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Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital Economics and Sustainable ICT – NTNU, Norway 2022

Norway, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU

Department of Information Security and Communication Technology, there is a vacancy for a Postdoctoral position in Digital Economics and Sustainable ICT – Norway 2022

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General Info

Position: PostdocPostdoctoral Fellow
No. of Positions: 11
Research Field:
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: 2 Year
Salary: NOK 574 700  per annum

Workplace:
-Department of Information Security and Communication Technology
Department of Information Security and Communication TechnologyNTNU’s campus in Trondheim
Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNUNorwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU
TrondheimTrondheim,

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Qualification Details

A postdoctoral research fellowship is a qualification position in which the main objective is the qualification for work in academic positions. You must have completed a Norwegian doctoral degree in economics, computer science, business management, or equivalent, and competences in digital economics and sustainable ICT or a corresponding foreign doctoral degree recognized as equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree is required.If for any reason, you have taken a career break or have had an atypical career and wish to disclose this in your application, the selection committee will take this into account, recognizing that the quantity of your research may be reduced as a result.

The appointment is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants and national guidelines for appointment as PhD, post doctor and research assistant .

Preferred selection criteria

The research profile of the person shall have a focus on the interplay between digital economics, ICTs and sustainable development, specifically on economic viable, new deployments of innovative ICT technologies to reduce environmental impact, which invokes the need for a thorough understanding of the technology, societal impact, application potential of innovative ICT technologies and institutional environment in which technology applications are developed and adopted. The ideal candidate for the position should have expertise in ICT markets, innovative business models, policy and regulation, including digital transformation and the European Green Deal policies and knowledge on the role of ICT to achieve the United Nation Sustainable Development Goals. Moreover, the candidate should have knowledge on methods of assessing the direct and indirect impact of ICT systems on energy consumption and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and on the rebound effects generated by information and communication technologies. We are seeking a candidate with a solid academic background in one or several of the following areas:

  • Digital business models and sustainable business ecosystem
  • Digital economics, including network effect analysis and value modelling
  • Innovations theories
  • Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Sustainable Product-Service Systems / Circular Economy
  • Digital markets, including modelling market behaviour, dynamics, and regulations

Further, the research profile of the person shall match the core research and competencies of the Department of Information Security and Communication Technology.

Personal characteristics

The applicant should:

  • Enjoy working in a team-based environment but also be able to conduct independent activities and thinking
  • Have a problem-solving attitude
  • Have an inquisitive nature and enjoy cross-disciplinary challenges
  • Possess good interpersonal skills and be willing to engage in and contribute to the everyday academic and social environment at the department.

In the evaluation of which candidate is best qualified, emphasis will be placed on education, experience and personal suitability, in terms of the qualification requirements specified in the advertisement.

Responsibilities/Job Description

The objective of the postdoctoral position is to further develop and strengthen the research on sustainable ICT and innovative business models. The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the development of cross-disciplinary knowledge of the relationship between innovative ICT technologies, sustainable business model and digital society challenges. Correspondingly, the candidate is expected to perform research in areas related to digital transformation and sustainable innovation and publish his/her work in international publication channels. As part of the postdoctoral position's duties, the candidate is expected to work in close research collaboration with existing research groups at the Faculty and participate in writing applications for new research projects.

How to Apply?

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Documents Required

The application must include:

  • Curriculum vitae (CV).
  • A cover letter (1 page) explaining your motivation and how your background, skills and experience are relevant for the position
  • Research statement (max. 3 pages) detailing the candidate’s research interests and initial research directions for the given description of the position.
  • A copy of the PhD thesis (in PDF), or, for those who are near to completion of their PhD, an extended abstract combined with a statement of how and when the applicant plans to complete the thesis.
  • Academic works - published or unpublished - that you would like to be considered in the assessment (up to 5 works).
  • Contact information for 2 reference persons.
  • Relevant transcript of grades, diplomas, and certificates. The documents have to be translated to English unless they are in Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, German or English.
  • Attachments of any other relevant documents (e.g., awards).

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 suitability.Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered.

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

About the Department

Research is vital to the security of our society. We teach and conduct research in cyber security, information security, communications networks and networked services. Our areas of expertise include biometrics, cyber defence, cryptography, digital forensics, security in e-health and welfare technology, intelligent transportation systems and malware. The Department of Information Security and Communication Technology is one of seven departments in the Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering .

About the Employer: Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNUNorwegian 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).

Please refer to the application number 2021/7739 when applying.

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Contact details

Questions about the position can be directed to Iwona Windekilde, Associate Professor email: iwona.windekilde@ntnu.no

Questions about the recruitment process can be directed to Katrine Rennan, Senior Executive Officer email: katrine.rennan@ntnu.no

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