Postdoctoral - Electronics, Robotics

School/Institution:Norwegian University of Science & Technology, Norway, Trondheim

Discipline: Electronics, Robotics

Employment Type:Full-time

Posted:2021-03-06

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PhD in Modeling, Simulation and Control of Offshore Systems and Mobile Robots

About the position

We have a vacancy for a PhD Candidate at Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering.

The PhD Candidate will do research on modeling, simulation and control of offshore systems and mobile robots. This includes nonlinear filtering and control, SLAM, and machine learning for such systems. The research will include experimental implementation in the robotics lab.

You will report to Professor Olav Egeland

Duties of the position

  • Completion of the mandatory PhD research education program
  • Conduct independent research and publish the results in high-quality scientific journals
  • Implementation of control systems in the robotics lab.
  • Cooperation with other PhD students in the research group.

Required selection criteria

The PhD-position's main objective is to qualify for work in research positions. The qualification requirement is that you have completed a master's degree or second degree (equivalent to 120 credits) with a strong academic background in control systems or equivalent education with a grade of B or better in terms of NTNU's grading scale.

If you do not have letter grades from previous studies, you must have an equally good academic foundation. If you are unable to meet these criteria you may be considered only if you can document that you are particularly suitable for education leading to a PhD degree.

The appointment is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants and national guidelines for appointment as PhD, post doctor and research assistant.

Other required selection criteria

  • Master's degree in control systems
  • Competence in mechanical engineering
  • Competence and skills in modeling, simulation and control of mechanical systems.
  • Strong skills in C ++, Python, Matlab, Simulink and CAD.

Preferred selection criteria

  • Experience with mechanical design for lab development
  • Experience from team-based development of labs and simulation systems
  • Experience with student mentorship
  • Good written and oral English and Norwegian language skills

Personal characteristics

  • Good communicator
  • Team oriented with demonstration of leadership and initiative
  • Competence and interest in entrepreneurship for start-ups
  • Positions of leadership in student organizations

We offer

  • exciting and stimulating tasks in a strong international academic environment
  • an open and inclusive work environment with dedicated colleagues
  • favored terms in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • employee benefits

Salary and conditions

PhD candidates are remunerated in code 1017, and are normally remunerated at gross from NOK 482 200 per annum before tax, depending on qualifications and seniority. From the salary, 2% is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

Appointment to a PhD position requires that you are admitted to the PhD programme in Engineering, https://www.ntnu.edu/studies/phiv, within three months of employment, and that you participate in an organized PhD programme during the employment period .

The engagement is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants, and the acts relating to Control of the Export of Strategic Goods, Services and Technology. Candidates who by assessment of the application and attachment are seen to conflict with the criteria in the latter law will be prohibited from recruitment to NTNU. After the appointment you must assume that there may be changes in the area of ​​work.

It is a prerequisite you can be present at and accessible to the institution daily.

About the application

The application and supporting documentation to be used as the basis for the assessment must be in English or Norwegian.

Publications and other scientific work must follow the application. Please note that applications are only evaluated based on the information available on the application deadline. You should ensure that your application shows clearly how your skills and experience meet the criteria which are set out above.

The application must include:

  • CV, certificates and diplomas
  • Academic works - published or unpublished - that you would like to be considered in the assessment
  • Preferably name and address of 2 - 3 referees
  • Joint works will be considered. If it is difficult to identify your contribution to joint works, you must attach a brief description of your participation.

In the evaluation of which candidate is best qualified, emphasis will be placed on education, experience and personal suitability.

NTNU is committed to following evaluation criteria for research quality according to The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment - DORA.

General information

Working at NTNU

A good work environment is characterized by diversity. We encourage qualified candidates to apply, regardless of their gender, capacity or cultural background.

The city of Trondheim is a modern European city with a rich cultural scene. Trondheim is the innovation capital of Norway with a population of 200,000. The Norwegian welfare state, including healthcare, schools, kindergartens and overall equality, is probably the best of its kind in the world.

Professional subsidized day-care for children is easily available. Furthermore, Trondheim offers great opportunities for education (including international schools) and possibilities to enjoy nature, culture and family life and has low crime rates and clean air quality.

As an employee at NTNU, you must at all times adhere to the changes that the development in the subject entails and the organizational changes that are adopted.

In accordance with The Public Information Act (Offentleglova), your name, age, position and municipality may be made public even if you have requested not to have your name entered on the list of applicants.

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Professor Olav Egeland, email olav.egeland@ntnu.no.

Please submit your application electronically via www.jobbnorge.no with your CV, diplomas and certificates. Applications submitted elsewhere will not be considered. Diploma Supplement is required to attach for European Master Diplomas outside Norway. Chinese applicants are required to provide confirmation of Master Diploma from China Credentials Verification (CHSI).

If you are invited for interview you must include certified copies of transcripts and reference letters. Please refer to the application number IV-74/21 when applying.

NTNU - knowledge for a better world

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) creates knowledge for a better world and solutions that can change everyday life.

Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

We educate graduates who can create new products, operate and maintain products, and manage projects. The Department has a variety of bachelor's and master's degree programs. We conduct wide-ranging research in fields such as technology, energy, product quality and development, and productivity. The Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering is one of eight departments in the Faculty of Engineering.

Employer NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Municipality Trondheim

Scope Fulltime

Duration Temporary

Place of service Dep. Of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

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