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Post-doc position in the project "Epidemic Traces"

Post-doc position in the project “Epidemic Traces”

Job description

Applications are invited for a three-to-four-year position as a post-doc in social anthropology, to be based at the Department of Social Anthropology, University of Oslo, and working within the above project. Upon the discretion of the department, an additional 12 months of teaching duty will be considered. The contract will commence in autumn 2022, and the place of employment is Oslo. The post-doc will conduct fieldwork in an eastern African country, conducting a case study of how traces – i.e., material remains and residuals – of past epidemics, disease control or anti-epidemic measures persist in and affect the present, and shape the future.

 

We are looking for candidates with a recent PhD degree, who have not previously held a post-doctoral position at the University of Oslo, and with ethnographic research experience, preferably from Africa. The successful applicant will work with senior and post-graduate researchers as part of the research project “Epidemic Traces. Remains of infectious disease control in Africa” Epidemic Traces – Sosialantropologisk institutt (SAI), led by Wenzel Geissler and Ruth Prince and funded by the Research Council of Norway.

 

The successful applicant will lead their own research project on an epidemic-related subject at the interface of anthropology and history (and STS, geography or archaeology), engaging with the theoretical-methodological frames of the “anthropology of modern traces”, i.e. ethnographic studies of modernity’s material remains, and how these sediment in landscapes and infrastructures, objects and bodies, affecting present and future social life and wellbeing. “Traces” of epidemics or disease control include anything that they leave behind, e.g., flora and fauna; landscape, architecture and infrastructures; tools and technologies; institutional practices, social collectives and professional knowledge; archives and inscriptions; routines and protocols; chemicals and pharmaceuticals; bodies, antibodies and DNA mutations.

 

The applicant’s project will contribute, in its own way, to these overall project questions:

1.      What remains after epidemics/anti-epidemic measures, and how do such traces survive and change over time?

2.      What historical events, processes and logics do they reference, what memories do they carry?

3.      What affective responses do they trigger in the present, and are they acknowledged, lived with and used, or ignored and erased, by local inhabitants?

4.      What is their lasting potential to affect future human and non-human social life and wellbeing? 

 

Examples of possible epidemic traces one could study in the above fashion are:

  • Insecticide treated bed nets:  an iconic global health tool that left behind, e.g., re-used nets, insecticide residuals, resistant insects, and yet unknown health effects.
  • HIV control/treatment: lifesaving global campaigns leaving, e.g. NGOs and groups, clinical and lab infrastructure, pharmaceuticals, protective devices, altered DNA and  bodies.
  • Clinical trial/surveillance: areas designed to trial new policies, interventions or pharmaceuticals, leaving behind evidentiary infrastructures, professionals, data.
  • Vaccination infrastructures: nationwide or international infrastructures, techniques and circulations that endure over time, adapt to changing policies and epidemics.
  • These are just examples of suitable topics; applicants are welcome to propose other ideas. Applicants can contact us with ideas and should read some publications by the project team:
  • Articles (available on our academia/researchgate sites)
  • Bannister, D. (2021). The sorcerer’s apprentice. Sleeping sickness, onchocerciasis and unintended consequences in Ghana, 1930–60. The Journal of African History 62(1): 29-57.
  • Geissler, P. W. (2011). Parasite Lost: Remembering Modern Times with Kenyan Government Scientists. Evidence, Ethos and Ethnography. P. W. Geissler and C. Molyneux (eds). Oxford, Berghahn: 297-232.
  • Geissler, P. W. (2014). What future remains? Remembering an African place of science.Para-states and medical science: making global health in Africa. P. W. Geissler (ed). Durham, Duke UP:142-178.
  • Lachenal, G. (2016). At home in the postcolony: Ecology, empire and domesticity at the Lamto field station, Ivory Coast. Social Studies of Science 46(6): 877-893.
  • Prince, R. J. (2020). From Russia with love: medical modernities, development dreams, and Cold War legacies in Kenya, 1969 and 2015. Africa 90(1): 51-76.
  • Tousignant, N. (2013). Broken Tempos: Of Means and Memory in a Senegalese University Laboratory. Social Studies of Science 43 (5): 729-753 

               

Books illustrating the general approach

  • Geissler, P. W., G. Lachenal, Manton, J, Tousignant, N (2016). Traces of the Future. Bristol, Intellect/Chicago.
  • Lachenal, G. (2022). The Doctor Who Would Be King. Durham, Duke.
  • Tousignant, N. (2017). Edges of Exposure: Toxicology and the Problem of Capacity in Postcolonial Senegal. Durham, Duke.
  • Kilroy-Marac, K. (2019). An Impossible Inheritance. Berkeley, University of California Press.

               

The successful applicant will independently design and pursue their own research project (a 4-page research idea outline is part of the application, see below). The researcher will spend 6-9 months conducting fieldwork in East Africa. They will work closely with the other researchers on the project – who work across the University of Oslo (Department of Anthropology and Institute for Health and Society), University College London, and project partners in Senegal, Ghana and Kenya – and jointly pursuing workshops, publications and other more creative forms of dissemination. Enthusiasm for group work and commitment to shared efforts, including fieldwork, and outcomes is thus a precondition for this post.

More about the position

The appointment is a fulltime position and is made for a period of up to three years.

The successful applicant might be offered an option of up to 12 months of teaching duty (in addition to the 36 months).

Postdoctoral fellows who are appointed for a period of four years are expected to acquire basic pedagogical competency in the course of their fellowship period within the duty component of 25 %.

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

    in Social Anthropology or a closely related discipline. A solid grounding in social anthropology and familiarity with neighbouring disciplines like history, archaeology, STS, geography and material culture studies would be useful.

  • Applicants should have prior research experience including ethnographic fieldwork and/or research that combined ethnographic and historical methodology. A focus on materiality will be an advantage.

  • Doctoral dissertation must be submitted for evaluation by the closing date. Appointment is dependent on the public defence of the doctoral thesis being approved.

  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English.

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

We offer

  • salary NOK 553 300– 626 300 per annum depending on qualifications in 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)
  • project description, including progress plan (max. 4 pages excluding references), outlining the questions to be pursued and the work to be undertaken
  • CV (summarizing education, positions, pedagogical experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activity)
  • copies of educational certificates (academic transcripts only)
  • a complete list of publications
  • 2 numbers of 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 of Information Act (Offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.

Inclusion and diversity are a strength. The University of Oslo has a personnel policy objective of achieving a balanced gender composition. Furthermore, we want employees with diverse professional expertise, life experience and perspectives.

If there are qualified applicants with disabilities, employment gaps or immigrant background, we will invite at least one applicant from each of these categories to an interview.

Contact information

Interested applicants are encouraged to contact project leaders and co-supervisors to discuss possible themes and case-studies:

Professor Wenzel Geissler – p.w.geissler@sai.uio.no

Associate Professor Ruth Prince – r.j.prince@medisin.uio.no

Dr. Noemi Tousignant – n.tousignant@ucl.ac.uk

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 Social Anthropology The Department of Social Anthropology was founded in 1964 and is today a highly ranked anthropology department. Our researchers study society and culture through extensive, ethnographic fieldwork. The Department of Social Anthropology educates students at bachelor’s-, master’s and ph. d.-level.

Deadline: 11 September 2022
Unit: Department of Social Anthropology
Campus:
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PhD Research Fellow in Signal Processing and Acoustical Beamforming

PhD Research Fellow in Signal Processing and Acoustical Beamforming

About the position

Position as PhD Research Fellow in signal processing and acoustic beamforming available at Digital Signal Processing and Image Analysis group (DSB), Section for Machine Learning, Department of Informatics, University of Oslo.

The DSB research group has six full-time and seven adjunct positions. We perform research over a wide range of applications in image analysis and deep learning, as well as in digital signal processing/acoustic imaging. There are about 20 Postdocs and PhD students in the group with financing from a variety of national and international funding agencies, as well as from industry.

No one can be appointed for more than one PhD Research Fellowship period at the University of Oslo. 

The fellowship period is three (3) years. Candidates may be offered one additional year by the Department of Informatics; the four (4) year position then entails a compulsory workload of 25% that may consist of teaching, supervision duties, and research as-sistance. This will be decided at the time of appointment.

Job description

The research focus of the position is signal processing / beamforming in medical ultrasound imaging, targeted towards detection of cardiac fibrosis (CF) in ultrasound images. The gold standard for CF detection is MRI imaging, with the drawback of being an expensive imaging modality compared to ultrasound. We want to explore adaptive ultrasound beamforming techniques and optimal detection strategies. These will be applied in CF characterization and other ultrasound datasets. The work will build on previous work done in the research group on beamforming and point scatter detection.

The DSB group is partner in the CIUS project. Through CIUS, a larger dataset containing both MRI and ultrasound data of patients with CF is available. The data will be processed using USTB – The UltraSound ToolBox, and the PhD student is expected to take part in further developments of this SW package. The project will collaborate closely with clinicians in CIUS.

The candidate is expected to publish research results in international peer-reviewed journals in collaboration with the DSB group and its research partners.

A detailed research plan for the PhD period will be elaborated based on both the project objectives and the candidate’s background.

This position is funded by the Department of Informatics and is placed with the DSB group who has its offices in the Ole-Johan Dahl Building, close to the Forskningsparken metro and tramway station in Oslo.

Qualification requirements

The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences has a strategic ambition to be among Europe’s leading communities for research, education and innovation. 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.

Required qualifications:

  • Applicants must hold a Master’s degree or equivalent in signal processing, physics, applied mathematics, electrical engineering, cybernetics, data science, computational science, or related fields. Foreign completed degree (M.Sc.-level) corresponding to a minimum of four years in the Norwegian educational system.
  • Proficiency in scientific programming (like Python, Matlab, Julia, R, or bash)
  • Experience in signal processing
  • Willingness to be part of a team and to share knowledge and skills
  • Ability to communicate science
  • Strong writing skills
  • Spoken and written fluency in the English language

Candidates without a Master’s degree have until 30 June, 2022 to complete the final exam.

The following are also desirable:

  • Experience from ultrasound imaging systems
  • Additional acoustic and/or array-based imaging modalities (sonar, seismics, radar, array seismology, etc.)
  • Experience with signal processing and adaptive beamforming, wave propagation simulation, filter design, numerical methods, mathematical modelling, linear algebra, statistics
  • Acoustical theory knowledge
  • Laboratory work experience

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
  • English requirements for applicants from outside of EU/ EEA countries and exemptions from the requirements:

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

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.uio.no/english/research/phd/

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

Personal skills

We look for an enthusiastic self-motivated candidate who can work efficiently both in group and individually. We expect:

  • A passion for signal processing, scientific programming, problem solving, data science, and visualization.
  • Ability to carry out and complete major tasks.
  • Collaborative skills and willingness to share knowledge, information and to support others in the pursuit of team goals

We offer

  • Salary NOK 501 200 – 544 400 per year depending on qualifications and seniority as PhD Research Fellow (position code 1017)
  • Attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement
  • A highly dynamic and motivated team of international researchers
  • Career development programmes, professional courses and workshops
  • Oslo’s family-friendly surroundings with their rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities

How to apply

The application must include:

  • Cover letter, including a statement of motivation and research interests, as well as a description of the relevance of your MSc in relation to this project, signal processing and acoustical beamforming
  • CV (summarizing education, positions and academic work)
  • 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)
  • Copies of the original Bachelor and Master’s degree diploma, transcripts of records
  • Documentation of English proficiency

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).

