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Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Section for Clinical Psychology

Deadline: 09.02.2021

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 Department of Psychology is one of seven units of the Faculty of Social Sciences, and has 75 permanent and 70 temporary members of scientific staff. Degrees are offered at bachelor and master level, plus a clinical training programme, and the PhD programme has 140 students.

Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology, Section for Clinical Psychology

Job description

A 3-4 year position as a postdoctoral Researcher is available at the Department of Psychology, University of Oslo. The candidate will be affiliated with the research group “Outcome and mechanisms of change in psychotherapy and mental health”.

The fellowship is for a period of 3 years. A 4th year can be considered with the addition of 25% teaching and/or administrative duties depending on the competence of the applicant and the needs of the Department.

The research group conducts its work primarily in the following three areas:

1) Evaluating the efficacy of different psychological treatments,

2) Evaluating mechanisms of change in psychological treatments using a complex systems approach and

3) Evaluating mental health in the general population.

The post doc main work will be related to the second research area, namely evaluating mechanisms of change in psychological treatments using a complex system approach. The data is part of a larger project hosted at Modum Bad Psychiatric Center, where network analytic methods are used to analyze data from approximately 6000 patients. A Ph.D candidate is already working on the project. Furthermore, the candidate is expected to contribute to the planning of new studies, using ecological momentary assessment (EMA) both in psychotherapy studies and in the general population. We seek a candidate which has experience with or interest in dynamical complex system and experience with EMA and an enthusiasm for building a research group,

More about the position

The appointment is a fulltime position and is made for a period of up to four years (25 % of which is devoted to required duties, usually in the form of teaching activities)

Postdoctoral fellows who are appointed for a period of four years are expected to acquire basic pedagogical competency in the course of their fellowship period within the duty component of 25 %.

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

Qualification requirements

  • A PhD degree or similar in relevant field such as psychology or medicine
  • Strong skills in quantitative data analysis and R (or Python)
  • Prior research on psychopathology, network analysis, EMA or mechanisms of change
  • Excellent skills in written and oral English.
  • Personal suitability. Skills in cooperation and a clear motivation
  • Doctoral dissertation must be submitted for evaluation by the closing data of the position. Appointment is dependent on the public defense of the doctoral thesis being approved

We offer

How to apply

  • Letter of application, max 3 pages, explaining motivation for applying and suitability for the position.
  • CV summarizing education, employment, and academic work
  • Up to three articles that the candidate finds relevant to be considered by the evaluation committee
  • Names and contact info of at least two references.

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 academic qualifications, the candidate’s motivation, and personal suitability. The assessment of the applicants will be performed according to the DORA initiative, emphasizing quality and content rather than quantity, and considering a range of scientific outputs beyond traditional journal publications (e.g. open access sharing of data and code, dissemination etc.). Academic achievements will be assessed in relation to experience, seniority, and career breaks (e.g. parental leave).

Interviews will be performed as part of the selection process.

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.

The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results etc.

The University of Oslo aims to achieve a balanced gender composition in the workforce and to recruit people with ethnic minority backgrounds.

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