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Doctoral Research Fellow in the Horizon Europe project ToNoWaste

Doctoral Research Fellow in the Horizon Europe project ToNoWaste

Job description

A position as PhD Research Fellow (SKO 1017) is available in the project ‘Towards a New Zero Food Waste Mindset Based on Holistic Assessment’ (ToNoWaste). The project is funded by the Horizon Europe Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (2021-2027). The candidate will work closely together with Professor Jukka Mähönen (ToNoWaste Work Package (WP) 6 leader), Professor Beate Sjåfjell and Postdoctoral Researcher Eléonore Maitre-Ekern in the Research Group Companies, Markets and Sustainability at the Department of Private Law.

The period of appointment runs for three years without teaching duties, or four years with teaching duties constituting 25% of the overall workload. A four-year fellowship requires that the candidate can contribute to the current teaching needs of the Faculty of Law.

More about the position

The ToNoWaste project

ToNoWaste aims to develop a food waste impact assessment in Europe with the aim of eliminating waste in food systems and thereby to achieve greater sustainability in food value chains.

The project has a 48-month scope and is to be launched in autumn 2022. In ToNoWaste, 21 institutions from 7 countries will collaborate using a multi-actor and interdisciplinary approach that considers not only the agronomic, economic, environmental and business model challenges but also other cross-cutting aspects such as psychology, law and social innovation for fighting gender and social inequalities.

ToNoWaste shall inspire market actors to use science and evidence-based assessment tools and data to make better decisions towards a more sustainable food production and consumption patterns. It starts from investigating what a ‘best decision’ means regarding food waste prevention and reduction actions in fresh food value chains.

The ToNoWaste project is led by Professor María Jesús Muñoz Torres at Universitat Jaume I de Castellón (Spain), and includes participants from Austria, Greece, The Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain and Sweden.

The University of Oslo is leading ToNoWaste WP6 ‘Co-creation of new policies and guidelines for fostering the change’. The main objective of WP6 is to to foster the organisational change with new services and best practices in fresh food value chains and to co-create new EU policies. It shall do so using a ‘regulatory ecology’ approach developed by Professor Sjåfjell and others that analyses the interactions between law and social norms, market pressures and other ‘regulatory modalities’.

Additionally, the University of Oslo participates in WP1 ‘Collaborative investigation of the new decision-making framework’, which aims to design an open innovation ecosystem that engages European researchers, municipalities, fresh food value chains and citizens into the creation of open access scientific knowledge about food waste prevention and reduction.

The PhD position and possible PhD project themes

The PhD candidate will play an important role in the comparative and systemic regulatory ecosystem analysis of WP6 and within this is expected to develop an independent PhD project.

Examples of what such a project may focus on / include are the analysis of

(i) case studies of corporate behaviour patterns or of public market participation in fresh food value chains in selected countries;

(ii) circular economy laws and policies in Europe, and their role in shaping sustainable business models; or

(iii) accounting regulations, and other relevant instruments, and how they contribute to supporting business transition to sustainable circularity.

The candidate is expected to participate to the ToNoWaste research team, including taking part in activities such as seminars and workshops, together with the core project team.

The candidate will join the relevant research environment at The Faculty of Law. 

The ToNoWaste project also collaborates with the Sustainable Market Actors Research Network (the SMART Network) led by the Research Group, working to promote the contribution of market actors, private, public and hybrid, to sustainability.

Through the project and the SMART network the candidate will get the chance to build also their own international network and engage with key scholars in the field.

Qualification requirements  and other qualities

  • The applicant must hold a five year Norwegian Master’s degree in law, political and governance studies, sustainable development, ecological economics, environmental and development studies or other relevant disciplines, or an equivalent degree. The candidate must be qualified to work theoretically and empirically in the described project.
  • Applicants should normally have grades that place them among the top 10-15 percent of graduates. This requirement also applies to the master’s thesis.
  • Qualitative research skills and experience is strongly desirable.
  • The applicants should have an excellent command of the English language, written and spoken. A good command of a Scandinavian language is also desirable, but is not a requirement. Candidates that do not master a Scandinavian language must take this into account when developing their project description.
  • Applicants must be able to work in an independent and structured manner.
  • Applicants must have excellent collaboration skills and the ability, willingness and commitment to contribute in a multidisciplinary team.

The general requirements for admission to the PhD program can be found here.

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How to apply

The application must include

  • A cover letter describing the applicant’s qualifications and motivation for the position.
  • A project description of 5-10 pages, explaining how they would approach their research tasks in a 3-year PhD project design. This includes a description of theoretical background, the aims, methodologies with suggestions for informants or entry points for case studies, and reflections about potential ethical challenges. The proposal must clearly demonstrate how the research will contribute to the aims of the ToNoWaste project. A PhD thesis at the Faculty of Law can be a monograph or a collection of several scholarly articles. The applicant should present a publication strategy for the research done within the project. To ensure exchange of knowledge among project team members throughout the project, an article-based thesis is encouraged.
  • CV (complete overview of education, practice and academic works).
  • Certified copies of diplomas with all grades included in the degree and certificates (if the original language of diplomas/certificates is not English or a Scandinavian language, an English language translation must be provided in addition to a copy of the original). Foreign diplomas must include an official documentation about the grading system together with the official grading scale.
  • If available: A complete publication list.
  • Up to three academic works that the applicant wishes to be considered. If work is written by several authors, the division of work between them must be documented with the co-author’s declaration.
  • Names and contact details and description of their relation to the applicant for at least two reference persons.

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

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

The tentative starting date is Autumn 2022.

Evaluation of the applicant

  • In the evaluation of candidates, emphasis will be placed on the candidate’s academic achievements, the project description, previous relevant publications, and the applicant’s professional and personal qualifications, particularly in relation to their ability to perform the proposed project within the allotted time.
  • Short-listed applicants will be invited for an interview with the University of Oslo, personally or through electronic means.
  • The candidates are evaluated by a Selection Board, which ranks the candidates based on the criteria indicated above and conducts interviews with short-listed candidates. In a few cases a dedicated interview committee will be formed.
  • The Appointments Committee of the Faculty of Law will take a final decision about the hiring of the candidate.

Formal regulations

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

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

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

The appointment may be shortened/given a more limited scope within the framework of the applicable guidelines on account of any previous employment in academic positions.

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

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

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

Contact information

For questions about the positon, please contact Professor Jukka Tapio Mähönen

For questions about the recruitment system- and process: HR officer Gro Tømmereek

About the University of Oslo 

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

The Department of Private Law (IFP) was established in 1955 and is one of the five departments that together comprise the Faculty of Law. The department is the largest Norwegian academic milieu working directly with private law subjects.

Deadline: 31 October 2022
Unit: The Department of Private Law
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Post expires on Monday October 31st, 2022

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Space Sensors for Earth Observation

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Space Sensors for Earth Observation

Job description

A position as Postdoctoral Research Fellow is available at the University of Oslo (UiO) Centre for Space Sensors and Systems (CENSSS).

We are seeking a postdoc to lead the development of a sensor payload on an Earth observation satellite. The tasks can be adapted to the interests of the candidate across a range of topics, as outlined below.

The appointment is for a full-time position and is made for a period of up to three years. Preferred starting date is, as soon as possible.

More about the position

CENSSS is a Centre for research-based innovation (SFI) at the UiO Department of Technology Systems (ITS), located at at Kjeller. The Centre is funded by the Research Council of Norway for up to eight years, from November 2020. The centre operates in collaboration with nine industry partners, and benefits from co-location with several industries and research institutes at Kjeller. CENSSS will address challenges and opportunities in the new-space paradigm for science, technology and business related to earth observation, as well as exploration of the Moon and Mars. A part of CENSSS is the operation of the RIMFAX ground penetrating radar on the NASA Perseverance Mars rover.

CENSSS aims to strengthen competence and capabilities of all its participants in development of space systems by designing, building, testing, and operating a satellite for earth observation research.

The person hired in this position will lead the development of the sensor payload on a small satellite, with strong influence on the definition of the scientific concept and mission. At present, it is foreseen that the satellite will a cubesat carrying at least a multifunctional radio frequency instrument capable of passive radiometry for monitoring of the arctic environment. The work will be carried out in collaboration with industrial and academic partners.

The postdoc position offers a significant degree of academic freedom, and can be adapted to the competence and interests of the successful candidate. Some possible avenues of diversification are antennas for microsatellites, radiometry on Mars, optical downlinks, or radio communication with low-resource ground terminals. The postdoc can also take part in development of university courses, or outreach to the public

Development plan:

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 to be among Europe’s leading communities for research, education and innovation. Candidates for these fellowships will be selected in accordance with this, and expected to be in the upper segment of their class with respect to academic credentials.

The following qualifications are required for the position

  • The candidate must hold a degree equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree in space systems, physics, electronics, cybernetics or related fields. Doctoral dissertation must be submitted for evaluation by the closing date. Only applicants with an approved doctoral thesis and public defence are eligible for appointment.
  • The topic of the PhD thesis must be relevant to the position.
  • The candidate must be eligible for security clearance according to the Norwegian National Security Act (Lov Om Nasjonal Sikkerhet, a.k.a. “Sikkerhetsloven”), i.e. preferably a citizen of Norway, EU, or NATO countries.
  • The candidate must have fluent oral and written communication skills in English.

In addition, it is desirable for candidates to have skills and experience in one or more of the following:

  • relevant sensor technologies
  • electronics and embedded software
  • space systems engineering
  • radio science and technology

We are seeking candidates with:

  • ability to take initiative and come up with new ideas
  • ability to solve theoretical and practical problems.
  • ability to work independently as well as in a team
  • good personal communication skills

In the evaluation of applicants, special emphasis will be placed on the documented, academic qualifications, as well as motivation and personal suitability.

We offer

  • Salary NOK minimum 544 600 – 626 300 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 with close links to industry.
  • Vibrant international academic environment.
  • Postdoctoral development programmes.
  • Lillestrøm’s family-friendly surroundings with rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities.

How to apply

The application must include:

  • Cover letter (statement of motivation, summarizing scientific work and research interests)
  • CV (summarizing education, positions, pedagogical experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activity)
  • Copies of educational certificates, academic transcript of records.
  • A complete list of publications and up to 5 academic works 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)
  • Letters of recommendation (optional)

The application with attachments must be submitted through 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.

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 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.

