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Postdoctoral Positions at Norwegian University of Science and Technology

1. Postdoctoral Fellow in Political Science in Politics/Political Economy of Green Transitions



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NTNU is a broad-based university with a technical-scientific profile and a focus in professional education. The university is located in three cities with headquarters in Trondheim.

At NTNU, 9,000 employees and 43,000 students work to create knowledge for a better world.

You can find more information about working at NTNU and the application process here.


About the position


The postdoctoral fellowship position is a temporary position where the main goal is to qualify for work in senior academic positions.

At the Department of Sociology and Political Science (ISS) there is a vacant temporary position as postdoctoral fellow in the politics/political economy of green energy transitions for a period of two years. The position may be ascribed teaching obligations and extended with one year. The position is connected to the research group “Energy, environment and sustainable development”.

The Paris and Glasgow targets on global warming are unattainable without a green energy transition. Thus, pursuing such a transition – arguably the greatest process of structural economic change in the energy sector for over a century – is of the utmost importance. First and foremost, we want someone with an independent mind and an interesting project. This is a position where the person who is hired will have great freedom to shape and pursue an independent project.

That said, we highlight two very broad themes that we are specifically – but not exclusively – interested in:


First; the politics/political economy of green energy transitions: How do we politically accelerate energy transitions? And how can large-scale changes to the energy system be accomplished without leading to strong political and popular backlashes and energy politics becoming polarized and toxic? Large-scale transitions typically imply major structural economic change and re-distribution of power and income. These are painful processes even in the most well-functioning of countries. The candidate does not need to have Norway as the field of research, but we see polarization and toxicity for instance in the Norwegian energy transition with the relatively recent spike in electricity prices. And we see it in the Norwegian discussion over how to politically accelerate the deployment of offshore wind power.

Second; we are also interested in developments in the intersection between energy transition and international relations/geopolitics: We are seeing a world with intensified geopolitical competition, both in terms of actual wars and more general great power rivalries, and we are seeing countries (especially since the Russian invasion of Ukraine) shift the attention towards energy self-sufficiency and energy sovereignty. A renewable energy world is however arguably a world of interdependence, and of gridlines and interconnections. The impact of geopolitics on energy transitions are understudied and unclear. Is for instance a newfound emphasis on energy sovereignty impeding a green energy transition or is it stimulating it? Are we seeing a more interdependent world or a world where states go it more alone?


Your immediate leader is Head of Department

Duties of the position
The postdoctoral position is within ISS’ strategic research area “Energy, environment and sustainable development”. The objective of the postdoctoral project is to further develop and strengthen the research on green energy transitions.
The postdoctoral fellow is expected to participate in the research group “Energy, environment and sustainable development”.
The position may be ascribed obligation to work, with teaching and supervision activities, and extended with one year.

Required selection criteria
You must have completed a Norwegian doctoral degree or corresponding foreign doctoral degree recognized as equivalent to a Norwegian PhD in political science or sociology, or an equivalent foreign PhD approved as equivalent to a Norwegian PhD. Candidates who are in the final stages of their PhD project will be assessed but must attach a document that confirms that their doctoral thesis has been submitted or documentation from the institution that confirms when the defense is scheduled to take place. If you are offered the position, you need to provide documentation for completion of the PhD degree before starting the position
Good knowledge about qualitative and quantitative social science research methods
The ability to analyze data using theories and concepts from the social sciences, in particular political science or sociology
Fluency in written and spoken English



Preferred selection criteria
A background in political science or sociology will be regarded as an advantage, but candidates from other social sciences and humanities will be evaluated
Experience in interdisciplinary work will be regarded as an advantage
Because teaching duties may be ascribed it is an advantage with good written and oral Norwegian/Scandinavian language skills

Personal characteristics


Importance is attached to personal skills such as being independent, well-organized, having initiative, a cooperative spirit, and motivation to contribute to a good working and social environment.

Emphasis will be placed on personal and interpersonal qualities.


We offer
exciting and stimulating tasks in a strong international academic environment
an open and inclusive work environment with dedicated colleagues

Salary and conditions


As a Postdoctoral Fellow (code 1352) you are normally paid from gross NOK 563 500 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

The period of employment is 2 years with the possibility of 1 year teaching duties.

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 on a daily basis.

About the application


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

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. 

If, for any reason, you have taken a career break or have had an atypical career and wish to disclose this in your application, the selection committee will take this into account, recognizing that the quantity of your research may be reduced as a result.


The application must include: CV and certificates
transcripts and diplomas for bachelor's-, master's- and PhD degrees. If you have not yet completed your PhD, you must provide confirmation on your estimated date for the doctoral dissertation, or that your PhD thesis has been submitted. Documentation of a completed doctoral degree must be presented before taking up the position.
A project proposal of max. 5 pages, including a progress plan for the project.
A comprehensive overview of all academic work.
Relevant samples of publications (no more than five).
Name and contact information of three referees

If all, or parts, of your education has been taken abroad, we also ask you to attach documentation of the scope and quality of your entire education. Description of the documentation required can be found here. If you already have a statement from NOKUT, please attach this as well.

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 and interpersonal qualities. Motivation, ambitions, and potential will also count in the assessment of the candidates.


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

General information


Inclusion and diversity is a strength. We want our faculty and staff to reflect Norway’s culturally diverse population and we continuously seek to hire the best minds. This enables NTNU to increase productivity and innovation, improve decision making processes, raise employee satisfaction, compete academically with global top-ranking institutions and carry out our social responsibilities within education and research. NTNU emphasizes accessibility and encourages qualified candidates to apply regardless of gender identity, ability status, periods of unemployment or ethnic and 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.

A public list of applicants with name, age, job title and municipality of residence is prepared after the application deadline. If you want to reserve yourself from entry on the public applicant list, this must be justified. Assessment will be made in accordance with current legislation. You will be notified if the reservation is not accepted.


If you have any questions about the position, please contact Professor Espen Moe, email: espen.moe@ntnu.no. If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact HR by Renate Lillian Johansen, e-mail: renate.johansen@ntnu.no


If you think this looks interesting and in line with your qualifications, please submit your application electronically via jobbnorge.no with your CV, diplomas and certificates attached. Applications submitted elsewhere will not be considered. Upon request, you must be able to obtain certified copies of your documentation.

Application deadline: 06.06.2023


2. Postdoctoral Fellow in Experimental Physics/Fluid Mechanics: Free Surface Turbulence


This is NTNU


NTNU is a broad-based university with a technical-scientific profile and a focus in professional education. The university is located in three cities with headquarters in Trondheim.

At NTNU, 9,000 employees and 43,000 students work to create knowledge for a better world.

You can find more information about working at NTNU and the application process here.



About the position


We announce a 4-year postdoctoral fellowship as part of an ERC project, for experimental work in the one-of-a-kind water channel facility at NTNU Trondheim, Norway. The candidate should have an excellent record in a relevant area of experimental physics; fluid mechanics expertise is an advantage but not necessary (see selection criteria below).

The experiments will be unique in combining tailored waves, turbulence and mean flow simultaneously. This is a rare opportunity for an excellent candidate with experimental background to work in a highly active, ambitious, multinational research team in a stimulating environment.

You will work in the group led by Professor Simen Å. Ellingsen

The postdoctoral fellowship position is a temporary position where the main goal is to qualify for work in senior academic positions. The latest start-up date is January 2024.


The project WaTurSheD, funded by the European Research Council (ERC), concerns the triple interactions of waves, turbulence and shear currents (WTC) and how they mix waters beneath a water surface. How heat and gas are mixed into the ocean is crucial to ocean and climate modelling, but the underlying physics are not well understood, something the project will address; thus the research is a scientifically exciting study of fundamental fluid mechanics, and important to our future.

You will be responsible for an extensive laboratory campaign in the Large Water Channel (Jooss et al. 2020, J. Fluid Mech. 911, A4), in close collaboration with several other postdocs and PhD students. A recent publication from the same project is Smeltzer et al 2023 J. Fluid Mech. 962, R1

The applicant should include a brief research proposal of no more than one page (see below).

Duties of the position
Planning, preparing and executing state-of-the-art experiments
Some management and supervision tasks in the research group, including preparation of article manuscripts.
Some minor departmental and teaching tasks


Required selection criteria
You must have completed a doctoral degree in physics or mechanical engineering. If you can document that the PhD degree will in all probability be obtained before the announced start-up date, your application can be assessed even if you have not yet defended your dissertation. Documentation of the obtained doctoral degree must be presented before you can take up the position.
Extensive experimental research experience in a relevant branch of the physical sciences at a level publishable in high quality international journals is an absolute requirement.
Excellent English language skills, including documented skill in independent scientific writing (e.g., article manuscripts). A responsibility of the position will be to help bring manuscripts within the research group up to a publishable standard.
A strong international publication record in highly reputable journals, with emphasis on quality over quantity.



Preferred selection criteria
The primary criterion is laboratory experience in a relevant area of physics at a high international level.
Experience with experimental fluid mechanics is a clear advantage, in particular turbulent flows and particle-image velocimetry (PIV) and/or free-surface flows (including waves). However, an excellent candidate with a strong general experimental physics background can often learn quickly – the ability to adapt to new fields should be argued and documented.
Previous knowledge of turbulence and/or surface waves is an advantage, as is experience with laser based and/or optical flow measurement.
Experience with building and developing laboratory set-ups is particularly valuable.
A background in curiosity-driven fundamental research is preferred over applied/industrial engineering research.
Female applicants are particularly encouraged (or other non-male gender).

NOTE: a background in computational fluid mechanics with standard software (e.g. ANSYS, OpenFOAM) is not particularly relevant and does not itself qualify for the position.


