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Postdoctoral Fellowship in Political Science

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Political Science

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.

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow position

The Department of Government at the University of Bergen is recruiting a Postdoctoral Fellow in Political Science. The successful candidate will be part of the research project “WarEffects – Micro-Level Effects of Civil Wars on Multiple Dimensions of Women’s Empowerment” (www.wareffects.eu), which is funded by the European Research Council (2022-2027). The position is for a fixed-term period of 4 years, of which 75% will be dedicated to research within the project and 25% will be dedicated to teaching and administrative tasks. We are looking for a candidate with (1) expertise in the micro-level dynamics of violent conflict, (2) strong quantitative methods skills and (3) interest in expanding her research agenda to analyses of gendered effects of exposure to violence. 

The Department of Government covers political science, studies of public policy, public administration, democracy and participation, and political institutions and organisation. The Department offers bachelor’s, master’s and PhD degrees in political science/public administration and is one of the seven departments at the Faculty of the Social Sciences. Research at the department is organised in research groups. Applicants are advised to consult and familiarize themselves with the Department’s teaching and research profile.

About the WarEffects project:

How do civil wars affect women’s empowerment and gender relations? This question is at the heart of our research project “WarEffects – Micro-Level Effects of Civil Wars on Multiple Dimensions of Women’s Empowerment.” In this project, we will explore if, how, and under what conditions civil wars affect gender relations at the subnational and individual levels. Empirically, we will combine survey experiments, archival data, GIS, and qualitative field research in Colombia, DR Congo, and Sri Lanka. Our goal is to significantly advance research at the intersection of violent conflict, gender equality, and development across disciplinary boundaries. The project team will consist of two postdoctoral fellows, one PhD student, one research assistant and the PI. The PI of the project is Carlo Koos, Associate Professor of Political Science: https://www.uib.no/en/persons/Carlo.Koos

About the position:

  • Conduct and publish high-quality research within the broader scope of the WarEffects project (75%)
  • Teaching and related duties (25%)
  • Co-responsibility in overall research design, data collection, and analysis within the project
  • Close collaboration with the project team (1 PI, 2 postdoctoral researchers, 1 PhD student, 1 research assistant)
  • Present research findings at international conferences, workshops, and Department seminars
  • Participate in research administration and the organization of project-related events (e.g., conferences, workshops, webinars)
  • The position provides ample opportunities to advance the candidate’s own research agenda within the broader scope of the project and develop project management skills
  • The selected candidate is expected to live and work in the Bergen region and contribute actively to joint activities at the department.
  • Starting date: preferably September 2023

The fixed-term period for this position is 4 years. Individuals may not be hired for more than one fixed-term period as a postdoctoral research fellow at the same institution.

Qualifications and personal qualities:

Required qualifications:

  • Doctorate/PhD in political science, economics, psychology, or sociology (thesis must have been defended by the starting date).
  • Focus on quantitative peace and conflict research or a related field
  • Excellent publication record in highly ranked international journals or demonstrated proof thereof
  • Excellent quantitative methods skills including methods of causal inference
  • Ability and willingness to work independently as well as in a larger team
  • Excellent command of English (written and spoken)

Desired qualifications:

  • Field research experience or willingness to do field research
  • Fluency in French
  • Knowledge of advanced quantitative methods (e.g., GIS, machine learning, experiments)

We can offer:

  • A position with significant space and resources to develop your research profile
  • Salary as a postdoctoral research fellow, code 1352, NOK 573900,-
  • Significant funding for conferences and methods training
  • A great team and professionally challenging research environment in an excellent department (hosting three other ERC-funded projects)
  • Bergen is the second largest city in Norway with access to spectacular nature (successful candidates are expected to move to Bergen)
  • Access to university welfare benefits (including cabins, cultural events etc.)
  • Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

Your application must include:

  • A cover letter (max 2 pages), including a statement of motivation
  • A research plan for one article (maximum 1,500 words excluding references) that includes an introduction, theoretical approach and hypotheses, data and methods, causal identification, and a publication plan. The research plan should focus on question(s) related to the micro-level causes or consequences of violence in civil wars and its potential effects on social, political and/or gendered outcomes. You can have a look at the project website (www.wareffects.eu), but original ideas are more than welcome.
  • A CV summarizing education, positions, research and pedagogical experience, administrative experience, quantitative methods training, and other qualifying activities. Career breaks, including parental leave, that are noted in the CV will be taken into consideration when evaluating applicants’ academic production.
  • A complete list of publications (can be part of the CV)
  • Copies and transcripts of educational diplomas documenting award of main degrees (PhD, MA)
  • A copy of what you consider to be your best academic English work to date (only one). If this is a co-authored paper/publication, you must additionally submit a declaration of co-authorship specifying your individual contribution and signed by your co-author(s)
  • Your PhD dissertation (preferably in English)
    • Applicants who have submitted their PhD dissertation must include a confirmation of submission.
    • Applicants who have not yet submitted their PhD dissertation must include a letter by their first supervisor providing an assessment of the dissertation.
  • Names and contact details for 3 reference persons, one of which should normally be the main PhD supervisor (include name, relationship to candidate, e-mail, and phone number). Reference letters are not needed.

Short-listed candidates will be invited i) to demonstrate their quantitative methods skills in a small assignment, and ii) will be invited for a research presentation and interview.

We specifically encourage qualified candidates from sub-Saharan Africa and Asia to apply.

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

The closing date is March 5th, 2023. The application has to be marked with: 2023/1390

Applications sent by e-mail will not be evaluated.

General information:

Detailed information about the position can be obtained by contacting Associate Professor Carlo Koos, PI of the project is carlo.koos@uib.no.

Practical questions about the application process should be directed to HR adviser Gudrun Horvei at Gudrun.horvei@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.

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 always apply to the position.

Further information about our employment process can be found here.

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. 

There are seven departments at Faculty of Social Sciences. Read more about the faculty and departments

Deadline: 2023-03-05 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Government

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Sunday March 5th, 2023

PhD position at the Department of Psychosocial Science

PhD position at the Department of Psychosocial Science

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?

PhD position

At the Department of Psychosocial Science, Faculty of Psychology, there is a PhD position available for a fixed-term period of 4 years with 25% compulsory work linked to teaching and other tasks at the department. The position is scheduled to start in late spring 2023 and is linked to the Norwegian Competence Center for Gambling and Gaming Research.

About the project/work tasks:

The tasks will be:

  • to manage data collection linked to the doctoral project
  • to analyse data related to the doctoral project
  • take primary responsibility for writing up relevant articles linked to the doctoral project
  • write and submit a synopsis/dissertation
  • otherwise contribute to the research group’s research activity where relevant
  • to contribute to the institute’s teaching tasks (teaching on relevant courses, supervision of bachelor’s/master’s/professional school of psychology theses, as well as marking of exams).

The appointed person will be linked to the Addiction Research Group at Department of Psychosocial Science. The supervisor will be a permanent employee at the department who is member of the Addiction Research Group.

Qualifications and personal qualities:

  • At the time of application, applicants must have obtained a master’s degree or equivalent in psychology or biostatistics/medical statistics.
  • For admission to the doctoral program, grade B or above is normally required for the master’s thesis
  • Experience from research and an interest in statistical methods/analyses will be an advantage.
  • Work independently and in a structured manner and have good collaboration skills.
  • Proficiency in both written and oral English
  • Good Norwegian language skill is an advantage as the research group has several relevant projects that require communication with Norwegian authorities in the field and where there in some cases it is relevant to use Norwegian documents
  • Personal qualities will be emphasized. Ambitions and potential will also count when evaluating the candidates

About the PhD position:

The duration of the PhD position is 4 years, of which 25 per cent of the time each year comprises obligatory duties associated with teaching and dissemination of results. Candidates cannot be employed in a PhD position for more than one fixed-term position at the same institution. 

About the PhD programme:  
As a PhD Candidate, you must participate in an approved educational programme for a PhD degree within a period of 3 years. When your qualification for the position is evaluated, you will also be evaluated for admission to the PhD programme at the Faculty of Psychology.  

You will find further information about the PhD programme at the Faculty of Psychology here.  

We can offer:

  • Exciting development opportunities as part of your role in a strong professional environment
  • Salary as PhD Research Fellow (code 1017) in the state salary scale. This constitutes a gross annual salary of NOK 501 200 (equivalent to pay grade 54) Further promotions are made according to length of service in the position.
  • 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
  • 1 page project outline (exclusive references) in which the applicant explains how different individual symptoms of computer game addiction, gambling addiction, depression and anxiety can be related and how one can investigate these connections, or a presentation of different methods of statistical analyses that can be used to investigate the connection between different symptoms in general.
  • Names and contact details of two reference persons, one of whom must be the supervisor from the master’s thesis or equivalent thesis.
  • CV
  • Transcripts and diplomas (all higher education)
  • Applicants with foreign education must attach a certified translation into English or Scandinavian if the original diploma and transcripts are not in one of these languages. Applicants must also attach NOKUT/HK-Dir’s general approval of higher education. It is emphasized that obtaining such approval may take some time and that the application for assessment should be sent as soon as you know you want to apply for the PhD position. If you have not received a response by the application deadline, please attach documentation from NOKUT/HK-Dir that they have received your application. Some educations from the Nordic countries can be automatically approved. More information here: Foreign education | Nokut
  • Relevant certificates
  • Any list of scientific work (list of publications)
  • Any publications

In the evaluation of applicants it should be noted that we only take into account the information and attachments linked and uploaded to the application in JobbNorge at the time of the application deadline. The attachments must be in English or a Scandinavian language, and any translations must be certified. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all information is entered/uploaded before the deadline.

It is particularly important that each of the attachments that the applicant wants to have considered in relation to the application must be uploaded in its entirety as attachments to the application.

