University of Oslo (UiO)

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Immunology

University of Oslo (UiO)

Oslo, Norway

Job description

A three-year full-time position as Postdoctoral Research Fellow (SKO 1352) in immunology is available in the research group of Professor Ludvig M. Sollid at the Department of Immunology, Institute of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo The Sollid group has been selected as one of five world-leading research groups at the UiO https://www.med.uio.no/english/about/news-and-events/news/2015/world-leading-research-coeliac-disease.html

More about the position

The project will address T cell and B cell interactions in humanized mouse models related to celiac disease.

The successful applicant will join a 20-member group within an interactive multidisciplinary centre of scientists, in a strong academic environment, focusing on immune dysregulation in autoimmune disease, see http://www.med.uio.no/klinmed/english/research/centres/kgj-coeliac-disease/index.html for further information

The main objective of appointment to the position of Postdoctoral research Fellow is to qualify researchers for work in top academic positions within their respective area of study.

The project is about humanized mouse models of celiac disease to understand mechanisms of autoantibody production and adaptive immunity to gluten. A representative paper on the group’s activities was recently published: https://rupress.org/jem/article/217/2/e20190860/132570/B-cell-tolerance-and-antibody-production-to-the.

The successful candidate will work with transgenic mouse strains, specifically strains that have knocked-in B-cell receptor genes or been made transgenic for HLA genes or T-cell receptor genes. She/he will use these mouse strains in experimental settings to study T-cell and B-cell interactions of relevance to celiac disease.

Qualification requirements

  • applicant must have a project-relevant PhD degree (or other corresponding education equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree). FELASA accreditation at level C or equivalent is a requirement. Please refer to the regulations pertaining to the conditions of employment for Postdoctoral research Fellows.
  • We are looking for a highly motivated and structured candidate with strong background in experimental immunology and animal models.
  • Experience in cellular immune assays, flow cytometry and molecular biology is a strong advantage. Proven knowledge of adaptive immunology is advantageous.
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English

The position is also open for candidates who have completed a Postdoctoral Research Fellow period at UiO. These candidates will be evaluated for a three years position as a Researcher (SKO 1109).  

We offer

  • A challenging and friendly working environment
  • Salary NOK 523 200 to NOK 605 500 per annum depending on qualifications in position as Postdoctoral Research Fellow (SKO1352) or Researcher 1109 (SKO1109)
  • Attractive welfare benefits and generous pension arrangement

How to apply

The application should include:

  • Application letter, including a ½ page motivation statement and research interests.
  • CV (summarizing education, positions, academic work, scientific publications and
  • other relevant activities)
  • Copies of educational certificates and grades.
  • Letters of recommendation
  • A list of publications and academic work that the applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee (publications themselves should not be enclosed).
  • Names and contact details of 2-3 referees (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number).

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system Jobbnorge.

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.

Formal regulations

Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Oslo.

No one can be appointed for more than one Postdoctoral Fellow period at the University of Oslo.

According to the Norwegian Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.

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

The University of Oslo aims to achieve a balanced gender composition in the workforce and to recruit people with ethnic minority backgrounds.

Contact information

About the University of Oslo 

The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest ranked educational and research institution, with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. With its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally recognised research communities, UiO is an important contributor to society.

The Institute of Clinical Medicine (Klinmed) is one of three institutes under the Faculty. Klinmed is responsible for the Faculty’s educational and research activities at Oslo University Hospital and Akershus University Hospital. With about 800 employees spread over approximately 425 man-labour years, Klinmed is the university’s largest institute. Our activities follow the clinical activity at the hospitals and are spread across a number of geographical areas.

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