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Research assistant – Global Health Politics

Deadline: 03.04.2023

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.

About the position

The Global Health Politics research group at the University of Oslo’s Centre for Development and the Environment is recruiting a full-time research assistant. The Global Health Politics research group brings together anthropologists, historians and international relations scholars interested in the transnational political dynamics and power structures that shape health policy and practice.

The position is suitable for candidate wishing to develop skills within social scientific research, research dissemination and research administration. The position will contribute to qualify the research assistant for employment as a doctoral research fellow and a further academic career.

Work tasks

The research assistant is expected to participate in the group and contribute actively to the different stages of the research process, assisting with the following tasks:

  • Provide research assistance to several externally funded research projects focused on pandemic preparedness and response and digital health
  • Assist in financial management and reporting relating to externally funded projects
  • Follow-up of the research group’s international networks
  • Assist in the production of academic articles, policy briefs, dissemination outputs, blogs etc.
  • Maintain and update social media accounts and webpages
  • Assist in the organization of meetings, seminars, and conferences in Norway and abroad
  • Assist research group members in the development of project proposals
  • Undertake miscellaneous tasks as agreed with the research group leader

The above tasks are indicative, and the work description may be adjusted depending on the skills and qualifications of the successful candidate. Selected candidates may be invited to an interview.

Qualification requirements

  • A Master’s degree in a relevant discipline (political science, medical or social anthropology, human geography, public health etc). Postdoctoral fellows and qualified PhD candidates are not allowed to work as research assistants.
  • Excellent ICT skills (especially Microsoft Word and Excel, and web/social media platforms).
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills, with an ability to work independently.
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English, and preferably Norwegian.
  • Work and residence permit in Norway.

Desirable skills for the position include knowledge of global health and international relations and experience with cooperation with international partners.

We offer

  • Salary NOK 421 300 - 450 700 per annum
  • Attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement, in addition to Oslo’s 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)
  • documentation of English proficiency

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).

Formal regulations

Interviews with the best qualified candidates will be arranged.

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.

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