General information:

Detailed information about the position can be obtained by contacting: 

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 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.

For further information about the recruitment process, click here.

Life as a PhD candidate at UiB

Marion Claireaux tells about life and work as a PhD candidate at UiB.

About 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. 

There are five departments and two centres at Faculty of Psychology. Read more about the faculty and departments. 

Deadline: 2023-02-15 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Psychology

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Wednesday February 15th, 2023

Researcher 1109 in organic synthesis and radiochemistry

Researcher 1109 in organic synthesis and radiochemistry

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?

Researcher 1109 in organic synthesis and radiochemistry

There is a vacancy for a researcher at the Department of Chemistry within organic synthesis and radiochemistry. The position is for a period of 2 years and will be part of the Tracer Development Center in Bergen, which is part of 180°N – Norwegian Nuclear Medicine Consortium. The overarching goal of 180°N is to strengthen research in nuclear medicine connected to the nuclear medicine equipment donated by Trond Mohn Foundation and Tromsø Research Foundation to the universities and hospitals in Trondheim, Tromsø and Bergen.

About the project/work tasks

  • The research area of the project is within development of new synthetic methods and new tracers for positron emission tomography imaging.
  • The main activities will be within organic synthesis, peptide synthesis, synthesis of chelators for radionuclides and conjugation of chelating groups to bioactive targeting molecules such as small peptides, peptidomimetics and antibodies. The work will also include radiochemical labelling using the facilities at the PET center at Haukeland University Hospital in Bergen.
  • The candidate will work in a team together with other synthesis-, medicinal and radio chemists. The work tasks will be varied, and you will be given the opportunity to contribute to developing new solution in a research environment that focuses on innovation. The biological evaluation will be carried out by our collaborators.
  • The project aims at developing new methods for radio-labeled PET tracers for preclinical evaluation.

Qualifications and personal qualities

  • We are looking for a candidate with good collaborative and implementation skills with an ability to work focused and structured, both together with colleagues and independently. You are curious and enthusiastic about your work. We are looking for someone that can contribute positively to an engaging and including work environment.
  • The applicant must hold a Norwegian PhD or an equivalent degree within organic synthesis or medicinal chemistry or must have submitted his/her doctoral thesis for assessment prior to the application deadline. It is a condition of employment that the PhD has been awarded.
  • High competence and broad experience in organic synthesis is a requirement.
  • Experience within medicinal chemistry, and/or radiochemistry is a requirement.
  • Experience in coordination chemistry is an advantage.
  • Experience in the use of preparative and analytical HPLC is an advantage.
  • The applicant must be proficient in both written and oral English.
  • Experience from multidisciplinary projects will be advantageous.
  • Communication skills and personal suitability for the position will be emphasised.

In the assessment of relevant candidates, both quality and breadth in the candidates’ research will be considered. Personal and interpersonal qualities will be emphasized. Research experience, ambitions and potential will also count when assessing the candidates.

We can offer

  • A good and professionally stimulating working environment in a research group with good gender balance and focus on collaboration.
  • Position as researcher (code 1109 in the basic collective agreement) and a gross annual salary of NOK 573 900,- (equivalent to pay grade 62) upon appointment. Further increases in salary are made according to length of service in the position. A higher salary may be considered for a particularly well-qualified applicant.
  • 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.
  • The names and contact information for two referees. One of these should be the main advisor from the PhD programme.
  • CV (must be uploaded as a separate document, max 2 pages excluding publication list)
  • Transcripts and diplomas. If you have not yet completed your PhD, please submit a statement from your institution confirming that the doctoral thesis has been submitted.
  • Relevant certificates/references
  • List of any works of a scientific nature (publication list) that includes links to doi (digital object identifier) for each of the listed publications.

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

General information

For further details about the position, please contact:

Professor Bengt Erik Haug, Department of Chemistry, phone: +47 55 58 34 68

Associate Professor Erwan Le Roux, Department of Chemistry, phone: +47 55 58 94 91

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. 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.

 

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. 

There are seven departments and several centres at Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. Read more about the faculty and departments. 

Deadline: 2023-02-14 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Chemistry

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Tuesday February 14th, 2023

Phd Research Fellow in Nanotechnology

Phd Research Fellow in Nanotechnology

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.

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PhD Research Fellow in Nanotechnology

There is a vacancy for a PhD Research Fellow in Nanotechnology at the Department of Physics and Technology. The position is for a fixed-term period of 4 years.

About the project/work tasks:

The position is related to the TMS Starting Grant project, which main objective is to develop 3D diamond growth technology dedicated to medical implants. The project aims to demonstrate diamond synthesis on complex-shaped 3D implants and improve integration of conventional osteo-implant materials such as titanium. The fellow will get the opportunity to be involved in the development of a novel chemical vapor deposition system and the development of tailored diamond-based coatings for orthopaedic implants. The characterization of tribological properties of diamond-based coatings and assessment of their biocompatibility will be an integral part of the project.

Qualifications and personal qualities:

  • Applicants must hold a master’s degree or equivalent education in material science or nanophysics or similar fields or must have submitted his/her master’s thesis for assessment prior to the application deadline. It is a condition of employment that the master’s degree has been awarded.
  • Documented experience with laboratory work is a requirement and should preferably be a part of the master’s thesis work.
  • The candidate must have experience with chemical vapor deposition of diamond and characterization of tribological properties of diamond coatings.
  • It is an advantage if the applicant has experience with biocompatibility assessment of diamond coatings.
  • It is an advantage if the applicant has experience with biomaterials for medical implants.
  • is an advantage if the applicant has experience with surface wave plasma chemical vapor deposition.
  • Applicants must be able to work independently and in a structured manner and demonstrate good collaborative skills.
  • Applicants must be proficient in both written and oral English.

Personal and relational qualities will be emphasized. Ambitions and potential will also count when evaluating the candidates.

Special requirements for the position
The University of Bergen is subjected to the regulation for export control system. The regulation will be applied in the processing of the applications.

About the PhD position (applies to university PhD positions):

About the PhD Research Fellow
The duration of the PhD Research Fellow is 4 years, of which 25 per cent of the time each year comprises required duties associated with research, teaching and dissemination of results.

The employment period may be reduced if you have previously been employed in a qualifying post (e.g. research fellow, research assistant).

About the research training
As a PhD Research Fellow, you must participate in an approved educational programme for a PhD degree within a period of 3 years. The deadline for applying for admission to the PhD programme at The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences is 2 months after you start your position or after the start of the research project that will lead to the PhD degree. It is a condition that you satisfy the enrolment requirements for the PhD programme at the University of Bergen.

We can offer:

  • a good and professionally stimulating working environment
  • salary as PhD research fellow (code 1017) in the state salary scale. This constitutes a gross annual salary of NOK 501 200 (equivalent to pay grade 54). Further increases in salary are made according to length of service in the position.
  • 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
  • the names and contact information for two referees. One of these should be the main advisor for the master’s thesis or equivalent thesis
  • CV
  • transcripts and diplomas showing completion of the bachelor’s and master’s degrees. If you have not yet completed your master’s degree, please submit a statement from your institution confirming that the master’s thesis has been submitted
  • relevant certificates/references
  • approved documentation of proficiency in English (if required, cf. English language requirements for PhD admission)
  • a list of any works of a scientific nature (publication list)
  • any publications in your name

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

General information:

For further details about the position, please contact Dr. Justas Zalieckas, Department of Physics and technology, tel. +4799869823, e-mail justas.zalieckas@uib.no

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.

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.

The successful applicant must comply with the guidelines that apply to the position at all times.

For further information about the recruitment process, click here.

Life as a PhD candidate at UiB

Marion Claireaux tells about life and work as a PhD candidate at UiB.

About 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. 

There are seven departments and several centres at Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. Read more about the faculty and departments. 

Deadline: 2023-02-09 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Physics and Technology

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Thursday February 9th, 2023

PhD Research Fellow in Plant Ecology

PhD Research Fellow in Plant Ecology

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?

PhD Research Fellow

There is a vacancy for a PhD Research Fellow in plant ecology at the Department of Biological Sciences. The position is for a fixed term of 3 years with the possibility of a 4th year with compulsory other work (e.g. teaching duties at the Department).The position is financed by EU and connected to the research project RangeX (Mechanisms underlying the success and impacts on biodiversity and ecosystem functioning of range-expanding species under climate change) funded by the BiodivERsA COFUND Call on “Biodiversity and Climate Change”. The project consortium involves partners from Chile, Denmark, France, Germany, Norway, South Africa, Sweden and Switzerland, and will work closely with collaborators from across the global Mountain Invasion Research Network (MIREN).

About the project/work tasks:

Native as well as exotic species are shifting their distributions in response to global warming and through biological invasions, many expanding their ranges across elevation gradients. But species are doing so at widely different rates, leading to a reassembly of ecological communities that could have even more profound impacts on the future of biodiversity, ecosystem functioning, and nature’s benefits to people. In particular, changes to species interactions in novel communities could mediate effects of climate warming on biodiversity, and on key ecosystem functions like carbon cycling and pollination, which could in turn feedback to climate warming. RangeX seeks to better understand the processes and impacts of plants that are expanding their ranges following climate warming, and to use this knowledge to inform the development of policy regarding range-expanding plant species. The project asks the following overarching questions:

1.   What processes explain variation in species’ range expansion with climate warming? 

2.   How do range-expanding species impact alpine biodiversity and key ecosystem functions, and how will these impacts feed back to changing climate? 

3.   Can we predict which species are most/least able to expand their ranges with climate warming, and their impact on ecosystem processes? 

4.   Can better ecological understanding of range expansions be synthesised with stakeholder knowledge to improve policy and management of range expansions and biodiversity? 

