Connecting European Neuroscience

Post-doctoral position in Oslo/Norway

13 June 2018

Post-doctoral position in Oslo/Norway

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Applications are invited for a 3 year position as Postdoctoral Fellow in Neuroscience to be based at the Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, University of Oslo.
The position is linked to a project on glutamine transporters and their functional roles in brain physiology.
We are a consortium consisting of basic scientists and clinicians with complementary and cross-diciplinary expertise on brain function. The Principal Investigators (PIs) involved are: Farrukh A. Chaudhry (, Hua Hu (, Kaja Kristine Selmer (, Koen G. A. Vervaeke (, Hesso Farhan ( and Torkel Hafting ( The candidate will be part of the Chaudhry group, but she/he will interact and work together with the others PIs as well.
The candidate will do simultaneous imaging and electrophysiological recordings to characterize the phenotype of genetically modified mice with focus on perturbed neurotransmitter synthesis and synaptic plasticity.
Qualification requirements
• Applicants must hold a degree equivalent to a Norwegian PhD doctoral, strong academic background and with practical experience in characterizing rodents.
• It requires prior experience in patch-clamp electrophysiology and time-lapse studies.
• It preferably requires experience in radiometric analyses and TEVC electrophysiology.
• It preferably requires experience in protein biochemistry and molecular biology.
We offer
• A challenging and friendly working environment
• Salary level NOK 490 900 – 569 000, depending on qualifications
The application must include:
• cover letter (statement of motivation, summarizing scientific work and research interest)
• CV (summarizing education, positions, pedagogical experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activity)
• copies of educational certificates (including classes attended and grades obtained)
• letters of recommendation
• names and contact detail of 2-3 r

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Closing date:
Contract length:
3 years, starting as soon as possible
University of Oslo
Inst of Basic Medical Sciences, Dept of Molecular Medicine

Contact Information

Farrukh A. Chaudhry
University of Oslo
Inst of Basic Medical Sciences
Dept of Molecular Medicine
Sognsvannsveien 9
0317 OSLO
+47 22859132

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