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Research technician position (80%) in neurosciences

Deadline: 02.06.2023

Universitetet i Oslo

The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest ranked educational and research institution, with 28 000 students and 7 500 employees. With its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally recognised research communities, UiO is an important contributor to society.

Centre for Molecular Medicine Norway (NCMM) was established in 2008 and is the Norwegian node in the Nordic EMBL Partnership for Molecular Medicine. NCMM is a joint venture between the University of Oslo, Health Region South-East and the Research Council of Norway. From 2017 NCMM is merged with the Biotechnology Centre of Oslo and now has altogether 11 research groups. The overall objective of NCMM is to conduct cutting edge research in molecular medicine and biotechnology as well as facilitate translation of discoveries in basic medical research into clinical practice.

Job description

A 24­-month research technician position in neurosciences is available to join an interdisciplinary new research group at the University of Oslo at the intersection of system neuroscience, sleep research and neurobiological development. The successful applicant will join the group of Charlotte Boccara at the Norwegian Centre for Molecular Medicine.

Boccara’s team is composed of young international researchers coming from different backgrounds and benefits from a very good academic and social environment. Boccara has experience from publishing in top journals (Nature Communication 2022, Science 2019, Science 2017, Nature Neuroscience 2010, Science 2008). The team received three prestigious grants from the Norwegian research council for their project combining advanced techniques in in vivo electrophysiology with neurodevelopmental tools to investigate the role of sleep in cognitive development. The applicant technical tasks will encompass the followings: buildings electronics to monitor and manipulate sleep in rodent pups, taking care of rodent (husbandry, pre-handling, behaviour), histology and cell culture. In addition, the applicant will help with some administrative and ordering tasks.

Qualification requirements

  • Master in science. The ideal candidate should have a strong biology background with experience in several of the followings: electronics, animal experiments (rodents), histology, cell culture. The applicant must have an animal license type FELASA or equivalent. An understanding and experience with the UiO ordering system will be seen as a strong positive. The applicant must have demonstrated experience with building electrophysiology recording devices.

We offer

  • salary NOK 495 200 - 540 500 per annum depending on qualifications (position code 1020) with possibility for part-time working hour
  • Generous pension arrangements
  • Attractive welfare benefits
  • A friendly and supportive environment ideal for learning new methods
  • Oslo’s family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities

How to apply

The application must include

  • CV (summarizing education, positions and academic work)
  • copies of educational certificates (academic transcripts only)
  • documentation of english proficiency
  • 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

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.

Contact information

Inquiries about the positions can be directed to group leader Dr. Charlotte Boccara, charlotte.boccara@ncmm.uio.no

Inquiries about application can be directed to HR-adviser Nina Modahl, ninam@ncmm.uio.no

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