Doctoral Position in Medicine for Colorectal Cancer research

The Clinical Effectiveness Research group is approaching different topics in clinical effectiveness of diagnostic and therapeutic interventions. The group is responsible for several randomized trials related to colorectal cancer screening and gastrointestinal endoscopy. Further, epidemiologic studies on mammography and quality improvement of clinical service are conducted.

The vacant PhD position is funded by external grants for projects related to colorectal cancer, colorectal polyps and inflammatory bowel disease. The studies will utilize large Norwegian and Swedish databases containing persons with colorectal adenomas, inflammatory bowel disease (or both) and estimate the risk of colorectal cancer. The project involves different working packages within clinical epidemiology, risk prediction research and biostatistics.

A full-time position as PhD Fellow (SKO 1017) for 3 years is available at the Clinical Effectiveness Research group, Institute of Health and Society, University of Oslo.

The PhD Fellow will work at the Clinical Effectiveness Research group, Department of Health Management and Health Economics, Institute of Health and Society, University of Oslo, in cooperation with Telemark Hospital Skien and Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway. The position will be part of a research team dedicated to the trials and affiliated projects within the frame of the research group. For further details, see the group’s website at


Applicants must hold a MD degree. It is preferable with clinical or paraclinical experience in gastroenterology or pathology. Applicants should be interested in clinical epidemiology and handling of large databases. The ideal candidate has a strong CV, experience in clinical medicine, methodological interest, an outstanding potential and genuine interest in clinical epidemiology and data analysis tools. Proficiency in a Scandinavian language is an advantage.

The research fellow must take part in the Faculty’s approved PhD program and is expected to complete the project within the set fellowship period.

The purpose of the fellowship is research training leading to the successful completion of a PhD degree. We are looking for qualified and motivated individuals.

The language of tuition will normally be Norwegian.

Applicants may be called in for an interview.

We offer an exciting research environment with a multidisciplinary profle and excellent opportunities for academic development pay grade 50-57 (NOK 429 700 – 482 800) depending on qualifications favorable pension arrangements, attractive welfare arrangements

The application must include

Application letter

CV (summarizing education, positions and academic work)

Copies of educational certificates and letters of recommendation

Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their university’s grading system. Please note that all documents should be in English or a Scandinavian language.

When evaluating the application, emphasis will be given to the applicant’s academic and personal prerequisites to carry out the project.

Please also refer to the regulations pertaining to the conditions of employment for research fellowship positions:

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Application deadline: May 20, 2015

Expected Start Date: Summer 2015

Location:Faculty of Medicine

Reference number: 2015/3707

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Ass. Prof. Mette Kalager
Telephone: +47 22850531

Professor Michael Bretthauer
Telephone: +47 22850541
Mobile: +47 90132480

Susan Rockwell, rådgiver (questions regarding application)
Telephone: +47 22850507 / 22845077