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Position as a PhD Candidate in Medical Technology

This is NTNU

NTNU is a broad-based university with a technical-scientific profile and a focus in professional education. The university is located in three cities with headquarters in Trondheim.

At NTNU, 9,000 employees and 42,000 students work to create knowledge for a better world.

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

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About the position

We have a vacancy for a 100 % position as PhD candidate which is available from the Autumn of 2022.

Research at the Department of Biomedical Laboratory Science focus on cancer, including cellular and molecular mechanisms, diagnosis, and improved cancer treatment. We collaborate closely with basic researchers and clinicians at NTNU and St. Olav’s University Hospital in Trondheim. Our overall goal is to improve diagnostics and treatment for the benefit of patients and next-of-kin. We have excellent infrastructures for experimental and translational research with state-of-the-art equipment. We also have access to core facilities in imaging, bioinformatics, genomics, and proteomics.

For a position as a PhD Candidate, the main goal is a completed doctoral education up to an obtained doctoral degree.

You will report to Associate Professor Toril Holien.

Duties of the position

The PhD candidate will be part of a research group that focus on TGF-β signalling and cancer. The candidate will work on the establishment of a 3D in vitro model of the human bone marrow niche. We will use this model to study interactions between components of the niche, hematopoietic stem cells and cancer cells. A variety of biochemical and molecular techniques will be used. The PhD candidate will have the main responsibility for the 3D model but will collaborate with experienced researchers from different fields. The PhD candidate will also be involved in related projects within the research group. Most of the work will be performed in laboratory facilities at the Laboratory Centre, NTNU/St. Olav’s Hospital, and the candidate must be able to work independently in the lab.  The candidate will be expected to participate and communicate research results at regular department and group meetings.

Required selection criteria

  • A master’s degree or an equivalent education in a relevant field such as biochemistry, cell biology, biotechnology or medicine
  • A strong academic record with a weighted average grade of at least B from master’s or equivalent education, in accordance with NTNU’s grading system
  • Proficiency in oral and written English
  • Extensive experience in general cellular biology laboratory work (cell cultures and general biochemical and molecular techniques)
  • Your education must correspond to a five-year Norwegian degree programme, where 120 credits are obtained at master’s level
  • You must meet the requirements for admission to the faculty’s doctoral program (PhD education – Faculty of Natural Sciences – NTNU) 

The appointment is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants and Regulations concerning the degrees of Philosophiae Doctor (PhD) and Philosodophiae Doctor (PhD) in artistic research national guidelines for appointment as PhD, post doctor and research assistant  

Preferred selection criteria

  • Background in stem cell biology
  • Experience with imaging techniques and/or flow cytometry
  • Experience with 3D cultures or organoids

Personal characteristics

We seek a motivated and enthusiastic candidate with proven ability to work both independently and in a team. Applicants expected to complete the MSc studies by summer 2022 can apply.

We offer

Salary and conditions

PhD candidates are remunerated in code 1017, and are normally remunerated at gross from NOK 491 200 per annum before tax, depending on qualifications and seniority. From the salary, 2% is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

The period of employment is 3 years with the possibility of 1 year extension due to teaching duties.

Appointment to a PhD position requires that you are admitted to the PhD programme in Medical Technology (PhD education – Faculty of Natural Sciences – NTNU) within three months of employment, and that you participate in an organized PhD programme during the employment period.

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

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

About the application

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

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

The application must include : 

  • Short statement on the applicant’s personal qualifications and motivation for the position
  • CV, including list of publications, relevant former positions and references
  • Copies of relevant transcripts and diplomas
  • Contact information for three references
  • A short statement from a former supervisor/tutor/teacher may also be included

If all, or parts, of your education has been taken abroad, we also ask you to attach documentation of the scope and quality of your entire education, both bachelor’s and master’s education, in addition to other higher education. Description of the documentation required can be found here. If you already have a statement from NOKUT, please attach this as well.

