PhD Research Fellowship in Design of Information Systems, Oslo, Norway

Deadline: 15 April 2012
Open to: Holders of a master’s degree or equivalent in Computer Science (Informatics)
Fellowship: NOK 391 100 – 448 100 per year


Position as PhD Research fellow available at Department of Informatics, Design of Information Systems, at the University of Oslo, Norway.

The research fellowship will be part of a long-term research agenda in the research group Design of Information Systems, focusing on design and use of IT in the home. (see here: For background on the research group see here:

In the Summer of 2012 the group will start collaborating with Oslo Municipality on evaluating and further developing new smart homes for elderly people at Kampen Omsorg+ apartments. The research fellow will be central in this collaboration, contributing to ethnographic studies of the use context as well as experimenting with design of new IT solutions that enhance the smart home environment. This participatory design research will be carried out in close collaboration with employees and inhabitants in the Omsorg+ apartments.

The fellowship is for a period of up to 4 years, with 25 % compulsory work. Starting date no later than 1.10.2012.


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.

Applicants must hold a Master’s degree or equivalent in Computer Science (Informatics). Candidates without a Master’s degree have until 30 June, 2012 to complete the final exam.

A good command of English is required.


Successful applicant will be provided with salary in the amount of NOK 391 100 – 448 100 per year


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
  • 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, they invite applications from all interested individuals regardless of gender or ethnicity.

All the other information may be found at The Official Website.

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