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Junior researcher in Research Ethics and Research Integrity

Deadline: 08.04.2024

Universitetet i Oslo

The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest ranked educational and research institution, with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. With its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally recognised research communities, UiO is an important contributor to society.

The Institute of Health and Society is one of three institutes at the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Oslo. The Institute covers various disciplines and consists of six departments: General Practice, Health Sciences, Health Management and Health Economics, Medical Ethics, Community Medicine and Global Health and Public Health Science.

The Institute of Health and Society bases its work on a complex understanding of disease, health and health systems. Culture, environment, economics, society and biology play direct and indirect roles. Our teaching responsibilities include seven Master’s programs, one Bachelor program and part of the Faculty’s medical school and PhD-program. We employ about 220 FTE and have almost 700 Bachelor and Master students. Annual income is about 200 mill NOK, half of which is external funding. Our researchers play an active part of public policy and disseminate new knowledge through many channels.

Institute of Health and Society

Job description

A 60% position as Researcher within Research Ethics and Research Integrity is available at the Centre for Medical Ethics, Institute of Health and Society. There is a possibility of increasing the position to 100%. Starting date as soon as possoble.

The Centre for Medical Ethics (CME) works with medical and healthcare ethics in teaching, research and dissemination. This entails everything from concrete ethical dilemmas regarding single patients, to research ethics and theoretical ethics and philosophy.

More about the position

The position is connected to the EDCTP 3 RER-CTO project, AccessAfrica 2 project and the NFR project, Pandemic Ethics, coordinated by Dr. Cynthia Wangamati & Prof. Rosemarie Bernabe respectively. The position requires working with international consortia and a close collaboration with the research ethics group in the Centre for Medical Ethics.

Please note that the need for the position is directly related to project work with limited funding. When the external financing for the position ceases, it will therefore be necessary to consider whether there will be a termination process due to the organization's circumstances or finding other suitable employment within UiO may be relevant. In the latter case, there may be some changes to the job duties as agreed upon.

Qualification requirements

Since the position is attached to large consortia, the researcher is expected to have the flexibility and the efficiency to work in international groups. 

Specifically, we are searching for someone who

  • has a Masters in research ethics, Public Health, and/or Global Development, or other related courses
  • has relevant background with administrative and communication/dissemination tasks relevant to large research projects
  • preferably has experience with research ethics publishing and in guideline development
  • has experience with and is willing to write research grants
  • has worked with international groups
  • ideally has experience with qualitative and/or quantitative methods
  • works well under pressure
  • works well in teams
  • is comfortable working with computer applications including Outlook and Teams
  • has fluent oral and written communication skills in English

We offer

  • Salary NOK 532 200 – 594 500 per annum depending on qualifications in position as Researcher (position code 1108)
  • A professionally stimulating working environment
  • Attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement, in addition to Oslo’s family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities

How to apply

The application must include

  • Cover letter (statement of motivation, summarizing scientific work and research interest)
  • CV (summarizing education, positions, administrative experience and other qualifying activity)
  • Copies of educational certificates (academic transcripts only)
  • A list of publications
  • List of reference persons: 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and phone number)

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University's grading system. Please note that all documents should be in English (or a Scandinavian language).

Interviews with the best qualified candidates will be arranged.

Formal regulations

According to the Norwegian Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.

Inclusion and diversity are a strength. The University of Oslo has a personnel policy objective of achieving a balanced gender composition. Furthermore, we want employees with diverse professional expertise, life experience and perspectives.

If there are qualified applicants with disabilities, employment gaps or immigrant background, we will invite at least one applicant from each of these categories to an interview.

Contact information

  • Researcher Cynthia Khamala Wangamati, email: c.k.wangamati@medisin.uio.no

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