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PhD position at the Department of Information Science and Media Studies within Information Science in the field of Behavioral Data Science and Recommender Systems

PhD position

There is a vacancy for a PhD position at the Department of Information Science and Media Studies within Information Science in the field of Behavioral Data Science and Recommender Systems. The position is for 4 years and 25 % of the time is compulsory duties at the department.

About the project/work tasks:

We are especially looking for candidates who want to work on the research frontiers of behavioral data science with an application to recommender systems; project proposals on online data mining and predictive modelling with an application to recommender systems are particularly welcome, but the position is also open for other qualified applicants within other areas of data science and recommender systems research.

The PhD candidate will be affiliated with the newly to be established Behavioral Data Science & Recommender Systems research lab which is part of the Semantic and Social Information Systems research group of the Department of Information Science and Media Studies.

Qualifications and personal qualities:

  • The applicant must hold a master’s degree or the equivalent in Information Science, Informatics, Cognitive Science or equivalent
  • The degree has to be completed by the application deadline.
  • Background within data science and recommender systems is an advantage
  • The requirements are generally grade B or better on Master thesis and for the Master degree in total
  • Experience from scientific work (e.g., previous publications) is an advantage
  • Great motivation for research, interest in the topic and good knowledge of relevant theory and methods
  • As an applicant you should be able to work independently
  • Proficiency in both written and oral English

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an interview.

About the PhD position:

The duration of the PhD position is 4 years, of which 25 per cent of the time comprises obligatory duties associated with research, teaching and dissemination of results. The employment period for the successful candidate may be reduced if he or she previously has been employed in a PhD position.

About the research training:

As a PhD research fellow, you will take part in the doctoral educational programme at the Faculty of Social Sciences, UiB. The programme corresponds to a period of three years and leads to the submission of the PhD dissertation. To be eligible for admission you must have completed a Master degree. The educational background must be equivalent to a five-year Master education, including a two-year Master degree and a Master thesis at least 30 ECTS. It is expected that the topic of the Master degree is connected to the academic field to which you are seeking admission.

Project proposal:

A research proposal of 5-8 pages must accompany the application. The proposal should present the topic, the research problem(s) and choice of theory and methods. The proposal should also include a progress plan for the different parts of the project. A budget of running costs should be included. Admittance to the PhD-programme will be based on the research proposal.

We can offer:

  • Salary at pay grade 54 upon appointment (Code 1017) on the government salary scale (equivalent to NOK 479 600,- per year). Further promotions are made according to length of service in the position
  • A good and professionally challenging working environment
  • Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • A position in an inclusive workplace (IA enterprise)
  • Good welfare benefits

Your application must include:

  • A cover letter including a brief account of your research interests and motivation for applying for the position
  • The names and contact information for two reference persons. One of them must be the main advisor for the master’s thesis or equivalent thesis
  • Project proposal
  • CV
  • Transcripts and diplomas showing completion of the bachelor’s and master’s degrees.
  • Relevant certificates/references
  • A list of academic publications
  • Academic publications that you want to submit for assessment (including your master’s thesis or equivalent)
  • If you have a master’s degree from an institution outside of the Nordic countries, or a 2-year discipline- based master’s degree (or the equivalent) in a subject area other than the one associated with the application, you may later in the application process be asked to submit an overview of the syllabus for the degree you have completed

General information:

Additional information about the position is obtainable by contacting Head of Department, Professor Leif Ove Larsen, e-mail Leif.Larsen@uib.no  phone (+47) 55 58 41 16 or Associate Professor Christoph Trattner, e-mail Christoph.Trattner@uib.no, phone (+47) 45 39 61 80.

Practical questions regarding the application procedures should be directed to senior officer Bodil Hægland, phone +47 55 58 90 53, e-mail: bodil.hagland@uib.no.

