Postdoctoral fellowship within the Marine Systems Design Reengineering and Automation work with NORWEGIAN UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY – NTNU

About the position

The Department of Marine Technology at NTNU has a vacancy for a postdoctoral fellow under the DREAMS (Design Re-Engineering and Automation for Marine Systems) project.

The postdoctoral fellow position is a temporary position whose main objective is to qualify for work in senior academic positions.

The main objective of the DREAMS project will be to improve the efficiency and quality of ship design processes through re-engineering, modularization and automation. Specifically, we believe that by re-engineering the design process, combined with a higher degree of automation of selected tasks, we can reduce total resource expenditures in conceptual and baseline design by at least 30%. Additionally, by extending attention from primarily technical details to commercial and sustainability performance, we can better meet customer needs and expectations. And by disseminating the project results in naval architecture training programs, we can improve the medium and long-term implementation and use of new design methods and technologies in the Norwegian maritime industry.

As a postdoctoral fellow, you will work closely with Ulstein International, Pon Power, DNV and other industrial project partners. This involves being part of a team developing next-generation ship designs and business processes that will improve the competitiveness of Norwegian ship design companies.

Your immediate boss is the head of the department.

Selection criteria required

  • You must have obtained a Norwegian doctorate or a corresponding foreign doctorate recognized as equivalent to a Norwegian doctorate in naval architecture, marine or offshore technology, but a doctorate related to other fields, such as industrial economics, industrial engineering, mechanical engineering, industrial mathematics or similar may also be considered. If you can document that the doctoral thesis has been submitted, your application can be evaluated even if you have not yet defended your thesis. Documentation of the doctorate obtained must be presented before you can take up the position.
  • Excellent English skills (written and oral)

The appointment must be made in accordance with the Regulations on the Conditions of Employment for positions such as postdoctoral fellow, doctoral candidate, research assistant and specialist candidate.

Preferred Selection Criteria

  • Additional skill related to simulation model development, design methods, systems engineering and data modeling
  • Marine industry experience
  • Strong publication history throughout the PhD in high-level journals
  • Experience in systems analysis and design, preferably related to maritime industries
  • Experience in process modeling and analysis
  • High level of ICT skills
  • Written and oral skills in Norwegian
  • Experience and personality that will support research project management responsibilities

Personal characteristics

  • Good communication skills
  • Independent and motivated
  • Able to work in a team
  • Open, curious, innovative

Emphasis will be placed on personal and interpersonal qualities.

We offer

Salary and conditions

As a postdoctoral fellow (code 1352), you are normally paid from NOK 563,500 gross per year before tax, depending on qualifications and seniority. From the salary, 2% is deducted as a contribution to the pension fund of the Norwegian civil service

The term of employment is 2 years.

The engagement must be carried out in accordance with the regulations in force concerning employees and civil servants of the State and the laws relating to the control of the export of strategic goods, services and technologies. Applicants who, after evaluation of the application and attachment, are found to conflict with the criteria of the latter Act will be barred from recruitment at NTNU.

After the appointment, you should assume that there may be changes in the working area.

This is a prerequisite for being present and accessible to the establishment on a daily basis.

About the application

Publications and other scientific work must follow the application. Please note that applications are only assessed against the information available at the application deadline. You should ensure that your application clearly indicates how your skills and experience meet the criteria set out above.

The request must include:

  • CV, certificates and diplomas
  • transcripts and bachelor’s and master’s degrees. If you have not completed the master’s degree, you must submit confirmation that the master’s thesis has been submitted
  • A copy of the doctoral thesis. If you have recently submitted your doctoral thesis, you can attach a thesis project
  • Project proposal
  • Research plan
  • Name and address of three arbitrators
  • Publications or other relevant research

Joint work will be considered. If it is difficult to identify your contribution to joint work, you must attach a brief description of your participation.

In evaluating the most qualified candidate, emphasis will be placed on education, experience, and personal and interpersonal qualities. Motivation, ambitions and potential will also count in the evaluation of candidates.

NTNU is committed to following criteria for research quality assessment in accordance with the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment – DORA.

general informations

Working at NTNU

NTNU believes that inclusion and diversity is a strength. We want our faculty and staff to reflect the cultural diversity of the Norwegian population and we continually seek to hire the best minds. This enables NTNU to increase productivity and innovation, improve decision-making processes, increase employee satisfaction, compete academically with the world’s top institutions, and meet our social responsibilities. in education and research. NTNU emphasizes accessibility and encourages qualified applicants to apply regardless of gender identity, ability, periods of unemployment, or ethnic and cultural background.

The city of Trondheim is a modern European city with a rich cultural scene. Trondheim is Norway’s innovation capital with a population of 200,000. The Norwegian welfare state, including health care, schools, kindergartens and general equality, is probably the best of its kind in the world. Subsidized professional day care for children is easily accessible. Additionally, Trondheim offers great education opportunities (including international schools) and opportunities to enjoy nature, culture and family life and has a low crime rate and clean air. own.

According to the Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova), your name, age, function and municipality may be made public even if you have asked not to be put on the list of candidates.

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Professor Stein Ove Erikstad, telephone +47 932 01 255, email: If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact Marit Gjersvold, email:

Please submit your application electronically via with your CV, diplomas and certificates. Applications submitted elsewhere will not be considered. The Diploma Supplement must be attached for European Master’s degrees outside Norway. Chinese applicants are required to provide confirmation of master’s degree from China Credentials Verification (CHSI).

If you are invited for an interview, you must include certified copies of transcripts and letters of reference. Please refer to the application number IV-191/22 when applying.

Application deadline: 08.11.2022

NTNU – knowledge for a better world

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) creates knowledge for a better world and solutions that can change everyday life.

Department of Marine Technology

We develop methods and technologies related to the blue economy: offshore oil and gas extraction, ship technology and equipment industry, fishing and aquaculture. We are also strongly committed to the development of sustainable solutions for offshore renewable energy, coastal infrastructure and marine robotics. Marine technology helps solve major global challenges related to the environment, climate, energy, food and efficient transport. The Department of Marine Technology is one of the eight departments of the Faculty of Engineering.

Deadline November 8, 2022

Employer NTNU – Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Municipality Trondheim

Scope Full time

Duration Temporary

place of service Department of Marine Technology

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