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Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Epidemiology

The position

At the Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Community Medicine, Epidemiology of Chronic Diseases Research group, a full-time temporary position as postdoctoral fellow in epidemiology is available for a period of two (2) years. The position is part of the project “Healthy choices and the social gradient” targeting research questions on modifiable health related risk factors, living conditions and socioeconomic variation.

Department of Community Medicine has about 200 employees and is one of ten departments at the Faculty of Health Sciences at UiT The Arctic University of Norway. The research covers a wide spectrum within epidemiology, public health, primary health care and health economics. The postdoctoral fellow will work with data from a large population survey; the Tromsø Study.

The Tromsø Study

One of the distinguishing and strategic characteristics of the research at the faculty is the use of population surveys, biobanks and health registries. The Tromsø Study was initiated in 1974 and is Norway’s most comprehensive and best visited population study with data from 45 000 inhabitants in the municipality of Tromsø. More than 140 PhD candidates have finished their dissertation based on data from the Tromsø study, and more than 200 research projects are ongoing. The Tromsø Study is an important knowledge base for research and preventive public health work.

Many research projects are carried out in collaboration with the University Hospital of North Norway and the municipality of Tromsø, as well as several national and international collaborators. Communication of research results to the general public as well as user participation is a priority. The Tromsø Study is organized as a separate unit at Department of Community Medicine. Data collection takes place in surveys about every 7. year. Our website gives a brief overview of the Tromsø Study: www.tromsostudy.com

The project

The research project is related to the project: “Risk for cardiovascular disease and cognitive function according to various living areas and psycho-socioeconomic determinants. The Tromsø Study”. The postdoctoral fellow will be part of a team of researchers at Department of Community Medicine and a user representative from Tromsø municipality.

The project is in collaboration with colleagues in Sweden and Australia. The successful candidate is expected to work in one of these countries for three (3) months and up to six (6) months. The rest of the postdoctoral period will be at the UiT Tromsø campus.

Two or three scientific articles will be written aiming at international publishing in peer-reviewed journals level 2 within the field of epidemiology, cardiology and public health. The findings will also be presented at national and international conferences and social media as well as via local and national communication to stake holders and the general public.

Contact

For further information, please contact Professor Maja-Lisa Løchen:

  • phone: +47 77644840
  • email: maja-lisa.lochen@uit.no
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Qualifications

It is a condition of employment that the applicant holds a Norwegian PhD or an equivalent degree in a relevant research area.

The applicant must have extensive experience in epidemiological research using advanced multivariable statistical models. The candidate should have high competence and experience in analyzing large, complex datasets from population studies with exposure and endpoint related to various cardiovascular diseases and cognitive function. Knowledge of and interest in learning novel statistical methods are prerequisites.

Experience in communication of research results to various audiences and international collaboration will be an advantage.

The candidate should be proficient in spoken and written English. Skills in writing scientific publications in English is essential.

Personal skills will be emphasized. We are seeking a highly motivated and responsible candidate who should be able to work independently and interactively in a team setting. The candidate should have excellent analytical skills, and also have a great work capacity and enthusiasm for research.

The candidate must be willing to work abroad for 3-6 months.

Application

Your application must include:

  • Cover letter explaining your motivation and research interests
  • CV – containing a complete overview of education, experience, professional work and references
  • 2-3 references with contact details
  • List of academic works
  • Up to 15 academic works. The doctoral thesis is here counted as one work.
  • Description of the attached works, and a short description of other works to show breadth of output.
  • Diplomas and certificates:
    • diploma and transcript of Bachelor’s degree or equivalent (in original language and translated)
    • diploma and transcript of Master’s degree or equivalent (in original language and translated)
    • Diploma and transcript of PhD

Documentation has to be in English or a Scandinavian language. We only accept applications through Jobbnorge.

We offer

  • Exciting work tasks in an interdisciplinary research field
  • Involvement in an interesting research project
  • A good academic environment with dedicated colleagues
  • A large degree of independence in work
  • Flexible working hours and a state collective pay agreement
  • Pension scheme through the state pension fund

The appointment is for a period of 2 years. Remuneration of PhD positions are in State salary code 1352. In addition to taxes, a further 2% is deducted for the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

The working hours will be utilized for research, research-related activities and research administration.

More practical information for working and living in Norway can be found here: Welcome to UiT!​

General

We make the appointment in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants, and guidelines at UiT. At our website, you will find more information for applicants

A good work environment is characterized by diversity. We encourage qualified candidates to apply, regardless of their gender, functional capacity or cultural background. UiT and will emphasize making the necessary adaptations to the working conditions for employees with reduced functional ability

The objective of the appointment as a Postdoctoral Fellow is to qualify for work in senior academic positions, and no one may be appointed to more than one fixed term period at the same institution.

According to the Norwegian Freedom and Information Act (Offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.

 UiT The Arctic University of Norway

UiT – Developing the High North

UiT The Arctic University of Norway is a multi-campus research university and the northernmost university of the world. Our central location in the High North, our broad and diverse research and study portfolio, and our interdisciplinary qualities make us uniquely suited to meet the challenges of the future. At UiT you can explore global issues from a close-up perspective.

Credibility, academic freedom, closeness, creativity and commitment shall be hallmarks of the relationship between our employees, between our employees and our students and between UiT and our partners.

The Faculty of Health Sciences

The Faculty of Health Sciences at UiT The Arctic University of Norway represents a newly created entity gathering almost all possible health study programs. This facilitates an unique interdisciplinarity and innovation in health education and research. Wework closely with the services in the North to solve tomorrow’s challenges.

Read more about us at uit.no/helsefak

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Deadline

1st August 2019

Post expires on Thursday August 1st, 2019

Doctoral Research Fellowship in Theoretical Linguistics

The position

One Doctoral Research Fellowship (PhD) within Theoretical Linguistics is available in the Department of Language and Culture at the University of Tromsø – The Arctic University of Norway (UiT). The position is linked to the CASTL-FISH research group on theoretical linguistics and has an emphasis on projects related to the morphosyntax and semantics of lexical verbs.

