Researcher, The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

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Trondheim, Norway
14 Jun 2019
End of advertisement period
19 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

About the position

We have a vacancy for a researcher position at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering in the Marine Civil Engineering Group with financing for a three year period.

The research activities of the position will be on large scale phase-resolved wave modelling with a focus on Norwegian coastal conditions. Wave condition predictions for harbors, aquaculture structures, ocean renewables  and road infrastructure sites are of interest. In the nearfield of infrastructure, wave structure interaction including breaking waves will be modeled with high-resolution CFD models for bottom fixed and floating structures. The numerical model used for those activities is the open-source hydrodynamics model REEF3D ( The model is developed in-house and the candidate will be a member of the code developing team. As part of the position, the researcher will participate in coordinating research projects, foremost  NTNU Oceans’ deep sea mining pilot program. The position includes assistance to teaching activities related to coastal engineering and modelling. It is expected that the successful candidate will contribute to research proposal writing and establishes collaborative relationships with other research groups and universities.

The position reports to the head of department.

Qualification requirements

  • Interaction, and computational fluid dynamics. Experience with the high-performance computing aspects of CFD and REEF3D are a prerequisite
  • Very good knowledge of fluid mechanics and wave hydrodynamics is expected. Further, the candidate should have a strong  interest and knowledge in scientific computing, numerical modeling and in applying computational mathematics for interdisciplinary engineering problems. In addition, academic competence at least at doctoral level is required in the relevant subject area.

Desired qualifications

  • Very good written and oral English and Norwegian language skills
  • Proficiency in Python or Matlab

Personal characteristics

  • High motivation for research and code development
  • Ability to solve research questions independently as well as in a team with a high level of personal responsibility
  • Open to learn and discover new research areas
  • Personal abilities to encourage cooperation, working in a team and managing a team of students

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

The gross salary for the position of Researcher code 1109 is normally remunerated at gross from NOK 583 900– 679 000 before tax per year, depending on qualifications and seniority. 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 appointment you must assume that there may be changes in the area of work.

Generell informasjon

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 Hans Bihs, 90581674, 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.

NTNU is committed to following evaluation criteria for research quality according to The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment - DORA.

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-191/19 when applying.

Application deadline: 19.06.2019

NTNU - knowledge for a better world

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 Civil and Environmental Engineering

We conduct research and teaching in civil and transportation engineering, technical planning, structural engineering, water and wastewater engineering and hydraulic engineering. Graduates from our programmes become employees – in both the public and private sectors – with a sustainability mindset combined with competitive knowledge and skills. The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is one of eight departments in the Faculty of Engineering.

Deadline 19th June 2019
Employer NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Municipality Trondheim
Scope Fulltime
Duration Temporary
Place of service Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering