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PhD Fellow in Aquatic Ecotoxicolgy

The position

A PhD position is available at the Department of Arctic and Marine Biology (AMB), Faculty of Biosciences, Fisheries and Economics (BFE) with the Arctic Marine System Ecology research group.

The position is for a period of four years. The nominal length of the PhD programme is three years. The fourth year is distributed as 25 % each year and will consist of teaching and other duties. The objective of the position is to complete research training to the level of a doctoral degree. Admission to the PhD programme is a prerequisite for employment, and the programme period starts on commencement of the position.

The main workplace is at UiT in Tromsø, and in close collaboration with the Genomics research division at NORD in Bodø. This will require multiple and longer research stays at NORD in Bodø every year. You must be able to start in the position within a reasonable time after receiving the offer.

The position is expected to start in September 2023.

The project

The PhD position is placed within the project “Reproductive toxicity and transgenerational effects of petroleum mixtures in fish (ToxiGen)», newly funded by the Research Council of Norway. The project aims at determining the effects and toxic mechanisms of petroleum on the reproductive success of fishes and subsequent generations, focusing on three working hypotheses: 1) endocrine disruption in maturing adults, 2) maternal transfer of toxic petroleum fraction to eggs, and 3) epigenome alterations and transgenerational epigenetic inheritance.

The PhD candidate will work primarily on the second and third hypotheses using zebrafish as a model organism, but also in close collaboration with an ongoing PhD candidate and a post-doctoral fellow, on the first working hypothesis, using existing polar cod (Boreogadus saida) samples.

The PhD candidate will explore alterations of the epigenome in fish tissues including gametes and fertilised eggs to ascertain if maternal and paternal gametes are differentially affected by exposure. To investigate the role of maternal transfer of toxic compounds, an in ovo micro-injection approach will be conducted at Helmholtz Environmental Research Centre in Leipzig (Germany), where the candidate will spend some weeks.

Finally, a transgenerational experiment on zebrafish and associated phenotypic analyses will be conducted in our new modern facilities at UiT. All molecular epigenomic analyses to investigate epigenetic inheritance will be performed at NORD.

We invite applications from candidates strongly motivated to obtain a PhD within aquatic ecotoxicology and who want to build on competence within fish ecotoxicology and epigenetics. The position will require a highly flexible candidate with longer stays in collaborating laboratories, especially at NORD in Bodø and at Helmholtz Environmental Research Centre in Germany.

The applicants must present a project description outlining their ideas for the PhD project in relation to the overall objectives. The project description shall not exceed 2 pages, literature references included. The description must include a suggestion of approaches to be used and how the candidate’s qualifications fit in this proposal

Affiliations

The Arctic Marine System Ecology Research Group has currently 14 permanent scientific staff members, comprising biological oceanographers, ecologists, and ecotoxicologists, and more than 20 PhD candidates and postdoctoral fellows. The group has a broad scientific scope related to the understanding of high-latitude marine ecosystems and is involved in many large interdisciplinary research projects investigating the impact of climatic changes and human actions on marine ecosystems at high latitudes.

The PhD candidate will be under the main supervision of Prof. Jasmine Nahrgang at UiT and co-supervision of Prof. Jorge Fernandes at NORD University. The Genomics Division at NORD has a platform for high-throughput DNA sequencing, which we use to study biological functions (e.g. reproduction, development, growth, the immune system, and epigenetics) and the consequences of environmental change. Currently the division comprises 6 permanent academic staff, 10 post-docs and 19 PhD students. The Fernandes group focuses on epigenetic regulation of gene networks by environmental factors.

The PhD candidate will also be integrated in the ARCTOS network at UiT and will benefit from the ARCTOS student support network. ARCTOS is nationally and internationally recognized in the science community, as well as in industry circles, as a source of high-quality basic and applied research, addressing critical scientific and management questions related to for example impacts of climate change. Student members of the ARCTOS network benefit from attending and presenting at the monthly colloquiums and getting ECTS for it, joining teaching cruises, or organizing and attending the annual Student Forum in connection with ARCTOS Days.

Contact

For further information about the position, please contact Professor Jasmine Nahrgang:

Jon Terje Hellren Hansen, Marius Fiskum

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Qualifications

To be eligible for the position, a candidate must have a MSc degree in ecotoxicology or aquatic biology, with a documented strong focus on molecular biology. Suitable applicants must be inquisitive and open-minded and have a high motivation to further develop the skills they so far obtained. The following skills are regarded as relevant for being considered for the position:

Mandatory scientific skills:

  • Documented good theoretical knowledge of ecotoxicology, preferably dealing with fish models
  • Documented good practical knowledge in state-of-the art molecular lab techniques
  • Documented fluency in English

Additional beneficial skills and expertise:

  • Experience in working with zebrafish or other fish models, including experience in animal husbandry
  • Animal experimentation certification for researchers (FELASA category C)
  • Experience with in vivo experimental approaches such as ecotoxicological testing
  • Statistical skills for data analysis
  • Experience in RRBS data analysis
  • Experience with communication of science through webpages or social media
  • Documented interest in and talent for leadership or mentorship roles
  • Experience with bioinformatics

In the assessment, the emphasis is on the applicant’s potential to complete a research education based on the master’s thesis or equivalent, and any other scientific work. The project description will also be considered. In addition, other experience of significance for the completion of the doctoral programme may be given consideration.

