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Blindern og Urbygningen (Foto: Wikimedia og Colourbox)
Blindern og Urbygningen (Foto: Wikimedia og Colourbox)

PhD Research Fellow - PROCCA

Deadline: 29.09.2019

Job description

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.

Flere stillinger fra Universitetet i Oslo

Applications are invited for a 3 year PhD Research Fellow position at the Institute of Clinical Medicine, Department of Oncology in PROCCA.

PROCCA is a research environment within cancer therapy funded by University of Oslo (UiO) Life Science (https://www.uio.no/english/research/strategic-research-areas/life-science/) to promote interdisciplinary convergence. Norway will have its first proton therapy center in Oslo in 2023. In PROCCA, we will investigate how the physical properties of protons versus X-rays induce differential biological responses resulting in different short- and long-term normal tissue damage. Moreover, we will investigate how this lead to late effects in cancer survivors and affects physiological and psychological aspects of their quality of life. The convergence environment will employ 4 PhD students at the Department of Physics, Institute of oral biology, Institute of clinical medicine, and Department of Psychology, respectively. The 4 candidates will work in a highly translational field together with a multidisciplinary team consisting of physicists, biologists, immunologists, oral biologists, oncologists and psychologists.

More about the position

The present position is based at the Institute of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, UiO and the Department of Oncology, Oslo University Hospital (OUH). The primary workplace for the PhD student will be at the section for head and neck oncology, Department of Oncology, OUH. The work will include participation in clinical evaluation of head and neck cancer survivors in an ongoing survivorship study, analyses of biomarkers in relation to late effects and radiation dose distribution mapping to explore possible gain in outcome from proton therapy.

The purpose of the fellowship is research training leading to the successful completion of a PhD degree in Medicine. The fellowship requires admission to the PhD program at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo.

Qualification requirements

  • The candidate must be a medical doctor, preferably with specialization in oncology and knowledge of radiotherapy.
  • Clinical experience in treatment of patients with head and neck cancer and knowledge of proton therapy will be emphasized. In addition, strong interest in clinical research and late effects is an advantage.
  • Fluency in Norwegian and English, both orally and in writing is required.

Personal skills

The candidate should have strong practical and analytical skills, good communication, and social and collaboration skills. Ability to work independently and in an interdisciplinary scientific environment is important.

We offer

  • A good working environment in constant development with high professional level of supervision.
  • Interaction with other PhD students and challenging and varied work.
  • Salary NOK 479 600 – NOK 563 700 per annum depending on qualifications in a position as PhD Research fellow (position code 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 eventually to the “project description” and the applicant’s academic and personal prerequisites to carry out the project. Applicants may be called in for an interview.

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 and 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.

Contact information

Questions regarding the electronic application form can be adressed to HR Adviser Thoril Kristiansen, [email protected]

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