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Postdoctoral Fellow in Human Cardiovascular Physiology

Deadline: 30.11. 2020

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

A postdoctoral fellow is available at the Institute of Basic Medical Sciences (IMB), Division of Physiology. The position is funded by the Institute of Basic Medical Sciences for three years.

More about the position

The postdoctoral fellow will work in the human cardiovascular laboratory that studies cardiovascular regulation in healthy humans and in patients. The human cardiovascular laboratory is led by Associate Professor Maja Elstad. The group as a whole currently holds currently two PhD students, one master student and one technical posts.The project will investigate how the cerebral blood flow is controlled by central hemodynamics in healthy humans and in patients. We will investigate central hemodynamics, cerebral blood flow, blood pressure regulation and respiration in healthy adults and in patients with subarachnoidal hemorrhage (recruited at Oslo University Hospital). The project will investigate the cerebral blood flow response to blood volume shifts and positive pressure ventilation in humans. A tightly controlled brain blood flow is essential for brain function and survival, and patients with subarachnoidal hemorrhage are at risk for complications due to reduced cerebral blood flow control. The project title is: "Central hemodynamics is fundamental for cerebral blood flow in healthy humans and patients undergoing treatment after subarachnoidal hemorrhage". An abstract of the project description will be sent on request if you contact Associate Professor Maja Elstad ([email protected])

The candidate will have his/her postdoc project within the current project description.

The objective of this research fellowship is completion of research training to the level of an independent researcher. Candidate must hold an MD and be authorized to work in Norway as a physician, and have completed higher education equivalent to a Norwegian PhD. The fellowship period is three years devoted to research, with start date latest August 2021. The research fellow is expected to complete the project within the set fellowship period.

The main purpose of the fellowship is to qualify researchers for work in higher academic positions within their disciplines.

Qualification requirements

  • Medical doctor with Norwegian authorization
  • Applicants must hold a degree equivalent to a Norwegian PhD. Doctoral dissertation must be submitted for evaluation by the closing date. Appointment is dependent on the public defence of the doctoral thesis being approved.
  • Very good command of written and oral English
  • Good command in written and oral Norwegian (Scandinavian)
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Qualified in ultrasound techniques, including measuring Doppler signals
  • Collaboration skills
  • Experience in experimental work in humans
  • Experience in ethical permissions for clinical human research

Desirable qualifications:

  • Training as medical doctor in Anesthesiology, Internal Medicine, Surgery or similar
  • Postgraduate research experience, clinical and/or experimental
  • PhD in human cardiovascular physiology or clinical medicine
  • Interest in mathematics and physics
  • Publications from clinical and/or experimental work
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Fundamental skills of statistics in research

Personal skills

  • Ability to work independently
  • Productive and positive attitude
  • Clear communication
  • Good patient communication skills

We offer

• A challenging and friendly working environment

• Salary NOK 526 000 – 586 500 per annum depending on qualifications in position as Postdoctoral Research Fellow (position code 1352)

• Favorable pension arrangements

• Attractive welfare benefits

A career development programme designed for researchers at the beginning of their career: http://www.med.uio.no/english/research/postdoctoral-programme/

How to apply

The application must include:

  • Application letter (Motivation letter including a summary of the applicant’s scientific work and interests and describing how she/he fits the description of the person we seek)
  • CV (education since high school (place, grade), positions held and details of academic work)
  • List of publications, published abstracts, presentations
  • Copies of educational certificates and transcripts of records
  • Copies of up to three relevant publications of the candidate
  • Names and contact details of 2-3 referees (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number)

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

In assessing applications, particular emphasis will be placed upon the academic and personal ability of the candidate to complete the project within the given timeframe.Interviews with selected candidates will be arranged.

It is expected that the successful candidate will be able to complete the project in the course of the period of employment.

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.

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