LEDIG STILLING VED NMBU
PhD Research Fellowship within Climate Economics
Norwegian University of Life Sciences
NMBU has a particular responsibility for research and education that secures the basis for the life of future generations. Sustainability is rooted in everything we do and we deliver knowledge for life. NMBU has 1,800 employees of which about 250 phd scholarships and 6,000 students. The university is divided into seven faculties.
NMBU believes that a good working environment is characterised by diversity.
We encourage qualified candidates to apply regardless of gender, functional ability, cultural background or whether you have been outside the labour market for a period. If necessary, workplace adaptations will be made for persons with disabilities.
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About the School of Economics and Business
Our mission is to create knowledge across the fields of economics and business administration, and to develop professionals and leaders who combine an economic mindset with multidisciplinary knowledge equipped to address real-world problems with sustainability as a guiding principle.
The School of Economics and Business is one of seven faculties at NMBU. Our mission is to create knowledge across the fields of economics and business administration, and to develop professionals and leaders who combine an economic mindset with multidisciplinary knowledge equipped to address real-world problems with sustainability as a guiding principle. The School of Economics and Business offers bachelor and master programmes in Business Administration and in Economics, a master programme in Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Bioeconomy, and a PhD program in Economics and Business. These degree programmes have approximately 700 students. The School has 55 faculty and staff members and more than 40 PhD students. For more information, see www.nmbu.no
Would you like to join a thriving, applied research group in environmental, resource and climate economics; and work on a new project on value chains for CO2 storage and blue hydrogen in Europe?
About the position
The NMBU School of Economics and Business (Handelshøyskolen) has a vacancy for a PhD position within climate economics.
The position is for three years. The planned start-up is January 2022.
The available position is part of the new project, “Developing value chains for CO2 storage and blue hydrogen in Europe” (Device), financed by the Research Council of Norway and lead by the Frisch Centre.
The main workplace for the PhD will be at NMBU with opportunities for research stays at the Frisch Centre and academic institutions abroad.
The main goal of the PhD position is to develop of research capacity and competence. The successful applicants will participate in the School’s PhD programme in Economics and Business. The period of appointment is three years but may be extended to three and a half years if the PhD student contributes to teaching, supervision, research assistance, exam grading, and administration.
In the research project, the PhD candidate will contribute to study how to develop value chains for CO2 storage and blue hydrogen in Europe (natural gas-based hydrogen production with capture and storage of CO2). Possible tasks may include analyzing factors influencing the demand for and the supply of CO2 storage; the interactions between value chains for CO2 storage and blue hydrogen; competition between green and blue hydrogen; and policy instruments to develop value chains for CO2 storage and blue hydrogen. The contribution of the PhD will be a combination of theoretical modelling based and empirical work. The PhD candidate will work closely with senior researchers. The specific tasks of the PhD candidate will be decided based on discussions with supervisors and other project participants. More information about the overall research project is found here.
The successful candidate is expected to submit a plan for the progress of the work towards a PhD degree during the first months of the appointment, with a view to completing a doctorate within the PhD fellowship period.
The successful applicant must meet the conditions defined for admission to a PhD programme at NMBU.
- The applicant must have an academically relevant education corresponding to a five-year Norwegian degree programme, where 120 credits are at the Master degree level.
- Relevant educations are Master degrees in economics, business or related fields.
- Candidates without a Master degree have until 31. December 2021 to complete the final exam.
- An average grade of B or better for the overall Master degree and a grade of B or better on the Master’s theses are required.
Emphasis is placed on analytical skills, academic grades, motivation, and qualifications to complete a PhD study. The candidate must be able to work independently, participate actively in the academic community, and be innovative and creative. It is an advantage if the applicant speaks and writes Norwegian or another Scandinavian language.
The applicant must have a strong academic background from previous studies and proficiency in both written and oral English. For more detailed information on the admission criteria please see the PhD Regulations and the relevant PhD programme description.
Remuneration and further information
The PhD position is placed in government pay scale position code 1017. PhD fellows are normally placed in pay grade 54 (NOK 491.200,-) on the Norwegian Government salary scale upon employment and follow ordinary meriting regulations.
Terms of employment are governed by Norwegian guidelines for PhD fellowships at Universities and University Colleges.
For further information, please contact
- Professor Knut Einar Rosendahl, phone +47 67231145, e-mail: [email protected]
- Head of Research, Professor Frode Alfnes, phone +47 67231112, e-mail: [email protected]
- Dean, Gro Ladegård, phone +47 67231188, e-mail: [email protected]
To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply for this job' button above. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.
Application deadline: 14. October 2021
If it is difficult to judge the applicant’s contribution for publications with multiple authors, a short description of the applicant’s contribution must be included.
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.
The application must include
- Cover letter - statement of motivation and research interests and an outline of the proposed doctoral research project (2 – 5 pages)
- CV (summarizing education, positions, and academic work - scientific publications)
- Copies of the original Bachelor and Master degree diploma, transcripts of records and letters of recommendation
- Documentation of English proficiency
- 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)
Applicants may be called in for an interview (by Zoom/Team).