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PhD position in Psychology and Health promotion

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PhD position

At the Department of Psychosocial Science (DPS), Faculty of Psychology, there is a vacancy for a PhD fellow. The position is for a fixed term of three years and associated with the project “Social inequality in adolescent mental health in a life course perspective” (LONGTRENDS). The project is financed by the Norwegian Research Council and has as its goal to contribute to our understanding of social inequalities in mental health in a life-course perspective.

About the project/work tasks:

LONGTRENDS

  • The project will map social trends in mental health among adolescents with different socio-economic backgrounds and explore the role of factors such as social support, family structure, gender and major life events, and transitions in these contexts.
  • In addition, the project aims to develop more precise methods for measuring youth socioeconomic status.
  • LONGTRENDS uses data from four national and international studies as well as registry data of education and household economy to shed light on research questions related to mental health over the life-course.
  • The project is organised in work packages and each package will have its particular focus to answer the overall project objective. 

Work package 3

  • The PhD position is connected to work package 3 (WP3) “Mental health and social inequality; National and Nordic trends; Measurement quality and validity”.
  • Work package 3 uses data from the “Health behaviour in school-aged children study” (HBSC study)
  • Research questions in WP3 include
    • Can socioeconomic status in adolescents be measured with adequate reliability and validity?
    • Did social inequality in mental health among adolescents change during the last 20-30 years?
    • Is it possible to construct a new socioeconomic status index for comparison of inequalities in mental health across the Nordic countries?

Work tasks

In collaboration with other researchers in the project, the tasks are to:

  • analyse crossectional data from the HBSC study related to the research questions of WP3
  • write and publish scientific articles
  • communicate findings from the analyses through scientific and popular science articles and other forms of research dissemination
  • collaborate with national and international project partners
  • contribute to the administration of the project and organization of project meetings
  • use project outcomes and experience to develop new research projects and data collections

The workplace for the PhD fellow is in Bergen, at the Department of Psychosocial Science.

The position is in the research group SIPA at Department of Health Promotion and Development, with secondary affiliation to the research group Public mental health at the Department of Psychosocial Sciences. The main supervisor is professor Torbjørn Torsheim.

Qualifications and personal qualities:

  • The applicant must at the time of application hold a master’s degree or the equivalent in psychology, health promotion, or another relevant field.
  • For admission to the doctoral programme, grade B or above is normally required for the master’s thesis.
  • It is an advantage if the applicant has good skills in statistical analysis
  • It is an advantage if the applicant has experience from practical work relevant to the study
  • The applicant must be able to Work independently and in a structured manner and have the ability to cooperate with others.
  • Proficiency in both written and oral English is a requirement
  • Personal attributes will be emphasized. Ambition and potential will also count when evaluating candidates.

About the PhD position:

The PhD position is on a fixed-term of three years. No one can be employed as a PhD for more than one fixed-term at the same institution. Applicants may not have a previous PhD degree.

About the research training:
As a PhD Candidate, you must participate in an approved educational programme for a PhD degree within a period of 3 years. When your qualification for the position is evaluated you will also be evaluated for admission to the PhD programme at the Faculty of Psychology.

You will find further information about the PhD programme at the Faculty of Psychology here.

We can offer:

  • Exciting development opportunities as part of your role in a strong professional environment
  • Salary at pay grade 54 (code 1017/pay range 20, alternative 10) in the state salary scale. This currently amounts to an annual salary of NOK 479,600 before taxes. Further promotions are made according to qualifications and length of service in the position. A higher salary may be considered for applicants with specialist education.
  • Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • Good welfare benefits

Your application must include:

  • A brief account of the applicant’s research interests and motivation for applying for the position
  • The names and contact information for two reference persons. One of these must be the main supervisor for the master’s thesis or equivalent thesis.
  • CV
  • Transcripts and diplomas (higher education)
  • Applicants with foreign education must enclose certified translations to English or Scandinavian if the original Diploma and grade transcripts are not already in one of these languages. The applicants must also enclose a confirmation from NOKUT that the education is recognized to be in accordance with the Norwegian master’s degree. 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. Some qualifications from the Nordic countries are automatically recognized, please check NOKUT. 
  • Relevant certificates and recommendations.
  • A list of any works of a scientific nature (publication list).
  • Any publications in your name you want to be included in the evaluation of your application

Please note that applications, along with the information and attachments linked to the application in JobbNorge, will be evaluated after the closing date for applications. Attachments must be in English or a Scandinavian language, and any translations must be certified. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all the necessary information has been submitted by the closing date for applications.

It is particularly important that each of the attachments that are to be taken into account in the assessment is uploaded in full as an attachment to your application.

General information:

Detailed information about the position can be obtained by contacting:

The state labour force shall reflect the diversity of Norwegian society to the greatest extent possible. People with immigrant backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply for the position.

The University of Bergen applies the principle of public access to information when recruiting staff for academic positions.

Information about applicants may be made public even if the applicant has asked not to be named on the list of persons who have applied. The applicant must be notified if the request to be omitted is not met.

