• Description:

    The Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Rehabilitation Science and Health Technology, has a vacancy for a fixed–term post as a research fellow in Musculoskeletal Health and Mental Health. The fixed-term position has a duration of three years and the desired starting date is 1 January 2025.

    The PhD candidate will be employed at the Department of Rehabilitation Science and Health Technology at the Faculty of Health Sciences and will be affiliated with the Centre for Intelligent Musculoskeletal Health (CIM) and the Musculoskeletal Health research group. The primary focus of researchers affiliated with CIM is musculoskeletal health adopting a life-course perspective, encompassing adolescents, young adults, adults and the elderly. The PhD candidate will be expected to collaborate with researchers at CIM, other research partners at OsloMet and national and international partners.

    The PAINMENT PhD project aims to examine how adverse life events reported in adolescence affect subsequent use of health care services due to musculoskeletal disorders and mental health issues among girls and boys. Furthermore, the projects aims to explore whether potential “buffer factors” such as resilience and social capital reduce future use of health services among adolescents who have experienced adverse life events. By combining data from the youth cohorts Young-HUNT1 and Young-HUNT3 with data from national health registries, the project aims to provide insight into long-term developments in the use of health services before 2021.


    • master’s degree or equivalent (120 credits/ETC or equivalent) in health sciences, social sciences or other relevant fields of study
    • experience using quantitative methods and epidemiological analyses
    • expertise in musculoskeletal disorders and mental health issues
    • good written and spoken English



  • Fields

    • Health Science

    • Social Science

  • Qualifications

    • Master

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