NORWEGIAN UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY -NTNU

PhD Position at the NTNU Centre for Autonomous Marine Operations and Systems

Location
Trondheim, Norway
Posted
04 Apr 2017
End of advertisement period
27 Apr 2017
Ref
IV-98/17
Contract Type
Temporary
Hours
Full Time

The Department of Marine Technology at NTNU and partners were awarded a Centre of Excellence by the Norwegian Research Council  in 2013.

NTNU AMOS vision is to establish a world-leading research centre for autonomous marine operations and systems: To nourish a lively scientific heart in which fundamental knowledge is created through multidisciplinary theoretical, numerical, and experimental research within the knowledge fields of hydrodynamics, structural mechanics, marine biology, guidance, navigation, and control. Cutting-edge inter-disciplinary research will provide the necessary bridge to realize high levels of autonomy for ships and ocean structures, unmanned vehicles, and marine operations and to address the challenges associated with greener and safer maritime transport, monitoring and surveillance of the coast and oceans, offshore renewable energy, and oil and gas exploration and production in deep waters and Arctic waters.

One PhD fellowship, related to the following research topic, is available at the Centre for Autonomous Marine Operations and Systems, Department of Marine Technology:

Bio-cyber-hydrodynamics: Underwater snake robotics

Marine animals can be bio vehicles with high hydrodynamic efficiency. Some of them, snakes and eels, are able to move around with hyper redundant flexibility being able to access confined areas for inspection and intervention purposes. This research study should investigate guidance and control of underwater snake robots in 3D with autonomous functionality while conducting inspection and intervention work.

The main discipline of the research will be marine cybernetics & control engineering, with marine biology and hydrodynamics as supporting disciplines.

Supervisor: Prof. Asgeir J. Sørensen, Co-supervisors: Prof. Kristin Y. Pettersen, Prof. Marilena Greco.


We seek highly motivated fellows with a master degree in Marine Technology, Engineering Cybernetics, Electrical Engineering, Aeronautics & Astronautics, or other relevant disciplines. Master students graduating by the end of June 2018 may apply being admitted as integrated MSc and PhD.


PhD fellowships at NTNU are normally appointed for three years. An extra year may in some cases be offered to candidates that agree to have a 25% load as teaching assistant load.


A brief outline of possible research topics/strategies, relevant for the present call, may be included. Publications and any other work, which the applicant wishes to be taken into account should be enclosed. Joint works will be considered provided that a short summary outlining the applicant's contributions is attached.


Excellent English skills, written and spoken, are required. Applicants from non-English speak 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 test), 92 / writing 22 (internet-based test)
•IELTS: 6.5, with no section lower than 5.5 (only Academic IELTS test accepted)
•CAE/CPE: grade B or A.

The application should contain information of educational background and prior training, exams, and work experience. Certified copies of academic diplomas and transcripts must be attached. Applicants from universities outside Norway are kindly requested to send a diploma supplement or a similar document, which describes in detail the study and grading system and the rights for further studies associated with the obtained degree:

http://ec.europa.eu/education/policies/rec_qual/recognition/diploma_en.html

PhD fellows must fulfill the formal requirements to be accepted as a PhD candidate at NTNU and must agree to participate in organized doctoral study programs within the period of the appointment. The successful applicants must agree to the conditions laid down for public employees. A contract will be drawn up regarding the period of appointment and work-related duties.


See http://www.ntnu.edu/iv/doctoral-programme for more information.


The appointment will be made in accordance with current regulations with supplementary rules in force giving guidelines for scholarship appointments in universities and university colleges.


Our research has civilian objectives. However, equipment restricted by export licenses and ITAR (International Traffic in Arms Regulations) is being used in the research areas 1-4 listed above. Applicants that are citizens of Norway, Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Switzerland, EU or NATO countries are eligible.

Other applicants are required to provide evidence of eligibility to use such equipment for their application to be considered/in their application.


The position adheres to the Norwegian Government’s policy of balanced ethnicity, age and gender. It is an objective to increase the number of females in scientific positions. Female applicants are therefore encouraged to apply.


Conditions
PhD Candidates are remunerated in code 1017, and are normally remunerated at gross NOK 432,300 before tax. There will be a 2 % deduction to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund from gross wage.

Engagement as a PhD Candidate is done in accordance with “Regulation concerning terms and conditions of employment for the posts of post-doctoral research fellow, research fellow, research assistant and resident”, given by the Ministry of Education and Research of 19.07.2010. The goal of the positions is to obtain a PhD degree. Applicants will engage in an organized PhD training program, and appointment requires approval of the applicants plan for a PhD study within three months from the date of commencement.

For more information on the topic, please contact:

Professor Asgeir J. Sørrensen, E-mail: Asgeir.Sorensen@ntnu.no

The engagement is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants. The positions adhere to the Norwegian Government's policy of balanced ethnicity, age and gender. Women are encouraged to apply.

The application
The application must contain information of educational background and work experience. Certified copies of transcripts and reference letters should be enclosed. Applications with CV, grade transcripts and other enclosures should be submitted via this webpage at www.jobbnorge.no. Mark the application with IV-98/17.

 
Application deadline: April 27, 2017

 
According to the new Freedom of Information Act, information concerning the applicant may be made public even if the applicant has requested not to be included in the list of applicants.

About this job

  • Deadline Thursday, April 27, 2017
  • Employer NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  • Website
  • Municipality Trondheim
  • Place of service Department of Marine Technology
  • Jobbnorge ID 136572
  • Internal ID IV-98/17
  • Scope Fulltime
  • Duration Temporary

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