Group Leader Positions
(Researcher I, code 1110) – 6 year contracts

The Sars Centre is seeking outstanding candidates addressing fundamental questions in organismal biology using marine species. Although all current groups work on animals, projects on other marine organisms will also be considered. A contract of six years will be offered to successful candidates, with competitive resources for the research (postdocs, PhD students, technicians, lab space and project-specific facilities) as well as a competitive salary. The contract may be prolonged after six years, depending on performance and available funding at the time of review. Group leaders at the Sars Centre are encouraged to obtain additional funding through grant applications to national and international funding agencies.

Qualifications and personal qualities:

  • The applicant must hold a PhD considered equivalent to the Norwegian PhD degree
  • Ability to train and lead junior scientists and technical staff towards a common goal defined in the group leader proposal
  • Ability to develop collaborations with other research groups located in and out of the institution

We can offer:

  • A good and professionally challenging working environment, in modern research facilities
  • Starting salary at pay grade 79, code 1110 (currently NOK 766.200) upon appointment
  • Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • A position in an inclusive workplace (IA enterprise)
  • Good welfare benefits

Your application in English must include:

  • A description of past and present research (3 pages)
  • A proposal for the research at the Sars Centre (3 pages)
  • A detailed CV and contact information for 3 references

Application Deadline: 24 March 2017. All shortlisted candidates must be available for a seminar and interview by the Sars Centre Scientific Advisory Committee held in Bergen on 26-27 April 2017.

The application and appendices may be uploaded at JobbNorge. Please note that applications will be assessed only with the information available in JobbNorge when the deadline expires. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that all relevant attachments are submitted by the deadline.

Applications by e-mail only will not be considered.

For further information about the position please contact the Sars Centre Director (Daniel.Chourrout@sars.uib.no tel +47 5558 4360) and/or visit our website (www.sars.no).

General information:

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. It is also a goal to recruit people with immigrant backgrounds. 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.

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 be omitted is not met.

The successful applicant must comply with the guidelines that apply to the position at all times.




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