Researcher (temporary position) - Department of Biomedicine

Deadline: 22.05.2021

University of Bergen

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At the Faculty of Medicine, Department of Biomedicine, a full-time (100%) temporary position as researcher is available for 1 year. The position is part of the research project “The Role of AXL at the Tumor-Immune Interface: Basic Studies and Clinical Translation” financed by The Norwegian Cancer Society.

The Project The AXL receptor tyrosine kinase has emerged as a key mediator of acquired resistance to anti-cancer therapy. AXL signaling regulates both tumor intrinsic and innate immune mechanisms in the tumor microenvironment that engender epithelial plasticity and subvert anti-tumor immunity. The primary objective of this project is to determine how AXL regulates tumor-immune crosstalk in the context of targeted and immunotherapy.

About the project/work tasks:

The candidate will focus on generating and analyzing high-dimensional protein and transcriptional datasets to measure AXL-mediated tumor-immune interactions in clinical samples at the single-cell level. This will entail application of various multidimensional data-analysis methods and visualization approaches.

Qualifications and personal qualities:

  • must hold a Norwegian MSc degree in bioinformatics, or equivalent
  • the candidate should be fluent in spoken and written English
  • the candidate must have experience in bioinformatics and computational biology methodologies
  • strong skills in R/python are required
  • experience in data mining, machine learning, data visualisation and statistics are important
  • a good knowledge of genomics and biochemistry are required
  • experience with molecular modeling will be considered particularly favorably
  • personal skills will be emphasized. The candidate should be able to work independently and interactively in a team setting, be motivated and responsible, and also have enthusiasm for research

We can offer:

  • a competitive and stimulating work environment in the field of cancer research
  • salary from level 49-61 following ordinary meriting regulations (code 1108/ pay framework 25.3) at present NOK 444 700-545 300 gross p.a. on the government salary scale. Further promotion following ordinary meriting regulations
  • Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • Good welfare benefits

Your application must include:

  • 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)
  • eventual publications and academic work (max 10) you want to be considered and a list of these
  • two referees (name and contact information)

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

  • The research scientist should be a member of the research group in his/her field
  • Salary costs should as far as possible be 100% remotely funded
  • The research scientist should actively assist in acquiring external project funding for the academic environment, for
  • both his-/herself and others, from The Norwegian Research Council, the European Union, and other sources
  • The research scientist must expect to have his/her research activity funded by the project that the research scientist and
  • its research group are working on
  • The Head of Department can instruct the research scientist to work towards a specific research project
  • The research scientist may hold positions of trust, participate in committees, boards etc. within UiB.
  • The research scientist does not have a teaching obligation, but must expect to supervise Master- and PhD students to the extent that this forms a natural part of the research activities in the research group.
  • The research scientist may apply for promotion based on competence according to the regulations for promotion
  • The basis of the post is discontinued if project funding comes to an end, and the new lawon Government employees etc. regarding termination of employment and preferential rights will be applied.

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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