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Postdoctoral Fellowship - Department of Psychology (2nd.annoucement)

Deadline: 08.12.2019

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 3-4 year position as Postdoctoral Fellow in Psychology is available that will be based at the Department of Psychology, University of Oslo.

The position is open for candidates with a PhD in Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, or other relevant areas.

The successful applicant will join the MICC-Lab, led by Prof. René Huster, which is part of the Section for Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience, and will further be integrated in a cross-disciplinary team spanning researchers from psychology, medicine, and philosophy.

The MICC-Lab studies the neural foundations of cognitive control, with a focus on action cancellation, usually by means of multimodal measurements (using EEG, MRI, EMG, pupillometry etc. in various combinations). The lab further applies methods for the neuromodulation of cognitive processes (e.g., transcranial stimulation or brain-computer interfaces).

More about the position

The appointment is a fulltime position available for a period of three to four years. Postdoctoral fellows who are appointed for a period of four years are expected to contribute to teaching and administration with about 25% of their working time, and to acquire basic pedagogical competency as part of this duty component.

The position is part of the Convergence Environment “ConsciousBrainConcepts”, funded by the UiO:Life Science initiative.

The convergence environment wants to further develop the consciousness concept to solve fundamental issues in consciousness research.

The research associated with this position will focus on the distinction of automatic vs. controlled processes in action cancellation and cognitive control. The applicant will have the opportunity to contribute to the shaping of the research agenda.

Qualification requirements

  • Applicants must hold a degree equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree (or its equivalent) in psychology, cognitive or computational neuroscience, or related fields. The doctoral dissertation must have been submitted for evaluation prior to the closing date. Appointment is dependent on the public defence of the doctoral thesis being approved
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English.
  • The candidate’s research focus must be relevant to the research activities of the MICC-Lab and the convergence environment ConsciousBrainConcepts (e.g., cognitive control, action cancellation or inhibition, automatic vs. controlled attention, neuromodulation of cognition, multimodal imaging).
  • Experience with statistical analysis and programming in at least one of following languages: R, Python, Matlab, C++/C, Java.
  • Experience with the analysis of EEG, MRI, pupillometry, or EMG data.
  • Experience with behavioral modeling, machine learning, or brain-computer interfaces is considered a plus.

Personal skills

Candidates who are creative, motivated, and organized will be preferred.

We especially encourage the application of early career researchers (1st or 2nd post-doc phase), and will carefully weight academic achievements against career stage.

We offer

  • a salary of NOK 523 200– 583 900 per annum depending on qualifications in position as Postdoctoral Research Fellow (position code 1352).
  • a professionally stimulating working environment.
  • attractive welfare benefits (https://www.uio.no/english/for-employees/employment/welfare/) and a generous pension agreement, in addition to Oslo’s family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities.

How to apply

The application must include

  • a cover letter (statement of motivation, summarizing scientific work and research interest).
  • a short project description (max. 2 pages), detailing project ideas and the candidate’s potential contributions within the research focus described above.
  • a CV (summarizing education, positions, pedagogical experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activity).
  • copies of educational certificates (academic transcripts only).
  • a complete list of publications.
  • a list of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and phone number).

The application with attachments must be delivered via our electronic recruiting system.

International applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University's grading system. Please note that all documents should be in English (or a Scandinavian language).

In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on the documented, academic qualifications, the project description, as well as the candidates motivation and personal suitability. Academic achievements will be weighted against career stage. Interviews with the best qualified candidates may be arranged.

Formal regulations

Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Oslo.

No one can be appointed for more than one specified period at the same institution.

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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