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PhD Candidate in the area of Algorithms, Data Structures – Computer science – NTNU, Norway

Norway, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU

We have a vacancy for a PhD position at the Department of Computer Science, at NTNU: Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway – Dec 2021

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General Info

Position: PhD Candidate
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field:
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: 4 Years
Salary: 491 200 NOK/Year

Workplace:
Department of Computer Science
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU
Trondheim,

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Qualification Details

  • You must have a professionally relevant background in Computer Science.
  • Your education must correspond to a five-year Norwegian degree programme, where 120 credits are obtained at master's level.
  • You must have a strong academic background from your previous studies and an average grade from the master's degree program, or equivalent education, which is equal to B or better compared with NTNU's grading scale. If you do not have letter grades from previous studies, you must have an equally good academic basis. If you have a weaker grade background, you may be assessed if you can document that you are particularly suitable for a PhD education.
  • You must meet the requirements for admission to the faculty's doctoral program.

The appointment is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants and Regulations concerning the degrees of Philosophiae Doctor (PhD) and Philosodophiae Doctor (PhD) in artistic research national guidelines for appointment as PhD, post doctor and research assistant  

Preferred selection criteria

  • Sufficiently relevant background in algorithms and data structures.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Solid programming experience.
  • Good oral and written English skills.

Personal characteristics

  • Good communicator
  • Team player
  • Willing to learn
  • Problem solver

Responsibilities/Job Description

  • Conducting high quality research.
  • Take lead role in writing research papers.
  • Comply with the PhD training program of the faculty.
  • Establish close cooperation with the other PhD students within the group.

How to Apply?

Online Application through "Apply Now" Button from this page

Reference Number: 2021/56410
(If any, use it in the necessary place)

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Documents Required

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
  • Transcripts and diplomas for bachelor's and master's degrees. If you have not completed the master's degree, you must submit a confirmation that the master's thesis has been submitted.
  • A copy of the master's thesis. If you recently have submitted your master's thesis, you can attach a draft of the thesis. Documentation of a completed master's degree must be presented before taking up the position.
  • Project proposal
  • Research plan
  • Name and address of three referees
  •  If you have publications or other relevant research work

If all, or parts, of your education has been taken abroad, we also ask you to attach documentation of the scope and quality of your entire education, both bachelor's and master's education, in addition to other higher education. Description of the documentation required can be found here. If you already have a statement from NOKUT, please attach this as well.

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 and interpersonal qualities. Motivation, ambitions, and potential will also count in the assessment of the candidates.

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

About the Project/Department

For a position as a PhD Candidate, the goal is a completed doctoral education up to an obtained doctoral degree.

Successful applicant will work under the supervision of Prof. Srinivasa Rao Satti on one of the following research topics:

  • Graph compression and/or indexing.
  • Graph algorithms.
  • Succinct data structures.

You will report to the Head of the Department.

We are the leading academic IT environment in Norway, and offer a wide range of theoretical and applied IT programmes of study at all levels. Our subject areas include hardware, algorithms, visual computing, AI, databases, software engineering, information systems, learning technology, HCI, CSCW, IT operations and applied data processing. The Department has groups in both Trondheim and Gjøvik. The Department of Computer Science is one of seven departments in the Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering .

About the Employer: Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU

Note or Other details

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 2021/56410 when applying.

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Salary and conditions

PhD candidates are remunerated in code 1017, and are normally remunerated at gross from NOK 491 200 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 duties assigned by the department.

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

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Contact details

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Srinivasa Rao Satti, e-mail: srinivasa.r.satti@ntnu.no, or the Head of the department Heri Ramampiaro, heri@ntnu.no.

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