Fully-funded PhD position in Bioinformatics 1614 views

The Department of Biosciences (IBV), Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at University of Oslo are inviting applications for a PhD Research Fellow position in bioinformatics. 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. The position will commence no later than 01.10.2020.

About the position:
  • This is a fully funded PhD Research fellowship is available at the Section for Genetics and Evolutionary Biology (EVOGENE).
  • The position will also be associated with the newly established Centre for Bioinformatics and the UiO:Life Science initiative at the University of Oslo.
  • The successful candidate will work on development of computational models and tools to understand epigenetic genome regulation, with a particular focus on the three-dimensional (3D) organization of the genome.
  • The work will be carried out in a cross-disciplinary environment in close collaboration with evolutionary biologists, biostatisticians, and other bioinformaticians. The candidate is expected to draw on the expertises both within the Department and the Centre for Bioinformatics.

Qualifications:

  • Applicant must hold Master’s degree or equivalent in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Informatics, Biostatistics or a related field. A Foreign completed degree (M.Sc.-level) corresponding to a minimum of four years in the Norwegian educational system
  • Proficiency in programming (preferably Python and/or C++)
  • Proficiency in UNIX/Linux and Bash/Shell scripting
  • Knowledge of statistical data analysis and/or machine learning, including the use of R
  • Excellent English written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience with (or interest in) analysis of genomics data sets, including data from high-throughput sequencing techniques
  • Knowledge (or interest) in molecular/cellular biology and evolution
  • Candidates without a Master’s degree have until 30 June, 2020 to complete the final exam.

How to apply:

Apply online and the application must include:

  • Cover letter – statement of motivation and research interests
  • CV (summarizing education, positions and academic work – scientific publications)
  • Copies of the original Bachelor and Master’s degree diploma, transcripts of records and letters of recommendation
  • 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 candidate, e-mail and telephone number)
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Organization University of Oslo
Country Norway
Fellowship Level Doctoral
Subject areas Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Informatics, Biostatistics
Fellowship amount Fully-funded
Eligibility Open to all nationalities
Deadline 29th February 2020
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  • Address Norway
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