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PhD research fellowship in CRISPR gene therapy group – UiO, Norway 2022


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Applications are invited for a 3 year position in a Research Fellowship as PhD Candidate in the CRISPR gene therapy group led by Emma Haapaniemi at the Centre for Molecular Medicine Norway, University of Oslo – Norway 2022

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General Info

Position: PhD
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field:
Deadline to Apply:
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: 3 years
Salary: NOK 491 200 – 534 400 per annum

Haapaniemi group
Centre for Molecular Medicine Norway
University of Oslo, UiO

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Qualification Details

We are looking for an enthusiastic and hard-working scientist with a Master’s degree or equivalent in life sciences. We prioritize candidates with experience in multiple academic or private research environments and expertise in immunology, primary cell culture or Next Generation Sequencing library design. The research fellow will take part in an approved PhD program at the 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.

Fluent oral and written communication skills in English are mandatory.

Responsibilities/Job Description

The work tasks will depend on your interest and scientific background and will generally include one or more of the following:

  • Design and conduct custom CRISPR experiments and screens
  • Design and optimize high-throughput biology experiments in robotics platforms
  • Set up custom Next Generation Sequencing libraries and technologies
  • Set up flow cytometry – based immunological assays
  • Set up functional assays for immune cells

How to Apply?

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Documents Required

The application must include

  • Cover letter (statement of motivation, summarizing scientific work and research interest)
  • CV summarizing education, positions, and other qualifying activity
  • List of publications
  • Copies of educational certificates (academic transcripts only)
  • List of 3 reference persons (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and phone number)

Please deliver the application with attachments 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.

In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on the documented, academic qualifications as well as the candidate’s motivation and personal suitability. We will arrange interviews with the best qualified candidates. We expect that the successful candidate will be able to complete the project during the period of employment.

About the Department

Centre for Molecular Medicine Norway (NCMM) was established in 2008 and is the Norwegian node in the Nordic EMBL Partnership for Molecular Medicine. NCMM is a joint venture between the University of Oslo, Health Region South-East and the Research Council of Norway. From 2017 NCMM is merged with the Biotechnology Centre of Oslo and now has altogether 11 research groups. The overall objective of NCMM is to conduct cutting edge research in molecular medicine and biotechnology as well as facilitate translation of discoveries in basic medical research into clinical practice.

About the Employer: University of Oslo, UiO

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Contact details

Inquiries about the positions can be directed to group leader Dr. Emma Haapaniemi,

Inquiries about application can be directed to HR-adviser Nina Modahl:

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