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Researcher in B-cell immunology

Deadline: 25.03.2021

Job description

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.

A six months temporary 100 % position as Researcher (position code 1109) with strong background in human immunology is available at the K.G. Jebsen Coeliac Disease Research Centre.

The project is related to research group of Professor Ludvig M. Sollid at the KG Jebsen Coeliac Disease Research Centre, Department of Immunology, Institute of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine. For more details about the centre, please visit the web site at this link.

More about the position

The main objective of the position is continuation of ongoing research, which is centred round characterisation of the disease-specific B-cell responses in coeliac disease. The Researcher must have expertise to contribute to, and take part in ongoing research projects and contribute to supervision of PhD students at the centre.

The project is focused on isolation and characterisation of disease-specific adaptive immune cells (in particular B cells) in coeliac disease. The aim of the project is to understand how these cells contribute to the pathogenesis through interactions with other immune cells.

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 identification of harmful immune reactions that can be targeted by novel drugs for treatment of coeliac disease.

The successful applicant will join a 20-member group within an interactive multidisciplinary centre of scientists, in a strong academic environment, focusing on immune dysregulation in autoimmune disease (see this and this for further information). The researcher is expected to take active part in the research cooperation within the project.

Qualification requirements

  • The applicant must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent) within the field of immunology and have extensive research experience from postdoctoral work in the field of human B cell immunology.
  • We are looking for a highly motivated and structured candidate with excellent laboratory skills and good collaborative qualities.
  • Strong research experience from work with isolation of antigen-specific human B cells, multicolour flow cytometry and generation of monoclonal antibodies is a requirement.
  • Prior research experience from human diseases with B-cell autoimmunity (such as coeliac disease) is highly beneficial. The candidate must be fluent in written and spoken English.

We offer

  • salary 535 200 - 643 000 (Pay grade 60-70)per annum depending on qualifications in position as Researcher (Position code 1109)
  • a professionally stimulating 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 (summarising 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.

Inclusion and diversity are a strength. The University of Oslo has a personnel policy objective of achieving a balanced gender composition. We also want to have employees with diverse expertise, combinations of subjects, life experience and perspectives. We will make adjustments for employees who require this.

If there are qualified applicants with special needs, gaps in their CVs or immigrant backgrounds, we will invite at least one applicant in each of these groups to an interview.

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