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Institute of Health and Society
Post-doctoral Research Fellowship in One-Health

The Centre for Global Health at the The Institute of Health and Society (Helsam) is looking for a postdoctoral research fellow candidate with substantial experience in One-Health who will contribute
to make One-Health a strong interdisciplinary research field.

During these times of societal changes that affect low and high income countries alike, the interdisciplinary work between human, animal and environmental health takes on a new dimension. This is reflected by the fight against Ebola and other emerging or re-emerging zoonotic diseases, the One-Health Preparedness Movement  that many governments of low and high income countries have subscribed to and, last but not least, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that clearly propagate a multidisciplinary approach to health including health at various levels. During the last years, One-Health has become an integral part of the Global Health portfolio transcending various health disciplines in low and high income countries.

The work tasks will include research activities including initiating new projects, participation in ongoing studies potentially in the African fields, supervision of students in research projects, scientific and public publication, as well as participation in the Centre's general activities. The main purpose of the post-doctoral research fellowship is to qualify as researcher for work in higher academic positions within the institute's research areas. No one can be appointed for more than one specified period as postdoctoral research fellow at the same institution.

Qualifications and Personal Skills

Applicants must have a PhD in One-Health and/or a track record in One-Health, the ability and willingness to work across disciplines, including human and veterinary medicine as well as social sciences and humanities (having applied quantitative and qualitative methods in the past is an asset), the ability and willingness to proactively and independently write grant proposals for One-Health including other disciplines relevant for One-Health as well as the ability and willingness to supervise PhD and Masters students within the applicant's research area.


  • Applicants must hold a degree equivalent to a Norwegian PhD.
  • Applicants must have a degree relevant to One-Health, preferably a medical degree, a degree in veterinary medicine/sciences, or biology.
  • A strong command of English, written and spoken, is necessary.

Personal Skills

Personal suitability and co-operation skills will receive special attention in the selection process. Selected applicants will be called for an interview. It is anticipated that the Fellow exhibit good collaborative abilities, is interested in interdisciplinary exchange, can work independently and is flexible.

We offer

  • A two-year postdoctoral fellow position
  • A multidisciplinary research environment including biomedical medicine, epidemiology and social sciences with a strong interest in migrant medicine/health at the Institute level
  • A supportive, innovative and Global Health orientated work environment at the Centre for Global Health
  • An exciting research environment with a multi disciplinary profile and excellent opportunities for academic development
  • Salary in the range between pay grade 57-65 (from NOK 486 100 to 567 100 per year) depending on qualifications
  • Favourable pension arrangement
  • Attractive welfare arrangements


Applications must be submitted online by the electronic recruiting system EasyCruit. We ask the applicant to include the following documents:

  • Application letter (max three-page statement of motivation and research interests)
  • Research plan proposal (max three pages)
  • CV (summarizing education, positions, pedagogical experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activity)
  • Copies of educational certificates, and a list of reference persons'
  • A complete list of publications and maximum two academic publications that the applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee

All documents should be in English.

See also guidelines for appointments to doctoral or post-doctoral research fellowships at the University of Oslo.

The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results a.o.

The University of Oslo has a goal of recruiting more women and ethnic minorities in academic positions. Women and ethnic minorities are encouraged to apply.

According to the Norwegian Freedom of Information Act (offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.


  • Region:
  • Oslo
  • Job type:
  • Contract
  • Working hours:
  • Full-time
  • Application deadline:
  • 7 March 2017
  • Reference number:
  • 2017/1492
  • Contacts:
  • Marie Cecilie Bakken (questions regarding electronic application)
    Telephone: +47 22850508
  • Professor Andrea Winkler
    Telephone: +47 22850640