Tag-arkiv: UiO

Doctoral Research Fellowship in Entrainment and Pleasure

Job description

A Doctoral Research Fellowship (SKO 1017) in Entrainment and Pleasure is available at RITMO Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Rhythm, Time and Motion at the University of Oslo.

RITMO is a Centre of Excellence funded by the Research Council of Norway. This interdisciplinary centre focuses on rhythm as a structuring mechanism for the temporal dimensions of human life. Methods from musicology, psychology, neuroscience, and informatics are combined to study rhythm as a fundamental property that shapes and underpins human cognition, behavior and cultural expressions.

All RITMO researchers are co-located and work in a unique interdisciplinary constellation, with world-leading competence in musicology, psychology and informatics. It is expected that all members of the centre contribute to the general activities and collaborations within RITMO. The researchers have access to state-of-the-art facilities in sound/video recording, motion capture, eye tracking, physiological measurements, various types of brain imaging (EEG, fMRI), and rapid prototyping and robotics laboratories.

More about the position

The doctoral fellow will carry out experimental research into the phenomenon of entrainment in the context of music listening. Entrainment can be understood in broad terms, as it can take place on multiple levels, and at different time-scales (ranging from perceptual attuning to motor synchrony, for example). In particular, the affective and social effects of entrainment (e.g., pleasure and social bonding) would be relevant areas of investigation. Possible methodological approaches include motion capture (motor entrainment), EEG (neural/perceptual entrainment), and/or behavioural/self-report experiments.

The person appointed will be affiliated with the Faculty of Humanities’ organized research training. The academic work is to result in a doctoral thesis that will be defended at the Faculty of Humanities 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 three years, starting 1 September 2019. All PhD Candidates at the Faculty of Humanities 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 music psychology, musicology, psychology, or other relevant field. The applicant is required to document that the degree corresponds to the profile for the post. The Master’s Degree must have been obtained by the time of application.
  • Experience with one or more of the following methodologies: experimental design, motion capture (optical or inertial), EEG
  • Academic expertise in music psychology/music cognition and statistics is an advantage
  • Excellent skills in written and oral English
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position

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

  • The applicant’s scientific merit, as well as the quality of the research outline and its relevance to the research objectives of RITMO
  • The applicant’s estimated academic and personal ability to complete the project within the time frame
  • The applicant’s ability to complete research training
  • Very 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

  • salary NOK 449 400 – 505 800,- per annum depending on qualifications in a position as PhD Research fellow
  • a professionally stimulating working environment
  • attractive welfare benefits
  • membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund

How to apply

Applicants must submit the following attachments with the electronic application, preferably in pdf format:

  • Application letter describing the applicant’s qualifications and motivation for the position
  • Curriculum Vitae (complete list of education, positions, teaching experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activities, including a complete list of publications with links to full version of published papers)
  • Research outline, including relevant research questions and theoretical and methodological approaches (approximately 2-3 pages, see template for research outline)
  • Transcript of records of your Master’s degree. Applicants with education from a foreign university are advised to attach an explanation of their university’s grading system
  • Names and contact details of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number)

Please note that all documents must be in English.

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.

Short-listed candidates may be invited for an interview at the University of Oslo or we will arrange for a video-based interview.

Formal regulations

See also 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

Head of Administration Anne Cathrine Wesnes, a.c.wesnes@imv.uio.no, +47 22 85 44 89

HR Officer Mira Kramarova, mira.kramarova@hf.uio.no

Banner HF

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.

RITMO Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Rhythm, Time and Motion

is financed through the Research Council of Norway’s Centre of Excellence Scheme. RITMO combines a broad spectrum of disciplines – from musicology, neuroscience and informatics – to study rhythm as a fundamental property of human cognition, behaviour and cultural expression. The Centre is organized under the Department of Musicology, in close collaboration with the Department of Psychology and the Department of Informatics.

 

Post expires on Friday March 15th, 2019

1-2 Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Cosmology

Job description

One or two positions as Postdoctoral Research Fellowships are available at Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics at the University of Oslo

The appointments are full-time positions and are made for a period of up to four years. In the case of a four-year position, 25 % of the time will be devoted to required duties.

