The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest rated institution of research and education with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. Its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally esteemed research communities make UiO an important contributor to society.

Department of Biosciences (IBV) is a research and education department at the University of Oslo. The Department has one Centre of Excellence and four research sections. The Department has 52 faculty members and associate professors, and approximately 190 PhD students, post docs and researchers, in addition to technical and administrative staff. The working environment is international, and scientists from over 30 countries contribute to the working environment. The Department aims to maintain high international standards both within research and teaching.
IBV offers research-based education within several aspects of bioscience, including ecology, behavioural ecology, evolution, physiology, microbiology, biochemistry, biomedicine, genetics, bioinformatics and biotechnology. Around 380 students are enrolled in bachelor’s programs, and 90 in master’s programs.

Researcher position in Cell Biology/Cellular Immunology/intracellular trafficking

Position as Researcher is available at Department of Biosciences, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences.

The position is for 12 months, 70% of full position.

Job description/Project description:

The project focuses primarily on unraveling the function of the endocytic pathway toward antigen loading using biophysical techniques, molecular biological techniques, biochemistry, imaging (e.g. live imaging) and molecular/imaging/biochemical screens in cell culture systems and cells from knock out/knock in mice. The project will focus on unraveling the pathway towards MHC II antigen loading, in particular for the molecules that associate with the transport to and from this compartment in immune cells, both in cell lines and in human dendritic cells (See e.g. Neefjes et al., 2011, Nature).

We also work, together with a clinical group at the University Hospital, and we have patented a vaccine for immunotherapy by improving loading of the MHC molecules, both MHC class I and class II. Professor Oddmund Bakke is also head of the National imaging platform NorMIC Oslo, which operates a wide range of imaging equipment. The centre is a node candidate in the ESFRIs Euro-BioImaging Network.


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 candidates must have a PhD or other corresponding education equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree in molecular biology, cell biology, biophysics or biochemistry.

We are seeking highly motivated and skilled researchers with broad and extensive experience within the following areas: advanced imaging, molecular biology, cellular immunology, cell biology, biochemistry, and protein chemistry. Prior experience with intracellular membrane/protein traffic, advanced cellular imaging and protein-protein interactions will be considered a strong advantage.

A good command of English is required.

We offer:


  • Salary NOK 490 900 – 569 000 per annum depending on qualifications in position as Researcher (position code 1109)

  • A professionally stimulating working environment

  • Attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement, in addition to Oslo’s family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities

The application must include:

  • Application letter
  • Project description
  • 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 unpublished works, 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)

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system, please follow the link “apply for this job”. 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.

Formal regulations:

According to the Norwegian Freedom and 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.


The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results a.o.


The University of Oslo aims to achieve a balanced gender composition in the workforce and to recruit people with ethnic minority backgrounds.


Contact persons:


For further information please contact: Professor Oddmund Bakke, phone: +47 228 55787, mobile:+47 95851479, email: 

Questions regarding the recruitment system, please contact: HR Adviser Torunn Standal Guttormsen, phone: +47 228 4272, email:

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  • Søknadsfrist
    26. desember 2017
  • Arbeidsgiver
    University of Oslo
  • Nettside
  • Kommune
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  • Intern-ID
    2017/13986 - 1109
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