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Find a research job in Norway

There are several channels you should use in order to get an overview of vacant positions in Norway.

The Euraxess Job portal is a good place to start, but you should also have a look at the research institution `s web sites to see all vacancies.

EURAXESS Job Portal and other relevant web portals

Lots of vacancies are announced on the EURAXESS Job portal.
PhD-programs, post-docs and long-term positions are normally published here. You can apply directly to any position or post your CV online. You will also find a list of institutions which use the portal regularly.

HR-lgo Vacancies market with the "HR-Excellence in Research-logo" indicates that the institution works actively with researchers` working conditions and career development opportunities in line with the principles in the Charter and Code. The institution`s action plan in the field is to be found on their website.


Other relevant portals:
NAV - Norwgian Labour and Welfare Administration:
NAV vacancies in English:
Jobb Norge:
Career Norway:
Career Jet (in Norwegian):

Funding from the Research Council of Norway (RCN)
The RCN funds research projects proposed by Norwegian research institutions upon calls launched at the and the contract partner is always a Norwegian research institution. Research institutions advertise internationally project-related researcher positions, inclusive Ph.D. and  postdoc positions. 

Approach research institutions
You should contact the research institutions directly to get an overview of available vacancies.

Higher education institutions
Independent research institutes

You could also make a bibliometric data search based on keywords relevant for your field of interest + Norway to see which institutions that publish relevant projects. Then, you can contact the institutions and/or authors directly and ask their plans for upcoming projects and the possibilities for you to join in.

Your own professional network as well as Norwegian Alumni organisations may also be helpful to find researcher positions, as you get to know upcoming projects, potential new collaboration partners and ideas of how your expertise may fit in.

Most newspapers advertise vacancies. Aftenposten is the main newspaper in south-eastern Norway and the Sunday edition has a separate jobs supplement which lists all the advertisements placed during the previous week. Bergens Tidende in the Bergen area, Adresseavisa in the Trondheim area and Nordlys in the Tromsø area are other alternatives.