Careers at Simula

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Welcome to Simula, where ideas are born and take flight.

At Simula, we are a hotbed of Information and Communication Technology innovators. Introverts and extroverts alike, we are curious searchers - thinkers and doers, who share one ambitious goal: to create knowledge that truly benefits and advances society. Knowledge that moves us forward and makes us — all of us — stronger. Healthier. Safer. Better. 

Through research, education, and innovation, we are advancing the field of ICT while also helping usher promising innovations into real-world application like CRNA and Augere Medical

We have consistently been recognized for excellence in research. We believe this is due to our laser focus on five core research fields within ICT: scientific computing, software engineering, communication systems, machine learning, and cryptography.

Always learning; always growing.

We believe that the best places to work offer autonomy as well as structure; the opportunity to make an impact and, at the same time, to pursue personal growth and development. This is why we actively encourage our researchers to ask hard questions, to explore new paths of inquiry - and to constantly seek new opportunities to learn from others, whether it be with a colleague in the office beside them or a potential collaborator at a university halfway across the globe. 

How do we do this? Through PhD forums and seminars, training and courses, and generous support for research stints abroad.

We have several educational partners providing our researchers with opportunities both national and international. Among our international partner's institutions, you will find the University of California, San Diego, Beihang University in China, the National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Automation (Inria) and TU Berlin. In Norway, Simula collaborates closely with the Universities of Oslo and Bergen as well as Oslo Metropolitan University, and BI – The Norwegian Business School. 

Peek inside our offices - whether you are at our headquarters in downtown Oslo, Oslo Metropolitan University at Bislett (Oslo) or Bergen Technology Center - and you’ll find an informal, inclusive research environment. On any given day, some of us will be working independently in rooms where we have space and quiet to really focus and think deeply. Look another direction, and you might see a cluster of researchers in animated conversation, gathered around a whiteboard, scribbling furiously. And still elsewhere, one of us may be grabbing a power nap in a designated resting room.

In our communal areas, we’ve placed pool tables and chess boards. And coffee. Really good, bottomless, free, coffee. 

Love your work. And your life.

Pursuing a career in research shouldn’t mean sacrificing your personal life, which is common in many parts of the world. But not here. While excellence and drive are core to Simula, so too is a deep and fundamental appreciation of our employees as people — and not just researchers. People with families, passions, and pursuits outside the office. 

This ethos is also embedded in the culture and policies of Norway - a place recently recognized as the Happiest Place on Earth by the United Nations. Living and working here, and at Simula in particular, means generous holidays and time off; a competitive salary, paid parental leave - plus, a “baby bonus” of 25 000 NOK; along with a raft of other benefits found few other places on earth. (We’d be remiss if we didn’t point out this fun perk: free use of two company cabins where employees can escape in the Norwegian countryside when they need a break from it all.)

"We hire the best people, those who are personally driven to push boundaries and innovate - and then we give them the tools, space and freedom to do just that"
Aslak Tveito, Professor in Scientific Computing, Simula Fellow, CEO of Simula 2002-2022
"I've been blown away by the opportunity to work in this unique place that bridges academic collaboration, government, and private industry - there are so many exciting career paths here"
Kimberly McCabe, Research Scientist
"Simula is truly international and embracing of diversity. It's a constantly evolving place, rich with opportunity and effective mechanisms to build your career - especially as a female researcher"
Tao Yue, Head of Department of Engineering Complex Software Systems
"As a PhD student at Simula, I was able to spend 9 months at Stanford University in an environment that promotes the very cutting edge of science. This was an invaluable part of my training as a PhD-student".
Aslak Wigdahl Bergersen, PhD student


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