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Public Health – PhD Vacancy in Norway – Inclusion of immigrants with a health project

University of Bergen (UiB)

Norway

At the Faculty of Medicine, Department for Global Public Health and Primary Care (IGS), at the Community Medicine, Occupational and Environmental Medicine and Health Management group (SAMLET) recruits a PhD-position at the University of Bergen, Norway – Oct 2021.

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General Info

Position: PhD
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field:
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: -
Contract Period: 4 Years
Salary: NOK 491.200 per year

Workplace:
Occupational and Environmental Medicine and Health Management group (SAMLET)
Faculty of Medicine, Department for Global Public Health and Primary Care (IGS), at the Community Medicine,
University of Bergen (UiB)
Bergen,

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Qualification Details

  • Applicants must have completed medical or psychology education or have a master's degree or equivalent in immigrant health, public health, health promotion or international health.
  • Applicants must be able to work independently in a structured way, and be able to collaborate with others
  • Applicants must have good skills in Norwegian and English both written and oral - see documentation requirements
  • Other languages ​​will be considered as positive
  • Experience from relevant projects, especially research projects on migrants and integration will be a priority
  • Experience with the development and organization of interventions and courses will be considered as positive, especially arrangements organized for /together with migrants
  • Scientific publications and /or other professional communication related to immigrants will be positively considered

Personal and relational qualities will be considered. Ambitions and potential will also count when assessing applicants.

Applicant whose education is from another country than Norway, need to also attach a certified translation of the diploma and transcript of grades to English or a Scandinavian language, if the original is not in any of these languages. It is required that the applicant enclose a review from NOKUT whether the education in question (bachelor and master's degree) is of a scope and level that corresponds to the level of a Norwegian master’s degree. Please see www.nokut.no/en for more information about NOKUT’s general recognition. The review from NOKUT may take some time and the application should be sent to NOKUT as soon as you have decided to apply for the position. If no answer within the application deadline, please enclose documentation from NOKUT that they have received your application.

Language qualifications: http://www.uib.no/en/med/115526/english-language-requirements-phd-admission

Responsibilities/Job Description

This PhD position will specifically work with the last part of the project: «Inclusion of immigrants with a health background in relevant educational activities. An intervention ». The main supervisor will be Professor Esperanza Diaz at the Department for Global Public Health and Primary Care. Working place is Alrek health cluster at the University of Bergen.

The main goal of this sub-study is to find out the effect of an intervention on integration in higher health education of immigrants who themselves have health education from before that is not approved in Norway. The effect of the intervention on the immigrant's own health and the health of their families, as well as the implications for the health institutions that include them through the intervention, will be measured. The PhD candidate will work closely with senior researchers in the project, including another PhD candidate and a post-doc in the same study. The job also includes collaboration with, among others, the University of Bergen, the Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, Bergen Municipality and Caritas Bergen.

In collaboration with the project group, the main tasks will be to:

  • Develop and implement an integration intervention
  • Recruitment of participants
  • Organization of the collection of quantitative data to measure the effect on health
  • Interview the participants in the intervention
  • Perform statistical analyses and analysis of qualitative data
  • Write academic articles and reports
  • Communicate the results to decision makers and other stakeholders
  • Teach students in the subject migration and health when needed

How to Apply?

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Documents Required

Your application must include:

  • a brief account of the applicant`s research interests and motivation for applying for the position
  • a proposal of a maximum of two pages that is based on the project description for the study and elaborates on how the applicant could think of developing and implementing the intervention. This assessment will not be the final intervention, which will be developed with the project group, but will only be used for assessment of the candidates.
  • certified copies of diplomas and transcripts of grades. Applicant whose education is from another country than Norway, need to also attach a certified translation of the diploma and transcript of grades to English or a Scandinavian language, if the original is not in any of these languages. It is required that the applicant enclose a review from NOKUT whether the education in question (bachelor and master degree) is of a scope and level that corresponds to the level of a Norwegian master’s degree. Please see www.nokut.no/en for more information about NOKUT’s general recognition. This may take some time and we recommend you to apply as soon as you know you will apply for this position. If no answer within the application deadline, please enclose documentation from NOKUT that they have received your application
  • documentation of language skills (English) http://www.uib.no/en/med/115526/english-language-requirements-phd-admission
  • if not studied in Norway, documentation of Norwegian skills
  • complete list of publications and scientific work you want to be evaluated
  • any publication in your name
  • two referees (name and contact information)

About the Position

The position includes 25 % required duties such as teaching, exam work or supervision, depending on the demands at the department.

The position is part of the project “Integration as a way to reducing health inequities among forced migrants: A collaborative and knowledge building project”, funded by the University of Bergen.

 

 

About the project: Integration as a way to reducing health inequities among forced migrant

Health professionals with refugee origins, either must endure long waits to get their education approved or may never obtain it due to administrative barriers. On the other hand, the health sector in Norway, lacks a culturally competent workforce and students lack sufficient exposure to cultural diversity as part of their education. Inclusion is a key European political priority and the new National Curriculum Regulations for Norwegian Health and Welfare Education obliges educational institutions to include cultural competence in their programs. To address these challenges, the University of Bergen and the Western Norway University of Applied Sciences and are committed to improve diversity among teachers and students. However, there is neither a clear strategy nor available evidence on how this inclusion might impact migrants, their families, or the institutions themselves. This study will test the hypotheses that the relationships between health and integration are circular rather than linear and that a meaningful integration is key to improve health and wellbeing for forced migrants. Our study will harness the on-going collaboration across institutions with different roles, competences and capacities, including migrant themselves, towards a better understanding of the intertwined links between health and integration, paving the way for co-creation, implementation and evaluation of an innovative intervention. Our proposal is thus a potential driver for further measures promoting welfare, health and integration of migrants.

Primary and secondary objectives of the project

This project has two main aims: First, to study the intertwined development of integration and health in a new home country among forced migrants in a trajectory perspective using both quantitative and qualitative methods. Second, to study the effect of an innovative labour-related intervention on the health and integration of health professionals with refugee r other migrant background as well as the impact on their families and the institutions opening their doors to this group.

Organized research training (PhD program):

The candidate must take part in the University of Bergen approved PhD programme leading to the degree within a time limit of 3 years. You must have admission to the organized research training (PhD program) at the Faculty in order to qualify for the position. Application for admission to the PhD programme, including a project plan outline for the training plan must be submitted no later than three months after the date of commencement.

The PhD-position:

PhD-positions are fixed term positions. You cannot be employed in a PhD-position for more than one fixed term period at the same institution or have had similar employment at an institution in the region.

About the Employer: University of Bergen (UiB)

Note or Other details

For further information about the recruitment process, click here.

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Contact details

Detailed information about the position can be obtained by contacting: Professor Esperanza Diaz, e-mail: Esperanza.Diaz@uib.no, phone: +47 47414104

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