We will also emphasize motivation and personal suitability for the position. We are looking for candidates who:

  • Have good collaboration skills
  • Have good communication and interaction with colleagues and students
  • Wants to contribute to a good working environment
  • Will thrive in a position that will require significant mobility

The project involves spending a considerable amount of time at NORD in Bodø and abroad, thus the successful candidate should be positive towards mobility. The ability to work independently as well as in a team is desired. English is the principal language in our work environment and applicants are asked to submit their application in English.

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.

Admission to the PhD programme 

For employment in the PhD position, you must be qualified for admission to the PhD programme at the Faculty of Biosciences, Fisheries and Economics and participate in organized doctoral studies within the employment period.

Admission normally requires:  

  • A bachelor’s degree of 180 ECTS and a master’s degree of 120 ECTS, or an integrated master’s degree of 300 ECTS. 
  • A master’s thesis with a scope corresponding to at least 30 ECTS for a master’s degree of 120 ECTS. 
  • A master’s thesis with a scope corresponding to at least 20 ECTS for an integrated master’s degree of 300 ECTS. 

UiT normally accepts higher education from countries that are part of the Lisbon Recognition Convention.

Grade requirements applies both to the master thesis as well as courses part of the master’s degree. The minimum requirements are grade C or better on the master’s degree, and grade C or better on courses that are part of the master’s degree. A grade lower than C in one course may be compensated by a higher grade than C in another course. If the applicant has two subjects with the grade D or lower, the applicant is not qualified for admission. A more detailed description of admission requirements can be found here.  

Applicants with a foreign education will be subjected to an evaluation of whether the educational background is equal to Norwegian higher education, following national guidelines from NOKUT. Depending on which country the education is from, one or two additional years of university education may be required to fulfil admission requirements, e.g. a 4-year bachelor’s degree and a 2-year master’s degree. 

If you are employed in the position, you will be provisionally admitted to the PhD programme. Application for final admission must be submitted no later than six weeksafter taking up the position. 

Inclusion and diversity

UiT The Arctic University of Norway is working actively to promote equality, gender balance and diversity among employees and students, and to create an inclusive and safe working environment. We believe that inclusion and diversity are a strength, and we want employees with different competencies, professional experience, life experience and perspectives.

If you have a disability, a gap in your CV or immigrant background, we encourage you to tick the box for this in your application. If there are qualified applicants, we invite at least one in each group for an interview. If you get the job, we will adapt the working conditions if you need it. Apart from selecting the right candidates, we will only use the information for anonymous statistics.

Jon Terje Hellren Hansen, Ola Røe

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We offer

  • Involvement in an interesting research project with good opportunities to establish a scientific network through our national and international collaborators
  • Good career opportunities 
  • A good academic environment with dedicated colleagues  
  • Flexible working hours and a state collective pay agreement  
  • Pension scheme through the state pension fund 
  • PhD Fellows are normally given a salary of 501 200 NOK/year with a 3% yearly increase

Norwegian health policy aims to ensure that everyone, irrespective of their personal finances and where they live, has access to good health and care services of equal standard. As an employee you will become member of the National Insurance Scheme which also include health care services.

More practical information about working and living in Norway can be found here: https://uit.no/staffmobility

Application 

Your application must include: 

  • Cover letter explaining your motivation and research interests
  • CV
  • Diploma for bachelor’s and master’s degree
  • Transcript of grades/academic record for bachelor’s and master’s degree
  • Explanation of the grading system for foreign education (Diploma Supplement if available)
  • Documentation of English proficiency
  • References with contact information
  • Master’s thesis, and any other academic works
  • Project description (max. 2 pages, literature references included)

Qualification with a master’s degree is required before commencement in the position. If you are near completion of your master’s degree, you may still apply and submit a draft version of the thesis and a statement from your supervisor or institution indicating when the degree will be obtained. You must still submit your transcripts for the master’s degree with your application.

All documentation to be considered must be in a Scandinavian language or English. Diplomas and transcripts must also be submitted in the original language, if not in English or Scandinavian. If English proficiency is not documented in the application, it must be documented before starting in the position. We only accept applications and documentation sent via Jobbnorge within the application deadline. 

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

A shorter period of appointment may be decided when the PhD Fellow has already completed parts of their research training programme or when the appointment is based on a previous qualifying position PhD Fellow, research assistant, or the like in such a way that the total time used for research training amounts to three years. 

Remuneration for the position of PhD Fellow is in accordance with the State salary scale code 1017. A compulsory contribution of 2 % to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund will be deducted. In addition, UiT pays directly to the pension fund on top of the salary – in 2023 this rate is 9 %. As a state employee, you have one of the best pension schemes available. For more information see: spk.no

We process personal data given in an application or CV in accordance with the Personal Data Act (Offentleglova). According to the Personal Data Act information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure. You will receive advance notification in the event of such publication, if you have requested non-disclosure. 

