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Postdoctoral position in Cardiovascular Research Group

Deadline: 22.10.2021

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 800 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.

Faculty of Medicine

Job description

A funded 3 year postdoctoral position is available in the Cardiovascular Research Group led by professor Torbjørn Omland at Campus Ahus (Akershus University Hospital), Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo, Norway: Kardiovaskulær forskningsgruppe (CRG), Campus Ahus - Institutt for klinisk medisin (uio.no)

The group is a world leading group in research on cardiovascular biomarkers. Scientific contributions from the group are highly cited and integrated in clinical practice worldwide. The methodology used in the group ranges from translational research to clinical and epidemiological studies.

The postdoctoral candidate in the current project will perform advanced statistical analyses on data generated by unbiased proteomic measurements. The candidate will also analyze data from other projects using standard statistical methods.

The candidate

We seek a highly motivated candidate who is excited about computational models and statistical tools and its applications in clinical medicine. The ideal candidate is collaborative and creative, has strong programming skills and is willing to work in a multinational team. 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 proteomic or genomic data is a requirement for this position. We are looking for an individual who is excited about developing and using computational methods to answer specific hypotheses in medicine.

Qualification requirements

  • Ph.D. or equivalent in bioinformatics, computational biology, informatics, biostatistics or a related field
  • Foreign completed degree (Ph.D-level) has to correspond to a minimum of four years in the Norwegian educational system. Applicants who do not have a degree yet, but who are expecting to graduate this summer/fall can apply to this position.
  • 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 (or interest in) analysis of proteomic and genomics data, including data from high-throughput sequencing techniques.
  • Knowledge of statistical data analysis and/or machine learning, including the use of R
  • Proficiency in programming (preferably Python)
  • Proficiency in UNIX/Linux and Bash/Shell scripting
  • Excellent English written and verbal communication skills

We offer

  • A stimulating academic/scientific working environment 

  • Salary NOK 534 400 – 594 300 per annum in a position code 1352, depending on qualifications in position as Postdoctoral Research Fellow
  • Favourable pension arrangements (Statens Pensjonskasse) 

  • Advantageous welfare conditions

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

Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Oslo.

No one can be appointed for more than one Postdoctoral Fellow period at the University of Oslo.

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.

Inclusion and diversity are a strength. The University of Oslo has a personnel policy objective of achieving a balanced gender composition. We also want to have employees with diverse expertise, combinations of subjects, life experience and perspectives. We will make adjustments for employees who require this.

If there are qualified applicants with special needs, gaps in their CVs or immigrant backgrounds, we will invite at least one applicant in each of these groups to an interview.

Contact information

For any informal enquiries regarding the position, please contact:

For questions regarding the application process, please contact HR adviser Maren Retterstøl Olaisen, tel. +47 22850545, e-mail: [email protected]

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