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Applications are invited for a 3-year position as postdoctoral fellow to be based at the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Research Unit, Oslo University Hospital. The position is linked to the project Refining the autism spectrum using advanced brain imaging, genetics, and clinical phenotypes in youth, funded by the South-Eastern Norway Regional Health Authority. The project aims to increase our understanding of brain development and clinical characteristics in children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders and other mental disorders.
The project combines clinical characterization, brain imaging, cognitive tests, genetics and biomarkers, and builds on a close collaboration with the Norwegian Centre for Mental Disorders Research (NORMENT, http://norment.no) and the K.G. Jebsen Centre for Neurodevelopmental Disorders . The position will be integrated with the NORMENT Multimodal Imaging group.


  • Applicants must hold a doctoral (ph.d. or equivalent) degree in psychology, medicine or similar.
  • Candidates who will complete and defend their degree within the starting date will be considered.
  • Candidates with a Norwegian authorization as clinical psychologist or physician will be preferred due to the clinical assessments.
  • Prior experience with clinical studies as well as with clinical characterization and interviews of children and adolescents is an advantage.
  • Previous experience with study coordination including data collection and handling of participants is an advantage.
  • Previous experience with statistical analysis and programming (R, Matlab, python or similar) is an advantage.
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in Norwegian is required due to clinical assessments.
  • Excellent communication and collaborative skills (team player) is required.

Personlige egenskaper:

It is important that you:

  • have the ability to collaborate across different professional arenas
  • like to work within a large and complex organisation  

Vi tilbyr:

  • A workplace in the heart of Oslo, with values trust, openness and respect
  • A safe workplace with good support from associates
  • Participating in a program for newly hired employees
  • Good opportunities for professional and personal development
  • You will be part of an important mission for the society
  • Salary depending on experience and qualifications.
  • An ambitious and exciting research environment with a strong multidisciplinary profile and excellent opportunities for academic development.
  • Attractive welfare benefits including excellent benefits for families (kindergarten, paid paternal/maternal leave etc) and a generous pension agreement.
  • Starting date: Oct 1st – Nov 30th 2022

Oslo University Hospital is a workplace with great diversity. We believe this is essential to perform the tasks required of us. Therefore, we pursue diversity among our job applicants and encourage everyone to apply regardless of who you are and what background you have.