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Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Computer Science

The position

At the Department of Computer Science a position is available for a Postdoctoral research fellow with the Arctic Green Computing (AGC) research group and the Arctic Centre for Sustainable Energy (ARC). The position is available for three years.

The position is a fixed term position for a duration of 3 years. Appointment to the position of Postdoctoral Research Fellow is mainly intended to provide qualification for work in top academic positions. It is a prerequisite that the applicant is able to carry out the project over the full course of the employment period. No person may hold more than one fixed-term position as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the same institution.

The Department of Computer Science provides an active international research environment with 18 tenured faculty members, 4 adjunct professors, 6 post-doctors and researchers, 8 technical/administrative staff members and about 28 PhD students from different countries. The goal of the Department is to advance the research and teaching of Computer Science as a discipline, to demonstrate leadership within our areas of interest, and to contribute to society through our education, research, and dissemination

The position will additionally be assigned to related work for UiT in an amount equivalent to a maximum 25 % of a full-time employment.

The working hours shall primarily be utilized for research, research-related activities and research administration. The research fellow is expected to participate professionally within the department with occasional advice of students, presentations for faculty and students, laboratory assignments, etc., totaling up to 20 % of the position. The position will not include regular teaching assignments.

The Arctic Green Computing (AGC)

The Arctic Green Computing (AGC) research group aims at addressing energy efficiency, system complexity, and dependability across mobile, embedded, and datacenter systems. The group’s current research interests include (energy-) efficient, high-performance computing (Green HPC) and scalable, efficient artificial intelligence (Green AI). The group was a work-package leader in EU FP7 ICT project EXCESS on energy-efficient computing systems (2013-2016) and is PI and Co-PI of several national research projects funded by the Research Council of Norway (NFR) through prestigious funding programs such as FRIPRO Young Research Talents, Research Infrastructure and IKTPLUSS ICT Initiative. The group is a member of EU network of excellence HiPEAC and has international collaboration with prestigious institutions in EU and USA (e.g., Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, University of California – Berkeley).

The Arctic Centre for Sustainable Energy (ARC)

In 2016, UiT established the Arctic Center for Sustainable Energy (ARC), an interdisciplinary center focusing on Arctic challenges and conditions within renewable energy and greenhouse gas management. The center combines expertise in computer science, physics, humanities, chemistry, social sciences, applied mathematics, marine biology, and electrical engineering. The initiative will permeate the university in its entirety and will strengthen existing research activities at UiT within the scope of the center.

The project/position’s field of research

The postdoc position is attached to the research project Efficient Machine Learning-Enhanced Modeling and Simulation on Exascale Architectures (EMLEMS) and will be involved in national project eX3 – Experimental Infrastructure for Exploration of Exascale Computing funded by the Research Council of Norway.

This postdoc project aims at improving the efficiency and performance of scientific modeling and simulations on exascale architectures through machine learning-enabled adaptivity, providing scalable, robust solutions with guaranteed accuracy in the least amount of time. Adaptivity is essential to increase the automation of the modeling and simulation workflow and to address the growing complexity of applications and architectures. Exascale architectures rely on intricate interplay between thousands of heterogeneous processing nodes, each with a large number of cores, accelerators, memory types, and sophisticated interconnects. As a result, choosing optimal algorithms and implementations is highly application- and architecture-dependent. This project will investigate the opportunities of: 

  • leveraging scientific machine learning (SciML) in developing new algorithms, data layouts, and implementations that dynamically optimize the use of computational resources of exascale architectures, and
  • leveraging high-performance scientific computing (HPC) in developing scalable and efficient machine learning training algorithms on exascale architectures.

Smart power systems with renewable energy will be an application domain in this project.

All candidates must submit a statement of their vision for how they will strengthen these research activities within the center.

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Contact

Further information about the position is available by contacting

For administrative questions, please contact the Department’s administration; phone +47 77 64 40 36, email: administrasjon.ifi@nt.uit.no.

Qualifications

Qualification requirements for the position as Postdoctoral Fellow 1352

Norwegian doctoral degree in subject area concerned or a corresponding foreign doctoral degree recognised as equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree, or competence at a corresponding level documented by academic work of the same scope and quality
 
This position requires:

  • The successful candidate will have a publication record that documents solid knowledge in computer science. We are looking for candidates who have demonstrated increased scientific maturity in their selection of issues, application of methods, and documentation of results. Research results should be backed by thorough experiments and analysis.
  • The successful candidate should have a keen interest in at least one of the following topics: (energy-) efficient high-performance computing, scalable machine learning, concurrent data-abstractions and algorithms, programming systems, and run-time systems. Experience of modeling/simulations for smart power grids or partitioned global address space (PGAS) programming is a plus.
  • An appointment as a postdoctoral research fellow requires a Norwegian doctoral degree in the subject area concerned or a corresponding foreign doctoral degree recognized as equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree. 
  • Applicants should have a good command in English.

During the assessment emphasis will be put on the candidates potential for research, motivation and personal suitability for the position and the suitability of the research proposal for the EMLEMS project

If you’re at the final stages of your PhD, you are also qualified to apply. Qualification as PhD is required before commencement in the position. You should have dissertated before the preferred start-up date of the position. If you are in the process of completing your PhD, you must document that you have submitted your PhD thesis by the application deadline and attach a statement from your supervisor concerning termination of your PhD studies.

At UiT we put emphasis on the quality, relevance and significance of the research work and not on where the work is published, in accordance with the principles of The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA).

UiT wishes to increase the proportion of females in academic positions. In cases where two or more applicants are found to be approximately equally qualified, female applicants will be given priority.

We offer

  • Involvement in an interesting research project
  • A good academic environment with dedicated colleagues
  • Excellent career opportunities
  • Good welfare arrangements for employees
  • Good arrangements for pension, insurance and loans in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund

The UiT campus is located near the centre of Tromsø, a vibrant city located in Northern Norway with approximately 75 000 inhabitants. The city is surrounded by the stunning landscape of Northern Scandinavia. The location also offers ample opportunities for e.g., sighting aurora, hiking and skiing.

Remuneration of Postdoctoral Fellow positions are in salary code 1352. The starting salary is at a minimum 43 500 NOK/month in 2019, normally starting on salary grade 59 on the pay scale for Norwegian state employees corresponding to approx. There is a 2 % deduction for contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund. In addition, UiT pays 12 % directly to the pension fund on top of the salary.

Application

The application must be submitted electronically via www.jobbnorge.no and shall include:

  • Application letter
  • CV
  • Diplomas and transcripts (all degrees)
  • Written references
  • Contact information to 2-3 references
  • Project proposal
  • A list of your academic production
  • Description of your academic production, stating which works you consider most important
  • Academic works, up to ten. The doctoral thesis is regarded as one work.
     

You must submit a research proposal (3-5 pages) that describe how you scientifically can contribute to (the project/described field of research). The proposal must include a progress plan.

The documentation must be in English or a Scandinavian language. We only accept applications sent via www.jobbnorge.no.

General information

The appointment is made in accordance with State regulations and guidelines at UiT. At our website, you will find more information for applicants. 

