The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest rated institution of research and education with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. Its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally esteemed research communities make UiO an important contributor to society.

The Institute's overall objective is to promote basic medical knowledge in order to understand normal processes, provide insight into mechanisms that cause illness, and promote good health.

The Institute is responsible for teaching in basic medical sciences for the programmes of professional study in medicine and the Master's programme in clinical nutrition. The Institute has more than 300 employees and is located in Domus Medica.

Institute of Basic Medical Sciences (IMB)
PhD Candidate in Neuroscience

A PhD position is available in the Brain Signaling group (Dr. Johan F. Storm) at IMB, University of Oslo. The successful applicants will work on consciousness research in humans, and will join a multidisciplinary and international team that work on consciousness research and electrophysiology in humans, rodents, and computational models.  The position is for 3 years, and can be extended. The start date is also flexible (~May-Sept.)

The Institute consists of departments and units that pursue research and education within basic medical science. The Institute has approximately 320 employees and is located at Domus Medica, at the University’s campus at Gaustad. More information about the institute can be found here:


Applicants must hold a Master degree in neuroscience, basal or clinical neurophysiology, medicine, psychology, neurotechnology, physics, mathematics, or bioinformatics, and be proficient in spoken and written English.  Interests and experience in neuroscience, consciousness research, electrophysiology, imaging, or computational modelling - such as EEG, EMG, fMRI, optogenetics, magnetic stimulation (TMS), modelling, statistics, advanced data analysis (e.g. MATLAB, Python, Neuron, NEST), or behavioral analysis, will be positively evaluated.

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The application must include:

  • Application letter (including a summary of the applicant's scientific work and interests and describing how she/he fits the description of the person we seek)
  • CV ( education since high school (place, grade), positions held  and details of  academic work)
  • List of publications, published abstracts, presentations
  • Copies of educational certificates and transcripts of records
  • Names and contact details of 2-3 referees (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number)

The application with attachments is to be delivered in our electronic recruiting system EasyCruit. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University's grading system. Please remember that all documents should be in English or a Scandinavian language. 

In assessing applications, particular emphasis will be placed upon the academic and personal ability of the candidate to complete the project within the given timeframe.

Applicants may be called in for an interview.

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

The University of Oslo has an agreement regarding acquisition of rights to work results for all employees, with the aim to secure rights to research results, etc.

According to the Norwegian Freedom of Information Act, information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.

Important: Applicants must be delivered in EasyCruit. Applications sent only via email will not be accepted.

For further information please contact: Sofia Anderholm Strand with CC to: Johan Frederik Storm

  • Region:
  • Oslo
  • Job type:
  • Contract
  • Working hours:
  • Full-time
  • Working days:
  • Day
  • Application deadline:
  • March 10th 2017
  • Expected Start Date:
  • May-Sept
  • Location:
  • Domus Medica, Sognsvannsveien. 9
  • Reference number:
  • 2017/2285