University of Bergen

Department of Informatics

The University of Bergen (UiB) is an internationally recognised research university with more than 14,000 students and close to 3,500 employees at six faculties. The university is located in the heart of Bergen. Our main contribution to society is excellent basic research and education across a wide range of disciplines.

Research Fellow (PhD candidate) in Informatics / Computer Science – up to 2 positions

The Department of Informatics is now recruiting up to 2 research fellows in informatics/computer science.

Qualifications and personal qualities:

  • You must hold a master's degree within the field of informatics or mathematics (or achieved equivalent qualifications). Candidates are invited to apply if they plan to complete their final master’s exam by 1 January 2018. Employment will then be postponed until the master’s degree isobtained.
  • You must have qualifications to complete a PhD programme within a field of research that is compatible with one of the six research groups of the department. These are: Algorithms, Bioinformatics, Optimization, Programming theory, Computer Security and Visualization. See the Department web page for further details.
  • You must be able to work independently and in a structured manner and to demonstrate good collaborative skills.
  • You must be proficient in both written and oral English.
  • The position will be filled 1 January 2018.

About the PhD position
The duration of the PhD position is 4 years, of which 25 per cent of the time each year comprises required duties associated with research, teaching and dissemination of results. The employment period may be reduced if you have previously been employed in a recruitment position.

About the research training
As a research fellow you participate in an approved educational programme for a PhD degree within a time period of 4 years (equivalent to 3 years of full time work). It is a condition that you satisfy the enrolment requirements for the PhD programme at the University of Bergen.

A final plan for the implementation of the research training must be approved by the faculty within three months after you have commenced in the position.

We can offer:

  • A good and professionally challenging working environment
  • Starting salary at pay grade 50 (code 1017/pay framework 24.8); currently NOK 436 900 gross p.a. Further promotions will be made according to length of service in the position.
  • Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • An inclusive workplace (IA-enterprise)
  • Good welfare benefits

The application must include:

  • A brief account of your research interests and motivation for applying for this job
  • The names and contact details of at least two referees (one of these may be the main supervisor for your master's thesis or equivalent thesis)
  • Transcripts and diplomas that are complete on the day of application
  • If you have not yet completed your master’s degree, please submit a statement from your institution confirming the expected date of the award of your master’s degree. Your master’sdegreemustbedocumentedwithtranscriptsand/ordiploma, alternatively a confirmation from your institution on completed degree and your grade, by 1 January 2018.
  • CV (in addition to completing the CV in Jobbnorge)
  • Relevant certificates/written references
  • A list of any works of a scientific nature (publication list)
  • Publications (if any)

If your diploma, grade transcripts and other documentation are in a language other than a Scandinavian language or English, you must upload certified translations of these.

Closing date for applications: 10 August 2017

General information
For further information about the position please contact Professor Petter E. Bjørstad, Head of Department, e-mail:

Applicants must not send application material to anybody except to Jobbnorge, any direct submissions will be discarded.

The state labour force shall reflect the diversity of Norwegian society to the greatest extent possible. Age and gender balance among employees is therefore a goal. It is also a goal to recruit people with immigrant backgrounds. People with immigrant backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply for the position.

We encourage women to apply. If multiple applicants have approximately equivalent qualifications, the rules pertaining to moderate gender quotas shall apply.

The University of Bergen applies the principle of public access to information when recruiting staff for academic positions.

Information about applicants may be made public even if the applicant has asked not to be named on the list of persons who have applied. The applicant must be notified if the request to be omitted is not met.

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About this job

  • Deadline
    Thursday, August 10, 2017
  • Employer
    University of Bergen
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