Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care

Updated: about 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 10 Apr 2023

10th April 2023

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care
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Postdoctoral Research Fellow position

At the Faculty of Medicine, Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care, a full-time (100 %) position as postdoctoral research fellow is available for a period of 3 years. The position is part of the Pandemic Center, financed by the Faculty of Medicine.

About the project/work tasks:
  • Together with the Pandemic Centre, to develop and implement an independent research project related to pandemics. The project must be placed in an interdisciplinary context and be in line with the Pandemic Centre's vision
  • Writing applications and reports for the Pandemic Centre
  • Together with the administration and the strategic working group at the Pandemic Centre, coordination of projects

Qualifications and personal qualities:
  • The applicant must hold a Norwegian PhD or an equivalent degree within pandemics, preparedness or global societal challenges, or have the doctoral thesis submitted prior to the application deadline. It is a condition of employment that the PhD has been awarded and at the latest within 5 months after the closing date for applications.
  • Experience from writing applications and reports
  • Knowledge of relevant sources of research funding for themes related to pandemics, preparedness and pandemic management
  • Experience with both quantitative and qualitative research is desirable
  • Good overview of Norwegian and European academic institutions and broad research network
  • Proficiency in both written and oral Norwegian and English
  • Work independently and in a structured manner, ability to cooperate with others and coordination skills
  • Ability to innovate and implementation skills
  • Experience with development and organization of projects and teaching courses will be seen as positive

Special for the position is that the applicant is allowed to develop his or her own proposed project within a pandemic-related research area in collaboration with the researchers at the Pandemic Centre. It is an advantage if the applicant includes a presentation on what topic he/she would be interested in in the application

About the position of postdoctoral research fellow:

The position of postdoctoral research fellow is a fixed-term appointment with the primary objective of qualifying the appointee for work in top academic positions. You cannot be employed as a postdoctoral fellow for more than one fixed term period at the same institution.

The employee may be assigned required duties in the form of teaching and similar work at the department.

The fixed term period for the position is three years, with the possibility of an extension of the period with up to one year if a research-related stay abroad shall be included in the employment period.

See regulations for appointments to Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Research Fellow etc.

We can offer:
  • Exciting development opportunities as part of your role in a strong professional environment
  • Salary NOK 573 900 (code 1352, pay grade 62) in the state salary scale. For applicants with a degree in Medicine or Dentistry, salary NOK 584 700 (code 1352, pay grade 63). For applicants with a medical specialization, salary NOK 615 000 (code 1352, pay grade 66).
  • 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
  • Transcripts and diplomas (applicants with education from other countries than Norway must enclose witnessed diplomas in both the original language and authorized translations) and documentation of submitted doctoral thesis
  • Complete list of publications
  • Publications (pdf) it is important that each of the scholarly works on which the committee should place special emphasis, is attached in its entirety
  • Two references (name and contact information)

General information:

For further information please contact professor Esperanza Diaz, e-mail: phone:+47 47414104

The state labour force 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 to be omitted is not met.

Further information about our employment process can be found here .

About The University of Bergen (UiB) 

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Our main contribution to society is excellent basic research and education across a wide range of disciplines.


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