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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

Researcher in clinical neuroscience and neuroimaging

Job description

Applications are invited for a position as Researcher (SKO 1109) to be based at the Department of Psychology, University of Oslo. The position is linked to the project BRAINMINT (Brains and minds in transition: The dark side of neuroplasticity during sensitive life phases), which is funded by an ERC Starting Grant (PI: Lars T. Westlye) for a period of 5 years. The project aims to increase our understanding of individual differences in the susceptibility for mental disorders during transformative life phases.

The successful candidate will be affiliated with the Multimodal Imaging group (PI, Lars T. Westlye, l.t.westlye@psykologi.uio.no) at the Norwegian Centre for Mental Disorders Research (NORMENT), University of Oslo. NORMENT is a Norwegian Centre of Excellence aiming to disentangle the neurobiological, genetic, psychological and environmental factors contributing to the development of mental illness. Through our infrastructure for clinical evaluations, cognitive assessment, neuroimaging and biobanking we are assembling a large imaging genetics database comprising data from healthy controls and patients suffering from schizophrenia and bipolar disorders, in addition to other brain disorders. NORMENT Multimodal Imaging group (https://www.med.uio.no/norment/english/research/groups/multimodal-imaging) currently comprises two faculty, nine researchers/postdoctoral fellows and several PhD fellows and graduate students. The group is directly involved in various large-scale international collaborative efforts and consortia, to which the successful candidate is expected to contribute.

More about the position

The primary objective of BRAINMINT is to address the hypothesis that common mechanisms which boost neuroplasticity during transitional phases increase the sensitivity to the environment and promote adaptation to changing demands, but at the cost of increased susceptibility to mental disorders if exposed to a combination of genetic risk and adverse environmental triggers. Employing an accelerated longitudinal design, we will zero in on two transformative phases which are associated with both increased neuroplasticity and prevalence of mental disorders, namely adolescence and pregnancy. 

We will combine imaging genetics data from existing large-scale resources with a novel data collection, including multi-modal brain and body MRI, cognitive tests, clinical phenotyping, and blood samples. Together with research assistants and other postdocs and PhD candidates, the successful applicant will play a central role in coordinating the data collection, and will be involved in all phases of the project including study design, piloting, recruitment, coordination, data analysis, and dissemination. 

Qualification requirements

  • Applicants must hold a degree equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree in psychology, medicine, cognitive neuroscience, or other relevant fields. Candidates who have submitted their thesis for evaluation within the application deadline will be considered.
  • Candidates with a documented and hands-on experience with study coordination, data collection and handling of participants will be preferred. Clinically oriented education (clinical psychologist, physician etc) is an advantage.
  • An innovative, active and strong research profile with excellent documented potential for performing high quality research. Experience with human cognitive and affective neuroscience in relation to mental health and resilience is a benefit. 
  • Documented experience with some or all of the following is required: Experimental cognitive neuroscience, neuroimaging, imaging genetics, network analysis, and machine learning.
  • Documented experience with statistical analysis and programming (R, Matlab, python or similar) is required.
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English is required.
  • Documented interest and experience in performing and/or promoting Open Science practices and research transparency will be regarded as a substantial strength.

Personal skills

  • Ambitious and innovative with a documented ability to contribute and thrive in an inter-disciplinary and active research environment.
  • Excellent communication and collaborative skills (team player).

We offer

  • Salary (NOK 515 200- 620 000[approx. €51k – 63k] per year), – depending on experience and qualifications.
  • An ambitious and exciting research environment with a strong multidisciplinary profile and excellent opportunities for academic development.
  • Attractive welfare benefits (https://www.uio.no/english/for-employees/employment/welfare/), including excellent benefits for families (kindergarten, paid paternal/maternal leave etc) and a generous pension agreement. In addition, Oslo offers a highly family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities in its immediate surroundings.
  • Starting date: As soon as possible after August 1st 2019

How to apply

The application must include:

  • Cover letter (statement of motivation, summarizing scientific work and research interest, career plan).
  • CV (summarizing education, positions, pedagogical experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activity including grant applications etc).
  • Copies of educational certificates (academic transcripts only).
  • A complete list of publications (including preprints with valid links). Publications should not be submitted along with the initial application.
  • List of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and phone number)

In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on the documented academic qualifications, as well as the candidate’s motivation and personal suitability. Interviews with the shortlisted candidates will be arranged.