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

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

If an applicant has applied for and been granted funding for a fulltime research stay abroad while being employed as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow, the employment will be prolonged with the equivalent time as the research stay, but for no longer than of twelve months (thus extending the employment to a maximum of four years)

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

Contact information

For further information, please contact

Professor Svein-Erik Hamran, e-mail: s.e.hamran@its.uio.no

Work package leader, Professor Torbjørn Skauli, e-mail: torbjorn.skauli@its.uio.no

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

About the University of Oslo 

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

The University of Oslo (UiO) is expanding the activity at Campus Kjeller to strengthen our education, research, and innovation in technology for a sustainable future. UiO is a well-ranked research university where the Department of Technology Systems at Kjeller (ITS) is focused on applied research in sustainable energy, autonomous systems, space, and security. At Kjeller, ITS is co-located with the Norwegian Defense Research Establishment (FFI) and the Institute for Energy Technology (IFE), which both offer rich opportunities for collaboration. ITS also has a range of interdisciplinary research collaborations that include the UiO Blindern Campus and Oslo Science City, as well as many other national and international institutions and industries.

ITS offers several master level programmes, alone and jointly with other departments: Renewable energy systems, Cybernetics and autonomous systems, Robotics and intelligent systems, and Information security. ITS also hosts the Centre for Space Sensors and Systems (CENSSS), which incorporates operation of an instrument on the NASA Perseverance rover on Mars. A new master program in Space systems is in the planning stage. The department currently has 9 permanent scientific staff, approximately 35 adjunct staff from the research institutes at Kjeller and from industry, as well as about 20 PhD candidates. This position is part of an ongoing expansion of the UiO activity at Campus Kjeller. Campus Kjeller is located 20 km northeast of Oslo, between the city center and Oslo Airport. It is a 20 minutes commute with public transportation from Oslo city center to the campus.
 

Deadline: 6 November 2022
Unit: Department of Technology Systems
Campus:
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Post expires on Sunday November 6th, 2022

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Mathematics

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Mathematics

Job description

Position as Postdoctoral Research Fellow available at the Department of Mathematics.

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

The appointment is a fulltime position and is for a period of two years. Tentative starting date January 1st, 2023.

The fellowship is financed by the Research Council of Norway as part of the project “Quantum Symmetry”, project nr. 300837. The successful candidate is expected to work on a project related to quantum groups and tensor categories, and will be affiliated with Section 6 – Several Complex Variables, Logic and Operator Algebras – of the Mathematics Institute. More information on the section and its research can be found at:

www.mn.uio.no/math/english/research/groups

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 to be among Europe’s leading communities for research, education and innovation. Candidates for these fellowships will be selected in accordance with this, and expected to be in the upper segment of their class with respect to academic credentials.

  • Applicants must hold a degree equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree in mathematics. Doctoral dissertation must be submitted for evaluation by the closing date. Only applicants with an approved doctoral thesis and public defence are eligible for appointment.
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English.

We offer

  • Salary NOK 544 400 – 626 300 per year 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)
  • CV (summarizing education, positions, pedagogical experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activity)
  • Copies of educational certificates, academic transcript of records
  • A complete list of publications and up to 5 academic works 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).

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

Formal regulations

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

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

No one can be appointed twice as a Postdoctoral fellow financed with funds from The Research Council of Norway (NFR).

If an applicant has applied for and been granted funding for a fulltime research stay abroad while being employed as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow, the employment will be prolonged with the equivalent time as the research stay, but for no longer than of twelve months ( thus extending the employment to a maximum of four years).

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

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

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

Contact information

For further information please contact: Prof. Sergey Neshveyev, e-mail: sergeyn@math.uio.no

For technical questions about the recruitment system, please contact HR-Officer Ole Rustad (ole.rustad@mn.uio.no, +47 22 85 13 87)

About the University of Oslo 

The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest rated institution of research and education with 28 000 students and 7500 employees. Its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally esteemed research communities make UiO an important contributor to society.

The Department of Mathematics is part of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at the University of Oslo. The Department is engaged in teaching and research covering a wide spectrum of subjects within mathematics, mechanics and statistics. The research is on theory, methods and applications. The areas represented include: fluid mechanics, biomechanics, statistics and data science, computational mathematics, combinatorics, partial differential equations, stochastics and risk, algebra, geometry, topology, operator algebras, complex analysis and logic.

We have almost 50 persons in permanent academic positions and a large number of post docs and Ph.D. students. We also have an administrative and technical staff.  The department represents a leading research environment in mathematical areas in Norway, and has a highly international profile.

Deadline: 15 October 2022
Unit: Department of Mathematics
Campus:
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Post expires on Saturday October 15th, 2022

Researcher in biostatistics and pharmacoepidemiology

Researcher in biostatistics and pharmacoepidemiology

Job description

Two positions as Researcher are available at the Department of Pharmacy at Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences.

One position is for one year, the other is also for one year subject to a starting date within January 1st 2023.

Project description

The positions are part of the PharmacoEpidemiology and Drug Safety Research Group at the Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Oslo. The research group includes 4 full time researchers, 4 adjunct positions and over 10 PhD-students and post doc’s making up a group of more than 20 individuals. The PharmaSafe Research group at UiO is internationally recognized, with interests spanning a broad range of areas including pharmacoepidemiology, medication safety and clinical pharmacy, with special focus on complex patient groups. The research group is multidisciplinary and has expertise within pharmacoepidemiology, biostatistics, genetics, psychiatry, pharmacotherapy and clinical pharmacy.

The researchers will be involved in data management, writing scripts, providing advice on statistical modeling and performing analyses of data in several perinatal pharmacoepidemiological studies aiming to improve the knowledge about safety of medication and vaccines in pregnancy. Relevant medications groups include medications against multiple sclerosis, migraine, antidepressants, gabapentinoids and COVID-19 vaccines. The epidemiological data consists of data from various secondary data sources such as prescription data, patient registries and medical birth registries from Norway and several other Nordic and European countries. Several state-of-the art study designs and advanced statistical and causal inference methods will be employed to enhance our ability to assess causation from observational data. Triangulation of methods that address different bias and confounding structures will help inference. Clinical data stem from a human breast milk study, and include modelling of medication transfer into breast milk (PopPK and PBPK modelling).

One project includes working on the Nordic COllaborative HEalth REgister Network for Covid-19 Epidemiology (COHERENCE). The project is funded by Nordforsk, aiming to strengthen Nordic collaboration and research using linked registry data from heath care registries. A specific focus in this project will be on vulnerable populations (e.g. pregnant women and children) and Covid-19 outcomes, and the impact of medications in these groups of individuals.

The researchers will also be involved in running analyses within the IMI ConcePTION project (), a collaborative European research project aimed at generating and disseminating evidence on the effects of medicines used in pregnancy and during lactation.

Read more here: 

Our COVID-19 projects: PharmaSafe COVID-19 projects – Department of Pharmacy (uio.no)

The candidates will also be included in the PharmaTox Strategic Research Initiative at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Oslo.
PharmaTox is a multidisciplinary center comprising strong research environments in pharmaceutical bioscience, biology, bioinformatics and statistics.

The PharmaSafe research group: www.mn.uio.no/farmasi/english/research/groups/pharma-safe/index.html

The PharmaTox research environment: www.mn.uio.no/farmasi/english/research/groups/pharmatox/

Qualification requirements

The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences has a strategic ambition to be among Europe’s leading communities for research, education and innovation. Candidates for 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 a degree equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree in epidemiology or biostatistics or related field. Doctoral dissertation must be submitted for evaluation by the closing date. Only applicants with an approved doctoral thesis and public defense are eligible for appointment.
  • Strong competence in biostatistics and statistical modelling of observational data
  • Research experience within epidemiology and analysis of large-scale epidemiological data sets, preferentially from the Nordic countries
  • Good computational and coding skills (e.g. STATA, SAS or R).
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English.

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

  • Experience with causal inference methods (e.g. propensity score methods)
  • Experience from perinatal pharmacoepidemiology
  • High motivation for a research career, documented primarily via original publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals.

Personal skills

  • Ability to work independently as well as in multidisciplinary teams
  • Ability to give and receive constructive scientific criticism
  • Resourceful, structured, and results-oriented

We offer

  • Salary NOK 544 400 – 661 400 per annum depending on qualifications in position as Researcher (position code 1109)
  • Attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement
  • Professionally stimulating working environment
  • Oslo’s family-friendly surroundings with their rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities

How to apply

The application must include

  • Cover letter (statement of motivation, summarizing scientific work and research interest)
  • CV (summarizing education, positions, pedagogical experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activity)
  • Copies of educational certificates, academic transcript of records
  • A complete list of publications and up to 5 academic works that the applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee
  • Names and contact details of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number)

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University’s grading system. Please note that all documents should be in English (or a Scandinavian language).

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

It is expected that the successful candidate will be able to complete the project in the course of the period of employment.

Formal regulations

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 a.o.

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

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

Contact information

For further information please contact: Professor Hedvig Nordeng, phone: +47 22856604, e-mail: h.m.e.nordeng@farmasi.uio.no

For questions regarding JobbNorge please contact: Torunn Standal Guttormsen, phone: +47 22854272, e-mail: t.s.guttormsen@mn.uio.no

About the University of Oslo 

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

The Department of Pharmacy has 130 employees. We have an active research and innovation environment based on independent research in pharmaceutical topics. The Department of Pharmacy is responsible for the popular master’s degree program in pharmacy and has 350 competent and committed students. Pharmaceutical related research and education forms the base of all activities at the Department of Pharmacy.
The science of pharmacy lies in the interface between the natural sciences, pharmaceutical technology, health related topics and social sciences. This interdisciplinarity is reflected both in our study programmes and in our research. 
In the planned life science building at the University of Oslo, closer collaboration with health enterprises, local government and the business sector will enhance quality and relevance in research and education of the future labour force. The building will be the heart of the first innovation district in Norway – Oslo Science City. The Department of Pharmacy will move into the new Life Science building in 2026.

Deadline: 9 October 2022
Unit: The Department of Pharmacy
Campus:
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Post expires on Sunday October 9th, 2022

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Solar Energy Conversion

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Solar Energy Conversion

Job description

An interdisciplinary Postdoctoral research position in the field of solar energy conversion (solid state physics/inorganic chemistry) is available at the the Centre of Materials Science and Nanotechnology (SMN) as part of the SOLARIS-Initiative.

Preferred starting date January 1, 2023.

The appointment is a fulltime position and is for a period of four years (25 % of which is devoted to required duties, usually in the form of teaching activities).

