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Researcher position in Molecular biology, Cell biology, Immunology – COVID-19 vaccination

Norway

The successful applicant will work in Lab at the KG Jebsen Centre that is situated in the Department of immunology at the Oslo University Hospital-Rikshospitalet in close proximity to core facilities, Norway – Nov 2021

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General Info

Position: Researcher
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: , ,
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: 1 Year 6 Months
Salary: 553 500 – 650 300 NOK/Year

Workplace:
KG Jebsen Centre for B-cell malignancies
Department of Immunology, Institute of Clinical Medicine


Oslo,

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Qualification Details

  • We seek a highly motivated individual holding a PhD degree (or other corresponding education equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree) related to molecular biology, cell biology or immunology
  • Experience within mass cytometry or advanced flow cytometry cell culture techniques and knowledge of any of the fields of immunity to infections, immunbiology, translational medicine or related fields.
  •  Candidates who appreciates working in an international and interactive environment.
  • The candidate must be fluent in written and spoken English.

Personal skills

  • We are looking for highly motivated and structured candidates
  • Excellent laboratory skills
  • Good collaborative qualities.

It will be an advantage if the applicant can start as soon as possible.

Responsibilities/Job Description

The successful applicant will work in Lab at the KG Jebsen Centre that is situated in the Department of immunology at the Oslo University Hospital-Rikshospitalet in close proximity to core facilities. In addition, the person will stain, run and analyze samples at the mass cytometry core facility at Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH) in a multidisciplinary team including specialization in infection and immunity and cellular proteomics.

The work will be embedded in established studies on immune responses in infection and extensive experience with other RNA viruses (influenza especially), autoimmunity and cancer and will be accompanied by studies on T-cell specificity towards Coronaviruses and testing of new antiviral mechanisms (patent file in progress). The laboratory of the KG Jebsen Centre is situated at the Department of Immunology, a 350-person department that includes the Blood Bank, several diagnostics sections, 3 Research Centers and about 120 researchers.

The successful applicant will work in an interactive multidisciplinary Centre of scientists, in a strong academic environment, focusing on immune activation and dysregulation, crosstalk between cells, signaling pathways and their outcomes in COVID-19.

The position is a fulltime position and will focus on monitoring vaccine responses in one thousand 3rd or 4th revaccinated high-risk patients that are immunosuppressed due to medical therapy or due to genetic defects. We need to help generate new guidelines for vaccinations for this high-risk group of patients. Existing positive and negative controls and biobanked samples from influenza patients will be compared to vaccinated and COVID-19 cell samples using mass cytometry analysis of phenotype and activation state of immune cells. A clinical trial with transfer of convalescent plasma in COVID-19 patients will be followed for biomarkers of disease severity and treatment success.

How to Apply?

Online Application through "Apply Now" Button from this page

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Documents Required

The application must include:

  • Cover letter (how the applicant would fit the call, statement of motivation, summarizing scientific work and research interests )
  • CV (summarizing education, positions, pedagogical experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activity)
  • Copies of educational certificates, PhD-certificates (academic transcripts only)
  • Letters of recommendation
  • A complete list of publications with brief statements of candidate contributions
  • List of  3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and phone number)

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system, Jobbnorge. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University's grading system. Please note that all documents should be in English.

About the Department

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: University of Oslo, UiO

Note or Other details

Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Oslo.

We offer

  • A challenging and friendly working environment
  • Salary NOK 553 500 – 650 300 per annum, depending on qualifications in position as Researcher (position code 1109).
  • 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

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Contact details

  • Centre Director Professor Ludvig A. Munthe, e-mail: ludvig@medisin.uio.no
  • HR Adviser Karoline Berg-Eriksen (questions regarding the online application form), e-mail: Karoline.berg-eriksen@medisin.uio.no

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