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.


  • 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)
—————–Quick Overview————-
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

Company Information
  • Total Jobs 123 Jobs
  • Address Norway
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