Publisert: 14.01.20

Ph.d.-positions within coordination, resource allocation and digitalization in hospitals

Ph.d.-positions within coordination, resource allocation and digitalization in hospitals

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU, creates knowledge for a better world and are committed to solve global challenges.

There are 3 temporary positions available for a period of 3 years. The positions are connected to the interdisciplinary research project Coordination and resource allocation in complex health systems; the case of multimorbid patients. The objective of the project is to explore and contribute to theoretical and managerial concepts, models and methods for how to manage complexity in hospitals related to the flow of multimorbid patient groups. The project consists of 3 work packages (WP):

WP1: Organisation design is the study of organization and coordination of multimorbid patient flows, particularly the barriers and mechanisms for interaction between functions, processes and organizational levels. 

WP2: Standardisation and digitalization aims to identify the appropriate level of standardization and how digital technologies may assist in the visualization, management and standardization of multimorbide patients flows

WP3: Decision support will study the problem of coordinating the multimorbid patient flows by the use of optimization and simulation

NTNU-partners in the project are Department of Engineering Cybernetics, Department of Computer Science, NTNU Business School and Department of Industrial Economics and Technology Management. The hospitals which are partners in the project are St. Olavs Hospital, Innlandet Hospital Trust, Oslo University Hospital and Østfold Hospital.

The project is funded by NTNU Health (

Please see link for more information about the positions and how to apply.

Application deadline: 26th  January.  


Department of Industrial Economics and Technology Management

IØT has challenging and inspiring educational programmes and research projects in the cross-disciplinary field of technology management. Through its programmes of study, IØT educates candidates with a solid technological basis in methodology and theory on how to develop and manage technologically based organisations.


Participation in, and development of, research projects in close co-operation with Norwegian industry, the department is also developing models, tools and methods for how to manage Norwegian industry.

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