PhD-position for Department of Clinical Medicine
University of Bergen, Department of Clinical Medicine
Norway

PhD (3 years)

 

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PhD-position
At the Faculty of Medicine, Department of Clinical Medicine, a PhD-position (100 %) is available for a period of three (3) years. The position is part of the project “Identification and characterization of gene variants found in patients with retinal disorders”, funded by The Retinitis Pigmentosa Foundation.

About the project/work tasks:
The aim of the project is to identify novel genes associated with hereditary eye disorders and to characterize how the mutation(s) lead(s) to disease at a molecular and cellular level.


In this project, the PhD candidate will take part in the groups´ work on hereditary retinal disorders. Knowledge on retinal diseases is rapidly expanding, also with opportunities for gene therapy treatment. It is therefore important to know the disease causing variants in patients. Each year, approximately 50 new patients are diagnosed with a hereditary retinal disorder at the Department of Ophthalmology, Haukeland University Hospital, and diagnostic exome sequencing is performed in nearly all of them.

The candidate will participate in an evaluation of all patients with retinal disorders examined so far by exome sequencing at Haukeland University Hospital. Suitable patients where the causative mutation has not been found by routine diagnostic exome sequencing will be examined further by additional methods to identify causative variants. This includes extended exome sequencing, whole genome sequencing and RNA sequencing together with bioinformatics analysis. A major aim of the project will be to characterize functionally selected variants in both cells from the patients and in different in vitro expression systems using established molecular methods.

 

Qualifications and personal qualities: 

  • The applicant must hold a master`s degree or equivalent in molecular biology
  • experience from relevant research projects will be considered as positive
  • The candidate should be able to work independently and in a structured manner, and have the ability to cooperate with others
  • The applicant must be fluent in oral and written English

 

Applicant whose education is from another country than Norway, need to also attach a certified translation of the diploma and transcript of grades to English or a Scandinavian language, if the original is not in any of these languages. It is required that the applicant enclose a review from NOKUT whether the education in question is of a scope and level that corresponds to the level of a Norwegian master’s degree. Please see www.nokut.no/en for more information about NOKUT’s general recognition. The review from NOKUT may take some time and the application should be sent to NOKUT as soon as you have decided to apply for the position. If no answer within the application deadline, you may enclose documentation from NOKUT that they have received your application.
Language qualifications: http://www.uib.no/en/med/115526/english-language-requirements-phd-admission

 

About the position:
Organized research training (PhD program):
The candidate must take part in the University of Bergen approved PhD programme leading to the degree within a time limit of 3 years. You must have admission to the organized research training (PhD program) at the Faculty in order to qualify for the position.
Application for admission to the PhD programme, including a project plan outline for the training plan must be submitted no later than three months after the date of commencement.


The PhD-position:
PhD-positions are fixed term positions. You cannot be employed in a PhD-position for more than one fixed term period at the same institution or have had similar employment at an institution in the region.

 

We can offer:

  • Exciting development opportunities as part of your role in a strong professional environment
  • salary at pay grade 54 (code 1017/pay framework 20.10) NKR 479 600 before taxes, in the state scale. Further increases in salary will be based on seniority in the position. For applicants with at least one year of employment in a position as a General Practitioner or Dentist, salary level 56. Medical specialist start on wage level 59
  • enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • good welfare benefits

 

Your application must include:

  • a brief account of the applicant`s research interests and motivation for applying for the position
  • certified copies of diplomas and transcripts of grades. Applicant whose education is from another country than Norway, need to also attach a certified translation of the diploma and transcript of grades to English or a Scandinavian language, if the original is not in any of these languages. It is required that the applicant enclose a review from NOKUT whether the education in question is of a scope and level that corresponds to the level of a Norwegian master’s degree. Please see www.nokut.no/en for more information about NOKUT’s general recognition. This may take some time and we recommend you to apply as soon as you know you will apply for this position. If no answer within the application deadline, please enclose documentation from NOKUT that they have received your application
  • documentation of language skills (English) http://www.uib.no/en/med/115526/english-language-requirements-phd-admission
  • complete list of publications and scientific work you want to be evaluated
  • any publication in your name
  • two referees (name and contact information)

 

Generell informasjon:
For further information please contact Researcher Ove Bruland, e-mail: ove.bruland@helse-bergen.no, phone: +(47) 55975324 or +(47) 99390707, or prof. Eyvind Rødahl, e-mail: Eyvind.Rodahl@uib.no, phone: +(47) 55974110 or +(47) 92220572

State employment 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 omitted is not met.


Further information about our employment process can be found here.

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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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Deadline
10th November 2019


Employer
University of Bergen


Municipality
Bergen


Scope
Fulltime

Duration
Temporary

Place of service
Haukeland universitetssykehus


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