Charter & Code – Torger Grytå

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Eallju – 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 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

5th April 2023

Post expires on Wednesday April 5th, 2023

Postdoctoral Research Fellow: Nanophotonics and Raman-spectroscopy

The position

The Department of Physics and Technology announces a vacant position as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow, initially for two years. The position is attached to the project “On-chip Raman-spectroscopy of extracellular vesicles.” The goal is to develop high throughput chemical analysis of extracellular vesicles (EVs), ultimately to detect various diseases based on a drop of blood. Photonic integrated circuits (PICs) with optical waveguides and nanoantennas will be developed for optical trapping and Raman-spectroscopy of the EVs. The Postdoctoral Research Fellow will have a leading role in design and cleanroom processing of the photonic integrated circuits and/or in the experimental work with trapping and Raman-spectroscopy of EVs using the PICs.

The position is formally attached to the Ultrasound, Microwaves and Optics group of the Department of Physics and Technology, which has the strongest track record in optical waveguide technology in Norway, and currently involves 30-40 people, 70% of them from abroad. Its research is at the forefront in the areas of super-resolution imaging using nanophotonic waveguides and optical sensor technology. The team of Prof. Olav Gaute Hellesø mainly works on optical waveguides, optical trapping, and Raman-spectroscopy of trapped particles.

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

The workplace is at UiT in Tromsø. You must be able to start in the position within a reasonable time after receiving the offer.

If you receive a personal overseas research grant from NFR it is possible to apply NFR for an extension of the fellowship period corresponding to the length of the stay abroad (minimum three months, maximum 12 months).

The position’s field of research

Extracellular vesicles (EVs) are tiny particles released from biological cells (diameter approx. 100 nm). EVs can circulate in the body, while cells are mostly fixed in tissue. EVs are considered a mechanism for communications between cells, allowing cells to exchange proteins, lipids, and genetic material. Elevated levels of EVs have been associated with several disease states such as atherosclerosis, diabetes, cancer, arterial cardiovascular diseases, and venous thromboembolism. EVs thus contain information about the cells in the body. This information can be revealed by characterizing the EVs in a drop of blood. New methods to characterize and analyze EVs are essential to understand the biological functions of these vesicles, and to develop new clinical methods involving their use and/or analysis.

The aim of the project is to develop high throughput chemical analysis of EVs and facilitate medical research on EVs using the proposed new system. An optical chip will be developed to characterize the EVs using Raman-spectroscopy. One or a few EVs will be held by optical forces for long enough to analyze them. This will be done at several sites on the chip, using light from a single laser. The chip will be connected to an optical spectrometer, that will acquire the Raman-spectra from the EVs. Based on the Raman-spectra, chemical information about the EVs can be obtained. The system will allow many EVs to be analyzed at the same time, and thus make it a high throughput system.

A research group in medical biology will use the system developed to find a relationship between EVs and venous thromboembolism. Two PhD-students are currently working on the project, which also includes visiting students, master-degree students, and collaboration with Univ. of Southampton, UK, Univ. of Twente, Netherlands, and Univ. of Paris, France.

Contact

Further information about the position and UiT is available by contacting Prof. Olav Gaute Hellesø: 

Jon Terje Hellren Hansen, Ingun A.Mæhlum

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Qualifications

The position requires a Norwegian doctoral degree in physics, nanotechnology or a similar field, or a corresponding foreign doctoral degree recognised as equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree. Priority should be given to candidates who have completed their doctoral degree no more than five years before the application deadline unless special circumstances exist.

The candidate must have:

  • 1) Solid background in experimental optics, and/or:
  • 2) Training and experience with cleanroom work, processing and patterning for nanophotonics or nanotechnology, using tools such as thin-film deposition, UV-lithography, E-beam lithography, and reactive-ion etching (RIE).

Various combinations of 1) and 2) are welcome. In addition, some experience with any of the following is appreciated, but not required:

  • Design and characterization of nanooptics or optical waveguides
  • Optical trapping
  • Optical spectroscopy
  • Machine-learning methods and their application to spectral analysis

Furthermore, the candidate must show:

  • Excellence in previous work and good track record
  • Self-motivation, independence and creativity
  • Excellent work ethic and commitment to the job
  • Excellent command of English, both written and verbal. Interest in Norwegian language and culture is welcome. 

Emphasis is also given on personal suitability.

At UiT we put emphasis on the quality, relevance and significance of the research work and not on where the work is published, in accordance with the principles of The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA).

Inclusion and diversity  

UiT The Arctic University i Norway is working actively to promote equality, gender balance and diversity among employees and students, and to create an inclusive and safe working environment. We believe that inclusion and diversity is a strength, and we want employees with different competencies, professional experience, life experience and perspectives.  

If you have a disability, a gap in your CV or immigrant background, we encourage you to tick the box for this in your application. If there are qualified applicants, we invite at least one in each group for an interview. If you get the job, we will adapt the working conditions if you need it. Apart from selecting the right candidates, we will only use the submitted information for anonymous statistics. 

We offer

We offer an interesting project, scientific independence, good remuneration, and a fantastic work environment within the stunning landscape of Tromsø. Towards the end of the project, time can be set aside to apply for research funding. Three previous post-docs in the group got ERC Starting Grants afterwards and are now permanently employed in the group.

UiT also has good welfare arrangements for employees including beneficial arrangements for pension and insurances.