Personal characteristics
enthusiastic and driven
efficient while diligent
inventive, able to find creative solutions to problems
a team player and generous collaborator
tolerant and flexible in a highly diverse environment

Emphasis will be placed on personal and interpersonal qualities. Due to the extended responsibilities within the research group, statements from references will be important, and the interview stage will be done carefully, possibly involving two rounds of interviews depending on the applicants.

We offer
exciting and stimulating tasks in a internationally excellent academic environment;
an open and inclusive work environment with dedicated colleagues;
favourable terms in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund;


Salary and conditions


As a Postdoctoral Fellow (code 1352) you are normally paid from gross NOK 584 500 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

The period of employment is 4 years.

The engagement is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants (in Norwegian), 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.


The position is subject to external funding.

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

About the application


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

Publications and other scientific work must follow the application. Please note that your application will be considered based solely on information submitted by the application deadline. You must therefore ensure that your application clearly demonstrates how your skills and experience fulfil the criteria specified above.

If, for any reason, you have taken a career break or have had an atypical career and wish to disclose this in your application, the selection committee will take this into account, recognizing that the quantity of your research may be reduced as a result.


The application must include: CV and certificates


transcripts and diplomas for bachelor's-, master's- and PhD degrees

in English; provide an official/professional translation if necessary.


If you have not yet completed your Ph.D, you must provide confirmation on your estimated date for the doctoral dissertation, or that your PhD thesis has been submitted


for transcripts from countries outside Norway, please include an official explanation of grades for international comparison (often provided by the awarding University).
Academic works - published or unpublished - that you would like to be considered in the assessment (up to 5 items)
Research plan, maximum 1 page (see below)
Name and contact information of three referees

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Research plan: Candidates are required to submit a one-page sketch on how they plan to use their scientific background and research ambitions to address the research challenges of this position. You should describe ideas for future investigations; it is understood that the topic may not be your speciality – the key is to demonstrate understanding of excellent experimental research in the context of this position. For examples of recent experiments in our laboratory, refer to https://doi.org/10.1017/jfm.2023.280 and https://doi.org/10.1017/jfm.2020.967.

If all, or parts, of your education has been taken abroad, we also ask you to attach documentation of the scope and quality of your entire education. Description of the documentation required can be found here. If you already have a statement from NOKUT, please attach this as well.

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 and interpersonal qualities. Motivation, ambitions, and potential will also count in the assessment of the candidates.


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

General information



NTNU believes that inclusion and diversity is a strength. We want our faculty and staff to reflect Norway’s culturally diverse population and we continuously seek to hire the best minds. This enables NTNU to increase productivity and innovation, improve decision making processes, raise employee satisfaction, compete academically with global top-ranking institutions and carry out our social responsibilities within education and research. NTNU emphasizes accessibility and encourages qualified candidates to apply regardless of gender identity, ability status, periods of unemployment or ethnic and cultural background.

NTNU is working actively to increase the number of women employed in scientific positions and has a number of resources to promote equality.


EPT has established EPT Women in Science. The group is focused on supporting female PhD Candidates, Postdoctoral Fellows, Research Assistants and permanent academic employees within the Department. This support aims to help develop the careers of female PhD Candidates, Postdocs and Research Assistants, and is also made visible to our student body to encourage them to consider an academic path. As part of the EPT Women in Science initiative we are building an international network, inviting prominent female academics within and beyond the field of Engineering to speak at our events.

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.


A public list of applicants with name, age, job title and municipality of residence is prepared after the application deadline. If you want to reserve yourself from entry on the public applicant list, this must be justified. Assessment will be made in accordance with current legislation (in Norwegian). You will be notified if the reservation is not accepted.

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Professor Simen Å Ellingsen, email: simen.a.ellingsen@ntnu.no. If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact Emmy Høiseth, e-mail: emmy.a.hoiseth@ntnu.no.

If you think this looks interesting and in line with your qualifications, please submit your application electronically via jobbnorge.no with your CV, diplomas and certificates attached. Applications submitted elsewhere will not be considered. Upon request, you must be able to obtain certified copies of your documentation.

Application deadline: 31.05.2023


3. POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOW IN ASTROPHYSICAL FLUID DYNAMICS
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This is NTNU


NTNU is a broad-based university with a technical-scientific profile and a focus in professional education. The university is located in three cities with headquarters in Trondheim.

At NTNU, 9,000 employees and 43,000 students work to create knowledge for a better world.

You can find more information about working at NTNU and the application process here.



About the job


We welcome applications for one postdoctoral research fellow position at the Department of Physics of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). We especially encourage women to apply for this position.

The selected candidate will join a growing and multifaceted research team funded by the H2020 ERC Consolidator Grant LOVE-NEST (PI: M. Linares). The main focus of the ERC team is the study of compact binary millisecond pulsars, which has an impact on a broad range of science topics (including super-massive neutron stars, nuclear physics, gravitational wave astronomy, cosmic rays, accretion flows and pulsar winds).

The position has a duration of two years, with a possible extension to a third year contingent on the performance of the selected candidate. Longer extensions might be possible if the researcher succeeds at securing independent funds/positions, through competitive national/international calls. The start date is mutually agreeable, and expected between September and November 2023.


The position is based in Trondheim: a vibrant multicultural city surrounded by beautiful landscapes and the third largest municipality in Norway (renowned as its technological capital). NTNU is the largest University in the country and provides excellent working conditions. Regular meetings and several visits to collaborate with K. Parfrey on numerical simulations of millisecond pulsars are expected during the 2-3 year duration.

About the group

The Astrophysics and Particle Physics (APP) Group carries out research in high-energy astrophysics, astroparticle physics and multi-wavelength astronomy, as well as particle physics. Its current scientific interests include compact objects, cosmic ray and multi-messenger physics, dark matter, active galactic nuclei and quantum chromodynamics.

The APP Group is part of the Department of Physics, which currently employs about 180 people. On average some 2000 NTNU students follow courses at the Department of Physics every year.

Duties of the position


The postdoctoral research fellow will work on topics related to compact binary millisecond pulsars (aka “spiders”) within the LOVE-NEST team. She or he is expected to carry out an independent research program, and to develop numerical simulations of spiders and related systems. The main focus of this position is on the interaction between the pulsar wind and its surroundings (accretion flow and/or companion’s stellar wind).

Required selection criteria
A PhD in Astronomy, Astrophysics or equivalent (by the start date of the position)
Published experience in computational fluid dynamics
A strong publication record in high-impact journals
Fluent English communication, written and oral


Preferred selection criteria
Published experience in astrophysical fluid dynamics
Research experience in binary systems and compact objects
Proven experience with numerical codes to simulate astrophysical fluids (MHD, SPH, PIC)


Personal characteristics
Social and collaborative skills (ability to work in a team and contribute to its success)
Enthusiasm for science
Independent
Systematic

We offer
Exciting and stimulating tasks in a strong international academic environment
An open and inclusive work environment with dedicated colleagues
Access to telescope time through dedicated ERC funds and the Nordic Optical Telescope


Ample budget for travel, computing equipment and other research expenses

Salary and conditions


As a Postdoctoral Fellow (code 1352) you are normally paid from gross NOK 563 500 per annum before tax.From the salary, 2% is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund

The position has a duration of two years, with a possible extension to a third year contingent on the performance of the selected candidate.

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.

The position is subject to external funding.

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

About the application

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

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. 


If, for any reason, you have taken a career break or have had an atypical career and wish to disclose this in your application, the selection committee will take this into account, recognizing that the quantity of your research may be reduced as a result.

The application must include : Cover letter (summarize your background and motivation to apply; max. 1p)
CV (max. 4p; and the most important certificates/diplomas, with English translation when necessary)
List of publications (briefly describe your contribution in the case of large collaborations; max. 4p)
Two reference letters sent directly by the academic references to manuel.linares@ntnu.no.

If all, or parts, of your education has been taken abroad, we also ask you to attach documentation of the scope and quality of your entire education. Description of the documentation required can be found here. If you already have a statement from NOKUT, please attach this as well.


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 and interpersonal qualities. Motivation, ambitions, and potential will also count in the assessment of the candidates.

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

General information


NTNU believes that inclusion and diversity is a strength. We want our faculty and staff to reflect Norway’s culturally diverse population and we continuously seek to hire the best minds. This enables NTNU to increase productivity and innovation, improve decision making processes, raise employee satisfaction, compete academically with global top-ranking institutions and carry out our social responsibilities within education and research. NTNU emphasizes accessibility and encourages qualified candidates to apply regardless of gender identity, ability status, periods of unemployment or ethnic and cultural background.


NTNU is working actively to increase the number of women employed in scientific positions and has a number of resources to promote equality.

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.

A public list of applicants with name, age, job title and municipality of residence is prepared after the application deadline. If you want to reserve yourself from entry on the public applicant list, this must be justified. Assessment will be made in accordance with current legislation. You will be notified if the reservation is not accepted.


If you have any questions about the position, please contact Manuel Linares (manuel.linares@ntnu.no).If you have any questions about the application, please contact Magnus Gautvik (magnus.gautvik@ntnu.no).

If you think this looks interesting and in line with your qualifications, please submit your application electronically via jobbnorge.no with your CV, diplomas and certificates attached. Applications submitted elsewhere will not be considered. Upon request, you must be able to obtain certified copies of your documentation.

Application deadline to be fully considered: 31.05.2023


4. Postdoctoral position in Modelling of Hydrogen Infrastructure in Energy System Models



This is NTNU


NTNU is a broad-based university with a technical-scientific profile and a focus in professional education. The university is located in three cities with headquarters in Trondheim.