In the evaluation of which candidate is best qualified, emphasis will be placed on education, experience and personal and interpersonal qualities. Motivation, ambitions, and potential will also count in the assessment of the candidates. 

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

General information

Working at NTNU

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

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

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

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

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Associate Professor Toril Holien, email: toril.holien@ntnu.no.

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

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

Please refer to the application number NVD-201/22 when applying.

Application deadline: 01.08.2022

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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 Biomedical Laboratory Science 

We are responsible for the bachelor’s degree programmes for medical laboratory technologists at NTNU. We conduct research in areas relevant to the teaching we provide and to the development of medical diagnostics. We work in close cooperation with the University Hospital, St Olavs Hospital. The Department of Biomedical Laboratory Science is one of eight departments in the Faculty of Natural Sciences.

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Deadline

1st August 2022

Post expires on Monday August 1st, 2022

PhD within the field of Medical Technology

This is NTNU

NTNU is a broad-based university with a technical-scientific profile and a focus in professional education. The university is located in three cities with headquarters in Trondheim.

At NTNU, 9,000 employees and 42,000 students work to create knowledge for a better world.

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

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About the position

This position is a fixed term, full time (100 %) position for 3 years and available from October 1st, 2022.

At the Department of Circulation and Medical Imaging (www.ntnu.no/isb), Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at NTNU, there is a PhD position available within the field of Medical Technology with focus on non-invasive biomarker development for aggressive prostate cancer. The PhD is part of the Clinical Academical Group (CAG) for prostate cancer where the goal is to improve and standardize diagnostics across the Central Norway Health Region (https://helse-midt.no/samarbeidsorganet/clinical-academic-groups-cag).

The CAG is part of a multidisciplinary research collaboration involving the Prostomics group at ISB (https://www.ntnu.edu/web/isb/prostomics#/view/about), Group for Bioinformatics and Gene Regulation at Department of Clinical and Molecular Medicine (IKOM) and Department of Urology at St.Olavs Hospital. The main activity of the research group is to apply novel medical technology to generate large amounts of molecular data from prostate cancer tissue samples. Combined with advanced bioinformatics analysis, this data is used to discover and further validate biomarkers to improve stratification of prostate cancer patients in the clinic. The PhD projects described here is directed towards basic research, translation and innovation.   

Duties of the position

The candidate will be working on a project directed towards improving the diagnosis of prostate cancer, which is the most commonly diagnosed cancer type among men in Norway. The main task for the PhD candidate will be to apply and develop laboratory protocols for mRNA analysis in exosomes from liquid biopsies (primarily urine) where the goal is to develop biomarkers that can separate aggressive prostate cancer from the more slow-growing indolent types. The position will require the ability to work independently in the lab, develop and modify protocols for exosome/mRNA analysis beyond the current standards, and analyze the results. Most of this work will be performed at the laboratory facilities at IKOM, which has the necessary equipment. The candidate is expected to participate and communicate research results at regular CAG meetings. The position will also include a two months visit to a collaborator at Oslo University Hospital to get initial training with protocols for exosome/mRNA analysis. 

Required selection criteria

  • A master’s degree or equivalent education within a relevant field of molecular biology, with a weighted-average grade of B or higher, in accordance with NTNU’s grading system.
  • Your education must correspond to a five-year Norwegian degree program, where 120 credits are obtained at master’s level
  • Documented skills within laboratory work
  • Ability to work both independently in the laboratory, and collaborate in a team
  • Excellent English skills, spoken and written

The appointment is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants and Regulations concerning the degrees of Philosophiae Doctor (PhD) and Philosodophiae Doctor (PhD) in artistic research national guidelines for appointment as PhD, post doctor and research assistant  

Preferred selection criteria

  • Previous work with liquid biopsies
  • Experience with exosomes isolation and analysis
  • Experience with mRNA isolation and analysis
  • Experience in laboratory research
  • Experience with working interdisciplinary
  • Previous collaboration with clinicians, in particular handling and collecting clinical samples
  • Acquaintance with statistics and bioinformatics

