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Research fellowship in health technology in paediatric palliative care

Location

  • Oslo

Apply by

  • 30 August 2022

Position

  • FELLOW / Full time

OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University is Norway’s third largest university, with more than 20,000 students and 2,000 employees. OsloMet delivers knowledge to solve societal challenges, in close cooperation with the society and employers. OsloMet is an urban and diverse university with a clear international profile, and an attractive place to work and study with campuses in Oslo city centre and at Kjeller in the Municipality of Lillestrøm. Our location in the metropolitan area gives us good opportunities to understand and benefit from the city’s diverse population.

The Faculty of Health Sciences consists of five departments and offers study programmes on all levels, including PhD. The faculty has about 6000 students and nearly 600 members of staff.

Department of Nursing and Health Promotion is located at all three campus: Kjeller, Pilestredet and Sandvika. The department has approximately 3000 students and 250 employees.

There is a vacancy for a fixed-term position as a research fellow at the Faculty of Health Sciences (HV), Department of Nursing and Health Promotion in the field of health technology relating to paediatric palliative care affiliated to the project ‘Gathering evidence for evidence-based health technology to support communication in homebased pediatric palliative care – CHIP homeTec’ 

The position is for a period of three years, and the person appointed should preferably take up the position as soon as possible.

Extensive research activity is conducted at the department, and several research groups have been established. The research fellow will be affiliated to the research group Quality of Life. The research group’s main focus areas are quality of life in a life cycle perspective: in families, in connection with chronic illness and various pain conditions, and in a public health perspective. The research fellow will also be affiliated to the research network Children in palliative care (CHIP), which is an interdisciplinary research network of members from the fields of practice, education and research and a significant group of user representatives. 

The Faculty of Health Sciences has two PhD programmes, and this research fellowship is affiliated to the PhD programme in health science.

The person appointed must expect to be present on campus much of the time. 

Field of research

There are children in Norway who live with serious illness and are in need of palliative care. Paediatric palliative care can be provided in the child’s home to support the child and family and allow them to live as normally as possible in their day-to-day life. Some children may need palliative care for an extended period of time, perhaps into adulthood, while other children’s needs will be of shorter duration and end with the child’s death. Children and families receiving paediatric palliative care often depend on close follow-up by healthcare professionals. Health technology allows them to receive such follow-up at home, and if the cooperation provides a sufficient sense of security, children can be spared trips to hospital and avoid admissions, and the families can spend more time together. However, little research has been done on what needs the children and families have that can be met in the home by means of health technology. 

The CHIP homeTec project will conduct a broad survey of the needs of children, parents and health personnel and look at previous technology as well as the ethical and legal framework for the field of paediatric palliative care. The project will produce an evidence-based protocol for a health technology solution in home-based paediatric palliative care to promote quality of life and reduce the number of hospital admissions. 

This research fellowship will be affiliated to the following sub-projects: 

1) The child and the family. This sub-project’s goal is to identify the needs of children and families in paediatric palliative care and see them in relation to the possibilities offered by health technology. This will be studied by means of questionnaires, individual interviews and focus group interviews. 

Health technology is an area that needs a great deal of research, and exploring the needs of children and families will enable us to achieve a better understanding of how this technology can be developed and used in home-based palliative care. Paediatric palliative care is a young field of research in a Norwegian context, and the project seeks to fill some of the knowledge gaps identified by international research and public documents on palliative care published in Norway in recent years. 

Qualification requirements

  • a master’s degree (120 credits/ECTS) in nursing, health or social sciences or an equivalent degree 
  • good oral and written presentation skills in a Scandinavian language and English 

Desirable qualifications

  •  relevant experience of working with children (aged 0–18 years) and their families
  • experience of both qualitative and quantitative approaches in research
  • experience of health technology 
  • experience of working with children, siblings and families in mourning and crisis
  • knowledge of paediatric palliative care
  • experience of publishing scientific articles 

Conditions

  • Admission to the PhD Programme in Health Sciences is a precondition for taking up the position. In order to be admitted to the PhD programmes at the Faculty of Health Sciences, the applicant must have achieved the grade B or better for the master’s degree/second degree thesis and an average grade equivalent to B or better for the master’s degree. In special cases, applicants with the grade C may be considered for admission. See the information regarding criteria here https://ansatt.oslomet.no/opptak-phd-program-hv
  • The final plan for the researcher education must be approved and an agreement entered into no later than three months after the research fellow takes up the position.

