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Post-doctoral position in Oslo/Norway

23 January 2020

Post-doctoral position in Oslo/Norway

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Postdoctoral position (3 years) at the Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, University of Oslo. The project is on the characterization of glutamine/amino acid transporters and proteins involved in neuronal signaling and epilepsy in the group of Professor Farrukh A. Chaudhry’s group (; See e.g. Qureshi et al., Cereb Cortex, 2019; Moen et al., Brain, 2016; Hamdani et al., Glia, 2012; Nissen-Meyer et al., J Neurosci, 2011). We use a multidisciplinary approach to investigate molecular mechanisms with focus on neurotransmitter synthesis and synaptic plasticity and translate findings to clinics.
The candidate is expected to do in vitro protein characterization, generate genetically modified mice and characterize their phenotype, establish disease models and work on human material.

Qualification requirements
• Applicants must hold a degree equivalent to a Norwegian PhD doctoral and a strong academic background.
• It requires prior experience in molecular biology and generation of genetically modified mice and disease models.
• It requires strong experience in cell biology and biochemistry to study the secretory pathways and reveal protein modifications and interactions.
• Candidates with prior clinical experience will be prioritized.
• It requires motivation to contribute to a strong cooperation between the groups involved.

We offer:
• Salary level 523 200 – 583 900 NOK/year depending on qualifications
How to apply
The application must include
• Cover letter (statement of motivation, summarizing scientific work and research interest)
• CV (summarizing education, positions, other qualifying activities)
• Copies of educational certificates (classes attended, grades obtained).
• List of publications
• Letters of recommendation
• 3 references

You will find the complete call and information about requirements and application procedure at The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system

Job Information

Closing date:
Contract length:
3 years
University of Oslo
Dept of Molecular Medicine

Contact Information

Farrukh Chaudhry
University of Oslo
Dept Molecular Medicine, Domus Medica
Sognsvannsveien 9
0317 OSLO

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