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.

No one can be appointed for more than one PhD 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.

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 further information please contact Associate Professor Sven Peter Näsholm, phone: +47 22840068 / +47 93834349, e-mail: svenpn@ifi.uio.no or Professor Andreas Austeng, phone: +47 22852741, e-mail: andreas.austeng@ifi.uio.no

For questions regarding the recruitment system, please contact HR Adviser Therese Ringvold, e-mail: therese.ringvold@mn.uio.no

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 7500 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 1800 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 tenured academic staff is 75, mostly Full/Associate Professors..

Deadline: 15 August 2022
Unit: Department of Informatics
Campus:
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Post expires on Monday August 15th, 2022

Post Doctor position in International Human Rights

Post Doctor position in International Human Rights

Job description

At the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, The Faculty of Law, a position is available as Post Doctor (SKO 1352) in international human rights. The employment is for a period of 3 or 4 years, starting 1 January 2023 at the latest.

We prefer applications for a period of 4 years with 25% compulsory teaching duty. During a four-year appointment, the candidate will be required to acquire basic university pedagogical competence as part of the compulsory 25 %. Alternatively, the fellowship can run for three years with 10 % teaching duties.

Applicants should indicate if they apply for 3 or 4 years.

Background for the position and focus area

The Centre’s research on human rights takes place within law, social sciences or the humanities. We are looking for a candidate with background in one or a combination of these disciplines. Given the interdisciplinary nature of the field, we welcome applications from candidates who combine insights and methods from different disciplines. Research projects on all aspects of human rights are welcome.

Applicants must document competence within human rights research. Candidates must demonstrate how they will contribute to developing human rights as a research field within the Centre through research, publication, and teaching (where relevant).

Experience with applying for external research funding will be considered an asset. Active dissemination of research is expected Applicants are requested to consult the Centre’s new strategy for the years 2022-2030.

Teaching

The person that is hired will teach mandatory and elective subjects at the Centre’s Master program and may also contribute to the development of new educational courses and to the overall teaching at the Faculty of Law.

The person that is hired will teach mandatory and elective subjects at the Centre’s Master program and may also contribute to the development of new educational courses and to the overall teaching at the Faculty of Law.

Qualification requirements and personal skills

  • A PhD degree or an equivalent in law, social sciences or humanities, is required.
  • The doctoral dissertation must have been approved at the time of application.
  • A four-year appointment requires that the candidate, at the time of the appointment, have necessary academic and language skills to conduct teaching, supervision, and exam participation in English.
  • Applicants must be able to work independently and in a structured way.
  • Applicants must have good collaboration skills and the potential to contribute to the development of a good research environment.

Assessment 

  • The application should include a project description of 5-10 pages. The project description should discuss the key issue/s addressed, research questions and hypotheses, reflections on theories and methods to be applied, possible research ethical challenges, publication plans, and a timetable for carrying out the work.
     
  • In accordance with applicable regulations, the assessment of applicants will take into account academic and pedagogical qualifications, and possible other qualifying experiences. Norwegian and/or international project experience, language skills, ability to collaborate, administrative qualifications, and personal suitability will be taken into account.
     
  • When assessing the applicants, considerable emphasis will be placed on the academic quality of the project description and the applicant’s personal abilities to complete the proposed project Emphasis will also be put on the applicant’s professional and personal abilities to complete the proposed project, including publications other than the doctoral dissertation, documented ability to complete previous projects, and academic grades. Since the research environment will be multidisciplinary, experience with and willingness to multidisciplinary collaboration will count positively.

The applicants will be evaluated by an assessment committee, which ranks the applicants based on the criteria listed and interviews. A separate interview committee may be established. The final decision is taken by the faculty’s appointment board.

How to apply

The application must include:

  • A cover letter describing the applicant’s research interest and motivation for the position.
  • A project description of 5-10 pages (see qualification requirements above).
  • Curriculum Vitae with comprehensive overview of education, work experience and research experience.
  • Copies of educational certificates (PhD and MA degrees). Foreign diplomas must be provided in the original language as well as in an English or Scandinavian language translation. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their university grading system.
  • A complete list of publications and other relevant documentation.
  • Up to 3 academic publications that the applicant wishes to be considered. If work is written by several authors, the division of work between them must be documented with the co-author’s declaration. The Doctoral degree is seen as one work, also if it is based on articles.
  • Names and contact details for at least three reference persons (email address, phone number and relation to applicant).

    Application with attachments must be submitted via our electronic recruitment system. Please click “apply for this position”.

    Please note that all documents must be in English or a Scandinavian language.

We offer

  • Salary NOK 573 900 to NOK 636 700 per annum depending on qualifications (position code 1352).
  • Academically stimulating working environment.  
  • Pension arrangements in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • Welfare arrangements.

Formal regulations

Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Oslo.

No one can be appointed for more than one Postdoctoral Fellow period at the University of Oslo.

According to the Norwegian Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.

Inclusion and diversity are a strength. The University of Oslo has a personnel policy objective of achieving a balanced gender composition. Furthermore, we want employees with diverse professional expertise, life experience and perspectives.

If there are qualified applicants with disabilities, employment gaps or immigrant background, we will invite at least one applicant from each of these categories to an interview.

Contact information

For academic questions: head of department, professor Bård A. Andreassen, email: b.a.andreassen@nchr.uio.no.

For administrative questions: administrative head of department Teis Daniel Kjelling, email: t.d.kjelling@nchr.uio.no.

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 Norwegian Centre for Human Rights (NCHR) 

The NCHR is a multi- and interdisciplinary centre. Through research, teaching, and dissemination, the Centre shall promote the subject of human rights as an academic field, and strengthen its international position as a central actor and attractive collaborative partner within the human rights field. The NCHR emphasizes the connection between research, education, and practical application, amongst other things through international projects and programmes. For more information, see the NCHR website.

Deadline: 29 August 2022
Unit: The Norwegian Centre for Human Rights
Campus:
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PhD Research Fellowship – "Life-course trajectories and psychosocial outcomes of personality pathology"

PhD Research Fellowship – “Life-course trajectories and psychosocial outcomes of personality pathology”

Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology, PROMENTA research center

Job description

A 3-4 year PhD Research fellowship in psychology is available at the Department of Psychology, University of Oslo.

The fellowship is devoted to investigating the life-course health and psychosocial outcomes of personality pathology. The fellow will analyse genetically informative data from two prior waves of interviews of twins from the 1967-79 cohort, as well as a data from an extended twin sample, planned to be collected spring 2023. Long term outcomes of psychopathology will be assessed using data from national health and population registries.

The position will offer opportunities to develop high-quality research competence, and to work with leading experts in the field. The fellow is expected to develop strong skills in advanced statistical methods and finalize three articles within the project period. Associate Professor Nikolai Czajkowski leads the project in collaboration with researchers at the PROMENTA Research Center.

PROMENTA carries out interdisciplinary research on mental health and well-being in a holistic perspective – from genetics and biology to local communities and policy. We are concerned with examining determinants of good and poor mental health, understanding how social inequalities emerge, and designing and evaluating effective interventions to promote well-being.

We strive to provide our candidates with opportunities to develop high-quality research competence, across disciplines, working alongside leading experts in our fields. While working for us, you will be part of a dynamic and interdisciplinary work environment, with ample opportunities for scientific and social input throughout the academic year.

The PROMENTA Research Center with more than 50 scientific staff is funded by the Research Council of Norway, and hosted by the Department of Psychology, University of Oslo (UiO).

More about the position

The PhD Research position is linked to the project “Causes, consequences, and life-course trajectories of personality pathology – a longitudinal extended children-of-twins study” funded by a grant from the Norwegian Research Council. The aim of the project is to study the etiology of personality pathology over a 25 year period from early to middle adulthood, to determine how risk of personality pathology is transmitted within families, and assess long-term outcomes.

The appointment is a fulltime position for a period of three years. A fourth year can be considered with the addition of 25% teaching duties, usually in the form of teaching activities, depending on the competence of the applicant and the needs of the department. The fellowship is planned to begin January 1st 2023.

For more information about the position and for a detailed project description, please contact Associate Professor. Nikolai Czajkowski (email: n.o.czajkowski@psykologi.uio.no, phone: +47- 22845163).

Qualification requirements

  • A Master’s degree (120 ECTS) or equivalent in psychology, medicine, other social science disciplines or related field. Only applicants with a grade point average of A, B or C on the ECTS scale in their Master’s degree will be qualified for admission to the Ph.D. program.
  • Strong skills in quantitative data analysis.
  • Excellent English skills, orally and in writing.
  • A strong interest in understanding the life-course consequences of psychopathology.
  • Ambition for high-quality research within the project, as evidenced by the required letter of application, explaining the motivation for applying and how own qualifications are suitable for the announced position.
  • Personal suitability, motivation and willingness to collaborate with academics from diverse backgrounds.

Preferred additional qualifications

  • Experience with research on personality, personality disorders, or psychopathology.
  • Familiarity with the software platforms R or Python.
  • Research experience or training in analysing longitudinal data.
  • Familiarity with quantitative genetic designs and analyses, such twin and adoption studies.
  • An ability to work independently.

We offer

  • A salary of NOK 501 200  – 544 400 per annum depending on qualifications. 
  • A professionally stimulating work environment and collaboration with a newly established research center (PROMENTA) at the Department of Psychology.
  • Opportunities for extensive collaboration with our national and international collaborators.
  • Attractive pension and social welfare benefits.
  • 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 and how own qualifications match the announced position), max. 3 pages.
  • CV (summarizing education, positions, pedagogical experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activity) and a complete list of publications.
  • Copies of educational certificates (academic transcripts only).
  • Copies of publications/academic work that the applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee.
  • Names and contact details of two-three references (name, relation, e-mail, and phone number).

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system. International 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 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.

This is a project funded by the Research Council of Norway and applicants with a previous PhD degree cannot be appointed for this position.

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

Project manager Nikolai Czajkowski, e-mail: n.o.czajkowski@psykologi.uio.no

Senior HR officer Linn Berg Salvesen: e-mail: l.b.salvesen@psykologi.uio.no

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.

Deadline: 17 August 2022
Unit: The Department of Psychology
Campus:
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Post expires on Wednesday August 17th, 2022

Postdoctoral fellowship in novel endosseous implantable biomaterials

Postdoctoral fellowship in novel endosseous implantable biomaterials

Job description

Applicants are invited for a 2,5 year position as Postdoctoral Fellow in in novel endosseous implantable biomaterials to be based at the The Department of Biomaterials, Institute of Clinical Dentistry, University of Oslo.

