PhD Research Fellowship in Systems Neuroscience at University of Oslo in Norway, 2017

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PhD Research fellowship is available at the Center for Integrative Neuroplasticity (CINPLA), Department of Biosciences. Norwegian and foreign applicants can apply for this fellowship.

University offers a number of general and subject-specific funding schemes. The aim of the fellowship is to attract the best and most motivated people to Norway. The purpose of the fellowship is research training leading to the successful completion of a PhD degree.

The 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 hold a Master’s degree or equivalent in physiology/neurobiology or related disciplines.

Course Level: Fellowship is provided for pursuing the PhD programme.

Study Subject: Fellowship is tenable in Catalysis at the University of Oslo in Norway.

Scholarship Award: Position code 1017, Salary NOK 432 700 – 489 300  per year.

Scholarship can be taken in Norway

Eligibility: 

  • The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences has a strategic ambition of being a leading research faculty. Candidates for these fellowships will be selected in accordance with this, and expected to be in the upper segment of their class with respect to academic credentials.
  • Applicants must hold a Master’s degree or equivalent in physiology/neurobiology or related disciplines. The preferred candidate has first-hand experience from electrophysiology recordings or imaging of behaving animals.
  • The candidate will use in vivo large-scale extracellular recordings to investigate neural processing in visual cortex. Genetic perturbations will be used to identify cell-specific contributions to these processes. The position is funded by the Norwegian Research Council as part of the CoBra project (FRINATEK) which will use an integrated approach of computational modelling and targeted experiments to understand visual information processing. The data acquired will be used to develop and test computational models in an iterative process (see, e.g., Hagen et al, Cerebral Cortex, 2016, doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhw237). Some insight into computational neuroscience and programming is advantageous.  We offer broad training possibilities in the required experimental methods within the stimulating multidisciplinary academic environment provided by the Center of Integrative Neuroplasticity (www.cinpla.org). The research fellow should be able to work independently and structured, while at the same time engage in close collaborations.
  • 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.

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

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: Applicants must hold a Master’s degree or equivalent in physiology/neurobiology or related disciplines.

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
  • CV (summarizing education, positions and academic work – scientific publications)
  • Copies of educational certificates, transcript 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)

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.

Online Application

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

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