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Researcher in neuroscience

Deadline: 28.05.2022

Universitetet i Oslo

The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest ranked educational and research institution, with 28 000 students and 7 500 employees. With its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally recognised research communities, UiO is an important
contributor to society.


Centre for Molecular Medicine Norway (NCMM) was established in 2008 and is the Norwegian node in the Nordic EMBL Partnership for Molecular Medicine. NCMM is a joint venture between the University of Oslo, Health Region South-East and the Research Council of Norway. From 2017 NCMM is merged with the Biotechnology Centre of Oslo and now has altogether 11 research groups. The overall objective of NCMM is to conduct cutting edge research in molecular medicine and biotechnology as well as facilitate translation of discoveries in basic medical research into clinical practice.

Job description

A 24­-month researcher position in neurosciences is available to join an interdisciplinary new research group at the University of Oslo at the intersection of system neuroscience, sleep research and neurobiological development. The successful applicant will join the group of Charlotte Boccara at the Norwegian Centre for Molecular Medicine.

Boccara’s team is composed of young international researchers coming from different backgrounds and benefits from a very good academic and social environment. Boccara has experience from publishing in top journals (Nature Communication 2022, Science 2019, Science 2017, Nature Neuroscience 2010, Science 2008). The team just received three prestigious grants from the Norwegian research council for their project combining advanced techniques in in vivo electrophysiology with neurodevelopmental tools to investigate the role of sleep in cognitive development. The applicant will work on developing innovative recording and optogenetic methods to monitor and manipulate sleep in rodent pups with the aim to publish in the highest-ranking journals.

Qualification requirements

Ph.D. in neurosciences or a related discipline. The ideal candidate should have a strong neuroscience background with accomplishments demonstrated by publications in peer-reviewed journals, as well as training in computational and statistical methods for analysis. A background in computer engineering will be seen as a strong positive.

The applicant should also have experience with some of the following technics/disciplines: computational methods, electrophysiology, optogenetics, rodent behaviour, sleep scoring, neurodevelopment, mice genetics, viral and neurodevelopment tools. Training in Oslo or in one of our collaborator’s lab will be provided to the right person as necessary to fill any skill gaps.

We offer

  • Salary 524 900 – 615 800 NOK per annum depending on qualification as SKO (position code 1109) researcher
  • Generous pension arrangements
  • Attractive welfare benefits
  • A friendly and supportive environment ideal for learning new methods
  • Oslo’s family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities

How to apply

The application must include

  • cover letter (statement of motivation, summarizing scientific work and research interest)
  • CV (summarizing education, positions, pedagogical experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activity)
  • copies of educational certificates (academic transcripts only)
  • list of publications
  • list of 3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and phone number)

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.

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.

Inclusion and diversity are a strength. The University of Oslo has a personnel policy objective of achieving a balanced gender composition. Furthermore, we want employees with diverse professional expertise, life experience and perspectives.

If there are qualified applicants with disabilities, employment gaps or immigrant background, we will invite at least one applicant from each of these categories to an interview.

Contact information

Inquiries about the positions can be directed to group leader Dr. Charlotte Boccara, [email protected]

Inquiries about application can be directed to HR-adviser Nina Modahl, [email protected]

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