PhD Candidate Department of Marine Technology,
About the position
We have a vacancy for a PhD Candidate at the Department of Marine Technology, NTNU within topics related to applications in Marine Technology. Interested candidates will need to contact one of the Professors at the Department in order to work out a research plan for the PhD study that needs to be submitted as part of the application. Furthermore, each Professor can maximum support two applications each. The applications that are submitted with support from one of the Professors at the Department will then be evaluated by a committee, and the best application/candidate will receive an offer on the PhD Candidate position.
The Department of Marine Technology (IMT) is a world leader in education, research, and innovation for engineering systems in the marine environment. We specialize in methods and techniques which facilitate the assessment, development, and sustainable operation of Norway's biggest export industries – oil and gas extraction at sea, ship technology with corresponding equipment industry, fisheries technology and aquaculture technology– as well as newer developments including offshore renewable energy (wind, wave, and current), coastal infrastructure such as floating bridges, and marine robotics for mapping and monitoring the ocean environment, including polar regions.
The position can be made into an integrated PhD position, where the successful candidate can start the PhD studies in parallel with the Masters’ thesis work.
You will report to the supervisor.
Duties of the position
- The chosen candidate will be working on the PhD fellowship with the Professor that supported the research plan as the main PhD supervisor
- The candidate will in addition have one or two co-supervisors, be part of a research group and will have the opportunity to collaborate with the other members of that group
- The candidate must be highly motivated to conduct research
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 [subject area] 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.
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
- Knowledge and competence in marine technology
- Basic programming skills
- Excellent English language skills, written and spoken
- Structured, targeted and solution-oriented
- Self-driven with a strong ability to work independently when required
- Positive and friendly attitude, and contributing to a sustainable social environment will also be valued
- Good collaboration skills
In the evaluation of which candidate is best qualified, emphasis will be placed on educational background field, Msc grades, experience and personal suitability, as well as motivation, in terms of the qualification requirements specified in the advertisement.
- Exciting and stimulating tasks in a strong international academic environment
- An open and inclusive work environment with dedicated colleagues
- Favourable terms in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
- Employee benefits
Salary and conditions
PhD candidates are remunerated in code 1017, and are normally remunerated at gross from NOK 482 200 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 program in Marine Technology within three months, and that you participate in an organized PhD program 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.
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 (summarising education, positions, pedagogical experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activity).
- A research plan (maximum 3 pages), signed by one of the Professors at the Department of Marine Technology
- Copies of educational certificates, academic transcript of records and letters of recommendation. Applicants from universities outside Norway are kindly requested to send a diploma supplement (https://ec.europa.eu/education/diploma-supplement_en ) or a similar document, which describes in detail the study programme and grading system.
- The English language proficiency.
- Names and contact information of at least two references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number).
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. Interviews with the best-qualified candidates will be arranged.
Incomplete applications will not be taken into consideration.
NTNU is committed to following evaluation criteria for research quality according to The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment - DORA.
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 the Department’s Research Group leaders; Professor Lars Erik Holmedal (Marine Structures), e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org and Bjørn Egil Asbjørnslett (Marine Systems), e-mail: email@example.com. If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact Michi Skorstad Murakami, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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-119/21 when applying.
Application deadline: 09.05.2020
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 Marine Technology
We develop methods and technology related to the blue economy: oil and gas extraction at sea, ship technology and the equipment industry, fisheries and aquaculture. We also have a strong commitment to the development of sustainable solutions for offshore renewable energy, coastal infrastructure, and marine robotics. Marine technology helps to solve major global challenges related to the environment, climate, energy, food and efficient transport. The Department of Marine Technology is one of eight departments in the Faculty of Engineering.
Deadline 9th May 2021
Employer NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Place of service Department of Marine Technology