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PhD position in energy transitions

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PhD position

The Centre for Climate and Energy Transformation (CET), University of Bergen (UiB), is recruiting a PhD fellow for a period of four years, to work on the feasibility of national energy transitions.

CET is an interdisciplinary research centre that aims at producing actionable knowledge about how to achieve deep, rapid and sustainable transformation of society to meet the climate challenge. The PhD candidate will work within a research group working internationally, led by Jessica Jewell, which focuses on identifying under what conditions energy transitions to meet global climate and sustainability goals are feasible.

Energy transitions are long-term structural changes in energy systems. The feasibility of such transitions depends on multiple technical, economic and socio-political factors and is not sufficiently understood. The research group at CET seeks to rigorously conceptualise the feasibility of energy transitions, utilize empirical data, and explore whether and under what conditions changes can occur. In particular, the group is interested in the feasibility of phasing out carbon-intensive sectors and expanding low-carbon sectors such as renewable electricity, with a focus on cross-national differences and the temporal dimension of energy transitions.

Research in this area is strongly interdisciplinary, bridging energy systems analysis, energy economics, sociology and history of technology, political science and international relations. We use diverse methods ranging from quantitative analysis and advanced statistics to qualitative analysis of documents and discourses.

The PhD fellow is expected to develop a research project proposal within this area (see below), outlining research questions and proposed methods. The position is not limited to specific disciplines. However, the applicants’ competence, as well as the proposed research, must be relevant to the call for proposals.

The PhD fellow will have her/his work place at CET, and is expected to contribute to making CET a dynamic and productive academic environment.

Qualifications and personal qualities:

  • A master’s degree or the equivalent within the fields of climate, energy, environment, sustainability, economics, or related field. The requirements are generally grade B or better on Master thesis and for the Master degree in total
  • An interest in interdisciplinary research, and a demonstrated ability to work with others
  • Proficiency in both written and oral English

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an interview.

About the PhD position:

The duration of the PhD position is 4 years, of which 25 per cent of the time comprises obligatory duties associated with research, teaching and dissemination of results. These duties will be tied to the activities of CET. The employment period for the successful candidate may be reduced if he or she previously has been employed in a PhD position.

The PhD research fellow will take part in the doctoral educational programme at UiB. The programme corresponds to a period of three years and leads to the submission of the PhD dissertation. To be eligible for admission, the candidate must have completed a Master’s degree. The educational background must be equivalent to a five-year Master’s education, including a two-year Master’s degree and a Master thesis. It is expected that the topic of the Master’s degree is connected to the academic field to which the candidate is seeking admission.

We can offer:

  • Salary at pay grade 54 [KM1] upon appointment (Code 1017) on the government salary scale (equivalent to NOK 479 600,-  per year). Further promotions are made according to length of service in the position
  • A supportive and professionally challenging working environment
  • Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • A position in an inclusive workplace (IA enterprise)
  • Competitive welfare benefits

Your application must include:

  • A cover letter including a brief account of the candidate’s research interests and motivation for applying for the position
  • The names and contact information for two reference persons. One of them must be the main advisor for the master’s thesis or equivalent thesis
  • A research project proposal (2-4 pages) explaining the intended theoretical and/or empirical contributions of the project, as well as methodological foundations and plans for data collection must accompany the application. The proposal should also include a progress plan and a budget for expenses for conducting the project (excluding own salary).
  • CV, including publications (if any)
  • Transcripts and diplomas showing completion of the bachelor’s and master’s degrees.
  • Relevant certificates/references
  • Academic publications that the candidate wants to submit for assessment (including master’s thesis or equivalent). A maximum of 3 publications can be submitted.
  • If possible, applicants should have identified the prospective supervisor and discussed their project with her/him. Please indicate in the application whether this has been done.

We kindly ask the applicants to follow the guidelines for applicants to research fellowship positions at the Faculty of Social Sciences closely, please see: http://link.uib.no/?1js5s.

Candidates with a master’s degree from an institution outside of the Nordic countries, or a 2-year discipline- based master’s degree (or the equivalent) in a subject area other than the one associated with the application, may later in the application process be asked to submit an overview of the syllabus for the degree that has been completed.

Submission

The application and appendices with certified translations into English or a Scandinavian language must be uploaded at Jobbnorge following the link on this page marked “Apply for this job”.

The application has to be marked: 20/2415

Closing date: July 31, 2020

Applications submitted without a project proposal or applications sent as e-mails will not be considered. Only submitted documents will be subjected to an expert assessment.

General information:

Additional information about the position is obtainable by contacting (Title) Jessica Jewell, jewell@chalmers.se, +46 317 726 106, or CET Director Håvard Haarstad, e-mail havard.haarstad@uib.no, phone +47 55 58 45 81.

