Oslo University Hospital is a highly specialized hospital in charge of extensive regional and local hospital assignments. As Scandinavia’s largest hospital, we carry out more than 1.2 million patient treatments each year. The hospital has a nationwide responsibility for a number of national and multi-regional assignments, and has several national centers of competence. Oslo University Hospital is responsible for approximately 50 percent of all medical and health care research conducted at Norwegian hospitals, and is a significant role player within the education of a large variety of health care personnel.
Two 3-year postdoc positions are available in the Cardiac Pharmacology Group led by Prof. Finn Olav Levy at Department of Pharmacology, Oslo University Hospital
The group studies signalling mechanisms in normal and failing hearts with the aim to develop new treatment for heart diseases. We are looking for two highly motivated postdoc candidates with an interest in cardiac pharmacology and translational research. The candidates will work on a project to study potential new treatment of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction. The project will involve work with animal models of heart failure, including in vivo and ex vivo experiments (postdoc 1) as well as cell culture, chemical biology and early phase drug development (postdoc 2).
The candidates are expected to collaborate with international partners and be prepared to travel.
Only online applications via Webcruiter will come into consideration. The application should indicate which position you are applying for (postdoc 1, postdoc 2 or both)
PhD degree or equivalent, preferably within cardiovascular science, signal transduction, pharmacology, physiology or a related discipline
Relevant research experience
High ambitions of making a significant contribution to the research group and the field of cardiovascular research
For postdoc 1, experience with echocardiography, animal models of heart disease and cardiac physiology will constitute an advantage, and experience with PV loops a requirement.
For postdoc 2, experience with chemical biology and early phase drug development will constitute an advantage
The candidates must have excellent written and oral communication skills in English
The application must include:
An application letter stating motivation for the position
CV summarizing education and positions
List of publications
Names and contact details of at least 2 references
Highly motivated and accurate
Good problem solving skills
Ability to work as part of a team
Proficiency in English
We can offer:
An exciting and vibrant scientific environment
Potential for personal and scientific growth
Favorable pension arrangements
Attractive welfare arrangements