Ph.D research fellowship in immunological response to dental implants
Applicants are invited for a 3-year position as Ph.D research fellowship in
novel endosseous implantable biomaterials to be based at The Department of
Biomaterials, Institute of Clinical Dentistry, University of Oslo.
Infection on dental implants (peri-implantitis) is a growing complication in
the clinic. There is no clear soliution to this problem and the clinicans are
unsure which mitigation measures is the most effective one. A large Norwegian
Research Council project (MISFAITH) is investigating different measure to
treat peri-implantitis. The PhD work will be part of the MISFAITH research
group. In order to investigate the immunological response to endosseous
biomaterials after mechanical and chemical debridement, the University of Oslo
is looking for a Ph.D candidate with experience in immunology with implantable
More about the position
The appointment is a full-time, 3-year position planned to start early
2023. The position will be based at the Department of Biomaterials,
Institute of Clinical Dentistry, University of Oslo. The appointed candidate
will take part in an international team to build novel biomaterials, perform
biological test on novel methods to clean infected dental materials.
Starting date: as soon as possible
The main purpose of the fellowship is to qualify candidate for learning and
work in higher academic positions within their disciplines.
For more information, please see our web site
https: // www. odont.uio.no/english/research/phd/
Investigate immunological reaction on titanium surface after removal of
Establish immunological model to investigate early host response to
Investigate the bio-safety, bio-activity and host immuno-compatibility of
new biomaterials in-vitro, with basic and high-throughput research model.
Analyze data and organize scientific paper.
Potential commercial translation of new materials
By the start date of this Ph.D position, the candidate must hold a Master
degree in immunology (preferred) or biochemistry, biotechnology, cell
biology, biomedicine (Required).
Knowledge framework and working experience of host innate immunological
research, including but not limited to the inflammatory functions of
monocytic lineage cells (monocytes, macrophages. etc), PMNs as well as
complement activation .etc. (Required).
Well experienced in cell biological research and primary cell culture and
related molecular-biological techniques, such as cell sorting, flow-
cytometry, transfection, co-culture, qPCR, western blot, ELISA, high-
throughput research techniques. (Required).
Working knowledge about peri-implantable device infection and inflammation
and related analysis (Preferred).
Working knowledge of data analysis and image generation, such as confocal
data analysis and diagram drawing, .etc. (Preferred).
Ability to cooperate, work in an international and multi-cultural team,
and carry out research projects independently
The Master's thesis must have the grade B or better in the Norwegian
Publications in international-peer reviewed scientific journals will be
English requirements for applicants from outside of EU/EEA countries and
exemptions from the requirements:
https: // www. odont.uio.no/english/research/phd/regulations/supplementary-
Publishing records in prestigious international peer-reviewed journals.
Ability to conduct high-quality independent research within a broad
Interpersonal communication skills and the ability to work as part of a
Willingness to work together with PhD and/or Master/Bachelor students in
Self-motivation, creativity, genuine curiosity about the subject, work
discipline, professional ethics, and ambition
Strong practical and analytical skills
Good communication skills
Good social and collaboration skills
Ability to work independently and in an interdisciplinary scientific
High drive for science
Salary NOK 501 200 – 544 400 per annum depending on qualifications and
seniority as PhD Research Fellow (position code 1017)
Competitive working environment and collaborating opportunities with other
international research groups.
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
How to apply
The application must include
Application letter (2 pages max) stating the motivation for applying for
this position (required)
CV (4 pages max, summarizing education, GPA, positions, method
competence, academic work and scientific publications)
Names and contact details of 3 references (name, relation to candidate,
e-mail and telephone number)
Documentation of English proficiency, if applicable
The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic
recruiting system. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation
of their University's grading system. Please note that all documents
should be in English (or a Scandinavian language).
In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on the
documented, academic qualifications, as well as the candidate's motivation
and personal suitability. Interviews with the best-qualified candidates
will be arranged.
It is expected that the successful candidate will be able to complete the
project in the period of employment.
If all, or parts, of your education has been taken abroad, we also ask you
to attach documentation of the scope and quality of your entire education,
both bachelor's and master's education, in addition to other higher
education. Your education must be accredited in the country where you
studied. Accreditation is an official recognition that the university or
university college implements the course of study in accordance with
international standards. Information about the education systems of
different countries and the most common degrees in the country of study is
available in NOKUT's country database. You can also check the following
database: https: // www. whed.net/home.php
Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Research
Fellowships at the University of Oslo.
No one can be appointed for more than one PhD Research Fellowship period at
the University of Oslo.
According to the Norwegian Freedom of 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 appointment may be shortened/given a more limited scope within the
framework of the applicable guidelines on account of any previous employment
in academic positions.
The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure
rights to research results etc.
Inclusion and diversity are a strength. The University of Oslo has a personnel
policy objective of achieving a balanced gender composition. Furthermore, we
want employees with diverse professional expertise, life experience and
If there are qualified applicants with disabilities, employment gaps or
immigrant background, we will invite at least one applicant from each of these
categories to an interview.
The engagement is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force
concerning State Employees and Civil Servants, and the acts relating to
Control of the Export of Strategic Goods, Services and Technology. Candidates
who by assessment of the application and attachment are seen to conflict with
the criteria in the latter law will be prohibited from recruitment to
University of Oslo.
The inquiries regarding the technical aspects of the application can be
directed to Maria Nesteby, Senior Adviser HR
About the University of Oslo
The University of Oslo is Norway's oldest and highest ranked educational
and research institution, with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. With its
broad range of academic disciplines and internationally recognised research
communities, UiO is an important contributor to society.
The Faculty of Dentistry is one of the leading odontological research and
educational institutions in Europe. The faculty's research groups contribute
top research within several odontological fields.
In addition to educating dentists and dental hygienists, the Faculty has Ph.D
program and professional-oriented specialist education. The Faculty holds
significant competence in the various research and clinical disciplines, with
good interdisciplinary collaboration. It is a modern faculty with
approximately 450 students and approximately 450 employees. The faculty is
also Norway's largest dental clinic with approximately 55,000 patient visits a
year. The Faculty of Dentistry has two departments: Institute of Clinical
Dentistry and Department of Oral Biology.
4th December 2022
University of Oslo
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Place of service
Det odontologiske fakultet, UiO