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PhD Fellowship in transport layer for 5G Vehicular Edge Computing

Job description

The University of Stavanger invites applicants for a Ph.D fellowship in transport layer for 5G Vehicular Edge Computing at the Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. The position is vacant from 01.01.2021.

This is a trainee position that will give promising researchers an opportunity for academic development leading to a doctoral degree.

The appointment is for three years with research duties exclusively, or four years with both research and 25% compulsory duties. This will be clarified in the recruitment process.

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Project description

Title: Novel Transport Protocols & Services for 5G-enabled Vehicular Edge Computing   

Today’s networks and their users are significantly different than those when TCP/IP protocol suite was defined several decades ago. For most of its history TCP and UDP have been the two main transport protocols on the public Internet and they have remained so up until recently. However, today’s networks are much more complex and diverse in design and used technology – e.g., ranging from residential broadband and cellular to IoT, industrial and vehicular networks.

In addition, network applications driven by newly emerging user needs have become far more diverse, and many have more stringent requirements in terms of bandwidth, end-to-end latency and jitter. Such applications are no longer hosted only at the server side but also hosted on the network’s edge using multi-access edge computing (MEC) techniques. It is also becoming more likely that they would be running on a virtualized or containerized platform instead of bare metal. Even the network management and functionalities are moving towards becoming more virtualized using SDN and NFV techniques, particularly in upcoming 5G networks.

A rapidly evolving field in networking is the vehicular communication, where cooperative, connected and automated mobility (CCAM) in the context of cooperative intelligent transport systems (C-ITS) is enabled by the means of vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communication. V2X involves the communication among vehicles, road users, road infrastructure and the cloud-based backend and it can use a wide range of available technologies, most notably cellular LTE and 802.11p-based DSRC. V2X can potentially offer a wide range of services to the end-user from automated and connected driving, and safety critical services to infotainment and augmented/virtual reality (AR/VR).    

Due to its mobile and potentially safety-critical nature, vehicular applications require ultra-reliable and low-latency communication (URLLC) – e.g., in order of ~1ms – a service category that is also envisioned in upcoming 5G V2X initially defined in 3GPP Release 14. One of the challenges of ensuring URLLC lay in the transport layer stack, where TCP is known to perform sup-optimally particularly in the wireless environments. An increasingly popular transport protocol known as QUIC – initially developed by Google and being standardized at the IETF – have tried to mitigate this poor performance but have not been thoroughly evaluated in V2X scenarios. In addition, novel transport protocols and mechanisms may need to be devised that suit the V2X scenarios better. Such protocols should take into consideration the requirements of virtualized and vehicular MEC (VEC) environments.    

The successful candidate will undertake the design and development of novel transport protocol and services for V2X communication by considering a variety of underlying network technologies with a particular focus on 5G V2X, C-ITS scenarios (e.g., road and tunnel safety), and network environments (virtualization, containerization and VEC). This will inherently involve the following:  

  • Vehicular Emulator Testbed: developing a testbed emulating the vehicular environment. Among other things, this may leverage the use of 5G/LTE D2D communication using PC5 (sidelink) interface with SDR.
  • VEC server: design and development of VEC platforms for hosting vehicular applications (e.g., road/tunnel safety C-ITS services) using latest NFV, SDN and virtualization/containerization techniques. This will also involve the development of several candid C-ITS applications that can be offered by the VEC server.
  • Transport: design, development and real-life evaluation of transport layer protocols suitable for virtualized VEC environments and V2X communication. This will also investigate the use of Active Queue Management (ACM) and Explicit Congestion Notification (ECN) in vehicular environments. The evaluations in this phase will be performed using vehicular emulator testbed and VEC server. This activity will also investigate the performance of QUIC and HTTP/3 in vehicular environments.

Supervisors: Associate Professor Naeem Khademi (University of Stavanger) and Professor Yan Zhang (University of Oslo).

Qualification requirements

We are looking for applicants with a strong academic background who have completed a five-year master degree (3+2) within Communication Technology, preferably acquired recently; or possess corresponding qualifications that could provide a basis for successfully completing a doctorate.

To be eligible for admission to the doctoral programmes at the University of Stavanger both the grade for your master’s thesis and the weighted average grade of your master’s degree must individually be equivalent to or better than a B grade.

Applicants with an education from an institution with a different grade scale than A-F should attach a confirmed conversion scale that shows how the grades can be compared with the Norwegian A-F scale.

Excellent knowledge of communication networking and research experience on Internet transport layer or vehicular networks is required (e.g., related Master thesis or articles).

Experience with real-life testing and evaluation of networks (e.g., 4G LTE or other wireless networks), automated network experimentation, and familiarity with MEC/VEC and SDN/NFV concepts and techniques are highly desired.

In addition, familiarity with 3GPP, ETSI and IETF standards is a plus. 

Emphasis is also placed on your:

  • motivation and potential for research within the field
  • your professional and personal skills for completing the doctoral degree within the timeframe
  • ability to work independently and in a team, be innovative and creative
  • ability to work structured and handle a heavy workload
  • having a good command of both oral and written English

Requirements for competence in English

A good proficiency in English is required for anyone attending the PhD program. International applicants must document this by taking one of the following tests with the following results:

  • TOEFL – Test of English as a Foreign Language, Internet-Based Test (IBT). Minimum result: 90
  • IELTS – International English Language Testing Service. Minimum result: 6.5
  • Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) og Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) from the University of Cambridge
  • PTE Academic – Pearson Test of English Academic. Minimum result: 62

The following applicants are exempt from the above requirements:

  • Applicants with one year of completed university studies in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom, USA
  • Applicants with an International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma
  • Applicants with a completed bachelor’s and / or master’s degrees taught in English in a EU/EEA country

We offer

  • varied duties in a large, exciting and socially important organisation
  • an ambitious work community which is developing rapidly. We strive to include employees at all levels in strategic decisions and promote an informal atmosphere with a flat organisational structure.
  • colleague-based guidance programme (NyTi) if teaching is a part of your Ph.D
  • salary in accordance with the State Salary Scale, l.pl 17.515, code 1017, NOK 482 200 gross per year with salary development according to seniority in the position
  • automatic membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund, which provides favourable insurance- and retirement benefits
  • favourable membership terms at a gym and at the SIS sports club at campus
  • employment with an Inclusive Workplace organisation which is committed to reducing sick leave, increasing the proportion of employees with reduced working capacity, and increasing the number of professionally active seniors
  • “Hjem-jobb-hjem” discounted public transport to and from work
  • as an employee in Norway, you will have access to an optimal health service, as well as good pensions, generous maternity/paternity leave, and a competitive salary. Nursery places are guaranteed and reasonably priced
  • relocation programme in event of moving to Norway, including support and language courses for spouses

Other information

See “Regulations concerning terms and conditions of employment for the posts of post-doctoral research fellow and research fellow, research assistant and resident” at the University of Stavanger.

