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University of Oslo, Norway invites online Application for various Postdoctoral Fellowship in their different Departments. We are providing a list of Postdoc Fellowship positions available at University of Oslo, Norway.

Eligible candidate may Apply as soon as possible.

 

(01) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position

Postdoc Fellowship Position summary/title:  Researcher in Planetary Sciences

The successful candidate is expected to initiate and participate in research that is aligned with the scientific focus of PHAB. PHAB is an extremely ambitious venture, which explores new fields of planetary and exoplanet sciences, with its main objective to recognize and characterize the key conditions that make a planet habitable. The existing inhouse expertise is deeply rooted in Earth studies and comparative planetology. For this position we are seeking highly qualified applicants in two realms extending the concept of Earth System Science in studying the interaction between the solid and volatile parts of a planet and/or planet formation and evolution in the Solar System and exoplanet systems. Applicants using theoretical, experimental, and observational approaches for both Solar System bodies and exoplanets are welcome focussing their research interest on the formation and evolution of earth-like planets. An overall goal is to strengthen planetary sciences in Norway in collaboration with Norwegian and European Space Agencies (NoSA and ESA).

Deadline : 15th February 2024

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(02) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position

Postdoc summary/title: Researcher in Global glacier modeling

The position aims to advance the modeling of glaciers on a global scale in order to reconstruct and project the multi-decadal/century evolution of all >250,000 glaciers on Earth outside the ice sheets. The project will build on the Python Glacier Evolution Model (PyGEM) but markedly enhance its physical basis regarding surface mass balance, frontal ablation or in particular glacier dynamics while retaining computational efficiency, for example, through inclusion of machine learning techniques. The position is part of the recently funded EU ERC Advanced Grant “Past and Future High-resolution Global Glacier Mass Changes (GLACMASS)”. The researcher will be part of a growing team of researchers, postdocs and PhD students working on reconstructing and projecting global glacier mass changes using machine learning and data assimilation as part of GLACMASS. The successful candidate may contribute to the supervision of the project´s PhD students. Funding is available for conference attendances as well as research visits with external collaborators at universities in Europe and the USA. No fieldwork is anticipated for this project, but possibilities to gain field experience may well arise within other projects in the glaciology group.

Deadline : 12th January 2024

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(03) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position

Postdoc Fellowship Position summary/title: Researcher in Intelligent and Autonomous Edge Computing

Position as Researcher in Intelligent and Autonomous Edge Computing available at the Networks and Distributed systems (ND) group, Department of Informatics, University of Oslo.

The position is within a project, funded by the Research Council of Norway, called AirQMan: Towards Cognitive and Autonomous Smart City Services: The Case of Low-Latency Air Quality Management. For further information about the project, please follow this link. 

Deadline : 15th December 2023

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(04) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position

Postdoc Fellowship Position summary/title: Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Philosophy – Construction in the Formal Sciences

A Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (SKO 1352) is available at the Department of Philosophy, History of Arts and Ideas, and Classics, University of Oslo.

The Postdoctoral Research Fellowship is funded by the European Research Council and is associated with the ERC Advanced Grant project Construction in the Formal Sciences (C-FORS).

We seek a candidate who can contribute to Work Package 2: Formal Semantics and to the project as a whole, based on expertise in formal semantics and/or areas of logic or philosophy that are relevant to formal semantics.

Applicants are expected to submit a research proposal that contributes to the C-FORS research project. Relevant topics might include (but are not limited to): intensional entities (e.g. propositions, properties, relations, and groups) in formal semantics, logic, or metaphysics; nominalization and group formation; hyperintensionality in semantics; intensional and hyperintensional paradoxes (such as the Russell-Myhill paradox).

Deadline : 15th January 2024

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(05) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position

Postdoc Fellowship Position summary/title: Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Philosophy – AssemblingLife

A Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (SKO 1352) in philosophy is available at the Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas, University of Oslo.

The position is associated with the philosophy of science project “AssemblingLife” funded by the European Research Council (ERC).

We are looking for candidates whose research falls broadly within one or more of the following areas: philosophy of science, philosophy of (bio)physics, philosophy of biology, philosophy of (bio)chemistry, philosophy of nanoscience, theoretical philosophy, and/or within one or more of the natural science fields relevant for the project.

