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PhD Research Fellows Full-time Job

1 month ago Others Oslo   11 views
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Job description

Applications are invited for two full-time positions as PhD research fellows at the Centre for Educational Measurement at the University of Oslo (CEMO). CEMO provides a stimulating research environment by bringing together internationally renowned substantive and methodological experts. Research at CEMO combines basic research and applications of advanced measurement techniques to solve core educational problems. CEMO also contributes to the development of measurement competence through teaching and outreach. The centre is part of a broad international network and manages several externally funded research grants.

Qualification requirements


  • A master’s degree in a field with relevance to research in educational measurement (e.g., social or behavioral sciences, statistics, psychometrics or other quantitative research methodology
  • Documented experience with quantitative methodology, including latent variable models.

By the time of appointment, applicants must satisfy the requirements for admission to the Faculty’s PhD program. This includes:

  • Successful completion of a Master's degree with thesis, or equivalent qualifications, with sufficient relevance to the announced research field.
  • Minimum grade B (ECTS grading scale) or equivalent on the Master’s degree, and explicit indication of the grade achieved on the thesis part.

Applicants are required to provide documentation of English language proficiency, in the form of an academic degree from an English language university or an approved English proficiency test with a minimum required score. Further information on admission requirements and an application form can be found at this website.

In assessment of applications, emphasis will be put on:

  • The applicant’s academic aptitude for completing the research training programme.
  • The project description, which must be submitted with the application.
  • The applicant’s personal suitability and motivation for the post, including his/her ability to
  • collaborate and to form part of a cross-disciplinary academic community.
  • Other qualifications that meet the objectives which form the basis of this type of post.

We offer

  • Salary from NOK 449 400 – NOK 480 600 per annum in a position as PhD research fellow (position code 1017). Research fellows are normally allocated pay grade 51 on appointment. The position as research fellow is remunerated according to the Norwegian State salary scale.
  • PhD candidates receive a full tuition, a partial fee waiver and five weeks paid vacation. PhD candidates are also entitled to apply for subsidized housing through the University of Oslo, subject to availability.
  • The University of Oslo offers attractive welfare benefits and pension arrangements in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund

How to apply

The application must be submitted electronically and must include the following:

  • Letter of application
  • A project description containing a brief outline of the research questions to be examined within the areas mentioned above, a brief literature review, and potential methods to be applied (approximately 2-3 pages)
  • Documentation of english proficiency, in the form of anacademic degree from an English langage university or an approved English proficiency test with a minimum required score.
  • 1-2 references with contact information (e.g., Master’s thesis supervisor).
  • Master’s thesis and any other academic works that may be of relevance to the application.
  • Documentation of the earlier education (diplomas, grade transcripts, descriptions of the course of study).

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).

Incomplete applications will under normal circumstances not be assessed. As a rule, interviews will be conducted as part of the appointment process. Original diplomas and grade transcripts from previous courses of study need to be presented or sent to us from the universities from which the PhD candidate obtained the degrees.

Further information on the application process can be obtained from Senior Adviser Anne-Catherine Lehre: [email protected]

Contact information

Associate Professor Björn Andersson, e-mail: [email protected]

Organization Description
The University of Oslo is a leading European university and Norway's largest. UiO is home to outstanding research and offers a great variety in study options.