A  position as PhD Research fellow in biomedical engineering is available at The Department of Physics, University of Oslo. Norwegian and foreign applicants can apply for the fellowship.

The purpose of the fellowship is research training leading to the successful completion of a PhD degree.

The University of Oslo, is the oldest, largest and most prestigious university in Norway, located in the Norwegian capital of Oslo. UiO attracts students and researchers from all over the world.

Applicants must hold a Master’s degree or equivalent in biomedical engineering, biochemistry, or similar within the Natural Sciences and must have some experience with characterization methods for cells or biomaterials. A good command of English is required for all students attending the University of Oslo. International students; Ph.D. research fellows and post-doctoral research fellows who are not native speakers of English, must document their proficiency in English by taking one of the following internationally recognized tests.

 

Scholarship Type

Fellowship is available for the PhD program at the University of Oslo.

 

Eligible Courses

Fellowship is tenable in biomedical engineering at the University of Oslo in Norway.

 

Value of Award

One position is available.

Position code 1017, Salary: NOK   432 700 – 489 300 per year (pay grade 50 – 57), depending on qualifications and seniority. The researcher fellow will be employed and receive according payment as an ordinary salary from UiO based on the general conditions stated in the Employment Agreement. The salary includes all monthly amounts provided by the Research Executive Agency as specified in the Grant Agreement, comprising of Living Allowance, Mobility Allowance, and if applicable, Family Allowance.

 

 

Applicant Eligibility

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.

Applicants must hold a Master’s degree or equivalent in biomedical engineering, biochemistry, or similar within the Natural Sciences and must have some experience with characterization methods for cells or biomaterials.

The applicant should also preferably have the following qualifications:

  • Experience with cell culturing, especially (as an advantage) – cultivation of human induced pluripotent stem cells and differentiation to neuronal cells
  • Experience with electrical characterization of cells or other biomaterials (impedance spectroscopy and action potential recording)
  • Experience with the design of microelectrode systems for bioimpedance measurements
  • Molecular biological analysis methods, such as immunocytochemistry, qPCR, Western Blot

The purpose of the fellowship is research training leading to the successful completion of a PhD degree.

The fellowship requires admission to the PhD programme at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. The application to the PhD programme must be submitted to the department no later than two months after taking up the position.

MSCA   Early Stage Researcher requirement:

The Research Fellow must at the time of recruitment by the host, be in the first four years (full-time equivalent) of their research careers. This is measured from the date when they obtained the degree which formally entitles them to embark on a doctorate, either in the country in which the degree was obtained or in the country in which the research training is provided, irrespective of whether or not a doctorate was   envisaged.

MSCA mobility requirement:

The Research Fellow is required to undertake trans-national mobility (i.e. move from one country to another) when taking up the appointment. At the time of selection by the host organisation, researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of their host organisation for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to their recruitment. Compulsory national service and/or short stays such as holidays are not taken into account.

Nationality: Norwegian and foreign applicants can apply for the fellowship.

 

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: Applicants must hold a Master’s degree or equivalent in biomedical engineering, biochemistry, or similar within the Natural Sciences and must have some experience with characterization methods for cells or biomaterials.

English Language Requirements: A good command of English is required for all students attending the University of Oslo. International students; Ph.D. research fellows and post-doctoral research fellows who are not native speakers of English, must document their proficiency in English by taking one of the following internationally recognized tests.

  • TOEFL – Test of English as a Foreign Language
  • IELTS – International English Language Testing Service
  • Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) and Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) from the University of Cambridge
  • Applicants to the programme for the Ph.D. degree in Science must obtain a minimum score of 550 (paper-based) or 213 (computer-based) or 80 (internet-based) on the TOEFL test or a minimum score of 6.5 on the IELTS (academic) test. The same applies to applicants for postdoctoral research fellow positions.

 

 

How to Apply

The mode of applying is online. The application must include:

  • Application letter including a description of scientific interests and the motivation for applying for the position (max. 2 pages)
  • CV (summarizing education, work experience and academic work, including any scientific publications and other qualifying activity)
  • Copies of educational certificates, transcript of records and letters of recommendation
  • Documentation of English proficiency
  • Names and contact details of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number)

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. Applications with documents missing will not be considered further.

 

Application Deadline: The application deadline is February 23, 2017.

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