Researcher in cancer/molecular epidemiology

A research position is available at the Cancer Registry of Norway – Department of Research

he Research Department at the Cancer Registry of Norway is searching for a cancer epidemiologist or a molecular epidemiologist. The position is affiliated to the section working with large population-based biobanks and cohorts.

The Cancer Registry of Norway is a research institution that hosts the national cancer registry, clinical cancer registries, as well as population-based biobanks including the large Janus Serum Bank and prospective cancer cohorts. We are part of the Oslo University Hospital Comprehensive Cancer Center. We are now looking for a researcher with a strong background in the field of cancer epidemiology or molecular epidemiology who is interested in working in an interdisciplinary work environment. 

The Cancer Registry of Norway is one of the oldest in the world with complete nationwide cancer count since the 1950s. The clinical registries have extensive information on clinical and pathological aspects covering eight main cancers sites. The registry administers the national cancer screening programs for breast cancer and cervical cancer, and a screening program for colorectal cancer is currently under development.  The Cancer Registry of Norway also includes several prospective cohorts and biobanks including the large population-based Janus Serum Bank with pre-diagnostic serum samples from more than 300 000 individuals of whom more than 96 000 have developed a cancer diagnosis after sampling. Our project portfolio includes multiple studies on cancer biomarkers for early detection and treatment.

We are looking for a candidate who is collaborative, ambitious and enthusiastic. The successful candidate will initiate his/her own research program and participate in ongoing efforts in the department. The candidate will be expected to conduct original research in cancer epidemiology/molecular epidemiology using Norwegian data and biobank samples as well as participate in ongoing research activities across the Cancer Registry.

Specific qualifications:
  • Completed MD with graduate level training in epidemiology 
  • or doctorate in epidemiology or Ph.D. in epidemiology or molecular epidemiology within cancer.

The successful candidate will have

  • Knowledge of epidemiologic analyses of prospective datasets 
  • Ability to lead and conduct research in a collaborative environment and to supervise PhD and master students
  • Experience in obtaining grant funding
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
 
We can offer
  • A dynamic, multi-disciplinary and creative work environment with close collaboration with clinical and basic science researchers 
  • Our expertise in cancer epidemiology, biostatistics, biobanks, registry and screening programs   
  • Collaboration with strong national and international cancer research groups in Europe and US particularly
  • Good welfare benefits and insurance and pension scheme in accordance with Oslo University Hospital agreements

Salary to be determined depending qualifications.

In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on the documented, academic qualifications, the candidate’s motivation and personal suitability.

Personal qualifications will be assessed through interviews and references.


If you are interested in the position, we welcome your application including a cover letter, your CV, publication list, copy of university diplomas and certificates, and contact details for at least three references, in one pdf online to the Cancer Registry of Norway. The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system, please follow the link “apply for position”.  Please note that all documents should be in English (or a Scandinavian language).

According to the Norwegian Freedom of 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.