Practical questions regarding the application procedures should be directed to adviser Bodil Hægland, phone +47 55 58 90 53, e-mail: bodil.hagland@uib.no.

Appointed research fellows will be admitted to the doctoral education program at the Faculty of Social Sciences. Further information about the program is available on the webpage http://www.uib.no/en/svf/37940/doctoral-education. Questions about the program may be directed to senior officer Hanne Gravermoen, e-mail: hanne.gravermoen@uib.no, phone: +47 55 58 90 68.

The state labour force shall reflect the diversity of Norwegian society to the greatest extent possible. Age and gender balance among employees is therefore a goal. It is also a goal to recruit people with immigrant backgrounds. People with immigrant backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply for the position.

The University of Bergen applies the principle of public access to information when recruiting staff for academic positions.

Information about applicants may be made public even if the applicant has asked not to be named on the list of persons who have applied. The applicant must be notified if the request to be omitted is not met.

The successful applicant must comply with the guidelines that apply to the position at all times.

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Life as a PhD candidate at UiB

Marion Claireaux tells about life and work as a PhD candidate at UiB.

About The University of Bergen

The University of Bergen is a renowned educational and research institution, organised into seven faculties and approximately 54 institutes and academic centres. Campus is located in the centre of Bergen with university areas at Nygårdshøyden, Haukeland, Marineholmen, Møllendalsveien and Årstad. 

There are seven departments and three centres at Faculty of Social Sciences. Read more about the faculty and departments

Read the job description at the university homepage

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Deadline

31st July 2020

Post expires on Friday July 31st, 2020

PhD position in Global challenges

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 PhD position in Global challenges

There is a vacancy for a PhD position at the Department Geography. The position is for a
fixed-term period of 4 years, of which 25% will be dedicated to teaching, supervision
and administrative tasks at the Department.

The position is funded under the strategic priority area Global Challenges. The PhD vacancy is allocated to a cross-disciplinary research program jointly undertaken by the Department of Geography (Faculty of Social Sciences), the Department of Biological Sciences (Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences), and Centre for International Health (Faculty of Medicine) at the University of Bergen, Department of Seafood, Nutrition and Environmental State at the Institute of Marine Research, Uganda National Agricultural Research Laboratories and the Department of Zoology, Entomology and Fisheries Sciences, Makerere University.

About the project/work tasks:

About the project ‘Small fish for Small Children: Dietary intake of small fish to reduce child malnutrition in Uganda’

In Africa, one out of three children suffer from hidden hunger and are stunted. Malnutrition accounts for almost half of all child deaths across Africa. This project addresses the nutritionally unique, but under-utilized small fish resources that are micro-nutrient laden, and are capable of combating the triple burden of malnutrition; undernutrition, micronutrient deficiencies and obesity. Small fish are the most abundant wild animal sourced food, ubiquitous in all African coastal waters, rivers and lakes. Small fish species are ecologically resilient and capable of reproducing their own biomass 5 times per year. However, their role in contributing to food and nutritional security is equivocally understood, and in Uganda strict regulations on harvesting and marketing hinder the full utilisation of small fish for human consumption to improve food security and nutrition. The purpose of this project is to study the dynamic interaction between production, distribution and innovation to investigate the preconditions for better utilization of small fish to improve children’s food security and nutrition in poor rural communities in Uganda.

This PhD project aims at examining the role of small fish in the diets of children among low-income households in northern Uganda. Further, the project will assess the potential and barriers to improving the nutrition of school meals by inclusion of small fish as a strategy to reduce child malnutrition. The PhD-project seeks to contribute knowledge that can be used to upscale the use of small fish products in school meals to combat child malnutrition in Uganda and the larger region.

Overarching research question:

To what extent and in which ways is small fish included in children’s diets in low-income households, and what are the potential and barriers for enriching school diets with small fish products?

Three research objectives each provide the focus for an article constituting the PhD-thesis:

1. To examine how economic, legislative, environmental and socio-cultural factors affect children’s fish access at home and in school, and assess the importance of small fish in their overall diet.
2. To assess the acceptance and consumption of small fish processed into low-cost products (deep fried, smoked, sundried, fermented and milled) among 6-12-year-old school-going children.
3. To examine the available models for distribution and marketing of small fish products to low-income and vulnerable groups for improved nutrition in households and school feeding programmes.

The full project description with more information about thematic focus, study location, methods, supervisory team and project affiliation can be downloaded here.

