Postdoc Researcher Position in University of Oslo Norway

Postdoctoral fellowship in organoid motion analysis – UiO, Norway, May 2022


Postdoctoral research fellowship is available to stimulate, track, and analyze motion, forces, and shape changes in developing organoids at RITMO Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Rhythm, Time and Motion in the project Integrated technologies for tracking organoid morphogenesis (ITOM), at UiO, Norway – 2022

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General Info

Position: Postdoctoral fellow
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: , ,
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: 1st September 2022
Contract Period: 3 Years
Salary: 534 400 - 615 800 NOK/Year

RITMO - Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Rhythm, Time and Motion

University of Oslo (UiO), Norway


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Qualification Details

  • A PhD or equivalent in physics, applied mathematics, computer science, or another relevant field. The applicant is required to document that the degree corresponds to the profile for the post.
  • Strong programming skills (preferably in Python and/or Matlab, additional languages is positive).
  • Experience with one or more of the following: image analysis, computer vision, rhythm analysis, statistics, machine learning, experimental work.
  • Interest in biophysics and biology.
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English.
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position.

The doctoral dissertation must be submitted for evaluation by the application deadline. The appointment is dependent on the public defence of the doctoral thesis being approved.

No one can be appointed for more than one postdoctoral period at the University of Oslo.

In the evaluation of the applications, emphasis will be placed on:

  • The applicant’s academic qualifications.
  • The research statement.
  • The applicant’s estimated academic and personal ability to carry out the project within the allotted time frame and contribute to the research objectives of ITOM and RITMO.
  • Collaboration skills and the ability to successfully join in academic teamwork within and across disciplines.

Responsibilities/Job Description

The recruited postdoctoral fellow will explore and develop novel techniques to study cellular organisation, forces, motion, and shape changes in developing organoids. This will be done using microfluidics to rhythmically stimulate the organoids and track their response using advanced microscopic imaging tools. It will be particularly relevant to explore image analysis methods that investigate the spatiotemporality and rhythmicity of cellular development. The aim is to combine rhythm analysis and machine learning models developed at RITMO with physical models developed by another postdoctoral fellow to be employed in the ITOM project.

The candidate will be supervised by Professor Alexander Refsum Jensenius (RITMO and Department of Musicology) and Dag Kristian Dysthe (Njord Centre and Department of Physics) and work closely with three other early career researchers recruited to the project and three postdoctoral fellows in the gastruloid team at HTH.

The applicant should upload a research statement giving the motivation and research interests in the project.

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
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Application Procedure

  • Cover letter including a research statement giving the motivation and research interests in the project.
  • CV (summarizing education, positions and academic work).
  • Copies of educational certificates (academic transcripts only).
  • A complete list of publications and academic works.
  • Research outline, including relevant research questions and theoretical and methodological approaches (approximately 2-3 pages, see the template for research outline).
  • List of at least two reference persons (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and phone number).
  • Letters of recommendation (optional).

Please note that all documents must be in English or a Scandinavian language.

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system,

Short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview.

About the Department

RITMO Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Rhythm, Time and Motion is financed through the Research Council of Norway’s Centre of Excellence Scheme.

RITMO combines a broad spectrum of disciplines – from musicology, neuroscience and informatics – to study rhythm as a fundamental property of human cognition, behaviour and cultural expression. The Centre is organized under the Department of Musicology, in close collaboration with the Department of Psychology and the Department of Informatics.

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