About the job

The Department of Economics is recruiting a Ph.D. candidate in Applied Economics for a 2.5-year position as a postdoctoral fellow at NTNU. The project is funded by the Research Council of Norway and in partnership with Norges Bank, Arizona State University, University of Zurich and Stockholm School of Economics.

The postdoctoral fellow position is a temporary position aimed at producing leading publications in economic journals. You will report to the project manager.

Job duties

  • Maintain the economic database
  • Perform empirical economic research using econometric methods
  • Write research articles and reports

Selection criteria required

  • You must have obtained a Norwegian doctorate or a corresponding foreign doctorate recognized as equivalent to a Norwegian doctorate.
  • You must have relevant professional training in applied economics
  • You should have experience working with microdata and statistical software such as Stata or R. A thorough knowledge of Python, Julia, Matlab or SAS is also helpful.
  • One or two research papers demonstrating skills in applied economics
  • Good written and oral English skills

The appointment must be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning employees and civil servants of the State and the national directives for the appointment as doctor, post-doctoral fellow and research assistant

Preferred Selection Criteria

  • Interest in labor market, household finance or public economics research
  • Develop and estimate structural economic models
  • An understanding of the econometric challenges facing public sector and labor market researchers

We offer

  • exciting and challenging tasks and a flexible workplace
  • good administrative data infrastructure and software
  • workshop with international scholars
  • the possibility of doing part of the postdoc abroad
  • exciting and challenging tasks in a strong international academic environment
  • an open and inclusive work environment with dedicated colleagues
  • favorable conditions in the Norwegian civil service pension fund and social benefits

Salary and conditions

As a postdoctoral fellow (code 1352), you are normally paid from NOK 553,500 gross per year before tax, depending on qualifications and seniority. From the salary, 2% is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian civil service pension fund.

The term of employment is 2.5 years.

The engagement must be carried out in accordance with the regulations in force concerning employees and civil servants of the State and the laws relating to the control of the export of strategic goods, services and technologies. Candidates who, after evaluation of the application and attachment, are found to conflict with the criteria of the latter Act will be barred from recruitment at NTNU. After the appointment, you should assume that there may be changes in the working area.

The position is externally funded.

This is a prerequisite for being present and accessible to the establishment on a daily basis.

About the application

The application and supporting documents to be used as the basis for assessment must be in English.

Publications and other scientific work must follow the application. Please note that applications are only assessed against the information available at the application deadline. You should ensure that your application clearly indicates how your skills and experience meet the criteria set out above.

If for any reason you have interrupted your career or have had an atypical career and wish to disclose this in your application, the selection committee will take this into account, recognizing that the amount of your research may be reduced.

The request must include:

  • CV, certificates and diplomas
  • Transcripts and diplomas for bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees.
  • Academic work – published or unpublished – that you wish to be considered in the assessment (maximum 2 items)
  • Name and email address of three referees who wish to send a letter of recommendation

If all or part of your training was completed abroad, we also ask that you attach documentation on the extent and quality of your overall training. The description of the required documentation can be found here. If you already have a statement from NOKUT, please attach it as well.

Joint work will be considered. If it is difficult to identify your contribution to joint work, you must attach a brief description of your participation.

Please submit your application electronically via with your CV, diplomas and certificates. Applications submitted elsewhere will not be considered. The Diploma Supplement must be attached for European Master’s degrees outside Norway. Chinese applicants are required to provide confirmation of master’s degree from China Credentials Verification (CHSI).

In evaluating the most qualified candidate, emphasis will be placed on education, experience, and personal and interpersonal qualities. Motivation, ambitions and potential will also count in the evaluation of candidates.

NTNU is committed to following criteria for research quality assessment in accordance with the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment – DORA.

general informations

Working at NTNU

A good work environment is characterized by diversity. We encourage qualified applicants to apply, regardless of gender, functional ability or cultural background.

The city of Trondheim is a modern European city with a rich cultural scene. Trondheim is Norway’s innovation capital with a population of 200,000. The Norwegian welfare state, including health care, schools, kindergartens and general equality, is probably the best of its kind in the world. Subsidized professional day care for children is easily accessible. Additionally, Trondheim offers great educational opportunities (including international schools) and opportunities to enjoy nature, culture and family life and has a low crime rate and clean air. own.

As an employee of NTNU, you must at all times adhere to the changes that the development of the subject implies and the organizational changes that are adopted.

In accordance with the Information Act (Offentleglova), your name, age, function and municipality may be made public even if you have requested that your name not be included in the list of candidates.

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Project Manager Andreas Kostøl (

If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact HR Consultant Ragnhild Sunde (

Application deadline: January 31, 2022

Eli S. Ronning


NTNU – knowledge for a better world

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) creates knowledge for a better world and solutions that can change everyday life.

Department of Economics

Our thematic areas are public finance, economics of education, urban and regional economics, health economics, environmental and resource economics, and financial economics. These areas are particularly relevant to decision makers in all sectors. We collaborate with other researchers at national and international level and our teaching activities are closely linked to our research. As a ministry with a socio-economic vocation, we have a particular obligation to integrate into public debate the knowledge resulting from research on the efficient use of resources. The Department of Economics is one of the four departments of the Faculty of Economics and Management.

Deadline January 31, 2022
Employer NTNU – Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Municipality Trondheim
Scope Fulltime
Duration Temporary
place of service Trondheim


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