LEDIG STILLING VED UNIVERSITETET I BERGEN
PhD-position - Department of Clinical Science
University of Bergen
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.
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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 project “Immune-dependent mechanisms of anti-Her2 therapy”, funded by the Norwegian Cancer Society and the University of Bergen.
About the project/work tasks:
- The project will focus on molecular and bioinformatics analyses of material from patients with Her2-positive breast cancers, enrolled in the PETREMAC clinical trial.
- Samples are subjected to whole genome sequencing, whole transcriptome sequencing, targeted methylation sequencing and a variety of immunohistochemical and molecular methods.
- Data will be used to model tumour cell and immune cell interactions before and during treatment and to assess subclonal tumour evolution during treatment.
- The interplay between immunogenic mutations in tumor cells, anit-Her2 therapy and attraction of immune cells will be assessed.
- The overall aim is to identify mechanisms of sensitivity and/or resistance to anti-Her2 treatment and to identify biomarkers for treatment efficacy.
Qualifications and personal qualities:
- The applicant must hold a master`s degree or equivalent in molecular biology, cell biology, medicine, bioinformatics, immunology or other relevant fields.
- The applicant must have relevant research experience within either cancer genomics, immunology 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.
- Language qualifications
Organized research training (PhD program):
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).
- Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
- Good welfare benefits
Your application must include:
- 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
- Documentation of language skills (English)
- Complete list of publications and scientific work you want to be evaluated
- Any publication in your name
- Two references (name and contact information)
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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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