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Postdoc Job in Bergen, Norway – BIOPROM Project, Biochemistry

University of Bergen (UiB)


At the Faculty of Medicine, Department of Biomedicine, a full-time (100%) position as Postdoctoral Research Fellow position is part of the project ”Biomimetic Proteolipid Multilayers – Structure and Properties (BIOPROM)”, University of Bergen, Norway – Oct 2021

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General Info

Position: Postdoc
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: , ,
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: -
Contract Period: 3 Years
Salary: NOK 563 900 per year

Faculty of Medicine
Department of Biomedicine
University of Bergen (UiB)

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Qualification Details

  • The applicant must hold a Norwegian PhD or an equivalent degree within biochemistry, structural biology, biophysics, or a complementary field, or have the doctoral thesis submitted prior to the application deadline. It is a condition of employment that the PhD has been awarded at the latest within 10.03.2022
  • Hands-on experience from challenging structural biology or related projects is a pre-requisite
  • Experience from international collaborations and the use of large-scale research infrastructures is a strong asset
  • The ability to work both independently and as a responsible member of an international team is a requirement
  • Creativity, persistence, flexibility, and scientific ambition will be highly valued
  • Fluency in both written and oral English will be required
  • Personal qualities will be given weight in the selection
  • As the project is a multidisciplinary endeavour, a combination of different scientific backgrounds will be built for the research team in the project. Hence, earlier scientific background can be from different fields related to structural biology and biophysics.

For the application to be processed, the candidate must be affiliated with a different research environment than they were in when they did their PhD.

Responsibilities/Job Description

The project in the laboratory of Professor Petri Kursula aims at the molecular characterization of the self-assembly process leading to the formation of myelin, which is a lipid membrane multilayer containing specific embedded proteins. The proteins are associated with lipid membranes and contain large degrees of disorder. The structure and dynamics of all molecular components of the system are of interest, as are the mechanisms of self-assembly and the physicochemical properties of myelin-like membranes.

The post-doctoral fellow will:

  • Participate in a multidisciplinary research project focusing on various aspects on the structure and dynamics of the myelin membrane, which is an assembly of lipid membranes and specific proteins
  • Carry out research using methods of structural biology, biophysics, computational techniques and/or cellular model systems
  • Be active as part of the team, taking part in data collection in large facilities as well as supervision of younger colleagues
  • Carry out analysis, documentation, reporting, and presentation of scientific data
  • Engage in international collaborations

The exact research tasks will be defined, once a suitable candidate has been found.

How to Apply?

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Documents Required

Your application must include:

  • a brief account of the applicant`s research interests and motivation for applying for the position
  • transcripts and diplomas (applicants with education from other countries than Norway must enclose witnessed diplomas in both the original language and authorized translations) and documentation of submitted doctoral thesis
  • complete list of publications
  • publications (pdf) it is important that each of the scholarly works on which the committee should place special emphasis, is attached in its entirety
  • two referees (name and contact information)

About the Position

The position of postdoctoral research fellow is a fixed-term appointment with the primary objective of qualifying the appointee for work in top academic positions.  Postdoctoral fellowships are fixed term positions. You can not be employed as a postdoctoral fellow for more than one fixed term period at the same institution.

Upon appointment, applicants must submit a project proposal for the qualifying work including a work schedule. It is a requirement that the project is completed in the course of the period of employment.

The employee may be assigned required duties in the form of teaching and similar work at the department.

About the Employer: University of Bergen (UiB)

Note or Other details

Further information about our employment process can be found here.

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Contact details

For further information please contact Prof. Petri Kursula, e-mail: petri.kursula@uib.no, www: https://www.uib.no/en/rg/petrikursula

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