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Associate Professor of Medicine (Nutrition)

Deadline: 02.02.2020

Job description

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.

The Department of Nutrition consists of 17 research groups divided among three divisions (Nutrition Epidemiology, Molecular Nutrition and Clinical Nutrition) that bring together a wide range of expertise aiming to understand key biological and pathological processes related to nutrition. The division of Molecular Nutrition consists of four energetic research groups working on the basic understanding of nutrient digestion, absorption, metabolism and toxicology in health and disease. The different groups use a variety of biochemical and cell biological methods as well as genetically modified mouse models in their research. The division of Molecular Nutrition is also tightly linked with the Norwegian Transgene Center which is a core facility specializing in advanced transgene technology.

Flere stillinger fra Universitetet i Oslo

A permanent position is available at the Department of Nutrition, Institute of Basic Medical Sciences for an Associate Professor in the subject area of molecular nutrition.

For this call, we are particularly interested in recruiting candidates at an early phase of their career who have already demonstrated a strong record of independent accomplishments.

We are looking for a candidate with a strong research background in molecular nutrition, cell biology and/or biochemistry with emphasis on current molecular and metabolic aspects related to nutrition. The new recruit is expected to complement and synergize with ongoing research in the section of Molecular Nutrition as well as interacting productively within the whole Department of Nutrition.

High ambitions and quality of teaching, research and communications is expected. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to create an attractive research environment will be emphasised. Active collaboration, also interdisciplinary and internationally is expected.

The successful candidate is expected to initiate and lead research, supervise PhD candidates, participate in teaching and in exam setting and assessment at all levels, and to carry out administrative duties in accordance with the needs of the institute.

For further description of the position: link.

Qualification requirements

  • PhD or equivalent academic qualifications with a specialization in molecular nutrition, cell biology and/or biochemistry with emphasis on current molecular and metabolic aspects related to nutrition.
  • Strong research background in molecular nutrition, cell biology and/or biochemistry with emphasis on current molecular and metabolic aspects related to nutrition.
  • Documented pedagogical skills
  • Documented potential for project acquisition and project management
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English and a Scandinavian language

Personal skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to create an attractive research environment.
  • Active collaboration, interdisciplinary and internationally.
  • High ambitions and quality of teaching, research and communication

We offer

  • Salary NOK 615 900 – 741 300 per annum depending on qualifications in position as Associate professor (position code 1011)
  • A professionally 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
  • The opportunity to apply for promotion to full professorship at a later stage only pertains to employment as Associate Professor

How to apply

The application must include:

  • Cover letter (statement of motivation, summarizing scientific work and research interest)
  • CV (complete list of education, positions, pedagogical experience, administrative experience, project acquisition and coordination experience, and other qualifying activities)
  • A complete list of publications
  • Academic works (up to 10 publications) thar are particularly relevant for the position. The candidate should briefly specifyhis/her contribution to these publications and the impact of the findings
  • A summary of the candidate’s research profile with respect to strategic plans and existing research in the Department. The successfulapplicant will have a clear research plan and outline a plan for acquiring external funding
  • PhD Diploma
  • 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 note that all documents should be in English (or a Scandinavian language).

In the evaluation of the qualified candidates the full range of these criteria will be explicitly addressed and assessed.

Interviews will be part of the appointment process, along with a trial lectures on research and teaching subjects.

Formal regulations

The successful candidate who at the time of appointment cannot document basic teaching qualifications will be required to obtain such qualifications within a three-year period.

The successful candidate must demonstrate mastery of both English and one of the Scandinavian languages as working languages. If an appointee is not fluent in a Scandinavian language, the appointee will be expected within a two-year period to learn sufficient Norwegian to be able to participate actively in all functions the position may involve.

Please see the rules for Appointments to Professorships and Associate Professorships and Rules for the assessment and weighting of pedagogical competence.

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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