PhD Fellowship in Vivo Electrophysiology and Optogenetics 2019-2022, University of Oslo, Norway

University of Oslo, Norway


May 28, 2019


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PhD Candidate in vivo electrophysiology and optogenetics

Applications are invited for a 3 year position in a Research Fellowship as PhD Candidate in systems neuroscience to be based in the research group of Associate Professor Torkel Hafting at the Section of Physiology, Institute of Basic Medical Sciences (IMB), University of Oslo.

In our laboratory, we study neural circuits underlying perception and memory formation in awake behaving animals. The aim of the current project is to determine how social and spatial information are integrated in the hippocampus and entorhinal cortex. The candidate will use state-of-the-art electrophysiological recordings combined with optogenetic manipulations of brain activity and measurement of animal behavior. Depending on the candidate, patch-clamp (in vitro) work might also be part of the project. The candidate will have close collaborations with other members in the lab. We offer broad training possibilities in the required experimental methods within a stimulating academic environment.

Qualification requirements

The IMB has a strategic ambition of being a leading research faculty. The candidate 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 Neuroscience or Physiology.
  • The Master’s degree must include a thesis of at least 30 ECTS.
  • The Master’s thesis must correspond to the grade B or better in the Norwegian educational system.
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English.

We offer

  • A vibrant international research environment.
  • Salary NOK 449 400 – 505 800 per annum depending on qualifications in a position as PhD Research fellow, (position code 1017)
  • Attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement, in addition to Oslo’s family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities

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May 06, 2019