Head Engineer

University of Bergen
September 18, 2023
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Head Engineer

At the Faculty of Medicine, Department of Biomedicine, a 100% permanent position as Head Engineer is available for immediate appointment. 50% of the position is connected to The Translational Cancer Research Group (TCR), and the other 50% position is connected to the Molecular Imaging Center (MIC).

The aim of the research in TCR is to understand biological mechanisms related to initiation and progression of malignant brain tumors, and to identify and characterise molecular targets which may be used in future development of targeted therapies. TCR consists of 5 different laboratories, all performing basic and preclinical research, with strong connections to clinical departments. For more information, see https: // www. uib.no/en/rg/trancancer.

MIC was founded in 2003 and is an open core facility in advanced subcellular, cellular, and small animal imaging, providing access for all researchers at equal terms. MIC has highly qualified scientific and technical personnel operating and maintaining the imaging equipment. Research and methods development is an integrated part of the activities and MIC arranges several imaging courses every year. For more information, see https: // www. uib.no/en/rg/mic.

  • Work with patient samples and cell lines in cell culture.
  • Work with different tasks related to the Tumor Bank.
  • Perform different biological analysis methods, such as flow cytometry, protein analysis, PCR, immunohistochemistry, microscopical techniques and STR-fingerprinting.
  • Embedding of tissue in paraffine, sectioning and staining for light microscopy.
  • Participate in small animal experiments.
  • Small animal imaging (MRI, PET, CT).
  • Participate in arranging imaging courses at MIC.
  • Miscellaneous laboratory work.
  • Routine tasks in the lab, such as making buffers and growth media, registering chemicals in databases, writing procedures and ordering of lab items.
  • Welcoming and training Master and PhD students in laboratory techniques.
  • Other tasks may be included.
  • Qualifications and personal attributes:
  • The applicant must hold a Master`s degree within biological subjects. Long relevant practice combined with relevant further education may in special cases compensate for missing formal education.
  • The applicant must have relevant experience with work in biological laboratories.
  • The applicant must not be allergic to small animals or chemicals that is being handled according to standard security measures, and he/she must be willing to take the necessary vaccines for laboratory work.
  • The applicant must have approval to work with small animals (FELASA C) or be willing to take the necessary animal courses within one year after appointment.
  • The applicant must have good oral and written skills in English, and basic skills in oral Norwegian.
  • Prevoius experience in the before mentioned biological analysis methods and preclinical animal work is an advantage.
  • Good IT skills is an advantage.
  • Previous experience from cancer research is an advantage.
  • Personal qualities will be highly weighted. The Applicant must have a high work capacity, interest in research, be responsible and service minded.
  • The Applicant will be evaluated on the ability to work systematically, independently and creatively, and at the same time being able to work in team.
  • We seek a person who:
  • Has previous experience in laboratory work.
  • Has experience with cell- and molecular biology, animal studies and preclinical imaging.
  • Is service-minded and has good communication and collaboration abilities
  • Has IT competence and the ability to acquire new skills
  • Is systematic, independent, flexible and creative and can work in a team
  • Good communication skills through verbal and written Norwegian and English
  • Digital skills and the ability to acquire new skills
  • There will be an emphasis on the personal qualities that are necessary for the role
  • We can offer:
  • Exciting development opportunities as part of your role in a strong professional environment.
  • Salary NOK 575 400 – 604 900 (code 1087, pay grade 59-62, with bachelor's/ master's degree), salary NOK 575 400 – 646 000 (code 1087, pay grade 59-66, with PhD-degree). Salary gross p.a. for a full-time position in the state salary scale.
  • Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.
  • Good welfare benefits.
  • General information:

    Detailed information about the position can be obtained by contacting: Prof. Frits Thorsen, Department of Biomedicine. Phone 957 49 681, email [email protected].

    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.

    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.

    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.

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

    Read More about the faculty and departments.


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