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PhD position in Data Science (f/m)
University of Bergen
PhD position in Data Science
There is a vacancy for a PhD position in Data Science at the
Department of Mathematics. The position is for a fixed-term period of 3 years with the possibility of a 4th year.
About the project/work tasks:
The position as Research fellow is intended to give promising candidates the opportunity to pursue advanced research leading to a doctoral degree in Statistics.
The candidate will be part of the Statistics group and of the newly established Center for Data Science (CEDAS;
https://www.uib.no/cedas) at UiB, and will work on statistical aspects of Machine learning and Big Data. CEDAS performs research in the interface between Computer
Science and Statistics, and the candidate will benefit from a multidisciplinary work environment.
Qualifications and personal qualities:
The applicant must hold a master's degree or the equivalent in statistics. Master students can apply provided they complete their final master exam before 15.07.2019. It is a condition of employment that the master's degree has been awarded.
Applicants must be able to work independently and in a structured manner, and demonstrate good collaborative skills.
The applicant should have a strong background in statistics, mathematics or computer science.
Applicants must be proficient in both written and oral English
Personal and relational qualities will be emphasized. Ambitions and potential will also count when evaluating the candidates.
About the PhD position:
The fellowship will be for a period of 3 years, with the possibility for a 4th year, consisting of 25 % compulsory work (e.g. teaching responsibilities at the department) distributed across the employment period. The 4th year is contingent on the qualifications of the candidate and the teaching needs of the department, and will be decided upon appointment.
The employment period may be reduced if you have previously been employed in a qualifying post (e.g. research fellow, research assistant).
About the research training: As a PhD candidate, you must participate in an approved educational programme for a PhD degree within a period of 3 years. A final
plan for the implementation of the research training must be approved by the faculty within three months after you have commenced in the position. It is a condition
that you satisfy the enrolment requirements for the PhD programme at the University of Bergen.
We can offer:
A good and professionally challenging working environment
Salary at pay grade 51 (Code 1017/Pay range 20, alternative 9) in the state salary scale. This constitutes a gross annual salary of NOK 449 400. Further promotions are made according to length of service in the position.
Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
A brief account of the applicant's research interests and motivation for applying for the position
The names and contact information for two reference persons. One of these must be the main advisor for the master's thesis or equivalent thesis
Transcripts and diplomas showing completion of the bachelor's and master's degrees
If you have not yet completed your master`s degree, please submit a statement from your institution confirming the expected date of award of your master`s degree. Your master`s degree must be documented with transcripts and/or diploma, alternatively a conUiBtion from your institution on completed degree and your grade, by 15.07.2019
A list of any works of a scientific nature (publication list)
Any publications in your name
The application and appendices with certified translations into English or a Scandinavian language must be uploaded at Jobbnorge.
Detailed information about the position can be obtained by contacting: professor Hans J. Skaug, Department of Mathematics, e-mail:
The state labour force shall reflect the diversity of Norwegian society to the greatest extent possible. People with immigrant backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply for the position.
We encourage women to apply. If multiple applicants have approximately equivalent qualifications, the rules pertaining to moderate gender quotas shall apply.
The University of Bergen applies the principle of public access to information when recruiting staff for academic positions.
Information about applicants may be made public even if the applicant has asked not to be named on the list of persons who have applied. The applicant must be notified if the request to be omitted is not met.
The successful applicant must comply with the guidelines that apply to the position at all times.
For further information about the recruitment process, click here.