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PostDoc position in epidemiology at The Norwegian Cancer Registry

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The position is for 3 years and the candidate will be affiliated to the Section of Epidemiology and Prevention in the Research Department.

New and expensive treatment management has given hope of improved survival for patients with advanced melanoma.

In this 3-year project, we will compare the usefulness of these new drugs with the current standard treatment for these patients. Survival, the use of other medications against pain and anxiety, as well as length of hospitalisations and direct costs will be studied.

Norway provides exceptional conditions for registry-based studies, and the data basis for this study was established by linking various high quality health registries such as The Cancer Registry of Norway, the Norwegian Patient Registry, the Norwegian Prescription Registry and others. This project requires a person with high methodological competence and experience with analysis of large data sets. Research experience within epidemiology or oncology would be useful. This project is financed by the Norwegian Cancer Society.

The Cancer Registry is part of Oslo University Hospital, and a workplace with great diversity. We encourage you to apply regardless of who you are and what background you have.


  • The successful candidate must hold a PhD, ideally in statistics or epidemiology. Oncology or another relevant field may be considered when convincing knowledge and experience within statistical methods can be documented.
  • Good analytical skills are required, and experience with independent analysis of large data sets using relevant statistical software such as R, STATA or others will be particularly advantageous.
  • High method competence and experience with analysis of large amounts of data.
  • Project experience in epidemiology or oncology will be useful.
  • This position requires good oral and written communication skills in English.
  • Knowledge of a Scandinavian language is an advantage.

Personlige egenskaper:

We are looking for a candidate who is committed and self-driven, goal-oriented and result-oriented, with the ability to work in an interdisciplinary team.

Vi tilbyr:

  • A workplace in the heart of Oslo, which has a work environment characterized by trust, openness and respect
  • You become part of an important social mission
  • A dynamic, multidisciplinary and creative work environment with high competence within cancer research, pharmacoepidemiology and biostatistics, as well as a close collaboration with clinical and basic science researchers
  • Good opportunities for professional development in a strong professional environment
  • Flexible working hours and good welfare benefits
  • Exercise during working hours
  • Salary to be determined based on qualifications within the PostDoc salary scale
  • Membership in the health trust's pension fund

In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on documented academic qualifications, motivation, ability to take initiative, and personal suitability.

How to apply

The application must contain:

  • An application letter
  • CV with publication list
  • copies of diplomas/certificates
  • If diplomas and transcripts are not in English or a Scandinavian language, you must enclose a diploma supplement in English, or an official translation from an authorized translator
  • contact information for 2-3 references

Applications with accompanying attachments must be submitted via our recruitment system Webcruiter. Pursuant to the Public Access to Information Act § 25 2nd paragraph, information about the applicant may be published even if the applicant has requested not to be included on the applicant list. If the desired reservation is not taken into account, the applicant will be notified and informed of this, with the possibility of withdrawing the application before publication.