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Subject: Research Fellow in Energy Politics, NUPI.
Date: Tue, 7 Jul 2009
From: Indra verland <Indra.Overland@nupi.no>

[Career Opportunity:] Research Fellow in Energy Politics, NUPI.

The position is initially for one year, but may be extended, pending funding. The new employee will be Research Fellow / Senior Research Fellow in energy politics Department of Russian and Eurasian Studies, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI).

Candidates should satisfy the following criteria:

Excellent academic English writing skills

Strong competence on the post-Soviet area

Ability to cooperate and to help out other researchers

Flexibility and willingness to take on a broad range of tasks including low-level administrative support, and to work on new countries and topics, including non-energy topics

Knowledge of Russian

Background in political science, economics or other social science discipline or relevant humanities/area studies

Service minded

Possibility of starting work as soon as possible preferably July or August

In addition, the following points would be considered assets, but the new employee is not expected to satisfy all of them:

Published in high-level international journals


Particular strength in social and political theory

Competence in quantitative data analysis

Knowledge of Norwegian

Track-record of proposal writing and fund raising for research

Citizen of, or work permit in, a country in the EU/EEA area

A background in an energy-related field

The salary will depend on the qualifications of the new employee and will be according to Norwegian government regulations. The job is tough, but exciting and highly flexible.

Anyone interested in this position should get in touch as soon as possible, at the latest by 15 July 2009, and send a cover letter, a CV including list of publications and transcripts of grades from university education.

Anyone who needs further information should get in touch with Indra Overland by e-mail at ino(a)nupi.no.

If we cannot find a suitable candidate, none will be employed.