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SEAS postdoctoral research fellow in marine aspects related to human health

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Available thematic areas and supervisors

This position will be connected to one of the following thematic areas and supervisors:

  • Microplastic research
    Supervisor: Professor Jutta Dierkes, Department of Clinical Medicine
     
  • Hyperbaric pharmacology and toxicology
    Supervisor: Professor Lars Herfindal, Department of Clinical Science
     
  • Effects of fish residual raw materials in (possibly patient-derived) human kidney-on-chips
    Supervisor: Professor Hans-Peter Marti, Department of Clinical Medicine.
     

The position is open to either an incoming or an outgoing candidate, see mobility rules.

The successful candidate will be employed either at the Department of Clinical Medicine or the Department of Clinical Science, depending on research theme.

Information about the supervisors and research possibilities for the fellow is available here. For further details about the research possibilities please contact the relevant supervisor(s).

About the SEAS fellowship programme

Shaping European Research Leaders for Marine Sustainability (SEAS) is a postdoctoral research fellowship programme for 37 fellows launched and managed by the University of Bergen. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 101034309.

In this first call, open August 1 – October 31 (2021), we invite talented experienced researchers to apply for 18 fellowships. Successful candidates will be employed in fixed-term fulltime postdoctoral research fellow positions at UiB.

The SEAS programme offers

  • high-quality inter- and transdisciplinary research and training opportunities in the area of marine sustainability supported by a supervision and inter-sectoral mentoring scheme
  • opportunity to transfer knowledge and skills between disciplines, organisations and sectors
  • a regional ecosystem of marine actors
  • structured skill-based training
  • high-quality working conditions
  • personal career support
  • academic freedom
  • equal opportunities

For more information see the SEAS webpage or send an email to seas@uib.no.

SEAS eligibility criteria and application requirements

Eligible applicants will be evaluated on transparent evaluation criteria by international experts. No restrictions by nationality, age, gender, ethnicity, disability/special needs, or social status will apply. To be considered eligible for academic review, applications must adhere to the following programme requirements:

  • Applications must be submitted through the JobbNorge portal and include all mandatory elements (see below)
  • Applicants must hold a PhD degree (or an equivalent degree) in a relevant field prior to the application deadline (if you have not yet received your PhD diploma, you must document that you have defended your thesis successfully).
  • Applicants cannot previously have been employed as a postdoctoral fellow at UiB.
  • The research proposal must be relevant to marine sustainability.
  • Applicants must have a high degree of proficiency in English (self-assessed in the CV and demonstrated in the application).
  • SEAS mobility rules (if the successful candidate is an outgoing fellow, there is a mandatory return period of 12-18 months at UiB).
  • The application and relevant documents must be in English.

Evaluation

We anticipate the whole evaluation procedure to take approximately 4 months from application deadline. Eligible applicants will be evaluated by three international experts and assessed against criteria addressing excellence, impact, implementation, quality of the researcher and training, knowledge transfer, and networking opportunities. Details are stated in the Guide for applicants.

Employment conditions/offers for SEAS fellows

  • Fixed-term 3-year contract as a postdoctoral research fellow at UiB.
  • Salary at pay grade 61 (code 1352/pay range 24, alternative 5) according to the state salary scale upon appointment. This constitutes a gross annual salary of NOK 553 500 (approx. € 55.000 depending on exchange rate). Further promotions are made according to length of service.
  • Welfare benefits* and social benefits including pension-saving, occupational injury insurance, full salary during sick leave for 52 weeks, and paid parental leave**.
  • Extension of the position term (work contract) due to sick leave and parental leave.
  • Norwegian language courses free of charge.
  • High standards for working hours, holidays, place of work, health, and safety.
  • Access to specific training activities exclusively provided within the framework of the SEAS programme.
  • An individual research budget of minimum € 300 per month for 3 years is guaranteed, and an additional € 300 per month can be applied for, for activities such as secondment, travels, joint events, etc.
  • Outgoing fellows will receive full coverage of travel costs for attending the mandatory gatherings (in compliance with UiB-routines for travel procurement and reimbursement).

*) Subject to membership in the Norwegian National Insurance Scheme. For non-EU outgoing fellows, individual benefit agreement must be considered.

**) Right to paid parental leave requires 6 months paid work before first day of leave. See full requirements.

About the position

The primary objective of the postdoctoral position is to qualify the appointee for work in top academic positions. Teaching and/or other qualifying duties might be included if the appointee lacks such experience. The UiB-contract may, under certain conditions, be extended by up to one year if a fellow acquires sufficient funding from other sources than SEAS.

