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Saturday, April 17, 2021

PhD position: Flexible optical metasurfaces

 

Are you a highly motivated physicist with a strong interest in blurring the boundaries between photonics and mechanics? We are seeking an excellent and ambitious PhD candidate to carry out interdisciplinary research on flexible optical metasurfaces.

A long-standing challenge for both fundamental and applied sciences is to devise new tools to actively manipulate physical signals – such as light, sound, or motion. During the past 20 years, metamaterials have become a particularly fruitful paradigm to control light or motion in unprecedented ways. By patterning materials at a length scale much smaller than the typical interaction length in the material, metamaterials can be designed that have man-made properties that cannot be found in nature. For instance, optical metasurfaces can now redirect and pattern light beams with nm-thick layers, and mechanical metamaterials can exhibit extreme and programmable shape-changes. Yet, despite these impressive advances, metamaterials research has so far been focused on restricted sets of properties: metamaterials allow the control of either light or motion, yet never simultaneously.

In this project, you will merge optical metasurfaces and mechanical metamaterials and leverage their combined advantages to realize mechanical programming of light fields.

Merging mechanical and optical metamaterials offers tantalizing prospects. Can the large and programmable deformations of mechanical metamaterials be transferred to the scale of photonic chips? How do mechanical reconfigurations of optical arrays change the nature of light-matter interactions? How to construct a multiscale description that captures hybrid mechanical-optical properties? We anticipate that addressing these fundamental research questions will lead to a new subfield for metamaterial research, that of flexible optical metasurfaces. This research will pave the way to the grand goal of realizing on-the-fly programmable control of optical wave fronts.

What are you going to do?

You are expected to perform fundamental research to push the limit of active metamaterials.

You will:

  • develop and fabricate micron-scale kirigami metamaterials and nanophotonic optical metasurfaces in the cleanroom of the AMOLF NanoLab Amsterdam;
  • design and create mechanically-programmable active optical metasurfaces;
  • perform optical experiments with mechanical stimuli;
  • construct a multiscale hybrid mechanics/optics model to support and guide the experiments;
  • present your results in international workshops and conferences;
  • work collaboratively between two research groups;
  • take part in the teaching efforts of both groups, including supervision of Bachelor and Master students.

What do we require?

We are looking for a candidate with:

  • a creative, curious and driven nature;
  • a strong background in physics and a Master’s degree in Physics, Mathematics, Engineering, Computational Science or a related field;
  • an eagerness to learn new techniques and to combine numerical simulations, theory and experiments;
  • excellent written and oral communication skills in English.

Other skills, experiences, and documents that would benefit your application:

  • previous experience in an optics lab, mechanics lab, or cleanroom fabrication;
  • demonstrated experience with programming and modelling software (matlab, python, Comsol, Lumerical);
  • scientific publications.

Our offer

We offer a temporary contract for 38 hours per week for the duration of 4 years (initial appointment will be for a period of 18 months and after satisfactory evaluation it can be extended for a total duration of 4 years). This should lead to a dissertation (PhD thesis). We will draft an educational plan that includes attendance of courses and (international) meetings. We also expect you to assist in teaching undergraduates and Master students. 

The salary, depending on relevant experience before the beginning of the employment contract, will be €2,395 to €3,061 (scale P) gross per month, based on a full-time contract of 38 hours a week. This is exclusive 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus. A favourable tax agreement, the ‘30% ruling’, may apply to non-Dutch applicants. The Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities is applicable.

Are you curious about our extensive package of secondary employment benefits like our excellent opportunities for study and development? Take a look here.

Questions?

Do you have questions about this vacancy? Or do you want to know more about our organisation? Please contact:

About the Faculty of Science and the the Institute of Physics

The Faculty of Science has a student body of around 7,000, as well as 1,600 members of staff working in education, research or support services. Researchers and students at the Faculty of Science are fascinated by every aspect of how the world works, be it elementary particles, the birth of the universe or the functioning of the brain.

This four-year PhD project will be carried out jointly in the 2D Nanophotonics lab headed by Jorik van de Groep and in the Machine Materials lab headed by Corentin Coulais, within the Institute of Physic of the University of Amsterdam. Both laboratories respectively focus on photonic and mechanical metamaterials and benefit from an exceptional scientific environment, in hard and soft condensed matter, computational physics and advanced materials. The Institute of Physics is part of the Faculty of Science.

Job application

The UvA is an equal-opportunity employer. We prioritise diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for everyone. We value a spirit of enquiry and perseverance, provide the space to keep asking questions, and promote a culture of curiosity and creativity.

Do you recognize yourself in the job profile? Then we look forward to receiving your application by 15 May 2021. You can apply online by using the link below. 

Please send your application as a single pdf document (please upload in the field marked 'CV') that includes:

  • a motivation letter (max 1 page) that explains why you are specifically interested in the fields of mechanical and photonic metamaterials;
  • a detailed curriculum vitae, including list of grades;
  • a pdf version of your MSc thesis (or if not finalized yet, an abstract);
  • if applicable, pdf versions of your scientific publications;
  • the name and email address of at least two referees, who will be asked to upload their recommendation letters.

