10/01/2019

Call for postdoc candidates interested in applying for a MSCA Individual Fellowship in Systems Epidemiology

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    UiT The Arctic University of Norway
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Biological sciences
    Medical sciencesMedicine
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    Established Researcher (R3)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    08/02/2019 23:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    Norway › Tromsø
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    37,5
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    01/06/2020

UiT The Arctic University of Norway has established «The Arctic MSCA-IF program» (uit.no/afu/arcticmsca) to recruit excellent young researchers planning to apply for a Marie Skƚodowska-Curie individual fellowship (MSCA-IF) to pursue a career in research. We invite applications from promising young researchers within the field of Systems Epidemiology. The selected candidate will write a proposal for a 24-month MSCA-IF at UiT together with Prof. Torkjel Sandanger. This is an opportunity to accelerate your research career while living in the urban research city of Tromsø, uniquely located at the top of the world surrounded by some of Europe’s last pristine wild nature.

This call is one of 21 from pre-selected supervisors at UiT The Arctic University of Norway through the “Arctic MSCA-IF program” (uit.no/afu/arcticmsca/supervisors). Successful postdoc candidates will be invited to Tromsø (travel and accommodation expenses covered) for a three-day MSCA-IF symposium May 13-15, 2019. At this event, the candidates will present their past research achievements, discuss future plans with their potential supervisor and learn how to write a successful MSCA-IF application. Together with the supervisor, the selected candidates will start to write their MSCA-IF application with deadline September 11th 2019.

In this call we search for talented, young researchers within the field of Systems Epidemiology as presented by Prof. Sandanger:

Diagnosis, prognosis and prediction of cancers – omics markers and the immunological landscape in blood prior to diagnosis (Cancer-Omics)

An estimated 15 million new cancer cases and 8.8 million cancer deaths occurred in 2015 worldwide and new cancer cases is expected to rise by about 70% over the next two decades. Despite global research efforts, mortality is increasing, emphasizing the need for novel strategies to find therapies and cures, where early detection is key. The immune system and use of blood as a liquid biopsy holds great promise and we believe that the knowledge generated in this project will contribute to unravel the true potential of this matrix. We aim to not only find potential blood-based biomarkers of important clinical value, but also to enhance our understanding of the immunological landscape in blood and its potential link to immunostatus in tumours. The relationship between so-called ‘omics markers’, immune cells in peripheral blood and tumour immunostatus, and its significance for diagnosis and prognosis of cancer disease is a research area that is understudied. By integrating questionnaire and omics (DNA-Me, mRNA, miRNA) data in blood prior to cancer diagnosis from the unique national Norwegian Women and Cancer Study (NOWAC) and collaborating international cohorts and clinical research projects, we intend to provide new knowledge of relevance for improved clinical diagnosis and prognosis. The aim is to further develop the multi-dimensional approach by using state-of-the-art tools that will aid towards early and accurate assessment of cancer disease to prolong patient survival.

More info here.

If the project is of interest please do not hesitate to contact Prof. Sandanger at torkjel.sandanger@uit.no for questions.

To apply, please send your CV (max 3 pages) and describe a research project that will strengthen and complement the presented research (max 2 pages) to torkjel.sandanger@uit.no by Feb 8th 2019. Mark your Application "Arctic MSCA".

Eligibility criteria

The applicant must be an “Experienced Researcher”; he/she shall, by the time of the deadline (Sept 11th 2019), be in possession of a doctoral degree or have at least four years of full-time equivalent research experience. The ER can be of any nationality and shall not have spent more than 12 months in Norway in the three years immediately prior to September 11th 2019.

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Required Research Experiences

  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Biological sciences
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    4 - 10
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Medical sciences
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    4 - 10

Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
    Biological sciences: PhD or equivalent
    Medical sciences: PhD or equivalent
  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
    ENGLISH: Excellent
Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
UiT The Arctic University of Norway
Norway
Tromsø
9019
Hansine Hansensvei 18

EURAXESS offer ID: 369248

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