One PhD position in blockchain technology is available with the group of Networks and Distributed Systems at the University of Oslo. http://heim.ifi.uio.no/~romanvi/smartmed-phd.html *** The deadline for applications is January 3, 2020. *** The position is in the context of the recently funded project called SmartMed: Secure and Accountable Sharing of Medical Records Using Smart Contracts and Blockchain. The project is in collaboration with Cornell University, which is one of the leading research centers in the world in the area of blockchain. https://www.smartmed.no HOST INSTITUTION AND ENVIRONMENT The University of Oslo is Norway's largest and oldest institution of higher education. Founded in 1811, today the University of Oslo has approx. 30,000 students and 4,600 employees. Four Nobel Prize winners and two Turing award recipients indicate the quality of the research at the University in general and at the Department of Informatics in particular. The students in our group won best paper and best demo awards at several conferences. Our alumni are employed by IBM Research, Google, Microsoft, Spotify, Schibsted and highly reputable academic institutions in Europe. Norway has ben consistently ranked by the UN as having the highest standard of living in the world. It is also known for its unique scenic beauty. The work is in a smart futuristic building that has won multiple awards. SUITABLE BACKGROUND AND REQUIREMENTS Applicants must have a degree in Computer Science, or in a related study, with excellent results. They must also be able to demonstrate interest in scientific research. The evaluation considers different aspects of excellence, as well as the personal drive and organizational skills. The ideal candidate for the position will have strong background in distributed computing. Additional area-specific knowledge in distributed transactions, P2P, cryptography, or consistent data replication is beneficial but not required. Applicants may apply even if they have not yet completed their degree, but expect to do so before the position starts. Knowledge of Norwegian is not a prerequisite for application. English is our working language for research. PhD students and postdocs in our group have been coming from more than 10 different countries. CONTACT INFORMATION The application process is described in https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/178154/phd-research-fellowship-in-blockchain-technologies. Interested candidates can contact Roman Vitenberg (romanvi at ifi.uio.no) for further information.