University of Bergen

Department of Clinical Science

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.

Two temporary full-time positions as PhD-candidate at the Department of Clinical Science

Two temporary full-time positions as PhD-candidates are available at the Section of Oncology, Department of Clinical Science, Faculty of Medicine, University of Bergen, for a period of four (4) years. Both positions are part of the new K.G.Jebsen Center for Genome-Directed Therapy in Cancer.


About the project/work tasks

  • The two PhD-candidates will be employed at the new K.G. Jebsen Center, headed by Professor Per Eystein Lønning. In addition to the center leader, the center has five PI’s, working with research projects related to different cancer types. The two PhD fellows will be supervised in their research project by researcher PhD Stian Knappskog and researcher PhD Hans P. Eikesdal. The group is closely affiliated with the Department of Oncology, Haukeland University Hospital. The K.G. Jebsen Center focuses on solid tumors in general, with the main emphasis on breast cancer, colorectal cancer and sarcoma. The primary aim of our program is to explore mechanisms of chemoresistance and endocrine resistance and identify predictive markers to cancer therapy. For this purpose, we employ the full spectrum of molecular analyses, including next generation sequencing (NGS). The work place for the PhD-candidates will be within the Mohn Cancer Research laboratory in Bergen. Our laboratory is equipped for all types of modern molecular analyses, including NGS. The scientific program for the two PhD-candidates will focus on endocrine therapy/resistance and chemoresistance, including preclinical lab work as well as analyses of clinical data and patient biopsies. As a team, we try to perform science at supreme quality, with publications in high-impact journals. Thus, the positions suit candidates with the highest personal ambitions.

 

Qualifications and personal qualities:

  • The applicant must hold a master's degree or the equivalent within the area of molecular biology, cellular biology, bioinformatics or medicine. Alternatively, he or she must have submitted his/her master thesis for assessment prior to the application deadline. It is a condition of employment that the master's degree has been awarded.
  • Experience in bioinformatics, molecular cancer biology and/or clinical oncology will be preferred.
  • Ability to work independently, in a structured manner, and to cooperate with others.
  • Proficiency in both written and oral English. Norwegian language skills is an advantage.

 

About the PhD-position

The duration of the PhD position is 4 years, of which 25 per cent of the time each year comprises required duties associated with research, teaching and dissemination of results. The employment period may be reduced if you have previously been employed in a recruitment position.

 

About the research training:

As a PhD-candidate, you must participate in an approved PhD educational programme within the duration of the PhD position of 4 years. A final plan for the implementation of the research training must be approved by the faculty within three months after you have commenced in the position.

 

The application and appendices with certified translations into English or a Scandinavian language must be uploaded at Jobbnorge.no.

 

General information:

If further details are needed, please e-mail: Senior Scientist Stian Knappskog or Senior Scientist Hans P. Eikesdal at positions.mohnlab@uib.no (label the e-mail with job application number) or use our website: http://www.uib.no/en/rg/g18#

 

Applicant whose education is from another country than Norway, need to also attach a certified translation of the diploma and transcript of grades to English or a Scandinavian language. If the original is not in any of these languages, it is required that the applicant enclose a review from NOKUT whether the education in question is of a scope and level that corresponds to the level of a Norwegian master’s degree. Please see www.nokut.no/en for more information about NOKUT’s general recognition. The review from NOKUT may take some time and the application should be sent to NOKUT as soon as you have decided to apply for the position. If no answer within the application deadline, please enclose documentation from NOKUT that they have received your application.

Language qualifications: http://www.uib.no/en/med/115526/english-language-requirements-phd-admission

 

Organized research training (PhD program)

The main goal for the PhD positions are to complete the PhD-program. The applicant must take part in the University of Bergen approved PhD programme leading to the degree within a fixed time limit. You must have admission to the organized research training (PhD program) at the Faculty in order to qualify for the position.

Application for admission to the PhD programme, including a project plan outline for the training plan must be submitted no later than three months after the date of commencement.

 

The PhD-position

PhD-positions are fixed term positions. You cannot be employed in a PhD- position for more than one fixed term period at the same institution, or had similar employment at an institution in the region.

 

The teaching is usually performed in Norwegian.

 

We can offer:

  • salary in accordance with level 50 (code 1017/pay framework 20.8) on the government salary scale. For applicants with at least one year of employment in a position as a General Practitioner or Dentist level 52. Further increases in salary will be based on seniority in the position. For applicants with specialist education level 58 (code 1017/pay framework 20.17).
  • A good pension scheme in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • A position in an inclusive workplace (IA enterprise)
  • Good welfare benefits

 

For more information regarding what the University of Bergen can offer its employees please visit: http://www.uib.no/en/poa/74243/what-can-university-bergen-offer-its-employees

 

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 composition regarding age and sex and the recruitment of persons of various ethnic backgrounds and persons with disabilities. Persons of different ethnic backgrounds and persons with disabilities are therefore encouraged to apply for the position.

 

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

 

The University of Bergen applies the principles of public openness when recruiting staff to scientific positions. 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 his/her request is not respected.

 

How to apply

The application must contain:

  • a brief letter of application stating your motivation for the position, why you are applying and why the position is perfect for you
  • certified copies of diplomas and transcripts of grades. Applicant whose education is from another country than Norway, need to also attach a certified translation of the diploma and transcript of grades to English or a Scandinavian language, if the original is not in any of these languages. It is required that the applicant enclose a review from NOKUT whether the education in question is of a scope and level that corresponds to the level of a Norwegian master’s degree. Please see www.nokut.no/en for more information about NOKUT’s general recognition. The review from NOKUT may take some time and we recommend you to apply as soon as you know you will apply for the PhD position. If no answer within the application deadline, please enclose documentation from NOKUT that they have received your application. Documentation of language skills (English)
  • complete list of publications and scientific work you want to be evaluated
  • two referees (name and contact information)

 

Please send your application with attachments electronically via Jobbnorge by clicking on the button marked “Apply for this job”.


The applications will be sent electronically to the assessment committee. Please notice that the applications will be assessed only with 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.


Further information about our employment process can be found here.

 

Closing date for applications: 3 June 2018

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About this job

  • Deadline
    Sunday, June 3, 2018
  • Employer
    University of Bergen
  • Website
  • Municipality
    Bergen
  • Place of service
    Bergen
  • Jobbnorge ID
    152248
  • Internal ID
    18/4854 (IVØI)
  • Scope
    Fulltime
  • Duration
    Fixed Term

About applications

  • Applications on this job are registered in an electronic form on jobbnorge.no
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