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Institutt for medisinske basalfag (IMB)
Researcher position in molecular and cell biology

One 50 % Researcher position is available at the Institute of Basic Medical Sciences in the research group of Associate Professor Hesso Farhan.

The fellowship period is 3 years and starts on April 1st 2017.

The Institute of Basic Medical Sciences (IMB) pursue education and research to promote basic medical knowledge in order to understand normal processes, provide insight into mechanisms that cause illness, and promote good health. More information about the Institute can be found here: link

The IMB has a strategic ambition of being a leading research faculty. Candidates will be selected in accordance with this, and expected to be in the upper segment of their class with respect to academic credentials. 

Job description

The project aims at characterizing the spatial and temporal regulation of cellular signaling by Rho GTPases and pseudoenzymes and to characterize their involvement in breast cancer progression. The project will utilize a stragetgy based on mass spterometry, chemical biology and stadatrd biochemical methods. In additon, spatial regulation of signaling will be investigated using fluorescence biosensors. 


  • The candidate must have a PhD or other corresponding education equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree in biology, medicine or a related discipline with experience in molecular and cell biology. Candidates will be preferred who have a strong backgroung is the use of biochemical and molecular biology methods. Experience in confocal microscopy would be further advantegous.
  • The research fellow should be able to work independently and structured, while at the same time engage in close collaborations
  • Emphasis will be attributed to teamworking abilities and personal skills
  • A good command of English is required

Please also refer to the regulations pertaining to the conditions of employment: link,

We offer:

  • A challenging and friendly working environment
  • Salary ranging from pay grade 57 – 65 from NOK 486 100 – 567 100 per year, in 100 % position
  • Favorable pension arrangements
  • Attractive welfare benefits 

 The application must include:

  • Application letter (maximum one-page statement of motivation and research interests)
  • CV
  • A complete list of scientific publications
  • Copies of educational certificates
  • Names and contact details of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number)
  • Optional: letters of recommendation.

Please remember that all documents should be in English or a Scandinavian language.

Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University’s grading system. 

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. 

Applications must be delivered in EasyCruit. Applications sent by email will not be accepted. 

  • Region:
  • Oslo
  • Application deadline:
  • 24/03/2017
  • Location:
  • Division of biochemistry
  • Reference number:
  • 2017/2668
  • Contacts:
  • Associate Professor Hesso Farhan