The successful candidate must be willing to get involved in the ongoing development of their department and the university as a whole.

A good work environment is characterized by diversity. We encourage qualified candidates to apply, regardless of their gender, functional capacity or cultural background. UiT and will emphasize making the necessary adaptations to the working conditions for employees with reduced functional ability

According to the Norwegian Freedom and Information Act (Offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.

More practical information for working and living in Norway can be found here: Welcome to UiT!

UiT – Developing the high north

UiT is a multi-campus research university in Norway and the northernmost university of the world. Our central location in the High North, our broad and diverse research and study portfolio, and our interdisciplinary qualities make us uniquely suited to meet the challenges of the future. At UiT you can explore global issues from a close-up perspective.

Credibility, academic freedom, closeness, creativity and commitment shall be hallmarks of the relationship between our employees, between our employees and our students and between UiT and our partners.

Read the job description at the university homepage

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Deadline

30th April 2020

Post expires on Thursday April 30th, 2020

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Cognitive Neuroscience

The position

A position as Postdoctoral Fellow is available at the Department of Psychology with the research group of cognitive neuroscience.

This Postdoctoral position is a fixed term position of a duration of three years. Appointment to the positon of Postdoctoral Research Fellow is mainly intended to provide qualification for work in top academic positions.

It is a prerequisite that the applicant be able to carry out the project over the full course of the employment period. No person may hold more than one fixed-term position as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the same institution.

The project’s field of research

The Department of Psychology at UiT  has nearly 100 employees in total. The department is organized in ten research groups, covering all major fields of psychology. The Research Group of Cognitive Neuroscience consists of ten members (6 in permanent positions and 4 PhD candidates), and focuses on the neural mechanisms underlying cognitive functioning.

While a basic-science approach is the basis of our work, we are also interested in the translation of basic findings into clinical applications (e.g., Alzheimer’s disease, depression, ADHD). Our lab applies different neuroimaging and psychophysiological methods, among others, EEG, fMRI, tDCS, TMS, eye-movement recordings, startle-reflex and skin conductance measures.

The research group is involved in projects across a large range of topics, such as the neural basis of mind wandering, value-based decision-making, pain perception, placebo effects and fear conditioning.

Responsibilities

The post-doc will work in the project “Influencing mind-wandering/attentional control with non-invasive brain stimulation”, which has the goal to study the behavioural and neural effects of non-invasive brain stimulation protocols (repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation, rTMS, and transcranial direct current stimulation, tDCS) to reduce the frequency of mind-wandering episodes and improve cognitive performance in humans. We plan to delineate the neural characteristics of spontaneous attentional lapses, and target brain networks underlying poor executive control using our novel experimental setup in healthy individuals and adults with symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

The candidate will be required to contribute to study preparation, participant recruitment, data collection and analysis (behavioural measures from clinical/neuropsychological tests and cognitive tasks, structural and functional MRI, delivering brain stimulation with tDCS and rTMS) and preparation of manuscripts. Because the project encompasses both experimental and clinical aspects, candidates from a wide variety of different backgrounds can be relevant for the position. This includes, but is not limited to, experimental psychologists, clinical psychologists or cognitive neuroscientists.

Place of work is Tromsø

Contact

For further information about the position and UiT contact:

Associate professor Gábor Csifcsák

Head of department Ingunn Skre

Head of office Trine Krane

Qualifications

To be awarded the position of Postdoctoral Research Fellow, a Norwegian doctorate degree is required, or a corresponding internationaldoctorate degree which is recognised as being equal to the Norwegian doctorate degree.

If you’re at the final stages of your PhD, you are also qualified to apply. Qualification as PhD is required before commencement in the position. You should have dissertated before the preferred start-up date of the position. If you are in the process of completing your PhD, you must document that you have submitted your PhD thesis by the application deadline and attach a statement from your supervisor concerning termination of your PhD studies.

We seek candidates who have a strong academic record and enthusiasm in conducting research involving psychiatric patients, neuroimagingand non-invasive brain stimulation.

Experience with structural/functional MRI data and/or with non-invasive brain stimulation techniques such as any form of transcranial electricalstimulation (tDCS/tACS/tRNS) or transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS/TBS) will count in favour of the candidate. Previous clinical/experimental work involving patients with psychiatric/neurological conditions is an advantage. Good skills in programming (Matlab,Python or R) and statistical analysis are also desirable.

Applicants must be fluent in English in both spoken and written form, whereas good skills in Norwegian is favourable. If the applicant is not fluent in Norwegian or another Scandinavian language at the time of application, (s)he must be willing to learn Norwegian within two years ofemployment.

During the assessment, importance shall be attached to personal suitability, motivation for the position and potential for research. Good communication skills, resourcefulness, flexibility and willingness to collaborate with members of the research team are required for this position.

At UiT we put emphasis on the quality, relevance and significance of the research work and not on where the work is published, in accordance with the principles of The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA).

Application

Your application must include:

  • Cver letter including a short description of interests and reasons for applying for the position
  • CV containing a complete overview of education, experience, professional work and contact details of 3 reference persons
  • Diplomas and transcripts from Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD degrees
  • list of academic works
  • Up to 10 academic works. The doctoral thesis is here counted as one work.
  • Description of the attached works, and a short description of other works to show breadth of output.
  • Documentation of the level of language proficiency in English and in Norwegian

Documentation has to be in English or a Scandinavian language. We only accept applications through Jobbnorge.

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Assessment

The applicants will be assessed by an expert committee. The committee’s mandate is to undertake an assessment of the applicants’ qualifications based on the application documents and the text of the announcement.

The applicants who are assessed as best qualified will be called to an interview. The interview shall, among other things, aim to clarify the applicant’s personal suitability for the position and motivations.

UiT is seeking to increase the proportion of women in its academic positions. If two or more applicants are found to be generally equally qualified, the university will prioritise a female over a male candidate.

We offer

  • Working in an innovative, well-equipped and scientifically stimulating environment with dedicated colleagues
  • An excellent national and international network including leading groups in the area of non-invasive brain stimulation
  • Good career opportunities
  • A large degree of independence in work
  • Flexible working hours and a state collective pay agreement
  • Pension scheme through the state pension fund

Working and payment conditions

Working hours will be set aside for research, research-related activities and research administration.

The successful candidate must also be willing to get involved in the ongoing development of their department and the university as a whole. A detailed development plan will be prepared within three months after the appointment contract is signed.

The appointment is for a period of 3 years. The remuneration for this position is in accordance with the State salary scale code 1352. A compulsory contribution of 2% to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund will be deducted.

General information

The appointment is made in accordance with State regulations and guidelines at UiT. At our website, you will find more information for applicants

More practical information for working and living in Norway can be found here: Welcome to UiT!​

The objective of the appointment as a Postdoctoral Fellow is to qualify for work in senior academic positions, and no one may be appointed to more than one fixed term period at the same institution.

UiT’s HR policy objectives emphasises diversity, and encourages all qualified applicants to apply regardless of gender, functional ability and national or ethnic background. UiT is an will make the necessary adaptations in order to facilitate for employees with reduced functional ability.

