PhD Research Fellow in Large Scale Information Systems and Infrastructures - University of Oslo, Norway

PhD Research Fellow in Large Scale Information Systems and Infrastructures - University of Oslo, Norway
The Department of Informatics (IFI) is one of nine departments belonging to the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at the University of Oslo. IFI is Norway’s largest university department for broad education and research in Computer Science and related topics. You can read more about the Department here: The Department has near 800 students on bachelor level, 300 master students, and over 200 PhD students. The overall staff of the Department is close to 250 employees, about 150 of these are full time scientific positions: about 60 Full/Associate Professors and about 90 PhD Fellows/Post Doctoral Fellows.

The fellowship is for a period of up to 4 years, with 25 % compulsory work. Starting date no later than 1 October, 2010.

Job description

The position belongs to the Global Infrastructures research group at the Department of Informatics. For information about the group, see:

In the evaluation of the candidates their potential contribution to the group’s research agenda, in particular through their research proposal, will be given emphasis. The group’s research agenda is described here:

Applicants may submit a project proposal related to the research challenges outlined above, including a description of main approach, a more detailed outline of research topics, and proposals for choice of theory and method.


Applicants must hold a Master’s degree or equivalent in a subject area relevant for the planned research.

The purpose of the fellowship is research training leading to the successful completion of a PhD degree.

The fellowship requires admission to the research training programme at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. An approved plan for the research training, including a project outline, must be submitteed no later than two months after taking up the position, and the admission must be approved within three months. For more information see:

A good command of English is required of all students attending the University of Oslo.


PhD Research Fellow (SKO 1017), pay grade: 45-51 (NOK 355 400 – 394 200 per year, depending on seniority/qualifications)

The application must include:

Application letter
CV (summarizing education, positions and academic work - scientific publications)
Copies of educational certificates, transcript of records and letters of recommendation
List of publications and academic work that the applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee
Names and contact details of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number)
Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University’s grading system. Please remember that all documents should be in English or a Scandinavian language.

Closing date for applications: 15 May, 2010

The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results a.o.

The University of Oslo has a goal of recruiting more women in academic positions.
Women are encouraged to apply.

The University of Oslo also has a goal of recruiting ethnic minorities to Norway in academic positions. Ethnic minorities are encouraged to apply.

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