Two Postdoctoral fellows/Research associates at theDepartment of Clinical Medicine The MODY Group at the University ofBergen, Department of Clinical Medicine, Norway has recently identifieda novel syndrome of exocrine and endocrine pancreatic dysfunctioncaused by mutations in the carboxyl-ester lipase (CEL) gene. In thepresent project the syndrome will be further characterized by detailedclinical, molecular and cellular analyses. The following positions areavailable from August 1st 2006 and for three years:
One postdoctoralfellow/research associate in molecular biology
We seek an experienced molecular geneticist for studies of the CELgene at the molecular level. The applicant should preferably havefinished one postdoctoral period.
One postdoctoral fellow/research associate in cell biology
We seek an experienced cell biologist for functional characterizationof the CEL protein in model systems. The applicant should preferablyhave finished one postdoctoral period.
The positions are affiliated with the Department of ClinicalMedicine at the University of Bergen. Research stays abroad may bepossible during the project period. For further information about theproject and positions, contact the project leaders prof. PÃƒÂ¥l R.NjÃƒÂ¸lstad (email@example.com) and prof. Anders Molven (firstname.lastname@example.org).
A postdoctoral position is a temporary appointment. The term ofemployment for this position is three years. It is not possible for anyperson to work under more than one temporary appointment for the sameinstitution. The objective of postdoctoral positions is to qualifythe selected candidates for work in senior positions in theirdisciplines. Applicants must have achieved a Norwegian doctorateor equivalent education abroad, or have presented the dissertation forassessment by the closing date for applications. It is a prerequisitethat the dissertation has been approved before appointment isgranted. Starting salaries at salary level 54 (code 1352) on thegovernmentsalary scale (corresponding to NOK 387.200 per year), followingordinary meriting regulations. (Wage levels 54/60). Stateemployment shall reflect the multiplicity of the population at large tothe highest possible degree. We have therefore adopted a personnelpolicy objective to ensure that we achieve a balanced age and sexcomposition and the recruitment of persons of various ethnicbackgrounds. Persons of different ethnic backgrounds are thereforeencouraged to apply for the position. The successful applicantmust comply with the guidelines that apply to the position at any time.
The University of Bergen applies the principles of public openness when recruiting staff to scientific positions.
Applications with an overview of education and previous work experiencealong with verified diplomas and two letters of recommendation (3copies of all documents), should be submitted toexecutive supervisor Karen Jacobsen, Section for Pediatrics, Departmentof Clinical Medicine, University of Bergen, N-5020 Bergen, Norwaywithin June 1, 2006.