Fakultet for helsevitenskap (HV), Fakultet for helsevitenskap

OsloMet –  storbyuniversitetet er landets tredje største universitet, med over 20 000 studenter og mer enn 2000 ansatte. OsloMet leverer kunnskap og yrkesutøvere samfunnet er avhengig av, og er tett på arbeidslivets behov. OsloMet er et urbant og mangfoldig universitet med internasjonalt preg og et attraktivt studie- og arbeidssted med studiesteder midt i Oslo og på Kjeller ved Lillestrøm. Tilstedeværelsen i hovedstadsregionen gir universitetet gode muligheter til å forstå og høste fordelene av byens varierte befolkningssammensetning.

Fakultet for helsevitenskap tilbyr høyere utdanning innen helsefag og har også forsknings- og utviklingsaktiviteter innen fagområdet.

Faculty of Health Sciences announces one PhD fellowship in the area of Stroke Rehabilitation Intervention and Co-Creation.

Read more about the Faculty of Technology, Art and Design (TKD) and The Faculty of Health Sciences (HV).

The fellowship will be for a period of three years, or alternatively, four years including 25% compulsory work (teaching and supervision activities or research administrative work). The issue of whether a 3- or 4-year position is suitable will be discussed as part of the interview process. The academic work is to result in a doctoral thesis that will be defended at the Faculty to obtain the degree PhD.

The research fellowship is affiliated to the PhD programme in Health Sciences.

The work of the PhD student will be integrated to the digital health research at OsloMet. It will be also linked to the Intelligent Health program; an interdisciplinary initiative where researchers in health, technology, design and social science work together to find sustainable solutions to society's health challenges. In order to solve these challenges, new arenas must be created at the interfaces between health-, technology- and social sciences, key institutions such as health trusts, municipalities, as well as the private sectors and users. Research therefore often takes place close to the community and is user- and needs-oriented. Intelligent Health will contribute new knowledge, research, innovation and a more future-oriented education of tomorrow's health care professionals.

Area of research

This is an open call within the larger field of health and technology. We seek highly motivated and driven candidates that are interested to work on their PhD in the area of stroke rehabilitation and tertiary prevention in collaboration with our faculty members of OsloMet, service companies and Sunnaas Rehabilitation Hospital.

The role of the selected PhD researcher will be:

Phase 1) identify patient needs and challenges for stroke rehabilitation and tertiary prevention service in Norway
Phase 2) support co-creation / content creation of a mobile solution that a service to improve stroke rehabilitation and tertiary prevention in Sunnaas
Phase 3) support validation of the feasibility of stroke rehabilitation & tertiary prevention solution.

The candidate must write four journal papers based on the literature review, phase 1 to 3 results during the PhD study journey.

Applicants are required to describe their research plan when applying for the PhD position. The requirements for the project description are listed under the bullet with information about the application.

You must have

  • completed a Master’s degree (equivalent to 120 credits) with a grade B or better
  • a background in health sciences, intelligent health and health technologies or other areas relevant for the PhD project
  • good written and oral communication abilities in English


Admission to the PhD program in Health Sciences at OsloMet is a prerequisite to receive the scholarship. You must apply to the PhD program immediately after being offered the position.

When assessing and ranking the qualified applicants emphasis will be placed on

  • the scientific quality of the project description, including originality and potential
  • past scientific work, (where relevant) experience from previous research activities and project participation.
  • academic merits as described in the CV and grade transcripts
  • English proficiency

We are looking for applicants who have

  • motivation and drive to push the boundaries of the existing research fields
  • personal qualities that, among other things, show the ability to complete tasks effectively and in a timely manner
  • ability to work independently and in collaboration with other researchers, companies, clinicians and patients, be innovative and creative, while at the same time showing the ability to follow the rules and regulations
  • ability to work systematically
  • capacity to work under pressure

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 develop OsloMet as an inclusive workplace further and to adapt to the workplace if required. You are also welcome to apply for a position with us if you have experienced periods where you have not been in work, education or training.

