Post-doctoral research fellow in dentistry

Universitetet i Oslo
Post-doctoral research fellow in dentistry
Job description

A post-doctoral research fellowship (position code 1352) in dentistry is available at The Faculty of Dentistry, University of Oslo.

The successful candidate will work at either the Institute of Clinical Dentistry or the Department of Oral biology.

The announcement is open, but it is required that the applicants have established contact with the relevant research project leader at the Faculty for drawing up the project proposal. It is required that the applicant will be able to carry out the project within the set appointment period.

In addition to performing high quality research, the main goal of postdoctoral research fellowships at the University of Oslo is to qualify researchers for work in higher academic positions within their disciplines.

The position of postdoctoral fellow is a fixed term position. It is not possible to be appointed for more than one fixed-term period at the same institution (UiO).

The fellowships are for a period of 3 years with 10 % compulsory duty. For dentists the appointment period will be 4 years with 25 % compulsory duty.

The teaching language and working language is usually Norwegian. If the candidate is not fluent in a Scandinavian language, the candidate will be expected, within a set time period, to learn sufficient Norwegian or another Scandinavian language to be able to teach, communicate with patients and partake in all functions with the position.

Post-doctoral research fellows who are appointed for a period of four years are expected to acquire basic pedagogical competency in the course of their fellowship period within the duty component of 25 %.


  • Applicants must hold a degree equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree in relevant areas

  • A Norwegian authorization as a dentist is required for the 4-year appointment

Other qualifications and personal skills

  • The ability to work in a structured, goal-oriented and independent manner

  • Good co-operation skills

  • The assumed academic and personal ability on the part of the candidates to complete the project within the given time frame

  • Fluent in English and Norwegian

  • Good communication skills

  • Quality of the project description

  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position

Emphasis will be put on the Faculty's need for strategical recruitment within the different disciplines.

Candidates who are authorized dentists may be preferred.

We offer

  • A challenging and friendly working environment

  • Pay grade: NOK 517 700-600 200, depending on qualifications and seniority

  • A favorable pension agreement and welfare benefits

How to apply

The Application must be submitted electronically through Jobbnorge. Remember to upload all appropriate documents.

The application must include:

  • Application letter
  • CV (summarizing education, positions, pedagogical experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activity)
  • Certified copies of educational certificates, transcripts of records and letters of recommendation
  • A project description which includes a time schedule (max. 10 pages)
  • Letters of recommendation from potential academic advisors
  • A complete list of publications and all academic work that the applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee
  • A list of 2-3 reference persons (name, relationship to the applicant, email address, phone number)

Applicants with foreign diplomas must 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 must be in English or a Scandinavian language.

Incomplete applications may not be considered.

Short-listed candidates may be called in for an interview.

All applicants will be notified by email when the hiring process is completed.

Formal regulations

Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Postdoctoral fellowships 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 University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results etc.

The University of Oslo aims to achieve a balanced gender composition in the workforce and to recruit people with ethnic minority backgrounds.

Contact information

Dean of Research: Linda H. Bergersen

Phone number: + 47 22 84 0288 / + 47 970 32 049

Research advisor: Natalia Andronova

Phone number: + 47 22 84 53 37

Om arbeidsgiveren

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.

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