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The Department of Industrial Economics and Technology Management

Post-Doctoral Fellowship in stochastic optimization at FME NCCS- Norwegian CCS Centre


There is a temporary position available at the Department of Industrial Economics and Technology Management as Post-Doctoral Fellow within stochastic optimization at FME NCCS, for a period of two years.


The Department of Industrial Economics and Technology Management consists of 23 Professors, 9 Associate Professors, 7 Post Doctors and 27 Ph.D.-candidates. The department is organized into six sections:


  • Managerial Economics, Finance and Operations Research
  • Safety, Health and Environment (HMS)
  • Operations Management
  • Strategy and Business Development
  • Experts in teams
  • Economics and Management (Gjøvik)


The Post Doc will be part of Section for Managerial Economics, Finance and Operations Research.


The Role of CCS when reducing emissions in the European energy system and industry


NCCS is a research centre established in 2017 under the FME program with a budget of NOK 570 mill with a number of partners from research and industry. NCCS will ensure that Norway remains an international leader in Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) and work towards enabling the large scale European CCS with CO2 storage in the North Sea. The centre will contribute to the government's ambition to realize a full-scale CCS chain by 2020. The work in this PostDoc project will be in the interface between economics, optimization and technology. The position will be hosted by The Department of Industrial Economics and Technology Management.


Area of research


The project focuses on the role of carbon capture and storage in the European power sector and industry. There is a particular focus on:


  • understanding how natural gas value chains can provide clean and flexible power to the European markets in order to supplement renewables
  • understanding the role of natural gas with CCS for base load, peak demand or both
  • understanding the interaction between the power market and industry when building CCS infrastructure and markets
  • understanding the role of CCS in decarbonizing the Norwegian and European industry


The objective of the research is to create models that support the design of a CO2 infrastructure and understanding how it will be used by the power sector and industry. The optimization techniques will be based on stochastic integer programming. It is also of interest to study the interactions between the different players in the value chain, using economic theory to analyse contracts and markets.




Applicants have to address strictly the following selection criteria:




  • A highly motivated candidate with a PhD degree within operations research or optimization.
  • A high level of personal responsibility, initiative, and ability to work in a project team.
  • Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English.
  • Ability to work independently and to take initiatives.




  • Experience with stochastic programming , integer programming, energy markets, energy systems
  • Relevant publications in the topics above.
  • Experience with or formal education in economics
  • Excellent communication skills with both technical and administrative staff.


Salary and Working Conditions


Post-Doctoral Fellow is paid according to salary level 57 in the national salary sheme, gross NOK 40 475 per month, of which 2 % is deducted for the State Pension Scheme.


Engagement as a Post-Doctoral Fellow 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 successful applicant will be employed full-time by NTNU for a fixed period of 2 years.


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.


Anticipated commencement: 1. September 2017, or in agreement with the Department.


The application


The application must contain information of educational background and work experience. Certified copies of transcripts and reference letters should be enclosed.


Application should within deadline include:


  • motivation letter
  • CV
  • grade transcripts
  • PhD certificate
  • other enclosures such as recommendation letters and scientific publications.


Further information about the position may be obtained from Asgeir Tomasgard, Department of Industrial economics and technology management, NTNU, Trondheim. Email: asgeir.tomasgard@ntnu.no.


Application should not be sent to this email address but submitted via the dedicated link at the top-right corner of the vacancy notice on the NTNU website (“Søk stillingen”).


The application must be submitted via this webpage. The application sent to the contact persons will not be considered as relevant.


ID number: ØK-039. Application deadline: 06.08.2017


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