Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

University of Bergen

Bergen, Norway

Postdoctoral Research Fellow position

At the University of Bergen, Department of Biomedicine, there is a temporary position available as a postdoctoral research fellow for three (3) years, financed by the Cancer Society. The project is about ” TGF-beta induced microtubes – new communication structures of brain tumour cells”. The postdoctoral fellow will be part of the Translational Cancer Research group.

About the project/work tasks:

Our research group is working on mechanisms of invasion and therapy resistance in human glioblastoma, the most frequent and most malignant primary brain tumour. Our research is based on cell culture and animal models. A special focus of the project are microtubes, which are important communication structures connecting tumour cells as well as tumour and stromal cells. Within this project, new mechanisms of microtube formation will be investigated and the possibility of mitochondrial transfer between tumour cells as well as tumour and stromal cells through microtubes will be analysed. Please see our website for further information. Our research group has a strong collaboration with a research lab in Bordeaux, France (

The main objectives for the position are:

  • design, plan and perform in vitro and in vivo experiments for the project described above
  • participation in writing of publications and research grants
  • participation in supervision of PhD and masters students

Qualifications and personal qualities:

  • The successful applicant must hold a PhD or equal education in cell biology or a related discipline, or have submitted and approved her/his thesis by the application deadline. The PhD must be awarded prior to hiring
  • The candidate must have a strong background in cell culture, confocal microscopy, CRISPR/Cas9 technology, western blot, co-immunoprecipitation and animal experiments
  • Background in Bioinformatics (analysis of sequencing data) is an advantage
  • The candidate should be proficient in spoken and written English
  • Personal skills will be emphasized. The candidate should be able to work independently and interactively in a team setting, be motivated and responsible, and also have a great work capacity and enthusiasm for research

About the position of postdoctoral research fellow:

In general, the purpose of postdoctoral positions at the University of Bergen is the building of competence by means of further development of research work to a higher level than what is possible within an ordinary PhD program. The main goals of the positions are to qualify the successful candidate for professional top positions.

It is a goal that the employment period is carried out as a continuous research program. Leaves of absence for other purposes than those laid down by law are normally not granted.

Applicants shall, once employed, put forward a proposal for a project for qualifying work. The proposal shall include a progress plan. It is a premise that the selected candidate will complete the project within the stipulated period of employment.

he employee may be assigned up to 25 % required duties in the form of teaching and similar work at the department.

Postdoctoral fellowships are fixed term positions. You cannot be employed as a postdoctoral fellow for more than one fixed term period at the same institution. Also, you cannot be employed in a postdoctoral position if you have previously held this type of position at a different institution in the region.

We can offer:

  • a good and challenging work environment in research front of neuro-oncology
  • salary level 59 (code 1352/pay framework 24.3) at present NOK 515 200 gross p.a., with a degree in Medicine or Dentistry level 61 (code 1352/pay framework 24.5) at present NOK 534 100 gross p.a., with a medical specialization level 63 (code 1352/pay framework 24.7) at present NOK 555 100 gross p.a. on the government salary scale. Further promotion will be after service seniority in the position
  • a good pension scheme in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • Good welfare benefits

Your application must include:

  • a brief letter of application stating your motivation for the position and why you are applying
  • witnessed copies of diplomas and relevant certificates (applicants with education from other countries than Norway must enclose witnessed diplomas in both the original language and authorized translations) approval of thesis
  • complete list of publications
  • publications (pdf) it is important that each of the scholarly works on which the committee should place special emphasis, is attached in its entirety
  • two referees (name and contact information)

General information:

For further information about the position, please contact Professor Hrvoje Miletic, Ph. +47 96847286, e-mail:

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.

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.

Further information about our employment process can be found here.

About The University of Bergen (UiB) 

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. 

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