The appointee will be based at the University of Stavanger, with the exception of a stay abroad at a relevant centre of research.

It is a prerequisite that the appointee has a residence which enables him or her to be present at/available to the academic community during ordinary working hours.

The University currently employs few female research fellows within this academic field, and women are therefore particularly encouraged to apply.

The position has been announced in both Norwegian and English. In the case of differences of meaning between the texts, the English text takes precedence.

Contact information

More information on the position can be obtained from Associate Professor Naeem Khademi, e-mail: naeem.khademi@uis.no.

Information about the appointment procedure can be obtained from HR-consultant Rosa Andrade, tel: +47 51 83 11 91, e-mail: rekruttering@uis.no.

Application

To apply for this position please follow the link “Apply for this job”. Register your application and CV including relevant education and work experience. In your application letter you must show your research interests and motivation to apply for the position.

The following documents must be uploaded as attachments to your application in separate files:

  • cover letter explaining your interest in the project and the relevance of your background and experience
  • certificates/diplomas 
  • references
  • list of publications 
  • other documentation that you consider relevant

The documentation must be available in either a Scandinavian language or in English. If the total size of the attachments exceeds 30 MB, they must be compressed before upload.

Please note that applications are only evaluated based on the information available in JobbNorge at the application deadline. You should ensure that your application shows clearly how your skills and experience meet the criteria which are set out above. 

Please note that information on applicants may be published even if the applicant has requested not to be included in the official list of applicants – see Section 25 of the Freedom of Information Act.

UiS only considers applications and attachments registered in JobbNorge.

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UiS – challenge the well-known and explore the unknown

The University of Stavanger (UiS) has about 12,000 students and 1,800 employees. We are the only Norwegian member of the European Consortium of Innovative Universities. The university has high ambitions. We will have an innovative and international profile, and will be a driving force in knowledge development and in the process of societal change. Together with our staff and students, we will challenge the well-known and explore the unknown.

Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science is part of the Faculty of Science and Technology. The department carries out research within computer science, data Science, cybernetics and signal processing, and offers bachelor programs in electrica engineering and computer science, master programs in computer science, data science and cybernetics/signal processing, and a PhD program in information technology. There are currently 50 employees, including research fellows and postdocs, and 600 students at the department. 

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Deadline

10th December 2020

Post expires on Thursday December 10th, 2020

Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital and Automated Drilling engineering

Job description

The University of Stavanger invites applicants for a 2-year Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital and Automated Drilling engineering at The Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Energy and Petroleum Engineering. The position is vacant from May 1st.

The position is funded by the Equinor Akademia program.

The objective of the position is to strengthen research, and to give researchers/scholars holding a doctoral degree within relevant academic fields the opportunity for further qualification toward full professorship.

The subject area for the position is drilling technology.

The Postdoctoral Fellow will be affiliated to the project “Deep Learning Approaches for Digital and Automated Drilling Applications”.

Information about the project:
Digitalization, automation, deep learning and big data are of considerable interest to the oil & gas industry and are expected to revolutionize drilling efficiency and safety. It is an ambition to develop digital, intelligent data interpretation and analysis and corresponding control algorithms for improving drilling performance. This calls for research on topics related to data processing, modeling, control, optimization and their use on practical applications.

Key research activities in this project are to:

  • pre-process and analyze large volumes of drilling data
  • develop deep learning approaches for classification and modeling that will be validated by laboratory systems and sophisticated simulators
  • provide digital and automatic solutions for various drilling applications to improve decision making process

The work will result in digital and interactive fit-for-purpose drilling software applications based on data, analysis and deep-learning approaches which will be used for education, research, and further development of the next generation of drilling technologies.

The research project will be carried out at the university. It is assumed that the appointee will work full time on the project and that she/he will participate in the academic community.

Qualification requirements

The applicant must submit a description of a research project and a plan for its completion. It must be clear from the application in what way the project will add to the applicant’s competence.

Qualifications requirements:

  • PhD within a relevant subject area, a specialisation in petroleum engineering or data science will be preferred. The PhD must be submitted for evaluation within the application deadline.
  • good command of both oral and written English

The ideal candidate for the position should have expertise in the development and implementation of machine learning algorithms for drilling applications and in drilling data analysis. We are looking for candidates who have experience with algorithms and implementations of deep learning approaches. The candidate is also anticipated to have strong data management background. The candidate should therefore have strong programming, mathematical and statistical skills. Experience in development or actively use of drilling models, good pedagogical skills, and experience in project development is also a plus.

In the assessment the following criteria will be emphasised:

  • relevance, quality and feasibility of the project plan
  • international experience and network
  • submitted scientific work and the applicant’s personal skills for completing the project within the timeframe
  • good teamwork, communication skills and ability to participate in research communities across organisational units.
  • personal skills and motivation for the position

Qualifications within the areas of creativity, innovation and commercialisation of research will be given emphasis in appointments to academic positions at the University.

We offer

  • varied duties in a large, exciting and socially important organisation
  • an ambitious work community which is developing rapidly. We strive to include employees at all levels in strategic decisions and promote an informal atmosphere with a flat organisational structure
  • colleague-based guidance programme (NyTi) if teaching is part of your position
  • salary in accordance with the State Salary Scale, l.pl 17.510, code 1352, NOK 530 000 – 590 000 gross per year with salary development according to seniority in the position. A higher salary may be considered in special cases.
  • automatic membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund, which provides favourable insurance- and retirement benefits
  • favourable membership terms at a gym and at the university sports club
  • employment with an Inclusive Workplace organisation which is committed to reducing sick leave, increasing the proportion of employees with reduced working capacity, and increasing the number of professionally active seniors
  • Hjem-jobb-hjem, discounted public transport to and from work
  • as an employee in Norway, you will have access to an optimal health service, as well as good pensions, generous maternity/paternity leave, and a competitive salary. Nursery places are guaranteed and reasonably priced
  • relocation programme in event of moving to Norway, including support and language courses for spouses

General information

See “Regulations concerning terms and conditions of employment for the posts of post-doctoral research fellow and research fellow, research assistant and resident” at the University of Stavanger.

