PhD Research Fellowship in Nutritional Epidemiology 2019, University of Oslo, Norway

University of Oslo, Norway


May 15, 2019

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PhD Research fellow in Nutritional Epidemiology

Applications are invited for a 3- 4  year position in a Research Fellowship as a PhD Candidate in Nutritional Epidemiology to be based at the Department of Nutrition, Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo.

The project is aimed at elucidating to what extent diet, dietary factors and dietary changes through time influence the development of frailty in elderly persons in Norway. Frailty is a multidimensional geriatric syndrome. The risk factors involved in initiation and progression of the frailty syndrome is poorly understood. Diet is one of the most important modifiable determinants of health and suggested to impact frailty outcome. The project will use data from The Tromsø Study, a longitudinal study initiated in 1974, and include data on diet and dietary changes over time to investigate the associations between frailty and diet.

Qualification requirements

We seek a highly motivated, creative and energetic candidate that is expected to take active part in the research cooperation within the project.

  • Applicants must hold a Master’s degree (equivalent to Norwegian master degrees) in nutrition, epidemiology, public health or other related quantitative fields. Minimum grade B (ECTS grading scale) or equivalent. The Master’s degree must include a thesis of at least 30 ECTS.
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Experience with epidemiological and statistical analyses
  • Have an interest in nutritional epidemiology
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English and preferably a Scandinavian language

We offer

  • Salary NOK 449400 – 505800 per annum depending on qualifications in a position as PhD Research fellow, (position code 1017)
  • 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

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May 06, 2019