At the Faculty of Medicine, Department of Biomedicine, a full-time permanent position as researcher is available

At the Faculty of Medicine, Department of Biomedicine, a full-time permanent position as researcher is available. The position is external financed by The Norwegian Cancer Society and for the time being a part of the project ” Chromatin Remodeling in Pancreatic Cancer – Consequences of Obese Environments” financed. The project has a temporary financing for 3 years.

About the project/work tasks:

  • The overall goal of the project is to uncover why obesity leads to increased cancer tisk
  • The candidate will work on the mechanistic relationship between obese environments and cancer epigenetics
  • The candidate will perform single cell epigenetic and transcriptomic analysis of mouse tissues
  • The candidate will use syngeneic and transgenic mouse models of pancreatic cancer
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Qualifications and personal qualities:

  • the applicant must hold a relevant Norwegian PhD or equivalent doctoral degree
  • applicants who have experience with cancer metabolism or cancer epigenetics are particularly welcome to apply for this position
  • experience from single cell sequencing (sample preparation and analysis) studies is an advantage, but not required
  • experience with mouse cancer models is an advantage
  • personal skills, including abilities to work independently and cooperate within a research group will be evaluated
  • the applicant must be motivated and responsible, and also have a great work capacity and enthusiasm for research
  • the candidate must be fluent in written and oral English
  • experience with international collaboration is an advantage

We can offer:

  • A good and challenging work environment in research front of obesity linked cancers
  • Salary pay grade 64 NOK 583 500 (code 1109/salary scale 24.8), specialist pay grade 66 NOK 604 700 (code 1109/salary scale 24.10) gross p.a. for a fulltime position; following ordinary meriting regulations
  • Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • Good welfare benefits

Your application must include:

  • a brief letter of application stating your motivation for the position, why you are applying and why this position is perfect for you
  • an overview of your education and work experience (CV)
  • witnessed copies of diplomas and relevant certificates (applicants with education from other countries than Norway must enclose diplomas in both the original language and authorized translations)
  • publications and academic work (max 10) and a list of these
  • your PhD thesis (in PDF)
  • two referees (name and contact information)

It is very important that each of the scholarly works on which the committee should place special emphasis, is attached in its entirety.

The following premise forms the basis for the post as research scientist:

  • The research scientist should be a member of the research group in his/her field
  • Salary costs should as far as possible be 100% remotely funded
  • The research scientist should actively assist in acquiring external project funding for the academic environment, for both his-/herself and others, from The Norwegian Research Council, the European Union, and other sources
  • The research scientist must expect to have his/her research activity funded by the project that the research scientist and its research group are working on
  • The Head of Department can instruct the research scientist to work towards a specific research project
  • The research scientist may hold positions of trust, participate in committees, boards etc. within UiB
  • The research scientist does not have a teaching obligation, but must expect to supervise Master- and PhD students to the extent that this forms a natural part of the research activities in the research group
  • The research scientist may apply for promotion based on competence according to the regulations for promotion
  • The basis of the post is discontinued if project funding comes to an end, and the new lawon Government employees etc. regarding termination of employment and preferential rights will be applied

General information:

Further information about the position can be obtained from: Associate Professor Nils Halberg, e-mail:

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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. 

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