We can offer you

  • an exciting job opportunity at Norway’s third largest university
  • participation in the doctoral program and a research group where the project is located.
  • beneficial pension arrangements with the Norwegian State Pension Fund
  • good employee welfare arrangements
  • working location in downtown Oslo with multiple cultural offers

Read more about practical information about relocation to Oslo and living in Norway.

The salary for the position is in accordance with the Basic Collective Agreement for state employees and OsloMet’s pay policy for position code 1017 (research fellow), salary grade 54, i.e. an initial salary of NOK 482,200 the first year. Law deducts 2% of the salary to the Norwegian State Pension Fund.

Other information

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

  • Main supervisor: Prof. Minna Pikkarainen, Faculty of Health Sciences and Faculty of Technology, Art and Design, phone +358407539880, minna.pikkarainen@oslomet.no
  • Co-Supervisor: Prof. Anne Catrine Trægde Martinsen, Faculty of Health Sciences, OsloMet & Head of research, in Sunnaas Rehabilitation Hospital, phone +4799216566, anne.catrine.traegde.martinsen@sunnaas.no

  • Co-Supervisor: Associate Professor & Director of Research, He Hong Gu, Alice Lee Centre for Nursing Studies, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore +6581189168, nurhhg@nus.edu.sg

If you have any problem uploading documents, please contact turi@oslomet.no

For questions concerning admission to the PhD programme, contact phd-hv@oslomet.no


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

Expert evaluation and documentation requirements

Applicants will be assessed by an expert committee. In order to be considered for the position you must upload the following documents together with your online application by the final date for the application:

  • application letter, CV and copies of diplomas/certificate with transcripts of records. Please note that a description of your country /university’s grading system must be included with the transcripts. Diplomas that are not originally issued in a Scandinavian language or English must be translated into English by the degree conferring institution. Education taken abroad should preferably be recognized in advance by NOKUT, and a confirmed copy of the letter of recognition should be enclosed.
  • PhD plan which indicates that the project will realistically lead to a doctoral degree within a three-year period. The proposal should include Research questions, theory and methods, relevant knowledge within the research area, a schedule for the educational and research plan. The project proposal should not exceed 5 pages (excluding references) and should include the names of the proposed main supervisor and co-supervisor
  • list of publications where applicable
  • names and contact details of at least 2 referees
  • applicants from countries where English is not the official language must present an official language test report. Applicants who have completed one year of university studies in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the UK or the US are also exempt from handing in the test. The following tests can be used as such documentation: TOEFL, IELTS or Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) or Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE). Minimum scores are: TOEFL: 600 (paper-based test), 92 (Internet-based test), IELTS: 6.5, with no section lower than 5.5 (only Academic IELTS test accepted) CAE/CPE: Grade B or A

All the documents must be in English.

OsloMet performs document inspections in order to give you as a candidate a proper evaluation and ensure fair competition.

Note also that failure to upload one or more of the above-mentioned documents will result in your application being rejected without further consideration.

If a high number of applications is received, the committee will do a selection of the most qualified applicants before the detailed assessment.
Due to the extraordinary situation we are currently in interviews with candidates will be conducted online and no travel for the interviews will be necessary.

Deadline for applications: 28.2.2021

Ref: 21/00465

Ansettelsestype Stipendiat
Arbeidstid Heltid
Tiltredelse As soon as possible
Lønn NOK 482 200 per year.
Antall ledige stillinger 1
Arbeidsomfang 100 %
Sted Oslo
Fylke Oslo
Land Norge
Referansenummer 21/00465
  • Minna Pikkarainen, +358407539880
  • Anne Catrine Trægde Martinsen, +4799216566
  • He Hong Gu, +6581189168
Publisert 15.01.2021
Søknadsfrist 03.03.2021

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