Experienced Scientist with Statistical Competence in Epidemiology/Health Registry Data

Updated: 5 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 10 Jan 2022

About the position

The Department of Clinical and Molecular Medicine has a vacancy for an experienced scientist with statistical competence in epidemiology/health registry data.

The project seeks data analysis competence for one, or more than one person, in 20-100% position, with funding lasting until 31.12 2023. Possibilities for a 100% position for at least the year is possible for a very suitable candidate. The successful candidate is expected to start during winter/spring of 2022.

The position offers work with challenging and varied tasks in a versatile and pleasant environment that is characterized by active, committed, and skilled employees. The research group is interdisciplinary and has international collaborations in various countries.

The scientist will be affiliated with epidemiological research in Childhood Airway Infection research group (CAIR) and with ILCAP: “Improved life course in children and adults born preterm” at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Department of Clinical and Molecular Medicine.

We use data from nationwide registries and modern epidemiologic methods to study underlying risk and protective factors for health and disease in children with airway infections and in people born preterm. More information on the affiliated research groups may be found at our website: Childhood Airway Infections (CAIR) - NTNU . Through collaboration with researchers in other Nordic countries, we aim at joint analysis of the national cohorts.

Duties of the position

The main tasks of the scientist are related to the technical/analyses aspects of registry data , including data management, preparations and analyses, administration of the remote access solution together with the IT departments of the participating institutions and assisting PhD students and researchers with statistical analyses and graphically displaying results.

Required selection criteria

  • Holding a relevant PhD (public health, medical statistics, health economy, medicine and others)
  • Experience in statistics/epidemiology/management of large datasets and related methodologies, including proficiency of data programming using STATA
  • Proficiency in oral and written English

Preferred selection criteria

  • Experience with management and analysis of data from Norwegian health registries or other similar data sources
  • Experience with consortium projects and collaborations in international research groups
  • Experience with other statistical packages, motivation to learn to use new relevant soft- ware
  • Experience in pediatric/perinatal or life-course epidemiology
  • Ability to use a Scandinavian language both oral and written

Personal characteristics

  • Strong motivation for the position
  • Personal attitude and good collaborative skills

We offer

  • Exciting and stimulating tasks in a strong international academic environment
  • An open and inclusive work environment with dedicated colleagues
  • Favourable terms in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • Employee benefits

Salary and conditions

The gross salary for the position of researcher (code 1109) is normally remunerated at gross from NOK 534 400 to NOK 677 600 before tax per year, depending on qualifications and seniority. From the salary, 2% is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund,

The engagement is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants, and the acts relating to Control of the Export of Strategic Goods, Services and Technology. Candidates who by assessment of the application and attachment are seen to conflict with the criteria in the latter law will be prohibited from recruitment to NTNU

The position is subject to external funding.

It is a prerequisite that you can be present at and available to the institution daily. 

About the application

The application and supporting documentation must be in English.

Please note that applications are only evaluated based on the information available on the application deadline. You should ensure that your application shows clearly how your skills and experience meet the criteria which are set out above.

If, for any reason, you have taken a career break or have had an atypical career and wish to disclose this in your application, the selection committee will take this into account, recognizing that the quantity of your research may be reduced as a result.

The application must include (Departments to choose from the following): 

  • CV, certificates and diplomas 
  • Academic works - published or unpublished - that you would like to be considered in the assessment (up to 10 works) 
  • Name and address of three referees 
  • Statement from at least one former mentor/supervisor/tutor/teacher

Candidates from non-English speaking countries outside the Nordic countries must provide official documentation of their English competence. Approved tests are TOEFL, IELTS and Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) or Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE). The following results are required: TOEFL: 600 / writing 4.5 (paper-based test), 92 / writing 22 (internet- based test) IELTS: 6.5, with no section lower than 5.5 (only Academic IELTS test accepted) CAE/CPE: grade B or A.

In the assessment of the best qualified applicant, we will emphasize education, experience and personal suitability as well as your motivation for the position.

NTNU is committed to following evaluation criteria for research quality according to The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment - DORA. This means that we pay special attention to the quality and professional breadth of these works. We also consider experience from research management and participation in research projects. We place great emphasis on your scientific work from the last five years.

General information

A good work environment is characterized by diversity. We encourage qualified candidates to apply, regardless of their gender, functional capacity or cultural background.

As an employee at NTNU, you must at all times adhere to the changes that the development in the subject entails and the organizational changes that are adopted. 

Under the Freedom of Information Act (offentleglova), your name, age, position and municipality may be made public even if you have requested not to have your name entered on the list of applicants.   

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Kari Risnes, e-mail: kari.risnes@ntnu.no . If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact Nathalie Foti Bachke, e-mail: nathalie.f.bachke@ntnu.no  

Please submit your application and supporting documentation via jobbnorge.no . 

Application deadline: 10.01.2022. 

NTNU - knowledge for a better world

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) creates knowledge for a better world and solutions that can change everyday life.

The Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (MH) is one of NTNU’s largest faculties with about 1800 employees (1300 full-time equivalents).

The Faculty’s main activities are education and research in close integration with St Olav’s Hospital. For further information, see: https://www.ntnu.edu/mh .

Deadline 10th January 2022
Employer NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Municipality Trondheim
Scope Fulltime
Duration Temporary
Place of service Trondheim


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