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Researcher in Neuroscience

Deadline: 08.10.2022

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 1-year Researcher position in systems neuroscience is available in the Laboratory for Neural Computation under the supervision of Dr. Anna Chambers. The lab is located at the Division of Physiology, Institute of Basic Medical Sciences (IMB), at the University of Oslo. The position is funded for a period of 1 year and available from the 29th of November 2022.

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

More about the position

We are searching for highly motivated candidates with a strong interest in systems neuroscience, microscopy, electrophysiology, optical physics, and hardware automation. The successful candidate will help further develop techniques in two-photon laser microscopy and perform experiments.

Qualification requirements

  • The applicants must hold a MSc in neuroscience or a related field, and have experience in software and hardware automation for two-photon microscopy and electrophysiology. Since the position involves troubleshooting, development and support for these techniques, documentation of previously attended courses (theoretical and practical) in two-photon microscopy is highly valued.
  • The candidate should have good programming skills (LabVIEW and Matlab), be a critical thinker and team player. Links to previously written code packages (e.g. Github repository) are essential to assess experience.
  • Applicants must hold a FELASA C or equivalent certification to work with laboratory animals.
  • The candidate should be able to work independently and structured, while at the same time engage in close collaborations. Applicants must hold an MSc degree.
  • 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

  • A challenging and friendly working environment
  • Salary NOK 478 300 – 517 600 per annum depending on qualifications, (position code1108)
  • Favourable pension arrangements
  • Attractive welfare benefits

How to apply

The application must include:

  • A one-page statement of motivation, research interests and a brief description of previous relevant experience.
  • CV
  • 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, please follow the link “Apply for this job”. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University's grading system. Please note that all documents should be in English.

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.

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.

Contact information

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