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Research Fellow HEDWORK UiO:Life Science

Deadline: 30.09.2022

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 Department of Education was established in 1938 and is one of three departments at The Faculty of Educational Sciences.


The research is based on traditions from both the social and the human sciences, and the department thus accommodates great breadth in topics and perspectives. The department employs approximately 100 people; 49 scientific staff, 35 doctoral and post-doctoral students, and 16 administrative/technical staff. The number of students is approximately 900.

Applications are invited for a four-year position as PhD Research Fellow, based at the Department of Education, Faculty of Education, University of Oslo.

The position will be a part of the convergence environment: Novel personalized management strategies for fibrosing diseases (FibroPET) with the aims to improve the course of the disease and treatment outcome of patients with fibrosing diseases. Convergence environments are interdisciplinary research groups that will aim to solve grand challenges related to health and environment. They are funded by UiO's interdisciplinary strategic area UiO:Life Science.

The current PhD position is part of a work package of the FibroPet project with focus on establishing communicative partnership approaches to improve patient involvement and dialogue. The PhD project should contribute by studying conditions for communication between patients and health care professionals. The candidate is expected to conduct qualitative empirical studies using ethnographic approaches to map the organisation of relevant clinical practice and video observations of patient-professional encounters. The studies will be published in international peer-reviewed journals.

The announced PhD position will be connected to the research group HEDWORK. The group comprises researchers with different interdisciplinary backgrounds in educational sciences and offers an internationally oriented and stimulating research environment, with a connection to research communities in workplace learning, learning sciences and educational technology, and educational research worldwide.

More about the position

The fellowship period is up to 4 years, with 3 years devoted to research education. The position is available from May 2022 with a flexible starting date. The position entails a compulsory work load of 25% that consists of teaching and supervision duties, research assistance and organizational tasks in UiO:Life Science.

The research fellow must take part in the Faculty of Educational Sciences’ 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.

Qualification requirements

  • Applicants must hold a Master’s degree or equivalent in Education or another field of relevance (e.g., educational psychology, social or behavioral sciences, communication studies, professional degrees with relevance to the project). The Master’s degree (120 ECTS) must have a minimum grade B (ECTS grading scale) or equivalent. The Master’s degree must include a thesis of at least 30 ECTS. The thesis must have a minimum grade B (ECTS grading scale) or equivalent.
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English.
  • Good communication skills in a Scandinavian language.
  • Documented experience with interdisciplinary research and video-based analysis will be considered as an advantage.

In the assessment of applications, emphasis will be placed on:

  • The quality of the project description, the description of the research topic’s relevance to educational issues, the specific problems to be studied, the choice of scientific theory and method, and the proposed implementation plan for the study
  • The applicant’s experience, personal suitability and motivation for the post, including her/his ability to collaborate and to form part of a cross-disciplinary academic community
  • The applicant’s academic attitude and motivation with regard to completing the research training program

Personal skills

In the assessment of applications, emphasis will be placed on:

  • The applicants’ academic and personal qualifications for completing the research training program
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position
  • Good ability to collaborate nationally, internationally and interdisciplinary

We offer

  • Salary NOK 501 200 - 544 400 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
  • A project description, including progress plan (max. 8 - 10 pages, see guidance). The project description is expected to elaborate on the research problem of the prospective PhD project, how it is embedded in the research literature and which theoretical perspectives as well as methodologies are considered. It is important that the topic and the methods in the PhD project are aligned with the FibroPET project’s overarching focus.
  • CV (summarizing education, positions and academic work)
  • Copies of educational certificates (academic transcripts only)
  • Documentation of english proficiency. Please see: English proficiency requirement for master's programmes taught in English - University of Oslo (uio.no)
  • Master thesis
  • A complete list of publications and academic works
  • List of reference persons: 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and phone number)

Incomplete applications will not be assessed.

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, emphasis will be given to the “project description” and the applicant’s academic and personal prerequisites to carry out the project. 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.

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