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Postdoctoral Research Fellow Position in Immunology

Deadline: 04.03.2021

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.

Job description

A three-year full-time position as Postdoctoral Research Fellow (position code 1352) in Immunology is available in the research group of Professor Ludvig M. Sollid at the Department of Immunology, Institute of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo.

More about the position

The main objective of appointment to the position of Postdoctoral research Fellow is to qualify researchers for work in top academic positions within their respective area of study. No one can be appointed for more than one specified period as a Postdoctoral research Fellow at the same institution.

The project is a joint project between a large pharmaceutical company and the University of Oslo. The topic for the joint project is T cells in autoimmune diseases. Work will mostly be undertaken at the University of Oslo (Sollid lab), but some work will also be done at the Company site (UK and Belgium).

Work will be done with human T cells cultured from blood and intestinal biopsies. T cells will be activated in the presence and absence of various compounds and T cell activation will be monitored by measurement of T cell proliferation, induction of cytokine production and changes in cell phenotype assessed by flow cytometry. Examination of changes in transcriptional programme with RNA-Seq will also be undertaken.

Qualification requirements

  • Applicant must have a project-relevant PhD degree (or other corresponding education equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree).
  • We are looking for a highly motivated and structured candidate with strong background in cellular immunology.
  • Extensive experience in cellular immunology with culturing of human T cells.
  • Hands on experience with flow cytometry, molecular biology and cell culture.
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English.

We offer

  • A challenging and friendly working environment
  • Salary NOK 526 000 to NOK 586 500 per annum depending on qualifications in position as Postdoctoral Research Fellow (SKO1352)
  • Attractive welfare benefits and generous pension agreement.

How to apply

The application should include:

  • Application letter, including a ½ page motivation statement and research interests.
  • CV (summarizing education, positions, academic work, scientific publications and
  • other relevant activities)
  • Copies of educational certificates and grades.
  • Letters of recommendation
  • A list of publications and academic work that the applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee (publications themselves should not be enclosed).
  • Names and contact details of 2 referees (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number).

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system Jobbnorge.

The application with the required attachments should preferably constitute as few files as possible, preferably 1-2 files.

Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University's grading system. Please remember that all documents should be in English or a Scandinavian language.

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. We also want to have employees with diverse expertise, combinations of subjects, life experience and perspectives. We will make adjustments for employees who require this.

If there are qualified applicants with special needs, gaps in their CVs or immigrant backgrounds, we will invite at least one applicant in each of these groups to an interview.

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