At NTNU, 9,000 employees and 43,000 students work to create knowledge for a better world.

You can find more information about working at NTNU and the application process here.



About the job


Applicants are invited for a two-year position as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Electric Power Engineering, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway. The candidate will be part of the Electricity Markets and Energy System Planning (EMESP) - NTNU.


The PostDoc is part of a new Competence-Building Research project “Hydrogen Pathways 2050 - Transition of the Norwegian society and value creation from export”, financed by the Norwegian Research Council and industry partners Statkraft, Equinor and Gassco. The project is led by Institute for Energy Technology (IFE) with research partners NTNU and SINTEF Energi. The overall objective of Hydrogen Pathways 2050 is to develop methods and perform analysis to support the transition towards zero emission for the Norwegian society, with a special focus on hydrogen and its use nationally and as a potential export product. We will study transition pathways, with a special focus on hydrogen, but in integration with renewables, natural gas, CCS, and the application of all of these in interplay between the energy sector, industry, transport, and built environment. The analyses will focus on the Norwegian energy system but will be set in the context of European energy system transition. In addition, the project will analyse how different policy measures impacts the integration of hydrogen technologies.


Your immediate leader is head of department.

Duties of the position


The PostDoc researcher is expected to conduct research on the optimized interplay between electricity and hydrogen in areas with large potential for variable renewable energy sources. Focus will be on how flexible hydrogen demand and storage impacts the power market prices in the short-term, and how this has long-term effects on the investments in power generation capacity.The candidate is expected to work with computer models for energy system optimization. This can include expansion of existing energy system models as well as development of novel methods and models.
The results of the project are expected to be published in high-quality scientific journals and conferences and presented to research partners and user partners in NTNU Energy Transition and NTRANS center.

The candidate may be involved in supervision of Master and PhD students and in teaching upon mutual agreement if required.


Required selection criteria
You must have completed a Norwegian doctoral degree or corresponding foreign doctoral degree recognized as equivalent to a Norwegian PhD in Electrical Power Engineering, managerial economics with a focus on energy or computer science, physics or mathematics with specialization in operations research. If you can document that the PhD thesis has been submitted, your application can be assessed even if you have not yet defended your dissertation. Documentation of the obtained doctoral degree must be presented before you can take up the position.
Applicants must demonstrate research ability in electricity markets, smart grids, and operations research or optimisation or other related fields
Excellent programming and modelling skills
Applicants must have very good English language skills, written and spoken. Applicants from non-English speaking countries outside EU/EEA/Switzerland must provide preliminary documentation of English language proficiency, in terms of an approved test. The following tests can be used: TOEFL, IELTS and Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) or Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE). Minimum scores are:TOEFL: 600 (paper-based test), 92 (Internet-based test)
IELTS: 6.5, with no section lower than 5.5 (only Academic IELTS test accepted)


Further assessment of both written and oral English language skills and the ability to communicate fluently will be conducted in the continued selection process and during any interviews for the shortlisted applicants.


Preferred selection criteria
Teaching experience from higher education
Work and/or (interdisciplinary) research experience can be an advantage
Academic relts, publications and relevant specialization in electricity markets, smart grids, and operations research or optimization or other related fields is considered an advantage
Proficiency in Norwegian language skills, or another Scandinavian language, will be rated positively


Personal characteristics
Communicates information with clarity and ease, both orally and in writing
Sets challenging goals and works hard to archive them
Self-driven with a strong ability to work independently when required
Shares information and expertise to achieve the desired result
Structured, targeted and solution-oriented

Emphasis will be placed on personal and interpersonal qualities.

We offer
exciting and stimulating tasks in a strong international academic environment
an open and inclusive work environment with dedicated colleagues

Salary and conditions


As a Postdoctoral Fellow (code 1352) you are normally paid from gross NOK 563 500 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

The period of employment is 2 years.

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.

The position is subject to external funding.

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


About the application


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

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. 

If, for any reason, you have taken a career break or have had an atypical career and wish to disclose this in your application, the selection committee will take this into account, recognizing that the quantity of your research may be reduced as a result.

The application must include: A cover letter where the applicant describes the personal motivation, summarising scientific work, and how the applicant sees her/his background suitable


CV and certificates
A draft research proposal (3-5 pages) for the postdoctoral career, where the candidate presents her/his ideas for the postdoctoral work and how it can be applied, based on the
project description given in this advertisement. This proposal will be neither final nor binding for the project.
transcripts and diplomas for bachelor's-, master's- and PhD degrees. If you have not yet completed your Ph.D, you must provide confirmation on your estimated date for the doctoral dissertation, or that your PhD thesis has been submittedApplicants from universities outside Norway are kindly requested to send a diploma supplement (https://ec.europa.eu/education/diploma-supplement_en ) or a similar document, which describes in detail the study programme and grading system.
A copy of the doctoral thesis. If you are close to submitting, or have recently submitted your thesis, you can attach a draft of the thesis. Documentation of a completed doctoral degree must be presented before taking up the position.
Academic works - published or unpublished - that you would like to be considered in the assessment. Highlight up to five of the most significant and relevant publications.
The required documentation of English language proficiency.
Name and contact information of three referees


If all, or parts, of your education has been taken abroad, we also ask you to attach documentation of the scope and quality of your entire education. Description of the documentation required can be found here. If you already have a statement from NOKUT, please attach this as well.

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 and interpersonal qualities. Motivation, ambitions, and potential will also count in the assessment of the candidates.

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

General information



NTNU believes that inclusion and diversity is a strength. We want our faculty and staff to reflect Norway’s culturally diverse population and we continuously seek to hire the best minds. This enables NTNU to increase productivity and innovation, improve decision making processes, raise employee satisfaction, compete academically with global top-ranking institutions and carry out our social responsibilities within education and research. NTNU emphasizes accessibility and encourages qualified candidates to apply regardless of gender identity, ability status, periods of unemployment or ethnic and cultural background.

NTNU is working actively to increase the number of women employed in scientific positions and has a number of resources to promote equality.


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.

A public list of applicants with name, age, job title and municipality of residence is prepared after the application deadline. If you want to reserve yourself from entry on the public applicant list, this must be justified. Assessment will be made in accordance with current legislation. You will be notified if the reservation is not accepted.


If you have any questions about the position, please contact professor Magnus Korpås, email magnus.korpas@ntnu.no. If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact HR-consultant Sven Robert Storø, e-mail sven.r.storo@ntnu.no.

If you think this looks interesting and in line with your qualifications, please submit your application electronically via jobbnorge.no with your CV, diplomas and certificates attached. Applications submitted elsewhere will not be considered. Upon request, you must be able to obtain certified copies of your documentation.

Application deadline: 28.05.2023


5. 2 postdoc and 2 PhD positions within biodiversity topics


NTNU is a broad-based university with a technical-scientific profile and a focus in professional education. The university is located in three cities with headquarters in Trondheim.

At NTNU, 9,000 employees and 43,000 students work to create knowledge for a better world.

You can find more information about working at NTNU and the application process here.



About the Gjærevoll Centre


The Gjærevoll Centre for Biodiversity Foresight Analyses is a recently established research centre in the field of biodiversity and sustainability at NTNU.

The centre is an interdisciplinary gathering point for biodiversity and how the society, public and private sector affect and is affected by this, with the aim to develop biodiversity forecasts with a strong scientific base, along with capacity building and dissemination. The centre will deliver research-based knowledge to underpin strategic decision-making processes within politics, business and society. The Gjærevoll centre is envisioned to be an international beacon for sustainable development within the private and public sector.


The Gjærevoll centre will develop efficient and precise methods to predict and describe future changes in biodiversity and will provide an understanding of the social and economic processes involved in public and private biodiversity management. This includes development of practical tools that can be used by private and public enterprises to evaluate the impact of their activity on nature and biodiversity as well as research on operationalization and implementation of such methods. The centre aims to develop knowledge that is essential for the transition to a society where growth and development takes place within planetary boundaries.

About the recruitment positions


The recruitment positions will work on biodiversity impacts and organisational strategies for this, as well as perception of biodiversity and nature. The positions will be hired by respective departments, but expected to take an active part in the multidisciplinary research environment at the centre.


PhD position in:
PhD fellow investigating The language of biodiversity loss and ‘the nature crisis’, Department of Geography

‘The nature crisis‘ is claimed to be one of the most important challenges of our time, and commonly refers to an alarming loss of biodiversity due human activities. The UN Nature Panel and the Climate Panel, among several others, are hence calling for critical efforts to be made to halt the loss of nature. The conceptualization and communication of a ‘nature crisis’, cannot be isolated to communicating natural science only, for example the decline in species numbers or the extent of land use changes. There is an equally important need to understand how and why ‘the crisis’ is mobilised through the language of loss of nature and species more broadly. This project will trace the notion of a ‘nature crisis’, both temporally and spatially, in order to (i) investigate how and to what extent ‘the nature crisis’ has managed to establish itself as another discursive tool in the environmental area, and (ii) understand what the notion is set to refer to scrutinise within which contexts the notion is mobilised, by whom, in what ways and for what ends.


Application deadline: 22.05.2023


Postdoctoral fellow position in: Organisational sustainability strategies for the preservation of biodiversity, Department of Industrial Economics and Technology Management

The project will work with the practical implications and opportunities emerging national and international regulatory regimes of biodiversity impacts have for public and private organisations. This involves both investigating how the emerging national and international regulations related to biodiversity influence sustainability strategies for private and public organisations in Norway. Also, the project will address how sustainability strategies related to biodiversity can be created such that private organisations can increase their market competitiveness and public organisations increase their ability to provide public services and infrastructure – and at the same time safeguard biodiversity.


