Research Assistant
University of Bergen Centre for Climate and Energy Transformation

Research Assistant



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Research Assistant


At the Centre for Climate and Energy Transformation (CET) there is a vacancy for a Research Assistant, for a fixed-term period of 1 year. The position is within the research project European Cities as Actors in Climate and Energy Transformations, funded by the Trond Mohn Foundation (previously Bergen Research Foundation).


The research assistant will become part of CET, an interdisciplinary and dynamic centre at the Faculty of Social Science, and be included in the research group SpaceLab. The research assistant will conduct data collection and contribute to research administration, as well as provide support for the project leader.


The research project examines sustainable urban transformation, with particular emphasis on politics and networks within and between cities. The project leader is Professor Håvard Haarstad. Two PhD candidates are working for the project, and other researchers are involved. The project has an academic basis in human geography, but it has connections to other fields, including political science, sociology and anthropology. More information about the project can be found here:


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 endeavours. The position will provide the opportunity to gain insight into scientific work and methodology. Total employment cannot exceed two years.

Job description:


    Qualitative data collection

    Contribute to communication of the project’s research and results

    Organise meetings, seminars and conferences

    Administrative tasks within the project, in a support function to the project leader


Requirements and personal characteristics:




    Master’s degree in human geography or other disciplines of relevance to the project. The Master’s degree must be submitted before the application deadline

    Knowledge of, and interest in, climate, energy or sustainability issues

    Experience with communication is an advantage

    Good communication skills, oral and written

    Norwegian language skills is an advantage, but not a requirement


Personal characteristics:


    Social and flexible

    Cooperative and communicative

    Ability to work in a structured and independent manner


We offer:


    A good and professionally challenging working environment

    Salary at pay grade 51 upon appointment (Code 1020) on the government salary scale (equivalent to NOK 449 000 per year)

    Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund

    A position in an inclusive workplace (IA enterprise)

    Training and good welfare benefits


 The application:


In the cover letter, the applicant should describe her or his theoretical and methodological competence.


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: May 20th, 2019


The application has to be marked: 19/4828


Potential candidates will be invited to the department for an interview.

General information:


Additional information about the position is obtainable by contacting project leader Professor Håvard Haarstad,, phone 55 58 45 81 (office) og 93 44 77 27 (mobile), or administrative contact person Beathe Moldestad,, telefon 55 58 90 56.


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.


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.


About The University of Bergen (UiB)


The University of Bergen is a renowned educational and research institution, organised into seven faculties and approximately 54 institutes and academic centres. Campus is located in the centre of Bergen with university areas at Nygårdshøyden, Haukeland, Marineholmen, Møllendalsveien and Årstad.


There are seven departments and three centres at Faculty of Social Sciences. Read more about the faculty and departments.

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