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The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) creates knowledge for a better world and solutions that can change everyday life.
Department of Electronic Systems
The digitalization of Norway is impossible without?electronic systems.?We are Norway's leading academic environment in this field, and contribute with our expertise in areas ranging from nanoelectronics, phototonics, signal processing, radio technology and acoustics to satellite technology and autonomous systems. Knowledge of electronic systems is also vital for addressing important challenges in transport, energy, the environment, and health. The Department of Electronic Systems is one of seven departments in the Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering .
Jobbnorge ID: 163136
At NTNU, creating knowledge for a better world is the vision that unites our 7 000 employees and 40 000 students.
We are looking for dedicated employees to join us.
We have a vacancy for a 100% position as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in "Detection and localization of marine mammals during seismic acqisition" at the Department of Electronic Systems (EIS). The position is affiliated with the Acoustics Group. The position requires training and expertise in physics, mathematics and acoustics or seismic.
The Postdoctoral position has a duration of two years.
This postdoctoral fellowship is financed by ARCEx. The Research Centre for Arctic Petroleum Exploration, ARCEx, is a research collaboration between academia and industry with support from the Research Council and Norwegian authorities. Through a common effort, ARCEx contributes to the understanding of the geology and resource potential of the high north. ARCEx develops new geophysical exploration techniques suitable for the Arctic and new models for environmental risk connected to operations in the north. Education and training is an integrated part of ARCEx. ARCEx is hosted by UiT The Arctic University of Norway in Tromsø.
The Acoustics Group:
The Acoustics Group (https://www.ntnu.edu/ies/acoustics-group) studies the generation, propagation and reception of sound waves, as well as transducers and related signal processing, in a wide range of scenarios: sound for the communication between humans (speech and music); the influence of sound (noise) on humans and animals; and technical uses such as for remote sensing, designing materials and devices for noise abatement, biodiversity assessment and underwater communication networks. The position reports to Head of Department.
Living in Trondheim:
Trondheim is situated by the Trondheim fjord in the middle of Norway. It is the third largest city in Norway but still small by European standards. It is known for having the atmosphere both of a small and a large city and is famous for its student friendly environment.
In all seasons Trondheim is an ideal place for those interested in outdoor life, whether your interest is by the sea or in the fjords, in the forest or in the high mountains. Trondheim is also a nice place to raise children. So, why not grasp this opportunity to boost the rest of your personal and professional life with some years in Trondheim?
For more information regarding moving to Trondheim, Norway and working at NTNU, please see: http://www.ntnu.edu/nirs
The post doc position will focus on new methods to detect and localize marine mammals in the vicinity of areas where marine seismic acquisition is performed. For some species, it might be possible to exploit signals recorded by conventional seismic streamers, and especially the fact that 3D seismic survey operations involve several long listening cables. For other species (especially toothed whales), the frequency range emitted by the animal is high which means that high frequency hydrophones are needed to record and analyze the signal properly. An additional research topic is to consider possibilities for passive listening when the seismic vessel is not shooting. Knowledge on analysis and processing of underwater acoustic data will be emphasized, including knowledge on acoustic diffraction theory.
A postdoctoral research fellowships is a qualification position in which the main objective is qualification for work in academic positions. Completion of a Norwegian doctoral degree in acoustics, geophysics, physics or mathematics or corresponding foreign doctoral degree recognized as equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree is required.
The appointment is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants and national guidelines for appointment as PhD, postdoctor and research assistant
Emphasis will also be placed on:
In the evaluation of which candidate is best qualified, emphasis will be placed on education, experience and personal suitability, as well as motivation, in terms of the qualification requirements specified in the advertisement
Postdoctoral candidates are remunerated in code 1352, and are normally remunerated at gross from NOK 515 200 before tax per year. From the salary, 2 % is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.
The period of employment is 2 years.
Appointment takes place on the terms that apply to State employees at any time, and after the appointment you must assume that there may be changes in the area of work.
A good work environment is characterized by diversity. We encourage qualified candidates to apply, regardless of their gender, functional capacity or cultural background. Under the Freedom of Information Act (offentleglova), information about the applicant may be made public even if the applicant has requested not to have their name entered on the list of applicants.
Questions about the position can be directed to Professor Martin Landrø, telephone +47 73594973 or +47 91897550, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the application:
Publications and other academic works that the applicant would like to be considered in the evaluation must accompany the application. Joint works will be considered. If it is difficult to identify the individual applicant's contribution to joint works, the applicant must include a brief description of his or her contribution.
Please submit your application electronically via jobbnorge.no with your CV, diplomas and certificates. Applicants invited for interview must include certified copies of transcripts and reference letters. Please refer to the application number 2019/817 when applying.
Application deadline: 15.03.2019