Samarbeid unge mennesker

More about the position

One of the two positions is dedicated to an ERC Consolidator project called bits2cosmology, which aims to perform an end-to-end analysis of the Planck LFI, WMAP and SPIDER data with time-domain Gibbs sampling. Specifically, the current position will carry a main responsibility for the SPIDER analysis of the project, and the work will in particular revolve around low-level modeling and analysis of the SPIDER time-ordered data. Previous experience with low-level CMB data analysis and time-ordered data is considered highly beneficial for this position, as are strong computing and programming skills.

The primary goal of the second position is to work towards a comprehensive model of the microwave and sub-millimeter sky. This work will include analysis of multiple publicly available and proprietary data sets, including COMAP, DIRBE, FIRAS, Planck, PASIPHAE, SPIDER, WMAP and many others. Collaboration in large international collaborations is anticipated. Previous experience with CMB or sub-millimeter observations and large-scale data modeling is highly desired for this position.

A generous personal travel/expenses grant of 50 kNOK is available per year. The institute also has access to world-class computing facilities, both in-house and on-campus, that are directly available to the candidate. The cosmology group at the Institute participates heavily in the Planck, SPIDER, COMAP, PASIPHAE and Euclid experiments, and is a member of the LiteBIRD Joint Study group.

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 post-doctoral research fellowships is to qualify researchers for work in top academic positions within their disciplines.

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 astrophysics, statistics, computer science or related fields. 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

Please also refer to the regulations pertaining to the conditions of employment for post-doctoral fellowship positions: http://www.uio.no/english/about/regulations/personnel/academic/regulations-employment-conditions-postdoc.html

We offer

  •  Salary NOK 515 200 – 597 400 per annum depending on qualifications in po-sition as Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (position code 1352)
  • A professionally stimulating working environment
  • Attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement, in addition to Oslo’s family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities

How to apply

The application must include

  • Cover letter (statement of motivation, summarizing scientific work and research interest)
  • CV (summarizing education, positions, pedagogical experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activity)
  • Copies of educational certificates, academic transcript of records and letters of recommendation
  • The source code of a self-written computer program; a link to a GitHub repository or similar is acceptable
  • A complete list of publications
  • Names and contact details of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number). The letters should be sent directly from the references to i.k.wehus@astro.uio.no and h.k.k.eriksen@astro.uio.no.

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system, please follow the link “apply for this job”. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University’s grading system. Please note that all documents should be in English (or a Scandinavian language).

In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on the documented, academic qualifications, in particular with respect to computing and analysis skills, 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.

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 %.

No one can be appointed as Postdoctoral Fellow for more than one specified period at the same institution.

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

The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results etc.

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

Contact information

Professor Hans Kristian Eriksen, phone number: +47 22 85 44 45, e-mail: h.k.k.eriksen@astro.uio.no  or

Professor Ingunn Wehus, e-mail i.k.wehus@astro.uio.no

For technical questions regarding the application system, please contact HR Adviser Elin Thoresen, +47 22 85 71 96, e-mail: elin.thoresen@mn.uio.no

Banner UiO/ fakultet

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 Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics is part of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. It presently has 11 permanent professors/associate professors. The Institute employs some 15-20 postdoctoral and senior research fellows and has of order 15-20 Ph.D. students. The research activity of the Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics is concentrated around solar physics, cosmology and extragalactic astrophysics.

Post expires on Friday December 21st, 2018

Doctoral Research Fellowship in Cognitive Neuroscience

About the position

A Doctoral Research Fellowship (SKO 1017) in Cognitive Neuroscience is available at RITMO Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Rhythm, Time and Motion at the University of Oslo.

RITMO is a Centre of Excellence funded by the Research Council of Norway. This interdisciplinary centre focuses on rhythm as a structuring mechanism for the temporal dimensions of human life. Methods from musicology, psychology, neuroscience, and informatics are combined to study rhythm as a fundamental property that shapes and underpins human cognition, behavior and cultural expressions.

All RITMO researchers are co-located and work in a unique interdisciplinary constellation, with world-leading competence in musicology, psychology and informatics. It is expected that all members of the centre contribute to the general activities and collaborations within RITMO. The researchers have access to state-of-the-art facilities in sound/video recording, motion capture, eye tracking, physiological measurements, various types of brain imaging (EEG, fMRI), and rapid prototyping and robotics laboratories.

