Adjunct Professor of Medicine (Immunology)
University of Bergen, Faculty of Medicine

Adjunct Professor of Medicine (Immunology)


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Adjunct Professor of Medicine (Immunology)
A part-time temporary position as adjunct professor (20 %) of medicine (immunology) is vacant at the Faculty of Medicine, Department of Clinical Science, Broegelmann Research Laboratory, for a period of two (2) years. The position is connected to a relevant permanent main position at Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden. The place of work is in the Laboratory Building at Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen, Norway.

Broegelmann Research Laboratory (BRL) is an immunological research unit organized under the Department of Clinical Science with broad scientific independence, a solid administrative support, an organisational independence and an independence regarding recruitment of own personal. This means that the unit has been given a clear mandate for research and research training at the University of Bergen.

There are currently 5 research directions/groups: Dendritic cells, B cells, NK cells and immuneregulation, Patient stratification and biomarkers, and Post translational modification. In addition, the laboratory also runs the thematically focused Bergen Research School in Inflammation (

The basic funding of BRL (approx. 3 mills NOK annually) comes from the Broegelmann Foundation. Currently this funding covers salary support for two technical staff and one administrative position. In addition, support is provided to one PhD fellowship plus support for consumables. However, it is expected that the successful candidate has experience and abilities to obtain additional national and international funding through the Norwegian Research Council, EU, etc.

BRL has currently a close interaction with the Department of Rheumatology, Haukeland University Hospital, but interacts also with the hospital departments in dermatology, cardiology and transfusion medicine. In addition, there is a long-standing collaboration with pathology and dentistry.


Work tasks/research field:

  • the successful candidate will be teaching in basic and clinical immunology
  • the successful candidate will also supervise Master students- and PhD-candidates

Qualifications and personal qualities:

  • the applicant should have an MD degree and must have a relevant Norwegian PhD degree or corresponding qualifications
  • experience as leader of research projects, coordinating research activities, and strategic work will be highly regarded. Willingness and ability to work in a team will also be emphasized.
  • emphasis will be put on the applicant’s ability to create a good research environment within own national and international networks
  • Emphasis will be put on the ability to achieve external funding
  • basic teaching training is a requirement, both formally education and teaching experience. It is important to enclose documentation of courses etc. and teaching skills. The successful candidate will be offered appropriate training if this requirement has not been met before the appointment
  • we are looking for a person with internationally highly regarded research in the field of translational immunology and autoimmunity. It is expected that the successful applicant will combine clinical, epidemiological and experimental research to understand the autoimmune disease process. The host environment has built a strong profile with studies of Sjögren’s syndrome, wherefore experience related to his condition is highly regarded, including sex-related differences of disease characteristics of this female-dominated condition. The applicant is expected to interact productively with both clinical and basic scientists in the environment, wherefore previous collaboration is a merit.
  • documented ability to attract funding and supervise candidates to a PhD is fundamental

The teaching language will normally be Norwegian.


We can offer:

  • a good and challenging international working environment in a faculty with an academic environment that is in the forefront nationally and internationally
  • professional challenges with opportunities for personal development and skills development
  • Core facilities available:
  • salary in accordance with level 77-79 (code 1013) on the government salary scale, at present NOK 741 300 - 789 200 gross p.a. for a full-time position. In the case of a highly qualified candidate, a higher salary may be considered
  • enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • good welfare benefits.


Your application must include:

  • CV
  • scanned copies of your certificates
  • list of attachments providing evidence of teaching qualifications
  • complete list of scholarly works, with information about where these have been published
  • list of works on which the committee should place special emphasis in its evaluation with information on where they have been published
  • scholarly works, or parts of such works on which the committee should place special emphasis in its evaluation (max 15)
  • 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 (PDF).


General information:
Detailed information about the position can be obtained by contacting Head of Department, Professor Pål Njølstad, e-mail: or current Director of Broegelmann Research Laboratory, Professor Roland Jonsson, e-mail:

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.

We encourage women to apply. If multiple applicants have approximately equivalent qualifications, the rules pertaining to moderate gender quotas shall apply.

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

Information about the applicant 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.

For further information about the recruitment process, click here.


About The University of Bergen
The University of Bergen is a renowned educational and research institution, organised into seven faculties and approximately 54 institutes and academic centres. Campus is located in the centre of Bergen with university areas at Nygårdshøyden, Haukeland, Marineholmen, Møllendalsveien and Årstad.


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10th November 2019

University of Bergen


Part time

Fixed Term

Place of service
Klinisk institutt 2

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