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Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Service Innovation in Health Sector

OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University is Norway’s third largest university, with nearly 22,000 students and 2,200 employees. Through the students we educate and the research we produce, the university has a direct impact on society, both in Norway and beyond. The university has two campuses, one in central Oslo and another a short distance from the city in the municipality of Lillestrøm. OsloMet is home to some of Norway’s largest and oldest educational programmes, including degree programmes in nursing, engineering and teacher education. The university is also a hub of research and technological innovation aimed at strengthening and sustaining the Norwegian welfare state.

The Faculty of Technology, Art and Design (TKD) offers higher education and research and development (R&D) activities within technical subjects, arts and design. The Faculty has approximately 4.000 students and 400 staff members and is situated at Pilestredet Campus in downtown Oslo and at Kjeller Campus in Viken.

The Department of Product Design (PD) is a creative and internationally oriented institute with approx. 30 employees. We work with products, services and systems and are committed to close links with the business community. We offer a bachelor's programme in product design and a master in design in complexity, as well as a PhD programme in innovation for sustainability. The department has three research fields in the areas of design/aesthetics/materiality, systemic design and design for health.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Service Innovation in the Health Sector

The Postdoctoral Research Fellow will be part of the innovative research group, Design for Health, that performs research on personalized healthcare services. The group and institute offer the Postdoc an innovative environment and community to conduct the study. The position will be located at our Campus at Kjeller in Viken.

The position is open for a period of three years.

The candidate is expected to produce novel ideas in the domain of service design related to technological implementation by: 

Tasks and responsibilities

Qualification requirements

General criteria for appointments to academic positions are covered by the Regulations for appointment and promotion to academic posts.

General criteria for evaluating educational competence are described by OsloMets criteria for evaluating educational competence.

When assessing and ranking the qualified applicants, emphasis will be placed on

Desired personal skills

It is important to OsloMet to reflect the population of our region, and all qualified candidates are welcome to apply. We make active endeavours to further develop OsloMet as an inclusive workplace and to adapt the workplace if required. You are also welcome to apply for a position with us if you have experienced periods where you have not been in work, education or training.

Expert evaluation

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

We only process applications sent via our electronic recruitment system and all documents must be uploaded for your application to be processed. The documents must be in either English or a Scandinavian language. Translations must be authorized. Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered. Originals must be presented if you are invited for an interview. OsloMet performs document checks in order to give you as a candidate a proper evaluation and ensure fair competition.

Before submitting the application documents to the Expert Committee, all applications will be reviewed by the faculty and applicants who do not meet the formal qualification requirements will not be submitted for assessment.

We can offer you

Practical information about relocation to Oslo and living in Norway.

Other information

For more information about the position, feel free to contact Associate Professor Nenad Pavel,

The position is remunerated in accordance with the Norwegian State salary scale Postdoctoral Research Fellow 1352. The salary is NOK 553 100 – 714 000 per year.

OsloMet has adhered to the principles in the DORA declaration and obliged the institution to follow the recommendations in this declaration.


Deadline for applications:  23.04.2023

Ref.:          23/01180

OsloMet is a Charter & Code certified institution by the EU Commisson holding the right to use the logo HR Excellence in Research (HRS4R). OsloMet is a member of the EURAXESS network supporting a positive work environment for researchers in motion. OsloMet has signed The Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA). DORA recognizes the need to improve the ways in which the outputs of scholarly research are evaluated.