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Researcher Position in Molecular Biology – University of Bergen, Norway, Mar 2022


The University of Bergen invites applications for a Researcher position external financed by Trond Mohn Foundation and for the time being a part of the project “Mohn Nutrition Research Laboratory”. The project has temporary financing for 1 year and 7 months, at the Faculty of Medicine, Department of Clinical Science, Norway – Mar 2022

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General Info

Position: Researcher
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field:
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: Subject to Norms
Salary: 583,500 NOK/Year

Department of Clinical Science

University of Bergen (UiB), Norway


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Qualification Details

  • the applicant must hold a relevant Norwegian PhD or equivalent doctoral degree
  • the successful applicant must have a Master´s degree in molecular biology and scientific qualifications in obesity, including advanced experience with fat cells in culture.
  • the successful applicant must have experience in flow cytometry, Seahorse-analyses, radioactive uptake analyses, viral transduction and proliferation analyses
  • the successful applicant must have courses in radiation protection and animal science
  • the applicant must be experienced in counseling
  • personal skills, including abilities to work independently and cooperate within a research group will be evaluated
  • the applicant must be motivated and responsible, and also have a great work capacity and enthusiasm for research
  • the candidate must be familiar with Norwegian, written and oral
  • the candidate must be fluent in written and oral English

Responsibilities/Job Description

About the project/work tasks:

The position as researcher is part of Work Package II – Molecular and functional studies of diet-gene interactions, and the project involves characterization of basic molecular mechanisms of adipose tissue metabolism

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
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Application Procedure

Your application must include:

  • a brief letter of application stating your motivation for the position, why you are applying and why this position is perfect for you
  • an overview of your education and work experience (CV)
  • witnessed copies of diplomas and relevant certificates (applicants with education from other countries than Norway must enclose diplomas in both the original language and authorized translations)
  • publications and academic work (max 10) and a list of these
  • your PhD thesis (in PDF)
  • two referees (name and contact information)

It is very important that each of the scholarly works on which the committee should place special emphasis, is attached in its entirety.

The following premise forms the basis for the post as research scientist:

  • the researcher will be a member of the research group of which the topic/project belongs to
  • the salary shall if possible be 100 % covered by external financing
  • the researcher shall actively contribute to attract external funding to the research project, both for her/his own position and other positions, from the Research Council of Norway, EU and other sources
  • the researcher is expected to have her/his research activity financed by the project of the researcher and the projects of the associated research group
  • the Head of Department may allocate work for the Researcher related to specific research projects
  • the researcher may participate in committee work and other administrative tasks within the University of Bergen
  • the researcher has no teaching duties, but is expected to supervise master students and PhD candidates when this is a natural part of the research activity of the research group
  • the researcher may apply for competence promotion according to the regulations for promotions
  • the basis for the position ceases if no further project funding and new law on state officials etc. on dismissal and preferential rights will be applied to permanent employees

About the Employer:


  • a good and challenging work environment in research front of obesity and nutrition
  • salary pay grade 64 NOK 583 500 (code 1109/salary scale 24.8), specialist pay grade 66 NOK 604 700 (code 1109/salary scale 24.10) gross p.a. for a fulltime position; following ordinary meriting regulations
  • enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • good welfare benefits

General information

The state workforce 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.

For further information about the recruitment process, click here.

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Contact details

Further information about the position can be obtained from: Professor Gunnar Mellgren, phone: +47 55974366 or e-mail: [email protected]

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