University of Oslo Doctoral Research Fellowship in Cognitive Neuroscience
A Doctoral Research Fellowship (Ph.D.) is available in the Research Group for Lifespan Changes in Brain and Cognition (LCBC, http://www.oslobrains.no/) at the Department of Psychology, University of Oslo, Norway. LCBC has a staff of more than 20 full time positions, including several PhD candidates/post-doctoral fellows. Our research aims at acquiring knowledge about brain changes from birth to old age, what consequences these changes have for cognitive capacities, and which factors can influence them.
The position is financed by the Norwegian Research Council (NFR) and the project "Lifebrain: breaking new ground in lifespan cognitive neuroscience”. Within this framework, the aim of the Ph.D. project is to study the life-span changes in hemispheric asymmetry and connectivity. The main focus will be on acquiring knowledge about the development of structural hemispheric asymmetry across the life-span, i.e. from childhood to old adult age, and how this development relates to the development of inter-hemispheric connectivity via the corpus callosum. The relation of structural and functional (cognitive) development will be studied. The Ph.D. project will be led by Associate Professor René Westerhausen (for more information, please contact: email@example.com)
The appointment is for 3 years. A 4th year can be considered with the addition of 25 % teaching requirements, depending on the competence of the applicant and the needs of the department. The screening process of the applicants will be guided by the qualifications stated below. Potential for a further research career and personal suitability will also be considered important factors.
The fellowship period may be reduced within the framework of pertaining regulations based on previously held research fellowship positions.
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.
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Please also refer to the regulations pertaining to the conditions of employment for research fellowship positions (English translation): Guidelines concerning appointment to Postdoctoral and research posts at the University of Oslo.
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