The University of Agder has more than 1200 employees and 12000 students. This makes us one of the largest workplaces in Southern Norway. Our staff research, teach and disseminate knowledge from a variety of academic fields. Co-creation of knowledge is our common vision. We offer a broad range of study programmes in many fields. We are situated at two modern campuses in Kristiansand and Grimstad respectively.
We are an open and inclusive university marked by a culture of cooperation. The aim of the university is to further develop education and research at a high international level.
The University of Agder invites applications for a full-time, fixed-term appointment as PhD Research Fellow in eHealth within machine learning in eCoaching for a period of three years, at the Department of ICT, Faculty of Engineering and Science. The position is located in Grimstad, Norway. The starting date is negotiable.
The Department of ICT has several active research groups in Information and Communication Technology including eight Professors, ten Associate Professors and about 20 Research Fellows on the PhD programme in ICT. The department pursues a variety of research interests, focusing especially on Wireless Communications and Embedded Systems, Big Data Analytics, ICT for crisis management, eLearning and eHealth, and has successfully led a number of large research projects funded by the Research Council of Norway, the European Commission and Industries.
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The position is connected to interdisciplinary Centre for eHealth. The Centre for eHealth at the University of Agder draws on expertise within health sciences, computer science and mobile communications, and health economics. The scientific goal of the project is to automatically provide personalized behavioural recommendations, including advice about physical activity, nutrition, medication, and other relevant factors to improve quality of life. The machine learning shall help making decisions for people in different phases of life and with different health conditions, and reinforce the individual coaching advice based on observations of activities and their impacts on the health condition.
The PhD will be associated with the Department of ICT, but will be working in the multi-disciplinary Centre for eHealth at UiA. Research activities will take place in close collaboration with partners from the health care sector, industrial partners and academia. The PhD Research Fellow will be admitted to the PhD Programme in ICT.
To be regarded as an eligible applicant, the candidate should have:
The working languages are Norwegian or English. A high level of oral and written proficiency in English is required. Applicants from some countries must document their English proficiency through one of the following tests with the stated results or better:
This applies to all applicants from the countries found on the following list.
Further provisions relating to the position as PhD Research Fellow can be found in the “Regulations concerning terms and conditions of employment for the position of Post-doctoral research fellow, research fellow, research assistant and resident.
The appointee must have the ability to work in a goal-oriented, organised, focused and independent manner. In the assessment process, emphasis will be placed on the applicant’s examination results as well as any previous research and development work. Relevant practical experience, personal suitability and good collaborative skills will also be emphasised.
Short-listed applicants will be invited for interviews. With the applicant’s permission, UiA will also conduct a reference check before appointment.
The position is remunerated according to the State salary scale, salary plan 17.515, code 1017 Research Fellow, salary NOK 436 900 gross per year. A 2 % compulsory pension contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund is deducted from the pay according to current statutory provisions.
The Norwegian public service is committed to reflecting the diversity of society, and the personnel policy of the University of Agder aims to achieve a balanced workforce. All qualified persons are therefore encouraged to apply for the position, irrespective of cultural background, gender, age or disability.
Appointment is made by the University of Agder’s Appointments Committee for Teaching and Research Positions. The successful applicant will have rights and obligations in accordance with the current regulations for the public service.
Applicants must submit their application and CV online. Please click on the link “Apply for this job”.
The following documentation should be submitted as attachments to the online application:
Original documents must be presented for verification to the University of Agder. Successful candidates will be asked, normally during the interview, to ensure that the issuing university submits documents in a sealed envelope directly to UiA or provide access to their documents online, which allows UiA to verify the authenticity of these electronic documents via a secure website hosted at the issuing university (contact person at UiA will be provided later for certain candidates).
The applicant is fully responsible for submitting complete documentation. Without complete documentation we cannot, unfortunately, include you in the assessment process.
All documentation of education must be in the original language and in English, Norwegian, Swedish, or Danish (if the original language is not one of these), the application should include a translation which should preferably be from the issuing university. Additional documentation must be in English, Norwegian, Swedish or Danish.
Closing date: 19.03.18
For further information please contact Professor Andreas Prinz, tel. +47 37 23 32 20, e-mail email@example.com or Assistant Professor Martin Gerdes, tel. +47 37 23 32 64, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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