Postdoctoral Fellow position is available in immunology – ( 15/04206) at the Department of Food Safety and Infection Biology in the field of immunology for 2 years.

Department of Food Safety and Infection Biology consists of three sections; Section of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Section of Food Safety, and section for microbiology, immunology and parasitology.

The institute’s main tasks is to provide research-based teaching of veterinary and animal care students, and conducting research at a high international level, in the areas of food safety and and animal health. In addition, it devotes considerable effort in connection with the various service and advisory functions institute has for public and private actors.

The Institute is located at NMBU Veterinary Science at Adamstuen in Oslo


The appointee will work on the project “Detection of Antibodies two bacterial pathogens in salmon by multiplex serology”. The project aims to identify immunodominant antigens and produce these using recombinant DNA technology for use in detecting antibodies. It will develop methods for the detection of antibodies in both serum / plasma as mucus from gill and intestine.

The project was initiated by the department and involves a collaboration with several ongoing projects.

The main objective of the project is to establish new methods for measurement of humoral responses of salmon during infections and after vaccination


  • development of new methods for measurement of humoral immune response in Atlantic salmon
  • establishment of methods for measuring the specific antibody response against bacterial pathogens in salmon using multiplex serology and recombinant proteins.

There will be extensive cooperation with ongoing projects dealing with characterization of pathogens and vaccines sponsors. There is a wide infection biologically and immunologically research by section and a relatively large surface contact with the national and international research.

The research work will culminate in publications in international journals and it is expected that the candidate will contribute to apply for research funding related to the project.

Whoever employee will have responsibility for daily laboratory operations and will help to guide the master and PhD students. The section is responsible for teaching veterinary students and animal care students in immunology, and up to 10% of the score will be used for teaching.

Qualifications for the position – Academic eligibility

  • PhD Expertise in immunology
  • Experience with immunological techniques like ELISA, Western Blot, Flow cytometry
  • Experience with multiplex serological techniques.
  • Molecular Biology expertise, experience with production of recombinant proteins.
  • Experience in laboratory work with infectious agents
  • Good written and verbal skills in Norwegian and English

It is desirable:

  • Experience in planning and carrying out experiments

Personal qualities / fitness

Postdoctoral Fellowship position main goal is to qualify for work in scientific first positions. It requires a doctoral degree for appointment. Postdoctoral position is a fixed term.


It is prepared deliberation / job description for the position. This can be obtained

NMBU offers:

  • A good and stimulating work environment
  • Challenging work
  • Pension in the national pension plan
  • Various welfare schemes


The scores are placed in stillingskode 1352 Postdoctoral Fellow, A grades 24 (ltr.57-77), depending on qualifications. Seniority increases in office

Further information

For further information, Professor Anne Storset,

Send application

Applications should be submitted electronically via the link “Apply for position” at the top of this page.

Deadline: 12.22 .2015

Tasks involved – Seeking attaching up to 10 publications that the applicant’s assessment are central to production. If, in the joint work is difficult to identify the applicant’s contribution must be accompanied by a brief statement on the applicant’s part of the work.

Documents can not be sent electronically sent in triplicate by regular mail marked 15/04206 to NMBU, Department of Food Safety and Infection Biology, Pb 8146 Dep., 0033 Oslo, within 12.29.2015.

Certificates / recommendations

Applicants invited for interview must be able to provide certified copies of diplomas and certificates.

Position follows the national salary. Membership in the state pension (2%). A good working environment is characterized by diversity. We encourage qualified candidates to apply regardless of gender, ability or cultural background. The workplace will, if necessary, be made available for persons with disabilities.

In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act § 25 please note that information about applicants may be made public even if the applicant has requested not to be included on the list of applicants.

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