Post Doctoral Research Fellow in Satellite Remote Sensing for Sea Ice Monitoring

Trondheim, Norway
29 Mar 2019
End of advertisement period
23 Apr 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

About the position

Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) has a vacancy for a 2-year postdoctoral fellow in Department of Electronic Systems. The position is linked to the project-” Risk, Reliability and Ice Data in Artic Marine Environment”.

Arctic Marine Transport and offshore Operations (e.g. station keeping for exploration or exploitation of oil and gas resources, Ice Management to protect the drilling or production vessels, shipping, surveillance) require a continues monitoring and forecast of the surrounding sea ice conditions, such as ice drift velocity, ice thickness, ice concentration and floe size distribution. These ice properties can be quantified through a combination of measurements and modelling. The measurements may come from on board sensors, such as cameras, inertial measurement unites, ship radar, and from satellite measurements. The latter provide a larger spatial coverage, but the spatial and temporal resolutions are traditionally low and insufficient in the engineering scale. This is changing thanks to the new Copernicus programme and new satellite sensors, which allows for a much higher spatial and temporal resolutions than ever before. This project will investigate the use of Copernicus data to support Engineering operations in the arctic areas. 

The position reports to Head of department

Job description

  • We are seeking a productive, self-driven, and collaborative research associate with a strong background in satellite remote sensing, signal processing, geophysics and some experience in interdisciplinary research. Experience with synthetic aperture radar (SAR) data processing and analysis is preferred.

Qualification requirements

Postdoctoral fellow:

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 [subject area] or corresponding foreign doctoral degree recognized as equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree is required.

  • Should ideally have knowledge about satellite radar systems, electromagnetics and methods for sea ice monitoring and oceanographic remote sensing.
  •  Expected to have a good publication record based on her/his career to date.

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.

Other qualifications

  • A strong proficiency in one or more computing languages such as Matlab, C, or similar
  • Good written and oral English and Norwegian language skills (ta stilling til språkkrav)

Personal characteristics

  • The successful candidate for the position should be independent, creative, with a strong ability to work problem oriented. He/she should also enjoy interdisciplinary research and take keen interest in learning and working in teams and have enthusiasm for working in collaboration between theoretic and experimental groups.

In the evaluation of which candidate is best qualified, emphasis will be placed on education, experience and personal suitability, as well as motivation, 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 before tax per year. 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

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 Associate professor Egil Eide, phone number +47 73 59 43 10, e-mail: 

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.

The application must contain:

  • A cover letter including an account of your research background.
  •  Information about education and relevant experience (academic CV).
  • Certified copies of academic diplomas and certificates. (Applicants from universities outside of Norway are kindly requested to attach a diploma supplement or a similar document, which describes in detail the study and grading system and the rights for further studies associated with the obtained degree).
  • Names and contact information of at least two references.

Incomplete applications may not be taken into consideration.

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 2019/9888 when applying.

Application deadline: 23.04.2019

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 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 important challenges in transport, energy, the environment, and health. The Department of Electronic Systems is one of seven departments in the Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering .

Deadline 23.04.2019
Employer NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Municipality Trondheim
Scope Fulltime
Duration Permanent
Place of service Trondheim

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