Applications without a motivations letter will not be taken into consideration. However, with this motivation letter your application will receive our full attention.



PhD candidate on Modelling the dynamics of multidimensional poverty traps

 

The Informatics Institute of the Faculty of Science is looking for a PhD candidate on modelling multidimensional poverty trap dynamics to generate insights for development policies.

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals aims to 'end poverty in all its forms everywhere' by 2030 with minimal impact on the environment. However, climate disasters, geopolitical instability, pandemics and economic shocks have increased the risks faced by the poor. Estimates indicate that by 2030 more than 100 million people could fall back into persistent poverty. In search of a strategic response to such risks, development organisations have shown a renewed interest in the concept of "poverty traps". We intend to build computational models of multidimensional poverty trap dynamics based on empirical data to determine the causal mechanisms that characterise persistent poverty and identify appropriate strategies for poverty alleviation.

What are you going to do?

The focus of this PhD position is to uncover the dynamics of individual well-being, specifically the capacity to avoid and escape poverty—over time and against myriad shocks and stressors. The research consists of two parts: First, the focus on poverty traps provokes a forward-looking question – 'who will remain poor in future?'. Further, the policy importance of identifying persistent poverty motivates the development of novel empirical approaches to find indicators of poverty traps – a key focus of the research.

The second part of the research will develop computational models of multidimensional poverty traps focusing on the dynamics of capitals. The model will incorporate interactions between multiple dimensions of poverty to generate insights into the structural causes that create persistent poverty. With a validated model, we will test various developmental strategies and open new pathways for poverty alleviation.

You will be joining the Computational Science Lab and will have the opportunity to interact with the researchers and scholars at the Institute of Advanced Studies.

What do we require?

  • Master’s degree in the field of Economics (preferably Econophysics), Physics, Mathematics, or a related field;
  • strong background in modelling and simulation (e.g. non-linear dynamical systems modelling, agent-based modelling);
  • strong understanding of techniques for time series analysis;
  • English fluency, both written and spoken;
  • experience in programming and software development, in particular Python, R or C+, and possibly scientific computing or data science tools;
  • a passion for fundamental research and theoretical foundations of poverty.

Our offer

We offer a temporary contract for 38 hours per week for the duration of 4 years (the initial contract will be for a period of 18 months and after satisfactory evaluation it will be extended for a total duration of 4 years). This should lead to a dissertation (PhD thesis). We will draft an educational plan that includes attendance of courses and (international) meetings. We also expect you to assist in teaching undergraduates and Master students.

The salary will be €2,395 to €3,061 (scale P) gross per month, based on a fulltime contract (38 hours a week). This is exclusive 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus. A favourable tax agreement, the ‘30% ruling’, may apply to non-Dutch applicants. The Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities is applicable.

Are you curious about our extensive package of secondary employment benefits like our excellent opportunities for study and development? Take a look here.

Questions?

Do you have questions about this vacancy? Or do you want to know more about our organisation? Please contact:

About the Faculty of Science and the Informatics Institute

The Faculty of Science has a student body of around 7,000, as well as 1,600 members of staff working in education, research or support services. Researchers and students at the Faculty of Science are fascinated by every aspect of how the world works, be it elementary particles, the birth of the universe or the functioning of the brain.

The mission of the Informatics Institute is to perform curiosity-driven and use-inspired fundamental research in Computer Science. The main research themes are Artificial Intelligence, Computational Science and Systems and Network Engineering. Our research involves complex information systems at large, with a focus on collaborative, data driven, computational and intelligent systems, all with a strong interactive component.

Job application

The UvA is an equal-opportunity employer. We prioritize diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for everyone. We value a spirit of enquiry and perseverance, provide the space to keep asking questions, and promote a culture of curiosity and creativity.

The Informatics Institute strives for a better gender balance in its staff. We therefore strongly encourage women to apply for this position.

Do you recognize yourself in the job profile? Then we look forward to receiving your application by 14 May 2021. You can apply online by using the link below.

Applications in .pdf should include:

  • a motivation letter and CV, including a list of publications,
  • a letter of motivation (at most 1 page) explaining why you are interested in this position;
  • a list of all university courses taken, including a transcript of grades;
  • the name and contact details (including email address) of three referees who can provide details about your profile (one of whom should be the primary supervisor of your Master thesis).

Please mention the months (not just years) in your CV when referring to your education and work experience. Please do not send letters of reference or proofs of your academic writing at this stage of the procedure.

We will invite potential candidates for interviews starting from 17 May 2021.

Apply



PhD candidate on Holistic design optimization of wind turbine structures

 


We have a vacancy for a 3 year research position as PhD candidate at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering on Holistic design optimization of wind turbine structures.


This PhD project is part of the newly established FME NorthWind (Norwegian Research Centre on Wind Energy) that has as aim to bring forward outstanding research and innovation to create jobs and grow exports, and to facilitate the sustainable development of wind power. The Centre is led by SINTEF, with research partners NTNU (Norwegian University of Science and Technology), UiO (University of Oslo), NINA (The Norwegian Institute for Nature Research), and NGI (Norwegian Geotechnical Institute). The Centre involves more than 40 national and international industrial partners that, together with the research partners, comprise a world leading consortium for the development of a sustainable wind energy future.   


