Research Fellowships in Economics- 4-5 positions

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Дедлайн: 01.03.2014



Job Description

4-5 Research Fellow positions/Grants for doctoral studies are available at the Department of Economics.

The appointments are for a period of 3-4 years, depending on the teaching load. Research Fellows are expected to participate in the Faculty's doctoral programme, with the aim of completing a doctoral degree within the appointment period. 

1 position is associated with ERC Advanced Grant of Professor Kjetil Storesletten : The Macroeconomics of Inequality, Development and the Welfare State

1 position is associated with interdisiplinary research on topics like energy and environmental governance, the social and economic effects of globalization, climate change and demographic development, or behavioral economics, in particular related to work motivation.


2-3 position are not linked to specific topics or research projects, and the student can choose his/her own project freely.


A 2-year Master’s degree, the degree of cand.oecon, a Norwegian hovedfag or an equivalent qualification in economics is required. Candidates completing their master’s degrees (or equivalent) in the spring semester 2014 before August 1, 2014, may apply. For further information, please see:

For candidates with education from an institution outside the European Economic Area/the European Union or Switzerland a recent score from the general GRE test is required as part of the documentation of qualifications. The Department of Economics does not accept the GMAT tests to substitute the GRE. A good command of English is required of all applicants. International students must document their proficiency in English by taking either TOEFL- or IELTS-test. For information about score requirements, see:

We offer

  • Pay grade 52-56 (NOK 435 100 - 465 300 per annum) for Research Fellowships ("Stipendiat SKO 1017")
  • Academically stimulating working environment
  • Good pension benefits under the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund scheme
  • Good welfare benefits (e.g. maternity leave)
  • Students will be provided with their own office space and will have access to all the facilities of the department

Evaluation of the application

When evaluating the application, emphasis will be given to the applicant’s academic and personal prerequisites to carry out the project and to the project description. For further information, please see:
Applicants may be invited to an interview.

The application must include:

  • Application letter
  • Project description of 5-10 pages
  • CV (summarizing education, positions and academic work)
  • Copies of (both) transcripts and diplomas, and letters of recommendation (if any)
  • List of relevant publications and other academic work
  • Research papers, including master’s dissertation. Where research work is co-authored, the contribution of the candidate should be indicated 

Candidates should indicate which position(s) they are applying for.

Please also refer to the regulations pertaining to the conditions of employment for research fellowship positions (english translation) The University of Oslo has an Acquisition of Rights Agreement for all employees for the purpose of securing intellectual property rights to research results, etc.

The University of Oslo aims to achieve a balanced gender representation in the workforce and to recruit individuals with an immigrant background.


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