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Job - PhD position in Nutritional Epidemiology 2020, University of Oslo, Norway

Publish Date: Jun 21, 2020

Deadline: Jul 05, 2020

PhD position in Nutritional Epidemiology

Job description

A PhD position is available for 3 years at Section for Nutritional Epidemiology, Department of Nutrition, Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo.

We are looking for a highly motivated PhD candidate with a strong interest in nutritional epidemiology. The PhD position is part of the NutriFrail project, a large project studying nutrition in relation to frailty, funded by the Throne Holst Foundation.

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. NutriFrail examines nutrition and frailty through different approaches, including animal models, clinical studies and long-term population data.

The candidate for the current PhD position will work with the sub-project “Diet and anthropometry as predictors for frailty among elderly people” and study diet and anthropometry in relation to frailty among community-dwelling older adults. Several data sources will be applied, including data from the longitudinal population-based Tromsø Study, which provides data on frailty and repeated measures of dietary intake and anthropometry over several decades. The PhD candidate will e.g. investigate the impact changes in body weight over time may have on risk of becoming frail with increasing age.    

Qualification requirements

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

  • Applicants must hold a Master’s degree (120 ECTS) minimum grade B (ECTS grading scale) or equivalent in nutrition, epidemiology, medicine or public health. The Master’s degree must include a thesis of at least 30 ECTS.
  • Strong interest in nutritional epidemiology
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Experience with epidemiological and statistical analyses. Expirence in handling large datasets and with scientific writing would be adventagous.
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English and preferably a Scandinavian language

How to apply

The application must include

    • A personal cover letter, stating the motivation for this PhD position and research interests
    • CV (summarizing education, positions and academic work)
    • Copies of educational certificates (academic transcripts only)
    • A complete list of publications and academic works
    • A list of reference persons: 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and phone number)

    The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system, please follow the link: “Apply for this job”. 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). Selected applicants will be called for an interview.

    For more information click "LINK TO ORIGINAL" below.

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