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پسادکتری روانشناسی|زیست شناسی|علوم اعصاب|فیزیک در نروژ

پسادکتری روانشناسی|زیست شناسی|علوم اعصاب|فیزیک در نروژ

A full-time temporary position as a Postdoctoral fellow is available for a period of three (3) years at the University of Bergen, Department of Biomedicine.

The position is part of the project “Beyond the synapse: The role of extrasynaptic receptors in a retinal microcircuit”, funded by the Research Council of Norway (NFR).

Project

The overall aim of the project is to investigate the dynamics, mechanisms and functional consequences of extrasynaptic glutamatergic neurotransmission within a well-defined retinal microcircuit. This project is motivated by basic questions about the structure and function of the nervous system at the cellular and molecular level.

Postdoctoral Fellow

The main objectives for the position:

  • To participate in the collection and analysis of data
  • To support and work with the principal investigator in carrying out the research project
  • To actively contribute to the academic life in the research group

The research will be done at the Department of Biomedicine, University of Bergen, Norway, under the supervision of Professors Margaret Veruki and Espen Hartveit. Our research team in Bergen has excellent facilities for advanced cellular electrophysiology, imaging (including 2-photon imaging, confocal and STED imaging, high-speed optical voltage recording) and morphological reconstruction of single neurons.

For further information about the project, please contact Professor Margaret Veruki (e-mail: margaret.veruki@uib.no ).

Qualifications and qualities

  • A broad knowledge of neurobiology and synaptic physiology is required.
  • Excellent communication skills and fluency in written and spoken English are required.
  • You must demonstrate enthusiasm and a strong commitment for scientific research.
  • You must be able to work independently, in a structured manner, and interactively in a team setting, be responsible and have a great work capacity.
  • You must demonstrate the ability to pay attention to detail.
  • You must be willing and motivated to learn new things and solve problems.
  • Personal skills will be emphasized.
  • Experience with patch-clamp electrophysiology is a strong advantage, but not a requirement.
  • Experience with immunocytochemistry and microscopy (multiphoton, confocal, STED) is an advantage, but not a requirement.
  • Prior publication record will be of importance.

We can offer

  • Salary level 57 (code 1352/pay framework 24.1) at present NOK 486 100 per year for a full-time position, on the government salary scale. Further promotions are made according to qualifications and length of service in the position.
  • A pension contribution of 2% will be deducted and deposited to the state pension scheme.
  • A good pension scheme in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • A position in an inclusive workplace (IW enterprise).
  • Good welfare benefits

For more information regarding what the University of Bergen can offer its employees please visit: http://www.uib.no/en/poa/74243/what-can-university-bergen-offer-its-employees

About postdoctoral fellowships

In general, the purpose of postdoctoral positions at the University of Bergen is to develop competence by means of performing research at a higher level than what is possible within an ordinary PhD program. The main goal of these positions is to qualify the successful candidate for an academic position.

Leaves of absence for other purposes than those laid down by law are normally not granted.

Postdoctoral fellowships are fixed term positions. You cannot be employed as a postdoctoral fellow for more than one fixed term period at the same institution. Also, you cannot be employed in a postdoctoral position if you have previously held this type of position at a different institution in the region.

Recruitment to state employment

State employment shall reflect the diversity of the general population to the highest possible degree. The University of Bergen has therefore adopted a personnel policy objective to ensure that we achieve a balanced age and gender composition and to recruit persons of various ethnic backgrounds and persons with disabilities. Persons of diverse ethnic backgrounds and persons with disabilities are therefore encouraged to apply for the position.

The successful applicant must comply with the guidelines that apply to the position at any time.

The University of Bergen applies the principles of public openness when recruiting staff to scientific positions. Information about the applicant may be made public even though the applicant has requested not to be named in the list of applicants. The applicant will be notified if their request is not respected.

How to apply

The electronic application must contain the following items uploaded as PDFs:

  • A brief cover letter of application that clearly states your motivation and ambition for this position, including why you are applying and why the position is perfect for you.

Please send your application with uploaded attachments electronically via the JobbNorge website by clicking on the button marked “Apply for this job”.

The applications will be sent electronically to the evaluation committee. Please note that the applications will be evaluated only on the basis of information uploaded in JobbNorge when the deadline expires. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all relevant attachments are uploaded and submitted by the deadline.

PLEASE NOTE: Applications sent by e-mail will not be considered

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