It is a prerequisite that the appointee has a residence which enables him or her to be present at/available to the academic community during ordinary working hours.

UiS has an Acquisition of Rights Agreement for the purpose of securing rights to intellectual property created by its employees, including research results.

The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in its employment practices. The University currently employs few female postdoctoral researchers within the academic field in question, and women (or men) are therefore particularly encouraged to apply.

The position has been announced in both Norwegian and English. In the case of differences of meaning between the texts, the Norwegian text takes precedence.

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Contact information

More information on the position can be obtained from Professor Dan Sui, tel: +47 51831769, e-mail: Dan.Sui@uis.no or Head of Department Øystein Arild, tel: +47 47672710, e-mail: oystein.arild@uis.no.

Information about the appointment procedure can be obtained from HR advisor Margot A.Treen, tel: 51831419, e-mail: rekruttering@uis.no.

Application

To apply for this position please follow the link “Apply for this job”. Register your application and CV including relevant education and work experience.

The following additional documents must be uploaded as attachments to your application in separate files:

  • project proposal 
  • certificates/diplomas 
  • up to 10 publications
  • other documentation that you consider relevant

The documentation must be available in either a Scandinavian language or in English. If the total size of the attachments exceeds 30 MB, they must be compressed before upload. Information and documentation to be taken into account in the assessment must be submitted within the application deadline. 

Please note that information on applicants may be published even if the applicant has requested not to be included in the official list of applicants – see Section 25 of the Freedom of Information Act.

UiS only considers applications and attachments registered in JobbNorge.

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UiS – challenge the well-known and explore the unknown

The University of Stavanger (UiS) has about 12,000 students and 1,800 employees. The University is located in the third largest urban region in Norway, with a dynamic labor market and exciting cultural and leisure activities. We are the only Norwegian member of the European Consortium of Innovative Universities. The university has high ambitions. We will be a driving force in the development of knowledge in the region, and an international research university with an emphasis on innovation. Together with our staff and students, we will challenge the well-known and explore the unknown.

Department of Energy and Petroleum Engineering is part of the Faculty of Science and Technology. The department carries out research and offers study programs at all levels in Drilling Technology, Natural Gas Technology, Petroleum Engineering and Energy Technology. The department has established close research collaboration with the Norwegian Research Centre AS (NORCE) and the oil industry. The department focuses on internationalization, with development of English lingual study programs and high mobility among academic staff and students. There are currently 90 employees including research fellows and postdocs, and 750 students at the department. 

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Deadline

30th December 2020

Post expires on Wednesday December 30th, 2020

Ph.D fellowship in City and Regional Planning

Job description

The University of Stavanger invites applicants for a Ph.D fellowship City and Regional Planning at the Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Safety, Economics and Planning. The postition is vacant from January 2021.

The theme for the Ph.D project is citizen power and pro-environmental behaviour for making future cities more sustainable and livable.

This is a trainee position that will give promising researchers an opportunity for academic development leading to a doctoral degree.

The appointment is for three years with research duties exclusively.

The position is funded by the EU (EAA  – Polish/Norwegian cooperation/ EEA and Norway Grants)

Information about the project:

The Ph.D candidate will be conducting research under the EAA and Norway grants, working with a consortium of Polish and Norwegian institutions on an applied research project, namely Greencoin. The consortium consists of the departments of architecture and computer science of Gdańsk University of Technology, the department of economics of SGH Warsaw School of Economics, Inicjatywa Miasto Association, the department of computer science, innovation, digital transformation and sustainability of Oslo Metropolitan University, the institute of education of the Maria Grzegorzewska University, and the Department ofSafety, Economics and Planning of University of Stavanger.

Encouraging pro-environmental behaviour has been argued as a critical factor to create sustainable, inclusive, and liveable cities. The role of pro-environmental behaviour is essential in explaining why, how, and to what extend people prefer to take ecological actions. This project addresses the present challenge regarding how to promote pro-environmental behaviours among urban citizens. Greencoin proposes an interactive experiment in rewarding citizens for pro-environmental behaviour and, in parallel, developing a marketplace mechanism where citizens can purchase environmentally friendly goods and services by using their rewards point. This can push communities to be green by facilitating and encouraging pro-environmental behaviours. In this project, the rewards system will be quantified into a value that can be used to purchase environmental products. The project will be customised to the Eastern European context and will include a nine-month pilot study in a Polish city. The project requires the candidate to have several mobility activities with Polish institutions during the project period.

The project consists of  work packages:

  • WP1 – Theoretical framework (Coordinator: SGH Warsaw School of Economics)
  • WP2 – Social feasibility (Oslo Metropolitan University)
  • WP3 – Quantification model (University of Stavanger)
  • WP4 – Technological feasibility (Gdańsk University of Technology)
  • WP5 – Pilot study (Inicjatywa Miasto Association)
  • WP6 – Analyses, evaluation, and up-scaling (Gdańsk University of Technology).

The tasks of the PhD project may include:

  • To identify the citizen power in the decision-making process in urban ecological planning.
  • To explore public participation and engagement on creating cities that can bring environmental impacts.
  • To define relevant ecological behaviours and actions that are substantial for making cities more sustainable and liveable.
  • To develop methods that can quantify the rewards from ecological actions made by the citizens into monetary value/point system as well as measure its environmental impacts.
  • To follow up the project progress with Polish and Norwegian partners. The candidate may be required to travel regularly to Polish cities within the project period.
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Qualification requirements

We are looking for applicants with a strong academic background who have completed a five-year master degree (3+2) within within city and regional planning, urban ecological planning, architecture, or environmental psychology, preferably acquired recently; or possess corresponding qualifications that could provide a basis for successfully completing a doctorate.

The applicant should have demonstrated knowledge/capacity to learn about :

  • urban ecological planning,
  • the citizen power on making ecological actions,
  • the interaction across human behaviour, city planning and environmental sustainability
  • quantitative and qualitative methods

Having research publications and/or master thesis about the topic is considered as an advantage.

To be eligible for admission to the doctoral programmes at the University of Stavanger both the grade for your master’s thesis and the weighted average grade of your master’s degree must individually be equivalent to or better than a B grade. 

Applicants with an education from an institution with a different grade scale than A-F should attach a confirmed conversion scale that shows how the grades can be compared with the Norwegian A-F scale.

