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Postdoctoral fellow in managing and communicating patient pathways

Deadline: 12.10.2021

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

Applicants are invited for a 2-year position as Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Neurology, University of Oslo. The position is available from 1 December 2021.

Healthcare is undergoing fundamental changes. Healthcare services are becoming personalized and digitized; medical treatment is getting more specialized and technically advanced. Services for patients are complex, involving many actors and spanning many sectors. Patients typically face multiple healthcare providers, as well as providers of social-, labor- and welfare services. As a result, patient information is spread across multiple institutions. The introduction of standardized patient pathways is suggested as a solution.

The overall goal of this project is therefore to establish new knowledge and a toolkit for managing and communicating patient pathways. The toolkit will consist of a theoretical fundament, a visual modelling language, and supporting guidelines, methods, and tools.

This project will be a collaboration between SINTEF, the University of Oslo, Oslo University Hospital and University of Aalto in Finland. The Postdoctoral Fellow will be a member of the MS Research Group. For more information, see: Multippel Sklerose (MS) - Institutt for klinisk medisin and Prosjektbanken .

More about the position

The Postdoctoral Fellow will work in close collaboration with the project partners in investigating both the healthcare's and the patient's perspective of patient pathways, conduct a systematic literature review investigating current practices and methodologies concerning patient pathways.

The Postdoctoral Fellow will investigate current practices, needs and current barriers, leading up to a detailed mapping of long-lasting, real pathways for the selected subtypes of cancer and multiple sclerosis. The Postdoctoral Fellow will also participate in development and evaluation of a toolkit for patient pathways.

Qualification requirements

  • Applicants must hold a degree equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree in medicine. Doctoral dissertation must be submitted for evaluation by the closing date. Appointment is dependent on the public defence of the doctoral thesis being approved.
  • Ability to design, plan, and conduct studies
  • Interest in patient pathways, multiple sclerosis and cancer
  • Excellent writing and oral communication in Norwegian and English

Personal skills

  • Well organized with high working capacity and productivity
  • Excellent team working skills
  • Strong motivation for a career in science, including project management and scientific writing
  • Personal suitability for the position will be emphasized and taken into account.

We offer

  • salary NOK 534 400 - 594 300 per annum depending on qualifications in position as Postdoctoral Research Fellow (position code 1352)
  • a professionally 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

  • Application letter (statement of motivation, summarizing scientific work and research interest)
  • CV (summarizing education, position and academic work, and that lists scientific publications)
  • Copies of educational certificates
  • List of publications
  • Names and contact details of 2-3 referees (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number)

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system.

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).

Interviews with the best qualified candidates will be arranged.

It is expected that the successful candidate will be able to complete the project in the course of the period of employment.

Formal regulations

Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Oslo.

No one can be appointed for more than one Postdoctoral Fellow 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.

Inclusion and diversity are a strength. The University of Oslo has a personnel policy objective of achieving a balanced gender composition. We also want to have employees with diverse expertise, combinations of subjects, life experience and perspectives. We will make adjustments for employees who require this.

If there are qualified applicants with special needs, gaps in their CVs or immigrant backgrounds, we will invite at least one applicant in each of these groups to an interview.

Contact information

Enquiries regarding the position:

  • Professor Elisabeth Gulowsen Celius, Department of Neurology, [email protected], phone +47 909 46 925

Enquiries regarding the recruitment process: HR Adviser Erlend Huglen, [email protected] , phone +47 22 84 46 91

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