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Postdoc Job in Health Sector Service Innovation – OsloMet, Norway-Nov 2021


OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University seeks Postdoctoral Research Fellow: Health Sector Service Innovation at the  Faculty of Technology, Art and Design (TKD), Department of Product Design – Norway, Jan 2022

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General Info

Position: Postdoc Position
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: , , ,
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: 3 years
Salary: NOK 543,500 – 702,100 per year

Department of Product Design (PD)
Faculty of Technology, Art and Design (TKD)
Oslo Metropolitan University (OsloMet), Norway

Kunnskapsveien 55, Kjeller,

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Qualification Details

  • PhD degree in the field of design, service design, engineering, or technological innovation - with experience in one or more of the following:
    • o User based development of technological solutions.
    • o Healthcare innovation
    • o Service design
    • o Human-Computer Interaction
    • o Mixed Methods, Design Science and Participatory Design
  • Proficiency in both written and spoken English

General criteria for appointments to academic positions are covered by the Regulations for appointment and promotion to academic posts.

General criteria for evaluating educational competence are described by OsloMet’s criteria for evaluating educational competence.

When assessing and ranking the qualified applicants, emphasis will be placed on

  • Familiarity with the healthcare system
  • The applicant's topical profile relative to the focus of the project

Desired personal skills

  • Good communicative and cooperative abilities
  • Ability to complete tasks
  • Ability to work independently; take initiative, plan, dimension, and direct own work

It is important that OsloMet reflects the populace of our region, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. We make active endeavors to further develop OsloMet as an inclusive workplace, making adaptations as required. You are welcome to apply for a position with us if you have experienced periods where you have been out of work, education or training.

Responsibilities/Job Description

The successful candidate will work on a project entitled, “Service Design Innovation through Inclusive Health and Care Technologies”, which is funded by the Faculty of Technology Art and Design. The work will be completed in collaboration with different partners, including business, health service providers and research groups from Health and Product Design departments at Oslo Metropolitan University.

The project addresses the utilisation of smart technologies for development of innovative services within the health sector. The candidate will join a team which will help to develop a network between academia, businesses, and the health sector. They will participate in developing services as well as producing new knowledge about methodologies and theoretical perspectives relative to the use of smart technologies within the health sector.

The successful candidate is expected to produce novel ideas in the domain of service design related to technological implementation by:

  • Developing methodological approaches for interdisciplinary research
  • Improving human-technology touchpoints in smart health contexts in theory and practice
  • Improving participatory processes in service design projects
  • Providing service design or user perspective on innovation approaches
  • Use of smart technologies for developing service components
  • Actively contributing to the development of high-quality education
  • Active contribution to the development of the Product Design department, and within OsloMet at large
  • Participation in developing major new research projects and applications for external funding together with colleagues at OsloMet and beyond

Tasks and responsibilities

  • Research on state of the art of smart health-based services
  • Conducting field work in health institutions and design agencies
  • Dissemination of the project results and outcomes through appropriate channels
  • Assisting in administrative requirements and contributing to building networks as a project partner

How to Apply?

Application Method:
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About the Department

The Faculty of Technology, Art and Design (TKD) offers higher education and research and development (R&D) activities within technical subjects, arts and design. The Faculty has approximately 3.000 students and 280 staff members and is situated at Pilestredet Campus in downtown Oslo and at Kjeller Campus in Viken.

Department of Product Design offers offers bachelor’s degree programme and master’s degree programme in product design in addition to research and development activities.

The Faculty of Technology, Art and Design (TKD) offers higher education and research and development (R&D) activities, within design, art and technical subjects. The faculty has approximately 3.000 students and 280 staff members, and is situated at Kjeller Campus in Viken and in Pilestredet Campus, in downtown Oslo.

The Department of Product Design (PD) offers bachelor and master’s degree programs, as well as performing research and development activities. The department has approximately 35 staff members and 160 students.

There is currently one research group at the Department of Product Design, but the open position will require cooperation with different groups from the departments of IT and Health. The position is open for a period of three years.

About the Employer:

Note or Other details

  • An opportunity to engage in the development of new educational programs
  • An exciting job opportunity at Norway’s third largest and most urban university
  • Participation in a dynamic professional environment and unique academic community
  • The opportunity to be part of the development of a young and ambitious university with an entrepreneurial culture
  • Academic development as part of a group of committed colleagues
  • Academic development in a professional research environment
  • Pension arrangements through the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • Beneficial welfare schemes and a wide range of sports and cultural activities
  • Working location in downtown Oslo with multiple cultural activities

Practical information about relocation to Oslo and living in Norway

The position is remunerated in accordance with the Norwegian State salary scale Post doctor 1352. The salary is NOK 543 500 – 702 100 per year, pay level 60-74.

OsloMet has adhered to the principles in the DORA declaration which obliges the institution to follow the recommendations of this declaration.

OsloMet is a Charter & Code certified institution by the EU Commisson holding the right to use the logo HR Excellence in Research (HRS4R). OsloMet is a member of the EURAXESS network supporting a positive work environment for researchers in motion. OsloMet has signed The Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA). DORA recognizes the need to improve the ways in which the outputs of scholarly research are evaluated.

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Contact details

For more information about the position, feel free to contact Associate Professor Nenad Pavel, [email protected]

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