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Blindern og Urbygningen (Foto: Wikimedia og Colourbox)
Blindern og Urbygningen (Foto: Wikimedia og Colourbox)

Research assistant 80 % at the Babyling Lab

Deadline: 15.06.2022

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 Psychology is one of seven units of the Faculty of Social Sciences, and has 75 permanent and 70 temporary members of scientific staff. Degrees are offered at bachelor and master level, plus a clinical training programme, and the PhD programme has 140 students.

There is an vacancy for a leading research assistant at the Department of Psychology, University of Oslo. The position is externally financed by a SPARK Social Innovation grant and lasts for 1 year at 80 %.

The person appointed will be involved in the coordination of a longitudinal project that will follow toddlers from 18 months of age and will aim at evaluating the psychometric properties of a novel language screening tool with a large cohort of participants.

Qualification requirements

  • Documented experience and interest in development psychology and language development
  • Minimum education at bachelor level in a relevant field – ideally at the master level
  • Experience running research projects in language acquisition is an advantage
  • Strong oral and written communication skills in Norwegian and English
  • Experience handling research participants (adults and children)
  • Experience with eye-tracking (EyeLink) is an advantage
  • Interest and experience with programming (e.g. Experiment Builder, R) is an advantage

We offer

  • Salary NOK 413 500 – 468 300 per annum depending on qualifications in a position as Research Assistant (position code 1019/1020)
  • 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 and research interest
  • CV (summarizing education, positions and academic work)
  • Copies of educational cerificates (academic transcripts only)
  • List of reference persons: 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and phone number)

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).

When evaluating the application, emphasis will be given to the eventually “project description” and the applicant’s academic and personal prerequisites to carry out the project. Applicants may be called in for an interview.

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 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. Furthermore, we want employees with diverse professional expertise, life experience and perspectives.

If there are qualified applicants with disabilities, employment gaps or immigrant background, we will invite at least one applicant from each of these categories to an interview.

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