Doctoral Research Fellowship for International Students at University of Oslo in Norway

  • Phd
  • NOK 479 600 – 523 200 per annum
  • 16 November 2019

A 3-4-year PhD fellowship is available at the Department of Psychology, University of Oslo.

The position is part of the Convergence Environment "Proton contra cancer (PROCCA)", funded by the University of Oslo: Life Science initiative, that will employ 4 PhD students at the Department of Physics, Institute of oral biology, Institute of clinical medicine, and the Department of Psychology, respectively. The 4 candidates will work in a highly translational field together with a multidisciplinary team consisting of physicists, biologists, immunologists, oral biologists, oncologists and psychologists. The focus of this position at the Department of Psychology is to study psychological late effects after radiotherapy in head and neck cancer survivors.

The appointment is a fulltime position available for a period of three to four years. Fellows who are appointed for a period of four years are expected to contribute to teaching and administration with about 25% of their working time. Teaching and administrative duties would contribute to activities of the Department of Psychology.

The PhD candidate will work with questionnaire data from the HNC survivorship study, collected at Oslo University Hospital (OUH), and will interview a subsample of participants from the HNC survivorship study. The candidate will collaborate with the PhD student at the Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Oslo/Department of oncology, OUH.

The research fellow must take part in the Faculty’s approved PhD program and is expected to complete the project within the set fellowship period. The main purpose of the fellowship is research training leading to the successful completion of a PhD degree.


Eligible Countries: International applicants are eligible to apply for this fellowship.

Acceptable Course or Subjects: The fellowship is available to pursue a PhD degree

Admissible Criteria: To be eligible, the applicants must meet all the following criteria:

Applicants must hold a Master’s degree or equivalent in psychology (Professional program or Master’s Program).

Fluent in Norwegian and have excellent oral and written communication skills in English.

Have experience with statistical analysis.

The candidate must be qualified for admission to the PhD program at the Faculty of Social Science, University of Oslo.

Candidates who are ambitious, innovative, self-motivated, and organized will be preferred.


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  • Salary NOK 479 600 – 523 200 per annum depending on qualifications in a position as PhD Research fellow, (position code 1017)
  • A generous pension agreement.
  • An ambitious and exciting research environment with a strong multidisciplinary profile and excellent opportunities for academic development.
  • Attractive welfare benefits.
  • In addition, Oslo offers a highly family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities in its immediate surroundings.


The application must include:

  • Cover letter (statement of motivation, summarizing scientific work and research interest, including a brief career plan).
  • CV (summarizing education, positions, academic publications etc.)
  • Copies of educational certificates (academic transcripts only).
  • A complete list of publications, if any (including preprints with valid links).
  • List of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and phone number).

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system, please follow the link “apply for this job”. International 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).

When evaluating the application, emphasis will be given to the applicant’s academic and personal prerequisites to carry out the project. Applicants may be called in for an interview.

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