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PhD candidate on the project "Role of complement factors on the risk of venous thromboembolism"

Deadline: 11.12.2019

The position

At the Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Clinical Medicine a position has become available for the role of PhD candidate for applicants wishing to take a Philosophiae Doctor (PhD) degree. The position is affiliated with K. G. Jebsen - Thrombosis Research and Expertise Center (TREC) and the project title is ‘Role of complement factors on the risk of venous thromboembolism". The position is based in Tromsø.

UiT The Arctic University of Norway

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

K. G. Jebsen TREC is a Research Center in translational medicine funded by the Kristian Gerhard Jebsen Foundation, UiT – the Arctic university of Norway, and the North Norwegian Health Authorities. The Center has 4.6 permanent scientific positions (professors), 3 technical positions, one statistician, and 15-20 temporary scientific positions (PhD-students, researchers and postdoctors). In addition, K. G. Jebsen TREC has partners in Tromsø, Bodø, Oslo, Århus and Leiden.

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) are available at the following address: PhD - Faculty of Health Sciences

The position is for a period of four years. The nominal lengt 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 project

VTE is a collective term for deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE). VTE is a frequent disease affecting 1.1 mill Europeans annually with severe and irreversible complications, including 540,000 VTE-related deaths. We have recently shown that complement activation is associated with future risk of VTE. The overall aim of this project is to investigate whether components of the lechtin- and alternative pathways of the complement system is associated with VTE and to unravel to what extent these components are genetically determined.

There will be possibilities for up to one year research stay abroad with one of the partners of K. G. Jebsen TREC during the project period.

Contact information

Further information about the position and project is available by contacting:


The suitable candidate must hold a Master’s Degree within medicine or epidemiology, or other relevant areas to the project. Master- and medical students in the final stages are also qualified to apply, but have to document completed degree before employment.

The applicant must speak and write English fluently. Advanced Norwegian skills will also be given weight.

Previous work experience and publications within the field of clinical epidemiology is desirable and will be given weight.

The candidate must be able to work systematic, independent 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.

The successful applicant must fulfil the requirements for admission to the faculty’s PhD programme.

We can offer

  • Interesting work tasks
  • A good academic environment with dedicated colleagues
  • Good career opportunities
  • A large degree of independence in work
  • Pension scheme through the state pension fund


  • Applications shall be sent electronically via www.jobbnorge.no and shall include:
  • Letter of application, including a brief description of the applicant`s interest in, and motivation for this research project
  • CV containing an overview of education, experience, supervised professional training and professional work
  • Diplomas and certificates:- diploma and transcript of Bachelor's degree or equivalent- diploma and transcript of Master's degree or equivalent
  • documentation of profiency in English
  • any academic works, including the Master's thesis
  • references

Proficiency in the English language can be documented in one of the following ways:

- Diploma from a Norwegian upper secondary school with both spoken and written English (140 hours)

- TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

- IELTS (International English Testing Service)

- Completed university degree in the field of English language or literature

- One year’s completed university studies in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the UK or USA, for which English was the language of instruction.

Applications will only be considered if all requested application documents are received before the application deadline.

All documentation to be assessed must be translated into English or a Scandinavian language.

Applications sent to us via e-mail or by any other means will not be considered.

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 Candidate has already completed parts of their research training programme or when the appointment is based on a previous qualifying position PhD Candidate, research assistant, or the like in such a way that the total time used for research training amounts to three years.

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.

Remuneration for the position of PhD Candidate is in accordance with the State salary scale code 1017 or code 1378 depending on qualifications. A compulsory contribution of 2 % to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund will be deducted.

You can find more information on the website for arriving staff.

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 abilit

We look forward to receiving your application!

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