for Marine Molecular Biology 2 RESEARCH TECHNICIANS (CODE 8411) The Sars Centre for Marine Molecular Biology is a marine partner of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL). The main research focus is in molecular biology, including comparative molecular studies of invertebrates and vertebrates. Sars Centre is a part of UNIFOB A/S; University Research of Bergen. The centre is located in modern facilities at the High Technology Centre in Bergen along with other institutions of the University of Bergen. Research groups are recruited internationally.
The centre has 2 one-year project positions available as Research Technician. The Research Technicians will work in the Oikopleura dioica culture facility (Larvacean, Appendicularia), under supervision of the managing Research Engineer. The main objectives will be to assist in the daily running of this facility. Tasks include maintenance and culturing algae stocks used for the feeding of the organisms, periodic field work as well as aiding the scientific staff in collecting and manipulating the animals. The technicians will also participate actively in experiments designed by the facility manager to improve the culture system. Some week-end duties will be requested, compensated for according to regulations. Working language is English/Norwegian
Applicants can hold a college or equivalent exam, or have gained similar skills through practice and relevant training. Reliable work habits, cleanliness and ability to interact productively in close collaboration with scientific personnel are essential requirements. Previous experience with maintaining marine cultures (algae and/or zooplankton) would be highly desirable.
Gross salary will be NOK from 240.000 per year depending on qualifications. The Sars centre has an insurance agreement for their employees and is an equal opportunity employer.
Further information may be obtained from Facility manager Jean-Marie Bouquet e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, phone 55 58 43 04/ 47, or www.sars.no
Written application, marked 04 Sars 12, in English or Norwegain, including a CV, containing all information about education and work experience, should be sent to: Head of Administration, Sars centre, Thormøhlensgt. 55, 5008 Bergen, Norway, no later than November 26, 2004. Please note that applications by e-mail will not be considered.
Interviews will be conducted in English in the presence of bilingual English/Norwegian committee members.