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Blindern og Urbygningen (Foto: Wikimedia og Colourbox)

PhD position in Health Economics and Oral Health

Deadline: 13.06.2022

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.

Applications are invited for one full-time, three-year PhD position at the Institute of Health and Society, Department of Nursing Science, University of Oslo. Intended starting date is September 1st 2022.

Department of Nursing Science conducts multi-disciplinary research, currently related to development of health care services, user participation, elderly care, and eHealth. Health promotion, early intervention, cooperation as well as (re)habilitation are core dimensions. The department has expertise in complex interventions and implementation. For more information, see the department's homepage Department of Nursing Science - Institute of Health and Society (uio.no).

More about the position

The fellowship period is 3 years and devoted to being a part of the project entitled Connecting ORAL health-and home care service for patients receiving home care in Norway (CORAL). The project is funded by The Research Council of Norway. The research fellow will take part in a work package in CORAL focusing on oral- and general quality of life measurements and health economic evaluations related to oral health in elderly receiving home care in Norway. Learn more about the project at Connecting ORAL health-and home care service for patients receiving home care in Norway (CORAL) - Institute of Health and Society (uio.no).

The research fellow must take part in the Department’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. For more information, please see our web site (Doctoral degree: PhD in medicine and health sciences - Faculty of Medicine (uio.no))

Qualification requirements

  • Applicants must hold a Master’s degree (120 ECTS) or an equivalent qualification in a field relevant to the project CORAL (health economics, statistics, public health, community health etc.) with minimum grade B (ECTS grading scale) or equivalent. The Master’s degree must include a thesis of at least 30 ECTS.
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English. Fluent in a Scandinavian language is preferable.
  • Experience with scientific publishing and experience with health economic evaluation is not a requirement, but will be regarded as an advantage.

Personal skills

You should be highly motivated, able to work independently and as part of a team. Value will be placed on compatibility of the applicant’s professional and personal disposition

We offer

  • Salary NOK 491 200– 553 500 per annum depending on qualifications in a position as PhD Research fellow (position code 1017)
  • 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 and research interests.
  • CV (summarizing education, positions and academic work).
  • Copies of educational certificates (academic transcripts only).
  • Documentation of english proficiency.
  • A complete list of publications and academic works.
  • 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).

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.

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

  • Vibeke Ansteinsson, Associate Professor, Department of Nursing Science, University of Oslo (UiO) and Research Manager, Oral Health Centre of Expertise in Eastern Norway (OHCEE). [email protected]
  • Torbjørn Wisløff, Senior Researcher, The Health Services Research Unit, Akershus University Hospital (HØKH). [email protected]
  • Ragnhild Hellesø, Professor, Department of Nursing Science, University of Oslo (UiO). [email protected]

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