PhD Researcher Fellow in Dentistry

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

Job description

The Faculty of Dentistry has up to 8 available positions as doctoral research fellows. The positions are within the following research areas:

  • Biofilm
  • Biomaterials, tissue engineering , and regeneration
  • Health promotion and disease prevention
  • Craniofacial biology, diagnostics and treatment

It is preferable that the project is interdisciplinary. It will also be emphasized to what extent the project may contribute to building synergy and collaborative relationships between the faculty’s various academic environments.

The announcement is open, but it is required that the applicants have established contact with the relevant research group/supervisor to draw up a project description. It is required that the applicant will be able to carry out the project within the set appointment period.

More about the position

The purpose of the fellowship is research training leading to the successful completion of a Ph.d.-degree. The Fellowship requires admission to the Ph.d. programme at the Faculty of Dentistry. The successful candidate must submit an applicaiton for admission to the Ph.d.-programme no later than three months after taking up the position.

The main supervisor is normally to be employed in a permanent main position at the Faculty of Dentistry.

The fellowships are for a period of four years, with compulsory work usually constituting 25 % of the workload. Alternatively, they are for a period of three years without compulsory work. Net time for research is three years.

The positions are primarily full (100%) positions. Exceptions may be granted in special cases upon application. Percentage of employment must be decided before signing the contract.

Compulsory work usually constitutes teaching, student supervision and may also include other tasks relevant for the research training. Compulsory work must be determined before the appointment. The teaching language is normally Norwegian.

More information about Norwegian language courses, please follow this link

If the person appointed to the position does not master a Scandinavian language, the person is expected to, within a given time frame, to learn sufficient Norwegian to be able to participate in all functions the position includes.

The main purpose of the fellowship is research training leading to the successful completion of a PhD degree.

For more information, please see our web site:

The commencement date should be 1. January 2020.

Qualification requirements

  • Applicants must hold a Master’s degree equivalent to a Norwegian Master’s degree in the relevant field of research or equivalent studies that have been recognised by the faculty as forming a sufficient basis for admission.
  • A Norwegian authorization as a dentist or dental hygienist if the applicant is to be associated with the Institute of Clinical Dentistry
  • A good level of written and oral English is required

Personal skills

Academic qualifications. The ability to work independently, in cooperation with others, structured and goal-oriented. Personal suitability and motivation for the position will be weighted

The following will also emphasized in the assessment:

  • The quality, odontological relevance and interdisciplinary profile of the project
  • The project’s relation to the Faculty’s research and recruitment strategy
  • The plan for the project execution and funding
  • The competency and capacity of the chosen research group/supervisor
  • The need for recruitment within the different research areas will be a factor
  • Candidates who are authorized dentists may be preferred.

We offer

  • Salary NOK 479 600 - 523 200 per annum depending on qualifications in a position as PhD Research fellow (position code 1017)
  • 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:

  • Application letter
  • CV (summarizing education, previous positions and academic work)
  • Project description of up to ten pages (including references), including description of the group and the intended workplace, as well as
  • the fellow’s role in the project
  • Letters of recommendation from potential supervisors
  • Certified copies of educational certificates and transcripts
  • Letters of recommendation (optional)
  • List of publications (optional)
  • Academic work that the applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee
  • A list of two-three reference persons (name, relationship to the applicant, email address, phone number)

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

Applicants with foreign diplomas are asked to send the original diploma with a Scandinavian or English translation. Foreign diplomas are advised to attach an explanation of their University’s grading system. Translations must be certified.

  • Please note that all documents should be in English or a Scandinavian language.
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • All applicants will receive an email when the hiring process has finished.
  • When evaluating the application, emphasis will be given to the eventuelt “project description” and the applicant’s academic and personal prerequisites to carry out the project. Applicants may be called in for an interview.

Formal regulations

Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Research Fellowships at the University of Oslo.

No one can be appointed for more than one PhD Research Fellowship period at the University of Oslo.

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.

The appointment may be shortened/given a more limited scope within the framework of the applicable guidelines on account of any previous employment in academic positions.

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

Contact information

Dean of Research: Professor Linda H. Bergersen Phone number: + 47 22 84 02 88 / + 47 970 32 049

Research advisor: Natalia Andronova Phone number: + 47 22 84 53 37

About the University of Oslo

The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest ranked educational and research institution, with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. With its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally recognised research communities, UiO is an important contributor to society.

The Faculty of Dentistry is one of the leading odontological research and educational institutions in Europe. The faculty's research groups contribute top research within several odontological fields.

In addition to educating dentists and dental hygienists, the Faculty has Ph.D program and professional-oriented specialist education. The Faculty holds significant competence in the various research and clinical disciplines, with good interdisciplinary collaboration. It is a modern faculty with approximately 450 students and approximately 450 employees. The faculty is also Norway's largest dental clinic with approximately 55,000 patient visits a year. The Faculty of Dentistry has two departments: Institute of Clinical Dentistry and Department of Oral Biology.

Employer: University of Oslo
Municipality: Oslo
Scope: Fulltime
Duration: Fixed Term
Place of service: Det odontologiske fakultet, Geitmyrsveien 69, Oslo