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PhD candidate – Towards Safe Reinforcement Learning using NMPC

About the position

Are you passionate about engaging in doctoral level research to solve scientific problems within the area of Data Based and Adaptive Model Predictive Control and Optimal Control, a topic with great industrial significance? If yes then this position may be for you. This exciting research project will be carried out at the Department of Engineering Cybernetic (https://www.ntnu.edu/itk), in close collaboration with the NTNU Artificial Intelligence initiative. The research will be performed under the supervision of Prof. S. Gros.

Main duties and responsibilities

Reinforcement Learning (RL) is a specific class of techniques that deals with the optimal control of dynamic systems. RL has attracted a lot of academic and public attention lately by beating masters in Chess and Go games. Despite its early successes, the current state-of-the-art in RL suffers from some drawbacks, making it difficult to introduce in industrial applications. In this PhD project, we will investigate and develop novel ideas combining RL and classic, formal optimal control and Model Predictive Control in order to address some of the deficiencies in the field. A strong expertize of classic Model Predictive Control theory is required to carry out this task. You will carry out research on this topic in collaboration with Prof. S. Gros and his colleagues. The focus will be on theory and simulations, but some laboratory experiments are possible.

Qualification requirements

The PhD-position’s main objective is to qualify for work in research positions. The qualification requirement is completion of a master’s degree or second degree (equivalent to 120 credits) with a strong academic background in Control and Optimization and Reinforcement Learning or equivalent education with a grade of B or better in terms of NTNU’s grading scale. Applicants with no letter grades from previous studies must have an equally good academic foundation. Applicants who are unable to meet these criteria may be considered only if they can document that they are particularly suitable candidates for education leading to a PhD degree.

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

Other required qualifications

  • Strong background in MPC, Optimal Control, and if possible Reinforcement Learning
  • Strong mathematical skills (systems dynamic, probability and statistics, optimization theory)
  • Excellent Matlab or Python programming skills
  • Excellent written and oral English skills

Personal characteristics

  • Strong analytical skills, synthetic, capable of handling and expressing complex ideas easily
  • Strong capabilities for abstract and mathematical thinking
  • Resilient and ambitious, self-motivated
  • Team player, good at collaborating, respectful
  • Resourceful, autonomous and independent

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

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Salary and conditions

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

The period of employment is 3 or 4 years (with or without required duties). Appointment to a PhD position requires admission to the PhD programme in Engineering Cybernetics (https://www.ntnu.edu/studies/phtk). As a PhD candidate, you undertake to participate in an organized PhD programme during the employment period. A condition of appointment is that you are in fact qualified for admission to the PhD programme within three months.

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

General information

Working at NTNU

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

Questions about the position can be directed to Prof. S. Gros, e-mail sebastien.gros@ntnu.no , grosse@chalmers.se .

About the application:

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

Please submit your application electronically via jobbnorge.no with your CV, diplomas and certificates. Applicants invited for interview must include certified copies of transcripts and reference letters. Please refer to the application number 2019/13661 when applying.

Application deadline: 31.07.2019.

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NTNU – knowledge for a better world

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

Department of Engineering Cybernetics (ITK)

Engineering cybernetics is the study of automatic control and monitoring of dynamic systems. We develop the technologies of tomorrow through close cooperation with industry and academia, both in Norway and internationally. The Department contributes to the digitalization, automation and robotization of society. The Department of Engineering Cybernetics is one of seven departments in the Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering.

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31st July 2019

Post expires on Wednesday July 31st, 2019

PhD position in structural dynamics of railway bridges – service life estimation with numerical simulations and measured traffic loads (IV-184/19)

About the position

We have a vacancy for a PhD Candidate at the Department of Structural Engineering.

NTNU is working with the Norwegian Railway Directorate and Bane NOR on challenging engineering projects for future railway systems. This work also considers our critical infrastructure such as existing railway bridges. Using numerical simulations and field measurements, we can improve our understanding and predictions methods of remaining life of railway bridges. This can also help to improve the design procedures and railway traffic loads.

