PhD Candidate in Neuroscience/Neuroplasticity at University of Oslo in Norway, 2017

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One position as PhD candidate is available for a period of 3 years in the field of neuroscience/neuroplasticity at the Laboratory of Neural Development and Optical Recording (NDEVOR) at the University of Oslo, Faculty of Medicine, under the supervision of Professor Joel Glover. Norwegian and foreign applicants can apply for this fellowship.

The objective of the fellowship is research training leading to the successful completion of a doctoral degree.

The University of Oslo, is the oldest, largest and most prestigious university in Norway, located in the Norwegian capital of Oslo. UiO attracts students and researchers from all over the world.

Applicants must have MA degree equivalent to a Norwegian MA or an equivalent degree in advanced biology, with experience in laboratory work and either an existing background in neuroscience or a strong motivation to pursue research in neuroscience.

Course Level: Fellowship is provided for the doctoral programme at the University of Oslo.

Study Subject: Fellowship is tenable in Neuroscience/Neuroplasticity at the University of Oslo in Norway.

Scholarship Award: 

  • Salary level NOK 432 700 – 486 100 (Ltr. 50-57)
  • Stimulating and attractive work environment
  • Membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.
  • Attractive welfare benefits.

Scholarship can be taken in Norway

Eligibility: 

  • Applicants must have a MA degree equivalent to a Norwegian MA or an equivalent degree in advanced biology, with experience in laboratory work and either an existing background in neuroscience or a strong motivation to pursue research in neuroscience. Applicants must have the skills and motivation required to work with live neural tissue (eye-hand coordination involved in tissue dissection and handling, neuronal labelling, and cell culture), and must be willing to work on in vivo systems. Experience in developmental neuroscience, and in particular neural plasticity, will be considered positively.
  • Potential candidates must be enthusiastic, strongly motivated, well-organised, able to take the initiative in a project, and to work independently as well as in a team.
  • Applicants must speak and write English fluently.

Nationality: Norwegian and foreign applicants can apply for this fellowship.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: Applicants must have MA degree equivalent to a Norwegian MA or an equivalent degree in advanced biology, with experience in laboratory work and either an existing background in neuroscience or a strong motivation to pursue research in neuroscience.

Test Requirement: No

English Language Requirements: A good command of English is required for all students attending the University of Oslo. International students; PhD research fellows and post-doctoral research fellows who are not native speakers of English, must document their proficiency in English by taking one of the following internationally recognised tests

  • TOEFL – Test of English as a Foreign Language
  • IELTS – International English Language Testing Service
  • Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) and Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) from the University of Cambridge
  • Applicants to the programme for the PhD degree in Science must obtain a minimum score of 550 (paper-based) or 213 (computer-based) or 80 (internet-based) on the TOEFL test or a minimum score of 6.5 on the IELTS (academic) test. The same applies to applicants for postdoctoral research fellow positions.

International Fellowship

How to Apply: The mode of applying is online. The application must include:

  • Application letter (including a summary of the applicant’s scientific work and interests and a description how she/he fits the description of the person we seek)
  • CV ( education since high school (place, grade), positions held  and details of  academic work)
  • List of publications, published abstracts, presentations
  • Copies of educational certificates and transcripts of records
  • Names and contact details of 2-3 referees (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number)

The application with attachments is to be delivered in our electronic recruiting system EasyCruit. Applications sent by email will not be accepted. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University’s grading system. Please remember that all documents should be in English or a Scandinavian language.

In assessing applications, particular emphasis will be placed upon the academic and personal ability of the candidate to complete the project within the given timeframe.

Applicants may be called in for an interview.

In accordance with the University of Oslo´s equal opportunities policy, we invite applications from all interested individuals regardless of gender or ethnicity.

Application Deadline: The application deadline is January 31, 2017.

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