Ledig stilling på Universitetet i Oslo

Blindern og Urbygningen (Foto: Wikimedia og Colourbox)

Researcher in Bioinformatics

Deadline: 08.04.2024

Universitetet i Oslo

The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest rated institution of research and education with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. Its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally esteemed research communities make UiO an important contributor to society.

Department of Biosciences (IBV) is one of nine departments at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. Research in the department is organised in five sections covering topics within biochemistry, molecular biology, physiology, cell biology, genetics, aquatic biology, toxicology, ecology, and evolutionary biology. Education across these topics is offered for around 350 bachelor, 250 master, and 120 PhD students. With 52 permanent professors/associate professors, post-docs, researchers, technical, and administrative personnel, the Department has a total staff of 340 from more than 30 different countries. The Department aims to maintain high international standards within both research and teaching. The new bachelor program in bioscience is the first of its kind to include programming and computational modelling as core elements.

About the position

Position as Researcher available at the Department of Biosciences, Section for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Oslo.

The position is for a period of two years. Starting date as soon as possible.

Job description/project description:

In the NFR-funded Norwegian Center of Excellence 'CanCell' we are interested in developing new methods to reprogram cancer cells. To better understand how the immune system is affected by Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML), we are currently developing a multiparameter flow cytometry method to be able to identify the various types of immune cells and cancer cells that are present in bone marrow and peripheral blood of AML patients. The candidate will contribute to the project by developing routines for analysis of large datasets obtained with multiparameter flow cytometry (over 40 cell surface markers). In the second stage of the project, the candidate will use these methods to analyze complex datasets obtained from multiple patients, and correlate this information with various patient characteristics to determine disease progression and outcome.

The work will be conducted in the Cancer Molecular Medicine group headed by Dr. Enserink, which is physically located at the Radium Hospital.

Qualification requirements:

The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences has a strategic ambition to be among Europe's leading communities for research, education and innovation. Candidates for these fellowships will be selected in accordance with this, and expected to be in the upper segment of their class with respect to academic credentials.

  • Applicants must hold a degree equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree in bioinformatics. Doctoral dissertation must be submitted for evaluation by the closing date. Only applicants with an approved doctoral thesis and completed defence are eligible for appointment.
  • It is essential that the candidate has proven experience (in the form of published manuscripts) with development of bioinformatic pipelines for data analysis (such as drug combination screens or flow cytometry data), with special focus on quality control
  • Proven experience with methods commonly used in molecular cell biology (such as antibody staining, analysis of cell viability, fluorescence microscopy)
  • Proven experience with high-content research methods, such as drug screening and/or multiparameter flow cytometry
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English

Personal skills:

We are looking for a talented, enthusiastic and determined person. The successful candidate is highly self-motivated and can work highly independently, but also constructively in the context of a dynamic team. The work will be conducted in tight collaboration with a highly interdisciplinary team, which requires effective communication and good personal skills. The candidate has adaptive skills, has a strong work ethic and is focused on delivering high-quality data.

The successful candidate is positive-minded, is looking forward to learning new techniques, and is well organized.

We offer:

  • Salary NOK minimum 575 400 – 657 300 per annum depending on qualifications in position as Researcher (position code 1109). For particularly well qualified applicants, a higher salary may be considered.
  • Attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement
  • Professionally stimulating working environment
  • Vibrant international academic environment
  • Oslo’s family-friendly surroundings with their rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities

The application must include:

  • Cover letter (statement of motivation, summarizing scientific work and research interest)
  • CV (summarizing education, positions, pedagogical experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activity)
  • Copies of educational certificates, academic transcript of records and letters of recommendation
  • A complete list of publications and up to 5 academic works that the applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee
  • 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 electronic recruiting system, please follow the link “Apply for this job”. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University's grading system. Please note that all documents should be in English (or a Scandinavian language).

In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on the documented, academic qualifications, as well as the candidates motivation and personal suitability. Interviews with the best qualified candidates will be arranged.

It is expected that the successful candidate will be able to complete the project in the course of the period of employment.

Formal regulations:

According to the Norwegian Freedom and 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 University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results a.o.

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

Contact persons:

For further information about the position please contact: Jorrit Enserink, email: jorrit.enserink@ibv.uio.no

For technical questions regarding the recruitment system please contact: HR-adviser Nina Holtan, e-mail: nina.holtan@mn.uio.no

Apply for this job

Powered by Labrador CMS