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PhD Candidate in neuroscience

Deadline: 27.04.2023

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

Applications are invited for a 3-year position in a Research Fellowship as PhD Candidate in neuroscience in GliaLab at the Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, Department of Molecular Medicine, Section of Anatomy, University of Oslo. For the right candidate a four-year position, which also includes 25% teaching, supervision and/or administrative duties, may be possible.

The applicant will work in a multidisciplinary team, and main work responsibilities will be to perform data analyses of two-photon microscopy and electrophysiology data of awake and naturally sleeping mice. The candidate will use and develop our in-house developed software.

Representative data types and analyses can be found in some of our recent papers:

More about the position

The fellowship period is up to 4 years, with 3 years devoted to research education. The position may allow for a compulsory work load of 25% that consists of teaching and supervision duties and research assistance.The research fellow must take part in the Faculty’s approved PhD program and is expected to complete the project within the set fellowship period. The main purpose of the fellowship is research training leading to the successful completion of a PhD degree.

The applicant must, in collaboration with her/his supervisor, within 3 months after employment, have worked out a complete project description to be attached to the application for admission to the Doctoral degree: Link

Qualification requirements

  • A medical degree or master’s degree (120 ECTS) or an equivalent qualification in neuroscience, physics, mathematics or similar, minimum grade B (ECTS grading scale) or equivalent. The Master’s degree must include a thesis of at least 30 ECTS.
  • Documented experience with advanced data analysis.
  • Advanced programming skills in MATLAB, or experience with similar programming language with the ability to start using MATLAB with little transition.
  • Basic understanding of neuroscience.
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English

The following skills will be considered beneficial during evaluation of applications:

  • Deep knowledge of neuroscience and/or experience of working with laboratory animals, and two-photon microscopy or electrophysiology.
  • Experience with image analyses and electrophysiology data analyses.
  • Knowledge on advanced statistical methods, including regression models or machine learning.

Personal skills

The following personal skills will be considered beneficial during evaluation of applications:

  • Highly motivated and accurate candidate.
  • Good problem solving skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and as integrated member of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Good communication skills and teaching abilities.

We offer

  • salary NOK 501 200 – 553 500 per annum depending on qualifications in a position as PhD Research fellow, position code 1017.
  • attractive welfare benefits 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

  • cover letter statement of motivation and research interests
  • CV (summarizing education, positions and academic work)
  • copies of educational certificates (academic transcripts only)
  • a complete list of publications and academic works
  • list of reference persons: 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and phone number)

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.

Applicants may be called in for an interview.

Formal regulations

Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Research Fellowships at the University of Oslo.

No one can be appointed for more than one PhD Research Fellowship 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 appointment may be shortened/given a more limited scope within the framework of the applicable guidelines on account of any previous employment in academic positions.

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.

If there are qualified applicants with disabilities, employment gaps or immigrant background, we will invite at least one applicant from each of these categories to an interview.

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