Postdoc Researcher Position in University of Oslo Norway

Postdoctoral Research Fellow Position in Digital Health in a Global Context – UiO, Norway, May 2022


The University of Oslo invites applications for a position as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow available in the “EquityAMR” (Equitable Antimicrobial Resistance” project is available at the Department of Informatics, Norway – May 2022

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General Info

Position: Postdoctoral Position
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: , , ,
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: Aug 01, 2022
Contract Period: 2 Years
Salary: 534.400 NOK/Year

Department of Informatics

University of Oslo (UiO), Norway


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Qualification Details

The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences has a strategic ambition to be among Europe’s leading communities for research, education and innovation. Candidates for these fellowships will be selected in accordance with this, and expected to be in the upper segment of their class with respect to academic credentials.

Qualification requirements:

  • Applicants must hold a degree equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree in information systems, medicine or community health. Doctoral dissertation must be submitted for evaluation by the closing date. Only applicants with an approved doctoral thesis and public defense are eligible for appointment
  • Applicants must demonstrate an understanding of the information systems field in general and ICT4D in particular
  • Applicants must have experience with fieldwork in developing countries across different continents, countries and cultures
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English are required

Desired qualifications:

  • Experience with research on AMR surveillance, with a strong grounding in the social sciences
  • Experience of working in the public health sector in India
  • Experience with implementation research and evaluation methodologies
  • Experience with action research and interventionist methods
  • Experience with coordinating research activities
  • Experience from collaborating with other relevant research groups, stakeholders and funders such as EU

Personal skills

  • Ability to lead and conduct research in a collaborative environment
  • Ability to give and receive constructive scientific criticism
  • Resourceful, structured, and result-oriented

Responsibilities/Job Description

Read more about the project here.

No one can be appointed for more than one Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the University of Oslo. Preferred starting date no later than August 1, 2022.

The appointment is a fulltime position and is for a period of two (2) years (10% of which is devoted to required duties, usually in the form of teaching activities).

Job description

The position will focus on conducting high quality research guided by a health equity lens into processes of building and implementing digital AMR surveillance systems in the public sector in India, and processes around their scaling to other similar resource-constrained contexts.

The position will form a part of the Information Systems research group working in multi-faculty collaboration with the Centre of Excellence on Sustainable Health Education (SHE), in the Faculty of Medicine. We focus on action research in the public health sector in developing countries, contributing to information systems research in general and ICT4D in particular. We expect this position to align with but also extend and enrich the empirical and theoretical foundation of the research group. We expect that the position establish new institutional collaborations with relevant research groups and other stakeholders in both Norway and India, contributing to the development of a multi-disciplinary research centre around AMR within a One-Health perspective.

The main purpose of a postdoctoral fellowship is to provide the candidates with enhanced skills to pursue a scientific top position within or beyond academia. To promote a strategic career path, all postdoctoral research fellows are required to submit a professional development plan no later than one month after commencement of the postdoctoral period.

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
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Application Procedure

The application must include:

  • Cover letter with a statement of motivation and research interests in alignment with the focus of the Information Systems research group
  • A 2-3 pages concept note on proposed research focus in the framework of the EquityAMR RCN project (copy of the proposal can be requested from Sundeep Sahay – [email protected])
  • CV (summarizing education, positions, pedagogical experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activity)
  • Documentation of proficiency in English
  • Copies of educational certificates, academic transcript of records
  • A complete list of publications and up to 5 academic works that the applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee
  • Names and contact details of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone 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).

In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on the documented, academic qualifications, the project description (whenever this is required in the call for applicants), and the quality of the project as well as the candidates motivation and personal suitability.

Interviews with the best qualified candidates will be arranged.

It is expected that the successful candidate will be able to complete the project in the course of the period of employment.

About the Department

The Department of Informatics (IFI) is one of nine departments belonging to the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. IFI is Norway’s largest university department for general education and research in Computer Science and related topics.

The Department has more than 1800 students on bachelor level, 600 master students, and over 240 PhDs and postdocs. The overall staff of the Department is close to 370 employees, about 280 of these in full time positions. The full time tenured academic staff is 75, mostly Full/Associate Professors.

About the Employer:


  • Salary NOK 534 400 – 615 800 per year depending on qualifications in position as Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (position code 1352)
  • Attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement
  • Professionally stimulating working environment
  • Vibrant international academic environment
  • Postdoctoral development programmes
  • Oslo’s family-friendly surroundings with their rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities

Formal regulations

Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Oslo.

No one can be appointed for more than one Postdoctoral Fellow period at the University of Oslo.

If an applicant has applied for and been granted funding for a fulltime research stay abroad while being employed as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow, the employment will be prolonged with the equivalent time as the research stay, but for no longer than of twelve months ( thus extending the employment to a maximum of four years)

According to the Norwegian Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.

Inclusion and diversity are a strength. The University of Oslo has a personnel policy objective of achieving a balanced gender composition. Furthermore, we want employees with diverse professional expertise, life experience and perspectives.

If there are qualified applicants with disabilities, employment gaps or immigrant background, we will invite at least one applicant from each of these categories to an interview.

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Contact details

For further information please contact Professor Sundeep Sahay, phone: +47 45289760, e-mail: [email protected]

For questions regarding the recruitment system, please contact HR Adviser Therese Ringvold, e-mail: [email protected]

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