Researcher Position:Regulation of starvation-induced degrowth in the sea
anemone Nematostella vectensis
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Sars International Centre for Marine Molecular Biology (Sars Centre) is
situated at the Marineholmen campus together with other research institutes at
the University. The Sars Centre is partner with European Molecular Biological
Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg, Germany and is organized directly under
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There is a vacancy for a 2-year Researcher position at the Sars International
Centre for Marine Molecular Biology (www. sars.no/) in the research group of
Dr. Patrick Steinmetz. The position is funded by Sars Centre core funding. The
Sars Centre belongs to the University of Bergen, and is a partner of the
European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) www. embl.de/. The place of work
will be at the Sars Centre. The preferred starting time is November 2021.
About the project/work tasks:
The research group ‘Evolution of nutrient and growth homeostasis in animals'
is interested in understanding the evolution of the cells and molecules that
regulate the balance between nutrient availability and growth in animals. One
of the main research lines of the lab is to study the starvation-induced
degrowth of juveniles in the sea anemone Nematostella. The successful
applicant will functionally investigate a subset of genes that have resulted
from an ongoing, thorough RNA-Seq analysis at different starvation periods
using a combination of CRISPR mutants, transgenic reporter lines, RNA-Seq
analysis and confocal imaging.
Qualifications and personal qualities:
The applicant must hold a Norwegian PhD or an equivalent degree or must
have submitted his/her doctoral thesis for assessment prior to the
application deadline. It is a condition of employment that the PhD has
Prior experience in working with post-larval stages of Nematostella is a
Prior expertise in the generation and analysis of RNA-Seq datasets, the
generation of CRISPR mutants and in the use of different confocal
microscopy techniques (e.g. point scanner, spinning disc) are
A strong motivation to perform research at an internationally competitive
level is expected
The ability to work both independently and to cooperate with others in a
structured manner is essential
Proficiency in both written and oral English is a requirement
The application cover letter, in English, must explain your interest in
this workgroup and how your skillset matches the position
We can offer:
A good and professionally challenging working environment
Salary at pay grade 61 upon appointment (code 1109 / pay range 24,
alternative 5), currently NOK 553.500 gross p.a. A higher salary may be
offered to candidates with exceptional qualifications. Further promotions
are made according to length of service in the position
Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
Good welfare benefits
Applications in English must include:
A brief account of the applicant's research interests and motivation for
applying for the position
The names and contact information for two reference persons. One of these
must be your main PhD supervisor
CV including list of published papers and pre-prints
Transcripts and diplomas and official confirmation that the doctoral
thesis has been submitted
Please send your application with attachments electronically via JobbNorge by
clicking on the button “Apply for this job”. The application and appendices
with certified translations into English or a Scandinavian language must 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.
Closing date for application: 03 October 2021.
Further information about the position can be obtained from Group Leader
Patrick Steinmetz, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The state labour force shall reflect on 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
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3rd October 2021
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