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Researchers / Senior Researchers on Global Development

Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI)

Location: Bergen - Norway
Salary: Not Specified
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 5th July 2018
Closes: 25th August 2018

Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI) is an independent development research institute based in Bergen, Norway, with around 70 staff members. In cooperation with partners from all over the world, we address key development challenges in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America. We combine high quality research with an engagement to make knowledge accessible and used. The main disciplines are economics, political science, and social anthropology. (

Researchers / Senior Researchers on Global Development

CMI invites applications from engaged, entrepreneurial, and academically strong researchers. We have several vacant positions, open to both senior and junior researchers.

As a researcher at CMI, you identify with CMI’s vision to generate and communicate knowledge for global development and justice. You produce high quality research addressing key development challenges, are keen to see knowledge making an impact on practice and policy, and engage with policy makers, practitioners and the academic community. You develop new projects and acquire project funding, and you are a team player who want to build strong research groups and foster an enabling work environment.

We are looking for social scientists with an interest in cross-disciplinary work, but other disciplines may also be relevant. We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise on:

  • Climate adaptation
  • Gender based violence
  • Global health
  • Humanitarian intervention
  • Natural resource management
  • Poverty and private sector development
  • Rights and legal institutions
  • Taxation and public finance
  • Technology in development- and humanitarian assistance

Knowledge of foreign aid policies is an advantage.

Academic qualifications

  • A doctoral degree
  • A scientific publication record
  • Solid research competence, methods and writing skills

Other key qualifications

  • Project development skills.
  • Engagement with policy and practice.
  • Field experience.
  • Versatility.
  • Project leadership.
  • Research collaboration
  • Popular dissemination.

Research ideas
Candidates are encouraged to outline new research ideas for future development of their own research, including thoughts of specific funding opportunities and research partners.

CMI offers

  • The opportunity to be part of the leading multidisciplinary development research institute in Scandinavia and to shape our research agenda and communication outreach
  • A permanent position or tenure track position depending on level of seniority
  • Remuneration commensurate with qualifications and experience

How to apply
The application deadline is 25 August 2018.

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