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Associate professor Job in Biotechnology – OsloMet, Norway – Nov 2021

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Department of Mechanical, Electronic and Chemical Engineering has a vacant position as Associate Professor in Biotechnology at  OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway – Nov 2021

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General Info

Position: Associate Professor
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field:
Deadline to Apply: November 5, 2021(GMT +2)
Joining Date: -
Contract Period: Not Mentioned
Salary: NOK 543 500 – 702 100 per year

Department of Mechanical, Electronic and Chemical Engineering
Oslo Metropolitan University (OsloMet)

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Qualification Details

  • PhD in biotechnology, molecular biology, biochemistry or related fields
  • Sufficient professional competence to teach biotechnology, molecular biology and biochemistry at bachelor level. Basic knowledge in chemistry is an advantage
  • Documented research work of high quality, preferably in analysis of large-scale data for biomedical issues
  • Experience in teaching and supervision in higher education
  • Experience with initiating and managing research projects
  • Fluency in English
  • Good oral and written presentation skills in English are required. Applicants who do not have sufficient knowledge of Scandinavian must have acquired Norwegian knowledge corresponding to level B2 within three years of commencement. Courses are offered at OsloMet.

Candidates who have no relevant qualifications in pedagogy at the time of appointment must commit themselves to complete OsloMet's programme for basic pedagogical competence (15 ECTS credits) within two years.

 The university will test pedagogical skills in connection with a personal interview.

General criteria for appointment of a position as Associate Professor are stipulated in  Regulations for appointment and promotion to academic posts. 

The following will be emphasized

  • Experience in programming and / or use of biostatistic software etc
  • Pedagogical education and motivation to further develop skills in teaching, including interest in digital and innovative pedagogical tools and practices
  • Experience in applying for and securing external funding (for example from the Research Council of Norway, the EU or open competition arenas)
  • Experience with, and interest in, technology transfer, innovation and patents.

Personal qualities necessary for the position

  • The ability to motivate and inspire students and colleagues
  • Curiosity and eagerness to develop as a professional leader
  • Flexibility and ability to adapt teaching and research to the needs of the department and OsloMet, including interdisciplinary collaboration
  • Good collaboration and communication skills.

It is important for OsloMet to reflect the population of our region, and all qualified candidates are welcome to apply. We make active endeavours to further develop OsloMet as an inclusive workplace and to adapt the workplace if required. If there are periods where you have not been in work, under education or in training, you are also welcome to apply.

Responsibilities/Job Description

We are looking for a candidate with a talent and a passion for teaching, research and innovation.

The candidate is expected to actively strengthen and shape the academic community and research activities at the department and the university in general. The department collaborates with several academic environments at the Faculty of Health Sciences, and we want to strengthen the collaboration, including the expertise in analysis of large-scale data for biomedical issues. We are looking for a candidate who actively wants to build up research activity within this area in an interdisciplinary environment internally at OsloMet and in collaboration with external research groups. The candidate is expected to apply for and secure external funding.

The candidate is expected to teach at the bachelor's engineering program in biotechnology and chemistry at the department and initiate and carry out relevant professional and pedagogical development work such as the development of a master's program. The engineers of the future must have a high level of professional competence and the ability to work interdisciplinary in an international environment. Students must acquire and develop solid theoretical knowledge and practical skills in addition to social skills. The department emphasizes that teaching, supervision and development must take place in a good learning environment. Our employees must therefore have a positive attitude towards students in development, in addition to having a solid academic and theoretical background.

Your duties and responsibilities will be

  • Plan, develop and deliver courses at bachelor level, including supervision and assessment. There can also be teaching at master's and PhD level.
  • Initiate and conduct research in biotechnology, preferably developing productive approaches to the analysis of large-scale data for biomedical issues.
  • Promote professional and pedagogical development work, including digitization.
  • Apply for externally funded research projects and recruit PhD candidates.
  • Build networks, interactions and collaborations with business and the public sector.
  • Communicating and disseminating research results for both academic and a broader audience.
  • Actively contributing to the development of the department and OsloMet as a whole.
  • Performing administrative tasks related to educational, research, and innovation activities.

How to Apply?

Online Application through "Apply Now" Button from this page or from advertisement webpage (URL below)

Reference Number: -21/09876
(If any, use it in the necessary place)

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Documents Required

An expert committee will assess applicants. The candidate must upload the following documents, including the application letter by the final deadline:

  • Application letter
  • CV, (including teaching portfolio and supervision experience and name and contact information for at least two references), certificates and all aspects of diplomas (including formal education in pedagogics, if applicable)
  • Complete publication list
  • Doctoral dissertation and other relevant academic documents
  • Up to ten full-text scientific articles, submitted together with a table of contents and a short introduction highlighting the relevance of each article to the profile of the position and a detailed description of the contribution to the article by the applicant
  • A teaching statement (up to 2 pages) outlining the candidate's relevant pedagogical experience and plans for pedagogical activity and development in the position
  • A research statement (up to 2 pages) outlining the candidate's relevant research and plans for research activity in the position. This overview should include an overview of existing projects and R&D cooperation
  • Any other relevant documentation

We only process applications sent via our electronic recruitment system and all documents must be uploaded for your application to be processed. The documents must be in either English or a Scandinavian language. Translations must be authorised. Originals must be presented if you are invited for an interview. OsloMet performs document checks in order to give you as a candidate a proper evaluation and ensure fair competition.

Before submitting the application documents to the Expert Committee, all applications will be reviewed by the faculty and applicants who do not meet the formal qualification requirements will not be submitted for assessment.

OsloMet has adhered to the principles in the DORA declaration and obliged the institution to follow the recommendations in this declaration.

About the Employer: Oslo Metropolitan University (OsloMet)

Note or Other details

OsloMet’s International Career Site gives information on living and working in Oslo.

Practical information about relocation to Oslo and living in Norway

The position is remunerated in accordance with the Basic Collective Agreement for the Civil Service and OsloMets salary policy 1011 Associate professor. The salary is NOK 543 500 – 702 100 per year, salary scale 60 – 74.  A higher salary may be considered for particularly well qualified applicants.

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Contact details

If you would like more information about the position, feel free to contact:

  • Head of Department Astrid Oust Janbu, e-mail, phone +47 91 51 43 26.

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