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PhD Research Fellow in ICT – Deep Learning for Chatbots

About the position

The University of Agder invites applications for a full-time fixed-term position for a period of three years as PhD Research Fellow. The position is linked to the Department of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), and is located in Grimstad, Norway. The starting date is as soon as possible or by agreement.

The department of ICT has three large and active research groups in Information and Communication Technology including eight Professors, 20 Associate Professors/Assistant professors and about 20 Research Fellows on the PhD programme in ICT. The department pursues a variety of research interests, focusing especially on ICT and crisis management, artificial intelligence, eLearning and eHealth. The department has successfully led a number of large research projects funded by the Research Council of Norway, the EU research programmes FP7 and H2020 as well as national and international industries.

The open position is associated with the Centre for Artificial Intelligence Research (CAIR) and part of the project “Chatbots for Loyalty” funded by the Norwegian Research Council.

Responsibilities

The aim of the PhD Research Fellow is to advance the state-of-the-art in deep learning techniques for chatbots – machine agents serving as natural language user interfaces to data and service providers in social networks. Natural language interaction is the next frontier in the development of ubiquitous data and services. 

The research fellow will get the opportunity to develop novel approaches to increase the attention span of deep learning models and enable more goal directed conversations. Furthermore, the candidate will explore and develop mechanisms for leveraging rich contexts, captured through both structured information (demographics, transaction history, etc.) and more unstructured information (e.g., logs of previous dialogue at other contact points). By leveraging a rich context, spanning multiple channels, the ultimate goal is to open up for more intelligent goal-oriented and task-oriented chatbot services. Datasets for training and evaluating the mechanisms developed will be available from several domains, such as private and public sector customer service, and informational services within the health domain.

Research topics for the PhD research fellows include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Deep learning approaches for conversational user interfaces
  • Combining machine learning and user-centred design for smart chatbot services

Required qualifications

Further provisions relating to the positions as PhD Research Fellows can be found in the Regulations Concerning Terms and Conditions of Employment for the post of Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Research Fellow, Research Assistant and Resident.

The candidate must hold a master’s degree in ICT, Computer Science or a similar/related field and document competence in areas relevant to the position.

Furthermore, the applicant must have strong academic credentials, written and spoken English proficiency, communication and teamwork skills.

It is a prerequisite for employment that the candidate is to be admitted to UiA’s PhD programme at the Faculty of Engineering and Science, specialization in ICT, within three months of appointment. More information about the programme and a complete list of admission requirements.

The following admission requirements apply to the PhD programme:

  • The average grade for courses included in the bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) should be C (or equivalent) or higher;
  • The average grade for courses included in the master’s degree (or equivalent) should be B (or equivalent) or higher;
  • The master’s thesis (or equivalent) should have a grade B (or equivalent) or higher when the candidate is admitted to the PhD program.

The successful applicant must have written and spoken English proficiency. Applicants from some countries must document their English proficiency through one of the following tests or certificates:

  • TOEFL – Test of English as a Foreign Language with a minimum score of 600 on the Paper-based Test (PBT), or a minimum of 92 on the Internet based Test (iBT)
  • IELTS – International English Language Testing System, with a result of at least 6.5, with no section lower than 5.5. (only Academic IELTS test accepted)
  • CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages)  certificate of at least Level B2

Please check this website to see if an English test is required. Please note that the English test requirement applies to applicants from most countries according to the list mentioned above. No other English tests or certificates will be approved, and certifications/statements cannot replace an English test.

Applications from applicants who already hold a PhD will normally not be considered.

Applicants will be assessed on the basis of academic background and results, attainment, and any previous research and development work.

Desired qualifications

The ideal candidate will have expertise in at least three of the following areas:

  • Deep reinforcement learning
  • Transfer- and meta-learning
  • Bayesian learning and probabilistic reasoning
  • Recurrent neural networks
  • Convolutional neural networks
  • Natural language processing
  • Tsetlin machines

Personal qualities

Personal suitability, good teamwork skills, inventiveness, and a proactive approach, will be emphasized in the evaluation as well as relevant practical experience. The PhD Research Fellow will be expected to contribute to an active research community that promotes the personal and professional growth of the doctoral candidates. The position places great demands on the applicant’s capacity for independent goal-oriented work, ability to concentrate and attention to detail.

