Researcher in demography

Statistisk sentralbyrå - SSB

Offentlige tjenester og forvaltning

The research group for Population and Public Economics has an open position for a demographer. Analysing and monitoring demographic dynamics and providing regional and national population projections, are among the main tasks of the research group. Family demography, fertility, mortality and migration are the main research topics in this field. In addition, the research group works on topics related to government transfers and the organization of public services. Providing decision makers, interest groups and the public with a better understanding of the Norwegian society, is of overriding importance for the Research Department. The position will be linked to population projections and demographic research. This includes international research projects and collaborations with external partners. It is also expected that the researcher will contribute to other research topics, develop new research projects and apply for external funding in cooperation with other researchers. Expertise in quantitative methods and experience in analysis of population or census data are required.


  • A completed Ph.D. in demography or a related discipline (the Ph.D. must be submitted at the date of employment).
  • Documented high skills in statistics and quantitative methods.
  • Experience with large administrative datasets, population or census data and statistical software such as R, SAS or Stata.
  • Good collaboration and communication skills with a strong proficiency in written and spoken English.
  • Strong written and spoken Norwegian (or other Scandinavian language) are highly desirable. Non-Norwegian speaking candidates are expected to learn Norwegian. 

Personlige egenskaper:

  • Strong analytical skills
  • Independence
  • Goal-oriented
  • Good implementation ability
  • Teamworker with good collaboration skills

Vi tilbyr:

  • The position will be placed as SKO 1109 (position code) with salary NOK 580 000 - 715 000 per annum, depending on qualifications. Higher salary can be considered for applicants who are particularly well qualified.
  • Flexible working conditions.
  • Membership in Statens pensjonskasse (SPK).
  • A professional, stimulating working environment.

Additional information

  • Please ensure that your application, grade transcripts and diplomas are registered in the applicant portal before the application deadline. We will perform background checks and control of documents when applicable.
  • According to the Norwegian Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure. If the request is not met, we will inform you before the public applicant list is made. 
  • We see inclusion of colleagues with different skills and abilities, combination of different subjects in your education, life experiences and perspective as an asset to solving different tasks and problems. If you need technical assistive products, physical adaptation of the workstation or a change in job description/routines or working hours this can be arranged.
  • When there are applicants with physical impairments, employment gaps in their resume or immigrant background that are qualified for the position, at least one applicant in each of these groups will be invited to an interview for the position.
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