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Position as Postdoctoral Fellow in Mucosal Immunology

CEMIR is a Centre of Excellence established in 2013 and funded for 10 years by the Norwegian Research Council. Drawing on major recent advances in the field of innate immunity and cell biology, CEMIR’s research program will detail the molecular and cell biological principles for initiation and regulation of inflammatory responses through the use of basic research, in vitro- and in vivo models, and unique biobanks. For detailed information see http://www.ntnu.edu/cemir.

We offer an international and multidisciplinary environment in which creativity and scientific discourse is valued and stimulated.

A postdoctoral position is available in the lab of Dr. Menno Oudhoff, a group leader at CEMIR. The project is focused on the interplay between intestinal inflammation, infection, and regeneration. The work will be a combination of in vivo models of intestinal diseases, intestinal organoid cultures, and cell biological and biochemical work to decipher molecular mechanisms.


The period of employment for the position is 2 years with the possibility of extension.

Requirements of the applicant:

  • You must have, or nearly completed, a PhD degree in mucosal immunology, biochemistry, cell biology, or a related field. 
  • Optimally, candidates will have experience with in vivo intestinal infection or inflammation models, organoid cultures, flow cytometry, histology and immunohistochemistry. 
  • Experience with isolation, culture, and quantification of (intestinal) immune cell populations is a plus.
  • We seek a highly motivated new colleague with a preferred background in mucosal immunology. You are expected to spearhead your research line. 
  • You should be able to present your data by writing and publishing in scientific journals, and by orally presenting them at meetings. 
  • Thus, oral and written competence of the English language is a must. 
  • We are a small research group, so it is essential that you can work independently, but also participate and contribute to the research of others in the group.

We offer:


The Oudhoff Lab is a small (5-10 members) research group that wants to do creative and excellent research. We exist for nearly 2 years, and the immediate future is crucial for our research output and establishment. We are looking forward to bringing in an excited candidate that will complement our current strengths.


The candidate will enjoy access to the excellent infrastructure and laboratory facilities at CEMIR and at the affiliated Department of Clinical and Molecular Medicine (https://www.ntnu.no/ikom). The laboratories have state of the art imaging instruments such as a high resolution STED confocal microscope, total internal reflection fluorescence microscope, live cell- and spinning disk confocal microscopes, image flow cytometer, cell sorter, etc. Moreover, CEMIR scientists have access to local core facilities in bioinformatics, genomics, and proteomics (http://www.ntnu.edu/dmf/core-facilities).


A good work environment is characterized by diversity. We encourage qualified candidates to apply, regardless of their gender, functional capacity or cultural background. If necessary, we will adapt the workplace for people with disabilities. Increasing the number of women in academic positions is an important priority for the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.


More information regarding moving to Trondheim, Norway and working at NTNU.


Chosen applicants will be invited to undergo an interview.


Depending on qualifications and academic background, candidates will be remunerated on the Norwegian State salary scale, with gross salary from NOK 490 500– NOK 517 300 a year, of which 2 % is deducted for the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.


For further information about the positions, please contact:

Group leader Menno Oudhoff, email: menno.oudhoff@ntnu.no


For information concerning the application process, please contact:

HR-consultant Elisabeth Myrvang, email: elisabeth.myrvang@ntnu.no.


How to apply:


Applicants are asked to apply via www.jobbnorge.no, and to attach all relevant documents, see list below.


Candidates from universities outside Norway are kindly requested to send a Diploma Supplement or a similar document, which describes in detail the study and grade system and the rights for further studies associated with the obtained degree: http://ec.europa.eu/education/tools/diploma-supplement_en.htm


The candidate’s motivation, skills and personal qualifications for the position and project should be described in the application letter. The application should contain the following attachments:

  • Application letter including motivation, research interest, and qualifications.
  • Applicant’s CV (including list of publications, relevant former positions and copy of relevant transcripts and diplomas)
  • Contact information for two to three references (including email addresses and telephone number)
  • Other relevant information


Please note that under the Norwegian Civil Service Act, information about applicants may be made public even though the applicant has requested not to be included on the list of applicants.

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