The PhD research fellow will work especially on tasks 1 through 3. Specifically, the fellow will:

  • Have responsibility for maintaining the Norwegian site of a replicated climate and range expansion experiment and collect plant and ecosystem-level data from this site.
  • Lead the writing of 2-3 research papers leading to a PhD thesis focussed on this experiment.
  • Collaborate with the international team to collect additional data from the Norwegian site, and to analyse and writing publications and synthesis across the network of sites.
  • Have the opportunity to interact with partners across the international consortium and to engage with relevant stakeholders to codevelop synthesis and policy-relevant information about plant range expansions.

Qualifications and personal qualities:

  • Applicants must have completed a master’s degree or equivalent education in Plant Ecology or a related field, or must have submitted his/her master’s thesis for assessment prior to the application deadline. It is a condition of employment that the master’s degree has been awarded.
  • Good scientific understanding of plant community ecology, plant physiology ecology, alien plant ecology, functional ecology, alpine ecosystems, and/or ecological effects of climate and environmental change is a requirement.
  • Experience in ecological field studies is a requirement.
  • A relevant statistical or modelling background, and critical thinking and writing skills are required.
  • Experience within relevant analyses or modelling, measurements, plant functional trait analyses, and identification of Scandinavian alpine plants is an advantage.
  • Applicants should have good outdoor skills and appreciate field work in remote, alpine areas. Field work is a team effort, and you must be prepared to contribute to common aspects of field work and assist others with their projects in addition to working on their own research program.
  • Drivers’ licence and ability to conduct field work in alpine areas is required. 
  • Applicants must be able to work independently and in a structured manner and demonstrate good collaborative and critical thinking skills.
  • Applicants and must be fluent in both written and oral English

About the position

About the PhD Research Fellow: The fellowship will be for a period of 3 years, with the possibility for a 4th year, consisting of 25 % compulsory work (e.g. teaching responsibilities at the department) distributed over the employment period. The 4th year is contingent on the qualifications of the candidate and the teaching needs of the department and will be decided by the head of department upon appointment.

The employment period may be reduced if you have previously been employed in a qualifying post (e.g. research fellow, research assistant).

About the research training: As a PhD Research Fellow, you must participate in an approved educational programme for a PhD degree within a period of 3 years. The deadline for applying for admission to the PhD programme at The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences is 2 months after you start your position or after the start of the research project that will lead to the PhD degree. It is a condition that you satisfy the enrolment requirements for the PhD programme at the University of Bergen.

We can offer:

  • A good and professionally stimulating working environment.
  • Salary as PhD Research Fellow (code 1017) at the state salary scale. This constitutes a gross annual salary of NOK 501 200 (equivalent to pay grade 54) Further promotions are made according to length of service in the position.
  • Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.
  • Good welfare benefits.

Your application must include:

  • An application letter with applicant’s research interests and motivation for applying for the position.
  • A brief research statement (max 2 pages) of your research interests and plans for a PhD project within the RangeX project.
  • The names and contact information for two reference persons. One of these must be the main advisor for the master’s thesis or equivalent thesis.
  • CV
  • Transcripts and diplomas showing completion of the bachelor’s and master’s degrees. If you have not yet completed your master’s degree, please submit a statement from your institution confirming that the master’s thesis has been submitted.
  • Relevant certificates/references.
  • Approved documentation of proficiency in English (if required, cf. English language requirements for PhD admission)
  • Lists of any works of a scientific nature (MSc thesis, scientific publications, conference presentations, popular science, teaching materials, documented datasets or workflows, etc.).
  • MSc thesis and publications or manuscripts (if any)

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

General information:

For further details about the position, please contact Professor Vigdis Vandvik, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Bergen (vigdis.vandvik@uib.no, +4747301794). For HR related matters, please contact Mathilde Høgalmen (mathilde.hogalmen@uib.no).

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 a 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 the employment process can be found here.

Life as a PhD candidate at UiB

Marion Claireaux tells about life and work as a PhD candidate at UiB.

About 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. 

There are seven departments and several centres at Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. Read more about the faculty and departments. 

Deadline: 2023-02-09 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Biological Sciences

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Thursday February 9th, 2023

PhD-position at Department of Clinical Science

PhD-position at Department of Clinical Science

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PhD-position

At the Faculty of Medicine, Department of Clinical Science, 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 funded by the University of Bergen.

About the project/work tasks:

The Mohn Center for Diabetes Precision Medicine is a national referral center for patients with diabetes and an internationally recognized center for precision medicine. This project proposes to use machine learning on rich biobank and registry information to better tailor the care provided to patients. The candidate will be given the opportunity to work on the unique Norwegian Mother, Father and Child Cohort Study (MoBa), the Norwegian Diabetes Registry, and the Norwegian MODY registry.

In collaboration with the other members of the team, the candidate will be in charge of designing genetic, proteomic, and phenotypic risk scores for patients with diabetes. These scores will be used to locate patients on the spectrum of the different forms of diabetes, and when possible, adapt medical care accordingly. The PhD candidate will be given the necessary training to conduct this ambitious project, the opportunity to contribute to high-profile research publications, and receive active mentoring for the development of their career.

The project will be led under the joint supervision of the team of Professor Njølstad at the Mohn Center for Diabetes Precision Medicine (uib.no/en/diabetes) and Professor Miriam Udler at the Broad institute of MIT and Harvard and the Massachusetts General Hospital (udlerlab.org) in Boston, USA. The candidate will be located at the Mohn Center for Diabetes Precision Medicine (uib.no/en/diabetes) at the Children and Youth Hospital in Bergen, Norway; and will be offered the opportunity to conduct research stays in the team of Professor Miriam Udler.

Qualifications and personal qualities:

  • The applicant must hold a master`s degree or equivalent in Medical data science, genomics, or biomedicine

Applicants must

  • explain their motivation for the proposed project/work tasks in their application letter
  • have solid computer science, mathematics, or biomedical knowledge, and be eager to expand their knowledge in these fields with application in the clinics.
  • be skilled with the handling of large data and proficient in one programming language (e.g. Python or R).
  • be able to work independently in a structured manner, willing to constantly learn and challenge themselves, and demonstrate good collaborative skills and team spirit.
  • be fluent in both written and oral English

Applicants are especially encouraged to apply if they

  • want to make a difference for patients
  • want to conduct an international career in healthcare research and development
  • are unsure whether they are suited but feel that they can bring something unique and positive

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 (bachelor and master degree) in question 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, you may 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 NOK 509 500 (code 1017, pay grade 55) in the state salary scale. For applicants with at least one year of employment in a position as a General Practitioner or Dentist, salary NOK 526 100 (code 1017, pay grade 57). Medical specialist starts on salary NOK 544 400 (code 1017, pay grade 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 (both bachelor and master degree) whether the education in question 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 references (name and contact information)

General information:

For further information please contact Marc Vaudel e-mail: marc.vaudel@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.

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.

For further information about the recruitment process, click here.

Life as a PhD candidate at UiB

Marion Claireaux tells about life and work as a PhD candidate at UiB.

About 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. 

There are five departments and seven centres at Faculty of Medicine.

Read More about the faculty and departments.

 

Deadline: 2023-02-09 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Clinical Science

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Thursday February 9th, 2023

PhD-position at Department of Clinical Science

PhD-position at Department of Clinical Science

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?

PhD-position

At the Faculty of Medicine, Department of Clinical Science, 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 K.G.Jebsen Centre for Genome-Directed Cancer Therapy, funded by the K.G.Jebsen Foundation and the University of Bergen.

About the project/work tasks:

  • The project for the PhD position will focus on assessment of molecular data from breast cancer patients treated within clinical trials (NCT02624973 and NCT00496795).
  • Samples from patients have been subjected to whole genome sequencing, whole transcriptome sequencing, targeted methylation sequencing and a variety of immunohistochemical and molecular methods.
  • Data will be used to identify molecular features associated with good / poor response to therapy
  • Data will be used to model tumours’ subclonal evolution during treatment and to characterise treatment sensitive versus treatment resistant subclones within individual tumours.
  • The overall aim is to identify and understand mechanisms of sensitivity and/or resistance to neoadjuvant treatment of primary breast cancer.

Qualifications and personal qualities:

  • The applicant must hold a master`s degree or equivalent in molecular biology, cell biology, medicine, bioinformatics or other relevant fields. The master’s degree must be completed before submission of application for the position.
  • The applicant must have relevant research experience within either cancer omics, or bioinformatics.
  • The candidate should have a strong motivation for translational cancer research.
  • The candidate should be able to work independently and in a structured manner, and at the same time have the ability to cooperate with others and to work closely integrated in a large team.
  • 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’s 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, you must 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 NOK 509 500 (code 1017, pay grade 55) in the state salary scale. For applicants with at least one year of employment in a position as a General Practitioner or Dentist, salary NOK 526 100 (code 1017, pay grade 57). Medical specialist starts on salary NOK 544 400 (code 1017, pay grade 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 references (name and contact information)

General information:

For further information please contact Professor Stian Knappskog; e-mail stian.knappskog@uib.no; phone (+47) 55976447. Websites: www.uib.no/en/persons/Stian.Knappskog ; www.uib.no/fg/g18  

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 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.

For further information about the recruitment process, click here.

Life as a PhD candidate at UiB

Marion Claireaux tells about life and work as a PhD candidate at UiB.

About 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. 

There are five departments and seven centres at Faculty of Medicine.

Read More about the faculty and departments.

 

Deadline: 2023-02-08 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Clinical Science

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Wednesday February 8th, 2023

 Postdoctoral Research Fellow 3 years at the Department of Biomedicine

 Postdoctoral Research Fellow 3 years at the Department of Biomedicine

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?

