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PhD Research Fellow in neuroscience

Deadline: 15.05.2023

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 to be based at the Division of Physiology, Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, University of Oslo. The position is available in the group of Assoc. Prof. Johanne Egge Rinholm (group website) in collaboration with the group of Prof. Sandip Kanse (group website)

More about the position

The project is focused on transplantation of brain organoids into the injured mouse brain. We use a combination of mouse models and human brain organoids in this project, where the candidate hired for this position will have main focus on brain organoids. Methods include work with cell, tissue and organoid cultures, optogenetics and viral constructs.

The research fellow must take part in the Faculty’s approved Ph.D. 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 Ph.D. degree.

Two months after employment the applicant must, in collaboration with their two supervisors, prepare a complete project description to be attached to the application for admission to the doctoral program.

For more information, please visit our web site .

Qualification requirements

  • Applicants must hold a Master’s degree in neuroscience, molecular biology or related field, or a medical degree, minimum grade B (ECTS grading scale) or equivalent. The Master’s degree must include a thesis of at least 30 ECTS.
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English are expected.
  • Strong laboratory, analytical, and communication skills
  • Experience with some of the methods listed above will be considered an advantage

Personal skills

We are seeking a highly motivated, ambitious, and skilled candidate. The candidate must be able to work independently, but also have good interpersonal skills and desire to contribute to strengthening the research environment.

We offer

  • A productive and motivating research environment
  • Salary NOK 501 200- 544 400 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 (1-2 pages)
  • CV (summarizing education, positions and academic work)
  • Copies of educational certificates (academic transcripts only)
  • List of 2-3 references with contact information

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 (or a Scandinavian language).

When evaluating the application, emphasis will be given to the applicant’s academic and personal prerequisites to carry out the project. 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 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.

Contact information

  • Assoc. Professor Johanne Egge Rinholm, tel: +47 90768382, e-mail: j.e.rinholm@medisin.uio.no
  • Professor Sandip Kanse, tel: +47 22851464, e-mail: Sandip.Kanse@medisin.uio.no

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