PhD Position, Department of Chemical Engineering

Trondheim, Norway
18 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
12 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

A PhD position is available at the Department of Chemical Engineering. The appointment has a duration of 3 years with the possibility of until 1-year extension with 25% teaching duties in agreement with the department. The position is financed by Norwegian Research Council and has a special responsibility for the FRINATEK project. 

Information about the department

The research activity at the Department is extensive, and is organized in research groups. These are Catalysis, Colloid and polymer chemistry, Environmental Engineering and reactor technology and Process systems engineering.

Further information is available at:

Job description

The PhD fellowship in the FRINATEK project will analyze properties of turbulence vortices in pipeline flows of non-Newtonian liquids. The candidate will develop a vortex-tracking algorithm for analysis of data from direct numerical simulations (DNS) providing the basis for the turbulence investigation. 

With the growing interest for industrial bio-processing in Norway and internationally, this project will provide an important contribution for design and operation of bio-reactors with non-Newtonian rheology. 

It is expected that the candidate will spend a six-month stay with collaborating partners at Calmers University of Technology, Sweden.  

Detailed information on our PhD programs is found at:


A background corresponding to a master degree in fluid mechanics, physics, applied mathematics, chemical engineering, or comparable competence is preferred. Interest in and experience with statistical turbulence theory, direct numerical simulations (DNS), numerical methods and implementation in programming languages such as Fortran/Matlab/C are highly advantageous. 

The successful candidate should be creative, with a strong ability to work problem oriented. He/she should also enjoy interdisciplinary research and take keen interest in learning and working in teams.

The regulations for PhD programmes at NTNU state that a Master degree or equivalent with at least 5 years of studies and an average grade of A or B within a scale of A-E for passing grades (A best) for the two last years of the MSc is required. 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:

The position requires spoken and written fluency in the English language. Applicants from non-English-speaking countries outside Europe must document English skills by an approved test.  Approved tests are TOEFL, IELTS and Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English(CAE) or Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE). 

Terms of employment

The appointment of the PhD fellows will be made according to Norwegian guidelines for universities and university colleges and to the general regulations regarding university employees. Applicants must agree to participate in organized doctoral study programs within the period of the appointment and have to be qualified for the PhD-study.  

NTNU’s personnel policy objective is that the staff must reflect the composition of the population to the greatest possible extent.

The position as PhD is remunerated according to the Norwegian State salary scale. There is a 2% deduction for superannuation contribution.

Further information can be obtained from Dr. Jannike Solsvik, Department of Chemical Engineering, NTNU, Tel. +47 735 94312, E-mail:

The application

Applications with CV, certificates from both Bachelor and Master, possible publications and other scientific works, copies of transcripts, (copies of documentation on English language proficiency test) and reference letters should be submitted.

Applications must be submitted electronically through this page.  
Applications submitted elsewhere will not be considered.

The reference number of the position is: NV-20/18

Application deadline: 12.04.2018

About this job

  • Deadline Thursday, April 12, 2018
  • Employer NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  • Website
  • Municipality Trondheim
  • Place of service Gløshaugen
  • Jobbnorge ID 148285
  • Internal ID 2018/5450
  • Scope Fulltime
  • Duration Temporary

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