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Faculty of Engineering
Department of Energy and Process Engineering


PhD position in Material Flow Analysis (MFA) and spatial modelling (IV-134/17)

The Department of Energy and Process Engineering at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) is seeking a PhD student to develop a spatially explicit model and scenarios for the Norwegian phosphorus cycle. The PhD student will be involved in the project “Nutrients in a Circular Bioeconomy: Barriers and opportunities for Mineral Phosphorus Independence in Norway” (MIND-P).

The goal of the MIND-P project is to explore pathways towards independence from mineral phosphorus fertilizer use through improved recycling with a focus on manure and fish sludge, the two largest sources of secondary phosphorus in Norway. The project will be conducted in co-operation with partners from agricultural sciences, from aquaculture sciences, and from industrial ecology. The PhD student will use spatially explicit modelling to address the challenges related to nutrient management and food security. The MIND-P project further aims at the development of a Norwegian Phosphorus Platform, and this PhD project will inform and be informed by this platform.

The research involves developing a spatially explicit model for phosphorus stocks and flows in order to evaluate different strategies for improving resource efficiency. Therefore, the successful candidate should be able to demonstrate a strong background in computer programming, geomatics or engineering. Demonstrated experience in one or more of the following is required: spatial analysis, mathematics, modelling and/or programming. Good communication skills are highly relevant for this project. Knowledge of the Norwegian language is an advantage. The candidate should further be willing to work both independently and in teams with other researchers across disciplines.

PhD Candidates are remunerated in code 1017, and are normally remunerated at gross NOK 432, 300 before tax. There will be a 2 % deduction to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund from gross wage.

Engagement as a PhD 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. The goal of the positions is to obtain a PhD degree. Applicants will engage in an organized PhD training program, and appointment requires approval of the applicants plan for a PhD study within three months from the date of commencement.

The research position is set for a duration of 3 years towards the degree of PhD.

For further information and informal enquiries about the position please contact Prof. Daniel B. Müller, Department of Energy and Process Engineering, NTNU, Trondheim. Email: daniel.mueller@ntnu.no.

See http://www.ntnu.edu/ivt/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. Women are encouraged to apply.

The application
The application must contain information of educational background and work experience. Certified copies of transcripts and reference letters should be enclosed. Applications with CV, grade transcripts and other enclosures should be submitted via this webpage. Mark the application with IV-134/17.

Anticipated commencement: in agreement with the Department, as soon as possible.

Application deadline: May 31, 2017.

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.


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    31. mai 2017
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