NORWEGIAN UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY -NTNU

PhD Position on Energy Management of Fuel Cell Systems for Ships

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Location
Trondheim, Norway
Posted
14 Jun 2019
End of advertisement period
20 Jun 2019
Ref
IV-179/19
Contract Type
Temporary
Hours
Full Time

About the position

At the Department of Marine Technology there is a vacant position as PhD candidate on the topic of energy management of fuel cells systems on ships.

Significant reduction of the emissions can be achieved by introducing alternative, environmentally-friendly fuels in operation of the maritime fleet. Hydrogen produced with zero emissions can be an alternative solution for several maritime applications. The position is part of the project Hydrogen and Fuel Cells for Maritime Applications (H2Maritime). The project is run by IFE (www.ife.no) and funded by the Norwegian Research Council and industry. The H2Maritime-project will focus on research and development of competence, methods and technology for the use of hydrogen and fuel cells in the maritime. Development of safe and reliable energy management of fuel cell systems on ships is a key topic.

The position reports to Supervising Professor.

Main duties and responsibilities

  • The research will  focus on the development of digital models to investigate and develop design criteria and tools for safe operation of fuel cell systems for marine vessels.
  • Methods for energy management systems (EMS) of fuel cell systems in existing applications will be studied, and rule-based EMS and systems based on feedback control loops and risk management will be investigated.
  • The activities will also include EMS for optimized operations and system lifetime cost as well as comparison of traditional feedback optimal control and rule-based EMS via simulations, tests and validations. 
  • The fuel cell system laboratory at IFE Hynor, Kjeller, will be used to validate some of the models.

Qualification requirements

PhD candidate:

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 Marine Technology, Cybernetics, Safety Critical Systems, Computer Scienceor 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

Other qualifications

  • We seek highly motivated fellow with a master’s degree in Marine Technology (Marine Cybernetics), Engineering Cybernetics, Science & Informatics, Physics, Electrical Engineering, or other relevant disciplines.
  • Master students graduating by the end of June 2020 may apply for admission as integrated MSc and PhD.
  • Relevant industry experience may be an advantage.
  • Academic results, publications, relevant specialization, work or research experience, personal qualifications, and motivation and a desire to make an impact on critical societal problems will be considered when evaluating the applicants.
  • Excellent English skills, written and spoken, are required. Applicants from non-English speak countries outside Europe must present an official language test report. The acceptable tests are TOEFL, IELTS, and Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) or Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE). Minimum scores are:•            
    • TOEFL: 600 / writing 4.5 (paper-based test), 92 / writing 22 (internet-based test)            
    • IELTS: 6.5, with no section lower than 5.5 (only Academic IELTS test accepted)
    • CAE/CPE: grade B or A.

Our research has civilian objectives. However, equipment restricted by export licenses and ITAR (International Traffic in Arms Regulations) is being used in the research areas listed above. Applicants that are citizens of Norway, Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Switzerland, EU or NATO countries are eligible. Other applicants are required to provide evidence of eligibility to use such equipment for their application to be considered/in their application.

Personal characteristics

  • Structured
  • Thourough
  • Innovative and open minded

High integrity 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

PhD candidate:

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 3 years .Appointment to a PhD position requires admission to the PhD programme in Engineering https://www.ntnu.edu/iv/doctoral-programme  

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. After the appointment you must assume that there may be changes in the area of work.

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.

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.

The national labour force must reflect the composition of the population to the greatest possible extent, NTNU wants to increase the proportion of women in its scientific posts. Women are encouraged to apply. Furthermore, Trondheim offers great opportunities for education (including international schools) and possibilities to enjoy nature, culture and family life (http://trondheim.com/). Having a population of 200 000, Trondheim is a small city by international standards with low crime rates and little pollution. It also has easy access to a beautiful countryside with mountains and a dramatic coastline.

Questions about the position can be directed to professor Ingrid Schjølberg, phone number +4793066355, e-mail Ingrid.Schjolberg@ntnu.no

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. Applications submitted elsewhere will not be considered. Diploma Supplement is required to attach for European Master Diplomas outside Norway.

Applicants invited for interview must include certified copies of transcripts and reference letters.

Please refer to the application number IV-179/19 when applying.

Application deadline: 06.06.2019

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 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 20th June 2019
Employer NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Municipality Trondheim
Scope Fulltime
Duration Temporary
Place of service Department of Marine Technology

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