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Blindern og Urbygningen (Foto: Wikimedia og Colourbox)
Blindern og Urbygningen (Foto: Wikimedia og Colourbox)

Project Manager / Research Administrator - Natural History Museum

Deadline: 08.01.2020

About the position

Universitetet i Oslo

The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest ranked educational and research institution, with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. With its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally recognised research communities, UiO is an important contributor to society.


The Natural History Museum at the University of Oslo is Norway’s most comprehensive natural history collection. For almost 200 years, specimens of animals, fungi, plants, rocks, minerals and fossils have been collected, studied and preserved here. The museum is located at Økern and in the beautiful Botanical Garden, which is not only popular for recreation, but is a scientific collection in itself.

Flere stillinger fra Universitetet i Oslo

There is a vacant temporary position as Project Manager/Research Administrator at the Natural History Museum. The position is available from 01.05.2020 for 16 months. The position will be part the Plant Evolution and DNA Metabarcoding (PET) group at the Natural History Museum (NHM), a leading research group of 20 people with backgrounds in systematic biology, phylogenetics, bioinformatics, macroevolution, and modelling.

The PET group addresses cutting-edge research questions in plant speciation, phylogenomics, and biogeography using genomic and DNA metabarcoding data from modern and ancient samples, and contributes to the development of metabarcoding as a next-generation biodiversity assessment tool for society. For more information see http://www.nhm.uio.no/english/research/groups/pet/

Work tasks

The employee will be appointed as Senior Advisor (seniorrådgiver) with responsibility for the practical implementation and management of H2020 MSCA-ITN-ETN project Plant.ID on molecular identification of plants (www.plantid.uio.no), as well as research administrative support to other PET external research projects. Plant.ID is training network involving 15 PhD students at 9 European institutes with 18 partner organisations. Plant.ID tasks will include logistics and coordination of network-wide events such as supervisory board meeting, courses, workshops, project reviews, reporting of deliverables and milestones to the EU project officer in Brussels, facilitate travel and secondments, maintenance of the project webpages, and profiling in social media. The employee will be part of the PET group and report to the project leader and project manager.

Required qualifications

• Minimum MSc degree in biology. PhD in biology beneficial.

• Someone with relevant organizational experience. This can include research and project administration, organization of meetings, conferences, courses, teaching.

• Expertise in biology, preferably biosystematics, phylogenetics and DNA barcoding.

• Proven ability in scientific writing and reporting in English.

• A true team-player, with good ability both to work independently and in collaborative teams.

• Someone who keep deadlines, is organized and manages tasks carefully.

• Willingness to travel for meetings, conferences, workshops and courses.

• Must be fluent in English.

Interviews with the best qualified candidates will be arranged.

We offer

  • salary NOK 532 300 – 583 900 per annum depending on qualifications (position code 1364)
  • an inspiring and friendly working environment
  • membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • a position in an inclusive work life (IA) institution
  • attractive welfare benefits

How to apply

The application must include:

• application letter, including

1) your interest in this position,

2) a review of relevant work experience and interests, and

3) a description of how this position will fit you and enhance your career development goals.

• CV (summarizing education, positions and academic work - scientific publications)

• copies of educational certificates, transcript of records and max 2 letters of recommendation.

• names and contact details of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number).

The application with attachments must be delivered in our recruiting system.

Formal regulations

In accordance with the University of Oslo's equal opportunities policy, we invite applications from all interested individuals regardless of gender or ethnicity.

The University of Oslo has an agreement regarding acquisition of rights to work results for all employees , with the aim to secure rights to research results, etc.

According to the Freedom of Information Act (offentlighetsloven) § 25 section 2, information concerning the applicant may be made public even though the applicant has requested not to be shown on the list of applicants.

Contact information

For questions about the recruitment system, please contact HR-Advisor Thomas Brånå , [email protected], +47 22856374

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