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University of Oslo Postdoctral Research Fellow in Vascular Pathophysiology, Norway

Publish Date: Nov 18, 2016

Deadline: Dec 31, 2016

Postdoctral Research Fellow in Vascular Pathophysiology

One position as Post-Doctoral Research Fellow is available for 2,5 years at the Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, Department of Molecular Medicine.

The Institute of Basic Medical Sciences consists of departments and units that pursue research and education within basic medical science. The institute has approximately 300 employs and is located in the Domus Medica. The “Vascular Pathophysiology Laboratory; Head Sandip Kanse” conducts research on the role of proteases from the coagulation and fibrinolysis pathways in vascular biology. The focus of this project is to investigate the role of Factor VII activating protease (FSAP) in atherosclerosis.


The Post-Doctoral Research Fellow will be working on elucidating the role of FSAP in atherosclerosis using mouse models. Further work will involve characterizing the status of the immune system in transgenic mice as well as molecular interactions between FSAP and leukocytes.

The successful candidate should be familiar with mouse models of atherosclerosis, analysis of leukocytes in the mouse as well as have a background in cell biology and immunology. This should be backed up by publications in the field.

We are looking for highly motivated individuals with the personal prerequisites to carry out the project within the given timeframe. The main purpose of post-doctoral research fellowships is to qualify researchers for work in higher academic positions within their discipline.

Qualifications and Personal Skills

Candidates must have a PhD equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree. Successful candidates must have submitted their doctoral thesis prior to the application closing date.

  • Background in atherosclerosis, immunology and cell biology
  • Experience with mouse models of atherosclerosis
  • Felasa C or equivalent certification
  • PhD in related field
  • Excellent command of written and oral English
  • Ability to work independently 

We offer

  • Salary ranging from pay grade: 57 – 65 (NOK 486 100 – 563 500)
  • Stimulating and attractive work environment
  • Membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • Attractive welfare benefits

 The application must include:

  • Application letter describing how she/he fits the description of the person we seek, including a summary of the applicant's scientific work and interests
  • CV summarizing education, positions held, details of  academic work, pedagogical and administrative experience and other qualifying activities
  • List of publications, published abstracts, presentations that the applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee
  • Copies of educational certificates and transcripts of records
  • Names and contact details of 2-3 referees stating relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number

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 assessing applications, particular emphasis will be placed upon the academic and personal ability of the candidate to complete the project within the given timeframe.

Applicants may be called in for an interview.

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

The University of Oslo has an agreement regarding acquisition of rights to work results for all employees, with the aim to secure rights to research results, etc.

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