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PhD research fellow in Suicide Prevention Research

Deadline: 03.10.2022

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.

PhD research fellow in Suicide Prevention Research

Job description

Applications are invited for a 3-year position in a research fellowship as PhD candidate in suicide prevention research to be based at National Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention (NSSF) at the University of Oslo. The research fellow will join the register-based research group studying suicide and deliberate self-harm with data from Norwegian population registers, and specifically work on the funded project addressing suicide in men of middle and old age.

NSSF is a part of the Institute of Clinical Medicine, Division of Mental Health and Addiction at the University of Oslo. NSSF is the leading centre in the field of suicide research and prevention in Norway with its main activities focusing on clinical and epidemiological research, education, and dissemination of knowledge. The centre has an active cooperation with similar research centres internationally. The centre provides several types of psychotherapy training, offers courses in clinical suicidology, and operates several websites and a peer-reviewed journal “Suicidologi”.

More about the position

The research fellowship is set for a period of three years full time, and devoted to the research project that will utilize personal data interlinked from several Norwegian registers to study suicide in men of middle and old age.The candidate is expected to develop a research proposal within the scope of this project for a PhD research program, and to participate in literature searching, data analysis and interpretation and to write up research articles to be published in peer-reviewed academic journals.

The candidate is expected to work efficiently both independently and as part of a team under supervision of the group leader, and is also expected to take an active part in the daily activities at the center, depending on interests and qualifications.

The purpose of the fellowship is research training leading to the successful completion of a PhD degree. The research fellow must fulfill the requirements of and take part in the Faculty’s approved PhD program and is expected to complete the project within the set fellowship period.

The applicant must, in collaboration with her/his supervisor, within three months after employment, have worked out a complete project description to be attached to the application for admission to the doctoral program. For more information, please see the web site for Doctoral Degree: PhD in medicine and health sciences.

Qualification requirements

  • The candidate must hold an MD or a Master’s degree in Psychology, Statistics, or equivalent
  • Good knowledge in epidemiology, biostatistics and population study
  • Some knowledge in clinical psychology or psychiatry
  • Strong interest in suicide research and highly motivated for research
  • Proficient oral and written communication skills in English
  • Experience with statistical software such as SAS, R, or Stata is advantageous
  • Proficiency in Norwegian or other Scandinavian language is considered as an advantage

Personal skills

  • Excellent communication and team working skills
  • Organized and structured
  • Flexible
  • Enthusiastic and willing to learn

We offer

  • An exciting and professionally stimulating working environment
  • Salary of NOK 501 200-NOK 544 400 per annum depending on qualifications in a position as PhD research fellow (position code 1017)
  • Favorable pension arrangements
  • Attractive welfare arrangements

How to apply

The application must include

  • Application letter describing the applicant’s qualifications and motivation for the position
  • CV (summarizing education, positions and academic work)
  • Copies of educational certificates (academic transcripts only)
  • List of research publications and up to 3 selected academic publications that the applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee
  • List of 3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone 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

For more information about the position and the project, contact Prof. Ping Qin at [email protected], phone (+47) 4522 9224.

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