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 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.
  • The successful candidate will express target proteins and test the effects of drug candidates on isolated proteins, in cell culture and in animal (mouse) 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 degree in biomedical sciences, protein chemistry or basic pharmacology, 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 573 900 (code 1352, pay grade 62) in the state salary scale. For applicants with a degree in Medicine or Dentistry, salary NOK 584 700 (code 1352/pay grade 63). For applicants with a medical specialization, salary NOK 615 000 (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)

General information:

For further information please contact Jan Haavik, e-mail: jan.haavik@uib.no phone: +47 55 58 64 32

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 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.

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. 

There are five departments and seven centres at Faculty of Medicine.

Read More about the faculty and departments.

 

Deadline: 2023-02-05 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Medicine

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Sunday February 5th, 2023

Postdoctoral Research Fellow position within Arctic geophysics

Postdoctoral Research Fellow position within Arctic geophysics

UiB – Knowledge that shapes society

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow position within Arctic geophysics.

At the Department of Earth Science, University of Bergen there is a vacancy for a postdoctoral research fellow position within Arctic geophysics.

The position is for a fixed term of 3 years and 4 months and is financed by the University of Bergen (UiB).

About the project/work tasks:

  • Develop seismic and other geophysical methods for measuring effects of warmer climate on arctic tundra.
  • Develop seismo-acoustic methods for studying dynamics of Arctic glaciers.
  • Develop methods for estimating heat transport in various types of terrestrial and marine sediments.
  • Conduct field experiments in Arctic regions addressing the research work.
  • Participate in teaching and supervision of Master-students and PhD-candidates.

Qualifications and personal qualities:

  • Applicants must hold a Norwegian PhD or an equivalent degree within Arctic geophysics or must have submitted his/her doctoral thesis for assessment prior to the application deadline. It is a condition of employment that the PhD has been awarded.
  • Experience from geophysical fieldwork using seismic in Arctic is a requirement.
  • Applicants must be able to work independently and in a structured manner and be able to cooperate with others.
  • Applicants must have excellent skills in oral and written English.
  • Applicants must have good command of the Norwegian language.

Personal and relational qualities will be emphasized. Research experience, ambitions and potential will also count when evaluating the candidates.

About the position of postdoctoral research fellow:

The postdoctoral position is a fixed term position with the primary objective of qualifying the appointee for work in top academic positions. 10 % of the working time can be devoted to teaching and outreach activities at the Department of Earth Science. The position may be extended by up to one year (maximum 4 years in total) if the appointee is granted externally financed research stays abroad. 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 progress plan.

It is a requirement that the project is completed in the course of the period of employment.

We can offer:

  • A good and professionally stimulating working environment
  • Position as postdoctoral fellow (code 1352 in the basic collective agreement) and a gross annual salary of NOK 573 900 (equivalent to pay grade 62) upon appointment. Further increases in salary are made according to length of service in the position. A higher salary may be considered for a particularly well-qualified applicant.
  • 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.
  • the names and contact information for two referees. One of these should be the main advisor from the PhD programme.
  • CV
  • transcripts and diplomas. If you have not yet completed your PhD degree, please submit a statement from your institution confirming that the thesis has been submitted.
  • relevant certificates/references
  • list of any works of a scientific nature (publication list)
  • publications (as applicable)

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

General information:

For further details about the position, please contact: Professor Tor Arne Johansen, Department of Earth Science, University of Bergen by email torarne.johansen@uib.no or phone +47 95 13 92 24.

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.

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. 

There are seven departments and several centres at Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. Read more about the faculty and departments. 

Deadline: 2023-02-06 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Earth Science

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Monday February 6th, 2023

Researcher in Marine Microbiology

Researcher in Marine Microbiology

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Researcher in Marine Microbiology

There is a vacancy for a position as researcher in marine microbiology at the Department of Biological Sciences.

The position is for a period of 1 year and financed by the EU.

About the project/work tasks:

The position is connected to the Marine Microbiology research group’s ongoing research activity. The tasks will primarily be related to processing of samples, analysis of data and writing of publications from the projects the Nansen Legacy and HAVOC (Ridges – Safe Havens for ice-associated Flora and Fauna in a Seasonally ice-covered Arctic Ocean), which is a Norwegian partner of the international project MOSAiC. This work requires close cooperation with the projects’ local, national and international partners. Participation in the EU project AQUACOSM-plus (Network of Leading Ecosystem Scale Experimental Aquatic Mesocosm Facilities Connecting Rivers, Lakes, Estuaries and Oceans in Europe and Beyond) will also be important. Furthermore, the researcher must contribute actively to the development of new projects and applications to the Norwegian Research Council and EU with expertise in flow cytometry, in molecular methods for analyzes of microbial biodiversity and in field work.

Qualifications and personal qualities:

  • Applicants must hold a Norwegian PhD or an equivalent degree within marine microbial ecology.
  • Solid and documented research experience in microbiology, with a particular focus on Arctic and marine ecosystems is a requirement.
  • Extensive experience in the use of flow cytometry and analysis of data from this type of instrument is a requirement.
  • Extensive experience in the use of molecular methods for the analysis of microbial diversity is a requirement.
  • Applicants must have good knowledge of the major research projects The Nansen Legacy and MOSAiC (The Multidisciplinary Drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate).
  • A broad network for research collaboration is an advantage.
  • Experience from teaching microbial and quantitative ecology is an advantage.
  • Experience from fieldwork/research cruise in the Arctic is an advantage.
  • Applicants must be able to work independently and in a structured manner and have the ability to cooperate with others.
  • Applicants must have the ability to contribute to externally funded research activity.
  • Applicants must have good skills in oral and written English. 

Personal and relational qualities will be emphasized. Research experience, ambitions and potential will also count when evaluating the candidates. 

 

We can offer:

  • A good and professionally stimulating working environment. 
  • Position as researcher (code 1109 in the basic collective agreement) and a gross annual salary of NOK 573 900 (equivalent to pay grade 62) upon appointment. Further increases in salary are made according to length of service in the position. A higher salary may be considered for a particularly well-qualified applicant. 
  • 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. 
  • The names and contact information for two referees. One of these should be the main advisor from the PhD programme.  
  • CV 
  • Transcripts and diplomas. If you have not yet completed your PhD, please submit a statement from your institution confirming that the doctoral thesis has been submitted. 
  • Relevant certificates/references.
  • List of any works of a scientific nature (publication list).
  • Publications (as applicable).

The application and any attachments along with certified translations in English or another Scandinavian language must be uploaded to JobbNorge.

General information:

For further details about the position, please contact Professor Gunnar Bratbak, Department of Biological Sciences, gunnar.bratbak@uib.no, +47 55 58 26 58. For HR related matters, please contact Mathilde Høgalmen, mathilde.hogalmen@uib.no.

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. 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. 

For further information about the recruitment process, click here.

 

About The University of Bergen

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. 

There are seven departments and several centres at Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. Read more about the faculty and departments. 

Deadline: 2023-02-05 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Biological Sciences

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Sunday February 5th, 2023

Postdoctoral position in South African geoarchaeology

Postdoctoral position in South African geoarchaeology

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow position

The Department of Archaeology, History, Cultural Studies and Religion invites applications for a 3-year postdoctoral position in the field of geoarchaeology, relating to Pleistocene and early Holocene landscape evolution along the southern coast of South Africa. The position is part of the Centre for Early Sapiens Behaviour (SapienCE), a Center of Excellence (CoE) funded by the Norwegian Research Council. SapienCE is a multidisciplinary CoE that investigates and contextualizes the early emergence of behavioral modernity during the Middle Stone Age (MSA) of southern Africa.

The purpose of this position is to produce detailed reconstructions of the palaeolandscapes surrounding the MSA sites of Blombos Cave and Klipdrift Shelter, and to understand the evolution of these landscapes over time. The project entails extensive fieldwork in South Africa, with a focus on field mapping and sampling of aeolianites and paleosols, together with laboratory-based sedimentological, pedological and geochronological analyses. The ultimate goal of this project is to produce palaeolandscape models which can be used to: a) aid the archaeological interpretation of these important MSA sites and b) link the detailed (geo)archaeological records from within these sites to other data. This will primarily be palaeoenvironmental data produced by other SapienCE researchers via an understanding of climatically induced landscape evolution.

About the postdoctoral position

  • The applicant is expected to conduct independent research within the focus of SapienCE.
  • The applicant is expected to conduct research based on fieldwork and laboratory analyses.  Fieldwork will be conducted in South Africa. Laboratory analyses will be conducted in Bergen and at SapienCE partner institution at Tübingen (Germany) and Royal Holloway (United Kingdom).
  • The applicant is also expected to form part of the SapienCE team and work closely with colleagues conducting research in archaeology, palaeoclimate modelling and palaeoclimate reconstruction.

The position as postdoctoral research fellow is a fixed-term appointment for three years with the primary objective of qualifying the appointee for work in top academic positions. The successful applicant shall prepare a plan for qualifying for top academic positions in cooperation with the Head of Department.

It is a requirement that the postdoctoral project is completed in the course of the period of employment.

Individuals may not be hired for more than one fixed-term period as a postdoctoral research fellow at the same institution. The successful applicant will be expected to conform to the regulations that apply to the position and must have their primary workplace in Bergen for the full term of the appointment.

