Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Experimental Heat Transfer and Droplet Dynamics

Trondheim, Norway
NOK 515 200 per annum
10 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
04 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

About the position

We have a vacancy for a postdoctoral research fellow at the Department of Energy and Process Engineering.

A two-year Postdoctoral position is available at the Department of Energy and Process Engineering, NTNU. This position is funded by the Research Council of Norway (FRIPRO program) and is part of a larger project involving 4 PhD candidates and 2 Postdoc researchers

The selected candidate will be part of the Thermal Two-Phase Flow Laboratory research group, interacting with other PhD and postdoctoral candidates working on similar areas.

The position reports to the head of department.

Job description

The work in this project will be related to experimental characterization of dropwise condensation on micro-structured surfaces. Activities will include the design and development of experimental setups, implementation of innovative visualization techniques and characterization of wetting properties, heat transfer and droplet dynamics during the whole process.

Qualification requirements

A postdoctoral research fellowships is a qualification position in which the main objective is qualification for work in academic positions. Completion of a Norwegian doctoral degree in Mechanical Engineering, Applied Physics or related area, with focus on thermal-fluid sciences, or corresponding foreign doctoral degree recognized as equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree, is required. The PhD must have been completed in the last three years or to be completed soon.

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

Candidates are expected to have a strong background and experience in several of the following areas: heat/mass transfer phenomena, hands-on experimental characterization of heat transfer systems, development of experimental apparatus, optical visualization techniques and experimental techniques related to diabatic two-phase fluid flow. Experience in nanofabrication and clean room work is not required but will be considered an advantage.

Excellent written and oral English and Norwegian language skills are required.

In the evaluation of which candidate is best qualified, emphasis will be placed on education, experience and personal suitability, in terms of the qualification requirements specified in the advertisement

We offer

Salary and conditions

Postdoctoral candidates are remunerated in code 1352, and are normally remunerated at gross from NOK 515 200 per annum before tax. From the salary, 2% is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

Appointment takes place on the terms that apply to State employees at any time, and after the appointment you must assume that there may be changes in the area of work.

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. 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 Prof. Maria Fernandino:

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. Please refer to the application number IV-244/18 when applying.

Application deadline: 4 November 2018

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 Energy and Process Engineering

We conduct research and teaching covering the entire energy chain, from resources to the end-user. We look at how energy is produced and used by humans and machines in a sustainable way with regard to health, climate change and the resource base. The Department of Energy and Process Engineering is one of eight departments in the Faculty of Engineering.

Deadline 04.11.2018
Employer NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Municipality Trondheim
Scope Fulltime
Duration Fixed Term
Place of service NTNU Department of Energy and Process Engineering

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