Personal qualities and suitability for the position will be emphasised.

Fakultet for teknologi og realfag

We offer

  • the opportunity to contribute to the strategic capabilities of a world-class research organization, along with intensive PhD supervision. You will collaborate with top scientists in your field and have excellent prospects for personal development in an innovative working environment for aspiring researchers.
  • professional development in a large, exciting and socially influential organisation
  • a positive, inclusive and diverse working environment
  • modern facilities and a comprehensive set of welfare offers 
  • membership of the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund

More about working at UiA.

The position is remunerated according to the State Salary Scale, salary plan 17.515, code 1017 PhD Research Fellow, NOK 449 400 gross salary per year. A compulsory pension contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund is deducted from the pay according to current statutory provisions.

General information

A good working environment is characterised by its diversity. We therefore encourage all qualified candidates to apply for the position, irrespective of gender, age, disability or cultural background. The University of Agder is an IW (Inclusive Workplace).

Women are strongly encouraged to apply for the position. 

The successful applicant will have rights and obligations in accordance with the current regulations for the position, and organisational changes and changes in the duties and responsibilities of the position must be expected. Appointment is made by the University of Agder’s Appointments Committee for Teaching and Research Positions.

Short-listed applicants will be invited for interviews. With the applicant’s permission, UiA will also conduct a reference check before appointment. More about the employment process.

In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act § 25 (2), applicants may request that they are not identified in the open list of applicants. The University, however, reserves the right to publish the names of applicants. Applicants will be advised of the University’s intention to exercise this right.

Application

The application and any necessary information about education and experience (including diplomas and certificates) are to be sent electronically. Use the link “Apply for this job“.

The following documentation must be uploaded electronically:

  • Certificates and/or grades for all post-secondary education, up to and including the bachelor’s level
  • Master’s degree/higher degree certificate, with a summary of the courses/subjects included in the degree
  • Applicants with a foreign higher education must attach an official description of the grading system used at the issuing institution
  • Summary (approximately 1-2 pages) of the master’s thesis
  • Applicants who are required to document their English proficiency must submit his/her TOEFL or IELTS test results (these may be forwarded after the closing date)
  • Summary or links to the applicant’s scientific publications (if any)
  • A description of the candidate’s research interests and background for the project applied for

The applicant is fully responsible for submitting complete digital documentation before the closing date. We draw your attention to the fact that we cannot, unfortunately, include you in the assessment process if attachments are missing. All documentation must be available in a Scandinavian language or English.

Application deadline: 13.05.19

Contact

For questions about the position:

For questions about the application process:

Campus Grimstad

University of Agder

The University of Agder has more than 1400 employees and 13 000 students. This makes us one of the largest workplaces in Southern Norway. Our staff research, teach and disseminate knowledge from a variety of academic fields. Co-creation of knowledge is our common vision. We offer a broad range of study programmes in many fields. We are situated at two modern campuses in Kristiansand and Grimstad respectively.

We are an open and inclusive university marked by a culture of cooperation. The aim of the university is to further develop education and research at a high international level.

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Deadline

13.05.2019

Post expires on Monday May 13th, 2019

PhD Research Fellow in Renewable Energy focusing on “Operational management in interconnected renewable resources with ICT property”

About the position

The University of Agder (UiA) invites applications for a 3-year PhD fellowship in Renewable Energy within the project “Integrated Renewable Resources and Storage: Operation and Management”, funded by The Research Council of Norway under Indo-Norwegian cooperation. The post is linked to and partially supported by The Department of Engineering Sciences, University of Agder. The tentative starting date is in April 2019, or as negotiated with the faculty. The position is located at Campus Grimstad. 

The Department of Engineering Sciences has more than 90 employees in scientific positions, and more than 1500 students at all levels. A variety of research is conducted within all the groups; Mechatronics, Renewable Energy, Civil Engineering and Industrial Economy, and we also welcome interdisciplinary projects within the department or with other research groups. This position will be associated with the Renewable Energy group. We have a broad international cooperation, and close collaboration with industrial partners and public services in the region. This is a benefit both for teaching and research. The partners contribute with assignments, competence and resources.

