Postdoctoral fellow

Department of Endocrinology, Morbid Obesity and Preventive Medicine

In order for us to meet the challenges of today and for the future, we need skilled and committed employees. Oslo University Hospital is a workplace with very good opportunities for both professional and personal development. We are going on an incredible journey for the next 10 years. On the way to new hospital buildings, we will develop a workplace that will take care of patients, next of kin and employees. 

A postdoctoral position in register-based diabetes epidemiology, financed by South-Eastern Norway Regional Health Authority (Helse Sør-Øst) is available for 2 years. The postdoctoral fellow will be employed at the Department of Endocrinology, Morbid Obesity and Preventive Medicine at Oslo University Hospital (OUH), and work in close collaboration with the Norwegian Institute of Public HealthOslo University Hospital is a workplace with great diversity. We believe this is essential to perform the tasks required of us. Therefore, we pursue diversity among our job applicants and encourage everyone to apply regardless of who you are and what background you have.

Application deadline: 01.08.2022
Employer: Oslo universitetssykehus HF
Town/city: Oslo
Title: Postdoctoral fellow
Positions: 1 Full-time/part-time: Full-time
Employment type: Contract
Percentage of full-time: 100
Webcruiter ID: 4528201449
Start date: 01.10.2022
End date: 30.09.2024

Job description

The Postdoc will work on a project called “Population based studies of social inequalities in diabetes diagnosis, incidence, mortality and treatment”. This includes a linkage of several national registries in Norway covering the whole population. The goal is to analyse time trends and social inequality in diabetes, incidence, treatment, and prognosis (including complications and mortality). The project will also include collaboration with similar studies abroad, including Australia and Scotland, and the postdoc will have possibility to visit collaborating institutions. The postdoc will be working with data analysis and writing of scientific papers with input from experienced researchers in the project team.

Qualifications and skills required 
  • Applicants must hold a doctoral degree (PhD) in medicine, biology, statistics, or other relevant field, and be eligible for a postdoc position at Oslo University Hospital. We seek a highly motivated candidate who can work independently as well as in a team. The applicant must be fluent in written and spoken English. 
  • Preferable skills:
    Applicants should preferably have experience in register-based research, including interpretation of medical codes as well as management, linkage, and analysis of large register-based data set. Clinical experience with diabetes is also an advantage. The successful candidate should preferably be familiar with epidemiological and biostatistical methods, although there is existing expertise in the project.

The application should include
Application letter summarizing the candidate’s previous career and a description of how the candidate will fill the role as a successful candidate
CV summarizing education, positions held, and details of academic work
List of publications
Names and contact details of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, email and telephone number) 
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 in regard to the project description, and the candidate’s motivation and personal suitability. Interviews with the best-qualified candidates will be arranged.

Personal qualities
  • High motivation and enthusiasm for research
  • Creative thinking and analytic abilities
  • Ability to work in a systematic and efficient way
We can offer
  • Salary in accordance with experience.
  • A stimulating, challenging and friendly international working environment with broad expertise.
    Technical assistance and training.
  • Flexible hours
  • The position can be prolonged if there is funding, and there is a need for this in the project.
  • Attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement, in addition to Oslo’s family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities.

Trondheimsveien 235, 0586 Oslo, Norway


Elisabeth Qvigstad

Seksjonsleder 98056128

Oslo University Hospital is a highly specialized hospital in charge of extensive regional and local hospital assignments. As Scandinavia’s largest hospital, we carry out more than 1.2 million patient treatments each year. The hospital has a nationwide responsibility for a number of national and multi-regional assignments, and has several national centers of competence. Oslo University Hospital is responsible for approximately 50 percent of all medical and health care research conducted at Norwegian hospitals, and is a significant role player within the education of a large variety of health care personnel. 

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Post expires on Monday August 1st, 2022