Norwegian health policy aims to ensure that everyone, irrespective of their personal finances and where they live, has access to good health and care services of equal standard. As an employee you will become member of the National Insurance Scheme which also include health care services.

More practical information for working and living in Norway can be found here: https://uit.no/staffmobility 

Application

Your application must include:

  • Application/Motivation letter
  • Description of your past research projects and their relevance to the current application (max. one page)
  • Description of your academic production (track record), highlighting three works that you consider most important for the current application (max. one page)
  • CV (max. two pages)
  • Diplomas and transcripts (all degrees)
  • Three references, including the PhD supervisor
  • Description of your academic production, stating which works you consider most important
  • Academic works, up to ten. The doctoral thesis is regarded as one work.

Qualification with a PhD is required before commencement in the position. If you’re at the final stages of your PhD, you may still apply if you have submitted your PhD thesis for doctoral degree evaluation within the application deadline. You must submit the thesis with your application. You must have dissertated before the start-up date of the position.

All documentation to be considered must be in a Scandinavian language or English. We only accept applications and documentation sent via Jobbnorge within the application deadline.

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 written material presented by the applicants, and the detailed description draw up for the position.

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

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

Remuneration of Postdoctoral Fellow positions are in salary code 1352, normally starting on salary grade 61 on the pay scale for Norwegian state employees corresponding to approx. 46 900 NOK/month. A compulsory contribution of 2 % to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund will be deducted. You will become a member of the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund, which gives you many benefits in addition to a lifelong pension: You may be entitled to financial support if you become ill or disabled, your family may be entitled to financial support when you die, you become insured against occupational injury or occupational disease, and you can get good terms on a mortgage. Read more about your employee benefits at: spk.no.

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

UiT wishes to increase the proportion of females in academic positions. In cases where two or more applicants are found to be approximately equally qualified, female applicants will be given priority. 

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. 

Charter & Code – Torger Grytå

Charter & Code - HR Excellence in Research

Eallju – Developing the High North 

UiT The Arctic University of Norway is a multi-campus comprehensive university at the international forefront. Our vision is to be a driving force for developing the High North. The Northern Sami notion eallju, which means eagerness to work, sets the tone for this motive power at UiT. Along with students, staff and the wider community, we aim to utilise our location in Northern Norway and Sápmi, our broad and diverse research and study portfolio and interdisciplinary advantage to shape the future.

Our social mission is to provide research-based education of high quality, perform artistic development and carry out research of the highest international quality standards in the entire range from basic to applied. We will convey knowledge about disciplines and contribute to innovation. Our social mission unites UiT across various studies, research fields and large geographical distances. This demands good cooperation with trade and industry and civil society as well as with international partners. We will strengthen knowledge-based and sustainable development at a regional, national and international level.

Academic freedom and scientific and ethical principles form the basis for all UiT’s activities. Participation, co-determination, transparency and good processes will provide the decision-making basis we need to make wise and far-sighted priorities. Our students and staff will have the opportunity to develop their abilities and potential. Founded on academic integrity, we will be courageous, committed and generous in close contact with disciplines, people and contemporary developments.

We will demonstrate adaptability and seek good and purposeful utilisation of resources, so we are ready to meet the expectations and opportunities of the future. 

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Deadline

28th March 2023

Post expires on Tuesday March 28th, 2023

PhD Fellow in Aquatic Ecotoxicolgy

The position

A PhD position is available at the Department of Arctic and Marine Biology (AMB), Faculty of Biosciences, Fisheries and Economics (BFE) with the Arctic Marine System Ecology research group.

The position is for a period of four years. The nominal length of the PhD programme is three years. The fourth year is distributed as 25 % each year and will consist of teaching and other duties. The objective of the position is to complete research training to the level of a doctoral degree. Admission to the PhD programme is a prerequisite for employment, and the programme period starts on commencement of the position.

The main workplace is at UiT in Tromsø, and in close collaboration with the Genomics research division at NORD in Bodø. This will require multiple and longer research stays at NORD in Bodø every year. You must be able to start in the position within a reasonable time after receiving the offer.

The position is expected to start in September 2023.

The project

The PhD position is placed within the project “Reproductive toxicity and transgenerational effects of petroleum mixtures in fish (ToxiGen)», newly funded by the Research Council of Norway. The project aims at determining the effects and toxic mechanisms of petroleum on the reproductive success of fishes and subsequent generations, focusing on three working hypotheses: 1) endocrine disruption in maturing adults, 2) maternal transfer of toxic petroleum fraction to eggs, and 3) epigenome alterations and transgenerational epigenetic inheritance.

The PhD candidate will work primarily on the second and third hypotheses using zebrafish as a model organism, but also in close collaboration with an ongoing PhD candidate and a post-doctoral fellow, on the first working hypothesis, using existing polar cod (Boreogadus saida) samples.

The PhD candidate will explore alterations of the epigenome in fish tissues including gametes and fertilised eggs to ascertain if maternal and paternal gametes are differentially affected by exposure. To investigate the role of maternal transfer of toxic compounds, an in ovo micro-injection approach will be conducted at Helmholtz Environmental Research Centre in Leipzig (Germany), where the candidate will spend some weeks.

Finally, a transgenerational experiment on zebrafish and associated phenotypic analyses will be conducted in our new modern facilities at UiT. All molecular epigenomic analyses to investigate epigenetic inheritance will be performed at NORD.

