Advisor, Research Administration

Oslo, Norway
07 Aug 2019
End of advertisement period
07 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

About the position

A temporary position as a research support coordinator (advisor) is available at Norsk Forskerskole i Farmasi (NFIF), at University of Oslo (UiO) from September 2019 until December 31, 2020.

Jobb description

Work tasks encompass research administrative support for NFIF and NFIF members. The tasks and responsibilities are related to grant application processes and reporting (with regards to NFR, EU and others); initiating and drafting grant application; contract drafting; retaining overview of potential sources for funding.


  • Draft applications for external funding, together with NFIF and NFIF members
  • Support research groups in their work with Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI)
  • Arrange activities that will lead to research applications as well as contribute to enhance the quality of the applications (workshops, seminars for writing, etc.)
  • Convey information about relevant mobility scholarships
  • Responsible for following up contract negotiations for externally funded projects in collaboration with the Head of Department and the UiO legal department

Qualification requirements

Required qualifications:

  • Minimum Bachelor degree. Relevant work experience may compensate for the education requirement
  • Extensive experience from administrative research support from the university sector or the research institute sector is required
  • Excellent communication skills in English, both oral and written

Desired qualifications:

  • Extensive experience from writing research applications is preferable
  • Good knowledge of RRI (Responsible Research and Innovation)
  • Good overview and knowledge of research founding from Forskningsrådet (NFR), EU, industry and other possible sources for founding
  • Good knowledge of the university sector

Personal skills

  • Excellent collaboration skills and the ability to work as part of a team
  • Self-motivated, organized and able to prioritize and handle multiple tasks at once
  • Professional ethics

Both professional and personal suitability will be emphasized.

We offer

  • Salary NOK 504 700 – 594 400 per annum depending on qualifications in position as Advisor (position code 1434)
  • A professionally stimulating working environment
  • Attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement, in addition to Oslo’s family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities

How to apply

The application must include:

  • Cover letter
  • CV (complete overview of education and work experience)
  • Copies of educational certificates, transcript of records and letters for recommendation
  • Names and contact details of 2-3 references (names, relation to candidate and telephone number)

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system, please follow the link “apply for this job”.

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).

Formal regulations

Applicants will be called in for an interview.

According to the Norwegian Freedom and 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.

In accordance with the University of Oslo’s equal opportunities policy, we invite applications from all interested individuals regardless of gender or ethnicity.

UiO has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results a.o

Contact information

Professor Hedvig Nordeng, phone: +47 22856604, e-mail: or Head of Office Solfrid Odnes, phone +47 22856586, e-mail :

For technical questions regarding the recruitment system, please contact HR Adviser Therese Ringvold, e-mail:, phone: +47 22 85 16 06.

About the University of Oslo 

The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest rated institution of research and education with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. Its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally esteemed research communities make UiO an important contributor to society. 

The Department of Pharmacy has 130 employees. We have an active research and innovation environment based on independent research in pharmaceutical topics. The Department of Pharmacy is responsible for the popular master's degree program in pharmacy and has 350 competent and committed students.

Pharmaceutical related research and education forms the base of all activities at the Department of Pharmacy. The science of pharmacy lies in the interface between the natural sciences, pharmaceutical technology, health related topics and social sciences. This interdisciplinarity is reflected both in our study programmes and in our research.

Employer: University of Oslo
Municipality: Oslo
Scope: Fulltime
Duration: Engagement