PhD Research Fellow in Sociology – Norway

Applications are invited for Fully Funded PhD Research Fellow in Sociology at the Department of Sociology and Human Geography, University of Oslo, Norway.


The proposed PhD position is funded by the European Research Council and is dedicated to the newly established research project OPENFLUX. The project lies at the intersection of social science and genetics. Using both behavior and molecular genetic data, linked with register data, we will examine social change across birth cohorts, change across the life course and transmission across generations in demographic and socioeconomic outcomes. In these efforts we will draw upon statistical methods from social sciences and genetics.

At the Department of Sociology and Human Geography, the project is part of the research group in Social Inequalities and Population Dynamics (SIPD). The successful PhD Fellow will work closely with the principal investigator Professor Torkild Hovde Lyngstad, other members of the project staff, the project’s international collaborators, as well as other members of the SIPD group.


Successful applicant will receive the following benefits:

  • Annual salary of NOK 479.600 – 523.200, depending on qualifications
  • An academically stimulating working environment
  • Attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement, in addition to Oslo’s family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities


To be eligible for PhD Research Fellow, an applicant must have:

  • Master degree in Sociology or related discipline
  • Applicants from disciplinary backgrounds other than Sociology must demonstrate in their application letter that their educational background prepares them for doctoral study in Sociology
  • Master’s degree must include a master thesis
  • Documented skills in quantitative data analysis will be preferred


To apply for PhD Research Fellow in Sociology, an applicant must submit following documents:

  • A letter of application
  • Curriculum Vitae with full summary of education, practice, academic employment and any publications. The period of enrolment (admission-completion) in the master’s study program must be specified
  • Academic transcripts (university degrees only)
  • Copy of Master’s degree diploma
  • Master’s thesis
  • List of reference persons: 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and phone number)

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Publish Date:
Institute Name: University of Oslo
Degree/Course: PhD
Deadline: September 15, 2019
Country: Norway
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