Personal characteristics

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Motivation for the position
  • Professional independence and assertiveness

We offer

Salary and conditions

PhD Candidates (code 1017) are remunerated with a gross annual salary of minimum NOK 491 200.  In addition to taxes, a further 2% is deducted for the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

The appointment will be made in accordance with current regulations and supplementary rules with guidelines for employment as PhD Candidate appointments at universities and university colleges in Norway. Admission to a doctoral degree program is a requirement for employment as a PhD candidate. See: http://www.ntnu.no/studieavd/dok/PhD_regulations.pdf

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.

Candidates from universities outside Norway are requested to send a Diploma Supplement or similar official document, which describes in detail the study and grade system and the rights for further studies associated with the obtained degree:  https://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/documents/european-skills-passport/diploma-supplement.

Candidates from non-English speaking countries outside the Nordic countries must provide official documentation of their English competence. Approved tests and results are:

  • TOEFL: 600 / writing 4.5 (paper-based test), 92 / writing 22 (internet- based test)
  • IELTS: 6.5, with no section lower than 5.5 (only Academic IELTS tests accepted)
  • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) or Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): grade A or B

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

About the application

Please submit your application electronically using the appropriate link in http://www.jobbnorge.no Applicants will only be assessed on the information submitted and it is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure everything is submitted by the deadline of 07.08.2022. 

Please complete the online application form. The applicant’s personal qualification and motivation for applying for the specific position must be mentioned in the cover letter. In addition, the following pdfs must be attached:

  • Relevant transcripts and diplomas, including diploma supplement
  • Short statement from a former supervisor/tutor/teacher
  • Publication list, if applicable

Chosen applicants will be invited to undergo an interview.

For further information about the position, please contact:

Researcher Morten Rye, email: morten.rye@ntnu.no, telephone 0047 97133155

Associate Professor May-Britt Tessem, email: may-britt.tessem@ntnu.no, telephone: 0047 92406886

For enquires regarding the application procedure, please contact:

HR Consultant Julie Hoff, email: julie.hoff@ntnu.no

General information

Working at NTNU

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

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

Norway and NTNU offer strong family-friendly and life-balance polices, see:

http://www.nyinorge.no/en
https://www.norge.no/en   
https://www.ntnu.edu/lifeandhousing/trondheim/practical-information

For more information regarding moving to NTNU: http://www.ntnu.edu/nirs

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

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

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

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

Application deadline: 07.08.2022

Hovedbygningen

NTNU – knowledge for a better world

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

The Department of Circulation and Imaging (ISB) has 260 employees, and its research units are at the Cardiothoracic Centre at St. Olav’s Hospital, integrated with collaborating clinical divisions. The Department of Circulation and Medical Imaging (ISB) includes anaesthesiology, radiology, radiography, ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging, exercise physiology, cardiovascular physiology, pulmonary physiology, pulmonary medicine, cardiology, vascular surgery, thoracic surgery and biomedical engineering.

The department is also responsible for the Centre for Innovative Ultrasound Solutions (CIUS), the Medical Simulation Centre and the MR Centre. More information about the department is available at http://www.ntnu.edu/isb

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Deadline

7th August 2022

Post expires on Sunday August 7th, 2022

PhD Candidate in Digital Supply Chain Management

This is NTNU

NTNU is a broad-based university with a technical-scientific profile and a focus in professional education. The university is located in three cities with headquarters in Trondheim.

At NTNU, 9,000 employees and 42,000 students work to create knowledge for a better world.

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

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About the position

We have a vacancy for a 3-year PhD candidate in digital supply chain management at Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering in the Production Management research group.

For a position as a PhD Candidate, the goal is a completed doctoral education up to an obtained doctoral degree.

