Postdoctoral Fellowship in Occupational and Organizational Psychology

Trondheim, Norway
13 Jun 2022
End of advertisement period
30 Aug 2022
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

About the position 

The position is linked to the Horizon 2020 project "H-WORK" H-WORK investigates multi-level interventions to promote good mental health among employees in small and medium-sized enterprises and public organisations in Europe. The project is funded by the EU and is an international collaborative project with 14 partners from 9 different countries. Through H-WORK, both qualitative and quantitative data have been collected related to the evaluation of multilevel interventions for mental challenges in Europe. In addition, data related to challenges related to COVID-19 have been collected directly, but also through conducting extensive organizational intervention during the pandemic. The PhD candidate will be part of an international research environment, with researchers in the forefront in Europe on occupational health and intervention research.

The position is affiliated with the research group "Healthy Workplaces" at the Department of Psychology, NTNU. The research group has expertise in qualitative and quantitative research methods, as well as a broad experience with research on health-promoting workplaces and implementation and evaluation of organizational health interventions. The group is also part of the "NTNU Centre for Health Promotion Research", which is interdisciplinary with researchers from three different faculties divided into 9 different departments at NTNU. We have a good working environment and extensive experience in supervising PhD candidates.

Duties of the position

  • Data analysis 
  • Write scientific papers
  • Supervise students in psychology (bachelor's, master's and main assignments)
  • Dissemination of research results, nationally and internationally
  • Teaching
  • Supervision and mentoring of ph.d. candidates and students in the research group

Required selection criteria

A postdoctoral research fellowships is a qualification position in which the main objective is qualification for work in academic positions. You must have completed a Norwegian doctoral degree in psychology, medicine, neuroscience, computer science/technology or corresponding foreign doctoral degree recognized as equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree is required. In order to be considered for the position, the applicant must have completed and obtained a public defense by the application deadline.

The candidate must have documented good written and oral English language skills. 

The appointment is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants and Regulations concerning the degrees of Philosophiae Doctor (PhD) and Philosodophiae Doctor (PhD) in artistic research national guidelines for appointment as PhD, post doctor and research assistant 

Preferred selection criteria

  • Competence in work and organizational psychology 
  • Competence in advanced statistical analyses
  • Knowledge of or interest in qualitative research methods 
  • Good written and oral English and Norwegian language skills 

Personal characteristics

  • Independent 
  • Good interpersonal and collaborative skills
  • Solution-oriented approach to tasks
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Good ability to structure and organize own work
  • Drive and endurance
  • Motivated to contribute to a good work environment

In the evaluation of which candidate is best qualified, emphasis will be placed on education, experience, and personal suitability.

We offer 

Salary and conditions

As a Postdoctoral Fellow (code 1352) you are normally paid from gross NOK 545 300 per annum before tax, depending on qualifications and seniority. From the salary, 2% is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund. 

The period of employment is 3 years, including 1 year dedicated to teaching.

The engagement is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants, and the acts relating to Control of the Export of Strategic Goods, Services and Technology. Candidates who by assessment of the application and attachment are seen to conflict with the criteria in the latter law will be prohibited from recruitment to NTNU. After the appointment you must assume that there may be changes in the area of work. 

It is a prerequisite you can be present at and accessible to the institution on a daily basis. 

About the application 

The application and supporting documentation to be used as the basis for the assessment must be in   English.

Publications and other scientific work must follow the application. Please note that applications are only evaluated based on the information available on the application deadline. You should ensure that your application shows clearly how your skills and experience meet the criteria which are set out above. 

If, for any reason, you have taken a career break or have had an atypical career and wish to disclose this in your application, the selection committee will take this into account, recognizing that the quantity of your research may be reduced as a result.

The application must include: 

  • CV, certificates and diplomas 
  • Transcripts and diplomas for bachelor's-, master's- and PhD degrees.  
  • Academic works - published or unpublished - that you would like to be considered in the assessment 
  • Research plan 
  • Name and address of three referees 

If all, or parts, of your education has been taken abroad, we also ask you to attach documentation of the scope and quality of your entire education. Description of the documentation required can be found here. If you already have a statement from NOKUT, please attach this as well. 

Joint works will be considered. If it is difficult to identify your contribution to joint works, you must attach a brief description of your participation. 

In the evaluation of which candidate is best qualified, emphasis will be placed on education, experience and personal and interpersonal qualities. Motivation, ambitions, and potential will also count in the assessment of the candidates. 

NTNU is committed to following evaluation criteria for research quality according to The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment - DORA. 

General information 

Working at NTNU 
A good work environment is characterized by diversity. We encourage qualified candidates to apply, regardless of their gender, functional capacity or cultural background.  

The city of Trondheim is a modern European city with a rich cultural scene. Trondheim is the innovation capital of Norway with a population of 200,000. The Norwegian welfare state, including healthcare, schools, kindergartens and overall equality, is probably the best of its kind in the world. Professional subsidized day-care for children is easily available. Furthermore, Trondheim offers great opportunities for education (including international schools) and possibilities to enjoy nature, culture and family life and has low crime rates and clean air quality.  

As an employee at NTNU, you must at all times adhere to the changes that the development in the subject entails and the organizational changes that are adopted. 

Information Act (offentleglova), your name, age, position and municipality may be made public even if you have requested not to have your name entered on the list of applicants. 

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Marit Christensen, e-mail: If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact Terese Brå, e-mail:

Please submit your application electronically via with your CV, diplomas and certificates. Applications submitted elsewhere will not be considered. Diploma Supplement is required to attach for European Master Diplomas outside Norway. Chinese applicants are required to provide confirmation of Master Diploma from China Credentials Verification (CHSI).  

If you are invited for interview you must include certified copies of transcripts and reference letters. Please refer to the application number SU-736 when applying.  

Application deadline: 30.08.2022 

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Department of Psychology

Our research and teaching are based on five perspectives: biological, cognitive, social, personality and developmental psychology. We offer a clinical programme in psychology as well as study programmes in the psychology of learning and in work and organizational psychology. We have also three outpatient clinics in which we treat patients as part of the clinical programme. The Department of Psychology is one of seven departments in the Faculty of Social and Educational Sciences.

Deadline 30th August 2022
Employer NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Municipality Trondheim
Scope Fulltime
Duration Fixed Term 
Place of service Dragvoll