Postdoctoral fellow position on management of digitization work

Deadline: 15.06.2022

Postdoctoral fellow position on management of digitization work

Simula Metropolitan is searching for a highly motivated Postdoctoral fellow to join the center for effective digitalization of the public sector (EDOS). The center is led by professor Magne Jørgensen. The candidate will undertake empirical work with the goal of gaining insight into how to improve digitization processes, with a particular focus on how to realize the benefits from digitalization in the public sector.


Simula Metropolitan is a research unit that is jointly owned by Simula Research Laboratory and Oslo Metropolitan University. It is the home of Simula’s research activities on networks and communications, machine learning, and IT management, and it is OsloMet’s strategic partner in research, PhD- and MSc- education in digital engineering.

Simula Metropolitan is organized as a limited company and it is part of the Simula Research Laboratory.

The mission of Simula Metropolitan is to do research in digital engineering at the highest international level, to educate and supervise PhD- and master students at OsloMet, and to contribute to innovation in society through collaboration, startup-companies, and licensing of research results.

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What you will do

  • Design and conduct high quality empirical studies on topics related to digitalization. This includes studies on the digitalization planning process, the software development processes, agile software development, organizational transformation processes and the realization of benefits in organizations and the society.
  • Collaborate with the public sector and the software industry in collecting experience and data, contribute with process improvement initiatives and transfer of knowledge.
  • Produce public sector and industry relevant results on how to improve their digitization processes and outcome.
  • Supervise and collaborate with master and PhD students

What we are looking for

The candidate will work closely with the members of the research group in EDOS and is expected to do high-quality research, participate actively in projects, help mentor students and publish results in the most selective venues. Good communication and presentation skills are a must. English is the working language of this international laboratory, but it is an advantage to understand a Scandinavian language for the collection and analysis of information from the public sector in Norway.

Your skills

  • PhD in computer science, management, economy, social science, psychology or other relevant educational backgrounds
  • Documented experience in conducting empirical research
  • Good research track record demonstrated through peer-reviewed publications
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong communication skill (writing and presenting)

What we offer

  • An informal and inclusive workplace consisting of a highly competent and motivated team of international researchers and engineers.
  • Great opportunities for growth and development.
  • Competitive compensation package with excellent pension and insurance scheme.
  • Relocation assistance for candidates from abroad: accommodation, visas, complimentary Norwegian language courses, etc.
  • A competitive salary. Starting salary for PostDocs NOK 543.500
  • Numerous benefits: access to company cabins, sponsored social events, generous equipment budgets (e.g., computer, phone and subscription), subsidized canteen meals, comprehensive travel/health insurance policy, etc.
  • Administrative research support: e.g., quality assurance process for grant proposals (including RCN and EU programs).
  • Professional development and researcher training opportunities through the Simula Academy.
  • Flexibility in working conditions: our employees’ health and well-being is a priority and we encourage them to make use of our flexible work arrangements to help balance their work and home lives efficiently.

See (www.simula.no/careers) for more details.

Application requirements

Interested applicants are requested to submit the following:

  • Curriculum vitae: summarize your educational background, working experience (in particular, any relevant academic or industrial work), list of scientific publications, etc
  • Research statement
  • Cover letter: outline your motivation for applying, relevant experience and qualifications, research interests and how/why you are qualified for the position;
  • Other: transcripts and relevant documentation to show completion of doctoral degree
  • Contact information of two references, including Master/PhD supervisor(s).

Application deadline June 15, 2022.

However, we encourage to submit applications consecutively since the applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis until the position has been filled.

Applications sent by e-mail will not be assessed.

The starting date is flexible.


Inquiries about the position can be made by email to Magne Jørgensen ([email protected])

Simula Metropolitan Center For Digital Engineering uses Semac’s background check in our recruitment process.

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.

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