For all SEAS fellows, a Personal Career Development Plan (PCDP) is to be developed jointly by the fellow, supervisor, and co-supervisor by the end of Month 2 of the fellowship, including a plan for the individual research budget, and information on additional funding where applicable.

If selected, you must be able to take up the position within four months after receiving the offer unless another concrete start date is approved by the SEAS-administration. Before applying we recommend you familiarise yourself with current visa and work permit regulations for Norway (incoming candidates) or other host country (for outgoing candidates). Employment (work permit) is subject to approval under national export control legislation.

How to apply

Before starting the online application process, please familiarise yourself carefully with our application requirements in the Guide for Applicants. It is essential that all required attachments (see next section) are uploaded via our electronic recruiting system JobbNorge. Before uploading any documents in the portal (to minimise repetition of information):

In the ‘JobbNorge-application field’: Only write your name.

In the ‘JobbNorge-CV form’: Only fill in your 1) personal details, 2) information about your PhD-degree (in the field ‘Academic qualifications’) and 3) recent relevant work experience.

You do not need to fill in any other sections in the JobbNorge form, as all the information we need will be provided by you when attaching the mandatory elements listed in the next section.

Elements to be attached when submitting

The following elements or documents are to be attached in separate files. For documents 1-7 you must download and use SEAS templates found in the Guide for applicants. Submit all attachments with your name in the file name (e.g., surname_name_att1).

1.     Mobility declaration (including documentation of country of residence last 3 years, e.g., work contract, rental contract, tax slips).
2.     Research proposal.
3.     Ethics self-assessment form.
4.     Motivation letter.
5.     CV including list of publications.
6.     For both incoming and outgoing fellowships: Match declaration signed by proposed UiB-supervisor.
7.     Only for outgoing fellowships: Match declaration signed by outgoing host institution.
8.     PhD diploma, or an official statement that verifies that you have defended your thesis successfully.
9.     Any relevant publications.
10.   Letters of recommendation from the graduating university or previous employers are encouraged but not mandatory.

If you apply for more than one of the SEAS postdoctoral research positions, you must send separate applications.

General information

Women, people with immigrant backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply for the position. If multiple applicants have approximately equivalent qualifications, the rules pertaining to moderate gender quotas might apply.

UiB applies the principle of public access to information when recruiting staff. Information about applicants may be made public even if an applicant has requested not to be named on the list of applicants. If a request to be omitted is not met, the applicant will be notified.UiB

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About The University of Bergen (UiB) 

The University of Bergen is a renowned educational and research institution, organised into seven faculties and approximately 54 institutes and academic centres. 

The University of Bergen (UiB) is Norway’s largest marine university, with research and education of a high international standard and several world leading research environments.

Marine collaboration among the academic, business, government, and civil society (e.g., NGOs) sectors is particularly strong in the Bergen region, given the city’s long history as a maritime port and trading centre. UiB’s campus-area, Marineholmen, is a marine hotspot in Europe, with over 150 companies and organisations collaborating in seafood, energy, subsea technology, and other maritime activities. Many of these are partners of the SEAS programme.

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Deadline

31st October 2021

Post expires on Sunday October 31st, 2021

PhD Research Fellow in digitalisation of the public sector

About the position

The University of Agder, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Information Systems, invites applications for one full-time PhD Research Fellow in Information Systems for a period of three years, alternatively four years with 25% of the time assigned to tasks at the Faculty’s discretion. The position is located in Kristiansand, Norway.

This position is linked to the AI4Users project which is funded by the Research Council of Norway (see more information below), focusing on the responsible use of Artificial Intelligence in the public sector. The project is led by the University of Agder in partnership with the University of Oslo and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.  

The Department of Information Systems provides teaching and research at the intersection of technology, organisation and business administration. With around 45 employees (Professors, Associate Professors, Post-docs, Research Fellows and administrative staff), the department is one of the largest information systems research groups in Norway and highly regarded in the AIS community. The Department activities include work related to eHealth, Integrated Emergency Management and Digital Transformation. The candidate will be involved with activities in the Centre for Digital Transformation (CeDiT).

Responsibilities

The candidate will participate in the research team of the AI4Users project together with other researchers from the University of Agder, the University of Oslo and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. The project’s full title is: “AI4Users: Responsible Use of Artificial Intelligence through Design for Accountability and Intelligibility”. The AI4Users project addresses the “black box” problem and aims at contributing to the responsible use of AI in public sector services. The project takes a human-centred perspective addressing the needs of different groups, including citizens, case handlers at the operational level, middle managers and policymakers. Specifically, the project includes a) design, prototyping and assessing tools enabling different categories of non-experts to maintain insight into AI applications, b) formalisation of design knowledge generated in actionable design principles, c) empirical studies into the needs and challenges of responsible AI specific to the public sector and capacity building through collaborations between academia and the public sector nationally and internationally. The methodological approach employed is Action Design Research (ADR). ADR specifies an iterative and adaptive research process closely linked to practice. Researchers will perform observations and interviews with individuals from the different target groups to gain insights into their needs and experiences. The University of Agder team focuses particularly on the needs of Case Handlers. The aim is to perform research on tools that enable case handlers without a technical background to understand, appropriately trust, and effectively handle AI solutions. The other two partners in the project focus on the needs of citizens (Norwegian University of Science and Technology) and managers and policymakers (University of Oslo).