According to the Norwegian Freedom and Information Act (Offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure. 

UiT – Developing the High North 

The Faculty of Health Sciences at UiT The Arctic University of Norway represents a newly created entity gathering almost all possible health study programs. This facilitates an unique interdisciplinarity and innovation in health education and research.

Wework closely with the services in the North to solve tomorrow’s challenges.

Read more about us at uit.no/helsefak

Read the job description at the university homepage

Apply for this job

Deadline

30th April 2020

Post expires on Thursday April 30th, 2020

Researcher at the project Develoment of immuno-PET tracers for lung cancer

About the position

The Faculty of Health Sciences has vacant a 100 % Researcher position for three years. The position is connected to Department of Clinical Medicine, the Molecular Inflammation Research Group (MIRG) and the project Development of immuno-PET tracers for lung cancer, led by Professor Iñigo Martinez and Dr. Turid Hellevik. The project represents one of the work packages included in the consortium proposal Targeting the Tumor microenvironment: Boosting PET-based diagnostics and therapies, which in turn is part of a large National research program on Nuclear Medicine/PET called “The coastal collaboration”.  The purpose of this funding program is to strengthen research in nuclear medicine related to the use of the nuclear medicine equipment donated by Trond Mohn, BFS and TFS to the Universities and University-Hospitals across regions in Norway. In this “coastal cooperation”, Tromsø is steering the part of preclinical research which is subdivided into 4 work packages: Immune-PET & lung cancer, Radionuclide targeted therapy & imaging in Glioblastoma, Neutrophil targeting in breast cancer and Advancing oncological PET imaging using machine learning.

Job description

The specific project connected to this position evolves around the development of new PET tracers to image tumor-associated immune responses, and the use of this novel technology to explore immune cell dynamics in response to anti-cancer therapies. Main activities in the project will be related to radiotracer development, and the subsequent in vitro and in vivo testing in animal models. The main tasks of the candidate will consist on identifying new lead structures, synthetic work for preparation of precursors and metal coordination chemistry. In the subsequent steps, these precursors will be radiolabeled with different transition radiometals (e.g. 68Ga, 64Cu, 89Zr), and further optimized for the application in animal studies. The synthesis of appropriate and novel chelators and their bio-conjugation to biological molecules will be central to this project. The candidate will have access to an organic synthesis lab, a radiosynthesis lab including synthesis automats and preclinical PET scanners (a PET/SPECT/CT and a PET/MR).

The position offers clinically relevant research in an international and inspiring working environment. The successful candidate will work in close collaboration with other researchers, graduate students and technicians in our group, but will also interact with a multidisciplinary team of researchers/professionals at the PET imaging center (UNN) and the PET-core facility (UiT). In addition, the candidate will have access to advanced methodology at the other core facilities at the Faculty of Health Sciences. Additional information about our research is available at our web page

Qualification requirements

We seek for candidates that are highly motivated, goal-oriented and responsible, with good working capacity and endurance. The candidate should be able to work both independently and interactively in a team setting, and possess a noticeable enthusiasm for research.

Compulsory qualifications:

We will consider candidates with demonstrated proficiency in at least one of the following topics: preclinical PET imaging, radiotracer development, metal coordination chemistry, organic chemistry or peptide chemistry. We seek for candidates with PhD and/or a Master’s degree in: chemistry (preferably inorganic, organic chemistry or peptide chemistry), development of PET radiopharmaceuticals, synthesis of precursors or radiolabeling. Additionally, applicants certified with FELASA C approval for animal experimentation or with solid experience in working with animal will be preferred. Knowledge of radiation protection procedures and GMP will be advantageous.

Compulsory requirements:

  • Have fulfilled PhD degree and have at least 1 postdoc period completed.
  • Document experimental knowledge in inorganic/organic chemistry and/or PET imaging above PhD level.
  • Document proficiency in spoken and written English.
  • Not have (severe) allergies to rodents

Other merits:

Experience in basic laboratory techniques, such as cell culturing, standard molecular biology techniques (protein and gene analyses), histology/immunohistochemistry will be positively considered. Other merits that will be considered in the evaluation are demonstrated skills in data-handling and statistics, image-analysis, teaching and scientific writing, including previous publications and presentations in international forums. In addition to the formal requirements that must be met, personal qualities and suitability for the position will be of great importance.

Working conditions

The working hours shall be utilized for research and research-related activities, such as experimentation, research communication, teaching and research administration. The successful applicant must be willing to engage him-/herself in the ongoing development of their discipline.

Remuneration for this position is in accordance with the standard State salary scale code 1109. A compulsory contribution of 2 % to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund will be deducted.

How to apply

Application and submitted documents (see below) must be sent electronically via the application form available on www.jobbnorge.no and the application must include:

  • Presentation Letter, including a brief description of the applicant’s interest in, and motivation for the research project.
  • CV, with complete overview of education, supervised professional training and professional work and a list of international presentations and publications.
  • Diplomas and certificates:
    • diploma and transcript of PhD degree or equivalent (in original language and translated)
    • Certificate of postdoctoral training by host institution
    • Certificate of FELASA C for animal experimentation

If applicable, the applicant shall provide a description of his/her scientific production, also stating which works they consider most important.

Assessment

All applicants will be assessed by an expert committee. The committee’s mandate is to undertake an assessment of the applicants’ qualifications based on the written material presented by the applicant, and the detailed description outlined for the position. The applicants who are assessed as best qualified will be called in to an interview.

The University of Tromsø wishes to increase the proportion of females in research positions. In the event of two or more applicants found to be approximately equally qualified, female applicants will be given priority.

Contact information

For further information about the position and project, contact: Professor Inigo Martinez-Zubiaurre, E-mail: inigo.martinez@uit.no, Phone: +47 776 446 86/+47 98 61 82 05.

General information

We make the appointment in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants, and guidelines at UiT. At our website, you will find more information for applicants.

UiT The Arctic University of Norway has HR policy objectives that emphasize diversity, and encourages all qualified applicants to apply regardless of their age, gender, functional ability and national or ethnic background. The university will emphasize making the necessary adaptations to the working conditions for employees with reduced functional ability.

We process personal data given in an application or CV in accordance with the Personal Data Act. You may request to not be registered on the public list of applicants, but the University may decide that your name will be made public. You will receive advance notification in the event of such publication.

UiT The Arctic University of Norway is a multi-campus research University in Norway and the Northernmost university of the world. Our central location in the High North, our broad and diverse research and study portfolio, and our interdisciplinary qualities make us uniquely suited to meet the challenges of the future. At UiT, you can explore global issues from a close-up perspective.

Credibility, academic freedom, closeness, creativity and commitment shall be hallmarks of the relationship between our employees, between our employees and our students and between UiT and our partners.

UiT – Developing the high north

UiT is a multi-campus research university in Norway and the northernmost university of the world. Our central location in the High North, our broad and diverse research and study portfolio, and our interdisciplinary qualities make us uniquely suited to meet the challenges of the future. At UiT you can explore global issues from a close-up perspective.

