Senior Researcher

Please note: The deadline for applying to this position has passed.

Application Deadline: Wednesday, January 31, 2018

PRIO is growing and invites applications from senior researchers to form part of the institute’s international team of excellent researchers. The successful candidates can demonstrate experience with cutting-edge research within PRIO’s relevant fields, project development and research communication. We are looking to recruit two researchers, one of which should ideally be highly experienced (7-10 years since PhD) with an extensive project development and publication record.

As a Senior Researcher at PRIO you are first and foremost an active, productive, entrepreneurial and open-minded academic. You develop and lead projects, and you communicate and engage with both the academic community and other stakeholders. You take an active part in institutional life at PRIO, and you provide input, advice and supervision to your colleagues. Ultimately, you identify with PRIO’s vision to produce knowledge to the service of a more peaceful world.

Competence requirements:


•    A doctoral degree in a relevant field
•    A scientific publication record
•    Solid research competence and methods skills
•    Strong writing skills
•    Expertise in one or more areas within the scope of PRIO’s research
•    Project development resulting in a fundable project portfolio

In addition, we expect you to demonstrate competence in one or more of the following areas:
•    Versatility in research engagements
•    Project leadership
•    Research collaboration
•    Engagement with policy and practice
•    Popular dissemination of research
•    Curricular development, teaching and supervision of students

Ideas for future research
Candidates are encouraged to outline idea(s) for future development of their own research should they be employed at PRIO, including thoughts of specific funding opportunities.
PRIO offers

•    an opportunity for you to become part of a world-renowned research institute and work alongside highly motivated staff who are international experts within their respective fields;
•    access to a highly professional support staff to assist with administration, project development and research communication;
•    opportunities for collaboration with a large network of Norwegian and international scholars and policymakers;
•    offices in attractive premises in central Oslo;
•    competitive remuneration commensurate with the applicant’s competence and experience;
•    membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

PRIO is an equal opportunity employer and values staff diversity.

How to apply
Application for the position of Senior Researcher is to be submitted by way of an online form.
Before you start filling in the form, make sure you have the following necessary information and documents ready:

Information provided directly in the online form:
1.    Contact details: Name, email, address, phone number.
2.    Personal information: Current position, citizenship, gender, date-of-birth.
3.    PhD details: Granting institution, year of completion/defense, title of dissertation.
4.    Titles of maximum 3 academic publications for evaluation.
5.    References: Name and contact details of a minimum of two referees.

Attachments – to be uploaded to the online form as PDFs:

1.    Application letter, which should describe the ways in which you are qualified for the position of Senior Researcher at PRIO, including a presentation of your educational background, academic merits and other relevant experience.
2.    Ideas for future research to be outlined in no more than two pages.
3.    CV in English, and including a list of publications.
4.    Certifications of university degrees.
5.    The full text of the academic publications you wish to submit for academic evaluation (max 3, all in one PDF).

When you have all the necessary information and documentation ready, you may fill out and submit the form.

For more information, please contact PRIO’s Director Henrik Urdal,
e-mail urdal@prio.org, mobile phone: +47 92 04 78 41.