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The Department of Biological Sciences (BIO) is looking for a Cheif Engineer or Staff Engineer, based on the qualifications of the applicant, in a full-time position – UiB, Norway


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General Info

Position: Software Developer
No. of Positions: 1
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Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: -
Salary: According to Standard Norms

Department of Biology
University of Bergen (UiB), Norway


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Qualification Details

  • The applicant must have a master’s degree or engineering degree in a relevant field (e.g. informatics or computer science, or in Biology with relevant courses in informatics or computer science).
  • The applicant must have experience with one or both of the following:
    • Development of web and mobile applications (preferably PWAs)
    • Front-end development with React, JavaScript, HTML5 and CSS
  • Experience with the following will be an advantage:
    • Back-end development with Node.js, some PHP (Laravel) and PostgreSQL
    • Knowledge/experience from the Hyperledger Fabric blockchain framework
    • Interest in and knowledge of good UX design
  •  We are looking for applicants who have:
    • Good Norwegian written and verbal skills
    • The ability to work independently and be results-oriented
    • The ability and will to learn
    • Excellent communications and co-operative skills

It is also an advantage if you have an interest in biology and education. Personal skills will be emphasized in the recruitment process.

If no applicant is qualified for the position of chief engineer, we will assess hiring a person as staff engineer. The requirements for education and experience will then be reduced. Long and relevant practical experience combined with relevant continuing education can in some situations compensate for the lack of formal education.

Responsibilities/Job Description

Further development of the ArtsApp web/mobile application. Development of digital tools to support research, dissemination and education.

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
Ref. No.: -

Application Procedure

Your application must include

  • Names and contact info for two references
  • CV
  • Transcript of records and diploma
  • Relevant certificates/verifications
  • Any relevant publications

The application and attachments with certified translations to English or a Scandinavian language must be uploaded to JobbNorge.

About the Department

At  Department of Biological Sciences (BIO) we have several projects where we see that digital tools such as web and mobile applications offer exciting solutions and can assist in both education, research and dissemination. We are looking for a software developer with skills and experience in modern technologies for web and mobile application development, and who wants to create excellent tools for research and education.

One of the projects at BIO is ArtsApp, which is a web/mobile application for species identification. The application is developed with our Centre for Excellence in Education (bioCEED), which also does research on what effect such an application has for motivation and learning outcome with the students. The person being hired for this position will have the main responsibility for further technical development of the web application, which is a progressive web app (PWA) written in React. The person will also be responsible for further development of the backend services, together with developers from the Centre of Science Education.

We have a vision to extend our use of mobile applications and other digital tools even further. As an example, we want to share knowledge to a larger crowd in engaging ways, e.g. by using gamification in mobile applications, gathering data in collaboration with people that are not affiliated with the University (citizen science), by using blockchain technology to store and share biological databases and by renewing educational methods by using digital tools (e.g. by using new methods for evaluation).

The person hired for this position will, in collaboration with the scientist and lecturers at BIO, be responsible for developing different types of applications related to the projects. The specifics of the projects will depend on what funding the projects receive. The person will be included in developing ideas for development of relevant applications for the research and educational projects.

About the Employer:

Note or Other details

  • Exciting and professionally challenging tasks in a strong academic working environment.
  • Position as Chief Engineer (code 1087) at pay grade 53 – 59 (currently kr 472 000 - 523 200) in the state salary scale. A higher salary may be considered for a particularly well qualified applicant.
  • Position as Staff Engineer (code 1085/LR22) at pay grade 51 – 54 (currently kr 456 400 – 479 600) in the state salary scale. A higher salary may be considered for a particularly well qualified applicant.
  • Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • Good welfare benefits

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

Information about applicants may be made public even if the applicant has asked not to be named on the list of persons who applied. The applicant must be notified if the request to be omitted is not met.

More information about the hiring process here.

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Contact details

Detailed information about the position can be obtained by contacting: Professor John-Arvid Grytnes, Department of Biological Sciences, [email protected], +47 55588128.

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