Qualifications and personal qualities:

  • The applicant must hold a master’s degree or the equivalent in geography or other relevant social sciences, development studies, human nutrition, or global/public health.
  • The master’s degree has to be completed by the application deadline.
  • The requirements are generally a grade B or better on the Master thesis and for the Master degree in total.
  • As an applicant you should be able to work independently, in a multicultural environment and with individuals of divergent backgrounds, have a considerable work capacity as well as an enthusiasm for research.
  • English fluency.
  • International experience is an advantage.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to the department for an interview. The interview may be conducted online.

About the PhD position:

The duration of the PhD position is 4 years, of which 25 per cent of the time comprises obligatory duties associated with research, teaching and dissemination of results. The teaching language is usually Norwegian, but some of the teaching is given in English.
The employment period for the successful candidate may be reduced if he or she previously has been employed in a PhD position.

About the PhD training:
As a PhD research fellow, you will take part in the PhD programme at the Faculty of Social Sciences, UiB. As this is a cross-faculty Global Challenges PhD position, the course portfolio can be adjusted to the discipline background of the successful candidate. The programme corresponds to a period of three years and leads to the PhD degree. To be eligible for admission you must have an educational background corresponding to a master’s degree with a scope of 120 ECTS credits, which builds on a bachelor’s degree with a scope of 180 ECTS credits (normally 2 + 3 years), or an integrated master’s degree with a scope of 300 ECTS credits (5 years). Master’s degrees must normally include an independent work of a minimum of 30 ECTS credits. It is expected that the topic of the master’s degree is connected to the academic field to which you are seeking admission.
 

We can offer:

  • Salary at pay grade 54 upon appointment (Code 1017) on the government salary scale (equivalent to NOK 479.600 per year). Further promotions are made according to length of service in the position.
  • A good and professionally challenging working environment.
  • Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.
  • Good welfare benefits

Your application must include:

  • A cover letter including a brief account of your research interests, the relevance of your educational background for the project, and motivation for applying for the position.
  • The names and contact information of two reference persons, one of whom must be the main advisor for your master’s or equivalent thesis.
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Transcripts and diplomas showing completion of the bachelor’s and master’s degrees.
  • Relevant certificates/references.
  • A list of academic publications, if any.
  •  Academic publications that you want to submit for assessment (include your master’s thesis or equivalent).
  • If you have a master’s degree from an institution outside of the Nordic countries, or a 2-year discipline-based master’s degree (or the equivalent) in a subject area other than the one associated with this call, you may later in the application process be asked to submit an overview of the syllabus for the degree you completed.
  • The application and appendices with certified translations into English or a Scandinavian language must be uploaded at Jobbnorge.

General information:

Closing date: 20th August, 2020.
The application has to be marked: 20/4456

Applications submitted without a project description or applications sent as e-mails will not be considered. Only submitted documents will be subjected to an expert assessment.

Additional information about the position is obtainable by contacting Head of department Peter Andersen peter.andersen@uib.no

Practical questions regarding the application procedures should be directed to Senior Officer – HR, Bodil Hægland, bodil.hagland@uib.no

Appointed research fellows will be admitted to the PhD programme at the Faculty of Social Sciences. Questions about the programme may be directed to Adviser-PhD:  Hanne.Gravermoen@uib.no.

The state labour force shall reflect the diversity of Norwegian society to the greatest extent possible. People with immigrant backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply for the position.

The University of Bergen applies the principle of public access to information when recruiting staff for academic positions.

Information about applicants may be made public even if the applicant has asked not to be named on the list of persons who have applied. The applicant must be notified if the request to be omitted is not met.

The successful applicant must comply with the guidelines that apply to the position at all times.

For further information about the recruitment process, click here.

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Life as a PhD candidate at UiB

Marion Claireaux tells about life and work as a PhD candidate at UiB.

About The University of Bergen

The University of Bergen is a renowned educational and research institution, organised into seven faculties and approximately 54 institutes and academic centres. Campus is located in the centre of Bergen with university areas at Nygårdshøyden, Haukeland, Marineholmen, Møllendalsveien and Årstad. 

There are seven departments and three centres at Faculty of Social Sciences. Read more about the faculty and departments

Read the job description at the university homepage

Apply for this job

Deadline

20th August 2020

Post expires on Thursday August 20th, 2020

PhD position in informatics – applied cryptology

UiB – Knowledge that shapes society

Through robust and close interaction with the world around us – globally, nationally and locally – we shall be instrumental in building a society based on knowledge, skills and attitudes.

Do you want to take part in shaping the future?

PhD position in informatics – applied cryptology

There is a vacancy for a PhD position in informatics – applied cryptology at the Department of Informatics.The position is for a fixed-term period of 3 years with the possibility of a 4th year.