The advent of digitalization and Industry4.0 (I4.0) technologies is considered to be able to revolutionize the world of supply chain (SC) and the practices of supply chain management (SCM) (especially when dealing with disruptive risks), leading to the development of the so-called digital supply chains. For example, Additive Manufacturing can unlock the potential for mass customization and enable a shift from traditional centralized manufacturing to distributed manufacturing which can concur to limit the impact of SC disruptions. Digital Twins, then, can enable to map supply network in real time and ensure end-to-end visibility, and they can hence be used for planning and real-time control decisions.

Similarly, other technologies such as Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Simulations, etc., can have a tremendous potential impact on SC and SCM. However, despite the enormous potentialities of I4.0 technologies and although top consulting firms have highlighted the necessity of supply chain digitalization, digital supply chains are still in their early stages, where their real potentialities and capabilities are still unexplored and where which technology to adopt is still unclear. 

The idea of this project is that of extending the current state-of-the-art of digital supply chains, improving the understanding of their real potentialities and benefits (especially in the light of supply chain disruptive risks) and supporting managers and practitioners in their implementations.

You will report to Associate Professor.

Duties of the position

  • develop the knowledge necessary to support the realization of digital supply chains, developing quantitative tools that enable to understand and quantify the potentialities and benefits of digital supply chain and to support managers and practitioners in their implementations
  • work on quantitative research activities, where you will need to develop mathematical models and/or adopt advanced methodologies (simulations, digital twins, machine learning algorithms, etc)
  • carry out qualitative research activities such as systematic literature reviews. For example, a non-exhaustive list of duties/tasks to be carried out in this PhD research covers: 

                       – identification of enablers and barriers for implementing digital supply chains

                       – development of quantitative tools using for example mathematical models, simulations, etc., to determine the  benefits of digital supply chains (especially in the light of supply chain disruptive risks)

                       – development of quantitative tools (e.g. data-driven decision support systems) to support managers and  practitioners in understanding when to adopt a digital supply chain, which technology to leverage on, etc.

  • take part in the mandatory PhD research education program and conduct independent research and publish the result in recognised scientific journals and present them in international conferences

Required selection criteria

  • you must have a professionally relevant background in Logistics Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Production/Operations Management, Management Science and Operations Research
  • your education must correspond to a five-year Norwegian degree programme, where 120 credits are obtained at master’s level 
  • you must have a strong academic background from your previous studies and an average grade from the master’s degree program, or equivalent education, which is equal to B or better compared with NTNU’s grading scale. If you do not have letter grades from previous studies, you must have an equally good academic basis. If you have a weaker grade background, you may be assessed if you can document that you are particularly suitable for a PhD education
  • you must meet the requirements for admission to the faculty’s doctoral program
  • you need a strong background within the topic of the research project
  • you need strong experience in using methodologies and tools requested by the project (Preferred Methodologies: Mathematical modelling for system design and planning, ML/AI methods and data-driven approaches; Preferred Tools: simulation software, programming)

The appointment is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants and Regulations concerning the degrees of Philosophiae Doctor (PhD) and Philosodophiae Doctor (PhD) in artistic research national guidelines for appointment as PhD, post doctor and research assistant  

Preferred selection criteria

  • strong analytical skills and interest in quantitative approaches
  • good written and oral English language skills
  • candidates with Scandinavian language skills will be preferred
  • it is beneficial if the applicant has some previous experience from industry or research
  • both genders are encouraged to apply

Personal characteristics

  • ability to work independently as well as in teams
  • good communication skills and ability to work in close contact with industry
  • strong writing capabilities

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

We offer

Salary and conditions

PhD candidates are remunerated in code 1017, and are normally remunerated at gross from NOK 491 200 per annum before tax, depending on qualifications and seniority. From the salary, 2% is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.


The period of employment is 3 years. 

