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PhD Research Fellowship in Distributed Systems and Internet of Things
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 1400 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 scientific staff is 75, mostly Full/Associate Professors.
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A PhD Research Fellowship in Distributed Systems and Internet of Things is available at the Department of Informatics.
The fellowship period is 3 years. Candidates may be offered one additional year by the Department of Informatics; the 4 years position then entails a compulsory work load of 25% that consists of teaching and supervision duties.
No one can be appointed for more than one PhD Research Fellowship period at the University of Oslo.Starting date no later than 01.10.2019.
More about the position
One of the focus areas of the Distributed Multimedia Systems research group are multi-modal sensor-based systems for mHealth and IoT applications in general. In this context, real-time processing of sensor data with Distributed Complex Event Processing (CEP) is of particular interest. This PhD position shall contribute to a better understanding of factors impacting the performance of such systems and develop new solutions for efficient real-time processing of data in an environment that comprises resource constraint embedded solutions as well as high-performance servers.
The ideal qualified candidate should support teaching activities in the Operating Course (INF3151/4151) in which Bachelor and Master students develop in a series of six projects their own operating system kernel from scratch.
The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences has a strategic ambition of being a leading research faculty. 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.
- 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
- Existing knowledge and experience in mHealth and IoT applications is desirable; and existing knowledge and experience in the following areas is necessary (and must be documented in the application):
- performance evaluation of distributed systems through simulation and real-world experiments,
- concepts, design, and implementation of CEP systems,
- programming of resource constrained sensor devices (e.g., with TinyOS or Kontiki OS), and
- design and implementation of all core elements of operating systems (ranging from boot loader to file systems).
- Candidates without a Master’s degree have until 30 June, 2019 to complete the final exam
- Candidates mastering a Scandinavian language are preferred.
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
- salary NOK 449 900 – 505 800 per annum depending on qualifications in a position as PhD Research fellow, (position code 1017)
- 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 research interests
- cv (summarizing education, positions and academic work - scientific publications)
- copies of the original Bachelor and Master’s degree diploma, transcripts of records
- letters of recommendation
- documentation of English proficiency for International applicants
- 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).
Short-listed applicants will be called in for an interview.
Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Research Fellowships at the University of Oslo.
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:
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.
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.
- Professor Thomas Plagemann, 22 85 27 43, [email protected]
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