PHD RESEARCH FELLOW IN TECHNOLOGY WITH SPECIALIZATION IN ICT AT THE UNIVERSITY OF AGDER, FACULTY OF ENGINEERING AND SCIENCE
The University of Agder invites applications for a full-time fixed-term appointment as PhD Research Fellow in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for a period of three years, at the Department of ICT, Faculty of Engineering and Science. The PhD Research Fellow is expected to complete a doctoral dissertation within the period of employment. The position is located in Grimstad, Norway. The starting date is negotiable.
The Faculty of Engineering and Science offers Master's and PhD programmes in ICT. With more than 20 academic staff and an extensive network of Norwegian and international partner universities, the faculty, with its regional industrial partners, constitutes one of the largest research and development environments within mobile communications in Norway.
The position is intended to address issues related to underwater communication systems. Potential research topics for the PhD study include one or several of the following topics:
- Modelling, analysis, and simulation of underwater channels;
- Multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) communication systems for underwater communications;
- Cooperative communication techniques for underwater sensor networks;
- Performance analysis of underwater communication systems under realistic propagation conditions.
Emphasis will be given to the applicant’s qualifications in the following fields:
Solid knowledge in mathematics, especially in stochastic processes, matrix analysis, linear algebra and signal theory;
Excellent knowledge of English;
Years of experience in using mathematical and numerical tools such as MATLAB;
Solid knowledge of underwater communications, or mobile radio communications.
The successful applicant will have a master’s degree in a relevant field and must be enthusiastic and greatly interested in basic and experimental research.
The appointee must have the ability to work in a goal-oriented, organised, focused and independent manner. During 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 teamwork skills will also be emphasised.
The PhD Research Fellow must be admitted to the PhD Programme in Technology, with ICT as specialization within three months of appointment. More information about the programme and a complete list of admission requirements can be found on: http://www.uia.no/en/portals/about_the_university/engineering_and_science/phd/phd_in_ict
Applicants who already hold a PhD degree will normally not be considered for the position.
The following admission requirements apply to the PhD programme:
- The average grade for courses included in the bachelor's degree (or equivalent) must be C (or equivalent) or higher;
- The average grade for courses included in the master's degree (or equivalent) must be B (or equivalent) or higher;
- The master's thesis (or equivalent) must have a grade B (or equivalent) or higher when the candidate is admitted to the PhD program.
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:
- TOEFL – Test of English as a Foreign Language with a minimum score of 550 on the paper-based test (PBT), or 80 on the Internet based test (iBT);
- IELTS – International English Language Testing System, with a result of at least 6.5.
Please check the following list to see if an English test is required:
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.
Women are especially encouraged to apply.
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.
The position is remunerated according to the State salary scale, salary plan 17.515, code 1017, salary grade 50 (NOK 421 100). A 2 % compulsory pension contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund is deducted from the pay according to current statutory provisions.
Applicants must submit their application and CV online. Please follow the link and on the upcoming page click on the link “Send application”.
The following documentation should be submitted as attachments to the online application:
- Certificates and/or grades for all post-secondary education, up to and including the bachelor's level;
- Master's degree/higher degree certificate, with a summary of the courses/subjects included in the degree;
- Applicants with a foreign higher education must attach an official description of the grading system used at the issuing institution;
- Summary (approximately 1-2 pages) of the master's thesis;
- Applicants who are required to document their English proficiency must submit their TOEFL or IELTS test results;
- Summary or links to the applicant's scientific publications (if any);
- A description of the candidate’s research interests and background for the project applied for.
Original documents of the certificates/diplomas and transcripts of records or authenticated copies of the original documents with stamp, date, and readable signature from a public office (e.g. university, college, or police) must be presented before appointment. In cooperation with the applicant, documents will be requested directly from the issuing institution/university.
The applicants are also fully responsible for successfully uploading the documentation, and must ensure that the documents are within a reasonable size and in a format (PDF, PNG, JPEG, ODF, DOC) suitable for attachment. Files that are overly large or in an irregular format will not be included in the documents that will accompany the application through the appointment process. Furthermore, please make sure that the documents are uploaded only once.
The applicants are fully responsible for submitting complete documentation within the closing date.
All documentation and publications must be in English.
Please note that the application form, with all the documentation must be sent through our electronic application system. Email attachments are not accepted.
In accordance with §25(2) of the Freedom of Information Act, applicants may request that they are not identified in the open list of applicants. The University, however, reserves the right to publish the name of applicants. Applicants will be advised of the University’s intention to exercise this right.
Closing date: June 21, 2013
For further information please contact Professor Matthias Pätzold, tel. +47 3723 3283, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or Head of Department Professor Andreas Prinz, tel. +4737233220, email: email@example.com. The full text of this announcement is also available online at www.uia.no/vacancies. For more information on working at UiA, see www.uia.no/work
In case of discrepancies between the Norwegian and the English version of this description, the Norwegian version takes precedence.