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PhD position in Biomechanics, Mechanical engineering, Structural engineering – NTNU, Norway

Norway, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU

We have a vacancy for a PhD Candidate in the biomechanics research group at the Department of Structural Engineering. The biomechanics group consists of three professors, one adjunct professor, three post docs and nine PhD candidates.

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General Info

Position: PhD position
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: , ,
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: First half 2022
Contract Period: 3 Years
Salary: 491 200 NOK/Year

Department of Structural Engineering
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 mechanical, structural or biomechanical engineering. Numerical and computational methods are also relevant
  • 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
  • You must have good written and oral English language skills

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

  • Experience in experimental testing

Personal characteristics

  • Higly motivated to conduct research in this field
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Structured with good implementation ability

Responsibilities/Job Description

  • Taking the required PhD courses
  • Prepare and carry out biomechanical testing (uniaxial and biaxial set-ups available in the lab)
  • Modeling and analysis with e.g. finite elements
  • Microscopical studies with multiphoton capabilities to map collagen structures in the aorta wall
  • Communicate method development and results in journal papers and presentations at international conferences

How to Apply?

Online Application through "Apply Now" Button from this page

Reference Number: IV-254/21 
(If any, use it in the necessary place)

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Documents Required

  • 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.
  • Name and e-mail 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 Department

We teach mechanical engineering, engineering and ICT, and civil and environmental engineering. The Department conducts internationally leading research and participates in several large national research projects. The Department of Structural Engineering is one of eight departments in the Faculty of Engineering.

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Note or Other details

Please submit your application electronically via 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-254/21 when applying.

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Contact details

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Professor Bjørn Helge Skallerud, telephone +47 918 97 318, e-mail or Professor Gerhard Holzapfel, telephone +43 316 873 35500, e-mail If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact HR consultant Elin Pedersen Nystuen, e-mail

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