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Postdoc Job in Comparative genomics, Bioinformatics – NMBU, Norway

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The Department of Animal and Aquacultural sciences, Faculty of Biosciences at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) has a vacant 2 year Post Doctoral–position related to comparative genomics – Norway, Nov 2021

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General Info

Position: Postdoc
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: ,
Deadline to Apply: November 1, 2021(GMT +1)
Joining Date: -
Contract Period: Not Mentioned
Salary: NOK 523.200-741.300

Faculty of Biosciences
Department of Animal and Aquacultural sciences,
NMBU Norwegian University of Life Sciences

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Qualification Details

Required qualifications and competences:

  • A PhD in genomics, bioinformatics, genome science or similar
  • Track record in large scale comparative genomics research
  • Fluency in at least one programming language (e.g. R, python, perl, etc)

Desired qualifications and competences:

  • Experience with analyses that integrates functional omic’s data in a comparative genomics framework
  • Strong statistical skillset
  • Experience with genome assembly and annotation
  • experience in contributing to the design / writing of research projects

Personal skills:

  • Ability for independent work displaying initiative and careful creative thought.
  • Analytical and academic approach to research questions
  • Good collaborative/social skills
  • Applicants must be proficient in English, both written and spoken.

Responsibilities/Job Description

The main purpose of the post-doctoral position is to qualify for work in high-level scientific positions.

The candidate will:

  • participate in administration and organization of data generation activities within the EBP-Nor project
  • design and perform large scale comparative genomics analyses to address key knowledge gaps related to the biology or evolution of key production biology species sequenced by EBP-Nor
  • disseminate research in leading scientific journals in the field

How to Apply?

Online Application through "Apply Now" Button from this page or from advertisement webpage (URL below)

Reference Number: -21/05072.
(If any, use it in the necessary place)

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Documents Required

Applicants must also enclose documentation of their educational competence, called an educational directory. See NMBU's guide for applicants and members of the expert committee for documentation and assessment of educational competence for a position as professor.

Printed material which cannot be sent electronically should be sent by surface mail to Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, P.O. Box 5003, NO-1432 Ås, within 01.11.2021. Please quote reference number 21/05072.

Applicants invited for an interview will be asked to present verified copies of diplomas and certificates.

About the Project

The selected candidate will work on genome assemblies and functional omics data generated within the project EBP-Nor. This project aims to sequence and explore the genome diversity of eukaryote species found in and around Norway. EBP-Nor is a Norwegian contribution to the global effort to sequence all eukaryotic life on earth (

This Post Doctoral–position is placed in the Genome Biology research group, which has a particular focus on production biology species within EBP-Nor. This includes aquaculture seaweed and fish, as well as a range of fungi used for biotechnological production.

The selected candidate is therefore expected to address key knowledge gaps in the genome biology and evolution of the focal production biology genomes in the EBP-Nor project. Yet, within this general production biology framework, we expect the candidate to lead and develop their own research program in collaboration with the larger project team.

The research group

The successful candidate will join the multidisciplinary Genome Biology research group, which possess expertise in genetics, evolutionary and comparative genomics, bioinformatics and systems biology. This group includes 2 full-time professors, 2 associate professors, 22 postdocs/researchers, 13 PhD students and 10 research technicians. The group has a track-record in high-impact publishing and development of invaluable genomic resources for agricultural and marine species.

About the Employer: NMBU Norwegian University of Life Sciences

Note or Other details

See also and for more information of the research activities at the Benome Biology reseach group.

Pursuant to the Personal Data Act, we will hereby notify you that the report of the expert committee will be sent to all applicants.

Information for PhD applicants and general information to applicants

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Contact details

For further information, please contact Dr. Simen Rød Sandve, Associate Professor.

E-mail:; phone +47 94870082

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