Doctoral candidate in information systems and software engineering job in the group with the NORWEGIAN UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGIES – NTNU


About the job

The appointment is for a period of 4 years, of which 25% is dedicated to teaching. This is a position aimed at providing an ambitious doctoral student with the opportunity for academic maturity and productivity.

The position is linked to the current project the creation of the shared electronic health record: a multi-site study of a regional establishment (REAL) and the doctoral student should contribute to the deliverables of this project.

The academic discipline will be a combination of research on information systems (especially the implementation of information systems) and research on organizational change and learning. Qualitative methods, such as case studies, semi-structured interviews, and ethnographic observations, will be used to conduct the research.

The research subject for this position is conceptualization and analysis of large-scale health information system implementations. The project will examine how the process of implementing a shared electronic health record (EHR) in central Norway is shaped and shaped by the contexts in which it is embedded, but also how the EHR shapes working practices. , roles, routines and activities at the different sites.

The research contained in this post should be aligned with the overall objectives of the REAL project. The doctoral student should cooperate with other members of the project to conduct empirical research and disseminate the results in high-quality outlets selected in cooperation with members of the project team.

You will report to the head of department.

The duties of the post

  • Conduct empirical qualitative research on the implementation of the EHR.
  • Contribute to the state of the art by developing a theoretical framework to describe the results and inform on-going implementation activities.
  • Publish in international conferences and journals in relevant fields.
  • Participate in professional communities in fields relevant to the position.

Selection criteria required

  • You should have relevant professional experience in information systems, organizational change or healthcare service innovation, with particular emphasis on the role of technology.
  • Your education must correspond to a five-year Norwegian study program, where 120 credits are obtained at master’s level.
  • You must have a solid academic background from your previous studies and an average master’s degree program, or an equivalent education equal to or greater than B on the NTNU grading scale. If you don’t have alphabetical grades from previous studies, you must have an equally good academic foundation. If you have a lower level, you may be assessed if you can prove that you are particularly suited for doctoral training.
  • You must meet the admission requirements for the doctoral program of the faculty.

The appointment is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Agents and Officials and the Regulations concerning the degrees of Philosophiae Doctor (PhD) and Philosodophiae Doctor (PhD) in artistic research national guidelines for appointment as a PhD, post doctorate and research assistant

Preferred selection criteria

  • Many of the informants are Norwegian, as are most of the relevant documents. Knowledge of a Scandinavian language is therefore privileged.
  • Understanding and experience of applying qualitative research methods in real world organizations, and / or
  • A good documented understanding of the research areas of information systems or organizational change (previous scientific publications will be a big plus).
  • The ability and willingness to conduct research in a multidisciplinary setting.
  • Good written and oral English skills.
  • The experience of projects in the health sector is a great advantage.

Personal characteristics

We focus on the personal qualities of individual applicants. We are looking for candidates who:

  • You are passionate about research and have a high level of curiosity and willingness to learn.
  • Can document their ability to work in a team and deliver high quality results independently.
  • Can demonstrate analytical skills. Potential candidates will be required to write and present an analytical text.
  • Can demonstrate the ability to interact with users and beneficiaries of their research.
  • Can demonstrate that he can quickly acquire and apply knowledge in a field of research.

We offer

Salary and conditions

Doctoral students are remunerated under code 1017, and are normally remunerated in the gross amount of NOK 491,200 per year before tax, depending on qualifications and seniority. From the salary, 2% is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Civil Service Pension Fund.

The employment period is 4 years with teaching duties.

Appointment to a doctoral position requires that you be admitted to the doctoral program within three months of employment and participate in an organized doctoral program during the period of employment.

The engagement is carried out in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State agents and civil servants, and the acts relating to the control of exports of goods, services and strategic technologies. Candidates who, based on the evaluation of the application and the attachment, are considered to be in conflict with the criteria of this latter law will be prohibited from recruiting to NTNU. After the appointment, you should assume that there may be changes in the area of ​​work.

The position is subject to external funding.

It is a prerequisite to be present and accessible to the establishment on a daily basis.

About the app

The application and the supporting documents that will serve as a basis for the assessment must be in English.

Publications and other scientific work must follow the application. Please note that applications are only assessed on the basis of the information available by the application deadline. You should make sure that your application clearly shows how your skills and experience meet the criteria set out above.

The request must include:

  • CV, certificates and diplomas.
  • License and master’s transcripts and diplomas. If you have not completed the master’s degree, you must submit confirmation that the master’s thesis has been submitted. An English translation of all educational materials is required, unless the materials are in Norwegian.
  • A motivating 3 to 5 page description, including
    • A short presentation of the motivation to apply for this position.
    • How the candidate views their experience as appropriate.
    • Theoretical and methodological knowledge of the field of research.
  • Names and contact details of 3 reference persons.
  • A copy of the master’s thesis (in PDF) or, for those about to complete their master’s degree, a detailed summary coupled with a statement indicating how and when the candidate plans to complete the thesis.
  • PDF copies of previous publications, if applicable, with associated bibliographic data.

If all or part of your studies were followed abroad, we also ask you to attach documentation on the scope and quality of all your training, both bachelor’s and master’s, in addition to other studies higher. The description of the required documentation is available here. If you already have a NOKUT declaration, please attach it as well.

Joint work will be considered. If it is difficult to identify your contribution to the joint work, you should attach a brief description of your participation.

In assessing the most qualified candidate, the focus will be on education, experience and personal and interpersonal qualities. Motivation, ambitions and potential will also count in the assessment of candidates.

NTNU is committed to following the criteria for evaluating research quality in accordance with the San Francisco Declaration on Research Evaluation – DORA.

general informations

Working at NTNU

A good working environment is characterized by diversity. We encourage qualified candidates to apply, regardless of gender, functional ability or cultural background.

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 arguably the best of its kind in the world. A subsidized professional daycare for children is readily available. In addition, Trondheim offers excellent educational opportunities (including international schools) and opportunities to enjoy nature, culture and family life and has a low crime rate and quality of life. clean air.

As an employee of NTNU, you must at all times adhere to the changes that the evolution of the subject implies and to the organizational changes that are adopted.

Information Act (Offentleglova), your name, age, position and municipality may be made public even if you have requested that your name not be placed on the list of candidates.

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Professor Pieter Jelle Toussaint, phone +4740646586, email [email protected] or the Head of Department Professor Heri Ramampiaro, email [email protected]
If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact Kenneth HÃ¥gensen, e-mail: [email protected]

Please submit your application electronically via jobbnorge.no with your CV, diplomas and certificates. Applications submitted elsewhere will not be considered. A Diploma Supplement is required for European master’s degrees outside Norway. Chinese applicants are required to provide confirmation of master’s degree from China Credentials Verification (CHSI).

If you are invited for an interview, you must include certified copies of transcripts and reference letters. Please refer to the request number 2021/57311 during application.

Application deadline: 10.01.22

NTNU – knowledge for a better world

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

Computer Science department

We are the leading university IT environment in Norway and offer a wide range of theoretical and applied study programs in IT at all levels. Our fields of study include computer hardware, algorithms, visual computing, AI, databases, software engineering, information systems, learning technologies, HCI, CSCW, computer operations and the data processing applied. The department has groups in Trondheim and Gjøvik. The Department of Computer Science is one of the seven departments of the Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering.

Deadline January 10, 2022
Employer NTNU – Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Municipality Trondheim
Scope Fulltime
Duration Temporary
Place of service Gløshaugen Campus


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