Researcher Cellular immune response to third and fourth corona vaccination
in immunocompromised patiens
An 18-month position as researcher (position code 1109) is available in a
multidisciplinary group at the KG Jebsen Centre for B-cell malignancies,
Department of Immunology, Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Oslo.
The position is one of eight hospital or Uni positions that are funded by the
Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), a global partnership
to accelerate the development of vaccines and is a regional partnership
between the OUH, Norwegian National Institute of Health (FHI), Diakonhjemmet
hospital, Akershus University Hospital. The positions will be in the research
group of Professor Ludvig A. Munthe.
More about the position
The successful applicant will work in Lab at the KG Jebsen Centre that is
situated in the Department of immunology at the Oslo University Hospital-
Rikshospitalet in close proximity to core facilities. In addition, the person
will stain, run and analyze samples at the mass cytometry core facility at
Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH) in a multidisciplinary team
including specialization in infection and immunity and cellular proteomics.
The work will be embedded in established studies on immune responses in
infection and extensive experience with other RNA viruses (influenza
especially), autoimmunity and cancer and will be accompanied by studies on
T-cell specificity towards Coronaviruses and testing of new antiviral
mechanisms (patent file in progress). The laboratory of the KG Jebsen Centre
is situated at the Department of Immunology, a 350-person department that
includes the Blood Bank, several diagnostics sections, 3 Research Centers and
about 120 researchers.
The successful applicant will work in an interactive multidisciplinary Centre
of scientists, in a strong academic environment, focusing on immune activation
and dysregulation, crosstalk between cells, signaling pathways and their
outcomes in COVID-19.
The position is a fulltime position and will focus on monitoring vaccine
responses in one thousand 3rd or 4th revaccinated high-risk patients that are
immunosuppressed due to medical therapy or due to genetic defects. We need to
help generate new guidelines for vaccinations for this high-risk group of
patients. Existing positive and negative controls and biobanked samples from
influenza patients will be compared to vaccinated and COVID-19 cell samples
using mass cytometry analysis of phenotype and activation state of immune
cells. A clinical trial with transfer of convalescent plasma in COVID-19
patients will be followed for biomarkers of disease severity and treatment
We seek a highly motivated individual holding a PhD degree (or other
corresponding education equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree)
related to molecular biology, cell biology or immunology
Experience within mass cytometry or advanced flow cytometry cell culture
techniques and knowledge of any of the fields of immunity to infections,
immunbiology, translational medicine or related fields.
Candidates who appreciates working in an international and interactive
The candidate must be fluent in written and spoken English.
We are looking for highly motivated and structured candidates
Excellent laboratory skills
Good collaborative qualities.
It will be an advantage if the applicant can start as soon as possible.
A challenging and friendly working environment
Salary NOK 553 500 – 650 300 per annum, depending on qualifications in
position as Researcher (position code 1109).
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:
Cover letter (how the applicant would fit the call, statement of
motivation, summarizing scientific work and research interests )
CV (summarizing education, positions, pedagogical experience,
administrative experience and other qualifying activity)
Copies of educational certificates, PhD-certificates (academic
Letters of recommendation
A complete list of publications with brief statements of candidate
List of 3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and phone
The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic
recruiting system, Jobbnorge. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an
explanation of their University's grading system. Please note that all
documents should be in English.
In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on the
documented academic qualifications, the project description (whenever this is
required in the call for applicants), and the quality of the project as well
as the candidates motivation and personal suitability. Interviews with the
best qualified candidates will be arranged
Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Postdoctoral
fellowships 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.
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
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.
Centre Director Professor Ludvig A. Munthe, e-mail: email@example.com
HR Adviser Karoline Berg-Eriksen (questions regarding the online
application form), e-mail: Karoline.firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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