PhD fellowship in Cellular Metabolite Transport at University of Oslo in Norway 2014 , and applications are submitted till 15 August 2014. University of Oslo is funding a PhD fellowship available to Norwegian and foreign students for studying cellular metabolite transport at the Institute of Basic Medical Sciences. Applicants must hold a master degree or equivalent in biology, medicine, molecular biology, mathematics, electrophysiology or chemistry. The candidate must be able to communicate in English. The fellowship period is 3 years devoted to research training or 4 years with a 25 % teaching commitment. Full details:
School(Institutions/ Country): University of Oslo | Norway
Level: PhD Research Programme
Field(s): cellular metabolite transport at the Neurotransporter Group, Department of Anatomy, the Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, University of Oslo (UiO). The candidate will primarily work on the project “Choline and betaine metabolism in the liver”, which is an unexpected spin off from studies of GABA transporter proteins in the brain.
Deadline: 15 August 2014.
Funded By: University of Oslo
Beneficiaries(Target Groups): PhD fellowship in Cellular Metabolite Transport is targeted for Norwegian and foreign applicants can apply for this PhD fellowship.
‣ Award No: One PhD position will be available.
‣ Scholarship Duration: The fellowship period is 3 years devoted to research training or 4 years with a 25 % teaching commitment. The period devoted to research training may be reduced within the framework of pertaining regulations based on previously held research training positions.
‣ Scholarship covers: Salary ranging from pay grade: 50 – 56 (NOK 416 600 – 460 400) -Stimulating and attractive work environment -Membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund -Attractive welfare benefits
‣ The candidate will primarily work on the project “Choline and betaine metabolism in the liver”, which is an unexpected spinoff from our studies of GABA transporter proteins in the brain.
‣ There are four GABA transporters. The primary aim of the present PhD fellowship in Cellular Metabolite Transport project is to determine the importance of BGT1 for liver function.
‣ BGT1 transports betaine which the liver needs to protect itself from the harmful effects of ethanol and high fat diets.
‣ The hypothesis to be tested is if defective BGT1 transporters increase liver vulnerability. The candidate will not be working alone, but will be member of a team that aims at uncovering the roles of GABA transporter proteins in health and disease.
‣ The candidate will take part in the overall activity although the primary focus is the “Choline and betaine metabolism in the liver”.
‣ The team members will together share the burden of running the laboratory which comprises management of our colonies of genetically modified mice.
‣ Well performing candidates will be given the opportunity to work parts of the time with collaborators in Germany and USA.
‣ Applicants must hold a master degree or equivalent in biology, medicine, molecular biology, mathematics, electrophysiology or chemistry.
‣ Applicant must be granted admission to the Faculty’s PhD program.
‣ We are looking for motivated individuals with the personal prerequisites to carry out the project. This comprises a basic understanding of biochemistry and biology.
‣ However, more important than formal competence and experience is the desire, stamina and ability to find the answers to biological questions.
‣ This comprises ability to navigate and to acquire relevant new skills as required during the progression of the project.
‣ To do this, the candidate needs a portion of individualism and independence, but at the same time be able to collaborate and work in a team.
‣ Both theoretical and practical skills (including motoric skills) are important. Thus, experience from relevant research is fine, but other types of varied practical experience will also count.
‣ Acquaintance with Norwegian language is not required, but successful applicant with good Norwegian skills is eligible for a 4-year program period requiring teaching of medical students (25%).
‣ Willingness to hold an animal license and work with experimental animals is an absolute requirement. -The candidate must be able to communicate in English.
Selection Criteria for PhD fellowship in Cellular Metabolite Transport
‣ In assessing applications, particular emphasis will be placed upon the academic and personal ability of the candidate to complete the project within the given time frame.
‣ Applicants are required to apply online.
‣ Application letter (including a summary of the applicant’s scientific work and interests and describing how she/he fits the description of the person we seek)
‣ CV ( education since high school (place, grade), positions held and details of academic work)
‣ List of publications, published abstracts, presentations
‣ Copies of educational certificates and transcripts of records
‣ Names and contact details of 2-3 referees (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number)
‣ The application with attachments is to be delivered in electronic recruiting system EasyCruit.
‣ Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University’s grading system.
‣ Please remember that all documents should be in English or a Scandinavian language.
‣ Scholarship Applications are due on 15 August 2014.
‣ Application forms and guidelines can be download from the official website
‣ It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.