Research Scientist (1 year) in the field of Addiction

University of Bergen


October 1, 2021


Research Scientist (1 year) in the field of Addiction UiB - Knowledge that shapes society

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There is a vacancy for a temporary research scientist at the Department of Psychosocial Science, Faculty of Psychology, University of Bergen. The position is for 1 year, with a planned starting date 1 January 2022. The position is affiliated with the Addiction Research Group and the project: «Using REGistry-based studies to alleviate the burden of GAMbling problems (REGGAM)». The project is funded by the Norwegian Research Council.

About the project/work tasks:
  • The work consists of analyses of register-based data that examine various risk factors for gambling problems (longitudinal data with many data points and large number of subjects).
  • Furthermore, it is expected that the person who is hired takes main responsibility for authoring (first author) relevant scientific papers from the project.
  • Qualifications and personal qualities:
  • Applicants must successfully have defended their PhD within the field of addiction at the time of application.
  • Applicants must have experience from quantitative analyzes, and knowledge of the use of R software packages.
  • The applicant is further expected to work independently and in a structured manner, and to have the ability to cooperate with others.
  • Proficiency in both written and oral English is required.
  • We can offer:
  • Exciting development opportunities as part of your role in a strong professional environment
  • Salary at pay grade 61 - 65 (code 1109/ Pay range 24, alternative 5) in the state salary scale. This currently amounts to an annual salary of NOK 553 500 - 594 300 before taxes. Further increase in salary will depend on seniority. A higher salary may be considered for a particularly well qualified applicant.
  • 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.
  • CV
  • Certified copies of diplomas and transcripts and relevant certificates. (Applicants with foreign education must enclose both diplomas in the original language and certified translations)
  • The names of two referees (name and contact Information)
  • Complete list of publications
  • List of academic work that you believe should be taken into consideration in the assessment of your application, including information about where this work was published
  • Copies of the academic publications (included your doctoral thesis) that you believe should be considered in the assessment (maximum 10, and uploaded in JobbNorge)
  • We invite your attention to the fact that applications along with appended information and attachments linked to the application in JobbNorge will be evaluated after the closing date for applications. 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 submitted by the application deadline.

    It is particularly important that each of the attachments that are to be taken into account in the assessment is uploaded in full as an attachment to the application. This also includes the academic works that are to be considered in the assessment.

    General information:

    Detailed information about the position can be obtained by contacting:

  • Professor Ståle Pallesen, Department of Psychosocial Science, Email:, Tel +47 55 58 88 42
  • The state workforce 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.

    For further information about the recruitment process, click here.

    About the University of Bergen

    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.


    1st October 2021


    University of Bergen




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    Institutt for samfunnspsykologi

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