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1+ NCMM Group Leader Position in Machine learning – Uni of Oslo, Norway, 2022

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1-2 Group Leader positions with start-up package in machine learning applied to fundamental questions in biology, at Centre for Molecular Medicine Norway (NCMM), University of Oslo, Norway, 2022

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General Info

Position: Group Leader
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field:
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: Late 2022 or Early 2023
Contract Period: 5 Years
Salary: 776 900 NOK/Year

Workplace:
Centre for Molecular Medicine Norway, Nordic EMBL Partnership

University of Oslo (UiO), Norway

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Qualification Details

  • Qualification requirements include a PhD or equivalent degree, appropriate postdoctoral training, experience with supervision and a track record of significant impact to the research field (high-impact publications and/or computational methods). In addition, considerable weight will be put on the research plan proposed by the candidate and on how this will integrate and synergize with the activity of other NCMM investigators and potential collaborators in both the Oslo region or nationally. Group leader positions are intended for independent investigators typically less than 8 years past their PhD. More senior applicants in this bracket are expected to also show experience in supervision, scientific leadership and a track record for attracting significant independent funding.
  • Applications should include a cover letter summarizing the applicant’s career, past research accomplishments, future plans and fit with the NCMM research profile as well as with the current research groups at the Centre (max 1-2 pages), CV and a list of publications (with 5 most significant publications indicated), a short research plan (max 5 pages) with a summary of expected translational, medical or public health impact and names of three references. Experience in health data and/or clinical collaborations will be considered an advantage, and we encourage both international and Norwegian applicants. The University of Oslo is an equal opportunity employer and female and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. Staff that the applicant would like to bring to NCMM as part of their group should also be named in the application.
  • The top-ranked candidates will be invited to present their research in a talk and an interview, and can be asked to provide a more detailed research plan as well as Letters of Reference. An International Selection Committee will evaluate the candidates and their research proposals. Identification of and meetings with potential local collaborators will also be organized by NCMM. The candidate may be nominated mid-2022 with an anticipated starting date in late 2022 or early 2023.

Responsibilities/Job Description

The position(s) will be under NCMM’s precision medicine umbrella, and we are therefore in particular seeking future scientific leaders in machine learning tackling fundamental biological questions with potential for applications to precision medicine. Precision medicine as well as machine learning/AI is currently being strengthened in Norway and there is a strong desire to closely integrate and coordinate basic and clinical research activities, including NCMM. The Centre is not aiming to establish completely new research areas but aims to strengthen already existing areas at NCMM and is now especially looking for candidates with a solid background in machine learning to complement ongoing research on rare diseases (immunology, hematology, neurology), cancer, and age-related diseases.

The group leader will be selected using the quality criteria and process of assessment as for recruitment to EMBL Group Leader positions with the focus on scientific excellence and potential to collaborate with existing NCMM group leaders. The successful candidate is expected to initiate a new independent research program with a clear relevance to molecular medicine and disease mechanisms. The research should consolidate existing research within the Centre (see website). The group leader position may be combined with an adjunct position (20%) at Oslo University Hospital, Akershus University Hospital or another national university hospital to facilitate translation and clinical collaboration. An affiliation to another relevant UiO department will also be supported. Furthermore, we expect multi-disciplinary research collaborations with other NCMM research groups and NCMM Associate Investigators, with the internationally recognized biomedical and medical research environment in Oslo as well as with other top Norwegian scientists and within the Nordic EMBL Partnership for molecular medicine.

NCMM enjoys strong links to other life science activities at UiO, including the Oslo Centre for Bioinformatics with its strong research groups within machine learning and AI, the Oslo Centre for Biostatistics and Epidemiology (OCBE) which covers all aspects of biostatistics, and various other research groups strongly involved in life science research. UiO also benefits from its secure HPC services for sensitive data and ELIXIR life science infrastructure support. In addition, there are close ties to Oslo University Hospital, a large university hospital that hosts some of the strongest research environments in Norway within health and the life sciences.

NCMM provides attractive sustainable support packages for new group leaders of approx. 1.8 million EUR over the first five-year period. This includes salaries of the group leader, a postdoctoral fellow, a doctoral student as well as a technician (total 4 positions), consumables and modern laboratory facilities. The candidates are expected to complement this budget through other national and / or international grants and / or through industrial collaborations. NCMM scientists will be supported by excellent in-house research infrastructures and have access to the local research community’s infrastructures (see technology platforms at University of Oslo and Oslo University Hospital), national infrastructures and international capabilities provided by EMBL.

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
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Application Procedure

Applications should include a cover letter summarizing the applicant’s career, past research accomplishments, future plans and fit with the NCMM research profile as well as with the current research groups at the Centre (max 1-2 pages), CV and a list of publications (with 5 most significant publications indicated), a short research plan (max 5 pages) with a summary of expected translational, medical or public health impact and names of three references. Experience in health data and/or clinical collaborations will be considered an advantage, and we encourage both international and Norwegian applicants. The University of Oslo is an equal opportunity employer and female and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. Staff that the applicant would like to bring to NCMM as part of their group should also be named in the application.

About the Department/Section/Group

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. The Centre currently 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.

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Note or Other details

The successful candidate for the position will be offered a contract as research scientist with function as group leader, subject to evaluation within the first 5 year period for an additional 4 years, according to the EMBL-model. The position is included in the Norwegian health insurance and retirement pension schemes and will be placed as SKO (Position Code) 1109 Scientist and with a salary range depending on qualifications from NOK 677 600 to NOK 776 900. Assistance and financial support are provided for international or national relocation as necessary.

The Group Leader position may in addition be combined with a part-time adjunct position (20%) at Oslo University Hospital or Akershus University Hospital under the South-Eastern Norway Regional Health Authority or if relevant, at another national university hospital.

For further information, visit our website https://www.med.uio.no/ncmm/english/.

Inquiries about the positions can be directed to NCMM Director, Professor Janna Saarela ([email protected]). Inquiries regarding technical aspects of the application can be directed to HR officer Nina Modahl ([email protected]).

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Contact details

Inquiries about the positions can be directed to NCMM Director, Professor Janna Saarela ([email protected]). Inquiries regarding technical aspects of the application can be directed to HR officer Nina Modahl ([email protected]).

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