Qualifications and personal qualities:

  • The applicant must hold a Norwegian PhD or an equivalent foreign degree in a relevant discipline (geoarchaeology, physical geography, geomorphology, or a related discipline). The doctoral dissertation must have been submitted for evaluation within the closing date of the application and it is a condition of appointment that the PhD has been awarded. Applicants who do not have a Norwegian PhD will be evaluated according to the regulations of the Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education (NOKUT).
  • The applicant is expected to have experience conducting fieldwork, ideally in coastal settings, and should have demonstrated experience in sedimentological, pedological and/or luminescence dating work.
  • The applicant must be able to work independently in a well-structured way, be comfortable conducting overseas fieldwork and have good cooperation skills.
  • The applicant should be willing to engage with researchers from different disciplines and be enthusiastic about collaborating on the production of multi-disciplinary publications.
  • It is probable that most applicants will need to be trained in either laboratory-based sedimentological/pedological methods or luminescence dating work. The applicant should be willing to visit the relevant SapienCE partner institutions in the first year of employment to obtain this training, and to make a number of subsequent visits as necessary to carry out analyses. These training/research visits may last for several weeks.

Both the academic quality of the initial project proposal and the applicant’s qualifications and skills will be considered in the assessment of the application.

In cases where applicants have approximately equivalent qualifications, motivation and the applicant’s personal eligibility will be taken into account.

We can offer:

  • A thriving and professionally stimulating working environment.
  • Salary at pay grade 62 (Code 1352) in the state salary scale, currently approx. NOK 573 500 gross p.a. following ordinary meriting regulations.
  • Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.
  • A position in an inclusive workplace (IA enterprise).
  • Good welfare benefits

How to apply:

Applications must be sent electronically via the link on this site “APPLY FOR THIS JOB”. The applicant must use the electronic CV form.

The application must include:

  • A project proposal (up to 5 pages /12.000 characters) delineating how the applicant will achieve the goals of the project, including reflections on methodology, feasibility, and access to data, as well as a brief account of the applicant’s research interests, motivation for applying for the position, and an elaboration on how postdoctoral project will fit with SapienCE goals.
  • CV
  • The name and contact information for two reference persons. One of these must be the main advisor for the PhD thesis.
  • A list of publications
  • A short summary of the PhD thesis (up to 3 pages)
  • Scanned copies of transcripts and diplomas.
  • Relevant references from previous employers.

The application and appendices with certified translations into English (or a Scandinavian language) must be uploaded at Jobbnorge. Attachments can be either in Word or pdf-format.

General information:

For further information and for a full project description, applicants may contact SapienCE Project Manager, Zarko Tankosic, zarko.tankosic@uib.no, +47 55 58 31 77 or Head of Department Teemu Ryymin, teemu.ryymin@uib.no, +47 55 58 38 79.

The public 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 best qualified candidates for the position will be invited to an interview.

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.

Questions or queries about the electronic application process can be directed to fakadm@hf.uib.no.

Further information about our employment process can be found here

UiB-ID: 22/18845

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. 

There are four departments and two centres at Faculty of Humanites. Read more about the faculty and departments. 

Deadline: 2023-03-12 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Archaeology, History, Cultural Studies and Religion

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Sunday March 12th, 2023

PhD Research Fellow in Geological Modelling.

PhD Research Fellow in Geological Modelling.

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PhD Research Fellow in Geological Modelling – Modelling of chlorite coat emplacement and fluid flow in chlorite-coated reservoirs (DeepReservoir).

There is a vacancy for a PhD Research Fellow in the field of sedimentary geology/reservoir physics/physical geography at the Department of Earth Science, University of Bergen. The position is for a fixed-term period of 3 years with the possibility of a 4th year with compulsory other work (e.g. teaching duties at the Department). The position is part of the project DeepReservoir: Predicting reservoir properties in deep structures on the Norwegian Continental Shelf: The critical role of chlorite-coats at the universities of Bergen and Oslo, funded by the Norwegian Research Council, Equinor ASA and AkerBP.

About the project/work tasks:

The main ambition for DeepReservoir is to understand the controls on development of porosity-preserving coats of the mineral chlorite on quartz grains. This is important firstly because chlorite coats preserve reservoir properties in deep (3-6 km) reservoirs, something which is of key importance in infrastructure-led exploration for hydrocarbons. There is currently no way to assess the probability of good chlorite coats in un-drilled structures, something which makes deep prospects risky. Secondly, chlorite effectively mineralizes CO2. This effect will be important for large-scale CO2-storage, but we currently know little about the distribution of chlorite in subsurface reservoir rocks. The candidate will work closely with the industry partners.

The main objectives of this PhD project are to understand:

  • The spatial distribution of chlorite enriched coarse-grained estuarine facies subject to the hydrodynamic conditions under which chlorite minerals preferentially accumulate.
  • The preservation potential of chlorite enriched estuarine facies.

This knowledge will be used to build a static subsurface geomodel that represents a comparable depositional setting. This geomodel can subsequently be subjected to dynamic fluid flow analysis.In particular, the PhD project will consist of 1) investigation of hydrodynamic controls on deposition of precursor clays to grain-coating in the modern Ravenglass estuary, 2) investigation of constraints on hydrodynamic conditions during deposition of ancient estuarine deposits in East Greenland, 3) investigation of realistic geometries of zones with chlorite coats, and 4) writing academic articles that answers the project objectives. The candidate PhD student will spend 9 months (6+3) on secondment at TU Delft to learn from and collaborate with experts at the cutting-edge of environmental hydrodynamic modelling.

Qualifications and personal qualities:

  • Applicants must hold a master’s degree or equivalent education in earth science or physical geography with a specialization in morphodynamics modeling relevant to the project, or must have submitted his/her master’s thesis for assessment prior to the application deadline. It is a condition of employment that the master’s degree has been awarded.
  • Experience in morphodynamic modelling or forward stratigraphic modelling, for example Delft3D, is an advantage.
  • The candidate must be willing and able to conduct tent-based field work in east Greenland together with the project team.
  • Experience with either reservoir modelling or hydrodynamic modelling is an advantage.
  • Applicants must be able to work independently and in a structured manner and demonstrate good collaborative skills.
  • Applicants must be proficient in both written and oral English.

Personal and relational qualities will be emphasized. Ambitions and potential will also count when evaluating the candidates.

About the PhD position (applies to university PhD positions):

About the PhD position:

The fellowship will be for a period of 3 years, with the possibility for a 4th year, consisting of 25 % compulsory work (e.g. teaching responsibilities at the department) distributed over the employment period. The 4th year is contingent on the qualifications of the candidate and the teaching needs of the department and will be decided by the head of department upon appointment.

The employment period may be reduced if you have previously been employed in a qualifying post (e.g. research fellow, research assistant).

About the research training:

As a PhD Research Fellow, you must participate in an approved educational programme for a PhD degree within a period of 3 years. The deadline for applying for admission to the PhD programme at The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences is 2 months after you start your position or after the start of the research project that will lead to the PhD degree. It is a condition that you satisfy the enrolment requirements for the PhD programme at the University of Bergen.

We can offer:

  • A good and professionally stimulating working environment.
  • Salary as PhD research fellow (code 1017) in the state salary scale. This constitutes a gross annual salary of NOK 501 200 (equivalent to pay grade 54). Further increases in salary are made according to length of service in the position.
  • 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.
  • the names and contact information for two referees. One of these should be the main advisor for the master’s thesis or equivalent thesis.
  • CV
  • transcripts and diplomas showing completion of the bachelor’s and master’s degrees. If you have not yet completed your master’s degree, please submit a statement from your institution confirming that the master’s thesis has been submitted.
  • relevant certificates/references
  • approved documentation of proficiency in English (if required, cf. English language requirements for PhD admission ).
  • a list of any works of a scientific nature (publication list)
  • any publications in your name

The application and appendices with certified translations into English or a Scandinavian language must be uploaded at Jobbnorge.no.

General information:

For further details about the position, please contact Associate Professor Christian Haug Eide, e-mail: Christian.Eide@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.

The successful applicant must comply with the guidelines that apply to the position at all times.

For further information about the recruitment process, click here.

Life as a PhD candidate at UiB

Marion Claireaux tells about life and work as a PhD candidate at UiB.

About 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. 

There are seven departments and several centres at Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. Read more about the faculty and departments. 

Deadline: 2023-02-09 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Earth Science

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Thursday February 9th, 2023

PhD Research Fellow in Sedimentary Geology

PhD Research Fellow in Sedimentary Geology

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PhD Research Fellow in Sedimentary Geology – Sedimentological controls on chlorite coats (DeepReservoir).

There is a vacancy for a PhD Research Fellow in the field of sedimentary geology at the Department of Earth Science, University of Bergen. The position is for a fixed-term period of 3 years with the possibility of a 4th year with compulsory other work (e.g. teaching duties at the Department).

The position is part of the project DeepReservoir: Predicting reservoir properties in deep structures on the Norwegian Continental Shelf: The critical role of chlorite-coats at the universities of Bergen and Oslo, funded by the Norwegian Research Council, Equinor and AkerBP.

About the project/work tasks:

The main ambition for DeepReservoir is to understand the controls on development of porosity-preserving coats of the mineral chlorite on quartz grains. This is important firstly because chlorite coats preserve reservoir properties in deep (3-6 km) reservoirs, something which is of key importance in infrastructure-led exploration for hydrocarbons. There is currently no way to assess the probability of good chlorite coats in un-drilled structures, something which makes deep prospects risky. Secondly, chlorite effectively mineralizes CO2. This effect will be important for large-scale CO2-storage, but we currently know little about the distribution of chlorite in subsurface reservoir rocks.

The main objectives of this PhD project are to investigate the sedimentological controls on chlorite coats on quartz grains in subsurface reservoirs, and provide sedimentological competence and assessments to the project team. In particular, the PhD project will consist of 1) analysis of the Tilje Formation offshore Mid-Norway in terms of sedimentology and source to sink through analysis of core, well, 2D seismic and 3D seismic data, 2) analysis of the Ostreaelv Formation in Jameson Land, East Greenland through two field expeditions in 2023 and 2024 using outcrop data, 3) collaboration with the project team which has expertise in modelling, petrology, data integration and geophysics, and 4) writing of peer-reviewed scientific articles about sedimentology of the studied formations and sedimentological controls on  chlorite coats. The candidate will work closely with the industry partners.