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

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

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

About the application

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

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

The application must include: 

  • CV, certificates and diplomas 
  • transcripts and diplomas for bachelor’s and master’s degrees. If you have not completed the master’s degree, you must submit a confirmation that the master’s thesis has been submitted
  • a copy of the master’s thesis. If you recently have submitted your master’s thesis, you can attach a draft of the thesis. Documentation of a completed master’s degree must be presented before taking up the position
  • research plan (maximum 5 pages)
  • name and address of three referees 
  • if you have publications or other relevant research work 

If all, or parts, of your education has been taken abroad, we also ask you to attach documentation of the scope and quality of your entire education, both bachelor’s and master’s education, in addition to other higher education. Description of the documentation required can be found here. If you already have a statement from NOKUT, please attach this as well.

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

In the evaluation of which candidate is best qualified, emphasis will be placed on education, experience and personal and interpersonal qualities. Motivation, ambitions, and potential will also count in the assessment of the candidates. 

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

General information

Working at NTNU

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

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

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

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

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Associate Professor Mirco Peron, email mirco.peron@ntnu.no. If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact HR consultant Linn-Cecilie Felle, e-mail linn.c.felle@ntnu.no.

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

If you are invited for interview you must include certified copies of transcripts and reference letters. Please refer to the application number IV-123/22 when applying.

Application deadline: 31.07.2022

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 Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

We educate graduates who can create new products, operate and maintain products, and manage projects. The Department has a variety of bachelor’s and master’s degree programmes. We conduct wide-ranging research in fields such as technology, energy, product quality and development, and productivity. The Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering is one of eight departments in the Faculty of Engineering.

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Deadline

31st July 2022

Post expires on Sunday July 31st, 2022

Postdoctoral Fellow in Game and Learning Technology

This is NTNU

NTNU is a broad-based university with a technical-scientific profile and a focus in professional education. The university is located in three cities with headquarters in Trondheim.

At NTNU, 9,000 employees and 42,000 students work to create knowledge for a better world.

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

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About the position

This position is a fixed term, full time (100 %) position for 3 years and available from October 1st, 2022.

At the Department of Circulation and Medical Imaging (www.ntnu.no/isb), Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at NTNU, there is a PhD position available within the field of Medical Technology with focus on non-invasive biomarker development for aggressive prostate cancer. The PhD is part of the Clinical Academical Group (CAG) for prostate cancer where the goal is to improve and standardize diagnostics across the Central Norway Health Region (https://helse-midt.no/samarbeidsorganet/clinical-academic-groups-cag).

The CAG is part of a multidisciplinary research collaboration involving the Prostomics group at ISB (https://www.ntnu.edu/web/isb/prostomics#/view/about), Group for Bioinformatics and Gene Regulation at Department of Clinical and Molecular Medicine (IKOM) and Department of Urology at St.Olavs Hospital. The main activity of the research group is to apply novel medical technology to generate large amounts of molecular data from prostate cancer tissue samples. Combined with advanced bioinformatics analysis, this data is used to discover and further validate biomarkers to improve stratification of prostate cancer patients in the clinic. The PhD projects described here is directed towards basic research, translation and innovation.   

Duties of the position

The candidate will be working on a project directed towards improving the diagnosis of prostate cancer, which is the most commonly diagnosed cancer type among men in Norway. The main task for the PhD candidate will be to apply and develop laboratory protocols for mRNA analysis in exosomes from liquid biopsies (primarily urine) where the goal is to develop biomarkers that can separate aggressive prostate cancer from the more slow-growing indolent types. The position will require the ability to work independently in the lab, develop and modify protocols for exosome/mRNA analysis beyond the current standards, and analyze the results. Most of this work will be performed at the laboratory facilities at IKOM, which has the necessary equipment. The candidate is expected to participate and communicate research results at regular CAG meetings. The position will also include a two months visit to a collaborator at Oslo University Hospital to get initial training with protocols for exosome/mRNA analysis. 

