[Elsnet-list] Job: Research Director at Unifob AKSIS, Bergen, Norway

Koenraad De Smedt desmedt at uib.no
Tue Mar 11 14:13:47 CET 2008

Research Director at Unifob AKSIS, Bergen, Norway.

Unifob AKSIS is a Research and Development Centre that is organised in 
three research groups: Language Technology, Text Technology and 
InterMedia, which includes technology-enhanced learning, among other 
foci. Research and development at Unifob AKSIS is interdisciplinary and 
is often in collaboration with researchers at the University of Bergen. 
Unifob AKSIS also collaborates with other governmental and private 
research and development groups, both nationally and internationally. 
Unifob AKSIS has 35 researchers, programmers and consultants and a 
yearly budget of approximately 3.5 million EUR.

Unifob AKSIS is a department of University Research Bergen (Unifob), a 
not-for-profit research company affiliated to the University of Bergen 
(http://www.unifob.no). While the major sources of funding have come 
from public bodies such as the Research Council of Norway, the 
University of Bergen, Norwegian ministries and the EU, the centre has 
ambitions to also strengthen research collaboration with the 
private/industrial sector.

Unifob AKSIS invites applications for a vacant position as Research 
Director. The Research Director will lead both the research activities 
and administration, and have personnel responsibility for AKSIS' 
employees. The Research Director will be a member of Unifob's leader 
group and will report to Unifob's Managing Director.

We are looking for a Research Director who, together with his/her staff, 
can further develop AKSIS as a Research Centre at a high international 
level. A PhD is a minimum requirement, and it is an advantage to have 
been found qualified as a full professor. The position requires relevant 
leadership experience and strengths in strategic thinking. Also desired 
are good project development skills, a successful grant record, and the 
ability to develop new research themes and strategies in collaboration 
with other researchers at the Centre. The Research Director must be good 
at building national and international collaboration with different 
research groups, industry and the governmental sector.

The salary will be negotiated. Unifob provides personal insurance for 
all employees. Women and persons with immigrant background are 
encouraged to apply.

Additional information about the position can be obtained from Professor 
Gunnstein Akselberg, (+47) 55582406, e-mail: 
gunnstein.akselberg at hf.uib.no or Human Resources Manager Britt Skorpen, 
(+47) 55584976, e-mail: britt.skorpen at unifob.uib.no.

The application with CV should be postmarked by March 28, 2008 to: 
Unifob sentraladministrasjon, Postboks 7800, N-5020 Bergen, Norway. The 
application must be clearly marked with: Research Director 08/3340.

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