NORWEGIAN UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY - NTNU

PhD Candidate within Experimental Study of Two-Phase Flow Instabilities

Location
Trondheim, Norway
Posted
14 Jan 2022
End of advertisement period
29 Jan 2022
Ref
IV-268/21
Contract Type
Temporary
Hours
Full Time

About the position

One three-year PhD position within experimental study of two-phase flow instabilities is available at the Department of Energy and Process Engineering, NTNU, Trondheim.

For a position as a PhD Candidate, the goal is a completed doctoral education up to an obtained doctoral degree.  

The position is part of the project “Phenomenological study of unstable two-phase CO2 flow in a pipeline system”. This project focuses on fundamental research to establish a physical understanding on the occurrence of two-phase flow instabilities (density wave oscillations and pressure drop oscillations) related to CO2 pipeline systems.

The selected candidates will be involved in studying two-phase flow instabilities in horizontal and vertical pipelines. The work will involve the characterization of the two-phase flow instabilities, limits of stabilities, and identifying the underlying physical mechanisms controlling the oscillations. The work will be mainly experimental complemented with the development of analytical models.

The selected candidate will join our ongoing activities at the Thermal Two-Phase Flow Laboratory (ThTPFLab) at the Department of Energy and Process Engineering, NTNU. For more information on the ThTPFLab group, please follow this link.

Starting date for the positions will be no later than March 2022.

The position will report to Professor Terese Løvås, Head of the Department of Energy and Process Engineering, for employee matters and to Professor Carlos A. Dorao in day-to-day project management and supervision.

Duties of the position

  • Design and perform experimental studies in existing experimental facility
  • Evaluate and implement modifications to the experimental facility
  • Data analysis
  • Development and testing of analytical and numerical models
  • Collaboration with the other members of the group
  • Writing of conference and journal articles and scientific reports

Required selection criteria

  • Your education must correspond to a five-year Norwegian degree programme, where 120 credits are obtained at master's level 
  • You must have a strong academic background from your previous studies and an average grade from the master's degree program, or equivalent education, which is equal to B or better compared with NTNU's grading scale. If you do not have letter grades from previous studies, you must have an equally good academic basis. If you have a weaker grade background, you may be assessed if you can document that you are particularly suitable for a PhD education. 
  • You must meet the requirements for admission to the faculty's doctoral program in Engineering.

Applicants are strictly advised to address the following additional qualification requirements in their application:

  • Applicants must hold a Master’s degree or equivalent in Nuclear Engineering, Applied Physics, Mechanical Engineering or similar. Strong theoretical background in fluid mechanics, heat and mass transfer, non-linear systems and mathematics.
  • Experience in conducting experimental research.
  • Background in thermo-hydraulics related to density wave oscillations or pressure drop oscillations is beneficial.
  • Programming skills in Matlab, C, Python or similar are required.
  • Excellent English skills, spoken and written, are required.

The appointment is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants and Regulations concerning the degrees of Philosophiae Doctor (PhD) and Philosodophiae Doctor (PhD) in artistic research national guidelines for appointment as PhD, post doctor and research assistant  

Personal characteristics

  • Strong motivation and curiosity driven.
  • Ability to work independently and the ability to work as part of a team.
  • Good communication skills

We offer

Salary and conditions

PhD candidates are remunerated in code 1017, and are normally remunerated at gross from NOK 491 200 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: https//www.ntnu.edu/studies/phiv/admission  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.

The position is subject to external funding.

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.

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 (Departments to choose from the following): 

  • CV, certificates and diplomas 
  • transcripts and diplomas for bachelor's and master's degrees. If you have not completed the master's degree, you must submit a confirmation that the master's thesis has been submitted. 
  • A copy of the master's thesis. If you recently have submitted your master's thesis, you can attach a draft of the thesis. Documentation of a completed master's degree must be presented before taking up the position. 
  • Cover letter specifically addressing how the candidate complies with the required qualifications for the position in particular highlighting previous experimental research experience.
  • Academic works - published or unpublished - that you would like to be considered in the assessment
  • 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, both bachelor's and master's education, in addition to other higher 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 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.

In accordance with The Public 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 Professor Carlos A. Dorao, email: carlos.dorao@ntnu.no. If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact Ingrid Wiggen, e-mail: ingrid.wiggen@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. Please refer to the application number IV-268/21 when applying.

Application deadline: 15.01.22

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 Energy and Process Engineering

We conduct research and teaching covering the entire energy chain, from resources to the end-user. We look at how energy is produced and used by humans and machines in a sustainable way with regard to health, climate change and the resource base. The Department of Energy and Process Engineering is one of eight departments in the Faculty of Engineering.

Deadline 29th January 2022
Employer NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Municipality Trondheim
Scope Fulltime
Duration Temporary
Place of service Department of Energy and Process Engineering

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