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Scientia Fellows II – Call 2 – MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships in Health Life Sciences – 48 positions

Description

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

With this Call we are inviting talented experienced researchers to apply for one of the 48 fellowship positions at UiO or other partner organisations.

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We offer

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

Call publication date: 31 January 2020

Application deadline: 30 April 2020

Types of fellowships

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

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

Eligibility

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

• Possess a PhD degree or have at least four years of full-time equivalent research experience since obtaining a university diploma. In the latter case, the research experience must give access to doctoral studies in the country in which your degree or diploma was obtained, or in the country in which the research training is provided irrespective whether or not a doctorate was envisaged.

• Comply with the mobility requirements that depend on the chosen fellowship scheme.

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

There are 34 broad thematic areas offered in Call 2.

We encourage Applicants to contact Hosts of interest in order to discuss developing a research proposal.

For all details about the Programme and eligibility, thematic areas and application process, please check Scientia Fellows website and the Guide for Applicants.

Thematic areas

The broad thematic areas available in Call 2 are: Epidemiology, Medical epistemology and welfare technology, Neuroscience, Personlised nutrition, Intestinal homeostasis and inflammation, Biostatistics and/or bioinformatics, Cardiovascular diseases, Biostatistics, Microphysiological systems, Cancer biology, Cancer immunotherapy, Epigenomics, Immunotherapy, Genome stability, Cardiac pharmacology, Autophagy, Psychotic disorders, Immunology, Regenerative medicine (ophthalmology), Cancer Immunology, Psychiatric disorders and genetics, Pharmacogenetics, Radionuclide therapy, Computational biology, Bioinformatics, Structural biology – cryoEM, Epitranscriptomic regulation, Computational bio-physics/mechanics, Diabetes type 2 and obesity, Radioisotopes for imaging and therapy, Bacterial population genomics – evolutionary modeling, Bacterial population genomics – vaccine modeling, Modeling of cancer evolution, and Cancer and thrombosis.

How to apply

Before starting the online application process, please familiarise yourself carefully with our application requirements. It is essential that all required attachments are uploaded. See the Guide for Applicants and other information about how to apply on our website.

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

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

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

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

Evaluation criteria can be found in the Guide for Applicants.
It is expected that the successful candidate will be able to complete the project in the course of the period of employment.

Contact information

http://www.med.uio.no/scientia-fellows, e-mail: scientia-fellows@medisin.uio.no

Formal regulations

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lab environment

About the University of Oslo 

The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest ranked educational and research institution, with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. With its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally recognised research communities, UiO is an important contributor to society.

The Faculty of Medicine was established in 1814 and is the oldest medical faculty in Norway. The Faculty is organized into three basic units and has approximately 1,500 employees and about 2000 students.

Scientia Fellows is a transnational fellowship programme (2019-2024) in the field of Health Life Sciences. In addition to focus on excellent research, the programme supports innovation activities and strives to bring together academia, hospital and industry in cross-sectoral collaborations. Through this programme, researchers can enhance their career, improve networking and develop new transferable skills.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 801133.

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Deadline

30th April 2020

Employer

University of Oslo

Post expires on Thursday April 30th, 2020

Reseacher position in Cancer Immunology

Job description

A researcher position is available for 1 year from March 2020, at the KG Jebsen Centre for B-cell malignancies. The position will be affiliated with the Lymphoma Biology Group at the Institute for Cancer Research, headed by June H. Myklebust.

The organization and research focus

The KG Jebsen Centre includes 3 research labs and 2 clinical groups at Oslo University Hospital, located at Rikshospitalet and Radiumhospitalet, and currently counts more than 50 members. The centre aims to improve the biological understanding of B-cell malignancies, and will translate these advances into improved patient treatment. B-cell malignancies are cancers derived from B-lymphocytes of the immune system and constitute a heterogeneous group of malignancies. A precise diagnosis is crucial, as the different disease types require different treatment regimens for optimal control. The centre is a multidisciplinary integration of life science research including drug discovery, design and innovation, molecular biology and molecular medicine/personalized medicine, biostatistics/informatics, ground breaking cell-based immunotherapy, as well as clinical trials and establishment of best practice on how to treat B-cell malignancies. The position will be affiliated with the Lymphoma Biology Group, which focuses on translational studies in B-cell lymphoma. The research milieu consists of immunology researchers with research background in medicine, biology, biochemistry and biotechnology, experts in computational biology and biostatistics, oncologists with translational research experience and hematopathologists, and we have extensive international collaboration. See http://www.med.uio.no/klinmed/english/research/centres/kgj-b-cell-malignancies/

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More about the position

The position is integrated in the KG Jebsen centre research focus to identify molecular predictive signatures for B-cell malignancies and to gain new biological insight in tumor cell heterogeneity and the interplay with the microenvironment.  