Faculty of Humanities

Job description

The doctoral fellow will work on the subproject ”The role of prefrontal cortex in auditory attention and prediction”. As the project will examine the role of prefrontal cortex in rhythm and temporal prediction, patients with focal lesions to frontal subregions will be recruited. Invasive EEG will be recorded from patients with medically refractory epilepsy undergoing intracranial EEG monitoring for seizure detection.

The project will be conducted in collaboration with the Dept. of Neurosurgery at Oslo University Hospital and the Dept. of Psychology/Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute at UC Berkeley (USA). The doctoral fellow is expected to be involved in all aspects of the research, including experimental design, data collection, signal analysis, and publishing results related to the project aims.

The research fellow must take part in the Faculty of Social Sciences’ approved PhD program and is expected to complete the project within the fellowship period.

The appointment is for a duration of three years, starting 1 September 2019. A fourth year can be considered with the addition of 25 % teaching requirements, depending on the competence of the applicant and the needs of the Department of Psychology. The fellowship period may be reduced if the candidate has previously been employed in a research fellowship position.

Qualification requirements

  • A Master’s degree or equivalent in cognitive neuroscience, cognitive psychology, or other relevant field qualifying for admission to the PhD program at the Department of Psychology. The applicant is required to document that the degree corresponds to the profile for the post. The Master’s Degree must have been obtained by the time of application. Only applicants with grade points A or B on the ECTS scale will be qualified for admission to the PhD program.
  • Experience with a) cognitive experimental designs, b) programming in Matlab, c) processing of electrophysiological data using EEGLAB or other toolboxes for analysis of EEG signals (event-related potentials and oscillatory activity), and d) statistics. Prior experience with structural or functional MRI, and research on clinical groups (neurological/neuropsychiatric) are advantageous.
  • Speaking a Scandinavian language is an advantage due to interaction with patients, but not a prerequisite.
  • Interest in music and knowledge of music theory will be considered advantageous.
  • Excellent skills in written and oral English.
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position.

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

  • the applicant’s scientific merit, as well as the quality of the research outline and its relevance to the research objectives of RITMO
  • the applicant’s estimated academic and personal ability to complete the project within the time frame
  • the applicant’s ability to complete research training
  • very 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

  • salary NOK 449 400 – 505 800,- per annum depending on qualifications in a position as PhD Research fellow
  • a professionally stimulating working environment
  • attractive welfare benefits
  • membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund

How to apply

Applicants must submit the following attachments with the electronic application, preferably in pdf format:

  • application letter describing the applicant’s qualifications and motivation for the position
  • Curriculum Vitae (complete list of education, positions, teaching experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activities, including a complete list of publications with links to full version of published papers)
  • research outline, including relevant research questions and theoretical and methodological approaches (approximately 2-3 pages, see template for research outline)
  • transcript of records of your Master’s degree. Applicants with education from a foreign university are advised to attach an explanation of their university’s grading system
  • names and contact details of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number).

Please note that all documents must be in English.

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.

Short-listed candidates may be invited for an interview at the University of Oslo or we will arrange for a video-based interview.

Formal regulations

See also Guidelines for 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

Head of Administration Anne Cathrine Wesnes, a.c.wesnes@imv.uio.no, +47 22 85 44 89

HR Officer Tonje Olsen, t.n.olsen@hf.uio.no

Faculty of Humanities

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.

RITMO Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Rhythm, Time and Motion is financed through the Research Council of Norway’s Centre of Excellence Scheme. RITMO combines a broad spectrum of disciplines – from musicology, neuroscience and informatics – to study rhythm as a fundamental property of human cognition, behaviour and cultural expression. The Centre is organized under the Department of Musicology, in close collaboration with the Department of Psychology and the Department of Informatics.

Post expires on Saturday December 15th, 2018

Doctoral Research Fellowship in Cross-modal Rhythms

About the position

A Doctoral Research Fellowship (SKO 1017) in Cross-modal Rhythms is available at RITMO Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Rhythm, Time and Motion at the University of Oslo.

RITMO is a Centre of Excellence funded by the Research Council of Norway. This interdisciplinary centre focuses on rhythm as a structuring mechanism for the temporal dimensions of human life. Methods from musicology, psychology, neuroscience, and informatics are combined to study rhythm as a fundamental property that shapes and underpins human cognition, behavior and cultural expressions.

