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Postdoctoral Fellow in Cell Biology, Biotechnology or Molecular Biology – UiT, Norway

UiT – University of Tromsø – The Arctic University of Norway


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At the Faculty of Biosciences, Fishery and Economics (BFE), UiT The Arctic University of Norway has a vacant position as postdoctoral fellow position attached to The Norwegian College of Fishery Science (NCFS) and the research group Marbio.


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General Info

Position: Postdoctoral Fellow
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: , ,
Deadline to Apply: October 28, 2021(GMT +2)
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: 3 Years
Salary: According to Standard Norms

Faculty of Biosciences, Fishery and Economics
The Norwegian College of Fishery Science
UiT - University of Tromsø - The Arctic University of Norway

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Qualification Details

For appointment as Postdoctoral Fellow, the applicant is required to have a Norwegian doctoral degree in cell biology, biotechnology, molecular biology or another relevant area, and have a strong background with various bioassays or a corresponding foreign doctoral degree recognized as equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree.

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.The ideal candidate must have experience with development and execution of biochemical and/or cell-based bioassays (e.g., proliferation, apoptosis assay, cell signaling, kinase assays). Proficiency with data analysis and documentation is required.

Experience with a kinase assays, binding or enzymatic activity, is considered as an advantage.

Fluency in English is required and working knowledge of Norwegian or a Scandinavian language is desirable.Candidates should have excellent communication and organizational skills; be highly motivated and passionate about developing new research; and have strong documentation, oral and interpersonal skills. Personal suitability is emphasized.When applying for a postdoctoral research fellowship, the applicant must submit a project proposal for the qualifying work. This proposal shall include a progress plan. It is required that the applicant will be able to complete the project during the period of appointment.

In the event that the position is advertised for two years or more, and teaching duties or equivalent work is attached to the position, emphasis will also be attached to teaching qualifications. This requirement may be waived in the case of a temporary appointment.

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).

Responsibilities/Job Description

The position is a fixed term position for a duration of three years. 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 is 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 can additionally be assigned to teaching and related work for UiT in an amount equivalent to a maximum 25 % of a full-time employment.

The Norwegian College of Fishery Science (NCFS) undertakes research and research-based teaching of high national and international quality in an interdisciplinary environment. Research activity is provisionally organized into the groups of: Living Marine Resources, Sea Food Science, Fish Health, Marine Drug Discovery, Resource Management, Marine Management and Resource Economics.

Marbio – is an analytical platform at (UiT) for screening, isolation and identification of bioactive natural products. Marbio has an extensive portifolio of projects including extracts from plants, animals and microorganisms collected from marine, freshwater and terrestrial environments. The tight integration between robust, automated bioassays, early identification of known compounds and bioassay-guided purification of novel bioactive compounds has been essential to the success of Marbio. Arctic and sub-Arctic marine organisms are explored, searching for compounds with activities against bacteria, cancer and diabetes as well as compounds with immune-modulatory and antioxidative effects. Our screening campaign is based on a classic bioassay-guided fractionation approach.

How to Apply?

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Documents Required

Your application must include:

  • Application letter
  • CV
  • Diplomas and transcripts (all degrees)
  • Written references
  • Contact information to 2-3 references
  • Project proposal
  • Documentation of teaching qualifications
  • A list of your academic production
  • Description of your academic production, stating which works you consider most important
  • The academic works (published or not) you wish us to take into consideration in the assessment

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

The documentation must be in English or a Scandinavian language. We only accept applications sent via

About the Department

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.

About the Employer: UiT - University of Tromsø - The Arctic University of Norway

Note or Other details

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.

More practical information for working and living in Norway can be found here:  International staff

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Contact details

For further information about the position, please contact Professor Jeanette Hammer Andersen:

Phone: +47 77649261


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