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Research Assistant at Waterpower Lab job with NORWEGIAN UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY – NTNU

About the position

In the Department of Energy and Process Engineering, we have a vacancy for a Research Assistant position (100% full-time) with start date August 1, 2022.

The Department carries out training and research in the entire field of energy and currently has around 50 permanent scientists and 100 doctoral students. There are 15 administrative staff and 20 technical staff. The department has experienced significant growth in recent years. The focus is on external projects and the project portfolio is large. We carry out research on the entire energy value chain, from the energy source to the end users. The Department has a good working environment, and all employees are responsible for maintaining and contributing to it.

Job duties

  • Responsibilities for the training of project and master’s students in the operation of the Hydroelectricity laboratory test benches.
  • Responsibilities in assisting with laboratory experiments and training exercises in TEP 4195 Turbomachinery, TEP 4200 Construction, Operation and Maintenance of Hydraulic Machinery and TEP 4175 Wind Turbine Design.
  • Correction of exam papers in Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics.
  • Supervision during training exercises in TEP 4100/TEP 4110 Mechanics of fluids.

In addition, the candidate must be prepared to participate in two excursions, one in Norway and one abroad. Changes to the duties of the position are to be expected, depending on the needs of the Department.

Selection criteria required

  • Master’s level training for a study program in Mechanical Engineering, Energy and Environmental Engineering, or equivalent.
  • Recent graduate or at the start of a career.
  • Good English skills, both written and spoken.

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.

Preferred Selection Criteria

  • Experience of NTNU in general and the laboratory of the Department of Energy and Process and Hydropower Engineering in particular.
  • Women are encouraged to apply.

Personal characteristics

Being an initiator, driven towards planning and execution and being a relationship builder are characteristics that fit well with the duties of the position. Personal characteristics will be taken into account in the evaluation process.

We offer

Salary and conditions

Research assistants are paid under code 1020 according to their skills and are normally paid at the gross rate of NOK 407,500 per year before tax, depending on qualifications and seniority.

The position is for a two-year term.

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

Publications and other scientific work 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
  • Transcript of records, preferably in English
  • Name and address of two 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 Pål-Tore Storli by phone 73592518 or email If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact HR Consultant Renate Fjellheim via email:

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-125/22 when applying.

Application deadline: 23.05.2022

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 Energy and Process Engineering

We conduct research and education covering the entire energy chain, from resources to the end user. We look at how energy is produced and used by humans and machines sustainably with respect to health, climate change, and the resource base. The Department of Energy and Process Engineering is one of the eight departments of the Faculty of Engineering.

Deadline May 23, 2022

Employer NTNU – Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Municipality Trondheim

Scope Full time

Duration Temporary

place of service Glossaugen