UiB - Knowledge that shapes society
Through robust and close interaction with the world around us – globally,
nationally and locally – we shall be instrumental in building a society based
on knowledge, skills and attitudes.
Do you want to take part in shaping the future?
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
Embedding of tissue in paraffine, sectioning and staining for light
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
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
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
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
We seek a person who:
Has previous experience in laboratory work.
Has experience with cell- and molecular biology, animal studies and
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
We can offer:
Exciting development opportunities as part of your role in a strong
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.
Detailed information about the position can be obtained by contacting: Prof.
Frits Thorsen, Department of Biomedicine. Phone 957 49 681, email
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.
18th September 2023
University of Bergen
Fulltime (1 positions) Fulltime (%)
Place of service
Jonas Lies vei 91, 5021 Bergen