Appointed research fellows will be admitted to the doctoral education program at the Faculty of Social Sciences. Further information about the program is available on the webpage http://www.uib.no/en/svf/37940/doctoral-education. Questions about the program may be directed to senior officer Hanne Gravermoen, e-mail: hanne.gravermoen@uib.no, phone: +47 55 58 90 68.

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.

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.

The successful applicant must comply with the guidelines that apply to the position at all times.

For further information about the recruitment process, click here.

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Life as a PhD candidate at UiB

Marion Claireaux tells about life and work as a PhD candidate at UiB.

About The University of Bergen

The University of Bergen is a renowned educational and research institution, organised into seven faculties and approximately 54 institutes and academic centres. Campus is located in the centre of Bergen with university areas at Nygårdshøyden, Haukeland, Marineholmen, Møllendalsveien and Årstad. 

There are seven departments and three centres at Faculty of Social Sciences. Read more about the faculty and departments

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Deadline

25th September 2019

Post expires on Wednesday September 25th, 2019

Postdoctoral Research Fellow position in quantitative ecology within the Humans on Planet Earth (HOPE) project

Postdoctoral Research Fellow position

At the Department of Biological Sciences (BIO) there is a vacancy for a postdoctoral fellow position in the Ecological and Environmental Change Research Group (https://www.uib.no/en/rg/EECRG). The fellow will work within the European Research Council-funded project Humans on Planet Earth: Long-term impacts on biosphere dynamics (HOPE) (https://www.uib.no/en/rg/EECRG/107501/hope). The position is for a fixed term of 3 years (1 January 2020 – 31 December 2022) with the possibility for an extension of up to 6 months.

About the project/work tasks:

A critical question in Earth system science is what was the impact of prehistoric people on the biosphere and on climate? There is a wealth of information about human impact through clearance, agriculture, erosion, and modifying water and nutrient budgets. Humans have greatly changed components of the Earth system in the last 11,000 years, but have humans modified the major ecological processes (e.g. assembly rules, species interactions) that shape community assembly, structure, and dynamics? To answer this question, patterns in pollen-stratigraphical data for the last 11,500 years (the Holocene) from over 1000 sites across the globe will be explored consistently using numerical techniques to detect changes in 25 ecosystem properties (richness, evenness, diversity, turnover, rates of change, taxon co-occurrences, etc.). Patterns in these properties will be compared statistically at sites within biomes, between biomes, within continents, and between continents to test the hypotheses that prehistoric human activities changed the basic processes of community assembly and that interrelationships between processes changed though time.

Qualifications and personal qualities:

  • Applicants must hold a Norwegian PhD or an equivalent degree in quantitative ecology, community ecology, macroecology or biogeography, with particular emphasis on, for example, multivariate data analysis, diversity patterns, ecological change and dynamics, and testing of ecological or biogeographical hypotheses using resampling randomisation procedures. Alternatively, the applicants must have submitted his/her doctoral thesis for assessment prior to the application deadline. It is a condition of employment that the PhD has been awarded.
  • Familiarity with state-of-the-art statistical and multivariate methods of data analysis relevant to community ecology or biogeography is essential.
  • Extensive experience in programming in R is essential. Experience in developing reproducible workflows in large ecological, palaeoecological or biogeographic datasets is highly advantageous.
  • A strong ecological or biogeographical background is essential. The successful candidate is expected to be able to work independently and in a structured manner, and be able to develop and follow through new and challenging ideas. The candidate must have the ability to co-operate with others within HOPE’s team in Bergen and internationally as well as within the EECRG.
  • Pro-active problem-solving skills are essential in a project such as HOPE.
  • Proficiency in both written and oral English is essential.
  • Experience of working in large international projects is advantageous.
  • Experience of working with palaeoecological data-sets is advantageous.
  • The successful candidate should be highly motivated, enjoy the challenge of working with very large data-sets, and understand the relevance of the data and the results, not only in the context of HOPE but also globally.
     

