Centre for Welfare and Labour Research (SVA) consists of Work Research Institute (AFI), Norwegian Social Research (NOVA), Norwegian Institute for Urban and Regional Research (NIBR), and Consumption Research Norway (SIFO).

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Senior Researcher – Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI), fixed term

Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences (HiOA) invites applications from outstanding candidates to fill a two-year post as senior researcher (at a research professor level) in the field of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI). The post is related to the Research Group on Responsible Innovation (link HiOA).

Tasks and responsibilities
The researcher will develop and participate in international research projects in the fields of research ethics, ethics of emerging technologies, technology assessment and responsible innovation, and take part in the other activities of the research group.

General criteria for appointment of a position as Senior Researcher are stipulated in Regulations relating to Appointment and Promotion to Teaching and Research Positions (Forskrift om ansettelse og opprykk i undervisnings- og forskerstillinger) § 1-2, see details in Norwegian.

Desired skills
Applicants should demonstrate experience in project acquisition and project leadership. The successful candidate will have a strong publication record and excellent teamwork skills. We welcome applications from a range of disciplines, such as philosophy, sociology and the political sciences, but have a particular interest in candidates who transcend traditional disciplinary boundaries.

We offer
We offer flexible working conditions and the possibility for the right candidate to pursue his/her academic goals within the scope of the goals of the research group. The candidate should be available for the post early 2015 and will be expected to live in the Oslo area. Norwegian labour conditions apply.

For the international candidate we offer relocation assistance.

Contact information
Dr. Ellen-Marie Forsberg, +47 97 06 19 71, ellenmarie.forsberg@afi.hioa.no

Salary is set in accordance with the Norwegian State Salary Scale, job code 1183 Researcher, wage scale 72-78 (NOK 639 500 – NOK 733 300).

Please apply electronically to this position by clicking on the button «Apply here». All application documents submitted should be in English.

Evaluation committee
As an applicant you will be assessed by an expert evaluation committee. In addition to the online application, you must within the set date of application submit four copies in paper format of:

  • application, CV and copies of diplomas/certificates
  • statement of current and future research plans, statement of project acquisition and leadership experience
  • any other papers or publications you wish to be considered, as well as a full list of publications
  • the names and contact information for three references.

Please forward your documents to:
Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences
Work Research Institute
Postbox 4, St. Olavs plass
N-0130 Oslo

The position adheres to the Norwegian Government’s policy that the national labour force should to the greatest possible extent reflect the diversity of the population. Therefore, we encourage qualified candidates with immigrant background or reduced functional ability to apply for this position. HiOA is an IA (Inclusive Workplace) enterprise and operates in compliance with the Norwegian IA agreement. Questions about adaptation and the working environment may be directed to the contact persons.

Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment Early 2015
Salary Ltr 72-78
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Oslo
County Oslo
Country Norway
Reference number
  • Dr. Ellen-Marie Forsberg, +47 97 06 19 71
Published 28.Nov.2014
Last application date 01.Jan.2015 11:59 PM CET

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