Postdoctoral research fellow in immunology

Deadline 15.08.2018

University of 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.

Information about the position

A three year Fellowship position for a Postdoctoral research Fellow (SKO 1352) with background in immunology and molecular biology is available at the K.G. Jebsen Coeliac Disease Research Centre.

The project is located at the research group of Professor Ludvig M. Sollid, Department of Immunology, Institute of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine. For more details about the centre, please visit the web site at

The main objective of appointment to the position of Postdoctoral 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.

Job description

The research project relates to studies of mucosal plasma cells of celiac disease and particularly those plasma cells that produce disease specific antibodies to transglutaminase 2 and deamidated gluten peptides. Insight from the project will be harnessed to develop better diagnostic tools and new treatments for celiac disease.

The successful applicant will join a 20-member group within an interactive multidisciplinary centre of scientists, in a strong academic environment, focusing on immune dysregulation in autoimmune disease (see for further information).The Postdoctoral research fellow is expected to take active part in the research cooperation within the project.

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

Qualification requirements

  • We are looking for highly motivated and structured candidates with excellent laboratory skills and collaborative qualities.
  • Experience from work with immunology, in particular B cells and plasma cells and skills in flow cytometry, cell sorting, high throughput DNA sequencing, RNA sequencing and computing, are considered advantages.
  • The candidate must be fluent in written and spoken English.

For appointment as a Postdoctoral research Fellow, the applicant must have a project-relevant PhD degree (or other corresponding education equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree). Please also refer to the regulations pertaining to the conditions of employment for Postdoctoral research Fellows.

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How to apply

The application must include

  • Application letter, including a ½ page motivation statement and research interests.
  • CV (summarizing education, positions, academic work-scientific publications and
  • other relevant activity)
  • 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 2-3 referees (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number).

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system. 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 note that all documents should be in English (or a Scandinavian language).

In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on the documented, academic qualifications, the project description (whenever this is required in the call for applicants), and the quality of the project 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 as Postdoctoral Fellow for more than one specified period at the same institution.

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.

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