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Ph.D fellowship/Postdoctoral fellowship related to medicine

About This PhD Project

Project Description

The University of Stavanger invites applicants for a Ph.D fellowship/postdoctoral fellowship to the project "Inflammatory bowel disease and the intestinal eukaryome" at the Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Chemistry, Bioscience and Environmental Technology. The position is vacant from 01.01.2020.

The Faculty of Science and Technology has been assigned strategic recruitment positions related to medical initiatives. The position will strenghten the medical focus at the university in collaboration with Stavanger University Hospital, as part of the expansion of the medical sciences at the UiS.

The PhD Research Fellow position is an educational position which shall primarily provide promising researchers the opportunity for professional development, and whose aim is to complete research education up to doctorate level. The position is financed for three years in a 100% research position, or four years with 75% research training and 25 % compulsory work, or in a part-time course with at least 50% research training per year. This will be clarified in the recruitment process.

The Postdoctoral Fellow position is a career position to further strengthen research after completing a PhD in order to qualify for a top position within academia. The position is financed for two years in 100% position, or up to four years in a 50% position and may include obligations related to teaching and supervision (50%). This will be clarified in the recruitment process.

Qualification requirements

The position is primary intended for applicants with a medical or biological university degree. Applicants with medical education are especially encouraged to apply.

For employment as PhD Research fellow and to be eligible for admission to the doctoral programmes at the University of Stavanger, we normally require a five-year master's degree. The grade for your master’s thesis and the weighted average grade of your master’s degree must individually be equivalent to or better than a B grade. Candidates with a medical university degree without letter grades will be admitted after special assessment.

We are looking for applicants with experience in relevant fields such as molecular parasitology, bioinformatics or molecular microbiology, preferably acquired recently as this is a fast moving field; or possess corresponding qualifications that could provide a basis for successfully completing a doctorate.

For employment as a Postdoctoral fellow:
PhD with a specialisation in intestinal microbiology, molecular biology and bioinformatics is preferred, but applicants specialising in related areas will also be considered.

The PhD must be completed no later than at the date of deadline for applications.


proven skills in bioinformatics and molecular microbiology (preferably molecular parasitology)
Emphasis is also placed on your:

- submitted scientific work and the applicant's personal skills for completing the project within the timeframe
- motivation and potential for research within the field
- ability to work independently and in a team, be innovative and creative
- ability to work structured and handle a heavy workload
- having a good command of both oral and written English


To apply for this position please follow the link "Apply for this job". Register your application and CV including relevant education and work experience. In your application letter you must show your research interests and motivation to apply for the position.

The following documents must be uploaded as attachments to your application in separate files:

- cover letter with motivation
- certificates/diplomas
- references
- list of publications
- other documentation that you consider relevant
- The documentation must be available in either a Scandinavian language or in English. If the total size of the attachments exceeds 30 MB, they must be compressed before upload. Information and documentation to be taken into account in the assessment must be submitted within the application dealine.

Please note that information on applicants may be published even if the applicant has requested not to be included in the official list of applicants - see Section 25 of the Freedom of Information Act.

UiS only considers applications and attachments registered in JobbNorge.

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