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Job Description / Project information
The position is associated with the laboratory of Professor Philippe Collas (www.collaslab.com). The laboratory focuses on
- study of nuclear architecture and chromatin organization in somatic stem cells.
- to investigate the influence of cellular metabolic state on the association of chromatin with the nuclear envelope in adipose tissue stem cells,
- spatial organization of the genome.
- thesis work will involve chromatin and metabolic studies.
The candidate will be able to draw on existing expertise within the group in the areas of stem cell biology, nuclear envelope biology, epigenetics and genome modeling. The PhD work will involve interactions within a cross-disciplinary team consisting of cell and molecular biologists and bioinformaticians.
Qualifications and Personal Skills
The selected candidate will have a background in cell biology, molecular biology or biochemistry. The candidate must have experience in cell culture, immunological methods, microscopy, and biochemical methods including cell fractionation and chromatin immunoprecipitation. Good knowledge and interest in genomics, gene regulation, epigenetics and related bioinformatics will be strong advantage. Short listed applicants will be contacted for an interview.
- Master’s degree or equivalent in molecular biology or closely related fields
- Ability to work independently and take initiatives
- Ability to collaborate in a cross-disciplinary environment
- Excellent knowledge of spoken and written English
- Enthusiasm and strong motivation
- Collaboration skills
- Excellent communication skills in English
How to apply – application Submissions
The application must include:
- CV summarizing education, positions and relevant work experience
- Complete list of abstracts and publications
- ½ page statement of previous research accomplishments
- ½ page motivation statement for wanting to do a PhD
- List of 3 references with contact information
The application with attachments is to be delivered in our electronic recruiting system EasyCruit. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University’s grading system. Please remember that all documents should be in English.
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Women are encouraged to apply.
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- Region: Oslo
- Working hours: Full-time
- Application deadline: 30/09/2015
- Location: Department of Biochemistry
- Reference number: 2015/11298
- Home page: http://www.med.uio.no/
- Professor Philippe Collas
Telephone: +47 22851066