signal analysis
  • Forward and inverse problems in brain functional imaging with EEG
  • Biosensor applications, bio-engineering, physics of materials for microelectronics
  • Biomedical microelectromechanical systems
  • Application specific integrated circuit for readout and digital transformation of the EEG sensor signal including wireless communication.
  • Optimization problems

The advisor/co-advisor team consists of

  • Marta Molinas, Professor, Dept. Engineering Cybernetics, NTNU
  • Lars Lundheim, Professor, Dept. of Electronics Systems, NTNU
  • Trond Ytterdal, Professor, Dept. of Electronics Systems, NTNU
  • Audrey van der Meer, Professor, Dept. of Psychology, Developmental Neuroscience Laboratory, NTNU
  • Nils Kristian Skjærvold, Postdoctoral Researcher, Dept. of Circulation and Medical Imaging, Faculty of Medicine, NTNU

The PhD scholarships are offered for a period of 3 years.

Required backgrounds for the PhD-positions are MSc degrees in electronics/control engineering/biomedical engineering or similar. Solid scientific qualifications, relevant MSc research topics, relevant publications, motivation and personal qualities are important. Applicants must be qualified for PhD studies at NTNU, please see http://www.ime.ntnu.no/forskning/phd for information about PhD studies at NTNU.

Applications under the scheme of NTNU Integrated Master/PhD are encouraged and welcome.

It is a prerequisite that the PhD scholar applies for and is granted admission to the NTNU PhD studies as soon as possible after employment. NTNUs PhD-rules require a Master degree or equivalent with at least 5 years of studies and an average grade of A or B within a scale of A-E for passing grades (A best). Candidates from universities outside Norway are kindly requested to send a Diploma Supplement, transcripts or a similar document, which describes in detail the study and grade system and the rights for further studies associated with the obtained degree.

The position is placed in salary code 1017, which currently corresponds to a yearly gross income of NOK 436 500. From this 2 % will be deducted for mandatory membership in the National Pension Fund. The appointment will be made in accordance with current regulations with supplementary rules for research fellowship appointments in universities and polytechnics. Applicants must agree to participate in organized doctoral study programs within the period of the appointment.

Candidates will be required to enroll in a PhD program within the period of employment, and must sign a contract regulating the period of employment.

Contact person for both positions: Professor Marta Molinas, e-mail: marta.molinas@ntnu.no

Applicants from non-English-speaking countries outside Europe must document a TOEFL score of 600 or higher.

According to Norwegian policies, the government workforce should, as closely as possible, reflect the diversity of the population at large. It is therefore a goal of NTNU, as a government institution, to have a workforce which is balanced with respect to age and gender, and to recruit persons of immigrant background. NTNU also wishes to increase the number of women on its workforce, and women are specifically encouraged to apply.

NTNU can offer an informal and friendly workplace with dedicated colleagues, academic challenges and attractive schemes for home loans, insurance and pensions in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

The appointment is subject to the conditions in effect at any time for employees in the public sector, and assessments regarding the legislations regulating export control and knowledge transfer.

Under Section 25 of the Freedom of Information Act, information about the applicant may be made public even if the applicant has requested not to have his or her name entered on the list of applicants.

The application must include information about education, exams and earlier experience. Certified copies of certificates and diplomas must be enclosed. Relevant scientific works should be submitted. Joint works will be taken into account. In cases where it is difficult to determine the applicant’s contribution, a short note of explanation should be supplied.

Applications are to be submitted electronically through this page. Preferably, we want the attachments in one file.

Applications should be marked: IE 112-2018.

Application deadline: July 12th 2018.

