Research assistant positions at C-REX

Center for Research on Extremism (C-REX) is looking to hire two research assistants (40-100%) to update the Right-Wing Terrorism and Violence in Western Europe (RTV) dataset for 2022.

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Application deadline: 5 September 2021
Employee: Center for Research on Extremism (C-REX)
Location: University of Oslo
Position: Two 40-100% positions as Research Assistant (SKO1019/1020)
Period: 15 June 2022 – 30 September 2022

About the project

C-REX is a cross-disciplinary center for the study of right-wing extremism, hate crime and political violence, and is now looking to hire two excellent research assistants to update the Right-Wing Terrorism and Violence in Western Europe (RTV) dataset for 2021. The RTV dataset covers terrorism and violence in 18 West European countries between 1990 and 2020, and registers all severe attacks and plots whose target selection is premised on right-wing beliefs.

Job description

The job consists of reviewing online sources using Boolean searches to identify relevant events, and then coding events that satisfy the inclusion criteria according to a set of variables. A comprehensive description of the methodology is available in the RTV codebook. Research assistants will work jointly in a team led by the RTV team manager at C-REX. Some work is expected to be carried out at C-REX, UiO, but it is also possible to work from home

The positions are 40-100% for the period of 15 June 2022 through 30 September 2022, with the possibility of extension.

Qualification and skills

To qualify for the position, you must have a BA or MA degree in the social sciences, with strong methodological skills. 

We are particularly seeking well-organized and detail-oriented applicants who enjoy taking on new challenges. You should also have good grades and demonstrated skills relevant to the tasks (e.g. thematically relevant term papers, use of excel in studies/work, experience with dataset construction and/or statistical analysis, Boolean searches etc.). Language skills besides English, such as German, French, Italian, or Spanish, will be taken into consideration. Norwegian is not a requirement. Applicants must enjoy working both independently and in a team.


Applications should be written in English and include:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Transcripts of academic degrees (both Bachelor’s and recent Master’s transcript if you have completed the first semester)
  • Names and contact details of two referees

Applications must be sent as a single PDF to

Deadline: 18 May 2022

About the position

We offer a salary of 186.70 NOK/hour (LT 35) for candidates with a BA degree, 235.10 NOK/hour (LT 51) for candidates with an MA degree.

To be contracted as a research assistant, you will have to be a Norwegian tax resident. The position is therefore primarily open to candidates who are based in Norway.

Doctoral students and candidates with a PhD degree cannot hold a position as research assistant (SKO 1019/1020).

There is a maximum limit of 2 years to the employment as research assistant, regardless of the percentage of work. If you have prior experience from the same position, this is counted as part of the total hiring period.  

Published Apr. 27, 2022 11:30 AM - Last modified July 7, 2022 8:33 AM