Researcher in molecular physiology and immunology

The University of Bergen (UiB) is an internationally recognised research university with more than 14,000 students and close to 3,500 employees at six faculties. The university is located in the heart of Bergen. Our main contribution to society is excellent basic research and education across a wide range of disciplines.

There is a vacancy for a position as researcher at the Department of Biology within the field of molecular physiology and immunology. The position is for a period of 3 years and is linked to the project “Immunosuppression of aquaglyceroporins in salmon lice”, funded by the Research council of Norway.

Project/work tasks
The successful applicant will join a team of European scientists engaged in investigating the molecular physiology of the salmon louse in relation to the immune response of its host. The main focus will be on the physiological and cellular control of transmembrane proteins involved in water and nutrient transport. Methodological emphasis will be placed on the molecular physiology of protein function, membrane trafficking and immunity. A research stay at CSIC, Barcelona, Spain is associated with the position.
Qualifications and personal qualities
The applicant must have achieved a Norwegian PhD or an equivalent degree within molecular/cell biology or immunology or
other relevant field. It is a prerequisite that the applicant can document experience in gene cloning, expression profiling and other molecular biology techniques. Documented work experience on the molecular physiology of membrane channels will be considered advantageous. The applicant must be able to work independently and in a structured manner and to demonstrate good collaborative skills The applicant must have a great capacity for work and enthusiasm for researchThe applicant must be proficient in both written and oral English
We can offer a good and professionally challenging working environment salary at pay grade 57 (code 1109) in the state salary scale. This currently amounts to salary of NOK 489 300 gross p.a. Further increase in salary will depend on seniority. Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund; a position in an inclusive workplace (IA-enterprise) and good welfare benefits
Your application must include a brief account of the applicant’s research interests and motivation for applying for the position the names and contact information of two references. One of these may be the main supervisor from the PhD programme. CV transcripts and diplomas and official confirmation that the doctoral thesis has been submitted; relevant certificates/written references; a list of any works of a scientific nature (publication list) and any publications in your name
The application and appendices with certified translations into English or a Scandinavian language must be uploaded at JobbNorge. Applications sent by email to individuals will not be considered. Closing date for applications: 18 September 2016

General information
Detailed information about the position can be obtained by contacting project manager Dr. Roderick Nigel Finn, phone
+34 608494668 / email: nigel.finn@uib.no  We encourage women to apply. If multiple applicants have approximately equivalent qualifications, the rules pertaining to moderate gender quotas shall apply. The state labour force shall reflect the diversity of Norwegian society to the greatest extent possible. Age and gender balance among employees is therefore a goal. It is also a goal to recruit people with immigrant backgrounds. 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.
Jobbnorge ID: 128090 Deadline: 9/18/2016.

 

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