PhD Research Fellowship in Pharmacology

Oslo, Norway
11 Feb 2019
End of advertisement period
15 Feb 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Job description

A three-year full time PhD Research Fellowship is available in the research group Receptors, signalling and cardiac pharmacology, at the Department of Pharmacology, Institute of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo (UiO). The position is funded by the Norwegian Health Association – The Norwegian Council on Cardiovascular Diseases.

The PhD research fellow will work on the project “New treatment strategies for diastolic heart failure”, in a research group that has high activity and several ongoing projects in cardiovascular disorders. The PhD research fellow will work in a team consisting of several researchers, post-docs, PhD and MSc students, engineers as well as national and international collaborators. Main supervisor will be Associate Professor Kjetil Wessel Andressen and co-supervisor will be Professor Finn Olav Levy.

Qualification requirements

The purpose of the fellowship is research training leading to the successful completion of a PhD degree. The fellow must fulfill the requirements of and take part in the PhD program at the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Oslo and is expected to complete the degree within the set fellowship period.
We are looking for a highly motivated, hard-working and organized candidate with ability to work both alone and in teams. The successful candidate should have a genuine interest in research and in pursuing a doctoral degree.
The ideal candidate:

  • Holds a Master degree or equivalent in medicine, pharmacy, pharmacology, biochemistry, molecular biology, cellular biology, physiology or related fields.
  • Experience and practical skills working with research animals is an asset
  • Experience and practical skills in molecular biology is an asset
  • Fluent oral and written English skills is an asset
  • Knowledge in pharmacology is an asset.

We offer

  • An exciting research environment with opportunities for academic development.
  • Pay Grade 51-57, from NOK 449 400 to NOK 497 000, depending on qualifications
  • Favorable pension arrangements
  • Attractive welfare arrangements

How to apply

The application must include

  • Application letter describing the applicant’s qualifications and motivation for the position
  • CV (summarizing education, positions and academic work - scientific publications)
  • Letters of recommendation or 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 recruitment 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).
Applicants, who are invited for an interview, are asked to bring educational certificates, diploma or transcript of records.

Contact information

Associate Professor Kjetil Wessel Andressen, phone number +47 22 84 03 72, e-mail:
HR-adviser Karoline Berg-Eriksen, (questions regarding the online application form), e-mail:

About the University of Oslo 

The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest ranked educational and research institution, with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. With its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally recognised research communities, UiO is an important contributor to society.

The Institute of Clinical Medicine (Klinmed) is one of three institutes under the Faculty. Klinmed is responsible for the Faculty's educational and research activities at Oslo University Hospital and Akershus University Hospital. With about 800 employees spread over approximately 425 man-labour years, Klinmed is the university's largest institute. Our activities follow the clinical activity at the hospitals and are spread across a number of geographical areas. 

Deadline 15.02.2019
Employer University of Oslo
Municipality Oslo
Scope Fulltime
Duration Temporary

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