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Researcher in Sustainability Evidence Based Practice

Deadline: 29.07.2020

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 Faculty of Medicine was established in 1814 and is the oldest medical faculty in Norway. The Faculty is organized into three basic units and has approximately 1,800 employees and about 2000 students.

is a Centre for Excellence in Education at the Faculty of Medicine. SHE will educate students to become change agents for the sustainable health care in both the global and local contexts, and will provide them with competencies to make sustainable evidence-based decisions.

Job description

One 2 year half-time Researcher position (SKO 1109) is available at the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare Education (SHE), hosted by the Faculty of Medicine.

SHE was established as a National Center for Excellence in Education (SFU) in 2020 and has received a 5 + 5 year grant from the Norwegian Agency for International Cooperation and Quality Enhancement in Higher Education (Diku). The goal of the center is to renew the Faculty's health education programmes in light of the UN's sustainable development goals (SDGs). SHE is committed to including sustainability as an integrated part of decision-making and to help to teach sustainable decision-making to future health-professionals.

The two-year half-time researcher will specifically focus on developing models for evidence-based decisions that take sustainability and the SDGs into account. This implies exploring how to integrate future concerns in evidence-based decisions, and how to conceptualize the relations between local decisions, universal evidence and global resources. Models and concepts developed by the researcher will be further implemented and tested in health professional education by the SHE team. By expanding the Evidence Based Practice (EBP) paradigm SHE will develop, implement and disseminate innovative education strategies providing students and healthcare workers with knowledge and skills needed to incorporate global values and principles into comprehensive health-care decisions. SHE will facilitate innovative training of health professionals to make individual evidence-based decisions based on a broad understanding of global and future social, political, economic, and environmental contexts.

Qualification requirements

For the researcher position, we seek a candidate with a strong background in philosophy of science, theories of knowledge and evidence with relevance for health professions and health professional education.

A PhD in a relevant field of research with emphasis on the foundations and ethics of evidence-based practice

Health professional background is an advantage.

The candidate should be able to work independently and structured, while at the same time engage in close collaborations with members of the research group and research participants.

In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on the relevance of the candidate’s background including relevant work experience and networks.

A good command of English and Norwegian is required.

We offer

  • Salary NOK 532 300 – 573 100 per annum depending on qualifications in position as Researcher (Position code 1109).
  • A challenging and friendly 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:

  • A 5 page project description describing potential contributions to the planned project
  • CV summarizing education, positions held, details of work, and other qualifying activities
  • Copies of educational certificates and transcripts of records
  • Names and contact details of 2-3 referees stating relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number

Application with attachments must be submitted via our online recruitment system. Please note that all documentation must be in English or a Scandinavian language.

In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on the documented, academic qualifications, as well as the candidate’s motivation and personal suitability. Interviews with the best qualified candidates will be arranged.

It is expected that the successful candidate will be able to complete the project in the course of the period of employment

Formal regulations

Pursuant to section 25(2) of the Freedom of Information Act, information concerning the applicant may be made public, even if the applicant has requested not to appear on the list of applicants.

The University of Oslo has a transfer agreement with all employees that is intended to secure the rights to all research results etc.

The University of Oslo has a personnel policy objective of achieving a balanced gender composition and to recruit people with an immigrant background.

In addition, the University of Oslo aims for its employees to reflect the diversity of the population to the greatest degree possible. We therefore encourage qualified applicants with disabilities or gaps in their CV to apply for the position. The University of Oslo will adapt the workplace to suit employees with disabilities. Applicants who indicate that they have disabilities or gaps in their CV are made aware that this information may be used for statistical purposes.


  • Professor and Director of SHE, Kristin Heggen [email protected].
  • Professor, Vice-Dean of Postgraduate Studies, and Executive Chairman of SHE, Eivind Engebretsen, [email protected]

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