In order for us to meet the challenges of today and for the future, we need skilled and committed employees. Oslo University Hospital is a workplace with very good opportunities for both professional and personal development. We are going on an incredible journey for the next 10 years. On the way to new hospital buildings, we will develop a workplace that will take care of patients, next of kin and employees.
A full-time (100%) or part-time (50 %) postdoctoral position in the Celiac Disease Clinical Trial Centre, financed by South-Eastern Norway Regional Health Authority (Helse Sør-Øst) is available for 3 years. The Centre leader is professor, consultant gastroenterologist Knut E. A. Lundin. The postdoctoral fellow will be employed at the Section for Gastroenterology at the Department of Transplantation Medicine, at Oslo University Hospital (OUH), and work in close collaboration with the research group of professor Ludvig M. Sollid the Institute for Immunology at University of Oslo.
Oslo University Hospital is a workplace with great diversity. We believe this is essential to perform the tasks required of us. Therefore, we pursue diversity among our job applicants and encourage everyone to apply regardless of who you are and what background you have.
Application deadline: 01.09.2022
Employer: Oslo universitetssykehus HF
Employment type: Contract
Percentage of full-time: 50
Webcruiter ID: 4551485429
The Postdoc will work in the “Coeliac Disease clinical trial centre at Oslo University Hospital”. This centre is funded by South-East Regional Health Authorities (Helse Sør-Øst) for 3 years starting in 2022. The centre will employ one clinical post. doc. and one laboratory-based post. doc. The centre has as its main focus to develop and investigate new therapeutic targets for drug treatment of coeliac disease. The centre is ideally located at the junction between clinical gastroenterology (including endoscopy service) and world-leading research on the immunopathogenesis of coeliac disease. The scientific milieu can look back at many invaluable discoveries on the pathogenesis of coeliac disease. We have several national and international collaborators.
The post. doc. will actively participate in, and run, several projects. This involves investigator-initiated clinical trials as well as participation in industry-initiated clinical phase 2 and phase 3 trials. Some of these trials are ongoing, others are in the planning phase.
The post. doc. is expected to initiate own trial(s) that is linked to the ongoing dissection of the immunopathogenesis of the disease. The centre is staffed with study nurse and laboratory engineer resources and has access to clinical research facilities.
The clinical post. doc. can and should, if a 50 % position is chosen, combine the employment with clinical service. At the moment, no such positions are available at Oslo University Hospital Rikshospitalet.
Qualifications and skills required
- Applicants must be a qualified MD with Norwegian authorization, hold a doctoral degree (PhD) in medicine and be eligible for a postdoc position at Oslo University Hospital.
- We seek a highly motivated candidate who can work independently as well as in a team.
The applicant must be fluent in written and spoken English.
- Applicants should have experience with coeliac disease and other inflammatory gastrointestinal disorders.
- Experience with clinical trials would be a clear advantage.
- The successful candidate should preferably be familiar with immunological and biostatistical methods, although there is existing expertise in the project.
The application should include
- Application letter summarizing the candidate’s previous career and a description of how the candidate will fill the role as a successful candidate
- CV summarizing education, positions held, and details of academic work
- List of publications
- Names and contact details of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, email and telephone number)
- 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 in regard to the project description, and the candidate’s motivation and personal suitability. Interviews with the best-qualified candidates will be arranged.
- High motivation and enthusiasm for research
- Creative thinking and analytic abilities
- Ability to work in a systematic and efficient way
We can offer good opportunities for professional development in a great working environment with highly dedicated and skilled co-workers at a university hospital with a unique access to leading expertise in many clininical and supporting medical subspecialities.
- Salary in accordance with experience.
- A stimulating, challenging and friendly international working environment with broad expertise.
- Technical assistance and training.
- Flexible hours
- The position can be prolonged if there is funding, and there is a need for this in the project.
- 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.
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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.
Post expires on Thursday September 1st, 2022