4-5 permanent positions as researcher/senior researcher in the social welfare unit, The Norwegian Knowledge Center for the Health Services

The Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services, www.kunnskapssenteret.no, produces and disseminates evidence-based research about the effects of interventions and measures the quality of health services. The aim is to contribute to well-informed decisions so that health service users receive the best possible health care. The Knowledge Centre has approximately 200 employees and is located in downtown Oslo, Norway.

The Centre values diversity and non-native Norwegians are encouraged to apply.

Are you interested in developing a unit that works with evidence-based practice within the field of child welfare, education, integration, social housing initiatives, work and other welfare services?

There are 4-5 vacant positions as researcher / senior researcher in the social welfare unit. Individuals hired will especially contribute to the production of systematic reviews, in collaboration with information specialists and methods experts. High productivity is expected.


·         Conduct systematic reviews about the effect of interventions, in collaboration with colleagues at the Knowledge Centre and internationally, related to social welfare

·         Support ministries and directorates in R&D issues and training that can improve methodological knowledge and evidence-based practice and policy


·         Higher education in the field of social sciences or other relevant higher education

·         Research experience, preferably at PhD level or equivalent

·         Experience with project development, project management, interdisciplinary collaboration, as well as relevant work experience in social or welfare services and / or management

·         We are especially looking for persons with experience in conducting systematic reviews about the effects of interventions, performing critical assessments of research literature, using quantitative research methodologies, and handling intervention studies/assessments of effects

·         Excellent oral and written presentation skills

Personal characteristics

·         Ability to take initiative and responsibility

·         Ability to collaborate with other researchers and decision makers

·         Ability to work effectively and deliver on time


·         Norwegian (preferred but not a requirement)

·         English

What we can offer

A pleasant working environment with high level of expertise and excellent opportunities for professional development.

Salary (depending on qualifications): code 1108 researcher, ltr. 50-71 (NOK 429 700 - 628 200), code 1109 researcher, ltr. 57-74 (NOK 482 800 - 662 700), code 1364 senior advisor, ltr 64 -75 (NOK 533 000 - 655 400), and code 1110 researcher, ltr 62-76 (NOK 528 800 - 693 200).

For exceptionally qualified applicants a higher salary may be considered.


By February 24 2015

Apply here: http://www.jucan.no/ledige-stillinger/Nasjonalt-kunnskapssenter-for-helsetjenesten

Alternatively, apply by sending your cover letter and CV to [log in to unmask]


For additional information, please contact acting head of unit: Rigmor Berg, +47 90802240, [log in to unmask]