PhD position in Concept Ship Design for Future Low Emission Shipping Technology for SFI Smart Maritime WP4.1 (IV-84/19)

General information

We have a vacancy for a PhD position in Concept Ship Design for Future Low Emission Shipping Technology.

The position is focused on design and analysis of concept ships for low energy usage and low emission of greenhouse gases.

The objective of the position is to design a (set of) concept ship(s) that shows the potential of new/potential/emerging technology solutions in the future of low energy usage and low emission shipping.

The position shall as part of the innovation centre Smart Maritime through a (set of) concept ship(s) document the feasibility of new and emerging technologies as contributions for a future low emission shipping.

The concept ships(s) shall be designed to be prepared to utilize future results of technology development that can further lower emissions in cost-effective ways.

The performance of the concept ships shall also be documented through methods and models from the Smart Maritime innovation centre.

We offer

  • 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
Contact Person: Prof. Bjørn Egil Asbjørnslett (bjorn.e.asbjornslett@ntnu.no)

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0716 - Naval engineering

Venue

Venue:
, Norway

Application


Cost:

PhD candidates are remunerated in code 1017, and are normally remunerated at gross from NOK 449 400 before tax per year. From the salary, 2 % is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

The period of employment is 3 years without teaching duties required . Appointment to a PhD position requires admission to the PhD programme in Engineering (https://www.ntnu.edu/studies/phiv). 

As a PhD candidate, you undertake to participate in an organized PhD programme during the employment period. A condition of appointment is that you are in fact qualified for admission to the PhD programme within three months.


Prerequisites:

The PhD-position's main objective is to qualify for work in research positions. The qualification requirement is completion of a master’s degree or second degree (equivalent to 120 credits) with a strong academic background in Marine Technology, Naval architecture, Ship design, Marine hydrodynamics, Marine engineering or equivalent education with a grade of B or better in terms of NTNU’s grading scale. Applicants with no letter grades from previous studies must have an equally good academic foundation. Applicants who are unable to meet these criteria may be considered only if they can document that they are particularly suitable candidates for education leading to a PhD degree.

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

To qualify, the candidate must have a MS degree with the grade equivalent to B or better in terms of NTNU’s grading scale. Applicants with no letter grades from previous studies must have an equally good academic foundation. Applicants who are unable to meet these criteria may be considered only if they can document that they are particularly suitable candidates for education leading to a PhD degree.

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

Experience and interest in concept ship design is a requirement

A good understanding of technology qualification and assessment of performance improvement of a new  technology and solutions is important, as well as an understanding of how to best communicate improved solutions to a wider set of stakeholders

Other qualifications

  • Good written and oral English language skills. Applicants from non-English speak countries outside Europe must present an official language test report. The acceptable tests are 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)
  • CAE/CPE: grade B or A

Personal characteristics

  • Strong analytical skills
  • Good English communication skills, both oral and written
  • Positive attitude and interested in teamwork
  • Ability and motivation to work as a part of a cross-disciplinary research team
  • 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.

Application Procedure:

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.

Please submit your application electronically via jobbnorge.no with your CV, diplomas and certificates. Applicants invited for interview must include certified copies of transcripts and reference letters. Please refer to the application number IV-83/19 when applying.

Please note that we have a number of positions associated to SFI Smart Maritime in 2019. Within this application, please specify the fellowship number by indicating WP3.3.  If you plan to apply to more than one position, we kindly ask you to submit a full application to each position. 

Application deadline: 01.03.19

Qualification

Academic level: PhD
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