ABOUT THIS JOB

  • Deadline
    Thursday, July 12, 2018
  • Employer
    NTNU – Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  • Website
  • Municipality
    Trondheim
  • Place of service
    Trondheim
  • Jobbnorge ID
    152803
  • Internal ID
    2018/13701
  • Scope
    Fulltime
  • Duration
    Project

Post expires on Thursday July 12th, 2018

PhD in Healthcare Security Practice Analysis, Modelling and Incentivisation (IE 110/18)

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PhD in Healthcare Security Practice Analysis, Modelling and Incentivisation (IE 110/18)

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Gjøvik  (NTNU, https://www.ntnu.edu/gjovik ) invites applications for a Ph.D. research fellow in Healthcare Security Practice Analysis, Modelling, and Incentivisation. The position is based at the Department of Information Security and Communication Technology (IIK) Norway’s largest research group in information security, and host of the eHealth and Welfare Security (eHWS) group at the Center of Cyber and Information Security (CCIS). The eHWS group is a newly-established research group under CCIS which is partially funded by the Ministry of Health and Care Services. It has research collaboration with Directorate of eHealth and other national e-health institutes to initiate researches in the field of cyber security.
The Ph.D. position is funded by NTNU. The period of employment for the positions as a Ph.D. research fellow is initially for 3 years, which can be extended to four years by including a 25% position as teaching assistant.

About the Department

The Department of Information Security and Communication Technology has 33 permanent scientific staff members, and in total approximately 80 employees. 50 persons work at NTNUs campus in Gjøvik and 30 at NTNUs campus in Trondheim. IIK carries out internationally competitive research organized in seven cross-disciplinary labs covering the academic areas of Internet of Things (IoT), Applied Cryptology, Intelligent Transport Systems, Quantifiable Performance and Dependability of Communication Systems, Biometry, Digital Forensics, and Information Security. The department provides teaching in BSc in IT Operations and Information Security, MSc programmes in Communication technology and Information Security, and PhD programmes in Telematics and Information Security. The department hosts and operates NTNUs Center for Cyber and Information Security, a public-private partnership with 25 members.

Work description 
In a healthcare organization, staffs’ security practice are not only related to a compound impact from organization’s preparedness in security governance configuration, security planning and policies, risk management, and technology controls, but also related to other factors such as the organization’s business objectives and individual staff’s personal characteristics. It is therefore necessary to take into account multiple dimensions when observing, analyzing, and modelling the security practice in a healthcare organization, in order to better understand the differed performance across different persons, units, departments, and organizations. The PhD research fellow is expected to collect feedback from healthcare staffs, observe, analyze / explain, and model the security practice both qualitatively and quantitatively in healthcare organizations, develop metrics to measure the performance of security practices, and propose verifiable incentivisation schemes to improve the security practice performance in healthcare organizations and their alignment with healthcare business objectives.
We are looking for a candidate with knowledge, academic training, or experience in one of the following fields as information security, management, computer science, health informatics, behavioral psychology, health economics, etc., and research enthusiasm in scientific observation, analysis, and modelling of human practice in the Norwegian healthcare organizations. Skills and experience in mathematical modelling, statistical methods, data analysis, risk management, decision making strategies, human behavior analysis, and social communication are desired. Experience in communications and collaboration with healthcare workers and healthcare management staffs is an advantage.
The research fellow will be supervised by Assoc. Prof. Bian Yang and Prof. Einar Snekkenes.
Qualifications required for the announced position
  • A completed Master’s degree in computer science, mathematics or education of an equivalent level (commonly consisting of a 180 ECTS credit point bachelor degree followed by a 120 ECTS master degree), where the weighted average grade of the two years of the Master program is of B or higher in accordance with NTNU’s grading system.
  • High motivation for research work in a multidisciplinary way and ability to work independently.
  • Good organization and communication skills with interest in wider context of own research and ability to engage in cross-disciplinary teams.
  • Eagerness to disseminate research results through publications and presentations at international conferences.
  • Written and oral fluency in English.
  • An applicant with fluency (oral and written) in one of the Scandinavian languages would be preferred when other conditions are equal.
Language requirements
If the applicant’s mother tongue is not English or a Scandinavian language, and the Master Degree is not from an English speaking country it is necessary to provide proof of English skills. The following tests can be used as documentation of English language skills: 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.
Requirements
All candidates must be able to secure a residency and work permit in Norway. The university is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in employment practices, and we particularly would like to encourage female candidates to apply.
The regulations for PhD programs at NTNU state that a Master degree or equivalent with at least 5 years of studies is required. The average grade must be A or B within a scale of A-E for passing grades (A best) for the two last years of the MSc, and C or higher of the (three first years) BSc. Candidates from universities outside Norway are kindly requested to send a Diploma Supplement or a similar document, which describes in detail the study and grade system and the rights for further studies associated with the obtained degree: http://ec.europa.eu/education/tools/diploma-supplement_en.htm
See here for regulations concerning appointment and promotion to teaching and research posts: https://www.regjeringen.no/no/dokumenter/regulationsconcerning-appointment-and-promotion-to-teaching-and-research-posts/id2519258/
General terms of employment
The appointment of the PhD researcher will be made according to Norwegian guidelines for universities and university colleges and to the general regulations regarding university employees. Applicants must agree to participate in an organized doctoral study program within the period of the appointment and have to be qualified for the PhD-study. The appointment is subject to the conditions in effect at any time for employees in the public sector and assessments regarding the legislations regulating export control and knowledge transfer.
Applicants must be qualified for admission as PhD students at NTNU. See http://www.ntnu.no/studieavd/dok/PhD_regulations.pdf for information about PhD studies at NTNU.
The Department of Information Security and Communication Technology wants to attract outstanding and creative candidates who can contribute to our ongoing research activities. We believe that diversity is important to achieve a good, inclusive working environment. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply, regardless of the gender, disability or cultural background.
Salary conditions
The position is in code 1017 Stipendiat, salary grade 50 in the Norwegian State salary scale, gross NOK 436,900 per year (approx. 45,000 EUR / GBP 35,000). A deduction of 2 % is made as a statutory contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.
Living and working in Gjøvik
Information can be found via the following links:
● Living in the county of Oppland: http://www.gonorway.no/norway/counties/oppland/
● Map of NTNU in Gjøvik: https://www.ntnu.edu/gjovik/how-to-get-here
● About Campus Gjøvik: http://www.ntnu.edu/gjovik
To applyApplications will be processed through the university online application system https://www.ntnu.no/ledige-stillinger which will direct you to www.jobbnorge.no. The application must include:

  • A cover letter (1 page) explaining your motivation and how your skills and experience relate to the research focuses of the position applied for
  • A draft research proposal outlining a possible approach for each position applied for (1 page per position).
  • CV with a list of publications and English language test scores or other supporting documents (as proof of the candidates’ study and language abilities)
  • Relevant transcripts of grades, diplomas, and certificates
  • A description of M.Sc. work (1 page)
  • Two letters of reference, preferably from academic supervisor(s).

All this must be sent electronically via www.jobbnorge.no with information about education and relevant experience (all in one combined PDF file). Mark the application IE-110/2018. Incomplete applications will be rejected. For further information please contact Assoc. Prof. Bian Yang (bian.yang@ntnu.no)

We accept applications received by 01.06.2018, or until the position is filled.
Desired starting date is as soon as possible after 01.09.2018.

Under Section 25 of the Freedom of Information Act, information about the applicant may be made public even if the applicant has requested not to have his or her name entered on the list of applicants.

ABOUT THIS JOB

  • Deadline
    Friday, June 15, 2018
  • Employer
    NTNU – Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  • Website
  • Municipality
    Gjøvik, Trondheim
  • Place of service
    Gjøvik
  • Jobbnorge ID
    152760
  • Internal ID
    2018/13062
  • Scope
    Fulltime
  • Duration
    Temporary

Post expires on Friday June 1st, 2018

PhD position – Ice conditions and ice loads on infrastructure in rivers IV-169/18

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Faculty of Engineering

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

PhD position – Ice conditions and ice loads on infrastructure in rivers IV-169/18

Description

During winter ice exert static and dynamic loads on structure in rivers, and of particular interest is loads during ice breakup when the ice cover is released and transported downstream. Current regulations use data from arctic ice drift from Canada and Siberia and describes crushing loads on structures assuming a sum of forces on the ice floe exceeding the crushing load against the structure. This may not be the case in common practise in small and steep rivers, but the current guidelines do not provide clear recommendations on how to handle such situations. The objective of this project is to find the criteria for estimating ice loads in small and steep rivers, and to provide the information needed to update the current guidelines for ice load computations on structures in steep rivers.