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

More about the position

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with a genuine interest in developing the chemistry and physics needed to optimize materials for solar energy conversion applications. The fellowship is part of the SOLARIS-Initiative, one of five world leading research communities at University of Oslo, which stimulates interdisciplinary activities and research collaborations both within the University of Oslo and on a national and international level in the field of solar energy conversion. SOLARIS is directly connected with the Centre of Materials Science and Nanotechnology (SMN). SMN consists of five research groups that value cross disciplinary research. The centre has an excellent research infrastructure covering atomistic simulations and chemical, structural, optical and electrical characterization methods as well as device fabrication. The infrastructure includes the Micro- and Nanotechnology Laboratory (MiNaLab) with a clean room area in excess of 400 m2 , as well as a multitude of modern characterization facilities.

One aspect of the SOLARIS-Initiative is the discovery of materials through combinatorial materials science and the optimization of their physical properties for solar energy conversion applications. This is the background for the position. As part of the SOLARIS-Initiative you will play a key role in a team of highly talented PhD students and researchers managed by experts within this field. The objective of the Postdoctoral Research position is to improve the photoelectrocatalytic properties of the very promising photocatalyst Ta3N5, which will play a major role in future photo-electrochemical systems and the production of solar fuels. Combinatorial material synthesis will be used to investigate the stability and efficiency of Ta3N5 as function of doping and alloy composition. The deposited thin films will be experimentally investigated with respect to structural, optical and electrical properties. Further, electrochemical characterization by, e.g., linear sweep voltammetry, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy etc. will be  employed. For selected compositions, functional surface coatings will be deposited in-situ with the scope to further enhance the electrocatalytic efficiency and the long-term stability.

The project is highly interdisciplinary involving semiconductors physics, electrochemistry and catalysis and aims in the generation of fundamental knowledge for the rational design of efficient photo-electrocatalysts.

We are looking for a team player with a high level of communication skills and assertiveness who wants to work in a highly motivated team of national and international researchers. In addition, collaboration with and support and supervision of PhD students is required. The Postdoctoral Research Fellow is expected to prepare scientific manuscripts and presentations for national and international conferences.

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 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 to be among Europe’s leading communities for research, education and innovation. Candidates for these fellowships will be selected in accordance with this, and expected to be in the upper segment of their class with respect to academic credentials.

Applicants must fulfill the following requirements:

  • An academic degree equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree in solid state physics/inorganic chemistry. The doctoral dissertation must be submitted for evaluation by the closing date. Only applicants with an approved doctoral thesis and public defense are eligible for appointment
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Knowledge in solid state and semiconductor physics and (photo)electrochemistry
  • Experience in thin film deposition by pulsed-laser eposition and magnetron sputtering
  • Experience with materials characterization and preparation, for example X-ray diffraction, transmission electron microscopy, electron energy loss spectroscopy, cathode- or photoluminescence, atomic force microscopy, secondary electron microscopy and energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy, electrical conductivity or Hall-effect measurements

Desired additional qualifications:

  • Experience in experimental electrochemistry (cyclic voltammetry, linear sweep voltammetry, etc.)
  • Strong data analysis and presentation skills, e.g., using Python, MatLab, Gwyddion, Vesta, Photoshop, Illustrator
  • Experience in writing and publishing scientific manuscripts and articles
  • Experience in preparation and presentation of scientific talks in English
  • Experience in supervision of PhD and/or Master/Bachelor students

Personal skills

  • Ability to conduct high-quality independent research within a broad collaboration
  • Self-motivation, creativity, genuine curiosity about the subject, work discipline, professional ethics, and ambition
  • Good social, communication and collaboration skills and ability to work independently and in interdisciplinary scientific environment
  • Interpersonal communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team

We offer

  • Salary NOK 544 400 – 626 300 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)
  • CV (summarizing education, positions, pedagogical experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activity)
  • Copies of educational certificates, academic transcript of records
  • Letters of recommendation
  • A complete list of publications and up to 5 academic works 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).  In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on the documented, academic qualifications, the project description (whenever this is required in the call for applicants), and the quality of the project as well as the candidates motivation and personal suitability. Interviews with the best qualified candidates will be arranged.

It is expected that the successful candidate will be able to complete the project in the course of the period of employment.

Formal regulations

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

If an applicant has applied for and been granted funding for a fulltime research stay abroad while being employed as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow, the employment will be prolonged with the equivalent time as the research stay, but for no longer than of twelve months (thus extending the employment to a maximum of four years).

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 a.o.

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

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

Contact information

For further information please contact: Holger von Wenckstern, e-mail: h.von.wenckstern@fys.uio.no

For questions regarding Jobbnorge, please contact HR Adviser Elin Thoresen, e-mail: elin.thoresen@mn.uio.no

About the University of Oslo 

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

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

Deadline: 17 October 2022
Unit: Centre for Materials Science and Nanotechnology
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Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Accelerator Physics

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Accelerator Physics

Job description

One position as Postdoctoral Researcher is available at the Department of Physics,  under the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences.

The position is for a period of three years. Starting date as soon as possible.

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

More about the position

The particle-physics community is studying the options for the next high-energy collider at the energy frontier. The University of Oslo is involved with the development of future colliders based on plasma-wakefield accelerators. We are offering a postdoctoral position that will join our team in studying key challenges for a plasma-based gamma–gamma collider. These include high-gradient acceleration with high efficiency and beam quality, use of multiple accelerator stages, and gamma–gamma luminosity production. In particular, the work will involve development of start-to-end simulations of plasma-based linacs, and/or plasma-wakefield experiments at SLAC.

We are looking for a postdoc with previous experience in the field of plasma-wakefield accelerator research. The successful candidate will join a team of researchers and students at the University of Oslo, and will also collaborate with international experts in the field.

The position is associated with the PLASMACOLLIDER project, funded by the Norwegian Research Council through the FRIPRO call. 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 is to be among Europe’s leading communities for research, education and innovation. Candidates for these fellowships will be selected in accordance with this, and expected to be in the upper segment of their class with respect to academic credentials.

Required qualifications:

  • Applicants must hold a degree equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree in accelerator physics. Doctoral dissertation must be submitted for evaluation by the closing date. Only applicants with an approved doctoral thesis and public defense are eligible for appointment.
  • Very good knowledge of the plasma-wakefield acceleration research field.
  • Documented experience with either or both of the following:
    • Performing plasma-wakefield experiments, including hardware development, hardware installation and data analysis.
    • Numerical simulations of plasma-wakefield accelerators, preferably on high-performance-computing (HPC) clusters.
  • Good social and collaboration skills and ability to work independently and in an interdisciplinary scientific environment.
  • High-level oral and written English skills.

Desired qualifications:

  • Experience with beam-driven plasma-wakefield acceleration.
  • Programming skills in Python, C++ at a developer level.
  • A strong publication record.
  • Work experience from international particle-accelerator laboratories.

 

We offer

  • Salary NOK 544 400 – 604 400 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)
  • CV (summarizing education, positions, pedagogical experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activity)
  • Copies of educational certificates, academic transcript of records
  • A complete list of publications and up to 5 academic works 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).

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.

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 a.o.

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

Contact information

Prof. Erik Adli, erik.adli@fys.uio.no, tel. +47-22854166.

Dr. Carl A. Lindstrøm, c.a.lindstrom@fys.uio.no, tel. +47-92087302

For questions regarding Jobbnorge, please contact HR Adviser Elin Thoresen, e-mail: elin.thoresen@mn.uio.no

About the University of Oslo 

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

The research at the Department of Physics covers a broad range of subfields within physics and technology: From space research to medical physics.

A good proportion of the research is interdisciplinary, and conducted in close cooperation with collaborators in Norway and abroad. Education and teaching are other essential activities. We offer a broad range of courses, and the Department is involved in several study programmes at bachelor’s and master’s level. Some of the best lecturers in Norway are amongst our employees, and we are proud of our prizewinning teaching and learning environment. The Department has 200 employees, of which 50 are permanent scientific positions. On a yearly basis 20 students complete their Ph.D. and 50 finish their M.Sc. degree.

Deadline: 5 October 2022
Unit: Department of Physics
Campus:
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Researcher in Neuroscience

Researcher in Neuroscience

Job description

A 1-year Researcher position in systems neuroscience is available in the Laboratory for Neural Computation under the supervision of Dr. Anna Chambers. The lab is located at the Division of Physiology, Institute of Basic Medical Sciences (IMB), at the University of Oslo. The position is funded for a period of 1 year and available from the 29th of November 2022.

The IMB has a strategic ambition of being a leading research faculty. Candidates will be selected in accordance with this, and expected to be in the upper segment of their class with respect to academic credentials.

More about the position

We are searching for highly motivated candidates with a strong interest in systems neuroscience, microscopy, electrophysiology, optical physics, and hardware automation. The successful candidate will help further develop techniques in two-photon laser microscopy and perform experiments.

Qualification requirements

  • The applicants must hold a MSc in neuroscience or a related field, and have experience in software and hardware automation for two-photon microscopy and electrophysiology. Since the position involves troubleshooting, development and support for these techniques, documentation of previously attended courses (theoretical and practical) in two-photon microscopy is highly valued.
  • The candidate should have good programming skills (LabVIEW and Matlab), be a critical thinker and team player. Links to previously written code packages (e.g. Github repository) are essential to assess experience.
  • Applicants must hold a FELASA C or equivalent certification to work with laboratory animals.
  • The candidate should be able to work independently and structured, while at the same time engage in close collaborations. Applicants must hold an MSc degree.
  • In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on the relevance of the candidate’s background.
  • A good command of English is required.

We offer

  • A challenging and friendly working environment
  • Salary NOK 478 300 – 517 600 per annum depending on qualifications, (position code1108)
  • Favourable pension arrangements
  • Attractive welfare benefits

How to apply

The application must include:

  • A one-page statement of motivation, research interests and a brief description of previous relevant experience.
  • CV
  • Copies of educational certificates
  • Names and contact details of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number)
  • Optional: letters of recommendation.

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.

Formal regulations

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.

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

Contact information

For further information please contact Dr. Anna Chambers, email anna.chambers@medisin.uio.no

About the University of Oslo 

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

The Institute of 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.

Deadline: 8 October 2022
Unit: Institute of Basic Medical Sciences
Campus:
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Postdoctoral Fellow in the research project “SIBS – Preventing Mental Health Problems in Siblings of Children with Chronic Disorders” – Section for Clinical Psychology – second announcement

Postdoctoral Fellow in the research project “SIBS – Preventing Mental Health Problems in Siblings of Children with Chronic Disorders” – Section for Clinical Psychology – second announcement

Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology, Section for Clinical Psychology

Job description

A 2-year position as Postdoctoral Fellow at the Section for Clinical Psychology, Department of Psychology, University of Oslo, is open for candidates with a PhD in Psychology, Medicine or other health-related disciplines. The section carries responsibilities for the Department’s research, teaching, innovation and communication in clinical psychology.

