The overarching objective of the project is to do research that serves to promote sustainable development by finding out how to ensure that business is run in an environmentally, socially and financially sustainable way. The thematic scope of SMART centres on products originating wholly or in part in developing countries and sold by businesses in the EU to consumers and procurers in the EU. We will map and analyse the regulation of business, investors and consumers as well as the state as market actor and regulator, on the international level, the European level and in selected European states, including Norway.
The Research Assistant will become a part of the Faculty of Oslo’s research group Companies, Markets and Sustainability and of the project’s international research team. The successful candidate will be able to participate at internal and external seminar and international workshops and conferences.
The successful candidate will normally have completed at least the third year of their master degree in law, and will write a large master thesis (60 credits) relevant for the SMART project. Publication of the work, in English and if applicable also in Norwegian (or in another Scandinavian language), will be encouraged. Academic achievements will be of significance in the assessment. A good knowledge of a Scandinavian language is an advantage, but not a condition, as long as you have a good command of written and spoken English.
The final choice of the topic for the master’s thesis will be made together with SMART Project Management. Possible topics may be found in the realm of Norwegian, European or comparative company or other business law (also including non-European jurisdictions), accounting, auditing and tax law, financial market law and the methodology of the thesis may also include legal-economic and/or legal-empirical perspectives, to indicate some of the possibilities offered by this project. Research on the role of the board in integrating environmental and social standards or guidelines is one option.
The position as Research Assistant is primarily linked to working on a Master thesis, but other tasks will be assigned. The pay is 50 per cent of pay grade 35. This constitutes a gross salary of NOK 174.700 per year.
Short-listed applicants will be invited to an interview.
For more information about the position, please contact Administrative Coordinator in SMART, Linda Gulli, tel. (+47) 22 85 9716, firstname.lastname@example.org
Applicants should provide a short statement (maximum 2 pages) explaining their interest in and suitability for the position, transcripts of their University grades, and a short CV (maximum 2 pages). Please send your application by e–mail to email@example.com, or by ordinary mail to the Department of Private Law, PO Box 6706 St. Olavs plass 5, 0130 OSLO.