Faculty of Health Sciences , Nursing and Health Promotion

OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University is one of Norway’s largest universities, with more than 20,000 students and 2,000 employees. OsloMet delivers knowledge to solve societal challenges, in close cooperation with the society and employers. OsloMet is an urban and diverse university with a clear international profile, and an attractive place to work and study with campuses in Oslo city center and at Kjeller in the Municipality of Lillestrøm. Our location in the metropolitan area gives us good opportunities to understand and benefit from the city’s diverse population.


The Faculty of Health Sciences consists of five departments and offers study programmes on all levels, including PhD. The faculty has about 6000 students and nearly 600 members of staff.

There is a vacant fixed-term position for a research fellow at the Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Life Sciences and Health. The research fellowship period is full-time for a period of three years without teaching obligations / required duties.

Stiftelsen til fremme av norsk apotekfarmasi (‘The foundation for promoting Norwegian pharmacy pharmaceutics’) provides funding for the research fellowship. The research project focuses on the development of pharmacy practice and the competence-raising measures for pharmacists working in pharmacies.

Extensive research activity is conducted at the department, and several research groups have been established. The research fellow position is affiliated to both pharmacy research groups: Disease and environmental exposures and Medicines and patient safety.

This research fellowship is affiliated to the PhD Programme in Health Sciences.

Admission to the PhD Programme in Health Sciences is a precondition for taking up the position.

More information about the application for admission to the PhD programme will be provided in the appointment process.

Field of work

The research area is competence development and dissemination in pharmacies. An intervention is planned to raise the level of competence about the correct use of antibiotics among pharmacists. The research project will focus on how expertise among pharmacists working in pharmacies can improve patient adherence to antibiotics treatment. Other parts of the research project looks at the interaction between doctor and patient and between pharmacist and doctor. There will be close contact between academia and the pharmacists during the research project.


Applicants must have:

  • a master’s degree in pharmacy (120 credits/ECTS)
  • experience from Norwegian pharmacies and be familiar with health services provided in pharmacies
  • good oral and written presentation skills in a Scandinavian language and English

It is an advantage if you also have:

  • an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the different healthcare professions
  • an understanding of both qualitative and quantitative methods
  • experience of working in teams, ideally interprofessional ones

Desirable qualities

  • good communication and collaboration skills
  • an ability to work independently
  • good implementation capacity
  • strong motivation and great work capacity

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.

We offer you

  • exciting work opportunities at Norway’s third biggest and most urban university
  • opportunities for further academic development in a creative academic and research environment
  • a competent academic environment and a good work environment on the pharmacy programme
  • a developing workplace 
  • good pension arrangements with the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • good welfare arrangements

The salary for the position is in accordance with the pay scale for state employees, position code 1017, research fellow, currently a starting salary of NOK 449,400 for the first year. The salary increases to NOK 480,600 during the period.

OsloMet uses an electronic recruitment system. If you wish to apply for the position, please register your application and CV by clicking the button.

You must upload the following documents together with your application by the final date for Applications:

  • your application, CV and copies of diplomas, transcripts of grades and references
  • education taken abroad should preferably be recognised in advance, and a confirmed copy of the letter of recognition should be enclosed
  • master's degree/second degree
  • a list of your publications, if any
  • other scholarly works that you wish the expert committee to take into consideration, and a list of your publications

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.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

If you have documents that cannot be uploaded electronically, contact senior adviser Malin Larsen, malin.larsen@oslomet.no

Other information

For more information about the position, please contact:

  • Programme coordinator Anne Berit Walter, tel. (+47) 92 22 19 75
  • Associate professor Tonje Krogstad (+47) 95 93 64 89

Deadline for applications: 16/01/2019

Ref.:                      18/12951

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Type of employment Stipendiat
Contract type Full time
First day of employment As soon as possible
Salary NOK 449,400
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
City Pilestredet
County Oslo
Country Norway
Reference number 18/12951
  • Anne Berit Walter, studieleder, 92221975
  • Tonje Krogstad, førsteamanuensis, 95936489
Published 19.Dec.2018
Last application date 16.Jan.2019 11:59 PM CET

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