Job ID: 156007

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Epidemiology

University of Oslo

  • Mar. 16, 2021
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Epidemiology
  • Institute of Health and Society
  • University of Oslo
  • Mar. 27, 2021
  • Available immediately
  • Post-Doc
  • Public Health/Biostatistics/Epidemiology
    Community Health

Applicants are invited for a four year position as Postdoctoral Fellow in Epidemiology to be based at the Institute of Health and Society,
University of Oslo.

The candidate will be part of a research team using genotyped and register linked data to investigate cardiovascular and non-communicable
disease risk. The position is funded by the Norwegian Research Council (FRIPRO). The data comes from the The North-Trøndelag Health Study
(The HUNT Study) and large-scale health register linkages. Depending on the qualification and preference of the candidate, the work will focus
on either GWAS or register linked data. The genotyped data is from the North Trøndelag Health Survey including 70,000 individuals. The register data contains multigenerational data on the full Norwegian population linked to various health registers and surveys. The post holder will work closely with colleagues at the University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim, The Norwegian Public Health Institute and the University of Bristol and will have the opportunity for research visits. Please contact Dr Øyvind Næss (University of Oslo) if you wish to receive the entire project proposal and discuss the project. The successful candidate will work in a team of epidemiologists, statisticians and geneticists.

Qualification requirements
Applicants must hold a degree equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree, preferably in statistics, bioinformatics, epidemiology, genetics
or medicine/health related sciences. Doctoral dissertation must be submitted for evaluation by the closing date. Appointment is
dependent on the public defence of the doctoral thesis being approved.
Fluent oral and written communication skills in English or a Scandinavian language.
Education or experience from the health sector will be an advantage.
Experience in analysing genotype data using R and other programming languages is an advantage

Personal skills
You should be highly motivated, able to work independently and as part of a team, and have excellent written and verbal communication skills,
including the ability to work with a diverse range of individuals and organisations.

We offer
salary NOK 526 000 – 597 000 per annum depending on qualifications in position as Postdoctoral Research Fellow (position code 1352)
funds for research, travel, conference participation and dissemination, books and equipment
academically stimulating working environment including the opportunity to work in an interdisciplinary environment
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, summarizing scientific work and research interest)
CV (summarizing education, positions, pedagogical experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activity)
copies of educational certificates (academic transcripts only)
a complete list of publications
examples of 2 written works that the applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee.
list of reference persons: 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and phone number)

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system. 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).

In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on the documented, academic qualifications, as well as the candidates motivation
and personal suitability. Interviews with the best qualified candidates will be arranged.
It is expected that the successful candidate will be able to complete the project in the course of the period of employment.

Please reference in your cover letter when
applying for or inquiring about this job announcement.

Contact Information

  • HR Contact Marie Cecilie Bakken
    Institute of Health and Society
    University of Oslo
  • +47 22 85 05 08

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