Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Biophysics and Medical Physics

Deadline 27.09.2018

University of Oslo

The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest rated institution of research and education with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. Its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally esteemed research communities make UiO an important contributor to society.

The research at the Department covers a broad range of subfields within physics and technology: From space research to medical physics. A good proportion of the research is interdisciplinary, and conducted in close cooperation with collaborators in Norway and abroad. Education and teaching are other essential activities. We offer a broad range of courses, and the Department is involved in several study programmes at bachelor’s and master’s level. Some of the best lecturers in Norway are amongst our employees, and we are proud of our prizewinning teaching and learning environment. The Department has 200 employees, of which 50 are permanent scientific positions. On a yearly basis 20 students complete their Ph.D. and 50 finish their M.Sc. degree.

About the position

One position as Postdoctoral Research Fellow in biophysics and medical physics is available at the Department of Physics.

The post doc fellowship is for a period of 2 years. Within the framework of the position, duties may be assigned. Starting date preferably before December 1, 2018.

Job description/ Project description

The main purpose of post-doctoral research fellowships is to qualify researchers for work in top academic positions within their disciplines.

The position is part of a BIA- research project with funding from the Research Council of Norway relating to development of new and improved production technique within biopharmaceutical production. The BIA-project is a collaboration between several companies and research institutions with Diatec Monoclonals AS as project manager.

The candidate will be working with studies of metabolism in cultured cells under different stress conditions, in particular studies of oxygen metabolism, with the aim to improve understanding of antibody production properties. The candidate will take part in development of experimental models and design of the studies. The focus will be on acquiring data on how growth conditions can be adjusted to improve upstream processes. The candidate will be attached to the University of Oslo in close collaboration with the project manager and the companies and research institutions participating in the project. The candidate will during the postdoc period acquire relevant technical competence within biopharmaceutical production.

Qualification requirements

The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences has a strategic ambition of being a leading research faculty. Candidates for these fellowships will be selected in accordance with this, and expected to be in the upper segment of their class with respect to academic credentials.

Required qualifications:

  • PhD in physics with specialization in biophysics or related fields
  • Excellent laboratory skills with experience with in vitro cell studies and collaborative qualities with interest in working in a team
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • We are looking for highly motivated and structured candidates with initiative and ability to work independently and in team

We offer

  • Salary NOK 515 200 – 597 400 per annum depending on qualifications in position as Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (position code 1352)
  • 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 interests)
  • CV (summarizing education, positions, pedagogical experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activity)
  • Copies of educational certificates, academic transcript of records and letters of recommendation
  • A complete list of publications and up to 5 academic works that the applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee
  • Names and contact details of 2-3 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).

Interviews with the best qualified candidates will be arranged.

Formal regulations

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

No one can be appointed as Postdoctoral Fellow for more than one specified 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 University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results etc.

The University of Oslo aims to achieve a balanced gender composition in the workforce and to recruit people with ethnic minority backgrounds.

Contact information

For technical questions regarding the recruitment system, please contact HR Officer Therese Ringvold, e-mail: [email protected], phone: +47 22 85 16 06.

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