The appointment is a fixed term position for a period of four years. The starting date is 1 January 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The purpose of the PhD Research Fellowship is research training leading to the successful completion of a doctoral dissertation to be defended publically. The candidate will be affiliated with the Faculty’s organised research training, and the academic work must result in a doctoral thesis aiming to obtain the degree of PhD within the period of employment. Admission to a PhD programme is a prerequisite for employment, and the programme period starts on commencement of the position. 

More about the position’s field of research/field of work

The successful applicant will write a thesis on a topic that addresses the relation between the morphosyntax and semantics of lexical verbs. The topics that are considered relevant for this application include, but are not restricted to, the following:

  • Argument structure changing operations (e.g. causativization, reflexivization, antipassive, etc.)
  • The coding of aktionsart and event structure.
  • Derivational processes with verbal lexical items as the base.

We especially welcome projects based on less well documented languages, although the position does not require the applicant to work on any specific set of languages. 

The appointed Doctoral Research Fellowship must have her/his daily workplace at the UiT, campus Tromsø.

Once employed, the successful candidate will have the possibility to specialize in the areas of syntax, morphology and semantics. The purpose of the PhD Research Fellowship is research training leading to the successful completion of a doctoral dissertation to be defended publicly. The candidate will be enrolled in the CASTL graduate school, and the academic work must result in a doctoral thesis aiming to obtain the degree of PhD within the period of employment.

Furthermore, the duties of the position include active engagement in CASTL-FISH research seminars and other academic activities such as conferences and colloquia. On successful completion of the PhD-programme, the candidate will be granted a doctoral diploma from UiT.

A 6-12 months stay at a university abroad is encouraged.  

Contacts

For further information about the position (and the project), please contact Prof. Gillian Ramchand, gillian.ramchand@uit.no, Prof. Antonio Fábregas, antonio.fabregas@uit.no, or the Head of the Department of Language and Culture, Eystein Dahl, phone +47 77 64 42 90, e-mail: eystein.dahl@uit.no.

Affiliation


The position is linked to the CASTL-FISH group in theoretical linguistics, and affiliated with the Department of Language and Culture (ISK). The Department consists of 75 permanent employees, 10 adjunct professors, and approximately 30 PhD fellows. Additionally, the Department has approximately 25 temporary research and teaching positions. The Department’s core activities are research, teaching, and dissemination within linguistics, literature, art history, and media and documentation studies.

The Department has a very active and diverse research profile. It houses one of the world’s most excellent research communities in linguistics, with research groups within cognitive linguistics (CLEAR), Sami language technology (Giellatekno and Divvun), sociolinguistics (LAIDUA), language acquisition (LAVA), and theoretical linguistics (CASTL-FISH). The Department’s research communities within literature, art history, and media and documentation studies are nationally highly competitive, and are organised into research groups such as Health Art Society (HAS), Russian Space, and WARGAME.

The Department offers one-year programme education, Bachelor, and Master programmes within general linguistics, literature, art history, media and documentation studies, English, Kven, Finnish, Norwegian, Russian, Sami, Spanish, and German. It also offers PhD education within cultural/literary studies, art history, media and documentation studies, and linguistics.

For a list of completed doctoral projects within the CASTL graduate school, see http://site.uit.no/castl/research/output/phd-dissertations/.

Qualifications

The successful candidate must meet the requirements for admission to the Faculty’s PhD program, cf. § 6 of UiT PhD regulations.

In addition, he/she must be able to document proficiency in English equivalent to Norwegian Higher Education Entrance Qualification, refer to the website about PhD regulations UiT.

The position requires a Master`s degree in Linguistics or a related discipline, or a foreign degree recognised as equivalent to a Norwegian Master`s degree.

The grade B or better in the Norwegian grading system for the Master’s thesis, is required. For more information, see also: Supplementary regulations HSL.

Personal suitability will be emphasised.

For more information, see also uit.no/hsl/phd.

Application

The application must be submitted electronically via the application form available on www.jobbnorge.no. Applications by e-mail are not accepted.

The application must include the following attachments:

  • letter of application
  • project description. Please see further information concerning the template for projectdescription
  • CV (containing a complete overview of education, supervised professional training and professional work)
  • diploma and transcript of records from Bachelor’s degree or equivalent 
  • diploma and transcript of records from Master’s degree or equivalent 
  • diploma supplement for other completed degrees
  • documentation of English language proficiency
  • list of 2-3 academic referees, including contact details (name, relation to applicant, e-mail address and phone number)
  • Master`s Thesis
  • attestations
  • other works (published or unpublished) which the applicant wishes to be taken into consideration during the assessment process and a description of these.

        The list of works should contain the following information:

  • author(s), title of work
  • for articles: the name of the journal and volume, first and last page of the article, year of publication
  • for book or other independent publications: publisher, place of print, year of publication, number of pages

All documentation must be certified and translated into English in order to be assessed. Information and material to be considered during the assessment must be submitted within the stipulated deadline.

Working and payment conditions

The normal period of employment is four years. The nominal length of the PhD programme is three years. The fourth year, distributed as 25 % of each year, is reserved for teaching or other academic duties within the university. Please consult PhD Regulations UiT for further information.

A shorter period of appointment may be decided upon if the applicant has already completed parts of his/her research training programme or if the appointment is based on a previous qualifying position (PhD Candidate, research assistant, or the like) in such a way that the research training amounts to a total of three years.

Remuneration for the position of PhD Candidate is in accordance with the State salary code 1017. A compulsory contribution of 2 % to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund will be deducted.

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Assessment

The applicants will be assessed by an expert committee. During this assessment process, emphasis will be attached to the applicant’s potential for research as shown by:

  • Master’s Thesis or equivalent
  • Other academic works, and
  • Project description                                      

In addition, consideration may be given to work experience or other activities of significance for the implementation of the PhD research. This includes teaching education, teaching experience, experience from popularisation and experience/education from other types of dissemination. 

