PhD in Stability Analysis of Onboard Power Electronics

Trondheim, Norway
22 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
15 Mar 2018
SO IV-44/18
Contract Type
Full Time

Faculty of Engineering 
Department of Marine Technology


We have an open PhD position related to the following topic: 
Advanced Stability Analysis Methodology for Future Integrated Power Systems of Hybrid and Electric Ships.

The PhD project is aiming to establish a dynamic model and a stability analysis tool to ensure the secure operation of DC shipboard integrated power systems to be operated with emerging power electronics. This stability analysis tool will be used for the secure design and the digital control of DC power systems applicable to hybrid electric and pure electric marine vessels. The PhD work will be performed in close collaboration with industrial and academic research partners. 


We seek outstanding, highly motivated individuals with MSc degree in electrical/control engineering, marine engineering, mathematics or other relevant areas. The applicants who will receive their Master degree by August 2018 will also be considered for the position, if they provide a certified document stating their graduation date. We will prioritize candidates based on the following criteria:

  • Holding a Master degree in Electrical/Control Engineering, Marine Engineering, Mathematics or similar, with excellent grades. Preference will be given to applicants who can document knowledge relevant to control, power electronics and/or mathematical modelling.
  • Relevant research or R&D experience. 
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to present in a clear and structured manner.
  • Fluency in English - written and oral.
  • Ability to work as part of an international team.

Applicants must be qualified for admission as PhD students at NTNU. See NTNU Doctoral Programme for information about PhD studies at NTNU.


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, without any teaching duties.

For further information about the position, please contact Associate Professor Mehdi Zadeh, Department of Marine Technology, Email: or Professor Marta Molinas, Department of Engineering Cybernetics, Email:

See for more information.

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 www.jobbnorge.noMark the application with SO IV-44/17.

Start-up date may be discussed, but at the latest August 15th, 2018.

Application deadline is March 15th, 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.


  • Deadline Thursday, March 15, 2018
  • Employer NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  • Website
  • Municipality Trondheim
  • Place of service Department of Marine Technology
  • Jobbnorge ID 148702
  • Internal ID 2018/6390
  • Scope Fulltime
  • Duration Temporary


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