The candidate is expected to develop a project description, which must be submitted as a part of the application. The candidate’s project will contribute to the AssemblingLife project.

Deadline : 15th January 2024

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(06) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position

Postdoc Fellowship Position summary/title: Postdoctoral Research fellowship in Molecular Immunology

Applicants are invited for a position as Postdoctoral Fellow in the Laboratory of Immunoregulation and T cell biology, Institute of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo.

The position is funded by the European Research Council. Associate prof. Johanne T. Jacobsen is head of the research group.

Deadline : 22nd January 2024

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(07) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position

Postdoc Fellowship Position summary/title: Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

A Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (SKO 1352) in History of Art and Visual Studies is available at the Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas, the University of Oslo.

The Postdoctoral Research Fellowship is associated with the research project “Visualizing the Deep Sea in the Age of Climate Change” (Deep Sea) funded by the Research Council of Norway (RCN). Deep Sea is an interdisciplinary project that investigates how recent developments in underwater sensing technologies open a new frontier for human exploration, expansion, and exploitation. This position is specifically connected to the part of the project (work package 4) that aims to provide a deeper historical understanding of the epistemological and socio-economic implications of today’s deep-sea prospecting activities. The Postdoctoral Research Fellow is expected to carry out research within the remit and objectives of the project, and to both contribute to and take charge of published outcomes.

We are looking for candidates whose expertise falls within one or more of the following areas: visual studies, history of art, media studies, digital humanities, and science and technology studies. Specific interest and previous experience in data visualization and digital research methods in visual studies is preferred but not required.

Deadline : 31st December 2023

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(08) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position

Postdoc Fellowship Position summary/title: Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

Applications are invited for a 3-4 year full time position as Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Centre for Research on Equality in Education (CREATE) and the Department of Special Needs Education (ISP), University of Oslo, Norway. The intended startup time is March or April 2024. The position is part of the research project “Neurocognitive dynamics of word learning in developmental language disorder” funded by the Research Council of Norway. The postdoctoral fellow will have office in the premises of CREATE, but will also carry out work at ISP and in the Oslo SPeLL EEG lab.

The project’s main aims are 1) to identify treatment parameters that maximize language treatment effects for children with developmental language disorder (DLD) and 2) identify which stages of the language processing that are potentially affected by these treatments. The language training will be carried out using an adapted multiplayer version of the existing app Kaptein Morf ( https://kapteinmorf.uio.no ). Experimental studies testing different types of multiplayer functionality with children with DLD and children with typical development will be part of the project. The project will also involve electrophysiological (EEG) studies, in order to determine what stages of the information processing stream are affected by different training conditions. 

Deadline : 31st December 2023

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(09) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position

Postdoc Fellowship Position summary/title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow on identifying toxin function using mass spectrometry-based proteomics

The Undheim group is interested in questions in evolutionary biology that relate to how evolutionary innovations and novelties emerge and how they interact across levels of biological complexity. Animal venoms are excellent models for this purpose: They are cocktails of bioactive polypeptides (“toxins”) that often potently and selectively target important physiological processes in their victims, and that have evolved through the modification of existing “housekeeping” proteins and peptides.

Knowledge about activity and function is central to understanding the evolution of venoms and toxins. Yet, ecologically relevant targets remain unknown for the vast majority of toxins, particularly in the case of less well-studied lineages, such as most venomous insects, which venoms consist almost exclusively of novel, functionally uncharacterised peptides and proteins. This lack of knowledge is arguably one of the biggest hurdles both understanding the forces that drive and constrain the evolution of venoms and realising their potential in biomedical applications

Deadline : 22nd December 2023

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(10) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position

Postdoc Fellowship Position summary/title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow in epitranscriptomics and RNA Biology

A three year postdoctoral fellow position is available in the group of Prof. Eivind Valen at the Department of Biosciences, University of Oslo (see http://valenlab.com for information). The project is related to a recently funded ERC consolidator project.

The group is associated with the Michael Sars Centre (sars.no) and the Centre for Molecular Medicine Norway (NCMM), both EMBL partners.

