PhD Position in Information System

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Ålesund, Norway
Tuesday, 22 October 2019
End of advertisement period
Sunday, 15 December 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

About the position

We are looking for a motivated employee to develop the national Search and Rescue (SAR) system for a position as PhD in Information System.

The PhD position is linked to R&D project in collaboration with Insoft Norge AS, a company that, among other things, develops ERP solutions and a SAR (Search and Rescue) system for the Norwegian Rescue Services Center in Norway.

The scholarship position is an educational position that will provide opportunities for professional development in the form of a PhD position. The position will be linked to the PhD programme in Computer Science at the Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, NTNU. The Department of ICT and Natural Sciences in Ålesund are the employers.

The position reports to the head of department.

Main duties and responsibilities

The PhD candidate, among other things, is expected to contribute to the development of an AI-based decision support system for national Search And Rescue (SAR). The main purpose of the PhD project is to explore different approaches for optimal database data delivery, storage, and retrieval. More specifically, the PhD candidate will work within the following major areas:

Data modelling.

  • Data storage and system integration (linking data from different sources). For this purpose, traditional relational databases are expected to be used.
  • Support to data delivery to various system modules.
  • Support to data analysis.
  • Support to geospatial data management for map representation and visualization, possibly using Geographic Information Systems (GISs).

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 Information Technology 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

  • Good knowledge of relational databases (data modelling, SQL) and programming is required
  • Experience with Microsoft SQL Server and Python, as well as knowledge of AI is an advantage
  • Knowledge of geoinformatics and visualization of geographical data can be determinant in the evaluation of applicants
  • Good oral and written ability in English. Knowledge of Norwegian or another Scandinavian language would be beneficial

Personal characteristics

  • The candidate must be independent, have great work capacity and enthusiasm for research.
  • The candidate is expected to contribute to a good research and work environment.
  • Personal qualities such as creativity, analytical, and structured reasoning, as well as the ability to carry out projects will be considered in the selection process.
  • The candidate is expected to be motivated to work closely with the practice field (SAR).

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 479 600 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 Computer Science. 

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 the Head of Department Anniken Th. Karlsen, e-mail, phone +47 90 74 17 04, from Professor Ricardo Torres, e-mail, phone +47 92 21 93 07, or from the project manager at InSoft Norge AS Ronny Justsen, phone  +47 40 21 55 56. Details of the application process can be obtained from the office manager Lasse Gallefoss, e-mail, phone +47 70 16 13 39 / 906 37 077.

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 with your CV, diplomas and certificates. Applicants invited for interview must include certified copies of transcripts and reference letters.

Diploma Supplement is required to attach for European Master Diplomas outside Norway. Chinese applicants are required to provide confirmation of Master Diploma from China Credentials Verification (CHSI):

Application deadline: December 15, 2019.

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 ICT and Natural Sciences

Our campus in Ålesund works in a partnership with industry that is in a class of its own among Norwegian universities. This ensures a practical focus for our study programmes, while they are firmly anchored in modern theory. The Department offers programmes in automation engineering, computer engineering, electric power systems, simulation and visualization. Our research areas include autonomous vessels, robotics, cybernetics, medical technology and health informatics, and artificial intelligence. The Department of ICT and Natural Sciences is one of seven departments in the Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering .

Deadline 15th December 2019
Employer NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Municipality Ålesund
Scope Fulltime
Duration Temporary
Place of service NTNU Ålesund

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