Personal qualities required for the position:

  • the ability to communicate with children of different ages and to deal with children and adults in vulnerable life situations in a gentle manner
  • the ability to work independently, systematically and purposefully
  • enthusiasm for the field and good implementation capacity
  • good cooperation skills

It is important to OsloMet to reflect the population of our region, and all qualified candidates are welcome to apply. We make active endeavours to further develop OsloMet as an inclusive workplace and to make adaptations to the workplace where required. You are also welcome to apply for a position with us if you have had periods where you have not been in employment, education or training.

We offer

  • exciting work opportunities at Norway’s third biggest and most urban university
  • a stimulating interdisciplinary research environment
  • participation in an active research group with regular meetings and a good external network
  • participation in Norway’s only research network in the field of paediatric palliative care with Nordic and international partners
  • beneficial pension arrangements with the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • good employee welfare arrangements
  • free Norwegian classes to employees
  • working location in downtown Oslo with multiple cultural offers

Practical information about relocation to Oslo and living in Norway

The salary for the position is in accordance with the Basic Collective Agreement for state employees and OsloMet’s pay policy for position code 1017 (research fellow), pay grade 54, i.e. an initial annual salary of NOK 501,200.

Application process

If you wish to apply for the position, please use our electronic recruitment system. 

You must upload the following documents together with your application: 

We only consider applications submitted through our electronic recruitment system, and all documents must be uploaded for your application to be considered. The documents must be in a Scandinavian language or English. Translations must be government authorised, and you must expect to present originals if you are invited for an interview. OsloMet verifies documents in order to give candidates a proper evaluation and ensure fair competition. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Further information

For more information about the position and project, please contact:

  • Project manager Associate Professor Heidi Holmen, email: heidiho@oslomet.no, tel. (+47) 90580017 
  • Head of Studies Anne Dreyer, email: annedr@oslomet.no, tel. (+47) 67 23 50 90
  • For any questions about the submission of the application, please contact kate.olsen@oslomet.no
  • For questions concerning admission to the PhD programme, please contact phd-hv@oslomet.no

Final date for applications: 30 August 2022

Ref: 22/04688

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.  

Type of employment: FELLOW

Contract type: Full time
First day of employment: As soon as possible
Salary: Nok. 501 200,-
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100%
City: Oslo County: Oslo
Country: Norway
Reference number: 22/04688
Contact: Heidi Holmen, 90580017
Anne Dreyer, 67235090

Last application date: 30/08/2022 23:59

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PhD position in work and organizational psychology

Location

  • Oslo

Apply by 14 August 2022

Position

  • FELLOW / Full time

OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University is Norway’s third largest university, with more than 20,000 students and 2,000 employees. OsloMet delivers knowledge to solve societal challenges, in close cooperation with the society and employers. OsloMet is an urban and diverse university with a clear international profile, and an attractive place to work and study with campuses in Oslo city centre and at Kjeller in the Municipality of Lillestrøm. Our location in the metropolitan area gives us good opportunities to understand and benefit from the city’s diverse population.

Faculty of Social Sciences offers study programmes within archivistics, library and information science, journalism and media studies, social work, social policy and child welfare, public management and business. The faculty has about 4200 students and nearly 280 members of staff.

Oslo Business School has approximately 1700 students and 70 employees and offers study programmes both at Bachelor and Master level, as well as a wide range of continuing and further education.

Oslo Business School has a vacancy for a temporary position as PhD scholar in Work and Organizational Psychology. The position as PhD scholar is connected to the PhD program at the business school. Offices are located in central Oslo.

The organization and management group—part of Oslo Business School—invites applications for the PhD position within Work and Organisational Psychology. The scholarship holder is expected to complete a doctoral degree within the period of employment (years, 3 full-time).

Research within the group focuses on a broad variety of topics amongst them leadership, human resource management, work motivation, personality, occupational well-being, (virtual) teams and their processes, work climates, and performance. To this end, the group uses a variety of research methods, ranging from lab and field experiments to surveys and experience-sampling methods. The research has the explicit aim of contributing to theory and practice and we collaborate with both public and private sector organizations in order to research and promote healthy and productive workplaces.

