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Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Influenza and 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 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.

Job description

A three-year full time Postdoctoral Fellowship (position code 1352) in Influenza and Immunology is available at the Department of Immunology, Institute of Clinical Medicine, The Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo (UiO).

More about the position

The candidate will work on a project to make influenza vaccines universal. Current influenza vaccines generally have an efficacy around 10-60%, and must be updated every year to match new circulating virus strains. Since the influenza strains that are included in the influenza vaccine are decided 9-10 months in advance of the influenza season, the efficacy can be considerably lower if the vaccine strain does not match the circulating virus strain. In addition pandemic flu, such as the Spanish flu that killed around 50 million people, is a serious threat. Consequently, there is a need for improved influenza vaccines. Ideally, for broad vaccines that provide protection against several different influenza strains.

The candidate will work in the research group of Professor Bjarne Bogen at the Department of Immunology, Institute of Clinical Medicine. Professor Bogen’s research group work with influenza vaccines, tumor immunology, and T cell and B cell collaboration.

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

Qualification requirements

  • The candidate must hold a PhD degree (or other corresponding education equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree), preferably within immunology or molecular biology
  • We are looking for highly motivated and structured candidates with excellent laboratory skills and good collaborative qualities.
  • Previous experience with influenza research and immunology
  • Previous experience with methods like DNA vaccination, flow cytometry, cell sorting and BCR repertoire analysis
  • The candidate must hold a FELASA C certificate
  • The candidate must have excellent written and oral communication skills in English

The position is also open for candidates who have completed a Postdoctoral Research Fellow period at UiO. These candidates will be evaluated for a three year position as a Researcher (SKO 1109).

We offer

  • An exciting research environment with opportunities for academic development.
  • salary NOK 523 200 – 583 900 per annum depending on qualifications in position as Postdoctoral Research Fellow (positon code 1352) or Researcher (position code 1109).
  • 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 describing the applicant’s qualifications and motivation for the position
  • CV (summarizing education, positions and academic work)
  • A complete list of publications
  • Copies of educational certificates, transcript of records
  • Letters of recommendation or 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, please follow the links “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).

In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on the documented and 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.

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

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