PhD position at the Centre for Crisis Psychology

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Deadline: 04 Dec 2023

PhD position at the Centre for Crisis Psychology
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PhD position

There is a vacancy for a PhD position at the Centre for Crisis Psychology, Faculty of Psychology, University of Bergen within the research area “Serious somatic illness” in the research group STA (grief, crisis psychology and serious somatic illness). The position is for a fixed-term period of 3 years and is financed by the Centre for Crisis Psychology.

About the project/work tasks:

The PhD-position and the candidate will be linked to the research group at centre who have expertise within the field of interdisciplinary rehabilitation and interventions for cancer patients at different stages of the disease.

We are looking for a candidate with interest in rehabilitation/pre-habilitation for patients with advanced cancer disease.

In addition to the research, the PhD candidate is expected to:

  • be involved in a joint work between Centre of Crisis Psychology and the Faculty of Psychology
  • contribute to the knowledge base of how to improve rehabilitation services for patients with advanced cancer disease.
  • participate in activities and contribute to the life of the Centre

We invite the applicants to attach a brief outline of a project to the application.

Qualifications and personal qualities:
  • The applicant must at the time of application hold a master's degree or the equivalent in medicine, psychology, health science, physiotherapy, nursing, rehabilitation, health promotion or other health-related master program.
  • For admission to the doctoral programme, grade B or above is normally required for the master’s thesis
  • Work independently, in a structured manner, and have good cooperation skills.
  • Proficiency in both written and oral English.
  • Personal and relational qualities will be emphasized. Ambitions and potential will also count when evaluating the candidate.

About the PhD position:

The duration of the PhD position is 3 years. The employment period may be reduced if you have previously been employed in a recruitment position. You cannot be employed in a PhD-position for more than one fixed term period at the same institution.

About the PhD programme:
As a PhD Candidate, you must participate in an approved educational programme for a PhD degree within a period of 3 years. When your qualification for the position is evaluated, you will also be evaluated for admission to the PhD programme at the Faculty of Psychology.

You will find further information about the PhD programme at the Faculty of Psychology here .

We can offer:
  • Exciting development opportunities as part of your role in a strong professional environment
  • An annual salary of NOK 532 200 before taxes (position code 1017) according to the state salary scale. Further promotions are made according to length of service. A higher salary may be considered for applicants with specialist education. 
  • 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
  • Project description (maximum 10 pages incl. references)
  • The names and contact information for two reference persons. One of these must be the main supervisor for the master's thesis or equivalent thesis
  • CV
  • Transcripts and diplomas (higher education)
  • Applicants with foreign education must enclose certified translations to English or Scandinavian if the original diploma and grade transcripts are not already in one of these languages. The applicants must also enclose a confirmation from HK-dir (or former NOKUT) that the education is recognized to be in accordance with the Norwegian master’s degree. The review from HK-dir may take some time and the application should be sent to HK-dir as soon as you have decided to apply for the position. If no answer within the application deadline, please enclose documentation from HK-dir that they have received your application. Certain educational degrees from selected countries have an automatic recognition and the confirmation can be downloaded at HK-dir: Automatic recognition – a quicker alternative | HK-dir (
  • Relevant certificates
  • A list of any works of a scientific nature (publication list)
  • Any publications in your name you want to be included in the evaluation of your application

Please note that applications, along with the information and attachments linked to the application in JobbNorge, will be evaluated after the closing date for applications. Attachments must be in English or a Scandinavian language, and any translations must be certified. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that all the necessary information has been submitted by the closing date for applications.

It is particularly important that each of the attachments that are to be taken into account in the assessment is uploaded in full as an attachment to your application.

General information:

Detailed information about the position can be obtained by contacting:

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.

The successful applicant must comply with the guidelines that apply to the position at all times.

For further information about the recruitment process, click here .

Life as a PhD candidate at UiB

Marion Claireaux tells about life and work as a PhD candidate at UiB.


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About UiB

The University of Bergen is a renowned educational and research institution, organised into seven faculties and approximately 54 institutes and academic centres. Campus is located in the centre of Bergen with university areas at Nygårdshøyden, Haukeland, Marineholmen, Møllendalsveien and Årstad. 

There are five departments and two centres at Faculty of Psychology. Read more about the faculty  and departments.  

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4th December 2023


University of Bergen




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