About the position

This doctoral position is designed to help graduates to contribute to the advancement of research and practice within work and organizational psychology. The topic of the dissertation should be relevant to the organization and management group, specifically spanning the fields of leadership, human resource management, work motivation, personality, occupational well-being, (virtual) teams and their processes, and/or performance, as well as other topics within work and organizational psychology.

The organization and management group seeks candidates with a strong background in disciplines that are relevant to the subfields described above, who are intellectually curious, interested in an academic career in research and teaching, and who possess strong communication and analytical skills.

The position is three years full time but can be extended to four years if teaching assignments are included.

Qualification requirements

We are looking for candidates who meet the following requirements:

  • Excellent MSc, cand.psychol. or similar degree in Psychology (or in related fields). We welcome applications from candidates close to finishing the degree .
  • Strong interest in research on work and organizational psychology
  • Hands-on mentality and the ability to work independently
  • Excellent communication skills in English, both verbally and in written form; a good command of a Scandinavian language is an advantage

In addition, experience from research projects and publishing in academic journals will be an advantage. Experience with quantitative and/or qualitative research is an advantage.

Admission to a relevant doctoral programme is a prerequisite. Applicants must have a B or better on the master’s thesis and an average grade B or better on the master’s degree. In special cases, applicants with a grade of C may be considered for admission. In such cases, particularly relevant experience related to one’s own research project and / or scientific publications may contribute to strengthening the application.

Admission to the doctoral programme is based on a comprehensive assessment of the application, including the relevance and quality of the project description. Final project plan for the fellowship period is required completed and acknowledged within 3 months after accession

Application

You must upload the following documents together with your application by the final date for applications:

  • cover letter including a full statement of motivation and a short description of a proposed topic for the PhD-dissertation. The description of a proposed topic should be no more than one page.
  • CV including a summary of master’s thesis and previous scholarly work including conference presentations
  • certificates/diplomas for bachelor’s and master’s degrees. The certificates/diplomas must include ECTS grades (A–F). Foreign diplomas must be translated into English by the degree-conferring institution. Education taken abroad should preferably be recognised in advance by NOKUT, and a confirmed copy of the letter of recognition should be enclosed.
  • copies of master’s thesis and published works

You must upload all these documents. Original documents and valid passport must be presented if you are invited for an interview. OsloMet performs document inspections in order to give you as a candidate a proper evaluation and ensure fair competition.

Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered. The application must state your reasons for applying to the project and what makes you particularly qualified to carry out this PhD work.

It is important for OsloMet to reflect the population of our region, and all qualified candidates are welcome to apply. We make active endeavours to further develop OsloMet as an inclusive workplace and to adapt the workplace if required. If there are periods where you have not been in work, under education or in training, you are also welcome to apply.

If you have documents that cannot be uploaded electronically, please contact Ståle Bie, stale.bie@oslomet.no  

Assessment

Applicants will be assessed by an expert committee. Based on an initial assessment, applicants may be invited to OsloMet for further assessment as well as interviews.

We can offer you

  • An exciting job opportunity at Norway’s third largest university
  • Participation in a dynamic professional environment and international academic community
  • Opportunities for academic development in a professional research environment
  • Opportunities to present research at conferences in a national and international environment
  • Three-year full-time position with 100% salary; possibility to extend to 4 years with teaching duties
  • Beneficial pension arrangements with the Norwegian State Pension Fund
  • Good employee welfare arrangements
  • Free Norwegian classes to employees
  • Working location in downtown Oslo with multiple cultural offers

Practical information about relocation to Oslo and living in Norway

Other information

For more information about the position, feel free to contact:

  • Erik Døving, unit leader, (+47) 6723 8259 

The salary for the position is in accordance with the pay scale for Norwegian state employees, job title and position code. State salary wage scale 54, 491 200 NOK per year.

If you wish to apply for the position, please apply electronically by clicking the button at the bottom of the page.

Deadline for applications:     14.08.22

Ref.:22/02955

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.  

Type of employment: FELLOW
Contract type: Full time
First day of employment: —
Salary: NOK 491 200
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100 %
City: Oslo
County: Oslo
Country: Norway
Reference number: 22/02955
Contact: Erik Døving, +4767238259
Last application date: 14/08/2022 23:59

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Post expires on Sunday August 14th, 2022