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Researcher Position in Ecology or Epidemiology – University of Oslo, Norway, May 2022


The University of Oslo invites applications for a position as Researcher is available at the Centre for Ecological and  Evolutionary Synthesis (CEES), Department of Biosciences, Norway – May 2022

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General Info

Position: Researcher
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: , ,
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: 18 Months
Salary: 534,400 NOK/Year

Department of Biosciences

University of Oslo (UiO), Norway


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Qualification Details

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

  • Applicants must hold a degree equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree in ecology (broadly speaking), evolution/adaptive dynamics, epidemiology, computational biology, statistical modelling or mathematical modelling. 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
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English

The following qualifications will count in the assessment of the applicants:

  • Proven research skills – A good track-record within relevant fields
  • Data collection and analysis – Proven ability to collate data, interpret and present results to a high standard using a range of specialized research techniques. Practice working with large datasets
  • Model fitting and inference – Experience in mathematical modelling, preferably, of infectious disease transmission dynamics, Statistical modelling methods (including Bayesian) and strong programming skills in R, C or C++

Personal skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently but also having strong ability to be part of a larger interdisciplinary and international research team
  • Ability to take initiative and present and discuss results with supervisors

Responsibilities/Job Description

The position will work within a larger research network to understand the effect of environmental variation on the spatio-temporal dynamics at national, regional, and global scales. In particular, the position will focus on predicting the current and future seasonal responses of COVID-19 from extracted environmental sensitivity, and extrapolate patterns globally.

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
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Application Procedure

The application must include

  • Cover letter (statement of motivation, summarizing scientific work and research interest)
  • CV (summarizing education, positions, pedagogical experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activity)
  • Copies of educational certificates, academic transcript of records and letters of recommendation
  • 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. 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 Center

Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis (CEES) is a research centre and a section at the Department of Biosciences, University of Oslo. CEES combines a broad spectrum of disciplines (population biology, genomics, statistics, mathematical modelling) to foster the concept of ecology as a driving force of evolution via selective processes, with a corresponding influence of evolutionary changes on ecology.

CEES has over 180 members (Professors (20), postdocs/researchers (60), PhDs (35), Master’s students (40) and technical and administrative staff) and many guest researchers. The members represent 30 nationalities and constitute a vibrant and creative research environment. CEES coordinate several international networks. The budget = 170 million NOK (about 55 externally funded research projects). CEES successfully completed its 10 year status of Centre of Excellence (CoE) in 2017.

About the Employer:


  • Salary NOK 534 400 – 604 700,- per annum depending on qualifications in position as Researcher (position code 1109)
  • Attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement
  • Professionally stimulating working environment
  • Vibrant international academic environment
  • 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.

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:

Nils Chr. Stenseth, phone: +47 22854584, e-mail: [email protected]

For technical questions regarding the recruitment system, please contact:

HR Advisor, Nina Holtan, phone: + 47 22 85 44 24, e-mail: [email protected]

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