At the Faculty of Medicine, Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care, Pandemic Centre, a PhD-position (100 %) is available for a period of four (4) years or max 4 months after completed the PhD-degree if this is achieved within a shorter time than four years. The position includes 25 % required duties such as teaching, exam work or supervision, depending on the demands at the department. Two-thirds of these duties will be linked to the Pandemic Centre itself, and one-third to the Institute of Global Public Health and Primary Care.
The candidate will be based at Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care and will be expected to work part of the time at the Pandemic Centre at Alrek health cluster in Bergen.
The position is part of the project “Nobody is safe before everybody is safe. Understanding adherence to and consequences of following recommendations to mitigate COVID-10 pandemic among migrants.”, funded by the University of Bergen.
The Pandemic Centre
The Pandemic Center (https://www.uib.no/pandemi) is an independent centre at the University of Bergen (UiB) administratively anchored at the Department of Global Health and Primary Care and thematically a part of UiB’s focus area Global Challenges. The vision of the Centre is to produce, teach and disseminate socially relevant knowledge for preparedness and management of pandemics in a long-term perspective. The Centre’s purpose is to initiate and facilitate interdisciplinary research and educational collaboration on topics related to pandemics.
About the project/work tasks:
The main aim of this study is to increase our understanding of the underlying individual and structural factors to explain differences in behaviour during the COVID-19 pandemic between migrants and the majority population regarding adherence to recommendations and its consequences. The PhD student will be working closely with researchers with various scientific background within the Pandemic Centre, including PhD students from other fields.
The main work tasks will be to:
- develop an interdisciplinary understanding of the broad impact of COVID-19 on the health of migrants
- perform advanced statistical analyses of longitudinal data
- organise and conduct qualitative research among migrants
- write academic papers and reports
- disseminate the results to policy makers and other stakeholders
- contribute to the development of the interdisciplinary work at the Pandemic Centre
- maintain and develop the website of the project
Qualifications and personal qualities:
- The applicant must have a medical degree or hold a master`s degree or equivalent in migrant health, public health or international health
- The applicant must have experience from relevant research projects, specifically projects regarding migrants and pandemics will be given priority
- The applicant should be able to work independently in a structured manner, and have the ability to cooperate with others
- The applicant must be fluent in oral and written English and have at least some basic Norwegian knowledge
- The applicant must have some experience both with statistic analyses and qualitative research
- Experience in maintaining and coordinating websites will be considered positively
- Experience in facilitating the development and organization of digital meetings and courses will be considered as positive
Personal and relational qualities will be emphasized. Ambitions and potential will also count when evaluating the candidates.
About the PhD position (applies to university PhD positions):
Applicant whose education is from another country than Norway, need to also attach a certified translation of the diploma and transcript of grades to English or a Scandinavian language, if the original is not in any of these languages. It is required that the applicant enclose a review from NOKUT whether the education in question (bachelor and master’s degree) is of a scope and level that corresponds to the level of a Norwegian master’s degree. Please see www.nokut.no/en for more information about NOKUT’s general recognition. The review from NOKUT may take some time and the application should be sent to NOKUT as soon as you have decided to apply for the position. If no answer within the application deadline, please enclose documentation from NOKUT that they have received your application.
Language qualifications: http://www.uib.no/en/med/115526/english-language-requirements-phd-admission
Organized research training (PhD program):
The candidate must take part in the University of Bergen approved PhD programme leading to the degree within a time limit of 3 years. You must have admission to the organized research training (PhD program) at the Faculty in order to qualify for the position.
Application for admission to the PhD programme, including a project plan outline for the training plan must be submitted no later than three months after the date of commencement.
PhD-positions are fixed term positions. You cannot be employed in a PhD-position for more than one fixed term period at the same institution or have had similar employment at an institution in the region.
We can offer:
- Exiting development opportunities as part of your role in a strong professional environment.
- Salary at pay grade 54 (code 1017/pay framework 20.10) NKR 491 200 before taxes, in the state scales. Further increases in salary will be based on seniority in the position. For applicants with at least one year of employment in a position as a General Practitioner or Dentist, salary level 56 NKR 507 600. Medical specialist starts on wage level 59 NKR 534 400
- Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
- Good welfare benefits
Your application must include:
- a brief account of the applicant`s research interests and motivation for applying for the position
- a brief description of how you think you can contribute to the development of the Pandemic Centre
- certified copies of diplomas and transcripts of grades. Applicant whose education is from another country than Norway, need to also attach a certified translation of the diploma and transcript of grades to English or a Scandinavian language, if the original is not in any of these languages. It is required that the applicant enclose a review from NOKUT whether the education in question (bachelor and master degree) is of a scope and level that corresponds to the level of a Norwegian master’s degree. Please see www.nokut.no/en for more information about NOKUT’s general recognition. This may take some time and we recommend you to apply as soon as you know you will apply for this position. If no answer within the application deadline, please enclose documentation from NOKUT that they have received your application
- documentation of language skills (English) http://www.uib.no/en/med/115526/english-language-requirements-phd-admission
- complete list of publications and scientific work you want to be evaluated
- any publication in your name
- two referees (name and contact information)