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Researcher Job – Cancer Immunology, Institute of Clinical Medicine, Norway, Jan 2022


The University of Oslo invites applications for a position as Researcher aim of this project is to improve treatment of bladder cancer through the development of potential immunological therapies, at the Institute for Cancer Research, Institute of Clinical Medicine, Norway – Jan 2022

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General Info

Position: Researcher
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: ,
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: 24 Months
Salary: 563,900 NOK/Year

The Institute of Clinical Medicine
Oslo University Hospita
University of Oslo (UiO), Norway


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Qualification Details

  • Applicants must hold a degree equivalent to a Norwegian PhD in immunology
  • Molecular biological competence for construction of gene constructs and identification of T cell receptor sequences
  • Competence in culturing primary T cells, cloning of T cells
  • Knowledge on use of multicolor flow cytometry and cell sorting
  • Knowledge on retroviral transduction.
  • Good organizational skills
  • Basic knowledge of statistics
  • Excellent communication skills in written and spoken English

Personal skills

The candidate should be highly motivated and dedicated, and should have strong collaboration skills.

Responsibilities/Job Description

A position as researcher (position code 1109) of 24 months duration is available in the research group led by Professor Johanna Olweus, Institute for Cancer Research, Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Oslo. The group is located at the Institute for Cancer Research, Norwegian Radium Hospital, Oslo University Hospital.

The organization and research focus

The position is part of a project funded by the Norwegian Cancer Society, entitled “Precision Immunotherapy for Bladder Cancer”. The aim of this project is to improve treatment of bladder cancer through development of potential immunological therapies.

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
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Application Procedure

The application must include

  • Cover letter (statement of motivation, summarizing scientific work and research interest)
  • CV (summarizing education, positions, pedagogical experience, and other qualifying activity)
  • A complete list of publications
  • Transcripts of university diplomas
  • List of 2 referee persons (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).

In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on the documented academic qualifications, as well as the candidate's motivation and personal suitability. Interviews with the best-qualified candidates will be arranged.

About the Position

The person will be responsible for early-phase development of retroviral transduction from the research laboratory to a pre-GMP protocol.

This includes collaborating with a commercial supplier of viruses and partners in Uppsala to find the optimal gene construct and virus particle, as well as optimal conditions for up-scaled virus transduction, write SOPs and test candidate molecules (T cell receptors) for efficacy and safety in vitro.

About the Institute

The Institute of Clinical Medicine (Klinmed) is one of three institutes under the Faculty. Klinmed is responsible for the Faculty's educational and research activities at Oslo University Hospital and Akershus University Hospital. With about 800 employees spread over approximately 425 man-labour years, Klinmed is the university's largest institute. Our activities follow the clinical activity at the hospitals and are spread across a number of geographical areas.

About the Employer:


  • Salary NOK 563 900 - 650 300 per annum depending on qualifications in position as Researcher (position code 1109)
  • A dynamic and stimulating scientific environment in a young, enthusiastic and motivated team of biologists. The Institute for Cancer Research is at the international forefront and houses top modern and excellent lab facilities (2009) with a wide range of core facilities (animal, light and electron microscopy, flow cytometry, genomics and bioinformatics, MR), with additional core facilities (mass spec etc.) at the Rikshospitalet and UiO sites
  • 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

Formal regulations

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.

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.

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Contact details

Professor Johanna Olweus, e-mail: [email protected]

Senior HR Adviser Thoril Kristiansen, e-mail: [email protected]

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