The Oslo Metropolitan University currently have an opening for a PhD position at the Department of Civil Engineering and Energy Technology, in the area of smart and advanced materials. The position will be for a period of three or four years. To be considered for the position, please check the eligibility and other information.
|Scholarship Sponsor||Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway|
|Scholarships level||PhD Fellowship|
|Fellowship Period||Three or Four Years|
|Study area||Civil Engineering and Energy Technology|
|Opening date||January 28, 2021|
|Closing date||February 25, 2021|
There are currently several active research groups at the Department of Civil Engineering and Energy Technology. The department is actively involved in the PhD program in Engineering Science. The PhD-program at TKD has a multidisciplinary profile and offers a variety of topics within engineering science. The program is a collaboration with the research center on digital engineering: SimulaMet. TKD is an important contributor to OsloMet’s strategic goal of being a leading provider of research and education for solving the big challenges for society – today and in the future.
For more information about the program, please see here.
Area of research
The Faculty of Technology, Art and Design currently have an opening for a PhD position at the Department of Civil Engineering and Energy Technology, in the area of smart and advanced materials. Smart cities, buildings and structures is a strategic research area for the Faculty of Technology, Art and Design. Smart structures represent a novel engineering approach that not only improves the safety of structures but also provides valuable opportunities to increase their service life and decrease their environmental impact.
One focus area of the Department of Civil Engineering and Energy Technology within this field is smart materials. Smart materials can be defined as highly engineered materials that respond intelligently to their environment and be sensible and interactive. On a broader level, one can include advanced engineered materials that are optimized for its purpose. In this context, we will consider smart materials that are employed in the field of structural engineering.
This can involve the study of unconventional materials such as shape memory alloys like self-sensing concrete and smart skins and engineered or functionally graded materials or even 3D printed/additive manufactured materials. The potential of using finite element modelling and material modelling, together with artificial intelligence and machine learning methods, will be investigated. Using the reality gap and data mining algorithms, we can develop a fundamental understanding of the behaviour of smart or advanced materials using real and virtual laboratory tests.
The main supervisor will be Professor Aase Reyes, Department of Civil Engineering and Energy Technology.
The deadline for applications isFebruary 25 2021
Main duties of the position
The position will be for a period of three or four years. A four-year period will include 25% compulsory work (teaching, lab, or project supervision responsibilities at the department). The PhD position presupposes admission to the Faculty’s PhD program. Candidates who apply for a four-year position also have to demonstrate good pedagogical skills and an interest in teaching and supervision.
You must have
- A Master’s degree in structural engineering or other relevant fields (mechanical engineering or marine structures) with 120 ECTS or equivalent with an average grade of A or B within a scale of A-E passing of grades, and Bachelor’s degree in the same fields with an average grade of C and higher.
- Excellent written and spoken English.
Candidates who already hold a PhD in the same or similar field may not apply.
We are looking for applicants with
- Motivation and potential for contribution in the field of research
excellent communication skills and ability to collaborate in teams under supervision
- The ability to work independently, systematically, take the initiative, plan, design and own direct work
It is important to OsloMet to reflect our region’s population, and all qualified candidates are welcome to apply. We make active endeavours to further develop OsloMet as an inclusive workplace and to adapt the workplace if required.
You are also welcome to apply for a position with us if you have experienced periods where you have not been in work, education or training.
In order to be considered for the position you must upload the following documents together with your online application by the final date for the application:
- Application letter, describing your motivations for applying to this fellowship as well as a short overview of the qualifications, technical skills, experience, and personal skills that make you an attractive candidate for a successful and productive completion of this work.
- CV and copies of diplomas/certificates including all grades.
Copy of MSc thesis
- A letter of motivation where you describe why you apply for this project and what makes you especially suited to finish a PhD (500-1000 words).
- Names and contact details of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, email, and telephone number).
- Candidates from universities outside Norway are kindly requested to include a Diploma Supplement or a similar document, which describes in detail the study and grade system and the rights for further studies associated with the obtained degree: https://ec.europa.eu/education/diploma-supplement_en
Applicants from countries where English is not the first language must present an official language test report. The following tests qualify as such documentation: TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) or Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE). Minimum scores are:
- TOEFL: 600 (paper-based test), 92 (Internet-based test).
- IELTS: 6.5, with no section lower than 5.5 (only Academic IELTS test is accepted).
The following applicants are exempt from the above-mentioned language requirements:
- Applicants from EU/EEA countries.
- Applicants who have completed one year of university studies in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the UK or USA.
- Applicants with an International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma.
Please apply electronically to this position.
All the documents must be written in English. Any translations must be authorized by the government. Originals must be presented if you are invited for an interview. OsloMet performs document inspections in order to give you as a candidate a proper evaluation and ensure fair competition.
Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered.
- An exciting job opportunity at Norway’s third-largest and most urban university
- The opportunity to collaborate with productive researchers in an interdisciplinary setting
- The opportunity to participate in various international research networks
- A dynamic working environment with challenging tasks in an area of substantial development
- Beneficial pension arrangements with the Norwegian State Pension Fund.
- Good employee welfare arrangements
- Working location in downtown Oslo with multiple cultural offers
If you would like more information about the position, feel free to contact:
- Professor Aase Reyes, email@example.com , +47 67 23 67 62
- If you have technical questions about uploading the application, please contact the HR Department, HRTKD@oslomet.no