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Postdoctoral Fellow in Molecular Biology – INCITE Project, NTNU, Norway -Oct 2021

Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU

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Postdoctoral or researcher in the field of T cell immunology/organ-on-chip at The Department of Clinical and Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, NTNU Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim, Norway – Oct 2021

Horizon2020 EIC Pathfinder Innovation project INCITE – Immune niches for cancer immunotherapy enhancement project no 964955.

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General Info

Position: Postdoc
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: ,
Deadline to Apply: October 22, 2021(GMT +2)
Joining Date: -
Contract Period: 2 Years
Salary: According to Standard Norms

Workplace:
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.
Department of Clinical and Molecular Medicine
Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU
Trondheim,

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Qualification Details

  • You must have completed a Norwegian doctoral degree or corresponding foreign doctoral degree recognized as equivalent to a Norwegian PhD
  • You must have a professionally relevant background
  • Prior knowledge of T cell immunology is a prerequisite
  • Experience in advanced microscopy for cell biology is a prerequisite
  • Possibility to start January-March 2022

The appointment is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants and national guidelines for appointment as PhD, post doctor and research assistant 

Preferred selection criteria

  • Knowledge and experience in organ-on-chip technology and use is a large plus
  • Deep understanding of cancer immunotherapy would be appreciated
  • Good written and oral English and Norwegian language skills

Personal characteristics

  • The ability to work independently with scientific and technological confidence and creativity
  • A genuine interest in crosscutting science and technology is very helpful

Responsibilities/Job Description

  • Investigate by 4D microscopy the interrelationships and behaviours of cells in the system
  • Evaluate the effects of inputs on cell activity by standard molecular cell biology techniques
  • Integrate knowledge transfer between partners in the INCITE consortium on best practice for the on-chip immune niche

How to Apply?

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Documents Required

The application and supporting documentation to be used as the basis for the assessment must be in English.

Publications and other scientific work must follow the application. Please note that applications are only evaluated based on the information available on the application deadline. You should ensure that your application shows clearly how your skills and experience meet the criteria which are set out above.

If, for any reason, you have taken a career break or have had an atypical career and wish to disclose this in your application, the selection committee will take this into account, recognizing that the quantity of your research may be reduced as a result.

The application must include:

  • CV, certificates and diplomas
  • transcripts and diplomas for bachelor's-, master's- and PhD degrees
  • Academic works - published or unpublished - that you would like to be considered in the assessment
  • Name and address of three referees

If all, or parts, of your education has been taken abroad, we also ask you to attach documentation of the scope and quality of your entire education. If you already have a statement from NOKUT, please attach this as well.  Joint works will be considered. If it is difficult to identify your contribution to joint works, you must attach a brief description of your participation.

In the evaluation of which candidate is best qualified, emphasis will be placed on education, experience and personal and interpersonal qualities. Motivation, ambitions, and potential will also count in the assessment of the candidates.

NTNU is committed to following evaluation criteria for research quality according to The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment - DORA. 

About the Position

The position is 2 years working in Trondheim in a Horizon2020 EIC Pathfinder Innovation project INCITE – Immune niches for cancer immunotherapy enhancement project no 964955. The INCITE project is a cross-disciplinary multinational project with a main objective on enhancing T cell fitness intended for adoptive T cell transfer immunotherapy. This will be achieved by 3D printing immune niches, tailoring the microenvironment, and evaluating the anti-cancer potential in vitro and in vivo.

This particular position will investigate the relationships between and behaviour of multiple cell types in the microfluidic chip by microscopy, flow cytometry and activity measurements and evaluate outcomes as cytotoxic activity.

The postdoctoral fellowship position is a temporary position where the main goal is to qualify for work in senior academic positions. The fields of immunotherapy and development of model systems are both cutting edge approaches and background knowledge in these is expected to provide many opportunities for future employments.

You will report to Øyvind Halaas (Professor), the coordinator of INCITE and PI for on chip evaluation.

About the Department

The Department of Clinical and Molecular Medicine (IKOM):The Department of Clinical and Molecular Medicine (IKOM) is NTNU’s largest department, with 450 employees. Our research and teaching help to improve treatment and health.

IKOM has expertise in basic, clinical and translational research within broad disciplinary areas. We study children’s and women’s health, cancers, blood disorders and infectious diseases, gastroenterology, inflammation, metabolic disorders, laboratory sciences and medical ethics. The Department offers teaching in medicine at master’s and PhD level. We also offer continuing education for employees in the health services.

About the Employer: Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU

Note or Other details

As a Postdoctoral Fellow (code 1352) you are normally paid from gross NOK 545 300 per annum before tax, depending on qualifications and seniority. From the salary, 2% is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

The period of employment is 2 years.

The engagement is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants, and the acts relating to Control of the Export of Strategic Goods, Services and Technology. Candidates who by assessment of the application and attachment are seen to conflict with the criteria in the latter law will be prohibited from recruitment to NTNU. After the appointment you must assume that there may be changes in the area of work.

The position is subject to external funding.

It is a prerequisite you can be present at and accessible to the institution on a daily basis.

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Contact details

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Øyvind Halaas, telephone +47 97 79 08 70, email oyvind.halaas@ntnu.no. If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact Elisabeth Myrvang, e-mail: elisabeth.myrvang@ntnu.no.

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