UiT The Arctic University of Norway is a multi-campus research university and the northernmost university of the world. Our central location in the High North, our broad and diverse research and study portfolio, and our interdisciplinary qualities make us uniquely suited to meet the challenges of the future. At UiT you can explore global issues from a close-up perspective.
Credibility, academic freedom, closeness, creativity and commitment shall be hallmarks of the relationship between our employees, between our employees and our students and between UiT and our partners.
The Faculty of Health Sciences at UiT The Arctic University of Norway represents a newly created entity gathering almost all possible health study programs. This facilitates an unique interdisciplinarity and innovation in health education and research. We work closely with the services in the North to solve tomorrow's challenges.
The position is a fixed term position for a duration of three years. Appointment to the position of Postdoctoral Research Fellow is mainly intended to provide qualification for work in top academic positions. It is a prerequisite that the applicant can carry out the project over the full course of the employment period. No person may hold more than one fixed term position as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the same institution.The position can additionally be assigned to teaching and related work for UiT in an amount equivalent to a maximum 25 % of a full-time employment.
The workplace is at UiT in Tromsø. You must be able to start in the position within a reasonable time after receiving the offer.Unless special circumstances indicate otherwise, postdoctoral projects shall be planned with stays abroad. The duration should be at least 6 months.
The position's affiliation and field of research
The Department of Psychology has nearly 90 employees in total, of which 30 are permanent scientific positions. The department is organized in nine research groups, covering all major fields of psychology. The research group Behavioral and Translational Neuroscience currently consists of two group leaders (two professor and an associate professors), a senior research engineer, four postdoctoral fellows, two PhD candidates, and two research technicians.
The postdoc will work on a project to study how restriction of dietary protein affects neural and behavioral responses to nutrients in mice.
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We are looking for an enthusiastic researcher at the postdoctoral level who would like to build and advance her or his career in neuroscience. The ideal candidate will have >5 years research experience (including PhD), have a strong academic track record, be interested in cutting-edge neuroscientific techniques and be able and interested in working in a team.
This position requires a Norwegian doctoral degree (PhD) or an equivalent foreign doctoral degree in neuroscience. In terms of practical skills, experience with intragastric surgeries in mice, fiber photometry recordings, and use of FosTRAP technology in mice is essential. In addition, other experience with in vivo behavioural and/or physiological experimentation, recovery surgery, analysis of animal behavior, advanced optical techniques, and coding will count in favor of the applicant.
In terms of theoretical background, a documented experience with models of dietary protein restriction is essential and other experience with the topic of feeding, ingestive behavior, and/or reward-seeking will be advantageous.
The candidate should have a professional working proficiency in English with strong communication skills, and be able to work both independently and as part of a team. In the final selection the candidate’s motivation, potential for research, and personal suitability will also be taken into consideration.
At UiT we put emphasis on the quality, relevance and significance of the research work and not on where the work is published, in accordance with the principles of The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA).
Inclusion and diversity
UiT The Arctic University i Norway is working actively to promote equality, gender balance and diversity among employees and students, and to create an inclusive and safe working environment. We believe that inclusion and diversity is a strength, and we want employees with different competencies, professional experience, life experience and perspectives.
If you have a disability, a gap in your CV or immigrant background, we encourage you to tick the box for this in your application. If there are qualified applicants, we invite least one in each group for an interview. If you get the job, we will adapt the working conditions if you need it. Apart from selecting the right candidates, we will only use the information for anonymous statistics.
Good career opportunities
A good academic environment
Flexible working hours and a state collective pay agreement
Pension scheme through the state pension fund
Norwegian health policy aims to ensure that everyone, irrespective of their personal finances and where they live, has access to good health and care services of equal standard. As an employee you will become member of the National Insurance Scheme which also include health care services.
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Documentation of teaching experience and qualifications, if applicable
A list of your academic production
Academic works, up to ten. The doctoral thesis is regarded as one work.
In order to achieve a targeted use of the postdoctoral position, and to strengthen the employee’s career development, a development plan must be available no later than three months after the appointment contract is signed. The development plan must be approved by the immediate leader with personnel responsibility.
All documentation to be considered must be in a Scandinavian language or English. We only accept applications and documentation sent via Jobbnorge within the application deadline.
The applicants will be assessed by an expert committee. The committee's mandate is to undertake an assessment of the applicants' qualifications based on the written material presented by the applicants, and the detailed description draw up for the position.
The applicants who are assessed as best qualified will be called to an interview. The interview should among other things, aim to clarify the applicant’s motivation and personal suitability for the position. A trial lecture may also be held.
The remuneration for Postdoctoral research fellow is in accordance with the State salary scale code 1352. A compulsory contribution of 2 % to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund will be deducted. You will become a member of the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund, which gives you many benefits in addition to a lifelong pension: You may be entitled to financial support if you become ill or disabled, your family may be entitled to financial support when you die, you become insured against occupational injury or occupational disease, and you can get good terms on a mortgage. Read more about your employee benefits at: spk.no.
The successful candidate must be willing to get involved in the ongoing development of their department and the university as a whole.
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.