Our group focus on combining molecular and computational approaches to study RNA biology and translation. Our current projects aims at (1) developing methods to characterise and understand the implications of features and epitranscriptomic modifications of RNA through nanopore sequencing and machine learning, and (2) understanding the translational regulation through high-throughput mapping of scanning and elongating ribosomes across the entire transcriptome.

For this position we are seeking a highly motivated and talented individual for working in the field of RNA biology and epitranscriptomics. The candidate will develop a method based on nanopore sequencing to characterise epitranscriptomic features of RNA molecules. They should display a high degree of independence and have a solid background in molecular biology or biochemistry. The candidate will work closely together with computational members of the group to analyse and characterise the data. They will have opportunities for research stays at other labs and to extend their skillset in the computational domain if desired.

Deadline : 22nd December 2023

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(11) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position

Postdoc Fellowship Position summary/title: Postdoctoral Fellowship to study DNA repair and treatment-induced tumor evolution

A funded 2 year postdoctoral position is available at the Department of Microbiology, Division of Laboratory Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, The University of Oslo.

A postdoctoral position is available to study DNA repair and treatment-induced tumor evolution in mammalian cells and tissues in Hilde Loge Nilsen research group at the Department of Microbiology.

The group works with DNA repair, specifically with the repair of uracil, resulting from cytosine deamination, initiated by uracil-DNA glycosylase. We are particularly interested in the interaction between uracil repair and APOBEC cytosine deaminases. APOBEC enzymes accelerate tumor evolution by generating uracil in DNA and footprints of APOBEC activity can be seen in cancer cells as specific mutational signatures. We have recently shown that APOBEC activity can drive tumor development in mice.

Deadline : 9th January 2024

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(12) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position

Postdoc Fellowship Position summary/title: Postdoctoral fellowship in Innovation and Sustainability Transitions

The position is funded by the INTRANSIT-center and will perform research that addresses the relationship between industry dynamics and sustainability transitions, and how innovation policies may influence sustainable industry development. INTRANSIT has addressed such developments in the energy sector, maritime transport, food, aqua- and agriculture, heavy asset industries and process industries. We now want to hire a scholar interested in comparative studies of sustainability transitions and industry transformation.

Deadline : 8th December 2023

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(13) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position

Postdoc Fellowship Position summary/title: Postdoctoral Fellow in Computational Biology and Systems Medicine

The group was established in 2018 and focuses on using computational approaches to understand the molecular mechanisms that drive cancer development, progression, and heterogeneity. The group’s driving hypothesis is that the complex clinical phenotypes we observe in cancer cannot be adequately defined by individual layers of molecular data. Instead, we must consider the underlying network of interactions between the different biological components that can drive cancer phenotypes. To do so, the group develops computational approaches that place genomic data into the context of large-scale, genome-wide regulatory networks, as well as approaches to analyze such networks for individual cancer patients.

Amongst others, our current projects aim at developing new computational methods and tools for (1) modeling enhancer-promoter interactions, (2) integration of multi-modal single cell data using deep learning, (3) fine-tuned analysis of genome-wide regulatory networks, (4) integration of patient-specific regulatory networks with multi-omic data, (5) modeling networks based on single cell and spatial transcriptomic data. See also https://kuijjerlab.org for more information.

Deadline : 5th January 2024

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(14) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position

Postdoc Fellowship Position summary/title: Postdoctoral Fellow in cancer epigenomics

A two-year extendable postdoctoral fellow/researcher position is available in the group of Dr. Biswajyoti Sahu at the Centre for Molecular Medicine (NCMM, Nordic EMBL partnership institute), Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo, Norway. We are seeking a highly motivated and talented postdoctoral fellow for working in the field of cancer epigenomics and transcriptional regulation.

Our group investigates the role of transcription factors in human diseases using modern genome-wide methods for regulatory genomic features and chromatin architecture. We utilize a wide range of cutting-edge genome-wide approaches, from ChIP-seq, CUT&RUN and HiChIP to single-nuclei multiome RNA-seq and ATAC-seq assays, epigenetics analysis using single-molecule nanopore sequencing, as well as CRISPR-based approaches for genome editing. We offer a position in an ambitious and inter-disciplinary team and an exciting project focusing on the role of transcription factors and enhancer malfunction in development of enhanceropathies such as cancer.

