NORWEGIAN UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY -NTNU

PhD Candidate in Knowledge-Based Engineering

Location
Trondheim, Norway
Posted
03 Oct 2019
End of advertisement period
20 Oct 2019
Ref
SO IV-03/19
Contract Type
Temporary
Hours
Full Time

About the position

We have a vacancy for a PhD candidate at Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering in – To advance Engineering Knowledge Representation and Reasoning. Efficient knowledge representation and automated reasoning can enhance engineering practices. The position is open to find a colleague, who would investigate knowledge representation languages and tools for applications in mechanical engineering for various problem domains. As an example, use of Computer-aided Design and Computer-aided Manufacturing in synergy to allow creation of highly-customized products is one of the focus points for your research.  As the products and systems become more complex, experience with the multidisciplinary design optimization is seen as an asset for given position. To be successful, the candidate should demonstrate an understanding and some background of knowledge-based engineering. If you are interested in understanding and further elaborating how the knowledge can be attained for automated processing for design of new products and systems, please consider coming to develop with us.

The position reports to Associate Professor Andrei Lobov

Main duties and responsibilities

  • To be curious and updated with the state-of-the-art for the research subject.
  • To propose and drive possible extensions for the state-of-the-art of the subject.
  • To develop and disseminate research results on the subject through scientific publications.
  • To write and make a thesis out of your PhD work.

Qualification requirements

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 mechanical engineering, civil engineering, production engineering, computer science 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.

Personal characteristics

  • Positive
  • Proactive
  • Prudent
  • Curious

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 candidates are remunerated in code 1017, and are normally remunerated at gross from NOK 479 600 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 Program in Engineering: https://www.ntnu.edu/iv/doctoral-programme.

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.

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.

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 Andrei Lobov, phone number: +47 45 913 455, email: andrei.lobov@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 www.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. Chinese applicants are required to provide confirmation of Master Diploma from China Credentials Verification (CHSI): http://www.chsi.com.cn/en/. Pakistan applicants are required to provide confirmation of Master Diploma from https://www.hec.gov.pk/english/pages/home.aspx.

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

Please refer to the application number SO IV-03/19 when applying.

Application deadline: 20 October 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 Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

We educate graduates who can create new products, operate and maintain products, and manage projects. The Department has a variety of bachelor’s and master’s degree programs. We conduct wide-ranging research in fields such as technology, energy, product quality and development, and productivity. The Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering is one of eight departments in the Faculty of Engineering.

Deadline 20th October 2019
Employer NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Municipality Trondheim
Scope Fulltime
Duration Temporary
Place of service Dep. of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

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