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PhD fellow

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PhD Position Examining Consequences of Cardiac Morphological Deviations in Atlantic Salmon
A PhD position dedicated to elucidate the consequences of deviating heart morphology in farmed Atlantic salmon is available from summer 2023 at Oslo University Hospital Ullevål, Norway. We are looking for highly motivated applicants holding or soon to complete a Master’s degree or equivalent in (fish) biology, comparative biology, physiology, or veterinary medicine.

Oslo University Hospital (OUS) is the largest hospital in Norway with 24 000 employees. With its broad range of medical disciplines and internationally recognized scientists, OUS is an important contributor to research and education in Norway.

The Institute for Experimental Medical Research (IEMR) employs ≈ 60 people and consists of seven main research groups with backgrounds in various fields of molecular biology, physiology and cardiology. See http://www.iemf.no/ for more information about IEMR.

Applicants are invited for a 3-year PhD position examining cardiac physiology in Atlantic salmon to be based at the Institute for Experimental Medical Research (IEMR), Oslo University Hospital Ullevål. Funding is provided from FHF – The Norwegian Seafood Research Fund. The project will be conducted in the group of Professor William Louch and lead by Michael Frisk.

Oslo University Hospital is a workplace with great diversity. We believe that this is absolutely crucial to solving the tasks required of us. We therefore want this diversity to be reflected among the applicants for our positions and encourage everyone to apply regardless of who you are and what background you have.


We ask all applicants to respond to the qualification requirements. We will not consider applications lacking this information.

  • We are looking for talented and highly motivated candidates of all nationalities who have a keen interest in fish physiology and cardiovascular research.
  • The applicant is expected to hold, or soon to complete a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in (fish) biology, comparative biology, physiology, veterinary medicine, or related fields.
  • The working language is English, and excellent knowledge of spoken and written English is required.


Value will be placed on compatibility of the applicant’s professional and personal disposition, with strengths in:

  • Systematic approach
  • Analysis and assessment
  • Implementation
  • Self-development
  • Initiative and accountability

Personlige egenskaper:

  • Genuine interest in research
  • Dedicated and responsible
  • Ability to work independently and in an interdisciplinary environment
  • Experience working with fish
  • Experience with fieldwork
  • Experience with different imaging techniques
  • Driving license

Vi tilbyr:

  • A stimulating, challenging, and friendly international working environment with broad expertise.
  • Annual salary between 501.200-544.400NOK (46.900-50.900 EUR) depending on qualifications.
  • Attractive welfare benefits and Oslo’s family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities.
  • Skilful, experienced, creative, and friendly research colleagues.
  • Annual salary between 501.200-544.400NOK (Approx. 46.900-50.900 EUR). 

How to apply
The application must include

  • Cover letter (statement of motivation, summarizing scientific work and research interest)
  • CV (summarizing education, positions, pedagogical experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activity)
  • Copies of educational certificates (academic transcripts only)
  • A complete list of publications
  • List of reference persons: 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and phone number)

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system (Webcruiter). The attachments should be in pdf-format.
Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University's grading system. Please note that all documents should be in English (or a Scandinavian language).
In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on the documented, academic qualifications in regards to the project description, and the candidate’s motivation and personal suitability. Interviews with the best qualified candidates will be arranged.
It is expected that the successful candidate will be able to complete the project in the course of the period of employment.