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Postdoctoral Fellows (1 – 2) in Sociology, Demography or Behavior Genetics

Job description

There is a vacant position at the Department of Sociology and Human Geography for a Postdoctoral Fellow (SKO 1352) in Sociology, Demography or Behavior Genetics. The position is for a period of three years without compulsory work or fire years with compulsory work (primarily teaching duties).

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More about the position

The position is funded by the European Research Council and is dedicated to the newly established research project OPENFLUX. The project lies at the intersection of social science and genetics. Using both behavior and molecular genetic data linked with register data, we will examine social change across birth cohorts, change across the life course and transmission across generations in demographic and socioeconomic outcomes. In these efforts we will draw upon statistical methods from social sciences and genetics.

At the Department of Sociology and Human Geography, the project is part of the research group in Social Inequalities and Population Dynamics (SIPD). The Fellow will work closely with the principal investigator Professor Torkild Hovde Lyngstad, other members of the project staff, the project’s international collaborators, as well as other members of the SIPD group.

Qualification requirements and personal skills

  • Applicants must hold a degree equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree in sociology, demography, behavior genetics, or related field. The doctoral dissertation must be submitted for evaluation by the closing application date. Appointment is dependent on the public defense of the doctoral thesis being approved.
  • Applicants must have the capacity for independent academic research at a high level, preferably documented through publications in international journals.
  • Competitive applicants will have expertise in one of more of these fields/issues:
    • theories of social stratification and mobility and demographic change
    • statistical methods for behavior and molecular genetics
    • statistical methods for social sciences
    • administrative register data, twin/family data or molecular genetic data
    • open science practices and standards
  • Applicants must have excellent written and oral proficiency in English.

Residence in Norway is expected during the appointment, but Postdoctoral fellows are also encouraged to spend time abroad during the fellowship period.

We offer

  • salary NOK 523 200 – 605 500 per annum depending on qualifications
  • 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

  • Application letter. Please describe your motivation for applying for this position and explain how your background, research and experience is relevant to the research project.
  • CV summarizing education, positions, research experience, and other activities.
  • A complete list of publications 
  • Copies of educational certificates (academic transcripts only) 
  • Up to five academic works that the applicant wishes to have considered in the assessment process (a doctoral dissertation or a monograph will count as three publications). 
  • A 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. 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 capacity of the candidate to contribute to the project within the given timeframe, to interact within national and international networks, and to be part of a dynamic research group. Interviews with the best qualified candidates will be arranged.

The final hiring decision is the responsibility of the Department Board. The length of the employment period will be based on the Department’s budget situation and teaching needs as well as an evaluation of the overall qualifications of the successful candidate.

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 and 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.

Contact information

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About the University of 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 Department of Sociology and Human Geography is Norway’s leading department for both Sociology and Human Geography. The Department offers four Bachelor’s and three Master’s programmes. Research, teaching and dissemination activities within both fields are of the highest level. The Department is renowned both for the breadth of topics and methodologies employed and for its highly qualified researchers. Gender balance among the academic staff is an important distinguishing feature. The Department has 35 permanent academic staff, nearly 40 doctoral and post doctoral research fellows and 12 administrative staff members. There are approximately 80 PhD. candidates and 1500 students enrolled in the Department.

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Deadline

15th September 2019

Post expires on Sunday September 15th, 2019

Doctoral research fellow in stem cell differentiation at Hybrid Technology Hub, Center of Excellence, Institute of Basic Medical Sciences

Positions available to develop future models for diabetes research funded by UiO:Life Science Convergence environment

Convergence environments are interdisciplinary research environment/groups that aim to solve grand challenges related to health and environment. They are funded by UiO’s interdisciplinary strategic initiative UiO:Life Science.

