Seniorforsker / forsker: Økonomi, energi, klima

Deadline: 26.03.2023

Norwegian Institute of International Affairs

The Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI) is a leading environment for research on international issues in areas of particular relevance to Norwegian foreign policy. We communicate research-based knowledge both to the Norwegian public and to a wider international audience, aiming for excellence, relevance and high credibility in our work.

The institute is owned by the Ministry of Education and Research. Our activities are funded by Norwegian and international organisations such as the Research Council of Norway and the EU, as well as public and private enterprises. NUPI is located in the center of Oslo.

Vil du jobbe i et av Norges ledende forskningsmiljøer?Seniorforsker/forsker; Økonomi, energi, klima

About the position

We have a vacancy for a well-rounded energy economist or other quantitative social scientist with excellent written English. The person hired will provide support to a broad range of projects on energy and climate issues. They will especially be engaged in the production of academic journal articles, including planning, advice on methodology, editing, and supervision of internal and external partners. We are looking for someone who can work fast and be flexible, accurate, and non-conflictual.

There is no limitation on nationality, age, or time elapsed since PhD. The position is for one year but may be extended. We are particularly interested in applicants who can start fast.

Job description

  • Work closely with Indra Overland on a broad range of topics related to energy and climate change.
  • Cooperate with and support non-economists.
  • Aim for research with high academic and/or societal impact.

Your profile

Need to have:

  • Very strong written English.
  • Broad overview of economic principles and theories.
  • Familiarity with energy sector (or subsidiarily climate).
  • Good understanding of a broad range of research design issues and methodologies.

Nice to have but not required, in order of priority

  • PhD in energy economics or related field.
  • Native written English.
  • Experience of publishing in academic journals, especially journals such as Applied Energy, Renewable Energy, Energy Policy, Journal of Cleaner Production, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Nature Energy, Nature Climate Change, Environmental Research Letters, Joule, Heliyon, Energy Research and Social Science, Climate Policy, Climatic Change.
  • Understanding of engineering/natural science aspects of energy technologies.
  • Expertise on Southeast Asia.
  • Norwegian language skills.

We offer

  • One-year contract, with a possibility of extension and ultimately tenure. Startdate: As soon as possible.
  • The position is paid in accordance with the Government's salary regulations as senior researcher, depending on the qualifications and experience of the candidate. Approximate annual wage before tax (Senior Researcher) NOK 648 000 – 840 000.
  • Work in a team of highly motivated researchers at the cutting edge of research.
  • A home in one of the top research institutions in Norway, devoted to equality and offering a wide range of professional learning and capacity building opportunities, professional research support, and support for open access publishing.
  • Excellent working environment in the heart of Oslo, a leading modern north European city in environmental sustainability (the European Green Capital in 2019), surrounded by beautiful forests and fjords.
  • Support for conference attendance and other work-related travel and bonus payments for academic publications.
  • Relocation allowance.
  • Good pension, insurance and loan schemes through membership in the Government Pension Fund


We aim for our workforce to reflect the diversity of the population as much as possible. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply regardless of gender, cultural background, age, disability or gaps in the CV. If necessary, working condition adaptations will be made available for persons with disabilities.

How to apply

  • Any questions can be addressed to Indra Overland on [email protected]
  • The application must contain a short application letter and CV including publications (2-3 samples of written work)

Deadline 26 March 2023.

Please send your application electronically via Jobbnorge by clicking «Apply for the position» on this page.

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