The centre uses primary patient samples from patients included in clinical trials. The hired researcher will be involved in ongoing studies to characterize tumor infiltrating T cells in lymphoma tumors with respect to immune checkpoint receptor expression and degree of functionality. The researcher will also be involved in lymphoma precision medicine study, with establishment of lymphoma derived xenograft models. The hired researcher will use advanced fluorescent flow cytometry and mass cytometry, various cell biology and immunological assays, and will be involved in establishing lymphoma patient derived xenograft mouse models The project is conducted in close collaboration with other postdocs in the lab, lymphoma clinicians and members of the KG Jebsen centre. 

Qualification requirements and personal skills

  • Applicants must hold a PhD in cancer biology/ immunology.
  • Documented strong background in tumor immunology in lymphoma and candidates with strong expertise in  immune checkpoint receptor biology and T-cell signaling will be preferred.
  • Experience from work with single cell proteomics technologies such as advanced flow cytometry and mass cytometry as well as experience with in vivo experiments is required.
  • Animal certification (FELASA C) is mandatory.
  • Proficient in written and oral English.
  • The candidate should be highly motivated and dedicated. Good team working skills are required.

We offer

  • A dynamic and stimulating scientific environment in a young, enthusiastic and motivated team of biologists and MDs. The Institute of Cancer Research is at the international forefront and houses top modern (2009) and excellent lab facilities with a wide range of core facilities (animal, light and electron microscopy, flow cytometry, genomics and bioinformatics, MR), with additional core facilities (mass spec etc) at the Rikshospitalet and UiO sites.
  • Salary NOK 523 200 – NOK 615 900 per annum depending on qualifications (position code 1109).
  • 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)
  • A complete list of publications
  • Transcripts of university diplomas
  • List of 3 referee persons (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and phone number)

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system, please follow the link “apply for this job”. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University’s grading system. Please note that all documents should be in English (or a Scandinavian language). In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on the documented, academic qualifications, as well as the candidates motivation and personal suitability.

Formal regulations

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

Associate Professor June H. Myklebust, june.myklebust@medisin.uio.no or to Professor Erlend B. Smeland, ebs@ous-hf.no.

Information about the electronic application form can be addressed to Senior HR Adviser Thoril Kristiansen, thoril.kristiansen@medisin.uio.no

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About the University of Oslo 

The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest ranked educational and research institution, with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. With its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally recognised research communities, UiO is an important contributor to society.

The Institute of 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.

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Deadline

26th February 2020

Employer

University of Oslo

Post expires on Wednesday February 26th, 2020

Two postdoctoral fellows: CRISPR gene therapy and immunogenetics groups (Haapaniemi/Saarela)

About the position

Two fixed term postdoc positions (2 years) are available at Centre for Molecular Medicine Norway (NCMM). We welcome applications both from recent PhD graduates and more experienced scientists. Experimentalists, computer scientists and hybrids alike are encouraged to apply. Researchers aiming for academic principal investigator positions in the future are encouraged to apply for independent funding during their first year in NCMM.

The aim of the Haapaniemi group is to build a gene editing platform that can be used to correct patient-specific mutations in ex vivo cell therapies for genetic immune and other rare childhood diseases. We will use high-throughput biology techniques to optimize, develop and understand the CRISPR-Cas system that forms the base of the platform, and develop and implement methods to evaluate its safety in a clinical setting. We will use the modified gene editing technologies for the benefit of the patients in the Nordic hospitals.