All RITMO researchers are co-located and work in a unique interdisciplinary constellation, with world-leading competence in musicology, psychology and informatics. It is expected that all members of the centre contribute to the general activities and collaborations within RITMO. The researchers have access to state-of-the-art facilities in sound/video recording, motion capture, eye tracking, physiological measurements, various types of brain imaging (EEG, fMRI), and rapid prototyping and robotics laboratories.

Bilde av fasade

Job description

The doctoral fellow will work on an empirical project investigating rhythmic phenomena such as, for example, pulse, grouping (meter), and the formation and variation of rhythmic patterns. The project should ideally be focused on cross-modal correspondences in both the brain and in behavior. In particular, attentional processing of sensory information in time and/or organized into rhythmic events, as well as hedonic or aesthetic responses to such events, will be relevant topics.

The research fellow must take part in the Faculty of Social Sciences’ approved PhD program and is expected to complete the project within the fellowship period.

The appointment is for a duration of three years, starting 1 September 2019. A fourth year can be considered with the addition of 25 % teaching requirements, depending on the competence of the applicant and the needs of the Department of Psychology. The fellowship period may be reduced if the candidate has previously been employed in a research fellowship position.

Qualification requirements

  • A Master’s degree or equivalent in psychology, neuroscience, human movement science, informatics, computer science, biology, qualifying for admission to the PhD program at the Department of Psychology. The applicant is required to document that the degree corresponds to the profile for the post. The Master’s Degree must have been obtained by the time of application. Only applicants with grade points A or B on the ECTS scale will be qualified for admission to the PhD program.
  • Experience with experimental/empirical methods and relevant statistical methods and programming.
  • It is beneficial if the candidate has knowledge of cognitive psychology and neuroscience and, possibly, music psychology, music cognition and music theory.
  • It is also a benefit to have some experience with (or motivation to learn) one, or several, of the following methods: fMRI, eye-tracking / pupillometry, full-body motion capture systems (optical or inertial), and other psychophysiological methods (e.g., EMG).
  • Excellent skills in written and oral English.
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position.

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

  • the applicant’s scientific merit, as well as the quality of the research outline and its relevance to the research objectives of RITMO
  • the applicant’s estimated academic and personal ability to complete the project within the time frame
  • the applicant’s ability to complete research training
  • very 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

  • salary NOK 449 400 – 505 800,- per annum depending on qualifications in a position as PhD Research fellow
  • a professionally stimulating working environment
  • attractive welfare benefits
  • membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund

How to apply

Applicants must submit the following attachments with the electronic application, preferably in pdf format:

  • application letter describing the applicant’s qualifications and motivation for the position
  • Curriculum Vitae (complete list of education, positions, teaching experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activities, including a complete list of publications with links to full version of published papers)
  • research outline, including relevant research questions and theoretical and methodological approaches (approximately 2-3 pages, see template for research outline)
  • transcript of records of your Master’s degree. Applicants with education from a foreign university are advised to attach an explanation of their university’s grading system
  • names and contact details of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number).

Please note that all documents must be in English.

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.

Short-listed candidates may be invited for an interview at the University of Oslo or we will arrange for a video-based interview.

Formal regulations

See also Guidelines for 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

Head of Administration Anne Cathrine Wesnes, a.c.wesnes@imv.uio.no, +47 22 85 44 89

HR Officer Julie Bårdsen Tøllefsen, j.b.tollefsen@hf.uio.no

Banner UiO/ fakultet

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.

RITMO Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Rhythm, Time and Motion

is financed through the Research Council of Norway’s Centre of Excellence Scheme. RITMO combines a broad spectrum of disciplines – from musicology, neuroscience and informatics – to study rhythm as a fundamental property of human cognition, behaviour and cultural expression. The Centre is organized under the Department of Musicology, in close collaboration with the Department of Psychology and the Department of Informatics.

 

Post expires on Tuesday January 15th, 2019

Doctoral Research Fellowship in Cognitive Neuroscience

About the position

A Doctoral Research Fellowship (SKO 1017) in Cognitive Neuroscience is available at RITMO Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Rhythm, Time and Motion at the University of Oslo.

RITMO is a Centre of Excellence funded by the Research Council of Norway. This interdisciplinary centre focuses on rhythm as a structuring mechanism for the temporal dimensions of human life. Methods from musicology, psychology, neuroscience, and informatics are combined to study rhythm as a fundamental property that shapes and underpins human cognition, behavior and cultural expressions.

