University of Bergen (UIB)

Postdoctoral research fellow (100%, 3 years)

University of Bergen (UIB)

Bergen, Norway

Postdoctoral research fellow (100%, 3 years)

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow position

At the Faculty of Medicine, Department of Global Health and Primary Care, a full-time (100 %) position as Postdoctoral Research Fellow is available for a period of three (3) years. The position is part of the project Bergen Center for Ethics and Priority Setting, financed by Trond Mohn Foundation.

About the project/work tasks:

About Bergen Centre for Ethics and Priority Setting (BCEPS)
Bergen Center for Ethics and Priority Setting (BCEPS), situated at the Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care at the University of Bergen, is an interdisciplinary research center with more than 30 excellent researchers. The BCEPS team, led by Director Ole Frithjof Norheim, is dedicated towards a common goal: to become a world leading center in ethics and priority setting, aiming for better health, reduced inequity, and improved financial risk protection. With sustainable capacity building and impact on ground at its core, the center is educating and bringing together outstanding resources from the most competitive academic environments across the globe – including professionals from both high- and low-income countries – in medicine, statistics, epidemiology, health economics, ethics, and human rights

Tasks for this position:

  • This position will be a part of the Data visualization team focusing especially on the evidence base for the impact analysis. Main tasks are:
  • Work on the health impact model, with special emphasis on building a strong evidence-based database for the efficacy of interventions in the impact model.
  • Work on the cost model, with special emphasis on building a strong evidence-based database for unit costs of the interventions in the impact model.
  • Work on intersectoral policies for better health.
  • Elicit expert opinions on efficacy of important health interventions with weak evidence, by using research techniques like the nominal group technique and the Delphi method.
  • Supervise PhD and master candidates in the project.
  • Develop policy briefs and communicate results to various audiences.
  • Some travels will be expected.

Qualifications and personal qualities:

  • The applicant must hold a Norwegian PhD or an equivalent degree within medicine or a quantitative discipline (e.g., economics, political science, epidemiology) or have the doctoral thesis submitted prior to the application deadline. It is a condition of employment that the PhD has been awarded by 8 April 2020.
  • Solid knowledge of quantitative research methods and/or methods for economic evaluations
  • A keen interest in pursuing a career within global health research. Candidates who can combine global health research with related thematic areas are welcome to apply.
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English.
  • Personal qualities will be emphasized. The candidate should be able to work independently and interactively in a team setting, be motivated and responsible, have a great work capacity, and have commitment and enthusiasm for communication of research findings to policy makers.

About the position of postdoctoral research fellow:

The position of postdoctoral research fellow is a fixed-term appointment with the primary objective of qualifying the appointee for work in top academic positions. Postdoctoral fellowships are fixed term positions. You can not be employed as a postdoctoral fellow for more than one fixed term period at the same institution. Also, you cannot be employed in a postdoctoral position if you have previously held this type of position at a different institution in the region.

Upon appointment, applicants must submit a project proposal for the qualifying work including a work schedule. It is a requirement that the project is completed in the course of the period of employment.

The employee may be assigned required duties in the form of teaching and similar work at the department.

We can offer:

  • Exciting development opportunities as part of your role in a strong professional environment
  • salary level 59 (code 1352/pay framework 24.3) at present NOK 523 200 gross p.a., with a degree in Medicine or Dentistry level 61 (code 1352/pay framework 24.5) at present NOK 542 400 gross p.a., with a medical specialization level 63 (code 1352/pay framework 24.7) at present NOK 563 700 gross p.a. on the government salary scale. Further promotion will be after service seniority in the position
  • enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • Good welfare benefits

Your application must include:

  • transcripts and diplomas (applicants with education from other countries than Norway must enclose witnessed diplomas in both the original language and authorized translations) and documentation of approved doctoral thesis
  • complete list of publications
  • publications (pdf) it is important that each of the scholarly works on which the committee should place special emphasis, is attached in its entirety
  • two referees (name and contact information)

General information:

For further information please contact Kjell Arne Johansson, e-mail:, phone: +47 55 58 61 64

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 principles of public access to information when recruiting staff to academic positions. Information about applicants may be made public even if the applicant has asked not to be named in the list of applicants. The applicant will be notified if their request is not met.

Further information about our employment process can be found here.


About The University of Bergen (UiB) 

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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Quote Reference: R344774