About the programme
The Simula Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Postdoctoral Fellowship (PF) programme aims to recruit excellent postdoctoral fellows through the EU’s MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships (PF) funding scheme. We offer high-quality research opportunities under the supervision of experienced Simula researchers with a track record of excellent scientific research. The Simula MSCA PF Programme offers selected candidates an on-site MSCA PF training and information workshop in May 2023, with continued individual support during the proposal preparation. Please email questions to email@example.com if you do not find the answers on this page.
Dedicated to tackling scientific challenges with long-term impact and of genuine importance to real life, Simula is an internationally-leading Norwegian research institution working in the fields of communication systems, cryptography, machine learning, scientific computing and software engineering.
Simula offers an environment that emphasises and promotes basic and applied research. Simula’s research groups have been evaluated with the highest score by international expert panels in several national evaluations. Read more about our research units in Norway here. The eventual affiliation of the candidate will be determined by the affiliation of the potential supervisor.
Areas of Interest and Potential Supervisors
We have 16 EURAXESS calls with a deadline of the 28th of February 2023, each representing a specific research area associated with a specific supervisor (or a supervising team of two researchers):
Communication systems, coding and information theory:
- Eirik Rosnes - communication and information theory and their applications (EURAXESS link)
- Hsuan-Yin Lin - coding and information theory and their applications (EURAXESS link)
- Tarik Cicic - communication networks and Internet technologies (EURAXESS link)
- Carlos Cid - cryptography, with a special focus on both privacy-preserving and quantum-safe cryptographic schemes (EURAXESS link)
- Håvard Raddum - design and analysis of cryptographic schemes, including post-quantum cryptography (EURAXESS link)
High-performance computing and quantum computing:
- Johannes Langguth - parallel graph algorithms and their applications (EURAXESS link)
- Shaukat Ali & Tao Yue - design and implementation of quantum algorithms, quantum software engineering (EURAXESS link)
- Xing Cai - high-performance computing and its applications, including in biology/medicine, geosciences and social sciences (EURAXESS link)
Machine learning and applications in software engineering, cybersecurity and medicine:
- Arnaud Gotlieb & Helge Spieker - validation of AI/ML systems and applications of AI/ML for software validation (EURAXESS link)
- Dusica Marijan - robustness of machine learning-based systems, AI trustworthiness (EURAXESS link)
- Leon Moonen - automated program repair and improvement, social cybersecurity (EURAXESS link)
- Michael Riegler - AI and machine learning for biomedical applications (EURAXESS link)
- Kristian Valen-Sendstad - numerical algorithms for partial differential equations, computational fluid dynamics for biomedical applications (EURAXESS link)
- Marie Rognes - numerical analysis and scientific computing, in-silico modeling of brain fluid flow (EURAXESS link)
- Molly Maleckar - computational cardiology (EURAXESS link)
- Thomas Surowiec - development of theory and algorithms in mathematical optimisation (EURAXESS link)
Programme Structure and Timeline
Applications will first be assessed by the potential supervisors. Suitable candidates will be invited to a short digital interview. Candidatures will then be evaluated based on the research idea, the CV and the interview. Following this screening process, the most promising candidates will:
- Be invited to an internal in-person workshop in Oslo, where they will get grant-writing training, tailored to the specifics of MSCA PF, and have a one-on-one meeting with their proposed supervisor.
- Get individual support, both with the administrative and the scientific components of their EU application.
- When applicable, get follow-up assistance for an eventual resubmission to the next MSCA PF call.
- 28 February 2023 - Deadline for postdoctoral fellowship candidates to apply to the Simula MSCA PF programme
- April 2023 - Online interviews and selection of candidates for the Simula PF programme
- 3rd & 4th May 2023 - On-site workshop at Simula in Oslo
- May-September 2023 - Simula support during grant preparation for selected candidates
- 13 September 2023 - Deadline for selected candidates to apply to the EU’s MSCA PF call
- Mid-February 2024 - Notification of results by the European Commission
- From April 2024 - Start of the fellowship for successful applicants
How to Apply to the Simula MSCA PF Programme
All available projects are listed above. Please select the supervisor who is most relevant to your research area of interest, and submit your application to the Simula MSCA PF Programme by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 28th February 2023.
Applications must include: (a) a sketch of your research idea (maximum 2 pages) and (b) a CV (maximum 4 pages) by 28th February 2023. Suitable candidates (based on the opinion of the potential supervisor) will be invited to a short digital interview. Candidates will be screened for suitability based on the sketch, the CV and the interview.