Department of Marine Technology are looking for a Senior Research Fellow in
Marine Robotics for 28 Months
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About the position
The deliverables for the position will be focused around the development and
establishment of new research directions in marine robotics.
Join us to create better systems for underwater robotics research. Through new
infrastructure, we will create better solutions for future marine operations.
The opportunities in the ocean space need interdisciplinary research and novel
approaches to deliver robust, cost-effective systems operating in some of the
world's most challenging environments.
The Applied underwater robotics laboratory (AUR-Lab) together with NTNU AMOS
and NTNU VISTA CAROS have a productive and inspiring world-class research
environment combining the disciplines of marine technology, control
engineering and marine biology.
You will report to Professor Sverre Steen, Head of Department of Marine
Technology. In addition, the scope of work will be coordinated with Professor
Martin Ludvigsen, Director of NTNU Applied Underwater Robotics Laboratory/NTNU
AMOS/CAROS, Professor Asgeir J. Sørensen, NTNU AMOS/CAROS, and Professor Tor
Arne Johansen, NTNU AMOS.
Duties of the position
Participate in ongoing research activities on technology and methods for
mapping and monitoring the oceans including marine robotics platforms and
Seeking external funding through research grants and industrial partners
to expand our research program
Advising PhD and MSc students
Publishing research program results
Leading research cruises and field operations
Cultivating research partnerships with world-class academic teams and
Exploring commercialization of high-impact research outputs
Required selection criteria
PhD degree in Oceanographic Engineering or a similar relevant discipline
Experience leading international engineering research and fieldwork in
Solid track record of research output in marine robotics
Good skills in English and/or Norwegian language
Strong motivation for the subject
Capability to work efficiently both independently and in team
Service minded, flexible
Willingness to learn Norwegian
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
The position is part of a community at the Department of Marine Technology and
AMOS, consisting of researchers, PhD students, postdocs, and engineers.
Workplace will be at both the Department of Marine Technology and Trondhjem
Biological Station. Travel in connection with projects and cruise activity
must be expected.
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 1109 is remunerated at gross
from NOK 801.300 – 948.900 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 which is secured for 28 months.
The position is temporary but may be made permanent pending qualification and
funding at the Department of Marine Technology.
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
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
2-3 pages research plan
Overview of the projects you have managed, with information about funding,
duration and size.
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 Asgeir J.
Sørensen, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or Martin Ludvigsen, e-mail:
email@example.com. If you have any questions about the recruitment
process, please contact Oddny Øshus, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: 25.06.2021
NTNU - knowledge for a better world
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 technology related to the blue economy: oil and gas
extraction at sea, ship technology and the equipment industry, fisheries and
aquaculture. We also have a strong commitment to the development of
sustainable solutions for offshore renewable energy, coastal infrastructure,
and marine robotics. Marine technology helps to solve major global challenges
related to the environment, climate, energy, food and efficient transport. The
Department of Marine Technology is one of eight departments in the Faculty of
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