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Postdoctoral Research Fellow position in fish anatomy/aquaculture

At the Department of Biological Sciences, there is a vacancy for a postdoctoral research fellow position in fish anatomy/aquaculture. The position is for a fixed term of 4 years and is associated with the research group Marine Developmental Biology. The position shall do research in fish biology/aquaculture with special focus on questions and problems in closed systems and recirculation aquaculture (RAS) systems, and the fundamental biological challenges fish face in these systems.

About the project/work tasks:

The lifecycle of the Atlantic salmon consists of a freshwater phase where eggs, larvae and parr develop in the river, and then smoltify and migrate to the sea where they grow to reach maturity after which they return to the rivers to spawn. The capacity of the salmon to live in both freshwater and seawater is a fascinating biological adaptation. In farming of salmon, the production of smolts takes place in freshwater facilities, while production of large salmon traditionally takes place in cages in the sea. Recently, the salmon aquaculture industry has shown increasing interest in production of salmon in closed systems, including RAS systems, in the early seawater phase.

The research will include the following tasks:

  • Describe changes associated with transfer from freshwater to seawater in the gill and other important osmoregulatory organs
  • Analyze form (anatomy) and function (physiology) of key cell types, which allow this transition
  • Reveal how salinity, ion composition and water quality can influence the transformation of these organs

Qualifications and personal qualities:

  • Applicants must hold a Norwegian PhD or an equivalent degree within fish anatomy or physiology or other relevant field, or must have submitted his/her doctoral thesis for assessment prior to the application deadline. It is a requirement of employment that the PhD degree has been awarded
  • The successful candidate must demonstrate knowledge of fish biology, anatomy, physiology and molecular biology and must have published scientific papers which demonstrate a good understanding of form and function
  • Practical experience with experimental work on fish is required
  • The position requires practical experience in the use of general methods in science, i.e., histological and molecular methods and experience in the use of microscopical methods
  • Applicants must be able to work independently and in a structured manner, and have the ability to cooperate with others
  • Applicants must have excellent skills in oral and written English
  • Applicants must have good command of Norwegian, Swedish or Danish, in order to participate in teaching and dissemination, including fish anatomy and histopathology. Parts of the teaching will be done in Norwegian, Swedish or Danish.

The practical work will mainly take place within the centre CtrlAQUA (Centre of research-based innovation) at the Department of Biological Sciences, in RAS or other closed systems. Work in association with our national or international partners may also be relevant. Experience from both open and closed systems is therefore an advantage.

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

Special requirements for the position: the successful applicant must be able to participate in fieldwork.

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.

Upon appointment, applicants must submit a project proposal for the qualifying work including a work schedule. For postdoctoral research fellow positions associated with externally financed projects, the completion of the project proposal for the qualifying work will take place in consultation with the project/centre manager. It is a requirement that the project is completed in the course of the period of employment.

We can offer:

  • Exciting development opportunities as part of your role in a strong professional environment
  • Salary at pay grade 59 (code 1352 / pay range 24, alternative 3) according to the state salary scale upon appointment. This currently amounts to an annual salary of NOK 515 200 before taxes. 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 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 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 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:

Detailed information about the position can be obtained by contacting: Professor Jon Vidar Helvik (vidar.helvik@uib.no) or Professor Sigurd Stefansson (sigurd.stefansson@uib.no) at the Department of Biological Sciences

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 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

28.02.2019

Employer

University of Bergen

Post expires on Thursday February 28th, 2019

Postdoc (4 years) at the Department of Comparative Politics – Effects of stakeholder consultations on policymaking

Postdoctoral Research Fellow position

There is a vacancy for a postdoctoral position at the Department of Comparative Politics, University of Bergen, linked to research in the field of comparative politics, with focus on political institutions (particularly electoral institutions), political representation and participation.

The position is for a period of 4 years, with a tentative start date in September 2019.

About the project/work tasks

The successful applicant will conduct independent and collaborative research as part of the ERC project led by Dr. Adriana Bunea and entitled ‘CONSULTATIONEFFECTS: Effects of stakeholder consultations on the policy inputs, processes and outcomes of executive policymaking.’ The project aims to investigate stakeholder consultations as institutions of political participation and representation, and to systematically study their effects on policy inputs, processes, outputs and outcomes of executive policymaking in 29 political systems: all 28 EU Member States and the EU polity. Conceptually, the project aims to build a unified conceptual framework allowing the study of stakeholder consultations in a comparative, cross-national research design. Theoretically, the project will elaborate a theory explaining consultation effects on policymaking that accounts for the intrinsic challenges of democratising twenty-first century bureaucracies, and the inherent trade-offs of democratic and technocratic policymaking. Empirically, the project will engage in an ambitious data collection strategy aimed to generate an original, cross-national, comparative dataset on stakeholder consultation designs and characteristics of inputs, processes, outputs and outcomes across policy initiatives, policy domains and political systems.

