Postdoctoral Fellowship in Occupational and Organizational Psychology job with NORWEGIAN UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY – NTNU

About the position

The position is linked to the Horizon 2020 project “H-WORK” H-WORK investigates multi-level interventions to promote good mental health among employees of small and medium enterprises and public organizations in Europe. The project is funded by the EU and is an international collaborative project with 14 partners from 9 different countries. Through H-WORK, qualitative and quantitative data were collected regarding the evaluation of multilevel interventions for mental challenges in Europe. Additionally, data related to COVID-19 challenges was collected directly, but also by conducting a broad organizational response during the pandemic. The doctoral student will be part of an international research environment, with leading researchers in Europe on occupational health and intervention research.

The position is affiliated with the NTNU Psychology Department’s Healthy Workplaces Research Group. The research group has expertise in qualitative and quantitative research methods, as well as extensive experience in researching healthy workplaces and implementing and evaluating organizational interventions in health. The group is also part of the “NTNU Center for Health Promotion Research”, which is interdisciplinary with researchers from three different faculties spread over 9 different departments at NTNU. We have a good working environment and extensive experience in supervising PhD students.

Job duties

  • Data analysis
  • Write scientific articles
  • Supervise students in psychology (bachelor’s, master’s and main works)
  • Dissemination of research results, nationally and internationally
  • Education
  • Supervision and mentoring of ph.d. candidates and students of the research group

Selection criteria required

A postdoctoral fellowship is a qualifying position in which the main objective is the qualification to work in academic positions. You must have obtained a Norwegian doctorate in psychology, medicine, neuroscience, computer science/technology or a corresponding foreign doctorate recognized as equivalent to a Norwegian doctorate is required. In order to be considered for the position, the candidate must have completed and obtained a public defense by the application deadline.

Applicant must have documented good written and oral English language skills.

The appointment must be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning employees and civil servants of the State and the regulations concerning the degrees of Philosophiae Doctor (PhD) and Philosodophiae Doctor (PhD) in artistic research National guidelines for the appointment as PhD, post doctor and research assistant

Preferred Selection Criteria

  • Expertise in work and organizational psychology
  • Proficiency in advanced statistical analyzes
  • Knowledge of or interest in qualitative research methods
  • Good written and oral skills in English and Norwegian

Personal characteristics

  • Independent
  • Good interpersonal and collaborative skills
  • Solution-oriented approach to tasks
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Good ability to structure and organize own work
  • Driving and endurance
  • Motivated to contribute to a good working environment

When evaluating the most qualified candidate, emphasis will be placed on education, experience and personal suitability.

We offer

Salary and conditions

As a postdoctoral fellow (code 1352), you are normally paid from NOK 545,300 gross per year before tax, depending on qualifications and seniority. From the salary, 2% is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian civil service pension fund.

The duration of employment is 3 years, including 1 year devoted to teaching.

The engagement must be carried out in accordance with the regulations in force concerning employees and civil servants of the State and the laws relating to the control of the export of strategic goods, services and technologies. Applicants who, after evaluation of the application and attachment, are found to conflict with the criteria of the latter Act will be barred from recruitment at NTNU. After the appointment, you should assume that there may be changes in the working area.

This is a prerequisite for being present and accessible to the establishment on a daily basis.

About the application

The application and supporting documents to be used as the basis for assessment must be in English.

Publications and other scientific work must follow the application. Please note that applications are only assessed against the information available at the application deadline. You should ensure that your application clearly indicates how your skills and experience meet the criteria set out above.

If for any reason you have interrupted your career or have had an atypical career and wish to disclose this in your application, the selection committee will take this into account, recognizing that the amount of your research may be reduced.

The request must include:

  • CV, certificates and diplomas
  • Transcripts and diplomas for bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees.
  • Academic works – published or unpublished – that you would like to see considered in the assessment
  • Research plan
  • Name and address of three arbitrators

If all or part of your training was completed abroad, we also ask that you attach documentation on the extent and quality of your overall training. The description of the required documentation can be found here. If you already have a statement from NOKUT, please attach it as well.

Joint work will be considered. If it is difficult to identify your contribution to joint work, you must attach a brief description of your participation.

In evaluating the most qualified candidate, emphasis will be placed on education, experience, and personal and interpersonal qualities. Motivation, ambitions and potential will also count in the evaluation of candidates.

NTNU is committed to following criteria for research quality assessment in accordance with the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment – DORA.

general informations

Working at NTNU


A good work environment is characterized by diversity. We encourage qualified applicants to apply, regardless of gender, functional ability or cultural background.

The city of Trondheim is a modern European city with a rich cultural scene. Trondheim is Norway’s innovation capital with a population of 200,000. The Norwegian welfare state, including health care, schools, kindergartens and general equality, is probably the best of its kind in the world. Subsidized professional day care for children is easily accessible. Additionally, Trondheim offers great educational opportunities (including international schools) and opportunities to enjoy nature, culture and family life and has a low crime rate and clean air. own.

As an employee of NTNU, you must at all times adhere to the changes that the development of the subject implies and the organizational changes that are adopted.

Information Act (offentleglova), your name, age, function and municipality may be made public even if you have requested that your name not be included in the list of candidates.

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Marit Christensen, email: [email protected] If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact Terese Brå, email: [email protected] . nope.

Please submit your application electronically via jobbnorge.no with your CV, diplomas and certificates. Applications submitted elsewhere will not be considered. The Diploma Supplement must be attached for European Master’s degrees outside Norway. Chinese applicants are required to provide confirmation of master’s degree from China Credentials Verification (CHSI).

If you are invited for an interview, you must include certified copies of transcripts and letters of reference. Please refer to the application number SU-736 when applying.

Application deadline: 30.08.2022

NTNU – knowledge for a better world

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) creates knowledge for a better world and solutions that can change everyday life.

Department of Psychology

Our research and teaching are based on five perspectives: biological, cognitive, social, personality and developmental psychology. We offer a clinical program in psychology as well as study programs in psychology of learning and psychology of work and organizations. We also have three outpatient clinics where we treat patients as part of the clinical program. The Department of Psychology is one of the seven departments of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Education.

Deadline August 30, 2022

Employer NTNU – Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Municipality Trondheim

Scope Full time

Duration Determined time

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