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PhD Research Fellow (f/m/d) in context of the Energy Informatics project "Future Energy Hub"
University of Stavanger
PhD Research Fellow in context of the Energy Informatics project: "Future Energy Hub"
The University of Stavanger invites applications for a Ph.D research fellowship in Computer Science at Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. There will be a position in context of the Energy Informatics project: "Future Energy Hub" (FEH).
This is a trainee position that will give promising researchers an opportunity for academic development leading to a doctoral degree.
The appointment is for three years with research duties exclusively, or four years with both research and 25% compulsory duties. This will be clarified in the recruitment process. The position is vacant from 01.10.2019.
The research interest of the PhD would be in alignment with the project "Future Energy Hub" (FEH) which is supported by the Research Council of Norway, local industry and public partners and is led by the University of Stavanger.
The University of Stavanger and the Stavanger region aims at becoming an international power centre for the necessary transition to sustainable energy. The region has had a leading role in the development of smart cities in recent years. The project connects the expertise in ICT with energy systems from the oil, gas and renewable industry to create tomorrow's data driven microgrids, together with national and global education and research communities. FEH will cause positive effects for value creation and enable us to ICT driven develop products and services towards a growing global renewable market.
FEH focuses on distributed renewable energy and smart technology. As our energy system is changing, in order to prepare for the future, we need to develop new systems and solutions. To meet this challenge, we need increased collaboration between the industry, government and research institutions.
FEH's goal is to cause positive effects for value creation and enable us to develop products and services for a growing global renewable energy market. We are now creating an energy lab at our university campus. It will provide a testing ground and give students, industry and researchers hands on experience. Together with our partners, we will follow up pilot projects and strengthen the link between education and industry.
We are looking for applicants with a strong academic background who have completed a five-year master degree (3+2) within Computer Science, informatics, ICT based smart energy systems or a related disciple, preferably acquired recently, preferably acquired recently; or possess corresponding qualifications that could provide a basis for successfully completing a doctorate.
To be eligible for admission to the doctoral programmes at the Univeristy of Stavanger both the grade for your master's thesis and the weighted average grade of your master's degree must individually be equivalent to or better than a B grade.
Applicants with an education from an institution with a different grade scale than A-F should attach a confirmed conversion scale that shows how the grades can be compared with the Norwegian A-F scale.
Prospective applicants will focus their research within energy informatics. Prospective students must have competence in one or more of the following areas:
AI and Machine Learning
Distributed renewable energy
Emphasis is also placed on your:
motivation and potential for research within the field
ability to work independently and in a team, be innovative and creative
ability to work structured and handle a heavy workload
having a good command of both oral and written English
varied duties in a large, exciting and socially important organisation
an ambitious work community which is developing rapidly. We strive to include employees at all levels in strategic decisions and promote an informal atmosphere with a flat organisational structure
colleague-based guidance programme during your first year of teaching at UiS, NyTi
salary in accordance with the State Salary Scale, l.pl 17.515, code 1017, NOK 479.600,- gross per year with salary development according to seniority in the position.
favourable membership terms at a gym and at the SIS sports club at campus
employment with an Inclusive Workplace organisation which is committed to reducing sick leave, increasing the proportion of employees with reduced working capacity, and increasing the number of professionally active seniors
as an employee in Norway, you will have access to an optimal health service, as well as good pensions, generous maternity/paternity leave, and a competitive salary. Nursery places are guaranteed and reasonably priced
relocation programme in event of moving to Norway, including support and language courses for spouses
It is a prerequisite that the appointee has a residence which enables him or her to be present at/available to the academic community during ordinary working hours.
The University currently employs few female research fellows within this academic field, and women are therefore particularly encouraged to apply.
The position has been announced in both Norwegian and English. In the case of differences of meaning between the texts, the Norwegian text takes precedence.
Project description and further information about the position can be obtained from Dr Antorweep Chakravorty, telephone +47 4062 5773, email
Information about the appointment procedure can be obtained from HR-advisor Janne Halseth, tel: +47 5183 3525, e-mail:
To apply for this position please follow the link "Apply for this job". Register your application and CV including relevant education and work experience. In your application letter you must show your research interests and motivation to apply for the position.
The following documents must be uploaded as attachments to your application in separate files:
list of publications
other documentation that you consider relevant
The documentation must be available in either a Scandinavian language or in English. If the total size of the attachments exceeds 30 MB, they must be compressed before upload. Information and documentation to be taken into account in the assessment must be submitted within the application dealine. Contact details for three references must be provided in the application or upon request.
UiS only considers applications and attachments registered in JobbNorge.
UiS - challenge the well-known and explore the unknown
The University of Stavanger (UiS) has about 12,000 students and 1,700 employees. We are the only Norwegian member of the European Consortium of Innovative Universities. The university has high ambitions. We will have an innovative and international profile, and will be a driving force in knowledge development and in the process of societal change. Together with our staff and students, we will challenge the well-known and explore the unknown.
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science is part of the Faculty of Science and Technology. The department carries out research within computer science, data Science, cybernetics and signal processing, and offers bachelor programs in electrica engineering and computer science, master programs in computer science, data science and cybernetics/signal processing, and a PhD program in information technology. There are currently 50 employees, including research fellows and postdocs, and 600 students at the department.