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Postdoctoral Research Fellow position in informatics: logic and graph theory

The Department of Informatics has a postdoctoral research fellow position in informatics, with specialization in logic and graph theory, and a special focus on parameterized complexity. The position is for a fixed term of 3 years and is associated with the project “Parameterized Complexity for Practical Computing”, financed by The Research Council of Norway through the ToppForsk programme.

About the Department

The Department of informatics has seven research groups that deliver research and education at a high international level in algorithms, bioinformatics, information security, machine learning, optimization, programming theory, and visualization. All the groups are successfully co-funded by research grants, among others by the European Research Council (ERC). The department offers state of art education at Bachelor, Master and PhD levels. Due to central role informatics plays in society, the department is in rapid growth, in to the number of students, research directions, and employees. We have today about 700 students, more than 50 PhD candidates, and 150 employees, among which 35 are faculty. We recently founded the Center for Data Science (CEDAS) as an important extension of our research and education activities.

About the project/work tasks:

The project, addressing applications of parameterized complexity, is led by Professor Michael Fellows. For this particular position the main emphasis will be on computationally feasible relations between directed graphs and consistency of logical theories. The successful candidate will be working with Associate professor Michal Walicki, in addition to Professor Fellows. All employees of the department are expected to contribute to excellence through high quality research.

Qualifications and personal qualities:

  • Applicants must hold a PhD or an equivalent degree with specialization in formal logic, graph theory or parameterized complexity. PhD students may apply if the defence of the PhD-thesis is to be completed by April 30, 2020. Employment cannot take place before the PhD is awarded.
  • Experience with logic, directed graphs or parameterized complexity (preferably all three) is a requirement.
  • Applicants must be able to work independently and in a structured manner, and have the ability to cooperate with others.
  • Applicants must have excellent skills in oral and written English.
  • Good conduct of the Norwegian language is an advantage.
  • Good personal and relational qualities are required.
  • Research experience, ambitions and potential will count heavily in the evaluation of the candidates.

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 up to 4 years. Teaching and other components will in such cases be added to the works tasks of the position. The department will fund the extra months. Individuals may not be hired for more than one fixed-term period as a postdoctoral research fellow at the same institution.

For postdoctoral research fellow positions associated with externally financed projects, the completion of the project proposal for the qualifying work, as well as a progress plan, will be developed in cooperation with the 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 between pay grade 60 – 65 (code 1352 / pay range 24, alternative 4) according to the state salary scale upon appointment. This constitutes a gross annual salary of NOK between 532 300 – 583 900. Further promotions are given according to length of service.
  • 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 and official confirmation that the doctoral thesis has been submitted
  • Relevant certificates/references
  • List of any works of a scientific nature (publication list)
  • Publications (as applicable)

The application and appendices with certified translations into English or a Scandinavian language must be uploaded at jobbnorge.no by January 20, 2020.

General information:

Detailed information about the position can be obtained by contacting: Professor Michael Fellows or Associate Professor Michal Walicki

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.

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. 

Read the job description at the university homepage

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Deadline

20th January 2020

Post expires on Monday January 20th, 2020

PhD position in marine-geological site surveys for offshore wind installations

PhD position in marine-geological site surveys for offshore wind installations

There is a vacancy for a PhD position in marine-geological site surveys for offshore wind installations at the Department of Earth Science. The position is for a fixed-term period of 3 years with the possibility of a 4th year with compulsory other work (e.g. teaching duties at the Department). The position is funded by Equinor through the Akademia-agreement.

About the project/work tasks

Project title: Geological characterization of marine ground conditions for safe and cost-effective foundation of offshore wind installations.

In order to make safe, cost-effective and reliable foundations for offshore wind installations, it is essential to have detailed knowledge about the type of deposits, depositional processes and the geotechnical properties of the upper 10-100 meters of sediment on the seabed. These conditions are particularly challenging in the North Sea because the area has been affected by the large ice covers during recent glaciations. This has resulted in glacial erosional landforms, shallow-marine glacitectonic structures, deep meltwater channels/ tunnel valleys, lag-deposits related to sea level changes and stream-related sorted deposits. These depositional conditions should be taken into account when planning foundations of offshore wind installations.

The aim of the project is to develop an integrated, secure and cost-effective method for investigating bottom conditions for foundations of offshore wind installations over large areas using newly gathered seismic data, shallow core data, and available data from existing seismic surveys (2D, 3D). The employed candidate will participate in cruises to the relevant areas for offshore wind, interpret and analyse marine geological data, meet industry and management working with offshore wind, and write articles about how subsurface conditions can be examined and how they should be interpreted when developing offshore wind installations.

