Researcher at the Department of Biomedicine (Faculty of Medicine)

Deadline: 03.06.2024

University of Bergen

The University of Bergen is a renowned educational and research institution, organised into seven faculties and approximately 54 institutes and academic centres. Campus is located in the centre of Bergen with university areas at Nygårdshøyden, Haukeland, Marineholmen, Møllendalsveien and Årstad. 

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Research scientist 

At the Faculty of Medicine, Department of Biomedicine, a full-time permanent position as researcher is available. The position is external financed by the Norwegian Research Council and for the time being a part of the project “Impaired microcirculation and tissue hypoxia as a possible mechanism in ME/CFS”. The project has a temporary financing for three years. The startup date will be as soon as possible.

About the project/work tasks:

  • The overall goal of the project is to characterize and understand key elements of the pathomechanism of ME/CFS through high-dimensional data from patients and experimental laboratory approaches. The project aims to contribute to the discovery of effective biomarkers and therapy for these patients.

  • The candidate will work with state-of-the-art technologies (e.g. -omics, flow cytometry, and others) and related bioinformatics workflows. The candidate will analyze patient samples, as well as utilize in vitro and cell models to address different aspects of the targeted hypothesis.

  • Focus areas include mechanisms leading to impaired microcirculation, and possible roles of vascular cells, tissue hypoxia and immune dysregulation, including neutrophil changes.

Qualifications and personal qualities:

  • The applicant must hold a relevant Norwegian PhD or equivalent doctoral degree 
  • The successful applicant must have a laboratory background relevant for human biochemistry and cell biology, and experience with relevant experimental models and/or clinical samples.

  • Experience with patient-oriented biomedical research is required and must be documented

  • Experience with immune cell phenotyping is an advantage, but not required

  • Experience with -omics data analysis from human samples is an advantage, but not required

  • Experience with physiological and metabolic adaptations related to hypoxia and disease, and/or immunometabolism, is an advantage, but not required

  • The applicant must have an excellent scientific track record

  • The applicant should be experienced in counseling, teaching, writing manuscripts and preferentially also grant applications

  • The candidate must be fluent in written and oral English

  • The applicant must be motivated and responsible, and also have a great work capacity and enthusiasm for research

  • Experience with international collaboration is an advantage 

  • Personal skills, including abilities to work independently and cooperate within a research group will be evaluated

We can offer:

  • The University of Bergen is located between 7 mountains and provide rich opportunities to couple world class science with the great outdoors. We strive to train the next generation of scientist through an inclusive work environment
  • Salary NOK 624 500 (code 1109, pay grade 64), specialist NOK 646 000 (code 1109, pay grade 66) gross p.a. for a fulltime position. In the case of a highly qualified applicant, a higher salary may be considered.
  • Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • Good welfare benefits

Your 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)

  • Certified copies of diplomas and transcripts and relevant certificates. (Applicants must enclose diplomas in the original language and certified translations into English or a Scandinavian language.) 
  • Publications and academic work (max 10 in PDF) and a list of these. (Academic work that you believe should be taken into consideration in the assessment of your application, including information about where this work was published.) 
  • Your PhD thesis (in PDF)

  • Two references (name and contact information)

The application and any attachments along with certified translations in English or another Scandinavian language must be uploaded to JobbNorge.

It is very important that each of the scholarly works on which the committee should place special emphasis, is attached in its entirety.

The following premise forms the basis for the post as research scientist:

  • 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 the University of Bergen

  • The researcher has no teaching duties, but is expected to supervise master students and PhD candidates 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 

  • The basis for the position ceases if no further project funding and new law on state officials etc. on dismissal and preferential rights will be applied to permanent employees

General information:

Further information about the position can be obtained from:

  •  Professor Karl Johan Tronstad, e-mail: karl.tronstad@uib.no

University of Bergen must follow Norway’s export control regulations when processing applications for this position.

The state labour force shall reflect the diversity of Norwegian society to the greatest extent possible. People with immigrant backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply for the position. 

The University of Bergen applies the principles of public access to information when recruiting staff for academic positions.

Information about applicants may be made public even if the applicant has asked not to be named in the list of persons who have applied. The applicant must be notified if the request to be omitted is not met.

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