Two positions as research fellows are open. Applications are invited for a three-year (no teaching) full time PhD studentship funded by the Oslo Sport Trauma Research Center, Department of Sport Medicine, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences.

The successful candidates will conduct cutting-edge research within OSTRCsresearch programme aiming to provide more knowledge on the mechanisms of exercise programs to prevent shoulder overuse injuries (project 1) and anterior cruciate ligament injuries (project 2).

The successful candidates will be supervised by Professor Grethe Myklebust, Associate Professor Tron Krosshaug and Professor Roald Bahr and are expected to work in close collaboration with other PhD candidates, Post Docs and researchers in the Department of Sports Medicine.

Competence requirements
We seek determined and motivated candidates with a strong interest in sports medicine. Candidates are expected to have a background in Physiotherapy, Medicine, Biomechanics/Engineering, Sport Sciences, Exercise Sciences, or any related discipline including a Master degree (minimum grade requirement B or international equivalent). For both projects, knowledge and experience in sports injury epidemiology and biomechanics is an advantage. The successful applicants must be able to work as part of a group but must also be able to demonstrate the ability to work independently with support from a supervisor.

Other requirements
The application must be written in English. Speaking a Scandinavian language is beneficial, but not required. Selected candidates will be interviewed.

Working conditions
Salary and other terms of employment are offered according to the Norwegian State pay scale, employment code 1017 PhD candidate/1378 PhD candidate. The appointment will be made according to the terms that apply to civil servants. The NSSS is member of the State Pension Fund.

The successful applicant’s daily workplace will be at NSSS and he/she will become member of OSTRC and department of Sports Medicine. The public workforce must reflect the diversity of the Norwegian population to the greatest possible extent. NSSS personnel policy objective is to achieve a balanced age and gender mix.

Further information concerning the position can be obtained from:
Professor Grethe Myklebust
Associate Professor Tron Krosshaug
Professor Roald Bahr


Senior adviser Gro Styrmo (PhD program)
Questions regarding the application process: HR-adviser Anne-Beth Hasselstrøm

How to apply
The application with attachments must be submitted to our electronic recruitment system using the "søk her" buttom in the annuncement at the latest by May 23, 2017. The application must be written in English. Other documents should be in English or a Scandinavian language. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University’s grading system. The Norwegian School of Sport Sciences has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results and intellectual property. The application must include Application letter CV (summarizing education, positions and academic work). Copies of educational certificates and grades. Names, email and telephone number of 2-3 referees (describe relation to applicant). A List of scientific publications Position appointment is conditioned by entrance to the Phd study program. In cooperation with the supervisor the candidate is expected to write up a research proposal including an overall plan for the PhD study within 1 month after position appointment. The application will be treated in accordance current guidelines for PhD research fellow appointment. See (English and Research) for more detailed information about the PhD program, including regulations and application form.

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