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PhD Fellowship (Psychological distress in Patients with Coronary Heart Disease)

Deadline 16.12.2018

Job description

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 Basic Medical Sciences overall objective is to promote basic medical knowledge in order to understand normal processes, provide insight into mechanisms that cause illness, and promote good health. The Institute is responsible for teaching in basic medical sciences for the programmes of professional study in medicine and the Master's programme in clinical nutrition. The Institute has more than 300 employees and is located in Domus Medica.

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Applications are invited for a 3-year PhD-research Fellowship at the Department of Behavioural Sciences in Medicine, to be based at the Institute of Basic Medical Sciences , Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo.

The research fellow will work on the project ”Psychological distress in Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) patients. An intervention study“ led by Professor Toril Dammen, Principal Investigator.

The project is part of a larger project the Norwegian Coronary Prevention Study (NOR-COR). The NOR-COR study is led by John Munkhaugen, MD, PhD, and includes several PhD students, post-doc students as well as national and international collaborators.

The project will be connected to the interdisciplinary research group Psychosocial Factors in Somatic Illness, at the department. The Department arranges regular research meetings for PhD candidates.

More about the position

The fellowship period is 3 years devoted to research. The research fellow must take part in the Faculty’s approved PhD program and is expected to complete the project within the set fellowship period.

The main purpose of the fellowship is research training leading to the successful completion of a PhD degree. The applicant must, in collaboration with her/his supervisors, apply for admission to the doctoral program. For more information, please see our web site.

Qualification requirements

  • Applicants must hold a master’s degree in psychology or a medical degree (M.D. or equivalent such as cand. med.)
  • Doctors with experience or interest in psychiatry, psychosomatic medicine or cardiology research are encouraged to apply
  • A relevant clinical speciality will be appreciated, but is not required
  • An adequate level of English and Norwegian language skills is necessary

Personal skills

We are looking for motivated individuals with the personal prerequisites to carry out the project, including the ability to work independently.

The right candidate will have the following traits.

  • High working capacity
  • Strong dedication and motivation
  • Independence skills
  • Collaborative skills

We offer

  • salary NOK 449 400 - 505 800 per annum depending on qualifications in a position as PhD Research fellow, (position code 1017)
  • 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 and research interests)
  • CV (summarizing education, positions and academic work)
  • copies of educational certificates (academic transcripts only)
  • a complete list of publications and academic works
  • 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, 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).

When evaluating the application, emphasis will be given to the applicant’s academic and personal prerequisites to carry out the project. Applicants may be called in for an interview.

Formal regulations

Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Research Fellowships at the University of Oslo.

According to the Norwegian Freedom and 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.

Contact information

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