A growing problem with infrastructure in the world today is aging and deterioration. Bridges are essential components of the infrastructure and these structures are reaching the technical life. The infrastructure owners need to ensure that components making up their infrastructure has a satisfactory standard in regards to serviceability and safety. In doing this they rely on inspections and service life estimations to ensure that the bridges have satisfactory standard. Current inspection regimes are not robust enough to detect serious faults reliably under general conditions, typically cracks in the material due to fatigue or overloading. In the research for new inspection methods we work with different types of sensor technology and analysis techniques such as system identification and machine learning to reliably detecting damaged components.  

The Structural Dynamics Group has had a great development over the last 10 years with a specific focused on dynamic simulations, field measurements, system identification, load modelling, remaining life estimation, bridge aerodynamics in field and by wind tunnel experiments. The Structural Dynamics Group works with all types of structural dynamics but has particularly experience from critical infrastructure of road and rail. The group has had a great focus on field measurements used for verification of load and response models. www.ntnu.edu/kt/dynamics

The position reports to supervisor professor Anders Rønnquist.

Main duties and responsibilities

The remaining service life of existing railway bridges must be determined to ensure safe and reliable operation of the bridges and allow efficient distribution of limited funds for maintenance and renewal of the railway infrastructure. Material fatigue is one of several damage mechanisms in steel bridges that are determined by traffic loads at the bridge site. To improve service life estimates of steel railway bridges it is therefore necessary to use enhanced traffic load models.

  • The PhD candidate is expected to perform the following task during the study:
  • Establish finite element models of existing bridges for global and local response analysis.
  • Estimate stress response in railway bridges by numerical simulation of train passages.
  • Conduct field measurements on existing bridges.
  • Conduct service life estimation of critical bridge details.
  • Perform load measurements of regular traffic on the railway infrastructure.
  • Evaluate and enhance existing load models for service life estimation of steel bridges.
  • Consider use of machine learning and other statistical methods for damage detection.
  • Participate in national and international scientific conferences and publish results academic journals.

Qualification requirements

PhD candidate:
The PhD-position’s main objective is to qualify for work in research positions. The qualification requirement is completion of a master’s degree or second degree (equivalent to 120 credits) with a strong academic background in Structural Engineering or equivalent education with a grade of B or better in terms of NTNU’s grading scale. Applicants with no letter grades from previous studies must have an equally good academic foundation. Applicants who are unable to meet these criteria may be considered only if they can document that they are particularly suitable candidates for education leading to a PhD degree.

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

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


Other qualifications

  • Suitable background (master’s degree) would be within structural engineering, bridge engineering, and structural dynamics.
  • Experience in experimental research and to develop numerical models within the scope
  • Experience from programing using such as Matlab and Python
  • Good written and oral English, Norwegian language skills is appreciated

Personal characteristics

  • Motivated and ambitious students with excellent grades
  • Proficiency to carry out goal-oriented work and good cooperation abilities will be emphasize
  • Excellent communication skills in scientific writing and oral presentation

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

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Salary and conditions

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

The period of employment is 3 years. Appointment to a PhD position requires admission to the PhD programme in Engineering. 

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

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

General information

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

Questions about the position can be directed to please contact Professor Anders Rönnquist, Department of Structural Engineering, NTNU, Trondheim. E-mail: anders.ronnquist@ntnu.no

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

Please submit your application electronically via jobbnorge.no with your CV, diplomas and certificates. Applicants invited for interview must include certified copies of transcripts and reference letters. Please refer to the application number IV-184/19 when applying.

Application deadline: 15.07.19

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NTNU – knowledge for a better world

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

Department of Structural Engineering

We teach mechanical engineering, engineering and ICT, and civil and environmental engineering. The Department conducts internationally leading research and participates in several large national research projects. The Department of Structural Engineering is one of eight departments in the Faculty of Engineering.

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15th July 2019

Post expires on Monday July 15th, 2019

The Department of Engineering Cybernetics has a vacancy for a PhD position

About the position

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

One PhD research fellowship position is vacant within the research project “Ultra-high power density wireless charging for maritime applications”, funded by The Research Council of Norway and Singapore Maritime Institute. The PhD candidate will work on challenging research problems in an active research team at the NTNU Department of Engineering Cybernetics, in cooperation with SINTEF Energy Research and Nanyang Technological University.