Formal regulations

Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Postdoctoral and Researcher positions 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

Title: Associate professor Lars T. Westlye, phone number: +47 971 63 221, e-mail: l.t.westlye@psykologi.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 Department of Psychology is one of seven units of the Faculty of Social Sciences, and has 75 permanent and 70 temporary members of scientific staff. Degrees are offered at bachelor and master level, plus a clinical training programme, and the PhD programme has 140 students.

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Deadline

4th August 2019

Post expires on Sunday August 4th, 2019

Scientia Fellows II – First Call – 54 MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships in Health Life Sciences

Description

SCIENTIA FELLOWS is a transnational research fellowship programme in the field of Health Life Sciences launched and managed by the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Oslo. It is partly funded by the EU Horizon 2020 under the Maria Skłodowska-Curie scheme – Co-funding of Regional, National and International Programmes (COFUND).

SCIENTIA FELLOWS is committed to support experienced researchers by providing them with excellent research environments and opportunities for career development. The programme supports innovation activities and cross-sectoral collaborations.

In call 1 we offer 54 positions in over 30 broad thematic areas within Health Life Sciences. 

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We offer

  • Excellent research environments
  • International collaboration and networking
  • Cross-sectoral opportunities
  • Career advancement
  • Good working conditions
  • Access to research and transferable skills training
  • Access to special career development programmes: the Postdoctoral programme and School of Health Innovation
  • Salary NOK 515 000 per annum depending on qualifications in position as Postdoctoral Research Fellow (position code 1352) or Researcher (position code 1109/1108). The salary level will be assessed for each individual employee based on current regulations. See further details about salary on our website, under Terms and conditions. 

Eligibility

Researchers from all countries are eligible for the programme, yet they must be fluent in English (both written and spoken) and:

• possess a PhD degree (at the latest by 1 November 2019), or have at least four years of full-time equivalent research experience since obtaining a university diploma. 

• comply with the mobility requirements that depend on the chosen fellowship scheme

For all fellowships, in order to be eligible a researcher must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of the host organisation for more than 12 months in the last 3 years immediately prior to the Call deadline.

For details, see Guide for Applicants on our website.

Types of fellowships

• Incoming – for postdoctoral researchers from all over the world (who have not resided or carried out their main activity in Norway for more than 12 months in the last 3 years immediately prior to Call deadline) willing to conduct their research work at the University of Oslo. (duration 12-36 months)

• Outgoing – for postdoctoral researchers from all over the world, who apply to work as a seconded/visiting researcher in a host organisation outside Norway (provided that they have not resided or carried out their main activity in the country of the host organisation for more than 12 months in the last 3 years immediately prior to Call deadline) and to continue with a reintegration phase at the University of Oslo. (duration 12-24 months + 12 months)

Incoming fellowships: University of Oslo.

Outgoing: Stanford University (USA), Imperial College London (UK), University of Cambridge (UK), Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Stanford Institute of Medicine (USA), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases,Rockville (USA), University of Würzburg (DE), Germany, University of Chicago (USA).

There are 35 broad thematic areas in Call 1.

For further details about: eligibility, thematic areas, application procedure and Hosts, please check the website.

How to apply

Please save the filled in document with your surname in the file name, e.g. SURNAME_Att.3Before starting the online application process, please familiarise yourself carefully with our application requirements. It is essential that all required attachments are uploaded. See the Guide for Applicants and other information about how to apply on our website.

The application consists of the four mandatory attachments and supporting documents as explained in the Guide for Applicants:

Please save and upload all attachments with your surname in the file name, e.g. SURNAME_Att.3

The application portal “JobbNorge” has a field for application text and a standard CV template. We ask you not to fill in any application text in the portal (you may type your chosen thematic area in order to get to the next step), and to only fill in your personal details in the CV stage. Your attached CV and other documents listed above will form the basis for the evaluation process.

The application with attachments must be delivered here in our electronic recruiting system. Please note that all documents should be in English.

Evaluation criteria can be found in the Guide for Applicants.
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.

Candidates who have previously been employed as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Oslo may be offered employment as a researcher (SKO 1109), if they are otherwise eligible. Candidates without a PhD, but who are otherwise eligible, may be offered employment as researcher (SKO 1108).

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

http://www.med.uio.no/scientia-fellows, e-mail: scientia-fellows@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 Faculty of Medicine was established in 1814 and is the oldest medical faculty in Norway. The Faculty is organized into three basic units and has approximately 1,500 employees and about 2000 students.