We invite applications from candidates strongly motivated to obtain a PhD within aquatic ecotoxicology and who want to build on competence within fish ecotoxicology and epigenetics. The position will require a highly flexible candidate with longer stays in collaborating laboratories, especially at NORD in Bodø and at Helmholtz Environmental Research Centre in Germany.

The applicants must present a project description outlining their ideas for the PhD project in relation to the overall objectives. The project description shall not exceed 2 pages, literature references included. The description must include a suggestion of approaches to be used and how the candidate’s qualifications fit in this proposal

Affiliations

The Arctic Marine System Ecology Research Group has currently 14 permanent scientific staff members, comprising biological oceanographers, ecologists, and ecotoxicologists, and more than 20 PhD candidates and postdoctoral fellows. The group has a broad scientific scope related to the understanding of high-latitude marine ecosystems and is involved in many large interdisciplinary research projects investigating the impact of climatic changes and human actions on marine ecosystems at high latitudes.

The PhD candidate will be under the main supervision of Prof. Jasmine Nahrgang at UiT and co-supervision of Prof. Jorge Fernandes at NORD University. The Genomics Division at NORD has a platform for high-throughput DNA sequencing, which we use to study biological functions (e.g. reproduction, development, growth, the immune system, and epigenetics) and the consequences of environmental change. Currently the division comprises 6 permanent academic staff, 10 post-docs and 19 PhD students. The Fernandes group focuses on epigenetic regulation of gene networks by environmental factors.

The PhD candidate will also be integrated in the ARCTOS network at UiT and will benefit from the ARCTOS student support network. ARCTOS is nationally and internationally recognized in the science community, as well as in industry circles, as a source of high-quality basic and applied research, addressing critical scientific and management questions related to for example impacts of climate change. Student members of the ARCTOS network benefit from attending and presenting at the monthly colloquiums and getting ECTS for it, joining teaching cruises, or organizing and attending the annual Student Forum in connection with ARCTOS Days.

Contact

For further information about the position, please contact Professor Jasmine Nahrgang:

Jon Terje Hellren Hansen, Marius Fiskum

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Qualifications

To be eligible for the position, a candidate must have a MSc degree in ecotoxicology or aquatic biology, with a documented strong focus on molecular biology. Suitable applicants must be inquisitive and open-minded and have a high motivation to further develop the skills they so far obtained. The following skills are regarded as relevant for being considered for the position:

Mandatory scientific skills:

  • Documented good theoretical knowledge of ecotoxicology, preferably dealing with fish models
  • Documented good practical knowledge in state-of-the art molecular lab techniques
  • Documented fluency in English

Additional beneficial skills and expertise:

  • Experience in working with zebrafish or other fish models, including experience in animal husbandry
  • Animal experimentation certification for researchers (FELASA category C)
  • Experience with in vivo experimental approaches such as ecotoxicological testing
  • Statistical skills for data analysis
  • Experience in RRBS data analysis
  • Experience with communication of science through webpages or social media
  • Documented interest in and talent for leadership or mentorship roles
  • Experience with bioinformatics

In the assessment, the emphasis is on the applicant’s potential to complete a research education based on the master’s thesis or equivalent, and any other scientific work. The project description will also be considered. In addition, other experience of significance for the completion of the doctoral programme may be given consideration.

We will also emphasize motivation and personal suitability for the position. We are looking for candidates who:

  • Have good collaboration skills
  • Have good communication and interaction with colleagues and students
  • Wants to contribute to a good working environment
  • Will thrive in a position that will require significant mobility

The project involves spending a considerable amount of time at NORD in Bodø and abroad, thus the successful candidate should be positive towards mobility. The ability to work independently as well as in a team is desired. English is the principal language in our work environment and applicants are asked to submit their application in English.

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.

Admission to the PhD programme 

For employment in the PhD position, you must be qualified for admission to the PhD programme at the Faculty of Biosciences, Fisheries and Economics and participate in organized doctoral studies within the employment period.

Admission normally requires:  

  • A bachelor’s degree of 180 ECTS and a master’s degree of 120 ECTS, or an integrated master’s degree of 300 ECTS. 
  • A master’s thesis with a scope corresponding to at least 30 ECTS for a master’s degree of 120 ECTS. 
  • A master’s thesis with a scope corresponding to at least 20 ECTS for an integrated master’s degree of 300 ECTS. 

UiT normally accepts higher education from countries that are part of the Lisbon Recognition Convention.

Grade requirements applies both to the master thesis as well as courses part of the master’s degree. The minimum requirements are grade C or better on the master’s degree, and grade C or better on courses that are part of the master’s degree. A grade lower than C in one course may be compensated by a higher grade than C in another course. If the applicant has two subjects with the grade D or lower, the applicant is not qualified for admission. A more detailed description of admission requirements can be found here.  

Applicants with a foreign education will be subjected to an evaluation of whether the educational background is equal to Norwegian higher education, following national guidelines from NOKUT. Depending on which country the education is from, one or two additional years of university education may be required to fulfil admission requirements, e.g. a 4-year bachelor’s degree and a 2-year master’s degree. 

