Postdoctoral Research Fellow for the Study of the Gut Microbiome’s Role for Successful Aging: Norway

A position is now open as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow for the study of the gut microbiome’s role for successful aging at the Department of Neuroscience and Movement Science, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). The position is in the Trondheim fMRI group and the period of employment is two years. The start of the position can be no later than end of September 2018.



Requirements of the applicants:

  • A PhD in molecular biology, immunology, microbiology or related fields
  • Research experience in host-microbial interactions, preferably related to host brain function and/or structure and/or behavior
  • Prior experience with 16S rRNA sequence data and analysis or whole-genome next-generation sequencing data, or transcriptomic data and analysis
  • Proficiency in a programming language and statistical computing (e.g. R)
  • Ability to work independently
  • At least one first author publication(s) in a peer reviewed international journal
  • Scientific creativity, reliability, and independence in research
  • Ability to work effectively in an interdisciplinary group

Emphasis will be placed on:

  • Clear and effective communication skills in English
  • Interest in gut-brain axis
  • Knowledge/experience with human (brain) anatomy, physiology and psychology will be considered advantageous
  • Experience with analyzing large data sets

For further information about the position, please contact: 
Project leader/Professor Asta Håberg, mobile: +47 90259147, e-mail:

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