The aim of the Saarela group is to identify novel genetic causes for rare and complex immune and hematological diseases and improve their diagnostics and treatment. We use modern genetic and informatics methods, including deep learning, to analyze genomics and clinical data, as well as molecular genetics and cell biology approaches to understand molecular bases of the diseases and normal immune function. We will also use NGS based methods to identify molecular diagnosis for patients suffering from rare genetic disorders to enable accurate prediction of disease course, targeted treatment and genetic counselling.

Researcher

Work tasks

The work tasks will depend on your interest and scientific background and will generally include one or more of the following:

Wetlab scientists

  • Design and conduct custom CRISPR experiments and screens
  • Design and optimize high-throughput biology experiments in robotics platforms
  • Set up custom Next Generation Sequencing libraries and technologies
  • Set up Flow cytometry – based immunological assays
  • Set up functional assays for immune cells
  • Supervise students and technicians in designing and conducting molecular biology experiments.

Computer scientists

  • Set up bioinformatics analysis pipelines for different Next Generation Sequencing assays. These include both standardized workflows and the development of new methods for novel assays.
  • Set up analysis pipelines for improved gene variant prioritization in large datasets of rare disease samples (both single nucleotide and structural variants)
  • Integrate omics data from multiple published datasets and patient samples to aid diagnostics and treatment design
  • Set up analysis pipelines for guide prioritization in CRISPR experiments
  • Help wetlab scientists in data analysis

Qualification requirements

Postdoctoral fellow, position code 1352:

  • PhD, BA or MA (expected PhD graduation date within 6 months of application closing date)
  • Documented research experience in one or more of the following fields: Bioinformatics, High-throughput biology and/or Next Generation Sequencing method development, Immunology or stem cell biology, DNA repair and genome stability.
  • At least one published first-author paper
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English

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

  • Experience with any of the following techniques: Multi-color flow cytometry, Next Generation Sequencing library preparation, protein production and purification in insect or mammalian systems, or experience with mouse work.
  • Experience in genetic analyses
  • Python, Perl, R and other relevant programming language skills
  • Advanced bioinformatics and statistics skills including experience in deep learning methods

Personal skills

  • Organized, meticulous and independent
  • Willing to learn new skills as the laboratory grows and techniques evolve
  • Ability to communicate and work in large, shared projects in multidisciplinary teams
  • Willing to supervise students and staff

We offer

  • Salary NOK 523 200 – 594 400 per annum depending on qualifications
  • An exciting, translational project where your strong basic science background can directly benefit our sickest patients
  • Opportunity to shape a new laboratory
  • Upon mutual agreement, the possibility to transition into a researcher position (position code 1109) after the postdoctoral period
  • 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 transcripts only)
  • a complete list of publications
  • list of 3 reference persons (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.

In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on the documented, academic qualifications as well as the candidate’s motivation and personal suitability. Interviews with the best qualified candidates will be arranged. It is expected that the successful candidate will be able to complete the project in the course of the period of employment.

Formal regulations

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

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

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

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

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

Contact information

Inquiries about the positions can be directed to Centre Director Dr. Janna Saarela or to Group Leader Dr. Emma Haapaniemi

Inquiries about application can be directed to HR-adviser Nina Modahl

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About the University of Oslo

The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest ranked educational and research institution, with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. With its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally recognised research communities, UiO is an important contributor to society.

Centre for Molecular Medicine Norway (NCMM) was established in 2008 and is the Norwegian node in the Nordic EMBL Partnership for Molecular Medicine. NCMM is a joint venture between the University of Oslo, Health Region South-East and the Research Council of Norway. From 2017 NCMM is merged with the Biotechnology Centre of Oslo and now has altogether 11 research groups. The overall objective of NCMM is to conduct cutting edge research in molecular medicine and biotechnology as well as facilitate translation of discoveries in basic medical research into clinical practice.

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Deadline

2nd March 2020

Employer

University of Oslo

Post expires on Monday March 2nd, 2020

PhD Research Fellow in Structural and Metamorphic Geology

PhD Research Fellow in Structural and Metamorphic Geology

Position as PhD Research Fellow in Structural and Metamorphic Geology available at The Njord Centre, Department of Geosciences, University of Oslo.

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

The fellowship period is up to 4 years, with 3 years devoted to research education. The position entails a compulsory workload of 25% that may consist of teaching, supervision duties, and research assistance. Starting date no later than October 1 2020.

