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PhD-position (4 years) - Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care

Deadline: 25.10.2020

University of Bergen

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PhD position

At the Faculty of Medicine, Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care, a PhD-position (100 %) is available for a period of four (4) years or max 4 months after completed the PhD-degree, if this is achieved within a shorter time than four years. The positions include 25 % required duties such as teaching, exam work or supervision, depending on the demands at the department.

The position is under Bergen Center for Ethics and Priority Setting (BCEPS), funded by the University of Bergen, Trond Mohn Foundation and Norad. See: https://www.uib.no/en/bceps

About the project/work tasks:

  • The University of Bergen is inviting highly-qualified candidates to apply for a PhD training opportunity through the Bergen Center for Ethics and Priority Setting (BCEPS) in the Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care.
  • BCEPS seeks to build scientific and technical capacity in the field of priority setting for health in low-income developing countries.
  • BCEPS provides decision support to countries for fair and efficient priority setting – on the path to Universal Health Coverage (UHC), for public health, and for intersectoral action – in partial fulfilment of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
  • This PhD opportunity will focus on developing analytic methods to support priority setting for health in Malawi.

Qualifications and personal qualities:

  • the applicant must hold a master`s degree or equivalent in economcis or a related discipline (such as in public health or public policy). Additional qualifications that will be considered:
  • 2-3 years’ work experience in an academic, public health, or other government institutions
  • aptitude and interest in quantitative social science research methods
  • experience with basic principles in health economc evaluations
  • In-depth understanding of the Malawian healthcare system
  • experience from relevant research projects will be considered as positive
  • the candidate should be able to work independently and in a structured manner, and have the ability to cooperate with others
  • the applicant must be fluent in oral and written English

Applicant whose education is from another country than Norway, need to also attach a certified translation of the diploma and transcript of grades to English or a Scandinavian language. If the original is not in any of these languages, it is required that the applicant enclose a review from NOKUT whether the education in question is of a scope and level that corresponds to the level of a Norwegian master’s degree. Please see www.nokut.no/en for more information about NOKUT’s general recognition. The review from NOKUT may take some time and the application should be sent to NOKUT as soon as you have decided to apply for the position. If no answer within the application deadline, please enclose documentation from NOKUT that they have received your application.

Language qualifications: http://www.uib.no/en/med/115526/english-language-requirements-phd-admission

About the PhD position (applies to university PhD positions):

Organized research training (PhD program):

The candidate must take part in the University of Bergen approved PhD programme leading to the degree within a time limit of 3 years. You must have admission to the organized research training (PhD program) at the Faculty in order to qualify for the position.

Application for admission to the PhD programme, including a project plan outline for the training plan must be submitted no later than three months after the date of commencement.

The PhD-position:

PhD-positions are fixed term positions. You cannot be employed in a PhD-position for more than one fixed term period at the same institution or have had similar employment at an institution in the region.

We can offer:

  • Exciting development opportunities as part of your role in a strong professional environment
  • salary at pay grade 54 (code 1017/pay framework 20.10) NKR 479 600 before taxes, in the state scale. Further increases in salary will be based on seniority in the position. For applicants with at least one year of employment in a position as a General Practitioner or Dentist, salary level 56. Medical specialist start on wage level 59
  • Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • Good welfare benefits

Your application must include:

  • a brief account of the applicant`s research interests and motivation for applying for the position
  • certified copies of diplomas and transcripts of grades. Applicant whose education is from another country than Norway, need to also attach a certified translation of the diploma and transcript of grades to English or a Scandinavian language, if the original is not in any of these languages. It is required that the applicant enclose a review from NOKUT whether the education in question is of a scope and level that corresponds to the level of a Norwegian master’s degree. Please see www.nokut.no/en for more information about NOKUT’s general recognition. This may take some time and we recommend you to apply as soon as you know you will apply for this position. If no answer within the application deadline, please enclose documentation from NOKUT that they have received your application
  • documentation of language skills (English) http://www.uib.no/en/med/115526/english-language-requirements-phd-admission
  • complete list of publications and scientific work you want to be evaluated
  • any publication in your name
  • two referees (name and contact information)

General information:

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State employment shall reflect the diversity of Norwegian society to the greatest extent possible. People with immigrant backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply for the position.

The University of Bergen applies the principle of public access to information when recruiting staff for academic positions. Information about applicants may be made public even if the applicant has asked not to be named on the list of persons who have applied. The applicant must be notified if the request is not met.

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