The best qualified applicants will be selected for interviews. The interview shall among other things aim to clarify the applicant’s personal suitability for the position.

Generell informasjon

We make the appointment in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants, and guidelines at UiT. At our website, you will find more information for applicants

UiT The Arctic University of Norway has HR policy objectives that emphasize diversity, and encourages all qualified applicants to apply regardless of their age, gender, functional ability and national or ethnic background. The university will emphasize making the necessary adaptations to the working conditions for employees with reduced functional ability.

We process personal data given in an application or CV in accordance with the Personal Data Act. You may request to not be registered on the public list of applicants, but the University may decide that your name will be made public. You will receive advance notification in the event of such publication.

 UiT The Arctic University of Norway

UiT is a multi-campus research university in Norway and the northernmost university of the world. Our central location in the High North, our broad and diverse research and study portfolio, and our interdisciplinary qualities make us uniquely suited to meet the challenges of the future. At UiT you can explore global issues from a close-up perspective.

Credibility, academic freedom, closeness, creativity and commitment shall be hallmarks of the relationship between our employees, between our employees and our students and between UiT and our partners.

Read the job description at the university homepage

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Deadline

20th August 2019

Post expires on Tuesday August 20th, 2019

Doctoral Fellowship in Peace Studies

The position

UiT The Arctic University of Norway, by the Faculty of Humanities, Social Science and Education, has a vacant position for applicants interested in obtaining the degree of Philosophiae Doctor (PhD).

The position is attached to the Centre for Peace Studies (CPS) at HSL. CPS’ activities revolve around three main components: research, outreach and a master’s program. Currently, the Centre holds a total of 11 positions, whereof 3 are administrative.

The English taught and interdisciplinary two-year Master’s program in Peace and Conflict Transformation (MPCT) was established in 2002. It is the first of its kind in Norway and provides the opportunity to study peace and conflict dynamics, and non-violent forms of handling conflicts, peace by peaceful means. MPCT recruits students from all over the world, fostering cross-cultural competencies. Every fall the program admits up to 29 students.

CPS is engaged in several projects and research activities. CPS is also a leading partner in the interdepartmental and multicultural research group War and Peace Dynamics (WarPeD). Furthermore, CPS frequently engages in outreach activities in collaboration with relevant institutions and civil society organizations.

PhD candidates are remunerated in code 1017. From the salary, 2 % is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

Daily workplace is at UiT, campus Tromsø.

The project

The PhD project should address processes and practices of escalation and radicalization in an extended security paradigm by investigating the intersecting dynamics of new media technologies (in particular social media and digital networks) and the mediation of perceived invisible threats through populism and extremism. The PhD candidate will investigate the relationships between increasing global trends in populism and various expressions of civilian agency through extremism in response to perceived invisible threats. Relying on intersectional analysis (closely connected to feminist/gender analysis) the candidate can better contextualize and understand the technological, economic, cultural, societal, and political patterns of support and restraint predisposing civilians’ cognition and actions in encounters with perceptions of invisible threats.

Addressing the role of civilians in contemporary media-fueled affective (emotional) politics in Western democracies, the project can draw from theories of trust and civilian capabilities/agency (informed by intersectional analysis) to understand the politicized roles of civilians in emerging crisis scenarios, with a particular focus on the role of media technologies, institutions, and practices in creating/maintaining/destabilizing environments that foster populism, and further various forms of extremism. The project will be supported by a strong academic environment. The candidate is expected to engage with the interdisciplinary research group WarPeD and the MPCT master’s programme.

Contacts

For further information about the position and project, please contact:

Academic director Marcela Douglas (+47) 77646761 marcela.douglas@uit.no or Head of administration, Elisabeth Sandersen +4777644744 Elisabeth.sandersen@uit.no

Qualifications

The qualification requirement is completion of a master’s degree in Peace and Conflict Studies or an equivalent degree in a closely related field of study. Documented competence in teaching and moderating seminars will be an advantage.

Applicants must fulfil the requirements for admission to a PhD programme cf. PhD regulation at UiT, and show evidence of proficiency in English equivalent to Norwegian Higher Education Entrance Qualification, cf. section 6, § 5.

Applicants must submit a project proposal (6-8 pages) focusing on topics mentioned above.

In the evaluation of which candidate is best qualified, emphasis will be placed on education, experience and personal suitability, as well as motivation, in terms of the qualification requirements specified in the advertisement

Appointment to a PhD position requires admission to the PhD programme at the Faculty of Humanities, Social Science and Education.

For more information, see also uit.no/hsl/phd

Application

The application must be submitted electronically via the application form available on www.jobbnorge.no.

Applications by e-mail are not accepted.

The application must include the following attachments:

  • letter of application
  • project description. Please see further information concerning the template for project description.
  • CV (containing a complete overview of education, supervised professional training and professional work)
  • diploma and transcript of records from Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • diploma and transcript of records from Master’s degree or equivalent
  • diploma supplement for other completed degrees
  • documentation of English language proficiency
  • list of 2-3 academic referees, including contact details (name, relation to applicant, e-mail address and phone number)
  • Master`s Thesis
  • attestations
  • other works (published or unpublished) which the applicant wishes to be taken into consideration during the assessment process and a description of these.

       The list of works should contain the following information:

  • author(s), title of work
  • for articles: the name of the journal and volume, first and last page of the article, year of publication
  • for book or other independent publications: publisher, place of print, year of publication, number of pages

All documentation must be certified and translated into English or a Scandinavian language in order to be assessed.

Information and material to be considered during the assessment must be submitted within the stipulated deadline.

