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Researcher in Computer Science: Industrial and Manufacturing Informatics

Deadline: 28.04.2021

Universitetet i Oslo

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. IFI is Norway’s largest university department for general education and research in Computer Science and related topics.


The Department has more than 1800 students on bachelor level, 600 master students, and over 240 PhDs and postdocs. The overall staff of the Department is close to 370 employees, about 280 of these in full time positions. The full time tenured academic staff is 75, mostly Full/Associate Professors.

Job description

Position as Researcher available at the SIRIUS Centre for Scalable Data Access, Department of Informatics.

Starting date no later than October 1, 2021.

The appointment is a fulltime position and is made for a period of up to three years.

More about the position

SIRIUS is a Centre for Research-based Innovation in Scalable Data Access in the Oil & Gas Domain. It is located at and led by the University of Oslo. The centre started operations in 2016 and has been funded by the Research Council of Norway for 8 years. Partner companies include Equinor, Schlumberger, IBM, DNV-GL, TietoEvry, Computas, Kadme, Numascale, Dolphin Interconnect, OSISoft, SAP Aker Solutions and TechnipFMC. Academic partners are the University of Oxford, Simula Research Laboratory and NTNU. The aim of the centre is to provide a vehicle for delivering industrially relevant, innovative research through collaboration between the centre’s partners and through associated projects. SIRIUS has a central role in the innovation ecosystem around the University of Oslo and the engineering, IT and oil companies in South-East Norway. For more information about SIRIUS, see www.sirius-labs.no.

SIRIUS is partner in Eur3ka (EUropean Vital Medical Supplies and Equipment Resilient and Reliable Repurposing Manufacturing as a Service NetworK for Fast PAndemic Reaction), an innovation action financed by the European Commission. See this link. The aim of the project is to develop an IT framework for supporting and optimizing the manufacturing responses to pandemics. The University of Oslo is working in this project on the implementation of smart data models in the Eur3ka framework. This will be done in collaboration with SIRIUS’ ontology engineering research group.

Qualification requirements

The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences has a strategic ambition is to be among Europe’s leading communities for research, education and innovation. Candidates for these fellowships will be selected in accordance with this, and expected to be in the upper segment of their class with respect to academic credentials.

  • Applicants must hold a degree equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree in computer science, mechanical engineering or a similar discipline. The thesis must have been submitted before application deadline and approved and defended before the candidate can start in the position.
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English.

Personal skills:

  • The candidate should be able to demonstrate deep knowledge of the use of computer technologies in manufacturing.
  • The candidate should be able to demonstrate competence in designing and developing computer applications and using architectures such as the Industrie 4.0 RAMI, Industrial Ontologies and Digital Twins.
  • The candidate should have a strong publication record and experience with international research projects on topics relevant to the Eur3ka project and the SIRIUS Centre.
  • The candidate should have experience in research collaboration with industrial partners. International mobility and international collaborations will be an advantage.
  • Knowledge of semantic technologies would be an advantage.
  • Knowledge of the challenges of manufacturing of high-quality parts and devices and particularly on Zero-Defect Manufacturing would be an advantage.

We offer

  • salary NOK 526 000 – 658 300 per annum depending on qualifications in position as Researcher (position code 1109)
  • a professionally stimulating working environment
  • vibrant international academic environment
  • 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

How to apply

The application must include

  • Cover letter (statement of motivation and relevance for the position by summarizing scientific work and research interest)
  • CV (summarizing education, positions, academic work – list of scientific publications, pedagogical experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activity)
  • Copies of educational certificates, academic transcript of records and letters of recommendation
  • The most relevant and important publications and academic work that the applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee (maximum five)
  • Names and contact details of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number)

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University's grading system. Please note that all documents should be in English (or a Scandinavian language).

In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on the documented, academic qualifications as well as the candidates’ motivation and personal suitability. Interviews with the best-qualified candidates will be arranged.

It is expected that the successful candidate will be able to complete the project in the course of the period of employment.

Formal regulations

According to the Norwegian Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.

The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results etc.

The University of Oslo aims to achieve a balanced gender composition in the workforce and to recruit people with ethnic minority backgrounds.

Contact information

For further information please contact:

Arild Waaler, phone: +47 22 84 00 55, e-mail: [email protected] or

David Cameron, phone +47 22 85 04 46, e-mail: [email protected]

For technical questions regarding the recruitment system, please contact HR Adviser Torunn Standal Guttormsen, phone: +4722824272,e-mail: [email protected]

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