NORWEGIAN UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY - NTNU

PhD Candidate within Multisensor Data Fusion and Applied Machine Learning for Analysis

Location
Trondheim, Norway
Posted
21 Apr 2022
End of advertisement period
22 May 2022
Ref
IV-103/22
Contract Type
Temporary
Hours
Full Time

About the position

We have a vacancy for PhD Candidate within the DIGITALSEAICE project at the NTNU Department of Marine Technology. The project aims to build a multi-scale digital infrastructure that integrates local and regional sea ice models for improved forecasting and understanding of variations in polar ice conditions.

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

You will report to Supervising Professors and Head of the Department. 

Duties of the position

  • Develop methods for monitoring and analysis of Arctic sea ice dynamics from heterogeneous data
  • Provide analytics required by the local and regional models as required by the project partners
  • Take part in experimental campaigns and do hands-on work related to sensor instrumentation, data collection, and data management
  • The studies will build on methods within machine learning, image and signal processing, and relevant estimation theory

Required selection criteria

  • You must have a professionally relevant background in computer science and/or cybernetics, control engineering, remote sensing, data fusion
  • 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 only if you can strongly document that you are particularly suitable for a PhD education
  • You must meet the requirements for admission to the faculty's doctoral program
  • Excellent English skills (written and oral). Applicants from non-English speaking countries outside Europe must present an official language test report. The acceptable tests are TOEFL, IELTS, and Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) or Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE). Minimum scores are:
    • TOEFL: 600 / writing 4.5 (paper-based) or 92 / writing 22 (internet-based)
    • IELTS: 6.5, with no section lower than 5.5 (only Academic IELTS test accepted)
    • CAE/CPE: grade B or A

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 

Preferred selection criteria

  • Knowledge and experience within Arctic marine environment, data science, sensor fusion, and/or remote sensing are very relevant and should be highlighted
  • Skills on implementation of algorithms in real software and hardware for data collection and development of a digital system, incl. computer programming skills (especially Python, C++)
  • Relevant research experience/publications are an advantage, especially within remote sensing and/or within machine learning image/video processing techniques

Personal characteristics

  • High self-motivation and high motivation for research and research topic
  • Scientific curiosity and open-minded attitude
  • Independent and systematic working style
  • Flexible, reliable, and result-oriented, with ability to work hard both independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent communication skills, good in collaborating with others in an interdisciplinary research environment

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 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 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 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:

  • A motivation letter (0.5-2 pages), indicating
    • (1)   Your motivation for a PhD study
    • (2)   How you envisage your contribution within the specified position
    • (3)   Why you are suited for the position
  • CV which includes information about education background and relevant experience
  • Certified copies of transcripts for Bachelor’s & Master’s degrees (in English or Norwegian). If you have not completed the master's degree, you must submit a confirmation that the master's thesis has been submitted. Candidates from universities outside Norway are expected to send a Diploma Supplement or similar documentation, which describes in detail the program of study, the grading system and the rights for further studies associated with the obtained degree. 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.
  • English language proficiency documentation (e.g., TOEFL, IELTS, etc.). This requirement is waived for applicants whose mother tongue is English, as well as for applicants from Scandinavian countries.
  • Relevant academic works - published or unpublished - that you would like to be considered in the assessment (up to 5 works). 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.
  • Contact information for at least two references (including email addresses and telephone number)

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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 Ekaterina Kim and Roger Skjetne, email ekaterina.kim@ntnu.no and roger.skjetne@ntnu.no . If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact Marit Gjersvold, e-mail: marit.gjersvold@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-103/22 when applying.

Application deadline: 22.05.202

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 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.

Deadline 22nd May 2022
Employer NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Municipality Trondheim
Scope Fulltime
Duration Temporary
Place of service Department of Marine Technology

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