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At NTNU, 9,000 employees and 42,000 students work to create knowledge for a better world.

You will find more information about working at NTNU and the application process here.

About the position
We have a vacancy for a PhD student at the Ophthalmology Research Group at NTNU.

The PhD student will be assigned to our research into visual function in individuals born preterm. Our research group investigates the effect of preterm birth on the development and function of the retina and the visual axis of the brain. We apply state-of-the-art imaging techniques combined with machine learning for image analyses and neurophysiologic testing in long-term follow-up studies in children and adults born preterm. We have a close collaboration with the NTNU Low Birth Weight Study, the Norwegian Neonatal Network and partners in Finland and USA. A research stay abroad is desirable during the PhD student period.
 
Duties of the position
  • A position as a PhD student has the goal of achieving a PhD degree. The program is 3-years full time. Our research group has a weekly meeting and most of the supervision will be performed group-wise. For further information see https://www.ntnu.edu/mh/phd
  • Relevant and compulsory PhD courses
  • Data collection and analyses
  • Writing and publication of scientific manuscripts
Required selection criteria
  • Cand. Med degree (Medical school) or other relevant master-level degree such as neuroscience, medical technology or psychology.
  • 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 PhD Programme in Medicine and Health Sciences.
  • Excellent oral and written english
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
  • Authorization as medical doctor in Norway
  • Research experience
  • Clinical experience in ophthalmology, pediatrics or neurophysiology
  • Knowledge of scientific methods
  • Good references from earlier employers
  • Knowledge on how to work with sensitive data
  • Good written and oral Norwegian language skills
Personal characteristics
  • Good ability to collaborate across disciplines
  • Flexible
  • Good work capacity
  • Ability to work independently
We offer Salary and conditions
PhD candidates are remunerated in code 1017, and are normally remunerated at gross from NOK 491 200 per annum before tax, depending on qualifications and seniority. From the salary, 2% is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.
The period of employment is 3 years.

Appointment to a PhD position requires that you are admitted to the PhD programme in Medicine and Health Sciences within three months of employment, and that you participate in an organized PhD programme during the employment period.

The engagement is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants, and the acts relating to Control of the Export of Strategic Goods, Services and Technology. Candidates who by assessment of the application and attachment are seen to conflict with the criteria in the latter law will be prohibited from recruitment to NTNU. After the appointment you must assume that there may be changes in the area of work.

It is a prerequisite you can be present at and accessible to the institution daily.

About the application
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 (Departments to choose from the following): 
  • 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.
  • A copy of the master's thesis. If you recently have submitted your master's thesis, you can attach a draft of the thesis. Documentation of a completed master's degree must be presented before taking up the position.
  • Name and address of three referees
  • If available, publications or other relevant research work
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.

General information
Working at NTNU
A good work environment is characterized by diversity. We encourage qualified candidates to apply, regardless of functional capacity or cultural background. We encourgae men in particular to apply. 

The city of Trondheim is a modern European city with a rich cultural scene. Trondheim is the innovation capital of Norway with a population of 200,000. The Norwegian welfare state, including healthcare, schools, kindergartens and overall equality, is probably the best of its kind in the world. Professional subsidized day-care for children is easily available. Furthermore, Trondheim offers great opportunities for education (including international schools) and possibilities to enjoy nature, culture and family life and has low crime rates and clean air quality.

As an employee at NTNU, you must at all times adhere to the changes that the development in the subject entails and the organizational changes that are adopted.

In accordance with The Public Information Act (Offentleglova), your name, age, position and municipality may be made public even if you have requested not to have your name entered on the list of applicants.

If you have any questions about the position, please contact associate professor and consultant in ophthalmology dr. Tora Sund Morken, telephone 72836333/99599705, email tora.s.morken@ntnu.no. If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact Ingrid Andrea Legran, e-mail ingrid.a.legran@ntnu.no.

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).
 
Application deadline: 13.06.2022

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The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) creates knowledge for a better world and solutions that can change everyday life.

The Department of Neuroscience and Movement Science (INB) is an ambitious department in strong development. Great diversity in medicine and health disciplines is a hallmark of the department. We give priority to social relevance and quality in both education and research.

Several of our groups of researchers and teaching staff are at the forefront of their fields in Norway and internationally. Our ambition: “Through interdisciplinary collaboration, INB creates forward-looking education and research that lead the way in improving health and function.”

Read more about the Department here: www.ntnu.edu/inb
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