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Job description

We invite applications for a PhD position in Structural and Metamorphic Geology to investigate the mechanisms and significance of transient brittle deformation in the ductile crust. The main goal is to understand and quantify the roles of episodic fluid pressure oscillations, of seismic loading, and of local stress amplifications on cyclic switches from viscous to brittle deformation in the middle- and lower crust, and the associated implications for the earthquake cycle.

To achieve this goal, the project will combine field work, high resolution microstructural analysis, and numerical modelling to investigate two km-scale shear zones: (1) the Nusfjord East shear zone network (Lofoten, Norway) and (2) the Moyagee fault (Yilgarn craton, Western Australia).

The project will benefit of a large sample collection already available at the Department of Geosciences at the University of Oslo. Scanning- and transmission electron microscopy will be routinely used for sample characterization and advanced analysis, with a strong focus on electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD). The project will use new, cutting-edge techniques, such as high-angular resolution EBSD (HR-EBSD) and transmission Kikuchi diffraction (TKD).

The candidate will be part of a lively research environment at the Njord Centre at the University of Oslo. The position includes collaboration between the Njord Centre (Dr Luca Menegon, Prof Bjørn Jamtveit, Prof Francois Renard, Dr Dani Schmid), the Geological Survey of Western Australia (Dr Ivan Zibra, Dr Klaus Gessner), the University of Bayreuth (Dr Marcel Thielmann), and the University of Cambridge (Dr David Wallis). The position is funded by the University of Oslo.

Qualification requirements

The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences has a strategic ambition of being a leading research faculty. Candidates for this position 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 an MSc degree in Earth Sciences with competences in structural and metamorphic geology. The position requires interest in deformation mechanisms and microstructures.
  • Foreign completed degree (M.Sc.-level) corresponding to a minimum of four years in the Norwegian educational system
  • The following skills are required:
  • Geological field work and structural analysis
  • Microstructural and petrographic analysis of fault rocks with polarized light microscopy
  • Experience with scanning electron microscopy and microbeam techniques (e.g., SEM-BSE, SEM-SE, EMPA, EBSD)
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English

Desired skills:

  • Experience with Matlab
  • Image analysis of microstructures

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 evt. and a Scandinavian language.

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/

We offer

  • Salary NOK 479 600 – 523 200 per annum depending on qualifications and seniority as PhD Research Fellow (position code 1017)
  • Attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement
  • Vibrant international academic environment
  • Career 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 the original Bachelor and Master’s degree diploma, transcripts of records and letters of recommendation
  • 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, 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 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 University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results etc.

Contact information

Associate Professor Luca Menegon, e-mail: luca.menegon@geo.uio.no

For technical questions regarding the recruitment system, HR Adviser Torunn Standal Guttormsen, +47 22854272, t.s.guttormsen@mn.uio.no

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About the University of Oslo 

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

Njord is a cross-disciplinary Geology-Physics center hosted by the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at the University of Oslo.

We focus on the fundamental physics of geological processes related to: transport and reactions in deformable porous media, fracturing and fragmentation processes, interface dynamics during geophysical flows,and intermittency and pattern formation in geological systems far from equilibrium.

We conduct research on earth systems that range in scale from atoms to continents and apply methods where fieldwork, numerical modelling, experiments and theory act in concert.

The center includes the Oslo-branch of PoreLab, which is a Center of Excellence (CoE), and the former CoE, Physics of Geological Processes (PGP). There are 13 professors and associate professors at the center, in addition to doctoral research fellows, postdoctoral fellows, researchers and technical and administrative staff – in total about 65 persons.

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Deadline

29th February 2020

Employer

University of Oslo

Post expires on Saturday February 29th, 2020

PhD Research Fellow in Consciousness Research in humans

Job description

A 4 year PhD research fellow position SKO 1017 in consciousness research is available in the project “Conscious Brain Concepts”, in the group of Johan Frederik Storm (Brain Signaling group) at Institute of Basic Medical Sciences (IMB), Department of Molecular Medicine, Division of Physiology, University of Oslo.