Special responsibilities
The successful candidate will be specifically responsible within the ERC HOPE project for

  • Applying consistently a range of advanced multivariate data-analytical techniques to a large number of pollen sequences to estimate ecosystem properties such as taxonomic and functional diversity, rates of change, compositional change, and turnover.
  • Developing numerical methods for assessing taxon co-occurrences and co-correlations for quantitative time-ordered stratigraphical data and for detecting changes in assembly rules from such data.
  • Developing appropriate randomisation and/or permutation tests to test specific hypotheses relating to the HOPE research questions.
  • Playing an active role within the HOPE research team and in publishing results of the HOPE project.

About the position of postdoctoral research fellow:

The postdoctoral position is a fixed term position with the primary objective of qualifying the appointee for work in top academic positions. If the appointee lacks teaching experience, or other relevant qualifications, the employment period may be increased by up to 6 months. Individuals may not be hired for more than one fixed-term period as a postdoctoral research fellow at the same institution.

The completion of the project proposal for the qualifying work, as well as a progress plan, will be developed in cooperation with the supervisor and head of department.

It is a requirement that the project is completed in the course of the period of employment.

We can offer:

  • A good and professionally challenging working environment.
  • Salary at pay grade 60 (code 1352/pay range 24, alternative 4) according to the state salary scale upon appointment. This constitutes a gross annual salary of NOK 532 300. Further promotions are made according to length of service. For particularly highly qualified applicants, a higher salary may be considered.
  • Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.
  • Good welfare benefits

Your application must include:

  • A brief account of the applicant’s research interests and motivation for applying for the position.
  • The names and contact information for two referees. One of these should be the main advisor from the PhD programme.
  • CV
  • Transcripts and diplomas or official confirmation that your doctoral thesis has been submitted
  • Relevant certificates/references
  • List of any works of a scientific nature (publication list). Please include DOIs.
  • Any of your publications that cannot be accessed from a DOI.

The application and appendices with certified translations into English or a Scandinavian language must be uploaded at JobbNorge: https://www.jobbnorge.no/search

General information:

Detailed information about the position can be obtained by contacting: Professor John Birks, Department of Biological Sciences (e-mail: john.birks@uib.no)

The state labour force shall reflect the diversity of Norwegian society to the greatest extent possible. People with immigrant backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply for the position.

Upon the expiry of the closing date for applications, an evaluation committee will be appointed. As an applicant, you have a right of access to the committee’s description of your formal and professional qualifications. If you wish to take advantage of this right of access, please contact the executive officer in charge after receiving information about the appointment of the evaluation committee.

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.

Further information about our employment process can be found here.

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About The University of Bergen (UiB) 

The University of Bergen is a renowned educational and research institution, organised into seven faculties and approximately 54 institutes and academic centres. Campus is located in the centre of Bergen with university areas at Nygårdshøyden, Haukeland, Marineholmen, Møllendalsveien and Årstad. 

There are seven departments and several centres at Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. Read more about the faculty and departments.

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Deadline

15th September 2019

Post expires on Sunday September 15th, 2019

PhD position in applied mathematics

PhD position

There is a vacancy for a PhD position in applied mathematics at the Department of Mathematics. The position is for a fixed-term period of 4 years with compulsory work (e.g. teaching duties at the Department). The position is subject to the ACTOM project.  

About the project/work tasks:

The ACTOM project is funded through ACT, an ERA NET Cofund collaboration between 11 countries (http://www.act-ccs.eu). The project is coordinated by the Department of Mathematics, with partners from the UK, USA, Netherland and Norway. In ACTOM we will develop tools for designing marine monitoring programs for subsea geological storage of CO2 projects. The tools should take into account legal constraints, industrial needs and societal concerns. The PhD candidate will take part in developing models to simulate seeps of CO2 to marine waters, and use these models to develop methods to estimate uncertainties and implement tools to design monitoring programs.  

