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Researcher in Neuroscience

Deadline: 07.06.2022

Universitetet i Oslo

The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest rated institution of research and education with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. Its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally esteemed research communities make UiO an important contributor to society.


Department of Biosciences (IBV) is one of nine departments at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. Research in the department is organised in five sections covering topics within biochemistry, molecular biology, physiology, cell biology, genetics, aquatic biology, toxicology, ecology, and evolutionary biology. Education across these topics is offered for around 350 bachelor, 250 master, and 120 PhD students. With 52 permanent professors/associate professors, post-docs, researchers, technical, and administrative personnel, the Department has a total staff of 340 from more than 30 different countries. The Department aims to maintain high international standards within both research and teaching. The new bachelor program in bioscience is the first of its kind to include programming and computational modelling as core elements.

About the position

Position as Researcher in is available in the research group of Professor Marianne Fyhn, Department of Biosciences, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Oslo.

Starting date as soon as possible. The positions is for a period of up to 18 months.

Job description / Project description

The candidate for this position will work on a project funded by the Norwegian Research Council and the University of Oslo entitled ‘Digibrain’. The project is part of the research activities at the Center for Integrative Neuroplasticity (CINPLA).

The project is a collaboration between experimental and computational neuroscience aiming to identify neural and molecular mechanisms of learning. The researcher will focus on developing tools and measure and perturb neural activity of behaving animals using advanced instrumentation in combination with behavioral task.

Qualification requirements

The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences has a strategic ambition to be among Europe’s leading communities for research, education and innovation. Candidates for these fellowships will be selected in accordance with this, and expected to be in the upper segment of their class with respect to academic credentials.

  • Candidates must hold a degree equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree in Neurophysiology or Physiology. Doctoral dissertation must be submitted for evaluation by the closing date. Only applicants with an approved doctoral thesis and public defence are eligible for appointment.
  • The candidate must document extensive experience with developing and applying methods for in vivo electrophysiology and imaging in combination with animal behavior. Experience with developing molecular tools for measuring and perturbing neural activity in vivo is also essential.
  • It is seen as an advantage to have experience with working in teams with computational neuroscientists.
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English and a Scandinavian language.

Personal skills

We are seeking a highly motivated, enthusiastic and hard-working candidate with the ambition to gain new insights and publish papers in leading, international journals. The candidate must be able to document previous publications in top-level journals.

Applicants must show good interpersonal skills and be willing to work in close collaboration with the project PIs and other members of the project team, as well as have the ability to work independently.

We offer

  • Salary NOK 534 400-583 500 per year depending on qualifications in position as Researcher (position code 1109)
  • Attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement
  • Professionally stimulating working environment
  • Vibrant international academic environment
  • Oslo’s family-friendly surroundings with their rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities

How to apply

The application must include:

  • Cover letter - statement of motivation and research interests
  • CV (summarizing education, positions and academic work - scientific publications)
  • Copies of the original Bachelor and Master’s degree diploma, transcripts of records
  • List of publications and academic work
  • Names and contact details of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number)

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system, please follow the link “Apply for this job”. 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 a.o.

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.

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

For further information please contact: Marianne Fyhn, e-mail: [email protected].

For technical questions regarding the recruitment system, please contact HR Adviser Nina Holtan, e-mail: [email protected], phone +47 22 85 44 24.

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