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Postdoctoral Fellowship in Ageing and Alzheimer’s disease

Deadline: 08.07.2022

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.

Faculty of Medicine

Job description

A funded 2 year postdoctoral position in ageing and Alzheimer’s disease is available at the Faculty of Medicine, The University of Oslo.

The Postdoctoral fellowship is funded by the Nordic-Japanese research collaboration on healthy ageing.

More about the position

The fellowship period is 2 years, and is devoted to carrying out a project on the role of ageing in Alzheimer’s disease (AD) with a focus on mechanism of altered mitophagy/autophagy in AD initiation and progression. Novel strategies (genetically and pharmacologically) that turning up mitophagy will be developed and their funcitons in treating AD animal and cell models will be explored. Novel C. elegans and mouse models of AD.

The candidate will be having a unique opportunity to work in two leading autophagy laboratories, the Evandro Fang Laboratory at the University of Oslo and the Per Nilsson Laboratory at the Karolinska Institute (Sweden).

Qualification requirements

  • A PhD degree in life science, biochemistry, molecular biology, neuroscience or similar fields;
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English;
  • Extensive hands-on experience with at least two of the following experimental techniques: molecular biology (RNA, DNA work, qPCR), Western blotting, confocal immunofluorescence imaging, handling mouse and to perform immunohistochemistry,
  • Candidates with experiences in working on simple animal models such as Drosophila or C. elegans will be a privilege;
  • Candidates with prior knowledge about ageing or neuroscience will be prioritized; and
  • Candidates should have at least 2 peer-reviewed research papers published in mainstream scientific journals.

Personal skills

The following personal skills will be considered beneficial during evaluation of applications:

  • Highly motivated and accurate candidate
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work both independently and as integrated member of interdisciplinary teams
  • Good communication skills

We offer

  • Salary NOK 534 400 – 615 800 per annum depending on qualifications in a position as Postdoctor, (position code 1352)
  • Favourable pension arrangements (Statens Pensjonskasse)
  • Advantageous welfare conditions
  • An individual career development programme designed for researchers at the beginning of their career.
  • family-friendly environment near Oslo with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities

How to apply

The application must include

  • Cover letter statement of motivation, scientific background, 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)
  • Copies of educational certificates and relevant diplomas (academic transcripts only)

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 prior laboratory experience and academic and personal prerequisites to carry out the project.

Relevant and qualified applicants will be called in for an interview.

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

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