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Postdoctoral Researcher Vacancy at Centre for Cancer Biomarkers, Univ of Bergen, Norway


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The University of Bergen invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow position as part of the project Protein Biomarkers and Novel Targets in Aggressive Breast Cancer, Centre for Cancer Biomarkers CCBIO at the Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Norway – Dec 2021

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General Info

Position: Postdoctoral Researcher Job
No. of Positions: 1
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Deadline to Apply:
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: 3 Years
Salary: 563,900 NOK/Year

Centre for Cancer Biomarkers CCBIO, Faculty of Medicine
Department of Clinical Medicine
University of Bergen (UiB)

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Qualification Details

Qualifications and Personal qualities:

  • The applicant must hold a Norwegian PhD or an equivalent degree within a medically relevant field of research 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 five months after the deadline for applications
  • The applicants must have a strong methodological background that is relevant to this project.
  • Applicants must have a strong background within cancer biology or other relevant medical fields.
  • Experience with advanced morphological techniques, like imaging mass cytometry or confocal microscopy, is strongly desirable.
  • Experience with handling of big data, image analysis, and bioinformatics tools is very desirable.
  • Experience with proteomics analysis is desirable.
  • Experience with PCR techniques, Western Blot, ELISA, and cell line work would be an advantage.
  • Applicants must be fluent in written and spoken English.
  • Emphasis will be put upon personal abilities. Applicants with documented ability to work independently, cooperate well, exhibit a high level of motivation and responsibility and have high working capacity and enthusiasm for scientific work will be preferred.
  • Applicants must not be allergic towards animals and must be willing to work with animals used for animal experiments

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 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.

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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 Centre for Cancer Biomarkers (CCBIO)  

CCBIO is directed by Professor Lars A. Akslen and is working on biomarkers in order to attain a better understanding of malignant tumors and more precise cancer treatment. The researchers have a special focus on mechanisms and biomarkers related to tumor growth and tumor-microenvironment interactions and the impact this has upon metastasis and prognosis. The research activity is organized in four programs: basic studies and animal models (Program 1), discovery and validation of new biomarkers (Program 2), clinical studies (Program 3), and studies on ethics, economics and priorities (Program 4). CCBIO has a strong international profile and collaborators worldwide and is one of only two sites in the Nordic countries that has instrumentation for Imaging Mass Cytometry (IMC).  Read more about CCBIO.

About the Project

The Postdoctoral Fellow will be part of Program 2 and will focus on the subproject: ”High dimensional profiling of neurogenesis in breast cancer ”.  The aim is to identify new biomarkers that reflect the interaction between cancer cells and nerve structures in breast cancer, and how this influences aggressive tumor features and patient prognosis. The position will focus upon integrated protein studies by using imaging mass cytometry and proteomic profiling of human tissue samples and material from cell models

About the Department

There are five departments and seven centres at Faculty of Medicine.

Read More about the faculty and departments.

About the Employer: University of Bergen (UiB)


  • Exciting development opportunities as part of your role in a strong professional environment
  • Salary level 62 (code 1352/pay framework 24.6) at present NOK 563 900 gross p.a., with a degree in Medicine or Dentistry level 63 (code 1352/pay framework 24.7) at present NOK 574 700, with a medical specialization level 65 (code 1352/pay framework 24.9) at present NOK 594 300, gross p.a. on the government salary scale. Further promotion will be after service seniority in the position.
  • Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • Good welfare benefits

General Information

The state labour force shall reflect the diversity of Norwegian society to the greatest extent possible. People with immigrant backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply for the position.

The University of Bergen applies the principle of public access to information when recruiting staff for academic positions.

Information about applicants may be made public even if the applicant has asked not to be named on the list of persons who have applied. The applicant must be notified if the request to be omitted is not met.

Further information about our employment process can be found here.

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Contact details

Detailed information about the position can be obtained by contacting: Professor Lars A. Akslen, phone: + 47 55 97 31 82 / +47 55 97 31 73, or e-mail:

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