About the Institution:

The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest rated institution of research and education with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. Its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally esteemed research communities make UiO an important contributor to society.

The Department of Informatics (IFI) is one of nine departments belonging to the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at the University of Oslo. IFI is Norway’s largest university department for general education and research in Computer Science and related topics.

About the Fellowship:

Two Ph.D. Research fellows are available at Department of Informatics, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Oslo, Norway. The fellowships are for a period of 3 years. Starting date preferably no later than 01.02.2018.

Project description:

The two research fellows will be working in the project SmartNEM (“Smart Community Neighborhood – driven by energy informatics”) funded by the Research Council of Norway. SmartNEM is a joint project with the University of Stavanger, Norway. The project will employ a total of seven Ph.D. scholars of which three will be employed by University of Oslo UiO).

One of the Ph.D. scholars supported by the SmartNEM project will be supervised in collaboration with the Faculty of Computer Sciences at the Østfold University College in Halden and the Norwegian Centre of Expertise Smart Energy Markets (NCESmart). An industrial advisory board with members including Statnett (the Norwegian TSO), Lyse Energy, DNV-GL and the NCE Smart cluster will offer industrial guidance to the PhD scholars.

Requirements and qualifications:

The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences has a strategic ambition of being a leading research faculty. Candidates for these fellowships will be selected in accordance with this, and are expected to be in the upper segment of their class with respect to academic credentials.

  1. Applicants must hold a Master’s degree or equivalent in computer science or electrical engineering, or control engineering with excellent results.
  2. Good knowledge of programming and mathematics is preferable.
  3. Applicants must also be able to demonstrate an interest in scientific research.
  4. The evaluation also considers personal drive and organizational skills.
  5. For the Ph.D. positions, the purpose of the fellowship is research training leading to the successful completion of a Ph.D. degree.

We offer:

  1. Salary NOK 436 900 – 490 900 per year, depending on qualifications and seniority.
  2. Attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement, in addition to Oslo’s family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities.

The application must include:

  1. Application letter
  2. CV (summarizing education, positions, and academic work – scientific publications)
  3. Copies of educational certificates, transcript of records and letters of recommendation
  4. List of publications and academic work that the applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee
  5. Names and contact details of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number)

Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University’s grading system. Please remember that all documents should be in English or a Scandinavian language.


Professor Frank Eliassen, Department of Informatics, UiO. frank@ifi.uio.no

Professor Yan Zhang, Department of Informatics, UiO. yanzhang@ifi.uio.no

For questions about the recruitment system, contact HR-Officer Helene Jansen,

Phone: +47 22857196

E-Mail: h.b.jansen@mn.uio.no

For further details, please visit the link given here



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