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PhD Fellow in Artificial Intelligence and Society: Science and Technology Studies

PhD Fellow in Artificial Intelligence and Society: Science and Technology Studies

Artificial Intelligence in Society: NorwAI – Norwegian Center for Artificial Intelligence Innovation

Job description

TIK Centre for Technology, Innovation and Culture, University of Oslo has a vacant three years position as PhD research fellow (SKO 1017) affiliated with the research area “Artificial Intelligence and Society”. The project is part of the Norwegian Centre for Artificial Intelligence Innovation (NorwAI), funded by the Research Council of Norway and led by prof. Susanne Bauer.

The candidate will be part of NorwAI’s research area “Artificial Intelligence and Society”, involving TIK and center coordination at NTNU Trondheim as well as a larger network of partners. The candidate will be enrolled in the PhD program of the Faculty of Social Sciences and the TIK-Centre’s research training program. The purpose of the position is to complete a dissertation within the field of Science and Technology Studies (STS) that qualifies for the Ph.D. degree at the University of Oslo during the hiring period. The candidate will be part of TIK’s research group in Science, Technology and Culture (VTK) and is expected to contribute actively and productively to the research area “Artificial Intelligence in Society” as well as the broader academic and social environment at TIK. Residence in or close to Oslo during the duration of the project is thus expected.

The PhD project is linked to the part of the research area that will undertake research into the social shaping of AI and interact with partners in the innovation areas within NorwAI. The PhD candidate will be conducting research on networks of actors and digital devices and practices. In terms of methods, this may include ethnography (both on-site and digital), interviews, document analysis as well as participatory methods and public engagement.  

The specific design of the PhD project, such as the choice of case, methods and theoretical framework, will depend on the candidate’s academic background and project proposal, and will be developed together with the project leader. The project may include international mobility. The position might include teaching, grading etc. at TIK in which case the project will be extended accordingly up until a maximum of 4 years.

About the project

The objective of the work package ‘AI in Society’ is to provide a better understanding of the sociomaterial transformations with the development, prototyping and implementation of AI technologies in various sectors, including transportation and media. The project will examine the formation of AI issues and knowledges, devices and procedures (such as predictive modeling, digital twins, automation), the social shaping of AI technologies, and related infrastructures. This will be done through selected case studies of AI technologies and by studying ongoing standardization processes of Standard Norge, EU, and OECD.

Qualification requirements

  • Applicants must hold a two-year Master’s degree (or equivalent qualifications) and meet the formal requirements for admittance to the Faculty’s PhD program.

  • The Master’s degree must be of high quality and within a specialization of relevance to STS research on AI. The project’s interdisciplinary approach makes a variety of academic backgrounds potentially interesting, including Science and Technology Studies (STS), Social Studies of Computing, Big Data and AI Systems, Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW), Innovation Studies, Social Anthropology and other interdisciplinary combinations across the Humanities and Social Sciences.

  • Applicants must document experience with and/or a well-described interest in the field of STS. In addition, applicants must document experience with a minimum of one of the following research methods: ethnography, document analysis, interviews.

  • Experience with praxeographic fieldwork is an advantage as well as knowledge of social studies of computing, or computational anthropology.

Assessment criteria

In the assessment of applications, we will emphasize the following:

  • The project proposal’s academic quality, methodological competence, and relevance for the project.
  • The applicants’ relevance with regards to the criteria described under ‘Qualifications’ above.
  • The applicants’ academic and personal potential for fulfilling the project within the given timeframe.
  • The applicants’ skills in communication, including their sense of text and language. Personal skills: curiosity and good cooperative skills.

We offer

  • Salary NOK 491 200 – 534 400 per year, – depending on qualifications.

  • An academically stimulating working environment.

  • The possibility of undertaking a prolonged international mobility stay.

  • Attractive welfare benefits including excellent benefits for families (kindergarten, paid paternal/maternal leave etc) and a generous pension agreement. In addition, Oslo offers a family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities in its immediate surroundings.

How to apply

The application must include

  • Letter of application describing motivation and experience of relevance to STS research on Artificial Intelligence (max. 2 pages)
  • Project proposal (in English) describing how the applicant intends to develop a PhD project within the frame of the research area AI in Society (cf. Faculty guidelines)
  • CV
  • A copy of the master thesis and a list of other scientific publications.
  • 2-3 references (including contact information and described relation to the applicant)
  • Copy of education diploma (including explanation of degree system for education outside Scandinavia)

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system, please follow the link “apply for this job”. International applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University’s grading system. Please note that all documents should be in English (or a Scandinavian language).

Applicants may be called in for an interview.

Formal regulations

Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Research Fellowships at the University of Oslo.

No one can be appointed for more than one PhD Research Fellowship period at the University of Oslo.

According to the Norwegian Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.

The appointment may be shortened/given a more limited scope within the framework of the applicable guidelines on account of any previous employment in academic positions.

The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results etc.

Inclusion and diversity are a strength. The University of Oslo has a personnel policy objective of achieving a balanced gender composition. We also want to have employees with diverse expertise, combinations of subjects, life experience and perspectives. We will make adjustments for employees who require this. 

If there are qualified applicants with special needs, gaps in their CVs or immigrant backgrounds, we will invite at least one applicant in each of these groups to an interview.

Contact information

Project Leader Susanne Bauer,

Centre Director Fulvio Castellacci

About the University of Oslo 

The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest ranked educational and research institution, with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. With its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally recognised research communities, UiO is an important contributor to society.

TIK Centre for Technology, Innovation and Culture is a cross disciplinary unit at the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Oslo. TIK is home to 40 staff members working in research, education and research communication in innovation and science and technology studies (STS). A major part of TIK’s activity is externally funded research. TIK also offers postgraduate education; a PhD-programme and two Master programmes. The Centre also hosts OSIRIS – Oslo Institute for Research on the Impact of Science.

Deadline: 1 November 2021
Unit: TIK Centre for Technology, Innovation and Culture
Campus:
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Post expires on Monday November 1st, 2021

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Biostatistics

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Biostatistics

Job description

Applicants are invited for a 2.5 year position (100%) as Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Biostatistics to be based at the Department of Behavioural Medicine, in close cooperation with the Oslo Centre for Biostatistics and Epidemiology (OCBE) – Department of Biostatistics, Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo (UiO), Norway.

Short introduction

The postdoctoral fellow will work in a multidisciplinary environment interfacing medicine, statistics and psychology. This is an opportunity to join one of Europe’s most active biostatistics groups at an exciting time. Currently, OCBE makes up a group of about 70 scientists with interests spanning a broad range of areas, and holds numerous collaborations with leading bio-medical research groups nationally and internationally. OCBE is responsible for the bio-statistical teaching for the professional study in medicine, the faculty’s bachelor and master programs, and the PhD training. OCBE also provides an extensive advisory service for bio-medical and clinical researchers at the University of Oslo and the Oslo University Hospital, an existing source of data and challenges for our discipline. The Department of Behavioural Medicine consists of researchers with a background in different health professions that investigate a broad range of topics from momentary reward processing to long-term health outcomes and quality of life in patients and health personnel, using both qualitative and quantitative methods. The department is also responsible for educating medical students, with special attention to clinical communication skills.

The postdoctoral fellow will be involved in a joint transnational project funded by the ERA-NET scheme of the European Commission (www.neuron-eranet.eu). The current ‘Network of European Funding for Neuroscience Research’ (NEURON) aims to coordinate research efforts across Europe to promote disease-related biomedical research on sensory disorders. The aim of the project is to investigate the effects of touch on physiological regulation processes in preterm-born infants and rat pups, and to map the time window for the development of nerve fibers receptive for slow stroking touch in infants.

More about the position

The appointment is a full-time position, and is made for a period of 2.5 years. The postdoctoral fellow will be responsible for developing methods to integrate and compare data from humans and animals, consisting in time series of functions. Aim of the analysis is to investigate the effects of touch based on the fluctuations in the biological data (heart rate and pulse frequency) across time and age of the infants/rat pups.

A strong competence in methodological statistics and a large interest in programming are essential. The candidate is expected to collaborate closely with an interdisciplinary team of researchers in France and Germany who will provide the data that forms the basis of the postdoctoral position.

The main purpose of the fellowship is to qualify researchers for work in higher academic positions within their disciplines.

Expected starting date: latest January 1st, 2021.

Qualification requirements

We are looking for a highly motivated, flexible and competent statistician holding a PhD or equivalent who enjoys working in an international and interactive environment. Since the project requires the integration of data from different groups and disciplines in different countries, experience from working in a multicultural / multidisciplinary environment is a strong advantage. The candidate should also have experience with or an interest in Open Science. Personal prerequisites to carry out the project will be highly weighted.

  • Applicants must hold a degree equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree in statistics, data science, computer science, mathematics, or another field with a strong quantitative component. Doctoral dissertation must be submitted for evaluation by the closing date. Appointment is dependent on the public defence of the doctoral thesis being approved.
  • The successful candidate should have a solid background in methodological statistics. Interest in the broad area of biostatistics would be an advantage.
  • Proficiency with programing languages (R, Matlab, Python, C++, or others) is mandatory. Some experience in statistical programming (ideally Monte Carlo simulation and/or numerical optimization) would be an advantage.
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English.

Personal skills

  • Strong ability of taking initiative and working independently
  • Ability to plan and manage tasks to a timetable, and to stick to the plan
  • Flexibility, willingness to learn and to work in a dynamic environment with a diverse team

We offer

  • salary NOK 534 400-604 700 per annum depending on qualifications in position as Postdoctoral Research Fellow (position code 1352)
  • a professionally stimulating working environment
  • a structured career development program, specifically developed for postdoctoral candidates
  • attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement, in addition to Oslo’s family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities

How to apply

The application must include:

  • cover letter (statement of motivation, summarizing scientific work and research interest)
  • CV (summarizing education, positions, pedagogical experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activity)
  • copies of educational certificates (academic transcripts only)
  • a complete list of publications
  • list of reference persons: 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and phone number)

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University’s grading system. Please note that all documents should be in English (or a Scandinavian language).

In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on the documented, academic qualifications, as well as the candidates motivation and personal suitability. Interviews with the best qualified candidates will be arranged.

It is expected that the successful candidate will be able to complete the project in the course of the period of employment.

Formal regulations

Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Oslo.

No one can be appointed for more than one Postdoctoral Fellow period at the University of Oslo.

According to the Norwegian Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.

Inclusion and diversity are a strength. The University of Oslo has a personnel policy objective of achieving a balanced gender composition. We also want to have employees with diverse expertise, combinations of subjects, life experience and perspectives. We will make adjustments for employees who require this. 

If there are qualified applicants with special needs, gaps in their CVs or immigrant backgrounds, we will invite at least one applicant in each of these groups to an interview.

Contact information

Professor Uta Sailer, phone number: +47 22851032, e-mail: uta.sailer@medisin.uio.no

Associate Professor Valeria Vitelli, phone number: +47 45114033, e-mail : valeria.vitelli@medisin.uio.no

About the University of Oslo 

The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest ranked educational and research institution, with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. With its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally recognised research communities, UiO is an important contributor to society.

The Institute of Basic Medical Sciences overall objective is to promote basic medical knowledge in order to understand normal processes, provide insight into mechanisms that cause illness, and promote good health. The Institute is responsible for teaching in basic medical sciences for the programmes of professional study in medicine and the Master’s programme in clinical nutrition. The Institute has more than 300 employees and is located in Domus Medica.

Deadline: 4 October 2021
Unit: Institute of Basic Medical Sciences
Campus:
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Post expires on Monday October 4th, 2021

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Cybersecurity

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Cybersecurity

About the position

Position as Postdoctoral Research Fellow available at Department of Informatics.

The appointment is a fulltime position and is made for a period of three (3) years (10% of which is devoted to required duties, usually in the form of teaching activities).

Starting date no later than 01.01.2022. No one can be appointed for more than one Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the University of Oslo.

Project description 

The postdoctoral fellowship will be part of the Digital Security research group at the Informatics Department and it is expected that the candidate contributes to the group’s research activities. Tasks will typically involve theoretical modelling, development of prototype software tools, analysis and experimentation, report writing, as well as some project management.

Postdoctoral fellows who are appointed for a period of four years are expected to acquire basic pedagogical competency in the course of their fellowship period within the duty component of 25 %.

The main purpose of a postdoctoral fellowship is to provide the candidates with enhanced skills to pursue a scientific top position within or beyond academia. To promote a strategic career path, all postdoctoral research fellows are required to submit a professional development plan no later than one month after commencement of the postdoctoral period.

Qualification requirements

The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences has a strategic ambition to be among Europe’s leading communities for research, education and innovation. Candidates for these fellowships will be selected in accordance with this, and expected to be in the upper segment of their class with respect to academic credentials.

  • Applicants must hold a doctoral degree or an equivalent qualification in computer science or mathematics. Doctoral dissertation must be submitted for evaluation before the application deadline. Only applicants with an approved doctoral thesis and completed defence are eligible for appointment
  • Applicants must have a strong background in cyber security
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Only candidates from European countries, NATO countries and Five-Eyes countries may apply for this position. The reason for this is that cyber security research may involve collaboration with defense and national security organizations where security clearance may be needed
  • Pedagogical skills and experience in teaching is an advantage

We offer

  • Salary NOK 526 000 – 608 200 per year depending on qualifications in position as Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (position code 1352)
  • Attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement
  • Professionally stimulating working environment
  • Vibrant international academic environment
  • Postdoctoral development programmes
  • Oslo’s family-friendly surroundings with their rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities

How to apply

The application must include:

  • Cover letter (statement of motivation, summarizing scientific work and research interest)
  • CV (summarizing education, positions, pedagogical experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activity)
  • Copies of educational certificates, academic transcript of records and letters of recommendation
  • A complete list of publications and up to 5 academic works that the applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee
  • Names and contact details of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number)

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University’s grading system. Please note that all documents should be in English (or a Scandinavian language).

