Postdoctoral Position in Experimental Fluid Mechanics

Trondheim, Norway
23 May 2018
End of advertisement period
19 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Full Time


A post-doctoral researcher position is available at the Department of Energy and Process Engineering, in the Fluid Mechanics research group. The appointment has a duration of 2 years. The position is financed by the Norwegian Research Council (NFR) through the CLIMIT program project “DiHI-Tech”.

One pathway to achieve a reduction in global emissions of CO2 into the atmosphere is through pre-combustion CCS (Carbon Capture and Storage), ultimately resulting in a hydrogen-rich gaseous fuel product. The DiHI-Tech project seeks to enable the pre-combustion CCS route through the design of an innovative gas turbine burner that is capable of burning hydrogen safely, cleanly and efficiently. The project is a collaboration between NTNU, SINTEF Energy Research and SINTEF Industry. Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery AB (based in Finspång, Sweden) will participate to the project in a consultancy role.

The post-doctoral fellow will help optimize the transport of the fuel away from the porous injection wall in the burner setup. This will be achieved by performing experiments in a cold-flow analog of the burner geometry (a turbulent channel with helium used as the surrogate for hydrogen). Free-stream turbulence will be adjusted with an active grid to promote mixing in the channel. The objective will be to determine the turbulent incoming parameters that optimize the transport of the fuel away from the wall to produce a uniform fuel distribution. Measurements will be performed with hot-wire anemometry, particle image velocimetry, and planar laser-induced fluorescence. The candidate will be expected to attend project meetings and frequently interact with project partners.

The project will be supervised by Associate Professor Jason Hearst (, whom you can contact for further information.  


The successful applicant should be enthusiastic and highly motivated as well as be able to work effectively by themselves and in a team. Specific qualifications are listed below:

Required qualifications:

  • A PhD in engineering, applied mathematics, physics or equivalent.
  • Strong background in fundamental or applied fluid mechanics.
  • Programming skills in MATLAB, Python, or similar packages.
  • Experience with at least two of: (i) hot-wire anemometry, (ii) particle image velocimetry, (iii) planar laser-induced fluorescence.
  • Previous peer-reviewed journal publications in respected fluid mechanics or combustion / reactive flows journals.  

Desired qualifications:

  • Experience with CAD software packages (e.g., SolidWorks, Fusion360).
  • Experience working with electromechanical systems, particularly traverses.
  • Experience with LaVision hardware and DaVis software.
  • Experience mentoring other PhD or Masters students.


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 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 only via this webpage.Mark the application with IV-181/18.

In addition to the required fields on the Jobbnorge website, please include a “research statement” with your application. The research statement should briefly describe your PhD research and include a statement about how you plan to complete the proposed project of this posting. The research statement should not exceed 2 pages, although 1 page is preferred. Please also include a “qualifications” document explicitly detailing how you meet each of the required and some (or all) of the desired qualifications listed above. An application missing these two documents may be considered incomplete by the selection committee.

Application deadline is 19 June 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 Tuesday, June 19, 2018
  • Employer NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  • Website
  • Municipality Trondheim
  • Place of service Department of Energy and Process Engineering
  • Jobbnorge ID 153146
  • Internal ID 2018/14759
  • Scope Fulltime
  • Duration Temporary

About applications

  • Applications on this job are registered in an electronic form on
  • You must complete: Standard CV
  • Please refer to where you first saw this job advertised!

Similar jobs

Similar jobs