Qualifications and personal qualities:

  • Applicants must hold a master’s degree or the equivalent in applied mathematics, statistics, engineering, or oceanography. Master students can apply provided they complete their final master exam before 1 October 2019. It is a condition of employment that the master’s degree has been awarded.
  • Solid background in mathematical topics, such as linear algebra, numerical methods and differential equations is a requirement.
  • Programming experience, in e.g. Python, R or Matlab, is a requirement.
  • Experience in using tools for numerical simulations of fluid flows is an advantage.
  • Background in statistics, data analysis, probability and risk analysis is an advantage.
  • Applicants must be able to work independently and in a structured manner, and demonstrate good collaborative skills.
  • Applicants must be proficient in both written and oral English.

Personal and relational qualities will be emphasized. Ambitions and potential will also count when evaluating the candidates.

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 qualifying post (e.g. research fellow, research assistant).

About the research training: As a PhD candidate, you must participate in an approved educational programme for a PhD degree within a period of 3 years. A final plan for the implementation of the research training must be approved by the faculty within two months after you have commenced in the position. It is a condition that you satisfy the enrolment requirements for the PhD programme at the University of Bergen.

We can offer:

  • A good and professionally challenging working environment
  • Salary at pay grade 54 (Code 1017/Pay range 20, alternative 10) in the state salary scale. This constitutes a gross annual salary of NOK 479 600. Further promotions are made according to length of service in the position.
  • Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • Good welfare benefits

Your application must include:

  • A brief account of the applicant’s research interests and motivation for applying for the position
  • The names and contact information for two reference persons. One of these should be the main advisor for the master’s thesis or equivalent thesis
  • CV
  • Transcripts and diplomas showing completion of the bachelor’s and master’s degrees, or official confirmation that the master’s thesis has been submitted
  • If you have not yet completed your master’s degree, please submit a statement from your institution confirming the expected date of award of your master’s degree. Your master’s degree must be documented with transcripts and/or diploma, alternatively a confirmation from your institution on completed degree and your grade, by 1 October 2019.
  • Relevant certificates/references
  • Approved documentation of proficiency in English (if required, cf. English language requirements for PhD admission)
  • A list of any works of a scientific nature (publication list)
  • Any publications in your name

The application and appendices with certified translations into English or a Scandinavian language must be uploaded at Jobbnorge.

General information:

Detailed information about the position can be obtained by contacting: professor Guttorm Alendal, guttorm.alendal@uib.no , +47 99395056.

The state labour force shall reflect the diversity of Norwegian society to the greatest extent possible. 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.

The successful applicant must comply with the guidelines that apply to the position at all times.

For further information about the recruitment process, click here.

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Life as a PhD candidate at UiB

Marion Claireaux tells about life and work as a PhD candidate at UiB.

About The University of Bergen

The University of Bergen is a renowned educational and research institution, organised into seven faculties and approximately 54 institutes and academic centres. Campus is located in the centre of Bergen with university areas at Nygårdshøyden, Haukeland, Marineholmen, Møllendalsveien and Årstad. 

There are seven departments and several centres at Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. Read more about the faculty and departments. 

Read the job description at the university homepage

Apply for this job

Deadline

1st September 2019

Post expires on Sunday September 1st, 2019

PhD position in process safety technology (hydrogen)

PhD position

University of Bergen (UiB) has a vacancy for a PhD position in process safety technology (energy-related safety technology) at the Department of Physics and Technology (IFT). The position is for a fixed-term period of four (4) years.

About the project/work tasks:

The PhD project involves an experimental investigation of the effect of solid suppressants on premixed flames, with an aim to support the development of industrial explosion mitigation and explosion suppression systems. One part of the project will entail the construction and use of a multi-fuel burner where solid particles can be suspended in the gaseous fuel-air mixture that enters the flame zone. It is also relevant to investigate flame propagation under constant volume conditions, either in existing experimental facilities at IFT or as part of a research stay abroad. The experimental investigations will focus on hydrogen-air mixtures and conventional hydrocarbons such as methane and propane.

