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Research support - Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences

Deadline: 12.11.2020

Universitetet i 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.

Job description

Applications are invited for a one-year Research support position to provide research and project support to the Sustainability and Design research group at the Department of Informatics at the University of Oslo.

Our research group is at the moment working on two research projects: Futuring Sustainable Nordic Business Models and Circular Energy for a Sustainable Circular Economy. We are a small research group and are looking for a colleague who can provide research support as well as help us to extend the impact of our research.

Your tasks will be as follows:

  • Provide research assistance in the form of organising and implementing interviews
  • Support us in the analysis of our research data
  • Coordinate research activities with our project partners
  • Provide support to our academic events, such as a conference and seminars
  • Translate our research results into publications that can reach a large audience

We expect our new colleague to be equally comfortable working in a team as being able to work independently. Starting date is January 2021.

Qualification requirements

The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences has a strategic ambition is 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.

The preferred candidate for this position will fulfill the following criteria:

  • A Master’s degree.
  • Proven experience in sustainability-related research
  • Excellent English skills, orally and in writing, are required. Proficiency in Norwegian or another Scandinavian language is desirable.
  • The following qualifications will be considered as an advantage: experience in communicating sustainability, experience in visual design, experience in website and social media work.

We offer

  • salary NOK 442 300 – 488 000 per annum depending on qualifications in position as Researcher (position code 1108)
  • 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, summarizing work experience)
  • CV (summarizing education, positions, skills, experiences, and other qualifying activities)
  • Copies of educational certificates, academic transcript of records and letters of recommendation
  • List of academic and non-academic publications (if applicable).
  • 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).

Interviews with the best-qualified candidates will be arranged.

Formal regulations

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

For technical questions regarding the recruitment system, please contact HR Adviser Torunn Standal Guttormsen, +47 22854272, [email protected]

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