LEDIG STILLING VED UIT NORGES ARKTISKE UNIVERSITET
PhD Research Fellow in Analytical Chemistry
UiT The Arctic University of Norway
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Faculty of Health Sciences
UiT - The Arctic University of Norway (UiT), The Faculty of Health Sciences, The Department of Pharmacy, has a PhD fellow position available within the field of analytical chemistry and antidoping analysis. The project title is “The combined ratio of Phase II metabolites of testosterone”.
The position is affiliated with The Department of Pharmacy (IFA) which consists of seven research groups: Natural Products and Medicinal Chemistry (affiliation of this PhD position), Drug Transport and Delivery, Cell Signaling and Targeted Therapy, Microbial Pharmacology and Population Biology, Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacoepidemiology, Infection Biology, and Computational Pharmacology. The Department is responsible for a bachelor’s and a master’s program in pharmacy.
The Natural Product and Medicinal Chemistry research group currently consists of two Professors, two Associate Professors, two technicians, and a varying number of researchers, and PhD students. The research group teaches courses in pharmaceutical chemistry, medicinal chemistry, natural products chemistry, and analytical chemistry at bachelor´s, master´s, and PhD level.
The current project is performed in collaboration with the WADA accredited Doping Control Laboratory at Seibersdorf Laboratories, Seibersdorf, Austria. A major part of the practical laboratory work will take place at Seibersdorf Laboratories, which requires the PhD student to spend time in Seibersdorf, Austria.
The position is for a period of three years. 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.You must be able to start in the position within a reasonable time after receiving the offer.
The most frequently banned substances detected in anti-doping laboratories are anabolic steroids. The intake of anabolic steroids alters the endogenous steroid profile; hence, urinary steroid profiling is a powerful tool to detect especially the misuse of pseudo-endogenous anabolic steroids in sports. In this project, the implementation of sulfate androgen metabolites as potential markers of testosterone doping will be investigated.
For further information about the position, please contact:
- Head of Department, Professor Guro Forsdahl, email: [email protected]
A requirement for 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.
In addition, the successful applicant must have:
- Hands on experience with gas chromatography and/or liquid chromatography
- Hands on experience with mass spectrometry
- Documentet fluency in English
The following knowledge/experience is seen as advantageous for the position:
- Experience in the field of bioanalytical chemistry
- Experience int the field of doping analysis, including steroid profile analysis
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.
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.
- 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.
Your application must include:
- Cover letter explaining your motivation and research interests
- 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
- Master’s thesis, and any other academic works
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.
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.