Credibility, academic freedom, closeness, creativity and commitment shall be hallmarks of the relationship between our employees, between our employees and our students and between UiT and our partners.

The Faculty of Health Sciences at UiT The Arctic University of Norway represents a newly created entity gathering almost all possible health study programs. This facilitates an unique interdisciplinarity and innovation in health education and research. We work closely with the services in the North to solve tomorrow’s challenges.

Read more about us at uit.no/helsefak

Read the job description at the university homepage

Apply for this job

Deadline

30th April 2020

Post expires on Thursday April 30th, 2020

Researcher position on the role of miRNAs in venous thromboembolism

The position

The Faculty of Health Sciences has a Researcher position available. The position is attached to the Department of Clinical Medicine, K.G. Jebsen – Thrombosis Research and Expertise Center (TREC) and the project “MicroRNAs for risk assessment and treatment of venous thromboembolism.”

The appointment is available from 01.08.2020 and is for a period of 3 years.

About K.G. Jebsen TREC

K. G. Jebsen TREC is a Research Center in translational medicine funded by the Kristian Gerhard Jebsen Foundation, UiT – the Arctic university of Norway, and the North Norwegian Health Authorities. In addition, the Center is funded by The Norwegian Research Council and Horizon 2020. Professor John-Bjarne Hansen is the head of K. G. Jebsen TREC. The Center has 4.6 permanent scientific positions (professors), 3 technical positions, 1 statistician, and 15-20 temporary scientific positions (PhD-students, researchers and postdoctors). K. G. Jebsen TREC has partners in Tromsø, Bodø, Oslo, Århus and Leiden.

The overall aim of K. G. Jebsen TREC is to identify novel inherited and environmental risk factors and extend the understanding of the pathogenesis in venous thromboembolism. For additional information visit our webpage: TREC K.G. Jebsen senter for tromboseforskning

Contact

Further information about the position and project is available by contacting John-Bjarne Hansen, phone +47 414 72 374, e-mail john-bjarne.hansen@uit.no or Omri Snir, phone +47 942 58 320, e-mail snir.omri@uit.no

About the project

Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a highly prevalent disease with serious short- and long-term complications, including death. VTE affects around 1.1 million individuals in Europe each year, with 540,000 VTE-related deaths. The association between plasma levels of microRNAs and future risk of VTE is unknown. Recently, we have discovered some microRNAs that are associated with VTE risk, and this project is set to examine the functional properties of disease-associated microRNAs and to unravel their mechanistic role in the formation of venous thrombi. The work will mostly involve molecular and cellular in vitro work. However, the successful candidate will work within an extended multidisciplinary research team which was set to address the role of microRNA in VTE.

The candidate will be involved in supervision of PhD students on similar projects and, in addition, is expected to develop a project proposal with a progress plan. It is required that the applicant will be able to complete the project during the period of the appointment.

Qualification requirements

For appointment as Researcher, the applicant requires a Norwegian doctoral degree in cellular and molecular biology, or a corresponding foreign doctoral degree recognised as equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree.

The candidate must have previous work and research experience within molecular biology, preferably within the field of microRNA. Knowledge within the field of haematology and thrombosis will be considered an advantage. The level of experience and relevance will be given weight.

The candidate must speak and write English fluently.

The candidate must be able to work systematically, independently and have the ability to work in an interdisciplinary research team. Emphasis will also be placed on communicative and collaborative skills, as well as personal suitability.

We can offer

  • Interesting work tasks in a cutting-edge research project
  • A vibrant international research community
  • State-of-the-art research infrastructure
  • Flexible working hours and a state collective agreement
  • Pension scheme through the state pension fund

Working conditions

The working hours shall be utilised for research, research-related activities and research administration.

The successful applicant must be willing to engage himself/herself in the ongoing development of his/her discipline and the university as a whole.

The remuneration for this position is in accordance with the State salary scale code 1109.  

A compulsory contribution of 2 % to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund will be deducted.

How to apply

Application and submitted documents (see below) must be sent electronically via the application form available on www.jobbnorge.no and the application must include:

  • Cover letter including a short description of interests and reasons for applying for the position
  • CV containing a complete overview of education, experience, professional work, pedagogical qualifications and references
  • diplomas and certificates
  • documentation of proficiency in English
  • list of works and description of these
    • the list of works shall contain the following information:
      • author(s), the work’s title
      • for articles: the journal’s name and volume, the first and last page of the article, year of publication
      • for publications: publisher, printer, year of publication, number of pages
  •  academic works:
    • The applicant may submit up to ten works that are central to his/her production. The applicant’s doctoral thesis is regarded in this context as one work.
  • In addition, the applicant shall provide a description of his/her production stating which works he/she considers the most important and which shall therefore be the main emphasis of the assessment. A brief description of the other listed works shall also be included to demonstrate depth of production.

Documentation has to be in English or a Scandinavian language. We only accept applications through Jobbnorge.

Assessment

The applicants will be assessed by an expert committee. The committee’s mandate is to undertake an assessment of the applicants’ qualifications based on the application documents and the text of the announcement.

The Assessment Committee will give emphasis to the potential for research, as presented in the PhD thesis or equivalent, or in any other academic works.

In the assessment, consideration may also be given to professional experience and any other activity which may be significant for the completion of the project, as well as to any pedagogical qualifications. This includes pedagogical training, teaching experience, experience of public education and experience/training of other kinds.

The applicants who are assessed as best qualified will be called to an interview. The interview shall, among other things, aim to clarify the applicant’s personal suitability for the position and motivations. A trial lecture may also be held.

General

In addition, applicants shall also refer to the supplementary provisions for the appointment to teaching and research position at UiT, which are available on Welcome as an applicant for positions at UiT

Questions concerning the organisation of the working environment, including that of the physical state of the workplace, health services, possibilities for flexible working hours, part-time work, etc. may be addressed to the telephone reference in this announcement.

At UiT, The Arctic University of Norway, diversity is valued, and we therefore encourage all qualified applicants to apply regardless of their age, gender, functional ability or national or ethnic background. The university is an IW employer and places importance on making the necessary adaptations to working conditions for employees with disabilities.

Personal information given in an application and CV will be treated in accordance with the Act relating to the processing of personal data (the Personal Data Act). In accordance with section 25, subsection 2 of the Freedom of Information Act, the applicant may request not to be registered on the public list of applicants. However, the university may nevertheless decide to make the candidate’s name public. The applicant will receive advance notification of any such publication.

You can find more information on the website for arriving staff.

We look forward to receiving your application!

UiT – Developing the high north

UiT The Arctic University of Norway is a multi-campus research univeristy in Norway and the northernmost university of the world. Our central location in the High North, our broad and diverse research and study portfolio, and our interdisciplinary qualities make us uniquely suited to meet the challenges of the future. At UiT you can explore global issues from a close-up perspective.

Credibility, academic freedom, closeness, creativity and commitment shall be hallmarks of the relationship between our employees, between our employees and our students and between UiT and our partners.

The Faculty of Health Sciences at UiT The Arctic University of Norway represents a newly created entity gathering almost all possible health study programs. This facilitates an unique interdisciplinarity and innovation in health education and research. We work closely with the services in the North to solve tomorrow’s challenges.