Emphasis is also placed on your:

  • motivation and potential for research within the field
  • your professional and personal skills for completing the doctoral degree within the timeframe
  • ability to work independently and in a team, be innovative and creative
  • ability to work structured and handle a heavy workload
  • having a good command of both oral and written English

Requirements for competence in English

A good proficiency in English is required for anyone attending the PhD program. International applicants must document this by taking one of the following tests with the following results:

  • TOEFL – Test of English as a Foreign Language, Internet-Based Test (IBT). Minimum result: 90
  • IELTS – International English Language Testing Service. Minimum result: 6.5
  • Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) og Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) from the University of Cambridge
  • PTE Academic – Pearson Test of English Academic. Minimum result: 62

The following applicants are exempt from the above requirements:

  • Applicants with one year of completed university studies in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom, USA
  • Applicants with an International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma
  • Applicants with a completed bachelor’s and / or master’s degrees taught in English in a EU/EEA country

We offer

  • varied duties in a large, exciting and socially important organisation
  • an ambitious work community which is developing rapidly. We strive to include employees at all levels in strategic decisions and promote an informal atmosphere with a flat organisational structure.
  • salary in accordance with the State Salary Scale, l.pl 17.515, code 1017, NOK 479,600 gross per year with salary development according to seniority in the position
  • automatic membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund, which provides favourable insurance- and retirement benefits
  • favourable membership terms at a gym and at the SIS sports club at campus
  • employment with an Inclusive Workplace organisation which is committed to reducing sick leave, increasing the proportion of employees with reduced working capacity, and increasing the number of professionally active seniors
  • “Hjem-jobb-hjem” discounted public transport to and from work
  • as an employee in Norway, you will have access to an optimal health service, as well as good pensions, generous maternity/paternity leave, and a competitive salary. Nursery places are guaranteed and reasonably priced
  • relocation programme in event of moving to Norway, including support and language courses for spouses

Other information

See “Regulations concerning terms and conditions of employment for the posts of post-doctoral research fellow and research fellow, research assistant and resident” at the University of Stavanger.

The appointee will be based at the University of Stavanger, with the exception of a stay abroad at a relevant centre of research.

It is a prerequisite that the appointee has a residence which enables him or her to be present at/available to the academic community during ordinary working hours.

The University currently employs few female research fellows within this academic field, and women are therefore particularly encouraged to apply.

The position has been announced in both Norwegian and English. In the case of differences of meaning between the texts, the Norwegian text takes precedence.

Contact information

More information on the position can be obtained from Head of Department Tore Markeset, tel: +47 51832191, e-mail: tore.markeset@uis.no or Associate Professor Ari Tarigan, tel: +47 51832871, e-mail: ari.tarigan@uis.no.

Information about the appointment procedure can be obtained from HR advisor Margot A.Treen, tel: +4751831419, e-mail: rekruttering@uis.no.

Application

To apply for this position please follow the link “Apply for this job”. Register your application and CV including relevant education and work experience. In your application letter you must show your research interests and motivation to apply for the position.

The following documents must be uploaded as attachments to your application in separate files:

  • certificates/diplomas 
  • references
  • list of publications 
  • other documentation that you consider relevant

The documentation must be available in either a Scandinavian language or in English. If the total size of the attachments exceeds 30 MB, they must be compressed before upload.

Please note that applications are only evaluated based on the information available in JobbNorge at the application deadline. You should ensure that your application shows clearly how your skills and experience meet the criteria which are set out above. 

Please note that information on applicants may be published even if the applicant has requested not to be included in the official list of applicants – see Section 25 of the Freedom of Information Act.

UiS only considers applications and attachments registered in JobbNorge.

Campus flyfoto

UiS – challenge the well-known and explore the unknown

The University of Stavanger (UiS) has about 12,000 students and 1,800 employees. We are the only Norwegian member of the European Consortium of Innovative Universities. The university has high ambitions. We will have an innovative and international profile, and will be a driving force in knowledge development and in the process of societal change. Together with our staff and students, we will challenge the well-known and explore the unknown.

Department of Safety, Economics and Planning is part of the Faculty of Science and Technology. The department carries out research and offers study programs at all levels within Risk Management, Societal Safety, Industrial Economics and Regional and urban planning. Our goal is to be an international leading research environment in the field.  There are currently 100 employees including research fellows and postdocs, and 600 students at the department.

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Deadline

10th December 2020

Post expires on Thursday December 10th, 2020

PhD Fellowship in transport layer for 5G Vehicular Edge Computing

Job description

The University of Stavanger invites applicants for a Ph.D fellowship in transport layer for 5G Vehicular Edge Computing at the Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. The position is vacant from 01.01.2021.

This is a trainee position that will give promising researchers an opportunity for academic development leading to a doctoral degree.

The appointment is for three years with research duties exclusively, or four years with both research and 25% compulsory duties. This will be clarified in the recruitment process.

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Project description

Title: Novel Transport Protocols & Services for 5G-enabled Vehicular Edge Computing   

Today’s networks and their users are significantly different than those when TCP/IP protocol suite was defined several decades ago. For most of its history TCP and UDP have been the two main transport protocols on the public Internet and they have remained so up until recently. However, today’s networks are much more complex and diverse in design and used technology – e.g., ranging from residential broadband and cellular to IoT, industrial and vehicular networks.

In addition, network applications driven by newly emerging user needs have become far more diverse, and many have more stringent requirements in terms of bandwidth, end-to-end latency and jitter. Such applications are no longer hosted only at the server side but also hosted on the network’s edge using multi-access edge computing (MEC) techniques. It is also becoming more likely that they would be running on a virtualized or containerized platform instead of bare metal. Even the network management and functionalities are moving towards becoming more virtualized using SDN and NFV techniques, particularly in upcoming 5G networks.

A rapidly evolving field in networking is the vehicular communication, where cooperative, connected and automated mobility (CCAM) in the context of cooperative intelligent transport systems (C-ITS) is enabled by the means of vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communication. V2X involves the communication among vehicles, road users, road infrastructure and the cloud-based backend and it can use a wide range of available technologies, most notably cellular LTE and 802.11p-based DSRC. V2X can potentially offer a wide range of services to the end-user from automated and connected driving, and safety critical services to infotainment and augmented/virtual reality (AR/VR).    