In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on the documented, academic qualifications, as well as the candidate’s motivation and personal suitability.

 Interviews with the best qualified candidates will be arranged.

Formal regulations

Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Oslo.

No one can be appointed for more than one Postdoctoral Fellow period at the University of Oslo.

According to the Norwegian Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.

The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results etc.

The University of Oslo aims to achieve a balanced gender composition in the workforce and to recruit people with ethnic minority backgrounds.

Contact information

Associate Professor Nils Gruschka, email: nilsgrus@ifi.uio.no, phone: +47 22 84 08 58

For technical questions regarding the recruitment system, please contact HR Adviser Torunn Standal Guttormsen, e-mail: t.s.guttormsen@mn.uio.no

About the University of Oslo 

The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest rated institution of research and education with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. Its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally esteemed research communities make UiO an important contributor to society. 

The Department of Informatics (IFI) is one of nine departments belonging to the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. IFI is Norway’s largest university department for general education and research in Computer Science and related topics. 

The Department has more than 1800 students on bachelor level, 600 master students, and over 240 PhDs and postdocs. The overall staff of the Department is close to 370 employees, about 280 of these in full time positions. The full time tenured academic staff is 75, mostly Full/Associate Professors.

Deadline: 5 October 2021
Unit: Department of Informatics
Campus:
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Phd research fellow

Phd research fellow

Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology, Section for Cognitive and Clinical neuroscience

Job description

An open Ph.D.-fellow position is available at the Section for Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience (CCN) at the Department of Psychology, University of Oslo. The section covers basic and applied research and teaching for the Bachelor, Master, Professional and PhD programs in cognitive and biological as well as neuro-psychology.

The research project associated with this position is open within the field covered by CCN. The Ph.D.-fellow is expected to develop a project outline, which upon acceptance will be supervised by a faculty member of CCN.

The Ph.D. fellow will join the Ph.D. program approved by the Department of Psychology and is expected to complete the research project during the period of employment. The appointment is fulltime for a period of three or four years depending on the competence of the successful applicant and the teaching and administrative needs of the section. In case of a four-year appointment, teaching and administrative activities make up 25% of yearly duty work (for example, teaching in lectures or seminars, supervision of students, grading of exams, committee work).

Qualification requirements

  • Applicants must hold a Master’s degree or equivalent in psychology, cognitive or computational neuroscience, biology, or a related field.
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English are necessary.
  • Previous training in methods related to the section’s research and teaching activities is required (e.g, brain imaging or biosignal analysis, cognitive modeling, advanced statistical methods).
  • The candidate’s research proposal needs to reflect research and organizational expertise.
  • The candidate must be qualified for admission to the PhD program at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Oslo (https://www.uio.no/english/research/phd/).
  • Experience with programming is considered a plus (e.g., in Matlab, R, Python, C++/C, Java).
  • Prior work experience with relevance for research or teaching activities of the section are also considered a plus.
  • Candidates who are creative, motivated, and organized will be preferred.

Personal skills

Excellent communication and collaborative skills (team player) is required.

We offer

  • Salary NOK 491 200 – 534 400 per annum, – depending on experience and qualifications.
  • a professionally stimulating working environment.
  • Attractive welfare benefits including excellent benefits for families (kindergarten, paid paternal/maternal leave etc) and a generous pension agreement. In addition, Oslo offers a family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities in its immediate surroundings.

How to apply

The application must include:

  • a cover letter detailing the applicant’s motivation and qualifications with relevance for the position.
  • a project proposal of max 5 pages (further information below), plus an additional statement of support of the prospective main supervisor (who must be a faculty member tied to CCN).
  • a CV with a list of scientific contributions (in research, teaching, or dissemination).
  • copies of educational certificates in English or in one of the Scandinavian languages (academic transcripts only).
  • a list of two to three references (incl. name, relation to candidate, e-mail and phone number). No letter of reference should be included in the application.

The project proposal should contain the following sections: background, research questions/hypotheses, approach/methodology, implementation/feasibility, timeline, ethical considerations, references. Further sections may be added if so necessary. The page format must be A4 with 2 cm margins, single spacing and Arial, Calibri, Times New Roman or similar 11-point font. It is permitted to use 9-point font for the list of references and figure captions.

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system. International applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University’s grading system. Please note that all documents should be in English (with the exception of the educational certificates which might also be in one of the Scandinavian languages).

In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on the documented, academic qualifications, the project description, as well as the candidate’s motivation and personal suitability. Interviews with the best qualified candidates will be arranged.

Formal regulations

Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Research Fellowships at the University of Oslo.

No one can be appointed for more than one PhD Research Fellowship period at the University of Oslo.

According to the Norwegian Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.

The appointment may be shortened/given a more limited scope within the framework of the applicable guidelines on account of any previous employment in academic positions.

The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results etc.

Inclusion and diversity are a strength. The University of Oslo has a personnel policy objective of achieving a balanced gender composition. We also want to have employees with diverse expertise, combinations of subjects, life experience and perspectives. We will make adjustments for employees who require this. 

If there are qualified applicants with special needs, gaps in their CVs or immigrant backgrounds, we will invite at least one applicant in each of these groups to an interview.

Contact information

Head of Section: Rene Huster (rene.huster@psykologi.uio.no)

HR Adviser: Mija Nikolaisen (mija.nikolaisen@psykologi.uio.no)(for questions about the application)

About the University of Oslo 

The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest ranked educational and research institution, with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. With its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally recognised research communities, UiO is an important contributor to society.

The Department of Psychology is one of seven units of the Faculty of Social Sciences, and has 75 permanent and 70 temporary members of scientific staff. Degrees are offered at bachelor and master level, plus a clinical training programme, and the PhD programme has 140 students.

Deadline: 9 October 2021
Unit: The Department of Psychology
Campus:
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Post expires on Saturday October 9th, 2021

PhD Fellowship in Law – FME NorthWind

PhD Fellowship in Law – FME NorthWind

Job description

A position as a PhD Research Fellow in Law is available at the Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law, Faculty of Law, University of Oslo.

The objective of the fellowship is research training leading to the successful completion of a PhD degree. The candidate must be qualified for admission to the PhD programme at the Faculty of Law at the start of the position. Read about the PhD programme here.

The position is externally funded and is part of a Centre for Environment-friendly Energy Research (FME) called NorthWind – Norwegian Research Centre on Wind Energy. The Centre host is Sintef research institution in Trondheim and the University of Oslo is a formal research partner to the Centre. The PhD candidate will be working within the project NorthWind at the University of Oslo, and have the Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law as working place.

The goal of the FME NorthWind is to create green jobs and export industry in Norway, reduce cost of wind energy installations and increase efficiency of wind farm operation. It is also to reduce negative environmental impact, improve public acceptance of wind power and support the UN sustainability goals.

For more information about the Centre and the research and industry partners, see https://www.northwindresearch.no/

The fellowship runs for three years without teaching duties, or four years with teaching duties constituting 25 % of the overall workload. A four year fellowship requires that the candidate can contribute to the current teaching needs of the Faculty of Law.

Starting date: Fall 2021/ early 2022.

More about the position

The PhD candidate will study the legal framework concerning the environmental impact assessment rules of wind parks, with the objective of providing recommendations for improvement. Both offshore and onshore wind should be considered.

The primary focus of the research will be on Norwegian law, but also relevant international, regional and EU/EEA law. Regional and comparative approaches are possible.

The PhD candidate’s work will contribute to Work package 5 (WP5) of the NorthWind project on “Sustainable wind development”. The objective of WP5 is to develop tools and insights for sustainable development of wind energy in order to create a successful export industry, reduce cost and uncertainty, and resolve environmental and societal conflicts. The task to which the PhD work will be attached to will look at environmental impacts and options for environmental design of wind power projects.

Qualification requirements and skills

  • The PhD candidate must hold a 5 year Norwegian master’s degree in law or the equivalent. Education on a similar level may be accepted, based on individual assessment, provided that the education is relevant to the completion of a project in law.
  • Applicants should normally have grades that place them among the top 10-15 percent of graduates. This requirement also applies to the master’s thesis.
  • Knowledge of the renewable energy sector is an advantage, but not a requirement for being selected. Relevant competence for the position is experience with academic research on energy and/or environmental law from the perspective of Norwegian, European and/or international law.
  • The project languages are both Norwegian and English. A good command of a Scandinavian language is therefore expected. The applicants should also have an excellent command of the English language, written and spoken.
  • The applicant must be able to work in an independent and structured manner.
  • Good collaboration skills and the skills to contribute to the development of legal research are required.
  • The candidate must take an active role in developing the professional environment at the workplace during the employment period.

Assessment 

Applicants must submit a project description of 5 -10 pages, which gives an account of the research project, its contribution and relevance to Norwegian and/or European legal science and the NorthWind project, choice of theory and scientific methodology, possible scientific ethical challenges, and a work plan for completion. A PhD thesis at the Faculty of Law can be a monograph or a collection of several articles. As part of the project description, the applicant should present a publication strategy for the research done within the project.

In assessing the applicants, emphasis will be placed on the applicants’ project description, grades, previous and possible publications in the field of law, and the applicant’s professional and personal qualifications for successfully completing the project.

The candidate is expected to complete the project by the end of the fellowship period.

Short-listed applicants will be invited to an interview.

The applications are evaluated by an assessment committee. The committee ranks the applicants based on the criteria indicated above and interviews with short-listed candidates. A separate interview committee may be set down.

The final decision is taken by the Faculty’s separate appointment board.

We offer

  • Salary NOK 491 200,- to 534 400,- per annum , position code 1017
  • An inspiring, friendly and inclusive working environment
  • Pension plan in the state pension fund
  • Attractive welfare arrangements.

How to apply

The application must include:

  • A letter of application describing the applicant’s qualifications and motivation for the position.
  • Project description (5-10 pages), explaining the applicant’s PhD research task in a 3-year period. This includes a description of the theoretical background, the aims, methodologies and publication strategy.
  • Curriculum vitae with documentation of education, professional work experience, and academic work.
  • Certified copies of certificates, diplomas with all grades, and a complete list of publications. Non-Norwegian diplomas (Master, Bachelor, and the like) must be provided in the original language as well as in an English or Scandinavian translation. Non-Norwegian certificates and diplomas must be accompanied by official documentation that explain the grading system, which makes it possible to assess whether the applicants meet the requirements pertaining to grades.
  • Up to 3 scholarly publications. If the publications are written by more than one author, a declaration of authorship that explain the applicant’s contribution to the publication should be submitted.
  • A list of references (2-3 references that include names, relation to the applicant, and contact details).

All documents must be submitted in English or in a Scandinavian language.

Application with attachments must be submitted via our electronic recruitment system, see the “Search position”-link.

Formal regulations

Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Research Fellowships at the University of Oslo and the completion of the PhD Programme

No one can be appointed for more than one PhD Research Fellowship period at the University of Oslo.

According to the Norwegian Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.

The appointment may be shortened/given a more limited scope within the framework of the applicable guidelines on account of any previous employment in academic positions.

The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results etc.

Inclusion and diversity are a strength. The University of Oslo has a personnel policy objective of achieving a balanced gender composition.

If there are qualified applicants with special needs, gaps in their CVs or immigrant backgrounds, we will invite at least one applicant in each of these groups to an interview.

Contact information

Regarding questions about the research project: Associate Professor Catherine Banet: catherine.banet@jus.uio.no

Regarding questions about the recruitment system and process: HR officer Siri Martenson: siri.martenson@jus.uio.no

About the University of Oslo 

The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest ranked educational and research institution, with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. With its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally recognised research communities, UiO is an important contributor to society.

The Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law consists of a Maritime Law department, and a department for Petroleum and Energy Law and is one of five institutes at the University of Oslo Faculty of Law. NIFS is the Nordic hub for maritime law and a resource centre for maritime law and petroleum law research internationally. The institute has an international profile, with a global student body.

Deadline: 25 October 2021
Unit: The Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law
Campus:
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Post expires on Monday October 25th, 2021

PhD fellowship in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience

PhD fellowship in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience

Faculty of Social Sciences,

Department of Psychology,

Section for Health, Developmental and Personality Psychology

Job description

A PhD position in developmental cognitive neuroscience is available at the Section for Health, Developmental and Personality Psychology (HUP). The position will be part of the Norwegian Centre for Mental Disorders Research (NORMENT), in collaboration with the PROMENTA Research Center.

NORMENT is a Norwegian Centre of Excellence aiming to disentangle the genetic, neurobiological, psychological and environmental factors contributing to mental illness. Through our infrastructure for clinical evaluations, cognitive assessment, neuroimaging and biobanking we are assembling a large imaging genetics database comprising data from healthy controls and patients suffering from mental disorders.

PROMENTA  is a newly established interdisciplinary research center focusing on developmental processes and social gradients in mental health, drug use and wellbeing.

The PhD position is funded by a grant from the Research Council of Norway for the project «Learning from mistakes: A Longitudinal Neuroimaging-Cohort-Registry Study”. The project is part of a larger project called BRAINMINT 

The fellowship is for a period of three years. A fourth year can be considered with the addition of a 25% teaching requirement, depending on the competence of the applicant and the needs of the department.

More about the project

On an overarching level, we aim to improve our understanding of the role of neurocognitive development in adolescent mental health and education. The primary objectives of the project are to 1) Map the development of self-regulation functions and associated brain activity across adolescence, 2) Probe how this development is related to changes in brain structure and structural connectivity, 3) Test how early life influences and traits are associated with individual differences in adolescents’ self-regulation functions, and 4) Examine the relevance of these functions for mental health and school performance.

