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Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in molecular and cellular biology of cancer

Position as postdoctoral research fellow available at the Department of Biosciences, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences.

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

Job description:

A postdoctoral fellowship is available to study the basic biology of signaling pathways in 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 several of the following areas is needed: inducible gene expression, adenoviral/lentiviral expression, transcriptional assays, intracellular stress signaling pathways, gene targeting in/work with mice, immunohistochemistry, advanced confocal microscopy, FRAP, FRET, heterotypic cell culture, receptor internalization, cell cycle analysis, flow cytometry. (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 other corresponding education equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree in molecular and/or cell biology').

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

Please also refer to the regulations pertaining to the conditions of employment for post-doctoral fellowship positions:

A good command of English is required.


Position code 1352, Salary: NOK 486 100 – 569 000 per year, depending on qualifications and seniority.

The application must include:

  • Application letter
  • CV (summarizing education, positions, pedagogical experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activity)
  • Copies of educational certificates, transcript of records and letters of recommendation
  • A complete list of publications and up to 5 academic works that the applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee
  • A brief account (one page maximum, as a separate file) of the applicant's research interests and motivation for applying for the position
  • 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.

UiO has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results a.o.

For further information please contact: Professor Fahri Saatcioglu, phone: +47 22854560, e-mail:

For information about the recruitment system, please contact HR Adviser Torunn Standal Guttormsen, phone: +47 22854272, email:

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    Friday, June 9, 2017
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