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Researcher Job in Information technology, Computer science, Electrical engineering – UiA, Norway


University of Agder, Faculty of Engineering and Science as a researcher for advanced data analysis techniques for lithium-ion batteries, affiliated to the Department of Engineering Sciences at the Norway – 2022

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General Info

Position: Researcher
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: , ,
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: Permanent
Salary: 491 200 NOK/Year

Department of Engineering Sciences

University of Agder (UiA), Norway


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Qualification Details

  • Master’s Degree in information technology, computer sciences, electrical engineering or related field. This year’s candidates/candidates who will finish their master’s degree in the summer can also apply.
  • Experience with advanced data analysis techniques using, e.g., Matlab, Python, R or similar.
  • Written and spoken proficiency in English.

Desired qualifications

  • Experience in battery data analysis and electrochemistry for batteries.
  • Object-oriented programming skills.
  • Programming of single-board computers (e.g., Raspberry Pi).
  • (Co-)Authorship of scientific publications / scientific presentations in the field of electrochemistry or lithium-ion batteries.
  • Simulation/modelling experience with Comsol.
  • Experience in the development of web-based applets (e.g., Shiny)
  • Demonstrated experience with lithium-ion battery modelling frameworks, e.g., DFN model.
  • Research proposal writing.
  • Written and spoken proficiency in Norwegian or another Scandinavian language.

Personal qualities

  • Scientific curiosity for elucidating the bottlenecks of state-of-the-art lithium-ion battery materials and designs.
  • Ability for scientifically rigorous, target-oriented, organized, and independent work.
  • Good communication and teamwork skills, inventiveness and a proactive hands-on approach are essential qualifications.
  • Applicants are expected to contribute to a safe and inclusive working environment.

Personal qualities and suitability for the position will be emphasised.

Responsibilities/Job Description

In the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources the storage of energy is a key challenge. Lithium-ion batteries allow the storage of energy in a quasi-reversible electrochemical system. To optimize existing battery materials and cell designs and investigate future generation systems electrical experiments with laboratory and commercial cell format batteries are essential. Recorded measurement data from extended cycling experiments as well as common characterization routines require structured data handling and processing to be able to extract subtle trends from test results.

The appointed researcher will help to establish a reliable framework for battery data analysis (Matlab or Python based) and extend it with the functionality of existing (e.g., dQdV analyses) and novel data analysis techniques (e.g., machine learning approaches). In addition to semi-automated data analyses the researcher will work on the development of data analysis tools for batteries (e.g., impedance analysis) and supports implementation of novel measurement setups and routines using single-board computers (e.g. Raspberry Pi or similar).

The candidate will contribute to the development of the growing research activity in electrochemistry and lithium-ion batteries. We are looking for a highly motivated researcher interested in shaping his/her own project as well as contributing to the future research directions of the battery activities at UiA.

The researcher is expected to actively contribute to attract external funding to the research project, both for her/his own position and other positions from the Research Council of Norway, EU and other Sources. Without further external funding beyond the original project scope (December 2026) the basis for the position ceases. The law on Government employees etc. regarding termination of employment and preferential rights will be applied.

The researcher has no teaching duties, but supervision of bachelor, master students and PhD candidates could be assigned when this is a natural part of the research activity of the research group.

The researcher may participate in committee work and other administrative tasks within the University of Agder.

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
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Application Procedure

  • Certificates with grades.
  • Master’s thesis (For those who are in the final stage of the master’s education but without a master’s degree yet, the transcripts without the results of thesis can be provided; The evaluation result of the thesis can be provided later).
  • Contact details for 2-3 references.
  • Academic work and R&D projects, as well as a list of these.
  • Summary or links to the applicant's scientific publications (if any).
  • Any other relevant documentation.

The applicant is fully responsible for submitting complete digital documentation before the closing date. All documentation must be available in a Scandinavian language or English.

About the Employer:

Note or Other details

  • Professional development in a large, exciting, and socially influential organisation
  • A positive, inclusive, and diverse working environment
  • Modern facilities and a comprehensive set of welfare offers
  • Membership of the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund

More about working at UiA.

The position is remunerated according to the State Salary Scale 90.400, code 1108 Researcher, NOK 491 200 – 553 500 gross salary per year. Higher salary grades may be considered for particularly well-qualified applicants. A compulsory pension contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund is deducted from the pay according to current statutory provisions.

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Contact details

For questions about the position:

  • Associate Professor Johannes Landesfeind, tel. +49 16 02 16 77 90, e-mail [email protected]

For questions about the application process:

  • Higher Executive Officer Lise Askbo Fylkesnes, tel. +47 37 23 31 25, e-mail: [email protected]

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