The work in this PhD project should contribute to improved design and reduced cost of wind turbine support structures, by developing a holistic framework for structural design optimization that considers relevant design drivers (e.g. fatigue loads and soil conditions) as well as practical issues such as installation complexity and fabrication constraints. It will be important to address the uncertainties in the assumptions, models and results obtained. The research should also address the question how to learn from existing industrial experience.


Thanks to the wide cooperation with industry partners, the candidate will gain significant insight into the state of the art in industry. Moreover, a one year stay is planned at the academic partner DTU Wind Energy in Denmark for joint research. The candidate will also actively participate in symposia, workshops and international conferences. 


You will report to the Professor in charge at NTNU.


Duties of the position

Conduct original scientific research relevant to the research topic above

Publish and disseminate research results obtained in a suitable and timely manner

Participate in NorthWind workshops and other events

Complete mandatory coursework during the initial part of the employment period

Meet with and plan research tasks in collaboration with relevant research and industrial partners from the NorthWind consortium

The candidate must engage in the FME NorthWind activities as required

Required selection criteria

The PhD-position's main objective is to qualify for work in research positions. The qualification requirement is that you have completed a master’s degree or second degree (equivalent to 120 credits) with a strong academic background in civil engineering, marine technology, ocean engineering, structural engineering, aerospace engineering, applied mathematics, computer science, or equivalent education with a grade of B or better in terms of NTNU’s grading scale. If you do not have letter grades from previous studies, you must have an equally good academic foundation. If you are unable to meet these criteria you may be considered only if you can document that you are particularly suitable for education leading to a PhD degree.


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.


Excellent written and oral English language skills

Experience in a relevant engineering discipline

A scientific and professional mindset

At least basic knowledge of probability and statistics

At least basic skills in one programming language (including Matlab or Python)


Preferred selection criteria


Ability to present research well in writing (e.g. in a thesis or conference paper)

Knowledge of wind energy

Knowledge of structural reliability

Knowledge of data-driven models (e.g. machine learning)

Industry experience is a bonus

Good programming skills and knowledge of the Linux environment

Personal characteristics

You should be enthusiastic and highly motivated

You should have the ability to work independently, but also with other researchers in a team

You need to take responsibility for your own work

We offer

exciting and stimulating tasks in a strong international academic environment

an open and inclusive work environment with dedicated colleagues

favourable terms in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund

employee benefits

Salary and conditions

PhD candidates are remunerated in code 1017, and are normally remunerated at gross from NOK 482 200 per annum before tax, depending on qualifications and seniority. From the salary, 2% is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.


The period of employment is 3 years.


Appointment to a PhD position requires that you are admitted to the PhD programme in Civil and Environmental Engineering (https://www.ntnu.edu/ibm/phd) within three months of employment, and that you participate in an organized PhD programme during the employment period.


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. After the appointment you must assume that there may be changes in the area of work.


The position is subject to the available external funding in the NorthWind consortium.


It is a prerequisite you can be present at and accessible to the institution daily.


About the application

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


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 above. 


The application must include:


A cover letter where the applicant describes personal motivation and relevance with respect to the topic and the requirements of this advertisement, including a short (maximum 1 page) description of an approach to address the topic of the PhD study

CV, certificates and diplomas

Academic works - published or unpublished - that you would like to be considered in the assessment (up to 5 works)

Name and contact information (e-mail and phone) for three referees


Joint works will be considered. If it is difficult to identify your contribution to joint works, you must attach a brief description of your participation.


In the evaluation of which candidate is best qualified, emphasis will be placed on education, experience and personal suitability.


NTNU is committed to following evaluation criteria for research quality according to The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment - DORA.


General information

Working at NTNU


A good work environment is characterized by diversity. We encourage qualified candidates to apply, regardless of their gender, functional capacity or cultural background. 


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 adopted.


In accordance with The Public 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 Michael Muskulus, telephone +47-735-93113, email michael.muskulus@ntnu.no. If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact Hege Johansen, e-mail: hege.johansen@ntnu.no.


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).  It is important that you read this link: https://www.ntnu.edu/positions/documentation-requirements-of-academic-credentials


If you are invited for interview you must include certified copies of transcripts and reference letters. Please refer to the application number IV-96/21 when applying.


Application deadline: 30.04.2021

Apply



PhD candidate in computational catalysis research

 


We seek applicants with the expertise and motivation to develop computational modeling of electrochemical reactions (CO2 reduction, glycerol oxidation) based on density functional theory (DFT) and atomistic simulations. We seek a candidate with a strong theoretical background in condensed matter physics / physical chemistry as well as expertise in electronic structure calculations and programming. The candidate should contribute actively to the computational catalysis projects at NTNU by carrying out DFT simulations of electrochemical reactions and participating in method development. The project objectives are threefold: (i) Better understanding of basic electrochemical reactions relevant for renewable energies and carbon recycling (fundamental science), (ii) contributing in materials design for better catalyst materials – in particular in terms of replacing critical metals (sustainability), and (iii) methodology development to extend the existing materials modelling platform (software, algorithms, workflows) towards more complicated (electro)chemical reactions (progress beyond the previous H2020 project, www.critcat.eu).