Due to its mobile and potentially safety-critical nature, vehicular applications require ultra-reliable and low-latency communication (URLLC) – e.g., in order of ~1ms – a service category that is also envisioned in upcoming 5G V2X initially defined in 3GPP Release 14. One of the challenges of ensuring URLLC lay in the transport layer stack, where TCP is known to perform sup-optimally particularly in the wireless environments. An increasingly popular transport protocol known as QUIC – initially developed by Google and being standardized at the IETF – have tried to mitigate this poor performance but have not been thoroughly evaluated in V2X scenarios. In addition, novel transport protocols and mechanisms may need to be devised that suit the V2X scenarios better. Such protocols should take into consideration the requirements of virtualized and vehicular MEC (VEC) environments.    

The successful candidate will undertake the design and development of novel transport protocol and services for V2X communication by considering a variety of underlying network technologies with a particular focus on 5G V2X, C-ITS scenarios (e.g., road and tunnel safety), and network environments (virtualization, containerization and VEC). This will inherently involve the following:  

  • Vehicular Emulator Testbed: developing a testbed emulating the vehicular environment. Among other things, this may leverage the use of 5G/LTE D2D communication using PC5 (sidelink) interface with SDR.
  • VEC server: design and development of VEC platforms for hosting vehicular applications (e.g., road/tunnel safety C-ITS services) using latest NFV, SDN and virtualization/containerization techniques. This will also involve the development of several candid C-ITS applications that can be offered by the VEC server.
  • Transport: design, development and real-life evaluation of transport layer protocols suitable for virtualized VEC environments and V2X communication. This will also investigate the use of Active Queue Management (ACM) and Explicit Congestion Notification (ECN) in vehicular environments. The evaluations in this phase will be performed using vehicular emulator testbed and VEC server. This activity will also investigate the performance of QUIC and HTTP/3 in vehicular environments.

Supervisors: Associate Professor Naeem Khademi (University of Stavanger) and Professor Yan Zhang (University of Oslo).

Qualification requirements

We are looking for applicants with a strong academic background who have completed a five-year master degree (3+2) within Communication Technology, preferably acquired recently; or possess corresponding qualifications that could provide a basis for successfully completing a doctorate.

To be eligible for admission to the doctoral programmes at the University of Stavanger both the grade for your master’s thesis and the weighted average grade of your master’s degree must individually be equivalent to or better than a B grade.

Applicants with an education from an institution with a different grade scale than A-F should attach a confirmed conversion scale that shows how the grades can be compared with the Norwegian A-F scale.

Excellent knowledge of communication networking and research experience on Internet transport layer or vehicular networks is required (e.g., related Master thesis or articles).

Experience with real-life testing and evaluation of networks (e.g., 4G LTE or other wireless networks), automated network experimentation, and familiarity with MEC/VEC and SDN/NFV concepts and techniques are highly desired.

In addition, familiarity with 3GPP, ETSI and IETF standards is a plus. 

Emphasis is also placed on your:

  • motivation and potential for research within the field
  • your professional and personal skills for completing the doctoral degree within the timeframe
  • ability to work independently and in a team, be innovative and creative
  • ability to work structured and handle a heavy workload
  • having a good command of both oral and written English

Requirements for competence in English

A good proficiency in English is required for anyone attending the PhD program. International applicants must document this by taking one of the following tests with the following results:

  • TOEFL – Test of English as a Foreign Language, Internet-Based Test (IBT). Minimum result: 90
  • IELTS – International English Language Testing Service. Minimum result: 6.5
  • Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) og Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) from the University of Cambridge
  • PTE Academic – Pearson Test of English Academic. Minimum result: 62

The following applicants are exempt from the above requirements:

  • Applicants with one year of completed university studies in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom, USA
  • Applicants with an International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma
  • Applicants with a completed bachelor’s and / or master’s degrees taught in English in a EU/EEA country

We offer

  • varied duties in a large, exciting and socially important organisation
  • an ambitious work community which is developing rapidly. We strive to include employees at all levels in strategic decisions and promote an informal atmosphere with a flat organisational structure.
  • colleague-based guidance programme (NyTi) if teaching is a part of your Ph.D
  • salary in accordance with the State Salary Scale, l.pl 17.515, code 1017, NOK 482 200 gross per year with salary development according to seniority in the position
  • automatic membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund, which provides favourable insurance- and retirement benefits
  • favourable membership terms at a gym and at the SIS sports club at campus
  • employment with an Inclusive Workplace organisation which is committed to reducing sick leave, increasing the proportion of employees with reduced working capacity, and increasing the number of professionally active seniors
  • “Hjem-jobb-hjem” discounted public transport to and from work
  • as an employee in Norway, you will have access to an optimal health service, as well as good pensions, generous maternity/paternity leave, and a competitive salary. Nursery places are guaranteed and reasonably priced
  • relocation programme in event of moving to Norway, including support and language courses for spouses

Other information

See “Regulations concerning terms and conditions of employment for the posts of post-doctoral research fellow and research fellow, research assistant and resident” at the University of Stavanger.

The appointee will be based at the University of Stavanger, with the exception of a stay abroad at a relevant centre of research.

It is a prerequisite that the appointee has a residence which enables him or her to be present at/available to the academic community during ordinary working hours.

The University currently employs few female research fellows within this academic field, and women are therefore particularly encouraged to apply.

The position has been announced in both Norwegian and English. In the case of differences of meaning between the texts, the English text takes precedence.

Contact information

More information on the position can be obtained from Associate Professor Naeem Khademi, e-mail: naeem.khademi@uis.no.

Information about the appointment procedure can be obtained from HR-consultant Rosa Andrade, tel: +47 51 83 11 91, e-mail: rekruttering@uis.no.

Application

To apply for this position please follow the link “Apply for this job”. Register your application and CV including relevant education and work experience. In your application letter you must show your research interests and motivation to apply for the position.

The following documents must be uploaded as attachments to your application in separate files:

  • cover letter explaining your interest in the project and the relevance of your background and experience
  • certificates/diplomas 
  • references
  • list of publications 
  • other documentation that you consider relevant

The documentation must be available in either a Scandinavian language or in English. If the total size of the attachments exceeds 30 MB, they must be compressed before upload.

Please note that applications are only evaluated based on the information available in JobbNorge at the application deadline. You should ensure that your application shows clearly how your skills and experience meet the criteria which are set out above. 

Please note that information on applicants may be published even if the applicant has requested not to be included in the official list of applicants – see Section 25 of the Freedom of Information Act.

UiS only considers applications and attachments registered in JobbNorge.