We are looking for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow who can contribute to these research objectives while also conducting independent research related directly or indirectly to the overall project. Further details about the project, research team and research duties associated with the position can be obtained by contacting the Principal Investigator, Associate Professor Adriana Bunea at adriana.bunea@uib.no.

Over 5 years, the research team will consist of three Postdoctoral Research Fellows and several research assistants led by the Principal Investigator.

Qualifications and personal qualities

The successful candidate will be expected to relocate to the University of Bergen, participate in the scholarly activities of the Department, and conform to the regulations that apply to the position.

The applicant must:

  • Hold a PhD in political science (or, if relevant, a closely related discipline), or 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.
  • Have research experience within one or more areas such as political institutions, electoral systems, party politics, political representation, political participation, executive politics.
  • Have advanced quantitative methods skills and extended experience with data collection, management and analysis.
  • Have a strong background and interest in research methods and research designs. Experience with expert surveys, quantitative text analysis and multi-level statistical modelling constitutes an advantage.
  • Have a strong interest in comparative politics and research designs.
  • Have the ability to work independently and in a structured manner and the desire to cooperate with others and work as part of a team.
  • Be proficient in both written and spoken English.

Potential candidates will be invited for an interview. Candidates will be asked to deliver a presentation during which they present their research plans and their potential contribution to the research project (see below).

Applicants are advised to familiarize themselves with the teaching and research profile of the Department. The teaching language is Norwegian, one of the Scandinavian languages and 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, 25% of which must be dedicated to teaching, supervision and administrative tasks at the Department. Individuals may not be hired for more than one fixed-term period as a postdoctoral research fellow at the same institution.

About the application

The application must include a research outline of 2 pages in which the candidate describes the individual and collaborative research agenda he/she would like to develop during the four-year position as part of the project. The outline should clearly specify the research themes/questions the applicant would like to investigate, the research design employed, the research outputs envisaged and their planned publication strategy. 

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

We can offer

  • A great and professionally challenging working environment.
  • Excellent opportunities for research and professional development.
  • Salary at pay grade 59 – 62 (code 1352) on the government salary scale upon appointment (equivalent to NOK 490.900 to 517.700 pr. year). Further promotions are made according to length of service in the position.
  • Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.
  • Good welfare benefits.
  • The city of Bergen – a unique mix of vibrant cultural life and extraordinary nature

Your application must include

  • A cover letter outlining a brief account of the applicant’s research interests and motivation for applying for the position
  • CV
  • The research proposal (maximum 2 pages)
  • The full text of a maximum of five publications to be considered in the assessment (co-authored publications must be accompanied by declarations of co-authorship)
  • A reference list including all works of a scientific nature
  • The names and contact information for two reference persons. One of these must be the main supervisor of the PhD thesis
  • Transcripts and diplomas or official confirmation that the doctoral thesis has been submitted
  • Relevant certificates/letters of recommendation

The application and appendices with certified translations into English or a Scandinavian language must be uploaded at www.jobbnorge.no. The application has to be marked with: 18/14367.  Applications sent by e-mail will not be evaluated.

The closing date is March 15, 2019

General information

Detailed information about the position can be obtained by contacting: Associate Professor Adriana Bunea, Department of Comparative Politics, University of Bergen: adriana.bunea@uib.no

Practical questions about the application process should be directed to Adviser – HR, Even Michal Endresen: even.endresen@uib.no

The state labour force shall reflect the diversity of Norwegian society to the greatest extent possible. People with immigrant backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply for the position.

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

The University of Bergen applies the principle of public access to information when recruiting staff for academic positions.

Information about applicants may be made public even if the applicant has asked not to be named on the list of persons who have applied. The applicant must be notified if the request to be omitted is not met.

Further information about our employment process can be found here.

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

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Deadline

15.03.2019

Employer

University of Bergen

Post expires on Friday March 15th, 2019

Postdoctoral position in bioinformatics and machine learning

At the Department of Informatics there is a vacancy for a postdoctoral research fellow position within the Computational Biology Unit, a centre hosted by the department. The position is for a fixed term of 3 years and is associated with an ERA net project on personalized medicine, financed by The Research Council of Norway.

The Department of informatics has seven research groups that deliver research and education at a high international level in algorithms, bioinformatics, information security, machine learning, optimization, programming theory, and visualization. All the groups are successfully co-funded by research grants, among others by the European Research Council (ERC). The department offers state of art education at Bachelor, Master and PhD levels.

About the project/work tasks:

All employees are expected to contribute to excellence through high quality research and teaching. The successful candidate will conduct research within one of the research groups of our department, specifically within the bioinformatics group that is part of the Computational Biology Unit.The position is also linked with CCBIO, Centre for Cancer Biomarkers – a Centre of Excellence supported by the Research Council of Norway. This position is mainly funded by an ERA net project (AML_PM) within the ERA PerMed program. In the project, we will use a range of experimental model systems and omics including single cell technologies to characterize individual patients with acute myeloid leukemia and their early response to signaling-targeted drugs. Machine learning approaches will be applied to predict the best treatment options for new patients. The position is with the coordinator of the project and the post-doc employed will have a central role in developing and applying approaches for the processing and analysis of omics data as well as machine learning within this project. The post-doc will work closely with other groups in the project with expertise within quantitative data generation, systems biology, hematology/oncology and stem cell biology – in Norway, Germany, Netherlands and Canada.