More about the position

The appointment is a fulltime position for a period of two years connected to the SIBS research project at the Section for Clinical Psychology.

About the SIBS research project

The SIBS research project is initiated by the Department of Psychology, UiO, and Frambu Resource Centre for Rare Disorders. The research project involves a multidisciplinary consortium of national and international collaborators, including academic institutions, health care authorities and providers, and patient user organizations. The SIBS project focuses on siblings of children with chronic disorders, who have a documented elevated risk for mental health problems and reduced quality of life. The vision of SIBS is to improve the mental health and quality of life in children and adolescents who are siblings of children with chronic disorders. More information about the SIBS project can be found at www.sibs.no or by contacting the Project Manager.

Currently, the project is conducting a randomized controlled trial (RCT) examining a preventive group intervention for siblings and parents of children with chronic health conditions, involving multiple sites across Norway. The SIBS RCT study is a collaboration with Lillestrøm municipality and is funded by the Research Council of Norway. The aim of the study is to provide municipal health care services with a novel and user-tailored intervention that will allow health providers to offer evidence-based health services to siblings. The study protocol is described in Trials. The SIBS RCT study will generate sibling- and parent-reported questionnaire data, biological data, video data, registry data, and implementation data. This extensive database allows for multiple and various research questions and both quantitative and qualitative methodological approaches. The candidate will take on a central role in executing the research efforts connected with the SIBS RCT study; however, the post doc candidate will be able to take an active part in the development of the research questions and publication plan of the post doc fellowship, which can be accommodated to specific research interests and skills of the candidate.

The post doc candidate will be part of a large international research network. The SIBS project group comprises several national and international senior researchers, as well as three PhD candidates. In addition to being primary author on their own papers, the post doc candidate will be invited to co-author papers of co-workers in the project group. A detailed publication plan for the candidate will be developed based on their interests and qualifications. Please indicate in the application letter if your interest is mainly in genetics/biological data, intervention research, family process research, group dynamics or in specific disorders. Please also describe your experience with and preference for qualitative and/or quantitative approaches.

Qualification requirements

  • Applicants must hold a degree equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree in psychology, medicine or other health-related disciplines (PhD). The doctoral dissertation must have been submitted for evaluation prior to the closing date. The appointment is dependent on the public defense and the doctoral thesis being approved
  • The candidate’s research focus must be relevant to ongoing research activities in the SIBS research project. Skills in statistical programs is an advantage as well as interest in and knowledge of the structuring of quantitative -, qualitative- and mixed research designs
  • The successful applicant will be selected on the basis of educational background, publication record, and interest in the area. Clinical experience within the field of the topic for the SIBS project or experience with other preventive mental health programs will also be considered valuable for the application but is not required
  • The candidate must have the ability to work in collaborative groups and independently, be structured and goal oriented, have high motivation and be capable of efficient work structure, and have strong relational skills.

Fluent oral and written communication skills in English is required.

Personal skills

  • Ability to work in collaborative groups and independently
  • Structured and goal oriented
  • High motivation and capable of efficient work structure
  • trong relational skills
  • Dedication to excellence in practice and science
  • Flexibility 

We offer

  • A salary NOK 573 900 – 661 400 per annum depending on qualifications in position as Postdoctoral Research Fellow (position code 1352)
  • A professionally stimulating working environment
  • Attractive welfare benefits
  • A generous pension agreement

How to apply

The application must include

  • Letter of application, max 3 pages, explaining motivation for applying and suitability for the position
  • A CV summarizing education, employment, positions, and academic work
  • A complete list of publications
  • Up to three articles that the candidate finds relevant to be considered by the evaluation committee
  • Copies of educational certificates (academic transcripts only)
  • A list of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and phone number)

When assessing the applications special emphasis will be placed on academic qualifications, the candidate’s motivation, and personal suitability. The assessment of the applicants will be performed according to the DORA initiative, emphasizing quality and content rather than quantity, and considering a range of scientific outputs beyond traditional journal publications (e.g. open access sharing of data and code, dissemination etc.). Academic achievements will be assessed in relation to experience, seniority, and career breaks (e.g. parental leave).

Interviews with the best qualified candidates will be performed as part of the selection process.

The application with attachments must be delivered through our electronic recruiting system. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University’s grading system. Please note that all documents should be in English (or a Scandinavian language).

Formal regulations

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

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

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

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

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

Contact information

Project Manager in SIBS, professor Krister Westlye Fjermestad, mobil nr. +47 94201947, e-mail: k.w.fjermestad@psykologi.uio.no

Head of Section, Professor Ole André Solbakken, e-mail: o.a.solbakken@psykologi.uio.no

About the University of Oslo 

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

The Department of Psychology is one of seven units of the Faculty of Social Sciences, and has 75 permanent and 70 temporary members of scientific staff. Degrees are offered at bachelor and master level, plus a clinical training programme, and the PhD programme has 140 students.

Deadline: 20 October 2022
Unit: The Department of Psychology
Campus:
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Postdoctoral Fellowship in Law – FUTURES4Fish

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Law – FUTURES4Fish

Job description 

A position as Postdoctoral fellowship in law is available at the Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law, Faculty of Law, University of Oslo.

The position is funded by the Norwegian Research Council (NRC) and is part of project FUTURES4Fish: Adaptive socio-technological solutions for Norwegian fisheries and aquaculture, F4F). The inter-disciplinary project is managed by UiT The Arctic University of Norway (UiT).

The postdoctoral candidate will be working within the FUTURES4Fish project. For more information about the project, see https://en.uit.no/project/f4f. The Postdoctoral fellowship appointment runs for 2,5 years. The working place is Oslo.

More about the position

The objectives of the interdisciplinary F4F project include: the mapping and analyzing overall trends and signals that are shaping tomorrow’s Norwegian fisheries & aquaculture market environment, and identifying potential scenarios and solutions in a 20 years horizon. This includes identifying elements of future legal contention in the field and providing a legal blueprint for the use of next generation technologies and practices. All the participants in the project will be included in an introductory program for increasing their knowledge and awareness about the fishing industry. This program will include visits to fishing boat(s) and aquaculture sites, visits to local communities, and participation in meetings with the stakeholders. All the participants will also be included in project activities related to science communication, science education, and project management.

The legal researchers in the project will work in close collaboration with the other project researchers at UiT, but will undertake independent analysis at the Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law, collaborating there with both the research environments on autonomy of ships and on aquaculture and fisheries (https://www.jus.uio.no/nifs/forskning/prosjekter/havbruk/index.html)

There is flexibility with respect to the more detailed topic of research in this project. Any topic that addresses the link between law and technological developments in future fisheries and aquaculture will be considered. By means of example, the following three strands of research are relevant in the FUTERS4Fish project:

(1) Autonomy in fisheries regulation: The regulatory challenges linked to autonomy in commercial shipping (cargo and passengers) have been discussed widely in the past few years, including by the International Maritime Organization, within its ‘Regulatory Scoping Exercise’. However, a similar exercise has not been undertaken with respect to regulation of fishing vessels and fisheries and aquaculture operations. Many of the rules that are currently being studied internationally apply, but in a somewhat different manner, for fishing vessels. Examples include the COLREGs that have particular priority rules for (different types) of fishing vessels, and the Torremolinos Convention/EU rules that provides particular safety rules for fishing vessels. The legal challenges linked to the projected increase of automation of operation of fishing vessels and fishing gear (such as increased use of satellite and camera technologies for identifying and controlling catches), aquaculture operations (automated feeding and service functions, including (semi-)automated service vessels), as well as the increased use of “smart” contracts in the fisheries industry (for automatic execution of contracts, or easy transfer of quotas), deserve a thorough analysis, which takes into account both international and Norwegian law in this respect.

(2) Conflicting uses of oceans: Developments in the fisheries and aquaculture industry (e.g., switch to alternative fuels, increased reliance on aquaculture), as well as in other marine and maritime industries (e.g., shift towards sea-based renewable energy sources), and the increased use of autonomous technologies in marine and maritime operations (e.g., autonomous shipping, use of autonomous vehicles for ocean data collection) give rise to new challenges in respect of conflicting uses of ocean spaces and their governance. Future legal tensions and conflicts should be analyzed from a governance perspective, along with offering potential solutions for resolving such conflicts related to coastal fisheries and aquaculture, e.g. with respect to permit and licensing practices, marine spatial planning, or novel governance solutions, such as dynamic ocean management enabled by technological innovations.

(3) Novel uses of maritime big data Data on ships’ movements and practices at sea, by AIS, on-board sensors and other sources, open new prospects for monitoring, understanding and enforcing fisheries in the future. For example, coordinated real-time data on landed of catches provide the basis for a potential new system for governing port entries, which could contribute to considerable transparency and contribute to more effective enforcement. Barcoding and other biotechnology tools improve prospects for verifying product identification, which can be used for promoting sustainable fisheries practices. Moreover, AIS information provide detailed data on the movement of vessels which may be used both for understanding the behavior of fishing vessels, e.g. for the purpose of quantifying COLREGS provisions of relevance to fishing vessels for the purpose of generating navigational algorithms, or for the purpose of identifying IUU fisheries, “atypical behavior” by vessels at sea, potential ship-to-ship- transfers of cargo etc. While potentially effective, all these systems give rise to important legal questions relating to law of the sea (access to fisheries and ports, enforcement limitations), maritime law (public and private) as well as data integrity questions for corporations and individuals.

The strands may be combined or undertaken as separate research projects/articles by the same candidate

Qualification requirements and personal skills

  • A Norwegian PhD degree in law or equivalent is required. Applicants must have submitted their doctoral dissertation for evaluation by the closing date. Appointment is dependent on obtaining the PhD. 
  • A Norwegian five-year master’s degree in law or equivalent is also required. 
  • For topic 1 the following applies: Applicants must have good skills in Norwegian or another Scandinavian language. 
  • For topics 2 and 3 the following applies: Applicants must have good English skills. 
  • Applicants must be able to work independently and in a structured way. 
  • Applicants must have good collaboration skills and the ability to contribute to the development of the research subject in question.
  • Applicants must take an active part in the development of a good professional environment. 
  • Previous work in a multi/inter-disciplinary environment and work experience with any of the topics to be researched (such as fisheries, aquaculture, marine operations, information and/or autonomous technologies) is considered to be an advantage.

