Norges Teknisk-naturvitenskapelige Universitet Ntnu


Address: Høgskoleringen 1, 7034 TRONDHEIM
Phone: +47 73595000
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Vacancy Details

Created 04.06.2013
Expires 16.06.2013
Company Norges Teknisk-naturvitenskapelige Universitet Ntnu
Employment Full-time
Job type Permanent
County Sør-Trøndelag
Phone +47 73595000
Fax +47 73592240
Email postmottak@adm.ntnu.no
WWW www.ntnu.no

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim represents academic eminence in technology and the natural sciences as well as in other academic disciplines ranging from the social sciences, the arts, medicine, teacher education, architecture to fine art. Cross-disciplinary cooperation results in innovative breakthroughs and creative solutions with far-reaching social and economic impact. 

Faculty of Medicine
Department of Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine
KG Jebsen Center of Myeloma Research

PhD position in research on multiple myeloma



Department of Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine aims at carrying out high quality research, supervision and teaching for better health. The project will be carried out within the KG Jebsen Center for Myeloma Research. The research in the Center is oriented towards techniques for better classification of multiple myeloma based on the properties of the primary myeloma cells as well as the basic mechanisms behind survival of myeloma cells and for the bone disease of multiple myeloma. 

The project will apply a specter of modern cell and molecular biology techniques. The PhD position will be of 3 years duration. The PhD project will be focused on growth control and survival mechanisms of myeloma cells, and in particular on the roles of the phosphatase PRL3. For more information on the research activities see http://www.ntnu.edu/myeloma or http://www.ntnu.edu/dmf/ikm/home 

For the PhD position the applicants must
  • hold a master's degree or equivalent education in cell biology, biochemistry or medicine
  • have a strong academic record with a weighted average grade of master degree, or equivalent education, with a grade corresponding to B or higher in NTNU's grading system
  • speak and write English fluently and be willing to learn Norwegian
  • have experience with cell- and molecular biology techniques

We seek talented, enthusiastic and creative candidates with a strong academic record. Good communication and collaboration skills are required. 

Chosen applicants will be invited to undergo an interview. 

Admission to a doctoral degree program at NTNU is a requirement for employment as a PhD candidate. For regulations concerning the PhD-degree at NTNU, please see: http://www.ntnu.edu/dmf/research/phd 

Depending on qualifications and academic background, PhD candidates at the Faculty of Medicine will be remunerated at wage levels 50-62 on the Norwegian State salary scale, with gross salary from NOK 421 100 - NOK 518 500 a year, of which 2 % is deducted for the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund. Normal wage level is 50-58. A yearly amount for operating costs will be added. 

The appointment will be made in accordance with current regulations and supplementary rules with guidelines for employment as PhD candidate appointments at universities and university colleges. NTNU is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applicants from both EU/EEA and non-EU countries. The university is strongly committed to diversity within its community and welcomes applications from members of ethnic minorities. 

How to apply: 

Applicants are asked to apply via this page, www.jobbnorge.no. The vacancy has ID number DMF 15-13. 

The candidates' motivation, skills and personal qualifications for the position and project should be described in the application letter. The application should contain the following attachments:
  • Applicants' CV
  • List of publications, relevant former positions and copy of relevant transcripts and diplomas. Please make sure that the transcripts and diplomas include a grade squale. 
  • Short statement from a former supervisor/tutor/teacher
  • Contact information for two references (including email addresses and telephone number)
  • Other relevant attachments

Deadline for applications: June 16 2013 

For further information about the position, please contact: 

Professor Anders Sundan, anders.sundan@ntnu.no or professor Magne Børset magne.borset@ntnu.no 

For information concerning the application process, please contact: HR-consultant Hanne Håkonsen Stixrud (+47 73598858)hanne.stixrud@ntnu.no 

Se annonsen og søk på stillingen www.jobbnorge.no