Sars International Center for Marine Molecular Biology, EMBL Partner, Group Leader Positions

The Sars Centre
Bergen (Kommune), Hordaland (NO)
Starting salary at pay grade 79, code 1110 (currently NOK 778.700) upon appointment
February 04 2019
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

The Sars Centre is seeking outstanding candidates addressing fundamental questions in organismal biology using marine species.

Although all current groups work on animals, projects on other marine organisms will also be considered. A contract of six years will be offered to successful candidates, with excellent internal resources for the research (postdocs, PhD students, technicians, lab space and project-specific facilities) as well as a competitive salary.

The contract may be prolonged for up to four years, depending on performance and available funding at the time of review. Group leaders at the Sars Centre are encouraged to obtain additional funding through grant applications to national and international funding agencies.

Qualifications and personal qualities

The applicant must:

  • hold a PhD considered equivalent to the Norwegian PhD degree
  • be able to train and lead junior scientists and technical staff towards a common goal defined in the group leader proposal
  • be able to develop collaborations with other research groups located in and out of the institution

We offer

  • A good and professionally challenging working environment, in modern research facilities
  • Starting salary at pay grade 79, code 1110 (currently NOK 778.700) upon appointment
  • Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • A position in an inclusive workplace (IA enterprise)
  • Good welfare benefits


Your application in English must include:

  • A description of past and present research (3 pages)
  • A proposal for the research at the Sars Centre (3 pages)
  • A detailed CV and contact information for 3 references

Application Deadline is 01 April 2019.

All shortlisted candidates must be available for a seminar and interview by the Sars Centre Scientific Advisory Committee held in Bergen on 23-24 May 2019.

The application and appendices must be uploaded on the JobbNorge website - See "Apply for this job" at the top/bottom of this page. It is the applicant’sresponsibility to ensure that all relevant attachments are submitted by the deadline.

Applications or documents sent by e-mail only will not be considered. For further information about the positions please contact the Sars Centre Director (, tel +47 5558 4360) and/or visit our website (

General information

The state labour force shall reflect the diversity of Norwegian society to the greatest extent possible.
Age and gender balance among employees is therefore a goal. It is also a goal to recruit people with immigrant backgrounds. People with immigrant backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply for the position.

We encourage women to apply. If multiple applicants have approximately equivalent qualifications, the rules pertaining to moderate gender quotas shall apply.

The University of Bergen applies the principle of public access to information when recruiting staff for academic positions. Information about applicants may be made public even if the applicant has asked not to be named on the list of persons who have applied. The applicant must be notified if the request to be omitted is not met.

The successful applicant must comply with the guidelines that apply to the position at all times.