Qualifications and personal qualities:

  • Applicants must hold a master’s degree or equivalent in sedimentary geology that is relevant to the project or have submitted his/her master’s thesis for assessment prior to the application deadline. It is a condition of employment that the master’s degree has been awarded.
  • Experience in sedimentology is a requirement.
  • Experience with sedimentological field work is a requirement.
  • The candidate must be willing and able to conduct tent-based field work in east Greenland together with the project team.
  • Experience of interpretation of core and log data is an advantage.
  • Experience with shallow-marine deposits is an advantage.
  • Experience of seismic interpretation (ideally with Petrel) is an advantage.  
  • Applicants must be able to work independently and in a structured manner and demonstrate good collaborative skills.
  • Applicants must be proficient in both written and oral English.

Personal and relational qualities will be emphasized. Ambitions and potential will also count when evaluating the candidates.

About the PhD position (applies to university PhD positions):

About the PhD position:

The fellowship will be for a period of 3 years, with the possibility for a 4th year, consisting of 25 % compulsory work (e.g. teaching responsibilities at the department) distributed over the employment period. The 4th year is contingent on the qualifications of the candidate and the teaching needs of the department and will be decided by the head of department upon appointment.

The employment period may be reduced if you have previously been employed in a qualifying post (e.g. research fellow, research assistant).

About the research training:

As a PhD Research Fellow, you must participate in an approved educational programme for a PhD degree within a period of 3 years. The deadline for applying for admission to the PhD programme at The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences is 2 months after you start your position or after the start of the research project that will lead to the PhD degree. It is a condition that you satisfy the enrolment requirements for the PhD programme at the University of Bergen.

We can offer:

  • A good and professionally stimulating working environment.
  • Salary as PhD research fellow (code 1017) in the state salary scale. This constitutes a gross annual salary of NOK 501 200 (equivalent to pay grade 54). Further increases in salary are made according to length of service in the position.
  • 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.
  • The names and contact information for two referees. One of these should be the main advisor for the master’s thesis or equivalent thesis.
  • CV.
  • Transcripts and diplomas showing completion of the bachelor’s and master’s degrees. If you have not yet completed your master’s degree, please submit a statement from your institution confirming that the master’s thesis has been submitted.
  • Relevant certificates/references.
  • Approved documentation of proficiency in English (if required, cf. English language requirements for PhD admission ).
  • a list of any works of a scientific nature (publication list)
  • any publications in your name

The application and appendices with certified translations into English or a Scandinavian language must be uploaded at Jobbnorge.no.

General information:

For further details about the position, please contact Associate Professor Christian Haug Eide, e-mail: Christian.Eide@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.

The successful applicant must comply with the guidelines that apply to the position at all times.

For further information about the recruitment process, click here.

Life as a PhD candidate at UiB

Marion Claireaux tells about life and work as a PhD candidate at UiB.

About 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. 

There are seven departments and several centres at Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. Read more about the faculty and departments. 

Deadline: 2023-02-01 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Earth Science

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Wednesday February 1st, 2023

Postdoctoral research fellow position in Political Science, Dept. of Government

Postdoctoral research fellow position in Political Science, Dept. of Government

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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.

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow position in Political Science

The Department of Government at the University of Bergen invites applicants for a four-year postdoctoral research fellow position. The successful candidate will be part of a research team who will collect extensive amounts of survey data and survey experimental data in Norway, Sweden, the Netherlands, the UK, Germany, and France, and will participate in the research project “Inclusive Politics” (INCLUDE). The call is open to any theme or research question in political science that the candidate wishes to pursue. It is however a requirement for the candidate to have a strong background in survey and/or experimental methodology/ analysis, and that their postdoctoral project will make use of the opportunity to collect survey and survey experimental data.

The Department of Government covers political science, studies of public policy, public administration, political behaviour, democracy and participation, and political institutions and organisation. Research at the Department is organized in research groups. Applicants are advised to consult and make themselves familiar with the general teaching and research profile of the department, the department’s research infrastructure DIGSSCORE, and the data collection plans of the Inclusive Politics Project.

Qualifications:

  • A PhD in political science or an equivalent degree in a closely related field such as political sociology, political communication, or political psychology (completed or very close to submission). It is a condition of employment that the PhD is awarded
  • An academic publication record appropriate to the career stage
  • Demonstrated skills in and experience with survey and/or experimental methodology/analysis
  • The scientific quality of ongoing research and future plans will be taken into consideration
  • We seek candidates with good personal qualities who can contribute to the academic development of the Department of Government
  • Proficiency in both written and oral English is required

Potential candidates may be invited to the Department for an interview, and to present their research proposal.

The appointed candidate is expected to live and work in the Bergen region and contribute actively to activities at the department.

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 four year(s). The equivalent of three of the four years (75%) will be dedicated to the candidate’s self-defined project. One of the four years (25%) will be dedicated to project work, such as preparation of surveys, project meetings, and public dissemination of results, or teaching at the department.

Individuals may not be hired for more than one fixed-term period as a postdoctoral research fellow at the same institution.

We can offer:

  • A good and professionally challenging working environment
  • To become part of an excellent team of researchers headed by Professor Elisabeth Ivarsflaten
  • Salary as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow (code 1352) NOK 573900, -. A higher salary may be considered for a particularly well qualified applicant
  • Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • Access to university welfare benefits

Your application must include:

  • A brief account of the applicant’s research interests and motivation for applying for the position
  • A research proposal: A research proposal of 4-5 pages must accompany the application. The proposal should contain a progress plan for the different parts of the research work, as well as a plan regarding publishing. It is a requirement that the research proposal includes concrete plans to take advantage of the opportunity to collect survey and survey experimental data
  • CV
  • List of scientific publications
  • Up to five scientific publications and/or papers in preparation for publication
  • Transcripts/certificates/diplomas and the like documenting the award of main degrees. If the applicant has not yet defended their PhD, a letter from the supervisor stating that the PhD is likely to be awarded, should accompany the application
  • The names and contact information of two reference persons. One of these must be the main advisor from the PhD programme

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

The closing date is March 31st, 2023. The application has to be marked with 2023/188.

Applications sent by e-mail will not be evaluated.

General information:

Detailed information about the position and the data-collection plans of the INCLUDE-project can be obtained by contacting: Professor Elisabeth Ivarsflaten, elisabeth.ivarsflaten@uib.no

Practical questions about the application process should be directed to HR adviser Gudrun Horvei, gudrun.horvei@uib.no

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 always apply to the position.

Further information about our employment process can be found here.

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. 

There are seven departments at Faculty of Social Sciences. Read more about the faculty and departments

Deadline: 2023-03-31 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Government

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Friday March 31st, 2023

Postdoctoral Research Fellow position at Department of Government

Postdoctoral Research Fellow position at Department of Government

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?

Postdoctoral Research Fellow position

There is a vacancy for a postdoctoral research fellow position at the Department of Government. The position is for a fixed-term period of 4 years, of which 25% will be dedicated to teaching, supervision, and dissemination at the Department.

The position is announced as part of the Nansen-initiative of the University of Bergen, which aims to strengthen the University of Bergen’s research and teaching on the high north/Arctic region. We welcome applicants with a focus on issues of governance in the high north/Arctic region, related to complex societal challenges and multilevel issues, e.g., climate change and societal security, and based on approaches relevant to the scientific profile of the department.

The Department covers political science, studies of public policy, public administration, democracy and participation, and an organizational approach to political institutions. Research at the department is organized in research groups. Applicants are advised to consult and make themselves familiar with the teaching and research profile of the department.

Qualifications and personal qualities:

  • The applicant must hold (or be close to submission and defense of) a PhD within political science, public administration, or the equivalent, with relevance for the Department’s profile. It is a condition of employment that the PhD has been awarded.
  • Experience in teaching and supervision will be emphasized. Completed formal pedagogical training will also be assessed positively.
  • As an applicant you should be able to work independently, have a considerable work capacity as well as an enthusiasm for research, and have good collaborative qualities.
  • Be proficient in English, both oral and written.
  • Personal aptitude will be important for the position.

Potential candidates will be invited for an interview.

The teaching language is usually Norwegian, but some of the teaching is given in 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. The fixed-term period for this position is 4 years. Individuals may not be hired for more than one fixed-term period as a postdoctoral research fellow at the same institution.

A research proposal of 4-5 pages must accompany the application. The proposal should present the topic, the research problem(s) and choice of theory and methods. The proposal should contain a progress plan for the different parts of the research work, as well as a plan regarding publishing. It is a requirement that the project is completed during the period of employment. A budget must be set up for operating expenses.

The candidate is expected to collaborate with relevant staff and research groups across the Social Science Faculty that are also focusing on the high North/Arctic, e.g., the Department of Comparative Politics, the Centre for Climate and Energy Transformation (CET), and to contribute to teaching within this area when relevant. The postdoctoral fellow will thus be exposed and contribute to both disciplinary and cross-disciplinary research regarding the high north/Arctic region, related to complex societal challenges and issues of governance of e.g., climate change and societal security.

The successful candidate is expected to live and work in Bergen during the project period and participate in common activities at the Department.

We can offer:

  • A good and professionally challenging working environment.
  • Salary as postdoctoral research fellow (code 1352) NOK 573900,-. A higher salary may be considered for a particularly well qualified applicant.
  • Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.
  • Good welfare benefits.

