Research assistant within the hydraulic research group at NORWEGIAN UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY – NTNU

About the position

We have a vacancy for a Research Assistant within the Hydraulic Research Group of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. The employment period is a maximum of 2 years with the desired start on 01.08.2022.

The Research Assistant will primarily contribute to strengthening and further developing the teaching of the International Masters (MSc) Program in Hydropower Development (HPD). The position is particularly related to teaching duties (including student supervision) in the program and more. In addition, social contacts with students will be an important task as well as a mission related to the hydraulic research group.

You will report to the research group leader.

Job duties

  • Planning, coordination and management of the practical and teaching aspects of the two-year international master’s program in Hydropower Development (HPD), with English as the language of instruction
  • Contribute to the teaching of design, theory and method and the use of digital tools. This includes supervising students in the hydraulics lab and/or in other assignments
  • Assistance in the development of new assignments in the HPD program
  • Help organize social events, excursions and more for the HDP program, as well as the Hydraulic Research Group
  • Other Hydraulic Research Group duties may include participating in research projects in both academic writing, laboratory and field work

Selection criteria required

The position of research assistant must give you the opportunity to have an overview of the work and the scientific or artistic method. The missions are of an academic level and must consist of scientific or artistic assistance.

The appointment must be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning state employees and civil servants and the national guidelines for the appointment as doctor, post-doctoral fellow and research assistant.

  • Relevant candidates must have obtained a master’s degree in hydropower development or equivalent. You can apply if you are in the final phase of education and education will be completed by July 2022.
  • Good written and oral English skills

Preferred Selection Criteria

  • Fluency in the Scandinavian language will be an advantage

Personal characteristics

  • Good initiative and ability to work systematically and independently
  • Good collaboration and communication skills

We offer

Salary and conditions

Research assistants are paid under code 1020 according to skill and are normally paid a gross amount of NOK 475,800 per year before tax, depending on qualifications and seniority. For a period of 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. Candidates 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

The application and supporting documents to be used as the basis for assessment must be in English.

The publications and other scientific work that you wish to be taken into account in the evaluation 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
  • Motivation letter emphasizing interest in teaching and research activities.
  • Publications or other relevant research
  • Name and address of three arbitrators

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.

When evaluating the most qualified candidate, emphasis will be placed on education, experience and personal suitability.

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

A good work environment is characterized by diversity. We encourage qualified applicants to apply, regardless of gender, functional ability or 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 educational opportunities (including international schools) and opportunities to enjoy nature, culture and family life and has a low crime rate and clean air. own.

As an employee of NTNU, you must at all times adhere to the changes that the development of the subject implies and the organizational changes that are adopted.

Information Act (Offentleglova), your name, age, function and municipality may be made public even if you have requested that your name not be included in the list of candidates.

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Associate Professor Fjola Sigtryggsdottir, phone +47 91388447, email If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact HR Consultant Tone Måsøval Arntzen,

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-130/22 when applying.

Application deadline: 31.05.2022

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 Civil and Environmental Engineering

We carry out research and teaching in civil and transport engineering, technical planning, structural engineering, water and wastewater engineering, and hydraulic engineering. Graduates of our programs become employees – in the public and private sectors – with a sustainability mindset combined with competitive knowledge and skills. The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is one of the eight departments of the Faculty of Engineering.

Deadline May 31, 2022
Employer NTNU – Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Municipality Trondheim
Scope Full time
Duration Temporary
place of service Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

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