Ledig stilling på Universitetet i Oslo

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Researcher in Neuroscience

Deadline: 31.01.2020

Job description

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 pursues education and research to promote basic medical knowledge in order to understand normal processes, provide insight into mechanisms that cause illness, and promote good health.

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

Flere stillinger fra Universitetet i Oslo

One position as Researcher is available at the Division of Physiology, Department of Molecular Medicine, Institute of Basic Medical Sciences (IMB), University of Oslo. The position is affiliated with the group of Dr. Hua Hu. The position is for a period up to 2 years and ten months and is immediately available.

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More about the position

Synaptic communication is fundamental for the functions of the brain. Thus, knowledge of how neurons communicate at synapses is important for understanding how the brain works. We use advanced electrophysiological and imaging methods to investigate synaptic signaling mechanisms in presynaptic axons and postsynaptic dendrites (Hu H, Martia M and Jonas P, Science, 2010; Hu H and Jonas P, Nature Neuroscience, 2014). The position is funded by the Research Council of Norway to study cortical inhibitory interneurons.(Hu H, Gan J and Jonas P, Science, 2014). Specifically, the project aims to identify the pattern of synaptic connections established by interneurons and study the functional properties of inhibitory synapses. We are searching for a highly motivated researcher with a strong interest in synaptic functions and cortical circuits.

Qualification requirements

We seek candidates with a research background in at least one of the following disciplines: synaptic communication, neuromodulation and neural circuits. Given that the main method of the research group is the subcellular patch-clamp technique, we expect the candidate to have strong expertise in performing patch-clamp recordings in neural tissues.

Competence in computer modeling is a plus.

  • Applicants must hold a PhD or equivalent degree in neuroscience.
  • The candidate should be able to work independently and structured, while at the same time engage in close collaborations.
  • Emphasis will be attributed to team-working abilities and personal skills.
  • 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 532 300 – 615 900 per annum depending on qualifications
  • 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 with a complete publication list
  • Copies of educational certificates
  • Names and contact details of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number)
  • 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).

Interviews with the best qualified candidates will be arranged.

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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