Job ID: 95474

Postdoctoral position in Neuroscience

Position: Post-doctoral Position

Deadline: 6 October 2022

Employment Start Date: 1 November 2022

Contract Length: 1,5 years

City: Oslo

Country: Norway

Institution: University of Oslo

Department: Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, Department of Molecular Medicine


Applications are invited for a 1,5 year position as Researcher in neuroscience and electrophysiology to be based at the Institute of Basic Medical Sciences (IMB), University of Oslo.

More about the position

The position is linked to a project on unraveling the molecular mechanisms involved in glutamine/amino acid transporter function and their roles in brain physiology by using state-of-the-art electrophysiology and imaging. The candidate will be part of Professor Farrukh A. Chaudhry’s group ; See e.g. Hamdani et al., FASEB J, 2021; Qureshi et al., Cereb Cortex, 2019; Moen et al., Brain, 2016). The group use a multidisciplinary approach to unravel function and regulation of glutamine transporters in health and disease and translate these findings to clinics.

The candidate is expected to unravel mechanistically the function and regulation of glutamine transporters by two-electrode voltage clamp (TEVC) electrophysiology and ratiometric analyses on Xenopus laevis oocytes expressing transporters of interest. It also involves characterization of the phenotype of genetically modified mice with focus on perturbed neurotransmitter synthesis and synaptic plasticity by patch-clamp electrophysiology. Finally, this project includes simultaneous imaging and electrophysiological investigations.

 Qualification requirements

  • Applicants must hold a degree equivalent to a Norwegian PhD doctoral, strong academic background and with practical experience in characterizing proteins.
  • It requires prior experience in TEVC and/or patch-clamp electrophysiology.
  • It preferably requires experience in ratiometric analyses, time-lapse studies or molecular biology.

We offer:

  • Salary NOK 534 400–615 800 per annum, depending on qualifications in position as Researcher (position code 1109)

Complete call and procedures on how to apply may be found at:

Researcher position in Neuroscience (231703) | University of Oslo (

The deadline is October 6th 2022.