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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 Biophysical Chemistry

A 2-year postdoctoral position is available in the research group of Dr. Irep Gözen at the Centre for Molecular Medicine Norway (NCMM); Department of Medicine, University of Oslo.


Project description

The project is aimed at the manipulation and characterization of surface-adhered biological membranes to understand the material-driven aspects of cellular processes. Major parts of the project contain fabrication of liposomes and 2D lipid films; design, fabrication and characterization of engineered surfaces, micromanipulation of surface-adhered bio-objects using glass capillaries or microfluidic chips and the observation of the responses mainly by optical or surface microscopy. The results are utilized to elucidate key materials aspects of biomembranes and cell behavior.


  • Completed PhD degree in biophysics, biophysical chemistry or material science
  • Experience with biological samples/cell culturing
  • Practical knowledge of microfabrication procedures/clean room experience
  • Working knowledge of image analysis (Matlab, Python or similar) Preferably: successfully completed programming education during undergraduate studies
  • Practical knowledge of optics is an advantage
  • Ability to independently perform experiments, analyze and interpret the results
  • Documented ability to write scientific manuscripts, first author papers from PhD studies (multiple is advantageous)
  • Excellent interpersonal/communication skills
  • Advanced level English in reading, writing and speaking


Please refer to the regulations pertaining to the conditions of employment for post-doctoral fellowship positions:


The application must include

  • Cover Letter (stating motivation for working in the group, max. 1 page)
  • A summary of candidate’s own soft matter research ideas (max. 2 pages)
  • CV (summarizing education, positions and academic work and method competence max. 2 pages)
  • Copies of educational certificates (Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University’s grading system)
  • A complete list of scientific publications: Articles, Reviews, Book chapters, Conference Proceedings, Presentations
  • List of references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number)
  • Optional: Letters of recommendation

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 NOK 486 100 – 567 100 per year - depending on qualifications.


Applications must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system EasyCruit from the link on the bottom of the page. Applications sent by email will not be accepted. 



Dr. Irep Gözen, Email:


Inquiries regarding technical aspects of the application can be directed to Nina Modahl (

  • Region:
  • Oslo
  • Job type:
  • Contract
  • Working hours:
  • Full-time
  • Working days:
  • Day
  • Application deadline:
  • 31 May, 2017
  • Expected Start Date:
  • as soon as possible
  • Reference number:
  • 2017/2758