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Do you want to take part in shaping the future?Researcher 1109 in organelle biology
There is a vacancy for a position as researcher in organelle biology hosted at the Department of Mathematics with an experimental presence at UiB's biological laboratories. The position is for a period of about 1 year with an end date of 30.06.2024, and is associated with the EU-funded project “EvoConBiO”.About the project/work tasks
Bioenergetic organelles (mitochondria and chloroplasts) power complex life, but many important questions remain open about how they are controlled and inherited. These organelles exist in populations inside cells, carry their own genetic material, and move with rich collective dynamics. Maintaining these coupled physical and genetic populations is of central importance to human health, crop production, and countless other biological processes, but many aspects of this maintenance remain poorly understood.
This project will involve experimental and computational characterisation of the “social networks” of dynamic organelle populations in the cells of different photosynthetic species using live-cell microscopy. We will also explore how chemical and genetic interventions, potentially including the transformation of chloroplast DNA, influence the physical behaviour and environmental responses of these cellular populations. You can read about some recent results here: 10.1016/j.molp.2018.11.002 ; doi.org/10.1016/j.cels.2021.04.006
The position is within our larger project “EvoConBiO” (evolution and control of bioenergetic organelles) with a diverse team using interdisciplinary approaches to explore cell and evolutionary biology.
Personal and relational qualities will be emphasized. Research experience, ambitions and potential will also count when evaluating the candidates.
Special requirements for the position:
The application and appendices with certified translations into English or a Scandinavian language must be uploaded at JobbNorgeGeneral information
For further details about the position, please contact: Professor Iain Johnston, Department of Mathematics, [email protected]
The state labour force shall reflect the diversity of Norwegian society to the greatest extent possible. Age and gender balance among employees is therefore a goal. 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.
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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.
There are seven departments and several centres at Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. Read more about the faculty and departments.Deadline
6th April 2023Employer
University of BergenMunicipality
Fulltime (1 positions) Fulltime (%)Duration
TemporaryPlace of service