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Institute of Clinical Medicine
Department of Immunology
Postdoctoral fellows – immunology, B cell malignancy – two positions

 

University of Oslo, Norway is the Norway’s largest public institution of research and higher learning. Ranked as one of the world’s top 100 universities by the Shanghai World Ranking, the university boasts 5 Nobel Prize Winners among its alumni and a strong track record of pioneering research and scientific discovery.

Two 3-year postdoc positions (SKO 1352) are available at the Dept of Immunology in the research group headed by Prof Bjarne Bogen. The group is a member in the RCN Centre of Excellence Centre for Immune Regulation. (www.cir.uio.no).

The group is also part of The KG Jebsen Centre for Research on influenza vaccines . The Bogen group is heavily involved in tumor immunology. In particular, the group studies how T cells kill multiple myeloma and B lymphoma cells. For a recent review, see https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24782871. The group is also heavily involved in developing targeting DNA vaccines (Vaccibodies) for cancer and infectious diseases, see https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3483591/

The applicants should be highly motivated individuals holding a PhD or M.D.-PhD degree. The candidates should appreciate working in an international and interactive environment. Qualification requirements include a completed PhD and experience within the fields of immunology, tumor immunology, cancer biology, molecular biology or related fields. The main objective of appointment to the position of postdoctoral fellows is to qualify researchers for work in top academic positions within their respective area of study. The position is also open for candidates who have already completed a postdoc period at The University of Oslo, but they will be hired as a 3-year Researcher (SKO 1109).

Project description The long-term aim of the present project is to develop cancer specific (neoepitope-specific) vaccines for patients with multiple myeloma. Much of the work in the first 2-3 years will be done in an experimental mouse model for multiple myeloma.
Preparations will be done for extension to patients in follow-up projects.

Qualifications that will be weighted Qualifications in molecular biology, sequencing and bioinformatics, molecular immunology, cellular biology, flow cytometry, cell culture and in vivo experiments in mice will be weighted. It is indeed not necessary for an applicant to have experience in all these areas since two postdocs will be selected that together possess most of the expertise required for the project. In addition, extensive expertise is already available in Bogen lab.

Applications should include (i) a cover letter summarizing the applicant’s career, past research accomplishments and showing how the applicant would fit the call (1 page) (ii) a CV (iii) a list of publications (publications themselves should not be enclosed) (iv) copies of certificates and grades and (v) letters of recommendation (vi) names and contact details of three references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number).

The application with the required attachments should preferably constitute as few files as possible, preferably 1 file.

For further information, please contact Professor Bjarne Bogen (bjarne.bogen@medisin.uio.no).

Requirements

  • The candidate must have a PhD degree (or other corresponding education equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree) in immunology, tumor immunology, cancer biology, molecular biology, cell biology or related fields. Please also refer to the regulations pertaining to the conditions of employment for post-doctoral fellowship positions: http://www.uio.no/english/about/regulations/personnel/academic/regulations-employment-conditions-postdoc.html
  • We are looking for highly motivated and structured candidates with excellent laboratory skills and good collaborative qualities.
  • The candidate must be fluent in written and spoken English.

We can offer

  • A stimulating, challenging and friendly international working environment with broad expertise
  • Salary in the range of pay grade 57 - 65 (ca 50 000 EUROS) -  (ca 58 000 EUROS) / year depending on qualifination    
  • Favorable welfare and pension arrangements

Submissions:

The application must include:

  • Application letter, including a 1 page motivation statement and research interests
  • CV (summarizing education, positions, academic work-scientific publications and other relevant activity)
  • Copies of educational certificates and letters of recommendation
  • List of publications and academic work that the applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee. Note: Applicants are advised not to attach the publications themselves. They should only provide a list.
  • Names and contact details of 2-3 referees (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number).

The application with the required attachments must be submitted via our electronic recruitment system EasyCruit. 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 remember that all documents should be in English or a Scandinavian language.

In accordance with the University of Oslo’s equal opportunities policy, we invite applications from all interested individuals regardless of gender or ethnicity.

Please also refer to the regulations pertaining to the conditions of employment for academic positions  and the guidelines for appointments to post-doctoral research fellowships at the University of Oslo.

No one can be appointed for more than one specified period as a Postdoctoral research Fellow at the same institution.

The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results and intellectual property.

According to the Norwegian Law "Offentlighetsloven §25.2 ledd", information about the applicant can be published although the applicant has requested not to be included in the public list of applicants.

 

  • Region:
  • Oslo
  • Working hours:
  • Full-time
  • Application deadline:
  • 14/03/2017
  • Expected Start Date:
  • between 1.4.17 and 31.12.17
  • Reference number:
  • 2017/2259