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PhD position within palaeoecology/palaeoclimatology/ecosystem change

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.

PhD position within palaeoecology/palaeoclimatology/ecosystem change

There is a vacancy for a PhD position at the Department of Biological Sciences within palaeoecology/palaeoclimatology/ecosystem change. The position is part of the research project «Effects and responses to changing environments in the sub-Antarctic» and the research group Ecological and Environmental Change Research Group. The position is for a fixed-term period of 3 years with the possibility of a 4th year with compulsory work (e.g. teaching duties at the Department).

About the project
Only fragmented and small amounts of high-resolution data exists on the past vegetation, climate, and environment on the islands on the southern hemisphere. Through this project more data will be produced by analysing biological proxies from lakes on the islands South Georgia and Kerguelen. Palaeoecological archives will provide data on species and ecosystem response rates linked to climate change similar to what is predicted for the future. Lake sediments covering the Holocene time period is available to the project and some of the research questions to be covered are; how did vegetation, species distributions and biodiversity change during the last 10 000 years, can biological proxy data be used to reconstruct past climate, and can we interpret changes in the westerly winds on the southern hemisphere and the effects of natural climate change on the selected localities.

Work tasks that can be included are:

  • Pollen and plant macrofossil analysis from lake sediments
  • Sediment analysis
  • Analysis of sedimentary DNA
  • 14C dates and constructions of age-depth models
  • Data analysis and presentation of results
  • Reconstruction of past vegetation, climate, and environment
  • Modelling of past vegetation and landscapes

Qualifications and personal qualities:

  • The applicant must hold a master’s degree or the equivalent in biology, ecology, palaeoecology, palaeoclimatology, physical geography or related fields, or must have submitted his/her master’s thesis for assessment prior to the application deadline. It is a condition of employment that the master’s degree has been awarded.
  • Experience from palaeoecological field and lab work and/or studies in vegetation ecology, data collection and data analysis is an advantage.
  • Work independently and in a structured manner, and have the ability to cooperate with others.
  • Proficiency in both written and oral English

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 three 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:

  • An exciting and professionally challenging work environment
  • Salary at pay grade 51 (code 1017/pay range 20, alternative 9) in the state salary scale. This constitutes a gross annual salary of NOK 449 400. Further promotions are made according to length of service in the position.
  • Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • A position in an inclusive workplace (IA enterprise)
  • 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, or official confirmation that the master’s thesis has been submitted.
  • Relevant certificates/references
  • A list of any works of a scientific nature (publication list)
  • Any publications in your name

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

General information
Detailed information about the position can be obtained by contacting Associate Professor Anne E Bjune, Department of Biological Sciences, e-mail: Anne.Bjune@uib.no

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.

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 the employment process can be found here

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Post expires on Friday January 4th, 2019

Researcher at the Centre for Research on Discretion and Paternalism

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.

Researcher at the Centre for Research on Discretion and Paternalism

We welcome you to apply for a permanent position as researcher at the Centre for Research on Discretion and Paternalism at the Department of Administration and Organization Theory. We are especially interested in a candidate with good qualifications in quantitative methodologies and a keen interest in comparative research.

The position is externally funded. The first three years the position is financed by the European Research Council project “Discretion and the Child’s Best Interest in Child Protection”. The researcher position is 100% committed to the research project for the three years period.

About the project/work tasks

The researcher will work as part of the Discretion project funded by an ERC Consolidator Grant, and is based at the Centre for Research on Discretion and Paternalism at the University of Bergen, Norway. Professor Marit Skivenes is the principal investigator for the project. For more information: http://www.discretion.uib.no/

The main objectives for the ongoing research activity at the Centre are to reveal the mechanisms for exercising discretion, and improve the understanding of paternalism and principles of best interests and welfare. These objectives will be reached by systematically examining the role of institutional, organisational and individual factors including regulations of best interest principles; professions involved; type of courts; type of child protection system; demographic factors and individual values; and the populations’ view on children and paternalism. The research design is set out to employ innovative methodological approaches, with multilevel and cross- country studies. Potential applicants are encouraged to contact the principal investigator for further details (marit.skivenes@uib.no).

Your tasks

  • To engage in independent scientific research that will result in a high quality research, as well as partaking in high quality publications addressing core themes of the research project
  • To participate in the collection, pooling, and analysis of data
  • To support and work with the principal investigator in carrying out the research project
  • To participate in the organisation of research activities and events, such as conferences, workshops, joint publications, and web activities
  • To actively contribute to the academic life of the Centre

Your profile: qualifications and personal qualities

  • A Ph.D. in political science, sociology, economics (other education when clearly related to the project topic may be considered). The applicant must have submitted his/her Ph.D’s thesis for assessment prior to the application deadline. It is a condition of employment that the Ph.D degree has been awarded at the start of employment.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience with quantitative methods
  • Some knowledge and experience with text analysis and qualitative methods
  • A demonstrated interest in engaging in independent research on topics related to the research project
  • As an applicant you should be able to work independently and have the ability to cooperate with others
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • Preferable with fluency in written and spoken Spanish and/ or German

Applicants will be evaluated on the basis of their research and it’s fit with the project; the candidate’s methods skills; the candidate’s interest in the project’s topic; and the quality of the publications.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an interview.

