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PhD Research Fellowship in Behavioural Sciences

Deadline: 21.04.2020

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 Institute of Basic Medical Sciences overall objective is to promote basic medical knowledge in order to understand normal processes, provide insight into mechanisms that cause illness, and promote good health. The Institute is responsible for teaching in basic medical sciences for the programmes of professional study in medicine and the Master's programme in clinical nutrition. The Institute has more than 300 employees and is located in Domus Medica.

Job description

Applications are invited for a 3-4 year PhD-research Fellowship at the Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, Department of Behavioural Sciences in Medicine, University of Oslo.

The fellowship period is devoted to carrying out a project entitled “Suicidal behaviour and help-seeking by Norwegian veterinarians: work-related and individual factors (The NORVET study)”. The fellow will be a member of the Research group of Health Professionals led by Professor Reidar Tyssen


More about the position

The fellowship period is up to 4 years, with 3 years devoted to research education. The position entails a compulsory work load of 25% that consists of teaching and supervision duties and research assistance.

The research fellow must take part in the Faculty’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 PhD-position will be integrated in the Department’s ongoing research activities. The PhD candidate will be part of an active research community and is expected to join the existing research milieu and contribute to its development.

The applicant must, in collaboration with his supervisor, within 3 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 our web site:


Qualification requirements

  • Applicants must hold a degree in medicine or veterinary medicine (cand.med., cand.med.vet. or equivalent) . A Master’s degree (120 ECTS), 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 and a Scandinavian language

It is preferred that the research fellow has knowledge about veterinary medicine in Norway, and that she/he has been engaged in health issues in this profession. It will also be emphasized that the fellow can disseminate research findings and contribute to implementation of future preventive efforts in the profession of veterinary medicine.

Personal skills

Personal suitability and motivation for the position and this particular project.

The candidate has:

  • Extensive experience in team work and excellent communication skills
  • Shows the ability to work independently and efficiently
  • Has adequate work capacity for completing a PhD research project

We offer

  • Salary NOK 479 600 - 523 200 per annum depending on qualifications in a position as PhD Research fellow, (position code 1017)
  • Dedicated supervision on a highly relevant research project
  • Access to unique data
  • A friendly, professional and stimulating 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

  • Cover letter statement of motivation and research interests
  • CV (summarizing education, positions and academic work)
  • Copies of educational certificates (academic transcripts only)
  • 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).

When evaluating the application, special emphasis will be placed on the documented, academic qualifications, as well as the candidates motivation and personal prerequisites to carry out the project. Interviews with the best qualified candidates will be arranged.

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.

Contact information

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