Read more about us at uit.no/helsefak

Read the job description at the university homepage

Apply for this job

Deadline

30th April 2020

Post expires on Thursday April 30th, 2020

PhD Fellow in Law

The position

Faculty of Law has a PhD position vacant for applicants who wish to obtain the degree of Philosophiae Doctor (PhD).

The position is for a period of four years. The nominal length of the PhD program is three years. The fourth year is distributed as 25 % each year, and will consist of teaching and other duties for the Faculty of Law. The objective of the position is to complete research training to the level of a doctoral degree. Admission to a PhD programme is a prerequisite for employment, and the programme period starts on commencement of the position.  The PhD fellow must participate in the faculty’s organized research training, and the PhD project must be completed during the period of employment. Information about the application process for admission to the PhD programme, application form and regulations for the degree of Philosophiae Doctor (PhD) are available at the here.

The position is affiliated to the Faculty of Law, which has about 950 law students, 25 PhD students, 35 members of the academic staff and 15 members of the administrative staff. The Faculty may award the degrees of Master and PhD in Law as well as the degree of Master of Laws (LL.M.) in the Law of the Sea and Joint Nordic Master Programme in Environmental Law.

The project/ The position’s field of research

UiT The Arctic University of Norway is massively extending its efforts in education and research in the field of food and sustainability, in line with the Agenda 2030 and its 14 Sustainable Developments Goals (SDGs). This strategic initiative builds on a long track record of collaboration between the Faculty of Biosciences, Fisheries and Economics (BFE), the Faculty of Health Sciences (HF) and the Faculty of Law (Jurfak) at UiT The Arctic University of Norway. Within this initiative, the interdisciplinary project Novel Marine Resources for Food Security and Food Safety (SECURE) is strategically funded.

The harvesting of novel marine low trophic resources, that addresses the challenge of meeting the demand for safe food (SDG 2) raises the fundamental legal question regarding the compliance of the novel marine resources with the EU legal framework on health claims for novel food in the Norwegian and European markets. Comparisons between health claims regulations of third countries (e.g. US, Japan) become also extremely relevant to identify similarities, differences and best practices in law.

Within this framework, the applicant therefore is expected:

  • to define the scope of the project and to formulate its research questions
  • to develop his/her doctoral thesis within the general themes of the SECURE project and enroll in the PhD program of the Faculty of Law
  • to participate in the project’s regular team meetings and (internal and public) seminars,
  •  present and publish joint publications related to the research findings (academic publications, research reports, policy briefs)
  • participate in and support in the organization of scientific events
  • contribute to SECURE’s communication and dissemination activities
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 Contact

For further information about the position, please contact:

Qualifications

Applicants must have a five years Master’s degree in Law or cand. jur. with good grades. The Faculty may accept equivalent education in law from foreign universities.

The applicant must present a description of two to eight pages outlining the academic basis of the PhD project. It shall include a description of the theme, research question(s) and a reasoning of the choices. It shall also indicate the methodologies to be used. The applicant may be asked to supplement the description.

Applicants must be able to document proficiency in English equivalent to Norwegian Higher Education Entrance Qualification, see Proficiency in English – PhD-level studies. The applicant must understand Norwegian or commit to participate in the Norwegian Language Courses held by the UiT at the outset of the employment.

Emphasis will be put on the candidates potential for research, motivation and personal suitability for the position.  

Admission to the PhD programme in Law

The successful applicant must fulfil the requirements for admission to the faculty’s PhD programme, as it is a prerequisite for appointment. Admission requires that the applicant have the degree cand. jur. or a 5-year integrated master’s degree in law. The applicants must normally have a grade average of B or equivalent on the master’s degree, including on the master thesis. Further information about requirements and the PhD programme is available here.

Applicants with a foreign education will be evaluated on whether the educational background is equivalent to Norwegian higher education, following national guidelines. Applicants must have at least 5 years of higher education, equivalent to 300 ECTS. Applicants from some countries may have to document additional higher education in order to fulfill the requirements. 

 Application

Your application must include: 

  • Cover letter explaining your motivation and research interests  
  • CV
  • Project description
  • Diplomas, diploma supplements and transcripts (all degrees)
  • Documentation of English language proficiency
  • If applicable, documentation of Norwegian language proficiency
  • Master thesis, and any other academic works  
  • Written references 
  • Contact information to 1-3 references 

The documentation has to be in English or a Scandinavian language. We only accept applications sent via www.jobbnorge.no.

Assessment

The applicants will be assessed by an expert committee. During this assessment process, emphasis will be attached to the applicant’s potential for research as shown by:

  • Grades
  • Master’s thesis or equivalent
  • Other academic works, and
  • Project description

In addition, consideration may be given to work experience or other activities of significance for the implementation of the PhD studies, and to any teaching qualifications. This includes teaching education, teaching experience, experience from popularization and experience/education from other types of dissemination. The assessment shall also consider whether the project may contribute to implementing the research strategy of the Faculty – Rettssikkerhet og kompetanse (Rule of Law and Competence) – as well as the relationship of the project with the research groups at the Faculty.

Information and material to be considered during the assessment must be submitted by the stipulated deadline.

The applicants who are assessed as the best qualified will be called to an interview. The interview shall among other things aim to clarify the applicant’s personal suitability for the position.Edvard Kristiansen

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 General information

The appointment is made in accordance with State regulations and guidelines at UiT. At our website, you will find more information for applicants.

As many as possible should have the opportunity to undertake organized research training. If you already hold a PhD or have equivalent competence, we will not appoint you to this position.

You have to be qualified for and participate in the PhD programme. A shorter period of appointment may be decided when the PhD Fellow has already completed parts of their research training programme or when the appointment is based on a previous qualifying position PhD Fellow, research assistant, or the like in such a way that the total time used for research training amounts to three years. 

Remuneration for the position of PhD Fellow is in accordance with the State salary scale code 1017. A compulsory contribution of 2 % to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund will be deducted.

More practical information for working and living in Norway can be found here: Welcome to UiT!​   

A good work environment is characterized by diversity. We encourage qualified candidates to apply, regardless of their gender, functional capacity or cultural background. UiT will emphasize making the necessary adaptations to the working conditions for employees with reduced functional abilit

We process personal data given in an application or CV in accordance with the Personal Data Act (Offentleglova). According to Offentleglova information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure. You will receive advance notification in the event of such publication, if you have requested non-disclosure.

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UiT is a multi-campus research university in Norway and the northernmost university of the world. Our central location in the High North, our broad and diverse research and study portfolio, and our interdisciplinary qualities make us uniquely suited to meet the challenges of the future. At UiT you can explore global issues from a close-up perspective.

Credibility, academic freedom, closeness, creativity and commitment shall be hallmarks of the relationship between our employees, between our employees and our students and between UiT and our partners.

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Deadline

3rd May 2020

Post expires on Sunday May 3rd, 2020

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Computer Science

The position

A position as Postdoctoral Fellow is available at the Department of Computer Science with the Information Access (IA) research group. The position is available for three years.

