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Website Nordisk Råd og Nordisk Ministerråd

We are hiring: Junior Research fellow within Sustainable regional development

Nordregio is currently seeking to expand its capacity by adding a new Junior Research Fellow to the team. In particular, we are looking for candidates with an educational background and/or experience in social sciences and with knowledge and interest in one or more of the following fields:

  • Sustainable rural development
  • Innovative and resilient regions
  • Sustainable cities and urban planning
  • Relevant topics: e.g. housing, planning, governance, transport, green transition, inclusion, skills, digitalization, health, food, etc. – which have relevance for sustainable regional development.


  • The position as Junior Research Fellow requires a master’s degree (300 ECTS) or equivalent and preferrably a few years of work experience in a relevant field. The degree should be in a social science discipline aligned with at least one of the research fields above (e.g. economics, political science, sociology, geography, planning or similar).
  • Highly motivated with the ability to work independently, as well as the skills to work effectively in a collaborative research environment.
  • Strong analytical skills, interest in applied research and the ability to take a creative approach to complex problems.
  • Well-developed communication skills including the ability and interest to network and work collaboratively with a range of stakeholders and partner organizations.
  • Flexible and creative with an interest in developing new skills and knowledge in different topics.
  • Ability and willingness to contribute to Nordregio’s goal of being an environmentally conscious, supportive and equal working place.
  • Fluent in English and a Nordic language.
  • The geographic scope of your fields of interest includes the Nordic countries as well as pan-European perspectives.

Main Work Tasks

  • Participate in a wide range of our research projects performing different tasks according to needs.
  • Work independently with collection and processing of data, and with tasks of a practical and administrative character.
  • Perform analyses of different kinds, and to write reports under the guidance of a more experienced researcher.
  • Conduct field trips within Nordregio’s geographical focus areas.
  • Disseminate results of Nordregio research in a variety of fora, oral and written.
  • Participate in tendering.
  • Involve yourself in the Nordregio social working environment.

What we offer

  • The position will be full time from 1st November 2024, subject to agreement. Nordregio offers competitive salaries and a contract with a maximum length of two years. Subject to further agreement, the contract can be extended for up to another six years. According to the agreement “Avtale om rettstilling for samnordiske institusjoner og deres ansatte”, you are entitled to a leave of absence from your present position for the duration of your employment at Nordregio if you are employed by the State in a Nordic country.

Why Nordregio?

Nordregio is an international research institute for regional development and planning. We conduct solution-oriented and applied research, addressing current issues from both an academic perspective and from the viewpoint of policymakers and practitioners. Nordregio participates in European, Nordic and national research programs and carries out commissioned projects for different levels of government. We conduct case-studies in different regions, perform territorial analyses on a transnational and pan-European level, and undertake evaluations of various European and national programs. We also perform statistical and GIS-based studies. Often, we combine different methods in our analyses and project deliverables.

We are a team of multidisciplinary, international people and our office is situated in attractive surroundings at Skeppsholmen in the heart of Stockholm, Sweden. The institute was established in 1997 by the Nordic Council of Ministers, and is built on 50 years of Nordic collaboration.

Working at Nordregio provides you with the opportunity to become part of a truly international research environment. We have the possibility to work remotely 2-3 times a week. We acknowledge the importance of meeting physically to do the best work together, so we therefore envision you to live in (or move to) Stockholm. We offer significant career development potential in terms of enhancing your international network of contacts in both policy and academic fields, as well as an extensive experience with project management. You will also have rich opportunities to collaborate with regional and municipal stakeholders in the Nordic countries.

How to apply: Upload your application, including a CV and references at

no later than 18 August 2024.

For further information, please contact:

    • Union representative Agust Bogason [email protected] or phone + 46 70 758 3527
    • Senior Research Fellow & Team leader Elin Slätmo [email protected] or +46708962709
    • For further information about Nordregio, see

Title: Junior Research fellow

Organization: Nordregio

City: Stockholm

Application Deadline: 18 August 2024

Employment conditions: Nordic conditions

Job Category: Employment with a Nordic institution or partner

Website Nordisk Råd og Nordisk Ministerråd

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