Faculty of Health Sciences , Department of life sciences and health

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.

The Faculty of Health Sciences has a vacancy for a Professor in the broader field of omics in health research.

OsloMet is developing the initiative «intelligent health» to deliver tomorrow’s state of the art services in the health sector. Technology enabled research and innovation is part of this initiative. We seek to recruit talented, ambitious faculty that will take part in this journey, both through driving leading research activities in their respective field, as well as through producing synergies in a creative network of researchers and innovators at OsloMet. This call is part of the larger initiative.

Main tasks and responsibilities:

  • develop an externally-funded research portfolio within the field of omics
  • contribute extensively to already well-funded research on “dry eyes” in collaboration with Oslo University Hospital and other national and international partners
  • develop an active collaboration with the analytical chemistry as well as the AI/machine learning/Big data research groups at OsloMet
  • teaching and supervision at Bachelor's, Master’s and PhD level
  • develop productive collaboration with national and international partners both in education and research
  • facilitate research development and network performance

Qualification requirements:

  • qualifications as Professor* in the broader field of omics (e.g. transcriptomics, metabolomics, proteomics, lipidomics)
  • experience from productive experimentally oriented research environments, networks, and project management involving external funding
  • experience in large scale studies of biological molecules and corresponding datasets
  • experience with academic management

*Candidates with outstanding talent and near a full professor level are also encouraged to apply. See below for more information.

Fundamental competency in teaching and supervision at the university and college level, as well as documented:

  • quality development in own teaching and supervision over time
  • extensive experience with supervision, preferably at the master / PhD level
  • participation in the development of educational quality in professional communities

The position is located to the Department of life sciences and Health. The applicant must document experience with addressing biological questions using omics based approaches, as well as relevant educational theory and practice for higher education. Applicants who are unable to document basic teaching qualifications on appointment must acquire these qualifications within two years. OsloMet offers a course on Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (UHPED), in English together with the University of Oslo that meets this requirement.

Proficiency in oral and written English is required. Applicants who do not have adequate proficiency in a Scandinavian language must acquire Norwegian skills corresponding to at least level B2 within three years of commencement.

General criteria for appointments to academic positions are covered by the Regulations for appointment and promotion to academic posts.

The following will be an advantage:

  • knowledge of and/or experience with data analysis in the context of machine learning/big data, and collaboration with such research environments
  • scientific background that will complement research activities with the Oslo University Hospital, as well as other collaborators nationally (both commercial and health service sector) as well as in the US (Boston)
  • purely theoretically focused / bioinformatics-oriented applicants are referred to the Professorposition in analysis of biological “omics” data announced by the Faculty of Technology, Art and Design, Department of Mechanical, Electronics and Chemical Engineering

Emphasis will be placed on

  • scientific production from the last 6 years. Statutory leave not included. Scientific production can include innovation, development and design in a market-oriented context
  • experience with managing research and innovation networks
  • potential for external project acquisition
  • teaching and supervision experience from different degree levels
  • digital proficiency
  • capability in communicating and cooperating with students and colleagues
  • personal qualities that contribute positively to the working environment

Personal qualities necessary for the position:

  • can facilitate interdisciplinary and innovative research
  • can cooperate and build relations, both internally, nationally and internationally
  • show resourcefulness and flexibility
  • motivate and inspire students and colleagues
  • can lead and work independently

OsloMet evaluates teaching qualifications in conjunction with interviews.

It is important for 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. If there are periods where you have not been in work, under education or in training, you are also welcome to apply.

Expert assessment
Applicants will be assessed by an expert committee. By the application deadline, please upload the following documents together with your application:

  • CV, references and all pages of your certificates/diplomas
  • a list of scientific publications
  • up to 10 scientific publications
  • a description of the current/recent research portfolio

You must upload all the documents in order for your application to be processed.  The documents must be in either English or a Scandinavian language. Translations must be 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. If you have documents that cannot be uploaded electronically, please contact Sofie Rabo Carlsen, soca@oslomet.no.

*If there are no qualified competitive applicants, we may consider an appointment to a temporary position at professor level, on the condition that the appointee qualifies for a permanent full professorship position within three years.

We offer

  • an exciting career opportunity at Norway’s third largest and most urban university
  • participation in a dynamic professional community
  • opportunities for academic development
  • interaction with a diverse student group
  • loan and pension arrangements through the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • beneficial welfare schemes and a wide range of sports and cultural offers
  • free Norwegian language classes to employees and their partners
  • relocation support, cultural courses and on-boarding services
  • working location in downtown Oslo with multiple cultural offers

Practical information about relocation to Oslo and living in Norway.

The position is remunerated in accordance with the Norwegian State salary scale 1013 Professor. The salary is NOK 704 900 – 906 000, pay grade 75-84 per year. A higher salary may be considered for particularly well qualified applicants. 

Other information For more information about the position, feel free to contact:

  • Head of department and Professor Kaare Magne Nielsen, +47 67 23 63 17, kaare.nielsen@oslomet.no

If you wish to apply for the position, please do so via our application portal.

Deadline for applications: 5th of January 2020

Ref.: 19/10684

Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment By agreement
Salary NOK 704 900 – 906 000
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Pilestredet
County Oslo
Country Norway
Reference number 19/10684
  • Kaare Magne Nielsen, +47 67 23 63 17
Published 08.Nov.2019
Last application date 05.Jan.2020 11:59 PM CET

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