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Postdoctoral fellowship - Section for Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience

Deadline: 10.12.2019

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 at the Section for Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience, Department of Psychology, University of Oslo, is open for candidates with a PhD in Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, or other relevant areas. The section covers research and teaching in cognitive psychology, cognitive neuroscience and clinical neuroscience/neuropsychology for the bachelor, the master, and the professional/clinical program in psychology. The section has good access to modern neuroscientific research methods and infrastructure (e.g., MRI, EEG, TES, eye tracking, clinical neuropsychological laboratory).

More about the position

The appointment is a fulltime position for a period of three or four years. Postdoctoral fellows appointed for a period of four years are obliged 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 successful applicant will be selected on the bases of their educational background, strong interest in cognitive and/or clinical neuroscience, their publication record, and a high quality project proposal within a research area relevant to the Section of Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience.

Applicants are encouraged to contact a research group leader or faculty staff member at the Section of Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience to discuss project plans and possible cooperation. Priority can be given to projects that contribute to enhanced collaboration within the section or other sections at the Department.

Qualification requirements

  • Applicants must hold a degree equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree in psychology, cognitive psychology, cognitive neuroscience, clinical neuroscience/neuropsychology or a related fields. The doctoral dissertation must have been submitted for evaluation prior to the closing date. The appointment is dependent on the public defence and the doctoral thesis being approved.

The candidate’s research focus must be relevant to ongoing research activities of research groups or faculty staff members within the Section for Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience. Sufficient experience with neuroscientific research methods, data analysis, and programming relevant for the proposed research project is required.

  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English.

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

  • A cover letter (statement of motivation, summarizing scientific work and research interest).
  • A research project description of max. 5 pages detailing project ideas including a progress plan for the project, and the candidate’s contributions within the proposed research project.
  • A CV summarizing education, positions, pedagogical experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activity.
  • A complete list of publications.
  • Copies of educational certificates (academic transcripts only).
  • 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 given to the documented academic qualifications, the project description, as well as the candidate’s motivation and personal suitability. Academic achievements will be weighed 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 Postdoctoral Fellow period at the University of Oslo.

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.

The University of Oslo aims to achieve a balanced gender composition in the workforce and to recruit people with ethnic minority backgrounds. We encourage women and people with ethnic minority backgrounds to apply for the position

Contact information

  • Head of Section, Professor Stein Andersson, email: [email protected]
  • Administrative Head of Department, Birgitte Bøgh-Olsen, phone number: +47-22845104, e-mail: [email protected]

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