OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University

PhD candidate in physiotherapy and digital health

2024-08-09 (Europe/Oslo)
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The Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Rehabilitation Science and Health Technology, has a three-year, fixed-term vacancy as a PhD candidate in the field of physiotherapy and digital health, affiliated with the project “Task shifting and remote monitoring in patients with knee osteoarthritis in specialist healthcare (OA-AID)”. The place of work will be Campus Pilestredet at Bislett in Oslo. As this project is being undertaken as a collaboration with Diakonhjemmet Hospital, the successful candidate must expect to spend time at the hospital to carry out data collection and participate in the research group.

The desired start date is 1 January 2025.

Field of work/project/field of research

The PhD project “Task shifting and remote monitoring in patients with knee osteoarthritis in specialist healthcare” is part of a larger project dealing with digital follow-up of individuals with knee osteoarthritis in the specialist health service. The purpose of the study with which this PhD position is affiliated is to examine whether digital follow-up can replace physical consultations after implanting knee prostheses in individuals with arthritis. The study will have a quantitative design, the purpose of which is to look at the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of digital follow-up compared to physical consultations after implanting knee prostheses.

A description of the project can be obtained by contacting the project manager, Professor Anne Therese Tveter, anthtv@oslomet.no.

The PhD candidate will be affiliated with the MUSK Health research group at OsloMet and the REMEDY research centre at Diakonhjemmet Hospital.

As a PhD candidate at OsloMet, you will have the opportunity to apply for a grant for an extended research stay abroad.

Qualification requirements and conditions

  • master’s degree (120 credits) in physiotherapy or health sciences
  • bachelor’s degree (180 credits) in physiotherapy or other relevant healthcare profession subject to Norwegian authorisation
  • excellent written and spoken Norwegian and English
  • admission to the doctoral programme in health science is a prerequisite for the position. In order to gain admission to PhD programmes at the Faculty of Health Science, applicants must have achieved a grade of B or better in their master’s thesis/second degree level subject and an average grade corresponding to B or better in the master’s degree. In exceptional cases, applicants with a grade of C may be considered. In such cases, relevant experience from own research projects and/or scientific publications will be emphasised. Please see information about the criteria on the admissions website
  • the final plan for organised research training must be approved and agreed no later than three months after taking up the post

The general criteria for appointment as a PhD candidate can be found in the regulations (Regulations relating to employment terms for positions such as postdoctoral fellow, PhD candidate, research assistant and specialist candidate – Lovdata).

It would be advantageous for applicants to have

  • experience working with patients diagnosed with musculoskeletal disorders/arthritis
  • knowledge of the use of digital tools in health services
  • experience using quantitative methods
  • experience of scientific publishing

Personal characteristics

  • ability to work independently
  • excellent implementation skills
  • excellent collaboration skills
  • excellent communication skills Personal suitability will be emphasised.

It is important for OsloMet to reflect the population in the region and we would like to invite all qualified applicants to apply. We are working actively to further develop as an inclusive workplace and will adapt the workplace as required. We also welcome applications from those who have had periods in which they were not in employment, education or training.

What we offer

  • an exciting educational post at Norway’s third-largest university
  • access to further professional development in a creative academic and research environment
  • participation in Norway’s leading research group within rheumatology and musculoskeletal health
  • a developing workplace
  • excellent borrowing and pension arrangements with the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • excellent welfare schemes

The post is remunerated in accordance with the Norwegian State Salary Scale and OsloMet’s salary policy under code 1017 as a PhD candidate, salary grade 54, which corresponds to a starting salary of NOK 532,200 per annum.

The application process

If you would like to apply for the post, you need to apply electronically using the “apply for the position” button.

You must upload the following documents before the application deadline expires:

We only process applications submitted via our electronic recruitment system and all documents must be uploaded in order for your application to be processed. Documents must be submitted in English or a Scandinavian language. Any translations must be notarised. Original versions must be presented if you are invited to attend an interview. OsloMet

will carry out document control to ensure that candidates are subject to a proper evaluation and fair competition. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

An appointment will be made based on the principles set out in the Norwegian Civil Servants Act (lovdata.no), as well as legislation governing the export of knowledge, technology and services. Background checks may be carried out in order to verify information provided in the CV and submitted documents. Background checks will not be carried out without the applicant’s consent and relevant applicants will receive further information about the process.

OsloMet has endorsed the principles set out in the DORA Declaration and the institution is committed to adhering to the recommendations therein.

Further information

If you would like further information about the position, please contact:

  • Professor Anne Therese Tveter, telephone +47 91115550
  • Associate Professor Tuva Moseng, telephone +47 47306697


Application deadline: 9 August 2024

Ref: 24/20578


PhD candidate in physiotherapy and digital health
Pilestredet 46 Oslo, Norge
2024-08-09 23:59 (Europe/Oslo)
2024-08-09 23:59 (CET)
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