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Researcher within cell signaling (Hematopoietic cancer)

Deadline: 06.05.2019

About the Position

At the faculty of Health Science, Department of Pharmacy, a temporary full-time (100 %) position as Researcher is available. The position is part of the project “THE ROLE OF INDUCIBLE DUAL-SPECIFICITY PHOSPHATASES IN REGULATION OF ONCOGENE SIGNALING IN HEMATOLOGICAL CANCERS”, financed by The Norwegian Cancer Society. The project has financing for 4 years.

UiT The Arctic University of Norway

UiT is a multi-campus research univerisity in Norway 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 Sciences at UiT is a national innovation which brings together a wide range of health-related education pathways.This lays the groundwork for a unique level of interdisciplinarity and innovation in health education and research. We work closely with northern services in order to find solutions for tomorrow’s challenges. Read more about us at www.uit.no/helsefak.

The Faculty of Health Sciences has eight Departments; Medical Biology, Community Medicine, Clinical Medicine, Pharmacy, Clinical Dentistry, Psychology, Health and Care Sciences, and Child and Adolescent Mental Health.

The Department of Pharmacy consists of six research groups; Pharmacology, Natural Products and Medicinal Chemistry, Drug Transport and Delivery, Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacoepidemiology (IPSUM), Microbiology, and Infection Biology. The Department has 32 staff in continuing appointments as well as a number of staff, PhD candidates and postdoctoral researchers in fixed-term appointments. The Department is responsible for educating bachelor- and master students in pharmacy. Additional information can be found at www.farmasi.uit.no.

The successful applicant will join the Pharmacology research group.

The Pharmacology research group currently consists of one professor, two associate professors, one postdoc, one PhD candidate and two technical officers.

The position’s field of research

The focus of the research activity in the pharmacology research group is cellular signalling and regulation of gene expression in the context of cell migration and metastasis, with aim to improve therapeutic strategies for cancer treatment.

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Interested candidates must have obtained a Ph.D in either immunology, tumour immunology, cancer biology or a related subject. Experience with immunological techniques and cell biology, including multicolour flow cytometry is essential. Researchers with extensive experience and knowledge of immune cell signaling are particular welcome to apply for this position.The applicant needs to understand the concepts of Mass cytometry and be willing to learn these techniques for single cell analysis.

Considerable emphasis will be placed on personal skills. The ability to work independently and collaborate within a research group will be required. The candidate must be experienced in scientific writing and should be capable of constructing grant proposals both as a partner within the research team and also to obtain funding for their own future projects.

The applicant must be highly motivated and responsible, and also have a capacity for hard work and an enthusiasm for research.

The candidate must be fluent in written and oral English.


  • Letter of application
  • CV (containing a complete overview of education, supervised professional training and professional work)
  • Copies of diploma and transcript
  • The works (published or unpublished) which the applicant wishes to be taken into consideration during the assessment process must be submitted
  • List of references with contact information.

All documentation that is to be evaluated must be certified and translated into English or a Scandinavian language.

Information and material to be considered during the assessment must be submitted by the stipulated deadline.

We offer

  • Interesting work tasks
  • A good academic environment with dedicated colleagues
  • Good career opportunities
  • A large degree of independence in work
  • Flexible working hours and a state collective agreement
  • Pension scheme through the state pension fund
  • Good welfare arrangements for employees

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The appointment is for 4 years. Remuneration of research positions are in State salary code 1109. In addition to taxes, a further 2% is deducted for the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.


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Other 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.

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