The project will involve field measurements of ice growth, breakup conditions and ice loads on structures, and assessment and modelling of the relationship between ice characteristics and loads on structures.

 Qualifications

The candidate should have a degree in Civil or Mechanical Engineering, Applied Physics/Mathematics or similar. A background in hydraulic and structural engineering is preferable. The project will involve field measurements, and experiences with winter field work will be considered an advantage. The work will involve contact with industry and management in Norway and it is an advantage if the candidate can communicate in Scandinavian language.

The successful candidate should be enthusiastic and highly motivated and be willing to work both independently and with other researchers. The successful candidate must also fulfill the requirement for admission to a doctoral program:

Conditions

PhD Candidates are remunerated in code 1017, and are normally remunerated at gross NOK 436 900 before tax. There will be a 2 % deduction to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund from gross wage.

Engagement as a PhD Candidate is done in accordance with “Regulation concerning terms and conditions of employment for the posts of post-doctoral research fellow, research fellow, research assistant and resident”, given by the Ministry of Education and Research of 19.07.2010. The goal of the positions is to obtain a PhD degree. Applicants will engage in an organized PhD training program, and appointment requires approval of the applicants plan for a PhD study within three months from the date of commencement.

For further information

Professor Knut Alfredsen, Email: knut.alfredsen@ntnu.no,  Professor Knut Vilhelm Høyland, Email: knut.hoyland@ntnu.no, Professor Leif Lia, Email: leif.lia@ntnu.no.

The position is of 3 years duration.

See https://www.ntnu.edu/iv/doctoral-programme for more information.

The engagement is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants. The positions adhere to the Norwegian Government’s policy of balanced ethnicity, age and gender. Women are encouraged to apply.

The application

The application must contain information of educational background and work experience. Certified copies of transcripts and reference letters should be enclosed. Applications with CV, grade transcripts and other enclosures should be submitted via this webpage at www.jobbnorge.no.

Mark the application with IV-169/18

Start-up date may be discussed, but tentatively September 2018.

Application deadline is 15.06.2018

According to the new Freedom of Information Act, information concerning the applicant may be made public even if the applicant has requested not to be included in the list of applicants.

ABOUT THIS JOB

  • Deadline
    Friday, June 15, 2018
  • Employer
    NTNU – Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  • Website
  • Municipality
    Trondheim
  • Place of service
    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Jobbnorge ID
    152143
  • Internal ID
    2018/12714
  • Scope
    Fulltime
  • Duration
    Temporary

Post expires on Friday June 15th, 2018

1 PhD Research Fellowship Position within “Environmental Acoustics – Outdoor sound propagation” (IE 067/2018)

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1 PhD Research Fellowship Position within “Environmental Acoustics – Outdoor sound propagation” (IE 067/2018)

A PhD-position is available at the Acoustics Group, Department of Electronic Systems at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. The position will be within the area ”Environmental Acoustics – Outdoor sound propagation”. The position will deal with the design of a long range outdoor sound propagation measurement technique.

Department of Electronic Systems (IES).

The PhD position is for up to 4 years with 25% work assignments for NTNU/IES.

Information about the department

The position is located at the Department of Electronic Systems (IES), part of the Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering (IE). IES has currently about 165 full-time employees spread across 45 professors/associate professors, 70 PhD students, 25 research associates/Post-Docs and 25 engineering/administration.

Since the research areas at IES include wireless systems, signal processing, underwater communication and environmental acoustics, IES offers a favorable environment for the research topic proposed.

Project description

The topic of the work is the development of a practicable measurement technique for quantifying short term long range sound attenuation and possibly impulse response in complex outdoor environments that feature parasitic noise sources, non-flat ground and obstacles, multiple propagation paths, arbitrary sound speed gradients and time variance. The focus is non-built areas in the framework of linear acoustics. The direct sight horizontal propagation distances of interest here are in the 200 m – 2 km range where signal-to-noise ratio is a major issue.

