PhD Research Fellow in condition monitoring and performance analytics for hydroelectric powerplants

University of Agder (UiA)

18 Nov 2023
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College of Agder (UiA)
Analysis Discipline
Arithmetic » Utilized arithmetic
Engineering » Electrical engineering
Engineering » Mechanical engineering
Engineering » Different
Researcher Profile
First Stage Researcher (R1)
Utility Deadline
12 Jan 2024 – 22:59 (UTC)
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Hours Per Week
Is the job funded by means of the EU Analysis Framework Programme?
Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job associated to employees place inside a Analysis Infrastructure?

Provide Description
Creating data collectively

When people who find themselves dedicated come collectively to additional data, something is feasible.

The College of Agder combines the distinctive heat and appeal of Southern Norway with first-class scientific, technological and inventive experience.

Would you prefer to work with us to create higher options to our shared challenges?

Concerning the place

A 100 % place is out there on the College of Agder, School of Engineering and Science as a PhD Analysis Fellow in Mechatronics, affiliated to the Division of Engineering Sciences, for a interval of three years. The place is positioned, at the moment, at Campus Grimstad. The beginning date is negotiable with the School.

The Division of Engineering Sciences , has greater than 90 staff in scientific positions, and greater than 1500 college students in any respect ranges. A wide range of analysis is carried out inside all of the teams; Mechatronics, Renewable Power, Civil Engineering and Industrial Financial system, and we additionally welcome interdisciplinary initiatives inside the division or with different analysis teams. This place can be related to the Prime Analysis Centre Mechatronics . Now we have a broad worldwide cooperation, and shut collaboration with industrial companions and public providers within the area. It is a profit each for educating and analysis. The companions contribute with assignments, competence and sources.


This place can be a part of the R&D undertaking PHMHydro – Efficiency and Well being Monitoring for Hydroelectric Powerplants . PHMHydro is a collaboration among the many College of Agder, Norwegian analysis centre AS (NORCE), Å Energi AS, and Volue Industrial IoT AS in Norway. The primary goal of PHMHydro is to enhance the longevity and profitability of Hydro Electrical Powerplants (HEPs) by accelerating the penetration of information analytics in operations and upkeep (O&M). This place focuses on enhanced situation monitoring (CM) options for hydrogenerators, combining CM information, and inspection information to detect early faults in mills. Additional, modular efficiency analytics based mostly on SCADA and CM information can be developed to constantly consider the effectivity of every HEP system and forecast the efficiency capabilities. Developed strategies and algorithms can be validated on scaled take a look at setups, and Å Energi’s pilot HEPs, with Volue Industrial IoT AS.

An in depth cooperation with different researchers working within the PHMHydro consortium and Prime Analysis Centre Mechatronics is extremely anticipated.

Required {qualifications}

  • Grasp’s diploma inside mechatronics, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, renewable vitality or the same engineering self-discipline. This yr’s candidates/candidates, who’re within the final semester or the closing phases of their grasp’s diploma, may also apply.
  • English proficiency, each written and oral. Worldwide candidates that aren’t exempt from the English language necessities pursuant to the rules of the Norwegian Company for High quality Assurance in Training (NOKUT), should doc this by means of one of many following assessments with the said outcomes or higher:
    • TOEFL – Check of English as a Overseas Language with a minimal rating of 600 for the Paperbased Check (PBT), or 92 for the Web-based Check (iBT)
    • IELTS – Worldwide English Language Testing System, with the results of 6.5

A prerequisite for employment is that the candidate is to be admitted to UiA’s PhD programme in Engineering and Science, Specialisation in Engineering Sciences, Scientific Discipline in Mechatronics.

Additional provisions referring to the positions as PhD Analysis Fellows might be discovered within the Rules Regarding Phrases and Circumstances of Employment for the put up of Publish-Doctoral Analysis Fellow, Analysis Fellow, Analysis Assistant and Resident .

Desired {qualifications}

  • Good expertise/data in electrical machines, synchronous mills, utilized sign processing, utilized arithmetic.
  • Programming expertise in coding e.g. Python, or MATLAB
  • Writing expertise for analysis papers.
  • Expertise in utilized machine studying, fault analysis, laboratory testing and improvement is a plus.
  • Good data in Norwegian or one other Scandinavian language is a bonus

Private qualities

  • Proactive, adaptive and open-minded
  • Glorious communication (each written and oral) and teamwork expertise
  • The candidate will need to have the power to work independently and with a essential perspective.

Private qualities and suitability for the place can be emphasised.

We provide

  • skilled improvement in a big, thrilling and socially influential organisation
  • a constructive, inclusive and various working atmosphere
  • trendy amenities and a complete set of welfare presents
  • membership of the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund

Extra about working at UiA .

The place is remunerated based on the State Wage Scale, wage plan 17.515, code 1017 PhD Analysis Fellow, NOK 532 200 gross wage per yr. A obligatory pension contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund is deducted from the pay based on present statutory provisions. UiA, as a public college, doesn’t cost tuition charges even for worldwide college students.

Basic info

UiA is an open and inclusive college. We imagine that range enriches the office and makes us higher. We, subsequently, encourage certified candidates to use for the place impartial of gender, age, cultural background, incapacity or an incomplete CV.

Ladies are strongly inspired to use for the place. 

The profitable applicant could have rights and obligations in accordance with the present rules for the place, and organisational adjustments and adjustments within the duties and duties of the place have to be anticipated. The engagement is to be made in accordance with the rules in drive in regards to the acts referring to Management of the Export of Strategic Items, Companies and Know-how . Appointment is made by the College of Agder’s Appointments Committee for Educating and Analysis Positions.

Brief-listed candidates can be invited for interview. With the applicant’s permission, UiA may even conduct a reference test earlier than appointment. Learn extra in regards to the employment course of .

In accordance with the Freedom of Info Act § 25 (2), candidates might request that they don’t seem to be recognized within the open checklist of candidates. The College, nevertheless, reserves the appropriate to publish the names of candidates. Candidates can be suggested of the College’s intention to train this proper. 


The appliance and any obligatory details about training and expertise (together with diplomas and certificates) are to be despatched electronically. Use the hyperlink “Apply for this job“.

The next documentation have to be uploaded electronically:

  • Certificates and licensed transcripts for bachelor’s-, and grasp’s diploma. Candidates with international greater training should connect an official description of the grading system used on the issuing establishment.
  • Checklist and hyperlinks of the applicant’s scientific publications, if any.
  • References (referee names and contacts)
  • A brief tentative analysis proposal of no more than 2 pages, together with reference checklist, highlighting the background and analysis for the meant research that meets the analysis matter.

Please don’t submit giant paperwork, like thesis or publications. If any further info is required, the applicant can be knowledgeable later.

The applicant is absolutely liable for submitting full digital documentation earlier than the time limit. All documentation have to be obtainable in a Scandinavian language or English.

Utility deadline: 12.01.24


For questions in regards to the place:

  • Professor Khang Huynh, tel. +47 37 23 34 21, cellular: +47 905 99 263 e-mail [email protected]
  • Professor Kjell G. Robbersmyr, tel. +47 37 23 32 79, cellular +47 994 61 613, e-mail [email protected]

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