PhD Research Fellowship: UiO:Life Science 412 views

A PhD Research Fellowship is being offered at RITMO Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Rhythm, Time and Motion at the University of Oslo. The position is part of the newly established convergence environment and the project “Artificial Biomimetic systems – the Niche of Islet Organoids (ABINO)” funded by UiO’s interdisciplinary strategic area UiO: Life Science.

About the project and position:
  • The ABINO project unites three centers of excellence, HTH (Led by Prof. Stefan Krauss and Dr. Hanne Scholz, RITMO (led by Prof. Anne Danielsen and Ass. Prof. Alexander Jensenius) and FI/CCSE to achieve its ambitious goals.
  • The candidates will develop a theoretical model for generating sound signals of varying complexity, that can be used for acoustic-mechanical stimulation of cells with the aim of inducing differentiation and maturation processes; Generate sound stimuli to be used in the experiments; Use cell response data to update the implemented model
  • Dependent on academic background, the person appointed will be affiliated with one of three PhD programmes: Faculty of Humanities (Musicology); Faculty of Social Sciences (Psychology); Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Science (Informatics)
  • Duration will be of three years with the possibility to extend to four years.


  • A master’s degree in Sound and Music Computing, Acoustics, Physics, Computer Science, or similar that is relevant for the position. The applicant is required to document that the degree corresponds to the profile for the post. The Master’s Degree must have been obtained by the time of application.
  • Experience with digital signal processing
  • Knowledge of music theory, music cognition, machine learning, and/or optimization algorithms will be considered advantageous
  • Excellent skills in written and oral English
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position

How to apply

Apply online and submit the following attachments (in pdf format):

  • Application letter describing the applicant’s qualifications and motivation for the position
  • CV (complete list of education, positions, teaching experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activities, including a complete list of publications with links to full version of published papers)
  • Research outline, including relevant research questions and theoretical and methodological approaches (approximately 2-3 pages, see template for research outline)
  • Transcript of records of your Master’s degree. Applicants with education from a foreign university are advised to attach an explanation of their university’s grading system
  • Documentation of English proficiency
  • Names and contact details of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number)
—————–Quick Overview————-
Organization University of Oslo (UiO)
Country Norway
Fellowship Level Doctoral
Subject areas Sound and Music Computing, Acoustics, Physics, Computer Science
Fellowship amount Varies
Eligibility Open to all nationalities
Deadline 1st September 2019

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  • Address Norway
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