PhD Position in Energy and Process Engineering

Trondheim, Norway
03 May 2017
End of advertisement period
23 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

A PhD position is available at the Department of Energy and Process Engineering, NTNU

The PhD position will be conducted as a part of the Norwegian Centre for Hydropower Technology (HydroCen), which is a Centre for Environment-friendly Energy Research (FME) established by the Research Council of Norway. Its main objective is to enable the Norwegian hydropower sector to meet complex challenges and exploit new opportunities through innovative technological solutions. The research areas include hydropower structures, turbine and generator, market and services and environmental design. The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) is the host institution and is the main research partner together with SINTEF Energy Research and Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (NINA). HydroCen include almost 60 national and international partners from industry, R&D institutes and universities.

The candidate will work on design for flow manipulation and improved operations of hydraulic turbines.

New component design has been proposed at the Waterpower Laboratory, design which will be investigated in this work. The new design is likely to improve hydraulic efficiency and reduce the dynamic loads and operational constrains for hydraulic turbines. The proposed design must be optimized using numerical tools, and then tested in the laboratory. This means that both numerical simulations as well as experimental work will be a part of the work related to the position.

The position requires a Master’s degree in technical sciences within mechanical engineering, energy and environmental engineering, or other relevant area. Excellent English Skills, spoken and written, are required. Applicants from non-English-speaking countries outside Europe must document English skills by an approved test. Approved tests are TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) or Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE). Knowledge of Scandinavian language is beneficial for the application, as well as having previously performed experimental work. The successful candidate must also fulfill the requirement for admission to a doctoral program.

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.

The position is for 3 years, with the possibility of one additional year for distributed duty work for a candidate the department finds suitable.

For more detailed information regarding this specific position, associate professor Pål-Tore Storli ( ) or Ole Gunnar Dahlhaug (, Department of Energy and Process Engineering, NTNU, Trondheim, can be contacted.

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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. Mark the application with IV-120/17.

Start-up date may be discussed, but tentatively August 1st, 2017.

Application deadline is 23st May.

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 Tuesday, May 23, 2017
  • Employer NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  • Website
  • Municipality Trondheim
  • Place of service Energy and Process Engineering
  • Jobbnorge ID 137768
  • Internal ID IV-120/17
  • Scope Fulltime
  • Duration Temporary

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