UIO PhD Research Fellowship in Software Engineering in Norway

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The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest rated institution of research and education with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. Its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally esteemed research communities make UiO an important contributor to society. 

The Department of Informatics (IFI) is one of nine departments belonging to the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at the University of Oslo. IFI is Norway’s largest university department for general education and research in Computer Science and related topics. The Department has near 950 students on bachelor level, near 450 master students, and over 180 PhD students. The overall staff of the Department is close to 250 employees, about 200 of these are full time positions. The full time scientific staff is 60, mostly Full/Associate Professors.

PhD Research Fellowship in Software Engineering

A PhD position is available at the group of Programming and Software Engineering (PSE) at the Department of Informatics, University of Oslo.

The fellowship is for a period of 3 years. There might be a possibility to extend to 4 years depending on the department's need to teaching and lab assistants.

Starting date no later than 01.06.2018.

Project description:

Software quality is crucial for ensuring long-term viability of IT systems. However, short-term deliveries are needed to gain and satisfy customers. The topic of the PhD work will be related to methods and tools for evaluating systems’ maintainability and evolvability with respect to the economic goals of the context organisation (related to the assessment of Technical Debt). The work will build on existing work in the PSE group, and is intended to involve a high degree of industrial collaboration in the Scandinavian area.

Requirements and qualifications:

The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences has a strategic ambition of being a leading research faculty. Candidates for these fellowships will be selected in accordance with this, and expected to be in the upper segment of their class with respect to academic credentials.

The candidate must hold a Master’s degree or equivalent in computer science or software engineering, with excellent results and grades. Applicants must have solid knowledge on software development and software architecture. Industry experience within software development is required. Additional experience or education in economics is considered a plus.

The purpose of the fellowship is research training leading to the successful completion of a PhD degree. The candidate will also benefit from an extensive industrial network from which she/he will gain a considerable experience with applied knowledge in the field.

The PhD fellowship requires admission to the PhD programme at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. The application to the PhD programme must be submitted to the department no later than two months after taking up the position. Fo


  • Salary NOK 436 900 - 490 900 per year depending on qualifications and seniority.
  • Attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement, in addition to Oslo’s family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities.

The application must include:

  • Application letter
  • CV (summarizing education, positions and academic work - scientific publications)
  • Copies of educational certificates, transcript of records and letters of recommendation
  • Documentation of English proficiency
  • List of publications and academic work that the applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee
  • Names and contact details of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number)

Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University’s grading system. Please remember that all documents should be in English or a Scandinavian language.

In accordance with the University of Oslo’s equal opportunities policy, we invite applications from all interested individuals regardless of gender or ethnicity.

UiO has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results.

For further information please contact:

Associate Professor Antonio Martini, +46 72375976, antonio.martini@ifi.uio.no

or Professor Dag Sjøberg, +47 9260 4578, dagsj@ifi.uio.no

For questions about the recruitment system, please contact HR Officer Helene Jansen, +47 22857196, h.b.jansen@mn.uio.no


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