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Postdoctoral fellowship in novel endosseous implantable biomaterials

Deadline: 21.07.2022

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 Faculty of Dentistry is one of the leading odontological research and educational institutions in Europe. The faculty's research groups contribute top research within several odontological fields.


In addition to educating dentists and dental hygienists, the Faculty has Ph.D program and professional-oriented specialist education. The Faculty holds significant competence in the various research and clinical disciplines, with good interdisciplinary collaboration. It is a modern faculty with approximately 450 students and approximately 450 employees. The faculty is also Norway's largest dental clinic with approximately 55,000 patient visits a year. The Faculty of Dentistry has two departments: Institute of Clinical Dentistry and Department of Oral Biology.


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Job description

Applicants are invited for a 2,5 year position as Postdoctoral Fellow in in novel endosseous implantable biomaterials to be based at the The Department of Biomaterials, Institute of Clinical Dentistry, University of Oslo.

In order to establish novel endosseous biomaterials with high bio-activity and ideal immuno-compatibility, the University of Oslo is looking for a postdoctoral fellow with expertise in dentistry and biomaterials.

More about the position

The appointment is a full-time, 2.5-year position planned to start 01.08.2022 or as soon as possible. The position will be based at the Department of Biomaterials, Institute of Clinical Dentistry, University of Oslo. The appointed candidate will take part in an international team to build novel biomaterials, deliver knowledge and form potential commercial products.

Starting date: 01.08.2022

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

Your tasks:

  • Develop and optimize the synthesis and modification of advanced biomaterials, including but not limited to mineral materials, organic materials, polymer, metal and metallic compounds-based materials. Etc.
  • Establish novel endosseous implantable materials with different application form (scaffold, ceramic, granules, hydrogel, surface coating .etc.) and perform physical-chemical characterization.
  • Investigate the bio-safety, bio-activity and immuno-compatibility of new biomaterials in-vitro and in-vivo, with basic and high-throughput research model.
  • Analyze data and organize scientific paper.
  • Clinical/preclinical study and potential commercial translation of new materials

Requirements/qualifications

  • By the start date of this postdoc position, the candidate must hold a PhD degree in dentistry or biomaterials science (equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree), and has at least one postdoctoral working experience.
  • Practical knowledge and documented surgical experience of dental surgery (dental implant surgery, bone augmentation surgery or periodontal GBR surgery)
  • Documented expertise in cell biological research and animal research in-vivo (primary cell culture and related molecular-biological techniques, including cell sorting, flow-cytometry, transfection, co-culture, qPCR, western blot, ELISA, immunocytochemistry/immunohistochemistry, animal operation, high-throughput research techniques. Etc.).
  • Research background of immunological reaction to biomaterials (Required).
  • Practical knowledge of biomaterials characterization (SEM, AFM, FTIR, XPS. Etc.) (Required).
  • Working knowledge of data analysis image generation such as confocal/μCT data analysis and diagram drawing etc. (Preferred).
  • Advanced level of English in reading, paper writing and speaking (Required).
  • Publishing record in top journals (Advanced Materials, Advanced Functional Materials, Biomaterials, Acta Biomaterialia. Etc.) (Preferred).
  • Ability to carry out research project independently.
  • Ability to cooperate and work in an international and multi-cultural team.

We offer

  • salary NOK 544 400 – 626 300 per year depending on qualifications in position as Postdoctoral Research Fellow (position code 1352)
  • Competitive working environment and collaborating opportunity to other international research groups.
  • 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

  • Application letter (2 pages max) stating the motivation for applying for this position (required)
  • CV (4 pages max, summarizing education, positions, method competence, academic work and scientific publications)
  • Names and contact details of 3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone 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, 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

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