PhD Position in Rheological Behavior of Drilling Fluids and Cutting Beds
About the position
The PhD candidate will work on a collaborative project focusing on the rheological behaviour of drilling fluids and cutting beds. The PhD candidate will conduct bench-scale rheological tests and flow loop tests. The candidate will perform theoretical analysis using the data. The flow loop tests involve hands-on work in a “hard hat” large-scale equipment environment.
The PhD-position's main objective is to qualify for work in research positions. The qualification requirement is completion of a master’s degree or second degree (equivalent to 120 credits) with a strong academic background in chemical engineering or equivalent education with a grade of B or better in terms of NTNU’s grading scale. Applicants with no letter grades from previous studies must have an equally good academic foundation. Applicants who are unable to meet these criteria may be considered only if they can document that they are particularly suitable candidates 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, postdoctor and research assistant
NTNU is committed to following evaluation criteria for research quality according to The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment - DORA.
- The applicant must have an MSc in chemical engineering, polymer chemistry, or similar disciplines.
- The successful candidate should be 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.
- The candidate should have good written and oral English language skills.
- Professional communication skills
- Professional teamwork skills
- A curiosity for rheology and polymer science
- Ability to perform hands-on work in a “hard hat” large-scale equipment environment
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
- 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 449 400 before tax per year. From the salary, 2 % is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.
The period of employment is 4 years. Appointment to a PhD position requires admission to the PhD programme in Chemical Engineering. As a PhD candidate, you undertake to participate in an organized PhD programme during the employment period. A condition of appointment is that you are in fact qualified for admission to the PhD programme within three months.
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.
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 criterias in the latter law will be prohibited from recruitment to 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 Associate Professor Kristofer Gunnar Paso, phone number 93676364, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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 jobbnorge.no 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 NV-52/19 when applying.
Application deadline: 01.07.19
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Deadline 1. July 2019
Employer NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Place of service Gløshaugen