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Post doctoral researcher, tissue engineering of cartilage

Post doctoral researcher, tissue engineering of cartilage

Post doctoral researcher, tissue engineering of cartilage

Norwegian Center for Stem Cell Research, Oslo, Norway

Dr. Jan Brinchmann Oslo University Hospital
PO Box 4950 Nydalen
0424 Oslo


Job available per:

September 9, 2016

Annual Gross Salary:

NOK 496 000 (USD 60 000)


Candidates must have a PhD equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree. Desirable general skills: a strong background in cell- and molecular biology. Experience with biomaterials is an advantage. Desirable specific skills: Insight into in vitro chondrogenesis. Candidates must have a proven track record in laboratory research as demonstrated by publications in good English language journals.

Job Description:

The Cell Therapy research group is located in the Norwegian Center for Stem Cell Research. Here, the group is working to establish new strategies for treatment of patients based on in vitro expanded cells. Tissue engineering of cartilage represents a major research effort for the group. The post doctoral researcher will have an important role in the development of two new treatment strategies for patients with cartilage lesions. The job involves in vitro research and the use of animal models for cartilage repair. We are looking for a highly motivated person with great work capacity and the ability to think and work independently. The postdoctoral researcher must be able to perform the following tasks: In vitro cell culture in 2D and 3D systems RT-qPCR, western blot, immunohistochemistry, confocal microscopy Be authorized to perform animal experiments consistent with the Felasa category C requirements or the equivalent.

An example publication this work is based on

5. Olderøy MØ, Lilledahl MB, Sandvold M, Melvik JE, Reinholt F, Sikorski P, Brinchmann JE. Engineering cartilage tissue architectures in alginate hydrogels with mesenchymal stem cells. PLOS One 9:e91662, 2014