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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.

Apply for this job

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Deadline

31.07.2019

Post expires on Wednesday July 31st, 2019

Research Fellow connected to the project “Cardiotoxic effects of anti-cancer therapies”

The position, research and responsibilities

At the Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Medical Biology (IMB), a position as Research Fellow has become available for applicants wishing to take a Philosophiae Doctor (PhD) degree. The position is affiliated with the Cardiovascular Research Group. The position is available for commencement from 01.10.2019 and for a period of four years.

Many drugs currently used for cancer treatment have toxic side effects on the heart and may lead to acute decline in heart function and/or progressive development of heart failure. Increased oxidative stress, altered cardiac metabolism and reduced energetic status are suggested to play key roles in the disease progression.

This project will examine how drugs used for treatment of cancer impact on cardiac metabolism, e.g.  substrate oxidation and oxygen consumption. In addition, we will explore the underlying cardio-toxic mechanisms of the drugs. Two experimental mouse models will be used, where heart failure is induced by anthracycline (a cytostatica) or a combination of anthracycline and herceptin (an antibody used to treat HER2-positive breastcancer).

An interest in cardiac/cardiovascular physiology and previous experience within this area is considered an advantage for the position.

Apart from the experimental work, the successful applicant must teach at various courses offered by the Department, depending on the applicant’s qualifications and the needs of the Department.

The positions affliation

The Cardiovascular Research Group focuses 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.

IMB has approximately 180 employees, host 14 research groups involved in international collaborative projects focusing on fundamental biomedical topics, including research on various forms of cancer, cardiovascular and vascular diseases, the body’s immune system and antibiotic resistance.

The department runs study programs at Bachelor, Master and PhD levels, and provides education for students studying medicine, dentistry, biomedical laboratory sciences, biomedicine and nutrition.

The Faculty provides access to state of the art core facilities within bioimaging (microscopy and preclinical-PET), proteomics, metabolomics, genomics, bioinformatics, and clinical research. The Faculty also provides access to a modern research facility for both large and small research animals.

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.

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

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

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 lab. 

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.

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 PhD program, and the doctorate degree project is carried out over the course of the period of employment. Information on the application process for admissions to the PhD programme and on PhD regulations can be found on the website “The Research Fellow file”.

Contacts

Associate Professor Anne D. Hafstad

Professor Terje Larsen (group leader)

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
  • form for documentation of teaching qualifications, which can be found on the website with information for applicants for positions at UiT

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.

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

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.

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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. A trial lecture may also be held.

We can 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.

Other 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

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, which are available on  the website “The Research Fellow file”.

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.

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.

 UiT The Arctic University of Norway

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 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. We work closely with the services in the North to solve tomorrow’s challenges.

Read more about us at uit.no/helsefak  

Apply for this job

Read the job description at the university homepage

Deadline

31.05.2019

Post expires on Friday May 31st, 2019

PhD Candidate on Klebsiella pneumoniae in the marine environment

About the Position

The Faculty of Health Sciences and Department of Medical Biology has an available position for a PhD Candidate, for applicants wishing to take a Philosophiae Doctor (PhD) degree at UiT The Arctic University of Norway. The position is available for commencement from August 1st, 2019 and for a period of three years.

The PhD candidate will work on a large multidisciplinary project entitled “Klebsiella pneumoniae – a key driver in the global spread of antimicrobial resistance and a target for new approaches in diagnostics, surveillance and alternative therapeutics (KLEB-GAP)”. The project is coordinated by the Department of Medical Biology, UiT. The activity of the candidate is co-funded by the Trond Mohn Research Foundation, UiT and IMR.

The PhD candidate will be affiliated with the Department of Medical Biology and follow the PhD programme at UiT in Tromsø, but the permanent working place will be the Institute of Marine Research (IMR), Bergen, Norway.

The candidate will be involved in the research conducted at IMR. The work will focus on sampling of marine fish, seawater, sediments and bivalves; analytical examination of samples and primary characterisation of Klebsiella pneumoniae (Kp) isolates; data processing and publication of results; participation with presentations on project meetings and preparation of PhD application to UiT.  The activity will be in close cooperation with researchers at IMR and other institutions involved in KLEB-GAP consortium.

The project

The overall aim of the KLEB-GAP project is to explore Kp-reservoirs using a first-in-kind One Health approach to develop new antimicrobial resistance diagnostics, innovative surveillance methods, and evaluate bacteriophages as treatment against multidrug resistant Kp. The project will explore the presence, persistence, and transmission of Kp and related antimicrobial resistance determinants within and across human, animal, and marine reservoirs through advanced genomic and bioinformatic analyses of large prospectively collected samples.

