Kort om arbeidsgiver
We seek an enthusiastic co-worker as PhD candidate in our research group (Neuroimmunology Research Group) in the Laboratory of Immunobiology. The position will be based at the Department for Molecular Medicine (Anatomy), University of Oslo (UiO).

The focus of our research is the immune response in the central nervous system in multiple sclerosis, and the research environment at the Department of Molecular Medicine is dynamic and stimulating. The main supervisor will be Assoc. Professor/MD Andreas Lossius.

More about the position

The fellowship period is three years and devoted to carrying out a project entitled “The targets of the B-cell response in multiple sclerosis”. For the right candidate a four-year position, which also includes 25% teaching, supervision and/or administrative duties, may be possible.

The research fellow must take part in the Faculty’s approved PhD program and is expected to complete the project within the set fellowship period. The main purpose of the fellowship is research training leading to the successful completion of a PhD degree.

The applicant must, in collaboration with her/his supervisor, within three months after employment, have worked out a complete project description to be attached to the application for admission to the doctoral program. For more information, please see our web site.

Work tasks
  • Bioinformatic analysis
  • Immunological techniques, such as advanced flow cytometry, fluorescence microscopy, ELISA, immunoprecipitation, proteomics and molecular biology techniques including protein expression
  • Writing and revising scientific articles
Qualification requirements

The suitable applicant has a master’s degree in the life sciences or similar or is a physician/MD who has interest in translational research. Training will be provided, but previous experience with laboratory work within molecular biology is an advantage. Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English are a prerequisite. In assessing applications, particular emphasis will be placed upon the academic and personal ability of the candidate to complete the project within the given time frame and write a PhD thesis under supervision.

Personal skills
  • Strong motivation
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work independently and as an integrated member of a team
  • Good communication skills
We offer
  • Excellent working conditions
  • An exciting and stimulating academic environment
  • Salary NOK 482 200 – 526 000 per annum depending on qualifications in a position as PhD Research fellow (position code 1017)
  • 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 motivation for applying for the position and research interests
  • CV (summarizing education, positions and academic work)
  • Copies of educational certificates and transcripts of records
  • A complete list of publications and academic works
  • Contact details of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and phone number)
The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system, please follow the link: “Apply for this job”. 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).

Applicants may be called in for an interview.

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 University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results etc.

Inclusion and diversity are a strength. The University of Oslo has a personnel policy objective of achieving a balanced gender composition. We also want to have employees with diverse expertise, combinations of subjects, life experience and perspectives. We will make adjustments for employees who require this. 

If there are qualified applicants with special needs, gaps in their CVs or immigrant backgrounds, we will invite at least one applicant in each of these groups to an interview.

Contact information

Associate Professor Andreas Lossius, Department of Molecular Medicine (E-mail: andreas.lossius@medisin.uio.no)
Universitetet i Oslo
Navn: Andreas Lossius
Tittel: Associate Professor
E-post: andreas.lossius@medisin.uio.no
Domus Medica
Sognsvannsveien 9
0372 OSLO