Diabetes is a global disease affecting more than 400 million people. Disease burden due to life-threatening secondary complications means diabetes is now the 7th leading cause of death worldwide. A new era in science and medicine has emerged as a result of the possibilities offered by human stem cells. The newly established convergence environment “Artificial Biomimetic systems- the Niche of Islet Organoids (ABINO)” seeks to integrate our knowledge of islet biology and stem cell differentiation pathways, together with expertise in matrices, and acoustic-mechanical stimuli to develop novel differentiation protocols for generation of insulin producing cells. By applying deep learning and theoretical modelling approaches, we will optimize these protocols to improve differentiation efficiency and functionality to achieve true glucose responsive insulin producing cells. Development of such model systems could enable (i) therapeutic transplantation to cure diabetes, (ii) studies of diabetes development and progression, (iii) drug-screening for more effective treatments of diabetes. The ABINO project unites three centers of excellence, the Hybrid Technology Hub (HTH) (led by Prof. Stefan Krauss and Dr. Hanne Scholz), Rhythm, Time and Motion (RITMO) (led by Prof. Anne Danielsen and Asst. Prof. Alexander Jensenius) and the Centre for Computing in Science Education  (FI/CCSE) (led by Prof. Anders Malthe-Sørensen) to achieve its ambitious goals. The candidates will work together (share same office) and be part of a large and closely interacting interdisciplinary team of basic scientists, clinicians, computational biologists, physicists, and musicians in all three location.

About the position

A three-year PhD Fellowship position is available in the Hybrid Technology Hub – Centre of Excellence (HTH-CoE) at the Institute of Basic Medical Sciences at University of Oslo, Norway. The position is part of the newly established Convergence environment ABINO funded by UiO’s interdisciplinary strategic area UiO:Life Science.

About the Hybrid Technology Hub

The Hybrid Technology Hub (HTH) is a Centre of Excellence (CoE) funded by the Research Council of Norway and is located at the Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, at the University of Oslo. The overall objective of the Hybrid Technology Hub is to develop a “organ on a chip” platform that reproduces core energy metabolism within energy regulating organs of the human body and which will allow real time data acquisition upon exposure to therapeutic tools.

Job description

The candidate will work on understanding the differentiation process from stem cells to pancreatic beta cells. It is expected that the individual will be involved in high-impact publications and have an eagerness for career development. The research fellow will be employed by HTH-CoE and must take part in the PhD program at the Faculty of Medicine. The  main purpose of the fellowship is research training leading to the successful completion of a PhD degree. The position is available for 3 years.

Major responsibilities 

  • Conduct relevant analyses within the project
  • Learn and develop methods for stem cell differentiation towards insulin producing islet-like cells including complex stem cell set up.
  • Collaborate with all members of the Convergence environment, including technicians, PhD students and postdoctoral researchers
  • Write progress reports, high quality manuscripts for publication and fulfill the requirements of the PhD program at the Faculty of Medicine

Qualification requirements

  • Applicants must hold a Master’s degree with a strong scientific background relevant to the position
  • Scientific creativity and ability to drive own research ideas to a successful conclusion
  • Excellent written, oral and presentation skills (English)
  • Proven ability to work and collaborate within a multidisciplinary environment
  • Knowledge in stem cell culture, and diabetes research will be an advantage

We offer

  • An inspiring and friendly work environment with strong mentoring
  • National and international collaborators
  • salary NOK 479 600 – 523 200 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
  • CV (summarizing education, positions and academic work)
  • copies of educational certificates (academic transcripts only)
  • a complete list of publications and academic works
  • list of at least two reference persons (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and phone number)
  • letters of recommendation (optional)

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 and 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.

Contact information

Project leader Dr. Hanne Scholz, hanne.scholz@medisin.uio.no (phone +47 97514215)

Administrative coordinator Haakon Berg Johnsen, h.b.johnsen@medisin.uio.no

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About the University of 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.

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Deadline

1st September 2019

Post expires on Sunday September 1st, 2019

3 PhD Fellowships at the Faculty of Theology

Job description

Applications are invited for up to 3 positions in a Research Fellowship as a PhD Candidate to be based at the Faculty of Theology, University of Oslo. Starting date is 1st February 2020.

Applicants must develop a project that is thematically relevant to one or more of the research groups at the Faculty: https://www.tf.uio.no/english/research/groups/.

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More about the position

The appointment is for a period of 3 years. All PhD Candidates who submit their doctoral dissertation for assessment within 3 years or 3 ½ years after the start of their PhD position, will be offered, respectively, a 12 or 6 month Completion Grant.

The research fellows must take part in the Faculty’s approved PhD 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 PhD degree. The successful candidate is expected to join the existing research milieu or network and contribute to its development. Read more about the doctoral degree.

A research stay abroad during the employment period is expected, but relative to funding available.

