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The Department of Biosciences (IBV) is a research and education department at the University of Oslo. The Department has one Centre of Excellence and four research sections. The Department has 52 faculty members and associate professors, and approximately 190 PhD students, post docs and researchers, in addition to technical and administrative staff. The working environment is international, and scientists from over 30 countries contribute to the working environment. The Department aims to maintain high international standards both within research and teaching.
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Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Comparative Physiology

Position as postdoctoral research fellow available at Section for Physiology and Cell Biology, Department of Biosciences.

The fellowship period is 2 years.

Within the framework of the position duties may be assigned. Preferred starting date is 01.09.2017 (no earlier than 01.07.2017 and no later than 01.10.2017). No one can be appointed as a postdoctoral research fellow for more than one specified period at the same institution.

Project description:

The position is part of basic research project that aims to examine and identify the molecular pathways that are keys to the re-oxygenation response and survival of the anoxia-tolerant crucian carp, with particular focus on the most sensitive organs, the brain and the heart. One sub-project is to examine possible neural damage in more detail, to determine if the processes are restricted to certain areas, and also to look at different stages of recovery. Another sub-project is to examine if there is tissue damage in the heart, and if so to quantify the functional consequences, by measuring cardiac performance in in-situ perfused hearts. The work includes an array of methods, from physiological measurements to quantitative PCR, western blotting, immunohistochemistry, the recently developed ribosome footprint profiling and bioinformatics analyses. The project will be led by Sjannie Lefevre and conducted in collaboration with the Nilsson-group from the same department.


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.

The candidate must have a PhD or other corresponding education equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree in physiology, cell biology or molecular biology. We prefer candidates with a strong background in comparative animal physiology, combined with practical experience of basic molecular biology methods and basic knowledge of bioinformatics analyses.

The main purpose of post-doctoral research fellowships is to qualify researchers for work in top academic positions within their disciplines.

Please also refer to the regulations pertaining to the conditions of employment for post-doctoral fellowship positions:

A good command of English is required.


Position code 1352, Salary: NOK 486 100 – 567 100 per year, depending on qualifications and seniority).

The application must include:

  • Application letter
  • A brief account (one page, as a separate file) of the applicant's research
  • interests and motivation for applying for the position
  • CV (summarizing education, positions, pedagogical experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activity)
  • Copies of educational certificates, transcript of records and letters of recommendation
  • A complete list of publications and up to 5 academic works 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)

Please remember that all documents should be in English or a Scandinavian language.

In accordance with the University of Oslo’s equal opportunities policy, we invite applications from all interested individuals regardless of gender or ethnicity.

UiO has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results a.o.

For further information please contact: Researcher Sjannie Lefevre, phone: +47 48 36 47 45,


For questions regarding the recruitment system, please contact Torunn Standal Guttormsen, +47 22 85 42 72, e:mail: t.s.guttormsen,

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  • Søknadsfrist
    15. mai 2017
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    University of Oslo
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    2017/4044 - 1352
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