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Job description

A 3-year full-time position as a post.doctoral researcher is available in the project group Therapy prediction in lung cancer, Translational studies on solid tumours, Dept of Cancer Genetics, Institute for Cancer Research, Oslo University Hospital (The Norwegian Radium Hospital). 

The post.doc. will be part of a multidisciplinary team of researchers running clinical trials and performing translational analyses to decipher the mechanisms behind treatment response and resistance for patients treated with immunotherapy and radiotherapy for thoracic malignancies. The team consists of medical doctors, biologists, engineers and study nurses.

Our group is ambitious and active in clinical and translational research at an international level. Hospitals in several countries include patients in our trials, and we have translational collaboration with international research groups.

We are currently collecting biological material from patients treated with immunotherapy and radiotherapy. The post.doc. will be responsible for analysing immune responses, using samples from the current clinical trial (COM-IT-2) and data from previous trials.

Head of the translational research group is Åslaug Helland and supervisor for the post.doc. position is Vilde Drageset Haakensen   


Oslo University Hospital is a workplace with great diversity. We believe this is essential to perform the tasks required of us. Therefore, we pursue diversity among our job applicants and encourage everyone to apply regardless of who you are and what background you have.


  • You must have completed a Norwegian doctoral degree or corresponding foreign doctoral degree recognized as equivalent to a Norwegian PhD. If you can document that the PhD thesis has been submitted, your application can be assessed even if you have not yet defended your thesis. Documentation of the obtained doctoral degree must be presented before you can take up the position.
  • Documented experience with the relevant laboratory and bioinformatic/statistical tasks listed above
  • High work capacity and productivity are essential
  • Ability to work independently, take individual initiatives, work structured in a team and take responsibility for work processes
  • Proficiency in the English language is a prerequisite.

Personlige egenskaper:

  • Good communication skills and ability to work well in a team
  • Critical thinking and a curious mindset with a wish to obtain new knowledge
  • Experience with research on tumour biology including immunology
  • Experience with next-generation sequencing
  • Experience with statistical analyses in R
  • Experience with planning and conducting research projects
  • Experience with research grant applications
  • Ambitions for future research

Vi tilbyr:

  • A strong academic, challenging and friendly working environment
  • Cutting-edge technology
  • Salary according to valid wage agreement
  • Translational research in close colloboration with clinical cancer treatment
  • Favourable pension agreement


How to apply

Only applications registered in WebCruiter will be considered.

The application must include:

  • Cover letter including motivation for the position
  • CV (summarizing education, positions and academic work)
  • Letters of recommendation
  • List of publications and academic work that the applicant wishes to be considered
  • A copy of the doctoral thesis
  • Contact information for two references
  • The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their university’s grading system. Please note that all documents should be in English or in a Scandinavian language.
  • In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on the documented experience as well as the candidate’s motivation and personal and interpersonal suitability. Interviews with the best qualified candidates will be arranged.