Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology,
Section for Cognitive and Clinical neurosciencePostdoctoral research fellow in Psychology Job description
An open postdoctoral fellowship position is available at the Section for Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience (CCN) at the Department of Psychology, University of Oslo. The section covers basic and applied research as well as teaching for the Bachelor, Master, Professional and PhD programs in cognitive and biological psychology as well as clinical neuropsychology.
The research project associated with this position is open within the field covered by CCN. The applicants are expected to develop and submit a project outline. Applicants are encouraged to contact a research group leader or faculty staff member at the Section of Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience to discuss project plans and possible cooperation.More about the position
The appointment is fulltime for a period of three or four years depending on the competence of the successful applicant and the teaching and administrative needs of the section.
In case of a four-year appointment, teaching and administrative activities make up 25% of yearly duty work (for example, teaching in lectures or seminars, supervision of students, grading of exams, committee work).
The main purpose of the fellowship is to qualify researchers for work in higher academic positions within their disciplines.Qualification requirements
In the evaluation, emphasis will be placed on the candidate's ability to:
The application must include
The project proposal should contain the following sections: background, research questions/hypotheses, approach/methodology, implementation/feasibility, timeline, ethical considerations, relevance for the section, references. To which degree the planned project requires further internal or external resources and/or funding should be detailed. Further sections may be added if necessary. The page format must be A4 with 2 cm margins, single spacing and Arial, Calibri, Times New Roman or similar 11-point font. It is permitted to use 9-point font for the list of references and figure captions.
The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system. International applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University's grading system. Please note that all documents should be in English (with the exception of the educational certificates which might also be in one of the Scandinavian languages).
The evaluation of the applicants will be based on a combination of the documented experience and expertise of the candidate, the scientific potential and feasibility of the project, and the fit between the project and the existing research portfolio of the section. Priority can be given to projects that contribute to enhanced collaboration within the section or with other sections at the Department. Interviews with the best qualified candidates will be arranged.Formal regulations
Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Oslo.
No one can be appointed for more than one Postdoctoral Fellow period at the University of Oslo.
According to the Norwegian Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.
The appointment may be shortened/given a more limited scope within the framework of the applicable guidelines on account of any previous employment in academic positions.Diversity and gender equality
Inclusion and diversity are a strength. The University of Oslo has a personnel policy objective of achieving a balanced gender composition.
Furthermore, we want employees with diverse professional expertise, life experience and perspectives. The Department of Psychology shall work actively for equality, ensure equal opportunities and rights, and prevent discrimination.
See the Gender equality initiative at UiO as well as the Action plan for gender equality, diversity and inclusion at the Department of Psychology 2022-2025 (in Norwegian).
If there are qualified applicants with special needs, gaps in their CVs or immigrant backgrounds, we will invite at least one applicant in each of these groups to an interview.Contact information
Head of Section: Rene Huster, e-mail: [email protected]
HR officer Dordi Stavik, e-mail: [email protected] for questions regarding the electronic application.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 Department of Psychology is one of seven units of the Faculty of Social Sciences, and has 75 permanent and 70 temporary members of scientific staff. Degrees are offered at bachelor and master level, plus a clinical training programme, and the PhD programme has 140 students.Deadline
30th January 2023Employer
University of OsloMunicipality
Fulltime (1 positions) Fulltime (%)Duration
Fixed TermPlace of service
Department of Psychology