We will collect and analyse behavioural, electroencephalography (EEG) and multimodal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) data from both a large population-based sample and a heterogeneous clinical sample of adolescents. In addition to this new data-collection, we are working with several large-scale open developmental datasets that include EEG, functional and structural MRI, and diffusion MRI.

The successful PhD applicant will play a central role in the data collection. The PhD candidate is expected to learn and perform neuroimaging and statistical analyses and write research articles in the fields of developmental cognitive neuroscience, mental health and education. The specific focus of the PhD project will be planned together with the project leader, but can for instance involve using EEG or fMRI to study development of cognitive control, error processing or emotion processing, or using diffusion MRI to study structural connectivity in relation to adolescent mental health or education. The PhD is also expected to collaborate with other members in the research group.

The project is led by Professor Christian K. Tamnes (PI) and involves collaborations with national and international researchers, and the work may include a period abroad.

Qualification requirements

  • Applicants must have a Master’s degree or equivalent in a relevant field, such as psychology, cognitive neuroscience, medicine, or related.
  • High fluency in English, spoken and written
  • Potential and ambitions for excellent research within the project, as evidenced by the required letter of application, explaining the motivation for applying and how own qualifications are suitable for the announced position
  • Competence in data processing and statistical analysis (R, Mplus or similar)

Preferable qualifications

  • Research experience in the fields of cognitive neuroscience, developmental psychology,  mental health, or education
  • Experience with EEG and/or MRI data collection and/or analysis
  • Experience with working with adolescents
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Interest in performing and promoting Open Science practices

Personal skills

  • Creative thinking and analytic abilities
  • High motivation and efficient work structure
  • Ability to work in collaborative groups and independently

In assessing applications, particular emphasis will be placed upon the quality of the candidate’s academic qualifications. Interviews with selected candidates will be arranged where the applicants personal suitability, motivation and cooperative skills will be emphasized.

We offer

  • Salary grade NOK 491 200 – 534 400 per year depending on qualifications in a position as PhD Research fellow (position code 1017)
  • A professionally stimulating work environment
  • Enthusiastic colleagues with high expertise in relevant fields
  • Unique learning opportunities
  • Opportunities for extensive collaboration with national and international collaborators
  • Favorable pension and social welfare benefits

How to apply

The application must include

  • Letter of application, 1-2 pages, explaining the motivation for applying and how own qualifications are suitable for the announced postdoc position
  • CV summarizing education, positions, academic work and other qualifying activity
  • Copies of educational certificates (academic transcripts only)
  • A complete list of publications and academic works (including preprints and scientific posters). Publications should not be submitted along with the initial application
  • Names and contact details of at least two references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail, and telephone number)

The application with attachments must be submitted through our electronic recruiting system, please follow the link “apply for this job”. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University’s grading system. Please note that all documents should be in English or a Scandinavian language.

Contact information

Please contact the project leader for more information about the project.

Formal regulations

Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Research Fellowships at the University of Oslo.

No one can be appointed for more than one PhD Research Fellowship period at the University of Oslo.

This is a project funded by the Research Council of Norway and applicants with a previous PhD degree cannot be appointed for this position.

According to the Norwegian Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.

The appointment may be shortened/given a more limited scope within the framework of the applicable guidelines on account of any previous employment in academic positions.

The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results etc.

Inclusion and diversity are a strength. The University of Oslo has a personnel policy objective of achieving a balanced gender composition. We also want to have employees with diverse expertise, combinations of subjects, life experience and perspectives. We will make adjustments for employees who require this. 

If there are qualified applicants with special needs, gaps in their CVs or immigrant backgrounds, we will invite at least one applicant in each of these groups to an interview.

About the University of Oslo 

The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest ranked educational and research institution, with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. With its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally recognised research communities, UiO is an important contributor to society.

The Department of Psychology is one of seven units of the Faculty of Social Sciences, and has 75 permanent and 70 temporary members of scientific staff. Degrees are offered at bachelor and master level, plus a clinical training programme, and the PhD programme has 140 students.

Deadline: 4 October 2021
Unit: The Department of Psychology
Campus:
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Phd research fellow in statistics/machine learning

Phd research fellow in statistics/machine learning

Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology, Center for Lifespan Changes in Brain and Cognition (LCBC)

The position

A 3-4 year position as Ph.D. Fellow is available at the Center for Lifespan Changes in Brain and Cognition (LCBC), at the Department of Psychology, University of Oslo. The position will fit a talented candidate highly interested in developing machine learning methods for predicting risk and progression of brain disease, and making such methods practically applicable in clinical settings.

The research center

The goal of LCBC is to understand brain and cognitive changes and how to optimize them through the entire lifespan. LCBC is an active multidisciplinary research center, with a staff of about 25 full-time positions, including six faculty professors/researchers, several PostDocs and Ph.D. candidates, several programmers/engineers and full-time research assistans, extensive supporting personnel and several affiliated international researchers. LCBC has excellent research infrastructure, including access to a 3T Siemens Prisma, PET and EEG, and neuropsychological and somatic test facilities. English is the inter-collegial language of the center. LCBC coordinates a large H2020 EU-project and has obtained four grants from the European Research Council (ERC). Further funding comes from the Research Council of Norway, the National Health Association, the Thon Foundation, and the University of Oslo. The group was in 2015 appointed status as “world-leading” as one of five at the University of Oslo, with special funding. More information can be found on www.oslobrains.no.

More about the position

Datasets containing information from a large number of sources, including detailed magnetic resonance images (MRIs) of the brain, genetic information, cognitive test results, and sociodemographic variables have recently become available for a large number of individuals (N>50000), offering the potential to train accurate models for predicting risk and progression of brain related diseases (e.g., accelerated cognitive decline, Alzheimer’s). If successful, such models would be highly valuable, as early detection enables preventive measures to be applied at an earlier stage than possible with current diagnostic tools. However, the development of prediction methods which optimally use all available data is abound with statistical and computational challenges. Furthermore, making accurate personalized predictions likely requires fine-tuning the models to the characteristics of the target population, as well as proper quantification of uncertainty.

The successful applicant will work towards this goal by extending state-of-the-art machine learning methods to enable integration of MRI, genetics, and other relevant information for making personalized predictions of disease risk. The Ph.D. student will likely use tools from machine learning (e.g., deep learning, probabilistic ML, transfer learning), combined with statistical methods for analysis of longitudinal data. The work will require programming in a high-level language such as Python or R, and the use of deep learning toolkits such as TensorFlow. Access will be given to necessary GPU computing resources. A major focus for the candidate will also be scientific dissemination, i.e., writing and publication.

The main purpose of the fellowship is research training leading to the successful completion of a Ph.D. degree. Hence, the research fellow must take part in the Department’s approved Ph.D. program. The fellowship is for a period of three years. A 4th year can be considered with the addition of 25% teaching requirement, depending on the competence of the applicant and the needs of the center.

The Ph.D. fellow is expected to collaborate extensively with other researchers at the center. The position will offer opportunities to develop high-quality research competence, to work with leading experts in the field, and take part in the group’s extensive network of international collaborations. In particular, the candidate will work closely with the “Predict-AD” project led by Prof. Anders M. Fjell at LCBC and the Computational Radiology & Artificial Intelligence (CRAI) Research Group at Oslo University Hospital, which is a formal collaborator of LCBC. The candidate will also have good opportunities to interact with other groups at the University of Oslo working with personalized medicine, including BigInsight (https://biginsight.no) and the Oslo Centre for Biostatistics and Epidemiology.

Qualification requirements

  •  Applicants must hold a Master’s degree or equivalent in statistics, machine learning, or a closely related field. Candidates finishing their Master’s degree in the fall of 2021 are welcome to apply. Appointment is dependent on the Master`s degree being approved.
  • Applicants must be familiar with at least one high-level programming language such as MATLAB, Python, or R.
  • Applicants must be highly motivated to develop methods of practical value in clinical settings.
  • Familiarity and/or expertise in deep learning methodology (e.g., convolutional neural nets, transfer learning, backpropagation), and software (e.g., Keras, TensorFlow) constitutes an advantage, but not a requirement.
  • Experience with image analysis, neuroimaging data, and cognitive neuroscience will constitute advantages, but not requirements.
  •  Excellent English communication skills, orally and in writing.

In assessing applications, particular emphasis will be placed upon the quality of the candidate’s academic qualifications. Interviews with selected candidates may be arranged where the applicant’s personal prerequisites, interest in the topic and, cooperative skills will be emphasized.

We offer

  • We offer Salary NOK 491 200 – 534 400 per annum depending on experience and qualifications.
  • Professional development in a stimulating academic environment.
  • Favorable pension and social welfare benefits.

How to apply

The application must include

  • The application must include:
  • Letter of application, 1-2 pages, explaining the motivation for applying.
  • Curriculum Vitae summarizing education, positions, and academic work
  •   Copies of educational certificates, publications/academic work (if any) that the applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee.
  •  Names and contact details of at least two references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number).
  •  International applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University’s grading system. All documents should be in Scandinavian or English.
  •  The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system.

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system, please follow the link “apply for this job”. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University’s grading system. Please note that all documents should be in English (or a Scandinavian language).

When evaluating the application, emphasis will be given to the eventuelt “project description” and the applicant’s academic and personal prerequisites to carry out the project. Applicants may be called in for an interview.

Formal regulations

Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Research Fellowships at the University of Oslo.

No one can be appointed for more than one PhD Research Fellowship period at the University of Oslo.

According to the Norwegian Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.

The appointment may be shortened/given a more limited scope within the framework of the applicable guidelines on account of any previous employment in academic positions.

The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results etc.

Inclusion and diversity are a strength. The University of Oslo has a personnel policy objective of achieving a balanced gender composition. We also want to have employees with diverse expertise, combinations of subjects, life experience and perspectives. We will make adjustments for employees who require this. 

If there are qualified applicants with special needs, gaps in their CVs or immigrant backgrounds, we will invite at least one applicant in each of these groups to an interview.

Contact information

Associate Prof. Øystein Sørensen (oystein.sorensen@psykologi.uio.no)

Prof. Kristine B Walhovd (k.b.walhovd@psykologi.uio.no).

Senior consultant Silje Forsland (silje.forsland@psykologi.uio.no)

About the University of Oslo 

The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest ranked educational and research institution, with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. With its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally recognised research communities, UiO is an important contributor to society.

The Department of Psychology is one of seven units of the Faculty of Social Sciences, and has 75 permanent and 70 temporary members of scientific staff. Degrees are offered at bachelor and master level, plus a clinical training programme, and the PhD programme has 140 students.

Deadline: 9 October 2021
Unit: The Department of Psychology
Campus:
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Postdoctoral Research Fellow in proteomics

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in proteomics

Job description

A two-year full time position for a Postdoctoral research Fellow (SKO 1352) is available at the K.G. Jebsen Coeliac Disease Research Centre.

 

The position is affiliated with the research group of Professor Ludvig M. Sollid at the KG Jebsen Coeliac Disease Research Centre, Department of Immunology, Institute of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and the project will be supervised by Jorunn Stamnæs.

More about the position

The project will explore the use of limited clinical biopsy material for global proteome analysis by mass spectrometry. Patients with coeliac disease develop intestinal inflammation when they ingest gluten. Disease severity is typically assessed from histological changes. We have demonstrated that proteome analysis of tissue biopsy material gives a more nuanced picture of disease status and can reveal inflammation not evident to the pathologists. The aim this project is to identify and verify tissue protein signatures that can serve as markers for active disease or disease remission in particular in patients where histological classification is challenging or inadequate. The project may also explore approaches to obtain spatially resolved tissue proteome information.

A main goal of the K.G. Jebsen Coeliac Disease Research Centre is to translate advances in the basic understanding of the pathogenesis of coeliac disease to the clinic: to improve disease diagnostics, to implement novel treatments and to identify new therapeutic targets for this common disease. This project will contribute to development of improved diagnostics and

 The successful applicant will join a thriving and highly multidisciplinary research environment that combines basic, translational and clinical research on immune mediated diseases with particular focus on coeliac disease and autoimmunity. For more details about the research group and centre, please visit the centre web site. We have through the proteomic core facility at Oslo University Hospital access to state of the art instruments and research infrastructure.

The main purpose of the fellowship is to qualify researchers for work in higher academic positions within their disciplines.

Qualification requirements

  • The successful candidate must hold a PhD in biochemistry, systems biology, immunology or equivalent.
  • Laboratory experience from sample preparation strategies for bottom-up proteomics analysis, quantitative proteomics workflows and data-analysis.  
  • Experience with statistical approaches and programming relevant for analysis “omics” datasets is required.
  • Experience from research projects that involve biological interpretation of or validation of omics data generated from human cells or tissues is a strong advantage.
  • The candidate must be fluent in written and spoken English.

 

Preferred starting date: November 2021.

Personal skills

  • We are looking for a motivated and structured candidate with strong laboratory skills and good collaborative qualities.

We offer

  • salary 534 400 to NOK 594 300 per annum depending on qualifications in position as Postdoctoral Research Fellow (position code 1352)
  • a professionally stimulating working environment
  • attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement, in addition to Oslo’s family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities

How to apply

The application must include

  • Application letter, including a ½ page motivation statement and research interests.
  • CV (summarizing education, positions, academic work, scientific publications and
  • other relevant activities)
  • Copies of educational certificates and grades.
  • Letters of recommendation
  • A list of publications and academic work that the applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee (publications themselves should not be enclosed).
  • Names and contact details of 2-3 referees (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number).

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University’s grading system. Please note that all documents should be in English (or a Scandinavian language).

