LEDIG STILLING VED NILU

PhD Research Fellow on Embedded system (a Hardware-Software co-design for Edge intelligence)

Søknadsfrist: 01.12.2022

Norwegian Institute for Air Research

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About the position

Applications are invited for a 3-year PhD research fellowship position in Embedded system (a Hardware-Software Co-Design for Edge intelligence) at the Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU) in association with the Department of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Oslo (Norway).

The PhD research fellow will be part of the Horizon Europe project - MISO (Autonomous Multi-Format In-Situ Observation Platform for Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide and Methane Monitoring in Permafrost & Wetlands) led by NILU in collaboration with 7 companies and research institutions in six other European countries.

The main objective of MISO is to develop and deploy an autonomous in-situ observation platform for use in hard-to-reach areas, for detecting and quantifying Greenhouse gasses (GHG-carbon dioxide and methane gasses). The platform will use a combination of stationary and mobile (drone) solutions requiring minimum on-site intervention when deployed. This aims ultimately to increase geographical coverage of areas with measurements and long time series availability of in situ GHG observations.

Starting date is expected at 1st of February 2023, but this can be flexible.

Duties of the position

  • Development of a hardware platform with edge processing capacity for data processing in gas monitoring applications
  • Integration of nondispersive infrared sensors (developed by company Senseair - partner of MISO) in a hardware platform to have a complete device for GHG monitoring.
  • Development of AI-based correction models to improve measurement accuracy of monitoring devices. The models should be optimized to run on the devices.
  • Lab scale testing
  • Supporting colleagues on testing the devices in the field
  • Dissemination through scientific publications

In addition, the PhD student will take different compulsory courses in the PhD program at University of Oslo.

Qualifications

The following requirements of the applicant are essential

  • Master's degree in relevant field such as Electrical Engineering, Instrumentations, Computer Science, Machine Learning, Cybernetics, Autonomous Systems, Physics, or similar.
  • Foreign completed degree (M.Sc.-level) corresponding to a minimum of four years in the Norwegian educational system.
  • The PhD candidate must have fluent oral and written communication skills in English.

The PhD candidate would preferably also have knowledge and skills within one or more of the following subjects:

  • Electronic design (PCB design).
  • Embedded software for hardware (microcontrollers and/or FPGA)
  • Programming (such as Python, C/C++, and/or similar)
  • Machine Learning or Deep Learning algorithms

We offer

At NILU, we work for our common future. Our research contributes to the fight against climate change and to secure a healthy environment and a sustainably society. This means that work is more than just work: What we do each day makes a difference.

We offer flexible working hours, work-from-home agreements, subsidised fitness training, and excellent pension and insurance schemes. Salary is competitive.

  • During a working day at NILU, you will encounter:
  • An international and interdisciplinary environment with pleasant colleagues from all over the world
  • Great creativity and generous sharing of knowledge
  • Broad experience and excellent opportunities for professional development
  • A global network of partners

Most of our approximately 175 employees work at the main office in Kjeller, a short train ride from Oslo. We also have an office in Tromsø just a few minutes’ walk from the centre of town.

The application process

Applications should be admitted as soon as possible and no later than the 1st of December 2022.

The application should contain:

  • Application letter including a statement of motivation and research interests
  • CV (summarizing education, positions and academic work)
  • Copies of educational certificates including grades
  • Names and contact details of 3 referees

We advise foreign applicants to attach an explanation of their University’s grading system.

For more information about the available position please contact Tuan-Vu Cao ([email protected]) for scientific inquires and Rune Ødegård ([email protected]) for general inquires.

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