Norway: Funded PhD Positions in Informatics

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The group of Networks and Distributed systems at the Department of Informatics, University of Oslo
is announcing two PhD scholarships in the area of middleware for adaptivity and fault-tolerance.

The positions are in the framework of the VERDIONE project. VERDIONE
targets cooperative multimedia applications that blend virtual elements
into the real world. VERDIONE will develop a platform that allows
people who are distributed around the globe to interact with each other
as though they were co-located. This is a joint project between several
Norwegian partners including the University of Oslo, Simula Research
Laboratory, University of Tromsø, University College
Tromsø, Telenor R&I and LIVIDI. Through the World Opera Consortium,
the project will also imply cooperation with several top-ranked
international partners, such as Stanford University, McGill University,
New York University and the main opera houses in New York (The Met),
Montreal, San Francisco, Malmø, Copenhangen, Stockholm, and Milano.

The objective for the announced positions is to explore solutions for providing adaptivity and fault-tolerance for VERDIONE.

A PhD position is a regular job with social benefits and with salary starting from 353.000 NOK per year.

The currently open positions are for three years with a possibility
to apply for extending the time period to 4 years. A 4 year position
means that 25% of the time will be for duties beyond the normal
research and project work, such as teaching and supervision of master students.

The University of Oslo is Norway’s largest and oldest institution of higher education.
Founded in 1811, today the University of Oslo has approx. 30,000
students and 4,600 employees. Four Nobel Prize winners and two Turing
award recipients indicate the quality of the research at the University
in general and at the Department of Informatics in particular.

The country, also known for its unique scenic beauty, has been
ranked by the UN as having the highest standard of living in the world.
Oslo is considered one of the sunniest places in Northern Europe, with
summer temperatures averaging 21 degrees Celsius.

Applicants must have a very good degree in Computing Science or a
related field. They must also demonstrate evidence of significant
research potential. Strong background in distributed computing will
be considered an advantage.

It is possible to apply if you have not yet completed your degree but expect to do so before a position starts.

University of Oslo is an equal opportunity employer. Female candidates are welcome to apply.

Knowledge of Norwegian is not a prerequisite for application.
English is our working language for research. The current PhD students
and postdocs in our group are coming from over 5 countries.

Full version of this announcement including detailed information about
the projects, positions, and application procedures can be found using
the following links:

Inquiries for additional information should be sent to Professor Frank Eliassen, frank[ at ], or
Associate professor Roman Vitenberg, romanvi[ at ], or Head of administration Narve Trædal, narvet[ at ]


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