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Assessment

The applicants will be assessed by an expert committee. During this assessment process, emphasis will be attached to the applicant’s potential for research as shown by: 

  • Master’s Thesis or equivalent 
  • other academic works, and 
  • project description                                       

In addition, consideration may be given to work experience or other activities of significance for the implementation of the PhD research. This includes teaching education, teaching experience, experience from popularisation and experience/education from other types of dissemination.  

The best qualified applicants will be selected for interviews. The interview shall among other things aim to clarify the applicant’s personal suitability for the position. 

Generell informasjon

The fixed term period of employment is 4 years with a compulsory work load of 25% that consists of teaching and supervision duties and research assistance. (The standard duration of a PhD programme is three years, but since the fellowship will involve contributions towards teaching and related activities at CPS/MPCT, a fourth year is added in compensation).We make the appointment in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants, and guidelines at UiT. At our website, you will find more information for applicants

UiT The Arctic University of Norway has HR policy objectives that emphasize diversity, and encourages all qualified applicants to apply regardless of their age, gender, functional ability and national or ethnic background. The university will emphasize making the necessary adaptations to the working conditions for employees with reduced functional ability.

We process personal data given in an application or CV in accordance with the Personal Data Act. You may request to not be registered on the public list of applicants, but the University may decide that your name will be made public. You will receive advance notification in the event of such publication.

 UiT The Arctic University of Norway

UiT is a multi-campus research univeristy in Norway and the northernmost university of the world. Our central location in the High North, our broad and diverse research and study portfolio, and our interdisciplinary qualities make us uniquely suited to meet the challenges of the future. At UiT you can explore global issues from a close-up perspective.

Credibility, academic freedom, closeness, creativity and commitment shall be hallmarks of the relationship between our employees, between our employees and our students and between UiT and our partners.

Read the job description at the university homepage

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Deadline

20th August 2019

Post expires on Tuesday August 20th, 2019

Research Fellow connected to the project “Cardiac metabolism in heart failure”

The position

At the Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Medical Biology a position has become available for the role of Research Fellow, for applicants wishing to take a Philosophiae Doctor (PhD) degree. The position is affiliated with the Cardiovascular Research Group. The group is focusing on understanding underlying mechanisms of chronic and acute heart failure, as well as potential therapies for treatment of these conditions. The scientific activity of the group involves the use of experimental animal models, as well as work on the organ, cellular, organelle and molecular level.

The position is available for a period of four years.

The Research Fellow is a training position which comprises complete research training working towards a doctorate degree. Acceptance onto the doctorate degree programme is a prerequisite for appointment to this position, and the study period will begin upon commencement of the employment. The Research Fellow will participate in the faculty’s research training, and the doctorate degree project will be carried out over the course of the period of employment.

More than 200 staff members from all over the world have their workplace at the Department of Medical Biology (IMB). The department consists of 13 research groups concentrated on fundamental biomedical research problems, including research on various cancer forms, cardiovascular diseases, the body’s immune system and anti-biotic resistance. The Department is also involved in marine bio-prospecting and testing of new drugs.

IMB provides education for students studying programs in medicine, dentistry, biomedical laboratory sciences, biomedicine and pharmacy.

The research and responsibilities

Diabetes is associated with increased risk of heart failure and increased mortality after myocardial infarction. Energy metabolism of diabetic hearts is also altered, and they are less efficient. Using mouse models of obesity-related heart failure, this project will assess functional and metabolic effects of new treatment procedures that may lead to better understanding of the processes leading to the development of heart failure, as well as development of new therapeutic approaches.

The successful applicant will work with animal models, and an interest in cardiac/cardiovascular physiology and previous experience within this area will be considered an advantage for the position. Apart from the experimental work, the successful applicant must teach at the Department’s various courses. The duties will be allocated based on the applicant’s qualifications and the needs of the Department.

Contacts

For further information about the position and project, contact:

Qualifications

A requirement of the position is the completion of a relevant Master’s degree (Msc), a Norwegian Candidate with a medicine degree (MD), a veterinary degree, or other educations which have been approved as equivalent to these by the Norwegian certification authorities. The completed Master´s degree must be with good grades, either an integrated Master’s degree of 300 credits or a Master’s degree of 120 credits building upon a Bachelor’s degree of 180 credits. 

Master/medical students in the final stages are also qualified to apply, but have to document completed degree before employment.

Personal suitability for the position and the candidate’s motivation will be strongly emphasized. We are looking for a person who is structured, goal-oriented, analytical and able to communicate and collaborate with other people in the group. 

In order to be appointed to the role of Research Fellow, the eligibility requirements for the faculty’s PhD programme must be met, cf. section 6, Regulations for the Degree of Philosophiae Doctor (PhD) at the University of Tromsø, with additional provisions concerning the Faculty of Health Sciences which can be found on the website with the Regulations for the PhD programme at the Faculty of health Sciences.

Applicants must have a documented knowledge of English, which meets the requirements as stated in the Norwegian general university and college admission requirements.

Application

The application must include:

  • cover letter including a short description of interests and reasons for applying for the position
  • project description, where relevant
  • CV containing a complete overview of education, experience, professional work, pedagogical qualifications and references
  • diplomas and certificates:
  • diploma and transcript of Bachelor’s degree or equivalent (in original language and translated)
  • diploma and transcript of Master’s degree or equivalent (in original language and translated)
  • documentation of proficiency in English
  • any academic works, including the Master’s thesis

Proficiency in the English language can be documented in the following ways:

  • Diploma from a Norwegian upper secondary school with both spoken and written English (140 hours)
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
  • IELTS (International English Testing Service)
  • Completed university degree in the field of English language or literature
  • One year’s completed university studies in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the UK or USA, for which English was the language of instruction.

Applications will only be considered if all requested application documents are received before the application deadline.

All documentation to be assessed must be translated into English or a Scandinavian language.

Applications sent to us via e-mail or by any other means will not be considered.

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Assessment

The applicants will be assessed by an expert committee. The committee’s mandate is to undertake an assessment of the applicants’ qualifications based on the application documents and the text of the announcement.

