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Postdoctoral Fellow in inflammation research

Deadline: 15.12.2022

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.

Job description

Applicants are invited for a three year position as Postdoctoral Fellow in inflammation research at the Research Institute for Internal Medicine, the Division of Surgery, inflammatory Diseases and Transplantation, the Institute of Clinical Medicine., University of Oslo.

The Division of Surgery, Inflammatory Diseases and Transplantation hosts a broad and extensive research portfolio. The clinical activity at the division focuses on highly specialized treatment and tertiary referral patient groups, with several regional and national responsibilities within the thematic areas of hepatobiliary- and gastrointestinal surgery, pediatric surgery, organ transplantation, dermatology, rheumatology and several medical and surgical subspecialties.

The research profile of the Research Institute for Internal Medicine (RIIM) is to combine clinical medicine and molecular biology to establish a bridge between bench and bedside. The institute’s translational research profile includes all phases of this research, ranging from characterization of inflammatory profiles in various patient populations and in vitro experiments in various cells and cell lines to experimental studies in animal models, including gene modified mice, and interventional proof of concept studies in various patient populations. RIIM’s research is organized in 6 different research groups spanning from research related to cardiometabolic and atherosclerotic disorders, liver inflammation, gut microbiota and immune deficiency. All research is clinically anchored and focuses on using a variety of techniques from molecular biology to understand inflammation.

We are seeking a skilled and highly ambitious co-worker with experience in inflammatory research. The candidate will be working in one of the research groups at RIIM and we anticipate that the candidate has the aim of acquiring funding and establish and independent group.

The main purpose of the fellowship is to qualify researchers for work in higher academic positions within their disciplines.

Qualification requirements

  • Applicants must hold a degree equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree in medicine or molecular biology. Doctoral dissertation must be submitted for evaluation by the closing date. Appointment is dependent on the public defence of the doctoral thesis being approved
  • The candidate must document experience in a variety of advanced molecular biological methodologies including in-depth understanding of inflammatory processes
  • Experience in data handling and interpretations, data presentation and use of bioinformatic tools
  • Experience in using preclinical models (mice models)
  • The candidate should have, or should be willing to acquire, international experience
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English

Personal skills

  • Well organized with high working capacity and productivity
  • Strong motivation for a career in science, including project management and scientific writing
  • Excellent writing and oral communication in English
  • Social competence including skills in team building and collaborative initiative

We offer

  • Salary NOK 553 500 – 626 300 per annum depending on qualifications in position as Postdoctoral Research Fellow (position code 1352)
  • 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

How to apply

The application must include

  • Cover letter (statement of motivation, summarizing scientific work and research interest)
  • CV (summarizing education, positions, pedagogical experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activity)
  • Copies of educational certificates (academic transcripts only)
  • A complete list of publications
  • X numbers of academic works that the applicant wishes to be considered
  • 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. 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).

In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on the documented, academic qualifications, the project description (whenever this is required in the call for applicants), and the quality of the project as well as the candidates motivation and personal suitability. Interviews with the best qualified candidates will be arranged.

It is expected that the successful candidate will be able to complete the project in the course of the period of employment.

Formal regulations

Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Oslo.

No one can be appointed for more than one Postdoctoral Fellow 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.

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

  • Professor Espen Melum, Head of Research Institute for Internal Medicine, phone number: 91780732 e-mail: [email protected]
  • HR adviser: Andreas Hessen Solheim: e-mail: [email protected]

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