Faculty of Technology, Art and Design, Department of Computer Science

Oslo Metropolitan University is Norway's third largest university with almost 22,000 students and over 2,500 employees. We have campuses in central Oslo and at Romerike. OsloMet educates students and conducts research that contributes to the sustainability of the Norwegian welfare state and the metropolitan region.

The Faculty of Technology, Art and Design (TKD) offers higher education and research and development (R&D) activities within technical subjects, arts and design. The Faculty has approximately 4.000 students and 400 staff members and is situated at Pilestredet Campus in downtown Oslo and at Kjeller Campus in Viken.

The Department of Computer Science offers three bachelor’s degree programmes, a master’s degree programme, and is part of a cross-departmental PhD program. Academic staff at the department are pursuing research in a wide range of areas including computer science, the natural sciences, and innovation and management. Both students and researchers are also involved in an increasing number of interdisciplinary initiatives across the university.

Job Description

A Postdoctoral Fellow position in the field of Quantum Computing (QC) is offered for a period of two years, with a possible extension for another year, at the Department of Computer Science at Oslo Metropolitan University.

The candidate will be affiliated to the Department of Computer Science and to the Mathematical Modelling group, working within the new initiative  the OsloMet  Quantum Hub.

Quantum Computing (QC) is now recognized as an emerging disruptive technology with potentially strong impact on society. QC also has a wide range of benefits for individual societal members, not only for law enforcement agencies and commercial enterprises. The societal implications of QC need to be considered by all society members, as the main stakeholders. Thus, there is a growing need to increase the level of quantum literacy and bridge the gap between society and Quantum Technologies. The OsloMet Quantum Hub is planned to be the main contributor to the solution of this problem in Norway and the leading national QC environment, both in education, research, and outreach

The candidate will be involved in research that is focusing on developing methodology to address problems of Applied Quantum Computing, which includes implementations of quantum algorithms on the existing cloud-accessible QC platforms, such as D-Wave annealer and Rigetti gate-based prototypes (through the Amazon Bracket service). Additionally, the candidate will be responsible for maintenance, operation, and realization of experiments on our two quantum computers (with two and three qubits, respectively), both based on NMR technology.

Main duties of the position

Research on Applied Quantum Computing Conduct experiments on QCs accessible through cloud-based platform (such as Amazon Bracket and IBM Quantum) Conduct experiment on OsloMet’s two NMR-based quantum computers and be responsible for their maintenance Participate in supervision of MSc students Disseminate the projects results and outcome through appropriate channels Contribute to the interaction with the Quantum Hub members and partners

Qualification requirements

  • You must have completed Norwegian doctoral degree in physics, applied mathematics or computer science, or a foreign doctoral degree that is considered equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree
  • Experience in Quantum Computing or Computational Quantum Physics
  • Strong background in scientific programming
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English

General criteria for appointments to academic positions are covered by the Forskrift om ansettelsesvilkår for stillinger som postdoktor, stipendiat, vitenskapelig assistent og spesialistkandidat.

Desired qualifications

  • Experience one or more of the following:
    • High-Performance Scientific Computing
    • Machine Learning and AI
    • Theory of Open Quantum Systems

Personal qualities necessary for the position

  • Ability to conduct independent research
  • Ability to work interdisciplinary
  • Collaborative attitude and good communications skills

It is important to OsloMet to reflect the population of our region, and all qualified candidates are welcome to apply. We make active efforts to further develop OsloMet as an inclusive workplace and to adapt the workplace if required. You are also welcomed to apply for a position with us if you have experienced periods where you have not been in work, education or training.

Application process

 If you would like to apply for the position, you must do so electronically through our recruitment system.

You will be assessed by an Expert Committee. You must upload the following documents with the application within the application deadline:

  • Application letter
  • A plan of up to two pages including references outlining how you propose to conduct this postdoctoral project main research ideas, motivation, and background
  • CV (including the name and contact information of at least two references)
  • Copies of certificates/diplomas
  • Complete publication list
  • Up to ten full-text scientific articles, submitted together with a table of contents and a short introduction highlighting the relevance of the article to the profile of the position and a detailed description of the contribution to the article by the applicant A summary of your PhD thesis
  • In case the applicant is waiting for PhD defense by the time of application: one reference letter from his/her PhD supervisor, stating the quality of the applicant’s work and skills.

We only process applications sent via our electronic recruitment system and all documents must be uploaded for your application to be processed. The documents must be in either English or a Scandinavian language. Translations must be authorised. Original documents and valid passport must be presented if you are invited for an interview. OsloMet performs document checks in order to give you as a candidate a proper evaluation and ensure fair competition.

If you have documents that cannot be uploaded electronically, please contact hrtkd@oslomet.no.

Before submitting the application documents to the Expert Committee, all applications will be reviewed by the faculty and applicants who do not meet the formal qualification requirements will not be submitted for assessment.

OsloMet has adhered to the principles in the DORA declaration and obliged the institution to follow the recommendations in this declaration.

We can offer you

  • An exciting job opportunity at Norway’s third largest and most urban university
  • Opportunity to be a part of a dynamic professional environment and unique academic network
  • Beneficial pension arrangements with the Norwegian State Pension Fund
  • Good employee welfare arrangements
  • Free Norwegian language classes to employees and their partners
  • Relocation support, cultural courses and on boarding services
  • Working location in downtown Oslo with multiple cultural offers

OsloMet’s International Career Site gives information on living and working in Oslo.

Other information

If you would like more information about the position, feel free to contact the leaders of the OsloMet Quantum Hub:

  • Assoc. Prof. Sergiy Denysov, sergiyde@oslomet.no
  • Prof. Sølve Selstø, solvese@oslomet.no

The position is remunerated in accordance with the Basic Collective Agreement for the Civil Service and OsloMets salary policy, job code 1352 Postdoctoral Research Fellow. The salary is NOK 553 500 -714 000 per year, salary scale 60 -74. A higher salary may be considered for particularly well qualified applicants.

If you wish to apply for the position, please do so via our application portal.

All applications must be submitted in English or Scandinavian language.

The engagement is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants, and the acts relating to Control of the Export of Strategic Goods, Services and Technology.

Deadline for applications: 10.03.2023

Ref.: 23/00250

Type of employment Fixed-term post
Contract type Full time
Salary Stillingen lønnes i henhold til Statens lønnsregulativ
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Oslo
County Oslo
Country Norway
Reference number 23/00250
  • Sergiy Denysov, +4767236379
  • Sølve Selstø, +4767238685
Published 13.Jan.2023
Last application date 10.Mar.2023 11:59 PM CET

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