Research assistant at the Waterpower lab

Updated: about 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 23 May 2022

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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 42,000 students work to create knowledge for a better world.

About the position

At the Department of Energy and Process Engineering we have a vacancy for a position as a research assistant (100 % full time) with start date 1st of August 2022.

The Department is doing education and research within the entire energy filed and has for the time being approximately 50 permanent scientific staff and 100 PhD students. There are 15 administrative staff members and 20 technical staff members. The Department has experienced significant growth in the last years. The focus on external projects is high, and the project portfolio is big. We are doing research on the entire value chain of energies, from energy source to end-users. The Department has a good work environment, and all employees are responsible for maintaining and contributing to this.

Duties of the position
  • Responsibilities for training of project and master students in operating the test rigs in the Waterpower laboratory.
  • Responsibilities in assisting laboratory experiments and training exercises in the courses TEP 4195 Turbomachinery, TEP 4200 Construction, operation and maintenance of hydraulic machinery and TEP 4175 Design of a Wind turbine.
  • Correcting of exam papers in Fluid mechanics and Thermodynamics.
  • Supervision during training exercises in TEP 4100/TEP 4110 Fluid mechanics.

In addition, the applicant must be prepared to join in two excursions, one in Norway and one abroad. Changes to the duties of the position is to be expected, depending on what is needed by the Department.

Required selection criteria
  • Master level education for a study programme in Mechanical Engineering, Energy and Environmental Engineering, or equivalent.
  • Recent graduate or in the first stages of the career.
  • Good English skills, both written and oral.

The position as Research Assistant should give you the opportunity to gain insight into scientific or artistic work and method. The assignments are at an academic level and must consist of scientific or artistic assistance.

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

Preferred selection criteria
  • Experience from NTNU in general and The Department of Energy and Process Engineering and Waterpower laboratory in particular.
  • Females are encouraged to apply.

Personal characteristics

Being an initiator, motivated towards planning and execution and a being a relationship builder is characteristics that match well with the duties of the position. Personal characteristics will be given weight in the evaluation process.

We offer
Salary and conditions

Research assistants are remunerated in code 1020 depending on competence, and are normally remunerated at gross from NOK 407 500 per annum before tax, depending on qualifications and seniority.

The position runs for a a period of two 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 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. 

The application must include:

  • CV, certificates and diplomas
  • Transcript of records, preferably in English 
  • Name and address of two referees

Joint works will be considered. If it is difficult to identify your contribution to joint works, you must attach a brief description of your participation.

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

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

General information

Working at NTNU

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

The city of Trondheim is a modern European city with a rich cultural scene. Trondheim is the innovation capital of Norway with a population of 200,000. The Norwegian welfare state, including healthcare, schools, kindergartens and overall equality, is probably the best of its kind in the world. Professional subsidized day-care for children is easily available. Furthermore, Trondheim offers great opportunities for education (including international schools) and possibilities to enjoy nature, culture and family life and has low crime rates and clean air quality.

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

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

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Associate Professor Pål-Tore Storli by telephone 73592518 or e-mail . If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact HR consultant Renate Fjellheim by e-mail: .

Please submit your application electronically via with your CV, diplomas and certificates. Applications submitted elsewhere will not be considered. Diploma Supplement is required to attach for European Master Diplomas outside Norway. Chinese applicants are required to provide confirmation of Master Diploma from China Credentials Verification (CHSI) .

If you are invited for interview you must include certified copies of transcripts and reference letters. Please refer to the application number IV - 125/22 when applying.

Application deadline: 23.05.2022

NTNU - knowledge for a better world

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

Department of Energy and Process Engineering

We conduct research and teaching covering the entire energy chain, from resources to the end-user. We look at how energy is produced and used by humans and machines in a sustainable way with regard to health, climate change and the resource base. The Department of Energy and Process Engineering  is one of eight departments in the Faculty of Engineering.

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