University of Oslo PhD Candidate in Cognitive Neuropsychology, Norway

Publish Date: Dec 17, 2015

Deadline: Feb 01, 2016

University of Oslo PhD Candidate in Cognitive Neuropsychology

The PhD position is linked to the research project in cognitive neuropsychology headed by associate professor Nikolai Czajkowski. The aim of the project is to shed light on the neuropsychological processes underlying face perception using virtual reality (VR) technology. VR enables novel ways of studying human perception, as control can be exercised over aspects of the visual experience that is difficult to achieve in traditional experimental approaches. Please contact the project leader ( for further information.

The appointment is for a period of four years with 75 % research and 25 % teaching requirement. The fellowship period may be reduced if the candidate has previously been employed in a research fellowship position.

The purpose of the appointment is research training leading to the successful completion of a PhD degree. The successful candidate will be admitted to the research training program at the Faculty of Social Sciences when appointed for the position.

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We are looking for qualified and highly motivated candidates with the following requirements:

  • The successful applicant holds a Master degree in Psychology or the equivalent, qualifying for admission to the Department's PhD program.
  • Applicants with grade points A or B on the ECTS scale on their Master's Thesis will normally be qualified for admission to the PhD program.
  • Documented knowledge in the field of cognitive neuropsychology.
  • Solid skills in quantitative methods, and proficiency with statistical software packages such as R, STATA or SPSS.
  • Experience with a high-level programming language (such as C#) is a strong advantage.

We offer

The electronic application must include:

  • An application letter with a concise statement of research interests and how they relate to the research project (max 2 pages).
  • CV (summarizing education, positions and academic work. If publications are available, please attach PDF versions and descriptions of your contributions to them).
  • Copies of educational certificates.
  • References and/or letters of recommendation (max. 2).

The proposed project should be feasible within the four years of employment and the annual project costs should not exceed NOK 20 000,- unless the applicant can prove funding from other sources.

The application with attachments is to be delivered in our electronic recruiting system EasyCruit. International applicants must attach an explanation of their University's grading system and are advised to apply for NOKUT's general recognition of higher education. Please remember that all documents should be in English or a Scandinavian language.

Evaluation of the application

The applicants are assessed based on the documented qualifications. Particular emphasis will be given to the scientific quality and the feasibility of the project proposal, and the candidate's academic and personal prerequisites to complete the project within the given timeframe according to the rules and regulations for admission to the Department's PhD programme:

Applicants may be invited for an interview during the selection process.

Please also refer to the regulations pertaining to the conditions of employment for research fellowship positions (English translation). For further information, we refer to Guidelines concerning appointment to post doctoral and research posts at the University of Oslo.

The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results a.o.

The University of Oslo has a goal of recruiting more women in academic positions.
Women are encouraged to apply.

The University of Oslo also has a goal of recruiting ethnic minorities to Norway in academic positions. Ethnic minorities are encouraged to apply. 

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