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A 3-year PhD position in Neuroimmunology is available at the Department of Neurology at Akershus University Hospital.


Applications are invited for a PhD position financed by the South-Eastern Norway Regional Health Authority. The PhD student will be involved in a collaborative project between Akershus University Hospital, Oslo University Hospital and the University of Oslo, investigating the immune response in cervical lymph nodes in individuals diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. The work will involve handling of patient samples, molecular biology techniques, and bioinformatics. Other duties/opportunities include writing and collaborating on papers and attending and presenting at national/international conferences. The position will be based at Akershus University Hospital but involve close collaboration with the Department of Neurology at Oslo University Hospital.

The fellowship period is three years. The research fellow must take part in the approved PhD program at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo, 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.


  • A Master’s or equivalent degree in life sciences or a related field, or be a physician/MD with an interest in translational research
  • The Master’s thesis and the average grade point for courses included in the Master’s degree must have the grade B or better in the Norwegian educational system.
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English
  • The flexibility and ability to travel between Akershus University Hospital (Lørenskog) and Oslo University Hospital, as required by the research activities

Personlige egenskaper

  • Strong motivation
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work independently and as an integrated member of a team
  • Good communication skills

Vi tilbyr

  • Excellent working conditions
  • An exciting and stimulating academic environment
  • Salary according as a PhD Research fellow according to Ahus regulations
  • 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 statement and research interests
  • CV (summarizing education, positions and academic work)
  • Copies of educational certificates and transcripts of records
  • A 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. 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.

Contact information

Assoc. Professor Andreas Lossius:


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Akershus universitetssykehus
Navn: Andreas Lossius
Tittel: Associate Professor
Division of Research and Innovation
Sykehusveien 25
1474 Nordbyhagen
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