ORGANISATION/COMPANYUniversity of Bergen
RESEARCH FIELDMedical sciences › Medicine
RESEARCHER PROFILEFirst Stage Researcher (R1)
APPLICATION DEADLINE05/06/2019 23:00 - Europe/Brussels
LOCATIONNorway › Bergen
TYPE OF CONTRACTTemporary
HOURS PER WEEK37,5
PhD position (4 years)
At the Faculty of Medicine, Department of Clinical Medicine/Centre for Nutrition, a PhD-position (100 %) is available for a period of four (4) years or max 4 months after completed the PhD-degree, if this is achieved within a shorter time than four years. The positions include 25 % required duties such as teaching, exam work or supervision, depending on the demands at the department. The position is financed by the University of Bergen.
The position is part of the project “Mohn Nutrition Research Laboratory” and should investigate novel methods for assessment of dietary intake data, including digital methods.
About the project/work tasks:
Collection of reliable dietary data is necessary both in research and in clinical practise. Different instruments for dietary assessment provide different information with differences in precision. The major aim of the project is to develop novel methods, compare them, and use them for dietary assessment. Among other projects, dietary data from the Hordaland Health Study will be used. The Hordaland Health Studies (HUSK) are a population-based, prospective observational study on the association of diet and lifestyle with health outcomes. Participants have been investigated in 1992/3 and in 1997/99, and are currently being reinvestigated (2018-20, HUSK3). In this project digital methods should be tested and be further developed.
The Center of Nutrition (uib.no/en/nutrition) at the Department of Medicine (https://www.uib.no/en/k1), will coordinate this research project, in close collaboration with the Institute of Global Public Health and Primary Care (https://www.uib.no/en/globpub) and the Department of Clinical Science (https://www.uib.no/en/clin2), University of Bergen.
- Comparing and validation of dietary intake instruments used in the HUSK-study
- Contribute in the collection of dietary data, anthropometric and other clinical measurements in the current HUSK3
- Develop new web-based dietary tools that can be used in clinical and epidemiological studies
Qualifications and personal qualities:
- the applicant must hold a master`s degree or equivalent in clinical nutrition
- 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
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 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. 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.
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.
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 51 (code 1017/pay framwork 20.9) NKR 449 400 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 53. Medical specialist start on wage level 58 (code 1017/ pay framwork 20.19).
- 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 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)
Detailed information about the position can be obtained by contacting: professor Jutta Dierkes. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, phone: +47 55 97 73 44.
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.
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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.
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