The position reports to Prof. Jaakko Akola at NTNU.


Duties of the position

The position considers electrochemical simulations at the DFT level by using existing software packages and material modelling platform, and  focuses on the following aspects:


Properties of electrode / nanoparticles interface (catalyst) under alkaline conditions

Mapping of molecular adsorption on catalyst model structures and search for descriptors

Reaction path modelling of CO2 reduction and glycerol oxidation and coupling this information with the descriptors

Method development / testing will be carried out for high-throughput adsorption mapping of CO2, CO, glycerol, etc. on catalyst nanoparticle surfaces under alkaline conditions. Based on the collected data, the candidate will participate in the development of machine learning algorithms for descriptor-based materials screening of improved catalyst materials.


Required selection criteria

The PhD-position's main objective is to qualify for work in research positions. The qualification requirement is that you have completed a master’s degree or second degree (equivalent to 120 credits) with a strong academic background in theoretical condensed matter physics/computational chemistry or equivalent education with a grade of B or better in terms of NTNU’s grading scale. If you do not have letter grades from previous studies, you must have an equally good academic foundation. If you are unable to meet these criteria you may be considered only if you can document that you are particularly suitable for education leading to a PhD degree.


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.


 


Other required selection criteria:


A documented background in computational physics/chemistry is required with a focus on atomistic modelling (density functional theory and/or molecular dynamics).

The applicant must have good programming skills in at least one of the following programming languages: C/C++ and/or Python.

The position requires spoken and written fluency in the English language. Applicants from non-English-speaking countries outside Europe must document English skills by an approved test.


Preferred selection criteria


Experience from machine learning algorithms will be considered as an advantage.

Personal characteristics

The successful candidate should be creative, with a strong ability to work problem oriented. He/she should also enjoy interdisciplinary research and take keen interest in learning and working in a team. 


We offer

exciting and stimulating tasks in a strong international academic environment

an open and inclusive work environment with dedicated colleagues

favourable terms in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund

employee benefits

Salary and conditions

PhD candidates are remunerated in code 1017, and are normally remunerated at gross from NOK 482 200 per annum before tax, depending on qualifications and seniority. From the salary, 2% is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.


The period of employment is 4 years (with 25% teaching responsibility).


Appointment to a PhD position requires that you are admitted to the PhD programme in physics(https://www.ntnu.edu/studies/phfy) within three months of employment, and that you participate in an organized PhD programme during the employment period.


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. After the appointment you must assume that there may be changes in the area of work.


It is a prerequisite you can be present at and accessible to the institution daily. The candidate is also expected to make research visits in our collaborator institutions, Aalto University (Finland) and University of Iceland.


About the application

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


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 above. 


The application must include:


CV, certificates and diplomas

Academic works - published or unpublished - that you would like to be considered in the assessment 

Name and address of three referees


Joint works will be considered. If it is difficult to identify your contribution to joint works, you must attach a brief description of your participation.


In the evaluation of which candidate is best qualified, emphasis will be placed on education, experience and personal suitability.


NTNU is committed to following evaluation criteria for research quality according to The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment - DORA.


General information

Working at NTNU


A good work environment is characterized by diversity. We encourage qualified candidates to apply, regardless of their gender, functional capacity or cultural background. 


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 adopted.


In accordance with The Public 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 Prof. Jaakko Akola, email jaakko.akola@ntnu.no. If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact Magnus Gautvik, e-mail: magnus.gautvik@ntnu.no



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).


If you are invited for interview you must include certified copies of transcripts and reference letters. Please refer to the application number 40/21 when applying.


Application deadline:30.04.21

Apply



PhD Candidate within Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW)

 


The appointment is for a term of 4 years, with 25% dedicated to teaching. This is a researcher training position aimed at providing promising researcher recruits the opportunity of academic development in the form of a doctoral degree.


The position is within the area of digitalization of public sector and public services, with focus on social and primary care services in Norwegian municipalities. The academic discipline is computer-supported cooperative work (CSCW). Envisaged publications will be in high-quality journals within the CSCW, information systems and relevant health informatics disciplines. Qualitative methods, such as case studies and action research, will be used to conduct the research. The research will follow the principles of engaged scholarship, with a focus on user involvement.


Digitalization in the public sector is different than digitalization in the private sector, sometimes in fundamental ways. This includes both visions and values that underly and guide the digitalization processes, but also the necessary tools and methods for digitalization. The focus of this position will be on the development and diffusion of digitalized services as used in social and primary care services in municipalities, for instance within welfare technologies and services. The research will focus on the introduction of the so-called digital platform models in public sector. Suitable cases from Norwegian public sector will be selected from ongoing projects at the research group's project portfolio.


The research contained in this position must be aligned with the overall goals of the research group at IDI. The PhD fellow is expected to cooperate with the other members of the group to conduct empirical research and disseminate the results in high-quality outlets selected in cooperation with the supervisors. The candidate is required to develop and supervise master theses in relevant research areas. The candidate is also required to participate in the design and teaching of courses in related areas that are part of IDI's educational offering.


