University of Oslo PhD Research Fellwships in the CESAR Project, Norway

University of Oslo, Norway


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July 10, 2016

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PhD Research Fellwships in the CESAR Project

The Distributed Multimedia Systems (DMMS) Group at the Department of Informatics (IFI) at the University of Oslo (UiO) seeks well qualified applicants for 1-2 PhD research fellowships and 1 Postdoctoral/Researcher fellowship in the CESAR project.

Within the framework of the position duties might be assigned such as course administration and teaching, master student supervision, and facilitation of seminars and workshops for PhD students. No one can be appointed as a PhD / Postdoc fellowship for more than one specified period at the same institution.

The position is funded through the CESAR project. The CESAR project performs interdisciplinary research (computer science and medicine) to enable monitoring of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) at home for everybody. Applications need to be aligned with the CESAR research themes and agendas (see CESAR proposal, proposal available on request).

Location: Blindern, Oslo, Norway; divided between Ifi/UiO and Oslo University Hospital (OUH). The candidate will be employed by Ifi/UiO and will also have workings tasks at OUH-Rikshospitalet (10 min. walk apart).

Duration: PhD fellowships - 3 years (or 4 years with 25% teaching obligations), Postdoctoral/Researcher fellowship – 26 months

Commencement: July 2016 or later

Job description

Modern smart phones and low-cost minimal invasive sensors are a promising platform to enable OSA monitoring at home. We aim to accommodate improved diagnosis of OSA by development of new software solutions using machine learning techniques to bridge state-of-the-art consumer electronic devices with appropriate sensors to supplement the classical polysomnography. We investigate the usefulness of supervised and unsupervised learning (data mining) techniques to identify interesting data patterns that might lead to new knowledge in OSA research and to support the design and engineering of the on-line analysis tool. The design of the on-line analysis tool is driven by the goal to enable individuals with limited computing skill to customize and personalize the on-line analysis.

In order to be qualified for these positions the candidate must document the ability to be able to produce research results on high scientific level. The candidate must document good knowledge and experience in the following CESAR-related topics:

  •  Database Systems and Data Mining
  •  Complex Event Processing
  •  Mobile Systems and their evaluation
  •  Operating Systems

CESAR is a research project with multiple Norwegian partners, and all project members will have close contact with patients at OUS for the data acquisition and evaluation. Therefore good Norwegian language skills are essential.

PhD details

The PhD candidates will be temporarily hired by The Department of Inforamtics for three years, or four years with 25% teaching obligations, admitted as a PhD student at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, UIO, as well as be integrated into the research group at OUH. As part of the academic training, the candidate must take courses totalling 30 credits, a min. of 5 of which must be a course in research ethics, academic theories and methods, the others to be chosen in conjunction with the candidate and supervisors.

Salary

Pay Grade 50 - 57, 430 500 - 483 700 NOK per year depending on qualifications and seniority.

PhD requirements

We seek a highly motivated individual holding a M.Sc. in Computer Science, with a minimum of a B average for courses at the Masters' level and for the Master's Thesis. The candidate must be comfortable working in an interdisciplinary environment, as well as be proactive and willing to solve practical problems.

Applications for the PhD scholarship must contain:

  • Cover letter summarizing your motivation & explanation of how your accomplishments fit the profile we are seeking (max. 1 page).
  • CV in English with information about education, examinations, previous positions, pedagogical experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activity.
  • Project proposal related to the CESAR projectA list of publications, if any.
  • Names of three references (name, address, email, phone, relationship to you as an applicant).
  • Certified copies of transcripts and documents in English, or a Scandinavian language, for both B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees.
  • Proof of English language proficiency. Please note that these UiO rules are the minimum required.

Postdoctoral requirements

The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences has a strategic ambition of being a leading research faculty. Candidates for these fellowship will be selected in accordance with this strategy, and are expected to be in the upper segment of their class with respect to academic credentials.

The candidate must hold a PhD or other corresponding education equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree in Computer Science.

Candidates who can demonstrate their academic excellence and ambitions in terms of prior publications, especially in relation to the CESAR project. The University of Oslo (and Norway more generally) is a multi-lingual environment. Therefore, an excellent command of English is required.

The main purpose of postdoctoral research fellowships is to qualify researchers for work in top academic positions within their disciplines. As such we are looking for a young individual that is just starting an academic career (i.e., holding a PhD no longer than five years).

Please also refer to the regulations pertaining to the conditions of employment for post-doctoral fellowship positions

Salary

Position code 1352, Pay Grade 60 - 65, 510 100 - 560 700 NOK  per year depending on qualifications and seniority.

Application must contain:

  • Cover letter summarizing your motivation & explanation of how your accomplishments fit the profile we are seeking (max. 1 page).
  • CV in English with information about education, examinations, previous positions, pedagogical experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activity.
  • Project proposal related to the CESAR project
  • A list of publications, if any.
  • For PostDoc position: A complete list of publications and up to 5 academic work that the applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee.
  • Names of three references (name, address, email, phone, relationship to you as an applicant).
  • Certified copies of transcripts and documents in English, or a Scandinavian language, for both B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees, and PhD degree for the PostDoc rearcher position
  • Proof of English language proficiency.

Please note that these UIO rules are the minimum required. OVT reserves the right to demand a higher level of proficiency.

Please note that incomplete applications will not be processed. Please remember that all documents should be in English or a Scandinavian language. UiO 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. In accordance with the University of Oslo's equal opportunities policy, we invite applications from all interested individuals regardless of gender or ethnicity.

Contacts

Professor Vera Hermine Goebel
Telephone: +47 22852402

Questions regarding EasyCruit, contact HR Officer Helene Beate Jansen
Telephone: +47 22857196



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June 24, 2016
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