The Assessment Committee will give emphasis to the potential for research, as presented in the Master’s thesis or equivalent, or in any other academic works.

In the assessment, consideration may also be given to professional experience and any other activity which may be significant for the completion of the doctoral degree, as well as to any pedagogical qualifications. This includes pedagogical training, teaching experience, experience of public education and experience/training of other kinds.

The applicants who are assessed as best qualified will be called to an interview. The interview shall, among other things, aim to clarify the applicant’s personal suitability for the position and motivations.

We offer

  • Interesting work tasks
  • A good academic environment with dedicated colleagues
  • A structured PhD program – English speaking
  • A large degree of independence in work
  • Flexible working hours and a state collective agreement
  • Pension scheme through the state pension fund

Working and payment conditions

The normal period of employment is four years. The PhD studies normally equate to three years. The fourth year, apportioned as 25% of each year, shall be put towards teaching or other work tasks undertaken for the university.

Shorter periods of employment may be offered if the Research Fellow has already completed parts of the research training programme, or in the event that the employment builds upon a previous appointment in an educational position (Research Fellow, Research Assistant or similar), so that the total time of research training comes to three years.

The successful candidate is obliged to make a contribution to the teaching of all students at the Faculty of Health Sciences as and where necessary.

The remuneration for Research Fellows is in accordance with the State salary scale codes 1017 and 1378, depending on the qualifications of the former.

A compulsory contribution of 2% to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund will be deducted.

General

We make the appointment in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants, and guidelines at UiT. At our website, you will find more information for applicants

You can find more information on the website for arriving staff.

At UiT The Arctic University of Norway, diversity is valued, and we therefore encourage all qualified applicants to apply regardless of their age, gender, functional ability or national or ethnic background. The university will emphasize making the necessary adaptations to the working conditions for employees with reduced functional ability.

Questions concerning the organisation of the working environment, including that of the physical state of the workplace, health services, possibilities for flexible working hours, part-time work, etc. may be addressed to the telephone reference in this announcement.

We process personal data given in an application or CV in accordance with the Personal Data Act. You may request to not be registered on the public list of applicants, but the University may decide that your name will be made public. You will receive advance notification in the event of such publication.

 UiT The Arctic University of Norway

UiT – Developing the High North

UiT is a multi-campus research university and the northernmost university of the world. Our central location in the High North, our broad and diverse research and study portfolio, and our interdisciplinary qualities make us uniquely suited to meet the challenges of the future. At UiT you can explore global issues from a close-up perspective.

Credibility, academic freedom, closeness, creativity and commitment shall be hallmarks of the relationship between our employees, between our employees and our students and between UiT and our partners.

The Faculty of Health Sciences

The Faculty of Health Sciences is a national innovation which brings together a wide range of health-related education pathways. This lays the groundwork for a unique level of interdisciplinarity and innovation in health education and research. We work closely with northern services in order to find solutions for tomorrow’s challenges.

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Deadline

31. July 2019

Post expires on Wednesday July 31st, 2019

PhD in microbial ecology

The position

The Faculty of Biosciences, Fisheries and Economics (BFE), UiT The Arctic University of Norway has a PhD position vacant in microbial ecology. The postion is temporary for 3 years and attached to Department of Arctic and Marine Biology (AMB) and the research group of Microorganisms and Plants.

Department of Arctic and Marine Biology (AMB) includes 6 research groups (including AMSE) distributed across several buildings. Research and teaching at AMB have a broad span, from molecular mechanisms at cellular/subcellular levels via studies of adaptations at the organismal level, to ecological interactions in aquatic and terrestrial environments. The institute is an exciting and cutting-edge academic and research unit in biology that addresses important questions in basic, applied and management-oriented research with a strong focus on the high North.

The Department has extensive national and international research collaborations including regional institutions like Fram Center, Institute of Marine Research and NIBIO. It plays a leading role in the Norwegian national Nansen Legacy Program. The staff consists of 52 permanent scientists, 23 technicians, 9 administrative positions and 65 temporary employees (researchers, postdocs, PhD students, and technicians).

The project

Thawing arctic soils lead to the release of the harmful greenhouse gas methane. On Svalbard, in high-Arctic Norway, we have found evidence that deep groundwater reservoirs carry methane at high concentrations to the surface. Sometimes through as much as 60 meters of permafrost. We want to understand the source of the methane, what happens to it while it moves underground and how much reaches the atmosphere. Our focus is the microorganisms that make a living on this methane, using it as a carbon and energy source.

The PhD student will be involved in a project, “Cells in the Cold”, which focus on the Time-dependent climatic regulation of cold CH4 emitting microbial ecosystems, and “Climagas”, which focuses on methane seeps in the Arctic tundra on Svalbard. In the project we will use a combination of process rate measurements, biochemical and molecular methods including metagenomics and metatranscriptomics to study methane oxidizing microorganisms in the tundra.

The major aim of the PhD student is to investigate and shed new light on the response times and nature of changes in the methane oxidizing microbiome after alteration in temperatures and methane release rates and during natural seasonal changes in and around terrestrial methane seeps.

Samples for field studies and generation of model-ecosystems will be collected from Svalbard.

The PhD student will join multiseasonal fieldwork campaigns, set up experimental ecosystems in the laboratory, perform gas and chemical analyses, and extraction of nucleic acids. The PhD student will further analyze the data using a combination of bioinformatics and statistical methods.
 

Contacts

For further information regarding this position, please contact Alexander Tøsdal Tveit, alexander.t.tveit@uit.no or phone +4799279186.

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Qualifications

We seek a PhD student that is motivated for research that span from microbial cell to ecosystem biology in an international project that involves abroad stays with collaborators and prolonged stays (up to several weeks) on Svalbard. A master in microbiology or microbial ecology is required. Experience with closed and fed-batch incubations of pure cultures or microcosms including gas measurements is a requirement to apply.