The position reports to Adjunct Associate Professor Jon Are Suul as the main scientific supervisor of the PhD study

Main duties and responsibilities

The main research objective of the PhD study is to develop suitable control strategies for safe and flexible operation of wireless inductive charging systems with designs optimized for ultra-high power density. The work of the candidate will be coordinated with research activities at SINTEF Energy Research, and with the activities of researcher positions at Nanyang Technological University funded by the same project. Thus, the candidate is also expected to have one or more exchange stays at Nanyang Technological University, to be organized in cooperation with Prof. Yi Tang., during the PhD study.

Qualification requirements

The PhD-position’s main objective is to qualify for work in research positions. The qualification requirement is completion of a master’s degree or second degree (equivalent to 120 credits) with a strong academic background in electric power engineering, control engineering or equivalent education with a grade of B or better in terms of NTNU’s grading scale. Applicants with no letter grades from previous studies must have an equally good academic foundation. Applicants who are unable to meet these criteria may be considered only if they can document that they are particularly suitable candidates for education leading to a PhD degree.

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

The candidate for the position is expected to have relevant background and experience in at least one or more of the following topics

  • Control of power electronic converters
  • Control of nonlinear systems
  • Design and analysis of power electronic converters
  • Soft switching techniques for resonant power electronic converters
  • Optimization problems and optimization-based control

The candidate is also expected to have good written and oral English language skills.

Personal characteristics

The candidate is expected to:

  • Be scientifically curious and open to new research challenges
  • Demonstrate independence and persistence in addressing technical problems
  • Be flexible and reliable, with ability to work effectively in an international team

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

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Salary and conditions

The period of employment is three years with the possibility of one year extension for teaching duties at the Department of Engineering Cybernetics. Appointment to a PhD position requires admission to the PhD programme in Engineering Cybernetics (https://www.ntnu.edu/studies/phtk). As a PhD candidate, you undertake to participate in an organized PhD programme during the employment period. A condition of appointment is that you are in fact qualified for admission to the PhD programme within three months.

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

General information

Working at NTNU

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

Questions about the position can be directed to Adjunct Associate Professor Jon Are Suul, phone number +47 95 91 09 13, e-mail jon.are.suul@ntn.no or Professor Marta Molinas, phone number +47 942 87 670, e-mail marta.molinas@ntnu.no .

About the application:

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

Please submit your application electronically via jobbnorge.no with your CV, diplomas and certificates. Applicants invited for interview must include certified copies of transcripts and reference letters. Please refer to the application number 2019/14333 when applying.

Application deadline: 15.07.2019.

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NTNU – knowledge for a better world

NTNU – knowledge for a better world

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

Department of Engineering Cybernetics (ITK)

Engineering cybernetics is the study of automatic control and monitoring of dynamic systems. We develop the technologies of tomorrow through close cooperation with industry and academia, both in Norway and internationally. The Department contributes to the digitalization, automation and robotization of society. The Department of Engineering Cybernetics is one of seven departments in the Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering.

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Deadline

15th July 2019

Post expires on Monday July 15th, 2019

PhD-candidate in the field of in-vivo bioploymer engineering

About the position

We have a vacancy for a PhD-candidate in the field of in-vivo bioplymer engineering.

The position reports to Associate Professor Jochen Schmid.

Main duties and responsibilities

There is available a PhD position within Biopolymers and Biomaterials at the Department of Biotechnology and Food Science. The position is related to the in-vivo biopolymer engineering by use of synthetic biology approaches. The project will focus on genome editing by use of CRISPR-Cas systems for in-vivo engineering of microbial polysaccharides. The scope of the topic will be a combination of using synthetic and molecular biology for genome editing, with fermentation technology to produce the desired products as well as analysis and characterization of the novel biopolymer variants. The PhD project will include work with Gram-negative as well as Gram-positive microbes. Technologies that are relevant to study are; molecular biology, cloning techniques, development of novel CRISPR-Cas tools, gene deletions and gene insertions, metabolic engineering and up- and down-regulation of specific biosynthetic pathways and genes. The candidate should have good knowledge in molecular biology and analytics, and basic knowledge in fermentation technology. The appointment has a duration of 3 years with the possibility of until 1 year extension with 25 % teaching duties in agreement with the department.

Qualification requirements

PhD candidate:
The PhD-position’s main objective is to qualify for work in research positions. The qualification requirement is completion of a master’s degree or second degree (equivalent to 120 credits) with a strong academic background in [subject area] or equivalent education with a grade of B or better in terms of NTNU’s grading scale. Applicants with no letter grades from previous studies must have an equally good academic foundation. Applicants who are unable to meet these criteria may be considered only if they can document that they are particularly suitable candidates for education leading to a PhD degree. 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: 
ec.europa.eu/education/tools/diploma-supplement_en.htm.