In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on the documented, academic qualifications, the project description (whenever this is required in the call for applicants), and the quality of the project as well as the candidates motivation and personal suitability. Interviews with the best qualified candidates will be arranged.

It is expected that the successful candidate will be able to complete the project in the course of the period of employment.

Formal regulations

Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Oslo.

No one can be appointed for more than one Postdoctoral Fellow period at the University of Oslo.

According to the Norwegian Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.

Inclusion and diversity are a strength. The University of Oslo has a personnel policy objective of achieving a balanced gender composition. We also want to have employees with diverse expertise, combinations of subjects, life experience and perspectives. We will make adjustments for employees who require this. 

If there are qualified applicants with special needs, gaps in their CVs or immigrant backgrounds, we will invite at least one applicant in each of these groups to an interview.

Contact information

  • Dr. Jorunn Stamnæs, e-mail: jorunn.stamnas@medisin.uio.no
  • Professor Ludvig M. Sollid,  e-mail: l.m.sollid@medisin.uio.no
  • HR-advisor Karoline Berg-Eriksen (questions regarding the online application form), e-mail: karoline.berg-eriksen@medisin.uio.no

About the University of Oslo 

The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest ranked educational and research institution, with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. With its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally recognised research communities, UiO is an important contributor to society.

The Institute of Clinical Medicine (Klinmed) is one of three institutes under the Faculty. Klinmed is responsible for the Faculty’s educational and research activities at Oslo University Hospital and Akershus University Hospital. With about 800 employees spread over approximately 425 man-labour years, Klinmed is the university’s largest institute. Our activities follow the clinical activity at the hospitals and are spread across a number of geographical areas.

Deadline: 8 October 2021
Unit: Institute of Clinical Medicine (Klinmed)
Campus:
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Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Criminology – Crime in Latin America: The role of family, employment, culture and the state

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Criminology – Crime in Latin America: The role of family, employment, culture and the state

Job description

1 Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Criminology is available, to undertake research as part of the project “Crime in Latin America: The role of family, employment, culture and the state”. The project is funded by the Research Council of Norway. The candidate will work closely together with the principal investigator of CRIMLA, Prof. Sveinung Sandberg at the Department of Criminology and Sociology of Law.

The period of appointment runs for three or four years. A four-year fellowship requires that the candidate can contribute to the current teaching needs of the Faculty of Law and that pedagogical base competences are acquired as part of the 25% teaching duties. See this list for examples of courses that may be relevant for teaching duties.

More about the position

Crime in Latin America has risen sharply the last two decades. This is closely connected to the growth of US drug markets, brutalization of drug trafficking, increasingly important role of gangs, poverty, diminishing trust in governments, and weakness or failure of states. By developing a culturally sensitive life-course criminology, CRIMLA aims to understand the role of family, employment, culture and the state in criminal trajectories and careers in Latin America. Combining criminological theory, with institutional, cultural and narrative perspectives the objective is to develop research and theorizing from the Global South.

CRIMLA explores the overall research question ‘What is the best way to theorize and understand the criminal careers and life-course trajectories of Latin American offenders?’ through several sub-questions such as: ‘How does crime enter into the life-courses of offenders in different Latin American countries?’ ‘Do major life-course transitions and turning points coincide with changes in crime?’ ‘What is the role of state institutions and local cultures for criminal careers?’ ’What is the role of drug trafficking organizations?’ ‘How is crime conveyed in offenders’ life-stories?’

These questions are addressed through 300 qualitative life-story interviews with prisoners in six Latin American countries; Mexico, El Salvador, Columbia, Brazil, Argentina and Chile. The selected countries represent important differences in terms of state organization and stability, incarceration rates, and culture, but share similar languages, challenges, and colonial history.

The candidate will be in charge of WP 3 in CRIMLA, which has a particular focus on Argentina and Chile (alternatively Mexico and El Salvador, WP 1), and will author at least 5 articles for publication in leading peer-reviewed academic journals, single-authored and/or with other members of the research team. Themes to explore could include, but is not limited to, issues of life-course criminology, and the candidate is free to develop and explore own research interests as part of this project.

Empirically the candidate will partake in the data collection of the overall project, which is 100 qualitative interviews with inmates in each WP. This will be done in close collaboration with research assistants and the rest of the research team.

In order to address CRIMLA’s overall questions, the candidate is expected to engage with the interdisciplinary scholarship on life-course trajectories, life-history narratives and crime in Latin America. The candidate is expected to work close with the project team, engage with the Department and relevant international research communities and contribute to their developments. The candidate will take part in group activities with the core project team, such as seminars and workshops and other dissemination activities as per the project plan – and assist the PI in the overall organization of the project. The candidate is expected to spend considerable time on fieldwork in Latin America and at least two years at the Department of Criminology and Sociology of Law at the University of Oslo.

The core project team consists of the Principal Investigator (PI), Prof. Sveinung Sandberg, Prof. Gustavo Fondevila, Prof. Carolina Agoff, Research Fellow 1, Post-doctoral Research Fellow 1 (this vacancy). The candidate will also get the chance to build an international network and to engage with key scholars in this field, who are part of the project’s Advisory Board.

The parts of the CRIMLA project description relevant to this position can be accessed on request from the PI. Interested candidates are strongly advised to consult these before writing their project description.

Qualification requirements and other qualities

  • Applicants must hold a degree equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree (PhD) in Criminology, Sociology, Psychology, Political Science, Law or other relevant social science background.
  • The doctoral dissertation must have been submitted for evaluation by the closing date. Appointment is dependent on the public defense of the doctoral thesis being approved.
  • A demonstrated knowledge of, experience with and interest for life-history interviews, narrative analysis and life-course criminology is desirable.
  • Qualitative research skills and experience is necessary.
  • Applicants must submit a project description of 5-10 pages explaining how they would tackle their research task in the given time period.
  • The project language is English and Spanish and the applicants should have an excellent command of both languages, written and spoken.
  • Applicants must be able to work independently and in a structured way.
  • Applicants must have good collaboration skills and the ability, willingness and commitment to work in a multidisciplinary team.
  • Applicants must have knowledge and understanding of research ethics processes in the fields covered by CRIMLA.

We offer

  • Salary 543 500 to 604 700 NOK per annum depending on qualifications (position code 1352)
  • Academically stimulating working environment
  • Pension arrangements in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • Welfare arrangements

How to apply

The application must include:

  • A cover letter describing the applicant’s qualifications and motivation for the position.
  • Curriculum Vitae with grades listed (with a list of education, positions, teaching experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activities).
  • Complete list of publications.
  • Up to five previous academic works that the applicant wishes to be considered. If work is written by several authors, the division of work between them must be documented with the co-author’s declaration.
  • A project description of 5-10 pages, including a description of the theoretical background, the aims, methodologies with suggestions for entry points for data collection (prisons), and reflections about potential ethical challenges. The proposal must clearly demonstrate how the research will contribute towards the aims of the CRIMLA project. The applicant should present a publication strategy for the research done within the project.
  • Copies of educational certificates (PhD and MA). Foreign diplomas must be provided in the original language as well as in an English translation. Applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their university grading system. Please note that all documents must be in English or Scandinavian.
  • Names and contact details for at least two reference persons.

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system, please follow the link “apply for this job”.

The project starts 1. October 2021.

Evaluation of the applicant

  • In the evaluation of candidates, emphasis will be placed on the candidate’s academic achievements, previous relevant publications, the project description, and the applicant’s professional and personal qualifications, particularly in relation to their ability to perform the proposed project within the allotted time.
  • Short-listed applicants will be invited for an interview with the University of Oslo, personally or digitally
  • The candidates are evaluated by a Selection Board, which ranks the candidates based on the criteria indicated above and conducts interviews with short-listed candidates. In a few cases a dedicated interview committee will be formed.
  • The Appointments Committee of the Faculty of Law will take a final decision about the hiring of the candidate.

Formal regulations

Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Oslo.

No one can be appointed for more than one Postdoctoral Fellow period at the University of Oslo.

According to the Norwegian Freedom and Information Act (offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.

The University of Oslo aims for its employees to reflect the diversity of the population to the greatest degree possible. The University of Oslo has a personnel policy objective of achieving a balanced gender composition and to recruit people with an immigrant background. We encourage qualified applicants with disabilities to apply for the position. The University of Oslo will adapt the workplace to suit employees with disabilities.

The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results.

Contact information

For questions concerning the project: Sveinung Sandberg, sveinung.sandberg@jus.uio.no

For administrative questions: Andreas Mobråthen, andreas.mobrathen@jus.uio.no

About the University of Oslo 

The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest ranked educational and research institution, with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. With its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally recognised research communities, UiO is an important contributor to society.

 

The Department of Criminology and Sociology of Law is situated at the Faculty of Law. The Department is Norway’s only department for research and education in Criminology and Sociology of Law. Research, teaching and dissemination activities within both fields are at the highest international level. The Department has about 30 employees and 500 students.

Deadline: 6 October 2021
Unit: Department of Criminology and Sociology of Law
Campus:
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Phd research fellow

Phd research fellow

Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology, Section for Cognitive and Clinical neuroscience

Job description

Applications are invited for a fully funded PhD fellowship to be based at the Department of Psychology, University of Oslo. The position is linked to the project Unravelling the role of oxytocin in behavioural flexibility, which is funded by a grant from the Research Council of Norway (Principal Investigator: Daniel S. Quintana). The fellowship is for a period of 3 years. A 4th year can be considered with the addition of 25 % teaching duties, depending on the competence of the applicant and the needs of the Department. The research fellow must take part in the Department’s PhD program and is expected to complete the project within the set fellowship period.

Behavioural flexibility, which is the ability to appropriately adjust one’s behaviour in response to a changing environment, is associated with improved quality of life and a higher resilience to stressors. Conversely, behavioural inflexibility is linked with several psychiatric illnesses, such as autism. Despite the key role for behavioural flexibility in health and wellbeing, its neurobiological basis remains elusive. Emerging evidence suggests that the neuropeptide oxytocin plays a critical role in behavioural flexibility. The primary objective of the PhD fellow project is to unravel oxytocin’s role in behavioural flexibility by performing an intranasal oxytocin intervention study in neurotypical individuals. In collaboration with other members of the team, the fellow will be directly involved in project coordination, data collection, data analysis, and the write up of results for submission to peer-reviewed scientific journals. During the data collection phase, some work time outside of traditional working hours (e.g., evenings, weekends) may occur.

More about the position

The candidate will be affiliated with the NORMENT Multimodal Imaging group (PI: Lars T. Westlye, https://www.med.uio.no/norment/english/research/groups/multimodal-imaging). NORMENT (http://www.norment.no) is a Norwegian Centre of Excellence aiming to disentangle the neurobiological, genetic, psychological and environmental factors contributing to the development of mental illness.

The candidate will also be affiliated with the K.G. Jebsen Centre for Neurodevelopmental Disorders (Director: Terje Nærland, https://www.med.uio.no/klinmed/english/research/centres/kgj-neurodevelopmental-disorders/), whose goal is to address mechanisms of normative and aberrant brain development and translate findings to improve clinical practice for autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders.

 

Qualification requirements

  • The candidate must be qualified for admission to the ph.d. program at the Faculty of Social Science, University of Oslo (https://www.uio.no/english/research/phd/).
  • Applicants must have submitted their master’s or equivalent thesis in relevant fields such as psychology, medicine, or cognitive neuroscience, or other related fields. The diploma must be forwarded as soon as it is received.
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in Norwegian and English are required.
  • Previous experience with collecting psychological data from human research participants is required.

The following qualifications are advantageous:

  • Previous experience coordinating research projects.
  • Previous experience with statistical analysis and programming (R, Python, or similar) is an advantage. Interest in acquiring the necessary computational skills is required.
  • Previous experience with experimental research (e.g., treatment interventions) 
  • Previous experience with neuropeptide research (e.g., oxytocin)
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in Norwegian

Personal skills

Excellent communication and collaborative skills (team player) is required.

We offer

  • Salary NOK 491 200 – 534 400 per year, – depending on experience and qualifications.
  • An ambitious and exciting research environment with a strong multidisciplinary profile and excellent opportunities for academic development.
  • Attractive welfare benefits including excellent benefits for families (kindergarten, paid paternal/maternal leave etc) and a generous pension agreement. In addition, Oslo offers a family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities in its immediate surroundings.

Starting date: December 2021.

How to apply

The application must include:

  • Cover letter (brief summary of motivation and research interests, career plan).
  • CV (summarizing education, positions, relevant experience).
  • A one-page research proposal on the PhD project topic (i.e., an intranasal oxytocin intervention to better understand oxytocin’s role in behavioural flexibility)
  • Relevant educational certificates and transcripts of records
  • List of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and phone number)
  • List of publications, if any (including preprints with valid links). Publications should not be submitted along with the initial application.

In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on academic qualifications, the candidate’s motivation, and personal suitability. Interviews will be performed as part of the selection process.

Formal regulations

Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Research Fellowships at the University of Oslo.

No one can be appointed for more than one PhD Research Fellowship period at the University of Oslo.

According to the Norwegian Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.

The appointment may be shortened/given a more limited scope within the framework of the applicable guidelines on account of any previous employment in academic positions.

The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results etc.

Inclusion and diversity are a strength. The University of Oslo has a personnel policy objective of achieving a balanced gender composition. We also want to have employees with diverse expertise, combinations of subjects, life experience and perspectives. We will make adjustments for employees who require this. 

If there are qualified applicants with special needs, gaps in their CVs or immigrant backgrounds, we will invite at least one applicant in each of these groups to an interview.

