Ledig stilling på Universitetet i Oslo

Blindern og Urbygningen (Foto: Wikimedia og Colourbox)
Blindern og Urbygningen (Foto: Wikimedia og Colourbox)

Researcher position in Cell Biology

Deadline 26.02.2019

About the position

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.

Flere stillinger fra Universitetet i Oslo

A 2-year position as Researcher is available in the Cellular Membrane Dynamics group led by Harald Stenmark at Centre for Cancer Cell Reprogramming (CanCell), Institute of Clinical Medicine. The group has laboratories in Institute for Cancer Research, Oslo University Hospital.

The organization and research focus

The position is financed by a project funded by the European Research Council (ERC), entitled “Coincidence detection of proteins and lipids in regulation of cellular membrane dynamics (CODE)”. The aim of this project is to investigate coincidence detection of proteins and lipids as a mechanism of specific protein recruitment to cellular membranes.

Harald Stenmark is in charge of the CODE project. Stenmark is also director of CanCell, a Norwegian Centre of Excellence which aims at targeting the “Achilles’ heels” of cancer for cancer cell reprogramming. CODE is included in CanCell’s project portfolio.

Job description

The research project will combine biochemical and molecular biological methods to identify and characterize novel coincidence detectors. Central methodology involves proximity protein biotinylation in combination with mass spectrometry, generation of recombinant and knock-out cell lines, and analyses of cells by advanced light microscopy.

Qualification requirements and personal skills

  • Applicants must hold a degree equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree in molecular biology, cell biology or equivalent
  • Extensive experience with proximity biotinylation and analyses of mass spectrometry data
  • Strong background in molecular biology and biochemistry
  • Extensive experience with cell culture and confocal microscopy
  • Experience with viral transduction and establishment of stable cell lines
  • Basic knowledge of statistics and image analysis for quantification
  • Excellent communication skills in written and spoken English

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

We offer

  • 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
  • Salary NOK 515 200 - NOK 576 100 per annum depending on qualifications in position as Researcher (position code 1109)
  • 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, 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).

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.

It is expected that the successful candidate will be able to complete the project in the course of the period of employment.

Formal regulations

According to the Norwegian Freedom and 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.

Contact information

Information about the project can be addressed to:

Information about the electronic application form can be addressed to Human Resources Adviser Thoril Kristiansen, email: [email protected].

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