Data Scientist at the Center for Big Data Analysis

Uni Research Computing

The Center for Big Data Analysis at Uni Research Computing is seeking an experienced data scientist on a full-time permanent basis with background in natural sciences, mathematics, computer science. 

Uni Research Computing is a department of Uni Research, the non-profit research company affiliated with the University of Bergen, Norway. The department carries out research and development in big data and big data related applications in science and technology. 

Uni Research Computing is hosting the Center for Big Data Analysis with special focus on the integration of big data and science. The successful candidate will work and contribute to the currently nine staff strong team of the center, consisting of data- and applications scientists, programmers and IT-experts. The focus of the new position will be on the development and application of data science methodologies for scientific and industrial applications and its use within the in-house Hadoop/Spark based big data IT- infrastructure. The integration of data from natural sciences (climate-, ocean-, flow-modeling, computational ecology and the like) will be especially of interest. 

Candidate requirements:

  • Enthusiasm, independence, creativity with good communication skills.
  • Excellent data modeling skills (machine learning, artificial intelligence). Good knowledge of statistics will be considered as a great plus.
  • Good programming skills in Python, Java and/or Scala.
  • Willingness to learn new frameworks and paradigms as required.
  • Familiarity with Linux system is mandatory, familiarity with Hadoop or Spark will be considered as a great plus.
  • Master’s degree, or equivalent higher education in natural sciences, mathematics or computer sciences. A PhD degree will be considered as a great plus. Extensive relevant experience may be considered in place of higher education.
  • Good knowledge of English, written and oral.

We can offer:

  • Stimulating, encouraging and positive work environment.
  • Great opportunities for independent project development.
  • Possibility to influence your own work, work-time and choice of solutions.

Please send detailed information about educational achievements and previous experience (CV), a letter of motivation and contact information of two references by clicking on the button “APPLY FOR THIS JOB” on the following webpage:

For more information about Uni Research Computing, please refer to or contact Dr. Klaus Johannsen, the Director of Uni Research Computing and the Center for Big Data Analysis. The evaluation of candidates will begin on December 11th 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

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