The successful applicant must comply with the guidelines that apply to the position at all times.

For further information about the recruitment process, click here.

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About The University of Bergen

The University of Bergen is a renowned educational and research institution, organised into seven faculties and approximately 54 institutes and academic centres. Campus is located in the centre of Bergen with university areas at Nygårdshøyden, Haukeland, Marineholmen, Møllendalsveien and Årstad. 

There are five departments and two centres at Faculty of Psychology. Read more about the faculty and departments. 

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Deadline

16th August 2020

PhD-position(BCEPS)

UiB – Knowledge that shapes society

Through robust and close interaction with the world around us – globally, nationally and locally – we shall be instrumental in building a society based on knowledge, skills and attitudes.

Do you want to take part in shaping the future?

PhD-position (BCEPS)

At the Faculty of Medicine, Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care, Bergen Centre for Ethics and Priority Setting (BCEPS), a full-time temporary PhD-position (100 %) is available for a period of three (3) years starting 1 September 2020. The position is part of the project «Severity and Priority Setting in Health Care (SEVPRI)», funded by the Norwegian Research Council (externally funded).

BCEPS at the University of Bergen is a leading research community within priority setting in health care. The environment is multidisciplinary with high activity, and the research at this centre has both qualitative focus and quantitative. BCEPS collaborates with leading environments at other universities at Oxford, Harvard, and Addis Ababa (Ethiopia). BCEPS has a goal of internationalization and encourages all PhD students to spend time at foreign universities.

About the project/work tasks:

This position will be linked to the sub-project «Fair Distribution of Health», which, by means of qualitative and quantitative methods, will study perceptions in the population about what distributional care has to say for health priorities. This PhD-candidate will have the opportunity to work on related issues within health priorities, and the choice of method will be made in collaboration with the candidate and the host, and will be adapted to the candidate’s professional and experience background. In the overall project SEVPRI, two PhD candidates, and one postdoctoral fellow will be appointed, which together will form a professional environment. The second PhD candidate will be at HØKH (The Health Services Unit), Akershus University Hospital (Ahus), and work on the sub-project «Subjective Accounts of Severity», and the postdoctoral researcher will work on the sub-project «Ethical and Economical Accounts of Severity» (HØKH).

Work tasks

  • Participate in the practical planning and implementation of the sub-project together with the project partners and supervisors.
  • Relate data from the other sub-projects to ethical principles for health priorities and publish scientific articles to be included in the PhD-dissertation.
  • Participation and presentation of results at national and international scientific conferences and contribute to the dissemination of results in relevant arenas in collaboration with user representatives.

Qualifications and personal qualities:

  • The applicant must hold a master`s degree or equivalent in philosophy, medicine, and /or economics. Applicants from another relevant subject area may also be applicable.
  • experience from relevant research projects will be considered as positive
  • The candidate should be able to work independently and in a structured manner, and have the ability to cooperate with others
  • The applicant must be fluent in oral and written English, ref. language qualifications.
  • Applicants with competence in ethics / philosophy, health economics and health prioritization work, will have an advantage.

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 (bachelor and master degree) in question is of a scope and level that corresponds to the level of a Norwegian master’s degree. Please see https://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, you may enclose documentation from NOKUT that they have received your application.

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

About the PhD position (applies to university PhD positions):

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.

We can offer:

  • Exciting development opportunities as part of your role in a strong professional environment
  • Salary at pay grade 54 (code 1017/pay framework 20.10) NOK 479 600 before taxes, in the state scale. Further increases in salary will be based on seniority in the position. For applicants with at least one year of employment in a position as a General Practitioner or Dentist, salary level 56 (NOK 496 100). Medical specialist start on wage level 59 (NOK 523 200)
  • Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • Good welfare benefits

Your application must include:

  • a brief account of the applicant`s research interests and motivation for applying for the position
  • 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 (both bachelor and master degree) whether the education in question 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
  • complete list of publications and scientific work you want to be evaluated
  • any publication in your name
  • two referees (name and contact information)

General information:

Detailed information about the position can be obtained by contacting: Professor Ole Frithjof Norheim, ole.norheim@uib.no, or postdoctoral researcher Carl Tollef Solberg, carl.solberg@uib.no

The state labour force shall reflect the diversity of Norwegian society to the greatest extent possible. People with immigrant backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply for the position.

The University of Bergen applies the principle of public access to information when recruiting staff for academic positions.

Information about applicants may be made public even if the applicant has asked not to be named on the list of persons who have applied. The applicant must be notified if the request to be omitted is not met.

The successful applicant must comply with the guidelines that apply to the position at all times.

For further information about the recruitment process, click here.

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About The University of Bergen

The University of Bergen (UiB) is an internationally recognised research university with more than 14,000 students and close to 3,500 employees at six faculties. The university is located in the heart of Bergen.

Our main contribution to society is excellent basic research and education across a wide range of disciplines.

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Deadline

15th May 2020

Employer

University of Bergen

Post expires on Friday May 15th, 2020