We offer

  • Salary for Postdoctoral fellow NOK 573 900 – 636 700 a year
  • An inspiring, friendly and inclusive working environment
  • Pension arrangement in the Norwegian Public Service Fund
  • Welfare arrangements

Evaluation of the applicant

Candidates are evaluated by a Selection Board that will rank the candidates on the basis of the above criteria, particularly in relation to their ability to perform the proposed project within the allotted time.

Short-listed applicants will be invited for an interview with the University of Oslo, personally or through electronic means. In a few cases a dedicated interview committee will be formed.

The Appointments Committee of the Faculty of Law will take a final decision about the hiring of the candidate.

Formal regulations

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

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

According to the Norwegian Freedom 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.

Inclusion and diversity are goals in the Faculty’s strategy. The University of Oslo has a personnel policy objective of achieving a balanced gender composition. Furthermore, we want employees with diverse professional expertise, life experience and perspectives.

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

Kontaktinformasjon

Professor II Henrik Ringbom, e-mail: henrik.ringbom@jus.uio.no, tel: +358407631071.

Regarding question about recruitment system and process: HR-officer Siri Martenson

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 Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law consists of a Maritime Law department, and a department for Petroleum and Energy Law and is one of five institutes at the University of Oslo Faculty of Law. NIFS is the Nordic hub for maritime law and a resource centre for maritime law and petroleum law research internationally. The institute has an international profile, with a global student body.

Deadline: 5 October 2022
Unit: The Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law
Campus:
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Researcher in Space Electronics

Researcher in Space Electronics

Job description

A position as Researcher in Space Electronics, with the focus on development of a new probe-based plasma measurement system for ionospheric studies aboard satellites, is available at the Department of Physics.

The position is for a period of two years and one month.

Starting date: as soon as possible within January 16th – April 11th, 2023.

More about the position

The position is aimed at the development of advanced electronics for plasma measurement aboard small satellites. This type of measurement is carried out using electrical probes that are biased to attract and collect the free electrons of the surrounding plasma. In this project, we will introduce fast-sweeping voltage biasing and cancellation of capacitive effects from both the cabling and the plasma, followed by high-speed sampling of the collected, small currents and their time-derivatives. Today’s state-of-the-art systems for laboratory usage rely on analog electronics for much of this function, but one of the objectives for the successful candidate will be to also analyze the possibility of implementing parts of the front-end digitally.

The successful candidate will design and simulate electrical circuits, from topology to printed circuit board (PCB) level. The candidate will perform test and characterization of the finished PCBs and integrate them with commercial instruments for waveform generation and sampling. The resulting prototype system will then be tested in our laboratory space plasma chamber.

The successful candidate will be a part of the Section for Plasma and Space Physics at the Department of Physics as well as the 4DSpace Strategic Research Initiative. The main focus of these groups is to advance our understanding of processes in the high-latitude ionosphere, including plasma irregularities, turbulence and space weather effects in the polar regions. The main tools used for this research are ground-based instruments, including radar and optical systems (EISCAT, SuperDARN, all-sky-imagers), advanced numerical models, and instruments on board spacecraft and sounding rockets. For more information, see: http://www.mn.uio.no/4dspace/.

The position is funded by the Research Council of Norway through the collaboration project “SPACEPROBE: Small-satellite Positioned ACcurate non-Equilibrium Plasma Resolving methodOlogy for particle-Bombarding Environments” together with SINTEF, one of Europe’s largest independent research organisations.

Qualification requirements

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

The following qualifications are required:

  • Ph.D. degree or equivalent in electronics or a similar field.
  • Strong background in analog circuit design.
  • Strong background in experimental/laboratory work.
  • A good command of English.
  • Good social and collaboration skills and ability to work independently and in an interdisciplinary scientific environment.

Desired qualifications:

  • Experience in digital circuit design and software/firmware development.
  • Knowledge of plasma physics.
  • Experience in writing publications for scientific journals.

We offer

  • Salary NOK 544 400 – 604 400 per annum depending on qualifications in position as Researcher (position code 1109)
  • Attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement
  • Professionally stimulating working environment
  • Vibrant international academic environment
  • 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, summary of scientific work and research interests)
  • CV (summarizing education, positions, and other qualifying activity)
  • Copies of educational certificates, transcript of records and letters of recommendation
  • A complete list of publications and up to 5 academic works 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). Applications with documents missing will not be considered further. 

An expert committee will evaluate the applications. Applicants of interest will be called in for interview.

Formal regulations

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 a.o.

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 Wojciech Miloch, w.j.miloch@fys.uio.no, tel. +47 22856014

Professor Ketil Røed, ketil.roed@fys.uio.no, tel. +47 22858632

Dr. Anders Eklund, anders.eklund@sintef.no, tel. +47 45397143

For questions regarding Jobbnorge, please contact HR Adviser Elin Thoresen, e-mail: elin.thoresen@mn.uio.no

About the University of Oslo 

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

The research at the Department of Physics covers a broad range of subfields within physics and technology: From space research to medical physics.

A good proportion of the research is interdisciplinary, and conducted in close cooperation with collaborators in Norway and abroad. Education and teaching are other essential activities. We offer a broad range of courses, and the Department is involved in several study programmes at bachelor’s and master’s level. Some of the best lecturers in Norway are amongst our employees, and we are proud of our prizewinning teaching and learning environment. The Department has 200 employees, of which 50 are permanent scientific positions. On a yearly basis 20 students complete their Ph.D. and 50 finish their M.Sc. degree.

Deadline: 5 October 2022
Unit: Department of Physics
Campus:
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PhD Research Fellow on Deep Learning for Intelligent Dynamic Energy Systems – 2 positions

PhD Research Fellow on Deep Learning for Intelligent Dynamic Energy Systems – 2 positions

About the position

Two positions as PhD Research Fellow are available at the Department of Technology Systems (ITS) in the following areas:

●Machine Learning applied to Forecasting of Energy Production and Consumption in Intelligent Dynamic Energy Systems
●Control of Intelligent Dynamic Energy Systems with Machine Learning

The fellowship period is 3 years.

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

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

Starting date, as soon as possible.

Job description

The PhD research fellow will be part of the IDES (Intelligent Dynamic Energy Systems) project. IDES is a collaboration project between the Institute For Energy Technology (IFE), The Norwegian Defense Research Establishment (FFI) and Department of Technology Systems (ITS) at the University of Oslo, all located at Kjeller outside Oslo, Norway.

Energy systems can be complex with many components exhibiting highly dynamic behavior in terms of unpredictability in energy consumption and production. For example, variable renewable energy sources, such as solar power or wind power, are intermittent and can be hard to predict, so dealing with the dynamics in energy systems is a challenge that is expected to receive growing interest in the years to come. The project will employ three PhD fellows in total:

  • One PhD fellow (PhD 1) will focus on developing methods for high performance short-term forecasting of energy supply and demand, since forecasting is crucial for these dynamic systems. The methods will employ AI approaches, and will need to combine information from several different data sources, such as sensors, weather data, consumption data etc.
  • The second PhD student (PhD 2) will focus on the control of dynamic energy systems. The challenges posed by the growing dynamics of energy systems call for adding improved intelligence to control the energy systems. The controller is added on top of the model of the system, and the forecasting is a vital input to this model.
  • In addition, there is a third PhD candidate (PhD 3) that is already employed, who will develop a generic numerical model for dynamic energy systems. The model will be a basic building block for design and control of the system, and it allows for numerical simulations of the system, based on the physical features and characteristics of the system.

All three PhD candidates will work mostly independently on their specific topic, but they will also be required to work as a team combining energy systems modeling, control and forecasting for specific scenarios.

As the PhD candidate 3 is already employed, only the PhD1 and PhD2 positions are vacant.

Work tasks:

The PhD research work will include the following topics and tasks:

PHD 1: Machine Learning applied to Forecasting of Energy Production and Consumption in Intelligent Dynamic Energy Systems

  • Build knowledge about artificial intelligence-based prognosis of energy supply and demand for intelligent dynamic energy systems on different time horizons and resolutions.
  • Develop improved AI-based methods for energy forecasting based on spatially and temporally distributed inputs from innovative sensors.
  • Study how different input parameters and their associated uncertainties influence the accuracy of artificial intelligence-based forecasting
  • Dissemination through scientific publications

PHD 2: Control of Intelligent Dynamic Energy Systems with Machine Learning

  • Build knowledge about artificial intelligence-based control of energy systems with short term uncertainty and multiple long and short-term goals and restrictions
  • Develop generic control system strategies based on artificial intelligence for dynamic energy systems with goals and restrictions on multiple time scales
  • Quantify effects of the newly developed techniques compared to conventional control strategies based on physics and control theory
  • Dissemination through scientific publications

Qualification requirements

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

Required qualifications

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in a relevant field such as such as Computer Science, Machine Learning, Cybernetics, Autonomous Systems, Energy Systems, Robotics, Statistics, Physics, Mathematics or similar.
  • Foreign completed degree (M.Sc.-level) corresponding to a minimum of four years in the Norwegian educational system.
  • The PhD candidate must have fluent oral and written communication skills in English.
  • The research area for the position can include technologies referred to in the Ministry’s export control regulations, and the candidate must be eligible to obtain a security clearance.

Desired qualifications

The PhD candidate would preferably also have one or more of the following:

  • Good programming skills in languages, such as Python, C/C++, and/or similar
  • Education, training or experience with Machine Learning or Deep Learning algorithms 
  • A good publication track record
  • Work experience from the military sector or the energy sector

Grade requirements:

The norm is as follows:

  • the average grade point for courses included in the Bachelor’s degree must be C or better in the Norwegian educational system
  • the average grade point for courses included in the Master’s degree must be B or better in the Norwegian educational system
  • the Master’s thesis must have the grade B or better in the Norwegian educational system
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English
  • English requirements for applicants from outside of EU/ EEA countries and exemptions from the requirements:

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

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

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

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

Personal skills

  • Ability to take initiative and come up with new ideas to solve theoretical and practical problems
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team
  • Good communication skills

We offer

  • Salary NOK 501 200 – 544 400 per year depending on qualifications as PhD Research Fellow (position code 1017)
  • Attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement
  • Vibrant international academic environment 
  • Tight connections to FFI and IFE, two nationally leading research institutes within their fields
  • 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 preferred position PhD1, PhD2 or both

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

Short-listed applicants 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.

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

Contact information

For further information please contact either:

  • Paal E. Engelstad, Professor ITS, Mobile: +47- 41633776, email: paal.engelstad@its.uio.no
  • Roy Stenbro, Department Head Wind Energy, IFE, Mobile: +47 92030992, email: roy.stenbro@ife.no
  • Narada D. Warakagoda, Principal Research Scientist, FFI, Mobile: +47-48020811 email: Narada-Dilp.Warakagoda@ffi.no

For questions regarding the recruitment system JobbNorge, please contact:

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

About the University of Oslo 

The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest rated institution of research and education with 28 000 students and 7500 employees. Its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally esteemed research communities make UiO an important contributor to society. 

