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Researcher in Automation and Software development for Microscopy

Deadline: 17.12.2020

Universitetet i Oslo

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 Institute of Basic Medical Sciences overall objective is to promote basic medical knowledge in order to understand normal processes, provide insight into mechanisms that cause illness, and promote good health. The Institute is responsible for teaching in basic medical sciences for the programmes of professional study in medicine and the Master's programme in clinical nutrition. The Institute has more than 300 employees and is located in Domus Medica.


The IMB has a strategic ambition of being a leading research faculty. Candidates will be selected in accordance with this, and expected to be in the upper segment of their class with respect to academic credentials.

Job description

A one-year Researcher position in Automation and Software development for Microscopy is available in the group of Associate Professor Koen Vervaeke: http://vervaeke-lab.org/. The lab is located at the Division of Physiology, Institute of Basic Medical Sciences (IMB), at the University of Oslo. The position is funded for a period of 1 year and available from the 1st of January, 2021.

More about the position

We are searching for highly motivated candidates with a strong interest in Neuroscience, Optical physics, Hardware automation and Software development. The successful candidate will help further develop techniques in two-photon laser microscopy. This requires automation of complex microscope systems and software development for image analysis.

Qualification requirements

The applicants must have experience in developing hardware automation for microscopy, and development of software packages for analysing imaging data. Therefore, the applicants should have good programming skills (LabVIEW and Matlab), be a critical thinker and team player. The candidate should be able to work independently and structured, while at the same time engage in close collaborations. Applicants must hold an MSc degree.

In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on the relevance of the candidate’s background.A good command of English is required.

We offer

  • salary NOK 482 200 - 507 400 per annum depending on qualifications in position as Researcher SKO 1108
  • a professionally stimulating working environment
  • attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement, in addition to Oslo’s family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities

How to apply

The application must include:

  • A one-page statement of motivation, research interests and a brief description of previous relevant experience.
  • CV
  • Copies of educational certificates
  • Names and contact details of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number)
  • Links to previously written code packages are essential to assess experience.
  • Optional: letters of recommendation.

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University's grading system. Please note that all documents should be in English (or a Scandinavian language).

Formal regulations

According to the Norwegian Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.

The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results etc.

The University of Oslo aims to achieve a balanced gender composition in the workforce and to recruit people with ethnic minority backgrounds.

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