Qualifications

We seek a creative and enthusiastic candidate with an outstanding academic record.
The candidate should have:

  • MSc or equivalent degree in acoustics, signal processing, telecommunication or other relevant areas of physics and mathematics. Preference will be given to applicants with documented knowledge of the physics and modelling of wave propagation in inhomogeneous media and signal processing for communication.
  • Relevant research or R&D experience
  • Experience with laboratory/field work is required as well as demonstrated ability to develop technical solutions.
  • Proficiency in programming is mandatory for implementing signal acquisition techniques and post-processing.
  • Capacity to communicate in a clear and structured manner
  • Fluency in English – written and oral

Applicants must be qualified for admission to a PhD study program at NTNU. See http://www.ntnu.edu/ie/research/phd for information about PhD studies 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 application

Please submit an application letter describing your motivation, relevant experience, skills and qualifications, and a brief research vision for the position (maximum 1 page) along with a CV, publication list, letters of reference and proof of fluency in the English language (if applicable) and certificates from both Bachelor and Master degrees.

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

Incomplete applications will not be taken into consideration.

Formalities

The appointment is made in accordance with the regulations of employment for PhD candidates issued by the Ministry of Education and Research, with relevant parts of the additional guidelines for appointment as a PhD candidate at NTNU. Applicants must participate in an organized PhD programme of study during their period of employment. The candidate appointed must comply with the regulations for employees in the public sector. In addition, a contract will be signed regarding the period of employment.

Applicants must be qualified for admission to a PhD study program at NTNU. See http://www.ntnu.edu/ie/research/phd for information about PhD studies at NTNU.

We can offer

  • an informal and friendly workplace with dedicated colleagues
  • academic challenges in a cross-disciplinary team
  • attractive schemes for home loans, insurance and pensions through the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund

For further information about the position, please contact Professor Guillaume Dutilleux, Acoustics Group, Department of Electronic Systems, Email:  guillaume.dutilleux@ntnu.no

Salary conditions

The position is in code 1017 Research fellow, and are normally remunerated at gross NOK 436 900 before tax. There will be a 2 % deduction to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund from gross wage.

The Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering wants to attract outstanding and creative candidates who can contribute to our ongoing research activities. We believe that diversity is important to achieve a good, inclusive working environment. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply, regardless of the gender, disability or cultural background.

Under Section 25 of the Freedom of Information Act, information about the applicant may be made public even if the applicant has requested not to have his or her name entered on the list of applicants.

About NTNU

NTNU had more than 40000 registered students (33000 in Trondheim) in 2017, of which more than 3400 were international students and about half study technology and natural sciences.

About Trondheim and Norway

Due to the Gulf Stream, Trondheim enjoys a milder climate than its latitude would suggest. For those who enjoy outdoor life, Trondheim offers a lot of opportunities.

Norway performs very well in terms of well-being and unemployment is very low. http://www.oecdbetterlifeindex.org/countries/norway/

Start-up date for the position is 15.08.2018 or before.

Application deadline: 01.06.2018

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Post expires on Friday June 1st, 2018

PhD research fellow in Social Anthropology

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PhD research fellow in Social Anthropology

There is a temporary position available at the Department of Social Anthropology as PhD Candidate for a period of four years, including teaching duties at the Department. The position as a PhD Candidate is a fixed -term position with the primary goal of qualifying for work in professional academic chair positions.

The Department of Social Anthropology is part of the Faculty of Social and Educational Sciences and is one of four anthropological teaching departments in Norway. It dates back to 1975, and engages in ethnographic research in Asia, Africa, Europe and South America on wide variety of topic such as mobility and migration, technology and innovation, organizational anthropology and sustainability, and global inequalities. There are currently 18 scientific staff and a total of approximately 300 students on undergraduate and graduate level. The Faculty of Social and Educational Sciences has a vibrant PhD programme with specialization in all the social science disciplines.

