Friday, March 23, 2007

[Norway] Postdoctoral Position in Biochemistry/Biophysics, University of Oslo

A three-year position is available at the Department of Molecular Biosciences (IMBV) on the project Personnel for biological Raman and magnetic circular dichroism studies funded by the Research Council of Norway.

The project is studies with half time (resonance) Raman studies and second half on other spectroscopic techniques of several iron proteins (heme and none heme), other metallo and radical proteins and inorganic (biomimetic) models studies with Raman/IR, other vibrational spectroscopies, EPR, magnetic circular dichroism (MCD) and start setting up new techniques like magnetic circular dichroism at UiO if we could obtain funding for magnet and instrument. We will use advanced spectroscopic/magnetic techniques, kinetics and other active site/protein structure methods. We continue on single protein-crystal spectroscopy and crystallography techniques developed for our 1.20-1.35 Å resolution reactive oxygen-iron species, using newly installed Raman (Horiba JY triple mode T6400 with Spectra Physics lasers) and EPR instruments at Depts of Chemistry and Physics.

The project will be conducted in Professor K. Kristoffer Andersson’s research group. Prof. Andersson speaks French also. At the moment there are one postdoctoral fellow, three Ph.D. students, and one MSc student in the group. The incoming candidate will closely collaborate with two Ph.D. students.

The applicant should have a Ph. D. or equivalent degree in one of the following fields: structural molecular biology, physical biochemistry, molecular biophysics or bio-inorganic chemistry. Applicants that will complete their Ph D degree by end of August or first week of September may also apply. Earliest starting date 1 of July 2007 applicant should start at IMBV before middle of September. Experience working with protein or bio-inorganic chemistry is also required. Good applicants that also have advanced optical and/or magnetic skills or previous worked on metalloproteins will be preferred. Applicants may be requested to come for an interview. Applicants may be also be considered for the second post doctoral with 100% biological Raman.

Applications should include a statement summarizing the applicant’s scientific work and interest, curriculum vitae and three sets of certified copies of certificates, and copies of co-authored publications.

For more information see:
1. Education
2. Guideline

and the research council of Norway has signed the European Charter for Researchers.

The University of Oslo wishes to achieve a more equal distribution of scientific employees between the sexes. Female and minorities applicants are encouraged to apply. For more guidelines about the application procedure see this page.

UiO has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results o.a.

For further information, please contact: Professor K. Kristoffer Andersson, tel. (+47) 22 85 66 25/ cell/mobile phone (+47) 93006907, e-mail:

For more information on the research projects in the Andersson group, please see:

Pay grade: 54-58 (NOK 389 000,- NOK 418 200,-depending on qualifications). The position is available for a period of three years.

Deadline for applications: April 16, 2007

REF. NR: 07/2420

Applicants should submit a letter of application describing qualifications and interest, copy of CV, and coordinates of three referees who are closely familiar with the applicant’s previous work. Three (3) sets of certified copies of educational certificates should also be submitted. Applications should be sent to:

The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
(marked with the REF. NR.)
attn.: Senior Executive Officer Bente Schjoldager
University of Oslo
P.O.Box 1032
0315 Oslo

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