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Research assistant (position code 1019) - Department of Political Science

Deadline: 13.05.2021

Job description

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 Political Science is a part of the Faculty of Social Sciences and conducts research, teaching and dissemination. The Department currently has 33 permanent academic staff members, 13 research fellows conducting PhDs, six postdoctoral fellows and ten administrative employees. About 1100 students are currently enrolled in Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD study programmes in political science, as well as the interdisciplinary Bachelor’s degree programmes in International Studies and Public Administration and Leadership, and the Master’s degree programme in Peace and Conflict Studies. The department is the host of C-REX Center for Research on Extremism.

Professor Målfrid Braut-Hegghammer is recruiting a research assistant (enrolled as a master student, or a recent graduate) to provide research assistance and basic administrative support. The tasks will include managing, processing and analyzing historical source materials, creating active citation archives, preparing graphs using R, as well as administrative tasks. The position is 40%, but a higher percentage may be considered for the right candidate. The initial contract is for 12 months but can be extended.

Qualification requirements

  • The candidate must be enrolled as a master student, or a recent graduate
  • The candidate must be fluent in English and should be able to work in Norwegian
  • Administrative or organizational experiences is desirable
  • Prior experience with research assistance is highly desirable.

We offer

  • A great working inviroment
  • Salary 387 900 – 451 700 NOK depending on competence and experience.
  • Good pensions in ‘Statens Pensjonskasse’.
  • Good welfare benefits.

How to apply

The application must include:

  • Application letter (motivation)
  • CV (complete overview of education and scientific work).
  • Copies of diplomas and certificates.
  • At least two references (name, title, email, telephone and a description of the relation to the applicant).

In evaluation of the applicants, academic background, motivation and personal skills will be emphasized. We will invite relevant candidates for interview. Application with attachments must be sent through our electronic recruitment system, please click “Søk stillingen”, not later than 13th of May. Please note that all documentation must be in English or a Scandinavian language.

Formal regulations

The total period of employment in a position as a scientific assistant may not exceed two years and the position may not be filled by persons who have previously been employed in a research fellow position or have acquired equivalent competence. See regulations on employment conditions for positions such as postdoctoral fellow, research fellow, research assistant and specialist candidate.

Pursuant to the Public Administration Act § 25 2nd paragraph, information about the applicant may be published even if the applicant has requested not to be entered on the applicant list.

The University of Oslo has a takeover agreement for all employees with the aim of securing the rights to research results etc.

The University of Oslo has a personnel policy goal of achieving a balanced gender composition and recruiting people with an immigrant background. In addition, the University of Oslo wants our employees to reflect the diversity of the population as much as possible. We therefore encourage qualified applicants with reduced functional ability to apply for the position. As an IA company, we will create the conditions for employees with disabilities

Contact information

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