PhD position - Privatizing of the Health Care Sector
One PhD position is available either for a period of three years with no teaching requirement, or for a period of four years with a 25 per cent teaching requirement at the Department of Health Management and Health Economics (HELED), Institute of Health and Society, Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo.
The position is funded by the Research Council of Norway through the project " Privatizing of the Health Care Sector: Expansion of voluntary, private health insurance and private for-profit hospitals in the Nordic countries". The projects aims at describing, analyzing and discussing the normative aspects of the expansion of two policy reforms that are underway in the Nordic countries: a) an increase the use of private financing of welfare services via voluntary, private health insurance (VPHI) and b) the increasing use of private for-profit hospitals in provision of health care services either funded through VPHI, out-of-pocket payments or public budgets. The project is headed by HELED. Cooperating partners will be University of Copenhagen, Denmark, and University of Tampere, Finland.
Applicants must hold a Master degree or equivalent in economics, social sciences, health sciences, statistics or medicine with a strong record in quantitative analyses.
The basis for the assessment of the applicants will include the grades and the thesis from the master degree, possible other scientific production, and professional and academic experience. As part of the ranking of qualified applicants, the full scope of these qualifications will be assessed. As a main rule, interviews will be held and references collected.
For more information about the position, please contact professor Terje P. Hagen, email@example.com
The PhD position requires admission to the PhD programme at the UiO. For more information see:http://www.med.uio.no/english/research/doctoral-degree/
Please also refer to the regulations pertaining to the conditions of employment for PhD research fellow positions.
- An exciting research environment with a multi disciplinary profile and excellent opportunities for academic development.
- Salary ranging from pay grade 50-55 (NOK 429 700 - NOK 466 800) depending on qualifications.
- Membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
- Attractive welfare benefits
The application must include
- Application letter (including a summary of the applicant's scientific work and interests)
- CV (education since high school (place, grade), positions held and details of academic work)
- List of publications, published abstracts, presentations
- Copies of educational certificates and transcripts of records
- Names and contact details of 2-3 referees (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number)
The application with attachments is to be delivered in our electronic recruiting system Easy Cruit. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their university’s grading system. Please note that all documents should be in English or a Scandinavian language.
The University of Oslo strives to appoint more women to academic positions. The University of Oslo also wishes to appoint more individuals from ethnic minorities to permanent academic positions. Women and ethnic minorities are encouraged to apply.
The University of Oslo has an intellectual property agreement that applies to all employees, with the aim of securing rights to research results etc.
According to the Norwegian Freedom of Information Act (offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, even though the applicant has requested non disclosure.
- Application deadline:
- 19. september 2014
- Faculty of Medicine
- Reference number:
- Home page:
- Professor Terje P. Hagen
Mobile: +47 97564771
- Susan Rockwell, rådgiver (ved spm om elektronisk søknad)
Telephone: +47 22850507