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Researcher position at the Department of Psychosocial Science

Deadline: 14.02.2020

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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.

Research scientist

There is a vacancy for a fulltime 2-year researcher position at the Department of Psychosocial Science from 1 July 2020. The position is affiliated with the project AlerT: Awareness Learning Tools for Data Sharing Everywhere, funded by the Research Council of Norway.

About the project/work tasks:

The project is concerned with e-privacy, that is, with privacy issues in relation to the sharing of personal information in digital environments. It consists of an interdisciplinary team of researchers from psychology, information and computer science, and education. The aim of the project is to develop tools for raising awareness about e-privacy among the public. In a serious games environment, users will practice and make choices in scenarios, and receive instructive feedback based on their choices. The task of the researcher is to conduct psychological experiments in the context of the serious games environment. The aim of the experiments is to investigate risk perception and decision making processes concerning the sharing of personal information. The researcher will be involved in and have a central role in all parts of the research process.

This includes:

  • developing research questions within the research project
  • conducting experimental studies
  • conducting data analyses
  • contributing as first and co-author to scientific publications

Qualifications and personal qualities:

  • Applicants must at the time of applying have successfully defended their Ph.D. in psychology or a related discipline.
  • Expertise in cognitive psychology, preferably in the areas of judgment, risk perception, and decision making.
  • Competence in quantitative data analysis and experimental research designs.
  • Experience in research on serious games or virtual environments is an advantage.
  • Experience with publishing in international (English) peer-reviewed scientific journals.
  • The applicant must be able to work independently and in a structured manner and have the ability to cooperate with others.
  • The position requires proficiency in both written and oral English

We can offer:

  • Exciting development opportunities as part of your role in a strong professional environment
  • Salary at pay grade 61- 64 (code 1109/ Pay range 24, alternative min. 5) in the state salary scale. This currently amounts to an annual salary of NOK 542 000 - 572 700 before taxes.
  • Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • Good welfare benefits

Your application must include:

  • A brief account of the applicant's research interests and motivation for applying for the position.
  • CV
  • Certified copies of diplomas and transcripts and relevant certificates. (Applicants with foreign education must enclose both diplomas in the original language and certified translations to English or a Scandinavian language)
  • Complete list of publications
  • List of academic work that you believe should be taken into consideration in the assessment of your application, including information about where this work was published
  • The names of two referees (name and contact Information)

The application (in English) and any attachments along with any necessary certified translations of documents in English or a Scandinavian language, must be uploaded to JobbNorge.

General information:

Further information about the position can be obtained from:

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.

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