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Postdoctoral Fellow Job in Human Performance in Complex systems – USN, Norway

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The Faculty of Technology, Natural Sciences and Maritime Sciences has a vacancy for a position as Postdoctoral Fellow in Human Performance in Complex systems – USN, Norway, Nov 2021

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General Info

Position: Postdoc
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: ,
Deadline to Apply: November 2, 2021(GMT +1)
Joining Date: -
Contract Period: 2 Years
Salary: NOK 563 900 - 702 100 a year

Faculty of Technology, Natural Sciences and Maritime Sciences
Department of Maritime operation
University of South-Eastern Norway (USN)

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Qualification Details

Applicants must have a Norwegian doctorate or equivalent education abroad within the topics of Natural Sciences, Human Factors, Training and Assessment (pedagogy), Cognitive rom all over the world. Significant flexibility in travelling and mobility (i.e. secondments in the project ENHANCE, is expected from the candidate.Psychology, or any relevant research field. The applicant must have gained the degree within application deadline.

The staff at the faculty work within subject teams to a large extent, and the candidate must be motivated to share his or her knowledge and cooperate.

The nature of the project dictates that the applicant is creative, innovative and can work independently. An ideal candidate should have excellent communication and collaboration skills to be able to work in a muliticultural environment with colleagues and partners from all over the world. Significant flexibility in travelling and mobility (e.g. secondments in the project ENHANCE is expected from the candidates.

Responsibilities/Job Description

We are seeking applicants who have interest and ability to conduct high quality research, within an EU funded project focusing on academic industry research collaboration. The successful applicant is expected to be actively engaged in ENHANCE project (web link: The candidate will be expected to work with our national and international project partner, travel for extended research stays at international institutions located throughout Europe and Asia, conduct research activities, write reports and communicate with the project consortium and also support in administrative tasks. The candidate will be required to participate in international travel and exchange for extended collaboration with our consortium partners (lasting several months in duration at a time). Travel for up to 18 months during the 2 year employment period is a requirement for this position in carrying out research duties for ENHANCE, also requiring a high degree of independence and communication skills. The candidate will work closely (under supervision) with professor Salman Nazir and associate professor Steven Mallam in Training and Assessment Research Group (

A brief background on the ENHANCE project:

ENHANCE spesifically investigates Human Performance issues for maritime applications by utilizing knowledge sharing between process and maritime industries. This project aims to bring together the expertise of engineers, psychologists, human factors specialists and operators to generate solutions to cope with technological development. The project has two main objectives:

  • to better understand the human role in complex socio-technical systems through close collaborations between the academic and non-academic sectors, and
  • to develop new training and performance assessment methodologies designed to enhance the human performance.

How to Apply?

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Documents Required

The following documents shall be attached to the online application:

  • Cover letter (statement of motivation, research intererest and a statement on when the applicant can start the earliest if selected)
  • CV including certified diplomas and certificates from university college/university
  • Doctoral dissertation
  • A 5-page (maximum) research plan with the topics of Human Performance/ENHANCE
  • Any scientific publications and a list of these
  • Three references (contact information)
  • Documentation of English language profiency (i.e.: IELTS, TOFEL etc) if the applicant is not a natice English speaker or did not have instruction in English medium durin his/her university studies.

Please note that all documents must be in a Scandinavian language or in English. Any translations must be certified.

The application will be assessed on the basis of the attached documentation as requested above. Each applicant is responsible for ensuring that the required documentation has been uploaded with the application deadline.

The University has been awarded a Charter & Code certificate by the European Commission, and is entitled to use the HR Excellence in Research (HRS4R) logo. The University is also a member of the EURAXESS network, which contributes to good working conditions for mobile researchers.

About the Employer: University of South-Eastern Norway (USN)

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Contact details

For more information about the position, please contact: Head of Department Atle M. Christiansen, email: or Professor in Training and Assessment/Head of Training and Assessment Research Group, Salman Nazir, email:

For questions regarding the recruitment process, please contact:HR Advisor Kari L. Foss-Pedersen email:

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