Contact information

Dr. Daniel S. Quintana, e-mail: daniel.quintana@medisin.uio.no

HR Adviser: Mija Nikolaisen (mija.nikolaisen@psykologi.uio.no) (for questions about the application)

About the University of Oslo 

The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest ranked educational and research institution, with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. With its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally recognised research communities, UiO is an important contributor to society.

The Department of Psychology is one of seven units of the Faculty of Social Sciences, and has 75 permanent and 70 temporary members of scientific staff. Degrees are offered at bachelor and master level, plus a clinical training programme, and the PhD programme has 140 students.

Deadline: 9 October 2021
Unit: The Department of Psychology
Campus:
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Postdoctoral Fellowships in Political Science – Oslo Nuclear Project

Postdoctoral Fellowships in Political Science – Oslo Nuclear Project

Job description

The Department of Political Science recruits 2 Postdoctoral Fellows (Assistant Professor) with backgrounds from political science or closely related fields. The successful applicants will work full time in the Oslo Nuclear Project´s Strategic Stability research cluster. Oslo Nuclear Project is a research program supported by the Norwegian Ministry of Defence, The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs,and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. The appointment is for a fixed, non-tenured term of 4 years with a 25% requirement for teaching.

The two fellowships will focus on one or more of the following topics: drivers of nuclear arms races and competition, arms control and strategic stability.

More about the position

The postdoctoral fellows are expected to conduct research activities along with the PI and other members of the team. The postdoctoral fellows are expected to contribute to research dissemination, outreach and joint project activities.

The applicant should have a background (with publications) in political science or related fields studying nuclear weapons and international security, preferably with experience in applying empirical methodological approaches and/or specialization in European, Russian or Asian country perspectives.

The Oslo Nuclear Project is led by Professor Målfrid Braut-Hegghammer and the two postdoctoral fellowships are expected to run from 2021-2025. We encourage applicants to read about the Oslo Nuclear Project and its activities before applying. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

The main purpose of the fellowship is to qualify researchers for work in higher academic positions within their disciplines. Appointed postdoctoral fellows are expected to acquire basic pedagogical competency in the course of their fellowship period. Applicants must write a research proposal that lays out a promising research agenda, including a publication plan that can be fulfilled in the course of four years. The Postdoctoral fellow is expected to contribute to research activities and dissemination within the Oslo Nuclear project.

Qualification requirements

A comprehensive assessment of the applicant’s scientific qualifications forms the basis of appointment.

  • Applicants must hold a degree equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree (Ph.D) in Political Science or a closely related discipline before taking up the post.
  • For applicants who have yet to receive their PhD degree, the Doctoral dissertation must have been submitted for evaluation before the application deadline (December 1, 2021). Such applicants should note the date of submission of their PhD in the cover letter. Appointment is dependent on successful completion of the defense of the doctoral thesis.

Other qualifications:

  • Applicants must have a very good command of English (written and orally).
  • Previous research on and familiarity with one or more of the topics covered by ONP is an advantage

The evaluation of applications is based primarily on documented, academic qualifications and the project plan. In addition, personal suitability and motivation are considered. The most promising candidates are invited to interviews.

We offer

  • Salary according to “SKO 1352 postdoktor”, pay grade 59-67, NOK 526 000 –608 200 per year
  • Budget for travel and research assistance (currently NOK 45 000 per year)
  • Staff can apply for additional research support from the department and faculty
  • An academically stimulating and international working environment
  • A friendly and inclusive workplace
  • A good pension scheme through the Norwegian Public Service Fund
  • A good work-life balance and access to Norway’s excellent public services and welfare schemes, including generous parental leave provisions and affordable and accessible childcare (including the University’s kindergarden)
  • Female postdocs can take part in the UiO Mentor program for female postdocs

How to apply

The online application must include the following items:

  • A cover letter (max 2 pages), including a statement of motivation
  • A research proposal (maximum 3000 words including references). The proposal should clarify the research theme, main research questions, how the research contributes to the existing literature and the project, theoretical approach, methodology, and a publication plan
  • A CV summarizing education, positions, research and pedagogical experience, administrative experience, and other qualifying activities
  • A complete list of publications (if not included in the CV)
  • Copies of educational certificates (academic transcripts only)
  • Upload a copy of (what you consider to be) your best academic analysis to date (only one). If this is a co-authored paper/publication, the applicant’s individual contribution must be clarified and confirmed by co-authors.
  • Upload a copy of your PhD dissertation
  • Names and contact details for 2-3 reference persons (name, relation to candidate, e-mail, and phone number). Reference letter not needed
  • Applicants who have not yet defended their PhD dissertation, need to include a letter confirming that it is submitted for defense

The application with attachments must be submitted in our electronic recruiting system. Please follow the link “Apply for this job”. Please note that all documents should be in English or a Scandinavian language. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University’s grading system.

The application deadline is December 1, 2021. The screening and evaluation of the candidates will begin immediately. We expect the whole evaluation process, from the application date to an offer is made, to take 12-16 weeks, depending on the number of applications. The position will be awarded from early 2022 (or a mutually-agreed upon date).

We aim to increase the diversity of backgrounds in our staff, and we especially encourage female researchers to apply.

Formal regulations

Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Oslo.

No one can be appointed for more than one Postdoctoral Fellow period at the University of Oslo.

According to the Norwegian Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.

Inclusion and diversity are a strength. The University of Oslo has a personnel policy objective of achieving a balanced gender composition. We also want to have employees with diverse expertise, combinations of subjects, life experience and perspectives. We will make adjustments for employees who require this. 

If there are qualified applicants with disabilities, gaps in their CVs or immigrant backgrounds, we will invite at least one applicant in each of these groups to an interview.

Contact information

Professor Målfrid Braut-Hegghammer

Head of Department Bjørn Erik Rasch

About the University of Oslo 

The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest ranked educational and research institution, with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. With its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally recognised research communities, UiO is an important contributor to society.

The Department of Political Science is a part of the Faculty of Social Sciences and conducts research, teaching and dissemination. The Department currently has 33 permanent academic staff members, 13 research fellows conducting PhDs, six postdoctoral fellows and ten administrative employees. About 1100 students are currently enrolled in Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD study programmes in political science, as well as the interdisciplinary Bachelor’s degree programmes in International Studies and Public Administration and Leadership, and the Master’s degree programme in Peace and Conflict Studies. The department is the host of C-REX Center for Research on Extremism.

Deadline: 1 December 2021
Unit: The Department of Political Science
Campus:
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Postdoctoral Fellow in Political Science (PART) – 3rd announcement

Postdoctoral Fellow in Political Science (PART) – 3rd announcement

Job description

The Department of Political Science is recruiting a Postdoctoral Fellow (Assistant Professor) (SKO 1352) with a specialization in public administration. The successful applicant will be part of the project ‘Public leadership, organizational performance, and trust in government’ (PART) funded by the Norwegian Research Council. The appointment is for a fixed period of 4 years, with a 25% teaching requirement.

About the project

The PART project assesses the impact of administrative leadership on organizational performance and on citizens’ trust in government. PART studies how the professional background of administrative leaders affects (1) organizational performance; (2) employee motivation and task prioritization; and (3) citizens’ trust in bureaucracy. The focus is on the heads of agencies (regulatory, executive) and state-owned enterprises, comparing leadership backgrounds in politics and business to public sector backgrounds. PART collects and analyses multiple types of data, including biographical data, survey data, and survey experiments with bureaucrats and citizens. The Postdoctoral Fellow is expected to actively contribute to the broader research agenda and the research environment of the PART project.

The project is headed by Professor Tobias Bach and funded under the ‘Young Researcher Talents’ scheme of the Norwegian Research council. The project will be part of the department’s research group on Policy, Bureaucracy, and Organization (PBO). We encourage all applicants to read about PART on the project website.

More about the position

The main purpose of the fellowship is to qualify researchers for work in higher academic positions within their disciplines. Appointed postdoctoral fellows are expected to acquire basic pedagogical competency in the course of their fellowship period.

Applicants must write a research proposal that lays out a promising research agenda, including a publication plan that can be fulfilled in the course of four years. The Postdoctoral fellow is expected to contribute to research activities and dissemination within the PART project. 

Qualification requirements

A comprehensive assessment of the applicant’s scientific qualifications forms the basis of appointment.

  • Applicants must hold a degree equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree (Ph.D) in Political Science or a closely related discipline before taking up the post
  • For applicants who have yet to receive their PhD degree, the Doctoral dissertation must have been submitted for evaluation before the application deadline (November 1, 2021). Such applicants should note the date of submission of their PhD in the cover letter. Appointment is dependent on successful completion of the defense of the doctoral thesis

Other qualifications:

  • Applicants must have a very good command of English (written and orally)
  • A good command of Norwegian or another Scandinavian language is an advantage
  • Previous research on and familiarity with one or more of the topics covered by PART is an advantage

The evaluation of applications is based primarily on documented, academic qualifications and the project plan. In addition, personal suitability and motivation are considered. The most promising candidates are invited to interviews.

We offer

  • Salary according to “SKO 1352 postdoktor”, pay grade 59-67, NOK 526 000 –608 200 per year
  • Budget for travel and research assistance (currently NOK 45 000 per year)
  • Staff can apply for additional research support from the department and faculty
  • An academically stimulating and international working environment
  • A friendly and inclusive workplace
  • A good pension scheme through the Norwegian Public Service Fund
  • A good work-life balance and access to Norway’s excellent public services and welfare schemes, including generous parental leave provisions and affordable and accessible childcare (including the University’s kindergarden)
  • Female postdocs can take part in the UiO Mentor program for female postdocs

How to apply

The online application must include the following items:

  • A cover letter (max 2 pages), including a statement of motivation
  • A research proposal (maximum 3000 words including references). The proposal should clarify the research theme, main research questions, how the research contributes to the existing literature and the project, theoretical approach, methodology, and a publication plan
  • A CV summarizing education, positions, research and pedagogical experience, administrative experience, and other qualifying activities
  • A complete list of publications (if not included in the CV)
  • Copies of educational certificates (academic transcripts only)
  • Upload a copy of (what you consider to be) your best academic analysis to date (only one). If this is a co-authored paper/publication, the applicant’s individual contribution must be clarified and confirmed by co-authors
  • Upload a copy of your PhD dissertation
  • Names and contact details for 2-3 reference persons (name, relation to candidate, e-mail, and phone number). Reference letter not needed
  • Applicants who have not yet defended their PhD dissertation, need to include a letter confirming that it is submitted for defense 

The application with attachments must be submitted in our electronic recruiting system. Please follow the link “apply for this job”. Please note that all documents should be in English or a Scandinavian language. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University’s grading system.

The application deadline is November 1, 2021. The screening and evaluation of the candidates will begin immediately. We expect the whole evaluation process, from the application date to an offer is made, to take 12-16 weeks, depending on the number of applications. The position will be awarded from early 2022 (or a mutually-agreed upon date).

We aim to increase the diversity of backgrounds in our staff, and we especially encourage female researchers to apply.

Formal regulations

Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Oslo.

No one can be appointed for more than one Postdoctoral Fellow period at the University of Oslo.

According to the Norwegian Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.

Inclusion and diversity are a strength. The University of Oslo has a personnel policy objective of achieving a balanced gender composition. We also want to have employees with diverse expertise, combinations of subjects, life experience and perspectives. We will make adjustments for employees who require this. 

If there are qualified applicants with special needs, gaps in their CVs or immigrant backgrounds, we will invite at least one applicant in each of these groups to an interview.

Contact information

Associate professor Tobias Bach

HR-adviser Anders Haave

About the University of Oslo 

The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest ranked educational and research institution, with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. With its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally recognised research communities, UiO is an important contributor to society.

The Department of Political Science is a part of the Faculty of Social Sciences and conducts research, teaching and dissemination. The Department currently has 33 permanent academic staff members, 13 research fellows conducting PhDs, six postdoctoral fellows and ten administrative employees. About 1100 students are currently enrolled in Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD study programmes in political science, as well as the interdisciplinary Bachelor’s degree programmes in International Studies and Public Administration and Leadership, and the Master’s degree programme in Peace and Conflict Studies. The department is the host of C-REX Center for Research on Extremism.

Deadline: 1 November 2021
Unit: The Department of Political Science
Campus:
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Post expires on Monday November 1st, 2021

PhD Research Fellow in Political Science – Oslo Nuclear Project

PhD Research Fellow in Political Science – Oslo Nuclear Project

Job description

The Department of Political Science recruits a candidate for a PhD research fellowship in political science focusing on nuclear proliferation and/or disarmament. The candidate will be a member of the Oslo Nuclear Project´s research cluster focusing on nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament. Oslo Nuclear Project is a research program supported by the Norwegian Ministry of Defence, The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. The appointment is for a fixed, non-tenured term of 4 years, and has a 25% teaching component. This means that 75 % of the working time over four years is devoted to research activities.

The successful candidate will be part of the Faculty’s PhD programme and the Oslo Nuclear Project. The work performed will be expected to lead to a PhD in Political Science. We invite applications from excellent candidates in all sub-fields of political science, including public policy and administration, comparative politics, political theory, international relations and research methods.

This doctoral fellowship will analyze topics related to nuclear (non)proliferation and disarmament and/or how states and international organizations seek to address specific challenges associated with these efforts. The project can examine past or current cases that include, but are not necessarily limited to, nuclear non-proliferation and/or disarmament.

Key responsibilities

  • The candidate is expected to conduct research activities along with the PI and team members
  • The candidate is expected to contribute to research dissemination, outreach and joint project activities

Interest in exploring and applying advanced social science methods and/or analytical tools is desirable.

