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Staff engineer / Head engineer at the Proteomics Platform

Deadline: 14.01.2020

The position

The Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Medical Biology (IMB) has an permanent engineer position available. The position is located at the Tromsø University Proteomics Platform (TUPP). This is a new position established in connection with an expansion of TUPP to include metabolomics. TUPP has three high-resolution HPLC-MS systems. An expansion of the platform with new instruments is currently in progress.

UiT The Arctic University of Norway

UiT – Developing the High North

UiT The Arctic University of Norway is a multi-campus research university and the northernmost university of the world. Our central location in the High North, our broad and diverse research and study portfolio, and our interdisciplinary qualities make us uniquely suited to meet the challenges of the future. At UiT you can explore global issues from a close-up perspective.

Credibility, academic freedom, closeness, creativity and commitment shall be hallmarks of the relationship between our employees, between our employees and our students and between UiT and our partners.

The Faculty of Health SciencesThe Faculty of Health Sciences represents a newly created entity gathering almost all possible health study programs. This facilitates an unique interdisciplinarity and innovation in health education and research. We work closely with the services in the North to solve tomorrow's challenges.

The position is currently funded for three years and employment after three years is pending available funding. Duties assigned to the position may be subject of change.

We are seeking a dedicated and independent engineer with an interest in laboratory work, management of advanced scientific instruments and the ability to work in close collaboration with the scientific staff at the faculty.


Required qualifications:

  • The position requires a master degree or equivalent in chemistry/pharmacy/biomedicine or similar. Further education combined with long and relevant experience may compensate for lack of formal competence.
  • Practical experience with chromatographic methods

Preferred qualifications:

  • Practical experience with mass spectrometry coupled to chromatography
  • Experience with practical use of pipetting robots

Fluency in English is required, and working knowledge of Norwegian or a Scandinavian language is desirable.

Applicants with competence at a higher level may be placed in code 1087 as head engineer.

The assessment will emphasize motivation and personal suitability for the position.

We offer

  • A good working environment with dedicated colleagues
  • Working with state-of-the-art infrastructure
  • Flexible working hours and a state collective pay agreement
  • Pension scheme through the state pension fund

Remuneration of the position is salary code 1085 avdelingsingeniør/staff engineer or 1087 overingeniør/head engineer on the pay scale for Norwegian state employees, depending on qualifications. There is a 2% deduction for contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.


The application must be submitted electronically via the application form available on www.jobbnorge.no. The application must include the following attachments:

  • CV and application letter
  • Diplomas and transcripts
  • Letters of recommendation
  • References

All documentation has to be in English or a Scandinavian language. Submit applications electronically through Jobbnorge.


For further information about the position and UiT contact:

General information

We make the appointment in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants, and guidelines at UiT. At our website, you will find more information for applicants.

UiT The Arctic University of Norway has HR policy objectives that emphasize diversity, and encourages all qualified applicants to apply regardless of their age, gender, functional ability and national or ethnic background. The university will emphasize making the necessary adaptations to the working conditions for employees with reduced functional ability.

We process personal data given in an application or CV in accordance with the Personal Data Act. You may request to not be registered on the public list of applicants, but the University may nevertheless decide that your name will be made public.You will receive advance notification in the event of such publication.

In case of discrepancies between the Norwegian and the English version of this description, the Norwegian version takes precedence.

We look forward to receiving your application!

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