Postdoc position within the area of Autonomous production optimization with degrading equipment
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
We have a vacancy for a postdoc position within the area of Autonomous production optimization with degrading equipment at Department of Chemical Engineering. Starting date will be as soon as possible.
The postdoctoral fellowship is a 2 year temporary position where the main goal is to qualify for work in senior academic positions.
The postdoc will develop methods and algorithms that use information about current process and production conditions, as well as predictive models to make optimal operation and maintenance decisions autonomously, while systematically taking uncertainty into account. The use of nonlinear model predictive control methods as well as planning and scheduling approaches under uncertainty will be considered as part of the development scope.
A secondary goal is to give the candidate hands-on experience as a researcher and in teaching activities.
You will report to your supervisor.
About the project
The project is part of an interdisciplinary collaboration between the Systems Engineering Group at the Department of Chemical Engineering and the RAMS (Reliability, Availability, Maintenance, and Safety) group at the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at NTNU, Aker BP and 3 Chinese Universities (China Univ. of Petroleum East China, Beihang University, Ocean University of China), as well as Jereh and CNOOC. The AutoPRO project is a spin-off project associated with the Centre for Research-based Innovation Subsea production and processing (SUBPRO). www. ntnu.edu/subpro.
The scientific goal of this postdoc project is to study and develop approaches for operating offshore oil and gas processes in the best possible way, and thus make optimal use of the available resources and infrastructure.
Duties of the position
Development and programming of control-oriented models for optimal operation of offshore production systems with degrading components
Analysis and development of methods and algorithms that enable for system- wide optimal operation with degrading equipment
Teaching duties and supervision of master students
Publication of results in scientific journals and on conferences
Required selection criteria
You must have completed a Norwegian doctoral degree or corresponding foreign doctoral degree recognized as equivalent to a Norwegian PhD
You must have a professionally relevant background in Process Systems Engineering
Good written and oral English skills
Experience in one or more of the following:
Process modelling and optimization
Programming (Matlab, Julia, Python, and others)
Willingness to collaborate with our industry partners as well as our project partners in China
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
Knowledge in state and parameter estimation
High level of personal responsibility and initiative
Willingness to work independently, as well as part of a team in accordance with project objectives
Systematic and goal-oriented way of working
exciting and stimulating tasks in a strong international academic environment
an open and inclusive work environment with dedicated colleagues
favourable terms in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
About the application
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.
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 application must include:
CV, certificates and diplomas
transcripts and diplomas for bachelor’s-, master’s- and PhD degrees.
Academic works – published or unpublished – that you would like to be considered in the assessment (up to 10 items)
Name and contactinformation of three referees
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. Description of the documentation required can be found here. If you already have a statement from NOKUT, please attach this as well.