The position is funded by a grant from the UiO: Life Science Convergence environment programme at the University of Oslo. The 4-year PhD position is a 100% position and includes 25% compulsory work. The candidate must expect to be assigned duties to fulfill this compulsory work by UiO: Life Science in agreement with the project leader, contingent on the qualifications of the candidate.

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The candidate will join a multidisciplinary and international team focusing on consciousness research in humans and rodents. A major goal is to gain a deeper understanding of brain mechanisms underlying conscious experience (Storm et al., 2017, J Neurosci., https://doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.1838-17.2017). To this end, the group uses electrophysiology (high-density EEG, ERP, TMS-EEG, ECoG, LFP, and unit recordings) in humans and rodents in different states and levels of consciousness (wake, sleep, anesthesia, etc.), supplemented by patch clamp recordings in vivo and in vitro (rodent and human brain slices), and computational modelling.

The successful applicant for this position will work on consciousness research in humans, using mainly EEG, TMS, and MRI, and advanced analysis tools, and will also work closely with philosophers and researchers in psychology in an multidisciplinary project focusing on analyzing and improving concepts (concept engineering) within the field of consciousness research. Startup should be as soon as possible in 2020.

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

The applicant must, in collaboration with his/her supervisor, within 3 months after employment, have worked out a complete project description to be attached to the application for admission to the doctoral program. For more information, please see our website https://www.med.uio.no/forskning/phd/soknad-opptak/

Qualification requirements

  • Applicants must hold a master degree in neuroscience, psychology, basal or clinical neurophysiology, medicine,neurotechnology, physics, mathematics, or bioinformatics, and be proficient in spoken and written English.
  • The Master’s degree must include a thesis of at least 30 ECTS.
  • The Master’s thesis must correspond to the grade B or better in the Norwegian educational system.

Interest in neuroscience and consciousness research, and experience with EEG, data analysis (e.g. MATLAB or Python), are essential. Candidates with extensive experience in EEG, TMS, and MRI measurements and analysis in humans, preferentially experience with perturbational complexity index (PCI) measurements, will be preferred. Additional experience in EEG source-reconstruction, EMG, fMRI, or statistics, will be positively evaluated.

Personal skills

  • Strong motivation
  • Collaboration skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Organization skills

We offer

  • salary NOK 479 6010 – 532 300 per annum depending on qualifications in a position as PhD Research fellow, (position code 1017)
  • attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement, in addition to Oslo’s family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities

How to apply

The application must include:

  • Application letter including statements of previous research accomplishments and of motivation for the position
  • CV summarizing education, positions and relevant work experience including research,teaching and administrative experience
  • Complete list of publications (note: do NOT append the publications)
  • Copies of educational certificates and transcript records
  • List of 3 reference persons stating relation to the candidate, with contact information
  • The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system, please follow the link “apply for this job”. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University’s grading system. Please note that all documents should be in English (or a Scandinavian language).
  • In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on the documented, academic qualifications, as well as the candidates’ motivation and personal suitability.
  • Interviews with the best qualified candidates will be arranged.

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

Professor Johan F. Storm, phone number:+47 99295763, e-mail: j.f.storm@medisin.uio.no

Website: http://www.med.uio.no/imb/english/research/groups/brain-signalling/index.html

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About the University of Oslo 

The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest ranked educational and research institution, with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. With its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally recognised research communities, UiO is an important contributor to society.

The Institute of Basic Medical Sciences overall objective is to promote basic medical knowledge in order to understand normal processes, provide insight into mechanisms that cause illness, and promote good health. The Institute is responsible for teaching in basic medical sciences for the programmes of professional study in medicine and the Master’s programme in clinical nutrition. The Institute has more than 300 employees and is located in Domus Medica.

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Deadline

23rd February 2020

Employer

University of Oslo

Post expires on Sunday February 23rd, 2020

PhD Research Fellow in Impact of Pleistocene glacial sediments along the Atlantic margins

Job description

An early stage researcher (ESR) PhD position is available at the Department of Geosciences at the University of Oslo as part of the Marie Curie Innovative Training Network “S2S-FUTURE”. The fellowship period is 3 years. Starting date no later than 1 August, 2020.

