Project Developer in Colour and Visual Computing

Trondheim, Norway
16 Oct 2017
End of advertisement period
15 Nov 2017
IE 120-2017
Contract Type
Full Time

The Department of Computer Science at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) ( ) is expanding their research activity at the Norwegian Colour and Visual Computing Laboratory (, particularly through intensifying its international project and networking activities. We therefore invite applications for a full-time 3-year project developer position, with possibility of renewal.

Information about the department

Currently IDI has 26 full professors, 6 adjunct professors, 37 associate professors, 15 adjunct associate professors, 19 assistant professors, 42 postdoctoral/researchers, approx. 100 active PhD students, and 22 technical/administrative staff.

The Norwegian Colour and Visual Computing Laboratory is an internationally leading research group in the field of colour, image and video processing. The group has today 8 permanent staff members (4 professors, 3 associate professors, and 1 project manager), 6 post-doctoral researchers, 12 PhD students, and several other researchers, visiting researchers, etc. The group is coordinating and participating in a large number of research projects nationally and internationally. These projects include projects from the European Union as Marie Curie Initial Training Networks, national projects from the Norwegian Research Council, regional projects and industrial projects.

In order to extend our current project portfolio, we are looking for a Project Developer who will contribute to developing a long-term vision and roadmap for Colour and Visual Computing research; the group’s EU positioning and research collaboration; and all stages of research proposal development. The successful applicant will work as part of a large multidisciplinary team, with responsibility to organize focus areas, workshops with partners in Norway and abroad to increase the group’s capacity and competency. Lead and assist in writing several proposals, and take an active role in the development of national and EU frameworks for research in Colour and Visual Computing and related fields. A generous budget for running costs will be made available for this activity. Depending on the success of the proposals, it will be expected that the candidate later take some role in managing funded projects. The candidate is also expected to be an active researcher within strategically important research areas, and to some extent contribute to other academic activities in the group (such as supervision of students).

Requirements of the applicants

We seek a talented, committed, and enthusiastic individual who has a good track record of procuring external funding and solid experience with international cooperation. A PhD in a relevant field is highly desired, although we do encourage motivated individuals who hold a
master’s degree and have extensive experience in EU project development and management to apply. Knowledge of the H2020 programme and experience with EU applications is an advantage, as is experience in research in fields related to colour and visual computing. Excellent communication skills in English, both oral and written, are a prerequisite. Emphasis will be placed on communicating and cooperating well with professionals from different communities.

Applicants who do not master a Scandinavian language must provide evidence of good English language skills, written and spoken. The following tests can be used as such documentation: TOEFL, IELTS and Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) or Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE).

Minimum scores are:

  • TOEFL: 600 (paper-based test), 92 (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 successful candidate is expected to start the position as soon as possible.

A good work environment is characterized by diversity. We encourage qualified candidates to apply, regardless of their gender, functional capacity or cultural background. If necessary, we will adapt the workplace for people with disabilities. Increasing the number of women in academic positions is an important priority for the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. NTNU is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applicants from both EU/EEA and non-EU countries. We welcome applications from members of ethnic minorities.

Chosen applicants will be invited to an interview.


Depending on qualifications and academic background, researchers holding a PhD degree, 1109 Researcher, will be remunerated at a minimum of NOK 490 500 per year before tax. Normal wage level is NOK 488 900 - 647 700, depending on qualifications. Researchers holding a master’s degree, 1108 Researcher, will be remunerated at a minimum of NOK 414 800 per year before tax. Normal wage level is NOK 421 400-546 000, depending on qualifications. For exceptionally qualified candidates 1183 Research Professor may be considered. 2 % of the gross salary is deducted for the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

General information

The appointment is subject to the conditions in effect at any time for employees in the public sector. As far as possible, the State workforce should reflect the diversity of the population. Goals of our personnel policy therefor include a balanced distribution in terms of age and gender as well as recruitment of people of immigrant background.

How to apply:

Applicants are asked to apply via this page ( The application should contain the following:

  • CV (including list of publications, relevant former positions) and copy of relevant transcripts and diplomas.
  • Short statement on the applicant’s personal qualifications and motivation for the position, with particular focus on prior involvement and results in project acquisition, and preferably including some proposed strategies for project development.
  • Contact information for two references.

Candidates from universities outside Norway are kindly requested to send a Diploma Supplement or a similar document, which describes in detail the study and grade system and the rights for further studies associated with the obtained degree:

Please note that under the Norwegian Civil Service Act, information about applicants may be made public even though the applicant has requested not to be included in the list of applicants.

For further information about the position, please contact Professor Jon Yngve Hardeberg, telephone +47 98216899, e-mail, or Associate Professor Marius Pedersen, telephone +47 61135246, e-mail, or the head of the department John Krogstie, e-mail

For information about processing of applications, please contact Senior Executive Officer Anne Kristin Bratseth. Email: Phone: +47 73596715.

Mark the application: IE 120-2017

Deadline: November 15. 2017

About this job

  • Deadline Wednesday, November 15, 2017
  • Employer NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  • Website
  • Municipality Trondheim
  • Place of service Gjøvik
  • Jobbnorge ID 143517
  • Internal ID IE 120-2017
  • Scope Fulltime
  • Duration Temporary

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