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Ph.D. fellowship

The Research Center for Psychology of Religion at Innlandet Hospital Trust has a vacant three years 100% position as PhD research fellow from early 2021 on the research project Meaning in Life and Mental Health Strategies During the Corona Crisis.

About the project (abstract):
The overall purpose of this study is to explore the features and possible functions of individuals’ meaning in life during the pandemic crisis. Three aspects of meaning in life are addressed: Meaningfulness, crisis of meaning, and sources of meaning. These aspects will be explored in associations with mental health variables, emotions, different ways of dealing with the crisis situation, and conspiracy attitudes.

A mixed methods design is applied, and data will draw on three different samplings: surveys from May 2020 and one year after, and focus group interviews fall 2021.


Work Place and affiliation

The candidate will be part of the research environment at The Research Center for Psychology of Religion (RPS) and have work-place at RPS, situated at Sanderud outside Hamar. RPS is a leading research environment for existential issues, culture, religion and worldview related to treatment and health promotion (www.religionspsykologi.no).

The project will be related to international research environments on Meaning in Life studies. Project leader is Lars Danbolt, RPS and MF-Norwegian School of Theology, Religion and Society (MF), and main supervisor is professor Tatjana Schnell, MF and University of Innsbruck. Collaborating research group consists of ass. professor Gry Stålsett, MF og Modum Bad; psychologist Dr Peter la Cour, RPS; professor Valerie DeMarinis, RPS og Umeå University and professor Knut Hestad, Høgskolen i Innlandet og NTNU. 

The candidate will be associated with the Ph.D.-program at MF, https://www.mf.no/forskningogphd/phd-utdanning, which includes the Nordic Research School RVS



The applicant must hold a master’s
degree (or equivalent qualifications) in psychology, medicine, nursing, theology or other relevant disciplines (e.g. social sciences).
Personal suitability, the ability to
work independently, systematically and purposefully, and good collaboration skills are emphasized. Satisfactory language skills orally and in writing in Norwegian and English are required.

The Application must include

Letter of application describing motivation and education and experience of relevance to this project (max 2 pages).
CV with list of publications (academic and other – including master’s thesis)
2-3 references (including contact information and described relation to the applicant)
Copy of education diploma (eventually including explanation of degree system for education outside Scandinavia)

We offer

Salary according to current scholarship rates for SI.
Membership in pension scheme, 
2% pension deduction
group and accident insurance and leisure accident insurance.
Professional and personal development.
For more information, contact Lars Danbolt lars.danbolt@sykehuset-innlandet.no

Lars Danbolt


Petter Skreddersveg 34
2312 Ottestad

Sykehuset Innlandets oppgaver er pasientbehandling, utdanning, forskning og opplæring av pasienter og pårørende. Vi har virksomhet på mer enn 40 steder i Innlandet innenfor somatikk, psykisk helsevern, rusomsorg og prehospitale tjenester. Som ett av landets største helseforetak med 9 000 ansatte og et stort antall faggrupper, er vi Innlandets største kompetansemiljø.

Divisjon Psykisk helsevern er den største divisjonen i Sykehuset Innlandet. Divisjonen består av sykehusene Reinsvoll og Sanderud, fire distriktspsykiatriske sentre (DPS), to barne- og ungdomspsykiatriske poliklinikker (BUP) og en barne- og ungdomspsykiatrisk døgnavdeling. Divisjonen har totalt ca 1650 årsverk.