3rd February 2023
The Department of Marin Technology has a vacancy for a
PhD Candidate within Hydrogen Electric Propulsion
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About the job
For a position as a PhD Candidate, the goal is a completed doctoral education up to an obtained doctoral degree.
The proposed PhD position at the Department of Marine Technology , is connected to the newly established Centre for environment-friendly energy research - FME HYDROGENi , which is dedicated to research and innovation within hydrogen and ammonia for a zero-carbon future. In HYDROGENi, you will find an exceptional portfolio of industrial and academic partners, centered around NTNU and SINTEF and including broad industries covering the hydrogen value chain from production to energy conversion and end-use. The PhD project will focus on the development of hybrid power systems for zero-emission propulsion incorporating fuel cells and energy storages. Given the new and emerging research area, the proposed PhD topic may cover flexible research questions from marine power system modeling and architecture, control design, energy management and optimization. The detailed research plan will be shaped based on the interest of the successful candidate. The research work will be performed in collaboration with industrial partners including Kongsberg Maritime .
The successful candidate will be supervised by Associate Professor Mehdi Zadeh and Professor Ingrid Utne.
Duties of the position
- Perform high-quality scientific research and publish the outcome through relevant channels.
- Take part in the experimental activities such as lab setup development and lab testing.
- Be a cooperative member of the project team and collaborate with other project partners.
- Contribute to the activities of the research lab Marine Electrification at NTNU.
Required selection criteria
- You must have a professionally relevant background in one or more of the disciplines: marine technology and cybernetics, electrical engineering, control engineering, hybrid power and energy systems, and optimization.
- Your education must correspond to a five-year Norwegian degree program, where 120 credits are obtained at master's level.
- You must have a strong academic background from your previous studies and an average grade from the master's degree program, or equivalent education, which is equal to B or better compared with NTNU's grading scale . If you do not have letter grades from previous studies, you must have an equally good academic basis. If you have a weaker grade background, you may be assessed if you can document that you are particularly suitable for a PhD education.
- Master's students can apply, but the master's degree must be obtained and documented by August 2023.
- You must meet the requirements for admission to the faculty's doctoral program (https://www.ntnu.edu/studies/phiv )
- Good English skills written and oral.
The appointment is to be made in accordance with Regulations concerning the degrees of Philosophiae Doctor (PhD) and Philosodophiae Doctor (PhD) in artistic research national guidelines for appointment as PhD, post doctor and research assistant
Preferred selection criteria
- Experience from industry and/or experience from working in projects with multiple partners.
- Experimental/hands-on experience.
- Strong analytical skills.
- Good communication skills, and familiarity with professional environment.
- Positiveness and dedication.
- Ability and motivation to work as part of a cross-disciplinary research team. The candidate is expected to expand his/her knowledge in other fields.
- Sustainability matters. Working with this subject, you may be committed to a sustainable society.
- Motivation for fundamental scientific research of practical relevance.
Emphasis will be placed on personal and interpersonal qualities.
- exciting and stimulating tasks in a strong international academic environment
- an open and inclusive work environment with dedicated colleagues
- favourable terms in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
- employee benefits
Salary and conditions
As a PhD candidate (code 1017) you are normally paid from gross NOK 501 200 per annum before tax, depending on qualifications and seniority. From the salary, 2% is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.
The period of employment is 3 years.
Appointment to a PhD position requires that you are admitted to the PhD programme in Engineering within three months of employment, and that you participate in an organized PhD programme during the employment period.
The engagement is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants, and the acts relating to Control of the Export of Strategic Goods, Services and Technology. Candidates who by assessment of the application and attachment are seen to conflict with the criteria in the latter law will be prohibited from recruitment to NTNU.
After the appointment you must assume that there may be changes in the area of work.
It is a prerequisite you can be present at and accessible to the institution 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.
The application must include:
- CV and certificates.
- transcripts and diplomas for bachelor's and master's degrees. If you have not completed the master's degree, you must submit a confirmation that the master's thesis has been submitted.
- A copy of the master's thesis (if available). If you recently have submitted your master's thesis, you can attach a draft of the thesis. Documentation of a completed master's degree must be presented before taking up the position.
- Name and contact information of three referees.
- If you have publications or 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, 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 work, 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 following evaluation criteria for research quality according to The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment - DORA.
Working at NTNU
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.
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 Mehdi Zadeh, email email@example.com. If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact Marit Gjersvold, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: 03.02.2023
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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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3rd February 2023
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