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Deadline

20th August 2019

Post expires on Tuesday August 20th, 2019

PhD Research Fellow in Human Geography

Job description

There is a vacant position at the Department of Sociology and Human Geography for a research fellow (SKO 1017) in Human Geography. The position is for a period of up to three years without compulsory work or four years with 25% compulsory work (primarily teaching).

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Requirements

Applicants must have a master’s degree/second-level degree in Human Geography or equivalent. Candidates from other disciplinary backgrounds who wish to apply must demonstrate in their application letter that their educational background, master’s thesis and project proposal fall within the scope of Human Geography. The Master’s degree must include a thesis of at least 30 ECTS. Applicants must have a minimum grade B (ECTS grading scale) or equivalent. The master’s thesis must have been submitted before the application deadline. A prerequisite for taking up the position is the successful completion of a master’s degree.

Applicants should have research interests within one or more of the main areas of research within Human Geography at the Department: Urban studies and planning, Climate adaptation and transformation, Development and politics or Economic and labour geography. Questions regarding the scope of the thematic areas may be addressed to Professor Kristian Stokke (see below). The applicant must provide a tentative description (5-10 pages) of a PhD research project that she or he plans to carry out during the fellowship period. The project description should include an account of how the project relates to the mentioned research areas.

The position requires that the person who is hired participates in the Faculty of Social Sciences’ organised research education programme (PhD programme) and that the work results in a doctorate in Human Geography. The person who is hired will automatically be admitted to the PhD programme. Residence in Norway is expected, but PhD fellows are also encouraged to spend time abroad during the fellowship period.

Applicants must have native or near-native competence in English or a Scandinavian language.

The hiring process will include an interview. In addition to an overall evaluation of the applicant’s grades, particular emphasis will be placed on the quality of the project proposal and the master’s thesis as well as the applicant’s personal prerequisites to carry out the project.

The final hiring decision is the responsibility of the Department Board. The length of the employment period will be based on a consideration of the Department’s  budget situation. In addition, teaching needs and the overall qualifications of the successful candidate will be taken into consideration.

We offer

  • salary NOK 449 400 – 505 800 per annum depending on qualifications
  • an academically 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

  • A letter of application
  • A project proposal (5-10 pages) which must include the topic, relevant theory and methods and time-line. Applicants are expected to be able to complete the project during the appointment period. If the project requires field work/data collection, costs must be calculated and presented in a budget.
  • CV with full summary of education, practice and academic work (including publications). The period of enrolment (admission-completion) in the master’s study programme must be specified.
  • Academic transcripts (university degrees only)
  • Copy of Master’s degree diploma
  • Master’s thesis

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 must 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

Faculty of Social Sciences

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

12th August 2019

Post expires on Monday August 12th, 2019

Doctoral research fellow in imaging genetics and machine learning

Job description

A 4-year PhD research position is available at the Department of Psychology, University of Oslo. The position is funded by the UiO:Life Science Convergence Environment (https://www.uio.no/english/research/strategic-research-areas/life-science/research/convergence-environments/4ment/), and the candidate will be integrated in a cross-disciplinary team spanning psychology, medicine, computational neuroscience, genetics and philosophy. The focus of this position is to advance methods for personalized approaches in clinical neuroscience by integrating genetic, imaging and clinical data using machine learning.

The position is affiliated with the Multimodal Imaging group (https://www.med.uio.no/norment/english/research/groups/multimodal-imaging; assoc. prof. Lars T. Westlye, at the Norwegian Centre for Mental Disorders Research (NORMENT) and the Center for Lifespan Changes in Brain and Cognition (https://www.oslobrains.no/; assoc. prof. Yunpeng Wang), University of Oslo.

NORMENT is a Norwegian Centre of Excellence aiming to identify causes and improve treatment of mental illness. The Multimodal Imaging group is funded by an ERC Starting Grant in addition to several grants from the Research council of Norway and the Norwegian Regional Health Authorities. The group is directly involved in various large-scale international collaborative efforts and consortia, to which the successful candidate is expected to contribute.

LCBC is an international and multi-disciplinary research center. It coordinates the largest EU funded project studying lifespan changes in brain and cognition, ‘LifeBrain’ (https://www.oslobrains.no/), and a number of projects funded by the ERC, the Norwegian Research Council, EU and The National Health Association. LCBC was in 2015, as one of five, appointed status as a “world leading” research group at the University of Oslo.

