Research position in Big data at Vestlandsforsking

Sogndal og Fosshaugane Campus. Foto: Falkeblikk AS

We are hiring a researcher in Big data for a new Horizon2020 project on Big data and crisis management. The project starts this summer and will last for three years.


Job description

The researcher will be a member of the big data research team and will participate in relevant research activities within the on-going collaboration focusing on requirement engineering (e.g. performing the technical analysis, validation and verification of software platform). The researcher is expected to perform high-quality research and to publish the results in international workshops, conferences, and journals. We collaborate with academia and industry to pursue basic and applied research on a broad range of data related challenges in fields such as mobility, transport, and crisis management. We participate and coordinate research and innovation projects funded by national and European funding agencies, and the researcher will participate in a new international project on Big data and crisis management.

Requirements for applicants

Applicants should preferably have a Master or PhD degree in computer science or related field and practical experience in software development. Experience in open source-based technologies (i.e. PHP, Java, mySQL, MongoDB). Familiarity with Machine Learning and large-scale data analytics is of advantage. Good proficiency in English is expected; knowledge of Norwegian language is helpful. The ability for both independent work and cooperation in a group is important.

We offer

We offer scientific interesting and developing tasks, and you will be part of a growing big data-team at the research institute. We have flexible working hours, company sports and welfare. We also publish our research results in prominent scientific journals.

Salary to be decided. Working place is Sogndal.

The deadline for applications is 15. April 2019.

For more detailed information about the position:

Professor Rajendra Akerkar, e-mail:, phone: +47 91 68 56 07

Director Merete Lunde, e-mail:, phone: + 47 99 60 76 78

Send an application with a CV and publication list electronically to: Correct copies of diplomas and certificates / other documentation are sent to: Vestlandsforsking, Postboks 163, 6851 Sogndal.

About Vestlandsforsking

Vestlandsforsking carries out research and development assignments for business and the public sector. At the research institute there are 32 employees and the annual turnover in 2018 was NOK 32 million. Our three main research areas are climate and environment, tourism and technology and society. The institute has a long history of international R&D cooperation and a large international network. Today, Vestlandsforsking is active in the EU research program with three H2020 projects. The institute is organized as a foundation, and we located at Campus Sogndal in co-operation with Western Norway University of Applied Sciences. Sogndal is known for fantastic nature and good conditions for active outdoor recreation summer and winter.