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PhD Candidate in Digital Twins for Wind Farms Development

Employer
NORWEGIAN UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY - NTNU
Location
Ålesund, Norway
Salary
NOK 532 200 per annum
Closing date
16 Jun 2024

About the job

We are currently seeking a highly motivated PhD candidate to join our team for the project titled "Digital Twin for Forecasting Power Production to Meet Wind Energy Demand." The successful candidate will collaborate closely with a multidisciplinary team to conduct research, develop, and implement innovative solutions aimed at expediting the transition to renewable energy. This position is associated with the TWINVEST project, funded under the EC’s HORIZON-CL5-2023-D3-02-14 initiative. TWINVEST aims to develop a universal, open-source, and cybersecure Digital Twin that provides investors in onshore wind farms with valuable insights into current operations and future investments.

Your will report to Professor Agus Hasan and Associate Professor Arne Styve as the main scientific supervisors of the research.

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

Duties of the position

  • Work with the project partners and contribute to the development of digital twin framework and architecture for wind farms. 
  • Contribute to the dissemination of research in the form of scientific publications, project reports, etc. 
  • Contribute to the activities of the research group in collaboration with other researchers. 
  • Testing and validation via interpretation of data. 

Required selection criteria

  • You must have a professionally relevant background in computer science, applied mathematics, or engineering.
  • Your education must correspond to a five-year Norwegian degree program, 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 better 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.
  • Master's students can apply, but the master's degree must be obtained and documented by 01.07.2024.
  • You must meet the requirements for admission to the PhD Program in Computer Science
  • Excellent English skills (both written and spoken) 
  • 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 Regulations on terms of employment for positions such as postdoctoral fellow, Phd candidate, research assistant and specialist candidate 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

  • have hands-on experience in developing digital twins.
  • have a good experience with software development.
  • have a relevant experience with digitalization, digital twins, and enabling digital twin technologies.
  • documented work experience from industry (optional).

Personal characteristics

  • ability to work independently as well as in teams.
  • good communication skills.
  • ability to work in close contact with the industry.
  • ability to travel to cooperate in industry and other research partners.
  • open to feedback and input from others as well as able to respect, collaborate, and negotiate with others.

We offer

Salary and conditions

As a PhD candidate (code 1017) you are normally paid from gross NOK 532 200 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 Computer Science 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.

Publications and other scientific work must follow the application. Please note that your application will be considered based solely on information submitted by the application deadline. You must therefore ensure that your application clearly demonstrates how your skills and experience fulfil the criteria specified above.

The application must include: 

  • CV and certificates.
  • 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.
  • A letter explaining why you are suitable for this position.
  • Name and contact information of three referees.
  • If you have publications or other relevant research work.

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.

We will take joint work into account. If it is difficult to identify your efforts in the joint work, you must enclose a short 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 our strength. We want to recruit people with different competencies, educational backgrounds, life experiences and perspectives to contribute to solving our social responsibilities within education and research. We will facilitate for our employees’ needs.

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 Ålesund, with its population of 50 000, will provide you with plenty of opportunities to explore a region of Norway that is famous for its beautiful scenery with high mountains and blue fjords. Ålesund itself, with its Art Nouveau architecture, is by many considered to be the most beautiful city in Norway! 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.

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 Professor Agus Hasan, telephone +47 93461014, email agus.hasan@ntnu.no or Assoc. Professor Arne Styve, telephone +47 70161287, email arne.styve@ntnu.no. If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact Head of Office Gunn Helen Hellevik, e-mail: gunn.hellevik@ntnu.no.

If you think this looks interesting and in line with your qualifications, please submit your application electronically via jobbnorge.no 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: 16.06.24

Ålesund biblioteket Foto: Sissel Basso/NTNU

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 ICT and Natural Sciences

Our campus in Ålesund works in a partnership with industry that is in a class of its own among Norwegian universities. This ensures a practical focus for our study programmes, while they are firmly anchored in modern theory. The Department offers programmes in automation engineering, computer engineering, electric power systems, simulation and visualization. Our research areas include autonomous vessels, robotics, cybernetics, medical technology and health informatics, and artificial intelligence. The Department of ICT and Natural Sciences is one of seven departments in the Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering .

Questions about the position

Agus Hasan
Professor
+4793461014
agus.hasan@ntnu.no

Deadline 16th June 2024
Employer NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Municipality Ålesund
Scope Fulltime
Duration Temporary
Place of service Larsgårdsvegen 2, 6025 Ålesund

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