Postdoctoral Researcher

Job Details
Closing Date: 2020-02-15
Institution: Oslo University Hospital
Job Start Date: 2020-04-15
Term: 3 years
Keyword Names: Postdoctoral, Academic/Research, Cancer/Oncology
Line 1: Oslo University Hospital
City: Oslo
Country: Norway

Job Description

Postdoctoral Researcher

Department of Molecular Cell Biolog, Division for Cancer Medicine, Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway

Post doc position is available in the Cancer Molecular Medicine group of Dr. Enserink at the Institute for Cancer Research at the Division for Cancer Medicine from April 15, 2020 for 3 years (the start date can be negotiated).

The Cancer Molecular Medicine group is located at the Radium hospital, which is part of Oslo University Hospital, the largest academic hospital in Scandinavia. The group is a member of a Norwegian Centre of Excellence (Centre for Cancer Cell Reprogramming, CanCell), which consists of six research groups focused on finding novel mechanisms in cancer development that can be targeted with novel cancer therapy. One of the main research aims of the group is to better understand the biology of cancer and use this knowledge to develop anticancer therapies. The successful candidate will cooperate closely with the research group of Dr. S W√§lchli (Oslo Cancer Cluster Incubator) to develop novel cancer therapies. 


  • The candidate will develop immunotherapeutic tools that target a class of proteins expressed selectively on the cell surface of cancer cells. These tools will include CAR-T and CAR-NK cells, as well as various antibody-based strategies, such as BiKE and TriKE
  • This project involves molecular biology, flow cytometry and FACS, antibody design and mouse models of cancer. The work will be carried out in a highly collaborative team of researchers.


We are looking for potential candidates who have completed (or are close to completing) a PhD degree in biology or medicine. The successful candidate is positive-minded, is looking forward to learning new techniques, has good communication skills and is well organized. Experience with antibody design, manipulation and purification is an exclusive requirement, and the application will not be considered if the candidate is unable to document via prior publications/patents (either submitted or published) that he/she has designed, cloned and/or developed an antibody. Knowledge of basic methods in molecular biology (particularly cloning and CRISPR/Cas9 methodology) and tissue culture are also essential, while experience with one or several of the following research areas is a distinct benefit: Cancer biology, immunology, bioinformatics, high-throughput biology, flow cytometry, fluorescence microscopy and mouse cancer models.

Note that this position is sponsored by the Norwegian Cancer Society, and therefore a no-smoking policy applies.

Personal abilities

  • We are looking for a talented, enthusiastic and determined person who can work both independently as well as in the context of a team.

We offer

  • We offer exciting and evolving tasks in a strong and international academic environment
  • Open and inclusive work environment with dedicated colleagues
  • Favorable terms in the Government Pension Fund
  • Other employee benefits