[Neuroinfo] PhD position in computational neuroscience/brain physics in Oslo Norway

Gaute Einevoll gaute.einevoll at nmbu.no
Thu Nov 28 14:35:59 CET 2019

PhD-position in Computational Neuroscience/Brain Physics in Oslo, Norway

Applications are invited for a position as PhD Research Fellow available at the Department of Biosciences in the research group of Professors Gaute Einevoll and Marianne Fyhn at CINPLA. The position is funded by the UiO:Life Science Initiative,  Convergence Environments to the project ”MultiModal Mental Models: converging approaches from genomes to mental illness and interplay with psychosocial stressors (4MENT)”<https://www.uio.no/english/research/strategic-research-areas/life-science/research/convergence-environments/4ment/>.

The successful candidate will work on model-based exploration of cortical neuron and neural network models, in particular effects of genetic variants on neural functions. The modeling work will be carried out in collaboration with statistical geneticists as well as researchers working with stem cells and brain imaging. The goal of the project is to build models for mental phenotypes that are relevant in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

The candidate will work in the cross-disciplinary environment Center for Integrative Neuroplasticity (cinpla.org), a research center set up by the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. Presently, CINPLA includes about twenty biologists, physicists, and computer scientists co-localised in the building of Department of Biosciences at UiO. The candidate will develop and use state-of-the-art computer simulation packages and national supercomputer resources.

The fellowships will be for a period of 3 years, with no compulsory work, or for a period of 4 years, with 25 % compulsory work at the UiO:LifeScience. Anticipated start date is Winter/Spring 2020. The research fellow must take part in the Faculty’s appproved PhD program and is expected to complete the project within the set fellowship period.


  *   Master’s degree in physics, mathematics, or computer science. The Master thesis should preferably have been done within computational neuroscience, but also candidates with master projects in other branches of computational science may be considered.
  *   Foreign completed degree (M.Sc.-level) corresponding to a minimum of four years in the Norwegian educational system.
  *   The candidate must have demonstrated strong skills in developing codes for scientific computing.
  *   A good command of English is required.

For more information, including on how to apply, see:

Deadline for application: December 18th 2019

For questions,  please contact professor Gaute T. Einevoll, gaute.einevoll at fys.uio.no.
Professor Gaute T. Einevoll
Faculty of Science and Technology
Norwegian University of Life Sciences, 1432 Aas, Norway;
Department of Physics, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway
Ph. +47-64965433, Mobile: +47-95124536
email: Gaute.Einevoll at nmbu.no, web: compneuro.nmbu.no, cinpla.org

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