Qualifications and personal qualities:

  • Applicants must hold a Norwegian PhD or an equivalent degree within a relevant field, e.g. bioinformatics or informatics, 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.
  • A solid quantitative (mathematics) and computational (informatics/computer science) background is a requirement
  • Solid theoretical knowledge and practical experience in bioinformatics is a requirement
  • Experience from analysis of omics data including RNA-seq is a requirement
  • Experience programming in a relevant programming language (e.g., Python, Java, R) is a requirement
  • Knowledge and practical experience working with machine learning 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 excellent 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.

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. Depending on the qualifications and background of the appointee, the employment period may be increased up to 4 years. Teaching and other components will in such cases be added to the work task of the position. The department will fund the extra months. Individuals may not be hired for more than one fixed-term period as a postdoctoral research fellow at the same institution.

For postdoctoral research fellow positions associated with externally financed projects, the completion of the project proposal for the qualifying work, as well as a progress plan, will be developed in cooperation with the supervisor and head of department. It is a requirement that the project is completed in the course of the period of employment.

We can offer:

  • A good and professionally challenging working environment
  • Salary at pay grade 59 – 65 (code 1352 / pay range 24, alternative 3) according to the state salary scale upon appointment. This constitutes a gross annual salary of 515 200 – 576 100. 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
  • A position in an inclusive workplace (IW)
  • 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 and official confirmation 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 appendices with certified translations into English or a Scandinavian language must be uploaded at Jobbnorge by 01.03.2019

General information:

For further details about the position, please contact:Professor Inge Jonassen, Department of Informatics, Inge.Jonassen@uib.no, +47 90524316

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.

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About The University of Bergen (UiB) 

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

01.03.2019

Employer

University of Bergen

Post expires on Friday March 1st, 2019

Postdoctoral position (2) in Computer Science

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.

Postdoctoral position (2) in Computer Science

At the Department of Informatics there is vacancy for two postdoctoral research fellow positions in Computer Science. The positions are for a fixed term of 4 years.

About the Department

The Department of informatics has seven research groups that deliver research and education at a high international level in algorithms, bioinformatics, information security, machine learning, optimization, programming theory, and visualization. All the groups are successfully co-funded by research grants, among others by the European Research Council (ERC). The department offers state of art education at Bachelor, Master and PhD levels.

About the work tasks

All employees are expected to contribute to excellence through high quality research and teaching. The successful candidate will conduct research within one of the research groups of our department. The successful candidate will spend 25% of the working time to tasks related to teaching, outreach, profiling and recruitment of students. The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at the University of Bergen has renewable energy as one of its main research focus areas. We are particularly interested in applicants who have interest and experience in applications of their research in areas related to renewable energy, like offshore wind energy, future transportation systems, or other relevant areas.

Qualifications and personal qualities:

  • Applicant must hold a Norwegian PhD or an equivalent degree in computer science, 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 research and publication within one of the research fields: algorithms, bioinformatics, machine learning, optimization, programming theory, information security and visualization is a requirement.
  • Experience or interest in contributing to research with applications in areas related to renewable energy is an advantage.
  • Experience from teaching 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 excellent skills in oral and written English
  • Good command of the Norwegian language is an advantage.
  • 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. 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 planned activities are completed in the course of the period of employment.

We can offer:

  • A good and professionally challenging working environment
  • Salary at pay grade 59 – 65 (code 1352 / pay range 24, alternative 3) according to the state salary scale upon appointment. This constitutes a gross annual salary of NOK 515 200 – 576 100. Further promotions are made according to length of service.
  • Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • A position in an inclusive workplace (IW)
  • Good welfare benefits

Your application must include:

  • A brief account of the applicant’s research interests and motivation for applying for the position.
  • A brief project description explaining the research questions that the applicant is planning to work on, why these are important, and how one plans to solve them.
  • The names and contact information for two referees. One of these should be 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 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.no by February 5, 2019.

General information:

For further details about the position, please contact Head of Department, Professor Pinar Heggernes.

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.

Upon the expiry of the closing date for applications, an evaluation committee will be appointed. As an applicant, you have a right of access to the committee’s description of your formal and professional qualifications. If you wish to take advantage of this right of access, please contact the executive officer in charge after receiving information about the appointment of the evaluation committee.

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 this job

  • Deadline: Tuesday, February 5, 2019
  • EmployerUniversity of Bergen
  • Website
  • MunicipalityBergen
  • Jobbnorge ID161306
  • Internal ID2018/13184
  • ScopeFulltime
  • DurationFixed Term


Post expires on Tuesday February 5th, 2019