About the department

Digitization of businesses, industry, public administration, and education makes informatics play an increasingly important role in the development of the society. Research and education in informatics are crucial for the digital transformation of the society to succeed. The Department of informatics contributes to this through seven research groups that deliver research and education at a high international level in algorithms, bioinformatics, information security, machine learning, optimization, programming theory, and visualization. All the groups are successfully co-funded by research grants, among others by the European Research Council (ERC). The department offers state of art education at Bachelor, Master and PhD levels. Due to the central role informatics plays in society, the department is in rapid growth, in the number of students, research directions, and employees. We have today about 700 students, and 150 employees, among which 35 are faculty and 50 PhD candidates. We recently founded the Center for Data Science (CEDAS) as an important extension of our research and education activities.

About the project/work tasks:

All employees are expected to contribute to excellence through high quality research and teaching. The working environment for this position will be the Selmer Center in Secure Communication. The Selmer Center is one of the top ICT research groups with main research in areas of cryptography, Boolean functions, coding theory, information security, sequence design and quantum information theory.

The position is within applied cryptology and will involve international-level scientific research and dissemination within that area. The exact project will depend on the skills and qualification of the successful candidate but will be from one of the following fields: symmetric-key cryptology, post-quantum cryptology, cryptology for emerging technologies, side-channel attacks, implementation aspects of cryptography, and provable security of symmetric primitives.

Qualifications and personal qualities:

  • Applicants must hold a master’s degree or equivalent education in mathematics, computer science, electrical engineering or similar. Master students can apply provided they complete their final master exam before 1 December 2020. It is a condition of employment that the master’s degree has been awarded.
  • Excellent background within fields such as mathematics as probability theory, mathematical statistics, and algebra is a requirement.
  • Proficiency in software development is a requirement.
  • Basic research experience (e.g. an internship or as a part of master program) within information security/cryptography is an advantage.
  • Practical professional experience within information security is an advantage.
  • Applicants must be able to work independently and in a structured manner and demonstrate good collaborative skills.
  • Applicants must be proficient in both written and oral English.
  • Personal and relational qualities will be emphasized. Ambitions and potential will also count when evaluating the candidates.

About the PhD position:

About the PhD position

The fellowship will be for a period of 3 years, with the possibility for a 4th year, consisting of 25 % compulsory work (e.g. teaching responsibilities at the department) distributed across the employment period. The 4th year is contingent on the qualifications of the candidate and the teaching needs of the department, and will be decided upon appointment. The employment period may be reduced if you have previously been employed in a qualifying post (e.g. research fellow, research assistant).

About the research training

As a PhD candidate, you must participate in an approved educational programme for a PhD degree within a period of 3 years. A final plan for the implementation of the research training must be approved by the faculty within two months after you have commenced in the position. It is a condition that you satisfy the enrolment requirements for the PhD programme at the University of Bergen.

We can offer:

  • A good and professionally challenging working environment
  • Salary at pay grade 54 (Code 1017/Pay range 20, alternative 10) in the state salary scale. This constitutes a gross annual salary of NOK 479 600, -. Further promotions are made according to length of service in the position
  • Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • Good welfare benefits

Your application must include:

  • A brief account of the applicant’s research interests and motivation for applying for the position
  • The names and contact information for two referees. One of these should be the main advisor for the master’s thesis or equivalent thesis
  • CV
  • Transcripts and diplomas showing completion of the bachelor’s and master’s degrees. If you have not yet completed your master’s degree, please submit a statement from your institution confirming the expected date of award of your master’s degree. Your master’s degree must be documented with transcripts and/or diploma, alternatively a confirmation from your institution on completed degree and your grade, by 01.12.2020.
  • Relevant certificates/references
  • Approved documentation of proficiency in English (if required, cf. English language requirements for PhD admission)
  • A list of any works of a scientific nature (publication list) if any
  • Any publications in your name incl. the bachelor and master theses

The application and appendices with certified translations into English or a Scandinavian language must be uploaded at Jobbnorge by 15.09.2020.

General information:

Detailed information about the position can be obtained by contacting:

Prof. Andrey Bogdanov

For HR related matters, please contact Lene Sørheim

The state labour force shall reflect the diversity of Norwegian society to the greatest extent possible. People with immigrant backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply for the position.

We encourage women to apply. If multiple applicants have approximately equivalent qualifications, the rules pertaining to moderate gender quotas shall apply.

The University of Bergen applies the principle of public access to information when recruiting staff for academic positions.

Information about applicants may be made public even if the applicant has asked not to be named on the list of persons who have applied. The applicant must be notified if the request to be omitted is not met.

The successful applicant must comply with the guidelines that apply to the position at all times.

For further information about the recruitment process, click here.

