Open position as Post-Doctoral Fellow

Agderforskning AS, Christian Michelsen Research AS, International Research Institute of Stavanger AS, Teknova AS and Uni Research AS are merging into the new research institute NORCE Norwegian Research Centre AS this autumn.

NORCE will be one of Norway's largest independent research institutes, with 700 employees, 1 500 projects, an annual turnover of approx NOK 900 million, and some 500 scientific publications per year.

If we include NORCE's subsidiaries, the group has 800 employees from around the world. The group's knowledge is represented in several countries, and its turnover is over NOK 1 billion.

We deliver research and innovation in energy, health, climate, environment, society and technology. Our solutions address key challenges for society and contribute to value creation on the local, national and global levels.

All employees are transferred to the new company. In this way, the professional expertise and focus areas will remain the same. NORCE's main office is in Bergen, and the group has a strong presence in Haugesund, Stavanger, Kristiansand, Grimstad and Oslo.

NORCE is owned by the University of Bergen, Stavanger Research Holding AS (owned by the Rogalandsforskning Foundation and the University of Stavanger), Agder Research Holding AS (owned by the University of Agder et al.) and other researchers in research and business with smaller owners

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Job Summary and Responsibilities:

This Post-Doctoral position is available 1 January 2019 to conduct research related to condition monitoring of hydraulic cylinders. The focus of this Post-Doctoral position will be to develop model-based condition monitoring methods to estimate the level of aeration, oxidation, leakage, water content and particle contamination in cylinders. These estimates shall then be combined by using a nonlinear particle filter to provide the end user with a prediction of the cylinder remaining useful life.

The work will require:

  • extensive utilization of sensors and instruments (such as acoustic, vibration, magnetic, etc.) to capture signals emitted from cylinders under testing,
  • extensive post processing of data using signal processing, data fusion, statistics and particle filters

In addition to conducting experiments, the duties of the Post-Doctoral position will include reading and knowing the relevant literature, attending and presenting at scientific meetings, and writing drafts of manuscripts. The successful candidate will be required to work in collaboration with other researchers in and outside the lab as well as travel when required.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Ph.D. graduate within the last two years
  • Submit a curriculum vitae and the contact information of three references
  • Experience in the fields of condition-based maintenance, instrumentation, statistics, signal processing
  • Publications in the fields of condition-based maintenance, instrumentation, statistics, signal processing
  • Knowledge of routine computational skills used for data analysis and presentation, including but not limited to Microsoft Office, MatLab
  • Applicants without a PhD thesis written in English must document their English proficiency through one of the following tests with the stated result or better:

TOEFL - Test of English as a Foreign Language with a minimum score of 550 on the Paper-based Test (PBT), or 80 on the Internet based Test (iBT)

IELTS - International English Language Testing System, with a result of at least 6.5.

We offer:

  • Salary depending on qualifications within the range NOK 517.700 - 579.300
  • Benefits: includes health care coverage, business travel insurance, pension plan etc.
  • Twenty-four (24) month time limited appointment with NORCE
  • Start date: 1 January 2019
  • Location: Grimstad, Norway

How to apply:

Please send your application attached the required documentation to , labeled "Postdoc MC".

Submit a curriculum vitae and the contact information of three references.

For full consideration applications must be received by 1 November 2018.

For further information please contact Dr. Thomas J.J. Meyer,

Equal Opportunity Statement

NORCE is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment  without reargd to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. Women, minorities and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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