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Researcher in immunology with administrative duties

Deadline: 15.07.2020

Universitetet i Oslo

The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest ranked educational and research institution, with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. With its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally recognised research communities, UiO is an important contributor to society.

The Institute of Clinical Medicine (Klinmed) is one of three institutes under the Faculty. Klinmed is responsible for the Faculty's educational and research activities at Oslo University Hospital and Akershus University Hospital. With about 800 employees spread over approximately 425 man-labour years, Klinmed is the university's largest institute. Our activities follow the clinical activity at the hospitals and are spread across a number of geographical areas.

Job description

A full time position as Researcher (position code 1109) with strong background in translational immunology for the period August 15, 2020 to December 31, 2022 is available at the K.G. Jebsen Coeliac Disease Research Centre.

The project is located at the Department of Immunology, Institute of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine. For more details about the centre, please visit the web site at http://www.med.uio.no/klinmed/english/research/centres/kgj-coeliac-disease/index.html.

More about the position

The main objective for the position is to contribute to ongoing research projects at the Centre, where the main activities are focused on the immunology of coeliac disease as well as to co-ordinate research activities at the Centre.

A main goal of the K.G. Jebsen Coeliac Disease Research Centre is to translate advances in the basic understanding of the pathogenesis of coeliac disease to the clinic – to improve disease diagnostics, to implement novel treatments and to identify new therapeutic targets for this common disease. The work of this project will contribute to exploration and identification of novel drug target points for treatment of coeliac disease.

The successful applicant will be a junior group leader at the Centre with responsibility for own research activities. The candidate will also be affiliated with the research group of Professor Ludvig Sollid (see https://www.med.uio.no/cir/english/ further information).

The candidate is expected to take active part in the research of the Centre, dealing with protein biochemistry and mass spectrometry based evaluation of gut biopsy tissues, particularly in conjunction with clinical trials. In addition, the candidate shall coordinate research activities within the Centre and parttake in reporting activities, like writing of the Centre’s annual reports.

Qualification requirements

  • The applicant must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent) within the field of immunology and protein biochemistry.
  • Research experience from work with protein biochemistry and mass spectrometry is a requirement.
  • The candidate must be fluent in written and spoken English.
  • Experience with coordinating research activities is a strong advantage.

Personal skills

  • We are looking for a highly motivated and structured candidate with excellent laboratory skills, experience from coordinating research activities in a research centre and good collaborative qualities.

We offer

  • Salary NOK 542 400 – 655 400 (ltr. 61-71) per annum depending on qualifications in position as Researcher (Position code 1109)
  • A challenging and friendly working environment
  • attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement, in addition to Oslo’s family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities

How to apply

The application must include:

  • Application letter, including a ½ page motivation statement and research interests.
  • CV (summarizing education, positions, academic work-scientific publications and
  • other relevant activity)
  • Copies of educational certificates and letters of recommendation
  • List of publications and academic work that the applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee. Note: Applicants are advised not to attach the original publications, only to provide a list.
  • Names and contact details of 2-3 referees (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number).

The application with the required attachments should preferably constitute as few files as possible, preferably 1-2 files.The application with attachments is to be delivered in our electronic recruiting system Jobbnorge. 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.

Formal regulations

According to the Norwegian Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.

The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results etc.

The University of Oslo aims to achieve a balanced gender composition in the workforce and to recruit people with ethnic minority backgrounds.

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