Background: Laboratory and large-scale experiments conducted over the last decade have demonstrated that flame inhibitors injected into flammable hydrocarbon-air clouds can mitigate the consequences of vapour cloud explosions. Systems consisting of gas detectors and flame inhibitor injection units are currently being installed in the process industry. Kinetic modelling suggests that flame inhibitors should be able to limit the consequences of hydrogen explosions as well, and thereby facilitate safe implementation of hydrogen as a sustainable energy carrier in society. However, initial experiments performed with very fine particles of a solid flame inhibitor (potassium carbonate) show very limited effect. A possible explanation can be the high burning rate of hydrogen, and hence the limited time available for the inhibitor particles to melt/evaporate/decompose and then interact chemically with the radicals in the flame front. The multi-fuel burner and other experimental configurations will allow researchers to explore the phenomena involved in more detail.

Qualifications and personal qualities:

  • Applicants must hold a master’s degree or the equivalent in physics, chemical engineering, chemical physics, physical chemistry, process safety technology or related topics.
  • Applicants that have submitted the master’s thesis for assessment prior to the application deadline will also be considered. It is a condition of employment that the  master’s degree has been awarded.
  • Hands-on experience from experimental investigations of flames and combustion phenomena is a requirement.
  • Experience from construction of experimental equipment and related infrastructure is an advantage but not a prerequisite.
  • Experience with the use of chemical kinetics software, such as CHEMKIN, CANTERA or COSILAB, is an advantage but not a prerequisite.
  • Experience with image processing in MATLAB or similar software is an advantage but not a prerequisite.
  • Applicants must be able to work independently and in a structured manner, and demonstrate good collaborative skills.
  • Applicants must be proficient in both written and oral English.
  • Good command of the Norwegian language is an advantage but not a prerequisite.

Personal and relational qualities will be emphasized.

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 the candidate previously has been employed in a qualifying post (e.g. research fellow, research assistant).

About the research training: As a PhD candidate, you must participate in an approved educational programme for a PhD degree within a period of three (3) years. A final plan for the implementation of the research training must be approved by the faculty within two months after you have commenced in the position. It is a condition that you satisfy the enrolment requirements for the PhD programme at the University of Bergen.

We can offer:

  • A good and professionally challenging working environment
  • Salary at pay grade 54 (Code 1017/Pay range 20, alternative 10) in the state salary scale. This currently amounts to an annual salary of NOK 479 600 before taxes.Further promotions are made according to qualifications and length of service in the position.
  • Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • Good welfare benefits

Your application must include:

  • A brief account of the applicant’s research interests and motivation for applying for the position
  • The names and contact information for at least two referees. One of the referees should be the main advisor for the master’s thesis or equivalent thesis
  • CV, including work experience
  • Transcripts and diplomas showing completion of the bachelor’s and master’s degrees, or official confirmation that the master’s thesis has been submitted
  • Relevant certificates
  • A list of any works of a scientific nature (publication list)
  • Approved documentation of proficiency in English (cf. English language requirements for PhD admission).
  • Copies of relevant publications where you are the main author or one of the co-authors

The application and appendices with certified translations into English or a Scandinavian language must be uploaded at Jobbnorge.

General information:

Detailed information about the position can be obtained by contacting: Dr. Trygve Skjold, Department of Physics and Technology, e-mail: trygve.skjold@uib.no

The state labour force shall reflect the diversity of Norwegian society to the greatest extent possible. 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.

The successful applicant must comply with the guidelines that apply to the position at all times.

For further information about the recruitment process, click here.

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Life as a PhD candidate at UiB

Marion Claireaux tells about life and work as a PhD candidate at UiB.

About The University of Bergen

The University of Bergen is a renowned educational and research institution, organised into seven faculties and approximately 54 institutes and academic centres. Campus is located in the centre of Bergen with university areas at Nygårdshøyden, Haukeland, Marineholmen, Møllendalsveien and Årstad. 

There are seven departments and several centres at Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. Read more about the faculty and departments. 

Read the job description at the university homepage

Apply for this job

Deadline

15th September 2019

Post expires on Sunday September 15th, 2019