PhD Research Fellowship - Power and Politics in Global Health 2019, University of Oslo, Norway

University of Oslo, Norway


May 20, 2019

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PhD research fellowship - Power and politics in global health

Applications are invited for a 3 or 4 year position in a Research Fellowship as a PhD Candidate in Power and Politics in Global Health to be based at the Centre for Development and the Environment, University of Oslo. 

The PhD fellow will participate actively in the Power and politics in global health research group, led by Dr. Katerini Storeng. This research group brings together scholars from anthropology, political science and development studies to examine the political dynamics and power structures that shape global health policy and practice. The research group hosts the Independent Panel on Global Governance for Health and convenes the Global Health Unpacked seminar series, in collaboration with the University of Oslo’s Centre for Global Health. Current research focuses broadly on the social and political determinants of health, with a thematic focus on global health governance, global health security and the role of public-private partnerships and civil society organisations in global health policy and governance.

The position announced is for a PhD candidate with a doctoral project that aligns with these thematic research interests and that advances a critical social scientific approach to the study of global health. The candidate will be integrated into the Power and politics in global health research group and participate actively in regular group meetings and seminars. The candidate will also participate in SUM’s PhD Research School, which specializes in interdisciplinary perspectives on development and the environment.

Qualification requirements

  • Applicants must hold a degree equivalent to a Norwegian 2 year master’s degree in a social scientific discipline (e.g. Political science, International Relations, Anthropology, Sociology or Development studies). The master’s degree must be awarded at the time of appointment
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English. Knowledge of Norwegian, Swedish or Danish is an advantage
  • Demonstrated understanding of the political dimensions of global health
  • Ability to engage critically with relevant theoretical and conceptual frameworks
  • Interest in and commitment to interdisciplinary academic work
  • Research experience will be an advantage
  • Appointment is dependent on acceptance to a relevant doctoral programme at the University of Oslo.

We offer

  • A professionally stimulating and friendly working environment
  • Salary NOK 449 400 - 505 800,- per annum depending on qualifications in a position as PhD Research fellow
  • Funds for research, travel, conference participation and dissemination, books and equipment
  • Attractive welfare benefits and membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund, in addition to Oslo’s family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities

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May 06, 2019