one postdoctoral and one technical position available

Daniel Chourrout Daniel.Chourrout at sars.uib.no
Wed Nov 8 13:43:01 EST 2000


Sars International Centre for Marine Molecular, Bergen, 
Norway - a division of Bergen University Research 
Foundation, UNIFOB

The Sars International Centre from Marine Molecular Biology has 
available one postdoctoral and one technical position. The Sars 
Centre is funded by the Norwegian Research Council, the Ministry 
of Education, Research and Church Affairs and the University of 
Bergen, to promote basic research in molecular marine biology. 
The Sars Centre is located in the High Technology Centre in the 
City of Bergen, Norway, a research building also housing the 
Centre of Virology, Department of Molecular Biology and marine 
and aquaculture research facilities. 

Scientist position (code 1109), Salmon Genome Project 
	The work consists of a pilot study of genome organisation before 
further operations of large-scale sequencing. The divergence of 
duplicated regions resulting from the salmonid-specific genome 
tetraploidisation will be examined through cloning, sequencing and 
bioinformatic analysis of a few BAC contigs. The genetic 
redundancy of the salmon genome will be estimated based on a 
few gene families, including HOX genes, in comparison with those 
of other fish, which in general have more genes than mammals. 
This project is part of a larger program funded by the Research 
Council of Norway which associates several Norwegian molecular 
biology and bioinformatics labs. 
	
Applicants for the position (salary level 51 - 56,  i.e. annual salary 
of 336.731 - 368.331 NOK/year) should hold a PhD. The scientist 
should have a strong background in molecular biology, and past 
experience in genomics and bioinformatics would be a major 
advantage. The project will take place in the molecular genetics 
group of the Sars International Centre for Marine Molecular Biology. 
It will use one half-time technician, a significant budget for running 
costs, which can be used to subcontract part of the routine work, 
and modern equipment, which includes an in-house sequencing 
facility. 

The work must start not later than January 1st 2001, and the 
contract will last for two years. Funding is already available for a 
second period of two years depending upon positive evaluation after 
the first period. 


Department Engineer (code 1085), Molecular Genomics / 
Development
A technical position at the department engineer level will be 
appointed for development/ genomic studies in the molecular 
genetics group of the Sars International for Marine Molecular 
Biology, and placed under the daily supervision of a postdoctoral 
fellow or scientist. 

Applicants should at least have a degree from an engineering 
college, or equivalent qualifications reached due to long and 
relevant work experience and post graduate studies. Applicants 
with a master degree are also welcome. The applicants should 
have a strong experience of classical molecular biology. 
Experience acquired in a group of genomics and/or developmental 
biology will be a major advantage. 

The work must start not later than January 1st  2001, and the 
contract will last for two years. Funding is already available for a 
second period of two years depending upon positive evaluation after 
the first period. Applicants who wish to work part-time, although not 
less than 60%, will also be considered. 

Salary as full time department engineer is level 29 to 38 (code 
1085/LR 22 ), i.e. 235.731 - 269.631.- NoK/year by service 
seniority.

For both positions: 
Further details about the projects may be obtained from Dr. Daniel 
Chourrout, director of the centre on e-mail: 
daniel.chourrout at sars.uib.no

Written applications, including a CV, list of publications and 
contact details of 3 referees (postdoctoral positions) should be sent 
by November 17, 2000 to: Head of Administration, Sars 
International Centre for Marine Molecular Biology, HIB, 
Thorm=F8hlensgt. 55, N-5008 Bergen, Norway. Clearly indicate in you 
application which position(s) you are applying for. Applications on e-
mail will not be considered.

The UNIFOB is an equal opportunity employer and encourages 
applications from minorities and women. UNIFOB has an insurance 
agreement for their employees.








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