University of Oslo Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Molecular and Cellular Biology of Cancer, Norway

Publish Date: Oct 12, 2016

Deadline: Nov 13, 2016

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in molecular and cellular biology of cancer

Position as postdoctoral research fellow available at Department of Biosciences.

The fellowship period is 3 years. Within the framework of the position duties may be assigned. Estimated starting date December 1st 2016. No one can be appointed for more than one specified period at the same institution.


A postdoctoral fellowship is available to study the molecular biology of androgen action and mechanisms of prostate cancer in a stimulating research environment. Projects involve state-of-the-art molecular, biochemical, cell biological and genetic methods with basic and translational aspects. Experience in most of the following areas is needed: inducible gene expression, adenoviral/lentiviral expression, transcriptional assays, global gene expression analysis, intracellular stress signaling pathways, bioinformatics, gene targeting in/work with mice, immunohistochemistry, and confocal microscopy. (Refs: Sheng et al. (2015). Divergent androgen regulation of unfolded protein response pathways drives prostate cancer. EMBO Mol Med, 7(6):788-80; Jin, et al. (2015). STAMP2 increases oxidative stress and is critical for prostate cancer. EMBO Mol Med, 7(3):315-31)

The position is funded by the Norwegian Cancer Society and connected with the Section for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the Department of Biosciences.


The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences has a strategic ambition of being a leading research faculty. Candidates for these fellowships will be selected in accordance with this, and expected to be in the upper segment of their class with respect to academic credentials.

The candidate must have a PhD (or who will complete it by 01.12.2016) or other corresponding education equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree in biological or basic medical sciences.

Furthermore, in addition to the topics listed above, experience with molecular, cell biological, and physiological characterization of crosstalk between signaling pathways will be considered a strong advantage.
Extra aspects that will be evaluated positively are: motivation, communication skills, independence as well as capability to work and collaborate in research teams.

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


Position code 1352, Salary NOK 486 100 – 567 100 per year, (Pay Grade: 57 – 65) depending on qualifications and seniority.  

The application must include:

  • Application letter
  • CV(summarizingeducation, positions, pedagogical experience, administrative experience andother qualifying activity)
  • Copies of educational certificates and transcript of records
  • A complete list of publications and up to 5 academic works that the applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee
  • Names and contact details of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number)  

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 gender or ethnicity.

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