Researcher in Learning Analytics in Remote Labs

Researcher in Learning Analytics in Remote Labs

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There is a vacancy for a Researcher position at the Centre for the Science of Learning & Technology (SLATE), Faculty of Psychology, within Learning Analytics in the Erasmus+ project Remote Intelligent Access to Labs in Higher Education (RIALHE). The temporary position with 100% from April 2023 – April 2025.

The Centre for the Science of Learning & Technology (SLATE), located at the Faculty of Psychology, is a learning sciences research centre that carries out interdisciplinary research on the use of data and data analytic approaches (learning analytics) to understand learning, teaching, and creative knowledge processes across the full learning lifespan. We are a dynamic and including milieu of around 24 persons, including faculty, researchers, adjuncts, postdocs, PhDs candidates, and support staff. All employees are expected to contribute to the success of the Centre.

About the project/work tasks:

The person appointed will work in close collaboration with the project coordinator of the RIALHE Erasmus+ although work on other projects is possible if time permits. RIALHE gives student’s remote access to state-of-the-art real lab experiments and scientist expertise in the context of inter-connected higher education systems. RIALHE promotes student active learning by giving the possibility to relive the experimentation and participate in a learning community to support the development of a deeper understanding of the experiments, supported through learning analytics. The workplace is in Bergen, Norway.

The successful candidate will:

  • participate in the co-design, testing, and evaluation of a learning analytics dashboard for remote labs in the RIALHE
  • prepare a set of guidelines and recommendations for the use of learning analytics in remote laboratories, including which data types are best collected, analysed, and reported
  • participating in evaluating lab activity designs to identify challenges and weaknesses via learning analytics monitoring of student activity and performance
  • assist the project leader to fulfil communication (including RIALHE website) and management tasks
  • contributes to the Centre ́s dissemination, information work, and community contact
  • work to help SLATE meet its broad national mandate through collaboration on the projects and initiatives

Qualifications and personal qualities:

  • Excellent PhD in learning analytics or data science; a focus on peer assessment or peer collaboration is an advantage
  • R&D experience in data analysis with particular focus in education, such as regression analysis, epistemic network analysis, clustering, data models exploration and validation
  • Good skills in R programming and data analysis
  • Experience in dashboard design and development is an advantage
  • Ability to work independently, strong personal commitment, teamwork & cooperation skills, administrative skills, creativity, determination
  • Proficiency in written and oral English is required
  • Last but not least, enthusiasm about, high commitment for, and enjoyment in research

We can offer:

  • Exciting development opportunities as part of your role in a strong professional environment
  • An annual salary of NOK 573 900 before taxes (code 1109) in the state salary scale. A higher salary may be considered for a particularly well qualified applicant.
  • Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • Good welfare benefits

Your application must include:

  • A brief account (in English) of your research interests and motivation for applying for the position
  • CV
  • Transcripts and diplomas showing completion of a master’s degree and PhD degree
  • Relevant attests/certificates confirming previous jobs (in Scandinavian or English)
  • A full list of academic publications
  • Up to 5 articles to be considered
  • The names and contact information for two reference persons

We invite your attention to the fact that applications along with appended information and attachments linked to the application in JobbNorge will be evaluated after the closing date for applications. Attachments must be in English or a Scandinavian language and any translations must be certified.

It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all information is submitted by the application deadline.

It is particularly important that each of the attachments that are to be taken into account in the assessment is uploaded in full as an attachment to the application.

General information:

Further information about the position can be obtained from:

  • RIALHE project leader Dr. Mohammad Khalil email: Tel: +47 412 09 272
  • SLATE Director, Professor Barbara Wasson email: Tel: + 47 911 41 297 or
  • Practical questions regarding the application procedures should be directed to:
  • Head of Administration Jorunn Viken, email:, Tel: +47 901 31 832

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

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

For further information about the recruitment process, click here.


About The University of Bergen

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

There are five departments and two centres at Faculty of Psychology. Read more about the faculty and departments. 

Deadline: 2023-03-26 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Psychology

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Sunday March 26th, 2023