The Oslo Nuclear Project is led by Professor Målfrid Braut-Hegghammer and the doctoral fellowship runs from 2021-2025. We encourage applicants to read about the Oslo Nuclear Project and its activities on the project website before applying. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

Qualification requirements

  • The prior education must be equivalent of five years at the university level in Norway, with two years (120 credits) at the master’s level in a relevant field. The MA thesis must have at least half a year’s workload/30ECTS
  • The Master degree must include relevant education in research methods
  • Successful candidates must document top grades and a MA Thesis of very high quality

Other qualifications

  • English language skills
  • Personal suitability and motivation for working with the PhD project

We offer

  • Salary according to “SKO 1017 PhD fellow”, pay grade 54-59, NOK 491 200-534 400 per year
  • Budget for travel and research assistance (currently NOK 30 000 per year). Staff can apply for additional research support from the department and faculty
  • An academically stimulating and international working environment
  • A friendly and inclusive workplace
  • A good pension scheme through the Norwegian Public Service Fund
  • A good work-life balance and access to Norway’s excellent public services and welfare schemes, including generous parental leave provisions and affordable and accessible childcare
  • PhD Fellows may acquire pedagogical competency upon agreement

How to apply

The online application must include the following items:

  • A cover letter (maximum 2 pages), including a statement of motivation
  • A research proposal (maximum 3000 words including references). The proposal should clarify the research theme, main research questions, how the research contributes to the existing literature, theoretical approach, methodology, and a timeline
  • A CV summarizing education, positions, research and pedagogical experience, administrative experience, and other qualifying activities
  • Copy of Master’s thesis (in English or Scandinavian language)
  • Copies of transcripts: All applicants must submit their Master’s degree Diploma and transcript(s), preferably together with a class distribution of grades. The transcript must specify the grade achieved on the Master’s thesis
  • Official explanation of the grading and credit system at your university
  • Names and contact details for 2-3 reference persons (name, relation to candidate, e-mail, and phone number). Reference letters not needed

The application with attachments must be submitted in our electronic recruiting system. Please follow the link “apply for this job”. Please note that all documents should be in English or a Scandinavian Language

The application deadline is October 11, 2021. The screening and evaluation of the candidates will begin immediately. We expect the whole evaluation process, from the application date to an offer is made, to take about 5-8 weeks, depending on the number of applications. Expected starting month is January 2022 (or a mutually-agreed upon date).

The evaluation of applications is based primarily on documented, academic qualifications (grades and quality of the Master’s thesis), the quality and relevance of the research proposal and the personal suitability of the candidate. The most promising candidates are invited to interviews.

Formal regulations

Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Research Fellowships at the University of Oslo.

No one can be appointed for more than one PhD Research Fellowship period at the University of Oslo.

According to the Norwegian Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.

The appointment may be shortened/given a more limited scope within the framework of the applicable guidelines on account of any previous employment in academic positions.

The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results etc.

Inclusion and diversity are a strength. The University of Oslo has a personnel policy objective of achieving a balanced gender composition. We also want to have employees with diverse expertise, combinations of subjects, life experience and perspectives. We will make adjustments for employees who require this. 

If there are qualified applicants with special needs, gaps in their CVs or immigrant backgrounds, we will invite at least one applicant in each of these groups to an interview.

Contact information

Project leader, Professor Målfrid Braut-Hegghammer

Head of Department, Bjørn Erik Rasch

About the University of Oslo 

The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest ranked educational and research institution, with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. With its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally recognised research communities, UiO is an important contributor to society.

The Department of Political Science is a part of the Faculty of Social Sciences and conducts research, teaching and dissemination. The Department currently has 33 permanent academic staff members, 13 research fellows conducting PhDs, six postdoctoral fellows and ten administrative employees. About 1100 students are currently enrolled in Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD study programmes in political science, as well as the interdisciplinary Bachelor’s degree programmes in International Studies and Public Administration and Leadership, and the Master’s degree programme in Peace and Conflict Studies. The department is the host of C-REX Center for Research on Extremism.

Deadline: 11 October 2021
Unit: The Department of Political Science
Campus:
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Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Public Health

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Public Health

Job description

Applications are invited for a full-time three-year Postdoctoral position in Public Health, with a focus on Sexual and Reproductive Health, to be based at the Institute of Health and Society’s Department of Community Medicine and Global Health. The postdoctoral position is part of a Norwegian Research Council-financed project titled “Covid-19 and the Kenyan Health System”.

The successful candidate will conduct research within the inter-disciplinary project, “Covid19 and the Kenya Health System”. The candidate will thus be part of an inter-disciplinary research team, working with anthropologists, epidemiologists, public health researchers and historians on Kenya’s experience of and response to Covid-19, in the context of other current health and health system challenges. The candidate will be expected to develop and conduct independent research within the larger project, focusing on sexual and reproductive health. The candidate will also be expected to collaborate with research conducted by other project team members and participate in project activities, including some administrative tasks. Experience of qualitative research is necessary.

More about the position

The appointment is a fulltime position and is made for a period of up to three years (10% of which is devoted to required duties, usually in the form of teaching activities).

The purpose of a postdoctoral fellowship is to qualify researchers for work in higher academic positions within their disciplines. It is expected that the successful candidate will be able to complete the project in the course of the period of employment.

Please contact Associate Professor Ruth Jane Prince r.j.prince@medisin.uio.no (University of Oslo) if you wish to receive the project proposal.

Qualification requirements

  • Applicants must hold a PhD degree, preferably in public health. The PhD thesis must have been defended by the time of application.
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English and Kiswahili.
  • Experience in conducting qualitative research is necessary.
  • Experience of conducting ethnographic research in East Africa and on health systems will be an advantage.   

The following qualifications will count in the assessment of the applicants:

Personal skills

  • to be highly motivated
  • to be able to work independently and as part of a team
  • have excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • have the ability to work with a diverse range of individuals and organizations
  • to conduct independent research.

We offer

  • salary NOK 534 400 – 615 800 per annum depending on qualifications in position as Postdoctoral Research Fellow (position code 1352)
  • funds for research, conference participation and dissemination
  • academically stimulating working environment including the opportunity to work in an interdisciplinary environment
  • attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement, in addition to Oslo’s family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities

How to apply

The application must include

  • Cover letter (statement of motivation, summarizing scientific work and research interest)
  • CV (summarizing education, positions, teaching and administrative experience and other qualifying activity)
  • Copies of educational certificates (bachelor and masters (academic transcripts only)) and PhD
  • A complete list of publications
  • A short Project Description including progress plan (max 3-4 pages, excluding bibliography)
  • Examples of 2 written works that the applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee.
  • List of reference persons: 2-3 references (name, institution, e-mail, telephone number and relation to candidate)

 

 

The application with attachments must be delivered to our electronic recruiting system. International applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University’s grading system. Please note that all documents should be in English (or a Scandinavian language).

In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on the documented qualifications, previous experience as well as the candidate’s motivation and personal suitability. Interviews with the best qualified candidates will be arranged, either in person in Oslo or via Zoom or Skype.

 

Formal regulations

Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Oslo.

No one can be appointed for more than one Postdoctoral Fellow period at the University of Oslo.

According to the Norwegian Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.

Inclusion and diversity are a strength. The University of Oslo has a personnel policy objective of achieving a balanced gender composition. We also want to have employees with diverse expertise, combinations of subjects, life experience and perspectives. We will make adjustments for employees who require this. 

If there are qualified applicants with special needs, gaps in their CVs or immigrant backgrounds, we will invite at least one applicant in each of these groups to an interview.

Contact information

  • Associate Professor Ruth Jane Prince, E-mail r.j.prince@medisin.uio.no
  • Practical information regarding the application process: HR Advisor Pia Kristina den Boer, E-mail: p.k.d.boer@medisin.uio.no

About the University of Oslo 

The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest ranked educational and research institution, with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. With its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally recognised research communities, UiO is an important contributor to society.

The Institute of Health and Society is one of three institutes at the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Oslo. The Institute covers various disciplines and consists of six departments: General Practice, Health Sciences, Health Management and Health Economics, Medical Ethics, Community Medicine and Global Health and Nursing Science.

The Institute of Health and Society bases its work on a complex understanding of disease, health and health systems. Culture, environment, economics, society and biology play direct and indirect roles. Our teaching responsibilities include seven Master’s programs, one Bachelor program and part of the Faculty’s medical school and PhD-program. We employ about 220 FTE and have almost 700 Bachelor and Master students. Annual income is about 200 mill NOK, half of which is external funding. Our researchers play an active part of public policy and disseminate new knowledge through many channels.

 

Deadline: 1 October 2021
Unit: The Institute of Health and Society
Campus:
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Postdoctoral Fellow in Political Science (CLIMREC)

Postdoctoral Fellow in Political Science (CLIMREC)

Job description

The Department of Political Science aims to recruit a Postdoctoral Fellow (Assistant Professor) with a background from Political Science or a closely related discipline. The successful applicant will work full time on the project ‘Climate Politics During Recessions: Examining Drivers of a Green Economic Recovery (CLIMREC)’, funded by the Research Council of Norway (FRIPRO).

The appointment is for a fixed, non-tenured term of four years with a 25% teaching requirement.

About the project

CLIMREC comprehensively analyzes climate-related post-pandemic stimulus spending in G20 economies and identifies drivers of such spending by combining cross-national comparative analysis of spending packages with in-depth case studies of four advanced and four emerging economies. The unique nature of the current recession and the universal use of stimulus packages to aid economic recovery allow us to revisit debates about the trade-offs between environment and growth and to develop cross-national explanations that address gaps in existing research. CLIMREC thus fills both an empirical and a theoretical void in the literature on climate politics.

The project is led by Professor Jon Hovi and runs from the 1st of December 2021 to the 30th of November 2025. The postdoc period might end a few months later, depending on the starting date. The project will be part of the Department’s research group on the Politics of Energy and Climate Change. We encourage applicants to read more about the project here.

More about the position

The postdoc will contribute to:

  • Collecting data on the size and distribution of stimulus funds in the G20 countries (thereby helping to expand CLIMREC’s emerging database on G20 recovery packages)
  • Developing a theoretical framework for explaining cross-national variation in climate policymaking during economic recessions
  • Conducting case studies 
  • The postdoc will conduct research in collaboration with CLIMREC’s PI and other members of the team at UiO, at other research institutions in the Oslo area, and at Johns Hopkins University, Washington DC

The postdoc should have a background (with a record of publishing) in research on environmental policy/politics, economic stimulus policies, or other relevant field.

The main purpose of the fellowship is to qualify researchers for work in higher academic positions within their disciplines. Appointed postdoctoral fellows are expected to acquire basic pedagogical competency in the course of their fellowship period.

Formal qualification requirements

A comprehensive assessment of the applicant’s scientific qualifications forms the basis of appointment. 

  • Applicants must hold a degree equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree (Ph.D) in Political Science or a closely related discipline before taking up the post
  • For applicants who have yet to receive their PhD degree, the Doctoral dissertation must have been submitted for evaluation before the application deadline (November 1, 2021). Such applicants should note the date of submission of their PhD in the cover letter. Appointment is dependent on successful completion of the defense of the doctoral thesis

 

Other qualifications

  • Applicants must have a very good command of English (written and orally)
  • Previous research on and familiarity with one or more of the topics covered by CLIMREC is an advantage

The evaluation of applications is based primarily on documented, academic qualifications and the relevance of research ideas for CLIMREC. In addition, personal suitability and motivation are considered. The most promising candidates are invited to interviews.

We offer

  • Salary according to “SKO1352 postdoktor”, pay grade 59-67, NOK 526 000–608 200 per annum
  • Budget for travel and research assistance (currently NOK 45 000 per year). Staff can apply for additional research support from the department and faculty
  • An academically stimulating and international working environment
  • A friendly and inclusive workplace
  • A good pension scheme through the Norwegian Public Service Fund
  • A good work-life balance and access to Norway’s excellent public services and welfare schemes, including generous parental leave provisions and affordable and accessible childcare (including the University’s kindergarden)
  • Female postdocs can take part in the UiO Mentor program for female postdocs

How to apply

The online application must include the following items:

  • A cover letter (max 2 pages), including a statement of motivation
  • Applicants must submit a note on research interests within the project (max. 1,000 words, including references) laying out promising research ideas and specifying how they contribute to the project
  • A CV summarizing education, positions, research and pedagogical experience, administrative experience, and other qualifying activities
  • A complete list of publications (if not included in the CV)
  • Copies of educational certificates (academic transcripts only) 
  • Upload a copy of (what you consider to be) your best academic analysis to date (only one). If this is a co-authored paper/publication, the applicant’s individual contribution must be clarified and confirmed by co-authors. 
  • Upload a copy of your PhD dissertation
  • Names and contact details for 2-3 reference persons (name, relation to candidate, e-mail, and phone number). Reference letter not needed
  • Applicants who have not yet defended their PhD dissertation, need to include a letter confirming that it is submitted for defense

 

The application with attachments must be submitted in our electronic recruiting system. Please follow the link “Apply for this job”. Please note that all documents should be in English or a Scandinavian language. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University’s grading system.

The application deadline is November 1, 2021. The screening and evaluation of the candidates will begin immediately. We expect the whole evaluation process, from the application date to an offer is made, to take 12-16 weeks, depending on the number of applications. The position will be awarded from early 2022 (or a mutually-agreed upon date).

We aim to increase the diversity of backgrounds in our staff, and we especially encourage female researchers to apply.

Formal regulations

Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Oslo.

No one can be appointed for more than one Postdoctoral Fellow period at the University of Oslo.

According to the Norwegian Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.

Inclusion and diversity are a strength. The University of Oslo has a personnel policy objective of achieving a balanced gender composition. We also want to have employees with diverse expertise, combinations of subjects, life experience and perspectives. We will make adjustments for employees who require this. 

