PhD Research Fellow in clinical microbiota research on patients with acute myocardial infarction

University of Oslo


June 30, 2021


PhD Research Fellow in clinical microbiota research on patients with acute

myocardial infarction

Job description

One position is available as PhD - a 3 year engagement – affiliated at Institute of Clinical Medicine, University Of Oslo – funded by a prestigious grant from the Research Council of Norway.

We are seeking a skilled and ambitious co-worker to take on a challenging project funded by the Research Council of Norway (RCN), “Targeting the Gut- Heart axis”, which focuses on the role of gut microbial functions in heart failure and acute coronary syndromes. In the present project, we will hire a PhD candidate with background from clinical cardiology, in order to recruit patients with acute myocardial infarction (MI), and follow the patients for three months, with fecal samples, blood samples, clinical evaluation and echocardiography. The aim is to define microbiota signatures during acute coronary syndromes, and investigate whether such signatures are associated with infarct size, inflammation and development of myocardial dysfunction post-MI. In addition to this study, the candidate will take part in laboratory analyses on microbiota-related soluble markers on existing cohorts of acute coronary syndromes in an expert laboratory environment.

Qualification requirements
  • MD with clinical background from acute cardiology
  • Applicants must be familiar with echocardiography, preferably also in research
  • Experience with clinical research is an advantage
  • Personal skills
  • High working capacity and productivity
  • Strong motivation
  • Excellent writing and oral communication in Norwegian and English
  • Personal suitability for the position will be emphasized and taken into account.

    We offer
  • Salary NOK 491 20- 534 400 per annum depending on qualifications in position as PhD candidate (position code 1017)
  • A friendly and professional working environment located at Oslo University Hospital, Ullevål with other PhD candidates working in the same or associated scientific field https: //
  • Pension arrangement and other welfare benefits
  • How to apply

    The application must include

  • Application letter
  • A one-page statement of motivation and research interests
  • CV (summarizing education, position, clinical and academic work, clinical skills and a list of scientific publications)
  • Copies of relevant educational certificates
  • 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 note that all documents should be in English (or a Scandinavian language).

    When evaluating the application, emphasis will be given to the eventuelt “project description” and the applicant's academic and personal prerequisites to carry out the project. Applicants may be called in for an interview.

    Formal regulations

    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. We also want to have employees with diverse expertise, combinations of subjects, life experience and perspectives. We will make adjustments for employees who require this.

    If there are qualified applicants with special needs, gaps in their CVs or immigrant backgrounds, we will invite at least one applicant in each of these groups to an interview.

    Contact information

    Marius Trøseid, Project leader: ; Tel. +47 92440240

    For further info about the research environment please see:

    Sigrun Halvorsen (Sigrun Halvorsen - Institutt for klinisk medisin (

    Ingebjørg Seljeflot (https: //

    Marius Trøseid group (https: // www. microbiology-microbiota-medicine/index.html)

    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 Institute of Clinical Medicine (Klinmed) is one of three institutes under the Faculty. Klinmed is responsible for the Faculty's educational and research activities at Oslo University Hospital and Akershus University Hospital. With about 800 employees spread over approximately 425 man-labour years, Klinmed is the university's largest institute. Our activities follow the clinical activity at the hospitals and are spread across a number of geographical areas.

    The Division of Medicine covers most internal medicine subspecialisations. The research activities range from epidemiological studies and large clinical intervention studies to translational research and more limited clinical studies in an early phase. For more information:

    Division of Medicine - Institute of Clinical Medicine (


    30th June 2021


    University of Oslo




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