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Communications advisor at CanCell

Deadline: 01.06.2021

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 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 position

CanCell - Center for Cancer Cell Programming, Institute of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo (UiO) has a 50% vacancy as a communications advisor.

CanCell is a Norwegian Research Centre of Excellence (SFF) which aims at targeting the “Achilles’ heels” of cancer for cancer cell reprogramming. It has premises at Institute for Cancer Research, Radiumhospitalet, OUH, and Institute for Basic Medical Sciences, UiO.

The communications advisor will join the Centre’s administration together with the Administration Coordinator. The position will be a part of the Centre’s executive body, and reports to the Centre Director Harald Stenmark. The position requires close collaboration with staff and leadership within the Centre, as well as with communications personnel at the Faculty of Medicine and the Oslo University Hospital.

Work tasks

  • Take care of the center's work with research dissemination and internal communication.
  • Write research stories and press releases, promoting selected research findings to different media channels.
  • Write internal news items and be responsible for the Centre’s internal newsletter and social media.
  • Assist the web editor in the work with the Centre’s website (cancell.no).
  • Editorial management of the Centre's annual report.
  • Act as the center's press contact and an advisor to the Centre management on communication issues.
  • Contribute to skill development among the centre's members in communication, dissemination, graphic design, multimedia or informatics
  • Involvement in strategic work around the centre's research profile and annual plans.

Qualification requirements

  • Relevant education at Bachelor level or higher in natural sciences / medicine. Extensive relevant experience from the position's work areas can replace parts of the formal qualification requirement.
  • Desirable with experience in communication consulting.
  • The candidate should have good organizational understanding and be able to make scientific / medical research available to different target groups.
  • Excellent written and oral presentation skills in English and good knowledge of Norwegian.
  • Background and/or practical experience from a university, research institute, laboratory or hospital will be an advantage.
  • Competence in communication, dissemination, graphic design, multimedia or informatics for further education of the center's members is desirable.

Personal skills

We are looking for you who are responsible, independent and have good collaboration skills. You must have the ability to gather and structure information and you must be able to be a positive driving force in work processes that involve many parties. You must also be outgoing and sociable, be able to work efficiently and rapidly familiarize yourself with new tasks.

We offer

  • An engaging young, dynamic environment at the international research front in cancer medicine. The candidate will be offered relevant training in our organizations/centre.
  • Salary NOK 545 300 – 630 500 per annum depending on qualifications in a position as advisor, position code 1434.
  • 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.
  • Start-up by appointment.

How to apply

The application must include:

  • Cover letter (statement of motivation, summarizing scientific background and interest)
  • CV (summarizing education, positions, pedagogical experience, and other qualifying activity)
  • Diplomas, certificates, list of 2-3 references (name, affiliation with applicant, email address and telephone number)

In your application you should also include links to two relevant texts, publications or other written work that shows your merit in terms of the tasks involved.

Applications with attachments must be submitted via our recruitment system Jobbnorge.

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. 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.

Contact information

Questions regarding the online application form can be directed to Senior HR-Advisor Thoril Kristiansen, email, [email protected]

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