Qualifications and personal qualities

  • Applicants must hold a master’s degree or the equivalent in marine geology or marine geophysics, or must have submitted his/her master’s thesis for assessment prior to the application deadline. It is a condition of employment that the master’s degree has been awarded.
  • Experience with interpretation of acoustic seabed data (e.g. multibeam bathymetry, reflection seismic data) is a strong advantage.
  • Experience with interpretation of core samples is a strong advantage.
  • Experience with quaternary geology of northwest Europe 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.

Special requirements for the position:

  • The project requires participation in marine geological cruises, and it is therefore a requirement that the person that is employed must be able to achieve a medical certificate for seafarers.

About the PhD position

The fellowship will be for a period of 3 years, with the possibility for a 4th year, consisting of 25 % compulsory work (e.g. teaching responsibilities at the department) distributed across the employment period. The 4th year is contingent on the qualifications of the candidate and the teaching needs of the department, and will be decided upon appointment.

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 referees. 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
  • 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

For further details about the position, please contact:

Associate professor Christian Haug Eide, Institutt for geovitenskap, +47 55 58 32 34, email: christian.eide@uib.no; or

professor Haflidi Haflidason, Institutt for geovitenskap, +47 55 58 35 01, email: Haflidi.Haflidason@uib.no.

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

Read the job description at the university homepage

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Deadline

28th October 2019

Post expires on Monday October 28th, 2019

PhD position in Nervous system development

PhD position in Nervous system development

There is a vacancy for a PhD position in the group “Neural development in Cnidaria” (headed by Fabian Rentzsch) at the Department of Biological Sciences/Sars Centre at the University of Bergen.

About the project/work tasks

The group uses the sea anemone Nematostella vectensis to study molecular, cellular and evolutionary aspects of nervous system development. This PhD project addresses the development and function of sensory cells in Nematostella. Key experimental tools are CRISPR/Cas9-mediated genome editing, shRNAs, transgenic reporter lines and confocal microscopy. https://www.uib.no/en/sarssenteret/114765/rentzsch-group

Qualifications and personal qualities

  • Applicants must hold a master’s degree or the equivalent in biology or a related area, or must have submitted his/her master’s thesis for assessment prior to the application deadline. It is a condition of employment that the master’s degree has been awarded.
  • Experience in molecular biology is a requirement
  • A good understanding of developmental biology is a requirement
  • Familiarity with evolutionary aspects of developmental biology 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 fellowship will be for a period of 3 years, with the possibility for a 4th year, consisting of 25 % compulsory work (e.g. teaching responsibilities at the department) distributed across the employment period. The 4th year is contingent on the qualifications of the candidate and the teaching needs of the department, and will be decided upon appointment.

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 4 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

  • Exciting development opportunities as part of your role in a strong professional 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 two reference persons. One of these must 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
  • approved documentation of proficiency in English (if required, cf. English language requirements for PhD admission)
  • Relevant certificates/references
  • 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: Prof Fabian Rentzsch (fabian.rentzsch@uib.no, phone +47 55584304).

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.

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

30th October 2019

Post expires on Wednesday October 30th, 2019

PhD position in homogeneous catalysis

PhD position

There is a vacancy for a PhD position in homogeneous catalysis at the Department of Chemistry. The position is for a fixed-term period of 3 years with the possibility of a 4th year with compulsory other work (e.g. teaching duties at the Department). The position is funded by the University of Bergen.

About the project/work tasks:

The research group develops catalysts for environmentally friendly and economically viable removal of the oxygen functionalities of lignin-derived bio-oil to give biofuel. In the PhD project, oxygen will be removed as water by transferring hydrogen from an organic donor molecule. Transfer hydrogenation has the potential to perform the oxygen removal selectively and we will develop catalysts for this purpose. In general, the research group designs catalysts with the help of mechanistic insight and predictions from quantum chemical calculations, and the catalysts are subsequently synthesized and tested in the group’s own laboratory.

We are primarily seeking a PhD student with the right background and motivation for both computational and experimental work. In other words, such a candidate would both predict, computationally, new catalysts and follow up the most promising predictions with synthesis and testing. In case no candidate with a strong dual background and motivation is available, candidates with experimentally oriented background and interests will be considered for an experiment-only PhD project. We will then seek to have the predictive computations performed by other group members. A more detailed description of the position is available.

