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Blindern og Urbygningen (Foto: Wikimedia og Colourbox)
Blindern og Urbygningen (Foto: Wikimedia og Colourbox)

PhD Research Fellow in Clinical Nutrition

Deadline: 05.05.2019

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.

Flere stillinger fra Universitetet i Oslo

Applications are invited for a 3 year position as a Research Fellowship (PhD Candidate) in Clinical Nutrition at the Department of Nutrition, Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, University of Oslo.

The Research Fellow shall carry out a project entitled “Effects of diet intervention in colorectal cancer patients: Role of inflammation and oxidative stress”. See link to project webpage for the CRC-NORDIET study:


The tasks include clinical consultations and dietary intervention in colorectal cancer patients, laboratory analysis, handling and processing of large datasets and writing of papers.

More about the position

The fellowship period is up to 4 years, with 3 years devoted to research and a compulsory work load of 25% that consists of teaching and supervision duties.

The research fellow must take part in the Faculty’s approved PhD program and is expected to complete the project within the 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 the supervisors, within 2 months after employment, have worked out a complete project description to be attached to the application for admission to the doctoral program.

Qualification requirements

  • Applicants must hold a Master’s degree in clinical nutrition. A Master's degree (120 ECTS) minimum grade B (ECTS grading scale) according to the Norwegian system or equivalent. The Master’s degree must include a thesis of at least 30 ECTS.
  • Be a registered clinical nutritionist/dietician
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English and preferably a Scandinavian language

Personal skills

It is an advantage to have experience in diet related clinical trials. Experience with clinical consultations, handling and processing of large datasets is also advantageous. The candidate should be able to work independently and structured, while at the same time engage in close collaborations. Emphasis will be attributed to team-working abilities and personal skills.

We offer

  • Salary NOK 449400 – 497000 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 submitted 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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