In order to establish novel endosseous biomaterials with high bio-activity and ideal immuno-compatibility, the University of Oslo is looking for a postdoctoral fellow with expertise in dentistry and biomaterials.

More about the position

The appointment is a full-time, 2.5-year position planned to start 01.08.2022 or as soon as possible. The position will be based at the Department of Biomaterials, Institute of Clinical Dentistry, University of Oslo. The appointed candidate will take part in an international team to build novel biomaterials, deliver knowledge and form potential commercial products.  

Starting date: 01.08.2022 

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

Your tasks:

  • Develop and optimize the synthesis and modification of advanced biomaterials, including but not limited to mineral materials, organic materials, polymer, metal and metallic compounds-based materials. Etc.
  • Establish novel endosseous implantable materials with different application form (scaffold, ceramic, granules, hydrogel, surface coating .etc.) and perform physical-chemical characterization.
  • Investigate the bio-safety, bio-activity and immuno-compatibility of new biomaterials in-vitro and in-vivo, with basic and high-throughput research model.
  • Analyze data and organize scientific paper.
  • Clinical/preclinical study and potential commercial translation of new materials

Requirements/qualifications 

  • By the start date of this postdoc position, the candidate must hold a PhD degree in dentistry or biomaterials science (equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree), and has at least one postdoctoral working experience.
  • Practical knowledge and documented surgical experience of dental surgery (dental implant surgery, bone augmentation surgery or periodontal GBR surgery) 
  • Documented expertise in cell biological research and animal research in-vivo (primary cell culture and related molecular-biological techniques, including cell sorting, flow-cytometry, transfection, co-culture, qPCR, western blot, ELISA, immunocytochemistry/immunohistochemistry, animal operation, high-throughput research techniques. Etc.).
  • Research background of immunological reaction to biomaterials (Required).
  • Practical knowledge of biomaterials characterization (SEM, AFM, FTIR, XPS. Etc.) (Required).
  • Working knowledge of data analysis image generation such as confocal/μCT data analysis and diagram drawing etc. (Preferred).
  • Advanced level of English in reading, paper writing and speaking (Required).
  • Publishing record in top journals (Advanced Materials, Advanced Functional Materials, Biomaterials, Acta Biomaterialia. Etc.) (Preferred).
  • Ability to carry out research project independently.
  • Ability to cooperate and work in an international and multi-cultural team.

We offer

  • salary NOK 544 400 – 626 300 per year depending on qualifications in position as Postdoctoral Research Fellow (position code 1352)
  • Competitive working environment and collaborating opportunity to other international research groups.
  • 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 (2 pages max) stating the motivation for applying for this position (required)
  • CV (4 pages max, summarizing education, positions, method competence, academic work and scientific publications)
  • Names and contact details of 3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone 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, 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 of Information Act (Offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.

Inclusion and diversity are a strength. The University of Oslo has a personnel policy objective of achieving a balanced gender composition. Furthermore, we want employees with diverse professional expertise, life experience and perspectives.

If there are qualified applicants with disabilities, employment gaps or immigrant background, we will invite at least one applicant from each of these categories to an interview.

Contact information

The inquiries regarding the technical aspects of the application can be directed to Maria Nesteby, Senior Adviser, HR, Faculty of Dentistry

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 Dentistry is one of the leading odontological research and educational institutions in Europe. The faculty’s research groups contribute top research within several odontological fields.

In addition to educating dentists and dental hygienists, the Faculty has Ph.D program and professional-oriented specialist education. The Faculty holds significant competence in the various research and clinical disciplines, with good interdisciplinary collaboration. It is a modern faculty with approximately 450 students and approximately 450 employees. The faculty is also Norway’s largest dental clinic with approximately 55,000 patient visits a year. The Faculty of Dentistry has two departments: Institute of Clinical Dentistry and Department of Oral Biology.

The engagement is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants, and the acts relating to Control of the Export of Strategic Goods, Services and Technology.

Deadline: 21 July 2022
Unit: Institutt for klinisk odontologi (IKO)
Campus:
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Postdoctoral Fellow related to project MATHMot

Postdoctoral Fellow related to project MATHMot

Job description

Applications are invited for a fully funded Postdoctoral Fellowship to be based at the Department of Teacher Education and School Research, University of Oslo. The position is linked to the project Co-constructing mathematics motivation in primary education. A longitudinal study in six European countries (MATHMot), which is funded by a grant from the Research Council of Norway (Principal Investigator: Jelena Radišić).

Primary objective of the MATHMot project is to identify factors affecting the development of motivation in mathematics in primary education using a comparative perspective. MATHMot focuses on: (a) students’ background characteristics and the home environment that contribute to the development of motivation and mathematics competence, differentiating effects of gender and SES; (b) relevant policies at national/school level and teaching practices supporting development of motivation and competence in mathematics; (c) different profiles of students reflecting their motivation in math, background characteristics and mathematics competence.  More about the MATHMot project, see website or www.mathmot.com.

More about the position

The appointment is a fulltime position and is made for a period of two years. Position start date is September 1st 2022, ending August 31st 2024. We welcome applicants who are able to demonstrate motivation and qualifications to participate in the different stages of research from the data collection to the dissemination of research findings and collaborate with a large international group within MATHMot. The MATHMot project is situated within the research group Large-scale Educational Assessment (LEA).

Taking both an educational and a developmental perspective, MATHMot investigates factors affecting development of motivation in mathematics from an international viewpoint.  The study will be conducted in primary school grades 3 and 4 (wave 1 in spring 2022) and the set of indicators in focus will be captured one year later with the same students, in grades 4 and 5 respectively (wave 2 in spring 2023) as to deepen our understanding on how motivation related to mathematics develops. Wave 1 and 2 instruments capture students’ mathematics motivation, academic emotions, math competence and perception of supportive practices at home and in school.

These are combined with a parent survey (measuring background, beliefs, and home practices) in wave 1 and information from the math teacher both in waves 1 and 2 (i.e. teacher background, beliefs, classroom practices). Data will be collected in six European countries in 50 schools (one classroom per school) sampling around 1,000 students per grade in each country, controlling for students’ background characteristics (e.g., gender, socio-economic status, home learning environment), while capturing reported classroom practices through surveys and later focus groups with teachers (wave 3). The countries included in the study are Estonia, Finland, Norway, Portugal, Sweden and Serbia. The project aims to generate new knowledge about the nature and development of motivation in mathematics and its role relative to students’ competence, and contribute to advancing teacher capacities in supporting positive student attributions towards mathematics at an early age.

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

Qualifications and personal skills

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

  • Applicants must hold a degree equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree in relevant fields such as education, mathematics education and psychology (focus on educational or developmental psychology) or other related fields. The doctoral dissertation must be submitted for evaluation by the closing date. Appointment is dependent on the public defence of the doctoral thesis being approved.
  • Previous experience with collecting and analysing large (longitudinal) datasets
  • Previous experience with statistical analysis in Mplus and SPSS (knowledge of R package is an advantage)
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English is required

The following qualifications are advantageous:

  • Knowledge and experience with theories of motivation and emotions in educational setting
  • Experience with qualitative analysis  (using for example MaxQda, NVivo)
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in Norwegian (or another Scandinavian language)

We offer

  • Salary NOK 544 400 – 626 300 per annum depending on qualifications in 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:

  • Application letter with a brief statement of interest, summarizing the candidate’s main research experience and interests.
  • A research agenda statement (maximum 2,000 words not including references). This document should briefly summarize how the applicant will contribute to the project and related research goals that the candidate would like to pursue during the fellowship, taking into account the type of data collected in the project.
  • A CV including education, positions, research experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activity.
  • Academic transcripts (university degrees only).
  • Copy of PhD diploma or documentation of thesis submission. Applicants who have not yet defended their PhD dissertation need to include an advisor’s letter confirming specific expectations about when the degree will be received.
  • A complete list of publications.
  • Up to 3 academic works that the applicant wishes to be considered (which can include preprints).
  • 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”.

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

In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on academic qualifications, the candidate’s motivation, and personal suitability. Interviews will be performed as part of the selection process.

Formal regulations

Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Oslo.

No one can be appointed for more than one Postdoctoral Fellow period at the University of Oslo.

According to the Norwegian Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.

Inclusion and diversity are a strength. The University of Oslo has a personnel policy objective of achieving a balanced gender composition. We also want to have employees with diverse expertise, combinations of subjects, life experience and perspectives. We will make adjustments for employees who require this. 

If there are qualified applicants with special needs, gaps in their CVs or immigrant backgrounds, we will invite at least one applicant in each of these groups to an interview.

Contact information

Project leader Dr. Jelena Radisic

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 7500 employees. With its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally recognised research communities, UiO is an important contributor to society.

The Department of Teacher Education and School Research (ILS) is one of three departments at The Faculty of Educational Sciences at the University of Oslo.

ILS is a leading institution in the fields of subject didactics, school leadership and practice-relevant school research. It hosts Norway’s first Centre of Excellence in Education, ProTed – a joint project between the University of Oslo and the University of Tromsø.

EKVA (Unit for quantitative analysis in education) is also part of the department, as well as four interfaculty research groups (CLEG, TEPEC, SISCO and LEA).

The Department enrols 400 students in the Teacher Education Programme (PPU) and administers the university’s Graduate Teacher Education Programme (Lektorprogrammet) with about 300 new students each year. About 200 students follow the Master Programme in Educational Leadership. ILS also manages the study programme Teach First Norway in cooperation with the City of Oslo Education Agency and Equinor. 

The Department of Teacher Education and School Research has approximately 40 administrative and 100 academic staff.

Deadline: 20 July 2022
Unit: The Department of Teacher Education and School Research
Campus:
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Postdoctoral Research fellow in Evolutionary Biology

Postdoctoral Research fellow in Evolutionary Biology

Natural History Museum

Job description

Applications are invited for a position as Postdoctoral Research Fellow in evolutionary biology available at the Natural History Museum, University of Oslo. The appointment is for a period of four years. The position will be for a period of 4 years with 25 % compulsory work (e.g., teaching responsibilities and curator work at the museum).

Starting date: End of the year (but negotiable).

More about the position

The candidate will work in association with the ERC Starting Grant project Dissecting the paradox of stasis in evolutionary biology (ROCKS- PARADOX) awarded to Kjetil Lysne Voje. This is a highly collaborative project that includes both national and international partners.

The Voje lab seeks to understand the processes that govern phenotypic evolution along the timescale continuum. Our research uses a wide variety of taxa and we combine empirical work and methods development to obtain a deeper understanding of the connection between microevolutionary processes and the associated evolutionary change that may occur on longer timescales. The position will be affiliated with The Evolution and Paleobiology Group (EPA) at the Natural History Museum in Oslo. EPA is a highly active research group consisting of PhD students, post docs, and permanent staff and provides an excellent scientific and social environment for the candidate.