The position reports to Head of Department.


Duties of the position

Conduct empirically grounded qualitative research on digitalization in public sector.

 Contribute to the state of the art by developing a theoretical framework to describe the findings and inform ongoing digitalization processes within social and primary care.

Publish in international conferences and journals in the relevant fields.

Participate in professional communities within areas relevant to the position.

Participate in supervision of master students, and development and teaching of relevant course at IDI.

Required selection criteria

The PhD-position's main objective is to qualify for work in research positions. The qualification requirement is completion of a master’s degree or second degree (equivalent to 120 credits) with a strong academic background in CSCW and information systems applied to healthcare, or equivalent education with a grade of B or better in terms of NTNU’s grading scale. Applicants with no letter grades from previous studies must have an equally good academic foundation. Applicants who are unable to meet these criteria may be considered only if they can document that they are particularly suitable candidates for education leading to a PhD degree


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.


Other qualifications we seek for this position are the following:


Experience from projects within public service digitalization, in particular within social and primary care.

Understanding of and experience with applying qualitative research methods in real-world organizations.

The ability and willingness to conduct research in a multidisciplinary setting.

A good, documented understanding of the research fields of CSCW and information systems (prior scientific publications will count as a big plus).

Good written and oral English language skills.

As the users and participants to the research will mostly be Norwegian, knowledge of a Scandinavian language is desired, but it is not a pre-requisite. Applicants who do not master a Scandinavian language must provide evidence of good English language skills, written and spoken, and attend Norwegian courses upon their start in the position. The following tests can be used as such documentation of English knowledge: TOEFL, IELTS or 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 accepted).

CAE/CPE: grade B or A.

Personal characteristics

We emphasize personal suitability of the individual applicants. We are looking for candidates who:


Are passionate about research and have a high level of curiosity and willingness to learn.

Can document their ability to work in a team, deliver high-quality results independently, and preferably have demonstrable leadership capabilities.

Can demonstrate analytical skills. Potential candidates will be required to write and present an analytical text as part of their application.

Can demonstrate the ability to engage with users and beneficiaries of research.

Can demonstrate that they can rapidly acquire and apply knowledge in a research area.

In the evaluation of which candidate is best qualified, emphasis will be placed on education, experience and personal suitability,


NTNU is committed to following evaluation criteria for research quality according to The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment - DORA.


We offer

exciting and stimulating tasks in a strong international academic environment.

an open and inclusive work environment with dedicated colleagues.

favourable terms in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

employee benefits.

Salary and conditions

PhD candidates are remunerated in code 1017, and are normally remunerated at gross from NOK 482 200 per annum before tax, depending on qualifications and seniority. From the salary, 2% is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.


The period of employment is 4 years (with required duties counting for 25%).


Appointment to a PhD position requires that you are admitted to the PhD programme in information technology within three months of employment, and that you participate in an organized PhD programme during the employment period. 


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. After the appointment you must assume that there may be changes in the area of work.


It is a prerequisite you can be present at and accessible to the institution on a daily basis. The position is located at NTNU's Gløshaugen campus in Trondheim.


About the application

The application and supporting documentation to be used as the basis for the assessment must be in English or in a Scandinavian language.


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 above. 


The application must contain:


Curriculum vitae (CV) with information about the candidate’s prior training, exams, and work experience.

Certified copies of transcripts and diplomas for the whole bachelor and master’s degree. An English translation of all education documents is required unless the documents are in Norwegian.

A project description of 3-5 pages, including

 A short presentation of the motivation for applying to this position.

How the candidate sees her/his background as suitable.

Theoretical and methodological knowledge about the research area. A sketch of important research problems and questions.

Names and contact information of at least 2 reference persons.

 A copy of the master thesis (in PDF), or, for those who are near to completion of their MSc, an extended abstract combined with a statement of how and when the applicant plans to complete the thesis.

 PDF copies of prior publications, with associated bibliographical data.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.


Publications and other academic works that the applicant would like to be considered in the evaluation must accompany the application. Joint works will be considered. If it is difficult to identify the individual applicant's contribution to joint works, the applicant must include a brief description of his or her contribution.


In the evaluation of which candidate is best qualified, emphasis will be placed on education, experience, and personal suitability.

 


General information

Working at NTNU


A good work environment is characterized by diversity. We encourage qualified candidates to apply, regardless of their gender, functional capacity or cultural background. 


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 adopted.


In accordance with The Public 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 associate professor Babak Farshchian, telephone: +47 73593677, email: Babak.Farshchian@ntnu.no. If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact the Head of the Department professor John Krogstie, e-mail: john.krogstie@ntnu.no


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).


If you are invited for interview you must include certified copies of transcripts and reference letters. Please refer to the application number 2021/12903 when applying.


Application deadline: 30.04.2021

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PhD Candidate in ‘Industrializing offshore wind through networks of new technology’

 


The Department of geography has a temporary position available as PhD Candidate in ‘Industrializing offshore wind through networks of new technology’.