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UiS – challenge the well-known and explore the unknown

The University of Stavanger (UiS) has about 12,000 students and 1,800 employees. We are the only Norwegian member of the European Consortium of Innovative Universities. The university has high ambitions. We will have an innovative and international profile, and will be a driving force in knowledge development and in the process of societal change. Together with our staff and students, we will challenge the well-known and explore the unknown.

Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science is part of the Faculty of Science and Technology. The department carries out research within computer science, data Science, cybernetics and signal processing, and offers bachelor programs in electrica engineering and computer science, master programs in computer science, data science and cybernetics/signal processing, and a PhD program in information technology. There are currently 50 employees, including research fellows and postdocs, and 600 students at the department. 

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10th December 2020

Post expires on Thursday December 10th, 2020

Ph.D fellowship in Fluid Mechanics

Job description

The University of Stavanger invites applicants for a Ph.D fellowship in Fluid Mechanics at the Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Energy and Petroleum Engineering.  

The research project will focus on the study of immiscible fluid displacement in annular geometries and is motivated by well construction cementing operations.

The postition is vacant from December 2020.

This is a trainee position that will give promising researchers an opportunity for academic development leading to a doctoral degree.

The appointment is for three years with research duties exclusively.

The research addresses primary cementing, a critical well construction operation that involves the displacement of oil- and water-based fluid pairs from the annulus between casings, or between casing and formation. Complete removal of the original fluid from the annulus to be cemented is recognized as an important success criterion for primary cementing operations; this means that inter-mixing of fluids and potential contamination of cement slurry should be reduced as much as possible.

This research project will focus on density-stable and density-unstable displacements in eccentric annuli using fluid pairs that are immiscible. Interfacial surface tension between pairs of fluids can significantly affect the front-dynamics and bulk displacement efficiency, while wetting properties of fluids can either promote or prevent removal of fluid wall layers. Contamination and residual wall layers can be detrimental to the quality of the cement as well barrier element and should be avoided as far as possible.

To better understand the importance of the above effects on eccentric annulus displacement mechanics, there is a need for both experiments and modelling efforts involving more realistic immiscible pairs of fluids. The main goal of this project is to improve our understanding related to immiscible displacement mechanics using a combination of experimental work, experimental analyses and mathematical modelling of such displacement flows.

Important sub-goals include:

  • Perform a systematic scaling analysis to identify optimal fluids and choice of flow loop geometry to ensure relevance to well construction conditions,
  • Develop experimental methods for studying and analyzing annulus displacement flows of pairs of immiscible fluids,
  • Identify main displacement regimes in the experiments (e.g. viscous, inertial, and transitionary displacements) and classify these regimes in terms of governing, dimensionless numbers (e.g. eccentricity, Reynolds number, Froude number, Capillary number etc.),
  • Perform modelling studies of immiscible displacement experiments, possibly including numerical investigations of other fluid parameter or geometry combinations.

The research is to a large extent motivated by primary cementing of casings but is also relevant for food and chemical processing industries as well as gravity-driven flows in nature.

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Qualification requirements

We are looking for applicants with a strong academic background who have completed a five-year master degree (3+2) within physics, mathematics, computational sciences, petroleum engineering or other relevant natural science or engineering discipline, preferably acquired recently; or possess corresponding qualifications that could provide a basis for successfully completing a doctorate.

To be eligible for admission to the doctoral programmes at the University of Stavanger both the grade for your master’s thesis and the weighted average grade of your master’s degree must individually be equivalent to or better than a B grade.

Applicants with an education from an institution with a different grade scale than A-F should attach a confirmed conversion scale that shows how the grades can be compared with the Norwegian A-F scale.

The PhD candidate should possess knowledge and experience within preferably one or more of the following topics:

  • Physics
  • Fluid mechanics; experimentally and/or numerically
  • Mathematics
  • Instrumentation
  • Petroleum science and technology

Emphasis is also placed on your:

  • motivation and potential for research within the field
  • ability to work independently and in a team, be innovative and creative
  • ability to work structured and handle a heavy workload
  • having a good command of both oral and written English

Requirements for competence in English

A good proficiency in English is required for anyone attending the PhD program. International applicants must document this by taking one of the following tests with the following results:

  • TOEFL – Test of English as a Foreign Language, Internet-Based Test (IBT). Minimum result: 90
  • IELTS – International English Language Testing Service. Minimum result: 6.5
  • Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) og Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) from the University of Cambridge
  • PTE Academic – Pearson Test of English Academic. Minimum result: 62


The following applicants are exempt from the above requirements:

  • Applicants with one year of completed university studies in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom, USA
  • Applicants with an International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma
  • Applicants with a completed bachelor’s and / or master’s degrees taught in English in a EU/EEA country

We offer

  • varied duties in a large, exciting and socially important organisation
  • an ambitious work community which is developing rapidly. We strive to include employees at all levels in strategic decisions and promote an informal atmosphere with a flat organisational structure
  • salary in accordance with the State Salary Scale, l.pl 17.515, code 1017, NOK 479,600 gross per year with salary development according to seniority in the position
  • automatic membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund, which provides favourable insurance- and retirement benefits
  • favourable membership terms at a gym and at the SIS sports club at campus
  • employment with an Inclusive Workplace organisation which is committed to reducing sick leave, increasing the proportion of employees with reduced working capacity, and increasing the number of professionally active seniors
  • “Hjem-jobb-hjem” discounted public transport to and from work
  • as an employee in Norway, you will have access to an optimal health service, as well as good pensions, generous maternity/paternity leave, and a competitive salary. Nursery places are guaranteed and reasonably priced
  • relocation programme in event of moving to Norway, including support and language courses for spouses

Other information

See “Regulations concerning terms and conditions of employment for the posts of post-doctoral research fellow and research fellow, research assistant and resident” at the University of Stavanger.

The appointee will be based at the University of Stavanger, with the exception of a stay abroad at a relevant centre of research.

It is a prerequisite that the appointee has a residence which enables him or her to be present at/available to the academic community during ordinary working hours.

The University currently employs few female research fellows within this academic field, and women are therefore particularly encouraged to apply.

The position has been announced in both Norwegian and English. In the case of differences of meaning between the texts, the Norwegian text takes precedence.

Contact information

More information on the position can be obtained from Associate Professor Hans Joakim Skadsem, tel: (+47) 957 52 843, e-mail: hans.j.skadsem@uis.no or Professor Rune W. Time, e-mail: rune.time@uis.no.