Qualifications

  • Theology, or a corresponding type of degree or education. The degree must have been obtained by the time of application.
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position.
  • Emphasis will also be placed on the following in the assessment of the applicants:
    • The quality of the project description
    • Academic and personal ability to complete the project within the given timeframe
    • Ability to cooperate and willingness to participate in interdisciplinary cooperation

We offer

  • Salary NOK 479.600-513.600 per annum, depending on qualifications in a position as PhD Research fellow, (position code 1017)
  • Professional development in a stimulating academic 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 and research interests
  • a project description, including progress plan and any plans for a stay abroad (max. 5 pages)
  • CV (summarizing education, positions and academic work)
  • copies of educational certificates (academic transcripts only)
  • evt. documentation of english proficiency
  • a complete list of publications and academic works
  • a 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.

When evaluating the application, emphasis will be given to the eventuelt “project description” and 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 and 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.

Contact information

Tittel: Anders Runesson, phone number: +47-22850305, email: anders.runesson@teologi.uio.no

Tittel: Rigmor Smith-Gahrsen, phone number: +47-22850311, email: rigmor.smith-gahrsen@teologi.uio.no

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About the University of 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 Faculty of Theology at the University of Oslo has a total of 68 staff and ca. 350 students. The faculty conducts research in the fields of biblical studies, church history, systematic theology, practical theology, diaconal and interreligious studies and offers programmes for the theological education for clerical ministry as well as a number of other academic study programmes within the field of religion.

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Deadline

1st September 2019

Post expires on Sunday September 1st, 2019

2 Postdoctoral Fellowships at the Faculty of Theology

Job description

Applications are invited for up to two 3 year positions as Postdoctoral Fellow to be based at the Faculty of Theology, University of Oslo.

Each applicant must develop a project that is thematically relevant to one or more of the research groups at the Faculty: https://www.tf.uio.no/english/research/groups/.

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More about the position

The appointment is a fulltime position, 10% of which is devoted to required duties, usually in the form of teaching activities.

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

Applicants are asked to develop a focused research project with clear aims and research questions, and an appropriate methodological approach. The postdoctoral project should be well positioned in the international research field, and novelty in methodological approaches is a strength.

Experience in international publishing of high quality in the relevant research field is an advantage, as is international research experience. The successful candidate has the ability to conduct independent research of high quality, while at the same time taking an interest in collaborating with colleagues and contributing to the further development of one or more of the research groups at the Faculty.

The position offers good opportunities for advancing an internationally oriented research career. A research stay abroad during the employment period is expected, but relative to funding available.

Qualifications

  • Applicants must hold a degree equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree in the relevant field. Doctoral dissertation must be submitted for evaluation by the closing date. Appointment is dependent on the public defence of the doctoral thesis being approved.
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position.

We offer

  • Salary NOK 523.200-573.100 per annum, depending on qualifications in a position as Postdoctor (position code 1352)
  • Professional development in a stimulating academic 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)
  • project description, including progress plan and any plans for a stay abroad (max. 5 pages)
  • CV (summarizing education, positions, pedagogical experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activity)
  • copies of educational certificates (academic transcripts only)
  • a complete list of publications
  • 5 academic works that the applicant wishes to be considered
  • 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. 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, the project description (whenever this is required in the call for applicants), and the quality of the project 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 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 and 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.

Contact information

Professor Anders Runesson, phone number: +47-22850305, e-mail: anders.runesson@teologi.uio.no

Senior Advisier Rigmor Smith-Gahrsen, phone number: +47-22850311, e-mail: rigmor.smith-gahrsen@teologi.uio.no

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About the University of 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 Faculty of Theology at the University of Oslo has a total of 68 staff and ca. 350 students. The faculty conducts research in the fields of biblical studies, church history, systematic theology, practical theology, diaconal and interreligious studies and offers programmes for the theological education for clerical ministry as well as a number of other academic study programmes within the field of religion.

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Deadline

1st September 2019

Post expires on Sunday September 1st, 2019

POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP IN LINGUISTIC EXPLORATIONS BEYOND LANGUAGE

Job description

A Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship (SKO 1352) in Linguistic Explorations beyond Language is available at the Department of Linguistics and Scandinavian Studies (ILN), University of Oslo.

The position is associated with the Super Linguistics Research Group (https://www.hf.uio.no/iln/english/research/groups/super-linguistics/index.html) and is funded by the faculty of Humanities.