Application deadline: 26.04.23



Postdoctoral fellow position in: Identifying current biodiversity knowledge base and expanding it through participatory monitoring, Department of Natural History at the NTNU University Museum

Our current understanding of impacts on biodiversity as well as our ability to mitigate such are hampered by several impediments in basic knowledge about biodiversity. This includes both taxonomic, spatial and temporal biases. This project will provide assessment of the current status of knowledge about biodiversity as well as contribute to the design of participation monitoring programs to mend some of these biases based upon the identified data gaps and knowledge need. Focal study areas and systems will be determined in collaboration with other projects at the centre.


Application deadline: 23.04.2023



PhD position in:
Statistical Ecology Applied to Restoration Ecology, Department of Mathematical Sciences

The candidate will work on the development of statistical methods to assess the restoration of degraded habitats. They will be able to interact with ecologists and statisticians to use latent variable models of species communities and how they change to identify what a restored habitat looks like, and how quickly degraded habitats will return to a pristine state.

Application deadline: 10.04.2023

General information



NTNU believes that inclusion and diversity is a strength. We want our faculty and staff to reflect Norway’s culturally diverse population and we continuously seek to hire the best minds. This enables NTNU to increase productivity and innovation, improve decision making processes, raise employee satisfaction, compete academically with global top-ranking institutions and carry out our social responsibilities within education and research. NTNU emphasizes accessibility and encourages qualified candidates to apply regardless of gender identity, ability status, periods of unemployment or ethnic and 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.


If you think the positions looks interesting and in line with your qualifications, please submit your application electronically via jobbnorge.no with your CV, diplomas and certificates attached. Applications submitted elsewhere will not be considered. Upon request, you must be able to obtain certified copies of your documentation. For questions about the positions follow the links for each position to find your contact person.


6. Postdoctoral Fellow position in Energy Systems Modelling



This is NTNU


NTNU is a broad-based university with a technical-scientific profile and a focus in professional education. The university is located in three cities with headquarters in Trondheim.

At NTNU, 9,000 employees and 43,000 students work to create knowledge for a better world.

You can find more information about working at NTNU and the application process here.



About the position


There is a temporary position available at the Department of Industrial Economics and Technology Management (IØT) as Postdoctoral Fellow for a period of 3 years. The position is resident at NTNU’s campus in Trondheim, Norway. The position is connected to the Managerial Economics, Finance and Operations Research group at the Department of Industrial Economics and Technology Management and the Faculty of Economics and Management will be your employer.

The department of Industrial Economics and Technology Management is organized in six sections:Managerial Economics, Finance and Operations Research (BEDØK)
Health, Safety and Environment (HMS)
Operations Management (VIL)
Strategy and Business Development (Stratforr)
Experts in Teamwork (Section for EiT)
Economics and Management (located in Gjøvik)


Background


Energy Systems Modelling is growing in relevance on providing insights and strategies to plan a carbon-neutral future. The implementation of an effective energy transition plan faces multiple challenges, spanning from the integration of the operations of multiple energy carriers (gas, heating, electricity, etc.) and sectors (e.g., transport, buildings, industry, etc.) to the appropriate modelling of different spatial and temporal resolutions. The BEDØK group at NTNU has multiple projects related to these challenges; hence the position will have the flexibility and the opportunity to focus on certain research areas when applying energy system models and optimization techniques. For example, the areas to consider or chosen are (not limited to):Power markets. New market designs and cross-border integration can create additional options for optimal balancing of renewables. The postdoc will have the possibility to work on models related to TSO-DSO coordination, zonal flexibility in re-dispatch, day-ahead and intraday markets, and others.


Smart cities and distribution grids are facing a transformation due to the uptake of renewable generation (prosumers), the role of battery and electric vehicles, digitalization, and optimal utilization of distributed flexible resources. The Postdoctoral Fellow will have the possibility to work on models developed at the group focused on virtual power plants, bidding for aggregators, medium-to-low voltage grids, and others

Energy planning and capacity expansion. The group has developed the EMPIRE model with multiple applications to European studies on the role of technologies (e.g., demand response, offshore wind, grid expansion, etc.) and the importance of power system flexibility. The Postdoctoral Fellow will have the opportunity to expand the model in research projects. master theses, and others.

Cross energy carrier integration and the role of hydrogen. Hydrogen and sector coupling might be central to effectively manage a large share of Renewables in the energy system. Various modelling approaches have been developed in the group.


Energy Communities, Local Electricity Markets, and P2P. Energy surplus from buildings is bringing new ideas on how to design local markets and incentivize renewable energy integration. The group has multiple high-impact publications and leads research projects in the area.

The Postdoctoral Fellow is expected to work on European Commission projects and national projects funded by the Norwegian Research Council that are focused on one (or more) of the above research areas. Overall, these projects focus on the integration of renewable energy sources (wind and solar power), from distribution grids and neighborhoods up to national or pan-European level analyses on decarbonization strategies.

The post doc will be in the section of Managerial Economics, Finance and Operations Research and focus on techno-economic modelling and optimization related to energy-climate transitions. The position is connected to the NTNU Energy Transition Initiative (https://www.ntnu.edu/energytransition).


Main duties and responsibilities
Perform energy system modelling analyses in one (or two) of the research areas noted
Develop and engage into research activities in EU and National projects
The position also allows for the postdoctoral fellow to carry on its own research activities and explore ideas
Contribute to energy transition analyses and modelling activities in the group
Joint supervision of post-graduate students

The methodologies used are based on competence from mathematical programming and optimization, energy economics as well as energy systems modelling.


Required selection criteria
Completion of a Norwegian doctoral degree in operations research, industrial engineering with optimization profile, power system optimization or a closely related field, or corresponding foreign doctoral degree recognized as equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree is required. Candidates in the final stages of their PhD may also apply.
Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English
Strong interpersonal skills and inter-disciplinary experience
Programming experience in a language such as Python, Julia, or similar

Factors that will contribute positively to the evaluation and that should be documented in the application:Publications of research in recognized international journals within the field
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with both technical and administrative staff
Project management or project development experience
Documented experience of working with international partners in Europe (or similar international collaboration or stays abroad)



Personal characteristics


We are looking for a highly motivated, quality oriented, conscientious, creative and independent scientist. She/he enjoys interdisciplinary research and is a team player. A self-driven, structured and proactive attitude will be central for this position.

In the evaluation of which candidate is best qualified, emphasis will be placed on education, experience and personal suitability, as well as motivation, in terms of the qualification requirements specified in the advertisement.


We offer
exciting and stimulating tasks in a strong international academic environment
an open and inclusive work environment with dedicated colleagues
attractive Norwegian social welfare scheme including family benefits, home loans, insurance and pensions in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund

Information about Working and living in Norway can be found here.

Salary and conditions


As a Postdoctoral Fellow (code 1352) you are paid gross NOK 563 500 per annum before tax. From the salary, 2% is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.


Primary residency in Trondheim is a prerequisite.

This position is to be filled for a period of 3 years.

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.

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

The position is subject to external funding.

About the application


Applications should include:Motivation letter (clearly stating how the candidate meets the qualification requirements)
A CV with information on education, publication list, previous research experience, together with authorized documentation of certificates and study records.
Authorized documentation of certificates (academic degrees and grades).
Publications and other relevant scientific works that the applicant would like to be considered in the evaluation must accompany the application.

Joint work will be evaluated. If it is difficult to identify the contributions from individuals in a joint piece of work, applicants should enclose a short descriptive summary of what they contributed to the work.

If, for any reason, you have taken a career break or have had an atypical career and wish to disclose this in your application, the selection committee will take this into account, recognizing that the quantity of your research may be reduced as a result.


Incomplete applications will not be considered.

An application including attachments should be sent electronically through www.jobbnorge.no.

General information


NTNU believes that inclusion and diversity is a strength. We want our faculty and staff to reflect Norway’s culturally diverse population and we continuously seek to hire the best minds. This enables NTNU to increase productivity and innovation, improve decision making processes, raise employee satisfaction, compete academically with global top-ranking institutions and carry out our social responsibilities within education and research. NTNU emphasizes accessibility and encourages qualified candidates to apply regardless of gender identity, ability status, periods of unemployment or ethnic and cultural background.


NTNU is working actively to increase the number of women employed in scientific positions and has a number of resources to promote equality.

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.

A public list of applicants with name, age, job title and municipality of residence is prepared after the application deadline. If you want to reserve yourself from entry on the public applicant list, this must be justified. Assessment will be made in accordance with current legislation. You will be notified if the reservation is not accepted.


Questions about the position can be directed to Associate Professor Pedro Crespo del Granado, +47 458 49 710 / pedro@ntnu.no, or Professor Asgeir Tomasgard, asgeir.tomasgard@ntnu.no /+47 930 58 771. If you have any questions regarding the employment process, please contact HR-konsulent Hilde Selli Egelie, hilde.s.egelie@ntnu.no.

If you think this looks interesting and in line with your qualifications, please submit your application electronically via jobbnorge.no with your CV, diplomas and certificates attached.

Application deadline: 21.05.2023


7. Postdoctoral Fellow in Characterisation and Business Assessment of Flexibility Management



This is NTNU


NTNU is a broad-based university with a technical-scientific profile and a focus in professional education. The university is located in three cities with headquarters in Trondheim.

At NTNU, 9,000 employees and 43,000 students work to create knowledge for a better world.

You can find more information about working at NTNU and the application process here.



About the job


The postdoctoral fellowship position is a temporary position where the main goal is to qualify for work in senior academic positions.

Applicants are invited for a two-year position as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Electric Power Engineering (IEL), Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway. The candidate will be part of an Electricity Market and Energy System Planning (EMESP) research group.

The available position is linked to the Norwegian Research Centre for Energy Transition Strategies (NTRANS). The center is coordinated by NTNU, and the project consortium comprises project participants from NTNU, IFE, UiO, SNF, NHH, Høgskulen på Vestlandet and Sintef.

The primary center objectives are to develop theory, methods, competence and knowledge to support decision-making processes within the energy and climate area. The energy sector is crucial for transitions to low-carbon societies. As variable renewable energy enters a path of sustained growth, key energy transition challenges shift towards integrating large shares of renewables by increasing the flexibility of the end-user’s energy consumption.


The work of this post doc will be linked to Research Area 3 “Future Energy Systems”, more specifically to the consumer centered development of local energy systems with active consumers and local flexibility markets. For this post-doc position, use of flexible assets in retail stores will have special focus.

Your immediate leader is head of department.


Duties of the position
Identification and analysis of flexible resources of energy end-use in local energy communities with high share of business related and/or industrial activity.
Design and program the flexibility management operation algorithm (may involve developing/using MPC algorithms and the flexibility function for the flexible assets).
The candidate is expected to combine knowledge in development and integration of models to couple different flexibility assets, and develop supply curves for flexible demand to be offered in local flexibility markets
Evaluate the effects of local flexibility market design for the TSO/DSOs, the flexibility providers and BRP/BSPs.


The results of the project are expected to be published in scientific journals and conferences and presented to research partners and user partners in the NTRANS center.

The candidate may be involved in supervision of Master and PhD students upon mutual agreement if required.

Required selection criteria
You must have completed a Norwegian doctoral degree or corresponding foreign doctoral degree recognized as equivalent to a Norwegian PhD in an Electrical Power Engineering, managerial economics with a focus on energy or computer science, physics or mathematics with specialisation in operations research.
If you can document that the PhD thesis has been submitted, your application can be assessed even if you have not yet defended your dissertation. Documentation of the obtained doctoral degree must be presented before you can take up the position.
Applicants must demonstrate research ability in electricity markets, smart grids, and operations research or optimisation or other related fields.
Applicants must have very good English language skills, written and spoken. Applicants from non-English speaking countries outside EU/EEA/Switzerland must provide preliminary documentation of English language proficiency, in terms of an approved test. The following tests can be used: TOEFL, IELTS and Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) or Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE). Minimum scores are:TOEFL: 600 (paper-based test), 92 (Internet-based test)
IELTS: 6.5, with no section lower than 5.5 (only Academic IELTS test accepted)



Preferred selection criteria
Teaching experience from higher education
Relevant work and/or industry experience may be an advantage.
Academic results, publications and relevant specialization in electricity markets, smart grids, and operations research or optimisation or other related fields is considered an advantage
Proficiency in Norwegian language skills, or another Scandinavian language, will be rated positively

Personal characteristics
Communicates information with clarity and ease, both orally and in writing
Sets challenging goals and works hard to archive them
Self-driven with a strong ability to work independently when required
Shares information and expertise to achieve the desired result
Structured, targeted and solution-oriented


Emphasis will be placed on personal and interpersonal qualities.

We offer
exciting and stimulating tasks in a strong international academic environment
an open and inclusive work environment with dedicated colleagues

Salary and conditions


As a Postdoctoral Fellow (code 1352) you are normally paid from gross NOK 563 500 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

The period of employment is 2 years. The desired start date for taking up the position is August 2023.


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.

The position is subject to external funding.

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

About the application


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


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.  Incomplete applications will not be taken into consideration.

If, for any reason, you have taken a career break or have had an atypical career and wish to disclose this in your application, the selection committee will take this into account, recognizing that the quantity of your research may be reduced as a result.

The application must include:A cover letter where the applicant describes the personal motivation, summarizing scientific work, and how the applicant sees her/his background suitable
CV and certificates
A draft research proposal (3-5 pages) for the postdoctoral career, where the candidate presents her/his ideas for the postdoctoral work and how it can be applied, based on the project description given in this advertisement. This proposal will be neither final nor binding for the project.


transcripts and diplomas for bachelor's-, master's- and PhD degrees. If you have not yet completed your Ph.D, you must provide confirmation on your estimated date for the doctoral dissertation, or that your PhD thesis has been submitted
Applicants from universities outside Norway are kindly requested to send a diploma supplement (https://ec.europa.eu/education/diploma-supplement_en ) or a similar document, which describes in detail the study programme and grading system.
A copy of the doctoral thesis. If you are close to submitting, or have recently submitted your thesis, you can attach a draft of the thesis. Documentation of a completed doctoral degree must be presented before taking up the position.
Academic works - published or unpublished - that you would like to be considered in the assessment (up to 5 items)
The required documentation of English language proficiency.
Name and contact information of three referees


If all, or parts, of your education has been taken abroad, we also ask you to attach documentation of the scope and quality of your entire education. Description of the documentation required can be found here. If you already have a statement from NOKUT, please attach this as well.

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 and interpersonal qualities. Motivation, ambitions, and potential will also count in the assessment of the candidates.

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

General information



NTNU believes that inclusion and diversity is a strength. We want our faculty and staff to reflect Norway’s culturally diverse population and we continuously seek to hire the best minds. This enables NTNU to increase productivity and innovation, improve decision making processes, raise employee satisfaction, compete academically with global top-ranking institutions and carry out our social responsibilities within education and research. NTNU emphasizes accessibility and encourages qualified candidates to apply regardless of gender identity, ability status, periods of unemployment or ethnic and cultural background.

NTNU is working actively to increase the number of women employed in scientific positions and has a number of resources to promote equality.


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.

A public list of applicants with name, age, job title and municipality of residence is prepared after the application deadline. If you want to reserve yourself from entry on the public applicant list, this must be justified. Assessment will be made in accordance with current legislation. You will be notified if the reservation is not accepted.


If you have any questions about the position, please contact associate professor Karen Byskov Lindberg, telephone +47 99604272, email karen.lindberg@ntnu.no. If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact HR-consultant Sven Robert Storø, e-mail sven.r.storo@ntnu.no.

If you think this looks interesting and in line with your qualifications, please submit your application electronically via jobbnorge.no with your CV, diplomas and certificates attached. Applications submitted elsewhere will not be considered. Upon request, you must be able to obtain certified copies of your documentation.

Application deadline: 21.05.23


8. 2-year position as a postdoctoral researcher within sustainability transitions and circular economy



This is NTNU


NTNU is a broad-based university with a technical-scientific profile and a focus in professional education. The university is located in three cities with headquarters in Trondheim.

At NTNU, 9,000 employees and 43,000 students work to create knowledge for a better world.

You can find more information about working at NTNU and the application process here.


About the position


NTNU, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies of Culture (KULT, www.ntnu.no/kult), is announcing a 2-year vacancy as a post doc within sustainability transitions research. The position focuses on increasing the circularity of consumption within electrical and electronic products and will engage in empirical and theoretical work. The post doc will be part of the KULTs Centre for technology and society and the research group on energy, climate and environment. The post doc is 100% funded by the research project eLife, which seeks to understand the role of households and communities in scaling up circular consumption solutions within electronics and electrical equipment. We are interested in start-up for the post doc during fall, 2023.


The post doc will engage in qualitative research across the project, primarily conducting and analysing interviews as well as co-creation workshops with stakeholders from the industry, public sector, and NGOs. The empirical work will serve as a basis for high quality scientific publications. eLife is an ambitious research project, which beyond NTNU involves Cicero, DRIFT, and the University of East Anglia in addition to several non-academic partners. Therefore, it is important that the appointed post doc has a collaborative and interdisciplinary mindset and can combine focused individual work with teamwork. The post doc will also participate in activities organized through the Norwegian Centre for Energy Transition Strategies (NTRANS).

The post doc should preferably have a background in Science and Technology Studies and/or sustainability transition studies. Knowledge of transition management and circular economy will be an advantage, as will a track-record of conducting work on sustainability related issues.


Main duties and responsibilities


The successful applicant mustEngage in literature work and in carving out a socio-technical research agenda for circularity in electronics and electrical equipment.
Conduct systematic empirical data collection as described above.
Be able to analyze such data through theories and concepts from sustainability transitions research, science and technology studies or related theories within the social sciences and humanities.
Produce and publish research articles based on such methods and analyses together with the rest of the project team.
Present and disseminate work at relevant national and international venues.
Be an active participant in the day-to-day activities at KULT, the centre for technology and society and in relevant initiatives at the department.


Qualification requirements
Applicants must hold a PhD in Science and technology studies (STS) or sustainability transitions research. PhD in another relevant social scientific or humanities discipline might also be considered. Examples include sociology, innovation studies, political science, human geography or anthropology.
Applicants must be highly motivated to conduct cutting edge research through an intense and collaborative two-year project.
Excellent English skills are required (written and oral).


Preferred selection criteria
Experience with action research methods such as transition management or co-creation is an advantage.
Applicants should demonstrate relevant research experiences, either within social scientific and humanities studies of sustainability transitions, or through past analyses of the role of technology in society.


The applicant should have an interest in and be experienced with qualitative research methods.
Applicants should demonstrate knowledge of key theories within sustainability transitions research and/or STS.
Fluency in a Scandinavian language will be considered an advantage.
Knowledge of and interest in quantitative methods will be considered an advantage.
Personal suitability to enter cross-disciplinary research teams is a prerequisite. Suitable candidates should have the ability to cooperate, have good communication skills, be flexible and solution-oriented.