Experience in statistical analyses, high throughput sequence analysis or microscopy techniques is considered advantageous, as is experience with fieldwork and chemical analyses using chromatography or spectrometry techniques. The successful applicant must have a fluent command of English, both written and verbal. The PhD position will be part of an international project where the working language is English. The application should therefore be written in English.

Language

The successful applicant must have a fluent command of English, both written and verbal. The PhD position will be part of an international project where the working language is English. The application should therefore be written in English.

How to document languages proficiency.

Remuneration

Remuneration for the position of PhD Candidate is in accordance with State salary scale code 1017.

 A compulsory contribution of 2 % to the Norwegian Public Sector Pension Fund will be deducted.

Assessment

The applicants will be assessed by an expert committee. During this assessment process, emphasis will be attached to the applicant’s potential for research as shown by:

  • Master’s thesis or equivalent
  • any other academic works, and
  • project description (if required)                                      

In addition, consideration may be given to work experience or other activities of significance for the implementation of the PhD studies, and to any teaching qualifications. This includes teaching education, teaching experience, from popularization and experience/education from other types of dissemination. The  best qualified assessed applicants will be called to an interview. The interview shall among other things aim to clarify the applicant’s personal suitability for the position.

Applicants bring original certificates/diplomas and reference letter (work) to an interview.

General information

We make the appointment in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants, and guidelines at UiT. At our website, you will find more information for applicants

Questions concerning the organization of the working environment, such as the physical state of the place of employment, health service, possibility for flexible working hours, part time, etc. may be directed to the telephone reference in this announcement.

UiT The Arctic University of Norway has HR policy objectives that emphasize diversity, and therefore encourages qualified applicants to apply regardless of gender, functional ability and national or ethnic background.

UiT The Arctic University of Norway is an IW (Inclusive Workplace) enterprise, and will therefore emphasize making the necessary adaptations to the working conditions for employees with reduced functional ability

We process personal data given in an application or CV in accordance with the Personal Data Act. You may request to not be registered on the public list of applicants, but the University may decide that your name will be made public. You will receive advance notification in the event of such publication.

We are looking forward to receiving your application!

 UiT The Arctic University of Norway

The Faculty of Biosciences, Fisheries and Economics (BFE) consists of Department of Arctic and Marine Biology, Norwegian College of Fishery Science (NFH) and School of Business and Economics. The main task of BFE is to conduct teaching and research dissemination at a high national and international level within all relevant fields. Prioritized research areas are aquatic and terrestrial

ecosystems, climate, life in the arctic, marine bioprospecting, fish health, seafood products, business and macroeconomics, resources and environment, markets and management of marine resources. The interdisciplinary profile of the faculty provides good opportunity to develop research projects involving several research groups at the faculty according to its strategy.

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Deadline

4. July 2019

Post expires on Thursday July 4th, 2019

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Haematopoietic Stem Cell Research

About the position

At the Faculty of Health Sciences, the Department of Medical Biology a position has become available for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Haematopoietic Stem Cell Research. The position is affiliated with the research group Stem Cell Aging and Cancer.

The group aims at understanding malignant haematopoietic stem cell behaviour and regulation. Our goal is the identification of novel therapeutic targets of potential clinical interest. We use a variety of state-of-the-art techniques, including novel mouse genetic tools, stem cells, omics and advanced imaging. Our group has a broad international network and strengthens translational research through established collaborations with the University Hospital of North Norway (UNN). For more detailed information: www.uit.no/research/sac

This Postdoctoral position is a fixed term position of a duration of two years. Appointment to the positon of Postdoctoral Research Fellow is mainly intended to provide qualification for work in academic positions. It is a prerequisite that the applicant is able to carry out the project over the full course of the employment period. No person can hold more than one fixed-term position as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the same institution. 

More than 200 staff members from all over the world have their workplace at the Department of Medical Biology (IMB). The Department consists of 13 research groups concentrating on fundamental biomedical research problems, including research on various cancer forms, cardiovascular diseases, the body’s immune system and antibiotic resistance. The Department is also involved in marine bio-prospecting and testing of new drugs.

IMB provides education for students studying medicine, dentistry, biomedical laboratory sciences, biomedicine and pharmacy.

Responsibilities

Acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) is a highly aggressive haematopoietic malignancy often associated with poor response to chemotherapy and outcome. It has been proposed that the presence of mutations in at least two genes that specifically confer a survival advantage to the haematopoietic stem cell (HSC) and impede its further differentiation is required for AML development. This suggestion is based on the fact that oncogenes that confer a survival advantage to the HSC and are frequently mutated in human AML are only able to induce myeloproliferative neoplasms in mouse models but not the transition to AML.

The successful candidate will contribute to understand the process of HSC malignant transformation, aiming at using this knowledge for better patient treatment. Further project details will be directly discussed with the applicants.

Contact

The contact person for this position is Group Leader and NCMM Young Associate Investigator Dr. Lorena Arranz:

Qualifications

To be awarded the position of Postdoctoral Research Fellow, a Norwegian doctorate in biomedical sciences or equivalent is required, or a corresponding international doctorate degree which is recognised as being equal to the Norwegian doctorate degree. The applicant must have submitted his/her doctoral thesis for assessment prior to the application deadline. It is a condition of employment that the PhD degree has been awarded.

The position requires good knowledge in biomedical research in the haematology field, including acute myeloid leukaemia and bone marrow. Experience with techniques relevant for isolation of cell subsets from the bone marrow, flow cytometry and animal handling is required.

The candidate should be proficient in spoken and written English.

Personal skills will be emphasized, including his/her enthusiasm for research and ability to work independently and interactively in a team setting.

FELASA B or C certificate is required. Applicants should have a strong background in haematopoiesis and the HSC field, including FACS immunophenotype and functional assays of self-renewal, proliferation and differentiation both ex vivo and in vivo, i.e. transplantation. Experience with basic methods in molecular and cell biology, including extraction and sequencing of DNA/RNA, and immunohistochemistry, are also required. Experience with mouse models of haematopoietic diseases and some knowledge of the HSC microenvironment will be an advantage.

