PhD Fellowships in Medical Sciences, University of Oslo, Norway

Wednesday, April 17, 2013
The K.G.Jebsen Inflammation Research Centre (JIRC) is a virtual research centre funded by the Kristian Gerhard Jebsen Foundation, the University of Oslo (UiO) and Oslo University Hospital (OUH). It will start 2013 with funding for 4 years and the prospect of another funding period. JIRC has the intention to excel in inflammation research. The centre comprises the research groups of 8 principal investigators and 2 co-investigators as well as several associated clinical investigators at several departments within the UiO/OUH Medical Campus. The research environment is very dynamic and there is extensive interaction between the groups.

Two 3- year PhD Fellowships (SKO 1017) are available in the researchgroup of Professor Guttorm Haraldsen.
Our group has research activities to understand the biology of interleukin-33, Notch signalling in vascular function, and the development of fibrosis. PhD project #1 will focus on understanding how Notch signalling affects the activation status of vascular endothelial cells in the context of inflammation. PhD project #2 is designed to understand how alarmin production is driven by viral infections. These projects will be performed in collaborations with PIs of the centre and international collaborators.

We are looking for individuals who
  • are hard working and curious about immunological processes leading to or maintaining inflammation
  • have completed an MD degree or a masters degree (or foreign equivalent degrees)
  • have a background in medicine, molecular cell biology, infection/inflammation biology, in vivo imaging or experimental pathology
  • are structured and responsible
  • contributes with enthusiasm to working in an ambitious team
  • are fluent in written and spoken English
We can offer
  • Participation in a well-functioning, ambitious research group in the larger context of the Jebsen Centre
  • Salary in the range of step 50-54 (NOK 416 400,- to 445 100,- per year) depending on qualfications and according to SKO 1017 – PhD research fellow.
  • Favorable welfare and pension arrangements
The application must include
  • Application letter
  • CV (summarizing education, positions and academic work – scientific publications)
  • Copies of educational certificates and grades
  • Names, email and telephone number of 2-3 referees (describe relation to applicant)
Inquiries regarding the positions can be directed to professor Guttorm Haraldsen (gharalds@rr-research.no), phone +4723071492, +4792401962
The application with attachments must be submitted to our electronic recruitment system EasyCruit. Applications should be a single pdf file that includes all of these items. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University’s grading system. All documents should be in English or a Scandinavian language.
In accordance with the University of Oslo’s equal opportunities policy, we invite applications from all interested individuals regardless of gender or ethnicity.

Please also refer to the regulations pertaining to the conditions of employment for academic positions: https://www.uio.no/english/about/regulations/personnel/academic/
The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results and intellectual property.

Click here for further information and application

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