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.

Centre for Molecular Medicine Norway (NCMM, was established in 2008 as a partner institution of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory ( and together with nodes in Finland (FIMM), Sweden (MIMS) and Denmark (Dandrite) form the Nordic EMBL Partnership for Molecular Medicine. NCMM is a joint venture between the University of Oslo, Health Region South-East and the Research Council of Norway. NCMM is located in new laboratories in the University of Oslo and Oslo University Hospital Biomedical Campus in the Oslo Research Park. From January 2017 NCMM is merged with the Biotechnology Centre of Oslo. The new NCMM consists of two departments: NCMM Translational Research (former NCMM) and NCMM Biotechnology (former BiO) with altogether 11 research groups. The overall objective of NCMM is to conduct cutting edge research in molecular medicine and biotechnology as well as facilitate translation of discoveries in basic medical research into clinical practice. The Centre serves as a green-house for young scientists.
Centre for Molecular Medicine Norway (NCMM)
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Structural Biology and Chromatin

A three-year postdoctoral position is available in the Group for Chromatin and Structural Biology.


The Group for Structural Biology and Chromatin (Sekulic group) investigates chromatin biology and epigenetics with a biochemical and structural approach. The project aims at understanding changes in chromatin during mitosis and kinetochore formation. We use various biochemical and biophysical approaches (X-ray crystallography, SAXS, SANS, hydrogen-deuterium exchange ...). In addition, we collaborate with cell biology groups to link structure with function.

Postdoctoral fellow

A three-year position is available from August 2017 but earlier starting date can also be accommodated.We seek highly motivated individuals with an excellent track record and experience in protein purification and biophysical and biochemical characterization of proteins and protein complexes. Knowledge of chromatin and structural biology and mass spec techniques is an advantage. We offer stimulating environment with excellent working and social benefits.

Ideal candidate will have:

  • A PhD’s degree in biochemistry, chemistry, molecular biology or a related area
  • Hands-on experience with purification of proteins and assembly of protein complexes
  • Excellent written and oral English
  • Ability to operate as a team player in a multi-disciplinary environment
  • Ability to independently perform experiments, analyze and interpret the results
  • Documented ability to write scientific manuscripts (one or more first author papers from PhD studies will be highly valued)
  • Excellent interpersonal/communication skills

The application must include:

  • Cover Letter stating motivation and research interests
  • CV
  • A complete list of scientific publications
  • List of references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number)

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

UiO has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results a.o. 

Note that no one can be appointed for more than one specified period at the same institution.

Salary: The postdoctoral position will be placed as SKO 1352 (position code) postdoctoral research fellow with salary level NOK 486 100 – 567 100 per year, depending on qualifications.


About the position: Group Leader,  Nikolina Sekulic (

About administrative aspects of the application: Nina Modahl (


Please submit your application through the web-based recruitment system linked here:

  • Region:
  • Oslo
  • Job type:
  • Contract
  • Working hours:
  • Full-time
  • Working days:
  • Day
  • Application deadline:
  • 31 March, 2017
  • Expected Start Date:
  • In the beginning of Augustor or ealier
  • Reference number:
  • 2017/2173