The paradox of stasis refers to the contrasting observations of phenotypic evolution on short and long timescales; rapid evolution is commonly observed across a few generations in living populations while the fossil record often indicates that species remain more or less unchanged for millions of years. The overarching goal of the ROCKS-PARADOX project is to provide a deeper understanding of evolutionary trait dynamics on timescales in between micro- and macroevolution.

The goal of the postdoc project is to estimate quantitative genetic parameters from fossil and recent bryozoans to investigate to what extent genetic (co)variances evolve and to assess whether measurements of quantitative genetic (co)variance are useful for predicting long-term phenotypic trait evolution. Bryozoa is a phylum of colonial metazoans with an especially rich fossil record. This allows for repeated measurements of genetically identical individuals and therefore estimation of quantitative genetic parameters from ancestor–descendant series of populations from the fossil record.

A large collection of fossil specimens from New Zealand belonging to different bryozoans lineages have already been collected, spanning about two million years of phenotypic evolution. Fieldwork to collect fossil and recent specimens will be part of the project.

The project provides an unique opportunity to study the relative effects of adaptation and constraints over different timescales, testing novel ideas at the intersection between micro- and macroevolution. The ideal candidate will make a major contribution to the planned research, but will also develop his/her own complementary lines of research that reflect the candidate’s own expertise and interests, and that fit within the project’s main goals.

Qualification requirements

  • Applicants must hold a PhD-degree (or other corresponding education equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree) in biology (or related fields) and document a specialization or clear profile in evolutionary biology.
  • We are seeking a highly motivated, enthusiastic and hard-working postdoctoral candidate with the ambition to gain new insights in evolutionary biology and publish papers in leading, international journals. The candidate will generate and analyze large amounts of phenotypic data, so the ideal candidate has a high sense of organization, is able to handle large amounts of data, has experience with morphometrics and data analysis (R programming language, statistical modelling, machine learning), and possess excellent writing skills.
  • Interest in and knowledge of quantitative genetics are particularly appreciated.
  • Applicants must show good interpersonal skills and be willing to work in close collaboration with the project PI and other members of the project team, as well as have the ability to work independently. Applicants should have a good publication record for their career stage.
  • A good command of English is required.

We offer

  • salary NOK 544 400 – 626 300 per annum depending on qualifications in position as Postdoctoral Research Fellow (position code 1352)
  • Career building links with a vibrant international research network with excellent opportunities for building a career in evolutionary biology/paleobiology.
  • A stimulating and friendly working environment.
  • Membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.
  • 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 cover letter that includes a statement of motivation and a summary of scientific background and research interests.
  • A CV summarizing education, positions, research profile and merits, pedagogical qualifications, and other qualifying activities.
  • A list of all scientific publications.
  • A one-page statement explaining why the candidate is motivated for the position and how the position fit into the applicant’s career plan.
  • Contact information for two reference persons (name, relation to candidate, e-mail, and phone number). No reference letters should be submitted.

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system.

Please note that all documents should be in English. Interviews will be part of the appointment process.

Formal regulations

Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Oslo.

No one can be appointed for more than one Postdoctoral Fellow period at the University of Oslo.

According to the Norwegian Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.

Inclusion and diversity are a strength. The University of Oslo has a personnel policy objective of achieving a balanced gender composition. Furthermore, we want employees with diverse professional expertise, life experience and perspectives.

If there are qualified applicants with disabilities, employment gaps or immigrant background, we will invite at least one applicant from each of these categories to an interview.

Contact information

Associate Professor Kjetil Lysne Voje: k.l.voje@nhm.uio.no 

Questions regarding the recruiting system and the application procedure: HR-adviser Thomas Brånå: thomas.brana@nhm.uio.no 

About the University of Oslo and the Natural History Museum

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 Natural History Museum at the University of Oslo is Norway’s most comprehensive natural history collection. For almost 200 years, specimens of animals, fungi, plants, rocks, minerals and fossils have been collected, studied and preserved here. The museum is located at Økern and in the beautiful Botanical Garden, which is not only popular for recreation, but is a scientific collection in itself.

Deadline: 10 August 2022
Unit: Natural History Museum
Campus:
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Postdoctoral Fellow

Postdoctoral Fellow

Natural History Museum in Oslo (NHMO)

About the position and work environment

With this competitive two-year postdoctoral fellowship, the Natural History Museum in Oslo (NHMO) aims to bring in a talented researcher to enhance our STADIS Hub. STADIS is an emerging hub at NHMO with the long-term goal of establishing a Norwegian Centre of Excellence. STADIS focuses on stability and discontinuity in and between different biological system levels, such as genomes, phenotypes, species, communities, and ecosystems. The hub encompasses empirical and theoretical research as well as method development. Please contact us for further information (see the contact information below). The successful candidate for this position will work in close collaboration with staff members of at least two of NHMO’s research groups. The position comes with an independent research budget of 100,000 NOK per year.

NHMO has approximately 160 employees and is located in the Botanical Garden, which is very close to both the city centre of Oslo, which is wonderful to live in, and to nature parks and mountains. NHMO consists of nine research groups that pursue research and education within basic and advanced biosystematics and biodiversity as well as geological studies. The improvement, maintenance and use of scientific collections is central to our work. The herbarium and fungarium comprises more than 1,4 mill and 600.000 plant and fungal (including lichens) specimens, respectively, of which about 2/3 are Nordic specimens. The zoological collections jointly comprise more than 2 mill objects. The museum also houses rich palaeontological and geological collections, of which some are displayed in our newly opened exhibitions. The museum has relevant inhouse research infrastructures, including various molecular- and microscopy laboratories. The NHMO DNA bank holds several hundred thousand tissue samples and DNA extracts.

Starting date: as soon as possible.

The fundable project, expectations and hosts

The fundable project should
●       be innovative
●       enhance the STADIS hub
●       focus on bio- and/or geo-diversity
●       be hosted by at least two of NHMOs research groups
●       enhance and/or use NHMO’s physical and digital collections

Expectations of the postdoc:
●       Carry out the project proposed in the application
●       Participate actively in the STADIS Hub

Hosts:
●       Primary and secondary hosts must be from different research groups at NHMO
●       The primary host provides office space and administrative support

Qualification requirements

The candidate must:
●       have a degree equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree (PhD). For candidates not having finished their doctoral degree, the doctoral dissertation must have been submitted for evaluation by the closing date of the call. An appointment is dependent on the defence of the doctoral dissertation being approved
●       have excellent communication skills (including written and spoken English)

It is preferable that the candidate has (and can document):
●       a strong academic track record
●       experience in collection-based research
●       team- and networking skills

Personal skills:
We are looking for a highly motivated, creative, and structured candidate with excellent collaborative qualities

We offer

  • salary NOK 544 400 – 626 300 per annum depending on qualifications in position as Postdoctoral Research Fellow (position code 1352)
  • a dynamic and friendly working environment
  • membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • attractive welfare benefits

How to apply

The application must include the following six elements as separate documents:

●       Five-page research proposal (2 cm margins; main text at least 11 pt; references at least 9 pt). The first page should place the project into the larger context of the current state of research and cite up to five references; this page should be understandable by all researchers at NHMO. The remaining four pages should clearly contain the research questions, methodologies, timeline, and references. (This proposal format follows the style of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation’s Postdoctoral Researcher Fellowship)

●       Up to one page detailing who are the primary and secondary hosts, and how the project is thematically aligned with the research directions of the STADIS Hub

●       CV summarising education, positions held, pedagogical experience, administrative experience, and other qualifying activity

●       A complete list of publications

●       One letter of recommendation and statement of support signed by the primary and secondary hosts at NHMO For an overview of our researchers, see https://www.nhm.uio.no/english/about/organization/research-collections/index.html

●       Name, academic relation, and contact information of two references not currently affiliated with the University of Oslo

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

In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on the documented academic qualifications, the excellence of the proposed research, as well as the candidate’s motivation and personal suitability. Online interviews with the best qualified candidates will be arranged.

It is expected that the successful candidate will be able to complete the proposed project during 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 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.

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

Contact information

About the fellowship:
Professors Mika Bendiksby: mika.bendiksby@nhm.uio.no,  Torsten Hugo Struck: t.h.struck@nhm.uio.no, Micah Dunthorn: micah.dunthorn@nhm.uio.no (they can also provide information on the STADIS hub and the proposal for a Norwegian Center for Excellence)

About the recruitment system: HR-Adviser Thomas Brånå: thomas.brana@nhm.uio.no 

About the University of Oslo and the Natural History Museum

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 Natural History Museum at the University of Oslo is Norway’s most comprehensive natural history collection. For almost 200 years, specimens of animals, fungi, plants, rocks, minerals and fossils have been collected, studied and preserved here. The museum is located at Økern and in the beautiful Botanical Garden, which is not only popular for recreation, but is a scientific collection in itself.

Deadline: 14 August 2022
Unit: Natural History Museum
Campus:
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POSTDOCTOR IN BRAIN IMAGING GENETICS

POSTDOCTOR IN BRAIN IMAGING GENETICS

Postdoctoral fellowship in brain imaging genetics

Job description

The position is available at the Institute of Clinical Medicine at University of Oslo, as part of the Centre of Excellence (CoE) NORMENT. Research at NORMENT focuses on severe mental disorders, aiming to improve our understanding of their biological underpinnings, and to identify markers of mental health and disorders. For more information see: https://The position is available at the Institute of Clinical Medicine at University of Oslo, as part of the Centre of Excellence (CoE) NORMENT. Research at NORMENT focuses on severe mental disorders, aiming to improve our understanding of their biological underpinnings, and to identify markers of mental health and disorders. For more information see: https://www.med.uio.no/norment/english//

Job description

The fellow will perform analyses of large and complex data sets, spanning brain imaging, genetics and clinical data.
The goal is to reveal more of the genetic architecture underlying brain structure and function and to improve our understanding of the neurogenetic mechanisms underlying mental disorders.
The project is based in Oslo (Norway) with optional mobility to Tübingen (Germany) as the project PI coordinates projects in both places (https://www.kaufmannlab.org/), e.g. short- or long-term stays and frequent exchange with researchers in both places.

The main purpose of post-doctoral research fellowships is to qualify researchers for work in top academic positions within their disciplines. Guidelines for appointments to post-doctoral research fellowships at the University of Oslo may be obtained at:
http://www.uio.no/english/about/regulations/personnel/academic/regulations-employmentconditions- postdoc.html

The position is funded for three years.

Qualification requirements

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

The ideal candidate:

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

We offer

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

How to apply

The application must include:

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

After the initial screening process, short-listed candidates may be asked to submit selected publications, educational certificates and transcripts of records. The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system “Jobbnorge”. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University’s grading system. Please note that all documents should be in English.
In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on the documented, academic qualifications, and the quality of the project as well as the candidate’s motivation and personal suitability. Interviews with the best qualified candidates will be arranged.
Candidates who have previously completed a Postdoctoral Research Fellow period funded by The Research Council of Norway will be evaluated for a three-year position as a Researcher (SKO 1109).

