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Scientist with Competence in Clinical Studies and Data Analyses

About the job

The Department of Clinical and Molecular Medicine has a vacancy for an experienced scientist with statistical competence in epidemiology and clinical studies. 

The project Childrens Lung Study in Dhulikhel, Nepal (C LUNG) seeks scientist for clinical study coordination and data analyses in a 20% position lasting until 31.12 2026 with possibility for extension. A 50% position for one year is possible for a very suitable candidate with extensive experience from duties in the position. The successful candidate is expected to start during fall of 2024

The position offers work with challenging and varied tasks in a versatile and pleasant environment that is characterized by active, committed, and skilled employees. The research group is interdisciplinary and has international collaborations in various countries.

About the project: Childrens Lung Study in Dhulikhel, Nepal (C LUNG). The project's ambition is to improve outcomes in early childhood lower respiratory infections (cLRTI) and to develop affordable prevention of childhood asthma and chronic lung disease in Nepal. To meet our ambition, we have designed a clinical prospective C-LUNG Study to establish state-of-the-art knowledge to reveal the role of LRTI in childhood as a determinant of long-term lung health/chronic lung disease in a low-middle income country (LMIC). We will assess etiology patterns in children with LRTI. By strengthening local molecular diagnostic and biobanking of samples for retrospective viral tests, the basis for future surveillance capacity has also been formed. In C-LUNG will follow up children after early-life LRTI, to assess the rate of recurrent LRTIs, wheezing episodes, lung function and compare them to a control group of children without LRI. We will extend traditional outcome assessments including family and child-related QoL effects. In a selection of the LRTI study participants with the highest risk of asthma development, we will evaluate the effects of corticosteroids in a RCT. In addition, we will do in-depth immune profiling of blood from children with different viral infections both at admission and one year later to identify and assess immune dysregulations associated with the development of chronic lung disease. The procject is funded from Research Council of Norway (GLOBVAC).

Your immediate leader is Kari Risnes.

Duties of the position

The main tasks of the scientist are related to the technical/analyses aspects of registry data. This includes data management, preparations, analyses and assisting PhD students and researchers with statistical analyses and graphically displaying results. 

Required selection criteria

  • Holding or in finalizing phase of a relevant PhD (e.g. public health, medical statistics, health economy, medicine) 
  • Experience in statistics/epidemiology/management of large datasets and related methodologies, including proficiency of data programming using STATA or R
  • Proficiency in oral and written English 
  • Strong motivation for the position 

Preferred selection criteria

  • Experience with management and analysis of data 
  • Experience with consortium projects and collaborations in international research groups
  • Global health project experience
  • Experience with other statistical packages, motivation to learn to use new relevant soft- ware
  • Experience in pediatric epidemiology and/or pulmonary medicine/infections
  • Experience with academic guidance
  • Ability to use a Nordic language both oral and written 

Personal characteristics 

  • Personal attitude and good collaborative skills 
  • Organized and have a structured approach to tasks

In the evaluation of which candidate is best qualified, emphasis will be placed on education, experience and personal suitability, as well as motivation, in terms of the qualification requirements specified in the advertisement

We offer

Salary and conditions

The gross salary for the position as Scientist code 1108 or 1109 is depending on qualifications and seniority. From the salary, 2 % is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund. 

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's 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.

About the application

The application and supporting documentation must be in English.

Please note that your application will be considered based solely on information submitted by the application deadline. You must therefore ensure that your application clearly demonstrates how your skills and experience fulfil the criteria specified above. 

The application must contain:

  • CV, certificates and diplomas
  • Name and contactinformation of three references
  • Academic works - published or unpublished - that you would like to be considered in the assessment (up to 3 works)

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.

General information

NTNU believes that inclusion and diversity is a strength. We want our faculty and staff to reflect Norway’s culturally diverse population and we continuously seek to hire the best minds. This enables NTNU to increase productivity and innovation, improve decision making processes, raise employee satisfaction, compete academically with global top-ranking institutions and carry out our social responsibilities within education and research. NTNU emphasizes accessibility and encourages qualified candidates to apply regardless of gender identity, ability status, periods of unemployment or ethnic and 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. 

A public list of applicants with name, age, job title and municipality of residence is prepared after the application deadline. If you want to reserve yourself from entry on the public applicant list, this must be justified. Assessment will be made in accordance with current legislation. You will be notified if the reservation is not accepted.

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Kari Riesnes, email; If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact HR-adviser Kirsti Frisk-Mandal, e-mail:

If you think this looks interesting and in line with your qualifications, please submit your application electronically via with your CV, diplomas and certificates attached. Applications submitted elsewhere will not be considered. Upon request, you must be able to obtain certified copies of your documentation.   

Application deadline: 02.07.2024


NTNU - knowledge for a better world

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) creates knowledge for a better world and solutions that can change everyday life.

The Department of Clinical and Molecular Medicine (IKOM):

The Department of Clinical and Molecular Medicine (IKOM) is NTNU’s largest department, with 450 employees. Our research and teaching help to  improve treatment and health.

IKOM has expertise in basic, clinical and translational research within broad disciplinary areas. We study children’s and women’s health, cancers, blood disorders and infectious diseases, gastroenterology, inflammation, metabolic disorders, laboratory sciences and medical ethics. The Department offers teaching in medicine at master’s and PhD level. We also offer continuing education for employees in the health services.

Deadline 2nd July 2024
Employer NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Municipality Trondheim
Scope Fulltime
Duration Temporary
Place of service Høgskoleringen 1, 7491 Trondheim

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