Postdoctoral Researcher in Environmental Psychology
Norwegian University Of Science and Technology
The position is part of an exciting, interdisciplinary H2020 research project “CAMPAIGNers” (Citizens Acting on Mitigation Pathways through Active Implementation of a Goal-setting Network). A key focus of the project is on motivating people’s pro-environmental lifestyle changes. We will establish a large network of ca. 100,000 citizens (research participants) who will receive tailored, repeated interventions through a mobile application in an attempt to motivate pro-environmental lifestyle changes. We will collect detailed, longitudinal data on participants’ responses to these interventions to shed new light on people’s decision making in this area. The postdoctoral researcher will work in the part of the project, coordinated by NTNU’s Christian Klöckner and Stepan Vesely, focusing on the psychological processes and other key determinants underlying the pro-environmental shift in people’s lifestyles resulting from the interventions. Our team and the postdoctoral researcher in particular will play a decisive role in crafting the interventions and in evaluating their impacts. Other tasks, such as reviewing relevant literature, design and implementation of studies, data analysis, preparation of publications and other scientific outputs, contributions to project management and administrative work will be part of the position.
Duties of the position
Study design and implementation
Data analysis and interpretation (also for internal purposes of the project – the collected data will be sequentially used to inform subsequent stages of the project)
Writing of academic papers and preparation and presentation of other research outputs (e.g., conference or workshop presentations)
Contact with local policy makers and citizens (this will be part of implementing the interventions, English language can be used)
Project management and administration tasks
Support of other parts of the international project team in their activities
Required selection criteria
A postdoctoral research fellowship is a qualification position in which the main objective is to qualification for work in academic positions. Completion of a Norwegian doctoral degree in psychology or a related behavioral science, or a correponding foreign doctoral degree recognized as equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree is required. In order to be considered for the position, the applicant must have completed and obtained a public defense by the application deadline.
PhD-students may apply, if they can document that their PhD work has been submitted for assessment by the application deadline. It is a condition of employment that the PhD has been awarded.
The appointment is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants and national guidelines for appointment as PhD, post doctor and research assistant.
Expertise in behavioral science, preferably environmental psychology or a related field (e.g., social psychology, behavioral economics).
Methodological competence and strong background in quantitative statistical methods.
Good publication record
Fluency in written and spoken English
Preferred selection criteria
Solid background in environmental psychology is preferred (irrespective of formal educational background).
Experience with behavioral change interventions will be regarded as an advantage.
Experience with field experimental, field quasi-experimental and longitudinal research designs will be regarded as an advantage.
Experience with analysis and interpretation of complex longitudinal data will be regarded as an advantage.
Dedication to research work
Pro-activity and ability to work independently
Good communication skills
Ability to work in interdisciplinary research teams
Good salary conditions
Exciting and stimulating tasks in a strong international academic environment
An open and inclusive work environment with dedicated colleagues
Favourable terms in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
Salary and conditions
The employment period is 2 years. Postdoctoral candidates are placed in code 1352, and are normally remunerated at 554 500 NOK per annum before tax, depending on qualifications and seniority. From the salary, 2% is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.
The engagement is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants, and the acts relating to Control of the Export of Strategic Goods, Services and Technology. Candidates who by assessment of the application and attachment are seen to conflict with the criteria in the latter law will be prohibited from recruitment to NTNU. After the appointment you must assume that there may be changes in the area of work.
It is a prerequisite you can be present at and accessible to the institution on a daily basis.
The position is subject to external funding.
If you have any questions about the position, please contact Prof. Christian Klöckner (email@example.com) or Dr. Stepan Vesely (firstname.lastname@example.org). If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact Nine Jonstad (email@example.com).