If there are qualified applicants with special needs, gaps in their CVs or immigrant backgrounds, we will invite at least one applicant in each of these groups to an interview.

Contact information

Principal Investigator: Jon Hovi

HR-adviser: Anders Haave 

About the University of Oslo 

The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest ranked educational and research institution, with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. With its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally recognised research communities, UiO is an important contributor to society.

The Department of Political Science is a part of the Faculty of Social Sciences and conducts research, teaching and dissemination. The Department currently has 33 permanent academic staff members, 13 research fellows conducting PhDs, six postdoctoral fellows and ten administrative employees. About 1100 students are currently enrolled in Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD study programmes in political science, as well as the interdisciplinary Bachelor’s degree programmes in International Studies and Public Administration and Leadership, and the Master’s degree programme in Peace and Conflict Studies. The department is the host of C-REX Center for Research on Extremism.

Deadline: 1 November 2021
Unit: The Department of Political Science
Campus:
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PhD Research Fellow in Sociology – Weaving the fabric of Elite Bonds

PhD Research Fellow in Sociology – Weaving the fabric of Elite Bonds

Job description

There is a vacant position at the Department of Sociology and Human Geography for a PhD research fellow (SKO 1017).

The position is for a period of three years without compulsory work or four years with 25% compulsory work (primarily teaching).

More about the position

The PhD fellow will be part of the research project Weaving the fabric of Elite Bonds (WEB) which is headed by Maren Toft. The fellow is expected to pursue independent research under supervision, as outlined in their submitted project proposal.

WEB investigates how social networks are linked to family dynasties and elite power. The project investigates the social cohesion of Norwegian elites, the level of circulation and integration between different parts of the elite, how marriage and kinship ties are related to business and organizational networks, and how networks are implicated in the life-chances of elites. The project is organized in two work packages that concern i) the role of patrimony in business networks, and ii) elite cohesion and elite circulation. The proposal for a PhD project must engage explicitly with one or multiple topics raised in WEB.

The position requires participation in the Faculty of Social Sciences’ organised research education programme (PhD programme) and the completion of a doctorate in sociology. The candidate who is hired will automatically be admitted to the PhD programme. Residence in Norway is expected, but a research stay abroad during the fellowship period is encouraged.

Qualification requirements and assessment criteria

Applicants will be assessed on the quality of the project proposal, the quality of the master’s thesis and the applicant’s personal prerequisites to carry out the project. The hiring process will include an interview.

  • Applicants must have a master’s degree/second-level degree in sociology or equivalent. Applicants are expected to demonstrate through their application letter and project proposal how they will contribute to the research project. Applicants from other disciplinary backgrounds than sociology who wish to apply must demonstrate in their application letter that their educational background, master’s thesis and project proposal qualify them for research within the fields of class analysis or the sociology of elites.
  • The master’s degree must include a thesis of at least 30 ECTS. Applicants must have a minimum grade B (ECTS grading scale) or equivalent. The master’s thesis must have been submitted before the application deadline. A prerequisite for taking up the position is the successful completion of a master’s degree.
  • The applicant must provide a tentative description (4-8 pages) of a PhD research project that she or he plans to carry out during the fellowship period. Applicants are expected to be able to complete the project during the appointment period.
  • Applicants should have experience within class analysis and/or the sociology of elites.
  • Applicants must have excellent written and oral proficiency in English.

 

The final hiring decision is the responsibility of the department’s board and will be based on an evaluation of the overall qualifications of the shortlisted candidates as well as the department’s needs.

We offer

  • Salary at pay rate 54-59, NOK 491 200-534 400 per annum, depending on qualifications
  • An academically stimulating working environment
  • Attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement, in addition to Oslo’s family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities

How to apply

  • A letter of application. Please describe your motivation for applying for this position and explain how your background, research and experience is relevant to the research project
  • A project proposal (4-8 pages). The proposal must include research questions, theoretical framework, methodology and research design as well as a time-line for completion of the research
  • CV with full summary of education, practice and academic work. The period of enrollment (admission-completion) in the master’s study programme must be specified
  • Academic transcripts (university degrees only)
  • Copy of master’s degree diploma
  • Master’s thesis. Please note that your thesis must be uploaded and registered as an “Attachment” in the electronic application
  • Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University’s grading system. This may be uploaded as an “Attachment”
  • List of reference persons: 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and phone number)

The application with attachments must be submitted in our electronic recruiting system, please follow the link “apply for this job”. Please note that all documents must be in English (or a Scandinavian language).

Formal regulations

Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Research Fellowships at the University of Oslo.

No one can be appointed for more than one PhD Research Fellowship period at the University of Oslo.

According to the Norwegian Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.

The appointment may be shortened/given a more limited scope within the framework of the applicable guidelines on account of any previous employment in academic positions.

The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results etc.

Inclusion and diversity are a strength. The University of Oslo has a personnel policy objective of achieving a balanced gender composition. We also want to have employees with diverse expertise, combinations of subjects, life experience and perspectives. We will make adjustments for employees who require this. 

If there are qualified applicants with special needs, gaps in their CVs or immigrant backgrounds, we will invite at least one applicant in each of these groups to an interview.

Contact information

Please refer to our Q&A web page before you make personal enquiries.

Principal Investigator, Maren Toft. All questions regarding the content of the project and the project proposal should be directed to her.

Administrative Head of Administration, Inger-Lise Schwab

About the University of Oslo 

The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest ranked educational and research institution, with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. With its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally recognised research communities, UiO is an important contributor to society.

The Department of Sociology and Human Geography is Norway’s leading department for both Sociology and Human Geography. The Department offers four Bachelor’s and three Master’s programmes. Research, teaching and dissemination activities within both fields are of the highest level. The Department is renowned both for the breadth of topics and methodologies employed and for its highly qualified researchers. Gender balance among the academic staff is an important distinguishing feature. The Department has 35 permanent academic staff, nearly 40 doctoral and post doctoral research fellows and 12 administrative staff members. There are approximately 80 PhD. candidates and 1500 students enrolled in the Department.

Deadline: 15 October 2021
Unit: The Department of Sociology and Human Geography
Campus:
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Doctoral Research Fellowship – Bodies in Translation: Science, Knowledge and Sustainability in Cultural Translation

Doctoral Research Fellowship

“Bodies in Translation: Science, Knowledge and Sustainability in Cultural Translation”

Job description

A Doctoral Research Fellowship (SKO 1017) in cultural history and cultural translation is available at the Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages, University of Oslo.

Cultural translations in early modern descriptions of the «New World»

The person appointed will form a part of the research project “Bodies in Translation: Science, Knowledge and Sustainability in Cultural Translation”, funded by the RCN. In this project, we investigate various cultural and epistemic translation practices where the sustainable health and the human body serve as a boundary object between natural and cultural inquiry. By experimenting with different models of translation, we hope to devise new approaches to the problem of commensurability between cultures and epistemic orders. We aim to reach this objective by analyzing a sample of early modern and cross-cultural cases designed to explore the historiography and translatability of the nature-culture distinction. Our cases thus revolve around cutting-edge issues in the history of knowledge, cultural history, cross-cultural studies and translations studies. The person appointed will work closely with the PI John Ødemark on WP 1, which explores early modern cultural encounters with the “new world”, and assist the PI in WP 2.1, which relates early modern history to contemporary cultural theory. Applicants must develop their own research project within the larger framework of WP1. Applicants who work with European encounters with indigenous America along the lines sketched in the main research proposal can be preferred.  Please find instructions and template for an obligatory project description in the link under “How to apply”.

The person appointed will be affiliated with the Faculty’s organized research training. The academic work is to result in a doctoral thesis that will be defended at the Faculty with a view to obtaining the degree of PhD. The successful candidate is expected to join the existing research milieu or network and contribute to its development. Read more about the doctoral degree.

The appointment is for a duration of 3 years. All PhD Candidates who submit their doctoral dissertation for assessment with a written recommendation from their supervisor within 3 years or 3 ½ years after the start of their PhD position, will be offered, respectively, a 12 or 6 month Completion Grant.

Qualification requirements

  • A Master’s degree or equivalent in cultural history, intellectual history, translation studies or the history of science or other relevant fields. The Master’s degree must have been obtained and the final evaluation must be available by the application deadline.
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English, see Language requirements
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position.

To be eligible for admission to the doctoral programmes at the University of Oslo, applicants must, as a minimum, have completed a five-year graduation course (Master’s degree or equivalent), including a Master’s thesis of at least 30 ECTS. In special cases, the Faculty may grant admission on the basis of a one-year Master course following an assessment of the study programme’s scope and quality.

In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on:

  • The project’s scientific merit, research-related relevance and innovation
  • The projects relevancy for the main project
  • Applicants who work with European encounters with indigenous America along the lines sketched in the main research proposal may be preferred
  • The applicant’s estimated academic and personal ability to complete the project within the time frame
  • The applicant’s ability to complete research training
  • Good collaboration skills and an ability to join interdisciplinary academic communities

Applicants who have recently graduated with excellent results may be given preference.

We offer

How to apply

The application must include:

  • Application letter describing the applicant’s qualifications and motivation for the position
  • Curriculum Vitae (with a list of education, positions, teaching experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activities, including a complete list of publications)
  • Transcript of records of your Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. Applicants with education from a foreign university must attach an explanation of their university’s grading system
  • Documentation of Language requirements (if applicable)
  • Project description, including a detailed progress plan for the project (3 – 5 pages, see Template for project descriptions)

Please note that all documents must be in English or a Scandinavian language.

Educational certificates, master theses and the like are not to be submitted with the application, but applicants may be asked to submit such information or works later.

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system, please follow the link “apply for this job”.

Short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview.

Formal regulations

Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Research Fellowships at the University of Oslo.

No one can be appointed for more than one PhD Research Fellowship period at the University of Oslo.

According to the Norwegian Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.

The appointment may be shortened/given a more limited scope within the framework of the applicable guidelines on account of any previous employment in academic positions.

The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results etc.

Inclusion and diversity are a strength. The University of Oslo has a personnel policy objective of achieving a balanced gender composition. We also want to have employees with diverse expertise, combinations of subjects, life experience and perspectives. We will make adjustments for employees who require this.

If there are qualified applicants with special needs, gaps in their CVs or immigrant backgrounds, we will invite at least one applicant in each of these groups to an interview.

Contact information

For questions about the position:
Professor John Ødemark

For questions on how to apply:
HR-Officer Natali Helgesen

About the University of Oslo

The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest ranked educational and research institution, with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. With its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally recognised research communities, UiO is an important contributor to society.

The Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages (abbreviated IKOS from its Norwegian name) is one of the seven departments at the Faculty of Humanities. The Department has a broad competency in the study of religion and culture and in language based area studies of South Asia, East Asia and the Middle East and North Africa. IKOS also hosts the Oslo School of Environmental Humanities. The Department has several study programmes at both BA and MA levels. Among the Department’s 110 employees about 40 are PhD and Postdoctoral Fellows.

Deadline: 17 October 2021
Unit: The Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages
Campus:
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Researcher Cellular immune response to third and fourth corona vaccination in immunocompromised patiens

Researcher Cellular immune response to third and fourth corona vaccination in immunocompromised patiens

Job description

An 18-month position as researcher (position code 1109)   is available in a multidisciplinary group at the KG Jebsen Centre for B-cell malignancies, Department of Immunology, Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Oslo.

The position is one of eight hospital or Uni positions that are funded by the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), a global partnership to accelerate the development of vaccines and is a regional partnership between the OUH, Norwegian National Institute of Health (FHI), Diakonhjemmet hospital, Akershus University Hospital. The positions will be in the research group of Professor Ludvig A. Munthe.

More about the position

The successful applicant will work in Lab at the KG Jebsen Centre that is situated in the Department of immunology at the Oslo University Hospital-Rikshospitalet in close proximity to core facilities. In addition, the person will stain, run and analyze samples at the mass cytometry core facility at Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH) in a multidisciplinary team including specialization in infection and immunity and cellular proteomics.

The work will be embedded in established studies on immune responses in infection and extensive experience with other RNA viruses (influenza especially), autoimmunity and cancer and will be accompanied by studies on T-cell specificity towards Coronaviruses and testing of new antiviral mechanisms (patent file in progress). The laboratory of the KG Jebsen Centre is situated at the Department of Immunology, a 350-person department that includes the Blood Bank, several diagnostics sections, 3 Research Centers and about 120 researchers.

The successful applicant will work in an interactive multidisciplinary Centre of scientists, in a strong academic environment, focusing on immune activation and dysregulation, crosstalk between cells, signaling pathways and their outcomes in COVID-19.

The position is a fulltime position and will focus on monitoring vaccine responses in one thousand 3rd or 4th revaccinated high-risk patients that are immunosuppressed due to medical therapy or due to genetic defects. We need to help generate new guidelines for vaccinations for this high-risk group of patients. Existing positive and negative controls and biobanked samples from influenza patients will be compared to vaccinated and COVID-19 cell samples using mass cytometry analysis of phenotype and activation state of immune cells. A clinical trial with transfer of convalescent plasma in COVID-19 patients will be followed for biomarkers of disease severity and treatment success.

Qualification requirements

  • We seek a highly motivated individual holding a PhD degree (or other corresponding education equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree) related to molecular biology, cell biology or immunology
  • Experience within mass cytometry or advanced flow cytometry cell culture techniques and knowledge of any of the fields of immunity to infections, immunbiology, translational medicine or related fields.
  •  Candidates who appreciates working in an international and interactive environment.
  • The candidate must be fluent in written and spoken English.

Personal skills

  • We are looking for highly motivated and structured candidates
  • Excellent laboratory skills
  • Good collaborative qualities.

It will be an advantage if the applicant can start as soon as possible.

