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At the Department of Medical Biology a position is available for a Postdoctoral research fellow in the area of microbiology/bacterial infection biology.
The position is available from 01.01.2022 and for a fixed duration of 3 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.
Department of Medical Biology (IMB) will be the workplace for the candidate. More than 200 staff members from all over the world have their workplace at IMB. The department consists of 13 research groups concentrated on fundamental biomedical research problems, including research on host-microbe interactions and antibiotic resistance, various cancer forms, cardiovascular diseases, or the body's immune system. It provides education for students studying programs in medicine, dentistry, biomedical laboratory sciences, biomedicine and pharmacy. The position is affiliated to and funded by the new .
The successful candidate will be part of an emerging project area headed by Assocociate Professor Christian Lentz . Our research is dedicated to exploring the adaptation of bacterial pathogens to their host and antibiotics at the population and single-cell level using a spectrum of chemical biology, molecular biology and infection biology approaches. We will use these insights to develop innovative approaches to prevent, treat and diagnose bacterial infections.
The specific aim of the advertised project is to develop and apply CRISPRi technology in combination with genetic reporters and next-generation physiology probes to study bacterial signaling and adaptation pathways. The main model organism used will be Staphylococcus aureus.
The successful applicant will employ a variety of experimental techniques including cultivation of bacterial pathogens, genetic manipulation of S. aureus, generation of CRISPR constructs and fluorescent reporter strains, flow cytometry/FACS-sorting, confocal microscopy, and in vitro/in vivo infection models. The candidate will have access to core facilities at the Faculty of Health Sciences, providing state-of-the-art technology and hands-on expertise in bioimaging, FACS, proteomics or genomics.
The successful applicant will work in a team with local, national and international collaboration partners. The project will be done in a collaboration with Assoc. Prof. Morten Kjos at NMBU (Norwegian University of Life Sciences) in Ås, Southern Norway. The candidate is expected to complete a research stay at NMBU in Ås during the first half of 2022.
The candidate is encouraged to develop his/her own research ideas and strategies within the framework of the project.
The successful applicant may contribute to the Department's teaching activities (up to 10% of the time). Teaching duties will be allocated based on the applicant's qualifications and the needs of the Department, and may include exam work, teaching seminars, and supervising or assisting in lab courses.
For further information about the position and UiT please do not hesitate to contact Associate Professor Christian Lentz, Phone: Logg inn for å se kontaktinformasjon, Email: , or Professor Mona Johannessen, Phone +47 Logg inn for å se kontaktinformasjon, Email:
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 .
UiT The Arctic University i Norway is working actively to promote equality, gender balance and diversity among employees and students, and to create an inclusive and safe working environment. We believe that inclusion and diversity is a strength, and we want employees with different competencies, professional experience, life experience and perspectives.
If you have a disability, a gap in your CV or immigrant background, we encourage you to tick the box for this in your application. If there are qualified applicants, we invite least one in each group for an interview. If you get the job, we will adapt the working conditions if you need it. Apart from selecting the right candidates, we will only use the information for anonymous statistics.
Application and other documents (see below) must be sent electronically via the application form available on www.jobbnorge.no. In addition to the application, you are expected to submit:
Proficiency in the English language can be documented in the following ways:
In order to achieve a targeted use of the postdoctoral position, and to strengthen the employee’s career development, a development plan must be available no later than three months after the appointment contract is signed. The development plan must be approved by the immediate leader with personnel responsibility.
Documentation has to be in English or a Scandinavian language. We only accept applications through Jobbnorge.
The applicants will be assessed by an expert committee. The committee’s mandate is to undertake an assessment of the applicants’ research qualifications based on the application documents and related to the requirements for the position.
The applicants who are assessed as best qualified, will be invited for an interview. The interview shall, among other things, aim to clarify the applicant’s personal suitability and motivation for the position.
The appointment is made in accordance with State regulations and guidelines at UiT. At our website, you will find more . 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.
The successful candidate must be willing to get involved in the ongoing development of their department and the university as a whole.
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