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.

Researcher (molecular biology / bioinformatics)

At the Faculty of Medicine, Section of Oncology within the Department of Clinical Science, a permanent full-time position as Researcher is available. The position is temporary funded through a four (4) year grant from the Norwegian Research Council, and is part of the project “Genome-directed breast cancer therapy”.


About the project/work tasks

  • The candidate will be employed at the Breast Cancer group, headed by professor Per E Lønning, MD, PhD. The group is closely affiliated with the Department of Clinical Oncology, Haukeland University Hospital. While the group’s main force is on translational research on breast cancer, they also perform work in respect to other tumor forms, including melanomas and colorectal cancer. The program centers on genomic (next generation sequencing) identification of predictive markers toward therapy resistance. The work place will within the Mohn Cancer Research Laboratory. The laboratory is equipped with state of the art infrastructure, including sequencing platforms. In addition, we have an extensive program on experimental research in relation to translational findings. The applicant may be working on laboratory genomics / experimental work or be located to the bioinformatics subteam pending on qualifications / interest. As a team, we try to perform science at a high quality level, with publications in high-impact journals. Thus, the position suits a candidate with personal ambitions.


    Qualifications and personal qualities:

  • The candidate must hold a Norwegian PhD or an equivalent degree within bioinformatics or molecular biology or a closely related area.
  • The candidate must have completed (at least) one period (minimum 3 years) of work at a postdoctoral level within a related area and document skilled experience with methods of relevance.
  • The candidate should document experience in applied statistics (statistical methods within translational cancer research) and experience in analyzing data sets from cancer patients.
  • The candidate must have a substantial publication track record relative to the stage of his / her career.
  • As for a bioinformatician, familiarity with commonly applied algorithms of relevance analysing cancer data sets, with particular emphasis on data generated by NGS, will be considered an advantage (hereunder, algorithms for variant calling, copy number calling, identification of subclones etc.) For a candidate to be appointed in molecular biology, broad knowledge and personal experience with use of next generation sequencing is required.

  • The candidate should be able to work independently and in a structured manner, and have the ability to cooperate with others.

  • The candidate should be proficient in both written and oral English and / or the Norwegian language.


General information:

Detailed information about the position can be obtained by contacting Professor Per Eystein Lønning, email:, phone: 55972027

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We can offer

  • A good and challenging work environment

  • Starting salary will be found at level 59 - 62 (code 1109/salary scale 24.3 – 24.6), currently NOK 508 800 – 537 700 gross p.a. for a full time position, following ordinary meriting regulations. A pension contribution of 2 % will be deducted and deposited to the state pension scheme

  • A good pension scheme in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund

  • Inclusive workplace (IW)

  • Good welfare benefits


For more information regarding what the University of Bergen can offer its employees please visit:


The following premises are valid for this Researcher position

  • The Researcher will be a member of the research group of which the topic/project belongs to

  • The salary shall if possible be 100% covered by external financing

  • The Researcher shall actively contribute to attract external funding to the research project, both for her/his own position and other positions, from the Research Council of Norway, EU and other sources

  • The Researcher is expected to have her/his research activity financed by the project of the researcher and the projects of the associated research group

  • The Head of Department may allocate work for the Researcher related to specific research projects

  • The Researcher may participate in committee work and other administrative tasks within UiB

  • The Researcher has no teaching duties, but is expected to supervise master and PhD students when this is a natural part of the research activity of the research group.

  • The Researcher may apply for competence promotion according to the regulations for promotions   

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.


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 their request is not respected.


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


The application

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


The application must include:

  • a brief letter of application stating your motivation for the position, why you are applying and why this position is perfect for you

  • 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

  • two referees (name and contact information)


The applications with attachments are sent electronically to the expert committee.

Please note that the applications will be forwarded to a committee with the information and attachments uploaded in Jobbnorge at closing date. 


Further information about our employment process can be found here.


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    3. juni 2018
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