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Postdoctoral fellowship in brain imaging genetics

Deadline: 31.07.2022

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.


Norment: Norwegian Centre for Mental Disorders Research is a part of the Institute of Clinical Medicine (Klinmed). Klinmed is one of three institutes under the Faculty. Klinmed is responsible for the Faculty's educational and research activities at Oslo University Hospital and Akershus University Hospital. With about 800 employees spread over approximately 425 man-labour years, Klinmed is the university's largest institute. Our activities follow the clinical activity at the hospitals and are spread across a number of geographical areas.

Job description

The position is available at the Institute of Clinical Medicine at University of Oslo, as part of the Centre of Excellence (CoE) NORMENT. Research at NORMENT focuses on severe mental disorders, aiming to improve our understanding of their biological underpinnings, and to identify markers of mental health and disorders.

The position is available at the Institute of Clinical Medicine at University of Oslo, as part of the Centre of Excellence (CoE) NORMENT. Research at NORMENT focuses on severe mental disorders, aiming to improve our understanding of their biological underpinnings, and to identify markers of mental health and disorders. For more information see here.

Job description

The fellow will perform analyses of large and complex data sets, spanning brain imaging, genetics and clinical data.

The goal is to reveal more of the genetic architecture underlying brain structure and function and to improve our understanding of the neurogenetic mechanisms underlying mental disorders.

The project is based in Oslo (Norway) with optional mobility to Tübingen (Germany) as the project PI coordinates projects in both places, e.g. short- or long-term stays and frequent exchange with researchers in both places.

The main purpose of post-doctoral research fellowships is to qualify researchers for work in top academic positions within their disciplines. Guidelines for appointments to post-doctoral research fellowships at the University of Oslo may be obtained here.

The position is funded for three years.

Qualification requirements

Applicants should have a completed or nearly completed PhD in a relevant discipline (e.g. neuroscience, biology, psychology, statistical genetics). It is acceptable if the degree will be formally obtained within three months from the deadline of the present call. The ideal candidate has excellent data analysis skills, is familiar with both neuroimaging and genetics analyses, and has excellent scientific writing skills. Hands-on experience with high performance computing and big data analysis is expected. The fellow will be key scientific personnel in the project at CoE NORMENT.

The ideal candidate:

  • Is ambitious and highly motivated for pursuing a career in science
  • Has a strong background in large-scale data-analysis of neuroimaging and genetics data
  • Is knowledgeable in programming languages and platforms such as python, R, Linux
  • Is goal oriented and enjoys working within a cross-disciplinary team
  • Has a strong command of English

We offer

  • We can offer an exciting research environment with a multidisciplinary profile and large opportunities for academic development
  • Salary NOK 544 900 - 615 000 per annum depending on qualifications
  • Favorable pension arrangements
  • Attractive welfare arrangements

How to apply

The application must include:

  • Application letter including motivation for applying for the position
  • CV (summarizing education, relevant work experience, grants etc)
  • A complete list of publications and academic work
  • Contact details of 2-3 references

After the initial screening process, short-listed candidates may be asked to submit selected publications, educational certificates and transcripts of records. The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system "Jobbnorge".

Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University's grading system. Please note that all documents should be in English.

In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on the documented, academic qualifications, and the quality of the project as well as the candidate's motivation and personal suitability. Interviews with the best qualified candidates will be arranged.

Candidates who have previously completed a Postdoctoral Research Fellow period funded by The Research Council of Norway will be evaluated for a three-year position as a Researcher (SKO 1109).

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.

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

For more information about the project please email the PI Tobias Kaufmann, [email protected]

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