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

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

Personal characteristics

We search for a person that is creative, innovative and can work independently. The applicant should have good communication skills and be fluent in English, both orally and written. The candidates will be a part of the Biopolymers and Biomaterials research group that is working on a variety of topics related to Microbial Biotechnology and Biopolymer Engineering. It is thus important that the applicant is willing to collaborate with other researchers, enabling them to be a part of the team. Tentative start-date of the appointments will in the Autumn of 2019. Information about the Department can be found online at ntnu.edu/ibt and the Biopolymers and Biomaterials Research Group at https://www.ntnu.edu/ibt/research/biopol#/view/about, as well as the Biopolymer Engineering Research Group: https://www.ntnu.edu/biotechnology/ntnu-biopolymer-engineering#/view/people, and the Microbial Biotechnology Group: https://www.ntnu.edu/ibt/research/microbial#/view/about
In the evaluation of which candidate is best qualified, emphasis will be placed on education, experience and personal suitability, in terms of the qualification requirements specified in the

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Salary and conditions

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

The period of employment is 3 years with the possibility of until 1 year extension with 25 % teaching duties in agreement with the department. Appointment to a PhD position requires admission to the PhD programme (ntnu.edu/nv/phd) in Biotechnology and Food Science (https://www.ntnu.edu/studies/phbiot).

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

General information

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

Questions about the position can be directed to Associate Professor Jochen Schmid, e-mail : jochen.schmid@ntnu.no

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

Please submit your application electronically via jobbnorge.no with your CV, diplomas and certificates. Applicants invited for interview must include certified copies of transcripts and reference letters. Please refer to the application number NV-56/19 when applying.

The application should contain:

  • CV, including list of publications with bibliographical references
  • Testimonials and certificates (including transcript of grades from BSc and MSc)
  • A one-page motivation letter with a brief description of the candidate’s research experience, interests and motivation for applying for the position
  • Documentation of fluency in English if English or a Scandinavian language is not the applicant’s mother tongue
  • Other documents which the applicant would like to present

Application deadline: 01.07.2019

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NTNU – knowledge for a better world

NTNU – knowledge for a better world

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

Department of Biotechnology and Food Science

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

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Deadline

1st July 2019

Post expires on Monday July 1st, 2019

PhD position in Rheological Behavior of Drilling Fluids and Cutting Beds

About the position

The PhD candidate will work on a collaborative project focusing on the rheological behaviour of drilling fluids and cutting beds. The PhD candidate will conduct bench-scale rheological tests and flow loop tests. The candidate will perform theoretical analysis using the data. The flow loop tests involve hands-on work in a “hard hat” large-scale equipment environment.

Qualification requirements

PhD candidate:
The PhD-position’s main objective is to qualify for work in research positions. The qualification requirement is completion of a master’s degree or second degree (equivalent to 120 credits) with a strong academic background in chemical engineering or equivalent education with a grade of B or better in terms of NTNU’s grading scale. Applicants with no letter grades from previous studies must have an equally good academic foundation. Applicants who are unable to meet these criteria may be considered only if they can document that they are particularly suitable candidates for education leading to a PhD degree.

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

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


Other qualifications

  • The applicant must have an MSc in chemical engineering, polymer chemistry, or similar disciplines.
  • The successful candidate should be creative, with a strong ability to work problem oriented.
  • He/she should also enjoy interdisciplinary research and take keen interest in learning and working in teams.
  • The candidate should have good written and oral English language skills.

Personal characteristics

  • Professional communication skills
  • Professional teamwork skills
  • A curiosity for rheology and polymer science
  • Ability to perform hands-on work in a “hard hat” large-scale equipment environment

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

We offer

Salary and conditions

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

The period of employment is 4 years. Appointment to a PhD position requires admission to the PhD programme in Chemical Engineering.  As a PhD candidate, you undertake to participate in an organized PhD programme during the employment period. A condition of appointment is that you are in fact qualified for admission to the PhD programme within three months.

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

The engagement is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants, and the acts relating to Control of the Export of Strategic Goods, Services and Technology. Candidates who by assessment of the application and attachment are seen to conflict with the criterias in the latter law will be prohibited from recruitment to NTNU.