 

The Department of Technology Systems (ITS) is a newly established department at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at the University of Oslo. ITS has taken over the activities at UNIK from January 2017. The Institute is located in the Kjeller Research Park, which is one of the largest research and development centers in Norway. ITS collaborates with the research institutes at Kjeller, and with industry, while it is also tightly integrated with complementary activities at UiO in Oslo. The department has two sections: section for energy systems and section for autonomous systems and sensor technologies. An important goal of ITS is to provide wider opportunities at UiO within applied technologies.

Deadline: 15 October 2022
Unit: Department of Technology Systems
Campus:
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PhD research fellow in Suicide Prevention Research

PhD research fellow in Suicide Prevention Research

PhD research fellow in Suicide Prevention Research

Job description

Applications are invited for a 3-year position in a research fellowship as PhD candidate in suicide prevention research to be based at National Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention (NSSF) at the University of Oslo. The research fellow will join the register-based research group studying suicide and deliberate self-harm with data from Norwegian population registers, and specifically work on the funded project addressing suicide in men of middle and old age.

NSSF is a part of the Institute of Clinical Medicine, Division of Mental Health and Addiction at the University of Oslo. NSSF is the leading centre in the field of suicide research and prevention in Norway with its main activities focusing on clinical and epidemiological research, education, and dissemination of knowledge. The centre has an active cooperation with similar research centres internationally. The centre provides several types of psychotherapy training, offers courses in clinical suicidology, and operates several websites and a peer-reviewed journal “Suicidologi”.

More about the position

The research fellowship is set for a period of three years full time, and devoted to the research project that will utilize personal data interlinked from several Norwegian registers to study suicide in men of middle and old age.The candidate is expected to develop a research proposal within the scope of this project for a PhD research program, and to participate in literature searching, data analysis and interpretation and to write up research articles to be published in peer-reviewed academic journals.

The candidate is expected to work efficiently both independently and as part of a team under supervision of the group leader, and is also expected to take an active part in the daily activities at the center, depending on interests and qualifications.

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

The applicant must, in collaboration with her/his supervisor, within three 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 the web site for Doctoral Degree: PhD in medicine and health sciences: http://www.med.uio.no/english/research/doctoral-degree/phd/.

Qualification requirements

  • The candidate must hold an MD or a Master’s degree in Psychology, Statistics, or equivalent
  • Good knowledge in epidemiology, biostatistics and population study
  • Some knowledge in clinical psychology or psychiatry
  • Strong interest in suicide research and highly motivated for research
  • Proficient oral and written communication skills in English
  • Experience with statistical software such as SAS, R, or Stata is advantageous
  • Proficiency in Norwegian or other Scandinavian language is considered as an advantage

Personal skills

  • Excellent communication and team working skills
  • Organized and structured
  • Flexible
  • Enthusiastic and willing to learn

We offer

  • An exciting and professionally stimulating working environment
  • Salary of NOK 501 200-NOK 544 400 per annum depending on qualifications in a position as PhD research fellow (position code 1017) 
  • Favorable pension arrangements
  • Attractive welfare arrangements

How to apply

The application must include

  •  Application letter describing the applicant’s qualifications and motivation for the position
  • CV (summarizing education, positions and academic work)
  • Copies of educational certificates (academic transcripts only)
  • List of research publications and up to 3 selected academic publications that the applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee
  • List of 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 appointment may be shortened/given a more limited scope within the framework of the applicable guidelines on account of any previous employment in academic positions.

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

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

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

Contact information

For more information about the position and the project, contact Prof. Ping Qin at ping.qin@medisin.uio.no   

phone (+47) 4522 9224.

About the University of Oslo 

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

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

Deadline: 3 October 2022
Unit: Institute of Clinical Medicine (Klinmed)
Campus:
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Phd in Molecular Nutrition

Phd in Molecular Nutrition

Job Description

A 3-year Ph.D. position is available at the Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, Department of Nutrition Research. The position is part of a preclinical project titled “Targeting Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor for Breast Cancer Treatment and Improved Immunotherapy”. The main purpose is to investigate whether targeted inhibition of aryl hydrocarbon receptor activity alone or in combination with immune checkpoint inhibitors can be used to treat tumour growth in preclinical animal models (mice).

More about the position

The project is linked to the University of Oslo, Department of Basic Medical Sciences, Department of Nutritional Sciences. Project manager is Professor Jason Matthews.

Work responsibilities:

  • Involved in laboratory work such as isolation of tumours, tissues and blood cells from mice, flow cytometry, RNA and DNA isolation, PCR analyses, RNA sequencing, ELISA, ex vivo and in vitro cell tests.
  • Responsible for animal experiments, and breeding and maintenance breeding of genetically modified mouse strains.
  • Responsible for statistical analyses, processing, and data presentation.

We are interested in qualified and motivated applicants and offer competence development within molecular nutrition and cancer research in a stimulating academic environment. The appointment is for a period of three years.

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

The applicant must, in collaboration with her/his supervisor, within 2 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 

Qualification requirements

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

  • The applicant must document the following qualifications: either a medical degree (M.D. or equivalent such as cand. med.) or a master’s degree (120 ECTS; minimum grade B ECTS grading scale) or equivalent. The master’s degree must include a thesis of at least 30 ECTS and be in a subject relevant to the positions, such as biology, medicine, molecular biology, pharmacology & toxicology, chemistry or biochemistry.
  • The average grade point for courses included in the Bachelor’s degree must be C or better in the Norwegian educational system
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English
  • It is desirable that the candidate has previous experience with molecular and cell biology and work with preclinical mouse models.
  • Previous experience within the same field is emphasized.
  • Previously published scientific work or manuscripts will also be emphasized

Personal skills

  • Scientifically curious and proactive, with drive and commitment to work on an interdisciplinary project.
  • Ability to work independently as well as a part of a team.
  • Good presentation skills.
  • High working capacity and productivity.
  • Is motivated and solution-oriented.
  • Is flexible and effective.

We offer

 

  • Salary NOK 501 200 – 544 400 per annum depending on qualifications in a position as PhD Research fellow, (position code 1017)
  • An ambitious and exciting research project in a stimulating and friendly scientific environment with good national and international connections and excellent opportunities for academic development
  • Attractive welfare benefits and a favorable 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 a personal statement explaining the desire to pursue a PhD
  • CV that summarizes education, positions and relevant work experience
  • Optional: List of publications (please do NOT append the publications)
  • Copies of educational certificates and transcript records
  • List of 3 references stating relation to the candidate, and their contact information

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

When evaluating the application, emphasis will be given to the applicant’s academic and personal prerequisites to carry out the project. Applicants may be invited to an interview and practical tests.

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.

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

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

Kontaktinformasjon

Professor Jason Matthews, epost: jason.matthews@medisin.uio.no

About the University of Oslo

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

The Institute of 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.

Deadline: 30 September 2022
Unit: Institute of Basic Medical Sciences
Campus:
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Researcher position in Neuroscience

Researcher position in Neuroscience

Job description

Applications are invited for a 1,5 year position as Researcher in neuroscience and electrophysiology to be based at the Institute of Basic Medical Sciences (IMB), University of Oslo.

More about the position

The position is linked to a project on unraveling the molecular mechanisms involved in glutamine/amino acid transporter function and their roles in brain physiology by using state-of-the-art electrophysiology and imaging. The candidate will be part of Professor Farrukh A. Chaudhry’s group . The group use a multidisciplinary approach to unravel function and regulation of glutamine transporters in health and disease and translate these findings to clinics.

The candidate is expected to unravel mechanistically the function and regulation of glutamine transporters by two-electrode voltage clamp (TEVC) electrophysiology and ratiometric analyses on Xenopus laevis oocytes expressing transporters of interest. It also involves characterization of the phenotype of genetically modified mice with focus on perturbed neurotransmitter synthesis and synaptic plasticity by patch-clamp electrophysiology. Finally, this project includes simultaneous imaging and electrophysiological investigations.

Qualification requirements

  • Applicants must hold a degree equivalent to a Norwegian PhD doctoral, strong academic background and with practical experience in characterizing proteins.
  • It requires prior experience in TEVC and/or patch-clamp electrophysiology.
  • It preferably requires experience in ratiometric analyses, time-lapse studies and/or molecular biology.
  • It requires motivation to contribute to a strong cooperation between group members.
  • Good knowledge of spoken and written English is required.

Personal skills

  • Individual suitability for the project
  • Good cooperation skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Other members of the research group should have benefit of the candidate’s expertise

Highly motivated individuals holding a PhD or equivalent and who enjoys working in an international and interactive environment are welcome to apply.

We offer

  • A challenging and friendly working environment
  • Salary NOK 544 400–615 000 per annum, depending on qualifications in position as Researcher (position code 1109)
  • Attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement, in addition to Oslo’s 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 activities)
  • Copies of educational certificates (including classes attended and grades obtained).
  • A complete list of publications
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Names and contact details of 3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number)

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University’s grading system. Please note that all documents should be in English (or a Scandinavian language).

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

It is expected that the successful candidate will be able to complete the project in the course of the period of employment.

Formal regulations

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.

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

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

Contact information

Professor: Farrukh A. Chaudhry, e-mail:  f.a.chaudhry@medisin.uio.no 

About the University of Oslo 

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

The Institute of 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.

Deadline: 6 October 2022
Unit: Institute of Basic Medical Sciences
Campus:
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Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Theoretical Chemistry

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Theoretical Chemistry

Job description

Position as Postdoctoral Research Fellow available at the Department of Chemistry / Hylleraas Centre for Quantum Molecular Sciences.

The fellowship is for a period of up to 3 years. Starting date as soon as possible.

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

Job/ project description:

This project is dedicated to the study of the structure and reactivity of main-group Grignard-like organometallic compounds by computational approaches under the supervision of Profs. Michele Cascella and Odile Eisenstein. The research if part of the project: MetalSynergy – Revealing the elusive world of main-group organometallic chemistry: An adventure with computational chemistry, funded by Pioneering Research Grant scheme of the Research Council of Norway.

The research promotes the rational design of more sustainable and eco-friendly reactions that employ polar organometallic compounds by computational modelling. Alkali and alkaline-earth organometallic reagents are used daily in academy and industry for organic synthesis and constitute today a critical asset for the synthesis of a broad range of valuable compounds, from anticancer drugs to soil-enriching fertilisers. Despite their extensive use, the molecular structures in solution and associated reaction mechanisms of these main group organometallic reagents are little known or understood.