About the Centre for Research on Discretion and Paternalism

The research at the Centre is comparative – between nations, systems and individuals, and includes researchers across the world. We are an interdisciplinary group including political science, sociology, law and phycology. In Bergen, the Centre for Research on Discretion and Paternalism is a part of the Centre on Law and Social Transformation (UiB/CMI), and is involved in research collaboration at the Center for excellence, FAIR, at the Norwegian Business School as well as with the research group Law, Democracy and Welfare at Western Norway University of Applied Science.

We can offer:

  • Salary at pay grade 59-67/ NOK 515.200-597.400 (code 1109) on the government salary scale upon appointment. For particularly highly qualified applicants, a higher salary may be considered. Further promotions are made according to length of service in the position.
  • A good, vibrant, and professionally challenging working environment
  • Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • A position in an inclusive workplace (IA enterprise)
  • Good welfare benefits
  • The city of Bergen – a unique mix of vibrant cultural life and extraordinary nature
The successful candidate is expected to live and work in Bergen during the project period and participate in common activities at the 
Centre.

Your application must include:

  • Cover-letter
  • Max 1-page summary of planned research initiatives
  • CV
  • Diplomas (certified copies)
  • Two references with names and contact details
  • Complete list of publications
  • A list of selected scholarly works from the last five years
  • Any documentation of pedagogical qualifications

The application and appendices with certified translations into English or a Scandinavian language must be uploaded electronically at the recruitment portal www.jobbnorge.no. The application must include all information to be taken into consideration in the assessment of the academic qualifications.

After the 3 years of ERC project funding, the position is based on the following terms:

  • The researcher will be a member of the research group in which the subject area of the position belongs.
  • Salary expenses should as far as possible be 100 % externally financed.
  • The researcher will actively contribute to obtaining external project funding for the academic community, to both themselves and others, from The Research Council of Norway, the EU as well as other sources.
  • The research activity is expected to be funded by the projects the researcher, and the research group, are working on.
  • The head of department may instruct the researcher to work towards specific research projects.
  • The researcher may partake in duties, participate in committees etc. within the UiB.
  • The researcher is normally not obliged to teach, but is expected to partake in the supervision of masters- and PhD-students, to the extent that this is a natural part of the work in research group.
  • The researcher can apply for competence promotion in accordance with the rules for promotion.

The application has to be marked: 18/11254

Closing date: December 20, 2018.

Applications submitted without required information 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 Project leader Marit Skivenes, e-mail: marit.skivenes@uib.no, phone: +47 95924979.

Practical questions regarding the application procedures should be directed to Senior

Executive Officer Anita Helen Spurkeland, e-mail: anita.spurkeland@uib.no, phone +4755589058.

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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About this job

  • Deadline
    Thursday, December 20, 2018
  • Employer
    University of Bergen
  • Website
  • Municipality
    Bergen
  • Jobbnorge ID
    158829
  • Internal ID
    18/11254
  • Scope
    Fulltime
  • Duration
    Permanent

Post expires on Thursday December 20th, 2018

Researcher position in Algorithms

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.

Researcher position in Algorithms

There is a vacancy for a position as researcher in Algorithms at the Department of Informatics.

The position is for a period of 1 year with a possible continuation for one more year and is associated within the project ”Multivariate Algorithms: New domains and paradigms” financed by the Research Council of Norway via the FRIPRO programme.

About the department

The Department of informatics has 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 has been rated first in Norway with respect to quality of science by the Research Council of Norway in all external evaluations so far. All faculty members are expected to contribute to excellence in teaching and to further increase international visibility and reputation through high quality research. The department offers state of art education at Bachelor, Master and PhD levels.

About the project/work tasks

One successful candidate will work with Professor Fedor Fomin and members of the Algorithms research group at the University of Bergen. The goal of this project is the study of multivariate algorithms. The research areas are algorithms and complexity, in particular, fine-grained complexity of algorithms.

Qualifications and personal qualities:

  • Applicants must hold a Norwegian PhD or an equivalent degree within informatics, or must have submitted his/her doctoral thesis for assessment prior to the application deadline. It is a condition of employment that the PhD has been awarded.
  • Applicants should have a solid publication record in the area of algorithms and complexity (like approximation algorithms, parameterized algorithms, dynamic algorithms, on-line algorithms).Top conferences in this area include STOC, FOCS, SODA, ICALP and ESA.
  • 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.

We can offer:

  • A good and professionally challenging working environment
  • Salary at pay grade 59 (code 1109 / pay range 24, alternative 3) according to the state salary scale upon appointment. This constitutes a gross annual salary of NOK 515 200. For particularly highly qualified applicants, a higher salary may be considered. Further promotions are made according to length of service.
  • Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • A position in an inclusive workplace (IW)
  • 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 any works of a scientific nature (publication list)
  • Publications (as applicable)

The application and appendices with certified translations into English or a Scandinavian language must be uploaded at jobbnorge.no. Deadline: January 15, 2019.

General information:

For further details about the position, please contact Professor Fedor Fomin Fedor.Fomin@ii.uib.no

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. 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.

Further information about our employment process can be found here.

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About this job

  • Deadline
    Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Post expires on Tuesday January 15th, 2019