There is a need for research on flexible interconnection, use of multiple energy forms (like wind and solar PV), resilience of the energy systems and semantic interoperability among energy subsystems. An increased amount of roof top PVs, wind turbines, energy storages (both electrical and thermal), and heat pumps will pose technical challenges in the distribution network due to change in load flow patterns, power quality, protection, and controlling voltage, frequency and reactive power. These multi-interconnected energy resources will inevitably rely on the internet or other large-scale communication networks, resulting in a new area of cyber-physical security for the smart grid.   

The consortium of this project includes UiA and NORCE in Norway, and academic institutions – MNNIT Allahabad, IIT Kanpur and NIT Raipur in India. The project objectives are defined under work packages, each lead by these institutions.

The research studies will be in the lines of monitoring and assessment of microgrid and emerging cyber-physical aspects, optimizing the distribution network utilization with energy management, and design of intelligent distribution grids.

Responsibilities

The work package lead by UiA will focus in the direction of (i) energy management and optimization of energy resources and storage in distribution network, (ii) understanding the ICT in integration of renewable resources towards its security. The work package has a list of tentative tasks for the appointed PhD research fellow to perform the studies, and share the results as needed with Indian counterpart. Some of these studies might have to be performed using a real-time simulator (OPAL-RT), and its associated modules, including hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) simulations. Further, a close cooperation with other researchers working in the project and other colleagues at the department is highly expected.

Required qualifications

Further provisions relating to the positions as PhD Research Fellows can be found in the Regulations Concerning Terms and Conditions of Employment for the post of Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Research Fellow, Research Assistant and Resident

The successful applicant should hold a master’s degree from a Norwegian or an accredited foreign university in renewable energy, mechatronics, electrical engineering, or a similar/related field and have competence in areas relevant to the proposed research.

The following additional requirements should be met:

  • Good knowledge in power system, smart grid, power grid security.
  • Programming skills (Matlab, Python, C++, R).
  • Strong writing skills for research papers.
  • Experience in working on real-time simulators, particularly Opal-RT.

It is an advantage to have knowledge about the Norwegian power system and to speak a Scandinavian language. Women are strongly encouraged to apply for the position. 

The applicant must submit an approved project description within three months of appointment. The PhD dissertation must be written in English.

The PhD Research Fellow will be admitted to the PhD Programme in Engineering and Science with Renewable Energy as specialization within three months of the starting date. More information about the programme and a complete list of admission requirements.

Personal qualities

Personal qualities and suitability for the position will be emphasized.

The position places great demands on the applicant’s capacity for independent goal oriented work. Relevant practical experience, personal suitability and good teamwork skills will also be emphasised. Applicants will be assessed on the basis of academic backgrounds and previous research and development experiences in the related fields.

Fakultet for teknologi og realfag

We offer

  • professional development in a large, exciting and socially influential organisation
  • a positive, inclusive and diverse working environment
  • modern facilities and a comprehensive set of welfare offers 
  • membership of the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund

More about working at UiA.

The position is remunerated according to the State Salary Scale, code 1017 Research Fellow, salary NOK 449 400 gross per year. A 2 % compulsory pension contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund is deducted from the pay according to current statutory provisions.

General information

A good working environment is characterized by its diversity. We therefore encourage all qualified candidates to apply for the position, irrespective of gender, age, disability or cultural background. UiA is an IW (Inclusive Workplace).

Women are strongly encouraged to apply for the position.

The successful applicant will have rights and obligations in accordance with the current regulations for the position, and organizational changes and changes in the duties and responsibilities of the position must be expected. Appointment is made by UiA’s Appointments Committee for Teaching and Research Positions.

Short-listed applicants will be invited for interviews. With the applicant’s permission, UiA will also conduct a reference check before appointment. Read more about the employment process.

In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act § 25 (2), applicants may request that they are not identified in the open list of applicants. The University, however, reserves the right to publish the names of applicants. Applicants will be advised of the University’s intention to exercise this right.

Application

Submit your application and CV online. Please click on the link “Apply for this job”.

