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Bioinformatician (1-year temporary position)

Deadline: 19.09.2022

Helse Stavanger HF

Helse Stavanger HF, Stavanger universitetssjukehus, har ansvar for spesialisthelsetjenesten i Sør-Rogaland. Med over 7800 ansatte er vi en av regionens største arbeidsgivere. Pasientbehandling, utdanning av helsepersonell, pasientopplæring og forskning er våre hovedoppgaver. Les mer på www.helse-stavanger.no.

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Applicants are invited for a 1-year temporary position as bioinformatician in the area of bacterial genomics, based at the Department of Medical Microbiology, Stavanger University Hospital. The Department of Medical Microbiology conducts diagnostics within bacteriology, virology, parasitology and mycology. Our main task is to diagnose infectious diseases by detecting and characterizing infectious agents in samples from the individual patient. This forms the basis for treating the patient and implementing measures to prevent the spread of infection. The department leads the hospital's Research Group for Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) and contains a unit for research on AMR (AMR research lab). The research group participates in a number of research projects with national and international partners and leads the national AMR network NOR-KLEB-NET (www.nor-kleb.net).

At the AMR research lab, the main part of the activity is related to whole-genome sequencing of bacterial genetic material, both from single isolates and bacterial communities (microbiome). Our main focus is to study the genetic characteristics of different bacterial populations in relation to AMR, their ability to cause disease in humans and outbreaks in healthcare facilities. In addition, we focus on elucidating how a changed composition of bacterial communities can affect various disease processes. In conjunction with whole-genome sequencing, large amounts of data are produced that must be processed and analyzed in order to extract relevant information.

Therefore, we are looking for applicants with relevant expertise/experience in programming, data processing and bioinformatics. The bioifomatician will be involved in development of bioinformatics tools and bioinformatic analyzes related to our research projects.

Certificates, diplomas and any other relevant documentation must be attached to the application.

Work Assignments

  • Develop and introduce new bioinformatics tools linked to research projects at the department.
  • Carry out bioinformatic analyzes related to research projects.
  • Participate in writing and publishing the AMR research group's projects.
  • Carry out training and guidance in programming, data processing and bioinformatics tools at the AMR research lab.


  • Relevant competence and experience in programming, data processing and bioinformatics.
  • Experience with Linux/CLI and programming in python and R.
  • Experience with bacterial genomics, including metagenomics, is emphasized.

Field of study

  • Bioinformatics
  • Molecular biology with further education in programming or bioinformatics

Education level

  • Higher education at master's or PhD level.

Personal characteristics

  • Engaged
  • Motivated for professional development
  • Contribute to a good working environment
  • Must thrive in an active and busy environment
  • Willing to cooperate
  • Enjoys working in an interdisciplinary team

We offer

  • Salary in accordance with the applicable collective agreement
  • Pleasant working environment
  • High professional level
  • Professional and personal developement
  • Membership in a pension scheme, 2% pension deduction, group and accident insurance
  • A workplace that is an inclusive working life (IA) company

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Apply for position


  • Eva Bernhoff (Specialist bioengineering), 51 51 48 35
  • Iren Høyland Löhr (Head of department), 51 51 88 29
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