Postdoctoral nresearch fellow in coding theory
At the Department of Informatics, University of Bergen, Norway, there is a vacant position as postdoctoral fellow in coding theory for 3 years.
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Application deadline: August 20, 2009
Aug 3, 2009


The postdoctoral fellow is part of the research group in secure and reliable communication (Selmer Centre) at the Department of Informatics ( ). The project leader is Torleiv Kløve (

. The Selmer Centre consists of 5 full professors, 1 associate professor, and approximately 15 researchers, postdoctoral fellows, and PhD students.


The postdoctoral fellow will work on the project "Studies on Codes for Error Detection", financed by the Norwegian Research Council for the period 2009 to 2012. In all there will be two postdoctoral researchers and one PhD student working on the project. The main aims of the project are to investigate a number of open problems on codes for error detection, such as the existence of proper codes, optimal codes, worst case codes. The candidate should ideally have a background in coding theory.


The successful applicant will benefit from highly favourable working conditions; Bergen is a beautiful city on the west coast of Norway, next to mountains and fjords. The project supervisor is Torleiv Kløve.


The scientific work of the Department for Informatics is organized in six research groups: one on algorithms, one on bioinformatics, one on optimization, one on programming theory, one on secure and reliable communication (Selmer Centre), and one on visualization. 20 professors / associate professors work at the department as well as 5 adjunct professors, about 50 PhD students, 15 postdoctoral researchers, and a supporting staff of eight.