If you are employed in the position, you will be provisionally admitted to the PhD programme. Application for final admission must be submitted no later than six weeksafter taking up the position. 

Inclusion and diversity

UiT The Arctic University of Norway is working actively to promote equality, gender balance and diversity among employees and students, and to create an inclusive and safe working environment. We believe that inclusion and diversity are a strength, and we want employees with different competencies, professional experience, life experience and perspectives.

If you have a disability, a gap in your CV or immigrant background, we encourage you to tick the box for this in your application. If there are qualified applicants, we invite at least one in each group for an interview. If you get the job, we will adapt the working conditions if you need it. Apart from selecting the right candidates, we will only use the information for anonymous statistics.

Jon Terje Hellren Hansen, Ola Røe

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We offer

  • Involvement in an interesting research project with good opportunities to establish a scientific network through our national and international collaborators
  • Good career opportunities 
  • A good academic environment with dedicated colleagues  
  • Flexible working hours and a state collective pay agreement  
  • Pension scheme through the state pension fund 
  • PhD Fellows are normally given a salary of 501 200 NOK/year with a 3% yearly increase

Norwegian health policy aims to ensure that everyone, irrespective of their personal finances and where they live, has access to good health and care services of equal standard. As an employee you will become member of the National Insurance Scheme which also include health care services.

More practical information about working and living in Norway can be found here: https://uit.no/staffmobility

Application 

Your application must include: 

  • Cover letter explaining your motivation and research interests
  • CV
  • Diploma for bachelor’s and master’s degree
  • Transcript of grades/academic record for bachelor’s and master’s degree
  • Explanation of the grading system for foreign education (Diploma Supplement if available)
  • Documentation of English proficiency
  • References with contact information
  • Master’s thesis, and any other academic works
  • Project description (max. 2 pages, literature references included)

Qualification with a master’s degree is required before commencement in the position. If you are near completion of your master’s degree, you may still apply and submit a draft version of the thesis and a statement from your supervisor or institution indicating when the degree will be obtained. You must still submit your transcripts for the master’s degree with your application.

All documentation to be considered must be in a Scandinavian language or English. Diplomas and transcripts must also be submitted in the original language, if not in English or Scandinavian. If English proficiency is not documented in the application, it must be documented before starting in the position. We only accept applications and documentation sent via Jobbnorge within the application deadline. 

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

A shorter period of appointment may be decided when the PhD Fellow has already completed parts of their research training programme or when the appointment is based on a previous qualifying position PhD Fellow, research assistant, or the like in such a way that the total time used for research training amounts to three years. 

Remuneration for the position of PhD Fellow is in accordance with the State salary scale code 1017. A compulsory contribution of 2 % to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund will be deducted. In addition, UiT pays directly to the pension fund on top of the salary – in 2023 this rate is 9 %. As a state employee, you have one of the best pension schemes available. For more information see: spk.no

We process personal data given in an application or CV in accordance with the Personal Data Act (Offentleglova). According to the Personal Data Act information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure. You will receive advance notification in the event of such publication, if you have requested non-disclosure. 

Charter & Code – Torger Grytå

Charter & Code - HR Excellence in Research

Eallju – 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 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

5th April 2023

Post expires on Wednesday April 5th, 2023

PhD Fellow in Molecular Biology/Microbiology

The position

A PhD position is available for a self-motivated and enthusiastic candidate at the Research Group for Host-Microbe Interaction, Department of Medical Biology, Faculty of Health Science, UiT The Arctic University of Norway. The PhD candidate will participate in an interdisciplinary research project combining microbiology, cell biology, immunology, and antimicrobial resistance research.

The position is a fixed-term position for a duration of four years. The nominal length of the PhD programme is three years. The fourth year is distributed as 25 % each year and will consist of teaching and other duties. The objective of the position is to complete research training to the level of a doctoral degree. Admission to the PhD programme is a prerequisite for employment, and the programme period starts on the commencement of the position.

The workplace at UiT in Tromsø. You must be able to start in the position within a reasonable time after receiving the offer.

The position’s field of research

The PhD Fellow will be part of a research team studying the adaptation of bacterial pathogens upon colonization and infection at the level of single cells, cellular subpopulations and in bulk populations. The project involves the assessment of bacterial wild-type and KO-strains in various in vitro/in vivo infection models, functional characterization of bacteria using fluorescent probes, flow cytometry/FACS-sorting and metabolomic analyses. The candidate will have access to core facilities at the Faculty of Health Sciences, providing state-of-the-art technology and hands-on expertise in bioimaging, FACS, proteomics or genomics.

Contact

For further information about the position, please contact:

Jon Terje Hellren Hansen

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Qualifications

Required qualifications:

  • Completion of a Master’s degree in Biomedicine or equivalent. Qualification with a Master’s degree is required before commencement in the position. If you are near completing your Master’s degree, you may still apply.
     
  • Hands-on experience in microbiology and/or cell biology is required
  • Applicants must document fluency of in English and be able to work in an international environment. Nordic applicants can document their English capabilities by attaching their high school diploma.

