Høgskolen i Oslo og Akershus

OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University is Norway’s third largest university, with more than 20,000 students and 2,000 employees. OsloMet delivers knowledge to solve societal challenges, in close cooperation with the society and employers. OsloMet is an urban and diverse university with a clear international profile, and an attractive place to work and study with campuses in Oslo city centre and at Kjeller in the Municipality of Lillestrøm. Our location in the metropolitan area gives us good opportunities to understand and benefit from the city’s diverse population.

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.

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

The Section for Research and Development (R&D) at the Faculty of Health Sciences has a vacancy for a full-time position as adviser/senior adviser in the field of research administration, with particular emphasis on external research funding. The section carries out a broad range of strategic and administrative research tasks. We are now looking for a knowledgeable and enthusiastic colleague with great work capacity who can contribute to our efforts to deliver sound research support in a rapidly developing area.

The Faculty of Health Sciences' objective is to strengthen its portfolio of externally funded research projects from both national and international sources of funding. We have extensive research activities in health science and behavioural science, and the faculty offers PhD programmes in both these fields. The Health Research Act regulates large parts of our research activities, and the person to be appointed must be well acquainted with the applicable legislation and ensure that the Faculty has systems and procedures in place that help us fulfil our research responsibilities.

The work will entail close collaboration with the Faculty's researchers/research groups, in addition to the Vice-Dean for R&D, heads of departments and studies, and other administrative entities at the university college. The immediate superior of the person appointed will be the head of the R&D Section.



- raising expertise in the area of external funding for researchers and managers, with emphasis on the EU and the Research Council of Norway
- being a driving force, adviser and administrative support in the long-term planning, preparation and quality assurance of project applications
- assisting the departments and project managers in contract negotiations and the start-up phase for new externally funded research projects, and in the running of ongoing projects
- providing advice and attending to internal control of research projects that fall under the scope of the Health Research Act and/or process personal data
- providing advice about data processing in research projects 

Other administrative research tasks will be assigned to the position.



- a university/university college degree at master's or PhD level is required
- experience of project development and application processes in relation to the EU's and/or the Research Council of Norway's research and innovation programmes is required
a good knowledge about the research system in Norway is required good oral and written presentation skills in English and a Scandinavian language are required
- experience of the Health Research Act and the Personal Data Act is desirable
- experience of work at knowledge institutions and knowledge of the Faculty's fields are desirable
knowledge of administrative systems is desirable. 

Very good and relevant practical experience can compensate for the requirement for formal education.


Desirable qualities

- great work capacity, ability to take the initiative and work independently
- good collaboration and communication skills
- interest in further developing own competence and contributing to competence-raising in others
- structured, efficient and goal-oriented.

Personal suitability will be attributed decisive weight.


We offer you

- an independent and challenging position in an inspirational working environment
- a workplace under development
flexible working hours
good welfare schemes and loan and pensions arrangements in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund  

Other information

The salary for the position is in accordance with the pay scale for Norwegian state employees, position code 1434, pay grade 50–66, currently NOK 417,000–NOK 519,800 / position code 1364 senior adviser, pay grade 60–72, currently NOK 509,100–639,500. A higher salary may be considered for particularly well-qualified applicants.


For more information about the position, please contact:

Head of Section Elin Holter Anthonisen, tel.: (+47) 67 23 61 11, mobile: (+47) 977 33 698, email: elin.holter-anthonisen@hioa.no

For questions of an administrative nature, contact:

Adviser Liza Sandell, tel.: (+47) 67 23 60 69, email: liza.sandell@hioa.no


The staff of the university college shall as far as possible reflect the diversity of the population as a whole. We therefore encourage qualified applicants from immigrant backgrounds or with functional impairments to apply. The university college is an Inclusive Workplace (IW) enterprise, and enquiries about possibilities for adaptation can be addressed to the contact person(s) named in this advertisement.


If you wish to apply for the position, please apply electronically by clicking 'login and apply' at the bottom of the advertisement.

Final date for applications: 7 February 2016 Ref:16/00067


Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
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Number of positions 1
Working hours 100
City Oslo
County Oslo
Country Norway
Reference number 16/00067
  • Elin Holter Anthonisen, seksjonssjef FoU, 67 23 61 11
  • Liza Sandell, rådgiver, 67 23 60 69
Published 13.Jan.2016
Last application date 07.Feb.2016 11:59 PM CET

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