The University of Bergen is a renowned educational and research institution, organised into seven faculties and approximately 54 institutes and academic centres. Campus is located in the centre of Bergen with university areas at Nygårdshøyden, Haukeland, Marineholmen, Møllendalsveien and Årstad.
There are five departments and seven centres at Faculty of Medicine.
Through robust and close interaction with the world around us – globally, nationally and locally – we shall be instrumental in building a society based on knowledge, skills and attitudes.
Do you want to take part in shaping the future?
At the Faculty of Medicine, Department of Clinical Science, a PhD-position (100 %) is available for a period of four (4) years or max 4 months after completed the PhD-degree, if this is achieved within a shorter time than four years. The positions include 25 % required duties such as teaching, exam work or supervision, depending on the demands at the department.
The position is part of the K.G.Jebsen Centre for Genome-Directed Cancer Therapy, funded by the K.G.Jebsen Foundation and the University of Bergen.
About the project/work tasks:
The project for the PhD position will focus on assessment of molecular data from breast cancer patients treated within clinical trials (NCT02624973 and NCT00496795).
Samples from patients have been subjected to whole genome sequencing, whole transcriptome sequencing, targeted methylation sequencing and a variety of immunohistochemical and molecular methods.
Data will be used to identify molecular features associated with good / poor response to therapy
Data will be used to model tumours’ subclonal evolution during treatment and to characterise treatment sensitive versus treatment resistant subclones within individual tumours.
The overall aim is to identify and understand mechanisms of sensitivity and/or resistance to neoadjuvant treatment of primary breast cancer.
Qualifications and personal qualities:
The applicant must hold a master`s degree or equivalent in molecular biology, cell biology, medicine, bioinformatics or other relevant fields. The master’s degree must be completed before submission of application for the position.
The applicant must have relevant research experience within either cancer omics, or bioinformatics.
The candidate should have a strong motivation for translational cancer research.
The candidate should be able to work independently and in a structured manner, and at the same time have the ability to cooperate with others and to work closely integrated in a large team.
The applicant must be fluent in oral and written English.
Applicant whose education is from another country than Norway, need to also attach a certified translation of the diploma and transcript of grades to English or a Scandinavian language, if the original is not in any of these languages. It is required that the applicant enclose a review from NOKUT whether the education in question (bachelor and master's degree) is of a scope and level that corresponds to the level of a Norwegian master’s degree.
Please see www.nokut.no/en for more information about NOKUT’s general recognition. The review from NOKUT may take some time and the application should be sent to NOKUT as soon as you have decided to apply for the position. If no answer within the application deadline, you must enclose documentation from NOKUT that they have received your application.
The candidate must take part in the University of Bergen approved PhD programme leading to the degree within a time limit of 3 years. You must have admission to the organized research training (PhD program) at the Faculty in order to qualify for the position.
Application for admission to the PhD programme, including a project plan outline for the training plan must be submitted no later than three months after the date of commencement.
PhD-positions are fixed term positions. You cannot be employed in a PhD-position for more than one fixed term period at the same institution or have had similar employment at an institution in the region.
We can offer:
Exciting development opportunities as part of your role in a strong professional environment
Salary NOK 509 500 (code 1017, pay grade 55) in the state salary scale. For applicants with at least one year of employment in a position as a General Practitioner or Dentist, salary NOK 526 100 (code 1017, pay grade 57). Medical specialist starts on salary NOK 544 400 (code 1017, pay grade 59)
a brief account of the applicant`s research interests and motivation for applying for the position
certified copies of diplomas and transcripts of grades. Applicant whose education is from another country than Norway, need to also attach a certified translation of the diploma and transcript of grades to English or a Scandinavian language, if the original is not in any of these languages. It is required that the applicant enclose a review from NOKUT whether the education in question (bachelor and master degree) is of a scope and level that corresponds to the level of a Norwegian master’s degree. Please see www.nokut.no/en for more information about NOKUT’s general recognition. This may take some time and we recommend you to apply as soon as you know you will apply for this position. If no answer within the application deadline, please enclose documentation from NOKUT that they have received your application
The state labour force shall reflect the diversity of Norwegian society to the greatest extent possible. People with immigrant backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply for the position.
The University of Bergen applies the principle of public access to information when recruiting staff for academic positions.
Information about applicants may be made public even if the applicant has asked not to be named on the list of persons who have applied. The applicant must be notified if the request to be omitted is not met.
The successful applicant must comply with the guidelines that apply to the position at all times.
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