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Researcher in microbiology

Deadline: 07.12.2023

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 Basic Medical Sciences overall objective is to promote basic medical knowledge in order to understand normal processes, provide insight into mechanisms that cause illness, and promote good health. The Institute is responsible for teaching in basic medical sciences for the programmes of professional study in medicine and the Master's programme in clinical nutrition. The Institute has more than 320 employees and is located in Domus Medica.

Job description

A researcher position is available at the Oslo Centre for Biostatistics and Epidemiology (OCBE), Department of Biostatistics, University of Oslo. The Institute of Basic Medical Sciences consists of departments and units that pursue research and education within basic medical science.

The institute has approximately 320 employees and is located in the Domus Medica. The announced position is funded by the Norwegian Research Council through the Global Health project "RADICAL" and presents an opportunity to join a leading Norwegian research group in evolutionary epidemiology for pathogenic bacteria, led by Prof. Jukka Corander.

More about the position

A 4-year position is targeted towards development of rapid Crispr-Cas based diagnostics for bacteremia and sepsis caused by key etiologies in low-and-middle-income countries (LMICs). The diagnostics will be developed using large curated bacterial whole-genome databases and tested/validated in silico, in vitro and in vivo, in collaboration with researchers and clinicians at multiple hospitals in LMICs. The selected person will in addition to the in silico development coordinate the project activities jointly with the clinical and wetlab coordinator based at Cambodia-Oxford Medical Research Unit, Angkor Hospital for Children, Cambodia.

Qualifications and Personal Skills:

Candidates for the position must have a PhD in microbiology or a similar field, equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree. They should also have documented high level post-doctoral research experience about coordinating large-scale bacterial genomics projects, and extensive research experience about using population genomics for epidemiology related to diseases caused by major human pathogens such as Streptococcus pneumoniae and Escherichia coli. We also value experience about design of primers for PCR in addition to population genomics expertise.

We offer

  • Salary ranging from pay grade: 57 – 65 (NOK 557 100– 635 400)
  • Stimulating and attractive work environment
  • Membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • Attractive welfare benefits

How to apply

The application must include: 

  • A one-page text describing current research interests and potential contributions to the planned project.
  • CV summarizing education, positions held, details of academic work, pedagogical and administrative experience and other qualifying activities
  • List of publications
  • Copies of educational certificates and transcripts of records
  • Names and contact details of two references stating relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number

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. 

In assessing applications, particular emphasis will be placed upon the academic and personal ability of the candidate to complete the project within the given timeframe.

Applicants may be called in for an interview. In accordance with the University of Oslo´s equal opportunities policy, we invite applications from all interested individuals regardless of gender or ethnicity.

The University of Oslo has an agreement regarding acquisition of rights to work results for all employees, with the aim to secure rights to research results, etc.

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.

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