The following documentation shall be submitted as attachments to the online application:

  • Certificates and grades for all post-secondary education, up to and including bachelor’s level, master’s degree/higher degree certificate.
  • Applicants with foreign higher education must attach an official description of the grading system used at the issuing institution.
  • List and links of the applicant’s scientific publications, if any.
  • A short tentative research proposal of not more than 2 pages, highlighting the background and research for the intended study, that meets the above research objectives.

Please do not submit large documents, like thesis or publications. If any additional information is required, the applicant will be informed later.

Original documents must be presented for verification to the University of Agder. Successful candidates will be asked, normally during the interview, to ensure that the issuing university submits documents in a sealed envelope directly to UiA or provide access to their documents online, which allows UiA to verify the authenticity of these electronic documents via a secure website hosted at the issuing university (contact person at UiA will be provided later for certain candidates).

The applicant is fully responsible for submitting complete documentation. Without complete documentation we cannot, unfortunately, include you in the assessment process. All documentation of education must be in the original language and in English, Norwegian, Swedish, or Danish (if the original language is not one of these). The application should include a translation, which should preferably be from the issuing university. Additional documentation must be in English, Norwegian, Swedish or Danish.

Closing date: 27.05.19

Contact

For questions about the position:

For questions about the application process:

  • HR-adviser Nina Rønningen, tel. +47 38 14 20 16, mobile +47 481 57 761, e-mail: nina.ronningen@uia.no
  • Higher Executive Officer Lise Askbo Fylkesnes, tel. +47 37 23 31 25, mobile +47 907 76 434, e-mail: lise.a.fylkesnes@uia.no
Campus Grimstad

University of Agder

The University of Agder has more than 1400 employees and 13 000 students. This makes us one of the largest workplaces in Southern Norway. Our staff research, teach and disseminate knowledge from a variety of academic fields. Co-creation of knowledge is our common vision. We offer a broad range of study programmes in many fields. We are situated at two modern campuses in Kristiansand and Grimstad respectively.

We are an open and inclusive university marked by a culture of cooperation. The aim of the university is to further develop education and research at a high international level.

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Read the job description at the university homepage

Deadline

27.05.2019

Post expires on Monday May 27th, 2019

Post-doctoral Research Fellow in Sociology of Religion

The University of Agder has more than 1400 employees and 13 000 students. This makes us one of the largest workplaces in Southern Norway. Our staff research, teach and disseminate knowledge from a variety of academic fields. Co-creation of knowledge is our common vision. We offer a broad range of study programmes in many fields. We are situated at two modern campuses in Kristiansand and Grimstad respectively.

We are an open and inclusive university marked by a culture of cooperation. The aim of the university is to further develop education and research at a high international level.

Post-doctoral Research Fellow in Sociology of Religion

The University of Agder, Faculty of Humanities and Education, invites applications for one full-time, fixed-term appointment for a period of two years as Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Sociology of Religion at the Department of Religion, Philosophy and History, Faculty of Humanities and Education. The position is located at Campus Kristiansand. The starting date is negotiable with the Faculty.

Description of the position

The position is associated with the research group Religious Minorities and Religious Diversity. The group’s activities focus on advanced research on majority and minority relations, and the proposed postdoctoral project should be framed within the scope of (one or more of) the core themes and empirical areas of interest of the group. See: https://www.uia.no/en/research/humaniora-og-pedagogikk/religious-minorities-and-religious-diversity for additional information on the research group’s thematic areas of research and ongoing projects.

Qualifications and terms

The successful applicant must hold a PhD degree in Sociology of Religion, Sociology, Religious Studies, Theology or equivalent fields. To be considered for the position, applicants must have an approved dissertation by the time of the deadline. Applicants will be assessed on the basis of academic background and results, and any previous research. The position places great demands on the successful applicant´s capacity to carry out cutting-edge research and independent goal-oriented work. Documented publications beyond the PhD degree and experience from externally-funded research projects (application work and implementation) will be emphasised, as well as personal suitability and good teamwork skills. Short-listed applicants may be invited for interviews.

Applicants must submit a project description and a progress plan for the proposed postdoc project including a publication plan for the postdoctoral period. An essential part of the assessment of the applicants is the quality of the project description.

The working languages are Norwegian or English. A high level of oral and written proficiency in English is required.