Desired qualifications:

  • Experience in flow cytometry and/or mass spectrometry 
     
  • Knowledge of bioinformatics tools for analyses of metabolomics data
     
  • Working knowledge of Norwegian or a Scandinavian language

In the assessment, the emphasis is on the applicant’s potential to complete a research education based on the master’s thesis or equivalent, and any other scientific work. In addition, other experience of significance for the completion of the doctoral programme may be given consideration.

We will also emphasize motivation and personal suitability for the position. We are looking for candidates who:

  • Have high degree of research interest, self-motivation, and ability to work independently
  • Have good collaboration and communication skills
  • Contribute to a good working environment

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.

Admission to the PhD programme 

For employment in the PhD position, you must be qualified for admission to the PhD programme at the Faculty of Health Sciences and participate in organized doctoral studies within the employment period.

Admission normally requires:  

  • A bachelor’s degree of 180 ECTS and a master’s degree of 120 ECTS, or an integrated master’s degree of 300 ECTS. 
  • A master’s thesis with a scope corresponding to at least 30 ECTS for a master’s degree of 120 ECTS. 
  • A master’s thesis with a scope corresponding to at least 20 ECTS for an integrated master’s degree of 300 ECTS. 

Applicants must have a grade of C or better on the master’s thesis and have a grade point average of C or better for the master’s degree. A more detailed description of admission requirements can be found here.  

Applicants with a foreign education will be subjected to an evaluation of whether the educational background is equal to Norwegian higher education, following national guidelines from NOKUT. Depending on which country the education is from, one or two additional years of university education may be required to fulfil admission requirements, e.g. a 4-year bachelor’s degree and a 2-year master’s degree. 

If you are employed in the position, you will be provisionally admitted to the PhD programme. Application for final admission must be submitted no later than two monthsafter taking up the position. 

Inclusion and diversity

UiT The Arctic University of Norway is working actively to promote equality, gender balance and diversity among employees and students, and to create an inclusive and safe working environment. We believe that inclusion and diversity are a strength and we want employees with different competencies, professional experience, life experience and perspectives.

If you have a disability, a gap in your CV or immigrant background, we encourage you to tick the box for this in your application. If there are qualified applicants, we invite at least one in each group for an interview. If you get the job, we will adapt the working conditions if you need it. Apart from selecting the right candidates, we will only use the information for anonymous statistics.

Jon Terje Hellren Hansen

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We offer

  • Involvement in a cutting-edge research project
  • A vibrant international research community
  • State-of-the-art research infrastructure
  • A good academic environment with dedicated colleagues  
  • Flexible working hours and a state collective pay agreement  
  • Pension scheme through the state pension fund  

More practical information for working and living in Norway can be found here: https://uit.no/staffmobility

Application 

Your application must include: 

  • Cover letter explaining your motivation and research interests
  • CV
  • Diploma for bachelor’s and master’s degree
  • Transcript of grades/academic record for bachelor’s and master’s degree
  • Explanation of the grading system for foreign education (Diploma Supplement if available)
  • Documentation of English proficiency
  • References with contact information
  • Master’s thesis, and any other academic works

Qualification with a master’s degree is required before commencement in the position. If you are near completion of your master’s degree, you may still apply and submit a draft version of the thesis and a statement from your supervisor or institution indicating when the degree will be obtained. You must still submit your transcripts for the master’s degree with your application.

All documentation to be considered must be in a Scandinavian language or English. Diplomas and transcripts must also be submitted in the original language, if not in English or Scandinavian. We only accept applications and documentation sent via Jobbnorge within the application deadline. 

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

A shorter period of appointment may be decided when the PhD Fellow has already completed parts of their research training programme or when the appointment is based on a previous qualifying position PhD Fellow, research assistant, or the like in such a way that the total time used for research training amounts to three years. 

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

We process personal data given in an application or CV in accordance with the Personal Data Act (Offentleglova). According to the Personal Data Act information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure. You will receive advance notification in the event of such publication, if you have requested non-disclosure. 

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 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

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Deadline

22nd March 2023

Post expires on Wednesday March 22nd, 2023

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Law

The position

At the Faculty of Law a position is available for a Postdoctoral research fellow in the Child Law-research group.

The Faculty of Law has about 950 law students, 25 PhD students, 35 members of the academic staff and 16 members of the administrative staff. The Faculty may award the degrees of Master and PhD in Law as well as the degrees of Master of Laws (LL.M.) in the Law of the Sea and Joint Nordic Master`s Programme in Environmental Law. For more information about the faculty, see our website The Faculty of Law.

The position is a fixed term position for a duration of 3years. Appointment to the position of Postdoctoral Research Fellow is mainly intended to provide qualification for work in top academic positions. The applicant must be able to carry out the project over the full course of the employment period. No person may hold more than one fixed term position as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the same institution.

The position will additionally be assigned to teaching and related work for UiT in an amount equivalent to a maximum 20 % of a full-time employment. 

The workplace is at UiT in Tromsø, Norway. You must be able to start in the position within a reasonable time after receiving the offer.

The position’s field of research

Children have several substantive rights, not least through the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, however, rights without remedies are of less value. Internationally, the topic of “access to justice for children” is discussed as a “basic principle in the rule of law”, and a legal research effort in this area is called for. This includes children’s right to be heard and to exercise their rights, “agency”, child-sensitive processes, the discrimination aspect is highlighted and so is the importance of holding the authorities responsible for ensuring the implementation of children’s rights.