More about the position

The fellowship will be for a period of 4 years, including 25% compulsory work for UiO:Life Science. In addition to large-scale imaging genetics data from population-based studies (e.g ABCD, UK Biobank), our group has collected genetic (SNP, DNA methylation; proteomic), brain imaging (MRI, fMRI, and PET) and clinical (symptoms, diagnosis) data from a large number of patients with mental disorders and healthy controls.

The candidate is expected to use and/or develop machine learning models to integrate such data to expand our knowledge about risk and protective factors in relation to mental disorders. The candidate will work closely with other PhD and post doc fellows from other disciplines such as neurosciences, psychology, molecular biology and mathematics.

Qualification requirements

  • Applicants must hold a Master’s degree within a relevant field, with documented experience in machine learning, data mining, bioinformatics, biostatistics, or computer sciences. Previous training in brain imaging or statistical genetics will be preferred, but is not a prerequisite.
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English.
  • Experience with statistical analysis and programming in at least one of following languages: R, Python, Matlab, Julia, C++/C, Java.

Personal skills

  • Candidates who are ambitious, innovative, self-motivated and organized will be preferred.
  • The candidate must be qualified for admission to the PhD program at the Faculty of Social Science, University of Oslo (https://www.uio.no/english/research/phd/).

We offer

  • Salary (NOK 449 400- 505 800per year) – depending on experience and qualifications.
  • An ambitious and exciting research environment with a strong multidisciplinary profile and excellent opportunities for academic development.
  • Attractive welfare benefits (https://www.uio.no/english/for-employees/employment/welfare/), including excellent benefits for families (kindergarten, paid paternal/maternal leave etc) and a generous pension agreement.
  • In addition, Oslo offers a highly family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities in its immediate surroundings.

How to apply

The application must include:

  • Cover letter (statement of motivation, summarizing scientific work and research interest, including a brief career plan).
  • CV (summarizing education, positions, academic output [publications, software, code etc] and other qualifying activity including grant applications etc.
  • Copies of educational certificates (academic transcripts only).
  • A complete list of publications, if any (including preprints with valid links).
  • List of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and phone number)

In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on the documented, academic qualifications, as well as the candidate’s motivation and personal suitability. Interviews with the shortlisted candidates will be arranged.

Formal regulations

Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to PhD positions 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

Assoc prof Yunpeng Wang (yunpeng.wang@psykologi.uio.no)

Assoc prof Lars T. Westlye (l.t.westlye@psykologi.uio.nol.t.westlye@psykologi.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 Department of Psychology is one of seven units of the Faculty of Social Sciences, and has 75 permanent and 70 temporary members of scientific staff. Degrees are offered at bachelor and master level, plus a clinical training programme, and the PhD programme has 140 students.

Read the job description at the university homepage

Apply for this job

Deadline

4th August 2019

Post expires on Sunday August 4th, 2019

PhD Research Fellow in Sociology

Job description

There is a vacant position at the Department of Sociology and Human Geography for a PhD research fellow (SKO 1017) in Sociology. The position is for a period of three years without compulsory work or four year with compulsory work (primarily teaching duties).

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More about the position

The position is funded by the Research Council of Norway and is dedicated to the newly established interdisciplinary research center PROMENTA in which the Department of Sociology and Human Geography will participate with the project Drug Policy Reform. We will investigate the development of international drug policy, new knowledge regimes, drug user careers, social marginalization and the possible consequences of decriminalization of the use and possession of drugs. We will also monitor new patterns of alcohol and drug use among adolescents, associated sociocultural aspects and identities, and new models of prevention and sanctioning by social workers, the police and the court system. 

The PhD fellow is expect to design a project that explores patterns of illegal drug use (in particular cannabis) and drug dealing among adolescents and young adults, in the wealthier Western areas of Oslo, where such use is prevalent. Many violations of the Act relating to medicinal goods will, after the reform, probably no longer result in criminal sanctions. What are the consequences for these drug users with regard to patterns of drug use, identity development and possible marginalization? To what degree are they met with preventive efforts from the school, health care services and social workers? Is the police force present in their milieu? The PhD is expected to explore what happens with regard to illegal drug use among seemingly resourceful youth in the wake of the reform, by means of ethnographic fieldwork and qualitative data, expanding on previous research at our department.

The successful candidate will design a project that builds on qualitative data sources, such as participant observation and qualitative interviews. The PhD fellow is expected to contribute to the theorizing about socialization to drug use and methods of prevention.

