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Postdoc position for gene-environmental interplay in rheumatology

At the section of Rheumatology, we have a vacant postdoctoral/researcher position in the project PREVENT-JIA, which is funded by the South-Eastern Norway Regional Health Authority. The project is an important part of the research group of Prof. Helga Sanner (Epidemiology and outcomes in rheumatic disease) https://www.ous-research.no/sanner in close collaboration with national and international experts in relevant fields.

PREVENT-JIA is part of a larger initiative where several researchers with different professional backgrounds are working on factors and mechanisms that can influence the development and severity of juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) and other rheumatic diseases. This includes both genetic risk, environmental factors during pregnancy and early childhood as well as gene-environment interplay.

Oslo universitetssykehus er en arbeidsplass med stort mangfold. Det mener vi er helt avgjørende for å løse de oppgavene som kreves av oss. Vi ønsker derfor at dette mangfoldet skal gjenspeiles blant søkerne til våre stillinger og oppfordrer alle til å søke uavhengig av hvem du er og hvilken bakgrunn du har.


  • Background from medicine, epidemiology, molecular biology, mathematics, biostatistics, genetics or equivalent 
  • Must be highly familiar with epidemiological methods and handling large data sets 
  • Must be highly familiar with statistical programs such as STATA / R and/or Python 
  • Experience with analysis of MoBa data will be a clear advantage
  • Experience with research in autoimmune diseases will be an advantage
  • Must have good written and spoken English skills
  • Good communication skills in Norwegian (Scandinavian), both orally and in writing will be an advantage
  • Completed PhD degree. Depending on background and experience, it may be relevant to hire as a researcher. Applicants who complete their PhD around the tentative start date (December 1, 2023) are welcome to apply

Personlige egenskaper:

  • Ambitious and highly motivated 
  • Independent and self-driven
  • Good collaboration and communication skills with the ability to work as part of a team
  • Structured, accurate and efficient

Vi tilbyr:

  • An exciting research environment with a multidisciplinary profile and large opportunities for academic development.
  • Opportunity to work with experts in the field
  • Salary depending on qualifications
  • Favourable pension plan
  • Attractive welfare arrangements


How to apply
The application must include:

  • Application and motivation letter 
  • Academic CV and a complete list of publications and academic work
  • Educational certificates and transcripts of records
  • Contact details of 2-3 references (only contacted after notifying the candidate) 

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system Webcruiter. 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).
Interviews with the best qualified candidates will be arranged.