«We need a total of 30 to 40 PhD candidates in the different work packages the center is comprised of. Our goal is to find at least half of the candidates in the industry. This way, we ensure that new knowledge developed in the project will remain in our companies», says Leif Haukom, Chairman of the Board of Center for Offshore Mechatronics and former CEO at MacGregor Pusnes.
PhD candidates are expected to work at the center for 3 to 5 years before returning to their companies.
“Candidates will receive approximately 80 per cent of their industry salary”, said Haukom at NODE’s HSSE Forum recently.
He said that the aim of the center is to contribute to the development of fully autonomous systems, to reduce cost and increase quality and performance.
“Double performance, half price!” said Haukom.