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2-year 50% engineer position at Centre for Cancer Cell Reprogramming

Deadline: 20.03.2023

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.

About the project

A 2-year 50 % engineer position is available in the Tumor-Host Biology group at CanCell, Centre for Cancer Cell Reprogramming, Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Oslo from April 1st, 2023

The Tumor-Host Biology research group of Tor Erik Rusten seeks an experienced and motivated engineer to join our team to study the interaction of tumor cells with host during tumorigenesis through the project “Outcompeting Cancer”

We use Drosophila melanogaster to model cancer biology and unravel the mechanisms relevant to tumor-host biology including tumor-microenvironment interactions, systemic effects and nutrient requirements for tumor growth in vivo. To do so, the group employs a broad and multidisciplinary approach of advanced Drosophila genetics, cell culture, proteomics, metabolomics, RNASeq, electron microscopy, confocal microscopy, and detailed cell biology studies. As one of the six members of CanCell Centre of Excellence focusing on unraveling mechanisms of tumor growth situated at the Institute of Cancer Research with 350 employees, we enjoy a strong academic environment for Cancer Research.

About the position

An experienced research engineer is sought to work on the project “Outcompeting Cancer” financed by the Norwegian Cancer Society. In this project, the group performs sophisticated genetic experiments and demanding genetic screening using the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster. We seek an experienced engineer to perform both routine work and experiment. Routine work includes fly food making, fly stock maintenance, collecting virgins, set genetic crosses. Experiments includes tissue dissections, antibody staining, confocal microscopy, image quantifications and simple statistics.

The ideal candidate has previous experience with the techniques above. Applicants must be self-motivated, methodical, active team player and possess excellent oral and written communication skills.

Qualification requirements

  • Experience with fly stock keeping
  • Demonstrated ability to work Independently in a team, show service-mindedness and accuracy
  • Experience with collection of fly virgins and perform genetic crosses.
  • Tissue dissections, and confocal microscopy
  • Image quantification using image processing software and simpler statistical analysis

Personal qualities

  • Good command of English
  • Team player
  • Well-organized
  • Flexible
  • Positive attitude

We offer

  • Salary NOK 471 000 – 526 100 per annum depending on qualifications in position as Engineer (position code 1085)
  • 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
  • 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
  • A positive-minded, international research environment with a wide variety of methods, offering the possibility to learn new methods and techniques

How to apply

The application must include:

  • cover letter statement of motivation
  • CV (summarizing education, positions and academic work)
  • 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 recruiting system.

Formal regulations

Interviews with the best qualified candidates will be arranged.

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.

Inclusion and diversity are a strength. The University of Oslo has a personnel policy objective of achieving a balanced gender composition.Furthermore, we want employees with diverse professional expertise, life experience and perspectives.

If there are qualified applicants with disabilities, employment gaps or immigrant background, we will invite at least one applicant from each of these categories to an interview.

Contact information

Any question should be directed to Tor Erik Rusten

  • https://www.ous-research.no/rusten/
  • Phone: +47 92231055
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Twitter: @rustenlab

HR adviser: Andreas Hessen Solheim, e-mail: [email protected]

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