Obligations

The Department of Social Anthropology is seeking to appoint a PhD Research Fellow to join a newly established research group on mobility and migration. The group engages with theoretical and methodical developments within social theory, putting a stronger emphasis on ‘mobility’ as constitutive of social forms, institutions, and networks. The group specializes in empirical research on the interconnections between movement in geographical space, social mobility, and time, and in the management of multicultural working life, including labour migration and migration industry.

In support of the overall goal, we are seeking applications from suitably qualified candidates to undertake ethnographic research in the city of Trondheim, Norway on cosmopolitanism and forms of co-existence across cultural differences.

Qualifications

The successful candidate will hold a master’s degree in Social Anthropology or equivalent education, preferably focusing on mobility and migration research in a broad sense. Applicants must have a strong academic record from their previous studies, and must have a weighted average grade for the last two years of their master’s or equivalent education (equivalent to 120 credits) of B or higher 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 admitted only if they can document that they are particularly suitable candidates for education leading to a PhD degree.

The ideal candidates will have a strong work ethic and ability to work independently and systematically, and demonstrate good collaborate skills and initiatives to contribute constructively to the work environment at the Department.

Personal qualifications as described and motivation to apply for the position, will be ascribed high importance.

Employment will be activated in accordance to existing regulations of 31.01.2006 with NTNUs supplementary purviews of 17.06.2009.

Salary and working conditions

The PhD position is paid according to the national salary scheme, from gross NOK 436 900 per year, of which 2 % is deducted for the State Pension Scheme.

Please find more information about the appointment of PhD Candidates in NTNUs supplementary purviews of 23.01.12, http://lovdata.no/dokument/SF/forskrift/2012-01-23-206.

The appointment is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants. The employee is expected to accept possible changes in work tasks.

Primary residency in Trondheim is a prerequisite.

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

background. NTNU is an inclusive workplace.

Application

Employment in a PhD position requires admission to a PhD-program of the Faculty of Social and Educational Sciences. Application for admission to the PhD program must be submitted as soon as the candidate is employed in the position, no later than 3 months after employment. More information about the PhD programme is available at: http://www.ntnu.edu/studies.

See https://www.ntnu.edu/phd/admission-and-financing for information on entry requirements for post-graduate studies at NTNU.

Application should within deadline include:

  • CV, recommendations, certificates and diplomas.
  • Research proposal, no more than 3500 words including bibliography
  • Sample of academic written work
  • Academic transcripts and degree certificates
  • Letter of intent
  • Name and contact details for two referents

Joint work will be evaluated. If it is difficult to identify the contributions from individuals in a joint piece of work, applicants should enclose a short descriptive summary of what he/she contributed to the work.

Information about the applicants may be open to public inspection as provided by the Freedom of Information Act.

Prospective applicants may consult the head of the research group, Jan Ketil Simonsen, to discuss their proposed research (E-mail: jan.ketil.simonsen@ntnu.no, Phone: +47 735 96 342)

For information about processing of applications, please contact HR, Aaste Line Strand aaste.l.strand@ntnu.no

An application including attachments should be sent electronically through: http://www.jobbnorge.no. Please mark the application: SU-137

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Post expires on Sunday July 1st, 2018

PhD Candidate in Human Geography – natural resource governance

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PhD Candidate in Human Geography – natural resource governance

There is a temporary position available at the Department of Geography as PhD Candidate in Human Geography for a period of 4 years where three years are for research and 1 year is for teaching and other work for the Department. This is an educational position that will provide a promising research recruit the opportunity for professional development through studies towards a PhD degree. The position is connected to the PhD program at the Faculty of Social and Educational Science.

Currently, the Department of Geography employs 9 professors, 7 associate professors, 2 researchers, 2 postdocs and 13 PhD candidates. The Department has defined four strategic research areas: Natural hazards and effects of climate change; Environment, resources and management; Mobility, transnationalism and inequality; and Innovation and regional changes.