We are looking for a highly motivated candidate who takes an interest in developing research on responsible AI from an Information Systems perspective. We ask applicants to provide a proposal aligned with AI4Users´ overall scope and design. More information about the project is available upon request. Interested candidates are encouraged to check also the project´s website. 

Required qualifications

Further provisions relating to the position as PhD Research Fellow can be found in the Regulations Concerning Terms and Conditions of Employment for the post of Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Research Fellow, Research Assistant and Resident.

The applicants must qualify for admission to the faculty PhD Programme in the Faculty of Social Sciences, with a specialisation within Information Systems, and must hold a master’s degree or equivalent in a relevant area of study, with an average grade of B or better. Applicants who are in the process of finishing their master’s thesis are also welcome to apply for this position.

Specific qualifications for the project are the following: the ability to apply design research approaches, knowledge and experience on user-centred design methods and prototyping techniques.

Applicants must submit a proposal whose scope lies within the scope of the abovementioned project. The proposal should comprise a maximum of ten pages in length, including the reference list. The proposal must contain a preliminary presentation of the problem area, theoretical foundation, methodological approach and planned progression for the doctoral project. The quality of the project proposal will receive a high level of consideration during the application assessment process. Fluency in written and oral English is a prerequisite.

The University, on its side, is committed to securing good supervision for successful applicants.

Desired qualifications

  • Knowledge and experience in Data Science and Machine Learning techniques is an advantage
  • Knowledge of Norwegian or another Scandinavian language is an advantage

Personal qualities

The appointee must have the ability to work in a goal-oriented, organised, focused and independent manner. During the assessment process, emphasis will be placed on the applicant’s examination results as well as any previous research and development work. UiA has signed the DORADeclaration. Relevant practical experience, personal suitability for the position and good teamwork skills will also be emphasised.

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We offer

  • Professional development in a large, exciting and socially influential organisation
  • A positive, inclusive and diverse working environment
  • Modern facilities and a comprehensive set of welfare offers 
  • Membership of the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund

More about working at UiA. 

The position is remunerated according to the State Salary Scale, salary plan 17.515, code 1017 PhD Research Fellow, NOK 491.200 gross salary per year. A compulsory pension contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund is deducted from the pay according to current statutory provisions.

General information

UiA is an open and inclusive university. We believe that diversity enriches the workplace and makes us better. We, therefore, encourage qualified candidates to apply for the position independent of gender, age, cultural background, disability or an incomplete CV.

The successful applicant will have rights and obligations in accordance with the current regulations for the position, and organisational changes and changes in the duties and responsibilities of the position must be expected. The appointment is made by the University of Agder’s Appointments Committee for Teaching and Research Positions.

Short-listed applicants will be invited for interviews. With the applicant’s permission, UiA will also conduct a reference check before appointment. Read more about the employment process

In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act § 25 (2), applicants may request that they are not identified in the open list of applicants. The University, however, reserves the right to publish the names of applicants. Applicants will be advised of the University’s intention to exercise this right.

Application

The application and any necessary information about education and experience (including diplomas and certificates) are to be sent electronically. Use the link “Apply for the position”.

The following documentation must be uploaded electronically:

  • Certificates with grades
  • Master’s thesis
  • References
  • Academic work and R&D projects, as well as a list of these
  • Project description with a maximum scope of 10 pages, including the reference list.

The applicant is fully responsible for submitting complete digital documentation before the closing date.  All documentation must be available in a Scandinavian language or English.

Application deadline: 30 September 2021.

Contact

For questions about the position:

  • Professor Polyxeni Vassilakopoulou, Dept of Information Systems, e-mail polyxenv@uia.no
  • Professor Bjørn Erik Munkvold, Head of the PhD specialisation in information systems, e-mail bjorn.e.munkvold@uia.no  

For questions about the application process:

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University of Agder

The University of Agder has more than 1400 employees and 13 000 students. This makes us one of the largest workplaces in Southern Norway. Our staff research, teach and disseminate knowledge from a variety of academic fields. Co-creation of knowledge is our common vision. We offer a broad range of study programmes in many fields. We are situated at two modern campuses in Kristiansand and Grimstad respectively.