Required selection criteria

  • A master’s degree or equivalent education within a relevant field of molecular biology, with a weighted-average grade of B or higher, in accordance with NTNU’s grading system.
  • Your education must correspond to a five-year Norwegian degree program, where 120 credits are obtained at master’s level
  • Documented skills within laboratory work
  • Ability to work both independently in the laboratory, and collaborate in a team
  • Excellent English skills, spoken and written

The appointment is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants and Regulations concerning the degrees of Philosophiae Doctor (PhD) and Philosodophiae Doctor (PhD) in artistic research national guidelines for appointment as PhD, post doctor and research assistant  

Preferred selection criteria

  • Previous work with liquid biopsies
  • Experience with exosomes isolation and analysis
  • Experience with mRNA isolation and analysis
  • Experience in laboratory research
  • Experience with working interdisciplinary
  • Previous collaboration with clinicians, in particular handling and collecting clinical samples
  • Acquaintance with statistics and bioinformatics

Personal characteristics

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Motivation for the position
  • Professional independence and assertiveness

We offer

Salary and conditions

PhD Candidates (code 1017) are remunerated with a gross annual salary of minimum NOK 491 200.  In addition to taxes, a further 2% is deducted for the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

The appointment will be made in accordance with current regulations and supplementary rules with guidelines for employment as PhD Candidate appointments at universities and university colleges in Norway. Admission to a doctoral degree program is a requirement for employment as a PhD candidate. See: http://www.ntnu.no/studieavd/dok/PhD_regulations.pdf

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.

Candidates from universities outside Norway are requested to send a Diploma Supplement or similar official document, which describes in detail the study and grade system and the rights for further studies associated with the obtained degree:  https://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/documents/european-skills-passport/diploma-supplement.

Candidates from non-English speaking countries outside the Nordic countries must provide official documentation of their English competence. Approved tests and results are:

  • TOEFL: 600 / writing 4.5 (paper-based test), 92 / writing 22 (internet- based test)
  • IELTS: 6.5, with no section lower than 5.5 (only Academic IELTS tests accepted)
  • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) or Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): grade A or B

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

About the application

Please submit your application electronically using the appropriate link in http://www.jobbnorge.no Applicants will only be assessed on the information submitted and it is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure everything is submitted by the deadline of 07.08.2022. 

Please complete the online application form. The applicant’s personal qualification and motivation for applying for the specific position must be mentioned in the cover letter. In addition, the following pdfs must be attached:

  • Relevant transcripts and diplomas, including diploma supplement
  • Short statement from a former supervisor/tutor/teacher
  • Publication list, if applicable

Chosen applicants will be invited to undergo an interview.

For further information about the position, please contact:

Researcher Morten Rye, email: morten.rye@ntnu.no, telephone 0047 97133155

Associate Professor May-Britt Tessem, email: may-britt.tessem@ntnu.no, telephone: 0047 92406886

For enquires regarding the application procedure, please contact:

HR Consultant Julie Hoff, email: julie.hoff@ntnu.no

General information

Working at NTNU

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

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

Norway and NTNU offer strong family-friendly and life-balance polices, see:

http://www.nyinorge.no/en
https://www.norge.no/en   
https://www.ntnu.edu/lifeandhousing/trondheim/practical-information

For more information regarding moving to NTNU: http://www.ntnu.edu/nirs

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

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

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

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

Application deadline: 07.08.2022

Hovedbygningen

NTNU – knowledge for a better world

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

The Department of Circulation and Imaging (ISB) has 260 employees, and its research units are at the Cardiothoracic Centre at St. Olav’s Hospital, integrated with collaborating clinical divisions. The Department of Circulation and Medical Imaging (ISB) includes anaesthesiology, radiology, radiography, ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging, exercise physiology, cardiovascular physiology, pulmonary physiology, pulmonary medicine, cardiology, vascular surgery, thoracic surgery and biomedical engineering.

The department is also responsible for the Centre for Innovative Ultrasound Solutions (CIUS), the Medical Simulation Centre and the MR Centre. More information about the department is available at http://www.ntnu.edu/isb

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7th August 2022

Post expires on Sunday August 7th, 2022

PhD Candidate in Eco-Visualization for Zero Emission Neighbourhoods

This is NTNU

NTNU is a broad-based university with a technical-scientific profile and a focus in professional education. The university is located in three cities with headquarters in Trondheim.

