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Do you want to take part in shaping the future?Postdoctoral Research Fellow position within Informatics – AI and
At the Department of Informatics there is a vacancy for a postdoctoral research fellow position within Informatics – AI and Algorithms.
The position is for a fixed term of 3 years and is associated with the project "Machine Teaching for Explainable AI", funded by the Research Council of Norway. This project is a collaboration between the Algorithms and Machine Learning groups at the University of Bergen, the Valencian Research Institute for AI (VRAIN), and the Norwegian companies Equinor and Eviny. The position includes visits and stays at VRAIN in the periods commonly agreed with the candidate of up to 1 year in total.
About the Department
Digitalization of businesses, industry, public administration, and education makes informatics play an increasingly important role in the development of the society. Research and education in informatics are crucial for the digital transformation of the society to succeed. The Department of Informatics contributes to this through seven research groups that deliver research and education at a high international level in algorithms, bioinformatics, information security, machine learning, optimization, programming theory and visualization. We are also building up a group in computer science didactics. The department offers education for the future at Bachelor, Master and PhD levels. The department is in rapid growth regarding its number of students, research directions, and employees. We have today about 900 students, and 150 employees, among which 37 are faculty and 70 PhD candidates. We have established the Center for Data Science (CEDAS) as an important extension of our research and education activities.About the project/work tasks
All employees are expected to contribute to excellence through high quality research and teaching. The working environment for this position will be at both the Algorithms and Machine Learning research groups. The main objective of the project is to apply techniques from the field of Machine Teaching to derive example-based explanations in Explainable AI.Qualifications and personal qualities
Personal and relational qualities will be emphasized. Research experience, ambitions and potential will also count when evaluating the candidates.
Special requirements for the position:
The postdoctoral position is a fixed term position with the primary objective of qualifying the appointee for work in top academic positions. Individuals may not be hired for more than one fixed-term period as a postdoctoral research fellow at the same institution. In accordance with the Research Council's rules, neither can anyone be hired more than once as an NFR-financed postdoctoral research fellow
For postdoctoral research fellow positions associated with externally financed projects, the completion of the project proposal for the qualifying work, as well as a progress plan, will be developed in cooperation with the supervisor and head of department.
It is a requirement that the project is completed in the course of the period of employment.We can offer
The application and appendices with certified translations into English or a Scandinavian language must be uploaded at JobbNorge.General information:
For further details about the position, please contact:
Professor Jan Arne Telle at University of Bergen, or Professor Jose Hernandez- Orallo at UPV - Universidad Politecnica de Valencia.
For HR related matters, please contact Chris-André Karlsen Østevold.
The state labour force shall reflect the diversity of Norwegian society to the greatest extent possible. Age and gender balance among employees is therefore a goal. People with immigrant backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply for the position.
We encourage women to apply. If multiple applicants have approximately equivalent qualifications, the rules pertaining to moderate gender quotas shall apply.
Upon the expiry of the closing date for applications, an evaluation committee will be appointed. As an applicant, you have a right of access to the committee's description of your formal and professional qualifications. If you wish to take advantage of this right of access, please contact the executive officer in charge after receiving information about the appointment of the evaluation committee.
The University of Bergen applies the principle of public access to information when recruiting staff for academic positions.Information about applicants may be made public even if the applicant has asked not to be named on the list of persons who have applied. The applicant must be notified if the request to be omitted is not met.
Further information about our employment process can be found here.About The University of Bergen (UiB)
The University of Bergen is a renowned educational and research institution, organised into seven faculties and approximately 54 institutes and academic centres. Campus is located in the centre of Bergen with university areas at Nygårdshøyden, Haukeland, Marineholmen, Møllendalsveien and Årstad.
There are seven departments and several centres at Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. Read more about the faculty and departments.Deadline
29th January 2023Employer
University of BergenMunicipality
Fulltime (1 positions) Fulltime (%)Duration
Fixed TermPlace of service