Postdoctoral fellow for research on learning and digitalisation

Страна: Норвегия;

Дедлайн: 20.12.2018



Employer - OsloMet

Location - Oslo, Norway

Salary - Competitive

Posted - Nov 06, 2018

Closes - Dec 20, 2018

Discipline - Agriculture & Biology,Biological, Biochemistry, Biophysics & Biomedics,Biochemistry

Contract Type - Full Time

Job Type - Postdoc Fellowship


A full-time position for a postdoctoral fellow is available from 1 January 2019 at the Faculty of Health Sciences with a duration of two years. 

The position is a recruitment position with the main objective of qualifying the person appointed for top academic positions. 

Permanent staff in an academic position at OsloMet cannot apply for this postdoctoral position. 

The programme Research on Digitalisation and Learning is looking for a postdoctoral fellow to conduct research on aspects of digital assessment in the bachelor's programme at the Faculty of Health Science. This could be formative forms of assessment which promote learning, or a summative assessment that measures the students' learning outcomes. We are looking for a candidate who can master and combine qualitative and quantitative research methods. We are primarily looking for research that can develop the teaching quality further and strengthen our assessment practices, thereby promoting the institution's aim of creating outstanding nursing programmes. Research based on the national assessment exam in anatomy, physiology and biochemistry is therefore particularly relevant and will be prioritised. 

You will be part of an established and relevant research group at the Faculty of Health Science. We expect daily participation in and contribution to the research environment at OsloMet. 

Main duties of the position 

  • conducting research, disseminating and publishing
  • contributing to the academic development of the faculty
  • contribute to applications for external research funding

Teaching and supervision duties may be added by agreement. 


We are looking for candidates who have 

  • a doctorate degree (PhD) in health sciences, natural science didactics, informatics, science of education or other relevant academic fields
  • experience of development work to promote quality in teaching and/or assessment, preferably digitalisation projects
  • good written and oral English skills

The following is desirable 

  • knowledge of the subjects anatomy, physiology and biochemistry
  • experience of using multidimensional Rasch models or multi-level analysis (LMM or GLMM)
  • active participation in national and international networks

Candidates who have submitted their PhD work for assessment and had it approved before the application deadline expires may also apply. Appointment may not take place until after approval of the public defence. 

We are looking for a candidate with 

  • the ability to work independently, take the initiative and take responsibility for own progress
  • good cooperation skills
  • good oral and written dissemination skills

We can offer 

  • an inspiring expert research environment
  • a workplace in a new and developing university
  • good pension arrangements with the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • flexible working hours and good employee welfare arrangements

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 adapt the workplace if required. 

Other information 

The salary for the position of postdoctoral fellow is in accordance with the pay scale for state employees, position code 1352, pay grade NOK 524,200-682,200 per year. A higher salary might be considered for particularly well-qualified applicants. 

If you would like more information about the position, feel free to contact: 

  • Kjell Sverre Pettersen, professor HV, (+47) 672 36 518 / (+47) 920 47 867
  • Øystein Guttersrud, associate professor HV, (+47) 414 73 676
  • Sølvi Helseth, vice-dean R&D/professor HV, Solvi. , tel. (+47) 672 36 230 / (+47) 900 20 278

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

Expert assessment 
Applicants will be assessed by an expert committee, and relevant candidates will be called in for an interview. You must upload the following documents together with your application by the final date for applications: 

  • the application, your CV and copies of diplomas and references
  • complete list of publications
  • two scientific articles that you want assessed specifically for the application
  • project outline (proposals for research activities relevant for the topic in the advertisement) of up to five pages, including illustrations, tables and reference list.

You must upload all of these documents. The documents must be in either English or a Scandinavian language. Translations must be government authorised. Originals must be presented if you are invited for an interview. OsloMet checks documents in order to give you as a candidate a proper evaluation and ensure fair competition. 

Ref: 18/11027 
Application deadline: 20 December 2018


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