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Researcher (part-time) - Institute of Health and Society

Deadline: 24.01.2021

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 Institute of Health and Society is one of three institutes at the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Oslo. The Institute covers various disciplines and consists of six departments: General Practice, Health Sciences, Health Management and Health Economics, Medical Ethics, Community Medicine and Global Health and Nursing Science.

The Institute of Health and Society bases its work on a complex understanding of disease, health and health systems. Culture, environment, economics, society and biology play direct and indirect roles. Our teaching responsibilities include seven Master’s programs, one Bachelor program and part of the Faculty’s medical school and PhD-program. We employ about 220 FTE and have almost 700 Bachelor and Master students. Annual income is about 200 mill NOK, half of which is external funding. Our researchers play an active part of public policy and disseminate new knowledge through many channels.

Job description

A part-time position (30%) as Researcher (SKO 1109) for 3 years is available at the Clinical Effectiveness Research group, Institute of Health and Society, University of Oslo and Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway.

The Clinical Effectiveness Research group is approaching different topics in clinical effectiveness of diagnostic and therapeutic interventions. The group is responsible for randomized trials related to colorectal cancer screening and gastrointestinal endoscopy. Further, epidemiologic studies on mammography and quality improvement of clinical service are conducted.

The vacant researcher position is externally funded through a dedicated grant and involves work related to polyp surveillance and colorectal cancer screening.

The Researcher will work at the Clinical Effectiveness Research group, Department of Health Management and Health Economics, Institute of Health and Society, University of Oslo, in cooperation with Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway. The research area is colonoscopy, colorectal polyps and colorectal cancer screening. The position will be part of a research team dedicated to the area of research within the research group. For further details, see the group’s website.

Qualification requirements

Applicants should be MD with clinical experience, and hold a doctoral degree (PhD). Applicants should have knowledge and expertise in clinical epidemiology and handling of large databases. Applicants must be proficient in colonoscopy and polypectomy and be experienced in the fields of colorectal cancer screening and polyp surveillance. The ideal candidate has a strong CV, experience in clinical medicine, with methodological expertise, an outstanding potential and genuine interest in clinical epidemiology, data analysis tools and translational research. Experience from analyzing longitudinal data sets is valuable. Proficiency in English is a requirement.

Homepage: http://www.med.uio.no/helsam/english/research/groups/clinical-effectiveness/index.html

For more information about the position, contact professor Michael Bretthauer, [email protected]

We offer

  • An exciting research environment with a multidisciplinary profile and excellent opportunities for academic development
  • Salary from kr 160 560 to kr 185 580 (in 30% position) depending on competencies.
  • Favorable pension schemes
  • Attractive welfare arrangements

How to apply

The application must include:

  • Cover letter
  • CV (summarizing education certificates and letters of recommendation)
  • Complete list of publications
  • References (list of 2-3 persons with name, title, email and phone number)
  • Research plans

Application with attachments must be submitted via our online recruitment system. Please note that all all documents should be in English or a Scandinavian language.

Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their university’s grading system.

Interviews will form part of the appointment process.

Formal regulations

Pursuant to section 25(2) of the Freedom of Information Act, information concerning the applicant may be made public, even if the applicant has requested not to appear on the list of applicants.

The University of Oslo has a transfer agreement with all employees that is intended to secure the rights to all research results etc.

The University of Oslo has a personnel policy objective of achieving a balanced gender composition and to recruit people with an immigrant background.

In addition, the University of Oslo aims for its employees to reflect the diversity of the population to the greatest degree possible. We therefore encourage qualified applicants with disabilities or gaps in their CV to apply for the position. The University of Oslo will adapt the workplace to suit employees with disabilities. Applicants who indicate that they have disabilities or gaps in their CV are made aware that this information may be used for statistical purposes.


Professor Michael Bretthauer, phone number: +4790132480, e-mail: [email protected]

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