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

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Research objectives

Glaciations are high-frequency, high-intensity perturbations of surface mass redistribution, which imply a complete disruption of landscape dynamics and sediment routing from source to sink. The Pleistocene stratigraphy of the North Atlantic margins is characterized by thick sequences of glacigenic debris flows and megaslides as well as interglacial sediment layers. These sediments, which serve as high-resolution archives of climate changes and the Fennoscandian ice-sheet dynamics, are now thoroughly documented by geophysical surveys and well data, but large uncertainties about the timing and modalities of sediment production/transfer/deposition throughout glacial-interglacial cycles still exist.

The project aims to elucidate on the dominant marine and terrestrial processes that lead to the formation of such sedimentary sequences.

A key objective is to evaluate if sediment production increases during glaciation, or if observed higher sedimentation rates along the margins are a result of enhanced sediment transport. The candidate will establish paleo-topographical reconstructions throughout the Pleistocene, and these reconstructions will be tested against the observed sedimentary record.

Presentation of the research project (cooperative aspect)

This PhD position is within the framework of a European ITN project named S2S-FUTURE: SIGNAL PROPAGATION IN SOURCE TO SINK for the FUTUre of earth Resources and Energies involving 15 PhD positions.

Under the supervision of Ivar Midtkandal (Associate Professor, University of Oslo, Department of Geosciences),

The candidate will map sedimentary successions from available high-resolution 3D seismic data, and link them to existing well data. He/she will also use ice dynamics and landscape evolution numerical models in a forward approach to relate the observed sequences to the physical processes of glacial and fluvial erosion throughout Pleistocene glacial-interglacial cycles.

Project website: https://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/224709/factsheet/en

Research group website: https://sites.google.com/view/earthsurfacedynamics/home

The PhD student will be also involved in scientific/soft-skills meetings and in research activities conducted in other laboratories/companies from Europe and associated countries.

An important component of the training will be the participation to 3 main major “Summer Institutes”:

Summer 2020: “Dragonstone” – South-Pyrenees Spain and France: an innovative combination of field excursion and computer modeling of surface processes from source to sink.

Summer 2021: “The Factory” – Norway, Great Britain and Switzerland: field visit of modern S2S systems and course intensive program of technical and soft skills to accelerate the students’ research, write and present their results, consolidate their profiles and develop concrete plans for their future.

Summer 2022: “Inside Africa” – South-Africa: an immersion of ESRs in the modern source-to-sink system of a continental-scale large river, the Orange in Southern Africa, with high economic implications for mining industries.

In addition to these major milestones of the program, the PhD students will
1) continuously develop their core research skills via their own research project locally and within the network while at secondments and conferences
2) receive a mandatory amount of hard and soft-skills training specific to their own doctoral school, along with mentoring by joint supervising bodies
3) use EGU conferences both as dissemination events for ESRs results and network events for progress reports and evaluations
4) collaborate into practical activities aimed at network-structuring legacy deliverables.

The goal of S2S-FUTURE is to understand, quantify and model the sediment routing system from the sediment production (source) to the sediment deposition (sink); its tectonic and climatic controls; and to establish generic rules for a full understanding of signals propagation in S2S systems for building predictive models of sediment location and characteristics. These studies of S2S systems require interdisciplinary approaches combining geomorphology, sedimentology and stratigraphy, geochemistry, tectonic and paleoclimatology coupling observations, quantifications and process modelling. All these skills are integrated in the S2S-FUTURE project.

The objectives of S2S-FUTURE have been designed with primary societal implications in the domains of water, carbon-derived energy, sustainable geological energy and geological storage of non-geological energy, waste geological storage, mineral resources, and building materials. These points have become crucial for sustainable investment and development according to several of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals such as SDG#6 (Clean water and sanitation), SDG#7 (Affordable and clean energy) and SDG#13 (Climate action) among others.

Qualification requirements

  • The candidate should be in the first four years of their research career. They should not have a doctoral degree and fulfil the eligibility criteria and mobility rule (see below)
  • The candidate should hold or be about to obtain a Master’s degree in Earth Science or relevant field.
  • Foreign completed degree (M.Sc.-level) corresponding to a minimum of four years in the Norwegian educational system
  • Excellent technical skills including field experience in sedimentology, geological mapping, seismic stratigraphy. Sequence stratigraphic experience will be considered an advantage.
  • Previous experience working with clastic fluvial and marine sediments, including sequence stratigraphy and grain size assessment will be an advantage.
  • The ability to work both as part of a team, and independently, coupled with excellent communication, organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Availability to travel for training events and research secondments.

