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 at the University of Oslo. IFI is Norway’s largest university department for general education and research in Computer Science and related topics. The Department has near 950 students on bachelor level, near 450 master students, and over 180 PhD students. The overall staff of the Department is close to 250 employees, about 200 of these are full time positions. The full time scientific staff is 60, mostly Full/Associate Professors.

PhD Research Fellowship in Ultrasound

“Infrastructure-less indoor positioning in 3D” is User-driven Research based Innovation project (BIA) sponsored by the Norwegian Research Council. The industrial partners Sonitor Technologies and MazeMap will work with research groups at the University of Oslo (UiO) and the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI) to develop an infrastructure-less indoor positioning technology based on an innovative sensor fusion approach.

One PhD Research fellow position is available in the DSB – Digital Signal Processing and Image Analysis Group, Department of Informatics. There is another PhD position available in this project, more information can be found here.

Project description

The PhD topic is in the field of ultrasound air acoustics. The goal is to establish a phased array air sonar platform using key insights from radar, sonar and medical imaging technology. One of the challenges is the highly reflective indoor acoustics environment. In collaboration with the industrial partner Sonitor Technologies an air sonar prototype platform will also be developed and validated.


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.

Applicants must hold a Master’s degree or equivalent in ultrasound imaging, acoustics, or applied physics/mathematics, including signal processing and should have good analytical and programming skills. Besides technical skills, we are looking for a curious, ambitious candidate who is highly motivated to do research and contribute to the work done at our group. Good communication skills in both oral and written English are expected. We strongly encourage that the application is accompanied by a short cover letter explaining briefly how the applicant's background and education fit the goals and requirements of this project.

Applicants must hold a Master’s degree or equivalent in computer science or related areas. Candidates without a Master’s degree have until September 1st 2017, to complete the final exam.

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:

Doctoral degree and PhD

A good command of English is required.

Doctoral degree: PhD in Mathematics and Natural Sciences


Position code 1017, Pay grade: NOK 432 700 – 490 900 per year, depending on qualifications and seniority.

The application must include:

  • Application letter
  • CV (summarizing education, positions and academic work - scientific publications)
  • Copies of educational certificates, transcript of records and 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)

Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University’s grading system. Please remember that all documents should be in English or a Scandinavian language.

In accordance with the University of Oslo’s equal opportunities policy, we invite applications from all interested individuals regardless of gender or ethnicity.

UiO has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results a.o.

Contact information:

For further information please contact: Professor Sverre Holm, +47 932 15 705,

e-mail: or Dr. Wilfred de Booij, Sonitor Technologies, +47 924 53 574,

For questions about the recruitment system, please contact HR Officer, Helene Jansen +47 22857196,

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    1. august 2017
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    University of Oslo
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    2017/6457 - 1017
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