Researcher at the Department of Clinical Science

Researcher at the Department of Clinical Science

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At the Faculty of Medicine, Department of Clinical Science, a full-time permanent position as researcher is available. The position is external financed and for the time being a part of the project Mohn Research Center for Diabetes Precision Medicine (PRECISE-DIA). The project has a temporary financing for three (3) years.

About the project/work tasks:

  • The position as researcher is part of Work Package II – From variant to function, and the aim is to characterize the pathogenicity of gene variants identified in diabetes that can be used for improved diagnosis and more precise treatment

Qualifications and personal qualities:

  • The applicant must hold a relevant Norwegian PhD or equivalent doctoral degree
  • The successful applicant must have experience with functional analyses of GWAS data, adipose tissue biology (white, beige and brown adipocytes), genetic manipulation of adipocytes (including CRISPR-Cas9), subcloning, isolation of nucleic acids and proteins from cells, qPCR, Chip/Chip-seq, ATAC-seq, RNA-seq, Seahorse, Western blotting, luciferase-assays, and handling of radioactive materials
  • The applicant must be experienced in counselling, teaching, writing manuscripts and preferentially also grant applications
  • Personal skills, including abilities to work independently and cooperate within a research group will be evaluated
  • The applicant must be motivated and responsible, and also have a great work capacity and enthusiasm for research
  • The candidate must be fluent in written and oral English and Norwegian
  • Experience with international collaboration is an advantage

We can offer:

  • A good and challenging work environment in research front of diabetes
  • Salary NOK 593 500 (code 1109, pay grade 64), specialist NOK 615 000 (code 1109, pay grade 66) gross p.a. for a fulltime position. In the case of a highly qualified applicant, a higher salary may be considered.
  • Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • Good welfare benefits

Your application must include:

  • A brief letter of application stating your motivation for the position, why you are applying and why this position is perfect for you
  • An overview of your education and work experience (CV)
  • Witnessed copies of diplomas and relevant certificates (applicants with education from other countries than Norway must enclose diplomas in both the original language and authorized translations)
  • Publications and academic work (max 10 in PDF) and a list of these
  • Your PhD thesis (in PDF)
  • Two references (name and contact information)

It is very important that each of the scholarly works on which the committee should place special emphasis, is attached in its entirety.

The following premise forms the basis for the post as research scientist:

  • The researcher will be a member of the research group of which the topic/project belongs to
  • The salary shall if possible be 100 % covered by external financing
  • The researcher shall actively contribute to attract external funding to the research project, both for her/his own position and other positions, from the Research Council of Norway, EU and other sources
  • The researcher is expected to have her/his research activity financed by the project of the researcher and the projects of the associated research group
  • The Head of Department may allocate work for the researcher related to specific research projects
  • The researcher may participate in committee work and other administrative tasks within the University of Bergen
  • The researcher has no teaching duties, but is expected to supervise master students and PhD candidates when this is a natural part of the research activity of the research group
  • The researcher may apply for competence promotion according to the regulations for promotions 
  • The basis for the position ceases if no further project funding and new law on state officials etc. on dismissal and preferential rights will be applied to permanent employees

General information:

Further information about the position can be obtained from Professor Gunnar Mellgren, e-mail:

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

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

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Deadline: 2023-03-21 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Clinical Science

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Tuesday March 21st, 2023