The IA research group focuses on fundamental system structures and concepts related to the construction of scalable, fault-tolerant, and secure cloud-based information-access services. The group undertakes high-impact interdisciplinary research and innovation at the intersection of computer science, sport science, and medicine. The group is particularly focused on technology innovations in the convergence space of mobility, social networking, multimedia, cloud computing, big medical data, machine learning, and the Internet of Things (IoT).

The Department of Computer Science provides a strong international research environment with 18 tenured faculty members, 4 adjunct professors, 4 post doctors and researchers, 11 technical/ administrative staff members and about 22 PhD students. The goal of the Department is to advance the research and teaching of computer science as a discipline, to demonstrate leadership within our areas of interest, and to contribute to society through our education, research and dissemination.

Contact

For further information about the position and UiT contact: 

Associate Professor Håvard D. Johansen

For administrative questions, please contact the Department’s administration:

The project

The position is organized under the Information Access (IA) research group at the Department of Computer Science and is connected to the interdisciplinary strategic initiative High North Population Studies (“Befolkningsundersøkelser i Nord” – BIN) and within the sub-project “Trusted Execution Environments for Secure Analytics on Sensitive Data”.

The strategic initiative High North Population Studies

The strategic initiative High North Population Studies will push the edge of research on new technologies for secure data collection, analysis and management in the context of large population studies. Novel technological development is therefore an important area in the initiative. The Technology work package shall therefore contribute to the other areas by researching and developing the needed new methods and systems for data collection, management, analysis, and interpretation for future population studies. The developed methods contribute to the work in the other work packages: Lifestyle and health, Social inequality in health, Child and adolescence health, Environmental poisons, and other data sources in the North.

The research project “Trusted Execution Environments for Secure Analytics on Sensitive Data”

Systems processing sensitive data are traditionally protected by access-control mechanisms that maps the identities of authenticated principals to set of permission on objects. The expressive of security policies are commonly static and restricted (e.g., read, write, and create files) with high-level semantic hardcoded into system services. Use-based privacy policies goes beyond these traditional security schemes by enabling data providers to specify allowable uses of data. To enforce such policies, we argue that client software that operates on the must be included in the security domain, so that privacy policies that are attached to data during storage and collection continue to apply also when data or derived data has been downloaded to clients.

This project will explore to what extend trusted execution environments can be used to enforce use-based privacy policies when data migrates between thrust domains. The goal is to devise a mechanism suitable to large-scale analytics on sensitive data in the medical and sport science domains.

Qualifications

An appointment as post doctor requires a Norwegian doctoral degree in the subject area concerned, or a corresponding foreign doctoral degree recognized as equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree.

The successful candidate will have a publication record that documents strong preferences to specialization in distributed computing and/or computer security. Documented knowledge of experimental system-research methodology is beneficial. Good programming and cloud management skills are also necessary, and preference will be given to candidates with documented experience with software development.

Emphasis shall be attached to personal suitability, and the suitability of the project proposal for the Technology Work Package in High North Population Studies.

Applicants should have a good command in English.

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We offer

  • Involvement in an interesting research project 
  • A good academic environment with dedicated colleagues 
  • A large degree of independence in work 
  • Flexible working hours and a state collective pay agreement 
  • Pension scheme through the state pension fund 

The appointment is for a period of 3 years. Remuneration of PhD positions are in State salary code 1352. In addition to taxes, a further 2% is deducted for the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund. 

The working hours will be utilized for research, research-related activities and research administration. 

More practical information for working and living in Norway can be found here: Welcome to UiT!​  

Application

Your application must include:  

  • Cover letter explaining your motivation and research interests 
  • CV – summarizing education, positions and academic work 
  • Diplomas and transcripts from completed degrees 
  • 2-3 references with contact details 
  • Project proposal
  • Academic works, up to ten. The doctoral thesis is regarded as one work. 

You must submit a project proposal, that describe how you scientifically can contribute to the project/described field of research. The proposal must include a progress plan. 

Documentation has to be in English or a Scandinavian language. We only accept applications through Jobbnorge. 

Assessment

The applicants will be assessed by an expert committee. It is the committee’s mandate to assess the applicants’ qualifications based on their submitted works and the job announcement.  

General

The appointment is made in accordance with State regulations and guidelines at UiT. At our website, you will find more information for applicants.  

The objective of the appointment as a Postdoctoral Fellow is to qualify for work in senior academic positions, and no one may be appointed to more than one fixed term period at the same institution. 

A good work environment is characterized by diversity. We encourage qualified candidates to apply, regardless of their gender, functional capacity or cultural background. UiT and will emphasize making the necessary adaptations to the working conditions for employees with reduced functional ability 

According to the Norwegian Freedom and Information Act (Offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure. Stig Brøndbo

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UiT – Developing the High North

UiT is a multi-campus research university in Norway and the northernmost university of the world. Our central location in the High North, our broad and diverse research and study portfolio, and our interdisciplinary qualities make us uniquely suited to meet the challenges of the future. At UiT you can explore global issues from a close-up perspective.

Credibility, academic freedom, closeness, creativity and commitment shall be hallmarks of the relationship between our employees, between our employees and our students and between UiT and our partners.

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Deadline

18th May 2020

Post expires on Monday May 18th, 2020

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Religious Studies

The position

A position as Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the project “The Governmateriality of Indigenous Religion(s)” is available at the Department of Archaeology, History, Religious Studies and Theology.

The position is a fixed term position for a duration of 3years. Appointment to the position of Postdoctoral Research Fellow is mainly intended to provide qualification for work in top academic positions. It is a prerequisite that the applicant is able to carry out the project over the full course of the employment period. No person may hold more than one fixed-term position as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the same institution.

The project/position’s field of research

The position as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow is part of the collaborative research project “The Governmateriality of Indigenous Religion(s)” (GOVMAT), which examines contemporary materializations of indigenous religion(s) and their political roles. Applicants must propose a case study and a research plan that fit in the thematic, methodological, and theoretical framework of GOVMAT.

A project description (max 5 pages) should describe: (1) a relevant local case that the applicant will study ethnographically; (2) how this case is entangled in international networks and how it might be presented at relevant international venues; (3) the methods the applicant will use to study this case; and (4) the applicant’s qualifications for studying this case and using these methods. A case study from somewhere in Russia will be preferred if there is one among the best proposals. The postdoc must be prepared to do both individual research (the case study) and joint research with other GOVMAT researchers (at select international venues and elsewhere). Up to 20 % of the position will consist of research coordination in the larger GOVMAT project.

Contact

For further information about the GOVMAT project and the position, please contact Professor Bjørn Ola Tafjord, e-mail bjorn.tafjord@uit.no, tlf. 47 776 45 289 and John McNicol, e-mail john.mcnicol@uit.no, tlf. 47 776 44 361.

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Qualifications

This position requires a PhD or equivalent in religious studies.

Applicants must be fluent in English and speak both the colonial and the indigenous languages relevant for the case study. Basic Norwegian language skills are also required.

During the assessment emphasis will be put on the candidates potential for research, motivation and personal suitability for the position.

