Ledig stilling

Utgått annonse

Søknadsfristen for denne jobbmuligheten er passert

Helse Sør-øst RHF


Offentlig forvaltning

Researcher – The neurobiology of sleep and wake in health and depression
The Division of Mental health and Addiction, Psychosis Research Unit, Oslo University Hospital and Centre of Excellence The Norwegian Centre for Mental Disorders Research (NORMENT) offers a two year half-time (50%) researcher position. The project is also affiliated with the Norwegian network on mood disorders (NORMOOD).
NORMENT runs a multicenter study involving all psychiatric hospital departments in Oslo and several research groups at the University of Oslo. The purpose of the programme is to study how biological/genetic, psychological and environmental factors contribute to severe mental disorders.
In the present project, we assess the structure and function of the brain after sleep and sleep deprivation using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-based techniques. The project has two main aims: 1) to increase our knowledge of why we sleep and 2) to clarify the neuroplasticity mechanisms underlying the rapid antidepressant effects of acute sleep deprivation. The project thus recruits healthy participants and currently depressed individuals; all undergo clinical characterization and the patients are examined by the study psychiatrists. Then, all participants undergo functional and structural MRI at the Oslo University Hospital, Rikshospitalet, before and after sleep and sleep deprivation. The successful candidate will analyze and publish already collected clinical and MRI data and contribute to the ongoing data collection.

Oslo universitetssykehus er en arbeidsplass med stort mangfold. Det mener vi er helt avgjørende for å løse de oppgavene som kreves av oss. Vi ønsker derfor at dette mangfoldet skal gjenspeiles blant søkerne til våre stillinger og oppfordrer alle til å søke uavhengig av hvem du er og hvilken bakgrunn du har.

Vi tilbyr:

    •    We offer an exciting research environment with a multidisciplinary profile and large opportunities for academic development.
    •     Pay grade according to qualifications.
    •     Favorable pension arrangements.
    •    Attractive welfare arrangements.


    The application must include:
    Application letter
    •   CV (summarizing education, positions, scientific publications and other relevant activity)
    •   A complete list of any publications and academic work
    •   Copies of educational certificates and transcripts of records
    •   Contact details of 2 referees (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and phone number)

    Please remember that all documents should be in English or a Scandinavian language.

    For more information about the project, please contact:
    Torbjørn Elvsåshagen (phone: +47 99 15 52 82; e-mail: drtorbjorn@hotmail.com).