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PhD Studies in Information Systems and Software Engineering Group – NTNU, Norway 2022

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PhD Candidate in Information Systems and Software Engineering Group is available at the Department of Computer Science, NTNU – Norway 2022

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General Info

Position: PhD
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: ,
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: 4 years
Salary: According to Standard Norms

Workplace:
Information Systems and Software Engineering Group
Department of Computer Science
Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU
Trondheim,

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Qualification Details

  • You must have a professionally relevant background in information systems, organizational change or health service innovation, with a strong focus on the role of technology.
  • 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

  • Many of the informants are Norwegians, so is most of the relevant documentation. The knowledge of a Scandinavian language is therefore preferred.
  • Understanding of and experience with applying qualitative research methods in real-world organizations, and/or
  • A good, documented understanding of the research fields of information systems or organizational change (prior scientific publications will count as a big plus).
  • The ability and willingness to conduct research in a multidisciplinary setting.
  • Good written and oral English language skills.
  • Experience from projects within the health sector is a big advantage.

Personal characteristics

We emphasize personal suitability of the individual applicants. We are looking for candidates who:

  • Are passionate about research and have a high level of curiosity and willingness to learn.
  • Can document their ability to work in a team and deliver high-quality results independently.
  • Can demonstrate analytical skills. Potential candidates will be required to write and present an analytical text.
  • Can demonstrate the ability to engage with users and beneficiaries of their research.
  • Can demonstrate that they can rapidly acquire and apply knowledge in a research area.

Responsibilities/Job Description

  • Conduct empirically grounded qualitative research on implementation of the EHR.
  • Contribute to the state of the art by developing a theoretical framework to describe the findings and inform ongoing implementation activities.
  • Publish in international conferences and journals in the relevant fields.
  • Participate in professional communities within areas relevant to the position.

How to Apply?

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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. An English translation of all education documents is required unless the documents are in Norwegian.
  • A motivational description of 3-5 pages, including
    • A short presentation of the motivation for applying to this position.
    • How the candidate sees her/his background as suitable.
    • Theoretical and methodological knowledge about the research area.
  • Names and contact information of 3 reference persons.
  • A copy of the master thesis (in PDF), or, for those who are near to completion of their MSc, an extended abstract combined with a statement of how and when the applicant plans to complete the thesis.
  • PDF copies of prior publications, if any, with associated bibliographical data.

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 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

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Contact details

If you have any questions about the position, please contact professor Pieter Jelle Toussaint, telephone +4740646586, email pieter@ntnu.no or the Head of the Department Professor Heri Ramampiaro, email heri@ntnu.no.

If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact Kenneth Hågensen, e-mail: kenneth.hagensen@ntnu.no 

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