Research scientist - Visualization and computation


Ph.d. & forskning
Udlandet (Norge)

SINTEF Digital is searching for
Research scientist - Visualization and computation

The department

The department of Mathematics and Cybernetics at SINTEF Digital performs research activities within visualization, GPU computing, simulation, geometry, optimization, data analytics, and cybernetics. The department conducts a combination of contract research for national and international industry partners and long-term strategic research in close collaboration with researchers from the universities of Oslo, Bergen, and Trondheim.

The department is looking for new employees within the Visualization and Computation Group (formerly known as Heterogeneous Computing) in Oslo. The group performs research on advanced real-time graphics, and hardware adapted algorithms for massively parallel architectures (GPUs). The department was among the inaugural NVIDIA CUDA Research Centres and has more than fifteen years of experience in using GPUs for computation and visualization. We seek candidates who can strengthen the activities in real-time rendering, and augmented reality for industrial applications.

Key research areas and applications

  • Scientific visualization
  • Real-time rendering
  • GPU computing
  • Augmented/virtual reality

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We are looking for qualified candidates with a higher university degree, master or Ph.D., with a strong background and/or extensive experience within real-time 3D graphics or computational science. To qualify, you must have a “can-do” attitude to solving problems and master new technologies. Furthermore, you must be a good software developer, be able to perform high-quality research, work independently as well as cooperatively in teams, take the initiative to explore and implement new approaches. We also expect that you are creative, loyal, hardworking, and have good spirits.

Education and background

  • Master or Ph.D. in Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics or other computational science
  • Both experienced researchers and candidates expecting to finish their master’s degree during summer 2019 are encouraged to apply
  • Solid mathematical foundation
  • Passion for developing efficient software


  • Perform high-quality research and software development to support our ongoing academic and industry projects
  • Publish findings in peer-reviewed journals, international conferences, and workshops
  • Produce prototype applications and incorporate new methods in the existing code bases
  • Meet and collaborate with our partners, both national and internationally
  • Participate in defining and acquiring new projects
  • Keeping up-to-date with current trends within the department’s fields of interest

We offer

  • A highly creative, social, and informal work environment
  • Competitive salary and social benefits
  • Exciting and challenging tasks based on industrially relevant approaches
  • Flexible work hours
  • Good opportunities for career development
  • Internationally oriented, skilful, experienced, and creative research teams
  • Well-established national and international scientific and industrial networks
  • Opportunities for Ph.D. studies

SINTEF Digital’s premises in Oslo, Norway.

Application requirements

  • Application letter
  • CV summarizing education, positions and software development experience, as well as any academic track record
  • Copies of educational certificates, transcript of records and letters of recommendation
  • If applicable, links to source code developed by the candidate

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