PhD Fellow in Decision Making, University of Bergen, Norway

Postdoc in Norway

PhD Fellow in Decision Making: The University of Bergen (UiB) is seeking a highly motivated PhD Research Fellow in Causal Decision Making to join the Department of Informatics. This position offers an exciting opportunity to contribute to cutting-edge research in machine learning, with a focus on causality and decision-making processes. The fellowship is for a fixed-term period of 3 years, with the possibility of a 4th year involving teaching duties.

PhD Research Fellow

Research Area:
Causal Decision Making, Machine Learning, Causality, Reinforcement Learning

Department of Informatics, University of Bergen, Thormøhlensgate 55, 5006 Bergen, Norway


  • A master’s degree or equivalent in computer science, statistics, or mathematics. Candidates must have submitted their master’s thesis for assessment prior to the application deadline.
  • Strong mathematical background and programming skills are required.
  • Experience in machine learning, causality, and reinforcement learning is advantageous.
  • Proficiency in written and oral English is essential.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively.
  • Personal and relational qualities, ambitions, and potential will be emphasized.

Job Description: The PhD project will explore how causal models can be learned and utilized in decision-making scenarios. Research directions include theoretical studies on the relationships between models and their guarantees, as well as methodological research on designing novel algorithms for improved decision-making. The fellowship includes participation in an approved PhD educational program and may involve teaching duties depending on the department’s needs.

How to Apply: Applicants must submit:

  • A brief account of research interests and motivation for applying, explicitly related to causality and decision making.
  • Names and contact information for two referees, including the main advisor for the master’s thesis.
  • CV.
  • Transcripts and diplomas for bachelor’s and master’s degrees (or a statement confirming the master’s thesis submission).
  • Relevant certificates and references.
  • A digital copy of the master’s thesis (if available).
  • Documentation of proficiency in English (if required).
  • A list of any scientific publications.

Applications must be uploaded through Jobbnorge with certified translations into English or a Scandinavian language.

Contact Information:

Last Date for Application:
11th August 2024

Additional Information:

  • Salary is in accordance with the state salary scale for PhD research fellows (code 1017), starting at NOK 540,500 annually.
  • Enrollment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund and access to welfare benefits.
  • UiB values diversity and encourages qualified individuals of all backgrounds to apply. Special consideration is given to applicants with disabilities, immigrant backgrounds, or gaps in their CV.
  • Information about applicants may be made public, and the successful applicant must comply with UiB guidelines.

Join UiB and contribute to building a knowledge-based society through innovative research in causal decision-making!



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