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Postdoc/researcher in liver immunology and -inflammation

Offentlig forvaltning

A 3-year RCN-funded position as postdoc/researcher is available in the Chronic Infection Research Group (CIRG) at Dep. Of Infectious diseasses, Oslo University Hospital.


CIRG, headed by Professor Anne Ma Dyrhol Riise, focuses on translational research for increased knowledge on immunopathogenesis, biomarkers, and new treatments for chronic and acute infections. The group works interdisciplinary and in collaboration with national and international research networks to develop personalized medicine for our patients and a research platform for future pandemics through:

  • Preclinical studies of biobanks collected from hospitalized and ambulatory patients
  • Clinical intervention studies of vaccines and new treatment strategies
  • Quality registers studies of hepatitis B, HIV, tuberculosis, sepsis and covid-19
  • Clinical partnerships in externally investigator initiated projects and contract research


The announced postdoc/researcher will work with liver immunology and inflammation related to chronic hepatitis B infection. The project’s objective is to identify immune and inflammatory mechanisms responsible for a functional cure in chronic hepatitis B to eventually be applied for clinical decision making in a precision medicine setting. The project is led by Associate Professor Dag Henrik Reikvam in collaboration with Professor Niklas Björkström, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden and Senior Researcher Asgeir Johannessen, University of Oslo and financed by the Research Council of Norway. Scientists who have had previous postdoc postitons are eligble.

Relevant tools in the project include advanced functional cell culture assays, flow cytometry, ELISA, single cells sequencing, and transcriptome and proteome analysis.
The successful candidate should have a strong background in immunology (preferably-but-not-exclusive liver immunology) and have practical experience with cell culture, flow cytometry and bioinformatic analysis.


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.



  • PhD degree or equivalent in immunology or molecular medicine/biology
  • Experience with immunology
  • Experience with relevant experimental techniques: cell culture, flow cytometry, PCR, DNA and RNA extractions
  • Experience with bioinformatics
  • Flexibility to go on a 6 months exchange visit abroad.

Personlige egenskaper:

  • Academic and personal qualifications to carry out the project within the allotted time frame.
  • Good cooperative skills and ability to join successfully in academic collaborations within and across disciplines.
  • Ability and motivation to work in a team as well as independently and actively contribute to the design and realization of research experiments is essential.

Vi tilbyr:

    o A stimulating, active, and friendly working environment
    o Involvement in a versatile and ambitious research program
    o Opportunities and support for academic career development
    o Salary according to tariffs, attractive welfare benefits, and Oslo offers a family-friendly environment and rich opportunity for culture and outdoor activities