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We are an active and produtive international anti-ageing research team. We work extremely hard, and we play harder!
Vi er et aktivt og produktivt internasjonalt anti-aldringsforskerteam. Vi jobber ekstremt hardt, og vi feirer når vi kan!

 

We are continued looking for the students who want to be tomorrow’s ‘bright stars’ in the ageing field. If you are dedicated to your dream, we will be working together to make it happen. 

 

Short-term exchange students
We welcome students from universities all around the world to perform their short-term research exchange at the Fang laboratory. Although funding support is not a prerequisite, the students are strongly recommended to bring their own funds or apply for the below funds:
1: EMBO short termfellowship.
2: ERASMUS exchange program. University of Oslo is a full ERASMUS partner  (UiO point of contact: anne.westheim@medisin.uio.no).
3: Summer students. If you are a UiO student, you can apply for UiO summer programme; if you a non-UiO student, try to secure funding from UNIFOR (https://unifor.no/sok-stotte/)


Graduate Students
Students within University of Oslo are eligible to join the laboratory. Interested international students with a view to joining the Fang laboratory should contact the lab ahead. The laboratory has a long-standing interest on the molecular mechanisms of human aging and to utilize the knowledge to develop novel interventional strategies to promote a healthy and more productive life in the elderly. The laboratory uses state-of-the-art molecular biology and biochemical techniques in iPSCs, mice, C. elegans, and human tissues to address interesting questions. Dr. Fang has strong experience in training postbaccalaureates and graduate students with many of them have strong publications and excellent further training/job offers after graduation. Prospective students should email Dr. Fang to discuss their particular research interests. Several projects can be tailored to compliment the specific interests of the extraordinary candidates.   

The candidates are strongly recommended to apply for related grants from Research Council of Norway (PhD programme grant). To apply for any type of grant from the Research Council you have to submit an application to a call for proposals – a funding announcement.  You can find active call for proposals here on this page. On the right hand side, under “Application type”, you can choose Personal doctoral, to see if there are any active funding announcements for these application types. For these types of personal grants, the student has to apply (as the project manager) themselves. If you are interested to read a Ph.D in my group, contact me, and with the qualified candidates I can help out for you to prepare a proposal for your submission.

For Ph.D. program in the University of Oslo, our main contact is Stian Frammarsvik:
https://www.med.uio.no/english/?vrtx=person-view&uid=stianfra
Information about the programme:
https://www.med.uio.no/english/research/phd/


 

Postdoctoral researchers
The laboratory welcome driven, highly self-motivated and talented students (multiple position available) to lead a project on the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying human aging and age-related neurodegeneration. Several aging-related projects are being developed in the laboratory, including a) molecular mechanisms of mitophagy; 2) mitochondrial dysfunction and compromised mitophagy in neurodegeneration; and 3) NAD+ and aging. The laboratory has strong interests to address the molecular mechanisms of these questions using cross-species laboratory models, including human iPCSs, C. elegans, mice, and human samples. You will be involved in developing one project with other duties/opportunities include writing and collaborating on papers for high-profile journal publications and attending and presenting at national/international conferences.

You will hold a relevant PhD (or related degree) together solid experience biochemistry and neuroscience. Candidates with strong experience on one or more of the below fields are extremely welcome: neuroscience (e.g., mouse behavioral studies and brain immunohistochemistry), C. elegans research (behavioral studies and genetic editing etc.), and biochemistry (e.g., protein-protein interaction and post-translational modification). You are expected to have good publication records and the ability to work accurately, keep good records and work as part of a team are essential for working at the laboratory. Please email a letter of interest including your CV, research experience, and future research interests to Dr. Fang.   Although funding support is not a prerequisite, all postdocs are expected to apply for individual fellowships. Selected candidates will be asked to arrange for three recommendation letters to be submitted directly to Dr. Fang.

Check out the below funding opportunities, so that you can apply for:

 

1. Research Council of Norway. The candidates are strongly recommended to apply for related grants from Research Council of Norway (postdoc grant, overseas grant). To apply for any type of grant from the Research Council you have to submit an application to a call for proposals – a funding announcement.  You can find active call for proposals here on this page. On the right hand side, under “Application type”, you can choose Personal post-doctoral research fellowship, to see if there are any active funding announcements for these application types. For these types of personal grants, the student has to apply (as the project manager) themselves.

2. Marie-Curie Individual Fellowship. It is a competitive call with ~10% success rate. The UiO runs a custom-designed support program for candidates and supervisors wishing to apply. Please contact Aina Alvsvåg (aina.alvsvag@medisin.uio.no) for more information if you are interested.

3. The FRIPRO Mobility Grant:https://www.forskningsradet.no/en/FundingDetail/FRIMEDBIO/1254030889867?lang=en&visAktive=true

4. Scientia Fellows:The UiO has recently been awarded a Marie-Curie cofund project – Scientia Fellows II – with 250 person-years, translated into 125 2-year positions. The success rate is ~60%, i.e. much higher than for the regular Marie Curie IF. The first call will be launched in April 2019.News here: http://www.med.uio.no/english/about/news-and-events/news/2018/eu-grant-provides-250-new-work-years-for-med.html. The Scientia Fellows II is a continuation of the Scientia Fellows program and there will be significant similarities. Information about Scientia Fellows here: http://www.med.uio.no/english/research/scientia-fellows/ 

5. HSØ Postdoctoral Fellowship: A person with minimum 20% position in a Hospital is eligible to apply for grants in the Regional Health Authority calls. The call is not lauched yet, but the deadline is expected in the beginning of September. Some more info here (in Norwegian only): https://www.helse-sorost.no/helsefaglig/forskning#forskningsmidler/utlysninger . They have different calls, e.g. postdoctoral positions. In your case, you would need to have someone with a minimum 20% hospital position  apply for the grant, since I think you don’t have a position with the hospital. If you have a position with the hospital, you are eligible to apply. Usually, these projects are more clinical than basic medicine, but some basic projects are also awarded. I recommend you to discuss this call with your colleagues with hospital affiliation.

6. EMBO Long-term fellowships: http://www.embo.org/funding-awards/fellowships/long-term-fellowships  IMG_1020(Image: Tor Erik Rusten).We are a highly productive and competitive international team.