The Department of Mechanical, Electronics and Chemical Engineering at OsloMet is hiring one PhD fellow (100%). The appointment is for a term of 3 years.
Area of Research
The PhD fellow will contribute to the OASYS http://www.oasys-project.eu/
(Ocean-Air synoptic operations using coordinated autonomous robotic SYStems and micro underwater gliders) research project, funded by EU Horizon 2020 ERA-NET cofund MarTERA. OASYS is a multidisciplinary research project in collaboration with NTNU, Norwegian Polar Institute, and TriOS GmbH.
One of the barriers towards a better understanding and sustainable development of marine related economic activity is the high cost associated with ocean observing systems. Autonomous robotic systems are steadily modernizing the way we obtain data and interact with the ocean. However, most of existing autonomous systems still require the involvement of manned missions in the deployment/recovery phases which represents a substantial share of the total operational costs. The OASYS project will develop an innovative fully automated Ocean-Air coordinated robotic operation with the potential to drastically reduce the cost of ocean observing systems. The project proposes the development of a swarm of low cost Micro Underwater Gliders (MUGs) that can operate autonomously with the support of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and Unmanned Surface Vessels (USVs) for deployment, recovery, battery charging, and communication relay. The system reduces human intervention to a minimum, revolutionizing the affordability of a broad range of surveillance and data collection operations. The technologies developed through the project will enable the creation of future products, solutions, and scientific research, related to the commercialization of the autonomous observing systems and the generated data. The proposed observing systems will be demonstrated during sea trials in Trondheim fjord and in a tidewater glacier in Svalbard, Norway.
OsloMets role in the project is the development of a fleet of Micro Underwater Gliders (MUG) that can be deployed and recovered using UAVs and USVs. In particular, the candidate will perform research and development in the areas of
The candidate will work mainly in the area of Marine Robotics, Autonomous Systems, Bio-inspired robotics. The candidate will be member of the Automation, Robotics, and Intelligent Systems (ARIS) research group and work together with other researchers, PhD students, and post doctoral researchers from OsloMet, NTNU, and the Norwegian Polar Institute.
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You must upload the following documents together with your online application by the final date for the Application:
TOEFL: 600 (paper-based test) 92 (Internet-based test)
IELTS: 6,5 with no section lower than 5.5 (only Academic IELTS test accepted)
CAE/CPE: Grade B or A
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Please apply electronically to this position by clicking on the button «login and apply». All the documents must be in either English or a Scandinavian language. Any translations must be government authorized. Originals must be presented if you are invited for an interview. OsloMet performs document inspections in order to give you as a candidate a proper evaluation and ensure fair competition.
You must upload all of these documents. Original documents and valid passport must be presented if you are invited for an interview. OsloMet performs document inspections in order to give you as a candidate a proper evaluation and ensure fair competition. Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered. The application must state your reasons for applying to the project and what makes you particularly qualified to carry out this PhD work.
For further information about the fellowship and the project, please contact
Associate Professor Alex Alcocer, Dept. Electrical Engineering, OsloMet, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Associate Professor Alfredo Carella, Dept. Mechanical Engineering, OsloMet, email: email@example.com
Professor Tor Arne Johansen, Dept. Engineering Cybernetics, NTNU, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For information about processing of applications or if you have any problem uploading documents, please contact HR advisor Mette Bjørtomt, e-mail: email@example.com.
Salary is set in accordance with the Norwegian State Salary Scale, position code 1017 NOK 442 400 – 472 300. By law 2% of the salary is deducted as to the Norwegian State Pension Fund. The position adheres to the Norwegian Government’s policy that the national labour force should to the greatest possible extent reflect the diversity of the population. Therefore, we encourage qualified candidates with immigrant background or reduced functional ability to apply for this position.
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