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Researcher in Cancer Immunology (12 months)

Deadline: 31.01.2022

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 position as researcher (position code 1109) of 12 months duration is available in the project group led by Professor Johanna Olweus, Institute for Cancer Research, Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Oslo. The group is located at the Institute for Cancer Research, Norwegian Radium Hospital, Oslo University Hospital.

The organization and research focus

The position is part of a project funded by the Norwegian Cancer Society, entitled “Precision Immunotherapy for Bladder Cancer”. The aim of this project is to improve treatment of bladder cancer through development of potential immunological therapies.

More about the position

The project involves research where the goal is targeted T-cell-mediated killing of leukemia cells. The position requires special expertise in the characterization of leukemia cells using multicolor flow cytometry and biobanking.

The project involves research where the goal is targeted T-cell-mediated killing of leukemia cells.

Qualification requirements

  • Applicants must hold a degree equivalent to a Norwegian PhD in immunology
  • Experience in characterization of leukemia cells using multicolor flow cytometric analysis, and culture of primary immune cells
  • Extensive experience in biobanking, including cryopreservation of viable cells, and registration of samples in eBiobank
  • Good organizational skills
  • Basic knowledge of statistics
  • Excellent communication skills in written and spoken English

Personal skills

The candidate should be highly motivated and dedicated, and should have strong collaboration skills.

We offer

  • Salary NOK 563 900 - 650 300 per annum depending on qualifications in position as Researcher (position code 1109)
  • A dynamic and stimulating scientific environment in a young, enthusiastic and motivated team of biologists. The Institute for Cancer Research is at the international forefront and houses top modern and excellent lab facilities (2009) with a wide range of core facilities (animal, light and electron microscopy, flow cytometry, genomics and bioinformatics, MR), with additional core facilities (mass spec etc.) at the Rikshospitalet and UiO sites
  • 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

  • Cover letter (statement of motivation, summarizing scientific work and research interest)
  • CV (summarizing education, positions, pedagogical experience, and other qualifying activity)
  • A complete list of publications
  • Transcripts of university diplomas
  • List of 2 referee persons (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and phone number)

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University's grading system. Please note that all documents should be in English (or a Scandinavian language).

In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on the documented academic qualifications, as well as the candidate's motivation and personal suitability. Interviews with the best-qualified candidates will be arranged.

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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