[ecoop-info] A postdoc position in blockchain technology
romanvi at ifi.uio.no
Fri Dec 18 21:07:15 CET 2020
One position of a postdoctoral research fellow in blockchain technology is available
with the group of Networks and Distributed Systems at the University of Oslo.
The position is in the context of the project called SmartMed: Secure and
Accountable Sharing of Medical Records Using Smart Contracts and Blockchain.
There is a potential for the research to be conducted in collaboration with
Cornell University, which is one of the leading research centers in the world
in the area of blockchain. The postdoctoral researcher will have an
opportunity to shape the formation of currently established Blockchain Lab.
The fellowship is for a period of two years.
*** There is a strict closing date for applications as specified in the links above. ***
HOST INSTITUTION AND ENVIRONMENT
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 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.
SUITABLE BACKGROUND AND REQUIREMENTS
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.
It is important for the candidate to have strong background in distributed
computing. The ideal candidate will have expertise in individual technologies
underlying blockchain, such as concrete blockchain systems, distributed
transactions, P2P, cryptography, data storage, and smart contracts.
Applicants may apply even if they have not yet completed their degree,
but expect to do so before the position starts.
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
Interested candidates can contact Roman Vitenberg (romanvi at ifi.uio.no) for further information.
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