Ledig stilling ved UiT Norges arktiske universitet

PhD Fellow in Bioanalytical Chemistry

Deadline: 15.08.2020

UiT The Arctic University of Norway

UiT is a multi-campus research university 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 The Arctic University of Norway 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.

Read more about us at uit.no/helsefak

The position

A PhD position is available at the Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Health Sciences with the research group Natural products and medicinal chemistry.The Department of Pharmacy (IFA) consists of five research groups: Natural Products and Medicinal Chemistry, Drug Transport and Delivery, Pharmacology, Microbiology and Clinical Pharmacy. The Department has 32 permanent positions. In addition, there is a variable number of PhD student-, Post. Doc. and part time positions. The Department is responsible for a bachelor’s and a master’s program in pharmacy. Teaching is given at both undergraduate and graduate levels. For more information, visit the Department’s web page.

The Natural Products and Medicinal Chemistry Research Group has research projects within two main scientific disciplines; bioanalytical chemistry and medicinal chemistry. Research projects in bioanalytical chemistry include proteomics and metabolomics studies, as well as targeted quantification of small molecules from biological samples. Research projects in medicinal chemistry include synthesis and studies of bioactive peptides and peptidomimetics for lead-compound identification, structure activity-relationship studies and mode-of-action studies.

The research group currently consists of one professor, three associate professors, two technicians-, postdoctoral researchers and PhD students. The research group teaches courses in analytical chemistry, medicinal chemistry and natural products chemistry at master and bachelor level.

The workplace is at UiT in Tromsø. You must be able to start in the position in Tromsø within a reasonable time, within 6 months after receiving the offer of appointment.The position is for a period of four years. The nominal length of the PhD program is three years. The fourth year is distrubuted as 25 % each year, and will consist of teaching and other duties for the Faculty of Health Sciences.

The objective of the position is to complete research training to the level of a doctoral degree. Admission to a PhD programme is a prerequisite for employment, and the programme period starts on commencement of the position. The PhD candidate shall participate in the faculty’s organized research training, and the PhD project shall be completed during the period of employment. Information about the application process for admission to the PhD programme, application form and regulations for the degree of Philosophiae Doctor (PhD) is available here.

The project

The aims of the project are to investigate the differences in the proteome, metabolome and lipidome between antimicrobial susceptible and resistant bacterial strains, both for clinical isolates and induced resistant strains. We will also investigate stress responses in the metabolome and the lipidome towards novel synthetic antimicrobial compounds. By investigating the alterations in the proteome, metabolome and lipidome of resistant strains compared to their sensitive counterparts, we will be able to identify important changes in primary as well as secondary metabolites (including lipids) produced by the bacteria upon resistance development.


For further information about the position, please contact:

We offer

  • Interesting work tasks
  • A good academic environment with dedicated colleagues
  • Good career opportunities
  • Flexible working hours and a state collective pay agreement
  • Pension scheme through the state pension fund

More practical information for working and living in Norway can be found here: Welcome to UiT!


A requirement of the position is the completion of a master’s degree within pharmacy, medical biology, medicine, analytical chemistry or related fields, or other education that has been approved as equivalent to these. If two applicants are considered equally qualified, applicants with a master’s degree in pharmacy will be preferred.

Candidates should preferably have experience in the field of bioanalytical chemistry, chromatography and mass spectrometry. Experience in the field of microbiology will also be considered as an advantage.

The candidate must be able to work systematically, independently and have the ability to work in an interdisciplinary research team. Emphasis will be placed on the communicative and collaborative skills, as well as personal suitability and the motivation and interest in the project.

Working knowledge of a Scandinavian language will be considered as an advantage.

Documented knowledge of English as stated here is required.

Emphasis will be put on the candidates potential for research, motivation and personal suitability for the position.

The position requires admission to the Faculty's PhD programme. Information about the requirements is available here.


The application must be submitted electronically via www.jobbnorge.no and shall include:

  • Cover letter explaining your motivation and research interests
  • CV
  • Diplomas, diploma supplements and transcripts (all degrees)
  • Documentation on English proficiency. This website states how English profiency shall be documented.
  • Written references
  • Contact information to 1-3 references
  • Master thesis, and any other academic works

The documentation has to be in English or a Scandinavian language.

General information

The appointment is made in accordance with State regulations and guidelines at UiT. At our website, you will find more information for applicants.

As many as possible should have the opportunity to undertake organized research training. If you already hold a PhD or have equivalent competence, we will not appoint you to this position.A shorter period of appointment may be decided when the PhD Fellow has already completed parts of their research training programme or when the appointment is based on a previous qualifying position PhD Fellow, research assistant, or the like in such a way that the total time used for research training amounts to three years.Remuneration for the position of PhD Fellow is in accordance with the State salary scale code 1017. A compulsory contribution of 2 % to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund will be deducted.

A good work environment is characterized by diversity. We encourage qualified candidates to apply, regardless of their gender, functional capacity or cultural background. UiT will emphasize making the necessary adaptations to the working conditions for employees with reduced functional abilitWe process personal data given in an application or CV in accordance with the Personal Data Act (Offentleglova). According to Offentleglova information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure. You will receive advance notification in the event of such publication, if you have requested non-disclosure.

Apply for position