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PhD position: Nutritional regulation of growth in sea anemones

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. 

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 the Rector at UiB – Read more here.

PhD position: 

There is a vacancy for a PhD position at the Sars International Centre for Marine Molecular Biology (www.sars.no/) affiliated with the project “Evolution of nutrient homeostasis and growth in animals” in the lab of Dr. Patrick Steinmetz. The position is funded by Sars Centre core funding. The Sars Centre belongs to the University of Bergen and is partner with The European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) www.embl.de/.  The position is in collaboration with the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at the University of Bergen.  The place of work will be at the Sars Centre.

About the project/work tasks:

The research group ‘Evolution of nutrient and growth homeostasis in animals’ is interested in understanding the evolution of the cells and molecules that regulate the balance between nutrient availability and growth in animals. The successful applicant will study how starvation-induced degrowth is controlled in the sea anemone Nematostella vectensis. The project may also involve studying key aspects of degrowth in the sea anemone Aiptasia pallida in a comparative context. State-of-the-art functional techniques (CRISPR mutants & knock-in lines, transgenesis), and a diverse range of approaches from developmental biology, genetics, physiology and genomics are available for functional and genomic studies in Nematostella.

Qualifications and personal qualities:

  • The applicant must hold a master’s degree or the equivalent in biology, and must have submitted the master’s thesis for evaluation prior to the application deadline. It is a condition of employment that the master’s degree has been awarded
  • Proven experience in basic molecular biology methods is a requirement
  • Prior experience with ‘emerging’ model organisms (e.g. cnidarians, sponges, planarians or others) in the fields of genetics, developmental biology, cell biology and/or molecular physiology is highly beneficial
  • Prior experience in analysing next-generation sequencing datasets is beneficial, but not essential
  • A strong motivation to perform research at an internationally competitive level is expected
  • We are seeking a candidate with strong interests in evolutionary, physiological and/or ecological aspects of animal development
  • The ability to work both independently and to cooperate with others in a structured manner is essential
  • Proficiency in both written and oral English is a requirement

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

The fellowship position is for a fixed term of 4 years, of which 25% will comprise obligatory duties associated with research, teaching and dissemination of results (e.g. supervision of Master students, conference attendances). The employment period may be reduced if you have previously been employed as a research fellow/research assistant or the like.

About the research training:

As a PhD Candidate, you must participate in an approved educational programme for a PhD degree within a period of 3 years (without other mandatory tasks at the centre). A final plan for the implementation of the research training must be approved by the faculty within two months after you have commenced in the position. It is a condition that you satisfy the enrolment requirements for the PhD programme at the University of Bergen.

We can offer:

  • Exciting development opportunities as part of your role in a strong professional environment
  • Salary at pay grade 54 (Code 1017/Pay range 20, alternative 10) in the state salary scale. This currently amounts to an annual salary of NOK 482 200 gross p.a. before taxes. 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 be in English and include:

  • A brief account of the applicant’s research interests and motivation for applying for the position
  • The names and contact information for two reference persons. One of these must be 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, or official confirmation that the master’s thesis has been submitted
  • Approved documentation of proficiency in English unless exempt, see here: English language requirements for PhD admission
  • Relevant certificates/references
  • Publication list (if any)

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

Closing date for application: 10 January 2021.

General information:

Detailed information about the position can be obtained by contacting: Group Leader Patrick Steinmetz, email: patrick.steinmetz@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.

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Deadline

10th January 2021

Post expires on Sunday January 10th, 2021

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in University Pedagogy

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow in University Pedagogy

At the Faculty of Medicine, Department of Global Public Health and Primary care, research group in social pharmacy, 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 ”FREMFARM”, financed by DIKU (Norwegian Agency for International Cooperation and Quality Enhancement in Higher Education). The Postdoctor will be a part of a team of highly motivated researchers and educators focused on developing the pharmacy education.