Your application must include:

  • A cover letter including a brief account of your research interests, teaching experience and motivation for applying for the position.
  • The names and contact information for two reference persons. One of these must be the main advisor from the PhD programme.
  • A postdoctoral research plan/project proposal of 4-5 pages.
  • CV.
  • Transcripts and diplomas and official confirmation that the doctoral thesis has been submitted.
  • Relevant certificates/references.
  • A list of academic publications.
  • Up to five publications in full text including statements of author contributions to these publications. It is important that the publications that the committee are to assess are attached to the application in full.

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

The closing date is February 15th, 2023. The application must be marked: 22/19137.

Applications without a project description or applications sent by e-mail will not be considered. Only submitted documents will be subjected to an expert assessment.

General information:

Additional information about the position is obtainable by contacting Head of department, Lise Rykkja – lise.rykkja@uib.no  

Practical questions regarding the application procedures should be directed to HR Advisor Gudrun Horvei – Gudrun.horvei@uib.no

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.

Further information about our employment process can be found here.

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. 

There are seven departments at Faculty of Social Sciences. Read more about the faculty and departments

Deadline: 2023-02-15 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Government

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Wednesday February 15th, 2023

2 PhD positions (3 or 4 years) at the Faculty of Law

2 PhD positions (3 or 4 years) at the Faculty of Law

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?

2 PhD positions

The Faculty of Law, University of Bergen, offers two PhD positions in the field of labour and social law. The positions are connected to the project ‘Life and Work in Balance: Legal responses to working life in times of change and crisis’ (LaW-BALANCE), funded by the Research Council of Norway.

The position is a fixed-term contract. The term of employment for a PhD position is 3 years, which can be extended to 4 years if the applicant is qualified to teach in compulsory courses at the Master’s program at the Faculty of Law. Starting date is 15. August 2023 or later upon agreement.

About the research project

 

The project LaW-BALANCE seeks to provide a better understanding of the legal framework of working life in transition and develop knowledge on how law can function as an instrument to achieve an inclusive working life and a well-functioning welfare state. The project centers around the concept of ‘work-life balance’, understood as an individual’s evaluation of their satisfaction with the fit of work and private life.

LaW-BALANCE focuses on two key instruments related to work-life balance: flexible work arrangements and the availability of paid leave. The project will also look at the protection against discrimination when claiming and enforcing these rights. Through in-depth analyses of Norwegian labour and social law – incl. studies on the impact of EU and EEA law, combined with comparative legal analyses of selected countries, LaW-BALANCE will break new ground in providing a better understanding of the legal framework that regulates modern working life.

For more information about the project, please visit uib.no/jur/law-balance or contact project manager Melanie.Hack@uib.no

About the position

The applicant is expected to do the following during the period of employment:

  • Work on a doctoral thesis (monograph or article-based) to be submitted by the end of the fellowship period.
  • Take part in the PhD program at the Faculty of Law.
  • Attend research activities in the project and collaborate closely with the other members of the project as part of a supportive team.
  • Engage in continuous dissemination and communication of the research project and project results in relevant arenas (including academic conferences).
  • Be an active member of the Bergen European Law Research Group (BERG) and/or the Research Group in Welfare Law

The PhD researchers will be part of the LaW-BALANCE project group, which has wide competence within labour, social and discrimination law, both at the national and EU/EEA level. The PhD researchers will be supervised by senior members of the project, and also be offered a visiting scholarship at Maastricht University (Netherlands) or other partner institutions to work with the international project members. The visiting scholarship is dependent on additional funding being available from the Research Council or other funding sources.

The position is attached to the Faculty of Law where the PhD researchers will have their main institutional affiliation and office space, and be enrolled in the Faculty of Law’s PhD program. It is a prerequisite that the employed candidate will take up residence in the Bergen area for the duration of the position.

If the applicant is in addition offered a one-year extension, the following conditions apply:

  • The compulsory work amounts to 25 percent of the working time over a 4-year period.
  • The main part of the compulsory work should be teaching within the compulsory subjects in the Master’s degree at UiB. Other teaching and administrative tasks might be added.

The Faculty decision to offer one year of compulsory work will be taken within six months after employment, based on the applicant’s competence and the Faculty’s available compulsory duties. Speaking a fluent Scandinavian language is normally a prerequisite for the one-year extension.

Required qualifications 

  • A Norwegian Master’s degree in Law or an equivalent degree from abroad.
  • A genuine interest in Norwegian and/or EU/EEA labour, social and discrimination law. Previous knowledge of these areas of law is an asset.
  • A high academic level, demonstrated through grades and/or written work
  • The ability to work independently and in a structured manner, and to collaborate with others.
  • Proficiency in English and Norwegian (or another Scandinavian languages), both written and oral.

The assessment will emphasize the quality of the project description and its relevance and importance towards the objectives of Law-BALANCE, as well as the applicants’ academic and personal prerequisites for carrying out the research training and project.

We can offer:

  • An excellent opportunity for exciting career development in a professionally challenging interdisciplinary working environment.
  • To take part in research in the scientific frontline and be a part of an outstanding research environment at the Faculty of Law in Bergen.
  • Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • A position in an inclusive workplace (IA enterprise) at a recognized law faculty in one of the world’s most beautiful cities.
  • Generous welfare benefits
  • Opportunities to get a mobility grant for research stays abroad during the period of employment.
  • Salary at pay grade 54-59 (code 1017) according to the state salary scale upon appointment. This constitutes a gross annual salary of NOK 501 200-544 400 per year. For particularly highly qualified applicants, a higher salary may be considered.

Read more about what UiB can offer its employees at What can the University of Bergen Offer its Employees? | Division of Human Resources | UiB. 

Your application must include:

  • A brief account of the applicant’s research interests and motivation for applying for the position, and how this agenda fits with the aims of the overall LaW-BALANCE project.
  • A project proposal for the planned research (8-10 pages). This proposal shall include a description of the doctoral project’s overall topic, objectives, theory and method, and an implementation plan (see guidelines)
  • Certified copies of diplomas and transcripts of grades. Applicants whose education is from another country than Norway, need to 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. They are also advised to attach an explanation of their university’s grading system. Applicants must also attach NOKUT’s general approval that the education corresponds to a Norwegian master’s degree. See Department for Foreign education moves to the Directorate of Higher Education and Skills  for more information on general approval of higher education.
  • CV
  • Complete list of scientific publications
  • Academic works (incl. Master’s thesis) that the applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee. The submitted publications must be in English or in a Scandinavian language unless otherwise specifically agreed upon. The applicant may include unpublished manuscripts.
  • The names and contact information for two reference persons. One of these should preferably be the main supervisor of the Master’s thesis.

It is expected that the applicants read the project information available on the project website, and relate the doctoral project to the topic and objectives of the LaW-BALANCE-project.

The application can be written in English, Norwegian, or another Scandinavian language. All relevant documentation must be attached to the application, and the application must be complete by the deadline. The faculty does not assess applications in advance. The application and appendices with certified translations into English or a Scandinavian language must be sent electronically via the link «Apply for position» on this page.

Relevant applicants may be called in for an interview. Further information about our employment process can be found here.

General information:

Detailed information about the recruitment process and employment conditions can be obtained by contacting HR at the faculty, e-mail address hrjur@uib.no.

Detailed information about the position can be obtained by contacting project manager Melanie Hack, email: Melanie.Hack@uib.no tel. + 47 55589679.

Detailed information about the ph.d. program can be obtained by contacting Ph.d. coordinator Karoline Aksnes, email: Karoline.Aksnes@uib.no  tel. + 47 55582378.

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. We encourage women to apply. 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 any time. 

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. 

Faculty of law – Read more about the faculty.   

Deadline: 2023-03-01 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of law

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Wednesday March 1st, 2023

PhD Research Fellow in Informatics – Cryptology (up to 2 positions)

PhD Research Fellow in Informatics – Cryptology (up to 2 positions)

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PhD Research Fellow in Informatics – Cryptology (up to 2 positions)

There is a vacancy for up to 2 positions as PhD Research Fellow in Informatics – Cryptology at the Department of Informatics. The position is for a fixed-term period of 4 years. The positions is funded by the University of Bergen.

About the project/work tasks

All employees are expected to contribute to leading-edge research and teaching of high international quality. All PhD students at the department are members of our research school in ICT, which provides an opportunity to interact with PhD students across the research fields. The school has annual meetings, monthly lunches and offers courses in scientific writing and application writing.

The working environment for this position will be at the Selmer Center in Secure Communication. The Selmer Center is one of the top ICT research groups with main research in areas of sequence design, coding theory, cryptology, Boolean functions, information security, and quantum information theory.

Potential work tasks related to some of the topics:

  • Statistical and algebraic cryptanalysis of modern block and stream ciphers
  • Cryptanalysis of lattice-based postquantum cryptography protocols
  • Construction of cryptographically optimal functions and related objects

Qualifications and personal qualities

  • Applicants must hold a master’s degree or equivalent education in mathematics, computer science, or a related area, or must have submitted his/her master’s thesis for assessment prior to 31.01.2023. It is a condition of employment that the master’s degree has been awarded.
  • Experience with general-purpose programming languages is a requirement
  • Experience with the C and Magma programming languages is an advantage
  • A basic level of knowledge of discrete mathematics, linear algebra and probability theory is a requirement
  • A basic level of knowledge of cryptographic schemes and protocols is a requirement
  • Experience with cryptography, finite field theory, abstract algebra is an advantage
  • Applicants must be able to work independently and in a structured manner and demonstrate good collaborative skills.
  • Applicants must be proficient in both written and oral English

Personal and relational qualities will be emphasized. Ambitions and potential will also count when evaluating the candidates.

Special requirements for the position:

  • The University of Bergen is subjected to the regulation for export control system. The regulation will be applied in the processing of the applications.

About the PhD position

About the PhD Research Fellow

The duration of the PhD Research Fellow is 4 years, of which 25 per cent of the time each year comprises required duties associated with research, teaching and dissemination of results.

