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PhD Research Fellowships in Climate Change Economics

Deadline: 15.06.2021

Universitetet i Oslo

The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest ranked educational and research institution, with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. With its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally recognised research communities, UiO is an important contributor to society.


The Department of Economics is the largest and highest ranked institute for economic research in Norway. The Department offers Bachelor's and Masters's programmes, as well as a doctoral programme with approximately 40 students. The department hosts a Centre for the study of Equality, Social Organization and Performance (ESOP) and a Centre for Public Economics, Oslo Fiscal Studies (OFS).

Job description

The fellowship is a four-year research position with 25 % teaching and administrative duties. The fellow will join the Faculty’s PhD program, which is a four-year program requiring a Master degree upon entry and a strong background in macroeconomics, microeconomics, and econometrics.

The fellow is primarily funded thought the Research Council of Norway under a grant on Climate Change Risk and International Cooperation, headed by Prof. Christian Traeger. We seek a diverse pool of applicants.

Qualification and Personal Skills

Applications are assessed based on transcripts, scientific merit, skill, suitability for the project, and personal qualifications. We seek candidate with high qualifications.

The research project requires background and interest in

  • Climate Change Economics
  • Strong Mathematics Background
  • Dynamic Modeling
  • Risk and Uncertainty Modeling
  • Game Theory
  • Programming, e.g., Matlab, Python, or Julia
  • International Macroeconomics and Macrofinance
  • Applied Econometrics
  • fluent oral and written communication skills in English ev. and a Scandinavian language

The fellowship is scheduled to start in August of 2021 (some flexibility). A prerequisite for taking up the position is the successful completion of a Master’s degree.

We offer

  • Annual salary between NOK 482 200 - 526 000 for PhD Fellow (SKO 1017)
  • An academically stimulating international working environment (communication in English)
  • Options to spend 1-2 semesters abroad if desired
  • Excellent welfare benefits

How to apply

The application must include

  • Cover letter (statement of motivation and brief summary of experience and research interest)
  • CV
  • Copies of all University transcripts including an official grade explanation
  • Preferably a short research proposal demonstrating interest in a related topic and the ability to conceive, outline, and structure a realistic research proposal for an academic paper
  • Preferably one letter or email of recommendation and 1-2 additional reference contacts. Please arrange to have the recommendation sent directly to [email protected] if possible.
  • If available, include a copy of Master thesise
  • Students with an education from an institution outside of the EEA and Switzerland are required to provide GRE test results (institutional code 0756)
  • International students who are not native speakers have to prove good command of the English language (TOEFL, IELTS, see more).
  • The shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview

Please note that all documents should be in English or a Scandinavian Language. Applications without sufficient documentation will not be considered.

Formal regulations

Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Research Fellowships at the University of Oslo.

No one can be appointed for more than one PhD Research Fellowship period at the University of Oslo.

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 appointment may be shortened/given a more limited scope within the framework of the applicable guidelines on account of any previous employment in academic positions.

The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results etc.

Inclusion and diversity are a strength. The University of Oslo has a personnel policy objective of achieving a balanced gender composition. We also want to have employees with diverse expertise, combinations of subjects, life experience and perspectives. We will make adjustments for employees who require this.

If there are qualified applicants with special needs, gaps in their CVs or immigrant backgrounds, we will invite at least one applicant in each of these groups to an interview.

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