A fixed-term 100% position is available for a period of 2.5 years at the University of Agder, Faculty of Health and Sports Sciences as a Post-doctoral Research Fellow in Public Health Science with a focus on health economic evaluation, affiliated to the Department of Nutrition and Public Health. The position is located at Campus Kristiansand. The starting date is negotiable with the Faculty, preferably January  2023.

The faculty has 4 departments: Department of Nutrition and Public Health, Department of Health and Nursing Science, Department of Sport Science and Physical Education and Department of Psychosocial Health. The Post-doctoral position will be affiliated with the Priority Research Centre Lifecourse Nutrition and related to the project “Nutrition Now – Scaling up evidence-based-early-life nutrition interventions for community resilience and lifecourse health”.

Nutrition Now is funded by the Norwegian Research Council (NRC) and is a collaborative project between the University of Agder, Norwegian municipalities, Agder county and several universities. Nutrition Now aims to improve diet among pregnant women, infants, and young children by implementing e-learning resources in a community setting. The project targets preschools, maternity and childcare and parents and will evaluate effect and implementation outcomes. Cost-effectiveness evaluations of the e-learning resource and its implementation is an integral part of project.


The successful candidate will have main responsibility for the economic evaluation of the Nutrition Now intervention, by 1) performing the within-study health economic evaluation, and 2) estimating potential long-term cost-effectiveness of the project including the development of a birth cohort simulation model. Professor Gabriella Conti from University College London (UCL) is collaborating on the project and will assist in guiding this work.

The Post-doctoral Research Fellow will be involved in multiple phases of the project and participate in data collection and project development.

Responsibilities are:

  • Questionnaire development, data collection, data analysis and health economic modeling
  • Manuscript writing for publications

A detailed description of the project may be requested from the leader of the project, Professor Nina C. Øverby, nina.c.overby@uia.no

Required qualifications

The successful candidate must have:

  • A doctoral degree in health economics or other relevant area. Only candidates with approved doctoral thesis before the application deadline will be considered for the position.
  • Good communication skills in English language both verbal and in writing.

Further provisions relating to the positions as Post-doctoral Research Fellows can be found in the Regulations Concerning Terms and Conditions of Employment for the post of Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Research Fellow, Research Assistant and Resident. The working language at the University of Agder is Norwegian

Desired qualifications

  • Experience with quantitative research methods
  • Experience from working with large datasets
  • Experience in building simulation models
  • Experience in carrying out health economic evaluations

Personal qualities

  • Flexible with collaborative skills
  • Independent, structured, and effective
  • Focused on progress

Personal qualities and suitability for the position will be emphasised.

We offer

  • Participation in the Priority Research Centre of Lifecourse Nutrition
  • Professional development in a large, exciting, and socially influential organisation
  • A positive, inclusive, and diverse working environment
  • Modern facilities and a comprehensive set of welfare offers 
  • Membership of the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund

More about working at UiA.

The position is remunerated according to the State Salary Scale, salary plan 17.510, code 1352, NOK 563 900 – 626 100 gross salary per year. Higher salary grades may be considered for particularly well-qualified applicants. A compulsory pension contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund is deducted from the pay according to current statutory provisions.

General information

UiA is an open and inclusive university. We believe that diversity enriches the workplace and makes us better. We, therefore, encourage qualified candidates to apply for the position independent of gender, age, cultural background, disability, or an incomplete CV.

The successful applicant will have rights and obligations in accordance with the current regulations for the position, and organisational changes and changes in the duties and responsibilities of the position must be expected. Appointment is made by the University of Agder’s Appointments Committee for Teaching and Research Positions.

Short-listed applicants will be invited for interview. With the applicant’s permission, UiA will also conduct a reference check before appointment. Read more about the hiring process

In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act § 25 (2), applicants may request that they are not identified in the open list of applicants. The University, however, reserves the right to publish the names of applicants. Applicants will be advised of the University’s intention to exercise this right. 

In case of discrepancies between the Norwegian and the English version of this description, the Norwegian version takes precedence.


The application and any necessary information about education and experience (including diplomas and certificates) are to be sent electronically. Use the link “Apply for this job”.

The following documentation must be uploaded electronically:

  • Certificates with grades
  • List of publications
  • Doctoral thesis
  • Up to 10 scientific papers which the candidate wishes to particularly emphasise for the assessment process
  • Motivation letter for the position

The applicant is fully responsible for submitting complete digital documentation before the closing date.  All documentation must be available in a Scandinavian language or English.

Application deadline: 4 October 2022.


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University of Agder

The University of Agder has more than 1500 employees and almost 14 000 students. This makes us one of the largest workplaces in Southern Norway. Our staff research, teach and disseminate knowledge from a variety of academic fields. Co-creation of knowledge is our common vision. We offer a broad range of study programmes in many fields. We are situated at two modern campuses in Kristiansand and Grimstad respectively.

We are an open and inclusive university marked by a culture of cooperation. The aim of the university is to further develop education and research at a high international level.

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