Postdoctoral Research Fellow: Lung-on-a-Chip development

University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway, 15/02/2021

Description

The “Hybrid Technology Hub” Centre of Excellence at Oslo University Hospital and University of Oslo, Norway is currently accepting applications for a postdoctoral fellow.

The newly established interdisciplinary Centre headed by Prof. Stefan Krauss is located at the Institute of Basic Medical Sciences at University of Oslo, with partners at the University of Glasgow (Prof. Nikolaj Gadegaard) and Imperial College, London (Prof. Molly Stevens). The overall objective of the Hybrid Technology Hub is to develop innovative “organ-on-a-chip” formats by exploring embryonal processes.

About the job

The position at the Krauss laboratory will focus on developing an innovative human lung-on-a-chip platform that should serve as a model for virus induced Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS). We may pursue two strategies i) embryonic self-organization with a supporting microfluidic platform ii) a membrane based approach on a novel PDMS free platform. The work will be embedded in an interdisciplinary team working on platform design, iPS derived organoids, sensor development and imaging.

Qualifications

-Applicants must hold a PhD degree with a strong scientific background relevant to the position
-Applicants must have essential expertise in stem cell biology or developmental biology and preferably in pluripotent stem cells
-Scientific creativity and ability to drive own research ideas to a successful conclusion
-Excellent written, oral and presentation skills (English)
-Proven ability to work and collaborate in an interdisciplinary environment

We can offer

A three-year post-doctoral position. Salary according to qualifications. The support package includes attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement. We offer an ambitious, friendly and stimulating working environment. Oslo’s family-friendly environment is rich in opportunities for social life, culture and outdoor activities.

How to apply

Please apply via the webcruiter portal. The application deadline is February 18th. For the application and webrecruiter portal see here.

About Oslo

Oslo is one of the most prosperous regions in the World and Norway’s main location for knowledge-based industries within fields such as life sciences, information and communication technologies, energy and environmental technologies.

About the University of Oslo

The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest rated institution of research and education (current QS world ranking 113; Times Higher Education World University Rankings ranking 127; Shanghai ranking 60). As a broadly based research university, UiO has high-end laboratories, core facilities, office facilities and technical support.

For inquiries, please contact: Stefan Krauss (Stefan.krauss@medisin.uio.no) or Petter Angell Olsen (peteraol@medisin.uio.no).

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