We are an open and inclusive university marked by a culture of cooperation. The aim of the university is to further develop education and research at a high international level.

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Deadline

30th September 2021

Post expires on Thursday September 30th, 2021

Postdoctoral Research Fellow Position: Ion Channel Biophysics

About The University of Bergen (UiB) 

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. 

Sars International Centre for Marine Molecular Biology (Sars Centre) is situated at the Marineholmen campus together with other research institutes at the University. The Sars Centre is partner with European Molecular Biological Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg, Germany and is organized directly under Rector at UiB – Read more here.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow position

There is a vacancy for a 3-year Postdoctoral Research Fellow position at the Sars International Centre for Marine Molecular Biology (www.sars.no/) in the research group of Dr. Timothy Lynagh. The position is funded by Sars Centre core funding. The Sars Centre belongs to the University of Bergen, and is a partner of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) www.embl.de/. The place of work will be at the Sars Centre. The preferred starting time is July 2021.

About the project/work tasks:

Work in the Lynagh group focuses on the evolution, function, and pharmacology of ligand-gated ion channels, receptors that mediate rapid communication between neurons, using molecular phylogenetics, mutagenesis, chemical biology, and electrophysiology. We are especially interested in invertebrate ion channels whose function is crucial to the evolution of the nervous system, and from which we can gain valuable biological and pharmacological insights. This project will focus on the biophysical characterization of such channels – both native and heterologous – using electrophysiology on whole cells and membrane patches. It is expected that the successful applicant also collaborates with other members of the workgroup, including students and postdocs.

Qualifications and personal qualities:

  • The applicant must hold a Ph.D. (at least equivalent to a Norwegian Ph.D.) in ion channel biophysics or a related field (e.g. neuroscience or pharmacology) or must have submitted his/her doctoral thesis for assessment prior to the application deadline. It is a condition of employment that the Ph.D. has been awarded
  • Experience with patch clamp electrophysiology on cultured cells is essential
  • Evidence for proficiency in investigating ion channel biophysics is essential. This should come in the form of previous publications in respected peer-reviewed journals e.g. using patch clamp and heterologous expression to describe ion channel activation mechanisms or e.g. using patch clamp to describe the function/pharmacology of native ion channels
  • Experience in cell culture and molecular biology (e.g. site-directed mutagenesis and cloning) will be viewed favourably
  • Evidence for collaborating with others and teaching junior lab members will be viewed favourably
  • Some weekend duties may be required depending on project development, e.g for cell or animal culture
  • Proficient written and spoken English is essential, and evidence for communicating results effectively (e.g. writing articles, presenting work at conferences) will be viewed favourably
  • The application cover letter, in English, must explain your interest in this workgroup and how your skillset matches the position

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. The fixed-term period for this position is 3 years. Individuals may not be hired for more than one fixed-term period as a postdoctoral research fellow at the same institution.

Upon appointment, applicants must submit a project proposal for the qualifying work including a work schedule. It is a requirement that the project is completed in the course of the period of employment.

We can offer:

  • A good and professionally challenging working environment
  • Salary at pay grade 60 upon appointment (code 1352 / pay range 24, alternative 4), currently NOK 535.200 gross p.a. A higher salary may be offered to candidates with exceptional qualifications. Further promotions are made according to length of service in the position
  • Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • Good welfare benefits

Applications in English must include:

  • A brief account of the applicant’s research interests and motivation for applying for the position
  • The names and contact information for two reference persons. One of these must be your main PhD supervisor
  • CV
  • Transcripts and diplomas and official confirmation that the doctoral thesis has been submitted
  • Relevant certificates/references
  • List of publications or other relevant scientific work

Please send your application with attachments electronically via JobbNorge by clicking on the button “Apply for this job”. The application and appendices with certified translations into English or a Scandinavian language must be uploaded at JobbNorge.Please note that applications will be assessed only with the information available in JobbNorge when the deadline expires. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all relevant attachments are submitted by the deadline.

Applications by e-mail only will not be considered.

Closing date for application: 5th March 2021.

General information:

Further information about the position can be obtained from Group Leader Dr. Timothy Lynagh, tlf +47 41368345, email: tim.lynagh@uib.no.

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.

We encourage women to apply. If multiple applicants have approximately equivalent qualifications, the rules pertaining to moderate gender quotas shall apply.

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.

Further information about our employment process can be found here.

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UiB – Knowledge that shapes society

Through robust and close interaction with the world around us – globally, nationally and locally – we shall be instrumental in building a society based on knowledge, skills and attitudes.

Do you want to take part in shaping the future?

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Deadline

5th March 2021

Post expires on Friday March 5th, 2021