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Life as a PhD candidate at UiB

Marion Claireaux tells about life and work as a PhD candidate at UiB.

About The University of Bergen

The University of Bergen is a renowned educational and research institution, organised into seven faculties and approximately 54 institutes and academic centres. Campus is located in the centre of Bergen with university areas at Nygårdshøyden, Haukeland, Marineholmen, Møllendalsveien and Årstad. 

There are seven departments and several centres at Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. Read more about the faculty and departments. 

Read the job description at the university homepage

Apply for this job

Deadline

15th September 2020

Post expires on Tuesday September 15th, 2020

Postdoctoral Research Fellow position in informatics – applied cryptology

UiB – Knowledge that shapes society

Through robust and close interaction with the world around us – globally, nationally and locally – we shall be instrumental in building a society based on knowledge, skills and attitudes.

Do you want to take part in shaping the future?

Postdoctoral Research Fellow position in informatics – applied cryptology

At the Department of Informatics, there is a vacancy for a postdoctoral research fellow position in informatics – applied cryptography. The position is for a fixed term of 3 years, financed by the National Security Authority.

About the department

Digitization of businesses, industry, public administration, and education makes informatics play an increasingly important role in the development of the society. Research and education in informatics are crucial for the digital transformation of the society to succeed. The Department of informatics contributes to this through seven research groups that deliver research and education at a high international level in algorithms, bioinformatics, information security, machine learning, optimization, programming theory, and visualization. All the groups are successfully co-funded by research grants, among others by the European Research Council (ERC). The department offers state of art education at Bachelor, Master and PhD levels. Due to the central role informatics plays in society, the department is in rapid growth, in the number of students, research directions, and employees. We have today about 700 students, and 150 employees, among which 35 are faculty and 50 PhD candidates. We recently founded the Center for Data Science (CEDAS) as an important extension of our research and education activities.

About the project/work tasks:

All employees of the department are expected to contribute to excellence through high quality research and teaching.

The working environment for this position is the Selmer Center in Secure Communication. The Selmer Center is one of the top ICT research groups with main research in areas of cryptography, Boolean functions, coding theory, information security, sequence design and quantum information theory.

The primary work task of this position is research in one or more of selected areas within applied cryptology: symmetric-key cryptology, post-quantum cryptology, cryptology for emerging technologies, side-channel attacks/countermeasures, implementation aspects of cryptography, and provable security of symmetric primitives.

Qualifications and personal qualities:

  • Applicants must hold a Norwegian PhD or equivalent within cryptology. PhD students may apply if defence of their PhD thesis is completed by 1 December 2020. It is a condition of employment that the PhD has been awarded.
  • Extensive research experience in applied cryptology is a requirement
  • Applications must have a proven track record and a strong publication list within one or several of the following areas:
    • symmetric-key cryptology such as block ciphers, stream ciphers, hash functions, message authentication codes, authenticated  encryption schemes, etc.
    • post-quantum cryptology
    • cryptology for emerging technologies such as IoT and public ledger/blockchain
    • side-channel analysis, whitebox cryptography, countermeasures
    • implementation aspects of cryptography in software or hardware
    • provable security of symmetric cryptographic primitives and modes of operation
  • Applicants must be able to work independently and in a structured manner, and have the ability to cooperate with others
  • Applicants must have excellent skills in oral and written English
  • Personal and relational qualities will be emphasized. Research experience, ambitions and potential will also count when evaluating the candidates.

About the position of postdoctoral research fellow:

The position of postdoctoral fellow is a fixed-term appointment with the primary objective of qualifying the appointee for work in top academic positions. If the appointee lacks teaching experience, or other relevant qualifications, the employment period may be increased up to one year. Individuals may not be hired for more than one fixed-term period as a postdoctoral research fellow at the same institution.

For postdoctoral research fellow positions associated with externally financed projects, the completion of the project proposal for the qualifying work, as well as a progress plan, will be developed in cooperation with the supervisor and head of department.

It is a requirement that the project is completed in the course of the period of employment

We can offer:

  • A good and professionally challenging working environment
  • Salary at pay grade 60 – 65 (code 1352 / pay range 24, alternative 4) according to the state salary scale upon appointment. This constitutes a gross annual salary of NOK 532 300 – 583 900. Further promotions are made according to length of service. For particularly highly qualified applicants, a higher salary may be considered.
  • Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • Good welfare benefits

Your application must include:

  • A brief account of the applicant’s research interests and motivation for applying for the position.
  • The names and contact information for two referees. One of these should be the main advisor from the PhD programme.
  • CV
  • Transcripts and diplomas and official confirmation that the doctoral thesis has been submitted
  • Relevant certificates/references
  • List of scientific publications

The application and appendices with certified translations into English or a Scandinavian language must be uploaded at Jobbnorge by 15.09.2020.

