Researcher as Software Developer for Applied Underwater Robotics Laboratory

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Trondheim, Norway
19 Oct 2019
End of advertisement period
17 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

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About the position

We have a vacancy for a researcher as software developer for the NTNU Applied Underwater Robotics Laboratory.

Are you our new software developer? Join us to create better systems for underwater robotics research. Through new infrastructure, we will create better solutions for future marine operations. The opportunities in the ocean space need interdisciplinary research and operations associated with good software solutions to be realized. The Applied underwater robotics laboratory (AUR-Lab) together with NTNU AMOS has a productive and inspiring world-class research environment.

At the Department of Marine Engineering, a position as a researcher in software development is announced. The deliverables for the position will be development of software and database solutions for ROV, AUV, sonar, oceanographic instrumentation, sensors and measuring equipment for marine biology and archeology.

The position reports to Professor Martin Ludvigsen.

Main duties and responsibilities

  • Development and operation of code base for control system for ROV and AUV as cyber-physical systems implemented in libraries such as DUNE and ROS. AUR-Lab utilizes and contributes to open source resources.
  • Development of new database and e-Infrastructure for AUR-Lab and associated projects
    • Definition of work processes and choice of development tools
    • Interface for scientific databases
    • Cloud solution
  • Field operations - data collection and underwater operations
  • Own research on relevant topics and assistance on student projects at MSc and PhD level. It is possible to publish own results.

The position is part of a community at the Department of Marine Engineering and AMOS, consisting of researchers, PhD students, postdocs and engineers. Workplace will be at both the Department of Marine Engineering and Trondhjem Biological Station. Travel in connection with projects and cruise activity must be expected.

Qualification requirements

  • Relevant experience in software system development
  • Relevant experience in operating databases and code bases for robotics systems
  • MSc education from a relevant discipline

Desired qualifications 

  • PhD degree in a relevant discipline
  • Experience work with engineering research and experimental systems
  • Good skills in Norwegian language

Personal characteristics

  • Strong motivation for the subject
  • Capability to work efficiently both independently and in teams
  • Service minded, flexible
  • Good English skills

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– 723 200 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. 

The gross salary for the position of researcher code 1108 is normally remunerated at gross from NOK 442 300– 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. 

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 Professor Martin Ludvigsen, phone number 918 97 272 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-249/19 when applying.

Application deadline: 17. 11. 2019

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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.