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 ed-ucational system
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English 

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

The Faculty aims to be one of Europe’s leading centres for research, education and innovation by being a contender in the top echelons of research-intensive universities in Europe. The Candidate for this fellowship will be selected in accordance with this, and expected to be in the upper segment of their class with respect to academic credentials.

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/

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Recruiting is in accordance with the European rules for Marie Curie Initial Training Networks. Early-stage researchers (ESR) can be of any nationality. They must be, at the time of recruitment by the host organization, in the first four years (full-time equivalent) of their research careers and have not yet been awarded a doctoral degree. The research career starts after the degree that enables a student to proceed with a PhD (usually, the Master degree).

MOBILITY RULE

At the time of the recruitment by the first host institution, the ESRs must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of their first host institution for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the recruitment date. Short stays such as holidays and/or compulsory national service are not taken into account.

We offer

  • Salary NOK 479 600 – 523 200 per annum depending on qualifications and seniority as PhD Research Fellow (position code 1017)
  • Attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement
  • Vibrant international academic environment
  • Oslo’s family-friendly surroundings with their rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities
  • Conditional family allowance of EUR 500 per month (potentially subject to taxes)
  • Based in the Department of Geosciences, Tectonostratigraphic Research Group, at the University of Oslo
  • Be part of a large and enthusiastic international team, where own initiatives and ideas are encouraged, with the opportunity to sculpting the future of Source-to-Sink research and network in Europe
  • Possibility to collaborate with a large network of international research groups engaged in the ITN

How to apply

The application must include

  • a cover letter, stating your research motivation and interests; including relevant background and career plan (max 1 A4 page)
  • a Curriculum Vitae, including academic background, previous research and/or industrial experience (max 2 A4 pages)
  • copies of the original Bachelor and Master’s degree diploma, transcripts of records and letters of recommendation
  • documentation of english proficiency
  • at least 2 reference letters from academics (including name, position and email address of the referee) (max 1 A4 page, with substantiated assessment of the applicant’s technical skills, creativity, innovation ability, working capacity, efficiency and level of independence)

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 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

ESR Supervisor: ivar.midtkandal@geo.uio.no

Recruitment Board: François.Guillocheau@univ-rennes1.fr

For questions regarding the recruitment system, please contact HR Adviser Torunn Standal Guttormsen, phone: +47 22854272, email:t.s.guttormsen@mn.uio.no

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About the University of Oslo 

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

The 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.

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Deadline

1st March 2020

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Galaxy Formation and the Circumgalactic Medium

Job description

The Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics (ITA) is heavily involved in both observational and theoretical/computational astrophysics. The Institute is actively engaged in a large number of international collaborative programs, e.g., through the Norwegian membership in ESA, Norwegian participation in the Nordic Optical Telescope (NOT), the CMB polarization experiment Spider, the CO Mapping Array Pathfinder experiment (COMAP), the Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA) and the VLT Multi-Object Optical and Near-IR Spectrograph (MOONS). Space missions with major participation from ITA include Planck and Euclid within cosmology and extragalactic astrophysics. In theoretical and computational astrophysics, the Institute has built up strong groups in numerical simulations, high performance computing and the use of modern computational statistics methods in data analysis.

For this position, we are seeking an ambitious postdoctoral researcher to join the extragalactic astrophysics group led by Dr. Sijing Shen and Dr. Claudia Cicone. The position is funded by Dr. Shen’s national grant from the Research Council of Norway entitled “Simulating the Circumgalactic Medium (CGM) and the Cycle of Baryons in and out of Galaxies Throughout Cosmic History”. The successful candidate will work on the co-evolution of galaxies and the circumgalactic gas using numerical simulations. The main work includes designing, performing and/or analyzing simulations to confront with multi-wavelength observations of the galaxies and the CGM, and/or improve smaller-scale physical models of the ISM, feedback and the CGM.

