PhD Position in Molecular Medicine

Øya, Norway
18 Mar 2019
End of advertisement period
04 Apr 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

About the position

A PhD position is available in the lab of Professor Therese Standal, a group leader at CEMIR - a Norwegian Centre of Excellence in Molecular Inflammation Research. The research group focuses on how inflammation and inflammatory signals affect multiple myeloma disease progression and bone health.

The student will work on a project studying how changes in the myeloma bone marrow microenvironment may influence protein glycosylation and the potential impact of such changes on bone homeostasis and infection risk.

This position is a fixed term, full time (100 %) position for 3 years starting in summer/autumn 2019. Master students graduating summer 2019 can apply.

Job description

  • The work will be a combination of cell biological and biochemical work to decipher molecular mechanisms of bone loss and infection risk in multiple myeloma
  • In vivo experiments utilizing different mouse models of multiple myeloma


The PhD-position's main objective is to qualify for work in research positions. The qualification requirement is completion of a master’s degree or second degree (equivalent to 120 credits) with a strong academic background or equivalent education with a grade of B or better in terms of NTNU’s grading scale. Applicants with no letter grades from previous studies must have an equally good academic foundation. Applicants who are unable to meet these criteria may be considered only if they can document that they are particularly suitable candidates for education leading to a PhD degree.

Qualification requirements:

  • A master’s degree or equivalent education within cell biology, immunology, biochemistry, medicine or a related field
  • Excellent English skills, spoken and written

Emphasis will also be placed on experience with the following techniques/areas:

  • Mammalian cell culture
  • Gene editing
  • Advanced imaging
  • In vivo experiments
  • Prior written, scientific output
  • Excellent communication abilities

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, postdoctor and research assistant.

Personal characteristics

  • Motivated with a keen interest for research
  • Ability to work independently and in a team
  • Honest and reliable
  • Open minded and including

In the evaluation of which candidate is best qualified, emphasis will be placed on education, experience and personal suitability, as well as motivation, in terms of the qualification requirements specified in the advertisement

We offer

Salary and conditions

PhD candidates are remunerated in code 1017, and depending on qualifications and academic background is remunerated at gross from NOK 449 400 - NOK 515 200 before tax per year. From the salary, 2 % is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

The period of employment is 3 years. Appointment to a PhD position requires admission to the PhD program. A condition of appointment is that you are in fact qualified for admission to the PhD programme within three months.

Appointment takes place on the terms that apply to State employees at any time, and after the appointment you must assume that there may be changes in the area of work.

General information

Working at NTNU

A good work environment is characterized by diversity. We encourage qualified candidates to apply, regardless of their gender, functional capacity or cultural background. Under the Freedom of Information Act (offentleglova), information about the applicant may be made public even if the applicant has requested not to have their name entered on the list of applicants.

Questions about the position can be directed to Professor Therese Standal, phone number +47 93 22 16 36 , e-mail

For information concerning the application process, please contact: HR-consultant Nina Sandberg, email:

About the application:

Publications and other academic works that the applicant would like to be considered in the evaluation must accompany the application. Joint works will be considered. If it is difficult to identify the individual applicant's contribution to joint works, the applicant must include a brief description of his or her contribution.

Please submit your application electronically via with your CV, diplomas and certificates. Applicants invited for interview must include certified copies of transcripts and reference letters.

Application deadline: 04.04.2019

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Deadline 04.04.2019
Employer NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Municipality Trondheim
Scope Fulltime
Duration Temporary
Place of service Øya, Trondheim