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Postdoctoral Fellow in "Mouse models of brain repair after stroke"

Deadline: 07.05.2023

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

Applicants are invited for a 3-year position as a Postdoctoral Fellow in “Mouse models of brain repair after stroke” to be based in the lab of Professor Sandip Kanse, Department of Molecular Medicine, Institute of Basic Medical Sciences (IMB), University of Oslo.

More about the position

The postdoctoral fellowship is a cooperation project between Professor Sandip Kanse and Assoc. Professor Johanne Rinholm at the IMB.

The planned project will test the utility of human brain organoids in the repair of damaged brain after stroke. The primary task of the postdoctoral fellow will be to perform the mouse experiments related to brain damage and stroke, transplantation of brain organoids and performing behavioral studies. Experience in performing microsurgery in relation to stroke models is essentials and must be documented with publications. Experience in imaging techniques related to stroke and neuroscience in general is a plus

Candidates may be asked to demonstrate their skills with these techniques during the interview process. We are looking for a competent candidate with proven practical experience to carry out the project in a given time frame.

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

Qualification requirements

  • Applicants must hold a degree equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree in Biomedicine. Doctoral dissertation must be submitted for evaluation by the closing date. Appointment is dependent on the public defence of the doctoral thesis being approved.
  • Experience in performing microsurgery in relation to stroke models is essentials and must be documented with publications. Experience in imaging techniques related to stroke and neuroscience in general is a plus.
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English.
  • Felasa C accreditation.

Personal skills

The following qualifications will count in the assessment of the applicants:

  • Highly motivated and hard working
  • Good organizational skills and a structured approach to work
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work in an interdisciplinary environment

We offer

  • Salary 544 400 – 626 300 per annum depending on qualifications in a position as Postdoctoral Research Fellow, (position code 1352)
  • A professionally stimulating working environment
  • 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, summarizing scientific work and research interest)
  • CV (summarizing education, positions, scientific experience, catalogue of animal experiments performed and other qualifying activities)
  • Copies of educational certificates (academic transcripts only)
  • A complete list of publications (please do not attach publications or manuscripts)
  • 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 (or a Scandinavian language).

In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on the documented, academic qualifications as well as the candidates motivation and personal suitability. Interviews with the best qualified 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 post doctoral posts at UiO at the University of Oslo.

No one can be appointed for more than one post doctoral 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

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

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