Importance shall be attached to personal suitability for the position and motivations.

We offer

  • Interesting work tasks and science of excellence
  • A highly competitive academic environment with dedicated colleagues
  • Good career opportunities
  • A large degree of independence in work
  • Pension scheme through the state pension fund
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Application

The application must include:

  • cover letter including a short description of interests and reasons for applying for the position
  • CV containing a complete overview of education, experience, professional work and references
  • Diplomas and certificates:
    • diploma and transcript of Bachelor’s degree or equivalent (in original language and translated)
    • diploma and transcript of Master’s degree or equivalent (in original language and translated)
    • Diploma and transcript of PhD
  • list of academic works
  • up to 15 academic works. The doctoral thesis is here counted as one work.
  • description of the attached works, and a short description of other works to show breadth of output.

It is expected that the successful candidate shall prepare a project description and progress reports some months after commencing employment.

Applications will only be considered if all requested application documents are received before the application deadline. Applications sent to us via e-mail or by any other means will not be considered.

Al documentation to be assessed must be translated into English or a Scandinavian language.

Assessment

The applicants will be assessed by an expert committee. The committee’s mandate is to undertake an assessment of the applicants’ qualifications based on the application documents and the text of the announcement.

The applicants who are assessed as best qualified will be called to an interview. The interview shall, among other things, aim to clarify the applicant’s personal suitability for the position and motivations.

UiT is seeking to increase the proportion of women in its academic positions. If two or more applicants are found to be generally equally qualified, the university will prioritise a female over a male candidate.

Working and payment conditions

Working hours will be set aside for research, research-related activities and research administration.

The successful candidate must also be willing to get involved in the ongoing development of their department and the university as a whole.

The remuneration for this position is in accordance with the State salary scale code 1352 A compulsory contribution of 2% to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund will be deducted.

General

In addition, applicants shall also refer to the supplementary provisions for the appointment to academic positions such as Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Research Fellow and Academic Assistant at UiT, The Arctic University of Norway, and to regulations concerning terms and conditions of employment for the posts Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Research Fellow, Research Assistant and Resident.

Questions concerning the organisation of the working environment, including that of the physical state of the workplace, health services, possibilities for flexible working hours, part-time work, etc. may be addressed to the telephone reference in this announcement.

At UiT, The Arctic University of Norway, diversity is valued, and we therefore encourage all qualified applicants to apply regardless of their age, gender, functional ability or national or ethnic background. UiT is an will make the necessary adaptations in order to facilitate for employees with reduced functional ability.

Personal information given in an application and CV will be treated in accordance with the Act relating to the processing of personal data (the Personal Data Act). In accordance with section 25, subsection 2 of the Freedom of Information Act, the applicant may request not to be registered on the public list of applicants. However, the university may nevertheless decide to make the candidate’s name public. The applicant will receive advance notification of any such publication.

You can find more information on the website for arriving staff.

We look forward to receiving your application.

About UiT The Arctic University of Norway

UiT – Developing the High North

UiT The Arctic University of Norway is a multi-campus research university and the northernmost university of the world. Our central location in the High North, our broad and diverse research and study portfolio, and our interdisciplinary qualities make us uniquely suited to meet the challenges of the future. At UiT you can explore global issues from a close-up perspective.

Credibility, academic freedom, closeness, creativity and commitment shall be hallmarks of the relationship between our employees, between our employees and our students and between UiT and our partners.

The Faculty of Health Sciences

The Faculty of Health Sciences is a national innovation which brings together a wide range of health-related education pathways.This lays the groundwork for a unique level of interdisciplinarity and innovation in health education and research. We work closely with northern services in order to find solutions for tomorrow’s challenges.

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Deadline

31.07.2019

Post expires on Wednesday July 31st, 2019

ERC-Funded PhD position in 3D label-free nanoscopy

The position

The Department of Physics and Technology is pleased to announce a vacant position of a PhD Research Fellow in the optics group in connection with the recently announced ERC starting grant project ‘Label-free 3D morphological nanoscopy for studying sub-cellular dynamics in live cancer cells with high spatio-temporal resolution (3D-nanoMorph)’. The appointment is for a duration of 3 years.

The postdoctoral research fellow will be a part of 3d-nanoscopy team, led by Assoc. Prof. Krishna Agarwal, who works on super-resolution microscopy, also referred to as nanoscopy. Please see 3dnanoscopy.com for more information. She is also the principal investigator of the aforementioned ERC project.

We offer an interesting project funded from the prestigious ERC Starting Grant, scientific independence, good remuneration, great potential of growth, and fantastic work environment within the stunning landscape of Tromsø.

The project

The goal of the ERC project is to develop a new label-free nanoscope comprising of a novel innovative instrument and a novel innovative computational solver, which together provide nanoscopic resolution for reconstructing the refractive index of sub-cellular organelles in biological living cell samples.

This project lies at the intersection of applied physics, applied mathematics, engineering, and biology. It requires a highly motivated, enthusiastic, goal-oriented, and diversely talented candidate. In turn, it provides an opportunity for doing a very interesting cutting-edge and heavily multi-disciplinary research in an early stage of the research career.

The fellow will work towards his/her PhD degree with the following goals:

  • development and characterization of the novel microscope under the co-supervision of an optical instrumentation expert,
  • participation in the development and optimization of the computation solver based on non-linear inverse scattering under the co-supervision of an inverse problems expert
  • integration of the instrument and solver to realize 3D label-free nanoscopy under the super-vision of Assoc. Prof. Krishna Agarwal
  • benchmarking the reconstruction accuracy and resolution of the nanoscope
  • collaboration with biologists to perform live cell experiments and derive nanoscopy images
  • dissemination of the work through scientific journal publications and conference participation

Opportunities and collaboration

The nature of the project and the job scope is that it allows an all rounded development of the fellow. The fellow will be encouraged and supported to build his/her resume towards their ambition in academic, technopreneurial, or main stream industrial career. There is an opportunity for the fellow to build his/her research network through inheriting the collaborations of the group.