The PhD fellow will be part of the larger interdisciplinary PROMENTA center and take part in activities involving researchers from other disciplines and institutes. The fellow will work closely with a research group lead by Professor Willy Pedersen.

Qualification requirements

Applicants must have a master’s degree/second-level degree in Sociology or equivalent. Candidates from other disciplinary backgrounds must demonstrate in their application letter that their educational background, master’s thesis and project proposal fall within the scope of Sociology. Candidates must have documented skills in qualitative data collection and analysis. The Master’s degree must include a master thesis. Applicants must have a minimum grade B (ECTS grading scale) or equivalent. The master’s thesis must have been submitted before the application deadline. A prerequisite for taking up the position is the successful completion of a master’s degree. The successful applicant must be able to carry out interviews in Norwegian (or another Scandinavian language) and English.

Applicants should have research interests within the areas described above. The position requires that the person who is hired participates in the Faculty of Social Sciences’ organised research education programme (PhD programme) and that the work results in a doctorate in Sociology. The person who is hired will automatically be admitted to the PhD programme.

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

The hiring process will include an interview. In addition to an overall evaluation of the applicant’s grades, particular emphasis will be placed on the quality of the project proposal and the master’s thesis.

The final hiring decision is the responsibility of the Department Board. The length of the employment period will be based on a consideration of the Department’s  budget situation. In addition teaching needs and the overall qualifications of the successful candidate will be taken into consideration

We offer

  • salary NOK 449 400 – 505 800 per annum, depending on qualifications
  • an academically 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

  • A letter of application
  • A project proposal (approximately 5 pages) which must include the topic, relevant theory and methods and time-line. Applicants are expected to be able to complete the project during the appointment period.
  • CV with full summary of education, practice, academic employment and any publications. The period of enrolment (admission-completion) in the master’s study programme must be specified.
  • Academic transcripts (university degrees only)
  • Copy of Master’s degree diploma
  • Master’s thesis.

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).

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.

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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

12. August 2019

Post expires on Monday August 12th, 2019

PhD Research Fellowship in Machine learning for image analysis

Job description

A PhD Research Fellowship in Machine learning for image analysis is available at the Department of Informatics.

The fellowship period is 3 years. Candidates may be offered one additional year by the Department of Informatics; the 4 years position then entails a compulsory work load of 25% that consists of teaching and supervision duties.

No one can be appointed for more than one PhD Research Fellowship period at the University of Oslo.Starting date no later than 01.10.2019.

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More about the position

The position is located in the Digital Signal Processing and Image Analysis (DSB) group, and will focus on deep learning for image analysis for complex visual data. The focus of the position will be on studying methods for understanding the explainability and robustness of deep learning based on convolutional networks for image recognition. If the network predicts a certain object, e.g. a tumor, the goal is to be able to provide insights into what supports this decision in different layers, and which spatial regions are most important, and how certain is the prediction.

The DSB group works on several imaging applications.  The candidate will work on deep learning applied to several of these image analysis applications, to investigate the measures of explanation related to the application.

Qualification requirements

The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences has a strategic ambition of being a leading research faculty. Candidates for these fellowships will be selected in accordance with this, and expected to be in the upper segment of their class with respect to academic credentials.

  • Master’s degree or equivalent preferably in machine learning or image analysis. A background in physics/statistics/applied mathematics can also be considered given that the candidate has formal competence in machine learning and/or image analysis
  • Foreign completed degree (M.Sc.-level) corresponding to a minimum of four years in the Norwegian educational system
  • Documented knowledge and experience in Python programming is required
  • Documented knowledge and experience in frameworks like TensorFlow or PyTorch is desirable
  • A solid background in mathematics, linear algebra, and/or statistics is also required
  • Candidates without a Master’s degree have until 30 June, 2019 to complete the final exam

Grade requirements:

The norm is as follows:

  • the average grade point for courses included in the Bachelor’s degree must be C or better in the Norwegian educational system
  • the average grade point for courses included in the Master’s degree must be B or better in the Norwegian educational system
  • the Master’s thesis must have the grade B or better in the Norwegian educational system
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English

http://www.mn.uio.no/english/research/phd/application/application.html

We offer

  • salary NOK 449 900 – 505 800 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 – scientific publications)
  • copies of the original Bachelor and Master’s degree diploma, transcripts of records
  • letters of recommendation 
  • documentation of English proficiency for International applicants
  • list of publications and academic work that the applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee
  • names and contact details of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone 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).

