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2 PhD positions on Multiphysics modelling using fibre optic data (Distributed Acoustic Sensing ;DAS) and Study soil saturation by seismic velocities for near-surface characterization using DAS data (NTNU, Norway)

PhD position
3 years

About the position

 

The Centre for Geophysical Forecasting (CGF) at NTNU has vacancy for 2 PhD fellowship on Multiphysics modelling using fibre optic data (Distributed Acoustic Sensing ;DAS) and Study soil saturation by seismic velocities for near-surface characterization using DAS data. The Centre is one of the newly-established Norwegian centres for research-driven innovation, funded by the research council of Norway and industry partners.

The goal of the CGF is to become a world-leading research and innovation hub for the geophysical sciences, creating innovative new products and services in earth sensing and forecasting domains.  As the global ecosystem enters a period of dramatic change, there is a strong need for accurate monitoring and forecasting of the Earth.  Examples include landslides, avalanches, earthquakes, groundwater and hydrocarbon resources and safe underground  CO2 storage.

Norway is already at the forefront of global exploration geophysics and we intend to leverage that expertise to create the world-leading research and innovation centre for sustainable resource exploitation.  The main objective here is to better understand and sustainably exploit the tremendous value of the earth’s crust.  Key research and innovation areas include new ways to monitor the geological storage of CO2, reconfiguring petroleum production, and to develop new geohazard early warning systems.  The primary focus for the CGF will be to bring valuable, cost-effective and robust geophysical monitoring and forecasting services to Carbon Capture and sequestration (CCS), hydrocarbon and geohazard/geoengineering markets, creating both new market segments for partners and establishing successful spin off companies.

 The CGF will catalyse a new wave of geophysical capabilities, much broader than hydrocarbon exploration and production, applying disruptive new technologies to novel enterprises that will be game changers in the transition from hydrocarbon geophysics to the new blue economy and to important terrestrial geohazard risk monitoring and early warning applications.

The successful applicants will work at the CGF premises at NTNU in Trondheim in our team of key researchers. The PhD research fellowships will be hosted by the Department of Electronic Systems at NTNU. Successful candidates will be offered a three-year position. 

The projects have close contact with industry partners Aker BP, ASN, BaneNor, Digital Geologi, Equinor, NPRA (Statens Vegvesen), NVE, Tampnet, TietoEvry and Uninett, as well as research partners NORSAR and Jamstec in Japan. For the current positions a close cooperation with Equinor and NORSAR are planned.

You will report to Head of Department.

About the application

The application must include the following:

  • CV which includes information about education background and work experience.
  • A motivation letter indicating i) primary field (department or topic) of interest in PhD study according to topics mentioned in qualification requirements and selection criteria, ii) a description of experience or motivation for working on research-based innovation.
  • Certified copies of relevant transcripts and diplomas.  Candidates from universities outside Norway are kindly requested to send a Diploma Supplement or similar documentation, which describes in detail the program of study, the grading system, and the rights to further studies associated with the degree obtained.
  • Contact information for two references. 
  • Documentation of fluency in the English language. 

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).

Applicants who have been short-listed will be invited for interviews.

If you are invited for an interview you must include certified copies of transcripts and reference letters.

Please refer to the application number 2021/10964 when applying.

6/30/21 12:00 AM
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Hefen Dong