PhD project research focus

Tanzania and Uganda are currently in the process of becoming important oil and gas producers. In both countries there is considerable overlap between particularly valuable and biodiversity rich ecosystems and oil and gas reserves, thus posing many challenges for reconciling conservation of biodiversity rich ecosystems and utilization of the petroleum resources. The PhD fellowship will be linked to the project ‘Capacity building to promote sustainable governance of petroleum resources, biodiversity and livelihoods in East African communities’ (Pelibigo) (https://www.ntnu.edu/geography/pelibigo). This project is a collaboration between NTNU, University of Dodoma (Tanzania), Makerere University (Uganda) and the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU), and funded by the Norwegian Programme for Capacity Development in Higher Education and Research for Development within the Fields of Energy and Petroleum (EnPe). The overall research objective of Pelibigo is to investigate the social and environmental impacts of oil and gas exploration within new oil and gas frontiers in Uganda and Tanzania. Within this framework we are primarily seeking a candidate that will explore the links between oil development and corporate social responsibility programs focusing particularly on various forms of biodiversity offsets, payment for ecosystem services and/or ecotourism initiatives.

Obligations

The holder of the position is expected to:

  • Contribute to the project Capacity building to promote sustainable governance of petroleum resources, biodiversity and livelihoods in East African communities.
  • Contribute to teaching and supervision at the Department of Geography.

Qualifications

We seek a dedicated and sociable person who meets the required qualifications for a PhD candidate. The requirement for the position is a completed master’s degree in human geographyor equivalent education. Applicants must have a strong academic record from their previous studies and must have a weighted average grade for the last two years of their master’s or equivalent education (equivalent to 120 credits) of B or higher 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 admitted only if they can document that they are particularly suitable candidates for education leading to a PhD degree. Fluent English skills are required. Applicants from non-European countries where English is not the official language must present an official language test report. The following tests can be used as such documentation: TOEFL, IELTS or Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) or Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE). Minimum scores are: TOEFL: 600 (paper based test), 92 (internet based test); IELTS: 6.5, with no section lower than 5.5 (only academic IELTS test accepted) CAE/CPE: grade B or A.

Personal qualifications and motivation to apply for the position will be ascribed high importance. We expect a candidate who is able to work independently, also with respect to planning and implementation of fieldwork. Excellent communication skills should be demonstrated. The ability to build a relevant contact network is important.

Salary and Working Conditions

PhD Candidates, code 1017, are paid according to the National Salary Scheme, from gross NOK 436 900 pr. year, of which 2% is deducted forthe State Pension Scheme.

Please find more information about the appointment of PhD Candidates in NTNUs supplementary purviews of 23.01.12, http://lovdata.no/dokument/SF/forskrift/2012-01-23-206.

The applicant must commit to undertake organized PhD studies within the employment period.

Employment will be activated in accordance with existing regulations of 31.01.2006, and Regulations for the required duties and employment conditions for PhD-candidates at NTNU. The employee is expected to accept possible changes in work tasks.

Primary residency in Trondheim is a prerequisite.

A good work environment is characterized by diversity. We encourage qualified candidates to apply regardless of gender, disabilities or cultural background. NTNU is an inclusive workplace.

Application

Employment in a PhD position requires admission to a PhD-program in Social science with a specialisation in geography.

Application for admission to the PhD program must be submitted as soon as the candidate is employed in the position, no later than 3 months after employment. More information about the PhD programme is available at: http://www.ntnu.edu/studies.

You can find the relevant application schedules here;http://www.ntnu.no/svt/doktorgradsutdanning/skjema

The application should within the deadline include:

  • A preliminary project description of 4-6 pages. A complete version of the project description must be made available within six months of admission to the PhD program
  • CV, recommendations, certificates and diplomas.
  • Publications and other relevant scientific work.

Joint work will be evaluated. If it is difficult to identify the contributions from individuals in a joint piece of work, applicants should enclose a short descriptive summary of what he/she contributed to the work.

Information about the applicants may be open to public inspection as provided by the Freedom of Information Act.

Further information about the position is available by contacting Professor Haakon Lein, e-mail haakon.lein@ntnu.no) at the Department of Geography.

For information about processing of applications, please contact HR, Aaste Line Strand, e-mail: aaste.l.strand@ntnu.no

An application including attachments should be sent electronically through: www.jobbnorge.no. Please mark the application: SU-135

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