Postdoc in biomedicine (Norway) ~

28 de octubre de 2015

Postdoc in biomedicine (Norway)

The University of Bergen (UiB) is an internationally recognised research university with more than 14,000 students and close to 3,500 employees at six faculties. The university is located in the heart of Bergen. Our main contribution to society is excellent basic research and education across a wide range of disciplines.
Researcher (temporary)

A full-time position (100 %) as Researcher is available at the Department of Biomedicine, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Bergen, Norway for a period from January 1st 2016- July 31st 2017.

The position is financed by The Norwegian Research Council and related to the project “Novel Experimental Therapy Targeting Aggressive NG2+cells in Human Brain Tumours: role of NK cell KIR-HLA ligand interactions in efficacy”.

Work place will be at the Department of Biomedicine.

The project
The project focuses on brain cancer immunology and has the objective to characterise epigenetic and transcriptional profiles of natural killer (NK) cellular subsets from glioblastoma patients. The successful candidate will join a highly active and multidisciplinary brain cancer research centre with state-of-the-art technologies and mentoring by leading scientists. Talented post graduate fellows play a pivotal role in the continued success of the institute and gaining a fellowship here is an excellent kick- start to a research career in an environment committed to training outstanding cancer research scientists of the future.

Additional information on the position is obtainable from Dr. Martha Chekenya Enger, +47 55 58 63 80, e-mail ;

must hold a doctoral degree within the field of biomedicine or related fields
must be fluent in spoken English and possess excellent writing skills
must demonstrate strong theoretical knowledge of cancer, molecular cell biology or human immunology. Techniques required for this research project include advanced molecular biology including epigenetics, transcriptomics and associated bioinformatic analysis
preferred skills include flow cytomerty, cell sorting and related data analysis
a valid licence for small animal surgery and documented competence with operation of animal MRI/PET imaging will be an advantage
a considerable emphasis will be placed on personal skills. The candidate must document ability to work independently, scientific creativity, high capacity for work including collaborative team work, and strong motivation for science

We can offer
A competitive, multidisciplinary and stimulating work environment mentored by leading scientists in the field  of immunogenetics and immunology
Starting salary will be found at level 59 - 62 (code 1109/LR24, currently NOK 500 300 – 528 800 a year). Further pay promotion follows ordinary meriting regulations.
A good pension scheme in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.  

Recruitment to state employment
State employment shall reflect the multiplicity of the population at large to the highest possible degree. The University of Bergen has therefore adopted a personnel policy objective to ensure that we achieve a balanced age and sex composition and the recruitment of persons of various ethnic backgrounds. Persons of different ethnic backgrounds and persons with disabilities are therefore encouraged to apply for the position.

Information about the applicant may be made public even though the applicant has requested not to be named in the list of applicants. The applicant will be notified if their request is not respected.

The successful applicant must comply with the guidelines that apply to the position at any time.

How to apply
You send your application with attachments electronically via JOBBNORGE by clicking on the button marked “APPLY FOR THIS JOB”.

The application must contain:
A brief cover letter of application stating your motivation for the position
an overview of your education and work experience (CV)
witnessed copies of diplomas and relevant certificates (applicants with education from other countries than Norway must enclose diplomas in both the original language and authorized translations)
publications and academic work (max 10) and a list of these
a pdf copy of PhD thesis
two referees (name and contact information)
Please notice that the applications will only be assessed based on the information available in “JobbNorge” when the deadline expires. It is the applicant`s responsibility to ensure that all relevant attachments are submitted by the deadline.

Please notice that applications sent by e-mail will not be considered.

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