Qualifications and personal qualities:

  • Applicants must hold a master’s degree or the equivalent in chemistry, or must have submitted his/her master’s thesis for assessment prior to the application deadline. It is a condition of employment that the master’s degree has been awarded.
  • Candidates should have a solid background in organometallic chemistry in general, with emphasis on synthetic aspects. However, candidates whose experience from synthesis is limited to organic compounds only, may also be considered.
  • Experience with standard structural characterization techniques such as NMR and MS is required.
  • Experience with other characterization techniques such as IR, GC, GC-MS, and elemental analysis is an advantage.
  • Candidates who apply for the position to do a combined computational/experimental PhD project (as described above) should additionally document knowledge of quantum chemical methods (e.g., coursework on quantum chemical theory) and/or experience with applied quantum chemistry.
  • Applicants must have well-developed critical thinking and writing skills
  • 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 for scientific career will also be considered and given substantial weight.

About the PhD position (applies to university PhD positions):

About the PhD position: The fellowship will be for a period of 3 years, with the possibility for a 4th year, consisting of 25 % compulsory work (e.g. teaching responsibilities at the department) distributed across the employment period. The 4th year is contingent on the qualifications of the candidate and the teaching needs of the department, and will be decided upon appointment.

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 your 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 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
  • 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:

For further details about the position, please contact
Prof. Vidar R. Jensen, Department of Chemistry,
phone +47-55583489 / e-mail: Vidar.Jensen@uib.no

The state labour force shall reflect the diversity of Norwegian society to the greatest extent possible. We therefore strive to achieve age and gender balance among employees. It is also a goal to recruit candidates 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.

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

22nd October 2019

Post expires on Tuesday October 22nd, 2019

Postdoctoral Research Fellow position within mathematical biology/evolutionary algorithms

At the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Bergen, there is a vacancy for a postdoctoral research fellow position within theoretical microbial ecology and evolution.

The position is for a fixed term of three years and is associated with the externally funded project SIMPLEX.

About the project/work tasks:

The position is part of the research project SIMPLEX (“Self-similarity in ecosystem organization – From simple laws of microbial ecology to scale-invariant theory of ecosystem complexity”), which is funded by the Trond Mohn Stiftelsen and the University of Bergen. SIMPLEX investigates how complex food webs may arrive from simple ecological mechanisms, with a particular emphasis on trade-offs between fundamental life strategies, such as competition and defence. This position will focus on models that simulate the evolution of microbial food webs. The successful candidate will develop evolutionary algorithms to assess the potential of simple trade-offs in generating self-similar food web structures.

Qualifications and personal qualities:

  • The applicant must hold a Norwegian PhD or an equivalent degree within theoretical ecology or mathematical biology. PhD-students may apply if defence of PhD-thesis is completed by 31. December 2019. It is a condition of employment that the PhD has been awarded
  • Experience from programming (using Python or similar) is a requirement
  • Applicants must be able to work independently and in a structured manner, and have the ability to cooperate with others
  • Applicants must have excellent skills in oral and written English

Personal and relational qualities will be emphasized. Research experience, ambitions and potential will also count when evaluating the candidates.

Special requirements for the position are good programming skills and interest in evolutionary dynamics and complexity in ecosystems.

About the position of postdoctoral research fellow:

The position of postdoctoral research fellow is a fixed-term appointment with the primary objective of qualifying the appointee for work in top academic positions. The fixed-term period for this position is 3 years. If the appointee lacks teaching experience, or other relevant qualifications, the employment period may be increased to 3 years and 6 months. Teaching and other duties will in such cases be added to the position. The department will fund the extra months. The position may be extended by up to one year (maximum 4 years in total) if the appointee is granted externally financed research stays abroad. Individuals may not be hired for more than one fixed-term period as a postdoctoral research fellow at the same institution.

Upon appointment, applicants must submit a project proposal for the qualifying work including a work schedule. For postdoctoral research fellow positions associated with externally financed projects, the completion of the project proposal for the qualifying work will take place in consultation with the project/centre manager. It is a requirement that the project is completed in the course of the period of employment.

We can offer:

  • Exciting development opportunities as part of your role in a strong professional environment
  • Salary at pay grade 60 (code 1352 / pay range 24, alternative 4) according to the state salary scale upon appointment. This currently amounts to an annual salary of NOK 532 300 before taxes. 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 reference persons. One of these must be the the main advisor from the PhD programme.
  • CV
  • Transcripts and diplomas and official confirmation that the doctoral thesis has been submitted
  • Relevant certificates/references
  • List of any works of a scientific nature (publication list)
  • Publications (as applicable)

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. Selina Våge, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Bergen, selina.vage@uib.no, 0047 94213581

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.

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. 

Read the job description at the university homepage

Apply for this job

Deadline

31st October 2019

Post expires on Thursday October 31st, 2019