Postdoc Job Opportunity in Oslo

31 05 2020

A Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship (SKO 1352) is available at the Department of Archaeology, Conservation and History (IAKH), University of Oslo. The positions are associated with the 5-year Consolidator Grant 818523 “CREATIVE IPR – The History of Intellectual Property Rights in the Creative Industries” funded by the European Research Council and led by Principal Investigator Véronique Pouillard, professor in history at the University of Oslo.

“Creative IPR” aims to study the history of the intellectual property rights in the creative industries, from the Paris Convention (1883) and the Berne Convention (1886) to the present day, with a particular focus on Europe in the global world. It examines the history of intellectual property rights in the creative industries, with a focus on national and international institutions, and on the management of creativity.

The applicant is asked to propose a project proposal that deals with one of the topics listed below:

(1) The history of the international harmonization of intellectual property rights. The topic will be situated within the history of the Bureaux Internationaux Réunis pour la Protection de la Propriété Intellectuelle in 1893 (BIRPI), until their replacement by World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in 1970.


(2) The history of WIPO since 1970, with a focus on its defining moments for the history of the creative industries.

The applicants shall indicate the topic chosen in the application.

The main purpose of postdoctoral research fellowships is to qualify researchers for work in higher academic positions within their disciplines. The successful candidate is expected to become part of the research milieu or network and contribute to its development.

The position is available for a period of 3 years. There is a 10 % component of the position which is devoted to teaching and administrative duties.

The expected start date is 1 January 2021.

Starting salary is the equivalent of £43,000 pounds.




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