The objective of the project is to apply ab initio molecular dynamics and multi-scale modelling to characterize the elusive chemistry of Grignard reagents in the presence of additives like organolithium or other salts containing main group cations, similarly to what done in recent seeding works about the Grignard reagent and the Grignard reaction (Peltzer et al., J. Phys. Chem. B 2017, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020).   

The core of the research will be about developing realistic structural models for the compounds of interest, studying them by adequate computational tools (mainly ab initio molecular dynamics and enhanced sampling methods), predicting properties and reactivity and designing chemical modifications able to improve them. Computational predictions will be tested in the partner experimental laboratory of Prof. Eva Hevia (University of Bern, Switzerland). Specifically, the future collaborator will be tasked with the development of  machine-learned empirical potentials extracted from ab initio data for fast, reliable description of the organo-compounds in solution, and their interconversion.     

The postdoc will take part in all research and professional development activities of the National Centre of Excellence – Hylleraas Centre for Quantum Molecular Sciences. The Hylleraas Centre is shared between the University of Oslo and the Arctic University of Norway in Tromsø, and it is devoted to the development and applications of molecular simulations methods for systems of chemical relevance, with strong focus on complex systems.

Qualification requirements

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

  • Applicants must hold a degree equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree in Chemistry, Physics, Computer science or similar fields. Doctoral dissertation must be submitted for evaluation by the closing date. Only applicants with an approved doctoral thesis and public defence are eligible for appointment.
  • Documented training in either theoretical, computational chemistry, condensed matter theory, molecular physics or close/equivalent topics is required
  • Experience with multi-scale molecular modelling is required
  • Experience with machine-learning approaches for force-field parameterization is required
  • Knowledge of molecular dynamics codes and enhanced sampling techniques is required 
  • Knowledge of statistical mechanics is required
  • Programming skills are required
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English
  • The applicant must be willing to spend periodic visits to collaborators abroad

We offer

  • Salary NOK 544 400 – 626 300,- 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 and research interests
  • CV (summarizing education, positions and academic work – scientific publications)
  • Copies of educational certificates, transcript of records
  • 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).

It is expected that the successful candidate will be able to complete the project in the course of the period of employment.

Formal regulations

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

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

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

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

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

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

Contact information

For further information please contact:

Professor Michele Cascella, e-mail: michele.cascella@kjemi.uio.no

For technical questions regarding therecruitment system JobbNorge, please contact:

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

About the University of Oslo 

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

Hylleraas Centre for Quantum Molecular Sciences operates under the aegis of the Department of Chemistry at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. The Department of Chemistry  is Norway’s largest institution within research and education in chemistry. 

Our research excels internationally and we educate students to a wide variety of jobs in industry, academia, research institutions, schools and public administration. Our research ranges from the core topics of chemistry to applied science within in environmental, health, energy and materials.

The Department has extensive contacts with industry, research and educational institutions at home and abroad. As partner in the Centre for Materials Science and Nanotechnology our researchers contributes to a significant interdisciplinary efforts in cooperation with the Department of Physics. The Department of Chemistry has its own school laboratory as a great resource for teachers, public outreach and the didactics of chemistry.

Deadline: 2 October 2022
Unit: Hylleraas Centre for Quantum Molecular Sciences
Campus:
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PhD Research Fellow in Mathematics

PhD Research Fellow in Mathematics

Job description

Position as PhD Research Fellow in Mathematics available at the Department of Mathematics. 

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

Starting date no later than March 1st 2023. The fellowship period is 3 years devoted to research education.

The fellowship is part of the project QOMBINE – “Mathematics for quantum computation and manybody theory”, and the goal is to apply operator-algebraic techniques to problems in quantum information theory related to quantum entanglement and non-locality. QOMBINE is a Large-scale Interdisciplinary Researcher project which is part of the Fellesløft IV programme of the Research Council of Norway. It is therefore among the largest funded researcher projects in Norway.

For more information on the QOMBINE project, see the project web page: https://www.mn.uio.no/math/english/research/projects/qombine/index.html

At the Department of Mathematics, the candidate will be affiliated with the group in Operator Algebra in Section 6 and be part of its vibrant and inclusive environment.  Working on a true interdisciplinary project, the successful candidate will interact with other fellows and senior researchers on the QOMBINE project, e.g., with members at the Department of Physics.

Qualification requirements

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

Required qualifications:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in Mathematics or Physics
  • A foreign completed degree (M.Sc.-level) must correspond to a minimum of four years in the Norwegian educational system
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English
  • English requirements for applicants from outside of EU/ EEA countries and exemptions from the requirements:

https://www.mn.uio.no/english/research/phd/regulations/regulations.html#toc8

Candidates without a Master’s degree have until December 1st to complete the final exam.

Grade requirements:

The norm is as follows:

  • the average grade point for courses included in the Bachelor’s degree must be C or better in the Norwegian educational system
  • the average grade point for courses included in the Master’s degree must be B or better in the Norwegian educational system
  • the Master’s thesis must have the grade B or better in the Norwegian educational system

Desired qualifications:

  • Documented and good knowledge of in one or more of the following topics: quantum information theory, mathematical physics, operator algebra, functional analysis
  • For applicants with a MSc in Mathematics, a solid physics component is desired
  • For applicants with a MSc in Physics, a solid mathematical component of the education is desired
  • Experience with computer algebra systems like Mathematica or Maple and numerical software such as MatLab.
  • Experience with computer programming in languages such as C++ or Python

Desired personal skills:

  • Exceptional analytical skills
  • Being able to draw connections and see the broad picture
  • Independent and creative thinking
  • Being able to work in a group
  • Positive and enthusiastic
  • Willing to contribute to a positive working environment

Personal suitability of the applicant will be emphasized in the selection process.

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

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

We offer

  • Salary NOK 501 200 – 544 400 per 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
  • Letters of recommendation: these are not to be submitted with the application, but may be requested later during the evaluation process
  • 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)

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

When evaluating the application, emphasis will be given to the applicant’s academic and personal prerequisites to carry out the project. Applicants may be called in for an interview.

Formal regulations

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

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

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

The appointment may be shortened/given a more limited scope within the framework of the applicable guidelines on account of any previous employment in academic positions.

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

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

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

Contact information

For further information please contact: Alexander Müller-Hermes (email: muellerh@math.uio.no)

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

About the University of Oslo 

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

The Department of Mathematics is part of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at the University of Oslo. The Department is engaged in teaching and research covering a wide spectrum of subjects within mathematics, mechanics and statistics. The research is on theory, methods and applications. The areas represented include: fluid mechanics, biomechanics, statistics and data science, computational mathematics, combinatorics, partial differential equations, stochastics and risk, algebra, geometry, topology, operator algebras, complex analysis and logic.

We have almost 50 persons in permanent academic positions and a large number of post docs and Ph.D. students. We also have an administrative and technical staff.  The department represents a leading research environment in mathematical areas in Norway, and has a highly international profile.

Deadline: 1 October 2022
Unit: Department of Mathematics
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PhD Research Fellow at the Faculty of Dentistry, Biomaterials

PhD Research Fellow

Job description

Applications are invited for a 3 year position in a Research Fellowship as a PhD Candidate in Tannic acid nanocoatings: promoting cell adhesion and wound healing response around dental implants to be based at the Faculty of Dentistry, Biomaterials, University of Oslo.

Project description – project nr 1a

This three-year PhD project in biomaterials science focuses on investigating the deposition and biological performance of multifunctional nanocoatings composed of tannic acid and functional biopolymers in vitro. The main aim of the project is to develop hybrid coatings that combine the anti-inflammatory properties of polyphenols with the reparative potential and bacteriostatic effect of the selected biopolymers to stimulate soft tissue integration and hinder bacterial colonisation on dental implant surfaces.

For further information about the project, please contact: Assoc Prof Hanna Tiainen

More about the position

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 Dentistry.

The fellowship is for a period of 3 years.

For more information, please see our web site https://www.odont.uio.no/english/research/phd/

Qualification requirements

We seek a motivated person equipped with scientific curiosity and an academic skillset suitable for advanced characterisation of biomaterial surfaces and the interactions between the material surface and the physiological environment within the body.

A prospective candidate for this position

  • must hold a degree equivalent to a Norwegian master’s degree in biomaterials science or chemistry with focus on biomaterials, or equivalent.
  • research experience with molecular layer deposition and advanced surface-specific characterisation techniques, such as QCM, are considered an advantage
  • research experience in investigating cell-material interactions is considered beneficial
  • has good team-working skills as well as an ability to work independently
  • has good communication skills, including fluent oral and written English
  • has availability to go abroad for short-term scientific missions
  • English requirements for applicants from outside of EU/EEA countries and exemptions from the requirements: https://www.odont.uio.no/english/research/phd/regulations/supplementary-rules.html

Personal skills

  • Ability to conduct high-quality independent research within a broad collaboration
  • Interpersonal communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team
  • Willingness to work together with PhD and/or Master/Bachelor students in specialty field
  • Self-motivation, creativity, genuine curiosity about the subject, work discipline, professional ethics, and ambition
  • Strong practical and analytical skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Good social and collaboration skills
  • Ability to work independently and in an interdisciplinary scientific environment
  • High drive for science

We offer

  • Salary NOK 501 200 – 544 400 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)
  • Certified copies of the original Bachelor and Master’s degree diploma, transcripts of records
  • 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 with foreign diplomas are asked to send the original diploma with a Scandinavian or English translation. Foreign diplomas are advised to attach an explanation of their University’s grading system. Translations must be certified.
  • Please note that all documents should be in English or a Scandinavian language.
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • All applicants will receive an email when the hiring process has finished.
  • 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.

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

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

The engagement is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants, and the acts relating to Control of the Export of Strategic Goods, Services and Technology. Candidates who by assessment of the application and attachment are seen to conflict with the criteria in the latter law will be prohibited from recruitment to University of Oslo.

Contact information

For further information about the project please contact:

About the University of Oslo

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

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

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

Deadline: 30 September 2022
Unit: Institutt for klinisk odontologi (IKO)
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Postdoctoral Fellow Text Comprehension

Postdoctoral Fellow Text Comprehension

Text Comprehension: Development, Instruction and Multiple texts

Job description

Applications are invited for a 3-4 year position as a Postdoctoral fellow working in educational science, who will be affiliated with the research group “Text comprehension: Development, Instruction, and Multiple texts” (TextDIM), located in the Department of Education at the University of Oslo. Participants in this research group investigate oral language and discourse in relation to reading literacy in both language minority and language majority students across the age span, as well as reading across mediums (i.e., printed and digital texts) and critical reading and learning skills among secondary and post-secondary students. Qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-methods approaches are used in this research. More information about research projects and topics covered by TextDIM can be found on the research group’s website.

