Doctoral Research Fellowship Colorectal Cancer, University of Oslo, Norway

Publish Date: Apr 20, 2015

Deadline: May 20, 2015

PhD Fellow Colorectal Cancer Epidemiology

A full-time position as PhD Fellow (SKO 1017) for 3 years is available at the Clinical Effectiveness Research group, Institute of Health and Society, University of Oslo.

The Clinical Effectiveness Research group is approaching different topics in clinical effectiveness of diagnostic and therapeutic interventions. The group is responsible for several randomized trials related to colorectal cancer screening and gastrointestinal endoscopy. Further, epidemiologic studies on mammography and quality improvement of clinical service are conducted.

The vacant PhD position is funded by external grants for projects related to colorectal cancer, colorectal polyps and inflammatory bowel disease. The studies will utilize large Norwegian and Swedish databases containing persons with colorectal adenomas, inflammatory bowel disease (or both) and estimate the risk of colorectal cancer. The project involves different working packages within clinical epidemiology, risk prediction research and biostatistics.

Job Description

The PhD Fellow will work at the Clinical Effectiveness Research group, Department of Health Management and Health Economics, Institute of Health and Society, University of Oslo, in cooperation with Telemark Hospital Skien and Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway. The position will be part of a research team dedicated to the trials and affiliated projects within the frame of the research group. For further details, see the group’s website at


Applicants must hold a MD degree. It is preferable with clinical or paraclinical experience in gastroenterology or pathology. Applicants should be interested in clinical epidemiology and handling of large databases. The ideal candidate has a strong CV, experience in clinical medicine, methodological interest, an outstanding potential and genuine interest in clinical epidemiology and data analysis tools. Proficiency in a Scandinavian language is an advantage.

The research fellow must take part in the Faculty’s approved PhD program and is expected to complete the project within the set fellowship period. 

The purpose of the fellowship is research training leading to the successful completion of a PhD degree. We are looking for qualified and motivated individuals.

The language of tuition will normally be Norwegian.

Applicants may be called in for an interview.

We offer

  • an exciting research environment with a multidisciplinary profle and excellent opportunities for academic development
  • paygrade 50-57 (NOK 429 700 - 482 800) depending om qualifications
  • favourable pention arrangements
  • attractive welfare arrangements

The application must include

  • Application letter
  • CV (summarizing education, positions and academic work)
  • Copies of educational certificates and letters of recommendation 

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.

When evaluating the application, emphasis will be given to the applicant’s academic and personal prerequisites to carry out the project.

Please also refer to the regulations pertaining to the conditions of employment for research fellowship positions:

The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results a.o.

The University of Oslo has a goal of recruiting more women in academic positions.
Women are encouraged to apply.

The University of Oslo also has a goal of recruiting ethnic minorities to Norway in academic positions.  Ethnic minorities are encouraged to apply. 

According to the Norwegian Freedom of Information Act (offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, even though the applicant has requested non-disclosure. 

  • Region:
  • Oslo
  • Job type:
  • Contract
  • Working hours:
  • Full-time
  • Working days:
  • Day
  • Application deadline:
  • May 20, 2015
  • Expected Start Date:
  • Summer 2015
  • Location:
  • Faculty of Medicine
  • Reference number:
  • 2015/3707

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