PhD Position within Service Life of Norwegian Infrastructure Tunnels

Trondheim, Norway
20 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
15 Mar 2018
SO IV-43/18
Contract Type
Full Time


NTNU has an open PhD position related to the following topic:

Data collection and assessment of service life time of Norwegian infrastructure tunnels. The research will focus on the design, construction and operation/maintenance stage.

The goal of the research is to gain better knowledge about the service life of the tunnel structure itself, the rock support, possible linings and various installations, in order to provide a basis for better selection of components, better prediction of maintenance and repair intervals and environmental assessments related to the service life of Norwegian infrastructure tunnels.

Currently, NTNU has several initiatives towards the Norwegian Research Council on research projects together with industrial partners involving the sustainability and resilience of Norwegian infrastructure. In this context, the current open PhD position can obtain valuable information about the current state of Norwegian infrastructure tunnels and its implications.

The position requires a Master’s degree in Civil engineering, Engineering geology, Management, operation and maintenance Engineering or in Environmental engineering, or in a similar and relevant area. Applicants should have a good background knowledge of tunnel design and construction, and life cycle assessment. The successful candidate should be enthusiastic and highly motivated and ready to work both independently and in cooperation with other researchers, as well as being able to plan and perform extensive field work. The successful candidate must fulfill the requirement for admission to a doctoral program at NTNU. Field data collection is an important part of the research work, hence, fluent Scandinavian written and spoken language is an advantage.


PhD Candidates are remunerated in code 1017, and are normally remunerated at gross NOK 436 900 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 of 3 years duration.

For further information about the position, please contact Pål Drevland Jakobsen, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, NTNU, Trondheim. Email:

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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 at

Mark the application with SO IV-43/18.

Start-up date may be discussed, but tentatively June 2017.

Application deadline is March 15 2018.

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, March 15, 2018
  • Employer NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  • Website
  • Municipality Trondheim
  • Place of service Dep. of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Jobbnorge ID 148457
  • Internal ID 2018/5786
  • Scope Fulltime
  • Duration Temporary

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