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Faculty of Engineering
Department of Energy and Process Engineering

Researcher on Climate and Atmospheric Sience (IV-160/17)

The Industrial Ecology Programme at the Department of Energy and Process Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) announces a permanent position as researcher on project “Climate and Atmospheric Science” at the center SFI smart maritime (2015-2023).

Information about the Department, Programme and Project

The Department of Energy and Process Engineering has 37 faculty positions. It is host for the Industrial Ecology Programme. Other scientific groups comprise Thermal Energy, Industrial Process Engineering, Energy Supply and Climatization of Buildings, as well as Fluid Engineering. The Industrial Ecology Programme has 6 faculty positions, 15 senior and postdoctoral researchers and 20 PhD and Junior researchers. The unit is led by Professor Anders Hammer Strømman.

Industrial Ecology is engaged in climate change mitigation, life cycle assessment, material flow analysis and environmental input-output analysis across multiple sectors. Current research activities are funded by national and European agencies, as well as industrial partners. There is a long tradition of working on both industrial and policy applications. Key faculty staff currently serves or recently have served as members of the IPCC, the UNEP Resource panel and IEA task forces.

SFI Smart Maritime is a center for research based innovation. Its vision is the greening of maritime transport, enabling the Norwegian maritime cluster to be world leading in environmentally friendly shipping by 2025.  The center is led by Sintef Oceans with NTNU Department of Marine Technology and The Industrial Ecology Programme as research partners. The center includes around 20 partners across design, shipbuilding, equipment, operators and NGOs. The Industrial Ecology Programme is responsible for the climate and environmental assessments in the centre. These assessments span from individual ship designs, via fleets and trades up to global scenarios. The SFI Smart Maritime center is funded by the Norwegian research council, research and industrial partners for the period (2015-2023), with mid-term evaluation in 2020.

Job description

We are seeking a candidate that is highly capable and motivated to advance the research frontier in the interface between climate and atmospheric sciences and maritme and naval engineering. 

We are looking for candidates who meet the following evaluation criteria: 1) The applicants must have a PhD-degree in climate or atmospheric sciences. 2) The applicants must have more than 5 years experience as researcher in the field. 3) The applicants should have experience with research on both earth system as well as chemical transport models. 4) The applicants should be a proficient programmer and have experience with installation and running of models in HPC environments. 5) The applicants should have a solid publication record in peer reviewed journals. 6) Experience with climate mitigation research is expected. 7) The applicants should have experience in managing or co-managing projects, organizing meetings and workshops. 8) The candidate must have good communication skills and experience with dissemination in media. 9) The successful candidate should be a team player but also with the ability of working independently. 10) Fluency in written and spoken Norwegian and English is a must.

It is assumed that newly-employed staff in academic positions who do not already master a Scandinavian language are to obtain within three years knowledge of Norwegian or another Scandinavian language at an equivalent standard to level three in the Norwegian for Foreigners courses provided at the Department of Applied Linguistics. The University provides such courses.


Depending on qualifications and academic background, Researchers code 1109 will be remunerated at a minimum of NOK 485 700 per year before tax. Normal wage level is NOK 485 700 - NOK 643 500, of which 2% is deducted for the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund from gross salary.

The appointment of the Researcher will be made according to Norwegian guidelines for universities and university colleges and to the general regulations regarding university employees.

Further information on the Researcher position may be obtained from Head of Department, Professor Olav Bolland olav.bolland@ntnu.no, phone +47 91897209 or Professor Anders Hammer Strømman, anders.hammer.stromman@ntnu.no, phone +47 91897993.

The appointment is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants. The position adheres 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.

The application should contain:
• A cover letter describing the motivation of the candidate, research plan and research interests
• CV including information pertaining to the given qualifications and a full list of publications with bibliographical references
• Testimonials and certificates
• The most important publications that are relevant for the evaluation of the applicant’s qualifications (maximum 10 publications)
• A brief description of the scientific/technological relevance of the candidate's  research
• Information about educational experience, including teaching experience, development of study programs, curricula, and development of teaching methods and the learning environment
• Information about dissemination, outreach, and collaboration with industry and public institutions
• Other documents which the applicant would find relevant.

Joint work will be evaluated. If it is difficult to identify the contributions from individuals in a scientific collaboration, applicants are to enclose  a short summary of her/his contribution.

Applicants are asked to submit the application in English with regard to the evaluation process. Applications are to be submitted via the link on this page. The file number for the position is to be clearly stated on the application. Mark the application with IV-160/17.

Deadline for application: 30 July 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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    30. juli 2017
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