Short-listed applicants will be called in for an interview.

Formal regulations

Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Research Fellowships at the University of Oslo.

The purpose of the fellowship is research training leading to the successful completion of a PhD degree.

The fellowship requires admission to the PhD programme at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. The application to the PhD programme must be submitted to the department no later than two months after taking up the position. For more information see:

http://www.mn.uio.no/english/research/phd/

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 Anne Solberg, + 47 22 85 24 35, anne@ifi.uio.no

For technical questions regarding the recruitment system, please contact HR Adviser Torunn Standal Guttormsen, +47 22 85 42 72, t.s.guttormsen@mn.uio.no

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About the University of Oslo 

The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest rated institution of research and education with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. Its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally esteemed research communities make UiO an important contributor to society. 

The Department of Informatics (IFI) is one of nine departments belonging to the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences.

IFI is Norway’s largest university department for general education and research in Computer Science and related topics. 

The Department has more than 1400 students on bachelor level, 600 master students, and over 240 PhDs and postdocs. The overall staff of the Department is close to 370 employees, about 280 of these in full time positions. The full time scientific staff is 75, mostly Full/Associate Professors.

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Deadline

07.04.2019

Post expires on Sunday April 7th, 2019

PhD candidate position in Computational Biology and Gene Regulation

Job description

Applications are invited for a funded 3-year position as PhD candidate (SKO 1017) in the Computational Biology and Gene Regulation Group at the Centre for Molecular Medicine Norway (NCMM), University of Oslo, a Nordic EMBL partner for Molecular Medicine. The research group is led by Anthony Mathelier.

The group was established in 2016 and focuses on gene expression regulation and the mechanisms by which it can be disrupted in human diseases such as cancers. In a nutshell, the group develops and applies computational approaches to analyse in house (through  collaborations with groups at the Institute for Cancer Research, where the group is also affiliated) and public multi-omics data to study gene expression dysregulation. Amongst others, our current projects aim at developing new computational methods and tools for (1) improving the prediction of transcription factor (TF) binding sites; (2) prioritizing somatic mutations dysregulating the gene regulatory program in cancer cells; (3) understanding the interplay between TF binding and DNA methylation in cancers, (4) characterizing the landscape of active promoters and enhancers in breast cancer; and (5) assessing the transcriptional impact of transition from diploid to aneuploid cells in breast cancer. See http://mathelierlab.com for further information.

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More about the position

We seek an individual highly motivated by the development of computational models and tools dedicated to the analysis of biological data. We are looking for applicants excited about combining life sciences and computation to analyse gene expression regulation. The ideal candidate will be collaborative, independent, with strong enthusiasm for research, and should have experience in statistical / machine learning modelling and computer programming (mainly Python, R, and bash) dedicated to the analysis of large-scale genomics data. Being familiar with gene expression regulation in general, DNA methylation, and TF binding is an advantage. The selected candidate will develop

computational models to study the binding of TF to DNA and how mutations in cis-regulatory regions can trigger carcinogenesis. The position is open to applicants with a background in computational biology/bioinformatics, computer science, or related fields. We offer a stimulating environment with excellent working and social benefits.

The main purpose of the fellowship is research training leading to the successful completion of a PhD degree.

Qualification requirements

  • Master degree in computational biology, bioinformatics, biostatistics, or a related field
  • Proficiency in programming (Python, R, bash)
  • Ability to collaborate with researchers from different fields and at different career stages
  • Willingness to be part of a team to share knowledge and skills
  • Experience with analysis of genomics data sets
  • High drive for science
  • Proficiency in English
  • Knowledge of eukaryotic gene expression regulation is an advantage
  • Knowledge of molecular biology is an advantage

We offer

  • salary NOK 449 400 – 505 800  per annum depending on qualifications in a position as PhD Research fellow, (position code 1017)
  • 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 (outlining motivations, career goals, past achievements, and research interests)
  • CV (summarizing education, positions and academic work)
  • copies of educational certificates (academic transcripts only)
  • list of reference persons: 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and phone number)

The application with attachments (PDF format) 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.

Formal regulations

Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Research Fellowships 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

Inquiries about the position can be directed to group leader Anthony Mathelier: anthony.mathelier@ncmm.uio.no

Inquiries about application/how to apply can be directed to HR-adviser Nina Modahl: ninam@ncmm.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.

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.

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Deadline

17.03.2019

Employer

University of Oslo

Post expires on Sunday March 17th, 2019