Researcher Within Inversion of Geophysical Data

Gløshaugen, Norway
19 Sep 2019
End of advertisement period
07 Oct 2019
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Contract Type
Full Time

About the position

A permanent research position in inversion and analysis of geophysical data is available at the Department of Electronic Systems at NTNU. The work place will be Trondheim.

The researcher position is part of the project “Geophysics and Applied Mathematics for Exploration and Safe Production”, funded by The Research Council of Norway. The main topics of the project are methods for data assimilation and efficient monitoring in geoscience applications.

After three years, tasks depend on the departments external project portfolio, and the researcher is expected to help obtain externally funded projects.

The position reports to Head of Department.

We encourage female researchers to apply for the position.

Main duties and responsibilities

The candidate is expected to conduct research in one of the areas of the project under the supervision of a permanent member of the acoustics group participating in the project. The researcher will be involved in research using both seismic and electromagnetic data for imaging and estimation of crucial rock parameters like for instance seismic velocities, fluid content, pore pressure and resistivity to mention a few. Study of acoustic recordings from large four component seabed arrays will also be a part of the research activities for this position. New methods where seismic and electromagnetic data are utilized simultaneously is also of interest.

Qualification requirements

  • PhD degree in geophysics, underwater acoustics, signal theory or physics.
  • highly motivated with strong background and interest in geophysics, physics or mathematics
  • knowledge within computing and writing computer code is required
  • good written and oral English language skills.

Desired qualifications 

  • ability to couple observations and findings from various geophysical techniques into a broader picture
  • interested in basic understanding of earth’s crust and composition

Personal characteristics

  • curious, innovative person
  • scientific communication skills
  • ability to put thoughts into written material
  • ability to work in scientific teams
  • high personal 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

The gross salary for the position of researcher (code 1109) is normally remunerated at gross from NOK 523. 200 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.

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 Professor Martin Landrø, phone number +47 73594973, e-mail:

About the application:

The application must include the following:

  • CV which includes information about education background and work experience
  • certified copies of relevant transcripts and diplomas. Candidates from universities outside Norway are kindly requested to send a Diploma Supplement or similar documentation, which describes in detail the program of study, the grading system, and the rights to further studies associated with the degree obtained
  • contact information for two references 
  • documentation of fluency in the English language.

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 2019/27451 when applying.

Application deadline: 07.10. 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 7th October 2019
Employer NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Municipality Trondheim
omfang Fulltime
Duration Permanent
Place of service Gløshaugen

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