Research Assistants to support development of the digitalization string in the Marine Technology... (# of pos: 2)

Updated: about 1 month ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 19 Apr 2021

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About the position

We have vacancies for two Research Assistants at Department of Marine Technology . Both are 100% positions for a duration of up to 18 months.

We are seeking enthusiastic digital entrepreneurs with background in marine technology, or other relevant study program as computer science or engineering cybernetics, to help developing digital learning environments and teaching materials for the future. New digital platforms and technical solutions for interactive learning represent opportunities for improved and more dynamic teaching and learning environments. As highlighted in NTNU’s strategy project “Technology Studies for the Future”, NTNU’s engineering education should promote building of high-level digital competence.  

The positions will play an important role in developing new digital learning environments and teaching material for the marine technology string of courses - “marin-strengen”, and to develop, implement and test the digital teaching infrastructure in the study program. In particular, the work will focus on facilitating use of JupyterHub and Jupyter Notebooks – and similar interactive platforms, for learning in computationally oriented courses.

The candidates must be able to work both independently and as members of a team, collaborating with scientific and technical staff in the marine technology string of courses. There shall be time to pursue own research projects, giving the right candidate a possibility to prepare for a PhD-position later.

The appointed candidates will report to the department’s research group leaders.

Duties of the position
  • Development of digital learning environments, in close collaboration with the Digital Maritime research group and the Head of the Marine Technology Study Program
  • Development of digital learning material in a few selected courses, in close collaboration with course responsible and teaching assistants

Required selection criteria

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 .

  • The candidate should have a master’s degree in marine technology or from other relevant study programs
  • Good programming skills in Python
  • Good written and oral skills in English as well as in Norwegian

Preferred selection criteria

  • Experience from work as teaching assistant or similar

Personal characteristics
  • Positive attitude
  • Good cooperating skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Systematic

We offer
Salary and conditions

The position is remunerated in 1020. Employment is for a period of up to 18 months, as agreed with the 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.

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 that you want to be considered 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
  • Name and address of three 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.

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

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Bjørn Egil Asbjørnslett, telephone 004791897687, e-mail: or Lars Erik Holmedal, telephone 004773551198, e-mail: . If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact Michi Skorstad Murakami, 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-104/21 when applying.

Application deadline: 19.04.2021

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

Department of Marine Technology

We develop methods and technology related to the blue economy: oil and gas extraction at sea, ship technology and the equipment industry, fisheries and aquaculture. We also have a strong commitment to the development of sustainable solutions for offshore renewable energy, coastal infrastructure, and marine robotics. Marine technology helps to solve major global challenges related to the environment, climate, energy, food and efficient transport. The Department of Marine Technology  is one of eight departments in the Faculty of Engineering.

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