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PhD-research fellowship in Molecular Immunology

Deadline: 23.07.2020

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 Basic Medical Sciences overall objective is to promote basic medical knowledge in order to understand normal processes, provide insight into mechanisms that cause illness, and promote good health. The Institute is responsible for teaching in basic medical sciences for the programmes of professional study in medicine and the Master's programme in clinical nutrition. The Institute has more than 300 employees and is located in Domus Medica.

Job description

Applications are invited for a 3 year position in a Research Fellowship as PhD Candidate in Molecular Immunology to be based at the Department for Molecular Medicine (Anatomy), University of Oslo (UiO).

The Research fellowship is funded by The Norwegian Research Council and will be linked to the project "Fine tuning of adaptive immunity. Signaling in experienced T cells" led by Professor Anne Spurkland.


More about the position

The fellowship period is 3 years and devoted to research education. The fellowship period is devoted to carrying out part of the project "Fine tuning of adaptive immunity. Signaling in experienced T cells". The work will consist of experiments to explore the interactome of the adapter molecule SH2D2A, using a combination of immunological, genetic and proteomic techniques.

The research fellow must take part in the Faculty’s approved PhD program and is expected to complete the project within the set fellowship period. The main purpose of the fellowship is research training leading to the successful completion of a PhD degree.

The applicant must, in collaboration with their supervisor, within 3 months after employment, have worked out a complete project description to be attached to the application for admission to the doctoral program. For more information, please see our web site https:/www.med.uio.no/forskning/phD/

Qualification requirements

  • Applicants must hold a Master’s degree (120 ECTS) in the life sciences or similar, minimum grade B (ECTS grading scale) or equivalent. The Master’s degree must include a thesis of at least 30 ECTS
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English

In addition, the following qualifications will be considered positively

  • Competence in immunologically relevant techniques such as flowcytometri, isolation of T-cells, assays for analysing T cell activation, immunoprecipitation and immunoblotting
  • Experience in gene technology methods such as PCR, DNA isolation, gene cloning, sequence analysis, mutagenesis
  • Experience in proteomics techniques such as mass spectrometry, production of recombinant proteins
  • Experience in work with experimental animals (mice), including FELASA C

Personal skills

  • Strong motivation
  • Good problem solving skills
  • Ability to work independently and as an integrated member of a team
  • Good communication skills

We offer

  • Salary NOK 479 600 - 523 200 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

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 on 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 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.

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

  • Professor Anne Spurkland, Department of Molecular Medicine, Telephone +47 415 74078/+47 22851125, e.mail: [email protected]

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