PhD position At the Faculty of Medicine, Department of Biomedicine

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PhD position

At the Faculty of Medicine, Department of Biomedicine, 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 “Discovery and functional significance of post-translational N-terminal acetylation”, funded by the University of Bergen.

About the project/work tasks:

The main focus of the project is to characterize novel acetyltransferases biochemically and at the cellular and organismal level. N-terminal acetyltransferases (NATs) couple acetyl-groups to the majority of proteins in a human cell, thus making N-terminal acetylation one of the most abundant protein modifications. NATs are thereby very important for a range of cellular and physiological processes. Our research group at UiB identified and characterized the complete known NAT-machinery in human cells. By mapping these enzymes, we may increase our understanding of fundamental cellular processes with a significant impact on human disease.

•Planning, execution and analysis of research experiments on post-translational N-terminal acetylation within the frames of this project.

•Both standard and advanced methods in cell biology and molecular biology will be employed to carry out the project.

•One major focus area will be defining the cellular role of the enzyme NAA80 in relation to cytoskeleton dynamics, cell motility and other phenotypes.

Qualifications and personal qualities:

• The applicant must hold a master`s degree or equivalent in Molecular Biology.
• 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 skills and motivation to carry out a PhD project will be important for the evaluation
• Extensive and documented experience with microscopy of mammalian cells in project work is a demand.
• Project experience with cell biology and phenotype analyses including cell motility and 3D-cell cultivation is demanded.
• 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 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, please enclose documentation from NOKUT that they have received your application.
Language qualifications: http://www.uib.no/en/med/115526/english-language-requirements-phd-admission

About the PhD position:

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.

The PhD-position:
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 at pay grade 54 (code 1017/pay framework 20.10) NKR 479 600 before taxes, in the state scale. Further increases in salary will be based on seniority in the position. For applicants with at least one year of employment in a position as a General Practitioner or Dentist, salary level 56. Medical specialist start on wage level 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) http://www.uib.no/en/med/115526/english-language-requirements-phd-admission
  • complete list of publications and scientific work you want to be evaluated
  • any publication in your name
  • two referees (name and contact information)

General information:

For further information please contact Thomas Arnesen e-mail: thomas.arnesen@uib.no  

State employment 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.

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Deadline

7th June 2020

Post expires on Sunday June 7th, 2020