Career support for researchers at an early career stage aims to equip PhDs, postdocs and other non-tenured academic staff with the knowledge and tools needed to navigate towards future career opportunities, both inside and outside the academic world. This is a central part of the university's strategic efforts to offer its employees the best possible opportunities for professional and academic development, to cultivate environments for excellent research and education, and to increase the societal influence of research.
Courses and activities
UiO offers a variety of courses and programmes for its academic staff. If you are a PhD candidate, specialized courses may be available through your PhD programme. Please note that some courses are only available in Norwegian.
Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
Career Support at the Faculties
The University library offers a variety of courses throughout the academic year.
The Career Services
The Career Services at UiO offers courses and on-line advice for planning your career. (The services are mainly aimed at students, but staff may also find useful advice.)
As an early career researcher at the University of Oslo, you have both rights and obligations as a member of our institution. You are encouraged to join a trade union and to get involved in an interest organization.
Right and obligations
Members of staff are able to influence their workplace and working conditions through trade unions and safety representatives.
UiODoc works to represent and support PhD candidates and postdoctors at the University of Oslo.
SiN- the Association of Doctoral Organizations in Norway is a joint committee of local organizations for PhD candidates and postdoctors at Norwegian colleges and universities.
AYF - the Young Academy of Norway is an interdisciplinary organization for young researchers dedicated to research policy and dissemination.
Relevant reports and documents
Several recent reports have discussed the conditions for early career researchers and the consequences for academia, the world outside academia and the researchers themselves.
Career support for early stage researchers
UiOs Centres of Excellence have an ongoing project on career support for early career researchers, led by the Hylleraas Centre. Read more about the project and its reports.
AYF - the Young Academy of Norway delivered in 2018 a report on Young researchers in Norway: Career paths and ambitions.
The Doctoral Degree Survey 2019 provide new knowledge about doctors' labor market adaptation and the doctoral education's quality and relevance to the labor market today (Norwegian text).
EUA Council for Doctoral Education (EUA-CDE) delivered in 2020 a report on Career Development and Tracking in Doctoral Education.
The Science Ombud is an independent and impartial authority for all academic staff at the University of Oslo, for issues and disputes concerning good scientific practice, research integrity and research ethics.
ISMO supports incoming international staff, PhD candidates, guest researchers and their families with relocation to UiO.
Are you seeing the end of your current position? Try one of the following job portals to look for future possibilities. You may also be interested in the Rules for appointment to Professor and Associate Professor positions at UiO.
All vacancies at UiO are posted on this web page.
NAV - the Norwegian Labour and Welfare Administration posts positions of all kinds and links to other useful pages.
Try looking for a new position at the European job and funding portal.