For this position, applicants must prepare a project proposal positioned within one or both of the following projects anchored within the research agenda of the TextDIM group:

Reading across mediums, devices, and contexts” (CrossREAD)

Epistemic justification in multiple document literacy” (JustMDL)

The project “CrossREAD” compares learning and comprehension across reading mediums (printed and digital texts), learning and comprehension across digital devices (e.g., desktop computers, laptops, tablets, and smartphones), and learning and comprehension across digital reading contexts (e.g., social networking sites, question-and-answering forums, online news sites, and more traditional websites). The project “JustMDL” focuses on the role of epistemic cognition in processes and products of multiple document comprehension. Both projects mainly use quantitative approaches.

While international applicants are certainly welcome, mastery of a Scandinavian language is desirable. We are seeking a highly motivated and competent candidate who is willing and able to participate actively in the research community in the department and in the research group, as well as in the wider international community of scholars in this area of research.

More about the position

The appointment is a fulltime position and is made for a period of up to three years (10% of which is devoted to required duties, usually in the form of teaching activities).

If there is a good match between the candidate’s competence and the Department’s teaching needs, the position is extended to four years, 25% of which is devoted to teaching duties, usually in the form of teaching activities at the department. 

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

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

Please see the guidelines concerning appointment to post-doctoral and research positions at the
University of Oslo.

Qualification requirements

  • Applicants must hold a degree equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree in Education, Psychology, or another relevant field (e.g., media science). Doctoral dissertation must be submitted for evaluation by the closing date. Appointment is dependent on the public defense of the doctoral thesis being approved
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English 

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

  • The scholarly merit and relevance of prior research
  • The track-record and potential to complete the proposed project within the time frame

Personal skills

  • Strong collaborative and communication skills
  • High personal motivation for research
  • A commitment to work towards the project’s common goal
  • Ability to work focused and independently

We offer

  • salary NOK 553 500 – 626 300 per annum depending on qualifications in position as Postdoctoral Research Fellow (position code 1352)
  • a professionally stimulating working environment
  • attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement, in addition to Oslo’s family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities

How to apply

The application must include

  • cover letter that includes statement of motivation, summarizes scientific work and offers a brief outline of the applicant’s research interest and potential contributions relevant to the projects (based on the information provided on the project websites, max 8 pages). Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact one of the PIs for guidance in the preparation of their application
  • CV (summarizing education, positions, pedagogical experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activity)
  • copy of PhD Diploma or documentation of thesis submission. Applicants who have not yet defended their PhD dissertation need to include an advisor’s letter confirming specific expectations about when the degree will be received
  • copies of educational certificates (academic transcripts only)
  • a complete list of publications
  • academic works that the applicant wishes to be considered
  • list of reference persons: 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and phone number)

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University’s grading system. Please note that all documents should be in English (or a Scandinavian language).

Incomplete applications will not be assessed.

In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on the documented academic qualifications, the quality of prior research, 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 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.

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

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

Contact information

Professor, Helge I Strømsø

Professor and leader of TextDIM, Vibeke Grøver

About the University of Oslo 

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

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

Deadline: 15 October 2022
Unit: Department of Education
Campus:
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Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Cyber Threat Intelligence

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Cyber Threat Intelligence

About the position

A postdoctoral Research Fellow position in Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI) is available at the Department of Informatics (IFI), University of Oslo.

The postdoctoral fellow will work in the context of the Digital Security Group’s research projects, in particular in the CyberHunt project https://www.mn.uio.no/ifi/english/research/projects/cyberhunt/.

The research group collaborates with external partners with heightened security requirements. Because the Postdoc fellowship is related to European cybersecurity research, only EU/EEA citizens may apply, and applicants to this position must be able to get a Norwegian security clearance.

This fellowship is for a period of two years and eight months and includes 10% teaching duties.

The starting date must be no later than 1 January 2023. It is not possible to be appointed for more than one postdoctoral research-fellowship period at the University of Oslo.

Job description

The postdoctoral fellow will work in the context of the Digital-Security Group’s current research projects and activities in cyber security, both national end EU projects. The fellowship is part of the CyberHunt project funded by the Research Council of Norway. The postdoctoral fellow will also take part in the European JCOP and CONCORDIA projects.
The postdoctoral fellow will work on theoretical modeling, analysis and experimentation, international standardization, development of prototype software tools, report writing, organization of conferences, supervision of master and PhD students, as well as some project management. Research results shall be submitted for publication in high profile conferences and journals.

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 at UiO has a strategic ambition of being a leading research faculty. The successful candidates for this postdoctoral fellowship will be selected accordingly and is expected to be in the upper segment with respect to academic credentials.

  • Applicants must hold a PhD degree (or must at least have submitted the PhD dissertation by the application deadline) in cyber security. The focus if this position is to work within CTI (Cyber Threat Intelligence), and to demonstrate leadership hence the following qualifications are required and must be documented:
  • Applicants must have a good track record in cyber security in terms of publications.
  • Applicants should have knowledge CTI in general and preferably also of standardization efforts within CTI, such as STIX (Structured Threat Information eXpression) and OpenC2 (Open Command & Control).
  • Experience in organizing academic events and workshops, especially related to security, is an advantage. The application should describe how his or her PhD project and other research activities are relevant for the position.
  • The candidate must be able to express herself/himself fluently in English, both in writing and orally. It is expected that the candidate is able to work independently and be able to take the initiative to make contacts and to collaborate with the national and international research community.

The successful candidate will be selected based on relevant knowledge and experience in the areas described above, as well as academic results and scientific publications.

Applicants who are in the process of completing their PhD degree must submit their PhD thesis by the application deadline of October 1st 2022.

General information about postdoctoral fellowships:

https://www.uio.no/english/about/regulations/personnel/academic/regulations-employment-conditions-postdoc.html

We offer

  • Salary NOK 544 400 – 626 300 per year depending on qualifications and seniority as Postdoctoral Research Fellow (position code 1352)
  • 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

  • Application letter
  • CV (summarizing education, positions and academic work – scientific publications)
  • Certified transcripts of the candidate’s academic record
  • The most relevant and important publications and academic work that the applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee (maximum 5)
  • 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”). All documents must be in English or in a Scandinavian language.

Formal regulations

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

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

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

UiO has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results a.o.

UiO has as a general goal to achieve gender balance in the workforce and to be open for recruiting people with ethnic minority backgrounds.

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

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

Contact information

For enquiries about this position please contact Prof. Audun Jøsang, phone: +47 98431433, e-mail: josang@ifi.uio.no.

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

About the University of Oslo 

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

The Department of Informatics (IFI) is one of nine departments belonging to the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. IFI is Norway’s largest university department for general education and research in Computer Science and related topics. 

The Department has more than 1800 students on bachelor level, 600 master students, and over 240 PhDs and postdocs. The overall staff of the Department is close to 370 employees, about 280 of these in full time positions. The full time tenured academic staff is 75, mostly Full/Associate Professors.

 

Deadline: 1 October 2022
Unit: Department of Informatics
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Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Mathematics

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Mathematics

Job description

Position as Postdoctoral Research Fellow available at the Department of Mathematics.

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

Starting date no later than March 1, 2023.

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

The position is part of a large interdisciplinary project QOMBINE – “Mathematics for quantum computation and manybody theory”, funded by the Research Council of Norway, which focuses on mathematical problems for quantum computation and many-body theory. More specifically, it will address theoretical questions around the topic of noise-resistant quantum computation, and try to find application to many-body theory and information processing. The Postdoctoral Fellow will be part of the Operator Algebra group, where the work will be conducted in close collaboration with other members of the QOMBINE project.

More about the position

The Postdoctoral Fellow will:

  • Look for application of the theory of tensor category and quantum groups to problems related to topological quantum computation.
  • Work in close collaboration with researchers in operator algebras, many-body theory, and quantum information theory.
  • Join a research group with broad expertise in mathematics, quantum chemistry, and theoretical physics.

    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 to be among Europe’s leading communities for research, education and innovation. Candidates for these fellowships will be selected in accordance with this, and expected to be in the upper segment of their class with respect to academic credentials.

    • By the time of appointment, the candidate must hold a degree equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree in mathematics or theoretical physics. The thesis must be submitted, and the date of public defense must be set by the time of application.
    • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English.

    Personal skills

    • Exceptional analytical skills
    • Being able to draw connections and see the broad picture
    • Independent and creative thinking
    • Being able to work in a group
    • Positive and enthusiastic
    • Willing to contribute to a positive working environment

    We offer

    • Salary NOK 544 400 – 626 300 per annum depending on qualifications in position as Postdoctoral Research Fellow (position code 1352)
    • Attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreementProfessionally 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)
    • CV (summarizing education, positions, pedagogical experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activity)
    • Copies of educational certificates, academic transcript of records
    • Letters of recommendation: these are not to be submitted with the application, but may be requested later during the evaluation process
    • A complete list of publications and up to 5 academic works that the applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee
    • Names and contact details of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number)

    The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University’s grading system. Please note that all documents should be in English (or a Scandinavian language).

    In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on the documented, academic qualifications, the project description (whenever this is required in the call for applicants), and the quality of the project as well as the candidates motivation and personal suitability. Interviews with the best qualified candidates will be arranged.
    It is expected that the successful candidate will be able to complete the project in the course of the period of employment.

    Formal regulations

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

    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 a.o.

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

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

    Contact information

    For further information please contact:

    Makoto Yamashita, phone: +47 228 55831, e-mail: makotoy@math.uio.no or

    Sergiy Neshveyev, phone: +47 228 55921, e-mail:  sergeyn@math.uio.no

     

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

    About the University of Oslo 

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

    The Department of Mathematics is part of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at the University of Oslo. The Department is engaged in teaching and research covering a wide spectrum of subjects within mathematics, mechanics and statistics. The research is on theory, methods and applications. The areas represented include: fluid mechanics, biomechanics, statistics and data science, computational mathematics, combinatorics, partial differential equations, stochastics and risk, algebra, geometry, topology, operator algebras, complex analysis and logic.
     

    We have almost 50 persons in permanent academic positions and a large number of post docs and Ph.D. students. We also have an administrative and technical staff.  The department represents a leading research environment in mathematical areas in Norway, and has a highly international profile.

    Deadline: 1 October 2022
    Unit: Department of Mathematics
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