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MSCA Fellow -  Quantum Systems and Advance Numerical Methods

Call for Expression of Interest for mutual application under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship scheme

We hereby invite for top-class researchers of any nationality (at any stage in their career) in the study  of Quantum systems and advanced numerical methods, to apply for a EU-funded Marie Sklodowska Curie Action Individual Fellowship (MSCA-IF) to conduct research at OsloMet - Oslo Metropolitan University for a period of 1-2 years

Areas of research

Preferred main research goals for candidate: 

  • Contribute to our understanding of the dynamics of unbound quantum systems via numerical simulations 
  • Particular interest in relativistic effects and/or many-body dynamics within quantum physics 
  • Development and implementation of advanced numerical methods

The project requires access to computers capable of performing numerical simulations of complex systems. Such facilities are, to a certain extent, accessible at the department. For large scale parallel computing, resources are provided by UNINETT Sigma2, the national infrastructure for computational science in Norway. 

At the host institution, the PhD candidate will be a part of a dynamic and versatile environment, which includes mathematicians, pure and applied, statisticians and physicists. At present, the department is strengthening its competency within quantum information. The candidate’s project will fit nicely within this initiative. Also, our division is a part of the Department of Computer Science, where high performance computing is one of several skills.

With this call for Expression of Interest, we invite researchers to submit their resumé in ERC format (including publication list) and a short project description, that will be the basis for selecting a maximum of two candidates with which we will collaborate in developing competitive MSCA-IF proposals. In this first phase, the cooperation will be carried out remotely, but with regular email and Skype communication, and one physical meeting, if convenient. If applicants are successful, the place of work will be at the main campus in the center of Oslo.

Starting Date

The EU informs the results on the MSCA-IF applications in February 2020. Successful candidate(s) are expected to be available to start within the following two months and no later than summer 2020. The candidates must be assessed as in principle eligible for a Marie Curie Individual Fellowship.

Main duties of the position

The successful candidate will primarily work on the Marie Curie funded project, but will be integrated at the research group and the department in general, by taking part in regular meetings and discussion groups, but will specifically be introduced with Sølve Selstø national and international network. If agreed with the candidate, he/she may also be included in other ongoing projects or in proposal processes. 

Research Experience: 

  • Good individual scientific research capabilities; 
  • Preferably already the first author of several scientific journal research papers;
  • Degree field: Quantum Physics, Applied Mathematics 
  • Research Experience: Capable of programming/implementing numerical methods, strong theoretical background within quantum physics

Language skills: English 

We are looking for applicants who have

  • An excellent track record in research, necessary for being able to develop a competitive Marie Curie Fellowship application
  • An open and cooperation oriented nature, but with strong abilities for independent academic work

It is important for OsloMet to reflect the population of our region, and all qualified candidates are welcome to apply. We make active efforts to further develop as an inclusive workplace and to adapt the workplace if required. 

Evaluation Committee

Interested candidates should upload their resume (incl. Track Record) and a one-page note describing the project for which a Marie Curie grant will be applied.

Originals must be presented if you are invited for an interview. OsloMet performs document inspections in order to give you as a candidate a proper evaluation and ensure fair competition. Proposals will be pre-selected based on internal evaluation and the availability of suitable supervision. A maximum of six candidates will be invited for a skype interview, and a maximum of three candidates will be invited to submit a proposal to the EU funded MSCA-IF programme. Candidates will be informed of the results of the pre-selection by March 23th, 2019.

Selected candidates will be invited to meet the supervisor and visit the research environment at OsloMet to further develop the proposal organised by OsloMet in May 2019.

The candidate(s) selected to proceed with a full Marie Curie Application will be supported by the OsloMet EU team and the leader of the research group. Deadline for submission of Application is September 11th, 2019. 

Originals must be presented if you are invited for an interview. OsloMet performs document inspections in order to give you as a candidate a proper evaluation and ensure fair competition.

We can offer you

Initially, we offer assistance in developing competitive Marie Curie Individual Fellowship proposals. For successful applicants to the Marie Curie program, we offer; 

  • An exciting job opportunity at Norway’s third largest and most urban university
  • Flexible working conditions
  • An inclusive and friendly work environment
  • Unique academic network the possibility for the right candidate(s) to pursue his/her academic goals under the Professor Sølve Selstø
  • Free Norwegian language classes for both staff and partners
  • Several staff sports and cultural benefits
  • Location in the center of Oslo
  • On-boarding assistance and other services

OsloMet has implemented the Charter & Code for researchers and been granted HR Excellence in Research the by the EU Commission. 

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

Other information

If you would like more information about the positon, feel free to contact:

  • Pavan K Sriram, Senior Adviser, R&D Department, pavan.sriram@oslomet.no
  • Sølve Selstø, Professor, Dept of Information Technology, solvese@oslomet.no


The competitive fellowship opportunities are 100% funded and include living and mobility allowances.

If you wish to apply for the position, please apply electronically by clicking the button at the bottom of the page.

Deadline for applications: March 15th, 2019

Ref.:                          19/02442

OsloMet has implemented the Charter & Code and been certified by the EU Commission with HR Excellence in Research (HRS4R) and is part of the EU network for mobility of Researchers Euraxess.

Ansettelsestype Visstidsanställning (kortare än 10 dagar)
Arbeidstid Heltid
Antall ledige stillinger 1
Arbeidsomfang 100
Sted OsloMet main campus, Pilestredet 46
Fylke Oslo
Land Norge
Referansenummer 19/02442
  • Pavan K Sriram, Senior Adviser, R&D Department, pavan.sriram@oslomet.no
  • Sølve Selstø, Professor, solvese@oslomet.no
Publisert 21.02.2019
Søknadsfrist 15.03.2019

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