Scientific Programmer Position at the Department of Holistic Systems

Deadline: 31.03.2021

Simula Metropolitan

Simula Research Laboratory AS is a publicly owned research lab located in Oslo, Norway. Simula conducts Information and Communication Technology (ICT) research in the fields of scientific computing, software engineering, communication systems, machine learning and cybersecurity.

Simula's main objective is to create knowledge about fundamental scientific challenges that are of genuine value for society. This is achieved through high-quality research, education of graduate students, industry collaboration, technology transfer, and commercialization. Since 2001, scientific evaluations conducted by the Research Council of Norway has repeatedly placed Simula at the forefront of international research in ICT. The most recent in-depth evaluation was published in 2017, grading the full range of research at Simula as “excellent”.

Simula appreciates diversity. We currently employ approximately 155 individuals from 35 countries and strive to create a family-friendly working environment. We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage women to apply.

Simula has a close collaboration with leading universities in Norway and abroad, both in terms of research and education, and facilitates extended research stays abroad. Our Master's and PhD students conduct their research at Simula, and attend courses and receive their degrees from university partners.

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Scientific Programmer Position at the Department of Holistic SystemsSimulaMet’s mission is to solve important and fundamental problems of science and engineering, with the main goal of benefiting and advancing society. We do this by concentrating on five select research areas in ICT and performing excellent research, by developing our people, and by spinning out applicable results into profitable startups.

Learn more about working at Simula: Careers at Simula

Project and Job descriptionIn the department of Holistic systems at SimulaMet, we are now seeking a scientific programmer to work together with the group on challenging problems within the intersection of Artificial Intelligence and societal important topics such as health and sport science and child welfare.

Example use cases we are working on are Simula Metropolitan Center for Digital Engineering and In search of the ideal sperm cell - OsloMet.

Our goal is to develop novel methodologies and algorithms for machine learning and data mining and employ them to address challenging problems in high-impact applications. We seek to create and apply novel methods to provide new insights in a wide variety of applications ranging from biomedical signals and image analysis, systems biology to climate and communication networks, while contributing to the foundations of the scientific field. We are looking for a scientific programmer with a solid background in machine learning / deep learning, systems and distributed processing.

The scientific programmer will work together with the group on the development of AI-based systems addressing different challenges in our application areas. This includes the implementation of new methods and algorithms, building complete systems taking the whole pipeline into account from data acquisition to explanation of the results to the final users and supporting researchers in conducting extensive experiments.


  • Artificial
  • Intelligence
  • Natural language processing
  • Deep learningMachine learning
  • MedicineSport science
  • Child Welfare

We are looking for interested candidates who:Have a completed Master or PhD degree in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning or Computer Science with excellent grades.

Excellent programming skills and experience with machine learning frameworks, such as Pytorch is required. Excellent level of spoken and written English, good interpersonal and communication skills, are curious and creative, and show the willingness to learn and work as part of an international and interdisciplinary team.

Knowledge of AI system and applications design and implementation and distributed processing are an advantage.

SimulaMet is an equal opportunity employer, and women are particularly encouraged to apply.

Simula Metropolitan CDESimula Metropolitan Center for Digital Engineering is a research unit that is jointly owned by Simula Research Laboratory and Oslo Metropolitan University (OsloMet). 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 MS education in digital engineering. SimulaMet is organized as a limited company and is part of the Simula Research Laboratory group.

We offer

  • Excellent opportunities for performing high quality research, as part of a highly competent and motivated team of international researchers and engineers.
  • An informal and inclusive international working environment.
  • Generous support for travel and opportunities to build international networks, through established collaboration with industry, exchange programs and research visits with other universities, and funding to attend
  • High-standard facilities and offices located in Oslo.
  • A competitive salary
  • Numerous benefits: access to company cabin, BabyBonus arrangements, sponsored social events, generous equipment budgets (e.g., computer, phone and subscription), subsidized canteen meals and monthly bus pass, comprehensive travel/health insurance policy, etc.
  • Relocation assistance: accommodation, visas, complimentary Norwegian language courses, etc.
  • Administrative research support: e.g., quality assurance process for grant proposals (including RCN and EU programs).
  • Wellness and work-life balance. 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.

Application requirements

  • CV summarizing your educational background, working experience (in particular, any relevant academic or industrial work), list of scientific publications, etc.
  • Cover letter: outline your motivation for applying, relevant experience and qualifications, research interests and how/why you are qualified for the position.
  • Contact information of two references, including the PhD supervisor(s).
  • A link to a repository of open source projects if available.

Application deadline: 20 March 2021.

Preferred starting date is June 1, 2021.

Applications will be screened continuously, and a decision will be made as soon as we find the right candidate.

Further information

For detailed information about SimulaMet please consult https://www.simulamet.no/

For more information about our work culture at Simula, see https://www.simula.no/about/simula-culture

Additional enquiries regarding the position can be addressed to [email protected] or [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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