Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Department of Biomedicine

Deadline: 02.01.2024

University of Bergen

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow position

At the Faculty of Medicine, Department of Biomedicine, a full-time (100 %) position as postdoctoral research fellow is available for a period of three (3) years. The position is part of the project "NeuroConvergence", funded by the Research Council of Norway. The recruitment period can be extended in case there is a planned research stay abroad which is financed by the Research Council of Norway.

About the project/work tasks:

  • The main working environment for this position will be at the Department of Biomedicine. In the NeuroConvergence project, we will use large-scale genetic and functional genomic datasets and chemical libraries to identify novel druggable target proteins for neuropsychiatric disorders. Promising hit compounds will be optimized for further testing.
  • The successful candidate will work in a team to chemically optimize drug candidates and explore their effects on isolated proteins, in cell culture and in animal (mouse/rat) models.
  • The position will benefit from a tight collaboration between clinical, experimental, and computational researchers in the project, both locally and internationally (Germany, USA), with expertise in genomics, computational biology, machine learning, structural biology, pharmacology medicinal chemistry and clinical psychiatry, with ample opportunities for travel, training, and career development across multiple disciplines.

Qualifications and personal qualities:

  • The applicant must hold a Norwegian PhD or an equivalent degree within biomedical sciences, protein chemistry, pharmacology og medicinal chemistry, or have the doctoral thesis submitted prior to the application deadline. It is a condition of employment that the PhD has been awarded at the latest within 5 months after the closing date for applications.
  • Experience from relevant research projects will be considered as positive
  • The candidate should be able to work independently and in a structured manner, and have the ability to cooperate with others
  • The applicant must be fluent in oral and written English

About the position of postdoctoral research fellow:

The position of postdoctoral research fellow is a fixed-term appointment with the primary objective of qualifying the appointee for work in top academic positions. You cannot be employed as a postdoctoral fellow for more than one fixed term period at the same institution.

The employee may be assigned required duties in the form of teaching and similar work at the department. See regulations for appointments to Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Research Fellow etc.

We can offer:

  • Exciting development opportunities as part of your role in a strong professional environment
  • Salary NOK 615 700 (code 1352, pay grade 63) in the state salary scale. For applicants with a degree in Medicine or Dentistry, salary NOK 624 500 (code 1352, pay grade 64). For applicants with a medical specialization, salary NOK 646 000 (code 1352, pay grade 66)
  • 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
  • Transcripts and diplomas (applicants with education from other countries than Norway must enclose witnessed diplomas in both the original language and authorized translations) and documentation of submitted doctoral thesis
  • Complete list of publications
  • Publications (in PDF) it is important that each of the scholarly works on which the committee should place special emphasis, is attached in its entirety
  • Two references (name and contact information)

The application and appendices with certified translations into English or a Scandinavian language must be uploaded at Jobbnorge.

General information:

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UiB must follow Norway’s export control regulations when processing applications for this position.

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 principles of public access to information when recruiting staff to academic positions. Information about applicants may be made public even if the applicant has asked not to be named in the list of applicants. The applicant will be notified if their request is not met.

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