We offer
exciting and stimulating tasks in a strong international academic environment
an open and inclusive work environment with dedicated colleagues

Salary and conditions


As a Postdoctoral Fellow (code 1352) you are normally paid from gross NOK 563 500 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

The period of employment is 2 years. The appointed candidate is required to have dept. of interdisciplinary studies of culture, NTNU as a daily working place.

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 on a daily basis.

About the application


The application should contain:CV
A maximum 3-page statement describing how your scholarly profile fits with the work of the project.
3 references.
A list of publications
Relevant documentation and transcripts

The application with attachments should be sent electronically via Jobbnorge. For relevant applicants we will gather references and conduct interviews.

Publications and other academic works that the applicant would like to be considered in the evaluation must accompany the application. Joint works will be considered. If it is difficult to identify the individual applicant's contribution to joint works, the applicant must include a brief description of his or her contribution.


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): http://www.chsi.com.cn/en/).

In the evaluation of which candidate is best qualified, emphasis will be placed on education, experience and personal and interpersonal qualities. Motivation, ambitions, and potential will also count in the assessment of the candidates.

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

General information



NTNU believes that inclusion and diversity is a strength. We want our faculty and staff to reflect Norway’s culturally diverse population and we continuously seek to hire the best minds. This enables NTNU to increase productivity and innovation, improve decision making processes, raise employee satisfaction, compete academically with global top-ranking institutions and carry out our social responsibilities within education and research. NTNU emphasizes accessibility and encourages qualified candidates to apply regardless of gender identity, ability status, periods of unemployment or ethnic and 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.

A public list of applicants with name, age, job title and municipality of residence is prepared after the application deadline. If you want to reserve yourself from entry on the public applicant list, this must be justified. Assessment will be made in accordance with current legislation. You will be notified if the reservation is not accepted.

If you have any questions about the position, please contact professor Tomas Moe Skjølsvold, email tomas.skjolsvold@ntnu.no. If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact HR consultant Hilde Saxi Gildberg, e-mail: hilde.saxi@ntnu.no.


If you think this looks interesting and in line with your qualifications, please submit your application electronically via jobbnorge.no with your CV, diplomas and certificates attached. Applications submitted elsewhere will not be considered. Upon request, you must be able to obtain certified copies of your documentation.

Application deadline: 21.05.2023


8. Postdoctoral Fellow in Stormwater Quality Modelling



This is NTNU


NTNU is a broad-based university with a technical-scientific profile and a focus in professional education. The university is located in three cities with headquarters in Trondheim.

At NTNU, 9,000 employees and 43,000 students work to create knowledge for a better world.

You can find more information about working at NTNU and the application process here.


About the job


At the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, there is a PhD position available in modelling of urban stormwater quality and urban diffuse pollution. The candidate will be a member of a well-established and dynamic research team with mix between young and more experienced scientists working on urban water systems, stormwater management and modelling. The research team is designed in collaboration with National and International partners and other faculties at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). NTNU represents academic eminence in engineering, technology, and the natural sciences in Norway as well as in other academic disciplines ranging from the social sciences, the arts, medicine, teacher education, architecture to fine art. Cross-disciplinary cooperation results in innovative breakthroughs and creative solutions with far-reaching social and economic impact.

The research group of water and wastewater engineering, has a wide portfolio of national, European, and international projects that addresses the challenges of sustainable stormwater management, resilient urban water systems, treatment technology and resource recovery. Risk assessment, hydraulic and water quality modelling, and data driven analytics are overarching research interests for the group.


This postdoc position is a part of the Horizon Europe funded project StopUP. The goal of StopUP is to minimise pollution from urban runoff by better understanding pollutant sources and pathways. StopUP will provide innovative monitoring, treatment technologies and tools to enable end-users to apply existing and new SUDS practices. Progressing the use of SUDS with a focus on water quality supports achieving ambitious environmental quality targets as required by the Water Framework Directive (WFD). In particular, StopUP will equip drainage engineers and supporting experts with better solutions for managing urban surface water runoff, while taking into account the project pressures due to climate change.

The postdoc position will focus on modelling of urban runoff with a water quality focus. The modelling will explore temporal and spatial resolutions on modelling the expected impact of CSO reduction and improved water quality leaving the catchment. Rethinking how we model water quality parameters and innovative approaches to modelling water quality parameters can also be included in position. Water quality measurements with online IoT based sensors combined with selected pollutants will be used to explore data driven modelling approaches as input into a mass balance-based model from source to sinks. Question of stationarity and non-stationarity in long time series, and innovative sampling strategies to account for a changing performance over time for different stormwater management structures.


Your immediate leader is a professor.

Duties of the position


In the context of the research team project portfolio, the candidate will:conduct quantitative and qualitative research in the specified topic
contribute to the reporting of the project and relevant project deliverables
publish and present results both at international conferences and in scientific journals
interface and collaborate on a technical level with research partners and will deploy the models in the solar energy to support the transition towards energy positive districts
contribute to building a collaborative and interactive local and international research team
support the common group activities and departmental duties as needed

Required selection criteria


The Postdoc-position's main objective upon completion is to qualify for work in research positions. The qualification requirement for the postdoc position is that the candidate holds a PhD degree in Civil Engineering in the field of urban water systems, hydroinformatics or environmental engineering or equivalent.

The candidate should have prior knowledge, research and/or professional experiences in:the candidate must have completed a Norwegian doctoral degree or corresponding foreign doctoral degree recognized as equivalent to a Norwegian PhD within civil or environmental engineering with a specialization in urban water systems
the candidate must have a strong academic background both from a research and course work perspective
experience with research and practice-based work in urban drainage modelling and design is essential
solid knowledge of the Python programming language
experience with advanced calibration and performance assessment of relevant urban drainage models



Preferred selection criteria
prior knowledge or professional experience in catchment scale modelling tools and modelling software in an urban context
good coding skills across several platforms and coding languages is considered an advantage
experience from research from field data collection and quality control
international collaborations and relevant experience from joint research project with several international partners is considered as an advantage

Personal characteristics
honesty and high ethical standards
highly motivated for research work
team worker
ability to work independently
creative
focus and goal oriented
good communication skills
critical thinking


Emphasis will be placed on personal and interpersonal qualities.

We offer
exciting and stimulating tasks in a strong international academic environment
an open and inclusive work environment with dedicated colleagues

Salary and conditions


As a Postdoctoral Fellow (code 1352) you are normally paid from gross NOK 563 500 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.

The period of employment is 2 years.

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 (e.g., candidates from Russia, Iran, North Korea, China).


Please note that the candidate holding the announced position is expected to work with critical national objects and infrastructure in Norway. Candidates with the potential of not fulfilling requirement for security clearance, access clearance and authorization as described in the Act Relating to National Security, cannot be considered for the position.

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.

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. 


If, for any reason, you have taken a career break or have had an atypical career and wish to disclose this in your application, the selection committee will take this into account, recognizing that the quantity of your research may be reduced as a result.

The application must include: CV and certificates
transcripts and diplomas for bachelor's and master's degrees, and doctoral degree. If you have not completed the PhD degree, you must submit a confirmation that the PhD thesis has been submitted
a copy of the PhD thesis. If you recently have submitted your PhD thesis, you can attach a draft of the thesis. Documentation of a completed PhD degree must be presented before taking up the position
a two page (strict limit) project proposal outlining your approach to urban water quality modelling
name and contact information of three referees
an updated and complete list of publications and other relevant research work

If all, or parts, of your education has been taken abroad, we also ask you to attach documentation of the scope and quality of your entire education. Description of the documentation required can be found here. If you already have a statement from NOKUT, please attach this as well.


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 and interpersonal qualities. Motivation, ambitions, and potential will also count in the assessment of the candidates.

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

General information


NTNU believes that inclusion and diversity is a strength. We want our faculty and staff to reflect Norway’s culturally diverse population and we continuously seek to hire the best minds. This enables NTNU to increase productivity and innovation, improve decision making processes, raise employee satisfaction, compete academically with global top-ranking institutions and carry out our social responsibilities within education and research. NTNU emphasizes accessibility and encourages qualified candidates to apply regardless of gender identity, ability status, periods of unemployment or ethnic and 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 continually maintain and improve your professional development and be flexible regarding any organizational changes.

A public list of applicants with name, age, job title and municipality of residence is prepared after the application deadline. If you want to reserve yourself from entry on the public applicant list, this must be justified. Assessment will be made in accordance with current legislation. You will be notified if the reservation is not accepted.


If you have any questions about the position, please contact Professor Tone Merete Muthanna, email tone.muthanna@ntnu.no. If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact HR Consultant Alexander Skomakerstuen, email: alexander.skomakerstuen@ntnu.no.

If you think this looks interesting and in line with your qualifications, please submit your application electronically via jobbnorge.no with your CV, diplomas and certificates attached. Applications submitted elsewhere will not be considered. Upon request, you must be able to obtain certified copies of your documentation.

Application deadline: 19.05.2023


9. Postdoctoral Fellow in Blue Hydrogen Production



This is NTNU


NTNU is a broad-based university with a technical-scientific profile and a focus on professional education. The university is located in three cities with headquarters in Trondheim.

At NTNU, 9,000 employees and 43,000 students work to create knowledge for a better world.

You can find more information about working at NTNU and the application process here .

