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PhD Research Fellowship in epigenetics and treatment response in multiple sclerosis (MS)

Offentlig forvaltning

Oslo University Hospital with more than 24 000 employees is a learning and forward-thinking organization. We have a leading role in the development of research and innovation, as well as the development of tomorrow's healthcare, precision medicine and treatment. Here you will find some of Norway's leading experts in their fields, and be part of the largest health care workplace in the country. Our work environment is characterized by openness and respect. Regardless of educational background or experience, you will have the opportunity to develop and use your expertise in a place where it really matters.
Oslo University Hospital is a workplace with great diversity. We believe that this is absolutely crucial to solving the tasks required of us. We therefore want this diversity to be reflected among the applicants for our positions and encourage everyone to apply regardless of who you are and what background you have.


  • Obtained a master’s degree or equivalent (total 120 ECTS) or currently working on finalising a master thesis in bioinformatics, molecular biology, computational biology, biostatistics or related field or a foreign degree (M. Sc.-level) in one of these fields corresponding to a minimum of four years in the Norwegian educational system.
  • Candidates without a master’s degree must complete the final exam within 30.06.24.
  • Great interest or experience with analyses of big data (ie molecular data) or programming.
  • Proficient in oral and written English.

Personlige egenskaper:

We seek candidates who

  • are ambitious, motivated, open-minded, academically strong, creative and curious
  • have good collaborative skills and ability to work independently in a systematic and structured way
  • have strong problem-solving abilities
  • have good communication skills.

In assessing the candidate, particular emphasis will be placed on academic qualifications, the candidate’s fit with the project team and personal motivation to complete a PhD. The candidate will admit to the PhD program of the University of Oslo, which as main rule requires B or better on the master’s degree and C or better on average at Bachelor’s degree level (scale of the Norwegian education system).
For further information please contact:
Tone Berge, professor, principal investigator epiNOR-MS and co-supervisor, +47 918 96 872, tone.berge@ous-research.no 
Kristina Gervin, MSc, PhD, main supervisor, +47 930 02 393, Kristina.gervin@farmasi.uio.no 
Gro O. Nygaard, MD PhD, principal investigator NOR-MS and co-supervisor, +47 917 57 192, uxgryg@ous-hf.no 

Vi tilbyr:

  • a welcoming and professionally stimulating research environment with opportunities for academic development
  • opportunities for national and international collaborations
  • membership in the Norwegian National Insurance Scheme, 2 % pension withdraw, group- and accident Insurance, as well as spare time insurance
  • a work place in an inclusive working life enterprise
  • salary according to current agreements

The application must include:
Application letter describing the applicant’s qualifications and motivation for this Ph.D. fellowship position
CV (summarizing education, positions and academic work - scientific publications)
Copies of educational certificates, transcript of records and letters of recommendation, foreign diplomas must be translated into English by the degree-conferring institution.
Names and contact details of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number)
Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University’s grading system. Please remember that all documents should be in English or a Scandinavian language.
In accordance with the University of Oslo’s equal opportunities policy, we invite applications from all interested individuals regardless of gender or ethnicity.
Application deadline 25.04.2024.