General information

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

Questions about the position can be directed to Associate Professor Kristofer Gunnar Paso, phone number 93676364, e-mail kristofer.g.paso@ntnu.no

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

Please submit your application electronically via jobbnorge.no with your CV, diplomas and certificates. Applicants invited for interview must include certified copies of transcripts and reference letters. Please refer to the application number NV-52/19 when applying.

Application deadline: 01.07.19

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NTNU – knowledge for a better world

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

The Faculty of Natural Sciences

The Faculty of Natural Sciences is a key player in national and international research and education programmes in natural sciences and technology. Our research focuses on global challenges in the areas of energy, climate, the environment, food, water, health and welfare. The Faculty consists of eight departments as well as the Faculty Administration.

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Deadline

1. July 2019

Post expires on Monday July 1st, 2019

2 PhD fellowships in theoretical and experimental neuroscience

About the position

The work carried out in this project is partially financed by the Strategic initiative for Health at NTNU and connected to the Centre of Excellence of the Research Council of Norway, “Centre for Neural Computation” at the Kavli institute. Successful candidates will be offered a three-year position. One or both candidates may be offered a twelve months extension as a teaching assistant. The work place will be Trondheim.

Main duties and responsibilities

The overall project will involve the development and integration of four experimental and theoretical tools: 1) Microdissection of live neurons from relevant brain regions that will be cultured into Alzheimer’s disease-relevant neural networks in an in-vitro preparation, 2) selective genetic manipulation of neurons, 3) electrophysiological recording and 4) characterization of the population activity of the cultured neurons and comparisons between these and controls.

The PhD student in Neuroscience will work in the group of Professor Menno Witter and be co-supervised by Dr. Asgeir Kobro-Flatmoen. The role of the student will be to microdissect live neurons and successfully harvest these for transfer into an in-vitro experimental setup. This setup will enable the culturing of neurons into an Alzheimer-relevant neuronal network in order to test fundamental hypotheses about the origin and spread of neuronal dysfunction in the context of Alzheimer’s disease. Data generated from this approach will involve electrophysiological recordings of neuronal activity of such neuronal cultures, which will be analyzed in collaboration with the PhD student recruited by Associate Professor Benjamin Dunn (see below).

The PhD student in Mathematics will work in the group of Associate Professor Benjamin Dunn on the development of a framework to characterize and compare population neural activity. The analysis of the network dynamics will build on principles of state space representation using statistical/machine learning and topological data analysis methods.

Qualification requirements

For the position in the Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience / Centre for Neural Computation, the applicant must have a master’s degree in Neuroscience or comparable competence.

For the position in the Mathematics department, the applicant must have a master’s degree in Statistics, Mathematics or comparable competence.

Both students must also satisfy the requirement for entering the PhD programme at NTNU; please see http://www.ntnu.edu/ie/research/phd (for the position in the Mathematics department) and https://www.ntnu.edu/mh/phd (for the position in the Kavli Institute). The admission to PhD education at NTNU requires an average grade of A or B within a scale of A-E for passing grades (A best) for the last two years of the MSc, and C or higher for the BSc.

MSc students who expect to complete their master’s degree studies by summer 2019 are encouraged to apply.

Both students will work in an international environment where English is the common language for oral and written communication. Fluency in English is therefore required.

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

Personal characteristics

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

For the position in experimental neuroscience, knowledge of fundamental brain anatomy and electrophysiological experience is an important additional selection criterion.

The following will be emphasized in the evaluation of the applications for the position in the Mathematics department: programming experience, knowledge of statistical/machine learning or topological data analysis methods, interest in working with neural data, communication and writing skills.

We offer

Salary and conditions

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

As a PhD candidate, you undertake to participate in an organized PhD programme during the employment period. In the case of Neuroscience that includes compulsory educational activities as organized by NTNU and the Norwegian Research school of Neuroscience NRSN, of which you must become a member; please see https://www.ntnu.edu/nrsn . A condition of appointment is that you are in fact qualified for admission to the PhD programme within three months.

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

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

General information

Working at NTNU

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

Questions about the positions can be directed to Professor Menno Witter (menno.witter@ntnu.no ) and Associate professor Benjamin Dunn (benjamin.dunn@ntnu.no ).

