Faculty of Health Sciences , Department of Behavioural Sciences

Oslo Metropolitan University is Norway's third largest university with almost 22,000 students and over 2,500 employees. We have campuses in central Oslo and at Romerike. OsloMet educates students and conducts research that contributes to the sustainability of the Norwegian welfare state and the metropolitan region.

The Faculty of Health Sciences consists of five departments and offers study programmes on all levels, including PhD. The faculty has about 6000 students and nearly 600 members of staff.

Department of Behavioural Sciences har approximately 750 students and 60 employees. The department is represented at all three campus; Kjeller, Pilestredet and Sandvika.

There is a vacant fixed-term position at the Department of Behavioural Sciences at the Faculty of Health Sciences as a research fellow affiliated to the research group Applied and Experimental Behaviour Analysis in Clinical Practice. The position is vacant from 1 October 2018.

The research fellowship period is three years without a teaching obligation. If the candidate is particularly well-qualified, it may be possible to be appointed to a four-year research fellowship period with a 25% teaching obligation.

Extensive research activity is conducted at the faculty, and several research groups have been established. The Faculty of Health Sciences has two PhD programmes, and this research fellowship is affiliated to the PhD programme in behaviour analysis.

Field of work 
The research fellowship position is affiliated to the project ‘Evidence based psychoeducational intervention for children with autism: Outcome in adulthood, staff training and predictors of outcome.'

The project is a collaboration between OsloMet, Stockholm University (Department of Psychology) and the Banyan Center, Stockholm.

The research fellow will conduct an outcome study that investigates whether persons with ASD who received evidence-based intervention before school age achieve a better outcome in adulthood than children who received eclectic early special education interventions. The project will also examine whether it is possible to predict which children will respond the best to evidence-based early intervention. The variables to be investigated are treatment quality, treatment intensity, the personnel’s education, parent stress, the child’s adaptive functioning at the start of treatment and the child’s language skills at the start of treatment.


We are looking for candidates who have

  • a master’s degree/second degree (120 ECTS credits) in psychology, science of education or health sciences
  • experience of working with children and/or adults with special needs
  • good oral and written presentation skills in a Scandinavian language and English
  • good knowledge of statistics


Emphasis is placed on the grade awarded for the candidate’s master’s thesis.


It is an advantage if you also have

  • research experience
  • publications
  • experience of supervising master’s/bachelor’s students


Desirable qualities

  • ability to work independently and as part of a team, systematically and efficiently
  • good collaboration and communication skills
  • enthusiasm for the subject area


Emphasis will be placed on personal suitability and motivation for the position.


It is important to OsloMet to reflect the population of our region, and all qualified candidates are welcome to apply. We make active efforts to further develop as an inclusive workplace and to adapt the workplace if required.


We offer you

  • exciting work opportunities at Norway’s third biggest and most urban university
  • opportunities for further academic development in a creative academic and research environment
  • participation in an active research group collaborating on joint projects and with a good external network
  • good pension arrangements with the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • good welfare arrangements

Further information

  • For more information about the position, please contact professor (principal supervisor) Svein Eikeseth, (+47) 92210988, seikeset@oslomet.no
  • For questions concerning admission to the PhD programme, please contact Kim-Henrik Ruud, kiru@oslomet.no
  • For questions of an administrative nature, please contact Senior Adviser Liza Sandell, lisand@oslomet.no


The salary for the position is in accordance with the pay scale for state employees, position code 1017, research fellow, currently an initial salary of NOK 436,900 per year that will gradually increase to NOK 466,500 during the research fellowship period.


The application

OsloMet uses an electronic recruitment system. If you wish to apply for the position, please register your application and CV by clicking the button.

You must upload the following documents together with your application by the deadline for applications:

an application letter describing your motivation and suitability for the position your CV and copies of diplomas and your master’s/second degree thesis a list of your publications, if relevant



  • certified copies of diplomas/transcript of grades must be attached (applies to master’s degrees). They must include ECTS grades (A–F). Foreign diplomas must be translated into English by the degree-conferring institution.
  • education taken abroad should preferably be recognised in advance, and a confirmed copy of the letter of recognition should be enclosed
  • admission to the PhD Programme in Health Sciences is a precondition for taking up the position.


The documents must be in either English or a Scandinavian language. Originals must be presented if you are invited for an interview. OsloMet checks documents in order to give you as a candidate a proper evaluation and ensure fair competition.


Incomplete applications will not be considered.


If you have documents that cannot be uploaded electronically, please contact lisand@oslomet.no


Deadline for applications:  8.6.2018        

Ref.: 18/04251


OsloMet has implemented the Charter & Code and has been certified to use the HR Excellence in Research (HRS4R) logo by the European Commission. OsloMet is a member of the EU Researchers in Motion network Euraxess

Type of employment Stipendiat
Contract type Full time
First day of employment October 2018
Salary State regulations
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Oslo
County Oslo
Country Norway
Reference number 18/04251
  • Svein Eikeseth, professor, 92210988
  • Liza Sandell, seniorrådgiver, 67236069
Published 26.Apr.2018
Last application date 08.Jun.2018 11:59 PM CEST

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