There is a vacancy for a PhD position at the Department of Psychosocial Science, Faculty of Psychology, University of Bergen. The position is for a fixed-term period of 3 years, with a starting date in the first quarter of 2022. The position is affiliated with the project: «How can fisheries contribute more to a sustainable future?», funded by the Norwegian Research Council.

About the project/work tasks:

  • The project is interdisciplinary; the other disciplines involved besides psychology include biological oceanography and marine ecology, plus external partners from industry, NGOs, and government agencies. The project investigates the role of fisheries and society in shaping future sustainable seafood production.
  • The PhD position is part of a work package that focuses on the role of citizens and consumers. The PhD project aims at mapping peoples’ values towards nature and food production across sea and land as well as at studying people’s beliefs, preferences, judgments, and decisions in the context of sustainable food choices. The planned methods include surveys and lab experiments.
  • The tasks of the PhD entail active involvement in and independent contributions to all phases of the research project, such as literature review, study design, data collection, data analysis, scientific publications, and conference contributions.
  • The appointed candidate will be affiliated with the research group DICE (Bergen laboratory for the study of Decision, Intuition, Consciousness, and Emotion) at the Department of Psychosocial Science. Main supervisor is Professor Gisela Böhm.

Qualifications and personal qualities:

  • The applicant must at the time of application hold a Master’s degree or the equivalent in psychology or a related relevant discipline or complete the degree in the autumn semester of 2021. The submission deadline for diplomas for degrees obtained in the autumn of 2021 is 3 January 2022.
  • For admission to the doctoral programme, grade B or above is normally required for the Master’s thesis.
  • Previous research experience relevant to the project is desirable, specifically:
    • a background in environmental, cognitive and/or social psychology,
    • experience with different research designs
    • sound methodological knowledge in quantitative approaches (e.g., survey methodology, experimentation)
  • The applicant is further expected to work independently and in a structured manner, and to have the ability to cooperate with others.
  • Proficiency in both written and oral English is required.

Deadline – 18th October 2021

You can find additional information about the vacancy here.