Faculty of Health Sciences , Department of Behavioural Sciences

OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University is one of Norway’s largest universities, 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 center 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.

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

The Department of behavioral science at the Faculty of health sciences of OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University invites applications for a 3-year post-doctoral position.

It is a recruitment position aimed at candidates with the ambition to reach top academic level.

Permanent staff in an academic position at OsloMet cannot apply for this postdoctoral position.

The Department of behavioral science have a strong international position within diverse research areas such as complex human behavior, cultural selection, and early intervention. The post-doc position will support the research and international collaboration of the department.   

Applicants can expect to work in a strong and diverse scientific community with research topics ranging from basic/experimental research, via application of behavioral science in educational and treatment settings, to theoretical and conceptual development.


Main duties of the position

  • conducting research
  • supervising incoming and outgoing students
  • facilitating lab activities
  • acquisition of external funding for research and international collaboration
  • teaching and supervision in ongoing and new projects in cultural selection


We are looking for applicants who have

  • PhD degree or equivalent in behavior analysis
  • high proficiency in behavior analysis
  • teaching and supervision experience, preferably at a high academic level (master’s and doctoral work)
  • experienced with conducting experiments with human and non-human animal subjects
  • the candidate should be able to show publications from experimental work in both categories
  • in addition, applicants must document solid knowledge of selection processes at different levels of organized complexity
  • the applicant should be well versed in theories of cultural selection and selection of cultures. A good international network is an asset
  • proficiency in written and spoken English

General criteria for appointment of a position as Post-doc are stipulated in Regulations relating to Appointment and Promotion to Teaching and Research Positions (Forskrift om ansettelse og opprykk i undervisnings- og forskerstillinger) § 1-2, see details in Norwegian

The university will test pedagogical skills in connection with a personal interview.

We are looking for applicants who

The post-doc position will have the responsibility to further develop our exchange program and acquisition competence and experience will be highly valued. So will also experience from project management and independent work initiatives. Interpersonal skills and the ability to cooperate with students and faculty are important qualities in this position, as the department emphasizes student engagement and involvement in research projects at all academic levels.

It is important for 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.

Expert evaluation

An expert committee will assess applicants. You must upload the following documents together with your application by the final date for applications:

  • the application, your CV and copies of diplomas and references
  • complete list of publications
  • two scientific articles that you want assessed specifically for the application
  • project outline (proposals for research activities relevant for the topic in the advertisement) of up to five pages, including illustrations, tables and reference list.

You must upload all of these documents. Original documents and valid passport must be presented if you are invited for an interview. OsloMet performs document inspections in order to give you as a candidate a proper evaluation and ensure fair competition.

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

Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered.

We can offer you 

  • an exciting job opportunity at Norway’s third largest and most urban university
  • opportunity to be a part of a dynamic professional environment and unique academic network
  • beneficial pension arrangements with the Norwegian State Pension Fund Good
  • employee welfare arrangements
  • free Norwegian language classes to employees and their partners
  • relocation support, cultural courses and on boarding services
  • working location in downtown Oslo with multiple cultural offers

OsloMet’s International Career Site gives information on living and working in Oslo.

Other information

If you would like more information about the positon, feel free to contact:

  • Head of Studies, Ingunn Sandaker +47 901 31 293 ingunn.sandaker@oslomet.no
  • Head of Department, Einar Strumse, +47 467 47 971, einar.strumse@oslomet.no

The salary for the position of postdoctoral fellow is in accordance with the pay scale for state employees, position code 1352, pay grade NOK 524,200–682,200 per year. A higher salary might be considered for particularly well-qualified applicants.

If you wish to apply for the position, please apply electronically by clicking the button at the bottom of the page.


Deadline for applications: 31.03.2019

Ref.: 19/02980

OsloMet has implemented the Charter & Code and been certified by the EU Commission with HR Excellence in Research (HRS4R) and is part of the EU network for mobility of Researchers Euraxess.


Type of employment Midlertidig ansettelse
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
City Oslo
County Oslo
Country Norway
Reference number 19/02980
  • Head of Studies, Ingunn Sandaker, +47 901 31 293
  • Head of Department, Einar Strumse, +47 467 47 971
Published 15.Mar.2019
Last application date 31.Mar.2019 11:59 PM CET

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