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Researcher (Junior Researcher) at Institute for Experimental Medical Research

Deadline: 09.06.2020

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.


For more information about IEMR

Job description

The Institute for Experimental Medical Research (IEMR) at the University of Oslo invites applicants holding a Master’s degree in molecular biology to apply for a junior researcher position (Researcher 1108) in cardiac research for 16 months. The applicant should be fluent in English to join our laboratory.

The candidate will receive supervision from the Institute of Clinical Medicine (Prof. Geir Christensen) and the Department of Cardiology (Dr. Maria Vistnes). The successful researcher will explore the role of an identified protein in the development of heart failure. The candidate will join the research efforts of the K.G. Jebsen Centre for Cardiac Research, with the primary objective to better understand the mechanisms of heart failure. Specifically, the centre identifies mechanisms regulating myocardial stiffness, and new therapeutic targets of diastolic dysfunction. For more about the IEMR, please see the institute web site.

Qualification requirements

  • Applicants must hold a Master’s degree in molecular biology
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Experience and competence in cardiovascular research, molecular biology, cell culturing, bioinformatics, assessment of fibrosis and mouse genetics are required
  • Animal handling course (Forsøksdyrlærekurs FELASA C) is required

Personal skills

We seek a highly motivated and skilled person, able to work effectively as part of an interdisciplinary team, who is eager to both gain and share insight while being focused on publishing papers in leading international journals.

We offer

  • salary NOK 479 600 – 523 200 per annum, depending on qualifications
  • an academically 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

  • cover letter statement of motivation and research interests
  • CV (summarizing education, positions and academic work)
  • copies of educational certificates (academic transcripts only)
  • list of reference persons: 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and phone number)

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system, please follow the link “Apply for this job”. 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).

When evaluating the application, emphasis will be given to the applicant’s academic (described above) and personal prerequisites to carry out the project. Interviews with selected candidates will be arranged, in person or via Skype.

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.

Contact information

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