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Postdoctoral Fellow in neuroscience, neuroendocrinology – UiT, Norway – Nov 2021

UiT – University of Tromsø – The Arctic University of Norway

Norway

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A position as Postdoctoral Research Fellow focusing on the neural, endocrine and physiological mechanisms controlling torpor arousal cycling during hibernation is available jointly at the Department of Arctic and Marine Biology (AMB), affiliated with the Arctic Chronobiology and Physiology research group

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General Info

Position: Postdoctoral Fellow
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field:
Deadline to Apply: November 15, 2021(GMT +2)
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: 3 Years
Salary: According to Standard Norms

Workplace:
Department of Arctic and Marine Biology (AMB)
UiT The Arctic University of Norway
UiT - University of Tromsø - The Arctic University of Norway
Tromsø,

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Qualification Details

Required qualifications:

  • The candidate must have successfully completed a Norwegian doctoral degree (PhD) or its international equivalent in a relevant field (i.e. neuroscience, neuroendocrinology)
  • Practical experience of stereotaxic surgery and neurosurgery techniques
  • Practical experience of animal handling
  • Excellence in oral and written communication in English
  • A strong early career track record of presentation and communication of research findings through peer reviewed publications and presentations at scientific conferences.

Additional desirable qualifications:

  • Prior experience of stereotaxic surgery in hamsters
  • Strong neuroscience background
  • Prior experience with microdialysis and/or osmotic minipumps
  • Practical experience of AAV’s in vivo and in vitro
  • Brain slice culture and electrophysiology experience
  • Live calcium imaging in vitro
  • Experience with hibernation

Qualification with a PhD is required before commencement in the position. If you’re at the final stages of your PhD, you may still apply if you have submitted your PhD thesis for doctoral degree evaluation within the application deadline. You must submit the thesis with your application. You must have been examined before the start-up date of the position.

In the assessment the main emphasis will be attached to the submitted works. Involvement in popularization/dissemination and teaching may be beneficial to the application but is not essential..

During the assessment emphasis will be put on the candidates motivation, potential for research, and personal suitability for the position.

At UiT we put emphasis on the quality, relevance and significance of the research work and not on where the work is published, in accordance with the principles of The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA).

Responsibilities/Job Description

The position as Postdoctoral Research Fellow is available in the framework of the Arctic Seasonal Timekeeping Initiative (ASTI), a new UiT-funded Aurora centre which has the aim of establishing an international centre of excellence on seasonal timekeeping in north Norway. As such a general requirement is that the appointee will contribute to the ongoing development of ASTI, Department of Arctic and Marine Biology and the university as a whole.

The research project will focus on the neural, endocrine and physiological mechanisms controlling torpor arousal cycling during hibernation. The project is well funded and supported by two existing PhD positions and uses the golden hamster as a model species. The project will include stereotaxic surgery and AAV approaches to elucidate the core mechanisms driving torpor arousal cycling.

Therefore, it is essential that the applicant has prior experience of stereotaxic surgery/neurosurgery techniques in rodents. Your application should include a letter of motivation detailing your experience and compatibility to the project. Informal enquires are encouraged.

The appointee will become an active and integral member of the Arctic Chronobiology and Physiology research group, which is based on the UiT Brevika campus and leads the ASTI programme. Membership of this group will provide excellent further training and career development opportunities, in both research and pedagogical aspects, enabling the appointee to compete for future long-term career positions.

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Documents Required

Your application must include:

  • A cover/application letter with a description of your past research projects and relevant experience for the advertised position (max 1 page)
  • A statement of your research motivation and future career plans (max 1 page)
  • CV
  • Diplomas and transcripts (all degrees)
  • Contact information to 2-3 references
  • A list of your academic production
  • Description of your academic production, stating which works you consider most important
  • Academic works, up to ten. The doctoral thesis is regarded as one work.

The documentation must be in English or a Scandinavian language. We only accept applications sent via www.jobbnorge.no.

About the Department

The Department of Arctic and Marine Biology (AMB) includes 5 research groups distributed across several buildings. Research and teaching at AMB has a broad span, from molecular mechanisms at cellular/subcellular levels via studies of adaptations at the organismal level, to ecological interactions in aquatic and terrestrial environments. The institute is an exciting and cutting-edge academic and research unit in biology that addresses professional challenges in basic research, industrial and administrative-oriented research with a strong focus on North. The Institute has extensive national and international research collaboration including regional institutions like Framsenteret, IMR and NIBIO. The staff counts 56 permanent scientists, 25 technicians, 12 administrative positions and 50 temporary employees (researchers, postdocs, PhD fellows, technicians).

About the Employer: UiT - University of Tromsø - The Arctic University of Norway

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We offer

  • Involvement in an interesting research project and a wider initiative to establish an international centre of excellence on seasonal timekeeping
  • Strong mentorship to build your own independent research career
  • Excellent career opportunities
  • A good academic environment with dedicated colleagues
  • Flexible working hours and a state collective pay agreement
  • Pension scheme through the state pension fund

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Contact details

For further information about the position, please contact researcher Shona Wood:

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