Information about the appointment procedure can be obtained from HR advisor Margot A.Treen, tel: (+47) 51831419, e-mail: rekruttering@uis.no.

Application

To apply for this position please follow the link “Apply for this job”. Register your application and CV including relevant education and work experience. In your application letter you must show your research interests and motivation to apply for the position.

The following documents must be uploaded as attachments to your application in separate files:

  • certificates/diplomas 
  • references
  • list of publications 
  • other documentation that you consider relevant

The documentation must be available in either a Scandinavian language or in English. If the total size of the attachments exceeds 30 MB, they must be compressed before upload. Information and documentation to be taken into account in the assessment must be submitted within the application deadline. 

Please note that applications are only evaluated based on the information available in JobbNorge at the application deadline. You should ensure that your application shows clearly how your skills and experience meet the criteria which are set out above.

Please note that information on applicants may be published even if the applicant has requested not to be included in the official list of applicants – see Section 25 of the Freedom of Information Act.

UiS only considers applications and attachments registered in JobbNorge.

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UiS – challenge the well-known and explore the unknown

The University of Stavanger (UiS) has about 12,000 students and 1,800 employees. The University is located in the third largest urban region in Norway, with a dynamic labor market and exciting cultural and leisure activities. We are the only Norwegian member of the European Consortium of Innovative Universities. The university has high ambitions. We will be a driving force in the development of knowledge in the region, and an international research university with an emphasis on innovation. Together with our staff and students, we will challenge the well-known and explore the unknown.

Department of Energy and Petroleum Engineering is part of the Faculty of Science and Technology. The department carries out research and offers study programs at all levels in Drilling Technology, Natural Gas Technology, Petroleum Engineering and Energy Technology. The department has established close research collaboration with the Norwegian Research Centre AS (NORCE) and the oil industry. The department focuses on internationalization, with development of English lingual study programs and high mobility among academic staff and students. There are currently 90 employees including research fellows and postdocs, and 750 students at the department.

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30th October 2020

Post expires on Friday October 30th, 2020

PhD Fellowship in Literacy

Job description

The University of Stavanger invites applicants for a PhD fellowship in literacy at the Faculty of Arts and Education, Norwegian Reading Center. The position is vacant from October 2020.

This is a trainee position that will give promising researchers an opportunity for academic development leading to a joint doctoral degree conferred by the University of Stavanger, Norway and Trnava University, Slovakia.

The appointment is for three years with research duties exclusively.

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About the ELIT Training Network

The scientific goal of ELIT is to train a new generation of innovative researchers in the empirical study of literature.

As there are currently no inter- and transdisciplinary doctoral programs available across Europe within this thematic field, ELIT provides a new program offering comprehensive and integrative training that emphasizes the multidimensionality of reading.
ELIT stimulates true transdisciplinary research: our doctoral candidates combine theory-driven approaches with various empirical methods, and we are collaborating closely with a range of non-academic partners to draw in valuable insights about how reading can fulfil certain societal needs. ELIT consists of nine European Universities that are at the forefront of the empirical study of literary reading literature.

In addition, the network includes twelve non-academic partners from domains such as literacy (i.e., literacy associations, reading foundations, educational policymakers), bibliotherapy (i.e., reading groups, libraries), production (i.e., publishing houses), and research (i.e., eye tracking companies, international research networks).

ELIT comprises 10 PhD positions in three Work Packages (WPs): WP1 Fundamental processes underlying literary reading, WP2 Narrative empathy during literary reading, and WP3 Effects of literary reading on well-being.

This announcement is for ELIT ESR 9 which is a project in WP3, titled “Shared literary reading and mental well-being in the digital age”

Project objectives and Academic Secondment

This project will explore ways in which literary reading may positively affect aspects of mental well-being. The goal of the project is to assess the short-term effects of the shared reading program carried out in selected samples in and around Stavanger. Combining experimental methods and concepts from psychology (e.g., rating scales, working memory tests) with perspectives from literary text analysis (e.g., perspective-taking), the proposed project will carry out an empirical study of shared reading sessions over an extended period (approx. one year).

Focus will be on the interplay between the literary texts, the discussion/dialogue in the group, and participants’ experiences of the texts and the dialogues, during and after reading. Plausible methods include rating scales, memory tests, observation, surveys and interviews, in addition to qualitative text analysis.

Main supervisor at University of Stavanger is Prof. Anne Mangen.Co-supervisors: Prof. Frank Hakemulder and Assoc. Prof. Erin McTigue.

Planned Secondments:

Second supervisor and Academic Secondment at TRUNI: development, implementation and evaluation of shared reading programs in educational settings. Supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Zuzana Petrová.  Length: 12 months (months 19-30)

Non-academic Secondment hosted by Læseforeningen: collaboration in identifying clinical and non-clinical samples to assess short-term effects of shared reading programs. Development of materials used to promote reading in reading groups, planning and implementing shared reading programs, and facilitating discussions and reflections about texts in the shared reading practice. Mentor: Dr. Mette Steenberg. Length: two months (months 32-33).

Enrolment in Doctoral Programmes: University of Stavanger (UIS) and Trnava University (TRUNI).

Project proposal

Part of your application packet is a short document/project proposal (max. three pages) describing how you would approach the research. This document is meant to reflect your writing ability, creativity and grasp of theory and research. It is therefore crucial that you make your best effort toward making the document reflective of your true abilities. When composing your proposal you may want to consider:

  • Which aspects of literary texts do you consider most relevant in nourishing mental well-being?
  • Why do you consider these textual aspects important?
  • How would you approach, define and operationalize such features/variables in an empirical/experimental setting?
  • What are your thoughts and perspectives on associations between literary reading, mental well-being and digitisation? 

You may find the following texts useful to help you draft your proposal:

  • The ELIT proposal (the academic parts) with special attention to WP3.

The following articles/book chapters/books:

  • Bálint, K., Hakemulder, F., Kuijpers, M., Doicaru, M., & Tan, E. S. (2016). Reconceptualizing foregrounding. Scientific Study of Literature, 6(2), 176-207.
  • Billington, J. (2016). Is Literature Healthy? Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Billington, J. (Ed.). (2019). Reading and Mental Health. (In particular, Chapters 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 and 15). Springer Nature.
  • Koopman, E. & Hakemulder, F. (2015) Effects of Literature on Empathy and Self-Reflection: A Theoretical Empirical Framework. Journal of Literary Theory, 9(11): 79-111.
  • Kuzmičová, A. and Bálint, K. (2019) Personal relevance in story reading: A research review. Poetics Today, 40(3), 429–451.

