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Postdoc Position Examining Consequences of Cardiac Morphological Deviations in Atlantic Salmon

A postdoc position dedicated to elucidating the consequences of deviating heart morphology in farmed Atlantic salmon is available from winter 2023/2024 at Oslo University Hospital Ullevål, Norway.

We are looking for highly motivated applicants holding or soon to complete a PhD or equivalent in physiology, comparative biology, veterinary medicine, or related fields.

Job duration: 3 years with possibility for extension. Annual salary between 584.500-667.700NOK (50.960-58.100EUR).

Institute description
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 www.iemr.no for more information about IEMR.

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.


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 experience in fish physiology and/or cardiovascular research.
  • The applicant is expected to hold, or soon to complete a PhD degree (or equivalent) in physiology, comparative biology, 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
  • Constructive cooperation  

Personlige egenskaper:

Desirable qualifications and experience:

  • Genuine interest in research
  • Dedicated and responsible
  • Ability to work independently and in an interdisciplinary environment
  • Experience with different imaging modalities such as microscopy, ultrasound, and/or MRI
  • Experience with bioinformatic analyses
  • Experience with fieldwork
  • Driving license

Vi tilbyr:

  • A stimulating, challenging, and friendly international working environment with broad expertise.
  • Annual salary between 584.500-667.700NOK (50.960-58.100EUR) 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.

How to apply:

  • The application must include
  • Cover letter (statement of motivation, summarizing scientific work and research interest)
  • CV (summarizing education, positions, 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 publish several scientific articles in the course of employment.