The 3-year research position as PhD candidate is an educational position that shall provide promising research recruits the opportunity for professional development through studies towards a Ph.D. The position is connected to the PhD-program at the faculty of Social and Educational Science, specializing in geography, and the faculty will be your employer. You will be a part of a growing research environment in economic geography, innovation and sustainability transition studies at the Department of geography. You will report to Head of Department.


This PhD project is part of the newly established FME NorthWind (Norwegian Research Centre on Wind Energy) that has as aim to bring forward outstanding research and innovation to create jobs and grow exports, and to facilitate the sustainable development of wind power.


The Centre is led by SINTEF, with research partners NTNU (Norwegian University of Science and Technology), UiO (University of Oslo), NINA (The Norwegian Institute for Nature Research), and NGI (Norwegian Geotechnical Institute).


The Centre involves more than 40 national and international industrial partners that, together with the research partners, comprise a world leading consortium for the development of a sustainable wind energy future.  


The Department of Geography participates in this interdisciplinary centre and contributes with the social science research. The PhD-position will be organized within the work package 5 Sustainable Wind Development and will focus particularly on the creation of a knowledge base for accelerated deployment of wind energy in the European energy transition supported by Norwegian competence, technology, and resources.


 


Duties of the position

The PhD is expected to:


use relevant theoretical perspectives (i.e. global production networks, global value chains, innovation systems, industry clusters, sustainable energy transitions)

to study how manufacturing firms, supporting organizations, and institutions work and collaborate together to promote innovation, upscaling, serial production, cost efficiency and environmental upgrading within offshore wind

account for the implications of these activities for regional industrial development

The candidate must engage in the FME NortWind activities as required.

Required selection criteria


The PhD-position's main objective is to qualify for work in research positions.


The qualification requirement is that you have completed a master’s degree or second degree (equivalent to 120 credits) with a strong academic background in human geography, innovation or sustainable transition studies or equivalent education with a grade of B or better in terms of NTNU’s grading scale. If you do not have letter grades from previous studies, you must have an equally good academic foundation. If you are unable to meet these criteria you may be considered only if you can document that you are particularly suitable for education leading to a PhD degree.


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.


You must also have good written and oral English.



Preferred selection criteria


It is beneficial that you have skills in Norwegian language or another Scandinavian language.


You should have good skills in conducting social research on industry, in qualitative methodology, including case study design and in academic writing.


Personal characteristics

ability to take initiative and work independently;

positive and professional attitude;

enthusiasm for fieldwork.

We offer

exciting and stimulating tasks in a strong international academic environment

an open and inclusive work environment with dedicated colleagues

favourable terms in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund

employee benefits

Salary and conditions

PhD candidates are remunerated in code 1017, and are normally remunerated at gross from NOK 482 200 per annum before tax, depending on qualifications and seniority. From the salary, 2% is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.



The period of employment is 3 years.


Appointment to a PhD position requires that you are admitted to the PhD programme in Social Sciences, specializing in geography  within three months of employment, and that you participate in an organized PhD programme during the employment period.


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. After the appointment you must assume that there may be changes in the area of work.


The position is subject to external funding.


It is a prerequisite you can be present at and accessible to the institution daily.


About the application

The application and supporting documentation to be used as the basis for the assessment must be in English or a Scandinavian language.


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 above. 


The application must include:


CV, certificates and diplomas

a statement/cover letter detailing how this position would match the interests, experience and career plan of the applicant.

research plan or project proposal (max 3 pages)

academic works - published or unpublished - that you would like to be considered in the assessment (up to 5 works)

name and address of three referees

Joint works will be considered. If it is difficult to identify your contribution to joint works, you must attach a brief description of your participation.


In the evaluation of which candidate is best qualified, emphasis will be placed on education, experience and personal suitability.


Incomplete applications are not evaluated. 


NTNU is committed to following evaluation criteria for research quality according to The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment - DORA.


General information

Working at NTNU


A good work environment is characterized by diversity. We encourage qualified candidates to apply, regardless of their gender, functional capacity or cultural background. 


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 adopted.


In accordance with The Public 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 Asbjørn Karlsen, telephone +47 73591915, email asbjorn.karlsen@ntnu.no. If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact HR by Renate Johansen, e-mail: renate.johansen@ntnu.no


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).


If you are invited for interview you must include certified copies of transcripts and reference letters. Please refer to the application number SU-557 when applying.


Application deadline: 30.04.2021

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PhD Candidate position connected to the research centre FME Northwind - Predictive maintenance planning of offshore wind farms

 


There is a PhD position available at the Department of Industrial Economics and Technology Management – section of Managerial Economics, Finance and Operations Research. The position is resident at NTNUs campus in Trondheim. This is an educational position, which will provide promising research recruits the opportunity for professional development through studies towards a PhD-degree. The position is connected to the PhD program at the Faculty of Economics and Management and the faculty will be your employer.


The department endeavors to promote research that meets high International standards. Subsequently, contact with International institutions is important. Therefore, the department encourages the successful PhD Candidate to spend one to two semesters of the contract period at a foreign university. The department offers support in the planning of such scholarly visits.


