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Postdoctoral fellow

Offentlig forvaltning

A 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 January 01, 2024 for two years (with possibility for extension). The start date can be negotiated.

The organization and research focus
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 part of a Norwegian Centre of Excellence (Centre for Cancer Cell Reprogramming, "CanCell"), which consists of six research groups focused on the discovery of cancer programs, their interactions with the cellular environment, and the study of cancer reprogramming processes.
One of the group's aims is to comprehensively explore autophagy dynamics in response to nutrient stress, employing genomics and computational biology and yeast as a model organism. In our latest project, we delivered a systems-level description and characterization of the global regulatory network governing autophagy dynamics during nitrogen starvation and replenishment. Based on these findings, we are further interested in examining autophagy dynamics under various nutrient conditions and elucidating the relationship between autophagy dynamics and internal metabolic circuits.

More information about the group can be found at:

The location
The group is located at the Radium hospital campus of Oslo University Hospital in Oslo, Norway.


Oslo University Hospital is a workplace with great diversity. We believe 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.        


We are looking for a talented, enthusiastic and determined person. The successful candidate is highly self-motivated and can work independently as well as constructively in the context of a team. This work will be conducted in tight collaboration with a highly interdisciplinary team, which requires effective communication and personal skills. The candidate has adaptive skills, has strong work ethics and is focused on delivering high-quality data.
Potential candidates have completed (or are very close to completing) a PhD degree in biology with a focus on systems biology or a related field. The successful candidate is positive-minded, is looking forward to learning new techniques, has good communication skills and is well organized. Fluent oral and written English communication skills are essential.


  • Knowledge of methods required for analysis of metabolism, nutrient signaling and/or autophagy
  • Experience with working with yeast, such as Candida, S. cerevisiae, S. pombe
  • Experience with genetic laboratory techniques and procedures in molecular biology and biochemistry, preferably in yeast

Experience with live cell imaging microscopy

Advantageous skills:

  • Experience with high-throughput screens and omics methodologies.
  • Proficiency in bioinformatics, i.e. programming and/or computational -omics data analysis.

Vi tilbyr:

  • A dynamic and exciting research theme in a positive, collaboration-minded research team with excellent opportunities for further academic development
  • Participation in a stimulating and robust research project with implications for both local and international scientific communities.
  • A research environment with state of the art core facilities and excellent international network
  • Full-time two-year position with possibility of extension
  • Attractive salary as stipulated by the guidelines from Oslo University Hospital
  • Flexible work hours
  • Attractive welfare benefits and a flexible work environment that promotes a robust work-life balance and family-friendly environment.

How to apply
Interested persons should submit the following documents to Webcruiter:

  1. A concise application letter (1-2 pages) explaining why you are the best candidate for this position.
  2. Curriculum vitae, including a list of publications (manuscripts on BioRxiv can be included)
  3. Three reference letters, including contact information of all the references (email address, postal address, phone number and relation to candidate)

Please note that applications lacking any of these three requirements will be discarded automatically, and only applications in Webcruiter will be evaluated.
Application deadline: December 05, 2022.
Preferred start date: January 01, 2024 (negotiable).
Principal Investigator contact information
The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system, please follow the link “apply for this job”. 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 academic qualifications, as well as the candidate’s motivation and personal suitability. Interviews with the best qualified candidates will be arranged.
It is expected that the successful candidate will be able to complete the project in the course of the period of employment.