Senior adviser (research adviser, 30 %, temporary)
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Senior adviser (research adviser, 30 %, temporary)
At the Norwegian Centre of Excellence Centre for Cancer Biomarkers (CCBIO)
at the Department of Clinical Medicine, a 30% temporary substitute position as
research adviser (senior adviser) is open from August 15, 2021 until January
30, 2022. The workplace is at CCBIO at K1 in Bergen, but it will be possible
to agree on a flexible workplace arrangement as long as the work tasks can be
satisfyingly performed remotely. The position is funded by the Norwegian
About the project/work tasks:
CCBIO is directed by Professor Lars A. Akslen and is working on biomarkers in
order to attain a better understanding of malignant tumors and more precise
cancer treatment. The researchers have a special focus on mechanisms and
biomarkers related to tumor growth and tumor-microenvironment interactions and
the impact this has upon metastasis and poor prognosis. The research activity
is organized in four programs: basic studies and animal models (Program 1),
discovery and validation of new biomarkers (Program 2), clinical studies
(Program 3), and studies on ethics, economics and priorities (Program 4).
CCBIO has a strong international profile and collaborators worldwide.
More information about CCBIO: www. ccbio.no
About the position
The aim of CCBIO's research advisor position is to increase CCBIO's external
funding. The research adviser will coordinate and write parts of applications
and will work in cooperation with the center leadership as well as
researchers, technical personnel and the main administration. The position
will report to the centers administrative management, but will work
independently towards the center director. CCBIO have activity at both UIB and
HUS. Supporting application writing towards the RCN deadline February 2022
will have a special focus, and a considerable part of the workload will be
concentrated from mid November 2021 through January 2022. From December 2021,
the work will be carried out in collaboration with CCBIOs research advisor
gradually returning from maternity leave.
Stimulate, coordinate and participate in application writing at CCBIO,
towards international, national and local funding agencies, like the
Research Council of Norway, the Norwegian Cancer Society, EU, NIH, as well
as the local and regional health trusts, and Trond Mohn Foundation.
Write parts of applications.
Investigate strategies, e.g. for CCBIO's efforts towards application
Contribute to building competence at and routines related to application
Motivate researchers at the centers to apply for external funding.
Participate in guidance and training for younger researchers.
Coordinate efforts with external partners.
Other tasks may be assigned to the position.
Qualifications and personal qualities:
A master's degree is a requirement. Extensive, relevant practice combined
with relevant continuing and further education may in special cases
compensate for lack of formal education.
A relevant PhD and research experience is an advantage.
Experience from research advisor work towards application writing is a
Experience from developing applications to at least one large
agency, e.g. EU or NIH, is a requirement.
A documented track record of approved applications is a requirement.
Experience from writing applications to Norwegian domestic funding
agencies is an
Familiarity with UiB is an advantage
Administrative experience is an advantage, especially related to research
administration and economy administration.
Fluency in oral and written English is a requirement.
We are looking for a candidate that:
Can be a driving force, shows initiative and has high working- and
Is a motivator and can forward collaboration across research environments.
Has good communicative and collaborative abilities.
Is flexible and service-minded.
Is systematic and analytic.
Is able and willing quickly become familiar with new subjects and areas.
Is good at working strategically, structured and targeted within
Works independently and is good at problem solving.
We will put significant emphasis on personal abilities when hiring for this
We can offer:
A good, international, work environment with interesting work tasks.
Work challenges with good opportunities for personal development and
acquiring new skills.
Salary as a senior adviser (code 1364) at pay grade 68-74, with a gross
annual salary in a 100 % position of NOK 626 100 (approx. €61 400) to
NOK 702 100 (approx. €68 000), before taxes, depending on
qualifications. For exceptionally well qualified candidates, a higher
salary can be considered. The position at UiB will constitute 30 % of the
Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
Good welfare benefits
For more information about the position, contact Director Lars A. Akslen
The state workforce shall reflect the diversity of Norwegian society to the
greatest extent possible. People with immigrant backgrounds and people with
encouraged to apply for the position.
The University of Bergen applies the principles of public openness when
recruiting staff to academic positions. Information about the applicant may be
even though the applicant has requested not to be named in the list of
The applicant will be notified if their request is not respected.
Further information about our employment process can be found here.
About The University of Bergen (UiB)
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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 five departments and seven centres at Faculty of Medicine.
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