Further provisions relating to the position as Post-doctoral Research Fellow can be found in the Regulations Concerning Terms and Conditions of Employment for the Post of Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Research Fellow, Research Assistant, and Resident.

The position is remunerated according to the State Salary Scale, salary plan 17.510, code 1352 Post-doctor, gross salary per year NOK 544 400 – 607 700. In the case of particularly highly qualified applicants, a higher salary may be considered. A 2 % compulsory pension contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund is deducted from the pay according to current statutory provisions.

The Norwegian public service is committed to reflecting the diversity of society, and the personnel policy of the University of Agder aims to achieve a balanced workforce. All qualified persons are therefore encouraged to apply for the position, irrespective of cultural background, gender, age or disability.

Appointment is made by the University of Agder’s Appointments Committee for Teaching and Research Positions. The successful applicant will have rights and obligations in accordance with current regulations for the public service and the position.

Application

Applicants must submit their application form and CV online. Please click on the link “Apply for this job”.

The following documentation should be uploaded as an attachment with the online application:

  • CV and complete list of publications
  • Copy of selected scientific publications (no more than 10; including the Ph.D. thesis)
  • Project description

The applicant is fully responsible for submitting complete documentation in a sufficient number of copies before the closing date. The application and all documentation must be available in a Scandinavian language or English. Without complete documentation we cannot, unfortunately, include you in the assessment process.

Closing date: 15.05.19

For further information please contact professor Ida Marie Høeg, tel. +4738141322, e-post ida.m.hoeg@uia.no

In accordance with §25(2) of the Freedom of Information Act, applicants may request that they are not identified in the open list of applicants. The University, however, reserves the right to publish the name of applicants. Applicants will be advised of the University’s intention to exercise this right.

In case of discrepancies between the Norwegian and the English text, the Norwegian text takes precedence.

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About this job

  • Deadline Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Post expires on Wednesday May 15th, 2019

PhD Research Fellow in Cybersecurity

About the position

The University of Agder, Faculty of Social Sciences invites applications for a temporary, full-time position as a PhD Research Fellow in cybersecurity, affiliated to the Department of Information Systems, for a period of three years, or four years with 25% required duties. The position is located at Campus Kristiansand. The starting date is negotiable with the Faculty.

Responsibilities

The position is affiliated with the Centre for Integrated Emergency Management (CIEM) at the University of Agder, which is an interdisciplinary research centre focusing on how information and communication technologies can support innovative practice in emergency preparedness and response. The centre involves 20 researchers with expertise in information systems, computer science and social sciences. An overall goal of CIEM is to contribute to strengthen societal security and community resilience. 

The University of Agder is starting a new master’s programme in cybersecurity in fall 2019, and is also strengthening further its research activities in cybersecurity. CIEM researchers at the Department of Information Systems will provide courses in cybersecurity management, and the PhD Research Fellow is expected to contribute to CIEM’s research in this domain. The research will involve contact with cybersecurity stakeholders in industry and the public sector. Possible research areas for the position are listed below under Desired qualifications.

Required qualifications

Further provisions relating to the positions as PhD Research Fellows can be found in the Regulations Concerning Terms and Conditions of Employment for the post of Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Research Fellow, Research Assistant and Resident.

The applicants must qualify for admission to the PhD Programme in Social Sciences, Specialisation in Information Systems, and must hold a master’s degree in cybersecurity, information security, IT security, information systems or ICT with an average grade of B or better. Applicants who are in the process of finishing their master’s thesis are also welcome to apply for this position. More information about the PhD programme at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Specialisation in Information Systems.

Good knowledge of English, both written and oral, is also required

Desired qualifications

The PhD project will focus on managerial and organisational aspects of cybersecurity, and the candidate should document competence in one or more of the following research areas:

  • Cybersecurity and critical infrastructure protection
  • Cybersecurity and resilience (at the organizational, community and societal level)
  • Information security management
  • Cybersecurity and data privacy
  • Economics of cybersecurity
  • Blockchain technology and cybersecurity

Personal qualities

The appointee must have the ability to work in a goal-oriented, organised, focused and independent manner. During the assessment process, emphasis will be placed on the applicant’s examination results as well as any previous research and development work. Relevant practical experience, personal suitability and good teamwork skills will also be emphasised.

