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Researcher in Neuroscience

Deadline: 21.03.2021

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.

Job description

A 4-month temporary 80% research position (with possibility for renewal) in computational neurosciences is available to join an interdisciplinary research group at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo at the intersection of system neuroscience, sleep research and neurobiological development. The successful applicant will join the team Sleep and Cognitive Development led by principal investigator Charlotte Boccara at the Institute of Basic Medical Sciences.

More about the position

Boccaras team is composed of young international researchers coming from different backgrounds and benefits from a very good academic and social environment. The applicant will work on developing computational and electronic methods to detect and manipulate sleep stages in rodent pups. The initial task will be to build on existing method developed in Boccaras team to engineer automatic sleep scoring in vivo. If funds are made available, the position may be prolongated to engineer automatic inactivation. Website of the team.

Qualification requirements

PhD or MSc in neurosciences or a related discipline. The ideal candidate should have a strong neuroscience background with a training in computational and statistical methods for analysis, as well as signal processing. Proficiency in at least one commonly used programming language (Python, Matlab, C++) is required. Experience in building of chronic recording devices for neural recordings, sleep scoring methods, neural network, electronics, optogenetics and animal experiments will be positively viewed.

We offer

  • Salary level 526 000 – 586 500 NOK per annum depending on qualifications
  • Favourable pension arrangements Attractive welfare benefits
  • Attractive welfare benefits
  • A friendly and supportive environment ideal for learning new methods

How to apply

The application must include

  • Cover letter describing research experience and interest
  • CV (summarizing education, positions and other qualifying activity)
  • Copies of educational certificates (academic transcripts only)
  • List of reference persons: 2 references (name, relation to candidate and e-mail)

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.

Inclusion and diversity are a strength. The University of Oslo has a personnel policy objective of achieving a balanced gender composition. We also want to have employees with diverse expertise, combinations of subjects, life experience and perspectives. We will make adjustments for employees who require this.

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