General information:

Detailed information about the position can be obtained by contacting:

Prof. Andrey Bogdanov

For HR related matters, please contact Lene Sørheim

The state labour force shall reflect the diversity of Norwegian society to the greatest extent possible. People with immigrant backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply for the position.

We encourage women to apply. If multiple applicants have approximately equivalent qualifications, the rules pertaining to moderate gender quotas shall apply.

The University of Bergen applies the principle of public access to information when recruiting staff for academic positions.

Information about applicants may be made public even if the applicant has asked not to be named on the list of persons who have applied. The applicant must be notified if the request to be omitted is not met.

Further information about our employment process can be found here.

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About The University of Bergen (UiB) 

The University of Bergen is a renowned educational and research institution, organised into seven faculties and approximately 54 institutes and academic centres. Campus is located in the centre of Bergen with university areas at Nygårdshøyden, Haukeland, Marineholmen, Møllendalsveien and Årstad. 

There are seven departments and several centres at Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. Read more about the faculty and departments. 

Read the job description at the university homepage

Apply for this job

Deadline

15th September 2020

Post expires on Tuesday September 15th, 2020

PhD-position(BCEPS)

UiB – Knowledge that shapes society

Through robust and close interaction with the world around us – globally, nationally and locally – we shall be instrumental in building a society based on knowledge, skills and attitudes.

Do you want to take part in shaping the future?

PhD-position (BCEPS)

At the Faculty of Medicine, Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care, Bergen Centre for Ethics and Priority Setting (BCEPS), a full-time temporary PhD-position (100 %) is available for a period of three (3) years starting 1 September 2020. The position is part of the project «Severity and Priority Setting in Health Care (SEVPRI)», funded by the Norwegian Research Council (externally funded).

BCEPS at the University of Bergen is a leading research community within priority setting in health care. The environment is multidisciplinary with high activity, and the research at this centre has both qualitative focus and quantitative. BCEPS collaborates with leading environments at other universities at Oxford, Harvard, and Addis Ababa (Ethiopia). BCEPS has a goal of internationalization and encourages all PhD students to spend time at foreign universities.

About the project/work tasks:

This position will be linked to the sub-project «Fair Distribution of Health», which, by means of qualitative and quantitative methods, will study perceptions in the population about what distributional care has to say for health priorities. This PhD-candidate will have the opportunity to work on related issues within health priorities, and the choice of method will be made in collaboration with the candidate and the host, and will be adapted to the candidate’s professional and experience background. In the overall project SEVPRI, two PhD candidates, and one postdoctoral fellow will be appointed, which together will form a professional environment. The second PhD candidate will be at HØKH (The Health Services Unit), Akershus University Hospital (Ahus), and work on the sub-project «Subjective Accounts of Severity», and the postdoctoral researcher will work on the sub-project «Ethical and Economical Accounts of Severity» (HØKH).

Work tasks

  • Participate in the practical planning and implementation of the sub-project together with the project partners and supervisors.
  • Relate data from the other sub-projects to ethical principles for health priorities and publish scientific articles to be included in the PhD-dissertation.
  • Participation and presentation of results at national and international scientific conferences and contribute to the dissemination of results in relevant arenas in collaboration with user representatives.

Qualifications and personal qualities:

  • The applicant must hold a master`s degree or equivalent in philosophy, medicine, and /or economics. Applicants from another relevant subject area may also be applicable.
  • experience from relevant research projects will be considered as positive
  • The candidate should be able to work independently and in a structured manner, and have the ability to cooperate with others
  • The applicant must be fluent in oral and written English, ref. language qualifications.
  • Applicants with competence in ethics / philosophy, health economics and health prioritization work, will have an advantage.

Applicant whose education is from another country than Norway, need to also attach a certified translation of the diploma and transcript of grades to English or a Scandinavian language, if the original is not in any of these languages. It is required that the applicant enclose a review from NOKUT whether the education (bachelor and master degree) in question is of a scope and level that corresponds to the level of a Norwegian master’s degree. Please see https://www.nokut.no/en for more information about NOKUT’s general recognition. The review from NOKUT may take some time and the application should be sent to NOKUT as soon as you have decided to apply for the position. If no answer within the application deadline, you may enclose documentation from NOKUT that they have received your application.

Language qualifications: http://www.uib.no/en/med/115526/english-language-requirements-phd-admission

About the PhD position (applies to university PhD positions):

Organized research training (PhD program):

The candidate must take part in the University of Bergen approved PhD programme leading to the degree within a time limit of 3 years. You must have admission to the organized research training (PhD program) at the Faculty in order to qualify for the position. Application for admission to the PhD programme, including a project plan outline for the training plan must be submitted no later than three months after the date of commencement.