At UiT we put emphasis on the quality, relevance and significance of the research work and not on where the work is published, in accordance with the principles of The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA).

We offer

  • A good academic environment with dedicated colleagues
  • Good welfare arrangements for employees
  • Good arrangements for pension, insurance and loans in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund

If you recieve a personal overseas research grant from NFR it is possible to apply NFR for an extension of the fellowship period corresponding to the length of the stay abroad (minimum three months, maximum 12 months).

Application

The application must be submitted electronically via www.jobbnorge.no and shall include:

  • Application letter
  • CV
  • Diplomas and transcripts (all degrees)
  • Written references
  • Contact information to 2-3 references
  • Project proposal
  • A list of your academic production
  • Description of your academic production, stating which works you consider most important
  • Academic works, up to five. The doctoral thesis is regarded as one work.

The documentation must be in English or a Scandinavian language. We only accept applications sent via www.jobbnorge.no.

General information

The appointment is made in accordance with State regulations and guidelines at UiT. At our website, you will find more information for applicants. 

The successful candidate must be willing to get involved in the ongoing development of their department and the university as a whole.

The remuneration for Postdoctoral Research Fellow is in accordance with the State salary scale code 1352. A compulsory contribution of 2 % to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund will be deducted.

A good work environment is characterized by diversity. We encourage qualified candidates to apply, regardless of their gender, functional capacity or cultural background. UiT and will emphasize making the necessary adaptations to the working conditions for employees with reduced functional ability

According to the Norwegian Freedom and Information Act (Offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.

More practical information for working and living in Norway can be found here: Welcome to UiT!

UiT – Developing the high north

UiT is a multi-campus research university in Norway and the northernmost university of the world.

Credibility, academic freedom, closeness, creativity and commitment shall be hallmarks of the relationship between our employees, between our employees and our students and between UiT and our partners.

Read the job description at the university homepage

Apply for this job

Deadline

15th April 2020

Post expires on Wednesday April 15th, 2020

PhD Fellow in Computer Science – Energy Informatics

The position

UiT The Arctic University of Norway has a PhD position in Computer Science, with focus on Energy Informatics, vacant for a candidate committed to take a doctoral degree (PhD).

The position is organized under the Department of Computer Science and is focused on the novel subject of Energy Informatics.

The position is for a period of four years. The nominal length of the PhD program is three years. The fourth year is distributed as 25 % each year, and will consist of teaching and other duties for the department. The objective of the position is to complete research training to the level of a doctoral degree. Admission to a PhD programme is a prerequisite for employment, and the programme period starts on commencement of the position.

The position’s field of research

Energy Informatics is an emerging interdisciplinary domain that lies at the intersection of energy system, power systems, economics, mathematics, computer engineering, and computer science. Energy Informatics studies information and communication technology means to more effectively manage energy resources, fossil resources as well as renewable resources. Energy Informatics includes topics such as smart (power) grids, smart meters, demand response, smart buildings, plug-in electrical vehicles, energy storage, energy policy, energy markets and market mechanisms, cyber physical systems, energy/power systems modelling and optimisation, etcetera.

We are looking for a candidate with technical knowledge and experience in one or several of the topics mentioned above. The research work will be highly interdisciplinary touching subjects like mathematical optimisation, power systems, energy economics, programming and parallel computing. The preferred topics of research will be the development of mathematical optimization models in the field of power systems reliability and network restructuring, with renewable integration, battery storage integration and multi agent approaches for smart grids interaction/communication. However, we are also open to evaluate applicants bringing their own research projects ideas as long as they lie within the Energy Informatics field outlined above. When proposing own project ideas, the applicant should keep in mind that we prioritize working on operations research and optimisation, in the context of computer science, applied to energy and power systems problems.

The main advisor for the PhD project will be Associate Professor Chiara Bordin, Department of Computer Science, UiT. The PhD will also be co-supervised by both internal qualified professors (with expertise in the field of parallel computing, energy systems modelling, optimisation, green computing) and international qualified researchers (with expertise in power and energy systems engineering) with who ongoing collaborations within the mentioned research topics have already been established. The group has also established good connections with the ARC (Arctic Center for Sustainable Energy), which will add opportunities for the PhD fellow to interact with experts in different subjects relevant for the research work.

 Contact

Further information about the position is available by contacting Associate Professor Chiara Bordin:

For administrative questions, please contact the Department’s administration;

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 Qualifications

This position requires a Master’s degree or equivalent in Computer Science or other relevant fields such as Power and Energy Systems, Operations Research, Applied Mathematics or Industrial Engineering. Good python programming skills and parallel computing knowledge will be necessary for this position. Applicants with additional knowledge of mathematical optimisation in general, and expertise in energy systems modelling in particular, will be prioritized. Candidates lacking knowledge either in mathematical optimisation or power/energy systems will have to acquire such skills within the first year of PhD.

Applicants who already have international mobility experiences and who can demonstrate an international profile will be rated positively and eventually given priority.

The applicant should in addition be able to document proficiency in English equivalent to Norwegian Higher Education Entrance Qualification, available here.

During the assessment, emphasis will be put on your potential for research, motivation and personal suitability for the position. In particular, we are looking for a candidate that is kind hearted, generous, open minded, with a positive attitude, and capable to interact with others in a constructive way. Willingness to learn new things outside your comfort zone is important, as well as self-discipline and ability to work independently.

Admission to the PhD programme

The position requires admission to the Faculty’s PhD programme. Admission requires that the applicant has at least 5 years of higher education, equivalent to 300 ECTS. The applicant must have a Master’s thesis evaluated equivalent to 30 ECTS or more. The applicant must have average grade of C or better on the Master’s degree.

Applicants with a foreign education will be evaluated on whether the educational background is equivalent to Norwegian higher education, following national guidelines. Applicants from some countries will have to document additional higher education in order to fulfill the requirements.

Further information about requirements and the PhD programme is available here: Regulations PhD Faculty of Sciences and Technology

 Application

Your application must include:

  • Cover letter explaining your motivation and research interests 
  • CV
  • Diplomas, diploma supplements and transcripts (all degrees)
  • Documentation of English proficiency  
  • Written references
  • Contact information to 1-3 references
  • Master thesis, and any other academic works 
  • Project proposal

The documentation has to be in English or a Scandinavian language. We only accept applications sent via www.jobbnorge.no. Edvard Kristiansen

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 General information

Remuneration for the position of PhD Fellow is in accordance with the State salary scale code 1017.  A compulsory contribution of 2 % to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund will be deducted.

The appointment is made in accordance with State regulations and guidelines at UiT. At our website, you will find more information.

As many as possible should have the opportunity to undertake organized research training. If you already hold a PhD or have equivalent competence, we will not appoint you to this position.

You have to be qualified for and participate in the PhD programme. A shorter period of appointment may be decided when the PhD Fellow has already completed parts of their research training programme or when the appointment is based on a previous qualifying position PhD Fellow, research assistant, or the like in such a way that the total time used for research training amounts to three years.

