Postdoctor in Sea Ice

Trondheim, Norway
29 Aug 2018
End of advertisement period
15 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Full Time


FATICE deals with assessment of fatigue damage on fixed offshore structures exposed to drifting ice. Its overall objective is to contribute to the efficient and cost-saving design of offshore structures in harsh environments that are at the same time safe for mankind and the environment. It has the following Work Packages:

WP1 Full-scale data, WP2 Response curves for Ice-Induced Vibrations (IIV), WP3 Numerical analysis IIV, WP4 Ice model basin testing, WP5 Fatigue under VAL (variable amplitude loading), WP6 Towards guidelines and WP7 Demonstration of design guidelines.

Post-Doc main focus

The Post-Doc will mainly work within WPs 1 and 3, and address the driving forces. Limitations in driving forces are known to significantly limit the severity of ice-structure interaction. The possibility to predict and include these in design is therefore expected to lead to more efficient design and cost-savings. Two essential questions are:

Which ice conditions give relevant ice loads and corresponding structural response?

How can these ice conditions be estimated and predicted by numerical simulations using available remote sensing data and observed and predicted met-ocean conditions?

The Post-Doc is expected to result in a drift model which can be coupled to prediction models for ice loads on structures currently assuming a constant ice drift speed. The drift model is made such that it can easily incorporate available met-ocean data.

Partners in the project

NTNU (Norwegian University of Technology), DIMB (Doktor Ingeniør Morten Bjerkås), TU-Delft (Delft University of Technology), TUHH (Technical University of Hamburg-Harbourg),  HSVA (Hamburgische Schiffbau-Versuchsanstalt GmbH), Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy B.V, TÜV-Nord. More information of this project can be found at


PhD within one, or more of the following areas: ice engineering, remote sensing of ice, arctic oceanography and geophysics (drift of sea ice), structural dynamics, control theory and signal processing

Excellent English skills, spoken and written, are required. Applicants from non-English-speaking countries outside Europe must document English skills by an approved test. Approved tests are TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) or Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE).


Postdoctoral candidates are remunerated in code 1352, and are normally remunerated at gross from NOK 497 000 per annum before tax. There will be a 2% deduction to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund from gross wage.

The appointment of the Postdoctoral fellows will be made according to Norwegian guidelines for universities and university colleges and to the general regulations regarding university employees.

The Postdoctoral fellowship is awarded for 2 years.

For further information, please contact  Professor Knut Vilhelm Høyland, email +47 73594632

The engagement is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants. The positions adhere to the Norwegian Government's policy of balanced ethnicity, age and gender. Persons with immigrant background are encouraged to apply. NTNU´s objective is to increase the number of females in scientific positions. Female applicants are therefore encouraged to apply.

The application

The application must contain information of educational background and work experience. Certified copies of academic diplomas and certificates, copies of transcripts and two reference letters should be enclosed. Applications with CV, grade transcripts and other enclosures should be submitted via this webpage at

Mark the application with IV-223/18.

Application deadline is 15 October 2018

According to the new Freedom of Information Act, information concerning the applicant may be made public even if the applicant has requested not to be included in the list of applicants.

About this job

  • Deadline Monday, October 15, 2018
  • Employer NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  • Website
  • Municipality Trondheim
  • Place of service Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Jobbnorge ID 156837
  • Internal ID 2018/29043
  • Scope Fulltime
  • Duration Temporary

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