PhD Candidate in Elementary Particle Dynamics and Analytical Mechanic
About the position
We have a vacancy for a PhD Candidate at the Department of Structural Engineering.
The Department of Structural Engineering at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) is seeking a PhD Candidate for a project on particle dynamics and analytical mechanics. The aim of the PhD position is to perform research in one or more of the following topics: Multi-Higgs-doublet-models, symmetries and analytical mechanics in elementary particle and gravitational physics, particle dark matter, quantum entanglement, tensor analysis and gravitational entropy. Other, similar topics may also be relevant, depending on the candidate’s research interests and experience.
The PhD candidate will work at NTNU Nanomechanical Lab, chaired by three full time professors, one associate professor and two adjunct professors from the industry. In 2020, there were 15 PhD students and 2 Postdoctoral Fellows working at the NTNU Nanomechanical Lab.
You will report to your supervising professor(s).
Duties of the position
- perform excellent and independent research on topics attached to the position
- publish in top-ranking journals
- collaborate with the project team at NTNU
- interact with the research group where this position will be hosted and with international groups in the same fields
Required selection criteria
The PhD-position's main objective is to qualify for work in research positions. The qualification requirement is that you have completed a master’s degree or second degree (equivalent to 120 credits) with a strong academic background in elementary particle physics, gravitational theory, mathematical physics, analytical mechanics, theoretical physics or equivalent education with a grade of B or better in terms of NTNU’s grading scale. If you do not have letter grades from previous studies, you must have an equally good academic foundation. If you are unable to meet these criteria you may be considered only if you can document that you are particularly suitable 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, post doctor and research assistant.
Preferred selection criteria
- excellent written and oral English or Norwegian language skills
- excellent mathematical skill
- motivated and ambitious with good workability
- ability to work independently and autonomously, as well as in teams with a high level of personal responsibility
- eager to disseminate research results through publications
- excellent communication skills both written and oral
- exciting and stimulating tasks in a strong international academic environment
- an open and inclusive work environment with dedicated colleagues
- favourable terms in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
- employee benefits
Salary and conditions
PhD candidates are remunerated in code 1017, and are normally remunerated at gross from NOK 482 200 per annum before tax, depending on qualifications and seniority. 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 that you are admitted to the PhD programme in Engineering within three months of employment, and that you participate in an organized PhD programme during the employment period.
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 criteria 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.
It is a prerequisite you can be present at and accessible to the institution daily.
About the application
The application and supporting documentation to be used as the basis for the assessment must be in English or Norwegian.
Publications and other scientific work must follow the application. Please note that applications are only evaluated based on the information available on the application deadline. You should ensure that your application shows clearly how your skills and experience meet the criteria which are set out above.
The application must include:
- CV, certificates and diplomas
- Research plan or project proposal
- Academic works - published or unpublished - that you would like to be considered in the assessment
- Name and address of three referees
Joint works will be considered. If it is difficult to identify your contribution to joint works, you must attach a brief description of your participation.
In the evaluation of which candidate is best qualified, emphasis will be placed on education, experience and personal suitability.
NTNU is committed to following evaluation criteria for research quality according to The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment - DORA.
A good work environment is characterized by diversity. We encourage qualified candidates to apply, regardless of their gender, functional capacity or cultural background.
The city of Trondheim is a modern European city with a rich cultural scene. Trondheim is the innovation capital of Norway with a population of 200,000. The Norwegian welfare state, including healthcare, schools, kindergartens and overall equality, is probably the best of its kind in the world. Professional subsidized day-care for children is easily available. Furthermore, Trondheim offers great opportunities for education (including international schools) and possibilities to enjoy nature, culture and family life and has low crime rates and clean air quality.
As an employee at NTNU, you must at all times adhere to the changes that the development in the subject entails and the organizational changes that are adopted.
Information Act (Offentleglova), your name, age, position and municipality may be made public even if you have requested not to have your name entered on the list of applicants.
If you have any questions about the position, please contact Marius Solberg, telephone +47 73559683, email email@example.com. If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact Elin Pedersen Nystuen, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please submit your application electronically via 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).
If you are invited for interview you must include certified copies of transcripts and reference letters. Please refer to the application number SO IV-24/21 when applying.
Application deadline: 01.02.2021
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Department of Structural Engineering
We teach mechanical engineering, engineering and ICT, and civil and environmental engineering. The Department conducts internationally leading research and participates in several large national research projects. The Department of Structural Engineering is one of eight departments in the Faculty of Engineering.
Deadline 1st February 2021
Employer NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Place of service Gløshaugen