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PhD position in Life sciences, Biology, Biochemistry, Biomedical research – UiB, Norway

University of Bergen (UiB)

Norway

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At the Faculty of Medicine, Department of Clinical Science, a full-time temporary PhD position is available for a period of four (4) years or max 4 months after completed the PhD-degree, if this is achieved within a shorter time thant four years, at University of Bergen, Norway

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General Info

Position: PhD-position
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: , , , ,
Deadline to Apply:
Joining Date: Jan 01, 2022
Contract Period: 4 Years
Salary: 491 200 NOK/Year

Workplace:
Faculty of Medicine
Department of Clinical Science
University of Bergen (UiB)
Bergen,

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Qualification Details

  • The applicant must hold a master`s degree or equivalent in life sciences (biology, biochemistry, biomedical research or similar).
  • Have a strong experience working with animals and have FELASA approval.
  • Have passed the course “blood sampling and handling of the samples”.
  • Have experience with PDX establishment including injection methods like I.V., S.C and oral gavage.
  • Have experience with in vivo imaging techniques like fluorescence and PET/CT imaging.
  • Have experience with advanced primary cellular culture (i.e. T cell isolation and expansion).
  • Have knowledge and practice of molecular biology techniques (Cloning, PCR, CRISPR/CRISPRi gene targeting, sequence analysis).
  • Have practice of basic analytical biochemistry techniques (western blots, protein assay), and experience with immunological methods (Ex: Elisa).
  • Have experience with multicolor flow cytometry and immunofluorescence staining.
  • Have experience with data processing and statistics, including relevant statistical programs.
  • Experience from relevant research projects will be considered as positive
  • The candidate should be able to work independently in a structured manner, but also have team spirit ability to cooperate with teammate and collaborator.
  • The applicant must be fluent in oral and written English.

Applicant whose education is from another country than Norway, need to also attach a certified translation of the diploma and transcript of grades to English or a Scandinavian language, if the original is not in any of these languages. It is required that the applicant enclose a review from NOKUT whether the education (bachelor and master degree) in question is of a scope and level that corresponds to the level of a Norwegian master’s degree. Please see www.nokut.no/en for more information about NOKUT’s general recognition. The review from NOKUT may take some time and the application should be sent to NOKUT as soon as you have decided to apply for the position. If no answer within the application deadline, you may enclose documentation from NOKUT that they have received your application.

Language qualifications: http://www.uib.no/en/med/115526/english-language-requirements-phd-admission

Responsibilities/Job Description

The candidate will be in charge of the development and characterization of a new animal model as well as be involved in the preclinical evaluation of new chimeric antigen receptor (CAR T) T cell therapies.

  • Contribute to the isolation of primary cells
  • Analysis of research data
  • Write articles and publish results in international scientific journals with peer review
  • Participate in quality assurance, maintenance, analysis and storage of data
  • Disseminate results in academic channels and in the popular press

How to Apply?

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Documents Required

  • a brief account of the applicant`s research interests and motivation for applying for the position
  • certified copies of diplomas and transcripts of grades. Applicant whose education is from another country than Norway, need to also attach a certified translation of the diploma and transcript of grades to English or a Scandinavian language, if the original is not in any of these languages. It is required that the applicant enclose a review from NOKUT (both bachelor and master degree) whether the education in question is of a scope and level that corresponds to the level of a Norwegian master’s degree. Please see www.nokut.no/en for more information about NOKUT’s general recognition. This may take some time and we recommend you to apply as soon as you know you will apply for this position. If no answer within the application deadline, please enclose documentation from NOKUT that they have received your application
  • documentation of language skills (English) http://www.uib.no/en/med/115526/english-language-requirements-phd-admission
  • complete list of publications and scientific work you want to be evaluated
  • any publication in your name
  • two referees (name and contact information)

About the Project

The positions include 25 % required duties such as teaching, exam work or supervision, depending on the demands at the department. The position is in the laboratory of Professor Emmet Mc Cormack, and part of the project, called AMIDE (Animal Model for evaluation of Innovative immunotherapy DEsigns) financed by the research council of Norway. The PhD-position is funded by the University of Bergen.

We are looking for a motivated master student. As a PhD candidate, you will be part of an interdisciplinary national and international research team focused on the pre-clinical development of new immunotherapeutic for solid cancer and hematological malignancies.

About the Employer: University of Bergen (UiB)

Note or Other details

For further information about the recruitment process, click here.

We can offer:

  • Exciting development opportunities as part of your role in a strong professional environment
  • Salary at pay grade 54 (code 1017/pay framework 20.10) NKR 491 200 before taxes, in the state scale. Further increases in salary will be based on seniority in the position. For applicants with at least one year of employment in a position as a General Practitioner or Dentist, salary level 56 NKR 507 600. Medical specialist start on wage level 59 NKR 534 400
  • Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • Good welfare benefits

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Contact details

Prof. Emmet Mc Cormack, Emmet.Mc.Cormack@uib.no eller tlf.: +47 482 03 610

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