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PhD Research Fellow in Computer Science
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.
Position as PhD Research Fellow in Computer Science is available at Department of Informatics, University of Oslo.
No one can be appointed for more than one PhD Research Fellowship period at the University of Oslo. Starting date no later than October 1, 2023.
The fellowship period is three (3) years. A fourth year may be considered with a workload of 25 % that may consist of teaching, supervision duties, and/or research assistance. This is dependent upon the qualification of the applicant and the current needs of the department.
More about the position
In the LEAP project (Leveraging Energy-Aware Programming), we will investigate if it is possible to develop a model for energy-aware programming and implement the needed tools to support it. This PhD position will be the main research position.
The idea of an energy-aware programming model is to support the programmer, such that programming choices for lower energy consumption become more clear.
In the project you will work with methods to better quantify and evaluate the efficiency of specific and representative programs. To evaluate the programs and different program transformation, you will need to understand their behaviour. This is not different from how efficiency of programs is investigated by running the programs. This work will be supported by laboratories and researchers at Roskilde University, Denmark, that have studied several aspects on software’s energy consumption and is working on a testing bench; it is therefore expected that you will have extended research stays here.
In all, the goal of this PhD project is to build a foundation for understanding and quantifying of energy consumption for modern hardware, languages, compilers and run-time system.xw
More information on the project here.
The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences has a strategic ambition to be among Europe’s leading communities for research, education and innovation. Candidates for this fellowship will be selected in accordance with this, and expected to be in the upper segment of their class with respect to academic credentials.
- Master’s degree or equivalent in Computer Science
- Foreign completed degree (M.Sc.-level) corresponding to a minimum of four years in the Norwegian educational system
- Prior knowledge of programming language technology and transformation, including compilers, program transformation and program analysis
- Prior knowledge of programming language design, including formal semantics or type systems
- Prior knowledge, theoretical or practical, of programming models and computational complexity
Candidates without a Master’s degree have until 30 June, 2023 to complete the final exam.
The norm is as follows:
- the average grade point for courses included in the Bachelor’s degree must be C or better in the Norwegian educational system
- the average grade point for courses included in the Master’s degree must be B or better in the Norwegian educational system
- the Master’s thesis must have the grade B or better in the Norwegian educational system
- Fluent oral and written communication skills in English
- English requirements for applicants from outside of EU/ EEA countries and exemptions from the requirements
The purpose of the fellowship is research training leading to the successful completion of a PhD degree.
The fellowship requires admission to the PhD programme at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. The application to the PhD programme must be submitted to the department no later than two months after taking up the position. For more information see:
The purpose of the fellowship is research training leading to the successful completion of a PhD degree. Therefore, the candidate should have good communication skills and be able to work independently.
- Ability to work independently as well as in a multidisciplinary and international team,
- Ability to give and receive constructive scientific criticism,
- High motivation for interdisciplinary collaboration,
- Ability to write in a scientific, structured, clear and concise manner.
- Salary NOK 501 200 – 544 400 per year depending on qualifications and seniority as PhD Research Fellow (position code 1017)
- Attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement
- Vibrant international academic environment
- Career development programmes
- Oslo’s family-friendly surroundings with their rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities
How to apply
The application must include:
- Cover letter - statement of motivation and research interests
- CV (summarizing education, positions and academic work - scientific publications)
- Copies of the original Bachelor and Master’s degree diploma, transcripts of records and
- Possibly: Letters of recommendation
- Documentation of English proficiency
- List of publications and academic work that the applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee
- 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 (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.
Applicants will be called in for an interview.
Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Research Fellowships at the University of Oslo.
No one can be appointed for more than one PhD Research Fellowship period at the University of Oslo.
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.
Inclusion and diversity are a strength. The University of Oslo has a personnel policy objective of achieving a balanced gender composition. Furthermore, we want employees with diverse professional expertise, life experience and perspectives.
If there are qualified applicants with disabilities, employment gaps or immigrant background, we will invite at least one applicant from each of these categories to an interview.
For further information please contact: Michael Kirkedal Thomsen,e-mail: [email protected]
For questions regarding Jobbnorge, please contact HR Adviser Therese Ringvold, e-mail: [email protected].
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