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Postdoctoral Fellow - Clinical Effectiveness Research group - Faculty of Medicine

Deadline: 17.11.2019

Job description

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 Nursing 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.

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A full-time position as Postdoctoral Fellow for 2 years is available at the Clinical Effectiveness Research group, Oslo University Hospital and Institute of Health and Society, University of Oslo, Norway

The Clinical Effectiveness Research group is approaching different topics in clinical effectiveness of diagnostic and therapeutic interventions. The group is responsible for several randomized trials related to colorectal cancer screening and gastrointestinal endoscopy. Further, epidemiologic studies on mammography and quality improvement of clinical service are conducted.

The vacant postdoctoral position is funded through Toppforsk COLOSS grant from The Research Council of Norway.

The Postdoctoral Fellow will work at the Clinical Effectiveness Research group, which is hosted at the Oslo University Hospital, Department of Transplantation Medicine, and at the University of Oslo, Institute of Health and Society, Norway. The position will be part of a research team dedicated to the trials and affiliated projects within the frame of the research group. The main scope of the work will be related to developing and validating artificial intelligence based strategies for less invasive colorectal cancer screening and surveillance. For further details, see the group’s website at www.med.uio.no/helsam/clinical-effectiveness

Starting date: March 1, 2020

Qualification requirements

  • Applicants must hold a cand.med. (MD) and a doctoral degree (PhD).
  • Applicants should have knowledge and expertise in clinical epidemiology, collecting clinical data, and handling of large datasets. Experience in the fields of artificial intelligence related to colorectal cancer screening and surveillance is advantageous. The ideal candidate has a strong CV, experience in clinical medicine, methodological expertise, an outstanding potential and genuine interest in clinical epidemiology, data analysis tools and translational research.
  • Experience from analyzing longitudinal data sets is valuable.
  • Proficiency in English is a requirement.

The main purpose of postdoctoral research fellowships are to qualify researchers for work in top academic positions within their disciplines. The Postdoctoral Fellow is strongly encouraged to develop her/his own research profile within context, but also work with doctoral students addressing specific research questions within the topics of the research group.

Homepage: www.med.uio.no/helsam/clinical-effectiveness

We offer

  • Salary NOK 523.200 – 605.500 per annum depending on qualifications in position as Postdoctoral Research Fellow (position code 1352)
  • An exiting research environment with a multidisciplinary profile and excellent opportunities for academic development
  • 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, pedagogical experience, administrative experience and letters of recommendation)
  • copies of educational certificates (academic transcripts only)
  • a complete 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.

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

Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Oslo.

No one can be appointed for more than one Postdoctoral Fellow period at the University of Oslo.

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.

The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results etc.

The University of Oslo aims to achieve a balanced gender composition in the workforce and to recruit people with ethnic minority backgrounds.

Contact information

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