NORWEGIAN UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY - NTNU

Postdoctoral Fellow in Life Cycle Twin for Sustainable Built Environment

Location
Gjøvik, Norway
Posted
12 Oct 2021
End of advertisement period
31 Oct 2021
Ref
213325
Contract Type
Temporary
Hours
Full Time

About the position 

We have a vacancy for a Postdoctoral fellow position at Department of Manufacturing and Civil Engineering

The postdoctoral fellowship position is a temporary position where the main goal is to qualify for work in senior academic positions.

The Postdoctoral fellow will establish a fundamental knowledge on how to create synergy for the building information, and sustainability assessment (SA) to create life cycle twin of sustainable built environment. 

Furthermore, the method will be validated through the case studies in multi floor timber buildings.

The Postdoctoral fellow will be a member of the group of “digital twin for sustainable built environment” at NTNU.

You will report to Head of Department.

Duties of the position

  • Developing the secured data fusing method for BIM and LCA
  • Communicating with local and international partners on information flow and cooperation
  • Regularly publish results in scientific journals and conferences, and present to project stakeholders.
  • Supporting the new project development within Digital twin and data analytic for sustainable built environment
  • Within the project, small-scale prototyping and experimental validation of digital twin in the timber building will be performed.

Required selection criteria

  • You must have completed a Norwegian doctoral degree or corresponding foreign doctoral degree recognized as equivalent to a Norwegian PhD
  • You must have a professionally relevant background in building information modelling, sustainability assessment, construction management, civil engineering, architecture, or computer science/engineering
  • Good written and oral English proficiency

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

  • Knowledge and experience on 3D modelling or building information modelling for existing building/ built environment
  • Knowledge about ISO 19650, or other related standards

Personal characteristics

  • Strong analytical skills
  • Ability and motivation to work as part of a cross-disciplinary research team
  • Self-driven
  • Innovative
  • Good cooperation abilities

We offer 

  • 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
  • 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

As a Postdoctoral Fellow (code 1352) you are normally paid from gross NOK 545 300 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 2 years.  

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 on a daily basis. 

About the application 

The application and supporting documentation to be used as the basis for the assessment must be in English. 

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. 

If, for any reason, you have taken a career break or have had an atypical career and wish to disclose this in your application, the selection committee will take this into account, recognizing that the quantity of your research may be reduced as a result. 

The application must include: 

  • CV, certificates and diplomas 
  • transcripts and diplomas for bachelor's-, master's- and PhD degrees  
  • Academic works - published or unpublished - that you would like to be considered in the assessment 
  • Research plan 
  • Name and address of three referees 

If all, or parts, of your education has been taken abroad, we also ask you to attach documentation of the scope and quality of your entire education. Description of the documentation required can be found here. If you already have a statement from NOKUT, please attach this as well. 

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 and interpersonal qualities. Motivation, ambitions, and potential will also count in the assessment of the candidates. 

NTNU is committed to following evaluation criteria for research quality according to The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment - DORA. 

General information 

Working at NTNU 

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 Gjøvik has a population of 30 000 and is a town known for its rich music and cultural life. The beautiful nature surrounding the city is ideal for an active outdoor life! The Norwegian welfare state, including healthcare, schools, kindergartens and overall equality, is probably the best of its kind in the world.

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 Associate professor Lizhen Huang, email lizhen.huang@ntnu.no.

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. 

Application deadline: 31.10.2021

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 Manufacturing and Civil Engineering

Our profile of expertise can help to solve the world’s most important societal challenge: the development of sustainable solutions in industry and society. This profile includes research on modern industrial processes, use of new and recycled materials, new technological solutions and the application of new forms of organization and business models. The Department of Manufacturing and Civil Engineering is one of eight departments in the Faculty of Engineering.

Deadline 31st October 2021
Employer NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Municipality Gjøvik
Scope Fulltime
Duration Temporary
Place of service Gjøvik