University of Oslo (UiO)

Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship in modelling of coordinated protein binding at intercellular membranes

University of Oslo (UiO)

Oslo, Norway

Job description

A 2-year post-doctoral research fellowship is available at the Centre for Cancer Cell Reprogramming at Institute for Clinical Medicine, in collaboration with the Department of Mathematics at the University of Oslo. The project is funded by through the ERC Advanced Grant “Coincidence detection of proteins and lipids in regulation of cellular membrane dynamics” (CODE) led by Prof. Harald Stenmark, and the theoretical work will be performed together with Associate Professor Andreas Carlson.

The project focuses on the development of mathematical models and numerical simulations of coordinated protein binding at cell membranes. More specifically, it will address how coincidence detection of proteins and lipids achieve specificity in cytosol‐to‐membrane recruitment of proteins and their complexes. We will use mathematical modelling and numerical simulations to describe molecular kinetics of coincidence detection and predict the relationship between coincidence detection and protein localisation. The project involves a close collaboration between groups in theoretical modelling (Carlson) and in experimental cell biology (Stenmark). The candidate will be based at Department of Mathematics but will join group meetings in Stenmark´s group, which has its laboratory at Institute for Cancer Research, Oslo University Hospital, Montebello.

The main purpose of the fellowship is to qualify researchers for work in higher academic positions within their disciplines.

 

Qualification requirements

  • Potential candidates must have completed or be about to complete a PhD degree in biophysics, physics, applied mathematics or similar. Doctoral dissertation must be submitted for evaluation by the closing date. Appointment is dependent on the public defence of the doctoral thesis being approved within 29 February 2020.
  • Publications in internationally well-regarded, peer-reviewed scientific journals. Applicants with publications in press are also considered.
  • Experience in multidisciplinary research and knowledge/use of theoretical methods in biophysics, numerical simulations of PDE’s or coarse-grained particle models, and/or membrane modelling, is highly beneficial.
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English.

Starting date for the position is flexible, but 01.03.2020 at the latest.

 

Personal skills

We are looking for an enthusiastic and determined individual who can work both independently as well as in the context of a team. The successful candidate is capable of conceptual thinking, is looking forward to learning new techniques, has good communication skills and is well organized.

 

We offer

  • Salary NOK 523 200 – NOK 594 400 per annum depending on qualifications in position as Postdoctoral Research Fellow (position code 1352)
  • A professionally international stimulating working environment
  • Attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement, in addition to Oslo’s family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities

How to apply

The application must include

  • A concise application letter explaining your motivation for this position (max 1 page).
  • Curriculum vitae including a list of publications (max 2 pages).
  • Copies of educational certificates (academic transcripts only)
  • A document with a list of names and contact information of at least three individuals who will provide letters of recommendation on request.

  • Up to 4 publications the applicant wants to share with the evaluation committee.

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University’s grading system. Please note that all documents should be in English (or a Scandinavian language).

In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on the documented, academic qualifications, as well as the candidates motivation and personal suitability. Interviews with the best qualified candidates will be arranged.

It is expected that the successful candidate will be able to complete the project in the course of the period of employment.

 

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

Professor Harald Stenmark, phone: +47 22781818, e-mail: h.a.stenmark@medisin.uio.no, web: https://ous-research.no/stenmark/

Associate Professor Andreas Carlson, phone: +47 22 85 72 23, e-mail: acarlson@math.uio.no, web: http://folk.uio.no/acarlson/index.html

For questions regarding the online application form please contact HR Adviser Thoril Kristiansen, email: thoril.kristiansen@medisin.uio.no

 

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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