Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Knowledge Translation 2017, University of Oslo, Norway

Publish Date: Dec 07, 2016

Deadline: Jan 02, 2017

Job Description

The Centre for Health Sciences Education is pleased to announce a postdoctoral fellowship in knowledge translation.

The position is connected to the Centre’s collaboration with the research group KNOWIT at the Institute for Health and Society.

Translational research or knowledge translation is institutionalized in the field of medicine and health sciences, referring to different activities aiming at bridging the gap between scientific knowledge and clinical practice.

The aim of the collaboration between HUS and KNOWIT is to explore factors that inhibit and facilitate translation processes in healthcare and develops concepts and models to evaluate and facilitate such processes. The production and use of guidelines are increasingly important in knowledge translation. The announced postdoctoral fellowship is designated to the guidelines research initiative which also is linked to Professor Trisha Greenhalgh’s research group at Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford. The postdoctoral fellow is expected to develop substantial expertise about how scientific knowledge is negotiated in clinical guidelines. Both ethnographic and historical (genealogical) perspectives should be included.

The appointment is a fulltime position and is made for a period of two years.

No one can be appointed for more than one specified period at the same institution.

The main purpose of postdoctoral research fellowships is to qualify researchers for work in higher academic positions within their disciplines.

Qualifications and Personal Skills

We seek candidates with a strong background in at least one of the following; medical epistemology, science studies, text analysis, cultural studies/history.

Candidates should have familiarity with research about the history/ethnography of knowledge production and document excellent insights about theoretical concepts and different designs for exploring translation between knowledge cultures.

Applicants must hold a PhD(Norwegian doctoral degree) or equivalent degree. Appointment is dependent on the public defence of the doctoral thesis being approved. The candidate should be able to work independently and structured, while at the same time engage in close collaborations with members of the research group and research participants.

In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on the relevance of the candidate’s background including international networks.

A good command of English and Norwegian is required.

What we offer

  • A challenging and friendly working environment
  • Salary ranging from pay grade 57 to 65 (NOK 486100 - 567100 per year)
  • Favourable pension arrangements
  • Attractive employee benefits
  • Access to our Postdoctoral programme courses within career planning, supervision, innovation, external funding etc.

The application must include

  • A statement of motivation, research interests and a brief description of previous relevant experience
  • A research proposal
  • CV with a complete list of publications
  • Copies of educational certificates (academic transcripts only)
  • Names and contact details of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number)
  • Optional: letters of recommendation

The application with all attachments must be submitted via our electronic recruitment system EasyCruit.

International 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.

In accordance with the University of Oslo's equal opportunities policy, we invite applications from all interested individuals regardless of gender or ethnicity.

Please also refer to the regulations pertaining to the conditions of employment for academic positions.

The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results and intellectual property.

Pursuant to section 25, paragraph 2 of the Norwegian Freedom of Information Act, information about the applicant may be included in the public applivant list even thouch the applicant has requestet non-disclosure.


Associate Dean of studies, Kristin M. Heggen
Telephone: +47 22845376
HR adviser Bente Johansen (for questions regarding electronic applications)
Telephone: +47 22844074

For more official information click "Further official information" below.


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