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Permanent researcher position in bioinformatics

Deadline: 09.11.2020

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 Institute of Clinical Medicine (Klinmed) is one of three institutes under the Faculty. Klinmed is responsible for the Faculty's educational and research activities at Oslo University Hospital and Akershus University Hospital. With about 850 employees spread over approximately 425 man-labour years, Klinmed is the university's largest institute. Our activities follow the clinical activity at the hospitals and are spread across a number of geographical areas.


Job description

A permanent position in bioinformatics is available at The Department of Clinical Molecular Biology, Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Oslo, at the Akershus University Hospital campus.

The department houses a wide spectrum of translational research projects generating a lot of data inhouse using various next generation sequencing technology (Illumina, ionTorrent, and Oxford Nanopore), ranging from simple RNA sequencing and panel sequencing to more complex data such as ATACsequencing, and mapping of various base modifications in DNA and RNA.

The successful candidate will provide bioinformatics support for researchers, contribute to individual project design and supervision of PhD students and post docs, and work together with the academic staff on advanced bioinformatics in research projects. The ideal candidate will set up and implement advanced bioinformatics pipelines in the secure tsd server system at UiO and will actively contribute to the scientificenvironment by building a bioinformatics hub for molecular medicine. A profound knowledge on statistical genetics and/or epigenetics will be an advantage.

The candidate

We seek a highly experienced, motivated and committed scientist who is excited to work together with our academic staff on (i) discovering new and unexpected findings by analyzing and manipulating the large datasets generated in-house and (ii) who shares the passion to develop new computational models, tools and its applications in translational medicine. The ideal candidate is collaborative and creative, has strongprogramming skills and is willing to work in multinational teams. The candidate must be able to handle multiple sub-projects and tasks at the same time and have demonstrated ability to deliver data and results according to set time-lines. Experience with analysis of genomic data as well as RNA seq, ATAC seq or base modifications is a requirement for this position.

Qualification requirements:

  • PhD degree or equivalent in bioinformatics, computational biology, informatics, biostatistics or a related field
  • Applicants with a background in biology or (bio)medicine with a strong programming background and experience in `omics data analysis are also encouraged to apply
  • Experience with analysis of genomics data, including data from high-throughput sequencing techniques
  • Proficiency in programming (preferably Python)
  • Proficiency in UNIX/Linux and Bash/Shell scripting
  • Knowledge of statistical data analysis and/or machine learning, including the use of R
  • Excellent English written and verbal communication skills

The following qualifications will be considered desirable:

  • Experience with analyses of exome or amplicon sequencing, transcriptomic data, ATACsequencing, ChIP-sequencing
  • Experience in software development

How to apply

The application must include:

  • Cover letter, stating your motivation, scientific background, and research interests
  • A detailed CV, 2-3 references (name, institution, e-mail, telephone number, and relation to the candidate)
  • Copies of diplomas and transcripts

The application with attachments must be submitted in English and uploaded in pdf format in our electronic recruiting system linked in the announcement. Please follow the link “Apply for this job”.

While the recruitment system includes a basic CV, we ask candidates to also include a separate, detailed CV in pdf format with their application. Applications without a cover letter and detailed CV will be rejected. Applicants may be called in for an interview.

Formal regulations

According to the Norwegian Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.

The appointment may be shortened/given a more limited scope within the framework of the applicable guidelines on account of any previous employment in academic positions.

The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results etc.

The University of Oslo aims to achieve a balanced gender composition in the workforce and to recruit people with ethnic minority backgrounds.

We offer

  • A stimulating academic/scientific working environment
  • Salary NOK 605 500 - 723 200 per annum in a position researcher code SKO 1109 depending on qualifications
  • Favourable pension arrangements (Statens Pensjonskasse)
  • Advantageous welfare conditions

More information can be found here: http://www.uio.no/english/for-employees/employment/

Contact information

For any informal enquiries regarding the position, please contact:

For questions regarding the application process please contact HR adviser Svetlana Trofimova, e-mail: [email protected]

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