Tekna is a natural choice for all PhD candidates who are pursuing their degrees in STEM subjects. We work hard to ensure that they’ll be taken care of in the same way as other employees. For instance, we believe that PhD candidates and other temporary employees must be included in annual local collective bargaining negotiations.
Although PhD candidates have full access to Tekna’s membership services, they pay only 25 percent of regular membership dues.
Salary in the public sector
What is typical salary for PhD candidates?
Extension of time limit for PhD studies due to absence/leave of absence
A PhD study period may be extended in certain instances
Terms of employment for PhD candidates
Employers must follow a special set of rules when hiring a PhD candidate.
The general rule in Norwegian working life is permanent employment. PhD employment is one of the exceptions to this rule.