University of Oslo, (UiO) - Phd Research Fellowships (1-2 positions) - Department of Psychology

The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest ranked educational and research institution, with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. With its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally recognised research communities, UiO is an important contributor to society.

The Department of Psychology is one of seven units of the Faculty of Social Sciences, and has 75 permanent and 70 temporary members of scientific staff. Degrees are offered at bachelor and master level, plus a clinical training programme, and the PhD programme has 140 students.

Phd Research Fellowships (1-2 positions) - Department of Psychology

Deadline Wednesday, October 18, 2017

The positions

1-2 PhD Research Fellowships are available at the Center for Lifespan Changes in Brain and Cognition (LCBC), at the Department of Psychology, University of Oslo.

The goal of LCBC is to understand brain and cognitive changes and how to optimize them through the entire lifespan. LCBC is an active multi-disciplinary research center, with a staff of 25 full time positions, including three faculty professors, three Post-doctoral fellows, seven PhD candidates, programmers/engineers, researchers as well as full-time RAs, supporting personnel and several affiliated researchers. English is the language of the Center. LCBC coordinates a large H2020 EU-project and has obtained three grants from the European Research Council (ERC). Further funding comes from the Norwegian Research Council, the National Health Association, the Thon foundation and the University of Oslo. The group was in 2015 appointed status as “world leading” as one of five at the University of Oslo, with special funding for five years. More information can be found on our web site

The positions are financed by the European Research Council (ERC), and linked to the project Age Consolidate - The Missing Link of Episodic Memory Decline in Aging: The Role of Inefficient Systems Consolidation. The main objective is to study how memory for episodic memories declines with age, particularly focusing on the consolidation phase. For more information, please contact Anders M Fjell (

The positons are for a period of 3-4 years. A 4th year can be considered with the addition of teaching, depending on the competence of the applicant and the needs of the department.


  • A master’s degree or similar in psychology or a related field.
  • Only applicants with grade points A or B on the ECTS scale will be qualified for admission to the PhD program.
  • Experience with recruitment and testing of research participants
  • Excellent Norwegian and English communication skills, orally and in writing
    The following are considered advantageous:
  • Basic experience with designing and testing of fMRI experiments
  • Basic experience with brain imaging

In assessing applications, particular emphasis will be placed upon the quality of the candidate's academic qualifications. Interviews with selected candidates will be arranged where the applicant's personal prerequisites and cooperative skills will be emphasized.

We offer:

The application must be submitted through the online application system and must include:

  • Letter of application, 1-2 pages, explaining the motivation for applying
  • Curriculum Vitae summarizing education, positions and academic work
  • Copies of educational certificates, publications/academic work (if any) that the applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee
  • Names and contact details of at least two references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number).

International applicants must attach an explanation of their University's grading system and are advised to apply for NOKUT's general recognition of higher education. All documents should be in Scandinavian or English. 
The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results a.o. According to the Norwegian Freedom of Information Act information about an applicant may be included in the public applicants list, even if the applicant has requested non-disclosure. The University of Oslo aims to achieve a balanced gender composition in the workforce and to recruit people with ethnic minority backgrounds.

Expected start date: Early 2018
Contacts: Professor Anders M Fjell (

Apply for position

Søknadsfrist: 18.10.2017

Kontakt: Professor Anders M Fjell