Formal regulations

Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Oslo.

No one can be appointed for more than one Postdoctoral Fellow period at the University of Oslo.

According to the Norwegian Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.

Inclusion and diversity are a strength. The University of Oslo has a personnel policy objective of achieving a balanced gender composition. Furthermore, we want employees with diverse professional expertise, life experience and perspectives.

If there are qualified applicants with disabilities, employment gaps or immigrant background, we will invite at least one applicant from each of these categories to an interview.

Contact information

For more information about the project please email the PI  Tobias Kaufmann, tobias.kaufmann@medisin.uio.no

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.

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

Deadline: 31 July 2022
Unit: Norment: Norwegian Centre for Mental Disorders Research
Campus:
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Postdoctoral Fellowship in aerosol-cloud-climate interactions

Postdoctoral Fellowship in aerosol-cloud-climate interactions

Job description

Applicants are invited for a 2-year Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in aerosol-cloud-climate interactions, available at the Department of Geosciences, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Oslo.

The position has a focus on the relationship between aerosol forcing and Earth’s climate sensitivity. The project involves analysis of large-scale observational data sets and model simulations. The position has a preferred starting date no later than 1st of October 2022.

The position has no teaching duties.

The Department of Geosciences also has two 3-year PhD Research Fellowship positions available within the same research group, all in the general research area of aerosol-cloud-climate interactions, see link here for other positions:

More about the position:

The postdoctoral fellow will be involved in an international collaborative effort to observationally constrain regional and global climate forcings, primarily those induced by aerosol-radiation and aerosol-cloud interactions, and the associated climate response. The postdoctoral fellow will contribute to this effort primarily through analysis of Earth System Model output (e.g. CMIP6) and selected observational data sets. The postdoctoral fellow will have the opportunity make extended visits to one or more international collaborators during the fellowship.

We envisage close collaboration between the Postdoc and the two PhD positions announced. The successful candidates will have the opportunity to participate in ground-based and airborne observations during field campaigns in the Arctic and the Tropics.

Candidates with relevant prior research experience will be given preference. A detailed project plan will be developed together with the successful candidates. The main purpose of the fellowship is to qualify researchers for work in higher academic positions within their disciplines.

The Department of Geosciences is Norway’s widest ranging academic geoscience research environment, encompassing four sections (Meteorology and Oceanography, Geography and Hydrology, Geology and Geophysics, Physics of Geological Processes) and one Centre of Excellence (Centre of Earth Evolution and Dynamics). In addition, we participate in other centers and hold several ERC grants. The staff consists of 40 professors and associate professors, in addition to postdoctoral fellows, PhD students, researchers, technical staff and administrative personnel, to a total number of approximately 240.

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.

  • Applicants must hold a degree equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree in atmospheric/climate science or a related 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.
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English are required.
  • Applicants must demonstrate a strong background and interest in atmospheric aerosol, cloud and/or climate processes.
  • Applicants should ideally have prior experience with the relevant research tools for the position(s) in question. This includes experience with programming (e.g., Python, MATLAB, Linux environment).
  • Experience with running or analyzing output from ESMs are desirable. Additionally, experience with machine learning is beneficial.
     

We offer

  • salary NOK 544 400 – 626 300 per year depending on qualifications in position as Postdoctoral Research Fellow (position code 1352)
  • Attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement
  • Professionally stimulating working environment
  • Vibrant international academic environment
  • Postdoctoral development programmes
  • Oslo’s family-friendly surroundings with their 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 educational certificates and transcripts
  • Documentation of English proficiency
  • 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. 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.

Formal regulations

Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Oslo.

No one can be appointed for more than one Postdoctoral Fellow period at the University of Oslo.

According to the Norwegian Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.

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

For further information please contact:

For questions regarding the recruitment system, please contact HR Adviser Ole Rustad, e-mail: ole.rustad@mn.uio.no

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 geosciences are the studies of the planet Earth and its comparative planetology; the atmosphere, the hydrosphere and cryosphere, the Earth’s surface and its interior. The Department of Geosciences conducts research and teaching in most of the domains of geoscience; geology, geophysics, physical geography, geomatics, hydrology, meteorology and oceanography. The Department is the broadest geoscience research and education environment in Norway. The Department  encompasses  five sections; Meteorology and Oceanography, Geography and Hydrology, Geology and Geophysics, Physics of Geological Processes (Njord centre) and one Centre of Excellence CEED – Centre of Earth Evolution and Dynamics. 

The Department aims to contribute to the new and important UN Sustainability Development Goals.
The staff consists of 40 professors and associate professors, in addition to postdoctoral fellows, PhD students, researchers, technical- and administrative staff. Approximately number of employees are 240 at the Department.

Deadline: 1 August 2022
Unit: Department of Geosciences
Campus:
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Two PhD Research Fellowships in aerosol-cloud-climate interactions

Two PhD Research Fellowships in aerosol-cloud-climate interactions

Job description

Applicants are invited for two 3-year PhD Research Fellowships in aerosol-cloud-climate interactions, available at the Department of Geosciences, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Oslo.

PhD Research Fellowship 1 will focus on aerosol-cloud-climate interactions at high northern latitudes. The project involves analysis of satellite remote sensing data sets. The preferred starting date for the position is no later than 1st of October 2022.

PhD Research Fellowship 2 will focus on mixed-phase cloud processes in three distinct cloud regimes (the Arctic, the Tropics and the Southern Ocean), and will involve a combination of aircraft-based field measurements and laboratory experiments. The preferred starting date for the position is no later than 1st of March 2023.

The positions have no teaching duties, but additional teaching time and corresponding extension of the positions of up to 4 years in total can be applied for at a later point.

Note that no one can be appointed for more than one PhD Research Fellowship period at the University of Oslo.

The Department of Geosciences also has one Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in aerosol-cloud-climate interactions available within the same research group, see link here for other position: 

More about the positions:

PhD 1 will use a multitude of active and passive remote sensing datasets (satellite, airborne) to study the microphysical processes within mixed-phase clouds in the Arctic, their interactions with the surface (land, ocean, sea ice), and implications for their radiative properties and climate impact.

PhD 2 will be actively involved in field measurements linking the concentration of ice-nucleating particles to in-cloud ice crystal concentrations using, a drop freezing technique and holographic cloud probe data. The combination of these measurements will be used to assess the heterogeneity of mixed-phase clouds and the role of secondary ice on mixed-phase cloud microphysics. The field campaigns will occur in Arctic Norway and the Tropics.

We envisage close collaboration between the Postdoc and the two PhD positions announced. The successful candidates will have the opportunity to participate in ground-based and airborne observations during field campaigns in the Arctic and the Tropics.

Candidates with relevant prior research experience will be given preference. A detailed project plan will be developed together with the successful candidates. 

The Department of Geosciences is Norway’s widest ranging academic geoscience research environment, encompassing four sections (Meteorology and Oceanography, Geography and Hydrology, Geology and Geophysics, Physics of Geological Processes) and one Centre of Excellence (Centre of Earth Evolution and Dynamics). In addition, we participate in other centers and hold several ERC grants. The staff consists of 40 professors and associate professors, in addition to postdoctoral fellows, PhD students, researchers, technical staff and administrative personnel, to a total number of approximately 240.

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.

  • Applicants must hold a Master’s degree in atmospheric/climate science or a related field.
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English are required.
  • Applicants must demonstrate a strong background and interest in atmospheric aerosol, cloud and/or climate processes.
  • Applicants should ideally have prior experience with the relevant research tools for the position(s) in question. This includes experience with programming (e.g., Python, MATLAB, Linux environment).
  • Experience using remote sensing data (for PhD position 1), conducting field measurements or working in the laboratory (for PhD position 2) are desirable. Additionally, experience with machine learning is beneficial.

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
  • English requirements for applicants from outside of EU/ EEA countries and exemptions from the requirements:

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

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:

We offer

  • Salary NOK 501 200 – 544 400 per year depending on qualifications and seniority as PhD Research Fellow (position code 1017)
  • Attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement
  • A highly dynamic and motivated team of international researchers
  • Career development programmes, professional courses and workshops
  • Oslo’s family-friendly surroundings with their rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities

How to apply

Please indicate in your application which PhD position(s) you are applying for.

The application must include

  • Cover letter (statement of motivation and research interests)
  • CV (summarizing education, positions and academic work – scientific publications)
  • Copies of educational certificates and transcripts
  • Documentation of English proficiency
  • 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. 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.

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 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.

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 further information please contact:

For questions regarding the recruitment system, please contact HR Adviser Ole Rustad, e-mail: ole.rustad@mn.uio.no

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 geosciences are the studies of the planet Earth and its comparative planetology; the atmosphere, the hydrosphere and cryosphere, the Earth’s surface and its interior. The Department of Geosciences conducts research and teaching in most of the domains of geoscience; geology, geophysics, physical geography, geomatics, hydrology, meteorology and oceanography. The Department is the broadest geoscience research and education environment in Norway. The Department  encompasses  five sections; Meteorology and Oceanography, Geography and Hydrology, Geology and Geophysics, Physics of Geological Processes (Njord centre) and one Centre of Excellence CEED – Centre of Earth Evolution and Dynamics. 

The Department aims to contribute to the new and important UN Sustainability Development Goals.
The staff consists of 40 professors and associate professors, in addition to postdoctoral fellows, PhD students, researchers, technical- and administrative staff. Approximately number of employees are 240 at the Department.

Deadline: 1 August 2022
Unit: Department of Geosciences
Campus:
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Post expires on Monday August 1st, 2022

Postdoctoral Research Fellow within Ukrainian Studies

Postdoctoral Research Fellow within Ukrainian Studies

Department of Literature, Area Studies and European Languages 

Job description

A Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (SKO 1352) is available at the Department of Literature, Area Studies and European Languages, University of Oslo.

The Department of literature, area studies and European languages (ILOS) aims at strengthening its portfolio on Ukraine. We therefore seek a scholar who specializes on topics related to literature, language or area studies focusing on Ukraine or Ukrainian. The successful candidate must develop a project that is anchored within the above-mentioned fields of research. Comparative and interdisciplinary work is welcome, but it is required that Ukraine/Ukrainian be the major focal point of the project.

The University of Oslo does not currently have a permanent position linked to Ukraine but offers classes on Ukrainian language, literature, and history/politics. It is expected that the successful candidate should work with the section for East European and Slavic studies in order to develop the curriculum. We seek a candidate who is passionate about teaching as well as research.

In order to apply for the position, the candidate must present a project description and explain how their profile fits into the main profile of the department. Only projects that thematically are linked to the department’s portfolio (language/literature/area studies) will be taken into consideration. It is required that the applicant as a minimum can read Ukrainian.

Research projects pertaining to modern or contemporary aspects of Ukrainian civilization, literature, or language may be given priority. 

More about the position

The position is available for a period of 4 years. There is a 25 % component of the position which is devoted to teaching and administrative duties. These duties include obtaining basic teaching qualifications.