The department’s mission is to conduct educational and research activities, that meets high international standards, at the intersection between technology/natural sciences and business economics/management/HSE to promote sustainable value creation within technological fields in industry, the private and public sector in Norway.


The department recruits new scientific staff that reflects our mission, and seeks passionate individuals who will contribute toward our vision “More research and cooperation that increases our value creation in the crossroads between technology/natural sciences and business economics/management/HSE”. We are also looking for those who have experience with and show potential for continuous out-of-the-box thinking in this interface.


Information about the Department of Industrial Economics and Technology Management:


The department is organized into six sections:


Managerial Economics, Finance and Operations Research

Health, Safety and Environment Management

Strategy and Business Development

Operations Management

Experts in Teamwork

Section of Economics and management (Campus Gjøvik)

About the position

This PhD project is part of the newly established FME NorthWind (Norwegian Research Centre on Wind Energy) that has as aim to bring forward outstanding research and innovation to create jobs and grow exports, and to facilitate the sustainable development of wind power. The Centre is led by SINTEF, with research partners NTNU (Norwegian University of Science and Technology), UiO (University of Oslo), NINA (The Norwegian Institute for Nature Research), and NGI (Norwegian Geotechnical Institute). The Centre involves more than 40 national and international industrial partners that, together with the research partners, comprise a world leading consortium for the development of a sustainable wind energy future.  


This PhD position is connected to work-package 2: “Marine operations and Logistics” within the FME NorthWind, and will focus on effective logistics planning to reduce the cost of maintaining  offshore wind farms, while at the same time maximizing the energy output. The goal is to develop a methodology that combines probability distributions on failures, data on vessel capabilities and logistics planning to create optimal maintenance schedules. To develop this methodology new exact and/or heuristic solution methods must be developed, based e.g. on existing methods from mixed integer stochastic programming.


Duties of the position


Conduct original scientific research relevant to the research topic above

Publish and disseminate research results obtained in a suitable and timely manner

The candidate must engage in the FME NortWind activities as required

Complete mandatory coursework during the initial part of the employment period

Meet with and plan research tasks in collaboration with relevant research and industrial partners from the NorthWind consortium

Required selection criteria

The following qualifications are required for the position:


The PhD position's main objective is to qualify for work in research positions. The qualification requirement is completion of a master’s degree or second degree (equivalent to 120 credits) with a strong academic background in Industrial Economics and Technology Management or equivalent education with a grade of B or better in terms of NTNU’s grading scale. Applicants with no letter grades from previous studies must have an equally good academic foundation. Applicants who are unable to meet these criteria may be considered only if they can document that they are particularly suitable candidates for education leading to a PhD degree.

Excellent English oral and writing skills.

Good knowledge of mixed integer linear programming, stochastic programming and combinatorial optimization.

Proficiency in at least one programming language, e.g. C++, Java, Python or Julia.

In addition, the following qualifications will contribute positively to the evaluation of the applicant:


Knowledge of Norwegian or other Scandinavian language

Recent graduates, or applicants who are in the final stage of their Master’s program, are encouraged to apply. Such an applicant may be offered the position under the condition that the diploma will show satisfactory final term results.


Personal characteristics

Personal qualifications which we see contributing positively to the research team are independence, work capacity and enthusiasm. We are also looking for candidates with social skills benefiting the work environment for the PhD candidates and in general.


In the evaluation of which candidate is best qualified, emphasis will be placed on education, experience and personal suitability, in terms of the qualification requirements specified in the advertisement.


We offer

Exciting and stimulating tasks in a strong international academic environment with close links to industry

An open and inclusive work environment with dedicated colleagues

Favourable terms in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund

Employee benefits

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.


Salary and conditions

PhD candidates are remunerated in code 1017, remunerated at gross NOK 482 200 per annum before tax. From the salary, 2% is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.


The period of employment is 3 years without required teaching duties. The position is connected to the PhD programme at the Faculty of Economics and Management and the faculty will be your employer. Appointment to a PhD position requires admission to the PhD programme in Faculty of Economics and Management, Department of Industrial Economics and Technology Management (https://www.ntnu.no/iot).


As a PhD candidate, you undertake to participate in an organized PhD programme during the employment period. A condition of appointment is that you are in fact qualified for admission to the PhD programme within three months.


Appointment takes place on the terms that apply to State employees at any time, and after the appointment you must assume that there may be changes in the area of work.


It is a precondition that the person appointed will have the same workplace as the main supervisor/ supervisory team.


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. 


About the application

The application must include::


1)      Application letter concerning your motivation for completing a PhD


2)      A CV with information on education, previous research experience, together with authorized documentation of certificates and study records.


3)      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.


Publications and other academic works that the applicant would like to be considered in the evaluation must accompany the application.


Please submit your application electronically via www.jobbnorge.no with your CV, diplomas and certificates.


Incomplete applications will not be considered. This also applies to applications from candidates originating from countries covered by ITAR or “Electronic Code of Federal Regulations”


General information

Working at NTNU


NTNU is committed to following evaluation criteria for research quality according to The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment - DORA.


