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  • Writer's pictureOmran Aburayya

4 Fully Funded PhD positions at University of Bergen, Norway

University of Bergen

University of Bergen, Norway is inviting online applications to fill in several Fully Funded PhD positions in various Departments and fields. If you hold a Masters degree in political Science, medicine, physics, or Computer science, then this blog post is for you. Below we list the positions with a brief description and link to each of them to read more about requirements and to submit your application.


Project Description:

There are vacancies for two PhD positions at the Department of Comparative Politics.

Each position is for a fixed-term period of 4 years. Of that period, at least 75% will be devoted to PhD training and research as an integral member of the exciting ERC project “Contested Frontiers: Understanding the constitutional politics of settler-state peripheries” (ConFront). The other 25% may involve teaching, supervision, and administrative tasks at the department.

The project combines political theory, constitutional law, and comparative politics to understand efforts – usually by Indigenous peoples versus settlers/states – to (re)constitute frontier jurisdictions, especially in the North American Arctic, Fennoscandic north, U.S. Pacific, and Australian tropics. ConFront consists of five team members led by the department’s associate professor of Arctic governance, Aaron Spitzer.

Application Deadline: 5th August 2024


Project Description:

We have a full-time PhD-postition available at the Faculty of Medicine, Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care. The position is available for a period of four (4) years or max 4 months after completed the PhD-degree, if this is achieved within a short time than four years. The position include 25 % required duties such as teaching, exam work or supervision, depending on the demands at the department.

The position starts as soon as possible and is part of the project "Pesticides and exposures from traditional textile industry associated with own and offspring health in indigenous Guatemalan communities", funded by the University of Bergen.

Application Deadline: 1st June 2024


Project Description:

The candidate will work in the research group in space physics focusing on particle precipitation. The group explores how energetic particle precipitation can affect the chemistry and dynamics of the neutral atmosphere in the polar region. Energetic electrons and protons, trapped in the Earth’s magnetic field, can collide with gases in the atmosphere. These collisions initiate several chemical reactions leading to the production of NOx and HOx gases, which in turn can reduce the ozone concentration. Ozone is important in the energy budget at these altitudes. Hence changing the concentration of ozone at 50 km affects temperature, winds, and wave propagation in complex feedback loops. The project seeks to study how the impact of energetic electron precipitation depends on the atmospheric state. The middle atmosphere has cooled and mean meridional circulation has accelerated in recent decades resulting from climate change. The pathways how this can influence the responses related to particle precipitation is still largely unknown. The work will involve use of chemistry-climate model WACCM. This is a unique opportunity to work in a challenging and cross-disciplinary project which will enhance our understanding on how the Earth’s atmosphere is linked to space.

Application Deadline: 1st June 2024


Project Description:

The goal is to develop responsible technological solutions to societal challenges like AI, fake news, echo chambers and political polarization. The results will be new digital tools, analysis methods and content types for the future of media. The center will also perform research training within media technology and innovation. This will create outputs such as new patents, prototypes, research articles and software, as well as innovative start-up companies.

Application Deadline: 25th May 2024



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