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PhD Research Fellowship in Immunology with Focus on the Complement System in Ischemia/Reperfusion Injury in Oslo, Norway

A three-year PhD Research Fellowship position (SKO 1017) is available at the Department of Immunology at the Norwegian Complement Research Group lead by Professor Tom Eirik Mollnes, MD and the project owner Søren E. Pischke, MD PhD (certified specialist in Anaesthesiology and Critical Care) at the Department of Immunology, the University of Oslo, Institute of Clinical Medicine.

The fellowship period is 3 years with the overall aim of successful completion of a PhD degree. The position is funded by the Norwegian Research Council under grant nr. 274352. Preferred starting date is September 1, 2018.

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Job and project description – what do we work on?

The successful candidate will work on a project studying interaction of danger associated molecular patterns (DAMPs) released of damaged cells in the course of ischemia/reperfusion injury and the innate immune system. Specifically, the aim of the project is to understand the mechanisms by which non-foreign proteins and nucleic acids control the activation of the complement system and which co-factors are necessary to fully activate toll-like receptors. The work of the candidate will involve in vitro cell culture and full-blood models of inflammation and hypoxia/re-oxygenation models, as well as co-work on pig animal models of cardiac and kidney ischemia/reperfusion injury. Thus, the translational aspect to human disease pathology and treatment with clinically relevant therapeutics will be in focus in this project.

The Research Group – Who are we?

The Norwegian Complement Research group focuses on the innate immune system with the complement and the toll-like receptor system in infectious and sterile inflammation as the main research areas.
The research group consists of a 12-member group in Oslo co-working with a 13-member group in Bodø, Norway in a strong academic environment including researchers with background in immunology, biology, transplantation, cardiology, anaesthesiology and critical care medicine. The group has extensive collaboration with other labs and clinical groups at the Oslo University Hospital, University of Oslo, as well as international collaborations, which the candidate will actively use in the project.

Required skills, qualifications and experience

  • Master degree in a relevant field of research is mandatory and a medical degree is considered an advantage
  • Experience with animal work (Felasa C certificate), in vitro cell culture (preferably of primary cells) and cellular immunology techniques are considered a strong advantage
  • Proficient in written and oral English (international applicants must document these skills prior to admission to the PhD programme)

Personal skills

You should be highly motivated, structured in your approach to problem solving with excellent laboratory skills and good collaborative qualities.

We offer

  • A dynamic and stimulating scientific environment in a young, enthusiastic and motivated team of biologists and MDs.
  • A friendly working environment with continuous instruction/supervision in a solution-oriented team of highly-skilled post-docs and laboratory personnel
  • A top-modern laboratory with access to a wide range of core facilities (animal, light and electron microscopy, flow cytometry)
  • Collaboration with research groups within Norway and Internationally
  • Annual salary is based on state salary schedule Ltr. 50-57 (NOK 436 900 – 490 900) depending on qualifications
  • Attractive welfare benefits (health-care insurance included) 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 (statement of motivation, summarizing scientific work and research interest, max. 1 page)
  • CV (summarizing education, positions, rewards, grants, pedagogical experience, administrative experience and other relevant activity)
  • Copies of educational certificates (academic transcripts only)
  • A complete list of publications and academic work Note: Applicants are advised not to attach the original publications, only to provide a list.
  • Names and contact details of 2-3 referees (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number and if available short letter of recommendation).

The application with the required attachments should preferably constitute as few files as possible, preferably 1-2 files.

The application with attachments is to be delivered in our electronic recruiting system JobbNorge. 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 Research Fellowships at the University of Oslo.

No one can be appointed for more than one PhD Research Fellowship 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 appointment may be shortened/given a more limited scope within the framework of the applicable guidelines on account of any previous employment in academic positions.

The Fellowship requires admission to the PhD programme at the Faculty of Medicine. Appointment to a PhD research Fellowship is conditional upon admission to the Faculty’s research training programme.

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.

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.

Contact information

Søren Pischke, MD PhD,  email: s.e.pischke@medisin.uio.no

(Startdate – Preferably September 1st, 2018)

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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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Post expires on Sunday June 17th, 2018

Two Postdoctoral positions in the project Judges under Stress JuS – the Breaking Point of Judicial Institutions

Job description

Two positions as postdoctoral research fellow in the JuS Project are available at the University of Oslo, Faculty of Law, Department of Private Law.

The positions are available for three years to undertake research as part of the JuS project. The JuS project is funded by the Norwegian Research Council from 2018 through 2022.

The Faculty of Law in Oslo is the leading educational and research institution in law in Norway, with some 80 PhD candidates, 20 postdoctoral research fellows and 90 professors and associate professors, in addition to a wellfunctioning administrative support group on all organisational levels.
The Department of Private Law hosts several of the research projects of the Faculty of Law, including the JuS Project.

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More about the position

The primary objectives of the JuS project are to obtain knowledge on:1) how rulers seek judicial compliance with authoritarian measures,
2) how judges react to such measures,
3) the conditions under which an independent judiciary breaks down.

The main approach of the project is to look at the importance of the historical legacy of the judicial institutions for the answer to these questions.

The project is multidisciplinary in the intersection between law, legal theory, legal history, and sociology of law.

The postdoctoral research fellow should contribute with in-depth historical studies of one or more of the Central and Eastern European Countries, preferably, but not limited to the present EU Member States.

Further information about the project may be obtained at our website or from the principal investigator professor Hans Petter Graver.The purpose of postdoctoral research fellowships is to qualify for higher academic positions.

Qualification requirements

Applicants must hold a degree equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree in law or other relevant area, or other education equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree.

As the JuS project is interdisciplinary, the position is open for candidates with PhDs in law, legal theory, legal history, and sociology of law.

PhDs in other relevant fields such as political science, history, and criminology may also apply, provided that they have studied law as part of their undergraduate or graduate degrees.

For the successful candidate, the postdoctoral project will be shaped through discussions with the project leader and other senior scholars.

The project proposal is nevertheless important in the assessment of the applications, to see which research questions the candidate selects, which methodology is chosen, and the candidate’s understanding of and knowledge within the chosen topic.

Personal skills

Special emphasis will be placed on the candidate´s assumed academic and personal ability to complete her or his part of the project within the given time frame. We will also take into account the need for the total group of researchers to cover a sufficient range of the countries to be studied.

The project language is English and candidates should have an excellent command of English, written and spoken. Publications must be written in English.

Since the work requires studies of original source material, working knowledge of one or more central or eastern European languages is required.

A good command of a Scandinavian language, alternatively willingness to learn during the fellowship period, is an advantage for working at the Faculty in Oslo, but is not a condition for this position.

We offer

  • salary NOK 490 900,- to 569 000,- per annum depending on qualifications in position as Postdoctoral Research Fellow (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

  • cover letter (statement of motivation, summarizing scientific work and research interest)
  • project description (5 to 10 pages)
  • CV (summarizing education, positions, pedagogical experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activity)
  • copies of educational certificates (academic transcripts only)
  • a complete list of publications
  • up to 3 academic works that the applicant wishes to be considered
  • list of reference persons: 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and phone number)

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. Diplomas issued in other languages than Scandinavian or English must be provided in the original language as well as in an English translation.

Short-listed candidates may be invited for an interview.

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 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

Professor Hans Petter Graver

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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 Department of Private Law (IFP) was established in 1955 and is one of the five departments that together comprise the Faculty of Law. The department is the largest Norwegian academic milieu working directly with private law subjects.

Post expires on Friday June 1st, 2018