2 PhD positions at the Applied Artificial Intelligence group at OsloMet

Two PhD positions in the Self-Organising Computational substRATES (Socrates) Project

OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University (former HiOA) is Norway’s third largest university, with more than 20,000 students and over 2000 employees.


The faculty of technology, art and design at OsloMet is hiring two PhD fellows (100%) at the Department of Computer Science. The appointment is for a term of 4 years, with 25% duties associated with education tasks (teaching, lab, supervision, etc.).

Area of research

Modeling and implementation of self-organising computing systems based on biological and artificial neural networks, and nanomagnetic systems.

The two PhD fellows will contribute to the SOCRATES (Self-Organising Computational substRATES) research project, funded by the Norwegian Research Council (NFR). SOCRATES is a multidisciplinary project including computer science, neuroscience and nanotechnology, seeking radical breakthroughs toward efficient and powerful data analysis. The project aims at creating a theoretical and experimental foundation of morphogenetic systems based on self-organizing and emergent behavior in biological neural networks and ensembles of nanomagnets. In the SOCRATES project the two candidates will do research in the following areas:

– modelling of self-organising systems, such as neuron-based and nanomagnetic systems;
– unconventional computing architectures, such as cellular automata and neural networks;
– investigating learning in self-organizing neural cultures (biological neural networks);
– exploration of computational capabilities of the targeted biological and nanomagnetic substrates.

The candidates will work mainly in the area of Artificial Life, Artificial Intelligence, Complex Systems and Bio-inspired methods (e.g. artificial development, evolutionary algorithms) and Computational Neuroscience. The candidates will be associated to the Living Technology Lab and will be members of the Applied Artificial Intelligence research group.

Contact information

For further information about the fellowship, please contact Associate Professor Stefano Nichele, email: stefano.nichele@hioa.no.

For information about processing of applications or if you have any problem uploading documents, please contact HR advisor Mette Bjørtomt, e-mail: metteb@hioa.no.


Salary is set in accordance with the Norwegian State Salary Scale, position code 1017 NOK 432 700-466 100. By law 2% of the salary is deducted as to the Norwegian State Pension Fund. The position adheres to the Norwegian Government’s policy that the national labour force should to the greatest possible extent reflect the diversity of the population. Therefore, we encourage qualified candidates with immigrant background or reduced functional ability to apply for this position.

OsloMet is an IA (Inclusive Workplace) enterprise and operates in compliance with the Norwegian IA agreement. According to the Norwegian Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova) your name may be published on the public applicant list even if you have requested non-disclosure. You will in this case be contacted before your name is published.

Last application date: 24 May 2018

Apply here: https://hioa.mynetworkglobal.com/no/what:job/jobID:205000

Employer: Oslo Metropolitan University

Expiration date: Thursday, May 24, 2018

More information: https://hioa.mynetworkglobal.com/no/what:job/jobID:205000

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