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There is a vacancy as a research fellow in a three-year fixed-term position affiliated to the research group ‘Disease and Environmental Exposures’ at the Department of Life Sciences and Health at the Faculty of Health Sciences. More information about the research group can be found here. The tentative starting date has been set to 1 October 2021, but will be finally agreed upon appointment.
The term of the position can be four years, with 25% of the position dedicated to required duties, depending on the applicant’s academic, linguistic and teaching qualifications. This will be decided upon appointment.
Field of research
One of our research group’s focus areas is the formulation and production of pharmaceuticals by means of nanotechnology, and the research fellow will work on developing a safe and efficient nanoparticle pharmaceutical that contains lacritin to treat dry eyes. Lacritin is a protein that is naturally found in tears, where it helps to prevent dry eyes, among other things. The nanoparticles can help to keep the lacritin in the eye for longer. It is a known problem with pharmaceuticals for the eye that they do not remain on the eye for long enough.
The project concerns the production and characterisation of nanoparticles containing lacritin. It also includes monitoring lacritin’s sensitive three-dimensional structure and studying the biological effect of the system by means of cornea cells. Parts of the research will be carried out in collaboration with Oslo University Hospital.
- a master’s degree (120 credits/ECTS), preferably in pharmaceutics, but candidates with a master’s degree in another relevant life science subject, such as biotechnology, molecular biology or bionanotechnology, may also be considered
- experience of nanoparticle formulation, protein stability or experiments involving human cell cultures
- good oral and written presentation skills in English. Applicants whose first language is not English must document their language skills by means of an official test (this does not apply to applicants from the Nordic countries). The following tests are considered valid documentation: TOEFL, IELTS (academic version), Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) or Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE). Your test results must, as a minimum, be:
- TOEFL: 600 (paper-based test), 92 (internet test)
- IELTS: 6.5, where no part has a score lower than 5.5
- CAE/CPE: Grade A or B
It is an advantage if you also have:
- written your master’s/second degree thesis in pharmaceutics or other relevant field
- experience of publishing academic articles and participating in international meetings/conferences
- experience of teaching in pharmaceutics or other relevant field
- Admission to the PhD Programme in Health Sciences is a precondition for taking up the position. In order to be admitted to the PhD programmes at the Faculty of Health Sciences, the applicant must have achieved the grade B or better on the master’s degree/second degree thesis and an average grade equivalent to a B or better on the master's degree thesis. In special cases, applicants with the grade C may be considered for admission. See the information regarding criteria here.
- The final plan for the researcher education must be approved and an agreement entered into no later than three months after the research fellow takes up the position
- enjoys lab work, has stamina and good implementation capacity
- plans and conducts experiments in an accurate, independent and reliable manner
- takes the initiative to explore new possibilities and seek innovative solutions
It is important to OsloMet to reflect the population of our region, and all qualified candidates are welcome to apply. We make active endeavours to further develop OsloMet as an inclusive workplace and to make adaptations to the workplace if required. You are also welcome to apply for a position with us if you have had periods where you have not been in employment, education or training.
- exciting work opportunities at Norway’s third biggest and most urban university
- opportunities for further academic development in a creative academic and research environment
- participation in an interdisciplinary research group with opportunities for international collaboration
- a developing workplace
- pension arrangements with the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
- good welfare arrangements
The salary for the position is in accordance with the Basic Collective Agreement for state employees and OsloMet’s pay policy for position code 1017 (research fellow), pay grade 54, i.e. an initial annual salary of NOK 482 200.
For more information about the position, please contact:
- Associate Professor Ellen Hagesæther, +47 67 23 62 70, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Professor Colin Charnock, +47 67 23 62 75, email@example.com
For questions regarding the PhD Programme, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
OsloMet uses an electronic recruitment system. If you wish to apply for the position, please register your application and CV by clicking the button.
You must upload the following documents together with your application:
- your application, CV and copies of diplomas and references
- education taken abroad should be recognised in advance, and the letter of recognition must be enclosed. You can find information here.
- master’s degree/second degree thesis and other scientific work (maximum 5)
- a list of your publications, if relevant
- please enclose any documentation of English language skills
We only consider applications submitted through our electronic recruitment system, and all documents must be uploaded in order for your application to be considered. The documents must be in either English or a Scandinavian language. Translations must be government authorised. Originals must be presented if you are invited for an interview OsloMet checks documents in order to give candidates a proper evaluation and ensure fair competition.
Deadline for applications: 24th of May 2021
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