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PhD Research Fellow - Institute of Clinical Medicine

Deadline: 03.03.2021

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.

Job description

A position as PhD Research Fellow is open at University of Oslo, Institute of Clinical Medicine. The fellow will be part of the Experimental Cancer Immunotherapy Group lead by Johanna Olweus at Dept. of Cancer Immunology, Institute for Cancer Research, Oslo University Hospital Radiumhospitalet. The fellowship period is three years.

The organization and the research focus

Olweus is Head of the Dept. of Cancer Immunology at Oslo University Hospital Radiumhospitalet and leads a research group in the department, and holds a position as Professor at the University of Oslo (UiO). The main focus of the research group of Olweus is to develop novel T-cell receptor-based cancer immunotherapy, and to couple clinical immunotherapy trials with penetrating mechanistic analyses. The research is performed in an interdisciplinary and translational program. Olweus was recently awarded and ERC Consolidator Grant. The enthusiastic research team of 15 persons is highly international and conducts research in close collaboration with world-leading international collaborators at institutions such as Netherlands Cancer Institute and Karolinska Institutet.


More about the position

The PhD project in the group of Olweus involves development of new T-cell based immunotherapies, including target identification and identification of therapeutic T-cell receptors, to be specified depending on qualifications and interest. A wide spectrum of methodologies are used in the group, including various molecular biology techniques, cell culture, flow cytometry and mass spectrometry.

The research fellow must take part in the Faculty of Medicine's approved PhD program and is expected to complete the project within the set fellowship period. The main purpose of the fellowship is research training leading to the successful completion of a PhD degree. For more information, please visit (lenk opp til fakultetets nettside om PhD program)

Qualification requirements

  • Applicants must hold a Master’s degree in molecular biology, immunology or nanotechnology, or alternatively an MD degree.
  • Candidates with hands-on experience in cellular and/or molecular immunological techniques, including e.g. cell culture, flow cytometry, retroviral transductions, gene editing and transfections, will be prioritized.
  • Proficient in written and spoken English.

Personal skills

The candidate should be highly motivated and dedicated and possess excellent team working and communications skills

We offer

  • A dynamic and stimulating scientific environment in a young, enthusiastic and motivated team of biologists and MDs. The Institute of Cancer Research is at the international forefront and houses top modern (2009) and excellent lab facilities 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.
  • Salary NOK 482 200 – NOK 526 000 per annum depending on qualifications in a position as PhD Research fellow, (position code 1017).
  • 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

  • cover letter statement of motivation and research interests
  • CV (summarizing education, positions and academic work)
  • copies of educational certificates (academic transcripts only)
  • a complete list of publications and academic works
  • 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 follow the link “Apply for this job”. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University's grading system. Please note that all documents should be in English (or a Scandinavian language).

When evaluating the application, emphasis will be given to the applicant’s academic and personal prerequisites to carry out the project. Applicants may be called in for an interview.

Formal regulations

Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Research Fellowships at the University of Oslo.

No one can be appointed for more than one PhD Research Fellowship period at the University of Oslo.

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 appointment may be shortened/given a more limited scope within the framework of the applicable guidelines on account of any previous employment in academic positions.

The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results etc.

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