We offer

  • A challenging and friendly working environment
  • Salary NOK 553 500 – 650 300 per annum, depending on qualifications in position as Researcher (position code 1109).
  • attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement, in addition to Oslo’s family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities

How to apply

The application must include:

  • Cover letter (how the applicant would fit the call, statement of motivation, summarizing scientific work and research interests )
  • CV (summarizing education, positions, pedagogical experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activity)
  • Copies of educational certificates, PhD-certificates (academic transcripts only)
  • Letters of recommendation
  • A complete list of publications with brief statements of candidate contributions
  • List of  3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and phone number)

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system, Jobbnorge. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University’s grading system. Please note that all documents should be in English.

In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on the documented academic qualifications, the project description (whenever this is required in the call for applicants), and the quality of the project as well as the candidates motivation and personal suitability. Interviews with the best qualified candidates will be arranged

 

Formal regulations

Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Oslo.

According to the Norwegian Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.

Inclusion and diversity are a strength. The University of Oslo has a personnel policy objective of achieving a balanced gender composition. We also want to have employees with diverse expertise, combinations of subjects, life experience and perspectives. We will make adjustments for employees who require this. 

If there are qualified applicants with special needs, gaps in their CVs or immigrant backgrounds, we will invite at least one applicant in each of these groups to an interview.

Contact information

  • Centre Director Professor Ludvig A. Munthe, e-mail: ludvig@medisin.uio.no
  • HR Adviser Karoline Berg-Eriksen (questions regarding the online application form), e-mail: Karoline.berg-eriksen@medisin.uio.no

About the University of Oslo 

The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest ranked educational and research institution, with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. With its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally recognised research communities, UiO is an important contributor to society.

The Institute of Clinical Medicine (Klinmed) is one of three institutes under the Faculty. Klinmed is responsible for the Faculty’s educational and research activities at Oslo University Hospital and Akershus University Hospital. With about 800 employees spread over approximately 425 man-labour years, Klinmed is the university’s largest institute. Our activities follow the clinical activity at the hospitals and are spread across a number of geographical areas.

Deadline: 30 September 2021
Unit: Institute of Clinical Medicine (Klinmed)
Campus:
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3-year postdoctoral position in statistics and/or bioinformatics

3-year postdoctoral position in statistics and/or bioinformatics

Job description

Applications are invited for a 3-year postdoctoral position in statistics and/or bioinformatics at the Oslo Centre for Biostatistics and Epidemiology (OCBE), Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, University of Oslo.

The researcher will develop and apply methods in statistics, bioinformatics and/or machine learning to study the deterioration of quality of life of head and neck cancer patient survivors after surgery. The project is part of a Horizon2020 project funded by the European Union, “BD4QoL, Big Data Models and Intelligent tools for Quality of Life monitoring and participatory environment of Head and Neck Cancer survivors”

The project is founded around a large and internationally unique collection of data from several European clinical trials, which the researcher will study retrospectively, and a very exciting prospective clinical trial where a smart-clock based monitoring of some patients will be performed in Italy.  The researcher will be responsible for the data management, the bioinformatics and statistical analysis, to contribute important insight to the field, supported by publications in leading scientific journals. Incomplete data, imprecise harmonization across trials, complex interactions, non-linear effects, and explainability of algorithms, represent some of the methodological challenges.

The postdoctoral research fellow will be employed in a 100% 3-year position at OCBE (https://www.med.uio.no/imb/english/research/centres/ocbe/). OCBE has eight professors, five associate professors, fifteen researchers, many post-doctoral fellows and PhD students, making up a group of about 80 scientists. OCBE is internationally recognized, with interests spanning a broad range of areas (including time-to-event models, data integration, causal inference, statistical genomics, Bayesian inference, stochastic simulation algorithms, probabilistic graphical models, machine learning, evolution and population genetics, informative missingness and measurement error models, epidemiological studies of lifestyle and chronic diseases, stochastic models for infectious diseases, high dimensional data and models) and numerous collaborations with leading bio-medical research groups internationally and in Norway. In the last national research evaluation, OCBE was judged as excellent by an international committee. OCBE has a leading role in the centre of excellence for research-based innovation BigInsight, a consortium of academic, industrial and public partners, with a funding of about 4 mil Euro annually until 2023. Furthermore, OCBE hosts the ERC Advanced Grant of Professor Corander (Scalable inference algorithms for Bayesian evolutionary epidemiology) and several further important projects in the areas of digital life sciences, systems medicine, statistical methods for biobank, health survey and registry data, causal inference and mathematical oncology. Professor Arnoldo Frigessi will have the responsibility for the researcher. Frigessi develops innovative stochastic models and inferential methods to carefully represent fundamental principles, basic dynamics, intricate patterns of dependence and known mechanisms of life science systems, to be understood or predicted. The researcher will be affiliated also with the University of Oslo centre for bioinformatics that constitutes our hub of bioinformatics and computational biology, with competence spanning from precision medicine through all aspects of genomics, regardless of species and populations, through to protein structure. The centre is led by Professor Eivind Hovig. He has pioneered network approaches to study genetic information in cancer by text mining, and his current research is in reproducible computational research,  precision oncology,  synergistic drug prediction, heritable cancer genetics and genomics of various cancer types, and whole genome sequencing. The project will benefit from the collaboration with dr. Marissa LeBlanc and a second researcher, in addition to the international partners of BD4QoL.

More about the position

The project requires competence in several directions, but we do not expect that candidates have all competences already. Although being mostly active in one area, the candidate should have a clear interest in all three areas:

  • bioinformatics
  • experience with working with data from human subjects, with understanding of anonymization issues, clinical epidemiology, randomized clinical trials, observational studies
  • statistics

The main purpose of the fellowship is to qualify researchers for work in higher academic positions within their disciplines.

Qualification requirements

  • Applicants must hold a PhD degree in statistics, computer science or biostatistics, or other disciplines with documented experience in bioinformatics or statistics. Doctoral dissertation must be submitted for evaluation by the application deadline. Appointment is dependent on the public defence of the doctoral thesis being approved.
  • Experience with genomic data sets is an advantage, but not necessary.
  • Experience with machine learning algorithms is an advantage, but not necessary.
  • Documented programming skills in R, python, MatLab, C, C++ or equivalent are necessary.
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English, which is the working language in the project and OCBE.
  • Experience in head and neck cancer research is not expected.

Personal skills

  • The candidate must express genuine interest in developing and applying statistical, bioinformatics and/or machine learning methodology to outstanding medical research questions.
  • The candidate is used to work in interdisciplinary teams and has excellent communication skills.
  • The candidate has shown the ability to work independently and efficiently.

We offer

  • Salary is NOK 534 400 – 604 700 per annum depending on qualifications as a postdoctoral research fellow (position code 1352)
  • Access to unique data and competence. 
  • A friendly, professional and stimulating international working environment.
  • Access to a network of top level national and international collaborators.

How to apply

The application must include

  • A personal cover letter, stating motivations for this position and research interests
  • A CV with full education, positions, academic experiences, details on PhD thesis, detailed computational skills and a list of publications 
  • Copies of educational certificates (academic transcripts only)
  • List of reference persons: 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and phone number)

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University’s grading system. Please note that all documents should be in English (or a Scandinavian language).

In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on the documented, academic qualifications as well as the candidates motivation and personal suitability. Interviews with the best qualified candidates will be arranged.

Formal regulations

Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Oslo.

No one can be appointed for more than one Postdoctoral Fellow period at the University of Oslo.

According to the Norwegian Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.

The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results etc.

The University of Oslo aims to achieve a balanced gender composition in the workforce and to recruit people with ethnic minority backgrounds.

Contact information

Arnoldo Frigessi, frigessi@medisin.uio.no, mob +47 95735574.
Eivind Hovig, ehovig@ifi.uio.no, mob +47 93069881

About the University of Oslo 

The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest ranked educational and research institution, with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. With its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally recognised research communities, UiO is an important contributor to society.

The Institute of Basic Medical Sciences overall objective is to promote basic medical knowledge in order to understand normal processes, provide insight into mechanisms that cause illness, and promote good health. The Institute is responsible for teaching in basic medical sciences for the programmes of professional study in medicine and the Master’s programme in clinical nutrition. The Institute has more than 300 employees and is located in Domus Medica.

Deadline: 8 October 2021
Unit: Institute of Basic Medical Sciences
Campus:
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Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Theoretical Chemistry

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Theoretical Chemistry

Job description

Position as Postdoctoral Research fellow available at the Department of Chemistry / Hylleraas Centre for Quantum Molecular Sciences

The fellowship is for a period of up to 3 years. Starting date as soon as possible

More about the position

The Hylleraas Centre for Quantum Molecular Sciences is a National Centre of Excellence established in 2017 by the Norwegian Research Council, shared by the Theoretical Chemistry groups at the University of Oslo (UiO) and UiT-the Arctic University of Norway.

The research at the Hylleraas Centre is dedicated to modelling chemical systems in complex and extreme environments, with a strong focus on the interaction between matter and electromagnetic radiation. Based on solid new methodological research, the goal is to develop an integrated approach
to the investigation of complex molecular systems, allowing us to predict and explain the most diverse phenomena, ranging from the attosecond response of small molecules in strong laser pulses to
microsecond reorganization of soft-matter aggregates. The Hylleraas Centre activities are structured in six Research Themes, covering the different research lines present in the centre, and organised as illustrated in the figure. For more information about the Hylleraas Centre and its Research Themes,
please visit http://www.hylleraas.no

The present call opens one postdoctoral position at UiO, in the Research Theme RT2: Multiscale Modelling
The positions, under the supervision of Prof. Michele Cascella (RT2) is meant to strengthen the theoretical foundations of the research at the Hylleraas Centre and to provide a direct link between methodological advances and computational applications.

The objective or RT2 is to develop methodologies related to the simulation of systems in the condensed phase across large dimensional and temporal scales. Particular emphasis is on multiresolution models, combining all-atom, coarse grained, and mesoscale resolutions. The future collaborator in RT2 will contribute to the development the hybrid particle/field-molecular dynamics (Milano and Kawakatsu JCP 2009), especially toward the simulation of complex soft-bio/material interfaces (see Cascella and coworkers, JCTC 2018, 2019). Specifically, the future collaborator is expected to push forward the development of the new implementation of the hPF-MD approach based on the hPF Hamiltonian formalism recently introduced by Bore and Cascella (JCP 2020), and to contribute to the development of multi-resolution techniques integrating different multi-scale software into the MiMiC platform, involving models from all-atom to continuum. The ambition is to develop software and methodologies able to tear down time and size bottlenecks in molecular simulations of large, (bio)soft systems, in particular by porting the code to exa-scale architectures being built in Europe in these years.

Qualification requirements

The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences has a strategic ambition of being a leading research faculty. Candidates for these fellowships will be selected in accordance with this, and expected to be in the upper segment of their class with respect to academic credentials.

Requirements/qualifications:

  • For each position, we seek a talented young researcher with the following skills/experience:
  • The applicant must hold a PhD in computational sciences, physics, chemistry or a related
    discipline, with a thesis having a clear focus on computational topics.
  • Documented knowledge of programming languages (Fortran, c/c++, Python), is required
  • Solid experience with HPC, in particular with MPI and GPU coding, is highly desired
  • Knowledge of molecular modelling algorithms (especially molecular dynamics) is highly
    desired
  • Knowledge of statistical mechanics is desired
  • Fluent English (written and spoken) is strictly required.

We offer

  • salary NOK 534 400 – 615 800 per annum depending on qualifications in position as Postdoctoral Research Fellow (position code 1352)
  • a professionally stimulating working environment
  • attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement, in addition to Oslo’s family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities

How to apply

The application must include:

  • Cover letter. Statement of motivation and research interests
  • CV (summarizing education, positions and academic work – scientific publications)
  • Copies of educational certificates, transcript of records
  • list of publications and academic work that the applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee
  • Names and contact details of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number)

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system please follow the link “Apply for this job”. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University’s grading system. Please note that all documents should be in English (or a Scandinavian language).

Applicants may be called in for an interview.

Formal regulations

Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Oslo.

No one can be appointed for more than one Postdoctoral Fellow period at the University of Oslo.

According to the Norwegian Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.

Inclusion and diversity are a strength. The University of Oslo has a personnel policy objective of achieving a balanced gender composition. We also want to have employees with diverse expertise, combinations of subjects, life experience and perspectives. We will make adjustments for employees who require this. 

If there are qualified applicants with special needs, gaps in their CVs or immigrant backgrounds, we will invite at least one applicant in each of these groups to an interview.

Contact information

For further information please contact: Michele Cascella.e-mail: michele.cascella@kjemi.uio.no

For question regarding the recriutment system, please contact HR Adviser: Ørjan Pretorius, e-mail orjan.pretorius@mn.uio.no

About the University of Oslo 

The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest rated institution of research and education with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. Its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally esteemed research communities make UiO an important contributor to society.

Hylleraas Centre for Quantum Molecular Sciences operates under the aegis of the Department of Chemistry at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. The Department of Chemistry  is Norway’s largest institution within research and education in chemistry. Our research excels internationally and we educate students to a wide variety of jobs in industry, academia, research institutions, schools and public administration. Our research ranges from the core topics of chemistry to applied science within in environmental, health, energy and materials. The Department has extensive contacts with industry, research and educational institutions at home and abroad. As partner in the Centre for Materials Science and Nanotechnology our researchers contributes to a significant interdisciplinary efforts in cooperation with the Department of Physics. The Department of Chemistry has its own school laboratory as a great resource for teachers, public outreach and the didactics of chemistry.

Deadline: 22 September 2021
Unit: Hylleraas Centre for Quantum Molecular Sciences
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