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Associate Professor of Medicine (Biochemistry)

Deadline: 31.08.2021

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 Basic Medical Sciences overall objective is to promote basic medical knowledge in order to understand normal processes, provide insight into mechanisms that cause illness, and promote good health. The Institute is responsible for teaching in basic medical sciences for the programmes of professional study in medicine and the Master's programme in clinical nutrition. The Institute has more than 300 employees and is located in Domus Medica.

Job description

A permanent position is available at the Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, Department of Molecular Medicine, Division of Biochemistry, for an Associate Professor of Medicine in the subject area of Biochemistry and molecular cell biology.

We are looking for candidates who will be expected to initiate and lead research, supervise PhD candidates, teach in the Medical School, set and assess exams, and carry out administrative duties. Teaching consists of formal lectures, group teaching and practical courses. Candidates must therefore document in their application, and demonstrate during the evaluation, that they are qualified and motivated to teach. The appointed candidate will also be expected to take part in committees for PhD theses, appointments and promotions.

For further description of the position: link

The Department of Molecular Medicine consists of 28 research groups across three divisions (Anatomy, Biochemistry and Physiology) and brings together wide expertise aiming to understand biological and pathological processes, from cellular to systems levels. The position is in the Division of Biochemistry, which counts 8 research groups working on membrane trafficking, autophagy, cardiovascular biology, adipose biology, metabolism and chromatin. More information on research in the Department and Division of Biochemistry can be found here.

Qualification requirements

  • PhD in molecular/cell biology or medical biochemistry. A degree in medicine (MD or equivalent) will be considered as an advantage should other qualifications be equal.
  • Strong research background in biochemistry, molecular or cellular biology
  • Documented pedagogical skills and teaching experience in molecular/cell biology or biochemistry.
  • Experience in supervision of PhD students
  • Successful acquisition of extramural funding and project leadership as principal investigator
  • Fluent oral and written communications in English
  • Fluent oral communication skills in Norwegian, Swedish or Danish, or a plan for being proficient in Norwegian within 2 years of employment.


  • High ambitions and quality of teaching, research and communications.
  • High quality of research and publishing in peer-reviewed international journals.
  • The successful applicant must provide a 3-page research plan and outline plans for acquiring external funding. The research plan must include a description on how research will complement and synergize methodologically and/or thematically with research in the Division and the Department, in at least one of these areas: membrane trafficking, cell signaling, autophagy, metabolism, cardiovascular biology, adipose biology or chromatin biology.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to create an attractive research environment will be emphasised.
  • Interdisciplinary and international collaborations are expected.

Personal skills

  • Ambition to create an attractive and competitive research environment.
  • Dynamic international and interdisciplinary networking skills.
  • Ability to communicate complex scientific topics to students, peers and general public

We offer

  • A yearly salary of NOK 677 600 - 825 900 depending on qualifications.
  • A professionally stimulating working environment.
  • The opportunity to establish a dynamic and innovative research group with potential to recruit high calibre PhD students and postdocs.
  • The opportunity to apply for promotion to full professorship at a later stage.
  • Excellent collaborative opportunities within the Department, the University, the adjacent Oslo University Hospital and other institutions in the Oslo area.
  • Attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement, in addition to Oslo’s family-friendly environment with its opportunities for culture and outdoor activities.

How to apply

The application must include:

  • The application must include:
  • A cover letter stating motivation for the position and summarizing scientific work, research interests, teaching experience and future plans.
  • A CV including: list of education, positions, pedagogical experience, administrative experience, project coordination experience, list of supervised PhD students, past and current own funding, and other qualifying activities.
  • A complete list of published or accepted publications. Do not attach any publications.
  • From the above list, a list of up to 5 publications relevant for the position and for which you should briefly specify your contribution and impact of the findings.
  • A list of external funding acquired (amount, date and name of funding body). In case of network grants, specify your individual part.
  • A 3-page research plan including a section on how your work will integrate with ongoing research in the division of Biochemistry and department of Molecular Medicine.
  • PhD diploma, and if current, MD diploma
  • A list of 3 references with name, relation to you, e-mail and phone number.

Application with attachments must be submitted via our online recruitment system. All documents should be in English.

Interviews and trial lecture will form part of the appointment process. The entire breadth of qualifications will be assessed in ranking competent applicants.

Formal regulations

Please refer to the Rules for Appointments to Professorships and Associate Professorships at the University of Oslo, the Guide for Applicants and Members of the Assessment Committee and Rules for practicing the requirement for basic pedagogical competence at the University of Oslo.

Pursuant to section 25(2) of the Freedom of Information Act, information concerning the applicant may be made public, even if the applicant has requested not to appear on the list of applicants.

The University of Oslo has a transfer agreement with all employees that is intended to secure the rights to all research results etc.

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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