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PhD Candidate or Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Immunology (ref no 2015/2055): Oslo, Norway

A three year Fellowship position for a PhD Candidate (SKO 1017) or a Postdoctoral research Fellow (SKO 1352) with background in immunology is available at the Department of Immunology. The project is located at the research group of Professor Bjarne Bogen at the Centre for Immune Regulation (CIR), University of Oslo, Institute of Clinical Medicine. CIR is a Research Council of Norway and FOCIS Centre of Excellence (for more details, please visit the web site at

The purpose of the PhD Fellowship is research training leading to the successful completion of a PhD degree. The Fellowship requires admission to the PhD programme at the Faculty of Medicine. Appointment to a PhD research Fellowship is conditional upon admission to the Faculty’s research training programme.

The main objective of appointment to the position of Postdoctoral Fellow is to qualify researchers for work in top academic positions within their respective area of study. No one can be appointed for more than one specified period as a Postdoctoral research Fellow at the same institution.

Job description

The position is funded by a grant from The Research Council of Norway to CIR. The project will focus on a novel mechanism for development of autoimmune disease and B cell cancers, called Id-driven T-B collaboration. (See for further information). In order to study this mechanism at a molecular and cellular level, Bjarne Bogen’s group has in 2014 successfully generated a new B cell Receptor (BCR) knock-in mouse. The BCR is Id+ since it expresses an Id sequence in the knocked-in variable (V) light region. Together with previously established Id-specificTCR-transgenic mice, we are now in position to study Id-driven T-B collaboration in detail with special reference to synergy of BCR ligation and Id-specific T cell help. In addition, the role of Id-driven T-B collaboration in elicitation of autoimmune disease and B cell cancers can be studied in greater depths in a physiological model. The successful applicant will join a 30-member group within an interactive multidisciplinary centre of scientists, in a strong academic environment, focusing on immune dysregulation in autoimmune disease.

The PhD Candidate/Postdoctoral research fellow is expected to take active part in the research cooperation within the project.


We are looking for a highly motivated and structured candidate with excellent laboratory skills and good collaborative qualities.

For appointment as a PhD candidate, the applicant must hold a project-relevant Master’s degree equivalent to a Norwegian Master’s degree in the relevant field of research.

For appointment as a Postdoctoral research Fellow, the applicant must have a project-relevant PhD degree (or other corresponding education equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree).

It is an advantage to have experience in mouse immunology, particularly cellular immunology and in vivo mouse experiments.

The candidate must be fluent in written and spoken English.

Please also refer to the regulations pertaining to the conditions of employment for PhD Candidates (research Fellows) and Postdoctoral research Fellows:

We offer
•A challenging and friendly working environment
•Salary is based on state salary schedule Ltr 50-57 (NOK 429.700-482.800) for a PhD Candidate and Ltr 57-65 for a Postdoctoral Fellow (NOK 482 800 – 559 600), depending on qualifications
•Favorable pension arrangement
•Attractive welfare benefits


The application must include:
•Application letter, including a ½ page motivation statement and research interests. Specify which position you apply to (PhD Candidate or Postdoctoral research Fellow).
•CV (summarizing education, positions, academic work-scientific publications and
•other relevant activity)
•Copies of educational certificates and letters of recommendation
•List of publications and academic work that the applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee. Note: Applicants are advised not to attach the original publications, only to provide a list.
•Names and contact details of 2-3 referees (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number).

The application with the required attachments should preferably constitute as few files as possible, preferably 1-2 files.

The application with attachments is to be delivered in our electronic recruiting system EasyCruit. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University's grading system. Please remember that all documents should be in English or a Scandinavian language.

In accordance with the University of Oslo´s equal opportunities policy, we invite applications from all interested individuals regardless of sex or ethnicity.

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.

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17 March, 2015 
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Job details

Employer:University of Oslo


Location:Oslo, Norway

Expires:March 17, 2015

Job type:Postdoctoral


Qualifications:Postgraduate - Doctorate/PhD

Employment type:Temporary

Job hours:Full-time

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