SCIENTIA FELLOWS is a research fellowship programme in the field of Health Life Sciences launched and managed by the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Oslo. It is partly funded by the EU Horizon 2020 under the Maria Skłodowska-Curie scheme – Co-funding of Regional, National and International Programmes (COFUND).
With this Call we are inviting talented experienced researchers to apply for one of the 54 fellowship positions at UiO or other partner organisation.
• Excellent research environments
• International collaboration and networking
• Cross-sectoral opportunities
• Career advancement
• Good working conditions
• Access to research and transferable skills training
• Access to special career development programmes: the Postdoctoral programme and School of Health Innovation
• become a more visible partner for future EU funding
Call publication date: 21 May 2019
Application deadline: 21 August 2019
Types of Fellowships:
• Incoming – for postdoctoral researchers from all over the world (who have not resided or carried out their main activity in Norway for more than 12 months in the last 3 years immediately prior to Call deadline) willing to conduct their research work at the University of Oslo. (Duration: 12-36 months)
• Outgoing – for postdoctoral researchers from all over the world, who apply to work as a seconded/visiting researcher in a host organisation outside Norway (provided that they have not resided or carried out their main activity in the country of the host organisation for more than 12 months in the last 3 years immediately prior to Call deadline) and to continue with a reintegration phase at the University of Oslo. (Duration. 12-24 months + 12 months)
Incoming fellowships: University of Oslo. Outgoing: Stanford University (USA), Imperial College London (UK), University of Cambridge (UK), Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Stanford Institute of Medicine (USA), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Rockville (USA), University of Würzburg (DE), Germany, University of Chicago (USA).
Researchers from all countries are eligible for the programme. They must be fluent in English (both written and spoken) and:
• possess a PhD degree or have at least four years of full-time equivalent research experience since obtaining a university diploma. In the latter case, the research experience must give access to doctoral studies in the country in which your degree or diploma was obtained or in the country in which the research training is provided irrespective whether or not a doctorate was envisaged.
• comply with the mobility requirements that depend on the chosen fellowship scheme
- In both fellowship types, in order to be eligible a researcher must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of the host organisation for more than 12 months in the last 3 years immediately prior to the Call deadline.
There are 35 broad thematic areas offered in Call 1.
We encourage Applicants to contact Hosts of interest in order to discuss developing a research proposal.
For all details about the Programme and eligibility, thematic areas and application process, please check the Scientia Fellows website: https://www.med.uio.no/english/research/scientia-fellows/apply/ and the Guide for Applicants.
Broad thematic areas available in Call 1:
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR), Autophagy, Bacterial population genomics and transcriptomics, Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Biostatistics, Biomathematics, Biostatistics and genetics, Biostatistics and Health Data Science, Cancer biology, Cancer Immunotherapy, Cancer – hematology and immunology, Cardiovascular diseases, Chromatin biology, Computational Biology, Embryology, Gastric cancer therapy, Genetic Epidemiology, Genome editing, Immunology, Immunotherapy, Inflammation in liver disease, Microphysiological systems, Molecular Neuroscience, Neurodegenerative diseases, Neuroscience, Philosophy and Ethics, Psychiatric disorders and neuroscience, Rare Diseases, Stem Cells, Trauma related health.