Call for Postdoctoral Fellow in the Biomedical Computing Department

Simula Research Laboratory
Call for Postdoctoral Fellow in the Biomedical Computing Department


Project Description

The Biomedical Computing department (BioComp) is driven by medical challenges in researching new simulation technology. Our research is strongly multi-disciplinary, with teams of experts in physical modelling, mathematics, numerical methods, scientific software development, bioengineering, medical research, and clinical treatment. The department is a driving force behind the development of The FEniCS Project, a collaborative project for the development of innovative concepts and tools for automated scientific computing, with a particular focus on automated solution of differential equations by finite element methods.

OpenDreamKit is a Horizon 2020 European Research Infrastructure project (#676541) that will run for four years, starting from September 2015. It will provide substantial funding to the open source computational mathematics ecosystem, and in particular popular tools such as LinBox, MPIR, SageMath,GAP, Pari/GP, LMFDB, Singular, MathHub, and the IPython/Jupyter interactive computing environment. See www.opendreamkit.org and www.jupyter.org for more details.



We are seeking a 2 year full time postdoctoral fellow at Simula Research Laboratory to work on developing software for the Jupyter parts of the OpenDreamKit project (Work Package 4). The candidate is expected to design and develop extensions to IPython/Jupyter notebooks in collaboration with the OpenDreamKit partners and Jupyter team. Topics include improved collaboration support, reproducible notebooks, test automation, and 3D visualization. Work will be done in both Python and JavaScript.


Your Profile

Interested applicants should:

  • Hold a Ph.D. degree or equivalent in Computer Science, Scientific Computing, or related fields.
  • Have solid programming skills and experience writing non-trivial programs in Python and/or JavaScript.
  • Demonstrate an excellent level of spoken and written English.
  • Possess good interpersonal skills and show willingness to work as part of an international team.
  • Be passionate about open science and open source.


Simula Offers

  • Excellent opportunities for doing high quality research, as part of a highly competent and motivated team of international researchers.
  • Offices that are 15 minutes drive from the centre of Oslo.
  • An informal and including working environment.
  • Professional courses and workshops led by international experts on topics such as Communication of Scientific Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and Writing Effective Research Proposals.
  • A competitive salary.
  • Simula strives to achieve a good balance between male and female employees, and women are particularly encouraged to apply.


Application Requirements

Interested applicants are encouraged to submit the following:

  • Curriculum vitae (summarizing education, positions and academic work or industrial work - scientific publications and software developement experience)
  • Cover letter explaining the candidate's background, qualifications and research interests
  • Names and contact details of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number)

Note that all attachments MUST be submitted in PDF format. To avoid misplacement, please make sure to include your first and last name in the filenames of all documents that you send us.

The application deadline is as soon as possible, but no later than February 21 2016. The starting date is as early as possible 2016.  We are interested in how you first came to learn about this position - please let us know in your cover letter.



For more information, please contact Dr. Martin S. Alnæs (martinal@simula.no), +47 41612185).



Om arbeidsgiveren

Simula Research Laboratory AS is a publicly owned research institute located outside Oslo, Norway. It is a multi-cultural organization, employing about 150 individuals from 30 countries. Simula is conducting ICT research in the fields of communication technology, scientific computing and software engineering. Simula's main objective is to generate new understanding and create vital knowledge about fundamental scientific challenges that are of genuine value for society. This is achieved through high quality research, education of graduate students, industry collaboration, technology transfer and commercialisation.

MARTIN LINGES VEI 17, 1364 Fornebu
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The FEniCS Project, OpenDreamKit, IPython/Jupyter

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