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Blindern og Urbygningen (Foto: Wikimedia og Colourbox)

Researcher (Center of Lifespan Changes in Brain in Cognition)

Deadline 10.03.2019

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 Department of Psychology is one of seven units of the Faculty of Social Sciences, and has 75 permanent and 70 temporary members of scientific staff. Degrees are offered at bachelor and master level, plus a clinical training programme, and the PhD programme has 140 students.

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A position as researcher (SKO1109) is available at the Center of Lifespan Changes in Brain in Cognition LCBC (www.oslobrains.no), Department of Psychology, University of Oslo. The goal of LCBC is to understand and optimize changes in brain and cognition through the entire lifespan. LCBC is an international and multi-disciplinary research center, led by professors Kristine B. Walhovd, Anders M Fjell and René Westerhausen, with a staff of about 25 full time positions. English is the language of the Center.

The Center has a number of research projects funded by the European Research Council, the Norwegian Research Council, EU and The National Health Association. LCBC was in 2015, as one of five, appointed status as a “world leading” research group at the University of Oslo.

The available position is devoted to research on LCBCs large databases of cognitive and multi-modal brain imaging data. This includes that the researcher will contribute to identify critical research questions within the scope of LCBCs scientific program, develop and implement analysis strategies to address these questions and contribute to publish the results through scientific papers and conferences. The position will also include supervision of PhD and Postdoctoral candidates, research support and close collaborations with other LCBC researchers. Contributions to LCBC grant applications are also expected.

The position is for a period of 3 years.

Tasks will include

  • Statistical analysis of neuroimaging and cognitive data
  • Writing of scientific papers
  • Contribute to communication of LCBC research to the scientific community as well as the public
  • Supervision of PhD and Postdoctoral candidates
  • Research support within LCBC
  • Contribute to major grant applications
  • Take part in LCBC research administration


  • The successful candidate has completed his/ her PhD within psychology or a closely related field, such as cognitive neuroscience
  • Strong research background in neuroimaging. Experience with FreeSurfer and FSL is a requirement.
  • Strong background in human neurocognitive lifespan research
  • Experience with Matlab and R will constitute an advantage
  • Excellent skills in Norwegian/Swedish/Danish and English both orally and in writing
  • Experience with collaborative research in larger research groups

We offer

  • Salary according to SKO 1109 Researcher NOK 544 400 – 658 300 depending on qualifications and experience
  • Professional development in a stimulating academic environment
  • Attractive welfare arrangements, in addition to Oslo’s family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities
  • Membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund

The assignment is externally funded by the project “Lifebrain: Breaking new ground in Lifespan Cognitive Neuroscience”, funded by the Research Council of Norway. As such, a decline in external funding can be equated with a decline in available work as defined in the Civil Service Act and gives a basis for termination of employment.

How to apply

The application must be submitted electronically through Jobbnorge and must include:

  • Letter of application
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) summarizing education, positions, and academic work
  • Copies of educational certificates and a pdf of the final thesis of the highest acquired academic degree (e.g., master thesis or comparable) should be provided. Also, if available, relevant scientific publication may be listed.
  • Names and contact details of at least two references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number)

International applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University’s grading system. All documents should be in English.

Formal regulations

According to the Norwegian Freedom and 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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