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PhD Fellow in Power Systems, Electrical Engineering – UiT, Norway – Oct 2021

UiT – University of Tromsø – The Arctic University of Norway

Norway

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Oct 27, 2021 23:59 (GMT +2)

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A PhD position in Power Systems is available at the Department of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering Science and Technology, affiliated with the the research group within the Department, who works in electrical power technology with the planning and operation of the power grid, electrical installations, and automation solutions

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General Info

Position: PhD Fellow
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: ,
Deadline to Apply: October 27, 2021(GMT +2)
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: 4 Years
Salary: According to Standard Norms

Workplace:
Faculty of Engineering Science and Technology
Department of Electrical Engineering
UiT - University of Tromsø - The Arctic University of Norway
Tromsø,

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Qualification Details

For employment in the PhD position, you must be qualified for admission to the PhD programme at the  Faculty of Engineering Science and Technology and participate in organized doctoral studies within the employment period.

Admission normally requires:

  • A bachelor's degree of 180 ECTS and a master's degree of 120 ECTS, or an integrated master's degree of 300 ECTS.
  • A master's thesis with a scope corresponding to at least 30 ECTS for a master's degree of 120 ECTS.
  • A master's thesis with a scope corresponding to at least 20 ECTS for an integrated master's degree of 300 ECTS.

In order to gain admission to the programme, applicants with a background from a Norwegian institution should have a minimum grade of C on their master thesis and a weighted grade average of 3.0 for the last two years of their master programme. A more detailed description of admission requirements can be found here.

Applicants with a foreign education will be subjected to an evaluation of whether the educational background is equal to Norwegian higher education, following national guidelines from NOKUT. Depending on which country the education is from, one or two additional years of university education may be required to fulfil admission requirements, e.g. a 4-year bachelor's degree and a 2-year master's degree.

If you are employed in the position, you will be provisionally admitted to the PhD programme. Application for final admission must be submitted no later than two months after taking up the position.

Responsibilities/Job Description

The position is for a period of four years. The nominal length of the PhD programme is three years. The fourth year is distributed as 25 % each year and will consist of teaching and other duties. The objective of the position is to complete research training to the level of a doctoral degree. Admission to the PhD programme is a prerequisite for employment, and the programme period starts on commencement of the position.

How to Apply?

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Documents Required

Your application must include:

  • Cover letter explaining your motivation and research interests
  • CV
  • Diploma for bachelor's and master's degree
  • Transcript of grades/academic record for bachelor's and master's degree
  • Explanation of the grading system for foreign education (Diploma Supplement if available)
  • Documentation of English proficiency
  • References with contact information
  • Master’s thesis, and any other academic works
  • Project description

All documentation to be considered must be in a Scandinavian language or English. Diplomas and transcripts must also be submitted in the original language, if not in English or Scandinavian. We only accept applications and documentation sent via Jobbnorge within the application deadline.

About the Project

The position is in the field of the research within Power systems, ‘Advance monitoring and control techniques to enhance power network interoperability’.

Monitoring and control play crucial role in the grid management and grid operation on all voltage levels. With the decentralized power production, grid management becomes a challenging task for the grid operators. In near future, there will be more bi-directional and volatile power flows, which require advance control and management technologies and techniques. Therefore, the research will contribute to development of new technologies and methods to monitor, control, and manage these volatile power flows in the power system. The primary objective of the research will be to find suitable solutions to increase interoperability of the grid under high penetration of renewables, storage systems and electric means of transport.

The tasks performed within the proposed PhD position will contribute to enhancement of the grid interoperability.

About the Employer: UiT - University of Tromsø - The Arctic University of Norway

Note or Other details

The appointment is made in accordance with State regulations and guidelines at UiT. At our website, you will find more information for applicants.

Remuneration for the position of PhD Fellow is in accordance with the State salary scale code 1017.   A compulsory contribution of 2 % to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund will be deducted.

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Contact details

For further information about the position, please contact Associate Professor Sharma Charu:

or Head of Department Arild Steen:

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