PhD Research Fellowship in Translational Neuroscience
A PhD fellowship position is available for 3 years at the Neurotransporter Group at the Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, Department of Molecular Medicine, Division of Anatomy. The laboratory is led by Professor Niels Chr. Danbolt and studies basic and translational aspects of membrane proteins involved in metabolite transport and cell signaling. Emphasis is placed on the role of these proteins in epilepsy, neurodegeneration, brain inflammation and diabetes. The project is a collaboration with Professor Tore Eid (Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA). The candidate is expected to work both in Oslo and at Yale during the fellowship period.
The fellowship will be for a period of 3 years, with no compulsory work, or for a period of 4 years, with 25 % compulsory work (e.g. teaching responsibilities at the department) contingent on the qualifications of the candidate and the teaching needs of the department.
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.
- The applicants 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. Candidates with a medical degree must show that they have had an interest in and a talent for basic sciences relevant for this project. 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, electrophysiology, chemistry or biochemistry. Ability to work independently as well as in a team.
- Proficiency in spoken and written English.
- Eligibility to enter the United States on a research/exchange visa (J-1).
- Salary NOK 449 400 – 505 800 per annum depending on qualifications in a position as PhD Research fellow, (position code 1017
- A dynamic, stimulating and collegial working environment
- Attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement, in addition to Oslo’s family-friendly environment with rich opportunities for cultural experiences and outdoor activities
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