Post Doc Position within Design of Steel Structures

Trondheim, Norway
21 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
15 Mar 2018
SO IV-19/18
Contract Type
Full Time


A Post doc position is available at the Department of Structural Engineering within the field of steel structural design. The department research encompasses several topics: structural and solid mechanics, impact, crashworthiness and dynamic loading, structural engineering with emphasis on engineering mechanics, analysis, design and experiments. We specialize in the traditional structural materials as steel, timber and concrete, but also have extensive research activities on aluminum, polymers, biomechanics and nanomechanics. The structural laboratories at the department are equipped for high quality experimental activities. The vacant position is a part of the research group SIMLab that specializes mainly on metals like steel and aluminum, and have during the last 25 years also focused on material modeling and the impact behavior of structures through the combination of experimental and numerical simulation expertise.

Design of steel structures is one of the strategic research areas of the Faculty of Engineering. Steel is and will continue to be the structural material that can render the optimized combination of strength, stiffness and slenderness at competitive price levels. Although the design of steel structures is a mature research area, and Eurocode 3 is a comprehensive code that are in use, there are still several research challenges in the area. Four potential topics are digitalization of the design process for steel structures, behavior of joints subjected to impact loading, stiffened plates or steel in cold environments.


The post doc position for two years is available at the Department of Structural Engineering. Any applicant for the position must have a doctoral degree in structural engineering and specialization in steel and computational mechanics. Furthermore, the candidate must have experience with and knowledge of Eurocode 3. It is also important to have a good understanding of structural systems and design. The candidate shall work with advanced numerical models for the materials and the structural behavior, and therefore must have a good understanding of the finite element method. The research area will be tailored to fit the research interests of the candidate as long as it is accordance with the research strategy of the faculty. Dependent on the academic and professional background of the candidate some teaching can also be part of the candidate’s responsibilities.

It is expected that applicants have good communication skills, and ability to communicate well in written and oral Norwegian and English is an advantage.


Postdoctoral candidates are remunerated in code 1352, and are normally remunerated at gross from NOK 485,700 per annum before tax. There will be a 2% deduction to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund from gross wage.

The appointment of the Postdoctoral fellows will be made according to Norwegian guidelines for universities and university colleges and to the general regulations regarding university employees.
The Postdoctoral fellowship is awarded for 2 years.

For further information, please contact Professor Aase Reyes (
tel. +47 73594524.

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. Persons with immigrant background are encouraged to apply. NTNU´s objective is to increase the number of females in scientific positions. Female applicants are therefore encouraged to apply.

The application

The application must contain information of educational background and work experience. Certified copies of academic diplomas and certificates, copies of transcripts and two 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-19/18.

Application deadline is 15 March 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

About this job

  • Deadline Thursday, March 15, 2018
  • Employer NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  • Website
  • Municipality Trondheim
  • Place of service Department of Structural Engineering
  • Jobbnorge ID 148572
  • Internal ID 2018/6105
  • Scope Fulltime
  • Duration Temporary

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