The postdoctoral position is affiliated with the project Children’s Right to Health (ChildRight) funded by the Norwegian Research Council.  The primary objective of the ChildRight project is to investigate how society, by using various legal instruments, can safeguard the right of the child to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health (UN Convention on the Rights of the Child art. 24), by balancing participation and protection, and balancing the rights and duties of the parents and children’s rights, and the responsibility of the state.

“Access to justice for children” is the key word in this current project. The postdoctoral fellow should investigate this subject in more detail. The project may be angled in various ways.  For instance, one may investigate access to justice for different groups of children, or children in different situations, children as refugees, children with health challenges, in the educational system, or children in conflict with the law. It may also be possible to choose an angle within procedural law or develop a project at a more theoretical level.

You must submit a project proposal that describes how you scientifically can contribute to the described field of research. The proposal must include a progress plan.

Contact

For further information about the position, please contact Professor Trude Haugli:   

or Vice dean of research Petri I. Keskitalo:

Qualifications

The applicant is required to hold a Norwegian doctoral degree in law or a corresponding foreign doctoral degree recognized as equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree.

In addition, he/she must be able to document profiency in English equivalent to Norwegian Higher Education Entrance Qualification. The applicant must understand Norwegian or commit himself/herself to participate in the Norwegian Language Courses held by the University of Tromsø at the outset of the employment. Nordic applicants can document their capabilities by attaching their high school diploma.

In the assessment the main emphasis will be attached to the submitted works and the project proposal for the qualifying work. Emphasis shall also be attached to experience from popularization/dissemination and academic policy and administrative activity. As teaching duties or equivalent work is attached to the position, emphasis will also be put on teaching experience and qualifications.

During the assessment emphasis will be put on the candidate’s motivation, potential for research, and personal suitability for the position.

At UiT we put emphasis on the quality, relevance and significance of the research work and not on where the work is published, in accordance with the principles of The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA).

Stig Brøndbo

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Inclusion and diversity  

UiT The Arctic University i Norway is working actively to promote equality, gender balance and diversity among employees and students, and to create an inclusive and safe working environment. We believe that inclusion and diversity is a strength, and we want employees with different competencies, professional experience, life experience and perspectives.  

If you have a disability, a gap in your CV or immigrant background, we encourage you to tick the box for this in your application. If there are qualified applicants, we invite least one in each group for an interview. If you get the job, we will adapt the working conditions if you need it. Apart from selecting the right candidates, we will only use the information for anonymous statistics. 

We offer

  • Involvement in an interesting research project 
  • Good career opportunities 
  • A good academic environment with dedicated colleagues  
  • Flexible working hours and a state collective pay agreement  
  • Pension scheme through the state pension fund  
  • More practical information for working and living in Norway can be found here: https://uit.no/staffmobility 

Application

Your application must include:

  • Application letter
  • Project proposal
  • CV
  • Diplomas and transcripts (all degrees)
  • Contact information to 2-3 references
  • Documentation of teaching experience and qualifications
  • A list of your academic production
  • Description of your academic production, stating which works you consider most important
  • Academic works, up to ten. The doctoral thesis is regarded as one work.

You must submit a project proposal that describe how you scientifically can contribute to the described field of research. The
proposal must include a progress plan.

All documentation to be considered must be in a Scandinavian language or English. We only accept applications and documentation sent via Jobbnorge within the application deadline.

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 written material presented by the applicants, and the detailed description draw up for the position.

The applicants who are assessed as best qualified will be called to an interview. The interview should among other things, aim to clarify the applicant’s motivation and personal suitability for the position. A trial lecture may also be held.

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 remuneration for Postdoctoral research fellow 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.

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

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. 

Charter & Code – Torger Grytå

Charter & Code - HR Excellence in Research

Eallju – Developing the High North 

UiT The Arctic University of Norway is a multi-campus comprehensive university at the international forefront. Our vision is to be a driving force for developing the High North. The Northern Sami notion eallju, which means eagerness to work, sets the tone for this motive power at UiT. Along with students, staff and the wider community, we aim to utilise our location in Northern Norway and Sápmi, our broad and diverse research and study portfolio and interdisciplinary advantage to shape the future. 

Our social mission is to provide research-based education of high quality, perform artistic development and carry out research of the highest international quality standards in the entire range from basic to applied. We will convey knowledge about disciplines and contribute to innovation. Our social mission unites UiT across various studies, research fields and large geographical distances. This demands good cooperation with trade and industry and civil society as well as with international partners. We will strengthen knowledge-based and sustainable development at a regional, national and international level. 

Academic freedom and scientific and ethical principles form the basis for all UiT’s activities. Participation, co-determination, transparency and good processes will provide the decision-making basis we need to make wise and far-sighted priorities. Our students and staff will have the opportunity to develop their abilities and potential. Founded on academic integrity, we will be courageous, committed and generous in close contact with disciplines, people and contemporary developments. 

We will demonstrate adaptability and seek good and purposeful utilisation of resources, so we are ready to meet the expectations and opportunities of the future. We will strengthen the quality and impact of our disciplines and core tasks through the following three strategic priority areas. 

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Deadline

22nd March 2023

Post expires on Wednesday March 22nd, 2023