Researcher within Distributed Data Processing and System Implementation for IoT

Trondheim, Norway
Friday, 3 December 2021
End of advertisement period
Friday, 31 December 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

About the position

We have a vacancy for a Researcher position relevant to Distributed Data Processing and System Implementation for IoT at the Department of Electronic Systems.

The focus area of the position is distributed processing and implementation, with a particular emphasis on IoT environments. Experience with one or more among signal processing, machine learning, edge computing, data acquisition, and advanced instrumentation is considered relevant.

The successful candidate needs to have a solid academic background which allows her/him to operate between signal processing and circuit and radio systems identifying and promoting innovative cross-disciplinary research directions.

The Researcher is in a permanent position and reports to the Head of the Department of Electronic Systems.

Duties of the position

The responsibilities of the position will encompass research together with personnel connected to IoT@NTNU and teaching; the teaching part relates mainly to assisting in undergraduate projects and laboratory works. In addition, the researcher will work with the laboratory engineer and will help in planning the acquisition of lab equipment in the long term.


  • Algorithm design and implementation of decentralized data processing pertaining to IoT applications;
  • PhD (co-)supervision;
  • Help in the development and execution of externally funded research projects;
  • International collaboration.


  • Participate in the teaching of regular courses central to the position.
  • (Co-)supervision of students for Specialization and Master projects.

The teaching load would be maximum 20% of the position.

Required selection criteria

  • The position of Researcher within Decentralized Data Processing and Implementation in IoT requires a PhD degree within Electrical Engineering or other relevant disciplines.
  • The candidate is expected to work independently, have a strong mathematical background, and a PhD in statistical signal processing, applied mathematics, statistics or machine learning, wireless sensor networks, electrical engineering, energy-efficient electronics, or related fields.
  • Good written and oral English language skills 

Additional requirements are:

  • Applicant's academic work must be essentially within data processing applicable to decentralized IoT systems, e.g., distributed signal processing, statistical signal processing,machine learning over graphs, hardware implementations

Preferred selection criteria

  • Applicants with a strong publication record
  • Experience with hardware implementations

Personal characteristics

  • Dedicated to collaboration, teamwork, and team building in research and teaching;
  • Solutions-oriented;
  • Positive and constructive approach to challenges and problem solving.

We offer

Salary and conditions

The gross salary for the position of researcher (code 1109) is normally remunerated at gross from NOK560 000 - 760 000 before tax per year, depending on qualifications and seniority. From the salary, 2% is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund,

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.

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

About the application

The application and supporting documentation 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.

If, for any reason, you have taken a career break or have had an atypical career and wish to disclose this in your application, the selection committee will take this into account, recognizing that the quantity of your research may be reduced as a result.

The application must include:

  • CV, certificates and diplomas 
  • Academic works - published or unpublished - that you would like to be considered in the assessment (up to 10 works) 
  • A description of the academic works that you regard as most relevant and that you particularly want to be considered in the assessment 
  • Name and address of three referees 
  • Research plan 
  • Details of teaching qualifications based on "Documentation of applicant’s teaching qualifications in connection with appointment to an academic position at NTNU” 
  • Details of the projects you have managed, with information about funding, duration and size 

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 assessment of the best qualified applicant, we will emphasize education, experience and personal suitability as well as your motivation for the position.

NTNU is committed to following evaluation criteria for research quality according to The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment - DORA. This means that we pay special attention to the quality and professional breadth of these works. We also consider experience from research management and participation in research projects. We place great emphasis on your scientific work from the last five years.

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.

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.

Under the Freedom of 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 Professor Pierluigi Salvo Rossi, email:

If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact our recruitment team:

Please submit your application and supporting documentation via If you are invited for interview, you must bring certified copies of certificates and diplomas. Mark the application with reference number: 2021/56253

Application deadline: 31.12.2021

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Department of Electronic Systems

The digitalization of Norway is impossible without electronic systems. We are Norway’s leading academic environment in this field, and contribute with our expertise in areas ranging from nanoelectronics, phototonics, signal processing, radio technology and acoustics to satellite technology and autonomous systems. Knowledge of electronic systems is also vital for addressing

Deadline: 31st December 2021
Employer: NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Municipality: Trondheim
Scope: Fulltime
Duration: Permanent
Place of service: Campus

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