At NTNU, 9,000 employees and 42,000 students work to create knowledge for a better world.

You will find more information about working at NTNU and the application process here. https://www.youtube.com/embed/Xt-yHCN5QS0?autoplay=0&modestbranding=1&playsinline=0&rel=0&start=0&enablejsapi=1&origin=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.jobbnorge.no&widgetid=1

About the position

We have a vacancy for a PhD candidate in Eco-Visualization for Zero Emission Neighbourhoods for a 3 years PhD fellowship without teaching duties or up to 4 years with teaching duties. Depending on the candidate´s match with the teaching needs of the department. Trondheim is the place of duty.

For a position as a PhD Candidate, the goal is a completed doctoral education up to an obtained doctoral degree.

The candidate will be situated at the Department of Computer Science, Trondheim, and will be a member of the Research Centre on Zero Emission Neighbourhoods in Smart Cities (ZEN) in the work package on “Pilot projects and living labs” (WP6).  The ZEN research centre creates solutions for the zero-emission buildings and neighbourhoods of the future low carbon society. ZEN has nine pilot projects spread over Norway. The pilot projects are test areas that aim at reducing their greenhouse gas emissions towards zero within their life cycle.

Serving as innovation hubs, this is where the project tests new solutions for developing zero emission neighbourhoods. The pilot projects reflect the interdisciplinary character of the centre as different parties are working together: building professionals, property developers, public authorities, energy companies, building owners and users, and of course the researchers.

The focus of the PhD is to explore how feedback and eco-visualization, defined as “the dynamic means of revealing the consequences of resource use in order to promote sustainable behaviour, decision making and/or attitudes” may be used to stimulate participation amongst residents in Zero Emission Neighbourhoods. As part of the PhD, feedback concepts on energy production and use will be developed and tested out. (https://www.eceee.org/library/conference_proceedings/eceee_Summer_Studies/2017/4-mobility-transport-and-smart-and-sustainable-cities/eco-visualization-an-exploration-of-the-concept-and-its-practical-implications/).

The pilot projects include both new and well-established areas that will be upgraded and developed further, involve more than 30.000 people, and cover more than 1 mio. square meters. (https://fmezen.no/).

You will report to Head of Department and assoc. prof. Erica Löfström.

Duties of the position

The candidate will work specifically on one or more of the ZEN pilot projects to develop eco-visualizations for households and neighbourhoods. This includes:
a.    To map and categorize existing eco-visualization theories and concepts relevant for zero emission neighbourhoods.
b.    To develop a toolbox of eco-visualization concepts and/or prototypes of different functionality levels relevant for zero emission neighbourhoods.

The ZEN neighbourhood(s) will be used as test site(s) for developing the concepts. In addition, the ZEN living lab(s) will be used for testing of evaluation of the developed prototypes and concepts. 

The project is multi-disciplinary, drawing on expertise in the team from user-centred design, human-computer interaction, information systems research, environmental psychology and the social sciences. The PhD supervisors have an extensive international network in the above areas of expertise. 

Required selection criteria

The PhD-position’s main objective is to qualify for work in research positions. 

  • The qualification requirement is that you have completed a master’s degree or second degree (equivalent to 120 credits) with a strong academic background in an area of relevance for the project, or equivalent education with a grade of B or better in terms of NTNU’s grading scale. If you do not have letter grades from previous studies, you must have an equally good academic foundation. If you are unable to meet these criteria you may be considered only if you can document that you are particularly suitable for education leading to a PhD degree.
  • You must meet the requirements for admission to the faculty’s doctoral program.
  • A master degree in a relevant field of study. Relevant educational backgrounds include, but are not limited to: design (interaction-, product- and co-design etc.), human-computer interaction, architecture, social sciences and behavioral sciences.
  • Applicants must document well-developed analytical and problem solving skills, be motivated for doing research, and be able to work independently (short essay).
  • Good written and oral English skills.