Fakultet for samfunnsvitenskap

We offer

  • professional development in a large, exciting and socially influential organisation
  • a positive, inclusive and diverse working environment
  • modern facilities and a comprehensive set of welfare offers 
  • membership of the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund

More about the University of Agder as a workplace.

The position is remunerated according to the State Salary Scale, salary plan 17.515, code 1017 PhD Research Fellow, NOK 449 400 gross salary per year. A compulsory pension contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund is deducted from the pay according to current statutory provisions.

General information

A good working environment is characterised by its diversity. We therefore encourage all qualified candidates to apply for the position, irrespective of gender, age, disability or cultural background. The University of Agder is an Inclusive Workplace (IW) .

The successful applicant will have rights and obligations in accordance with the current regulations for the position, and organisational changes and changes in the duties and responsibilities of the position must be expected. Appointment is made by the University of Agder’s Appointments Committee for Teaching and Research Positions.

Short-listed applicants will be invited for interviews. Read more about the employment process

In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act § 25 (2), applicants may request that they are not identified in the open list of applicants. The University, however, reserves the right to publish the names of applicants. Applicants will be advised of the University’s intention to exercise this right. 

Application

The application and any necessary information about education and experience (including diplomas and certificates) are to be sent electronically. Use the link “Apply for the position”.

The following documentation must be uploaded electronically:

  • Certificates with grades
  • Master’s thesis
  • References
  • Academic work and R&D projects, as well as a list of these
  • Project description with a maximum scope of 10 pages, including reference list. The outline should present and discuss possible research questions, theory perspectives, research methods, and a progress plan.

The applicant is fully responsible for submitting complete digital documentation before the closing date. We draw your attention to the fact that we cannot, unfortunately, include you in the assessment process if attachments are missing. All documentation must be available in a Scandinavian language or English.

Application deadline: 22 March 2019.

Contact

For questions about the position:

  • professor Devinder Thapa, phone +47 38 14 14 19, mobile +47 952 56 430, e-mail devinder.thapa@uia.no
  • professor Bjørn Erik Munkvold, Director of CIEM and Chair of the PhD programme in Social Sciences, phone +47 38 14 17 72, mobile +47 48 12 59 22, e-mail bjorn.e.munkvold@uia.no

For questions about the application process:

  • senior Adviser Inger-Lise Myrvold, phone +47 38 14 17 65, e-mail inger.l.myrvold@uia.no
Campus Kristiansand

University of Agder

The University of Agder has more than 1400 employees and 13 000 students. This makes us one of the largest workplaces in Southern Norway. Our staff research, teach and disseminate knowledge from a variety of academic fields. Co-creation of knowledge is our common vision. We offer a broad range of study programmes in many fields. We are situated at two modern campuses in Kristiansand and Grimstad respectively.

We are an open and inclusive university marked by a culture of cooperation. The aim of the university is to further develop education and research at a high international level.

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Read the job description at the university homepage

Deadline

22.03.2019

Post expires on Friday March 22nd, 2019

Post Doctoral Research Fellow in ICT – Machine Learning for Time Series Modelling

The University of Agder has more than 1400 employees and 13 000 students. This makes us one of the largest workplaces in Southern Norway. Our staff research, teach and disseminate knowledge from a variety of academic fields. Co-creation of knowledge is our common vision. We offer a broad range of study programmes in many fields. We are situated at two modern campuses in Kristiansand and Grimstad respectively.

We are an open and inclusive university marked by a culture of cooperation. The aim of the university is to further develop education and research at a high international level.

Post Doctoral Research Fellow in ICT – Machine Learning for Time Series Modelling

The University of Agder invites applications for a full-time, fixed-term appointment as a Post Doctoral Research Fellow in Information and Communication Technology for a period of two years. The position is currently located in Grimstad, Norway. The starting date is as soon as possible or to be negotiated with the Faculty.

The Department of ICT has three large and active research groups in Information and Communication Technology, including eight Professors, 20 Associate Professors/Assistant Professors and about 20 Research Fellows on the PhD programme in ICT. The Department of ICT pursues a variety of research interests, focusing especially on ICT and crisis management, artificial intelligence, eLearning and eHealth. The department has successfully led a number of large research projects funded by the Research Council of Norway, the EU research programmes FP7 and H2020 as well as national and international industries.