A good work environment is characterized by diversity. We encourage qualified candidates to apply, regardless of their gender, functional capacity or cultural background.


Under the Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova), information about the applicant may be made public even if the applicant has requested not to have their name entered on the list of applicants.


Questions about the position can be directed to Professor Magnus Stålhane, magnus.staalhane@ntnu.no /+47 922 83 740.


If you have any questions about the recruitment process or any other practical questions please contact HR Consultant Hilde Selli Egelie, http://hilde.s.egelie@ntnu.no.

 


Application deadline: 30.04.2021

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PhD Candidate in machine-learning based predictive additive manufacturing

 



NTNU Nanomechanical Lab, Department of Structural Engineering at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) is seeking a PhD Candidate in the field of predictive additive manufacturing.


Effective manufacturing is of undeniable importance nationally and internationally. Additive Manufacturing (AM) is regarded as a key enabling technology with the potential of 3D printing any material, any shape and in any fields, without the need for specialized tooling. However, large quality variance, poor process consistency and lack of predictability of properties and performance of printed parts are hindering the wide spreading of the promising technology. There is an urgent need to develop a digital platform which can be used to optimize the AM process parameters based on the predicted properties and performance in real time. In the current state, it might take from hour-days to weeks or months to analyse the deposition process through simulations, depending on the level of details included in the model. It is a fact that the state-of-the-art physics-based models are so computationally demanding and thus cannot be used for any realistic process optimization.


Equipped by more than 20-year experience in studying residual stresses, structural integrity and multiphysics and multiscale modelling, and enriched by the newly learned knowledge of machine learning, we establish this project aiming to move the current state-of-the-art simulation technology of AM one step forward by building a pilot digital twin of a selected AM process which allows, for the first time, real-time prediction of the property and performance of printed parts. It is anticipated that the digital twin will be at least 2 to 3 orders of magnitude faster in accurately replicating the printing process compared to traditional finite element-based solutions.


The PhD candidate will work at NTNU Nanomechanical Lab, chaired by three full time professors, one associate professor and two adjunct professors from the industry. In 2020, there were 18 PhD students and 3 post-doc fellows working in the NTNU Nanomechanical Lab. 


You will report to the supervising professors.


Duties of the position

perform excellent and independent research on the topic attached to the position

publish in top-ranking journals and conferences

interact with the research group where this position will be hosted and also with international leading groups in the same field

complete and defend a dissertation within 3 years

Required selection criteria

The PhD-position's main objective is to qualify for work in research positions. The qualification requirement is that you have completed a master’s degree or second degree (equivalent to 120 credits) with a strong academic background in mechanical engineering, structural engineering, material science; physics or nanotechnology or equivalent education with a grade of B or better in terms of NTNU’s grading scale. If you do not have letter grades from previous studies, you must have an equally good academic foundation. If you are unable to meet these criteria you may be considered only if you can document that you are particularly suitable for education leading to a PhD degree.


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.


good written and oral English language skills


Preferred selection criteria


experience in and knowledge of machine learning, modelling of additive manufacturing, or finite element modelling of plasticity and microstructures

Personal characteristics

 motivated and ambitious

ability to work both individually and in a team environment and a high level of personal responsibility

excellent communication skills 

eager to disseminate research results through publications and presentations at international conferences

We offer

an experienced and supportive PhD supervising team

a socially active international group full of positive energy

exciting and stimulating tasks in a strong international academic environment

a network with international leading research groups 

an open and inclusive work environment with dedicated colleagues

favourable terms in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund

employee benefits

Salary and conditions

PhD candidates are remunerated in code 1017, and are normally remunerated at gross from NOK 482 200 per annum before tax, depending on qualifications and seniority. From the salary, 2% is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

The period of employment is 3 years.


Appointment to a PhD position requires that you are admitted to the PhD programme in Engineering within three months of employment, and that you participate in an organized PhD programme during the employment period.


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. After the appointment you must assume that there may be changes in the area of work.


The position is subject to the condition that the candidate start the PhD study within the end of August 2021.


It is a prerequisite you can be present at and accessible to the institution daily.


About the application

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


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 above. 


The application must include:


CV, certificates and diplomas

Academic works - published or unpublished - that you would like to be considered in the assessment

Name and address of three referees


Joint works will be considered. If it is difficult to identify your contribution to joint works, you must attach a brief description of your participation.


In the evaluation of which candidate is best qualified, emphasis will be placed on education, experience and personal suitability.


NTNU is committed to following evaluation criteria for research quality according to The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment - DORA.


General information

Working at NTNU


A good work environment is characterized by diversity. We encourage qualified candidates to apply, regardless of their gender, functional capacity or cultural background. 


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 adopted.


In accordance with The Public 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 Zhiliang Zhang, telephone +47 93001979 , email zhiliang.zhang@ntnu.no. If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact Elin Pedersen Nystuen, e-mail elin.p.nystuen@ntnu.no.


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).


If you are invited for interview you must include certified copies of transcripts and reference letters. Please refer to the application number IV-126/21 when applying.


Application deadline: 30.04.2021

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