The appointment is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants and Regulations concerning the degrees of Philosophiae Doctor (PhD) and Philosodophiae Doctor (PhD) in artistic research national guidelines for appointment as PhD, post doctor and research assistant  

Preferred selection criteria

  • Applicants with an interdisciplinary background will be looked upon favourably. 
  • Experience with co-design, prototyping, qualitative/quantitative user studies, and/or usability testing, will be looked upon favourably.
  • Good written and oral skills in a Scandinavian language is an advantage.

Personal characteristics

  • Good levels of cooperative and communicative skills are important. 
  • Works together with others across established reporting lines.
  • Approaches others to develop new relationships or strengthen existing ones.
  • Relates to other people in an open and accepting way.

We offer

Salary and conditions

As a PhD candidate (code 1017) you are normally paid from gross NOK 491 200 per annum before tax, depending on qualifications and seniority. From the salary, 2% is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

The period of employment is 3 years without teaching duties or 4 years with teaching duties, depending on the candidate´s match with the teaching needs of the department. 

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

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

The successful applicant is required to remain a resident of Trondheim throughout the entire project period (no exceptions).

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

About the application

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

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

The candidate(s) must submit a short essay (max. 1000 words) together with the application. The essay shall describe
(1)    at least one relevant project where the applicant had a major role (e.g. research project, course project, thesis work, start-up, hobby project), and show how it relates to the challenges of the PhD topic as described above, and
(2)    suggest how the applicant would involve users in the pilot neighborhood(s) in developing eco-visualizations (https://fmezen.no/category/pilot-projects/).
 
The main working languages are Norwegian and English. The candidate is expected to possess strong skills in oral and written English. As the end users are Norwegian, skills in a Scandinavian Language is desired, but not required.

The application must include:

  • A cover letter including an explanation of how your research interests and background would fit the position.
  • Information about education and relevant experience (a CV).
  • Certified copies of academic diplomas and certificates.
  • Diploma Supplement is required to attach for European Master Diplomas outside Norway. 
  • A short essay (max. 1000 words) as described above, documenting at least one relevant project where the applicant had a major role, how it relates to the challenges in the eco-visualization project, and a suggestion for how to involve users in the design process.
  • Names and contact information of at least two references.

Incomplete applications will not be taken into consideration.

If the applicant’s mother tongue is not English or a Scandinavian language, and the Master’s Degree is not from an English-speaking country, 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.

If all, or parts, of your education has been taken abroad, we also ask you to attach documentation of the scope and quality of your entire education, both bachelor’s and master’s education, in addition to other higher education. Description of the documentation required can be found here. If you already have a statement from NOKUT, please attach this as well.

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

In the evaluation of which candidate is best qualified, emphasis will be placed on education, experience and personal and interpersonal qualities. Motivation, ambitions, and potential will also count in the assessment of the candidates. 

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

General information

Working at NTNU

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

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

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

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

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

If you have any questions about the position, please contact associate professor Erica Löfström, erica.lofstrom@ntnu.no  phone: +47 47 66 87 66 or professor Dag Svanæs, e-mail: dags@idi.ntnu.no  phone: +47 73 59 18 42, or Head of Department Heri Ramampiaro, email: heri@ntnu.no. If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact HR, e-mail: hr@idi.ntnu.no.

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

If you are invited for interview you must include certified copies of transcripts and reference letters. Please refer to the application number 2021/9216 when applying.

Application deadline: 07.08.22

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 Computer Science 

We are the leading academic IT environment in Norway, and offer a wide range of theoretical and applied IT programmes of study at all levels. Our subject areas include hardware, algorithms, visual computing, AI, databases, software engineering, information systems, learning technology, HCI, CSCW, IT operations and applied data processing. The Department has groups in both Trondheim and Gjøvik. The Department of Computer Science is one of seven departments in the Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering .

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7th August 2022

Post expires on Sunday August 7th, 2022