The Department of Engineering Cybeernetics has a vacancy for a
Researcher in Remote Sensing Systems
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About the position
We have a vacancy for a full-time permanent position as researcher in the
field of Remote Sensing Systems at NTNU's Department of Engineering
Cybernetics. Engineering cybernetics is about automatic control and monitoring
of technical and natural systems. This field is at the front of the
technological development, where research on remote sensing systems is rooted
in the strategic areas of autonomous systems, small satellites and AI at the
Faculty for Information Technologies and Electrical Engineering at NTNU.
The workplace is at NTNU Gløshaugen, Trondheim. The position is associated
with the NTNU SmallSat-Lab, the UAV-lab and the Centre for Autonomous Marine
Operations and Systems (AMOS).
You will report to the head of department.
Duties of the position
The researcher will participate in various research projects related to remote
sensing using aerial vehicles (drones) and small satellites. Particular
focus is on hyperspectral imaging for ocean observation where NTNU's HYPSO-1
and HYPSO-2 satellites and the SeaBee national infrastructure are key assets.
Many of the projects will involve close collaboration within the department,
students, other parts of NTNU, external research partners, industry and end
The position is interdisciplinary and involves collaboration with scientists
in physics, chemistry, biology, materials, ocean sciences, electronics,
computer science and mathematics.
The main work tasks will be:
Research and development related to hyperspectral imaging and data
processing, ranging from instrument development/integration, to processing
algorithms and software development
Applications of hyperspectral imaging to earth and ocean observation,
mapping, surveillance and industrial inspection
Development and operation of research experimental infrastructure at NTNU
such as the SmallSat-lab (HYPSO-1 and HYPSO-2 satellites), UAV-lab and
the SeaBee national infrastructure
Field experiments involving UAV and small satellite operations, flight
testing and ground-truthing
Project management, planning, coordination, risk and quality management
Develop partnerships and applications for external funding
Supervision of master and doctoral students
Publication, dissemination and public outreach
The position will also contribute to other tasks related to the department's
ongoing research and education activities. The working area of the position
can change in order to serve the department's needs.
Some travelling must be expected in connection with field operations and
Required selection criteria
The following requirements are necessary for the position:
Doctoral degree in a relevant area such as cybernetics, remote sensing,
physics or informatics
Expertise in remote sensing using hyperspectral imaging for earth and
Expertise on development and use of data processing algorithms for remote
sensing based on hyperspectral imaging
Good communication skills in English both orally and in writing well as
master Norwegian or be prepared to learn Norwegian
The autonomous vehicle research at NTNU has civilian objectives. However, some
of the equipment being used is subject to export regulations or other
limitations such as ITAR (International Traffic in Arms Regulations), and
the position requires that the applicant has permission to use such equipment.
Applicants who are citizens of Norway, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Sweden
or NATO countries will satisfy the requirements.
Preferred selection criteria
Experience with development or operations of micro- or cube-satellites
Experience with field campaigns and integration and use of remote sensing
from unmanned aerial vehicles
Experience with writing research proposals, and proven ability to attract
funding for research
Experience with student supervision
Interdisciplinary experience and skills
Experience with project management, planning, and coordination
Interest in innovation and entrepreneurship
Valid driver's license in Norway equivalent to class B
Personal skills will be given large weight. It is important that the person
being hired is systematic, can contribute to management and administrative
work, has good collaboration skills, an interdisciplinary mindset, and will
enjoy working with both employees and students. It is also important that this
person is flexible, can work efficiently in multiple projects at the same
time, shows willingness to take initiative and responsibility, and contribute
with creative solutions in exciting research projects.
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
Salary and conditions
The gross salary for the position of researcher (code 1109) is normally
remunerated at gross from NOK 560 000 – 760 000 before tax per year, depending
on qualifications and seniority. From the salary, 2% is deducted as a
contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund,
The engagement is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force
concerning State Employees and Civil Servants, 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 criteria in the latter law will be prohibited from recruitment to NTNU
The position is subject to external funding.
It is a prerequisite that you can be present at and accessible to the
About the application
The application and supporting documentation must be in English.
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
If, for any reason, you have taken a career break or have had an atypical
career and wish to disclose this in your application, the selection committee
will take this into account, recognizing that the quantity of your research
may be reduced as a result.
The application must include:
CV, certificates and diplomas
A motivation letter (1-2 pages) explaining your motivation and how your
background suits the position.
Academic works - published or unpublished - that you would like to be
considered in the assessment (up to 10 works)
Name and address of three referees
Incomplete applications may not be considered.
Joint works will be considered. If it is difficult to identify your
contribution to joint works, you must attach a brief description of your
In the assessment of the best qualified applicant, we will emphasize
education, experience and personal suitability as well as your motivation for
NTNU is committed to following evaluation criteria for research quality
according to The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment - DORA. This
means that we pay special attention to the quality and professional breadth of
these works. We also consider experience from research management and
participation in research projects. We place great emphasis on your scientific
work from the last five years.
A good work environment is characterized by diversity. We encourage qualified
candidates to apply, regardless of their gender, functional capacity or
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
Under the Freedom of 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.
If you have any questions about the position, please contact Professor Tor
Arne Johansen, telephone +47 917 22 765, email email@example.com. If
you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact e-mail:
Please submit your application and supporting documentation via jobbnorge.no.
If you are invited for interview, you must bring certified copies of
certificates and diplomas. Mark the application with reference number:
Application deadline: 19.12.2021.
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Department of Engineering Cybernetics (ITK)
Engineering cybernetics is the study of automatic control and monitoring of
dynamic systems. We develop the technologies of tomorrow through close
cooperation with industry and academia, both in Norway and internationally.
The Department contributes to the digitalization, automation and robotization
of society. The Department of Engineering Cybernetics is one of seven
departments in the Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical
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