About the project/work tasks:

  • Participate in the development, testing, implementation and research based evaluation of communication and innovation skills training for pharmacy students as outlined in the project description
  • Lead documentation of project results in the form of scientific papers
  • Participate in developing the teaching competence among the academic staff involved in the pharmacy programme

Qualifications and personal qualities:

  • The applicant must hold a Norwegian PhD or an equivalent degree within university pedagogy or a related field 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 15 February 2021.
  • The applicant must have experience in higher education pedagogy or educational development.
  • The applicant is proficient in both written and oral English and willing to learn Norwegian.
  • The applicant can work independently and in a structured manner and has the ability to cooperate well with others.
  • Knowledge about the University sector is an advantage
  • Experience in intervention research and/or communication training is an advantage.

A requirement for the position is an interest in didactics within both the natural and social sciences as both are part of the pharmacy education

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.  Postdoctoral fellowships are fixed term positions. You can not be employed as a postdoctoral fellow for more than one fixed term period at the same institution. Also, you cannot be employed in a postdoctoral position if you have previously held this type of position at a different institution in the region.

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.

The employee may be assigned required duties in the form of teaching and similar work at the department.

We can offer:

  • Exciting development opportunities as part of your role in a strong professional environment
  • Salary level 62 (code 1352/pay framework 24.4) at present NOK 555 800 gross p.a., with a degree in Medicine or Dentistry level 63 (code 1352/pay framework 24.7) at present NOK 566 700, with a medical specialization level 65 (code 1352/pay framework 24.9) at present NOK 586 500, gross p.a. on the government salary scale. Further promotion will be after service seniority 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
  • 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 approved doctoral thesis
  • complete list of publications
  • publications (pdf) it is important that each of the scholarly works on which the committee should place special emphasis, is attached in its entirety
  • two referees (name and contact information)

General information:

Detailed information about the position can be obtained by contacting: Associate professor Lone Holst, e-mail: lone.holst@uib.no, phone: +47 55 58 61 52

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.

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About The University of Bergen (UiB) 

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

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Deadline

13th December 2020

Post expires on Sunday December 13th, 2020

PhD position in Information Science – AI

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Gjennom eit sterkt og tett samspel med omverda – globalt, nasjonalt og lokalt – skal vi medverke til eit samfunn bygd på kunnskap, ferdigheiter og haldningar.

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PhD position in Information Science

At the Department of Information and Media Studies, University of Bergen, there is a vacancy for a doctoral candidate in information science. The appointment is for four years with 25% of the total appointment time is a duty to be performed at the department, typically as a teaching assistant.

About the project / tasks:

The candidate will work in the research front in artificial intelligence, preferably with a project in machine ethics, autonomous systems, explainability, fairness, automated audit of accountability, or ethical impact of automated decision-making processes. The candidates submit a project proposal with their application.

The candidate will be linked to the research group Logic and Artificial Intelligence https://www.uib.no/en/rg/lii

Qualifications and personal qualities:

  • The applicant must hold a master’s degree in information science, informatics, cognitive science, logic, or equivalent
  • The degree has to be completed by the application deadline
  • The requirements are generally a grade B or better on the Master thesis and for the Master degree in total
  • As an applicant you should be able to work independently, have a considerable workcapacity as well as an enthusiasm for research.
  • Good knowledge of English, both written and oral is a prerequisite.

Required is a documented background in at least one of the areas:
– machine learning
– logical programming
– formal argumentation
– deontic / normative reasoning
– decision theory
– formal verification
– moral philosophy
– differential privacy

A course the candidate has taken or a project the candidate has completed counts as documented background. Experience from scientific work is an advantage.

The ideal candidate has a great motivation for research, interest in the topics of the project, and insight into relevant theories and methods. They are able to work independently and have good collaboration skills.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to the department for an interview.

The teaching language is usually Norwegian, but some of teaching is given in English.

About the PhD position

The duration of the PhD position is 4 years, of which 25 per cent of the time comprises obligatory duties associated with research, teaching and dissemination of results. The
employment period for the successful

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.

Project proposal:
A research proposal of 5-8 pages must accompany the application. The proposal should present the topic, the research problem(s) and choice of theory and methods. The proposal should also include a progress plan for the different parts of the project. Admittance to the PhD programme will be based on the research proposal.

