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Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Stem Cell Epigenetics and Genome Biology, The University of Oslo, Norway

Publish Date: Jun 04, 2015

Deadline: Jun 26, 2015

ONE POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP (SKO 1352) in stem cell epigenetics with focus on genome biology is available for 3 years at the Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, Department of Molecular Medicine, from September 1, 2015. The position is funded by the Research Council of Norway.

The Institute of Basic Medical Sciences consists of departments and units that pursue research and education within basic medical science. The Institute's overall objective is to promote basic medical knowledge in order to understand normal processes, provide insight into mechanisms that cause illness, and promote good health. The Institute has more than 300 employees and is located in Domus Medica. More information about the Institute can be found here: link

No one can be appointed as a post-docoral fellow for more than one specified period at the same institution.

Job Description

The position is associated with the laboratory of Professor Philippe Collas ( The laboratory focuses on the study of nuclear architecture and chromatin organization in stem cells. The project aims to investigate the role of nuclear lamins on associations of chromatin with the nuclear envelope and on the spatial conformation of the genome. The project involves the use of cells derived from patients with nuclear lamin-linked diseases (laminopathies), including induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS cells). 

The candidate will be able to draw on existing expertise within the group in the areas of stem cell biology, laminopathies and chromatin biology. The work will involve interactions within a cross-disciplinary team consisting of cell and molecular biologists and bioinformaticians.

The main purpose of post-doctoral research fellowships is to qualify researchers for work in higher academic positions within their disciplines. 

Qualifications and Personal Skills

The selected candidate will have a strong background in molecular biology and in genome biology, and a strong interest in understanding how the spatial organization of chromosomes is regulated in the nucleus. The candidate will have practical experience in chromatin immunoprecipitation assays, genome-wide chromosome conformation capture assays such as 4C or HiC, and in the bioinformatics analysis of such data.

 Short listed applicants will be contacted for an interview which will include giving a research seminar.


Ph.D. in cell biology, molecular biology, bioinformatics (with wet-lab experience)
Ability to work independently and take initiatives
Ability to collaborate in a cross-disciplinary environment
Excellent knowledge of spoken and written English

Personal qualities

Collaboration skills
Excellent communication skills

 We offer

a challanging and friendly working environment
salary based on salary level 57 - 62 (NOk 483 700 - 529 800)
favourable pension arrangement
attractive welfare benefits

The application must include:

CV summarizing education, positions and relevant work experience
Complete list of publications
1-page statement of previous research accomplishments
½ page statement of research experience relevant to the position announced
½ page motivation statement
List of 3 references with contact information

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.

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The University of Oslo has a goal of recruiting more women in academic positions.
Women are encouraged to apply.

The University of Oslo also has a goal of recruiting ethnic minorities to Norway in academic positions.  Ethnic minorities are encouraged to apply.

Region:  Oslo

Working hours: Full-time

Working days: Day

Application deadline:  26/06/2015

Expected Start Date:  01/09/2015

Location:  Division of biochemistry

Reference number:  2015/6960

Home page:

Contacts:   Professor Philippe Collas 

Telephone: +47 22851066


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