The employment period may be reduced if you have previously been employed in a qualifying post (e.g. research fellow, research assistant).

About the research training

As a PhD Research Fellow, you must participate in an approved educational programme for a PhD degree within a period of 3 years. The deadline for applying for admission to the PhD programme at The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences is 2 months after you start your position or after the start of the research project that will lead to the PhD degree. It is a condition that you satisfy the enrolment requirements for the PhD programme at the University of Bergen.

We can offer

  • a good and professionally stimulating working environment
  • salary as PhD research fellow (code 1017) in the state salary scale. This constitutes a gross annual salary of NOK 501 200 (equivalent to pay grade 54). Further increases in salary are made according to length of service in the position.
  • 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
  • the names and contact information for two referees. One of these should be the main advisor for the master’s thesis or equivalent thesis
  • CV
  • transcripts and diplomas showing completion of the bachelor’s and master’s degrees. If you have not yet completed your master’s degree, please submit a statement from your institution confirming the expected date of award of your master’s degree. Your master’s degree must be documented with transcripts and/or diploma, alternatively a confirmation from your institution on completed degree and your grade, by 31.01.2023.
  • relevant certificates/references
  • approved documentation of proficiency in English (if required, cf. English language requirements for PhD admission)
  • a list of any works of a scientific nature (publication list)
  • any publications in your name

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

General information

For further details about the position, please contact associate professor Nikolay Kaleyski.

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.

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.

For further information about the recruitment process, click here.

Life as a PhD candidate at UiB

Marion Claireaux tells about life and work as a PhD candidate at UiB.

About 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. 

There are seven departments and several centres at Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. Read more about the faculty and departments. 

Deadline: 2023-03-01 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Informatics

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Wednesday March 1st, 2023

PhD Candidate – Climate Change in Media and Public Perception

PhD Candidate – Climate Change in Media and Public Perception

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?

PhD Candidate – Climate Change in Media and Public Perception

The Centre for Climate and Energy Transformation (CET) at the University of Bergen (UiB) is announcing a PhD position on climate change in the media and in public perception.  

CET is an interdisciplinary research centre that aims to produce actionable knowledge about how to achieve deep, rapid and sustainable transformation of society to meet the climate challenge. To strengthen CET’s research in media studies, we are now recruiting a PhD candidate for a period of three years.

About the project/work tasks:

The PhD candidate will be supervised by, and work closely with, Associate Professor Dr. Silje Kristiansen, on research connected to climate change in the media and in public perception. Projects can focus on either media or public perception, or a combination of the two. Projects should focus on a Norwegian, Nordic, or international comparative perspective (including Norway) media context. Specific topics of relevance could address media and stakeholder communication and public perceptions concerning the environment, food, risk, science, behavioral and lifestyle change, and health.

The PhD candidate is expected to develop a research project fulfilling the requirements of a PhD in close collaboration with Dr. Kristiansen in the early phase of the fellowship. At the application stage, candidates are asked to submit a letter of motivation, which describes how the candidate’s relevant competence and how this competence matches the research focus described above. The PhD candidate will have their/her/his workplace at CET and is expected to contribute to making CET a dynamic and productive academic environment.

Qualifications and personal qualities:

  • A Master’s degree or the equivalent within social science. The requirements are generally grade B or better on Master thesis and for the master’s degree in total.
  • Competence and experience relevant to conduct the proposed research, e.g., media content analysis, survey and interview design, statistical analysis, quantitative and or qualitative methods.
  • An interest in interdisciplinary research, and a demonstrated ability to work with other people.
  • Proficiency in both written and oral English. Norwegian or Scandinavian language proficiency is a requirement.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an interview.

About the PhD training:

As a PhD research fellow, you will take part in the PhD programme at the Faculty of Social Sciences, UiB. The programme corresponds to a period of three years and leads to the PhD degree. To be eligible for admission you must normally have an educational background corresponding to a master’s degree with a scope of 120 ECTS credits, which builds on a bachelor’s degree with a scope of 180 ECTS credits (normally 2 + 3 years), or an integrated master’s degree with a scope of 300 ECTS credits (5 years). Master’s degrees must normally include an independent work of a minimum of 30 ECTS credits. It is expected that the topic of the master’s degree is connected to the academic field to which you are seeking admission. 

We can offer:

  • Exciting development opportunities as part of your role in a strong professional environment
  • Salary: NOK 501 200,- (code 1017, pay grade 54 in the state salary scale). Further promotions are made according to length of service in the position 
  • Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • Good welfare benefits

Your application must include:

  • A cover letter including a brief account of the candidate’s competence and motivation.
  • A letter of motivation (1500 – 2000 words) describing the relevant competence of the candidate, and how this competence matches up the research focus of the position. This should include both theoretical and methodological competence, as well as a suggested and tentative topic of research.
  • The names and contact information for two reference persons. One of them should be the main advisor for the master’s thesis or equivalent thesis.
  • CV, including publications (if any) and presentations at peer-reviewed academic conferences (if any).
  • Transcripts and diplomas showing completion of the bachelor’s and Master’s degrees, and relevant certificates/references.
  • Academic publications that the candidate wants to submit for assessment, including the candidate’s master’s thesis or equivalent.

Candidates with a master’s degree from an institution outside of the Nordic countries, or a 2-year discipline- based master’s degree (or the equivalent) in a subject area other than the one associated with the application, may later in the application process be asked to submit an overview of the syllabus for the degree that has been completed.

The application and appendices with certified translations into English or a Scandinavian language must be uploaded at Jobbnorge following the link on this page marked “Apply for this job”. 

Closing date: February 1, 2023. The application has to be marked: 22/18102 

Applications submitted without a motivation letter or applications sent as e-mails will not be considered. Only submitted documents will be subjected to an expert assessment. 

General information:

Additional information about the position is obtainable by contacting Associate Professor Silje Kristiansen, silje.kristiansen@uib.no.

Practical questions regarding the application procedures should be directed to Adviser – HR, Bodil Hægland, bodil.hagland@uib.no.  

Appointed research fellows will be admitted to the PhD programme at the Faculty of Social Sciences. Questions about the programme may be directed to Adviser-PhD:  Hanne.Gravermoen@uib.no.  

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.

For further information about the recruitment process, click here.

Life as a PhD candidate at UiB

Marion Claireaux tells about life and work as a PhD candidate at UiB.

About 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. 

There are seven departments at Faculty of Social Sciences. Read more about the faculty and departments

Deadline: 2023-02-01 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Geography

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Wednesday February 1st, 2023

Postdoctoral Research Fellow position: Tracking the deep evolutionary origins of neurons – ctenophore connectome

Postdoctoral Research Fellow position: Tracking the deep evolutionary origins of neurons – ctenophore connectome

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 postdoctoral research fellow position at the Sars International Centre for Marine Molecular Biology (www.sars.no) in the research group headed by Dr. Pawel Burkhardt. The position is for a period of 3 years and is funded by an ERC consolidator grant (ORIGINEURO). The Sars Centre belongs to the University of Bergen and is partner of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) (www.embl.de). The place of work will be at the Sars Centre. The preferred but negotiable starting date is January 2023.

About the project/work tasks:

The Burkhardt group combines comparative biological systems in the laboratory to understand when and how first synapses, neurons and nervous systems evolved. The group is particularly interested in studying the nervous system of ctenophores. Ctenophores – strong candidates for being the sister-group to all other animals – are beautiful, but still mysterious marine animals. Given their phylogenetic position characterizing the nervous system of ctenophores promises to reveal fundament insights into the evolutionary origin of neurons. We are looking for a highly self-motivated and enthusiastic Postdoctoral Research Fellow with interests in evolutionary biology, neurobiology and electron microscopy. The project will focus on the ultrastructural characterization of the nervous system of an entire ctenophore. The successful candidate will undertake research using 3D electron microscopy and CLEM to reveal ctenophore connectome(s) and will work in close association with the group leader and other lab members with the aim to contribute to the further development of the project in line with her/his interests.

Qualifications and personal qualities:

  • The applicant must hold a Norwegian PhD or an equivalent degree in fields related to the project and must have submitted his/her doctoral thesis for assessment prior to the application deadline. It is a condition of employment that the PhD has been awarded
  • Strong motivation/enthusiasm to perform research at an internationally competitive level
  • Practical experience in image segmentation and 3D reconstructions of serial EM sections is required
  • Practical experience with serial sectioning and electron microscopy techniques (TEM, SBFSEM) is highly desirable
  • Practical experience in situ hybridization (ISH), immunofluorescence (IF) microscopy and correlative light and electron microscopy (CLEM) is highly desirable
  • Specific experience in working with marine invertebrates (ctenophores, cnidarians, sponges) is beneficial, but not essential
  • The ability to work both independently and to cooperate with others in a structured manner is essential
  • Proficiency in both written and oral 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. 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 professional, challenging and international working environment
  • Well-equipped, modern laboratories and facilities
  • Salary as Postdoctoral Research Fellow (code 1352) according to the state salary scale upon appointment. This currently constitutes of a gross annual salary of NOK 573.900. Further promotions are made according to length of service. For particularly highly qualified applicants, a higher salary may be considered
  • Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • Good welfare benefits

Your application must include:

  • A cover letter of the applicant’s research interests and motivation for applying for the position
  • The names and contact information 2-3 reference persons. One of these must be the the main advisor from the PhD programme
  • 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

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

Application Deadline:  17 October 2022.

General information:

Detailed information about the position can be obtained by contacting: Group Leader Pawel Burkhardt, tlf.: +47 906 48 539, email: Pawel.Burkhardt@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.

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.

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?

Deadline: 2022-10-17 at 23:59
Unit: Sars International Centre for Marine Molecular Biology

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Monday October 17th, 2022