About the position


The postdoctoral fellowship position is a temporary position where the main goal is to qualify for work in senior academic positions

Your immediate leader is Associate Professor Idelfonso Nogueira

The project (Reimagining Blue Hydrogen Production: Accelerating Clean Energy Solutions through Artificial Intelligence-Enhanced Process Design and Optimization)


A significant portion of hydrogen production stems from Steam Methane Reforming (SMR). The efficient capture of CO2 during SMR is the most prevalent method for producing blue hydrogen, which is the biggest challenge for blue hydrogen clean production. Overcoming this challenge could revolutionize the energy sector. Key objectives for blue hydrogen production include reducing energy costs, minimizing CO2 emissions, and integrating renewable energy sources. These goals can be achieved by rethinking this process at the design and operational levels.

The design of flowsheet topology involves selecting and arranging unit operations and their connections. Engineers traditionally perform this iterative step manually, relying on experience, established design heuristics, and optimization-based techniques. However, evaluating a wide range of process unit configurations, connections, and combinations is difficult. A notable gap in the literature is the simultaneous flowsheet design and optimization of the overall process's operational conditions. This discontinuity between process flowsheet design and unit optimization, along with the large factorial combination of potential process units, may result in overlooking unconventional yet optimal conditions for blue hydrogen production. New tools are needed to explore these possibilities in the modern context, leveraging high computing performance, advanced computational tools, and big-data handling capabilities. This project aims to develop a systematic approach for designing and optimizing the Blue Hydrogen process, considering both the units themselves and their connections as decision variables, as well as each process unit's operating conditions. To achieve this, a framework will be developed to bridge consolidated knowledge in this field and the digital tools available for modern industry.


In recent years, AI has shown potential in learning flow sheet language and generating alternative process flow sheets. Although still conceptual, this application of AI in flowsheet design indicates its potential as a tool for analyzing process unit combinations in production systems. Integrating AI approaches, such as generative models and reinforcement learning, into process design could accelerate conceptualization and optimization while assessing economic and environmental feasibility, replacing conventional methods. This approach's potential has been demonstrated in other fields, such as image generation and the recent popularization of AI-based text generation. Applying these concepts to process systems design could revolutionize the field.

For this purpose, a database of flowsheets and units can be utilized as potential candidates for blue hydrogen process synthesis, creating a superstructure encompassing all process alternatives obtained from expert knowledge. This superstructure can then be translated into an information database for training the AI framework. The AI framework will view the superstructure as a repository of building blocks to be used and connected in a modular approach to process synthesis, design and optimization. Challenges include creating a tokenization strategy for training AI models, developing a generative framework for adding and connecting process units, and coordinating process generation and simultaneous optimization using rewards tied to system economy, efficiency, safety, and environmental impact. This project seeks to address these challenges and develop a systematic framework for identifying economically and environmentally viable blue hydrogen production configurations with three main targets: (1) proposing a completely new process designed for the optimal production of clean blue hydrogen, (2) proposing an alternative route for clean blue hydrogen production based on current process technologies, and (3) the foundation for a systematic AI-based framework for designing and optimizing processes considering techno-economic and environmental targets. The project will contribute new technological alternatives for blue hydrogen production and innovative tools for process design and optimization. This exciting project offers an opportunity to tackle modern societal challenges by creating cutting-edge technologies.


The postdoctoral fellow will be part of HYDROGENi - the new, 8-year Center for environment-friendly energy research (FME). HYDROGENi is a large research consortium involving 6 research institutions and 50 industrial partners, dedicated to the research and innovations within hydrogen and ammonia needed to meet the 2030 and 2050 goals of the Norwegian hydrogen road map. https://hydrogeni.no/

Duties of the position
Create a superstructure that gathers all process alternatives
Develop a tokenization strategy for processing unstructured process data
Develop graph, generative, and reinforcement strategies to address the problem
Development of a closed-loop framework for designing Blue Hydrogen processes given an economic and environmental target
Overall understanding of natural gas reforming process and technologies
Overall understanding of the Blue Hydrogen economy
Supervise undergraduate students
Teaching duties related to courses given by the department for two semesters


Required selection criteria
You must have completed a Norwegian doctoral degree or a corresponding foreign doctoral degree recognized as equivalent to a Norwegian PhD in Chemical Engineering or similar. Your application can be assessed even if you have not yet defended your dissertation. Documentation of the obtained doctoral degree must be presented before you can take up the position.
Good programming skills (experience with Python and Julia)
Experience with Artificial Intelligence applied to process systems engineering
Experience with optimization
Experience in process modeling
Good written and oral English


Preferred selection criteria
Strong analytical skills and interest in quantitative approaches
Competence in using programming languages ​​Python, Matlab, and Julia
Experience in mentoring undergraduate students
Interested in teaching


Personal characteristics
Ability to work independently as well as in a team
Good communication skills
Strong writing capabilities

Emphasis will be placed on personal and interpersonal qualities.

We offer
exciting and stimulating tasks in a strong international academic environment
an open and  inclusive work environment with dedicated colleagues

Salary and conditions


As a Postdoctoral Fellow (code 1352) you are normally paid from gross NOK 573,900 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

The period of employment is 3 years.


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 that you can be present at and accessible to the institution on a daily basis.

About the application


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. 

If, for any reason, you have taken a career break or have had an atypical career and wish to disclose this in your application, the selection committee will take this into account, recognizing that the quantity of your research may be reduced as a result.


The application must include:

Cover letter (Max 1 A4 page)


CV and certificates
A copy of the doctoral thesis. If you are close to submitting, or have recently submitted your thesis, you can attach a draft of the thesis. Documentation of a completed doctoral degree must be presented before taking up the position.
Academic works - published or unpublished - that you would like to be considered in the assessment
Name and contact information of three referees

If all, or parts, of your education has been taken abroad, we also ask you to attach documentation of the scope and quality of your entire education both bachelor's and master's education, in addition to other higher education. Description of the documentation required can be found here . If you already have a statement from NOKUT, please attach this as well.

We will take joint work into account. If it is difficult to identify your efforts in the joint works, you must enclose a short description of your participation.


In the evaluation of which candidate is best qualified, emphasis will be placed on education, experience and personal and interpersonal qualities. Motivation, ambitions, and potential will also count in the assessment of the candidates.

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

General information



NTNU believes that inclusion and diversity is our strength. We want to recruit people with different competencies, educational backgrounds, life experiences and perspectives to contribute to solving our social responsibilities within education and research. We will facilitate for our employees' needs.


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.

A public list of applicants with name, age, job title and municipality of residence is prepared after the application deadline. If you want to reserve yourself from entry on the public applicant list, this must be justified. Assessment will be made in accordance with current legislation . You will be notified if the reservation is not accepted.

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Associate Professor Idelfonso Nogueira, e-mail: idelfonso.bdrnogueira@ntnu.no


If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact HR consultant Unni M. Myhre, e-mail: unni.m.myhre@ntnu.no

If you think this looks interesting and in line with your qualifications, please submit your application electronically via jobbnorge.no with your CV, diplomas and certificates attached. Applications submitted elsewhere will not be considered. Upon request, you must be able to obtain certified copies of your documentation.

Application deadline: 12.05.2023






10. Two Postdoctoral Fellows in drug delivery and immunotherapy using innovative ultrasound solutions



This is NTNU


NTNU is a broad-based university with a technical-scientific profile and a focus in professional education. The university is located in three cities with headquarters in Trondheim.

At NTNU, 9,000 employees and 43,000 students work to create knowledge for a better world.

You can find more information about working at NTNU and the application process here.



About the job


At Dept. of Physics, two postdoc positions respectively a 2 year and a 3-year position within the field of innovative ultrasound solutions to improve drug delivery and immunotherapy are available from August 2023. The positions are a joint research project with EXACT Therapeutics, and funded by the Research Council of Norway.

Duties of the position


Ultrasound focused on tumours in combination with contrast agent microbubbles injected in the blood is reported to improve the accumulation of drugs in tumours and improve the therapeutic response. Acoustic Cluster Therapy (ACT®) developed by the company EXACT Therapeutics is a promising ultrasound mediated drug delivery platform. ACT® is based on micro-clusters consisting of the microbubble Sonazoid™ and microdroplets. After injecting the micro-clusters in blood vessels, ultrasound is focused to the tumor whereby the microbubbles oscillate and transfer energy to the microdroplets, which undergo a liquid-to-gas phase shift forming a large ACT® bubble. The volume of the ACT® bubbles is typically 1000 times larger than regular contrast agent microbubbles. When the ACT® bubbles are exposed to ultrasound they oscillate and induce biomechanical effects on the vessel wall enhancing extravasation of drugs into the tumour.


Sonazoid™ is a world leading contrast agent for medical ultrasound imaging, currently manufactured at GE Healthcare AS (Norway) as a freeze-dried product. It is a primary component in the micro-clusters for ACT®. The project is directed towards developing and studying a new “ready to use” formulation. The project contains 3 phases; a pre-formulation and screening phase to identify candidates for further development; a lead-candidate phase where one of these is selected for full development and a full development phase where upscaling is achieved, and the necessary regulatory documentation generated.

The postdoc fellows will in collaboration with EXACT Therapeutics, compare the two Sonazoid™ formulations, the new “ready-to use” and the existing freeze-dried with respect to drug delivery and therapeutic efficacy to treat tumours in mice, as well as investigating the potential of ACT® to increase immunotherapy to solid tumours.

Immunotherapy in particular checkpoint inhibitors are emerging as ground-breaking cancer treatment. However, efficacy is often hampered by insufficient delivery to the target tissue. By increasing the delivery and making non-responsive tumours respond to treatment, many more patients could benefit from immunotherapy. ACT® is holding significant potential to enhance the effect of a range of immunotherapies. The postdoc project aims to study if ACT® can modulating the immune response in the tumour microenvironment and facilitating the delivery of checkpoint inhibitors and immune cells to tumours.