More practical information for working and living in Norway can be found here: http://uit.no/mobility

A good work environment is characterized by diversity. We encourage qualified candidates to apply, regardless of their gender, functional capacity or cultural background. UiT will emphasize making the necessary adaptations to the working conditions for employees with reduced functional abilit

We process personal data given in an application or CV in accordance with the Personal Data Act (Offentleglova). According to Offentleglova information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure. You will receive advance notification in the event of such publication, if you have requested non-disclosure.

UiT – Developing the high north

UiT The Arctic University of Norway

UiT is a multi-campus research university in Norway and the northernmost university of the world. Our central location in the High North, our broad and diverse research and study portfolio, and our interdisciplinary qualities make us uniquely suited to meet the challenges of the future. At UiT you can explore global issues from a close-up perspective.

Credibility, academic freedom, closeness, creativity and commitment shall be hallmarks of the relationship between our employees, between our employees and our students and between UiT and our partners.

Department of Computer Science

The Department of Computer Science provides a strong international research environment with 18 tenured faculty members, 4 adjunct professors, 5 post doctors and researchers, 8 technical/ administrative staff members and about 28 PhD students. The goal of the Department is to advance the research and teaching of computer science as a discipline, to demonstrate leadership within our areas of interest, and to contribute to society through our education, research and dissemination.

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Deadline

8th April 2020

Post expires on Wednesday April 8th, 2020

Two positions as Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Science and Technology Studies

The positions

Two positions as Postdoctoral Research Fellow are available at the Department of Archaeology, History, Religious Studies and Theology at UiT – The Arctic University of Tromsø. The positions are associated with the interdisciplinary project ‘Urban Transformation in a Warming Artic: The Continued Effects of Nordic Colonialism in Urban Development and Planning’ (UrbTrans), (2020–2024), which is funded by the Tromsø Research Foundation and the Research Council Norway, and led by Principal Investigator Tone Huse.

The appointments are for a fixed term position for a period of four years.

Appointment to the position of Postdoctoral Research Fellow is mainly intended to provide qualification for work in top academic positions. It is a prerequisite that the applicant is able to carry out the project over the full course of the employment period. No person may hold more than one fixed-term position as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the same institution.

The core research group will consist of the two Postdoctoral Fellows, two PhD Fellows and the PI. In addition, the project will engage in collaborations with national and international partners, including curators and artists as well as scholars. Successful applicants will be expected to contribute towards the activities of the group, which will involve common fieldwork, co-organised seminars, and the production of an exhibition. The applicants will furthermore be expected to take responsibility for research tasks specified in the project’s work packages. Briefly, this will entail either (1) archival studies on the historical development of urban planning and development in Nuuk, linking this to political developments in the period 1950–2024, or (2) ethnographic studies of current urban development practices, focusing on new development projects and their link to Nuuk’s capital city strategy. For further information about the positions, please contact Tone Huse.

The appointed Postdoctoral Fellows must have their daily workplace at UiT – The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø.

About UrbTrans

‘The Arctic is burning, and Greenland is melting’, the popular science magazine ScienceNews.org stated after the record-warm month of July 2019. Wildfires ravaged and attention was once again turned to the pronounced effects of climate change in the Arctic. This development is also what sets the stage for UrbTrans, a radically interdisciplinary project that will analyse how the citizens and authorities of Greenland’s capital city, Nuuk, respond to the challenges and opportunities of a warming Arctic. UrbTrans will further work to expand the temporal scope of Arctic studies, towards understanding not only the dramatic shifts of the present, but also how Nuuk’s colonial past is activated in and affects ongoing transformation processes. This will entail close engagement with questions regarding the character and continued effects of Nordic colonialism, as well as innovative methodological work to span the traditional divides of the humanities and the social sciences.

UrbTrans builds on Science and technology Studies (STS), but will also be in close conversation with a diverse set of research fields and disciplines, ranging from Arctic-, postcolonial-, and indigenous studies, to architecture, geography and history. The project will further combine the methods of archival studies, document analysis and ethnography, thus engaging simultaneously with studies of the past of the present. The Postdoctoral Fellows will be expected engage collaboratively in research activities that span these methods, but also to independently carry out research that relies mainly on either archival studies or ethnography.

Contact

For further information about the positions, please contact Researcher Tone Huse, e-mail: tone.huse@tik.uio.no, telephone: +47 47 33 60 65 or John McNicol, e-mail john.mcnicol@uit.no, telephone: +47 77 64 43 61.

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Qualifications

  • A PhD degree with relevance to the project and research tasks.
  • Ability to communicate in a Scandinavian language and to read Danish, Greenlandic language skills will be an advantage.
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English.
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position.
  • Willingness to adapt her/his research towards the objectives of the project.

Qualification with a PhD is required before commencement in the position. If you’re at the final stages of your PhD, you may still apply if you have submitted your PhD thesis for evaluation within the application deadline. You must submit the thesis with your application. You should have dissertated before the preferred start-up date of the position.

During the assessment emphasis will be put on the candidates potential for research, motivation and personal suitability for the position.

At UiT we put emphasis on the quality, relevance and significance of the research work and not on where the work is published, in accordance with the principles of The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA).

We offer

  • A good academic environment with dedicated colleagues
  • Good welfare arrangements for employees
  • Good arrangements for pension, insurance and loans in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • Attractive welfare benefits, in addition to Tromsø’s unique qualities. Surrounded by breath-taking nature on all sides, the city of Tromsø is a cultural hub of the north. To read more: https://en.uit.no/sted/tromso

Application

The application must include:

  • Application letter. Please state which of the two positions you are interested in and describe your motivation for applying for the position. Explain how your research and experience is relevant to the UrbTrans project.
  • CV summarising education, positions and academic work, including a complete list of scientific publications.
  • Diplomas and references (academic transcripts only).
  • A list of 2–3 references that can be contacted, including name, relation to the applicant, e-mail and phone number.
  • Academic works, up to ten. The doctoral thesis is regarded as one work.

Based on an evaluation of the applicants, a short-list of candidates will be invited to submit a project proposal. The documentation must be in English or a Scandinavian language. We only accept applications sent via www.jobbnorge.no.

General information

The appointment is made in accordance with State regulations and guidelines at UiT. At our website, you will find more information for applicants. 

The successful candidate must be willing to get involved in the ongoing development of their department and the university as a whole.

The remuneration for Postdoctoral Research Fellow is in accordance with the State salary scale code 1352. A compulsory contribution of 2 % to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund will be deducted.

A good work environment is characterized by diversity. We encourage qualified candidates to apply, regardless of their gender, functional capacity or cultural background. UiT and will emphasize making the necessary adaptations to the working conditions for employees with reduced functional ability

According to the Norwegian Freedom and Information Act (Offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.

More practical information for working and living in Norway can be found here: Welcome to UiT!

UiT – Developing the high north

UiT is a multi-campus research university in Norway and the northernmost university of the world. Our central location in the High North, our broad and diverse research and study portfolio, and our interdisciplinary qualities make us uniquely suited to meet the challenges of the future. At UiT you can explore global issues from a close-up perspective.

Credibility, academic freedom, closeness, creativity and commitment shall be hallmarks of the relationship between our employees, between our employees and our students and between UiT and our partners.

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Deadline

15th April 2020

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