Postdoctoral Fellow within Nanomedicine Functionalization of Nanoparticles
About the position
The Department of Clinical and Molecular Medicine has a vacancy for a Post Doctoral Fellow within the field of nanomedicine. The earliest start date for the position will be November 2020.
The appointment has a duration of 2 years.
The cross-disciplinary project Nano-Medicine Initiative: Functional Nanoparticles in Medicine, funded by NTNU Health, NTNU Rectorate, Faculty of Natural Sciences (NV) and Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (MH) aims to synthesize and tailor-make nanoparticles for a wide range of biomedical applications including diagnostic testing of various diseases such as microbial infections, cardiovascular disease and cancer by detection of antibodies, proteins, nucleic acids and metabolites. The focus is to develop real-time high throughput strategies for diagnosis. The technology developed in these projects can also be applied in other sectors such as agriculture, aqua culture and food industry. The project further aims to develop understanding of the growth mechanisms of nanoparticles in batch and continuous processes to obtain a better control of particle size and size distribution.
Thematic Area: Functionalization of nanoparticles for isolation, detection and testing of proteins and nucleic acids (RNA and DNA).
Duties of the position
- Functionalization of magnetic nanoparticles for isolation or detection of antibodies, proteins, and nucleic acids (RNA and DNA).
- Develop and optimize surface properties for diagnostic tests and research tools.
- The candidate is expected to participate actively in the group activities, including mentoring and co-supervision of students. More information about the group can be found here: https://www.ntnu.no/ansatte/magnar.bjoras
- The candidate is expected to be flexible in regard to short -term or long-term international research stays.
- Travelling with respect to conferences, meetings, workshops may be expected as part of the position
Required selection criteria
A postdoctoral research fellowships is a qualification position in which the main objective is qualification for work in academic positions. You must have completed a Norwegian doctoral degree in nanomedicine or molecular biology or corresponding foreign doctoral degree recognized as equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree is required.
If, for any reason, you have taken a career break or have had an atypical career and wish to disclose this in your application, the selection committee will take this into account, recognizing that the quantity of your research may be reduced as a result.
The appointment is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants and national guidelines for appointment as PhD, post doctor and research assistant.
Preferred selection criteria
- Strong experimental background in molecular biology and cell biology.
- Experience in protein chemistry, nucleic acid technology and microbiology.
- Good written and oral English language skills
- Positive, creative and enthusiastic.
- Seeks new challenges at work.
- Has keen interest working in interdisciplinary teams.
- Communicates information with clarity and ease, both orally and in writing.
In the evaluation of which candidate is best qualified, emphasis will be placed on education, experience and personal suitability.
- Exciting and stimulating tasks in a strong international academic environment
- An open and inclusive work environment with dedicated colleagues
- Favourable terms in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
- Employee benefits
Salary and conditions
Postdoctoral candidates are placed in code 1352, and are normally remunerated at gross from NOK 542 400 per annum before tax, depending on qualifications and seniority. From the salary, 2% is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.
The period of employment is 2 years.
The engagement is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants, and the acts relating to Control of the Export of Strategic Goods, Services and Technology. Candidates who by assessment of the application and attachment are seen to conflict with the criteria in the latter law will be prohibited from recruitment to NTNU. After the appointment you must assume that there may be changes in the area of work.
It is a prerequisite you can be present at the institution daily.
About the application
The application and supporting documentation to be used as the basis for the assessment must be in English.
Publications and other scientific work must follow the application. Please note that applications are only evaluated based on the information available on the application deadline. You should ensure that your application shows clearly how your skills and experience meet the criteria which are set out above.
Joint works will be considered. If it is difficult to identify your contribution to joint works, you must attach a brief description of your participation.
A good work environment is characterized by diversity. We encourage qualified candidates to apply, regardless of their gender, functional capacity or cultural background.
The city of Trondheim is a modern European city with a rich cultural scene. Trondheim is the innovation capital of Norway with a population of 200,000. The Norwegian welfare state, including healthcare, schools, kindergartens and overall equality, is probably the best of its kind in the world. Professional subsidized day-care for children is easily available. Furthermore, Trondheim offers great opportunities for education (including international schools) and possibilities to enjoy nature, culture and family life and has low crime rates and clean air quality.
NTNU is committed to following evaluation criteria for research quality according to The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment - DORA.
As an employee at NTNU, you must at all times adhere to the changes that the development in the subject entails and the organizational changes that are adopted.
Information Act (Offentleglova), your name, age, position and municipality may be made public even if you have requested not to have your name entered on the list of applicants.
If you have any questions about the position, please contact Prof Magnar Bjørås (Department of Clinical and Molecular Medicine), telephone +47 950 81 497, email: email@example.com
If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact HR Advisor Vebjørn Andreassen (Department of Clinical and Molecular Medicine), telephone +47 73 41 25 77, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please submit your application electronically via jobbnorge.no with your CV, motivation letter (maximum 2 A4 pages), diplomas and certificates. Applications submitted elsewhere will not be considered. Diploma Supplement is required to attach for European Master Diplomas outside Norway. Chinese applicants are required to provide confirmation of Master Diploma from China Credentials Verification (CHSI).
The position requires spoken and written fluency in the English language. Applicants from non-English-speaking countries outside Europe must document English skills by an approved test. Approved tests are TOEFL, IELTS and Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) or Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE).
If you are invited for interview you must include certified copies of transcripts and reference letters.
Application deadline: 30.09.2020
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The Department of Clinical and Molecular Medicine (IKOM):
The Department of Clinical and Molecular Medicine (IKOM) is NTNU’s largest department, with 450 employees. Our research and teaching help to improve treatment and health.
IKOM has expertise in basic, clinical and translational research within broad disciplinary areas. We study children’s and women’s health, cancers, blood disorders and infectious diseases, gastroenterology, inflammation, metabolic disorders, laboratory sciences and medical ethics. The Department offers teaching in medicine at master’s and PhD level. We also offer continuing education for employees in the health services.
Deadline 30th September 2020
Employer NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Place of service Øya, Trondheim