Deadline: 15 April 2016
Open to: applicants must hold a Master’s degree or equivalent in biology, molecular biology or bioinformatics/biostatistics and have experience with bioinformatics methods
Fellowship: salary according to Pay grade: 50 – 57 (NOK 430 500 – 483 700 per year)
The University of Oslo, is the oldest, largest and most prestigious university in Norway, located in the Norwegian capital of Oslo. UiO attracts students and researchers from all over the world. A PhD research fellow position is available in Genomics at University of Oslo.
The PhD fellow will be appointed on the project entitled “Evolutionary and functional importance of simple repeats in the genome” funded by the Research council of Norway through the FRIPRO program and lead by Professor Kjetill S Jakobsen. The candidate will be working in an internationally leading research group recently awarded Frontier Research status.
The fellowship will be for a period of 3 years, with no compulsory work or for a period of 4 years, with 25 % compulsory work (teaching responsibilities at the department) contingent on the qualifications of the candidate and the teaching needs of the department. Starting date no later than 1 October 2016.
- Applicants must hold a Master’s degree or equivalent in biology, molecular biology or bioinformatics/biostatistics and have experience with bioinformatics methods for analysis of high throughput sequencing genome data. The applicant must be qualified for the doctoral program within these disciplines. The successful applicant should preferably have experience in using bioinformatics and computational methods in a comparative or evolutionary setting. Experience with programs for analyses of genomic repeats will be particularly useful;
- Candidates without a Master’s degree have until 30 June, 2016 to complete the final exam;
- The purpose of the fellowship is research training leading to the successful completion of a PhD degree;
- The fellowship requires admission to the PhD program at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. The application to the PhD program must be submitted to the department no later than two months after taking up the position;
- A good command of English is required.
Selected candidate will receive salary in amount of NOK 430 500 – 483 700 per year.
How to apply?
The application must include:
- Application letter;
- CV (summarizing education, positions and academic work – scientific publications);
- Copies of educational certificates, and transcript of records;
- Documentation of English proficiency;
- List of publications and academic work that the applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee;
- Names and contact details of 2-3 references (name, relation to applicant, e-mail and telephone number).
For more information please visit the official website.