Position as Researcher in Novel Proton and Neutron Radiotherapies

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Søk senest13.3.2024

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About the position

One position as a Researcher  for the European Innovation Council Pathfinder Open project NuCapCure, is available at the Department of Physics.

The position is for a period of 1 year.

Starting date as soon as possible.

Knowledge development in a changing world - Science and technology towards 2030

The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences

Job description/project description:

NuCapCure is an ambitious EU project. Pathfinder projects are high-risk / high-gain innovative projects and NuCapCure was evaluated 1st out of approximately 800 projects, with a perfect score of 5/5. NuCapCure is a collaborative effort of a seven team intra-European consortium (Greece, Spain, Netherlands, Germany, Czech Republic, and Norway), and it is coordinated by the Department of Physics at UiO, which together with its associated partner Oslo University Hospital (OUS) comprise the Norwegian team.

The work at hand is in the field of novel proton and neutron radiotherapies, using bespoke photosensitive agents which would conventionally be used in the field of Photodynamic therapy.

The successful candidate must be able to work with cells, cell survival, cell biochemical assays, and flow cytometry. Also, they will work with proton and neutron radiation in Norway and abroad. The successful candidate should be able to work with pre-clinical models to validate the in vitro findings.

The candidate should be able to travel and work for short intervals at partners facilities, including the nuclear reactor at Rez in the Czech Republic or the proton centre at UCMG at Groningen to help design and perform experiments.

Qualification requirements:

The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences has a strategic ambition to be among Europe's leading communities for research, education and innovation. Candidates for these fellowships will be selected in accordance with this, and expected to be in the upper segment of their class with respect to academic credentials.


  • MSc in Biophysics or Physics
  • More than 3 years of work experience working with human or mouse cancer/normal cell cultures and biochemical assays in cell systems, including 3D systems (e.g. spheroids). Excellent cell culture techniques are of importance.
  • Experience with optical spectroscopy (absorption, fluorescence, life-time); light and fluorescence microscopy
  • Prior work with flow cytometry
  • Prior work with non-ionizing or ionizing radiation:  Experience with either radiation therapies (x-rays or protons or open sources - radionucleides) or photodynamic therapy in the cell level at least. Experience in both is desirable.
  • Possession of a FELASA C equivalent certificate.
  • High level communication both oral and written in English


  • Prior work with 5-aminolevulinic acid
  • Multiplex assays (bead arrays)
  • Hands-on technical ability (e.g. simple electronics or assemblies to facilitate the  experimental set up)

Personal skills:

  • Dedication and perseverance
  • Good organisational skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Be willing to have a flexible timetable

We offer:

  • Salary NOK 557 100 – 635 400 per annum depending on qualifications in position as researcher (position code 1108)
  • Work in a pioneering project, and a dual environment both at UiO and at the Institute for Cancer research OUS (The position will be 100% at UiO, but the successful candidate will have full guest researcher rights at OUS, Institute for Cancer Research, Dept. of Radiation Biology).
  • Flexible hours and an inspiring work environment
  • Interesting work which is foundational and original, and also in collaboration with interdisciplinary partners from both academia and the industry across Europe
  • High impact publications depending on the outcome of the research
  • Attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement
  • Career development programmes
  • Oslo’s family-friendly surroundings with their rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities

The application must include:

  • Cover letter including a summary of academic specialization and statement of scientific skills
  • CV (summarizing education, positions, and other qualifying activity)
  • Copies of educational certificates and transcript of records
  • A complete list of publications and up to 5 academic works that the applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee
  • Names and contact details of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number)

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system, please follow the link “apply for this job”. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University's grading system. Please note that all documents should be in English (or a Scandinavian language). Applications with documents missing will not be considered further. 

An expert committee will evaluate the applications. Interviews will be used as part of the hiring process.

Formal regulations:

According to the Norwegian Freedom and Information Act (Offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.

The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results a.o.

The University of Oslo aims to achieve a balanced gender composition in the workforce and to recruit people with ethnic minority backgrounds.

Contact persons:

Project leader Dr. Theodossis A. Theodossiou, email: [email protected]

For technical questions regarding the recruitment system please contact: HR-adviser e-mail:[email protected].

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