Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in body fat regulation/cellular stress

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in body fat regulation/cellular stress

University of Oslo (UiO)

Oslo, Norway

Applications are invited for a three year position as Postdoctoral Fellow in fat regulation/cellular stress to be based at the Department of Biosciences, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Oslo, in the research group of Professor Rafal Ciosk.

The candidate for this position will have interest in molecular mechanisms regulating body fat and/or stress adaptation, using the nematode C. elegans and mammalian cells as models. The project will involve creating and analysing mutants, generating transgenic animals and analysing them with molecular, cellular and biochemical tools. Mammalian cells will be used for examining conservation and in forward screens.

More about the position

The appointment is a fulltime position and is made for a period of three years (10% of which is devoted to required duties, usually in the form of teaching activities).

Starting date: 15.8.2019 or as soon as possible thereafter

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

The candidate will have access to a range of research schools and courses that provide both technical training as well as transferrable skills courses and workshops.

Qualification requirements

The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences has a strategic ambition of being a leading research faculty. Candidates for these fellowships will be selected in accordance with this, and expected to be in the upper segment of their class with respect to academic credentials.

Qualification requirements
The candidate must have a PhD or other corresponding education equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree in molecular biology, genetics, cell biology, or biochemistry. Doctoral dissertation must be submitted for evaluation by the closing date. Appointment is dependent on the public defense of the doctoral thesis being approved. Applicants who previous have held a postdoctoral fellowship funded by the Research Council of Norway (RCN) are not eligible.

Preferred candidates should have
Experience in at least two of the following areas: molecular genetics, biochemistry, cell biology and imaging. Hands-on experience with genetic models, preferably C. elegans, and cell culture, will be favored
Demonstrated independence and competitive publication track record
Fluent oral and written communication skills in English

Please also refer to the regulations pertaining to the conditions of employment for post-doctoral fellowship positions.
Personal skills

We are seeking a highly motivated, enthusiastic and diligent candidate, with the ambition to gain new insights and publish in leading journals. A successful candidate must have good interpersonal skills and be willing to work with the project PI, lab members and collaborators.

We offer
Salary NOK 515 200 – 597 400 000 per annum depending on qualifications in position as Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (position code 1352)
A professionally 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

Application letter including a statement of interest, describing how your background and previous experience relate to the project in general, and how your skills fit into the research framework outlined CV (summarizing positions, education, research experience, pedagogical experience, and other relevant activities) A brief account (one page, as a separate file) of the applicant’s interest and motivation for applying for the position including a brief description on how the applicant envisions his/her experience could be used to address the project goal Copies of educational certificates, academic transcript of records A complete list of publications and unpublished work Names and contact details of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number). Please not send recommendation letters directly

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 (certificates and transcripts in a Scandinavian language are acceptable).

In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on the documented, academic qualifications required for this project, as well as the candidates’ motivation and personal suitability. Interviews with the best qualified candidates will be arranged if needed.

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 as Postdoctoral Fellow for more than one specified period at the same institution.

According to the Norwegian Freedom and 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

For further information please contact
Professor Rafal Ciosk, email, phone +47 22859070

For questions regarding the recruitment system please contact HR-officer Nina Holtan, email, phone +47 22854424

About the University of Oslo

The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest rated institution of research and education with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. Its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally esteemed research communities make UiO an important contributor to society.

Department of Biosciences (IBV) is one of nine departments at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. Research in the department is organised in five sections covering topics within biochemistry, molecular biology, physiology, cell biology, genetics,

aquatic biology, toxicology, ecology, and evolutionary biology. Education across these topics is offered for around 380 bachelor, 170 master, and 75 PhD students. With 52 permanent professors/associate professors, post-docs, researchers, technical, and administrative personnel, the Department has a total staff of 340 from more than 30 different countries. The Department aims to maintain high international standards within both research and teaching. The new bachelor program in bioscience is the first of its kind to include programming and computational modelling as core elements.

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