The project will provide new knowledge for:

  • further development of global surveillance methodology to monitor the flow of Kp and related antimicrobial resistance across sectors,
  • the development of new methods (whole metagenomic sequencing) beyond the state-of-art for diagnostics and surveillance of Kp-clonal lineages involved in antimicrobial resistance dispersion and pathogenicity, and
  • pre-clinical efficacy studies of bacteriophages as treatment of colonisation and infection by multidrug resistant Kp.

The position’s work place

The Institute of Marine Research (IMR) is one of the largest marine research institutes in Europe, with about 1,000 employees. The main activities are research, advisory work and monitoring. In January 2018, the IMR was merged with NIFES – the National Institute of Nutrition and Seafood Research. IMR is a leading supplier of knowledge relating to the sustainable management of the resources in our marine ecosystems and the whole food chain from the sea to the table. The current position will be affiliated to the IMR Section for Contaminants and Biohazards.

Collaboration

The project takes advantage of the unique Norwegian human (NORM) and animal (NORM-VET) antimicrobial resistance surveillance infrastructure, the IMR/ Norwegian Food Safety Authority sampling systems in the marine environment, the interdisciplinary antimicrobial resistance One Health Norwegian K. pneumoniae-network (NOR-KLEB-NET; www.nor-kleb.net ), and the ongoing Norwegian human K. pneumoniae-study (NOR-KLEB) to access animal, human, and environmental K. pneumoniae-reservoirs/-strains/-genomes with relevant metadata.

The project involves six Norwegian institutions including UiT, Stavanger University Hospital, University Hospital of North-Norway, Norwegian Veterinary Institute, IMR and ACD Pharma, an industry partner as well as four renowned international partners represent by Karolinska Institute (Stockholm), Institut Pasteur (Paris), Queens University of Belfast, and Monash University (Melbourne).

Contact

For further information about the position and UiT contact:

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Qualifications

A requirement of the position is the completion of a relevant Master’s degree in microbiology/biochemistry/molecular biology or other educations which have been approved as equivalent to these. Relevant competence in methods for microbiological food analysis, antimicrobial susceptibility testing, bacterial population genetics, molecular epidemiology and bioinformatics is considered important.

Acceptance onto the PhD programme is a prerequisite for appointment to this position, and the study period will begin upon commencement. The PhD Candidate will participate in formal research training, and perform the doctorate degree project over the course of the period of employment. The eligibility requirements for the faculty’s PhD programme must be met, cf. section 6, Regulations for the Degree of Philosophiae Doctor (PhD). For information on the admissions process to the PhD programme and on PhD regulations, visit https://uit.no/helsefak/phd

Master students in the final stages may also apply. A preliminary version of the dissertation should be included if the final version is not ready before the application deadline. Information about the delivery deadline for the dissertation should be given. A completed degree must be documented before an acceptable date for commencement.

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

We are looking for persons with are structured, goal-oriented, analytical and able to communicate and collaborate with other people in the lab and the consortium. We will evaluate personal suitability and motivation for the position.

Application

Your application must include:

  • Cover letter explaining your motivation and research interests
  • CV – summarizing education, positions and academic work
  • Diplomas and transcripts of Bachelor’s and Master’s degree or equivalent (in original language and translated)
  • Master thesis, and any other academic works
  • References with contact details
  • Documentation on English proficiency

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.

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

Terms of employment

Remuneration of PhD positions 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

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 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.

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.

Apply for this job

Read the job description at the university homepage

Deadline

13.05.2019

Post expires on Monday May 13th, 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

Researcher within cell signaling (Hematopoietic cancer)

About the Position

At the faculty of Health Science, Department of Pharmacy, a temporary full-time (100 %) position as Researcher is available. The position is part of the project “THE ROLE OF INDUCIBLE DUAL-SPECIFICITY PHOSPHATASES IN REGULATION OF ONCOGENE SIGNALING IN HEMATOLOGICAL CANCERS”, financed by The Norwegian Cancer Society. The project has financing for 4 years.

The Faculty of Health Sciences has eight Departments; Medical Biology, Community Medicine, Clinical Medicine, Pharmacy, Clinical Dentistry, Psychology, Health and Care Sciences, and Child and Adolescent Mental Health.

The Department of Pharmacy consists of six research groups; Pharmacology, Natural Products and Medicinal Chemistry, Drug Transport and Delivery, Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacoepidemiology (IPSUM), Microbiology, and Infection Biology. The Department has 32 staff in continuing appointments as well as a number of staff, PhD candidates and postdoctoral researchers in fixed-term appointments. The Department is responsible for educating bachelor- and master students in pharmacy. Additional information can be found at www.farmasi.uit.no.

The successful applicant will join the Pharmacology research group.

The Pharmacology research group currently consists of one professor, two associate professors, one postdoc, one PhD candidate and two technical officers.

The position’s field of research

The focus of the research activity in the pharmacology research group is cellular signalling and regulation of gene expression in the context of cell migration and metastasis, with aim to improve therapeutic strategies for cancer treatment.