The PhD-position:

PhD-positions are fixed term positions. You cannot be employed in a PhD-position for more than one fixed term period at the same institution or have had similar employment at an institution in the region.

We can offer:

  • Exciting development opportunities as part of your role in a strong professional environment
  • Salary at pay grade 54 (code 1017/pay framework 20.10) NOK 479 600 before taxes, in the state scale. Further increases in salary will be based on seniority in the position. For applicants with at least one year of employment in a position as a General Practitioner or Dentist, salary level 56 (NOK 496 100). Medical specialist start on wage level 59 (NOK 523 200)
  • Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • Good welfare benefits

Your application must include:

  • a brief account of the applicant`s research interests and motivation for applying for the position
  • certified copies of diplomas and transcripts of grades. Applicant whose education is from another country than Norway, need to also attach a certified translation of the diploma and transcript of grades to English or a Scandinavian language, if the original is not in any of these languages. It is required that the applicant enclose a review from NOKUT (both bachelor and master degree) whether the education in question is of a scope and level that corresponds to the level of a Norwegian master’s degree. Please see www.nokut.no/en for more information about NOKUT’s general recognition. This may take some time and we recommend you to apply as soon as you know you will apply for this position. If no answer within the application deadline, please enclose documentation from NOKUT that they have received your application
  • documentation of language skills (English) http://www.uib.no/en/med/115526/english-language-requirements-phd-admission
  • complete list of publications and scientific work you want to be evaluated
  • any publication in your name
  • two referees (name and contact information)

General information:

Detailed information about the position can be obtained by contacting: Professor Ole Frithjof Norheim, ole.norheim@uib.no, or postdoctoral researcher Carl Tollef Solberg, carl.solberg@uib.no

The state labour force shall reflect the diversity of Norwegian society to the greatest extent possible. People with immigrant backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply for the position.

The University of Bergen applies the principle of public access to information when recruiting staff for academic positions.

Information about applicants may be made public even if the applicant has asked not to be named on the list of persons who have applied. The applicant must be notified if the request to be omitted is not met.

The successful applicant must comply with the guidelines that apply to the position at all times.

For further information about the recruitment process, click here.

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Life as a PhD candidate at UiB

Marion Claireaux tells about life and work as a PhD candidate at UiB.

About The University of Bergen

The University of Bergen (UiB) is an internationally recognised research university with more than 14,000 students and close to 3,500 employees at six faculties. The university is located in the heart of Bergen.

Our main contribution to society is excellent basic research and education across a wide range of disciplines.

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Deadline

15th May 2020

Employer

University of Bergen

Post expires on Friday May 15th, 2020

PhD position in energy transitions

UiB – Knowledge that shapes society

Through robust and close interaction with the world around us – globally, nationally and locally – we shall be instrumental in building a society based on knowledge, skills and attitudes.

Do you want to take part in shaping the future?

PhD position

The Centre for Climate and Energy Transformation (CET), University of Bergen (UiB), is recruiting a PhD fellow for a period of four years, to work on the feasibility of national energy transitions.

CET is an interdisciplinary research centre that aims at producing actionable knowledge about how to achieve deep, rapid and sustainable transformation of society to meet the climate challenge. The PhD candidate will work within a research group working internationally, led by Jessica Jewell, which focuses on identifying under what conditions energy transitions to meet global climate and sustainability goals are feasible.

Energy transitions are long-term structural changes in energy systems. The feasibility of such transitions depends on multiple technical, economic and socio-political factors and is not sufficiently understood. The research group at CET seeks to rigorously conceptualise the feasibility of energy transitions, utilize empirical data, and explore whether and under what conditions changes can occur. In particular, the group is interested in the feasibility of phasing out carbon-intensive sectors and expanding low-carbon sectors such as renewable electricity, with a focus on cross-national differences and the temporal dimension of energy transitions.

Research in this area is strongly interdisciplinary, bridging energy systems analysis, energy economics, sociology and history of technology, political science and international relations. We use diverse methods ranging from quantitative analysis and advanced statistics to qualitative analysis of documents and discourses.

The PhD fellow is expected to develop a research project proposal within this area (see below), outlining research questions and proposed methods. The position is not limited to specific disciplines. However, the applicants’ competence, as well as the proposed research, must be relevant to the call for proposals.

The PhD fellow will have her/his work place at CET, and is expected to contribute to making CET a dynamic and productive academic environment.

