The Department of Industrial Economics and Technology Management has a vacancy
Postdoctoral Fellow position in Energy Systems Modelling
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About the position
There is a temporary position available at the Department of Industrial
Economics and Technology Management (IØT) as Postdoctoral Fellow for a
period of 3 years. The position is resident at NTNU's campus in Trondheim,
Norway. The position is connected to the Managerial Economics, Finance and
Operations Research group at the Department of Industrial Economics, and
Technology Management and the Faculty of Economics and Management will be your
For more information about the department, see www. ntnu.no/iot.
The position is part of the European Forum for Energy and Climate Transition
(EFECT) recently created by NTNU and key European research institutes. The
candidate will have the opportunity to work on European Union projects in the
design of energy systems. There will also be flexibility and time for the
candidate to work on own individual research initiatives and ideas.
The EFECT Forum brings together interdisciplinary European experts in energy
and climate modelling addressing questions concerning energy and climate
The core activities in EFECT include defining modelling missions and research
challenges, discussing results at bi-annual workshops, organize calls for
contributions and publishing. The objective of EFECT is to analyze (national
and European level) energy transition strategies for climate neutrality based
on a diversified set of modelling approaches.
The postdoctoral fellow is also expected to work half of the time on H2020
projects funded by the European Commission. These projects focus on the
integration of renewable energy sources (wind and solar power), from
distribution grids and neighborhoods up to national or European level analyses
on decarbonization strategies.
The post doc will be in the section of Managerial Economics, Finance and
Operations Research and focus on economic modelling and optimization related
to energy-climate transitions. The position is part of the NTNU Energy
Transition Initiative (https: // www. ntnu.edu/energytransition).
Duties of the position
This position will jointly develop activities and research challenges
(modelling missions) in the Forum
Develop and engage into research activities in EU projects
The position also allows for the postdoctoral fellow to carry on own
research activities and ideas,
Contribute to energy transition analysis and modelling activities in the
The methodologies used are based on competence from optimization, economics
and business economics as well as energy systems modelling.
Completion of a Norwegian doctoral degree in operations research, energy
economics, power systems or a closely related field, or corresponding
foreign doctoral degree recognized as equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral
degree is required. Candidates in the final stages of their PhD may also
Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English
Project management or project development experience
Medium experience with optimization and energy systems modelling
Publication of applicant's research in recognized international journals
within the field
Excellent communication skills with both technical and administrative
Experience from work in EU or national research projects
Climate modelling experience would be considered an important advantage.
We are looking for a highly motivated, quality oriented, conscientious,
creative and independent scientist. S/he should enjoy interdisciplinary
research and be a team player. A self-driven, structured and proactive
attitude will be central for this position.
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
exciting and stimulating tasks in a strong international academic
an open and inclusive work environment with dedicated colleagues
favourable terms in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
Attractive Norwegian social welfare scheme including family benefits, home
loans, Insurance and pensions in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
Information about Working and living in Norway can be found at the following
link: https:// www. nyinorge.no/en/Ny-i-Norge-velg-sprak/New-in-Norway/
Salary and conditions
Postdoctoral candidates are remunerated in code 1352, presently at gross NOK
553 500,- 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 3 years.
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, post doctor and research assistant and the acts relating
to Control of the Export of Strategic Goods, Services and Technology.
Candidates who by assessment of the application and attachment are seen to
conflict with the criterias in the latter law will be prohibited from
recruitment to NTNU.
After the appointment you must assume that there may be changes in the area of
NTNU is committed to following evaluation criteria for research quality
according to The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment - DORA.
Any statutory leave will be added to the employment period.
The position is subject to external funding.
It is a prerequisite you can be present at and accessible to the institution
on a daily basis.
About the application
Applications must include:
A CV with information on education, previous research experience, together
with authorized documentation of certificates and study records.
Academic work (not master thesis). Joint work will be evaluated. If it
is difficult to identify the contributions from individuals in a joint
piece of work, applicants should enclose a short descriptive summary of
what she/he contributed to the work.
A complete publication list.
Publications and other scientific work must follow the application. Please
note that applications are only evaluated based on the information available
on the application deadline. You should ensure that your application shows
clearly how your skills and experience meet the criteria which are set out
If all, or parts, of your education has been taken abroad, we also ask you to
attach documentation of the scope and quality of your entire education. If you
already have a statement from NOKUT, please attach this as well.
Working at NTNU
A good work environment is characterized by diversity. We encourage qualified
candidates to apply, regardless of their gender, functional capacity or
The city of Trondheim is a modern European city with a rich cultural scene.
Trondheim is the innovation capital of Norway with a population of 200,000.
The Norwegian welfare state, including healthcare, schools, kindergartens and
overall equality, is probably the best of its kind in the world. Professional
subsidized day-care for children is easily available. Furthermore, Trondheim
offers great opportunities for education (including international schools)
and possibilities to enjoy nature, culture and family life and has low crime
rates and clean air quality.
As an employee at NTNU, you must at all times adhere to the changes that the
development in the subject entails and the organizational changes that are
Information Act (Offentleglova), your name, age, position and municipality
may be made public even if you have requested not to have your name entered on
the list of applicants.
Questions about the position can be directed to Dr. Pedro Crespo del Granado,
+47 458 49 710 / firstname.lastname@example.org, Professor Anne Neumann, + 47 7341 2218 /
email@example.com or Professor Asgeir Tomasgard, firstname.lastname@example.org
/+47 930 58 771.
If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact HR
Consultant Hilde Selli Egelie, e-mail: email@example.com.
Please submit your application electronically via jobbnorge.no with your CV,
diplomas and certificates. Applications submitted elsewhere will not be
considered. Diploma Supplement is required to attach for European Master
Diplomas outside Norway. Chinese applicants are required to provide
confirmation of Master Diploma from China Credentials Verification (CHSI).
Application deadline: 01.10.2021
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