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Qualifications

Interested candidates must have obtained a Ph.D in either immunology, tumour immunology, cancer biology or a related subject. Experience with immunological techniques and cell biology, including multicolour flow cytometry is essential. Researchers with extensive experience and knowledge of immune cell signaling are particular welcome to apply for this position.The applicant needs to understand the concepts of Mass cytometry and be willing to learn these techniques for single cell analysis.

Considerable emphasis will be placed on personal skills. The ability to work independently and collaborate within a research group will be required. The candidate must be experienced in scientific writing and should be capable of constructing grant proposals both as a partner within the research team and also to obtain funding for their own future projects.

The applicant must be highly motivated and responsible, and also have a capacity for hard work and an enthusiasm for research.

The candidate must be fluent in written and oral English.

Application

  • Letter of application
  • CV (containing a complete overview of education, supervised professional training and professional work)
  • Copies of diploma and transcript
  • The works (published or unpublished) which the applicant wishes to be taken into consideration during the assessment process must be submitted
  • List of references with contact information.
     

All documentation that is to be evaluated must be certified and translated into English or a Scandinavian language.

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

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We offer

  • Interesting work tasks
  • A good academic environment with dedicated colleagues
  • Good career opportunities
  • A large degree of independence in work
  • Flexible working hours and a state collective agreement
  • Pension scheme through the state pension fund
  • Good welfare arrangements for employees

You can find more information about moving to Tromsø here.

The appointment is for 4 years. Remuneration of research positions are in State salary code 1109. In addition to taxes, a further 2% is deducted for the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund. 

Contacts

For further information about the position you can contact Professor Ole Morten Seternes, email: ole-morten.seternes@uit.no, phone +4747263974

Other 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. 

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.

About UiT The Arctic University of Norway

UiT is a multi-campus research univerisity 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.

The Faculty of Health Sciences at UiT 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. Read more about us at www.uit.no/helsefak.

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Deadline

06.05.2019

Post expires on Monday May 6th, 2019

ERC-Funded Postdoctoral Position in interferometric microscopy and optical instrumentation

The position

The Department of Physics and Technology is pleased to announce a vacant position of a Postdoctoral 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 2 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. 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, 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.

The novel optical microscope is a key component of the project and the postdoctoral research fellow will work on it with the following goals:

  • development and characterization of this microscope,
  • performing measurements and benchmarking, and
  • collaborating with photonic chip experts, computational team members and biologists to make the instrument amenable for optical waveguide (photonic chip) based illumination, computational solver, and biological experiments
  • dissemination of the work through scientific journal publications and conference participation
  • Participate in student activity and projects at master and PhD level.

The design of the microscope is related to quantitative phase imaging, interferometric, and holographic microscopes. Coherence, polarization sensitivity, and alignment sensitivity of the instrument make it a challenging project. The instrument also requires automation for acquiring single set of measurement as well as long duration continuous measurements. A patent is being applied for the instrument and the project is likely to lead to commercialization research grants or technopreneurial start-up in the future.

Opportunities

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. The fellowship also offers opportunity of mentoring PhD students in the team and involvement in teaching, if it is of interest to the fellow. 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 courses and career development programs, which the fellow can participate in as a student or an instructor.

Contact

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

Qualifications

The position requires a Norwegian doctoral degree in Engineering/Physics/Bio-technology with strong focus on optical microscopy and optical instrumentation, or a corresponding foreign doctoral degree recognised as equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree

The main qualifications and compulsory requirements include:

  • Prior experience in developing interferometric optical microscopes, such as quantitative phase microscopy,  or coherent microscopes from scratch
  • Publication record illustrating first author publications of experimental research in journals of optics, instrumentation, or application
  • Solid experimental background in optics and microscopy
  • Basic knowledge of electromagnetics or computational techniques in microscopy

It is expected that the candidate demonstrates:

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

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

  • Creativity, ability to think outside the box, problem solving orientation are extremely desirable
  • Prior experience in adaptive optics, live cell imaging or other bioimaging
  • 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
  • Prior exposure on integrated optics, optical waveguides and optical fibres
  • Experience in mentorship, leadership, multi-disciplinary research, and international collaborations are desirable
  • 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, including list of previous projects
  • Full list of publications. Also indicate which two publications the candidate considers the best output and why.
  • Academic works, up to ten. The doctoral thesis is regarded as one work.
  • Diplomas and transcripts
  • List of at least 2 academic references

Having a PhD degree is required before commencement in the position. If you are in the process of completing your PhD, you must document that you have submitted your PhD thesis by the application deadline. 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
  • 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

Terms of employment

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

Apply for this job

Read the job description at the university homepage

Deadline

07.05.2019

Post expires on Tuesday May 7th, 2019