Researcher - Department of Clinical Science

Deadline: 29.09.2022

University of Bergen

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At the Faculty of Medicine, Department of Clinical Science, a full-time permanent position as researcher is available. The position is externally financed by the Norwegian Research Council and for the time being a part of the project “STRESST”. The project has a temporary financing for 2 years.

About the project/work tasks:

The project involves laboratory work in Norway and the UK, and field work in Malawi and Tanzania. The project involves conducting a placebo-controlled randomised clinical trial.

Qualifications and personal qualities:

  • The applicant must hold a relevant Norwegian PhD or equivalent doctoral degree
  • The successful applicant must have experience in molecular bacteriology and be at the level above a postdoctoral degree, and have experience in supervision of PhD candidates
  • Applicants must have experience also in conducting clinical trials and randomised controlled trials are particularly welcome to apply for this position
  • The applicant must be experienced in teaching, writing manuscripts and preferentially also grant applications
  • Personal skills, including abilities to work independently and cooperate within a research group will be evaluated
  • The applicant must be motivated and responsible, and also have a great work capacity and enthusiasm for research
  • The candidate must be fluent in written and oral English, and Swahili
  • Experience with international collaboration is required

We can offer:

  • A good and challenging work environment in research front of microbiology and clinical trials
  • Salary NOK 593 500 (code 1109, salary pay grade 64), specialist salary NOK 615 000 (code 1109, salary pay grade 66) gross p.a. for a fulltime position in the state salary scale.
  • 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)
  • 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
  • Your PhD thesis (in PDF)
  • Two referees (name and contact information)

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 researcher:

  • 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:

The state workforce 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.

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