Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Molecular Immunology and Computational Antibody Design


A 2-year full time Postdoctoral research Fellow position, position code 1352 in antibody biology and design is available in the Laboratory of Adaptive Immunity and Homeostasis, Department of Pharmacology, Institute of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo.

More about the position
The project is located in the research group of Professor Jan Terje Andersen, who is the head of the Laboratory of Adaptive Immunity and Homeostasis at Department of Immunology and Department of Pharmacology, Institute of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine. For more details about the laboratory, please visit the web site.

The successful candidate will join a highly integrated and motivated team with diverse skills and expertise across molecular biology and immunology. We seek a motivated, creative and energetic candidate that is expected to take active part in the research cooperation within the project. The main purpose of the fellowship is to qualify researchers for work in higher academic positions within their disciplines.

This particular project relates to studies of antibody biology and engineering combined with computational studies, and will provide a unique opportunity to pursue basic research combined with development of innovative approaches. The candidate will be part of a collaborative project between the Laboratory of Adaptive Immunity and Homeostasis and the Laboratory for Computational and Systems Immunology, headed by Victor Greiff (

The Laboratory of Adaptive Immunity and Homeostasis uses multi-disciplinary approaches to address fundamental questions in health. One particular focus is studies of the cellular processes and molecular interplay underlying the functions of the two most abundant proteins in blood, albumin and IgG. Such knowledge offers opportunities for development of novel concepts for tailored design of antibody and albumin based therapeutics with altered pharmacokinetics and biodistribution. The laboratory has an eye on translational research, is highly innovative and is collaborating extensively with biotech and pharmaceutical companies. The head of the laboratory has obtained the Fridtjof Nansen Prize for Early Career Achievements, Oslo University Hospital Early Career Award, and is a member of The Young Academy of Norway.

The laboratory is currently part of UiO FOCIS Centre of Excellence, which aims to develop and support research activities on clinical immunology in Oslo. The Center has a Visiting Professor Program and a Guest Lecturer Program.


Qualification requirements
The candidates must have a project-relevant PhD degree (or other corresponding education equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree). Highly motivated and structured candidate with background in molecular biology or immunology.
Proven knowledge of molecular and cell biology techniques, such as techniques for production of recombinant proteins and assays for evaluation of antibody binding and transport properties.
Knowledge in cellular biology and bioinformatic tools are advantageous.
Candidates must have strong proficiency in verbal and written English.
The position is also open for candidates who have completed a Postdoctoral Research Fellow period at UiO, and these candidates will be evaluated for a three years position as a Researcher (SKO 1109). The candidate holds a PhD in immunology or related subjects, with a strong background in biomedicine or immunology.

We offer
salary NOK 526 000 - NOK 586 500 per annum depending on qualifications in position as Postdoctoral Research Fellow (position code 1352)
a professionally stimulating working environment
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 (statement of motivation, summarizing scientific work and research interest)

• CV (summarizing education, positions, pedagogical experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activity)

• Copies of educational certificates (academic transcripts only)

• A complete list of publications with brief statements of candidate contributions

• List of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and phone number)

• 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 or a Scandinavian language.

In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on the documented qualifications, as well as the candidate’s motivation and personal suitability. Interviews with the best qualified candidates will be arranged.

Formal regulations
Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Oslo.

No one can be appointed for more than one Postdoctoral Fellow 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.

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
Associate Professor, Jan Terje Andersen, phone number: +47 95159223, e-mail
HR-advisor Karoline Berg-Eriksen (questions regarding the online application form), e-mail:

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