Senior Research Scientist in Data Science
Simula Research Laboratory AS (Simula) will be hiring a permanent senior
research scientist / research scientist to help build up our capacity in
applying machine learning / data science to problems in social science. The
successful candidate will be employed at Simula, and will be expected to help
strengthen our new collaboration with BI Norwegian Business School (BI)
which is organized through the research center [email protected] The position is a
full time research position with the possibility for teaching if the
successful candidate is interested.
Conduct excellent research and supervision at the intersection between
computer science and social sciences with particular emphasis on
applications in business and economy.
Disseminate research results through scientific research papers suitable
for submission to peer-reviewed venues of high international quality.
Contribute to Simula's development of the field by establishing new
research projects based on proposals to obtain sponsored research funding.
Actively contribute to the recently formed [email protected] collaboration with
the Department of Data Science and Analytics at BI.
Contribute to the design, collection and curation of relevant datasets.
Completed doctoral degree in a relevant research field, in particular in
Computer Science, Informatics, Information & Computer Engineering, Data
Science, Mathematics, Economics, or Statistics. The work underlying the
degree should have a particular focus on data science.
Relevant research experience.
Experience as an assistant / associate professor.
Excellent communication skills, including fluently spoken and written
It is beneficial with experience within one or more of the following domains:
Proven interest in the analysis of human behavior or in topics of social
Experience from current subfields of machine learning, such as natural
language processing, graph neural networks or scientific / physics-guided
Programming skills in Python and/or Julia.
Experience with writing scientific publications in high caliber journals.
Ability and interests to develop new projects and attract external
Previous participation in the organization of scientific events or other
voluntary activities is a plus.
Excellent opportunities for performing high quality research, as part of a
highly competent and motivated team of international researchers and
engineers: https: // www. simula.no/about/simula-culture
An informal and inclusive international working environment.
Generous support for travel and opportunities to build international
networks, through established collaboration with industry, exchange
programs and research visits with other universities, and funding to
Modern office facilities located centrally in Oslo.
A competitive salary.
Numerous benefits: access to company cabins, BabyBonus arrangements,
sponsored social events, generous equipment budgets (e.g., computer,
phone and subscriptions), subsidized canteen meals, comprehensive travel
insurance policy, etc.
Relocation assistance: accommodation, visas, complimentary Norwegian
language courses, etc.
Wellness and work-life balance. Our employees' health and well-being is a
priority and we encourage them to make use of our flexible work
arrangements to help balance their work and home lives efficiently.
About [email protected]
[email protected] is a recently established research center organized under the
Department of Data Science at BI. The center is a collaboration between Simula
and BI, and conducts applied and fundamental research in data science, with
particular focus on applications in the intersection between business and data
Simula is a publicly owned research lab located in Oslo, Norway. Simula's
mission is to solve important and fundamental problems of science and
engineering, with the main goal of benefiting and advancing society. We do
this by concentrating on five select research areas in ICT and performing
excellent research, by developing our people, and by spinning out applicable
results into profitable startups.
Learn more about working at Simula: careers at Simula.
Interested applicants must submit the following:
A cover letter explaining the candidate's background, qualifications,
research interests and how/why the candidate is qualified for the
Curriculum vitae (summarizing education, positions and academic or
industrial work, scientific publications);
List of publications;
Contact information of two references.
Candidates will be continuously screened and interviewed. The position is open
until the position has been filled. Flexible start date, as soon as possible.
Additional enquiries regarding the position can be addressed to Ada Johanne
Ellingsrud: [email protected]
Simula Research Laboratory uses Semac´s background check in our recruitment
According to the Norwegian Freedom and Information Act (Offentleglova)
information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list,
also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.