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The University of Bergen (UiB) is an internationally recognised research university with more than 14,000 students and close to 3,500 employees at six faculties. The university is located in the heart of Bergen. Our main contribution to society is excellent basic research and education across a wide range of disciplines.


At the Faculty of Law, University of Bergen, there is a vacant position as a researcher connected to the research project «Towards more stability, competitiveness and predictability in the financial sector» partly financed by The Finance Market Fund. The researcher position is a temporary appointment. The term of employment for this position is 12 Months, starting from 15 September 2018 or later. The researcher position is financed by the Faculty of Law, and the researcher will be a member of the Research Group for Competition and Market Law, and BECCLE, Bergen Centre For Competition Law and Economics.


About the project/work tasks:

In October 2015, the Norwegian Finansmarkedsfondet, (the Finance Market Fund), granted a scholarship to finance a Post.doc.-project: «Towards more stability, competitiveness and predictability in the financial sector». The Finance Market Fund is intended to contribute to increasing public understanding concerning financial markets, with particular emphasis on the functioning of financial markets, and also ethical issues.

The leader of the project is Associate Professor Ronny Gjendemsjø. The Post.doc.-project will be carried out by Malgorzata Agnieszka Cyndecka, PhD. While the Post.doc.-project is financed by Finansmarkedsfondet, the Faculty of Law will finance a research fellow that is linked to the said project.


The aim of the project is to answer the question of how State aid rules can contribute to rebuilding the financial sector and make it more robust. In this way the project is expected to contribute to the on-going discussion on the financial sector answers in this regard, and thus contribute to an on-going discussion on the financial sector. The project will analyse how State aid rules should be applied in the financial sector to safeguard its efficiency, competitiveness and equal terms and conditions for all market operators.


The Post.doc.-project will investigate the applicability and application of the Market Economy Investor Principle (MEIP) to state measures granted in the financial sector. The research fellow will write an article that raises issues related to the project as it is described above. The said article is to be published in a renowned journal and the applicants are expected to propose its topic. The research fellow will also participate in activities within the project, that is participate in a conference in September 2018, and present her/his findings during a concluding workshop in 2020.


Applicants shall submit a project proposal for the planned research (2 - 5 pages). This proposal shall include a plan for the dissemination of the research. The project proposal will be included as part of the contract.


It is a premise that the selected candidate will complete the project within the stipulated period of employment.


For more information about the position, please contact Associate Professor Ronny Gjendemsjø, email:, tel. +47 55 58 39 22.


Qualifications and personal qualities:

  • The applicants must have obtained a Norwegian PhD degree in law or equivalent education abroad, or have submitted their PhD thesis within the application deadline to be eligible for application
  • Knowledge and experience related to Competition Law/Marked Law/State Aid Law, is welcome
  • Applicants must be able to work independently and in a structured manner and have the ability to cooperate with others
  • Applicants must be proficient in both written and oral English


We can offer

  • A good and professionally challenging working environment
  • Salary of NOK 586 500 per year (if submitted doctoral thesis) or NOK 658 300 per year (when/if PhD degree is  obtained). Higher salaries may be considered in exceptional circumstances
  • Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • A position in an inclusive workplace (IA enterprise)
  • Good welfare benefits


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Your application must include:

  • A brief account of the applicant's research interests and motivation for applying for the position
  • Project proposal for the planned research (2 - 5 pages). This proposal shall include a plan for the dissemination of the research
  • The names and contact information for two reference persons. One of these must be the main supervisor of the PhD thesis
  • CV
  • Certified copies of diplomas and transcripts of grades and official confirmation that the doctoral thesis has been submitted. Applicants whose education is from another country than Norway, need to also attach a certified translation of the diploma and transcript of grades to English or a Scandinavian language, if the original is not in any of these languages. They are also advised to attach an explanation of their university´s grading system.
  • A complete list of scientific publications
  • Academic works that the applicant wishes to be considered by the valuation committee. If the submitted publications are co-authored, the division of work between the authors must be confirmed in the form of a co-author statement. The submitted publications must be in English or in a Scandinavian language unless otherwise specifically agreed upon


The application and appendices with certified translations into English or a Scandinavian language must be sent electronically via the link «Apply for position» on this page.


Practical questions regarding the application procedures should be directed to Higher Executive Officer Marianne Hauger, email:, tel. +47 55 58 95 43.


Successful applicants may be called in for an interview.


State employment shall reflect the multiplicity of the population at large to the highest possible degree. The University of Bergen has therefore adopted a personnel policy objective to ensure that we achieve a balanced age and sex composition and the recruitment of persons of various ethnic backgrounds. Persons of different ethnic backgrounds are therefore encouraged to apply for the position.


The University of Bergen applies the principles of public transparency when recruiting staff to scientific positions. Information about the applicant may be made public even though the applicant has requested not to be named in the list of applicants. The applicant will be notified if his/her request is not respected.


The successful applicant must comply with the guidelines that apply to the position at any time.


The closing date for applications is 10 August 2018.


Jobbnorge ID: 2018/7897, Deadline: 10.08.2018.


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