NORWEGIAN UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY - NTNU

Post Doctor Position within Co-simulation

Location
Alesund, Norway
Posted
Jan 22, 2021
End of advertisement period
Feb 21, 2021
Ref
IV-56/21
Contract Type
Temporary
Hours
Full Time

About the position

Co-simulation is a technique in which simulators are executed simultaneously while exchanging data during run-time, where each simulator may implement different numerical techniques tailored to a specific physical or mathematical problem. This allows individual models in a co-simulation to be implemented using the most appropriate tool, and then simulated together to form complex heterogeneous system, like vessels, that require models from different domains. The black-box property of co-simulation also enables model-reuse, collaboration opportunities between companies, distributed execution and parallelization of simulations.

There is an increasing research interest in using standardized co-simulation functionality in order to realize complex cyber-physical systems and digital twins. In order to accomplish this, the postdoc position will concentrate to build sufficient knowledge about co-simulation technology, research tools and algorithms, as well as developing and maintaining enabling technologies. 

You will report to head of department.

Duties of the position

  • improve co-simulation framework
  • support Digital twins project and make case study
  • benchmark the performance
  • research work in collaboration with the other members of the research group
  • dissemination of results

Required selection criteria

A postdoctoral research fellowship is a qualification position in which the main objective is qualification for work in academic positions. You must have completed a Norwegian doctoral degree in Computer Science or Maritime Engineering with strong computer science background or corresponding foreign doctoral degree recognized as equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree is required.

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 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.

Preferred selection criteria

  • the candidate should have at least three journal publications on co-simulation and related topics to show the expertise
  • related project experience on co-simulation
  • good written and oral English language skills

Personal characteristics

  • high motivation and dedication to the work
  • ability to work in an interdisciplinary team
  • willingness to work independently as well to communicate with other researchers
  • active engagement in the detailed planning of the research work

We offer

Salary and conditions

The employment period is 2 years.

Postdoctoral candidates are placed in code 1352, and are normally remunerated at gross from NOK 545 300 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 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 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 application must include:

  • CV, certificates and diplomas
  • Motivation letter
  • Academic works - published or unpublished - that you would like to be considered in the assessment 
  • Name and address of three referees

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 suitability.

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 Ålesund, with its population of 50 000, will provide you with plenty of opportunities to explore a region of Norway that is famous for its beautiful scenery with high mountains and blue fjords. Ålesund itself, with its Art Nouveau architecture, is by many considered to be the most beautiful city in Norway! The Norwegian welfare state, including healthcare, schools, kindergartens and overall equality, is probably the best of its kind in the world.

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.

If you have any questions about the position, please contact professor Houxiang Zhang, email hozh@ntnu.no. If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact Siri Schulerud, e-mail: ssc@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 IV-56/21 when applying.

Application deadline: 21.02.21

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 Ocean Operations and Civil Engineering

We aim to be a hub of international knowledge and innovation in maritime operations. This involves education and research on the design of ships and marine equipment as well as on the operation of vessels. Maritime operations integrate technology, human factors and business. The interfaces between these areas often spark inspiration for innovation and new solutions. The Department of Ocean Operations and Civil Engineering is one of eight departments in the Faculty of Engineering.

Deadline 21st February 2021
Employer NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Municipality Ålesund
Scope Fulltime
Duration Temporary
Place of service NTNU i Ålesund