Major collaborators, beyond UiT and directly relevant to the project, include USoton (UK), NTNU (Norway), UiO (Norway), IIT (Italy), IFOM (Italy), University of Campagnia (Italy), EMBL (Germany), NUS (Singapore), ASTAR (Singapore), BIT (China), Sun Yat Sen University (China), and IIT (India). The fellow will also be encouraged to become a member of Digital Life Norway (DLN), a national platform for multi-discplinary research with life sciences as a focus. DLN offers several PhD courses and career development programs, which the fellow can participate in.

Contact

For further information about the position and UiT contact Associate Professor Krishna Agarwal:

Qualifications

The position requires a Norwegian master degree in physics, mathematics, or electrical or computer engineering. The position also requires admission to the PhD programme. Information about requirements and the PhD programme is available here: https://uit.no/nt/phd

The main qualifications and mandatory requirements include:

  • Experience in experimental optics or microscope development
  • Good programming skills in Matlab, Python, Java or another scientific programming platforms
  • Postgraduate coursework or master thesis strongly related to at least 4 of the following topics:
    • Optics, Optical Wave theory, Ray Optics, Experimental Optics, or Optical Instrumentation
    • Microscopy or Nanoscopy
    • Electromagnetic wave theory, Electromagnetic scattering, or Electromagnetism modelling
    • Linear algebra
    • Optimization theory
    • Functional analysis or Operator theory
    • Computational modeling of differential and integral equations
    • Parallel computing or Distributed computing
    • Inverse Problems

It is expected that the candidate demonstrates:

  • Good written and verbal communication skills in English.
  • Self-motivation, independence, enthusiasm
  • Excellent work ethic and commitment to the job

It is desirable that the candidate demonstrates some of the following:

  • Creativity, ability to think outside the box, problem solving and go-getter characteristics are extremely desirable
  • Publication record (academic or non-academic scientific), if any, including journal articles, patents, conference articles, software or source code releases, news articles, video or text blogs are welcome (order of examples indicates roughly the order of preference).
  • Prior experience or skills in designing custom optical assemblies in CAD software(s) for 3D printing or CNC machining
  • Prior experience in synchronization of electronic equipment and customized automation of processes
  • International experience and cultural awareness

The assessment will emphasize motivation and personal suitability for the position. The candidate must be willing to engage in the ongoing development of label-free nanoscopy and the university as a whole.

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Application

Your application must include:

  • Application letter describing
    • why the candidate considers oneself suitable for the position
    • what motivates the candidate to apply for the position
    • what the candidate expects from this position
  • CV – summarizing education, positions and academic work
  • Diplomas and transcripts from completed degrees
  • Documentation of English proficiency
  • At least 2 academic references
  • Master thesis, and any other academic works

Having a master degree is required before commencement in the position. If you are in the process of completing your master, you must document that you have submitted your master thesis by the application deadline. You should have dissertated before the preferred start-up date of the position, July 1st, 2019. You should also attach a statement from your supervisor.

Documentation has to be in English or a Scandinavian language. We only accept applications through Jobbnorge.

We offer

  • Exciting research possibilities, international exposure, opportunity to shape and pursue career ambition, opportunity to build extensive research network, and great potential of growth
  • Exposure of working in highly prestigious EU funded project and cutting edge research
  • Fantastic work environment and good renumeration within the stunning landscape of Tromsø
  • Good welfare arrangements for employees
  • Good arrangements for pension, insurance and loans in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund

Remuneration of PhD positions are in salary code 1017. In addition to taxes, 2% is deducted for the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.  The working hours will be utilised for research, research-related activities and research administration.

More information about moving to Tromsø: uit.no/mobility

General information

The appointment is made in accordance with State regulations and guidelines at UiT. At our website, you will find more information for applicants

As many as possible should have the opportunity to undertake organized research training. If you already hold a PhD or have equivalent competence, we will not appoint you to this position.

A good work environment is characterized by diversity. We encourage qualified candidates to apply, regardless of their gender, functional capacity or cultural background. UiT and will emphasize making the necessary adaptations to the working conditions for employees with reduced functional ability

According to the Norwegian Freedom and Information Act (Offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.

About UiT The Arctic University of Norway

UiT – Developing the High North

UiT The Arctic University of Norway is a multi-campus research university and the northernmost university of the world. Our central location in the High North, our broad and diverse research and study portfolio, and our interdisciplinary qualities make us uniquely suited to meet the challenges of the future. At UiT you can explore global issues from a close-up perspective.

Credibility, academic freedom, closeness, creativity and commitment shall be hallmarks of the relationship between our employees, between our employees and our students and between UiT and our partners.

Revolutionizing Nanoscopy

The Department of Physics and Technology houses the optics group at the main campus of UiT. The optics group has experienced a great surge in research, thanks to a constant flow of Horizon2020 funding through ERC and MSCA-IF projects and funding from research council of Norway through diverse projects. This has lead to a thriving multi-national (currently representing 8 nations) and multi-disciplinary research group, currently comprising of 4 principal investigators, 7 post docs, 7 PhD candidates, several master students and a multi-million dollar research infrastructure. There is a constant flow of international visiting experts.

The group members represent various disciplines like optics, photonics, fabrication, biology, mathematics, sensing, microscopy, nanoscopy, chemistry, computer engineering, electronic instrumentation, etc. The group’s core research activity targets development of cutting-edge technologies in nano-photonics, optics-based climate sensing, microscopy, and optical and computational nanoscopy. There is an emphasis on gender equality, cultural integration, conducive work environment excellence through cooperation and co-enabling, and support of growth and ambition of everyone in the group.

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Deadline

07.05.2019

Post expires on Tuesday May 7th, 2019