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Position as Senior Engineer in scientific computing at the Centre for Computing in Science Education

Deadline: 07.06.2020

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 research at the Department of Physics covers a broad range of subfields within physics and technology: From space research to medical physics. A good proportion of the research is interdisciplinary, and conducted in close cooperation with collaborators in Norway and abroad. Education and teaching are other essential activities.


We offer a broad range of courses, and the Department is involved in several study programmes at bachelor’s and master’s level. Some of the best lecturers in Norway are amongst our employees, and we are proud of our prizewinning teaching and learning environment. The Department has 200 employees, of which 50 are permanent scientific positions. On a yearly basis 20 students complete their Ph.D. and 50 finish their M.Sc. degree.

About the position

A position as Senior Engineer in scientific computing is available at the Centre for Computing in Science Education (CCSE), a Center for Excellence in Education. The position will be for a period of 2 years. Starting date no later than 01.08.2020.

Centre for Computing in Science Education aims to renew science education by integrating the use of computing throughout the education. We develop new curriculum and methods, build an educational research group, and disseminate insights and methods. The ambition of the center is to become an international hub for the integration of computing in science education. This position will be part of this cross-disciplinary environment.

The position is part of the research project, S-Assess, funded by the Norwegian Research Council. The project aims to develop a structured assessment framework to be used to assess student projects, to collect learning data to categorize solution approaches, to provide students with feedback, to form the basis for interventions, and to develop and train machine learning methods for automating categorization and feedback. The candidate will work in a team with phd-students, researchers and teachers to develop and test the assessment system.

Job description:

We seek a Software Engineer to work with scientific software development and research support.

The Engineer will:

  • Be responsible for and develop the software infrastructure for a structured assessment system for student assessment, feedback and learning analysis in the S-Assess project
  • Be responsible for and develop other software infrastructures at the center such as doconce, a document processing system
  • Administer the center’s computational infrastructure
  • Support the scientific staff in their computational projects

Qualification requirements

  • A master degree in physics, mathematics or computer science
  • Documented experience with scientific software development
  • A good command- written and oral- of English

Other qualifications:

  • Documented experience from education research projects is an advantage
  • Experience from computational support staff work in higher education is an advantage
  • Experience from research work is an advantage
  • Motivation to work in a cross-disciplinary environment working on science education and education research
  • An open and service-minded attitude
  • An interest in improving student learning and the student learning environment at the Faculty of mathematics and natural sciences.

We offer

  • Salary NOK 513 600 – 594 400 per annum depending on qualifications in position as Senior Engineer (position code 1181)
  • A professionally stimulating working 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

Application must include:

  • Application letter including a motivation for applying for the position (max. 1 page)
  • CV (complete overview of education and work experience)
  • Copies of educational certificates, transcript of records and letters for recommendation
  • Names and contact details of 2-3 references (names, relation to candidate and telephone number)

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system, please follow the link ”Apply for this job”.

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).

Formal regulations

Applicants will normally be called in for an interview.

According to the Norwegian Freedom and 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.

In accordance with the University of Oslo’s equal opportunities policy, we invite applications from all interested individuals regardless of gender or ethnicity.

UiO has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results a.o

Contact information

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For technical questions regarding the application system, please contact HR Adviser Elin Thoresen, +47 22 85 71 96, e-mail: [email protected]

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