Institute of Health and Society PhD Research Fellowship in Norway, 2017

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Position as PhD Research fellow (position code 1017), is available at the Institute of Health and Society (HELSAM), Department of Health Management and Health Economics (HELED). Norwegian and foreign applicants can apply for the fellowship.

Specific focus is primarily on predictive pharmacogenetic diagnostic tests, and on the use of genetic technology as clinical prognostic tools. To develop research projects, the candidate could use frameworks within health economic evaluation, such as cost-effectiveness analyses. A good grasp on applied economic analyses is therefore a necessary prerequisite.

The University of Oslo is the oldest, largest and most prestigious university in Norway, located in the Norwegian capital of Oslo. UiO attracts students and researchers from all over the world.

Relevant candidates must hold a Master degree or equivalent academic qualifications. The ideal candidate has a background in health economics.

Course Level: Fellowship is provided for the Ph.D. research program at the University of Oslo.

Study Subject: Fellowship is tenable at the Institute of Health and Society (HELSAM), Department of Health Management and Health Economics (HELED).

Scholarship Award: 

  • A stimulating academic environment.
  • Salary for PhD (code 1017) will be determined by individual assessment within a range between NOK 432 700 and 489 300 per year.
  • A challenging and stimulating working environment
  • Attractive welfare benefits

Scholarship can be taken in Norway

Eligibility: Relevant candidates must hold a Master degree or equivalent academic qualifications. The ideal candidate has a background in health economics.

Besides exam grades, the skills and qualifications that will be emphasized in ranking of candidates include

  • Excellent communication skills in English – fluency in Norwegian is not a requirement albeit desirable.
  • Solid knowledge of economics, health economic topics, and especially practical experience with decision analytic modelling would be advantageous.
  • Some experience in the use of open source software such as R, Python or equivalents – preferably also knowledge of Bayesian simulation methods in such languages.
  • Experience with cost estimation of health care services (e.g. capital and unit costs), and a good acquaintance with the instruments for describing, and valuing health.
  • Previous work experience within academic research, and/or relevant work in the health technology industry would also be a qualifying factor.
  • Experience with and knowledge of economic evaluation of genetic technologies
  • Good cooperation skills

The ideal candidate is highly motivated, self-driven and with an interest for independent research. In the ranking of competent applicants, the whole range of qualifications shall be considered and assessed. Personal suitability and cooperation skills will receive special attention in the selection process. Short-listed applicants may be invited for an interview.

Nationality: Norwegian and foreign applicants can apply for the fellowship.

Entrance Requirement: Relevant candidates must hold a Master degree or equivalent academic qualifications. The ideal candidate has a background in health economics.

Test Requirement: No

English Language Requirements: A good command of English is required for all students attending the University of Oslo. International students; Ph.D. research fellows and post-doctoral research fellows who are not native speakers of English, must document their proficiency in English by taking one of the following internationally recognized tests

  • TOEFL– Test of English as a Foreign Language
  • IELTS– International English Language Testing Service
  • Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) and Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) from the University of Cambridge
  • Applicants to the program for the Ph.D. degree in Science must obtain a minimum score of 550 (paper-based) or 213 (computer-based) or 80 (internet-based) on the TOEFL test or a minimum score of 6.5 on the IELTS (academic) test. The same applies to applicants for postdoctoral research fellow positions.

International Fellowships

How to Apply: The mode of applying is online. The application must include:

  • Application letter (cover letter)
  • CV (summarizing education, positions, and academic work /scientific publications)
  • Project description of maximum 5 pages
  • Copies of educational certificates, transcript of records and letters of recommendation
  • The most relevant and important publications and academic work that the applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee (maximum 5)
  • Names and contact details of references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number)

The application with attachments is to be delivered in our electronic recruiting system EasyCruit. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University’s grading system. Please remember that all documents should be in English or a Scandinavian language.

Online Application

Application Deadline: Application deadline is 30th September 2016.

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