[ecoop-info] Two PhD positions with the Blockchain Lab at UiO

Roman Vitenberg romanvi at ifi.uio.no
Mon Feb 21 03:23:19 CET 2022

Two PhD positions in "Blockchain-Assisted Data Sharing for Transactive Energy Management” 
and in "Secure and Sustainable Blockchain Technologies" are available with the group of 
Networks and Distributed Systems at the University of Oslo. The positions are relevant to the 
recently established Blockchain Lab at the University of Oslo: https://www.blockchainlab.no.


*** The closing date for applications is approaching: February 28th, 2022. ***

Candidate interested in both positions should apply for each position separately.


The University of Oslo is Norway's largest and oldest institution of higher 
education. Founded in 1811, today the University of Oslo has approx. 30,000 
students and 4,600 employees. Four Nobel Prize winners and two Turing
award recipients indicate the quality of the research at the University in 
general and at the Department of Informatics in particular.

The Department of Informatics is on the 34th place in the world in the most recent 
Shanghai ranking of Computer Science and Engineering departments.

The students in our group won best paper and best demo awards at 
several conferences. Our alumni are employed by IBM Research, Google,
Microsoft, Spotify, Schibsted and highly reputable academic institutions in Europe.

Norway has ben consistently ranked by the UN as having the highest
standard of living in the world. It is also known for its unique scenic beauty.
The work is in a smart futuristic building that has won multiple awards.

Salary is in the range of NOK 491 200 - 534 400 per annum, which corresponds to
between 55 000 and 60 000 USD.


Applicants must have a degree in Computer Science, or in a related study, 
with excellent results. They must also be able to demonstrate interest in 
scientific research. The evaluation considers different aspects of 
excellence, as well as the personal drive and organizational skills. 

The ideal candidate for the positions will have strong background in 
distributed computing. Additional area-specific knowledge in
distributed transactions, P2P, cryptography, or consistent data replication
is beneficial but not required.

Master students may apply even if they have not yet completed their degree, 
but expect to do so before the end of June 2022.

Knowledge of Norwegian is not a prerequisite for application. English is our 
working language for research. PhD students and postdocs in our group 
have been coming from more than 10 different countries.


The application process is described in
https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/219695/phd-research-fellow-in-blockchain-assisted-data-sharing and https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/219710/phd-research-fellow-in-secure-and-sustainable-blockchain-technologies.


Interested candidates can contact Roman Vitenberg (romanvi at ifi.uio.no) for further information.

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