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Post-doctoral Research Fellow in Mathematics and Biomechanics

Deadline: 15.11.2019

About the position

A fixed-term 100% position is available at the University of Agder, Faculty of Engineering and Science as a Post-doctoral Research Fellow in Mathematics and Biomechanics, affiliated to the Department of Information and Communication Technology, for a period of 2 years. The position is located at Campus Kristiansand but presumes close collaboration with the engineering faculty based at Campus Grimstad. The starting date is as soon as possible or to be negotiated with the Faculty.

University of Agder

The University of Agder has more than 1400 employees and 13 000 students. This makes us one of the largest workplaces in Southern Norway. Our staff research, teach and disseminate knowledge from a variety of academic fields. Co-creation of knowledge is our common vision. We offer a broad range of study programmes in many fields. We are situated at two modern campuses in Kristiansand and Grimstad respectively.

We are an open and inclusive university marked by a culture of cooperation. The aim of the university is to further develop education and research at a high international level.


The position is intended to carry out research in mathematical and computer modelling of the motion of the major body parts with further applications for human activity recognition with the help of mobile radio channels.

Required qualifications

  • Master and doctoral degree in one or a combination of the following subject areas; applied mathematics (partial differential equations, ordinary differential equations, dynamic systems, optimization), theoretical physics, engineering physics, biophysics, biomechanics with documented expertise in areas relevant to the position. To be considered for the position, applicants must have an approved PhD dissertation by the application deadline. It is desirable that the applicants have defended their doctoral thesis within the last four years
  • Strong academic credentials
  • Documented proficiency in English, both written and spoken
  • Excellent knowledge in mathematics, especially in ordinary and partial differential equations, optimization, mathematical analysis and linear algebra
  • Excellent knowledge in physics, especially in mechanics and dynamics
  • Experience in using computer algebra systems such as MATLAB, Maple, Mathematica and knowledge of big data analysis
  • Strong programming skills and ability to code in one or several computer languages like MATLAB, Octave, Python, Mathematica, C++

Provisions relating to the position as Post-doctoral Research Fellow can be found in the Regulations Concerning Terms and Conditions of Employment for the post of Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Research Fellow, Research Assistant and Resident.

Personal qualities

Good communication and teamwork skills, analytical mind, scientific curiosity and creativity, interest and motivation, accuracy, punctuality and attention to detail, commitment and concentration, patience, ability to work and deliver under pressure, ability to suggest, defend and develop own ideas.

The postdoctoral research fellow will be expected to contribute to an active research community that promotes the personal and professional growth of the doctoral candidates. This position places great demands on the applicant’s capacity for independent goal-oriented work.

Personal qualities and suitability for the position will be emphasised.

We offer

  • professional development in a large, exciting and socially influential organisation
  • a positive, inclusive and diverse working environment
  • modern facilities and a comprehensive set of welfare offers
  • membership of the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund

More about working at UiA.

The position is remunerated according to the State Salary Scale, salary plan 17.510, code 1352, NOK 552 800-573 100 gross salary per year. Higher salary grades may be considered for particularly well-qualified applicants. A compulsory pension contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund is deducted from the pay according to current statutory provisions.

General information

A good working environment is characterised by its diversity. We therefore encourage all qualified candidates to apply for the position, irrespective of gender, age, disability or cultural background. The University of Agder is an IW (Inclusive Workplace).

Women are strongly encouraged to apply for the position.

The successful applicant will have rights and obligations in accordance with the current regulations for the position, and organisational changes and changes in the duties and responsibilities of the position must be expected. Appointment is made by the University of Agder’s Appointments Committee for Teaching and Research Positions.

Short-listed applicants will be invited for interview. With the applicant’s permission, UiA will also conduct a reference check before appointment. More about the employment process.

In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act § 25 (2), applicants may request that they are not identified in the open list of applicants. The University, however, reserves the right to publish the names of applicants. Applicants will be advised of the University’s intention to exercise this right.


The application and any necessary information about education and experience (including diplomas and certificates) are to be sent electronically. Use the link "Apply for this job".

The following documentation must be uploaded electronically:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Complete list of publications
  • Diplomas and certificates with grades
  • Doctoral thesis
  • Up to 10 academic articles and R&D projects which the candidate wishes to particularly emphasise for the assessment process
  • A description of the applicant’s research interests and their relevance for the advertised position.

The applicant is fully responsible for submitting complete digital documentation before the closing date. All documentation must be available in a Scandinavian language or English.

Application deadline: 15.11.19


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