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Research Scientist/Postdoc Fellow in Molecular Immunology/ Cancer Immunology

Offentlig forvaltning

A 3-year position as Research Scientist/Postdoc Fellow in cancer immunology is available at the Department of Cancer Immunology, Institute for Cancer Research, Oslo University Hospital. The position will be part of the Lymphoma Biology Group, headed by Associate Prof. June H. Myklebust. The position is available from June 1th, 2023.

The Myklebust group is one of seven groups in the new Centre of Excellence, Precision Immunotherapy Alliance (PRIMA). We offer a dynamic and stimulating international scientific environment and a young, enthusiastic and motivated team with multidisciplinary expertise. Projects in the group span from basic, translational and preclinical cancer research. We study genomics and cellular composition in the tumor microenvironment to identify prognostic and predictive biomarkers. In addition, we aim to identify and target immunosuppressive cells that limit clinical responses to immunotherapy (https://ous-research.no/lymphomabiology/ ). The Institute for Cancer Research offers outstanding research facilities for translational cancer research, including modern laboratory space and hosts state-of-the-art core facilities for next-generation sequencing, flow/mass cytometry and imaging.  

The objective of the current project is to gain new insight into the diversity of immunosuppressive regulatory T cells (Tregs) in the tumor microenvironment by utilizing cancer patient material for single-cell RNA sequencing (scRNA-seq), spatial transcriptomics and proteomics technologies. Another objective is to identify vulnerable genes in Tregs by various strategies including CRISPR/Cas9 perturbation screens. The candidate will also perform ex vivo experiments (organoids) and in vivo experiments (patient-derived xenograft models) to test Treg modulation strategies together with other forms of immunotherapy. The candidate will work in team with other lab members and collaborators including bioinformaticians, experts in cell biology and immunology, clinicians and statisticians.


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.

     

Kvalifikasjoner:

  • High working capacity
  • Curiosity-driven with a strong motivation
  • Excellent teamwork skills and interest to work closely with a multidisciplinary team

Personlige egenskaper:

  • Excellent working conditions
  • An exciting and stimulating academic environment
  • Focus on career development, with courses at the University of Oslo
  • Highly attractive welfare benefits, and Oslo offers a family friendly environment and rich opportunity for culture and outdoor activities

Vi tilbyr:

The application with attachments must be submitted in our electronic recruiting system. Please note that all documents should be in English (or a Scandinavian language)
The application must include:
A one-page statement of motivation, summarizing scientific work and research interest
CV (summarizing education, positions, pedagogical experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activity)
A complete list of publications
Transcripts of University Diplomas
Names and contact details for minimum 3 references (name, relation to the candidate, email and phone number)
 
In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on the documented, academic qualifications, as well as the candidates’ motivation and personal suitability. Interviews with the best qualified candidates will be arranged.