martes, 29 de septiembre de 2015

[OFER-TRABEC] NAC: Technician in Haematopoietic Stem Cell Lab

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Institución:UiT - The Arctic University of Norway
Chief Engineer / Staff Engineer at the Department of Medical Biology

Application deadline: 11.10.2015

Ref.: 2015/3963

UiT the Arctic University of Norway, Faculty of Health Sciences, has a vacancy for a chief engineer / staff engineer. The position will be for 1 year with opportunity for renewal for a further 3 year period.

Details of the position can be obtained from newly appointed NCMM Young Associate Investigator, Lorena Arranz (

The applications must be submitted electronically via the application form available here:

Job affiliation:

The Faculty of Health Sciences hosts all health-related studies at the University of Tromsø. The Faculty has an excellent research profile, is increasing its research output and works closely with the various aspects of health care in the region, and in particular with the University Hospital of North Norway (UNN). Read more about us on

The current position is associated with the newly appointed Research Group Stem Cell Aging and Cancer, headed by Dr. Lorena Arranz at the Department of Medical Biology. The main focus of the group is the study of the bone marrow niche and its role in haematopoietic malignancies.

Job tasks:

The successful candidate will provide technical assistance and actively participate in the research group's projects, including ordering of laboratory supplies. The research laboratory is currently under establishment, and the candidate is expected to take part in installation of new equipment. The candidate will additionally take care of health safety and security procedures in the workplace.

The daily activity of the research group encompasses many techniques and will involve a large range of equipment. Typical tasks include preparing murine bone marrow cells and isolation of rare stem cell populations using FACS/cell sorting. To this end, expertise and willingness to work with research animals are essential requirements. At least basic knowledge of flow cytometry and immunohistochemistry is required. Experience with molecular biology methods, genotyping and tissue culture will be an advantage. In addition, research experience in the haematopoietic field will be positively considered, including mouse models of haematopoietic diseases, bone marrow transplantation and use of bone marrow sections.

Eligibility Requirements:

A Master degree in biology/biomedicine or a Bioengineer degree is required. Relevant experience is also required, preferably more than 3 years. Applicants can expect to be called for interview. Please provide 2 references.

The assessment of the candidates will be based on their experience in relevant techniques, including experience with research animals, FACS/flow cytometry and immunohistochemistry. Personal suitability, high motivation and good interpersonal skills are essential for this position.

Applicants must be proficient in English.

Other Information:

We can offer an amenable social work environment, flexible working hours and excellent opportunities for professional development.

The salary will be awarded according to the Norwegian Civil Service wage scale, code 1087 chief engineer / 1085 staff engineer. There is a 2% compulsory contribution to the Civil Service pension fund.

Questions concerning the work environment, including work-site dimensions and characteristics, health care, opportunities for flexible working hours, and part time work may be directed to Dr. Arranz.

At the University of Tromsø, we emphasize diversity and encourage all qualified applicants to apply regardless of age, gender, disability, national or ethnic origin. The University places emphasis on adapting working conditions for employees with disabilities.

Personal data given in the application and CV will be processed in accordance with the Act on Processing of Personal Data; Personal Data Act. Under the Freedom of Information Act §25, subsection 2. Candidates may request their names not to be listed on the public list of candidates. The University can choose, however, that the name of the candidate can be published. Applicants will be notified in advance of any such publication.

Applications should be submitted as soon as possible electronically on the application form on thise page (

Questions concerning the organisation of the working environment, such as the physical state of the place of employment, health service, possibility for flexible working hours, part time, etc. may be directed to the telephone reference in this announcement.

UiT The Arctic University of Norway has HR policy objectives that emphasize diversity, and therefore encourages qualified applicants to apply regardless of their age, gender, functional ability and national or ethnic background.

UiT The Arctic University of Norway is an IW (Inclusive Workplace) enterprise, and will therefore emphasize making the necessary adaptations to the working conditions for employees with reduced functional ability.

Personal data given in an application or CV will be processed in accordance with the Act relating to the processing of personal data (the Personal Data Act). In accordance with Section 25 subsection 2 of the Freedom of Information Act, the applicant may request not to be registered on the public list of applicants. However, the University may nevertheless decide that the name of the applicant will be made public. The applicant will receive advance notification in the event of such publication.

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