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PhD position in epidemiology and biostatistics

Offentlig forvaltning

Regional Research Support (FST) is part of the Oslo Hospital Services division at Oslo University Hospital. The unit delivers services and advice to research groups and employees at Oslo University Hospital and other hospitals that are part of the South-Eastern Norway Regional Health Authority. FST consist of the following 5 departments; Administrative Research Support, Oslo Center for Biostatistics & Epidemiology, Clinical Trial Unit, Biobank and Health Registry Support and Comparative Medicine. FST has approximately 130 employees and collaborates closely with a broad range of academic areas and dicliplines within the University of Oslo.

The Oslo Centre for Biostatistics and Epidemiology (OCBE) is a joint department of the Oslo University Hospital (OUS) and the University of Oslo (UiO). OCBE has expanded considerably in recent years, becoming one of Europe's most active groups in the field of biostatistics and epidemiology. Currently, OCBE includes thirteen tenured professors and associate professors, eighteen tenured researchers, and many postdoctoral fellows, PhD students and visiting scientists, making up a group of over 80 researchers. OCBE is internationally recognized, with interests spanning a broad range of areas, and collaborates with numerous leading bio-medical research groups in Norway and internationally. OCBE has acquired major research funding from the Norwegian Research Council, the European Union, the Nordic Research Council, the Norwegian Cancer Society, and several other agencies. In addition to research, OCBE provides an extensive advisory service to biomedical researchers at UiO, OUS and other hospitals in the South-Eastern Norway Regional Health Authority (HSØ). OCBE is also responsible for the teaching of biostatistical subjects in the professional studies in medicine, the PhD training program at the Medical Faculty at UiO, and further education of research staff at OUS and HSØ.

Oslo universitetssykehus er en arbeidsplass med stort mangfold. Det mener vi er helt avgjørende for å løse de oppgavene som kreves av oss. Vi ønsker derfor at dette mangfoldet skal gjenspeiles blant søkerne til våre stillinger og oppfordrer alle til å søke uavhengig av hvem du er og hvilken bakgrunn du har.


  • Master's degree or equivalent in biostatistics, epidemiology, biomedical sciences, or within a related field.
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English.
  • Good skills in statistical software such as Stata or R.
  • Knowledge of survival analysis and multistate modelling is an advantage, but not strictly required.

Personlige egenskaper:

  • Have the ability to collaborate across different professional environments
    Thrives in working in a large and complex organization
  • Have the ability to work in a systematic and structured way
  • Have high level of motivation and enthusiasm for scientific work and problem solving
  • Have the ability to work efficiently and independently
  • Have good collaborative skills, and strong interpersonal skills

Vi tilbyr:

  • A workplace characterized by trust, openness and respect
  • A safe workplace with good colleague support
  • A journey towards a new and modern hospital
  • As a new employee of OUS, you will be part of a welcome program
  • You become part of an important social mission
  • A welcoming, professional, stimulating, and international working environment
  • A unique department with multiple opportunities to develop research skills at the forefront of modern biostatistics, epidemiology, and cancer research
  • Good opportunities for professional and personal development
  • Access to exclusive data and research questions that have the potential to be published in prestigious journals and make a significant impact in clinical settings
  • Opportunities to collaborate with top-tier researchers nationally and internationally
  • Becoming part of a meaningful mission to improve the lives of cancer patients
  • A reliable pension agreement, full health insurance and very attractive welfare benefits of the Norwegian state
  • Oslo’s family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities
  • Salary is determined individually, depending on qualifications and experience