The successful candidate will collaborate closely with the observational team lead by Dr. Cicone at the ITA, in particular on the submm/mm emissions from gas in the ISM/CGM. The candidate will also have opportunities to participate in the CO Mapping Array Pathfinder (COMAP) and the Euclid collaborations, and to develop her/his own projects.

Candidates with any of the following expertise are strongly encouraged to apply:

  • 1) numerical galaxy formation;
  • 2) star formation, stellar and AGN feedback;
  • 3) numerical radiative transfer;
  • 4) magnetohydrodynamics and/or cosmic ray physics;
  • 5) expertise on creating and analyzing synthetic observations of the CGM (absorption and emissions) from simulations;  

In selection, weight will be given to the documented research potential of the candidates.

The main purpose of a postdoctoral fellowship is to provide the candidates with enhanced skills to pursue a scientific top position within or beyond academia. To promote a strategic career path, all postdoctoral research fellows are required to submit a professional development plan no later than one month after commencement of the postdoctoral period.

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More about the position

The Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics (ITA) is heavily involved in both observational and theoretical/computational astrophysics. The Institute is actively engaged in a large number of international collaborative programs, e.g., through the Norwegian membership in ESA, Norwegian participation in the Nordic Optical Telescope (NOT), the CMB polarization experiment Spider, the CO Mapping Array Pathfinder experiment (COMAP), the Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA) and the VLT Multi-Object Optical and Near-IR Spectrograph (MOONS). Space missions with major participation from ITA include Planck and Euclid within cosmology and extragalactic astrophysics. In theoretical and computational astrophysics, the Institute has built up strong groups in numerical simulations, high performance computing and the use of modern computational statistics methods in data analysis.

For this position, we are seeking an ambitious postdoctoral researcher to join the extragalactic astrophysics group led by Dr. Sijing Shen and Dr. Claudia Cicone. The position is funded by Dr. Shen’s national grant from the Research Council of Norway entitled “Simulating the Circumgalactic Medium (CGM) and the Cycle of Baryons in and out of Galaxies Throughout Cosmic History”. The successful candidate will work on the co-evolution of galaxies and the circumgalactic gas using numerical simulations. The main work includes designing, performing and/or analyzing simulations to confront with multi-wavelength observations of the galaxies and the CGM, and/or improve smaller-scale physical models of the ISM, feedback and the CGM.

The successful candidate will collaborate closely with the observational team lead by Dr. Cicone at the ITA, in particular on the submm/mm emissions from gas in the ISM/CGM. The candidate will also have opportunities to participate in the CO Mapping Array Pathfinder (COMAP) and the Euclid collaborations, and to develop her/his own projects.

Candidates with any of the following expertise are strongly encouraged to apply:

  • 1) numerical galaxy formation;
  • 2) star formation, stellar and AGN feedback;
  • 3) numerical radiative transfer;
  • 4) magnetohydrodynamics and/or cosmic ray physics;
  • 5) expertise on creating and analyzing synthetic observations of the CGM (absorption and emissions) from simulations;  

In selection, weight will be given to the documented research potential of the candidates.

The main purpose of a postdoctoral fellowship is to provide the candidates with enhanced skills to pursue a scientific top position within or beyond academia. To promote a strategic career path, all postdoctoral research fellows are required to submit a professional development plan no later than one month after commencement of the postdoctoral period.

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 astronomy, astrophysics or a related field. Appointment is dependent on the defence of the doctoral thesis being approved, if it has not been held by the application deadline.
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English

We offer

  • Salary NOK 523 200 – 605 500 per annum depending on qualifications in position as Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (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, summarizing scientific work and research interest)
  • Research statement, detailing possible research projects and how they will benefit from participating in Dr. Shen’s research group
  • CV (summarizing education, positions, pedagogical experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activities)
  • List of Publications
  • Copies of educational certificates
  • Names and contact details of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number).
  • 2-3 letters of references, sent directly to Sijing Shen, e-mail given below    

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, the research statement, as well as the candidate’s 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.

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

Associate Professor Sijing Shen, phone: +47 228 56547, e-mail: sijing.shen@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

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About the University of Oslo 

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

The 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.

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Deadline

15th December 2019

Post expires on Sunday December 15th, 2019