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PhD Research fellow in Immunology

Deadline: 31.08.2022

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.

Department of immunology, Division of Laboratory Medicine, Institute of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine

Job description

Applications are invited for a 3-year position in a Research Fellowship as PhD Candidate in immunology to be based at the Department of Immunology, Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Oslo.

The candidate will work on a project studying how genetic variation impacts on adaptive immune responses that are involved in autoimmune disorders with a specific focus on celiac disease. The work of the candidate will involve repertoire sequencing of adaptive immune receptors, typing of single nucleotide polymorphisms and expression quantitative trait loci (eQTL) analysis.

More about the position

The project is undertaken in the research group of Professor Ludvig M. Sollid at the KG Jebsen Centre for Coeliac Disease Research. The successful applicant will join an interactive group of multidisciplinary scientists, positioned in a strong academic environment (see here for further information).

The main purpose of the fellowship is research training leading to the successful completion of a PhD degree. Hence, the successful candidate must take part in the PhD programme at the Faculty of Medicine, and she/he must after employment submit an application for admission to this doctoral program.

Qualification requirements and Personal skills

Applicants must hold a Master’s degree (120 ECTS) (or an equivalent with a minimum grade B, ECTS grading scale) in immunology or molecular biology. The Master’s degree must include a thesis of at least 30 ECTS. The candidate must be fluent in written and spoken English.

We are looking for a highly motivated and structured candidate with excellent laboratory skills and good collaborative qualities. Relevant experience from laboratory work in immunology is advantageous.

We offer

  • salary NOK 501 200 – 544 400 per annum depending on qualifications in a position as PhD Research fellow SKO 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 eventuelt “project description” and the applicant’s academic and personal prerequisites to carry out the project. Applicants may be called in for an interview.

Contact information

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.

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.

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