The successful candidate is expected to become part of the research environment 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 Ukrainian literature, language or area studies (history/politics/civilization)
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Good working knowledge of Ukrainian, reading skills at a minimum
  • Interest in teaching and outreach
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position
  • The doctoral dissertation must be submitted for evaluation by the closing date. Appointment is dependent on the approval of the doctoral thesis.

Further qualifications

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

  • The research 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.
  • Good co-operative skills, and the ability to successfully join in academic collaboration within and across disciplines

We offer

  • salary NOK 544 400 – 626 300 per annum depending on qualifications in position as Postdoctoral Research Fellow (position code 1352)
  • A professionally stimulating working environment
  • Membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • Attractive welfare benefits

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
  • Project description (approx. 3 – 5 pages, maximum 14,000 characters. See Template for project descriptions). The project description must present a feasible progress plan. 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.

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system, jobbnorge.no. Applicants with education from a foreign university must attach an explanation of their university’s grading system.

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

Formal regulations

Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Oslo. 

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.

No one can be appointed for more than one Postdoctoral Fellow period at the University of Oslo.

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

 Head of Department, professor Christine Meklenborg Nilsen, email  

Head of Administration Karina Kleiva, email

HR Adviser Evian Nordstrand, email

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 Literature, Area Studies and European Languages is involved in extensive research, teaching and outreach in the fields of literature, area studies and linguistics within European languages apart from the Nordic ones. The Department has an active research environment with a wide range of international collaboration. Many of our researchers play a part in giving the general public insight into the results of this research. The Department has about 130 members of staff: approximately 80 in academic posts, approximately 30 Ph.D. fellows and postdoctoral fellows, and 18 in administrative posts. The Department has approximately 300 master students and 1000 bachelor students.

Deadline: 1 September 2022
Unit: Department of Literature, Area Studies and European Languages
Campus:
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PhD research fellow – Curriculum Studies, Leadership and Educational Governance

PhD research fellow

Curriculum Studies, Leadership and Educational Governance

Job description

Applications are invited for a four year position as PhD Candidate in education to be based at the Department of Education, University of Oslo.

The announced position is expected to contribute to sustaining, developing and strengthening educational research within the field of curriculum studies. This field includes research on education politics, school reform policy and educational practices.

In the first part of the period, the doctoral researcher will relate to ongoing work in the research project: «Policy Knowledge and Lesson Drawing in Nordic School Reform in an Era of International Comparison». This project examines various sources of knowledge mobilised in the development of school reform policies in five Nordic countries (see project webpage). The candidate can benefit from exisiting data collections that consist of official policy documents and transcribed interviews.

During the period, it is expected that the successful candidate is affiliated with the research group “Curriculum Studies, Leadership and Educational Governance” (CLEG). More information about research topics covered by CLEG can be found on the research group’s website.

We welcome applications that enquire topics such as national education politics, network organizations and the authority of educational expertise.

The announced position is open to a variety of methodological approaches and provides the opportunity to conduct comparative analysis as well as theoretical enquiry.

More about the position

The fellowship period is up to 4 years, with 3 years devoted to research education. The position entails a compulsory work load of 25% that consists of teaching and supervision duties and research assistance.

The research fellow must take part in the Faculty’s approved PhD program and is expected to complete the projectwithin the set fellowship period. The main purpose of the fellowship is research training leading to the successful completion of a PhD degree.

Qualification requirements

  • Applicants must hold a Master’s degree or equivalent qualifications in education or another relevant discipline in social sciences (e.g. law, sociology, political science)
  • The master’s degree (120 ECTS) must have a minimum grade B (ECTS grading scale) or equivalent. It must include a thesis of at least 30 ECTS with a minimum grade B
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in Norwegian or another Scandinavian language as well as in English
  • The project’s relevance to the research field
  • Familiarity with the Norwegian or other Nordic school systems will be considered an advantage

Personal skills

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

  • The quality of the project description, the description of the research topic’s relevance to educational issues, the specific problems to be studied, the choice of scientific theory and method, and the proposed implementation plan for the study
  • The applicant’s experience, personal suitability and motivation for the post, including her/his ability to collaborate and to form part of a cross-disciplinary academic community
  • The applicant’s academic attitude and motivation with regard to completing the research training program

We offer

  • Salary NOK 501 200 – 544 400 per annum depending on qualifications in a position as PhD Research fellow (position code 1017)
  • A stimulating and attractive working environment.
  • Pension arrangements in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • 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, describing the applicant’s qualifications and motivation for the position
  • Project description, 8-10 pages. Please see our guidelines
  • Completed application form for admission to the doctoral degree program (see this page)
  • Curriculum Vitae (with a list of education, positions, teaching experience, administrative experience, and other qualifying activities, including a complete list of any previously published academic/scientific works)
  • Copies of educational certificates (academic transcripts only). In the event of diplomas from other countries: printouts of prospectuses or similar that describe the content and framework of the courses of study on which the application is based
  • Master thesis and any other academic works that may be of relevance to the application
  • List of reference persons: 2 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and phone number)

Incomplete applications will not be assessed

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 “project description” and the applicant’s academic and personal prerequisites to carry out the project.

Short-listed candidates will be invited 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 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

Associate Professor, Kirsten Sivesind

Head of Department/Professor, Tone Kvernbekk

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 Education was established in 1938 and is one of three departments at The Faculty of Educational Sciences which also has a permanent center.The research is based on traditions from both the social and the human sciences, and the department thus accommodates great breadth in topics and perspectives. The department employs approximately 100 people; 49 scientific staff, 35 doctoral and post-doctoral students, and 20 administrative/technical staff. The number of students is approximately 900.

Deadline: 16 August 2022
Unit: Department of Education
Campus:
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Post expires on Tuesday August 16th, 2022

Two positions as PhD research fellow in European studies

Two positions as PhD research fellow in European studies

About ARENA

ARENA Centre for European Studies at the University of Oslo (UiO) invites applications for two PhD research fellowships (SKO 1017) in European studies, within political science, sociology, economics, or other relevant social science fields.

ARENA Centre for European Studies is a multidisciplinary research centre at the University of Oslo, studying the direction, dynamics and sustainability of the evolving European political order. The Centre has conducted research on political, economic, legal and social integration, transformation and cooperation in Europe since 1994. As a member of the ARENA team, you will be part of a professional research centre with extensive experience in coordinating international research projects and networks financed by European and Norwegian research funding institutions. More information about ARENA is available at www.arena.uio.no

Job description

As a PhD research fellow, you will be expected to develop and implement your own PhD project on a theme related to ARENA’s research. Depending on the topic chosen, you may be connected to ongoing research projects at ARENA, which includes research on democratic backsliding and the rule of law, post-truth politics in Europe, the political economy of the European single market, the European Union’s common foreign and security policy, differentiated European integration, national compliance with European law and judicial politics in the European Union.

You are welcome to get in contact with ARENA’s Director Daniel Naurin, or any other staff at the Centre, if you have questions regarding your proposed project’s potential fit with ARENA’s research. For more information about ARENA’s ongoing research projects, see https://www.sv.uio.no/arena/english/research/projects/

As a PhD research fellow, you will have your base at ARENA Centre for European Studies. You will be expected to be present in Oslo and to participate in ongoing activities at ARENA.The successful candidate will be part of the PhD programme at the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Oslo.

More about the position

The PhD fellowships are for three years. A fourth year of duty work can be considered, depending on the competence of the applicant and the availability of tasks and needs of the centre and faculty.

They are fulltime salaried positions, starting in October 2022 (or at a mutually agreed-upon date). You will be provided with office space, equipment, and services as well as necessary resources for research related field work and conference travel.

Qualification requirements

Applicants must hold a degree equivalent to a Master’s degree in Social Sciences (which meets the requirements of enrolment in the PhD programme) before taking up the position.

ARENA’s working language is English. Fluent oral and written communication skills in English are therefore required.

In assessing the candidates, particular emphasis will be placed on (1) submitted writing samples, (2) the quality and relevance of the project proposal, (3) other academic qualifications (including transcripts or other previous merits), (4) recommendations. Finally, personal suitability and motivation will be taken into consideration. Potential candidates will be invited for an interview.

We offer

  • A salary of NOK 501 200 – 544 400 per annum, depending on qualifications, in a position as PhD Research fellow (position code 1017)
  • An academically stimulating and international research environment combined with a friendly and inclusive work environment
  • A good work-life balance and access to Norway’s excellent public services and welfare schemes, including generous parental leave provisions and affordable and accessible childcare.
  • Attractive welfare benefits, including a generous pension agreement.
  • The city of Oslo: A unique mix of vibrant city life and extraordinary nature with rich opportunities for cultural and outdoor activities.

Information for international applicants

Choosing a career in a foreign country is a big step. To give you an idea of what we and Oslo have to offer in terms of benefits and life in general for you and your family/spouse/partner please visit:

https://www.uio.no/english/for-employees/employment/

 https://www.uio.no/english/about/vacancies/ismo/

How to apply

The online application must include:

1.       A cover letter of 1000 words maximum (approx. 2 pages). The letter should consist of four paragraphs in the following order:

a) a short presentation of yourself,

b) a short presentation of your merits,

c) a short presentation of the intended research project and

d) a short account of why ARENA is of interest to you.

2         A project proposal of 2500 words maximum (approx. 6 pages), excluding bibliography, indicating your research interests and planned focus area. The project description must demonstrate familiarity with previous research within the relevant area, an ability to formulate scientific problems and to specify a relevant research design and methods.

3         A CV summarizing your education, any academic employments or other qualifying activities and publications you may have. The period of enrolment (admission – completion) in the master programme you have attended must be specified.

4         Copies of educational certificates (academic transcripts from university degrees only)

5         Up to two writing samples (e.g. your master’s thesis or published articles). Please note that there is no separate prompt for uploading such documents in the application portal. These must therefore be uploaded as separate “Attachments”

6         Names and contact details of two persons from whom recommendation letters may be solicited. You should indicate your relation to these persons. Please do not submit any recommendation letters before we contact you and explicitly ask you to.

The application and all supporting documents must be must be submitted in our electronic recruiting system. Please follow the link “apply for this job”.

International applicants are advised to attach an official explanation of their University’s grading system, translated into ECTS. 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 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.

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 further information regarding the position, please contact

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.

ARENA Centre for European Studies is a multidisciplinary research centre at the University of Oslo, studying the direction, dynamics and sustainability of the evolving European political order. The Centre has conducted research on political, economic, legal and social integration, transformation and cooperation in Europe since 1994. ARENA hosts several nationally and internationally funded research projects and is engaged in a series of international networks.

Deadline: 22 August 2022
Unit: ARENA Centre for European Studies
Campus:
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Post expires on Monday August 22nd, 2022

Researcher in Chemistry of Battery Materials

Researcher in Chemistry of Battery Materials

Job description

A 3 year position as Researcher within the field of materials chemistry for Li-ion batteries is available at the Centre for Materials Science and Nanotechnology (SMN) located at the Department of Chemistry.