The candidate is expected to present a research project with clear relevance for the emerging field of ‘Super Linguistics’, defined as the application of formal linguistic methodology (and methodology inspired by formal linguistics, especially from the perspective of syntax, semantics and the syntax-semantics interface) to diverse non-standard objects (such as gestures, music, dance, non-verbal pictorial representations, animal calls, etc.). Of specific interest are interdisciplinary proposals that combine formal linguistic approaches with approaches from areas such as (but not limited to) musicology, psychology, ethology, cognitive science, human movement science, robotics, or informatics. We seek strongly motivated, competent and internationally oriented candidates, with high-ranking qualifications in their relevant area of research.

The position is available for a period of 2 years.

The successful candidate is expected to become part of the research environment/network of the department and contribute to its development. The main purpose of postdoctoral research fellowships is to qualify researchers for work in higher academic positions within their disciplines.

Qualification requirements

  • PhD or equivalent academic qualifications with a specialization in linguistics, philosophy, musicology, psychology, biology (ethology), cognitive science, human movement science, robotics, informatics, or other relevant field. The applicant is required to document that the degree corresponds to the profile for the post.
  • The candidate’s research project must be closely connected to the Super Linguistics Research Group, including experience with research in formal linguistics (syntax, semantics, the syntax-semantics interface, and/or related fields)
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position

The doctoral dissertation must be submitted for evaluation by the closing date. Appointment is dependent on the public defence of the doctoral thesis (or equivalent)  being approved.

In the evaluation of the applications, emphasis will be placed on:

  • The project’s scientific merit, research-related relevance and innovation
  • The applicant’s estimated academic and personal ability to carry out the project within the allotted time frame and contribute to the Super Linguistics Research Group
  • The quality of the project description
  • The applicant’s research suitability for the Super Linguistics Research Group, as documented by relevant manuscripts and/or publications
  • Documented experience with methodology (e.g., experimental and/or statistical) that is relevant for the proposed research project
  • Documented skills with software/analysis tools that are relevant for the proposed research project, including programming skills in Matlab, Python and/or similar environments
  • Good co-operative skills, and the ability to successfully join in academic collaboration within and across disciplines.
  • Interest in areas such as animal communication (especially primate linguistics), body movement (especially gestures or dance), multimodality, music and/or audio-visual media is considered an advantage.

We offer

How to apply

The application must include

  • Application letter describing the applicant’s qualifications and motivation for the position
  • Curriculum Vitae with grades listed (with a list of education, positions, teaching experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activities)
  • List of publications and unpublished works
  • Project description (3 – 5 pages). The project description must present a feasible progress plan and clarify how the applicant will approach the postdoctoral project topic empirically, theoretically and methodologically. It is expected that the applicant will be able to complete the project during the period of appointment

Diplomas, certificates, doctoral thesis and other academic works may be requested later.

Please note that all documents must be in English or a Scandinavian language. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University’s grading system.

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system, please follow the link “apply for this job”.

The short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview.

Formal regulations

See also Regulations concerning Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships.

Following the Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova) § 25, Chapter 2, information about the applicant may be used in the public list of applicants even if the applicant opts out from the entry in the public application list.

The University of Oslo has an Acquisition of Rights Agreement for the purpose of securing rights to intellectual property created by its employees, including research results.

The University of Oslo aims to achieve a balanced gender composition in the workforce and to recruit people with ethnic minority backgrounds.

Contact information

For questions about the position:

Head of Administration: Jan Halvor Undlien

Head of Department: Piotr Garbacz

Contact for the Super Linguistics Research Group: Pritty Patel-Grosz

For questions about the recruitment process:

HR Adviser: Tonje Olsen

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About the University of 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 Department of Linguistics and Scandinavian Studies (ILN) is one of seven departments at The Faculty of Humanities (HF). The department conducts research, teaching and dissemination in general linguistics, Nordic languages (Scandinavian linguistics and Norwegian as a second language), multilingualism, medieval studies (Norse philology and Celtic), Nordic literature (including dissemination of literature and Ibsen-studies), and rhetoric and verbal communication. The Department hosts a socio-cognitive laboratory offering powerful equipment for various types of experiments and studies

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Deadline

20th September 2019

Post expires on Friday September 20th, 2019