Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Biochemistry at University of Oslo in Norway

Institute of Basic Medical Sciences
Department of Molecular Medicine
Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Biochemistry
A position as postdoc is available at the Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, University of Oslo from 1.9.16. The
position is associated with the research group of professor Heidi Kiil Blomhoff on the project “Vitamin A and DNA damage responses in normal and CVID-derived B cells”. The project is financed by The Norwegian Cancer Society for a period of 2 years and 6 months
The Institute of Basic Medical Sciences consists of academic departments and units that pursue research and education within basic medical science. The institute has approximately 340 employees and is located in the Domus Medica.
Job description
The postdoc will take part in a basic project with strong clinical implications. The aim of the project is to understand the mechanisms whereby vitamin A regulates DNA damage responses in normal B cells and B cells isolated from patients with common variable immune deficiency (CVID). By this we wish to increase our understanding of why these patients have a higher risk of developing cancers like B cell lymphomas, and to provide new targets for prevention and treatment of these cancers.  A detailed project description will be available on request. Previous experience with lymphocyte biology and relevant methods will be considered an advantage.
Qualifications and personal skills
In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on the relevance of the candidate background, both when it comes to the research field and the experimental methods. We are looking for candidates who have ample experience with cell culturing and assays related to DNA damage responses, autophagy, and B cell differentiation. The assumed academic and personal ability of the candidate to complete the project within the given time frame will also be considered.  
Short listed applicants will be contacted for an interview. A research seminar can be expected as part of the interview.
  • Applicants must hold a degree equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree in cell biology, molecular biology or equal
  • We are looking for a motivated individual with the personal prerequisite to carry out the project. The candidate must be able to work independently, take initiatives and be responsible for own progress.
  • The applicant should be experienced in molecular/cell biological- and immunological techniques, such as isolation and culturing of lymphocytes, cell transfections/siRNA techniques, Western blot analysis, confocal microscopy, and flow cytometry analysis. Experience with methodology relevant for analysis of DNA damage responses, ROS and autophagy will also be considered as an advantage.
  • The applicant must speak and write English fluently
  • Emphasis will be attributed to team-working and personal skills
We offer
  • A challenging and friendly working environment
  • Salary based on salary level 58-62 from 492 300 to 529 800 NOK/year, i hht til l√łnnstabell fra 1 mai 2011 til 30.4.2016
  • Favourable pension arrangement
  • attractive welfare benefits
The application must include:
  • The application letter (including a summary of applicant’s scientific work and interest and describing how she/he fits the description of the person we seek)
  • Project description (can be submitted later)
  • CV (summarizing education, positions, pedagogical experience,  administrative experience and other qualifying activity
  • Copies of educational certificates with grades, letters of recommendation
  • Names and contact details of 2-3 referees (names, relation to candidate, e-mail and phone number)
  • A complete list of publications and all academic work that the applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee
The application with attachments is to be delivered in our electronic recruiting system EasyCruit. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University's grading system. Please remember that all documents should be in English.
Guidelines for appointments to post-doctoral research fellowships at the University of Oslo may be obtained at http://www.uio.no/om/regelverk/personal/vitenskapelig/retningslinjerpostdokogstip.html
The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results a.o.
The University of Oslo has a goal of recruiting more women in academic positions. Women are encouraged to apply.
The University of Oslo also has a goal of recruiting ethnic minorities to Norway in academic positions.  Ethnic minorities are encouraged to apply.
Important: Applications must be delivered in EasyCruit. Applications sent via email will not be accepted.
  • Region:
  • Oslo
  • Working hours:
  • Full-time
  • Application deadline:
  • 15/08/2016
  • Location:
  • Department of Molecular Medicine
  • Reference number:
  • 2016/7948
  • Contacts:
  • Heidi Kiil Blomhoff
    Telephone: +47 22851012

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