Vi tilbyr:

  • Løn etter lønssteg 54 (Lpl.17.515, st. kode 1017) ved tilsetjing. Dette utgjer ei årsløn på kr. 482 200,- brutto. Vidare opprykk skjer etter tenesteansiennitet i stillinga
  • Godt fagleg og sosialt miljø med høg kvalitet på forsking og undervising.
  • Medlemskap i Statens pensjonskasse
  • Stilling i ei inkluderande arbeidslivsverksemd (IA-verksemd
  • Gode velferdsordningar

Your application must include:

  • A cover letter including a brief account of your research interests and motivation for applying for the position
  • The names and contact information for two reference persons. One of them must be the main advisor for the master’s thesis or equivalent thesis
  • Project proposal
  • CV
  • Transcripts and diplomas showing completion of the bachelor’s and master’s degrees.
  • Relevant certificates/references
  • A list of academic publications
  • Academic publications that you want to submit for assessment (including your master’s thesis or equivalent)

If you have 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, you may later in the application process be asked to submit an overview of the syllabus for the degree you have 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”.

Applications submitted without a project description 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 Head of department Leif Ove Larsen, e-mail: leif.larsen@uib.no, or tel.: +47 55 58 41 16.


Practical questions regarding the application procedures should be directed to Adviser – HR, Bodil Hægland, e-mail: 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.

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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 three centres at Faculty of Social Sciences. Read more about the faculty and departments

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Deadline

8th January 2021

Post expires on Friday January 8th, 2021

PhD position in Experimental Particle Physics

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PhD position in Experimental Particle Physics

There is a vacancy for a PhD position in experimental particle physics at the Department of Physics and Technology. The position is for a fixed-term period of 3 years. The position is financed by a project of the GRIEG program grant “Understanding the Early Universe: interplay of theory and collider experiments” in collaboration with the particle theory group at the Department of Physics, University of Warsaw. The position is based in Bergen with a possibility of frequent visits to CERN and the University of Warsaw.

About the project/work tasks

This project will be carried out within the group for Experimental Particle Physics and its participation in ATLAS experiment at CERN’s LHC (Large Hadron Collider). This experiment has participation from several thousand physicists around the world and collects data from proton-proton collisions at extremely high energy.  The Bergen research group has a long tradition of  measurements  with the purpose of improving our knowledge of the properties of particles and processes as described by the Standard Model of elementary particles, as well as searching for new particles and phenomena that can, for example, explain the existence of Dark Matter. The goal of the grant within which the present position is funded is to contribute to the ultimate construction of a deeper theory than the Standard Model theory of the elementary interactions that would help us understand the history of the Early Universe.

The Bergen group searches for new particles in decays containing tau-leptons, or that have been produced in association with a Higgs-boson decaying to two tau-leptons. This project will concentrate on the study the decay of the Higgs-boson to two tau leptons in more detail, as this decay channel offers unique possibilities to study the properties of the Higgs-boson, e.g. its CP-properties. The goal, in addition to a measurement, is to determine ultimate sensitivity of the LHC to the CP of the Higgs boson. This goal will be realised in a close collaboration with the theory group in Warsaw.

Qualifications and personal qualities

  • The applicant must hold a master’s degree or the equivalent in subatomic physics, 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 from analysing data from a particle physics experiment 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.
  • Good command of the Norwegian language is an advantage.

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

About the PhD position and research training

As a PhD candidate, 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 at pay grade 54 (Code 1017/Pay range 20, alternative 10) in the state salary scale. This constitutes a gross annual salary of NOK 479 600,-. 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
  • The names and contact information for two reference persons. 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
  • A list of any works of a scientific nature (publication list)
  • 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)

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

General information:

Detailed information about the position can be obtained by contacting: professor Anna Lipniacka (Anna.Lipniacka@uib.no) or professor Bjarne Stugu (Bjarne.Stugu@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.

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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. 

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Deadline

15th December 2020

Post expires on Tuesday December 15th, 2020