Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Norwegian Centre for Mental Disorders Research

Oslo, Norway
11 Feb 2019
End of advertisement period
17 Feb 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Job description

At the centre of excellence Norwegian Centre for Mental Disorders Research (NORMENT) ( ), there is a postdoctoral fellowship position accessible (government position code 1352). A three-year term position as Postdoctoral Research Fellow is available at the NORMENT– TOP Study Group, Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Oslo and Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway.

Qualification requirements

  • Holds a PhD in electrophysiology, neuroimaging, molecular genetics, bioinformatics, psychiatry or equivalent
  • Has a strong background and interest in electrophysiology, statistics and psychiatry, and an excellent publication record
  • Has experience and expertise in coordinating multi-site studies and large scale data-analysis
  • Is ambitious and highly motivated for pursuing a career in science
  • Excellent command of oral and written English language. Norwegian is beneficial.
  • Excellent personal and collaborative skills
  • An MD degree or background in psychology is preferable

Candidates with a strong interest in and experience with research in bioinformatics, electrophysiology and/or MRI brain imaging are encouraged to apply.

We offer

  • An ambitious and exciting research environment with a strong multidisciplinary profile and excellent opportunities for academic development at NORMENT, which is granted Centre of Excellence status by the Research Council of Norway
  • Salary NOK 515 200 - 586 500 per annum depending on qualifications
  • Attractive welfare benefits

How to apply

The application must include

  • Application letter including motivation for applying for the position
  • CV (summarizing education, relevant work experience, grants etc)
  • A complete list of publications and academic work
  • Contact details of 2-3 references.

After the initial screening process, short-listed candidates may be asked to submit selected publications, educational certificates and transcripts of records. Interviews may be included as part of the selection process.
The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University's grading system. Please note that all documents should be in English (or a Scandinavian language).

In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on the documented, academic qualifications, and the quality of the project as well as the candidate's motivation and personal suitability. Interviews with the best qualified candidates will be arranged.

It is expected that the successful candidate will be able to complete the project in the course of the period of employment.

Contact information

For any informal enquiries regarding the position, please contact professor Erik Jönsson ( or professor Ole A. Andreassen (

For questions regarding the application process, please contact HR adviser Kine Yttersian, tel. 22859226, e-mail:

About the University of Oslo 

The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest ranked educational and research institution, with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. With its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally recognised research communities, UiO is an important contributor to society.

The Institute of Clinical Medicine (Klinmed) is one of three institutes under the Faculty. Klinmed is responsible for the Faculty's educational and research activities at Oslo University Hospital and Akershus University Hospital. With about 800 employees spread over approximately 425 man-labour years, Klinmed is the university's largest institute. Our activities follow the clinical activity at the hospitals and are spread across a number of geographical areas.

Deadline 17.02.2019
Employer University of Oslo
Municipality Oslo
Scope Fulltime
Duration Temporary