This open position is associated with the Centre for Artificial Intelligence Research

The aim of the postdoctoral research fellowship is to advance the state-of-the-art in machine learning techniques for time series modelling, classification and prediction. The work can either focus on fundamental issues such as novel learning algorithms and knowledge representation, or on applications such as health care, energy, safety and security, fraud detection, astronomy, human-computer interaction, bioconservation and others depending on the successful candidate’s interests and experience.

 More about working at UiA.

Research topics

Research topics for the post doctoral research fellow include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Machine learning methods (e.g. LSTM) for time series modelling
  • Recurrent neural networks and reinforcement learning
  • Application of machine learning methods to real-world time series
  • Extraction of knowledge from trained neural networks

The ideal candidate will have expertise in the following areas:

  • Recurrent neural networks
  • Reinforcement learning
  • One or more application areas of time series, modelling, classification and prediction

Admission requirements

The successful applicant should hold a PhD in a related field (e.g. machine learning, artificial intelligence, data mining). To be considered for the position, applicants must have an approved PhD thesis by the closing date of the announcement.

Further provisions relating to the position as Post-doctoral Research Fellow can be found in the Regulations Concerning Terms and Conditions of Employment for the Post of Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Research Fellow, Research Assistant, and Resident.

Furthermore, the applicant must have:

  • Relevant academic credentials
  • Written and spoken English proficiency
  • Communication and teamwork skills.

Personal suitability, good teamwork skills, inventiveness, and a proactive approach will be emphasised in the evaluation as well as relevant practical experience. The Post-Doctoral Research Fellow will be expected to contribute to an active research community that promotes the personal and professional growth of the post-doctoral candidate. The position places great demands on the applicant’s capacity for independent goal-oriented work, ability to concentrate and attention to detail.

Remuneration

The position is remunerated according to the State salary scale 17.510, code 1352 Post Doctoral Research Fellow, salary NOK 544 400-658 300 gross per year. A 2 % compulsory pension contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund is deducted from the pay according to current statutory provisions.

The Norwegian public service is committed to reflecting the diversity of society, and the personnel policy of the University of Agder aims to achieve a balanced workforce. All qualified persons are therefore encouraged to apply for the position, irrespective of cultural background, gender, age or disability.

Women are especially encouraged to apply.

The appointment is made by the University of Agder’s Appointments Committee for Teaching and Research Positions. The successful applicant will have rights and obligations in accordance with the current regulations for the public service.

Application

Applicants must submit their application and CV online. Please click on the link “Apply for this job”. The following documentation should be uploaded as an attachment with the online application:

  • CV with a complete list of scientific publications
  • Doctoral thesis or link
  • Up to five representative publications or links
  • A description of the applicant’s research interests, the relevance of his/her expertise to the advertised position and a preliminary work plan

Original documents must be presented for verification to the University of Agder together with the copies by the appointed research fellow upon arrival at UiA. Successful candidates will be asked, normally during the interview, to ensure that the issuing university submits documents in a sealed envelope directly to UiA or provide access to their documents online, which allows UiA to verify the authenticity of these electronic documents via a secure website hosted at the issuing university (contact person at UiA will be provided later for certain candidates).

The applicant is fully responsible for submitting complete documentation within the deadline. Without complete documentation we cannot, unfortunately, include you in the assessment process.

All documentation of education must be in the original language and in English, and the translation should preferably be from the issuing university. Additional documentation must be in English.

Closing date: 31.03.19

For further information, please contact Professor Christian Omlin, tel. +47 37 23 32 06, e-mail christian.omlin@uia.no or Head of Department Folke Haugland, tel. +47 37 23 32 20, e-mail folke.haugland@uia.no.

In accordance with §25(2) of the Freedom of Information Act, applicants may request that they are not identified on the open list of applicants. The University, however, reserves the right to publish the name of applicants. Applicants will be notified in case the University intends to exercise this right.

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About this job

  • DeadlineSunday, March 31, 2019
  • EmployerUniversity of Agder
  • Website
  • MunicipalityGrimstad
  • Jobbnorge ID162221
  • Internal IDRef. 255/18
  • ScopeFulltime
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