For more information on the research group at Dept of Physics. see https://www.ntnu.edu/physics/biophysmedtech/drugdel#/view/about

Required selection criteria
You must have completed a doctoral degree recognized as or equivalent to a Norwegian PhD in biophysics, medical technology/engineering, biotechnology or equivalent.
If you have not defended your PhD thesis yet, but you can document that the PhD thesis has been submitted, your application can be assessed. Documentation of the obtained doctoral degree must be presented before you can take up the position.
Experience from work with laboratory animals is required (it is a plus to hold a FELASA certificate however certification can also be acquired during the project)
Excellent communication skills in English, both oral and written
Eligible to work in Norway



Preferred selection criteria
Knowledge in the field of ultrasound-mediated drug delivery, or ultrasound imaging and technology.
Experience within medical imaging and image processing (ultrasound, magnetic resonance, or optical imaging) of mice or larger animals
Experience with confocal laser scanning microscopy of cells or tumor sections
Basics in immunoassays such as Flow cytometry, Elisa etc. as well as a good understanding of immunotherapy

Personal characteristics


The successful applicant is highly self-motivated and independent but also enjoys working as part of an international team. We are looking for a person who can think creatively, critically and is well organized.

Emphasis will be placed on personal and interpersonal qualities.

We offer
exciting and stimulating tasks in a strong international academic environment
an open and inclusive work environment with dedicated colleagues


Salary and conditions


As a Postdoctoral Fellow (code 1352) you are normally paid from gross NOK 563 500 per annum before tax. From the salary, 2% is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund

The period of employment for the two positions are 3 years and 2 years.

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.

The position is subject to external funding from the Research Council of Norway

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


About the application


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

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. 

If, for any reason, you have taken a career break or have had an atypical career and wish to disclose this in your application, the selection committee will take this into account, recognizing that the quantity of your research may be reduced as a result.

The application must include: CV and certificates
Transcripts and diplomas for bachelor's-, master's- and PhD degrees. If you have not yet completed your PhD, you must provide confirmation on your estimated date for the doctoral dissertation, or that your PhD thesis has been submitted


Academic works – up to 10 published or unpublished publications- that you would like to be considered
A motivation letter for the position
Copy of your FELASA certificate if applicable
Documentation and detailed description of your experimental experience
Indicate which of the two postdoc positions you prefer
Name and contact information of three referees

If all, or parts, of your education has been taken abroad, we also ask you to attach documentation of the scope and quality of your entire education. Description of the documentation required can be found here. If you already have a statement from NOKUT, please attach this as well.

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 and interpersonal qualities. Motivation, ambitions, and potential will also count in the assessment of the candidates.


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

General information



NTNU believes that inclusion and diversity is a strength. We want our faculty and staff to reflect Norway’s culturally diverse population and we continuously seek to hire the best minds. This enables NTNU to increase productivity and innovation, improve decision making processes, raise employee satisfaction, compete academically with global top-ranking institutions and carry out our social responsibilities within education and research. NTNU emphasizes accessibility and encourages qualified candidates to apply regardless of gender identity, ability status, periods of unemployment or ethnic and cultural background.

NTNU is working actively to increase the number of women employed in scientific positions and has a number of resources to promote equality.


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.

A public list of applicants with name, age, job title and municipality of residence is prepared after the application deadline. If you want to reserve yourself from entry on the public applicant list, this must be justified. Assessment will be made in accordance with current legislation. You will be notified if the reservation is not accepted.


If you have any questions about the position, please contact Professor Catharina Davies, telephone +47 41666231, email Catharina.davies@ntnu.no. If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact Magnus Gautvik, e-mail: magnus.gautvik@ntnu.no.

If you think this looks interesting and in line with your qualifications, please submit your application electronically via jobbnorge.no with your CV, diplomas and certificates attached. Applications submitted elsewhere will not be considered. Upon request, you must be able to obtain certified copies of your documentation.

Application deadline: 22.05.23



11. Postdoctoral Fellow in Natural History and Machine Learning



This is NTNU


NTNU is a broad-based university with a technical-scientific profile and a focus in professional education. The university is located in three cities with headquarters in Trondheim.

At NTNU, 9,000 employees and 43,000 students work to create knowledge for a better world.

You can find more information about working at NTNU and the application process here.



About the job


The postdoctoral fellowship position is a temporary position where the main goal is to qualify for work in senior academic positions.

The position will apply machine learning approaches to extract data from natural history specimens and apply these to address ecological and taxonomic questions.

The ongoing climate and biodiversity crises necessitate biodiversity and ecological knowledge based on data at relevant temporal and spatial scales – this data can be derived from natural history collections. Norway has a rich history of natural history collections, dating back to the 18th Century. A substantial quantity of the natural history specimens held in Norway’s museums are digitized, detailing the taxon sampled, date and location published online. The NTNU University Museum has over one million natural history objects dating from the 1700s to present, many of these, in particular the vascular plant herbarium, are already photographed. These collections will be the main focus of the postdoctoral fellowship.

The position is based in Trondheim with Professor James D. M. Speed, and will collaborate with a group of ecologists and taxonomists at the Department of Natural History and more widely. The postdoctoral fellow will have the opportunity to undertake a research visit with Assistant Professor Emily Meineke at the University California Davis, USA.


Duties of the position
Train machine learning models to extract ecological and taxonomic relevant data (such as functional traits, characters states etc.) from natural history specimens (including images or scans of the specimens).
Develop and curate workflows and pipelines for extraction of ecological and/or taxonomic data from natural history specimens.
Coordinate scanning or photographing of specimens as required.
Coordinate collection of training data from specimens for machine learning models.
Perform ecological or taxonomic analyses using the extracted data and lead the writing of manuscripts based on these.
Publish derived data openly and linked digitally to the specimens

Required selection criteria
You must have completed (or have submitted) a PhD in ecology or taxonomy with a strong computational or ecoinformatic component. Alternatively, candidates with a doctoral degree in image-based machine learning will be considered if combined with a strong interest, experience or applications in natural history or ecology.
Experience with applications of machine learning in ecology or taxonomy.
A working knowledge of Python or another modern programming language with relevance for machine learning (e.g., C++, Java)
Excellent written and oral English language skills



Preferred selection criteria
Experience in applying machine learning for image analyses
A working knowledge of the R language or other platform for statistical analyses
Evidence of ability to produce high quality scientific publications
Competence in handling and managing large datasets
Experience working with natural history collections

Personal characteristics
Analytical and structured
Solution-oriented
Ability to work independently as well as a strong team player
Innovative


Emphasis will be placed on personal and interpersonal qualities.


We offer
exciting and stimulating tasks in a strong international academic environment
an open and inclusive work environment with dedicated colleagues

Salary and conditions


As a Postdoctoral Fellow (code 1352) you are normally paid from gross NOK 563 500 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


The period of employment is 3 years (which includes one year duty work; these tasks are included under the “Duties of the position” section). The position is available from September 2023.

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 on a daily basis.

About the application


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

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. 

If, for any reason, you have taken a career break or have had an atypical career and wish to disclose this in your application, the selection committee will take this into account, recognizing that the quantity of your research may be reduced as a result.

The application must include: CV and list of publications.
Transcripts and diplomas for bachelor's-, master's- and PhD degrees. If you have not yet completed your PhD, you must provide confirmation on your estimated date for the doctoral dissertation, or that your PhD thesis has been submitted. Documentation of a completed doctoral degree must be presented before taking up the position.
A copy of the doctoral thesis.


Academic works - published or unpublished - that you would like to be considered in the assessment (up to 6 items). Joint works will be considered. Please attach a brief description of your contribution to multi-authored papers.
Cover letter describing how this position fits your career plan and interests, and how you are qualified and motivated for the position.
Candidates are also requested to submit a one-page research plan on how they intend to use their scientific background and research ambitions to address the research challenges of this position.
Name and contact information of three referees

If all, or parts, of your education has been taken abroad, we also ask you to attach documentation of the scope and quality of your entire education. Description of the documentation required can be found here. If you already have a statement from NOKUT, please attach this as well.

In the evaluation of which candidate is best qualified, emphasis will be placed on education, experience and personal and interpersonal qualities. Motivation, ambitions, and potential will also count in the assessment of the candidates.

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


General information



NTNU believes that inclusion and diversity is a strength. We want our faculty and staff to reflect Norway’s culturally diverse population and we continuously seek to hire the best minds. This enables NTNU to increase productivity and innovation, improve decision making processes, raise employee satisfaction, compete academically with global top-ranking institutions and carry out our social responsibilities within education and research. NTNU emphasizes accessibility and encourages qualified candidates to apply regardless of gender identity, ability status, periods of unemployment or ethnic and cultural background.

NTNU is working actively to increase the number of women employed in scientific positions and has a number of resources to promote equality.

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 continually maintain and improve your professional development and be flexible regarding any organizational changes.

A public list of applicants with name, age, job title and municipality of residence is prepared after the application deadline. If you want to reserve yourself from entry on the public applicant list, this must be justified. Assessment will be made in accordance with current legislation. You will be notified if the reservation is not accepted.

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Professor James D. M. Speed, telephone +47 73592251, email james.speed@ntnu.no. If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact HR Consultant Anne Karin Henning telephone +47 95881805, e-mail: anne.karin.henning@ntnu.no

If you think this looks interesting and in line with your qualifications, please submit your application electronically via jobbnorge.no with your CV, diplomas and certificates attached. Applications submitted elsewhere will not be considered. Upon request, you must be able to obtain certified copies of your documentation.

Application deadline: 25.05.2023

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