Predoctoral Fellow

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Deadline: 09 Jun 2024

Predoctoral Fellow
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Predoctoral fellow

There is a vacancy for a predoctoral fellow at the Centre for Research on Discretion and Paternalism (DIPA) at the Department of Government , University of Bergen, Norway. The position is for a fixed-term period of 4 months. The formal name of the predoctoral position in the university system is "research assistant". Total employment as a predoctoral fellow in this category of positions (research assistant positions) cannot exceed two years.

A predoctoral fellow is a recruitment position where the main task is to be a supporting entity to academic staff in their instructional and research endeavors. A predoctoral position is for candidates that seek a career in academia and aim for a PhD. The position will provide the opportunity to gain insight into scientific work and methodology by working for an experienced PI and to be a team member in an ambitious research team of young researchers. The candidate´s work task will be related to collected survey data and the research projects at the DIPACentre, University of Bergen, Norway, in collaboration with PI for the projects Professor Marit Skivenes. Working place will be Christes gt. 15, Bergen.

Job description:

Job description will include tasks related to work with:

  • Coding of written data material.
  • Administer practicalities with surveys.
  • Practical tasks associated with research projects.
  • Collecting numerical and statistical material.
  • Research communication.
  • Assist with organizing conferences and seminars.
  • Conduct literature searches.
  • Other administrative tasks.

Requirements and personal characteristics:
  • A master’s degree in political science, sociology, or an interdisciplinary social science Master. The degree must be completed by the application deadline.
  • It is a prerequisite that the person being employed can demonstrate good knowledge of social science methodology especially text analysis of legal documents.
  • Experience with and a keen interest in AI for research.
  • Good skills in qualitative method and Nvivo program (or the equivalent) is required.
  • Excellent language skills in English, both oral and written, is required, and knowledge of German is positive.
  • Good administrative IT skills, including Wordpress, are necessary.
  • Good academic results are emphasized.
  • Ability to work systematically and results-oriented is important.
  • Good cooperation and communication skills are required.
  • High work capacity is expected.
  • Strong motivation for the research areas of the DIPA center is a plus, see overview of projects at DIPA webpage:
  • Experience working on research projects is a plus.
  • Ambition to pursue a doctoral degree is required.

We can offer:
  • A good and professionally challenging working environment
  • Gross annual salary as research assistant (code 1020) NOK 509300, -.
  • Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • Good welfare benefits

Your application must include:

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: June 9, 2024. The application must be marked 2024/6553.

Potential candidates will be invited for an interview.

General information:

Additional information about the position is obtainable by contacting Prof. Marit Skivenes, e-mail [email protected] , phone +47 959 24 979.

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9th June 2024


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