PhD position at the Department of Psychosocial Science

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PhD position at the Department of Psychosocial Science
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PhD position

At the Department of Psychosocial Science, Faculty of Psychology, there is a PhD position available for a fixed-term period of 4 years with 25% compulsory work linked to teaching and other tasks at the department. The position is scheduled to start in late spring 2023 and is linked to the Norwegian Competence Center for Gambling and Gaming Research .

About the project/work tasks:

The tasks will be:

  • to manage data collection linked to the doctoral project
  • to analyse data related to the doctoral project
  • take primary responsibility for writing up relevant articles linked to the doctoral project
  • write and submit a synopsis/dissertation
  • otherwise contribute to the research group’s research activity where relevant
  • to contribute to the institute’s teaching tasks (teaching on relevant courses, supervision of bachelor’s/master’s/professional school of psychology theses, as well as marking of exams).

The appointed person will be linked to the Addiction Research Group at Department of Psychosocial Science. The supervisor will be a permanent employee at the department who is member of the Addiction Research Group.

Qualifications and personal qualities:

  • At the time of application, applicants must have obtained a master’s degree or equivalent in psychology or biostatistics/medical statistics.
  • For admission to the doctoral program, grade B or above is normally required for the master’s thesis
  • Experience from research and an interest in statistical methods/analyses will be an advantage.
  • Work independently and in a structured manner and have good collaboration skills.
  • Proficiency in both written and oral English
  • Good Norwegian language skill is an advantage as the research group has several relevant projects that require communication with Norwegian authorities in the field and where there in some cases it is relevant to use Norwegian documents
  • Personal qualities will be emphasized. Ambitions and potential will also count when evaluating the candidates

About the PhD position:

The duration of the PhD position is 4 years, of which 25 per cent of the time each year comprises obligatory duties associated with teaching and dissemination of results. Candidates cannot be employed in a PhD position for more than one fixed-term position at the same institution. 

About the PhD programme:  
As a PhD Candidate, you must participate in an approved educational programme for a PhD degree within a period of 3 years. When your qualification for the position is evaluated, you will also be evaluated for admission to the PhD programme at the Faculty of Psychology.  

You will find further information about the PhD programme at the Faculty of Psychology here .  

We can offer:

  • Exciting development opportunities as part of your role in a strong professional environment
  • Salary as PhD Research Fellow (code 1017) in the state salary scale. This constitutes a gross annual salary of NOK 501 200 (equivalent to pay grade 54) Further promotions are made according to length of service in the position.
  • Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • Good welfare benefits

Your application must include:

  •  A brief account of the applicant’s research interests and motivation for applying for the position
  • 1 page project outline (exclusive references) in which the applicant explains how different individual symptoms of computer game addiction, gambling addiction, depression and anxiety can be related and how one can investigate these connections, or a presentation of different methods of statistical analyses that can be used to investigate the connection between different symptoms in general.
  • Confirmation from the research group leader with regards to the possibility of supervision
  • Names and contact details of two reference persons, one of whom must be the supervisor from the master’s thesis or equivalent thesis.
  • CV
  • Transcripts and diplomas (all higher education)
  • Applicants with foreign education must attach a certified translation into English or Scandinavian if the original diploma and transcripts are not in one of these languages. Applicants must also attach NOKUT/HK-Dir’s general approval of higher education. It is emphasized that obtaining such approval may take some time and that the application for assessment should be sent as soon as you know you want to apply for the PhD position. If you have not received a response by the application deadline, please attach documentation from NOKUT/HK-Dir that they have received your application. Some educations from the Nordic countries can be automatically approved. More information here: Foreign education Nokut
  • Relevant certificates
  • Any list of scientific work (list of publications)
  • Any publications

In the evaluation of applicants it should be noted that we only take into account the information and attachments linked and uploaded to the application in JobbNorge at the time of the application deadline. The attachments must be in English or a Scandinavian language, and any translations must be certified. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all information is entered/uploaded before the deadline.

It is particularly important that each of the attachments that the applicant wants to have considered in relation to the application must be uploaded in its entirety as attachments to the application.

General information:

Detailed information about the position can be obtained by contacting: 

The state labour force shall reflect the diversity of Norwegian society to the greatest extent possible. People with immigrant backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply for the position.

The University of Bergen applies the principle of public access to information when recruiting staff for academic positions.

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.

For further information about the recruitment process, click here .

Life as a PhD candidate at UiB

Marion Claireaux tells about life and work as a PhD candidate at UiB.

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About 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 five departments and two centres at Faculty of Psychology. Read more about the faculty  and departments.  

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15th February 2023


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