About the application:

The application must include the following:

  • Information about education background and work experience.
  • A short research statement explaining the experience and the interest of the candidate for the research topic, and describing the relevance of the candidate’s background to the research project (maximum 1 page).
  • Any relevant publications. Joint work will only be considered provided that a short summary outlining the applicant’s contributions is attached.
  • Certified copies of relevant transcripts and diplomas. Candidates from universities outside Norway are kindly requested to send a Diploma Supplement or similar documentation, which describes in detail the program of study, the grading system, and the rights to further studies associated with the degree obtained.
  • Contact information for at least two references.
  • Documentation of proficiency in the English language (equivalent to a TOEFL score of 600 or more). In extraordinary circumstances, formal documentation of language skills can be relinquished. In such cases, the candidate’s language skills will be assessed in a personal interview.

Please submit your application electronically via jobbnorge.no . Preferably, the attachments should be submitted as a single file. Please refer to the application number 2019/13636 when applying.

Application deadline: July 1st, 2019.

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NTNU – knowledge for a better world

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

Department of Mathematical Sciences 

We are Norway’s largest university environment in mathematical sciences. The Department has a particular responsibility for all basis education in mathematical sciences for engineering and natural science students at NTNU. We focus on long-term basic research and applied research at a high international level. 
Our aim is to meet the society’s needs for mathematical and statistical expertise in business and public administration as well as in the research and education sector.  The Department of Mathematical Sciences is one of seven departments in the Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering .

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1. July 2019

Post expires on Monday July 1st, 2019

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

About the position

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

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

The position reports to Head of the Department

Job description

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

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

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

Qualification requirements

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

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

Applicants must provide evidence of good English language skills, written and spoken. If your first language is not English, the following tests can be used as documentation: TOEFL, IELTS and Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) or Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE). Minimum scores are:

  • TOEFL: 600 (paper-based test), 92 (Internet-based test)
  • IELTS: 6.5, with no section lower than 5.5 (only Academic IELTS test accepted)
  • CAE/CPE: grade B or A.

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

Personal characteristics

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

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

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Salary and conditions

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


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

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

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

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

General information

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

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

About the application:

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

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

  • A one-page research proposal within the proposed research area.
  • CV.
  • Certified copies of academic diplomas and certificates.
  • Applicants from universities outside Norway are kindly requested to send a diploma supplement or a similar document, which describes in detail the study and grading system and the rights for further studies associated with the obtained degree.
  • List of scientific publications.
  • Publications relevant to the research scope and any other work which the applicant wishes to be taken into account should clearly state the applicant’s contribution. A short summary should be attached outlining the applicant’s input to joint work.
     

The PhD positions are expected to start in August 2019.

Incomplete applications will not be taken into consideration.

Application deadline: 30.04.2019.

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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 Electric Power Engineering

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

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30.04.2019

Post expires on Tuesday April 30th, 2019

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

About the position

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

The position reports to Head of Department

Job description

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

Qualification requirements

The PhD-position’s main objective is to qualify for work in research positions. The qualification requirement is completion of a master’s degree or second degree (equivalent to 120 credits) with a strong relevant academic background in physics, geophysics, petroleum engineering, mechanics or related disciplines with a grade of B or better in terms of NTNU’s grading scale. Applicants with no letter grades from previous studies must have an equally good academic foundation. Experience in computer simulations of mechanics and/or wave propagation (e.g. finite difference and finite element methods) is an advantage. Depending on the background of the candidate, part of the work may be experimental involving planning, acquisition and analysis of static and dynamic data obtained from long term tests on field cores. Applicants who are unable to meet these criteria may be considered only if they can document that they are particularly suitable candidates for education leading to a PhD degree.

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

Other qualifications

  • Proficiency in oral and written English is a must.

Personal characteristics

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

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

We offer

Salary and conditions

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

The period of employment is 3 years without required duties. Appointment to a PhD position requires admission to the PhD programme in engineering  (https://www.ntnu.edu/iv/doctoral-programme). 

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

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

General information

Working at NTNU

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

Questions about the position can be directed to Professor Rune Martin Holt, e-mail: rune.holt@ntnu.no.

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

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

Application deadline: 25.03.2019

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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 Geoscience and Petroleum

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

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25.03.2019

Post expires on Monday March 25th, 2019