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Postdoctoral position in Computational Oncology

Deadline: 25.06.2021

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.


Centre for Molecular Medicine Norway (NCMM) was established in 2008 and is the Norwegian node in the Nordic EMBL Partnership for Molecular Medicine. NCMM is a joint venture between the University of Oslo, Health Region South-East and the Research Council of Norway. From 2017 NCMM is merged with the Biotechnology Centre of Oslo and now has altogether 11 research groups. The overall objective of NCMM is to conduct cutting edge research in molecular medicine and biotechnology as well as facilitate translation of discoveries in basic medical research into clinical practice.

Job description

A 3-year postdoctoral position is available in the Computational Oncology group led by Sebastian Waszak at the Centre for Molecular Medicine Norway (NCMM), Nordic EMBL Partnership, University of Oslo (see this link for further information). The position will start on August 1, 2021.

The project aims to study the cell-of-origin of brain tumors. The selected candidate will analyze whole cancer genomes, transcriptomes, and epigenomes and develop novel computational and statistical methods to predict the cellular origin of brain tumors. We seek a motivated individual with a track record in cancer genomics, epigenomics, and/or statistical genetics. The ideal candidate is collaborative, has strong programming skills, knowledge of genome biology, and is proficient in developing computational data analysis pipelines. Experience in the analysis of cancer genomes is a requirement for this position. Experience in systems genetics (eg, QTL mapping), multi-modal data integration, cancer tumor biology, and/or gene regulation is desirable. Experience in machine learning is an advantage. The position is open to applicants with a PhD in bioinformatics, computational biology, computer science, or a related field.

Qualification requirements

  • PhD degree in bioinformatics, computational biology, computer science, or a related field
  • proficiency in programming (eg, R, Python, Bash)
  • experience in cancer genomics, statistical genetics, and/or systems genetics
  • experience in development of computational data-analysis workflows (snakemake, CWL)
  • experience in analysis of large next-generation sequencing datasets
  • experience in high-performance computing and/or cloud computing
  • experience in machine learning is an advantage
  • fluent oral and written communication skills in English

We offer

  • a salary of NOK 534 400 – 594 300 per annum depending on qualifications in position as Postdoctoral Research Fellow (position code 1352)
  • a professionally stimulating working environment
  • attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement, in addition to Oslo’s family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities

How to apply

The application must include

  • a cover letter with a statement of motivation, past achievements, and research interests
  • a detailed CV with a list of publications
  • a list of 2-3 references with name, relation to candidate, e-mail, and phone number

These should be uploaded as a single PDF document.

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

Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University's grading system. Please note that all documents should be in English.

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

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

Inquiries about the position can be directed to Sebastian M. Waszak.

Please contact Nina Modahl for questions relating to the administrative aspects of the application.

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