Post-Doctoral Researcher and Lecturer in Auditory Science

Trondheim, Norway
22 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
15 Apr 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

About the job

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

We have a full-time vacancy available for a post-doctoral researcher/lecturer with the Department of Neuromedicine and Movement Sciences at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Our vision is to create world leading education and research through multidisciplinary work. The position is linked to the audiology group, with Trondheim, Norway as the place of work. We aim to facilitate inter-disciplinary dialogues in the wider field of auditory science, and therefore the position will be placed at the interface between applied audiological research and basic auditory research, facilitated by a collaboration with the Ear, Nose, and Throat department and Hearing Clinic of St. Olav University Hospital in Trondheim.

Teaching duties will be related to the bachelor programme in audiology and to a master programme in clinical health science with a specialised track in audiology.

The successful candidate is expected to be able to overcome the traditional boundaries between basic and applied research, and we are looking for an individual who shares our vision of multi-disciplinary approaches. The successful applicant will work on topics related to the research portfolio of the audiology group, with a particular focus on the interplay between vestibular and auditory processing in both health and disease.

Menière’s disease is a devastating disease for its sufferers with a significant impact on their quality of life that affects both the auditory and vestibular system. It is characterised by reoccurring attacks of vertigo, hearing loss, tinnitus, and fullness in the ears. Traditionally, endolymphatic hydrops, an increased fluid volume in the inner ear, is considered to be the cause, but Menière’s disease pathophysiology is still far from being understood and endolymphatic hydrops may just be another symptom. We are interested in discovering this pathophysiology with the ultimate goal of a better understanding of the underlying cause and developing techniques to predict imminent attacks.

Another line of research is concerned with how infra- and low-frequency sound affects mammals, including humans, with a particular focus on how cochlear processing contributes to the often-reported annoyance of infra- and low-frequency sound.

We welcome those who bring their own creative talents and research ideas to our department. The audiology group is currently expanding its research activities, and the successful candidate is expected to have experience in the design and execution of experimental studies.

The successful applicant will report to the head of the department.

Duties of the position

  • Design and execution of controlled experimental studies
  • Quantitative analysis of data, including descriptive and inferential statistics
  • Preparation of publications and meeting presentations
  • Taking part in teaching and supervision activities (constitutes 25 % of the full-time position).
  • Engage in outreach activities of the audiology group, the department, and the university

Required selection criteria

A postdoctoral research fellowship is a qualification position in which the main objective is qualification for work in academic positions.

  • A Norwegian doctoral degree, or a corresponding foreign doctoral degree, recognized as equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree, in relation to audiology or related areas is required.
  • Strong background in audiology or another hearing science related discipline (e.g., auditory neuroscience, psychoacoustics, otology, or audio-vestibular medicine)
  • Basic experience in digital signal analysis and hardware control
  • Good written and oral English language skills.

The appointment is to be made in accordance with Regulations on terms of employment for positions such as postdoctoral fellow, Ph.D Candidate, research assistant and specialist candidate.

Preferred selection criteria

  • Experience in recruiting healthy participants and patients for research projects
  • Experience in design and construction of experimental rigs
  • Experience in teaching and supervising student projects
  • Good written and oral Norwegian language skills

Personal characteristics

  • It is essential that the successful candidate has very good collaborative skills, and the ability to work in an inter-disciplinary environment.
  • Emphasis will also be placed on communicative skills, as well as personal suitability.

In the assessment of the best qualified applicant, education, experience, personal suitability, and motivation for the position will be emphasized.

We offer 

Salary and conditions

As a Postdoctoral Fellow (code 1352) you are normally paid from gross NOK 563 500 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 4 years ( with 25 % teaching duties ).

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 and certificates
  • A letter of motivation
  • Transcripts and diplomas for bachelor's-, master's- and PhD degrees. If you have not yet completed your Ph.D, you must provide confirmation on your estimated date for the doctoral dissertation, or that your PhD thesis has been submitted
  • A copy of the doctoral thesis. If you are close to submitting, or have recently submitted your thesis, you can attach a draft of the thesis. Documentation of a completed doctoral degree must be presented before taking up the position.
  • Academic works - published or unpublished - that you would like to be considered in the assessment (up to 10 items)
  • Name and contact information 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. 

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).

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 

NTNU believes that inclusion and diversity is a strength. We want our faculty and staff to reflect Norway’s culturally diverse population and we continuously seek to hire the best minds. This enables NTNU to increase productivity and innovation, improve decision making processes, raise employee satisfaction, compete academically with global top-ranking institutions and carry out our social responsibilities within education and research. NTNU emphasizes accessibility and encourages qualified candidates to apply regardless of gender identity, ability status, periods of unemployment or ethnic and cultural background.

NTNU is working actively to increase the number of women employed in scientific positions and has a number of resources to promote equality

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. 

A public list of applicants with name, age, job title and municipality of residence is prepared after the application deadline. If you want to reserve yourself from entry on the public applicant list, this must be justified. Assessment will be made in accordance with current legislation. You will be notified if the reservation is not accepted.

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Markus Drexl, telephone +47 734 12 6 65, e-mail If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact Bente Kristin Årbogen Andersen, e-mail:

If you think this looks interesting and in line with your qualifications, please submit your application electronically via with your CV, diplomas and certificates attached. Applications submitted elsewhere will not be considered. Upon request, you must be able to obtain certified copies of your documentation. 

Application deadline: 15th of April 2023



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.

The Department of Neuroscience and Movement Science (INB) is an ambitious department in strong development. Great diversity in medicine and health disciplines is a hallmark of the department. We give priority to social relevance and quality in both education and research.

Several of our groups of researchers and teaching staff are at the forefront of their fields in Norway and internationally. Our ambition: “Through interdisciplinary collaboration, INB creates forward-looking education and research that lead the way in improving health and function.”
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Deadline 15th April 202
Employer NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Municipality Trondheim
Scope Fulltime
Duration Fixed Term
Place of service