Research assistant at Department of Government

Deadline: 27.01.2023

University of Bergen

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Research assistant

There is a vacancy for a research assistant at the Department of Government, University of Bergen. The position is for a fixed-term period of 6 months. Total employment as a research assistant cannot exceed two years.

Research assistant is a recruitment position where the main task is to be a supporting entity to the academic staff in their instructional and research endeavors. The position will provide the opportunity to gain insight into scientific work and methodology.

As a research assistant you will be part of our research team in the new project “War Effects – Micro-Level Effects of Civil Wars on Multiple Dimensions of Women’s Empowerment”.

About the project/work tasks:

About the project:

In this project, we will explore if, how, and under what conditions civil wars affect gender relations at the subnational and individual level. Empirically, we will combine survey experiments, archival data, GIS, and qualitative field research in Colombia, DR Congo, and Sri Lanka.

Job description:

You will work independently and in collaboration with the PI and the research team. You will work on both research and administrative tasks.

1. Research-related tasks include, e.g., literature searches and review, data preparation and management

2. Administrative tasks include, e.g., social media, the organization of workshops and conferences, and assistance in administrative tasks

The place of work is in Bergen.

Recruitements and personal qualities:

  • The applicant must hold a bachelor’s degree in political science, sociology, or related discipline but BA students who have started the fifth semester will also be considered for the position
  • Currently studying political science, sociology, or related discipline
  • Interest in peace and conflict, development, and gender equality
  • Quantitative methods skills are desired (e.g., R, Stata, or Python)
  • Excellent command of English (written and spoken)
  • Ability to work systematically and result oriented
  • Good cooperation and communication skills

We can offer:

  • A good and professionally challenging working environment
  • Opportunities to develop your research and organizational skills
  • 40% position for a 6-month period starting on 1 March 2023
  • Salary as a research assistant, code 1019, NOK 383200, -. For candidates with a master’s degree, (research assistant - code 1020), the gross annual salary will be NOK 478300, -. For BA students, the annual salary will be NOK 370900, -.
  • Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • Good welfare benefits

Your application:

Application with CV, copies of diplomas, certificates of education and other relevant documents with certified translations into English or a Scandinavian language must be uploaded at Jobbnorge (by the link on this page marked “Apply for this job”.)

Closing date: January 27, 2023.

The application has to be marked: 23/666.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview.

Applications sent by e-mail will not be evaluated.

General information:

Additional information about the position is obtainable by contacting:

The state labour force shall reflect the diversity of Norwegian society to the greatest extent possible. Age and gender balance among employees is therefore a goal. It is also a goal to recruit people with immigrant backgrounds. People with immigrant backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply for the position.

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Information about applicants may be made public even if the applicant has asked not to be named on the list of persons who have applied. The applicant must be notified if the request to be omitted is not met.

The successful applicant must comply with the guidelines that apply to the position at all times.

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