Pilestredet, Oslo
Application deadline: 
15 April 2021

Research Scientist Position at the Machine Intelligence Department 

The Machine Intelligence Department (MIND) at SimulaMet in Oslo has an opening for an outstanding computer science researcher in data mining/machine learning. Our research at MIND focuses on advancing data science by developing novel methods/algorithms to address challenges in real-world problems. This research scientist position will involve interactions with multidisciplinary groups consisting of applied mathematics, computer science, systems biology, and clinical researchers. Candidates should be interested in both fundamental methodological developments and impact of applications. For the current ongoing projects at the department, please see MIND webpage.


We are looking for highly motivated researchers in pursuit of excellence and impact. The position requires a PhD in computer science or a related scientific discipline. Other required qualifications include (1) a strong publication record in data mining/machine learning, primarily in low-rank approximations, and hands-on experience in real data analysis proved by publications, (2) at least two years of postdoctoral researcher experience, and preferably at least few years of experience after the postdoctoral period, or equivalent experience as a research scientist, (3) the ability to work with multidisciplinary teams, (4) previous experience in writing grant applications and/or attracting research funding, (5) independence and critical thinking demonstrated by publications that do not include PhD advisors, and (6) excellent communication skills (in English).  

Desired qualifications include familiarity with (1) tensor decompositions, numerical linear algebra and numerical optimization, (2) excellent software development skills proved by previously released software packages.

Conditions of employment

This is a permanent researcher position that comes with a competitive salary and a generous start-up package that involves one PhD position. The place of work is Oslo, Norway. Besides conducting research and supervising junior researchers, the candidate is expected to apply for funding and contribute to teaching activities (when relevant).   

Simula Metropolitan CDE

Simula Metropolitan Center for Digital Engineering is a research unit that is jointly owned by Simula Research Laboratory and Oslo Metropolitan University (OsloMet). It is the home of Simula’s research activities on networks and communications, machine learning and IT management, and it is OsloMet’s strategic partner in research, PhD and MS education in digital engineering. SimulaMet is organized as a limited company and is part of the Simula Research Laboratory group.

We offer

  • Excellent opportunities for performing high quality research, as part of a highly competent and motivated team of international researchers and engineers.
  • 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 attend
  • High-standard facilities and offices located in Oslo.
  • Numerous benefits: access to company cabin, BabyBonus arrangements, sponsored social events, generous equipment budgets (e.g., computer, phone and subscription), subsidized canteen meals and monthly bus pass, comprehensive travel/health insurance policy, etc.
  • Relocation assistance: accommodation, visas, complimentary Norwegian language courses, etc.
  • Administrative research support: e.g., quality assurance process for grant proposals (including RCN and EU programs).
  • 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.

Application requirements

  • Cover letter
  • CV summarizing education, positions and academic or industrial work, scientific publications and talks
  • Research statement of max. two pages describing research focus and plans


Application deadline: April 15, 2021

Applications will be screened continuously, and a decision will be made as soon as we find the right candidate.


Further information

For detailed information about SimulaMet please consult https://www.simulamet.no/

For more information about our work culture at Simula, see https://www.simula.no/about/simula-culture

If there are questions specific to the position, please contact Dr. Evrim Acar (evrim@simula.no)

We encourage strong candidates, who do not satisfy the required qualifications, to check other available positions at MIND.

Simula Metropolitan Center for Digital Engineering uses Semac´s background check in our recruitment process. 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.