Qualifications and personal qualities:

  • A master’s degree or the equivalent within the fields of climate, energy, environment, sustainability, economics, or related field. The requirements are generally grade B or better on Master thesis and for the Master degree in total
  • An interest in interdisciplinary research, and a demonstrated ability to work with others
  • Proficiency in both written and oral English

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an interview.

About the PhD position:

The duration of the PhD position is 4 years, of which 25 per cent of the time comprises obligatory duties associated with research, teaching and dissemination of results. These duties will be tied to the activities of CET. The employment period for the successful candidate may be reduced if he or she previously has been employed in a PhD position.

The PhD research fellow will take part in the doctoral educational programme at UiB. The programme corresponds to a period of three years and leads to the submission of the PhD dissertation. To be eligible for admission, the candidate must have completed a Master’s degree. The educational background must be equivalent to a five-year Master’s education, including a two-year Master’s degree and a Master thesis. It is expected that the topic of the Master’s degree is connected to the academic field to which the candidate is seeking admission.

We can offer:

  • Salary at pay grade 54 [KM1] upon appointment (Code 1017) on the government salary scale (equivalent to NOK 479 600,-  per year). Further promotions are made according to length of service in the position
  • A supportive and professionally challenging working environment
  • Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • A position in an inclusive workplace (IA enterprise)
  • Competitive welfare benefits

Your application must include:

  • A cover letter including a brief account of the candidate’s research interests and motivation for applying for the position
  • The names and contact information for two reference persons. One of them must be the main advisor for the master’s thesis or equivalent thesis
  • A research project proposal (2-4 pages) explaining the intended theoretical and/or empirical contributions of the project, as well as methodological foundations and plans for data collection must accompany the application. The proposal should also include a progress plan and a budget for expenses for conducting the project (excluding own salary).
  • CV, including publications (if any)
  • Transcripts and diplomas showing completion of the bachelor’s and master’s degrees.
  • Relevant certificates/references
  • Academic publications that the candidate wants to submit for assessment (including master’s thesis or equivalent). A maximum of 3 publications can be submitted.
  • If possible, applicants should have identified the prospective supervisor and discussed their project with her/him. Please indicate in the application whether this has been done.

We kindly ask the applicants to follow the guidelines for applicants to research fellowship positions at the Faculty of Social Sciences closely, please see: http://link.uib.no/?1js5s.

Candidates with a master’s degree from an institution outside of the Nordic countries, or a 2-year discipline- based master’s degree (or the equivalent) in a subject area other than the one associated with the application, may later in the application process be asked to submit an overview of the syllabus for the degree that has been completed.

Submission

The application and appendices with certified translations into English or a Scandinavian language must be uploaded at Jobbnorge following the link on this page marked “Apply for this job”.

The application has to be marked: 20/2415

Closing date: July 31, 2020

Applications submitted without a project proposal or applications sent as e-mails will not be considered. Only submitted documents will be subjected to an expert assessment.

General information:

Additional information about the position is obtainable by contacting (Title) Jessica Jewell, jewell@chalmers.se, +46 317 726 106, or CET Director Håvard Haarstad, e-mail havard.haarstad@uib.no, phone +47 55 58 45 81.

Practical questions regarding the application procedures should be directed to adviser Bodil Hægland, phone +47 55 58 90 53, e-mail: bodil.hagland@uib.no.

Appointed research fellows will be admitted to the doctoral education program at the Faculty of Social Sciences. Further information about the program is available on the webpage http://www.uib.no/en/svf/37940/doctoral-education. Questions about the program may be directed to senior officer Hanne Gravermoen, e-mail: hanne.gravermoen@uib.no, phone: +47 55 58 90 68.

The state labour force shall reflect the diversity of Norwegian society to the greatest extent possible. Age and gender balance among employees is therefore a goal. It is also a goal to recruit people with immigrant backgrounds. People with immigrant backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply for the position.

The University of Bergen applies the principle of public access to information when recruiting staff for academic positions.

Information about applicants may be made public even if the applicant has asked not to be named on the list of persons who have applied. The applicant must be notified if the request to be omitted is not met.

The successful applicant must comply with the guidelines that apply to the position at all times.

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Life as a PhD candidate at UiB

Marion Claireaux tells about life and work as a PhD candidate at UiB.

About The University of Bergen

The University of Bergen is a renowned educational and research institution, organised into seven faculties and approximately 54 institutes and academic centres. Campus is located in the centre of Bergen with university areas at Nygårdshøyden, Haukeland, Marineholmen, Møllendalsveien and Årstad. 

There are seven departments and three centres at Faculty of Social Sciences. Read more about the faculty and departments

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Deadline

31st July 2020

Employer

University of Berge

Post expires on Friday July 31st, 2020