Qualification requirements and eligibility

We are looking for applicants with a strong academic background who have completed a Master degree (normally, five-years) master degree within relevant SSH disciplines (e.g., psychology, literary studies, media studies, literacy, linguistics, educational science) or cognitive science.

To be eligible for admission to the doctoral programmes at the University of Stavanger, both the grade for your master’s thesis and the weighted average grade of your master’s degree must individually be equivalent to or better than a B grade. If you finish your education (Master’s degree) in the spring of 2020 you are also welcome to apply.

Applicants with an education from an institution with a different grade scale than A-F should attach a confirmed conversion scale in English that shows how the grades can be compared with the Norwegian A-F scale.

Emphasis is also placed on your

  • motivation and potential for research in the field of empirical literary studies
  • ability to work independently and in a team
  • ability to work structured and to handle a heavy workload
  • good command of English, both orally and written

Oral and written fluency in one of the Scandinavian languages is preferred. Eligible applicants who lack such skills are expected to acquire basic skills in Norwegian during the first year of their PhD.

The call is open to applicants of any age and nationality who meet the abovementioned local qualification requirements, as well as the following requirements at the recruitment date:

  •  Must hold a (Research) Master’s Degree (e.g., Master of Science or Master of Arts) which would grant them access to doctoral level studies in the country where the degree was conferred.
  • Must not already hold a doctoral title and must have less than 4 years (full-time equivalent) of research experience. Full-time-equivalent research experience is measured starting from the date the applicants obtained their Master’s degree or equivalent qualification entitling them to embark on a doctorate, even if a doctorate was never started or envisaged.
  • Must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of the recruiting organisation (Norway) for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the recruitment date (Mobility Rule).

We offer

  • varied duties in a large, exciting and socially important organisation
  • an ambitious work community which is developing rapidly. We strive to include employees at all levels in strategic decisions and promote an informal atmosphere with a flat organisational structure
  • salary in accordance with the State Salary Scale, l.pl 17.515, code 1017, NOK 479,600.- gross per year with salary development according to seniority in the position. The salary is according to Norwegian regulations, and is guaranteed to fulfil the regulations of Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions for Early Stage Researchers.
  • automatic membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund, which provides favourable insurance- and retirement benefits
  • favourable membership terms at a gym and at the SIS sports club at campus
  • employment with an Inclusive Workplace organisation which is committed to reducing sick leave, increasing the proportion of employees with reduced working capacity, and increasing the number of professionally active seniors
  • “Hjem-jobb-hjem” discounted public transport to and from work
  • as an employee in Norway, you will have access to an optimal health service, as well as good pensions, generous maternity/paternity leave, and a competitive salary. Nursery places are guaranteed and reasonably priced
  • relocation programme in event of moving to Norway, including support and language courses for spouses

Other information

See “Regulations concerning terms and conditions of employment for the posts of post-doctoral research fellow and research fellow, research assistant and resident” at the University of Stavanger.

The appointee will be based at the University of Stavanger, with the exception of a stay abroad during the Academic and Non-Academic Secondments.

It is a prerequisite that the appointee has a residence which enables him or her to be present at/available to the academic community during ordinary working hours.

Applications are invited for full-time Early Stage Researcher (ESR) / PhD student positions in the ELIT (Empirical study of LITerature) Training Network. These positions will be funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network, Grant Agreement no. 860516. For more information, please visit https://www.elitnetwork.eu.

Are you interested in applying for more than one position? You can apply for a maximum of three ESR positions. In case of multiple applications, applicants should submit one application with a separate research statement for each position and specify the priority order in their personal statement.

The position is announced in both Norwegian and English. In the case of differences of meaning between the texts, the English text takes precedence.

Contact information

More information on the position can be obtained from Prof. Anne Mangen (main supervisor), tel: +47 518 33 264 / +47 902 91 022, e-mail: anne.mangen@uis.no.

Information about the appointment procedure can be obtained from HR-advisor Camelia Danaei, tel: +47 518 33 149 e-mail: camelia.danaei@uis.no.

Application

To apply for this position please follow the link “Apply for this job”. Register your application and CV including relevant education and work experience. In your application letter you must show your research interests and motivation to apply for the position.

The following documents must be uploaded as attachments to your application in separate files:

  • Personal statement detailing the applicant’s motivations and goals within the program
  • Detailed CV (max 2 pages) with emphasis on academic achievements
  • Project proposal/research statement (max 3 pages) detailing how the applicant would approach the research project (please refer to the respective suggested reading to prepare your project proposal/statement)
  • Copy of Bachelor’s and Master’s degree certificate and transcript of records
  • Diploma Supplement or List of courses, grade/rank, teachers (optional) 
  • A reference letter by the MA supervisor and one other academic (or professionally relevant) reference
  • Copy of ID document

The documentation must be available in English. For certificates and other official documents in any other language, an English translation of each one must be provided. If the total size of the attachments exceeds 30 MB, they must be compressed before upload. Information and documentation to be taken into account in the assessment must be submitted within the application deadline. 

Please note that information on applicants may be published even if the applicant has requested not to be included in the official list of applicants – see Section 25 of the Freedom of Information Act.

UiS only considers applications and attachments registered in JobbNorge.

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UiS – challenge the well-known and explore the unknown

The University of Stavanger (UiS) has about 12,000 students and 1,800 employees. We are the only Norwegian member of the European Consortium of Innovative Universities. The university has high ambitions. We will have an innovative and international profile, and will be a driving force in knowledge development and in the process of societal change. Together with our staff and students, we will challenge the well-known and explore the unknown.

The Norwegian Centre for Reading Education and Research (The Reading Centre) is a part of the Faculty of Arts and Education at the University of Stavanger. The Reading Centre is involved in research, Ph.D. education, teaching and academic supervision at the Faculty. The Reading Centre has a National mandate from the Ministry of Education and Research to contribute to improving the overall quality of reading education in Norway; by supporting both work with language, text and communication in kindergartens and the teaching and learning of reading as a basic skill in all subjects in school. The Reading Centre is the country’s leading professional environment in the fields of reading and reading education. The Centre leads and participates in a number of large research and development projects – closely linked to the field of practice, and in collaboration with national and international actors. The Reading Centre has around 60 highly competent and dedicated employees forming an ambitious and creative working community.

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Deadline

15th June 2020

Post expires on Monday June 15th, 2020