Deadline :21st December 2023

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(15) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position

Postdoc Fellowship Position summary/title: Postdoctoral Fellow at Center for Research on Extremism (C-REX) (2 years)

Center for Research on Extremism (C-REX) at the Department of Political Science is recruiting a Postdoctoral Fellow (SKO 1352) with specialisation in extremism and related topics (e.g., Islamophobia, Anti-Semitism, and Racism) in Norway. The successful applicant will be part of C-REX, funded by the Research Council of Norway. The appointment is for a fixed period of 2 years, with no teaching requirement.

C-REX studies political extremism as both an ideology and as ideologically justified violence. This provides a more holistic understanding of the causes and consequences of, as well as responses to, political extremism. The center unites perspectives from political science, sociology, history, anthropology, criminology, psychology, gender studies and media studies, providing theoretical and methodological pluralism. This cross-disciplinary approach allows us to study the formation of extreme attitudes and behaviour as well as the ideological and organizational development of political extremism at the transnational, national and local levels.

A key task for the center is to generate research-based knowledge about political extremism and related topics, such as Islamophobia, Anti-Semitism, and racism, in contemporary Norway. This postdoctoral position is expected to contribute to this task by focusing on hitherto underexplored aspects of extreme actors and extreme ideas in Norway. These aspects should be related to one or more of the centre’s five key themes: ideology and identity, violence and hate crime, movements and parties, the role of gender and/or prevention and intervention. A more thorough description of these themes can be found on our website. Projects might be comparative in terms of ideologies (i.e., comparing various forms of political extremism) or geography (i.e., comparing dimensions of political extremism in Norway with similar dimensions elsewhere). However, the analysis of political extremism in Norway should constitute a significant part of the project.

Deadline : 5th January 2024

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(16) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position

Postdoc Fellowship Position summary/title: Postdoctoral Fellow/Researcher in Computational Biology & Gene Regulation

The selected candidate will contribute to a cutting-edge project aimed at enhancing and expanding computational resources to decipher transcription factor (TF) – DNA interactions. The focus will be on the enhancement of the JASPAR (https://jaspar.elixir.no) and UniBind (https://unibind.uio.no)  databases, which are officially recognized by ELIXIR Norway as Norwegian bioinformatics services. Specifically, the candidate will utilize advanced deep learning techniques to provide refined models and data crucial for the analysis of disease mutations affecting gene expression.

Deadline : 17th December 2023

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About The University of Oslo, Norway – Official Website

The University of Oslo, until 1939 named the Royal Frederick University is the oldest university in Norway, located in the Norwegian capital of Oslo. Until 1 January 2016 it was the largest Norwegian institution of higher education in terms of size, now surpassed only by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. The Academic Ranking of World Universities has ranked it the 58th best university in the world and the third best in the Nordic countries. In 2015, the Times Higher Education World University Rankings ranked it the 135th best university in the world and the seventh best in the Nordics. While in its 2016, Top 200 Rankings of European universities, the Times Higher Education listed the University of Oslo at 63rd, making it the highest ranked Norwegian university.

The university has approximately 27,700 students and employs around 6,000 people. Its faculties include (Lutheran) theology (with the Lutheran Church of Norway having been Norway’s state church since 1536), law, medicine, humanities, mathematics, natural sciences, social sciences, dentistry, and education. The university’s original neoclassical campus is located in the centre of Oslo; it is currently occupied by the Faculty of Law. Most of the university’s other faculties are located at the newer Blindern campus in the suburban West End. The Faculty of Medicine is split between several university hospitals in the Oslo area. The university also includes some formally independent, affiliated institutes such as the Centre for International Climate and Environmental Research (CICERO), NKVTS and the Frisch Centre.

The university was founded in 1811 and was modeled after the University of Copenhagen and the recently established University of Berlin. It was originally named for King Frederick VI of Denmark and Norway, and received its current name in 1939. The university is informally also known as Universitetet (“the university”), having been the only university in Norway, until 1946 and was commonly termed “The Royal Frederick’s” (Det Kgl. Frederiks), before the name change.

The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded in the university’s Atrium, from 1947 to 1989 and will be so again in 2020, making it the only university in the world to be involved in awarding a Nobel Prize. Since 2003, the Abel Prize is awarded in the Atrium. Five researchers affiliated with the university have been Nobel laureates.

 

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