Researcher in Pharmaceutics

Oslo, Norway
12 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
12 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Job description

Position as researcher are available at Department of Pharmacy, School of Pharmacy.

The employment period is 2 years. Starting date is February 1st, 2019.

The position is affiliated to the PharmaLuxLab research group and the Indo-Norwegian collaborative project “Antimicrobial peptides as alternative to conventional antibiotics- a novel interventional study for treating plantar ulcers in leprosy and diabetes”. The project is financed by the Norwegian Research Council, through the program BEDREHELSE

The focus of the project will be development and physico-chemical optimization of dermal bacteriocin formulations. Selected formulations will be optimized for in vivo studies in small animal models. The project will be carried out at the School of Pharmacy, UiO, in close collaboration with the other project partners.

Qualification requirements

The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences has a strategic ambition of being a leading research faculty. Candidates for this position will be selected accordingly, and are expected to be in the upper segment of their class with respect to academic credentials.

  • The candidate must have a PhD or other corresponding education equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree in pharmaceutics. 
  • We are looking for a highly qualified candidate with broad experience within formulation and characterization of dermal preparations. Experience with formulation of biomolecules, preferentially peptides for topical use, and/or formulation of dermal preparations for treatment of infected wounds will be emphasized in the evaluation of the candidates.  
  • The candidate should document independent research, preferentially as a post doc, and publications after the PhD.
  • Personal suitability will be emphasized and good communicative skills are necessary.
  • A good command of English is required.

The following qualifications will count in the assessment of the applicants:

We offer

  • salary NOK 515 200 – 597 400 per annum depending on qualifications in position as Reseacher (position code 1109)
  • a professionally stimulating working environment
  • attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement, in addition to Oslo’s family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities

How to apply

The application must include:

  • Application letter (statement of motivation, summarizing scientific work and research interest)
  • CV (summarizing education, positions, research experience and other qualifying activity)
  • Copies of educational certificates, transcript of records and letters of recommendation
  • A complete list of publications and up to 5 academic works that the applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee
  • Names and contact details of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number)        

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, the project description (whenever this is required in the call for applicants), and the quality of the project as well as the candidates motivation and personal suitability. Interviews with the best qualified candidates will be arranged.

Formal regulations

The successful candidate who at the time of appointment cannotdocument basic teaching qualifications will be required to obtain such qualifications within a two-year period.

The successful candidate must demonstrate mastery of both English and one of the Scandinavian languages as working languages. If an appointee is not fluent in a Scandinavian language, the appointee will be expected within a two-year period to learn sufficient Norwegian to be able to participate actively in all functions the position may involve.

Please see the rules for Appointments to Professorships and Associate Professorships and Rules for the assessment and weighting of pedagogical competence.

According to the Norwegian Freedom and Information Act (Offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.

The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results etc.

The University of Oslo aims to achieve a balanced gender composition in the workforce and to recruit people with ethnic minority backgrounds.


For further information please contact: Professor Hanne Hjorth Tønnesen, phone: +47 22856593, e-mail:

For questions regarding JobbNorge, contact HR-officer Ørjan Pretorius, e-mail: