PhD Position in Mining Social Media Networks
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) has a vacancy for a 100% position as a PhD research fellowship affiliated with the Department of Computer Science (IDI) at Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering (IE)
This position is one of 4 positions within the project Trondheim Analytica, https://www.ntnu.edu/trondheimanalytica, which is a project in NTNU’s strategic portfolio of projects to pursue transformative research on the development and application of digital transformation technology. Multi-disciplinarity is a key objective in all the projects, and close cooperation between the PhD research fellows and the disciplines is essential for Trondheim Analytica.
The appointment is for a term of 4 years including 25% teaching assistance.
Information about the department
The Department of Computer Science currently has 24 professors and 14 associate professors. In addition, there are 16 adjunct associate professors, 23 postdoctoral researchers, approx. 65 active PhD students, and 18 technical/administrative staff. Five of the tenured scientific positions are held by women, and eight are from other countries than Norway.
We will develop frameworks and scalable techniques for supporting analysis of social media data. Such data can typically be represented as graph(s), consisting of both structured as well as textual data. The successful PhD candidate will work with challenges related to information analysis techniques on social media graphs.
Relevant background: a solid knowledge of algorithms, database systems, information retrieval or data mining is essential, and a research-oriented master thesis within one of these or related areas is expected. Good programming skills are required.
A master's degree in Computer and Information Science or equivalent with very good results is required, with an average grade B or better as measured in ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) grades, or an education at the equivalent level.
The candidates must have excellent analytical and collaboration skills as well as an ability to work independently as well as in team.
Cooperation skills and communication skills are important for the position and will be highly weighted in the selection process.
The main working languages are Norwegian and English. Applicants who do not master a Scandinavian language must provide evidence of good English language skills, written and spoken. The following tests can be used as such documentation: TOEFL, IELTS or Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) or Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE). Minimum scores are:
TOEFL: 600 (paper-based test), 92 (Internet-based test)
IELTS: 6.5, with no section lower than 5.5 (only Academic IELTS test accepted) CAE/CPE: grade B or A.
In extraordinary circumstances, formal documentation of language skills can be relinquished. In such cases the candidate’s language skills will be assessed in a personal interview.
Appointments are made in accordance with the regulations in force regarding terms of employment for PhD candidates issued by the Ministry of Education and Research, with relevant parts of the additional guidelines for appointment as a PhD candidate at NTNU. Applicants must undertake to participate in an organized PhD programme of study during their period of employment. The person who is appointed must comply with the conditions that apply at any time to employees in the public sector. In addition, a contract will be signed regarding the period of employment.
Applicants must be qualified for admission as PhD students at NTNU. See https://www.ntnu.edu/ie/research/phd for information about PhD studies at NTNU. Together with the application, include a description of the research work that is planned for completion during the period of the grant.
The position is in code 1017 Research fellow, and is remunerated at a gross NOK 436.900 - 537.700 per year, depending on qualifications. A deduction of 2% is made as a statutory contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.
We can offer
- an informal and friendly workplace with dedicated colleagues academic challenges
- attractive schemes for housing loan, insurance and pensions in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
The Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering wants to attract outstanding and creative candidates who can contribute to our ongoing research activities. We believe that diversity is important to achieve a good, inclusive working environment. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply, regardless of the gender, disability or cultural background. We encourage especially women to apply.
The appointment is subject to the conditions in effect at any time for employees in the public sector, and assessments regarding the legislations regulating export control and knowledge transfer.
Under Section 25 of the Freedom of Information Act, information about the applicant may be made public even if the applicant has requested not to have his or her name entered on the list of applicants.
For further information about the position, please contact Professor Kjetil Nørvåg, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The application must be sent electronically through this page (www.jobbnorge.no) with information about education and relevant experience (preferably, all in one combined PDF file). Mark the application with the IE code given below.
The application must contain:
- Curriculum vitae (CV) with information about the candidate’s prior training, exams, and work experience
- Certified copies of transcripts and diplomas
- Applicants from universities outside Norway are kindly requested to send a diploma supplement or a similar describes in detail the study and grading system and the rights for further studies associated with the obtained degree
- Statement of Purpose (max. 2 pages) including:
- A short presentation of the motivation for a PhD stud
- How the applicant sees his/her background suitable
- The applicant’s view of research challenges within the area of the PhD position
- Names and contact information of at least 2 reference persons
- A copy of the master thesis (in PDF), or, for those who are near to completion of their MSc, an extended abstract combined with a statement of how and when the applicant plans to complete the thesis (1 page)
Incomplete applications will not be considered
More information regarding moving to Trondheim, Norway, and working at NTNU: http://www.ntnu.edu/nirs
The application deadline is: 2018-11-24
Mark the application: IE 167-2018
About this job
- Deadline Saturday, November 24, 2018
- Employer NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology
- Municipality Trondheim
- Place of service Trondheim
- Jobbnorge ID 158385
- Internal ID 2018/11396
- Scope Fulltime
- Duration Temporary
- Applications on this job are registered in an electronic form on jobbnorge.no
- You must complete: Standard CV
- Please refer to where you first saw this job advertised!