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PhD Research Fellowship in Entrepreneurship

Deadline: 15.09.2019

Job description

Universitetet i Oslo

The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest rated institution of research and education with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. Its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally esteemed research communities make UiO an important contributor to society.

The Department of Informatics (IFI) is one of nine departments belonging to the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences.. IFI is Norway’s largest university department for general education and research in Computer Science and related topics.

The Department has near 950 students on bachelor level, near 450 master students, and over 180 PhD students. The overall staff of the Department is close to 250 employees, about 200 of these are full time positions. The full time scientific staff is 60, mostly Full/Associate Professors.

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Applications are invited for a PhD Research Fellowship in Entrepreneurship. The position will be based at the Digitalization & Entrepreneurship (DIGENT) research section at the Department of Informatics.

DIGENT is a recently established research section at the Department of Informatics at the University of Oslo. DIGENT hosts researchers from the field of entrepreneurship, information systems, and information design.

The fellowship period is 3 years. Candidates may be offered one additional year by the Department of Informatics; the 4 years position then entails a compulsory work load of 25% that consists of teaching and supervision duties.

No one can be appointed for more than one PhD Research Fellowship period at the University of Oslo. Starting date no later than 01.01.2020.

More about the position

The PhD project is part of the research centre INTRANSIT – “Centre for the Study of Innovation Policy for Industrial Transformation, Sustainability and Digitalization”. INTRANSIT is an interdisciplinary research centre by the University of Oslo, Sintef Digital, and Utrecht University. Information about INTRANSIT including its main research aims is available at:


The PhD position is connected to study the roles and interaction dynamics between established and entrepreneurial firms in transition processes (research stream 3).

The PhD project will focus on identifying and mapping collaborative efforts between incumbents and entrants during periods of transition across focal Norwegian sectors. The goal is to understand the role of collaboration and transfer of knowledge between incumbents and emerging firms. The successful candidate is expected to actively contribute to the INTRANSIT research group.

Qualification requirements

The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences has a strategic ambition of being a leading research faculty. Candidates for these fellowships will be selected in accordance with this, and expected to be in the upper segment of their class with respect to academic credentials.

  • applicants must hold a Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Organization, Business, Management, or other relevant discipline
  • foreign completed degree (M.Sc.-level) corresponding to a minimum of four years in the Norwegian educational system
  • communication skills in a Scandinavian language is desirable
  • experience with building databases and analysis of large datasets is desirable

Grade requirements:

The norm is as follows:

  • the average grade point for courses included in the Bachelor’s degree must be C or better in the Norwegian educational system
  • the average grade point for courses included in the Master’s degree must be B or better in the Norwegian educational system
  • the Master’s thesis must have the grade B or better in the Norwegian educational system
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English


The purpose of the fellowship is research training leading to the successful completion of a PhD degree.

The fellowship requires admission to the PhD programme at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. The application to the PhD programme must be submitted to the department no later than two months after taking up the position. For more information see:



We offer

  • salary NOK 479 600 – 523 200 per annum depending on qualifications in a position as PhD Research fellow, (position code 1017)
  • academically stimulating work environment at DIGENT and INTRANSIT
  • opportunity to participate at international conferences and workshops
  • 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 (including statement of motivation, research interests, and a draft of proposed research to be undertaken during the fellowship period, max. 3 pages)
  • CV (summarizing education, positions and academic work - scientific publications)
  • copies of educational certificates, 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
  • 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).

Short-listed applicants will be called in for an interview. Relevant applicants might be asked to write a project proposal elaborating on a specific research task to be undertaken during the fellowship period.

Formal regulations

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

According to the Norwegian Freedom and 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 University of Oslo aims to achieve a balanced gender composition in the workforce and to recruit people with ethnic minority backgrounds.

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

Contact information

  • Associate Professor Birthe Soppe, DIGENT, Co-Director of INTRANSIT, email: [email protected]

For technical questions regarding the application system, please contact HR Adviser Torunnn Standal Guttormsen, phone:+47 22854272, email:[email protected]

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