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Postdoc/PhD position in Design and Engineer to Order Methods for Development of Large Scale Aluminium Structures (IV-118/17)

Faculty of Engineering Science

Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering



Postdoc/PhD position inDesign and Engineer to Order Methods for Development of Large Scale Aluminium Structures (IV-118/17)


About NAPIC:

The PhD/Postdoc position is connected to NTNU Aluminium Product Innovation Center (NAPIC), which is a newly-established collaboration between Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Faculty of Architecture and Design at the Norwegian University of science and Technology (NTNU). NAPIC is now announcing separately 5PhD/Postdoc positions in "Development of Innovative Methods and Technologies to Create Novel Products". The center is hosted by Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering—a part of Faculty of Engineering. NAPIC is a unique collaboration between NTNU, the aluminum manufacturing industry and select customers. The aim of NAPIC is to explore new aluminum product opportunities, employing a research-driven innovation approach based on cross-disciplinary collaboration between product design and development, manufacturing, materials technology and product applications. The vision is to become a world leader in research-driven aluminum product innovation.

NAPIC will leverage and utilize multi-disciplinary research for systematic product development and innovation, including key deliverables such as:


  • Knowledge on aluminum applications for future engineers;
  • Methods on how to organize future product development and innovation processes;
  • Case studies and demonstrators that promote and increase the use of aluminum;
  • Solutions for specific product and technology challenges from industry partners;
  • Innovation coaching through collaborative problem-solving sprints with the industry partners;
  • Establish RCN and EU funded research and technology development projects based on the needs and opportunities identified;
  • PhDs and Post Docs trained to solve current and future industrial challenges;
  • Spin-off companies based on commercial utilization of R&D results.

Requirements for the position

For an application to be considered, the applicant must prove commitment from a thesis supervisor/professor at NTNU. Also, a mandatory requirement is to attach a description (maximum 2 pages) of the research plan, developed together with his/her NTNU professor/supervisor. The PhD positions require a MSc degree or equivalent in related fields, and the Postdoc positions require a PhD degree. The successful applicants must be highly motivated and ambitious with excellent grades from his/her MSc (minimum average grade B). Proficiency to systematically carry out goal-oriented work, in combination with good skills to deliver oral and written presentation of research results, along with good collaborative capabilities will be emphasized. Excellent English skills—written and oral—are required.

The position include full financing for 2 years for Postdoc and 3 years for PhD. Work location is NTNU in Trondheim, Norway.


Conditions of appointment

PhD Candidates are remunerated in code 1017, and are normally remunerated with gross salary NOK 432 300 before tax. The Postdoc candidates are remunerated in code 1352, and are normally remunerated at gross salary from NOK 485,700 per annum before tax. There will be a 2 % deduction to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund from gross wage. As a member of the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund you are offered:

  • A good pension
  • A favorable housing loan interest
  • Good insurance schemes

Engagement as a PhD/Postdoc Candidate is done in accordance with “Regulation concerning terms and conditions of employment for the posts of post-doctoral research fellow, research fellow, research assistant and resident”, given by the Ministry of Education and Research of 19.07.2010. Applicants for a PhD will engage in an organized PhD training program, and appointment requires approval of the applicants plan for the PhD study within three months from the date of commencement. See www.ntnu.edu/phd for more information.


The engagement is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants. The positions adhere to the Norwegian Government's policy of balanced ethnicity, age and gender. Persons with immigrant background are encouraged to apply. NTNU´s objective is to increase the number of females in scientific positions. Female applicants are therefore encouraged to apply.


According to the new Freedom of Information Act, information concerning the applicant may be made public even if the applicant has requested not to be included in the list of applicants.


The application

Applications with CV, grade transcripts, diplomas, description of research plan and other enclosures should to be submitted electronically through www.jobbnorge.no. Applications submitted elsewhere will not be considered.


For further information about the position, please contact

Professor Torgeir Welo, torgeir.welo@ntnu.no, tel. +47 73593884

Professor Geir Ringen, geir.ringen@ntnu.no, tel. +47 41679834

Associate Professor Christer Westum Elverum, christer.elverum@ntnu.no


Mark the application with IV-118/17

If you intend to apply for several of the 5 separately announced positions (IV - 114, 115, 116, 117, 118 - 17), you have to apply separately for each one through www.jobbnorge.no.


Commencement date will be agreed later.


Application deadline is 05.06.2017.

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    5. juni 2017
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    Department Industrial and Mechanical Engineering
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