Starting date is preferably October 1, 2022.

We search for a skilled, creative and ambitious researcher to join our scientific activities within battery materials.

In addition to the experience with battery materials, the candidate should be willing to learn and apply new methods and chemistries. A candidate will work in a dynamic team of approximately 10 PhD/MS students and several researchers and, therefore, should be skilled to work independently as well in a team.

The successful candidate will be primary responsible for the development and advanced characterization of Si-based materials for the anodes of Li-ion batteries under the projects funded by the Research Council of Norway. Specifically, the candidate will focus on electrochemical evaluation and advanced characterization by the X-ray-based techniques: diffraction, scattering and pair distribution function including design of experiments.

The successful candidate should also be experienced in operando characterization of battery materials. Experiments using synchrotron facilities are foreseen, depending on access and travel regulations.

The candidate will work closely with relevant industrial, academic and research partners within projects as well as with the research center MoZEES.

You can find more information at http://www.mn.uio.no/kjemi/english/research/groups/nafuma/

Qualification requirements

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.

Applicants must hold a degree equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree in Chemistry or a related field, and with documented experience within the fields of battery science and/or electrochemistry and X-ray-based characterization. Doctoral dissertation must be submitted for evaluation by the closing date. Only applicants with an approved doctoral thesis and public defence are eligible for appointment.

The candidate must have fluent oral and written communication skills in English.

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

The applicant should possess a degree equivalent to a Norwegian PhD degree in Chemistry or a related field, and with documented experience within the fields of battery science and/or electrochemistry and X-ray-based characterization. The candidate must have fluent oral and written communication skills in English.

In the cover letter the applicant must describe his/her experience within the following areas:

  • Chemistry of battery materials
  • Electrochemical characterization of battery materials
  • X-ray diffraction and pair distribution function
  • Operando methods for characterization of battery materials
  • Crystal structure and total scattering/PDF analysis, IR/RAMAN spectroscopy
  • Electron Microscopy
  • Expertise with using large scale facilities (ESRF, Diamond, etc) and expertise in tomography will be considered as highly beneficial

Qualifications mentioned above will be given major weight in the evaluation of the candidates.

An expert committee will evaluate the applications. The committee will put emphasis on scientific qualification with focus on documented skills required for the position. Information that should be considered in the evaluations must be submitted within the deadline. The names of at least two reference persons should be provided.

We offer

  • Salary NOK 544 400 – 626 300 per annum depending on qualifications in position as Researcher (position code 1109)
  • Attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement
  • Professionally stimulating working environment
  • Vibrant international academic environment
  • Oslo’s family-friendly surroundings with their 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, pedagogical experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activity)
  • 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 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 of Information Act (Offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.

Inclusion and diversity are a strength. The University of Oslo has a personnel policy objective of achieving a balanced gender composition. Furthermore, we want employees with diverse professional expertise, life experience and perspectives.

If there are qualified applicants with disabilities, employment gaps or immigrant background, we will invite at least one applicant from each of these categories to an interview.

Contact information

For futher information regarding the position and the recruitment process, please contact:

Associate professor Alexey Y. Koposov, phone number: +47-96694531; email: alexey.koposov@kjemi.uio.no

For technical questions regarding the recruitment system, please contact:

HR Advisor Olga Holmlund, e-mail: olga.holmlund@mn.uio.no

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. 

Centre for Materials Science and Nanotechnology (SMN) is an interdisciplinary focus field for material and energy research at the University of Oslo. SMN has focused on basic research in renewable energy and environmentally friendly use of fossil energy sources. The center consists of research groups from the Department of Physics (Fi) and Chemistry (Ki), has about 100 employees from around the world and manages more than 80 projects funded by the EU, the RCN and others.

Deadline: 17 July 2022
Unit: Centre for Materials Science and Nanotechnology
Campus:
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PhD Research Fellow

PhD Research Fellow

Faculty of Social Sciences

Department of Psychology

Section for Cognitive and Clinical neuroscience

Job description

Applications are invited for a PhD fellowship at the Section for Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience, Department of Psychology, University of Oslo. The fellowship is for a period of 3 years. A 4th year can be considered with the addition of 25% teaching and administrative duties, depending on the competence of the applicant and the needs of the department. The research fellow must take part in the department’s PhD program and is expected to complete the project within the set fellowship period.

The position is linked to the Norwegian Centre for Mental Disorders Research (NORMENT) and builds on a close collaboration with the K.G. Jebsen Centre for Neurodevelopmental Disorders and Oslo University Hospital. The candidate will be affiliated with the NORMENT Multimodal Imaging group.

The project aims to increase our understanding of clinical characteristics and brain development in children and adolescents with mental disorders. We will combine clinical characterization, brain imaging, cognitive tests, genetics and biomarkers. The candidate will be directly involved in data collection, including study coordination, clinical characterization and interviews, and brain imaging. The recruitment and clinical interviews will be performed in collaboration with Oslo University Hospital, and the candidate is expected to contribute to the clinical research activities at children and youth out- or in-patient clinics at the Department of Mental Health and Addiction. The position is an excellent opportunity for candidates who wish to pursue a combined research and clinical career in mental health care.

Qualification requirements and personal skills

  • 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/)
  • Applicants must hold a degree equivalent to a MA/MSc level degree in psychology, medicine, cognitive neuroscience, or other relevant fields. Average grade on the master’s degree that are A or B. Candidates with an average grade C on the
    master’s degree can be assessed individually upon application.Candidates with a Norwegian authorization as clinical psychologist or physician will be preferred due to the clinical assessments. Candidates who will complete their degree within the starting date will be considered.
  • Previous experience with research methods and statistics is a benefit. Acquiring the necessary skills is required.
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in Norwegian and English are required
  • Previous experience with clinical characterization of children and adolescents is an advantage
  • Excellent communication and collaborative skills (team player) is required.
  • Some work during evenings and weekends is expected.

We offer

  • A salary of NOK 501 200 – 544 400 per annum depending on qualifications in a position as PhD Research fellow, (position code 1017)
  • Attractive welfare benefits including excellent benefits for families (kindergarten, paid paternal/maternal leave etc) and a generous pension agreement. In addition, Oslo offers a family-friendly environment with rich opportunities for cultural and outdoor activities in its immediate surroundings.
  • Starting date: Negotiable (late 2022 or early 2023 expected)

How to apply

The application must include:

  • Cover letter (brief summary of motivation and research interests, career plan).
  • CV (summarizing education, positions, relevant experience).
  • Relevant educational certificates and transcripts of records
  • List of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and phone number)
  • List of publications, if any (including preprints with valid links). Publications should not be submitted along with the initial application.

In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on academic qualifications, the candidate’s motivation, and personal suitability. Interviews will be performed as part of the selection process.

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 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

  • Professor Lars T. Westlye, l.t.westlye@psykologi.uio.no
  • Professor Christian K. Tamnes, c.k.tamnes@psykologi.uio.no
  • HR Advisor Kamila Cholti, kamila.cholti@psykologi.uio.no

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.

Deadline: 14 August 2022
Unit: The Department of Psychology
Campus:
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PhD Research Fellow in Human Geography

PhD Research Fellow in Human Geography

Job description

There are 1-2 vacant positions at the Department of Sociology and Human Geography for research fellows (SKO 1017) in human geography. The positions are for a period of three years without compulsory work or four years with 25% compulsory work (primarily teaching).

The department is ranked as the premier academic research institute in human geography in Norway, conducting top international research while offering high quality education for students. The department is renowned both for the breadth of topics and methodologies employed and for its highly qualified researchers.

More about the position

We seek a candidate with the potential to contribute to the development of human geography as a discipline. The fellow is expected to pursue independent research under supervision, as outlined in the submitted project proposal. We value the contribution of young scholars to the academic environment and study programmes in the department, and encourage candidates with a desire to participate actively in departmental life to apply.

Applicants should have research interests that resonate with ongoing research in the department. We currently have strong research activities in the fields of social inequality, migration, integration and diversity, cultural and political participation, urban studies, sustainable transformations, population dynamics, and work, organisations and politics. The call is not thematically limited to these topics, but preference can be given to candidates with projects that align with the department’s supervisory capacity. Applicants are expected to demonstrate through their application letter and project proposal how they will contribute to the development of human geography at the department.

The position requires participation in the Faculty of Social Sciences’ organised research education programme (PhD programme) and the completion of a doctorate in human geography. The candidate 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.

Qualification requirements and assessment criteria

Applicants will be assessed on the quality of the project proposal, their academic grades, the quality of the master’s thesis and the applicant’s personal prerequisites to carry out the project. The hiring process will include an interview.

  • Applicants must have a master’s degree/second-level degree in human geography or equivalent. Applicants are expected to demonstrate through their application letter and project proposal how they will contribute to the development of human geography at the department. Applicants 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.
  • 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 explicit account of how the project relates to the abovementioned research areas. Applicants are expected to be able to complete the project during the appointment period.
  • Applicants must have native or near-native competence in English or a Scandinavian language.

The final hiring decision is the responsibility of the department’s board and will be based on an evaluation of the overall qualifications of the shortlisted candidates as well as the department’s needs.

We offer

  • salary NOK 491 200 – 534 400 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 (statement of motivation and research interests)
  • A project proposal (5-10 pages). The proposal must include the topic, relevant theory and methods and time-line. If the project requires field work/data collection, costs must be calculated and presented in a tentative budget.
  • CV with full summary of education, practice and academic work (including possible 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. Please note that the thesis must be uploaded and registered as an «Attachment» in the electronic application.
  • A list of reference persons: 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and phone number)

Documents should be uploaded in the order presented above. Please submit documents individually and name them accordingly, e.g. Letter of application, Project proposal, CV, etc. Please do NOT submit them as a single, combined file.

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 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

Please refer to our Q&A web page before you make personal enquiries.

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.

Deadline: 1 September 2022
Unit: The Department of Sociology and Human Geography
Campus:
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Postdoctoral Fellowship in Ageing and Alzheimer’s disease

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Ageing and Alzheimer’s disease

Faculty of Medicine

Job description

A funded 2 year postdoctoral position in ageing and Alzheimer’s disease is available at the Faculty of Medicine, The University of Oslo.

The Postdoctoral fellowship is funded by the Nordic-Japanese research collaboration on healthy ageing (https://www.nordforsk.org/news/nordic-japanese-research-collaboration-healthy-ageing).

More about the position

The fellowship period is 2 years, and is devoted to carrying out a project on the role of ageing in Alzheimer’s disease (AD) with a focus on mechanism of altered mitophagy/autophagy in AD initiation and progression. Novel strategies (genetically and pharmacologically) that turning up mitophagy will be developed and their funcitons in treating AD animal and cell models will be explored. Novel C. elegans (https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30742114/) and mouse models (https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34789895/) of AD.

The candidate will be having a unique opportunity to work in two leading autophagy laboratories, the Evandro Fang Laboratory at the University of Oslo (https://evandrofanglab.com/ https://www.med.uio.no/klinmed/english/people/aca/evandrof/) and the Per Nilsson Laboratory at the Karolinska Institute (Sweden) (https://ki.se/en/nvs/per-nilsson-group).

