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Postdoctoral Fellow Position in Information Systems Working on Metaverse – NTNU, Norway, Apr 2022

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The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow position is focused on enabling technologies of metaverse, such as extended reality, user interactions, edge computing, and networking, at the Department of Computer Science, Norway – April 2022

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General Info

Position: Postdoctoral Position
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: ,
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: 3 Years
Salary: 553,500 NOK/Year

Workplace:
Department of Computer Science

Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway

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Qualification Details

Required selection criteria

  • Completion of a Norwegian doctoral degree in Information Systems or Software Engineering or a related area, or equivalent foreign doctoral degree recognized as equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree is required. Preferably, the candidate should have a competence in HCI, distributed computing, mobile computing or networking areas.
  • Demonstrated research capability via a good publication record in the relevant areas.
  • Good research record with publications in top conferences and journals.
  • A well-documented understanding of the relevant research fields and experience.
  • Software engineering and system development skills.
  • The ability and willingness to conduct research independently as well as collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team.
  • Excellent written and oral English language skills.

The appointment is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants and national guidelines for appointment as PhD, post doctor and research assistant 

Preferred selection criteria

  • Prior knowledge and experience in one or more of the following: Virtual reality/augmented reality/mixed reality, mobile computing, crowdsourcing, artificial intelligence, Cloud and edge computing, distributed systems;
  • A clear and well-developed strategy for outstanding future research that has the potential to result in world-leading publications.
  • Enthusiasm for research, teamwork, and capability of independent problem-solving.

Personal characteristics

  • High motivation for research work.
  • Ability to work both individually and in a team environment and a high level of personal responsibility.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and produce work of a consistently high standard.

Responsibilities/Job Description

A three-year Postdoc is available at the Department of Computer Science in Gjøvik.

The postdoctoral fellowship position is a temporary position where the main goal is to qualify for work in senior academic positions. The postdoc’s main objective is to enhance and further develop research skills acquired during the PhD.

You will report to Head of Department.

Duties of the position

  • Conduct cutting-edge research to enable supporting technologies for Metaverse and publish research results in top forums.
  • Lead/support research project initiatives.
  • Teaching (29% of mandatory teaching services).
  • Participate in the general activities of the research team.
  • Participate in the general activities of the department.
  • Participate in international activities such as
    • conference attendance,
    • International collaborations,
    • contribute to technical committee meetings.

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
Ref. No.: 2021/16650

Application Procedure

The application and supporting documentation to be used as the basis for the assessment must be in English.

Publications and other scientific work must follow the application. Please note that applications are only evaluated based on the information available on the application deadline. You should ensure that your application shows clearly how your skills and experience meet the criteria which are set out above.

If, for any reason, you have taken a career break or have had an atypical career and wish to disclose this in your application, the selection committee will take this into account, recognizing that the quantity of your research may be reduced as a result.

The application must include:

  • A cover letter where the applicant describes his/her personal motivation and relevance with respect to the requirements of the advertisement.
  • Curriculum vitae (CV) which includes information about the candidate’s prior education, work experience, academic merits and any scientific publications.
  • A draft research proposal (maximum three pages), where the candidate presents her/his own ideas for the postdoc and how it can be applied.
  • Certified copies of academic diplomas and certificates. Applicants from universities outside Norway are kindly requested to send a diploma supplement, or a similar document, which describes in detail the study program and grading system.
  • The 5 most significant publications attached as pdf files, including an explanation in the below mentioned research statement, of their relevance to this position.
  • Names and contact information of three references.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

If all, or parts, of your education has been taken abroad, we also ask you to attach documentation of the scope and quality of your entire education. Description of the documentation required can be found here. If you already have a statement from NOKUT, please attach this as well.  Joint works will be considered. If it is difficult to identify your contribution to joint works, you must attach a brief description of your participation.

In the evaluation of which candidate is best qualified, emphasis will be placed on education, experience and personal and interpersonal qualities. Motivation, ambitions, and potential will also count in the assessment of the candidates.

NTNU is committed to following evaluation criteria for research quality according to The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment - DORA. 

About the Department

Department of Computer Science 

We are the leading academic IT environment in Norway, and offer a wide range of theoretical and applied IT programmes of study at all levels. Our subject areas include hardware, algorithms, visual computing, AI, databases, software engineering, information systems, learning technology, HCI, CSCW, IT operations and applied data processing. The Department has groups in both Trondheim and Gjøvik. The Department of Computer Science is one of seven departments in the Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering .

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Salary and conditions

As a Postdoctoral Fellow (code 1352) you are normally paid from gross NOK 553 500 per annum before tax, depending on qualifications and seniority. From the salary, 2% is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

The employment period is 3 years, including compulsory work.

The engagement is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants, and the acts relating to Control of the Export of Strategic Goods, Services and Technology. Candidates who by assessment of the application and attachment are seen to conflict with the criteria in the latter law will be prohibited from recruitment to NTNU. After the appointment you must assume that there may be changes in the area of work.

It is a prerequisite you can be present at and accessible to the institution on a daily basis.

General information

Working at NTNU  A good work environment is characterized by diversity. We encourage qualified candidates to apply, regardless of their gender, functional capacity or cultural background.

The city of Gjøvik has a population of 30 000 and is a town known for its rich music and cultural life. The beautiful nature surrounding the city is ideal for an active outdoor life! The Norwegian welfare state, including healthcare, schools, kindergartens and overall equality, is probably the best of its kind in the world.

As an employee at NTNU, you must at all times adhere to the changes that the development in the subject entails and the organizational changes that are adopted.

Information Act (Offentleglova), your name, age, position and municipality may be made public even if you have requested not to have your name entered on the list of applicants.

Please submit your application electronically via jobbnorge.no with your CV, diplomas and certificates. Applications submitted elsewhere will not be considered. Diploma Supplement is required to attach for European Master Diplomas outside Norway. Chinese applicants are required to provide confirmation of Master Diploma from China Credentials Verification (CHSI).

If you are invited for interview you must include certified copies of transcripts and reference letters. Please refer to the application number 2021/16650 when applying.

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Contact details

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Associate professor Xiang Su, [email protected].If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact Stine Terese Ruen Nymoen, e-mail: [email protected]

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