All RITMO researchers are co-located and work in a unique interdisciplinary constellation, with world-leading competence in musicology, psychology and informatics. It is expected that all members of the centre contribute to the general activities and collaborations within RITMO. The researchers have access to state-of-the-art facilities in sound/video recording, motion capture, eye tracking, physiological measurements, various types of brain imaging (EEG, fMRI), and rapid prototyping and robotics laboratories.

Faculty of Humanities

Job description

The doctoral fellow will work on the subproject ”The role of prefrontal cortex in auditory attention and prediction”. As the project will examine the role of prefrontal cortex in rhythm and temporal prediction, patients with focal lesions to frontal subregions will be recruited. Invasive EEG will be recorded from patients with medically refractory epilepsy undergoing intracranial EEG monitoring for seizure detection.

The project will be conducted in collaboration with the Dept. of Neurosurgery at Oslo University Hospital and the Dept. of Psychology/Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute at UC Berkeley (USA). The doctoral fellow is expected to be involved in all aspects of the research, including experimental design, data collection, signal analysis, and publishing results related to the project aims.

The research fellow must take part in the Faculty of Social Sciences’ approved PhD program and is expected to complete the project within the fellowship period.

The appointment is for a duration of three years, starting 1 September 2019. A fourth year can be considered with the addition of 25 % teaching requirements, depending on the competence of the applicant and the needs of the Department of Psychology. The fellowship period may be reduced if the candidate has previously been employed in a research fellowship position.

Qualification requirements

  • A Master’s degree or equivalent in cognitive neuroscience, cognitive psychology, or other relevant field qualifying for admission to the PhD program at the Department of Psychology. The applicant is required to document that the degree corresponds to the profile for the post. The Master’s Degree must have been obtained by the time of application. Only applicants with grade points A or B on the ECTS scale will be qualified for admission to the PhD program.
  • Experience with a) cognitive experimental designs, b) programming in Matlab, c) processing of electrophysiological data using EEGLAB or other toolboxes for analysis of EEG signals (event-related potentials and oscillatory activity), and d) statistics. Prior experience with structural or functional MRI, and research on clinical groups (neurological/neuropsychiatric) are advantageous.
  • Speaking a Scandinavian language is an advantage due to interaction with patients, but not a prerequisite.
  • Interest in music and knowledge of music theory will be considered advantageous.
  • Excellent skills in written and oral English.
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position.

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

  • the applicant’s scientific merit, as well as the quality of the research outline and its relevance to the research objectives of RITMO
  • the applicant’s estimated academic and personal ability to complete the project within the time frame
  • the applicant’s ability to complete research training
  • very 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

  • salary NOK 449 400 – 505 800,- per annum depending on qualifications in a position as PhD Research fellow
  • a professionally stimulating working environment
  • attractive welfare benefits
  • membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund

How to apply

Applicants must submit the following attachments with the electronic application, preferably in pdf format:

  • application letter describing the applicant’s qualifications and motivation for the position
  • Curriculum Vitae (complete list of education, positions, teaching experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activities, including a complete list of publications with links to full version of published papers)
  • research outline, including relevant research questions and theoretical and methodological approaches (approximately 2-3 pages, see template for research outline)
  • transcript of records of your Master’s degree. Applicants with education from a foreign university are advised to attach an explanation of their university’s grading system
  • names and contact details of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number).

Please note that all documents must be in English.

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.

Short-listed candidates may be invited for an interview at the University of Oslo or we will arrange for a video-based interview.

Formal regulations

See also Guidelines for 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

Head of Administration Anne Cathrine Wesnes, a.c.wesnes@imv.uio.no, +47 22 85 44 89

HR Officer Tonje Olsen, t.n.olsen@hf.uio.no

Faculty of Humanities

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.

RITMO Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Rhythm, Time and Motion is financed through the Research Council of Norway’s Centre of Excellence Scheme. RITMO combines a broad spectrum of disciplines – from musicology, neuroscience and informatics – to study rhythm as a fundamental property of human cognition, behaviour and cultural expression. The Centre is organized under the Department of Musicology, in close collaboration with the Department of Psychology and the Department of Informatics.

Post expires on Tuesday January 15th, 2019