Qualification requirements

  • A PhD degree in lifescience, biochemistry, molecular biology, neuroscience or similar fields;
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English;
  • Extensive hands-on experience with at least two of the following experimental techniques: molecular biology (RNA, DNA work, qPCR), Western blotting, confocal immunofluorescence imaging, handling mouse and to perform immunohistochemistry,
  • Candidates with experiences in working on simple animal models such as Drosophila or C. elegans will be a privilege;
  • Candidates with prior knowledge about ageing or neuroscience will be prioritized; and
  • Candidates should have at least 2 peer-reviewed research papers published in mainstream scientific journals. 

Personal skills

  • The following personal skills will be considered beneficial during evaluation of applications:
  • Highly motivated and accurate candidate
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work both independently and as integrated member of interdisciplinary teams
  • Good communication skills

We offer

  • Salary NOK 534 400 – 615 800 per annum depending on qualifications in a position as Postdoctor, (position code 1352)
  • Favourable pension arrangements (Statens Pensjonskasse)
  • Advantageous welfare conditions
  • An individual career development programme designed for researchers at the beginning of their career.
  • family-friendly environment near Oslo with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities

How to apply

  • The application must include
  • Cover letter statement of motivation, scientific background, 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 reference persons: 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and phone number)
  • Copies of educational certificates and relevant diplomas (academic transcripts only)

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 prior laboratory experience and academic and personal prerequisites to carry out the project.

Relevant and qualified applicants will be called in for an interview.

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 of Information Act (Offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.

Inclusion and diversity are a strength. The University of Oslo has a personnel policy objective of achieving a balanced gender composition. Furthermore, we want employees with diverse professional expertise, life experience and perspectives.

If there are qualified applicants with disabilities, employment gaps or immigrant background, we will invite at least one applicant from each of these categories to an interview.

Contact information

For any informal enquiries regarding the position, please contact:

  • Evandro Fei Fang, Ph.D – Email: e.f.fang@medisin.uio.no
  • For questions regarding the application process, please contact HR adviser Maren Retterstøl Olaisen: marenol@medisin.uio.no

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

Deadline: 8 July 2022
Unit: Institute of Clinical Medicine (Klinmed)
Campus:
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PhD Research Fellow in mathematics education

PhD Research Fellow in mathematics education

Job description

Applications are invited for a four-year position as PhD Research Fellow, based at the Department of Teacher Education and School Research, Faculty of Education, University of Oslo. The position is within the field of Mathematics Education (matematikkdidaktikk) and related to the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) project. 

We invite applicants to formulate their own project on a topic within mathematics education relevant to both PISA and the new curriculum reform in Norway (Fagfornyelsen). Research topics could include, but are not limited to, mathematical modelling, mathematical reasoning and argumentation, and problem solving. Through their research, the Research Fellow’s PhD project is expected to contribute to knowledge within the subject of mathematics education in a Norwegian educational context and related to Fagfornyelsen. 

It is expected that the successful candidate uses quantitative methods for analysis of PISA data (such as regression analysis, structural equation modelling or item response theory) preferably in combination with analyses of other qualitative and/or quantitative data. The latter could be based on task-based interviews, observation studies, document- or task/item analysis. Furthermore, the PhD project is open to a variety of methodological approaches that use assessment data and, possibly, other resources from PISA (such as frameworks, questionnaires, or assessment items). 

Furthermore, it is expected that the announced PhD position will be connected to the research group Large-scale Educational Assessment (LEA). More information about LEA can be found on the research group’s webpage

More about the position

The fellowship period is up to 4 years, with 3 years devoted to research education. The position entails a compulsory work load of 25% that consists of teaching and supervision duties and/or research assistance.

The research fellow 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 doctoral candidate is expected to participate actively in the organized research training and in the Faculty’s research community. 

For more information, please see our web site

Qualification requirements

Applicants must satisfy the requirements for admission to the Faculty´s PhD programme. This normally includes:

  • Applicants must hold a Master´s degree or equivalent in the subject area in questions or in another relevant subject area 
  • A Master’s degree (120 ECTS) with a minimum grade B (ECTS grading scale) or equivalent. The Master’s degree must include a thesis of at least 30 ECTS, with a minimum grade B
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in Norwegian (or another Scandinavian language) and English
  • Familiarity with the Norwegian school system and teaching experience will be considered an advantage

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

  • The quality of the project description; the description of the research topic, the specific problems to be studied, the choice of scientific theory and method, and the proposed implementation plan for the study 
  • The applicant’s experience, personal suitability and motivation for the post
  • The applicant’s academic attitude and motivation with regard to completing the research training program

We offer

  • Salary NOK  501 200 – 544 400 per annum depending on qualifications in a position as PhD Research fellow, (position code 1017)
  • A stimulating and attractive working enviroment
  • 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, including statement of motivation and research interests
  • A project description, including progress plan (8-10 pages), please see our guidelines. The project description is expected to elaborate on the research problem of the prospective PhD project, how it is embedded in the research literature and which theoretical perspectives as well at methodologies are considered
  • Completed application form for admission to the doctoral degree program ( see this page)
  • CV (summarizing education, positions and academic work)
  • Copies of educational certificates (academic transcripts only)
  • Documentation of English proficiency (for information on required documentation (see information on this webpage)
  • Master thesis and any other academic works that may be of relevance to the application
  • List of reference persons: 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and phone number)

Incomplete applications will not be assessed.

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 “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 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.

Contact information

Researcher Andreas Pettersen

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 Teacher Education and School Research (ILS) is one of three departments at The Faculty of Educational Sciences at the University of Oslo, which also has a permanent center.
ILS is a leading institution in the fields of subject didactics, school leadership and practice-relevant school research. It hosts Norway’s first Centre of Excellence in Education, ProTed – a joint project between the University of Oslo and the University of Tromsø.

EKVA (Unit for quantitative analysis in education) is also part of the department, as well as four interfaculty research groups (CLEG, TEPEC, SISCO and LEA).

The Department enrols 400 students in the Teacher Education Programme (PPU) and administers the university’s Graduate Teacher Education Programme (Lektorprogrammet) with about 300 new students each year. About 200 students follow the Master Programme in Educational Leadership. ILS also manages the study programme Teach First Norway in cooperation with the City of Oslo Education Agency and Equinor. 

The Department of Teacher Education and School Research has approximately 40 administrative and 100 academic staff.

Deadline: 6 July 2022
Unit: The Department of Teacher Education and School Research
Campus:
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Doctoral Research Fellowship in Arabic Literature and/or Cultural studies

Doctoral Research Fellowship in Arabic Literature and/or Cultural studies

Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages

Job description

A Doctoral Research Fellowship (SKO 1017) in Arabic Literature and/or Cultural Studies is available at the Department of Cultural Studies and Oriental Languages, University of Oslo.

The doctoral project, designed by the applicant, is expected to explore the relationship between Arabic literary/cultural production and social and political changes in the Middle East and beyond. We encourage projects that focus on the influence that societal changes have exerted on Arabic literature and cultural practices (including novels, poetry, visual arts, tv-series, movies, music, blogs, comics and graphic novels, digital performances, and translation practices), and vice versa how such practices may inform or contribute to societal change. The project may for example explore the effects of social and political uprisings taking place in the modern and contemporary era, from the rise of nationalist movements in the 19th -20th century to the Arab Spring and its aftermath, as well as global developments like climate change, diaspora, and exile. The project might also study the relationship between literature/culture and gender struggles, ecology, migration, and media transitions. We also encourage projects that explore the social reality of artistic and literary worlds, combining methods and theories from social sciences (fieldwork research, interviews) to close-reading and discourse analysis of literary and artistic works; and/or projects that open up for comparative and transnational perspectives across the Middle East, East Asia and Europe. The project description must be submitted as part of the application. Proven language competency in Arabic and excellent writing skills in academic English are required. The Project will be supervised by Associate Professor Teresa Pepe.

The person appointed will be affiliated with the Faculty’s organized research training. The academic work is to result in a doctoral thesis that will be defended at the Faculty with a view to obtaining the degree of PhD. The successful candidate is expected to join the existing research milieu or network and contribute to its development. Read more about the doctoral degree.

The appointment is for a duration of 3 years. All PhD Candidates who submit their doctoral dissertation for assessment with a written recommendation from their supervisor 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.

Qualification requirements

  • A Master’s degree or equivalent in Middle Eastern studies, comparative literature, or other related fields relevant to the project’s research profile. The Master’s degree must have been obtained and the final evaluation must be available by the application deadline.
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English (see Language requirements)
  • Fluency in Arabic. Competency in other Middle Eastern or East Asian Language (es. Persian, Turkish, Hebrew, Chinese, Japanese) is required when relevant to the project.
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position.

To be eligible for admission to the doctoral programmes at the University of Oslo, applicants must, as a minimum, have completed a five-year graduation course (Master’s degree or equivalent), including a Master’s thesis of at least 30 ECTS. In special cases, the Faculty may grant admission on the basis of a one-year Master course following an assessment of the study programme’s scope and quality.

In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on:

  • The project’s scientific merit, research-related relevance and innovation
  • The applicant’s estimated academic and personal ability to complete the project within the time frame
  • The applicant’s ability to complete research training
  • Good collaboration skills and an ability to join interdisciplinary academic communities

Applicants who have recently graduated with excellent results may be given preference.

We offer

How to apply

The application must include:

  • Application letter describing the applicant’s qualifications and motivation for the position
  • Curriculum Vitae (with a list of education, positions, teaching experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activities, including a complete list of publications)
  • Transcript of records of your Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. Applicants with education from a foreign university must attach an explanation of their university’s grading system
  • Documentation of Language requirements (if applicable)
  • Project description, including a detailed progress plan for the project (3 – 5 pages, maximum 14,000 characters. See Template for project descriptions)

Please note that all documents must be in English or a Scandinavian language.

Educational certificates, master theses and the like are not to be submitted with the application, but applicants may be asked to submit such information or works later.

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system, jobbnorge.no.

Short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview.

Formal regulations

See also regulations as well as guidelines for the application assessment process and appointments to research fellowships.

Following the Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova) § 25, Chapter 2, demographic 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: 

Associate professor Teresa Pepe

Head of Research Jacob Høigilt

For questions on how to apply:

HR-Officer Natali Helgesen

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 7500 employees. With its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally recognised research communities, UiO is an important contributor to society.

The Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages (abbreviated IKOS from its Norwegian name) is one of the seven departments at the Faculty of Humanities. The Department has a broad competency in the study of religion and culture and in language based area studies of South Asia, East Asia and the Middle East and North Africa. IKOS also hosts the Oslo School of Environmental Humanities. The Department has several study programmes at both BA and MA levels. Among the Department’s 110 employees about 40 are PhD and Postdoctoral Fellows.

Deadline: 1 September 2022
Unit: The Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages
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