Post-Doctoral Research - Machine Learning

School/Institution:University of Agder , Norway, Kristiansand

Discipline: Machine Learning

Employment Type:Full-time


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Post-Doctoral Research Fellow In ICT - Internet Of Things (IOT) And Machine Learning

About the position

A fixed-term 100% position is available at the University of Agder (UiA), Faculty of Engineering and Science as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in ICT, affiliated to the Department of Information and Communication Technology, for a period of two years. The position is located at Campus Grimstad.

The position is associated with the “Orchestrating Internet of Things and Machine Learning for Early Risk Detection to Ensure Inpatients Safety (StaySafe)” project which is funded by the Research Council of Norway through the HELSEVEL program for supporting innovations in the public sector.

The main objective of the StaySafe project is to develop a smart monitoring and decision making support system, which will be built based on non-intrusive IoT devices and ML aided predictive analytics, for behavior analysis and prevention of agitation and accidents for inpatients in hospital healthcare .

The partners in this project include Sørlandet Hospital (SSHF), UiA, Egde Consulting AS, and two international partners.


The successful candidate will perform cutting-edge applied research on data collection and data analysis based on heterogeneous IoT devices, as well as ML algorithms for mental health inpatient behavior analysis and risk prediction. The key tasks of this position include building IoT and sensor network infrastructure for data collection and access, system development, data fusion, and developing applied ML algorithms.

Required qualifications

  • Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, ICT, or a similar / related field and documented competence in areas relevant to the position. Recent Ph.D. graduates with industrial experience are preferable.
  • English proficiency, both written and oral.
  • The successful candidate must have education and / or expertise in one or more of the following areas:
  • Wireless sensor networks and IoT
  • Protocol design and system integration for wireless networks
  • Data analysis and machine learning

Applicants will be assessed on the basis of academic background and results, attainment, and any previous research and development work.

Further provisions relating to the positions as Post-Doctoral Research Fellows can be found in the Regulations Concerning Terms and Conditions of Employment for the post of Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Research Fellow, Research Assistant and Resident.

Expected skills and experiences

  • Excellent knowledge on wireless networks in general, especially protocol design for energy efficient wireless sensor and IoT networks
  • Strong programming skills in MATLAB, Python, Javascript / Typescript, and JAVA
  • Experiences in system development and integration, sensor fusion, data analysis, and machine learning
  • Familiarity with web development frameworks such as Spring and React
  • A strong record of publications in top-tier journals and flagship conferences

Personal qualities

  • Strong analytical, experimental and measurement skills
  • Enthusiasm for pursuing top-quality research work
  • Proactive problem-solving skills
  • Capability of performing both independent- and team-work
  • Critical and scientific thinking

We offer

  • Professional development in a large, exciting and socially influential organization
  • A positive, inclusive and diverse working environment
  • Modern facilities and a comprehensive set of welfare offers
  • Membership of the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund

More about working at UiA.

The position is remunerated according to the State Salary Scale, salary plan 17.510, code 1352 Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, NOK 545 300 - 566 700 gross salary per year. Higher salary grades may be considered for particularly well-qualified applicants. A compulsory pension contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund is deducted from the pay according to current statory provisions.

General information

UiA is an open and inclusive university. We believe that diversity enriches the workplace and makes us better. We, therefore, encourage qualified candidates to apply for the position independent of gender, age, cultural background, disability or an incomplete CV.

Women are strongly encouraged to apply for the position.

The successful applicant will have rights and obligations in accordance with the current regulations for the position, and organisational changes and changes in the duties and responsibilities of the position must be expected. The engagement is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning the acts relating to Control of the Export of Strategic Goods, Services and Technology. Appointment is made by the University of Agder's Appointments Committee for Teaching and Research Positions.

Short-listed applicants will be invited for interview. With the applicant's permission, UiA will also conduct a reference check before appointment. Read more about the employment process.

In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act § 25 (2), applicants may request that they are not identified in the open list of applicants. The University, however, reserves the right to publish the names of applicants. Applicants will be advised of the University's intention to exercise this right.


The application and any necessary information about education and experience (including diplomas and certificates) are to be sent electronically. Use the link "Apply for this job".

The following documentation must be uploaded electronically:

  • Updated CV with a complete list of publications.
  • Ph.D. dissertation or link.
  • Up to 5 representative publications.
  • A description of the applicant's research interests, the relevance of your expertise to the advertised position and a preliminary work plan.

The applicant is fully responsible for submitting complete digital documentation before the closing date. All documentation must be available in English or in a Scandinavian language.


For questions about the position:

  • Professor Frank Li, tel. +47 37 23 32 13, e-mail
  • Head of Department Folke Haugland, tel. +47 37 23 31 12, e-mail

For questions about the application process:

  • Higher Executive Officer Lise Askbo Fylkesnes, tel. +47 37 23 31 25, e-mail:
  • HR Advisor Nina Rønningen, tel. +47 38 14 20 16, email

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