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University of Oslo PhD Fellowship in Biostatistics/Epidemiology Norway, 2017

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 University of Oslo PhD Fellowship in Biostatistics/Epidemiology Norway

A PhD Fellowship  is available for 3-4 years at the Oslo Centre for Biostatistics and Epidemiology (OCBE), Department of Biostatistics at the Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, University of Oslo, Norway. Norwegian and foreign applicants can apply for this fellowship.

The University of Oslo, is the oldest, largest and most prestigious university in Norway, located in the Norwegian capital of Oslo. UiO attracts students and researchers from all over the world.

Applicants must hold a master degree (or an equivalent to the Norwegian master degree) in biostatistics or within a relevant field (bioinformatics, epidemiology, public health, medicine, social or natural sciences) with good knowledge of statistics and experience in statistical modelling and use of statistical software. Experience in handling large datasets will be an advantage.

Course Level: Fellowship is provided for the doctoral research programme at the University of Oslo.

Study Subject: Fellowship is available in Biostatistics/Epidemiology at the University of Oslo in Norway.

Number of Awards: One PhD position is available.

Scholarship Award: They offer

  • An ambitious, interesting and international research environment
  • Salary ranging from pay grade: 50 – 57 (NOK 432 700 – 489 300)
  • Membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • Attractive welfare benefits
  • Opportunities for national and international collaboration

Scholarship can be taken in Norway

Eligibility: : Applicants must meet the following area for the fellowship:

  • Applicants must hold a master degree (or an equivalent to the Norwegian master degree) in biostatistics or within a relevant field (bioinformatics, epidemiology, public health, medicine, social or natural sciences) with good knowledge of statistics and experience in statistical modelling and use of statistical software. Experience in handling large datasets will be an advantage.
  • Applicants must be granted admission to the Faculty’s PhD program
  • We seek a candidate with high motivation to work with statistics in medical research and carry out the described project effectively as part of an interdisciplinary team
  • High working capacity
  • Independent, precise and organized working skills
  • Good collaborative skills
  • Excellent command of written and oral English

Nationality: Norwegian and foreign applicants can apply for this fellowship.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: Applicants must hold a master degree (or an equivalent to the Norwegian master degree) in biostatistics or within a relevant field (bioinformatics, epidemiology, public health, medicine, social or natural sciences) with good knowledge of statistics and experience in statistical modelling and use of statistical software. Experience in handling large datasets will be an advantage.

Test Requirement: No

English Language Requirements: A good command of English is required for all students attending the University of Oslo. International students; PhD research fellows and post-doctoral research fellows who are not native speakers of English, must document their proficiency in English by taking one of the following internationally recognised tests.

  • TOEFL – Test of English as a Foreign Language
  • IELTS – International English Language Testing Service
  • Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) and Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) from the University of Cambridge
  • Applicants to the programme for the PhD degree in Science must obtain a minimum score of 550 (paper-based) or 213 (computer-based) or 80 (internet-based) on the TOEFL test or a minimum score of 6.5 on the IELTS (academic) test. The same applies to applicants for postdoctoral research fellow positions.

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How to Apply: The mode of applying is online. The application must include

  • Application letter (including a summary of the applicant’s scientific work and interests and describing how she/he fits the description of the person we seek)
  • CV (education since high school (place, grade), positions held  and details of  academic work)
  • List of publications, published abstracts, presentations
  • Copies of educational certificates and transcripts of records
  • Names and contact details of 2-3 referees (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number)

The application with attachments is to be delivered in our electronic recruiting system EasyCruit. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University’s grading system. Please remember that all documents should be in English or a Scandinavian language.

Online Application

Application Deadline: The application deadline is April 17, 2017.

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