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Postdoctoral Fellowship (50%) in colorectal cancer screening

Deadline: 09.04.2024

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 Public Health 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.

Job description

Applicants are invited for a 4 year 50% position as Postdoctoral Fellow in colorectal cancer screening and gastroenterology based at the Clinical effectiveness research groupDepartment of Health Management and Health EconomicsInstitute of Health and SocietyFaculty of MedicineUniversity of Oslo.

The Clinical Effectiveness Research group is approaching different topics in clinical effectiveness of diagnostic and therapeutic interventions. The group is responsible for randomized trials related to colorectal cancer screening and gastrointestinal endoscopy. Further, epidemiologic studies on mammography and quality improvement of clinical service are conducted.

More about the position

The postdoctoral fellow will work at the Clinical Effectiveness Research group, Department of Health Management and Health Economics, Institute of Health and Society, University of Oslo, in cooperation with Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway. The research area is colonoscopy, colorectal polyps and colorectal cancer screening. The position will be part of a research team dedicated to the area of research within the research group. For further details, see the group’s website.

Starting date: Aug 1st, 2024

The main purpose of the fellowship is to qualify researchers for work in higher academic positions within their disciplines.

Qualification requirements

  • Applicants must hold a degree equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree in medicine, with clinical experience (preferably gastroenterology)
  • Applicants should have knowledge and expertise in clinical epidemiology and handling of large databases
  • Applicants must be proficient in colonoscopy and polypectomy and be experienced in the fields of colorectal cancer screening and polyp surveillance
  • Applicants should have a strong CV, experience in clinical medicine, with methodological expertise, an outstanding potential and genuine interest in clinical epidemiology, data analysis tools and translational research
  • Experience from analyzing longitudinal data sets is valuable
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English 

We offer

  • Salary NOK 604 900 – 692 400 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

  • cover letter (statement of motivation, summarizing scientific work and research interest)
  • CV (summarizing education, positions, pedagogical experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activity)
  • copies of educational certificates (academic transcripts only)
  • a complete list of publications
  • 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. 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).

In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on the documented, academic qualifications, as well as the candidates motivation and personal suitability. 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. 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

Inquiries about the position can be directed to Pro-Dean of Studies, Faculty of Medicine, Magnus Løberg, e-mail: magnus.loberg@medisin.uio.no

Inquiries about application can be directed to HR senior adviser Susan Rockwell, email: susan.rockwell@medisin.uio.no.

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