Postdoctoral Fellowships in Health Life Sciences
University of Oslo Department: Faculty of Medicine

Scientia Fellows II - First Call - 54 MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships in Health Life Sciences



SCIENTIA FELLOWS is a transnational research fellowship programme in the field of Health Life Sciences launched and managed by the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Oslo. It is partly funded by the EU Horizon 2020 under the Maria Skłodowska-Curie scheme – Co-funding of Regional, National and International Programmes (COFUND).

SCIENTIA FELLOWS is committed to support experienced researchers by providing them with excellent research environments and opportunities for career development. The programme supports innovation activities and cross-sectoral collaborations.

In call 1 we offer 54 positions in over 30 broad thematic areas within Health Life Sciences. 


We offer

  • Excellent research environments
  • International collaboration and networking
  • Cross-sectoral opportunities
  • Career advancement
  • Good working conditions
  • Access to research and transferable skills training
  • Access to special career development programmes: the Postdoctoral programme and School of Health Innovation
  • Salary NOK 515 000 per annum depending on qualifications in position as Postdoctoral Research Fellow (position code 1352) or Researcher (position code 1109/1108). The salary level will be assessed for each individual employee based on current regulations. See further details about salary on our website, under Terms and conditions. 



Researchers from all countries are eligible for the programme, yet they must be fluent in English (both written and spoken) and:

• possess a PhD degree (at the latest by 1 November 2019), or have at least four years of full-time equivalent research experience since obtaining a university diploma. 

• comply with the mobility requirements that depend on the chosen fellowship scheme

For all fellowships, in order to be eligible a researcher must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of the host organisation for more than 12 months in the last 3 years immediately prior to the Call deadline.

For details, see Guide for Applicants on our website.


Types of fellowships

• Incoming – for postdoctoral researchers from all over the world (who have not resided or carried out their main activity in Norway for more than 12 months in the last 3 years immediately prior to Call deadline) willing to conduct their research work at the University of Oslo. (duration 12-36 months)

• Outgoing – for postdoctoral researchers from all over the world, who apply to work as a seconded/visiting researcher in a host organisation outside Norway (provided that they have not resided or carried out their main activity in the country of the host organisation for more than 12 months in the last 3 years immediately prior to Call deadline) and to continue with a reintegration phase at the University of Oslo. (duration 12-24 months + 12 months)

Incoming fellowships: University of Oslo.

Outgoing: Stanford University (USA), Imperial College London (UK), University of Cambridge (UK), Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Stanford Institute of Medicine (USA), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases,Rockville (USA), University of Würzburg (DE), Germany, University of Chicago (USA).

There are 35 broad thematic areas in Call 1.

For further details about: eligibility, thematic areas, application procedure and Hosts, please check the website:



How to apply

Please save the filled in document with your surname in the file name, e.g. SURNAME_Att.3Before starting the online application process, please familiarise yourself carefully with our application requirements. It is essential that all required attachments are uploaded. See the Guide for Applicants and other information about how to applyon our website.

The application consists of the four mandatory attachments and supporting documents as explained in the Guide for Applicants:

  • Att. 1 CV
  • Att. 2 Project proposal
  • Att. 3 Confirmation statement from the Host
  • Att. 4 Ethics table
  • Supporting document: PhD diploma, or an official statement that it will be presented to Scientia Fellows Office before 1 November 2019

Please save and upload all attachments with your surname in the file name, e.g. SURNAME_Att.3

The application portal "JobbNorge" has a field for application text and a standard CV template. We ask you not to fill in any application text in the portal (you may type your chosen thematic area in order to get to the next step), and to only fill in your personal details in the CV stage. Your attached CV and other documents listed above will form the basis for the evaluation process.

The application with attachments must be delivered here in our electronic recruiting system. Please note that all documents should be in English.

Evaluation criteria can be found in the Guide for Applicants.
It is expected that the successful candidate will be able to complete the project in the course of the period of employment.


Formal regulations

Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Oslo.

No one can be appointed for more than one Postdoctoral Fellow period at the University of Oslo.

Candidates who have previously been employed as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Oslo may be offered employment as a researcher (SKO 1109), if they are otherwise eligible. Candidates without a PhD, but who are otherwise eligible, may be offered employment as researcher (SKO 1108).

According to the Norwegian Freedom and Information Act (Offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.

The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results etc.

The University of Oslo aims to achieve a balanced gender composition in the workforce and to recruit people with ethnic minority backgrounds.


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