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PhD-position in cardiovascular research

Deadline: 19.05.2022

Cardiovascular Research Group at Campus Akershus University Hospital

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 Clinical Medicine (Klinmed) is one of three institutes under the Faculty. Klinmed is responsible for the Faculty's educational and research activities at Oslo University Hospital and Akershus University Hospital. With about 800 employees spread over approximately 425 man-labour years, Klinmed is the university's largest institute. Our activities follow the clinical activity at the hospitals and are spread across a number of geographical areas.

Job description

A funded 3 year PhD-position in cardiovascular research is available in the Cardiovascular Research Group led by Professor Torbjørn Omland at Campus Akershus University Hospital (Campus Ahus), Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo, Norway.

Cardiovascular Research Group is a highly recognized international research group within cardiovascular research and cardio-oncology. You can find more information about the research group here.

The PhD candidate will be funded by the K. G. Jebsen Center for Cardiac Biomarkers for a 3 year PhD position. The candidate will be involved in biomarkers studies in cardiovascular disease.

The candidate

We seek a highly motivated and skilled person with strong commitment to clinical research. The ideal

candidates with previous experience in cardiovascular research and echocardiography are highly encouraged to apply.

Qualification requirements

  • The candidate must hold an MD
  • Experience with echocardiography
  • Knowledge and interest in cardiovascular biomarkers
  • Experience with clinical epidemiology studies
  • Previous experience and publications in cardiovascular research is recommended
  • Fluent oral and written skills in Norwegian and English

We offer

  • A stimulating academic/scientific working environment 

  • Salary NOK 491 200 – 534 400 per annum in a position code 1017, depending on qualifications
  • Favorable pension arrangements (Statens Pensjonskasse) 

  • Advantageous welfare conditions
  • An individual career development programme designed for researchers at the beginning of their career.

How to apply

The application must include

  • Cover letter, stating your motivation, scientific background, and research interests
  • CV (summarizing education, positions and academic work)
  • Copies of diplomas and transcripts
  • 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, please follow the link “Apply for this job”. 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).

While the recruitment system includes a basic CV, we ask candidates to also include a separate, detailed CV in pdf format with their application. Applications without a cover letter and detailed CV will be rejected.

Applicants may be called in for an interview.

Formal regulations

Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Research Fellowships at the University of Oslo.

The candidate must take part in the University of Oslo’s approved PhD-program and is expected to complete the project within the set fellowship period. The main purpose of the fellowship is research training leading to the successful completion of a PhD-degree. The applicant must, in collaboration with her/his supervisor have worked out a complete project description to be attached to the application for admission to the doctoral program. More information here: Application and admission - PhD - Faculty of Medicine (uio.no)

No one can be appointed for more than one PhD Research Fellowship 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 appointment may be shortened/given a more limited scope within the framework of the applicable guidelines on account of any previous employment in academic positions.

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

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

For any informal enquiries regarding the position, please contact:

  • Professor Torbjørn Omland +47 40107050
  • Anett Hellebø Ottesen, spesialrådgiver: [email protected], +47 98452582
  • For questions regarding the application process, please contact HR adviser Maren Retterstøl Olaisen: [email protected]

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