LEDIG STILLING VED UIT NORGES ARKTISKE UNIVERSITET

PhD Fellows affiliated with the project NOR-CAT

Deadline: 08.08.2022

UiT The Arctic University of Norway

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.


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Faculty of Health Sciences

The positions

A PhD positions is available at the Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences with the research group Thrombosis Research Center (TREC) and is affiliated with the project “"Novel biomarkers of cancer associated trombosis" (NOR-CAT).

The position is for a period of four years. The nominal length of the PhD programme is three years. The fourth year is distributed as 25 % each year and will consist of teaching and other duties. The objective of the position is to complete research training to the level of a doctoral degree. Admission to the PhD programme is a prerequisite for employment, and the programme period starts on commencement of the position.

The workplace is at UiT in Tromsø. You must be able to start in the position within a reasonable time after receiving the offer.

About TREC

TREC is one of the research groups in translational medicine at the Department of Clinical Medicine. The overall aim of TREC is to identify novel inherited and environmental risk factors and extend the understanding of the pathogenesis in venous thromboembolism (VTE). The research group currently includes three professors, 2 technical positions and 15-20 PhD-students, researchers and post-docs. TREC has partners in Tromsø, Bodø, Oslo, Århus, USA, the Netherlands and France.

About the projects

Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a complex disease, leading to short- and long-term complications, including death. Cancer is a strong and independent risk factor for VTE. Observational studies have shown that 20-25% of all first VTE events are cancer-related, whereas the cumulative incidence of VTE in cancer varies widely and reported to maximize to 12-15%. Present predictive biomarkers and risk assessment models of VTE risk in cancer has limited applicability in clinical practice for risk stratification and guidance on preventive anticoagulant treatment. The present project will use omics data (genomics and proteomics) derived from unique population-based cohorts to discover and validate predictive biomarkers of VTE in cancer patients and improve existing risk assessment models.

Contact

For further information about the position and project, please contact:

Professor John-Bjarne Hansen

General questions are to be directed to the Head of Office Arvid Inge Paulsen:

Qualifications

The position requires a master’s degree or equivalent in bioinformatics, epidemiology or medicine. Applicants must document fluency in English and be able to work in an international environment. If you are near completion of your master’s degree, you may still apply.

Research experience in thrombosis and haemostasis, epidemiology or omics-based research will be considered 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 specific interest in the project.

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.

Admission to the PhD programme

For employment in the PhD position, you must be qualified for admission to the PhD programme at the Faculty of Health Sciences and participate in organized doctoral studies within the employment period.

Admission normally requires:

  • A bachelor's degree of 180 ECTS and a master's degree of 120 ECTS, or an integrated master's degree of 300 ECTS.
  • A master's thesis with a scope corresponding to at least 30 ECTS for a master's degree of 120 ECTS.
  • A master's thesis with a scope corresponding to at least 20 ECTS for an integrated master's degree of 300 ECTS.

Applicants must have a grade of C or better on the master's thesis and have a grade point average of C or better for the master's degree. A more detailed description of admission requirements can be found here.

Applicants with a foreign education will be subjected to an evaluation of whether the educational background is equal to Norwegian higher education, following national guidelines from NOKUT. Depending on which country the education is from, one or two additional years of university education may be required to fulfil admission requirements, e.g. a 4-year bachelor's degree and a 2-year master's degree.

If you are employed in the position, you will be provisionally admitted to the PhD programme. Application for final admission must be submitted no later than two months after taking up the position.

Inclusion and diversity

UiT The Arctic University of Norway is working actively to promote equality, gender balance and diversity among employees and students, and to create an inclusive and safe working environment. We believe that inclusion and diversity are a strength and we want employees with different competencies, professional experience, life experience and perspectives.

If you have a disability, a gap in your CV or immigrant background, we encourage you to tick the box for this in your application. If there are qualified applicants, we invite at least one in each group for an interview. If you get the job, we will adapt the working conditions if you need it. Apart from selecting the right candidates, we will only use the information for anonymous statistics.

We offer

  • Involvement in an interesting research project
  • Good career opportunities
  • A good academic environment with dedicated colleagues 
  • 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.

Application 

Your application must include:

  • Cover letter explaining your motivation and research interests
  • CV
  • Diploma for bachelor's and master's degree
  • Transcript of grades/academic record for bachelor's and master's degree
  • Explanation of the grading system for foreign education (Diploma Supplement if available)
  • Documentation of English proficiency
  • References with contact information
  • The works (published or unpublished) that the applicant wishes to be taken into consideration during the assessment process.

Qualification with a master’s degree is required before commencement . If you are near completion of your master’s degree, you may still apply and submit a draft version of the thesis and a statement from your supervisor or institution indicating when the degree will be obtained. You must still submit your transcripts for the master’s degree with your application.

All documentation to be considered must be in a Scandinavian language or English. Diplomas and transcripts must also be submitted in the original language, if not in English or Scandinavian. We only accept applications and documentation sent via Jobbnorge within the application deadline.

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.

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.

We process personal data given in an application or CV in accordance with the Personal Data Act (Offentleglova). According to the Personal Data Act 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.

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