NORWEGIAN UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY -NTNU

PhD Position within Digitalization of Optimal Wellbore Hydraulics

Location
Trondheim, Norway
Posted
18 Oct 2019
End of advertisement period
06 Nov 2019
Ref
IV-251/19
Contract Type
Temporary
Hours
Full Time

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About the position

The position is financed by a knowledge building project granted by the Norwegian Research Council of Norway and industry partners. The title of the project is optimized wellbore hydraulics and this PhD position is related to digitalization of experiments that are conducted in the project and in historical campaigns.

The position reports to Head of the Department.

Main duties and responsibilities

  • The candidate will conduct research in the field of model verification applied on data from wellbore hydraulic experiments. This includes physical, numerical and machine learning methods.
  • It is expected that the candidate will gain an in-detail knowledge of the underlying physics and methodology in these experiments.

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 either petroleum, fluid mechanics, machine learning 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.

Other qualifications

  • Relevant industrial experience is positive, but this is not formally required
  • Good written and oral English skills

Personal characteristics

  • Ability to deliver results and present these orally and in writing
  • Ability to work independently and in teams
  • Ability to work cross-disciplinary

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, or 4 years with required duties for one year.  Appointment to a PhD position requires admission to the PhD programme 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.

Questions about the position can be directed to Associate Professor Sigve Hovda, e-mail: sigve.hovda@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. Applicants invited for interview must include certified copies of transcripts and reference letters. Please refer to the application number IV-251/19 when applying.

Application deadline: 06.11.2019.

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