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Researcher in immunology

Deadline: 07.07.2020

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.

Job description

A two-year 20 % position as Researcher (position code 1109) with strong background in translational immunology is available at the K.G. Jebsen Coeliac Disease Research Centre.

The project is located at the 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 http://www.med.uio.no/klinmed/english/research/centres/kgj-coeliac-disease/index.html.

More about the position

The main objective of the position is to contribute to ongoing research projects at the centre, where the main activities are centred on T-cell phenotyping and T-cell biology. The Researcher will take part in ongoing research projects and contribute to supervision of PhD students at the centre.

The project is focused on deep phenotyping and characterization of disease-specific adaptive immune cells (in particular CD4+ T cells) in coeliac disease. The aim of the project is to identify cell-specific characteristics and markers that can be explored for targeted elimination of the cells as disease therapy.

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 exploration and identification of novel drug target points 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 http://www.med.uio.no/klinmed/english/research/centres/kgj-coeliac-disease/index.html and http://www.med.uio.no/cir/english/research/groups/sollid/ 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 research experience from postdoctoral work in the field of human T 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 human T cells, multicolour flow cytometry and CyToF mass cytometry phenotyping and cellular immunology is a requirement.
  • The candidate must be fluent in written and spoken English.

We offer

  • Salary NOK 532 300 – 605 500 (Pay grade 60-67) per annum depending on qualifications in position as Researcher (Position code 1109)
  • A challenging and friendly 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 (summarizing 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.

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.

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