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Postdoctoral Research Fellow Position – Informatics, Bioinformatics – University of Bergen, Norway – Jan 2022

Norway, University of Bergen (UiB)

At the Department of Informatics, there is a vacancy for a postdoctoral research fellow position within Informatics – Bioinformatics, at University of Bergen, Norway – Jan 2022

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General Info

Position: Postdoctoral Research Fellow
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: ,
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: 4 Years
Salary: 535 500 NOK/Year

Department of Informatics
University of Bergen
University of Bergen (UiB)
Bergen, Norway

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Qualification Details

  • Applicants must hold a Norwegian PhD or an equivalent degree within bioinformatics or computational biology, or must have submitted his/her doctoral thesis for assessment prior to the application deadline. It is a condition of employment that the PhD has been awarded.
  • Experience from programming, e.g., in Python or Java, is a requirement.
  • Solid theoretical background in informatics and statistics is a requirement.
  • Knowledge of molecular biology concepts including genes and proteins is a requirement.
  • Experience from working with genomic data is a requirement.
  • Experience with genome assembly, annotation, and curation will be an advantage.
  • Applicants must be able to work independently and in a structured manner, and have the ability to cooperate with others.
  • Applicants must have excellent skills in oral and written English.
  • Personal and relational qualities will be emphasized. Research experience, ambitions and potential will also count when evaluating the candidates.

Responsibilities/Job Description

The position is for a fixed term of 4 years and is connected to the project Earth Biogenome Project Norge (EBP-Nor, A Norwegian BioGenome initiative: the initial Launch phase), financed by the Research Council of Norway.

The Earth BioGenome Project (EBP) is a global non-profit initiative with the aim to catalogue the genomes of the entirety of all of Earth's 1.5 million eukaryotic species over a period of ten years. The Norwegian national network node of EBP, EBPNor, has the aim to sequence all Norwegian eukaryotic species (estimated to 45,000 in total). Knowing the complete DNA sequences of all species of life on Earth will provide the ultimate fundament for addressing biological questions of all kinds and will represent an unprecedented gold-mine of scientific data for biotechnology, medicine and drug development, bioprospecting, new biomaterials, biofuels and bioproduction (including aquaculture, horticulture and livestock production). By joining this project, you will become part of a multi-disciplinary team to advance our knowledge of global biodiversity. You will develop and optimize workflows to automate the assembly, annotation, and visualization of newly sequenced genomes in EBPNor. You will improve genome annotation by drawing from ever higher taxonomic coverage generated by EBPNor and its partner project. Our employees contribute to excellence through high quality research and teaching. The working environment for this position will be within CBU.

About the position of postdoctoral research fellow

The postdoctoral position is a fixed term position with the primary objective of qualifying the appointee for work in top academic positions. Individuals may not be hired for more than one fixed-term period as a postdoctoral research fellow at the same institution.

For postdoctoral research fellow positions associated with externally financed projects, the completion of the project proposal for the qualifying work, as well as a progress plan, will be developed in cooperation with the supervisor and head of department.

It is a requirement that the project is completed in the course of the period of employment.

How to Apply?

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Documents Required

  • A brief account of the applicant's research interests and motivation for applying for the position.
  • The names and contact information for two referees. One of these should be the main advisor from the PhD programme.
  • CV
  • Transcripts and diplomas. If you have not yet completed your PhD degree, please submit a statement from your institution confirming that the thesis has been submitted. relevant certificates/references
  • List of any works of a scientific nature (publication list)
  • Publications (as applicable)

The application and appendices with certified translations into English or a Scandinavian language must be uploaded at JobbNorge by 30.01.2022.

About the Department of Informatics

Department of Informatics: With a wide range of study programs, competitive PhD positions and seven recognized research groups, you have many opportunities at the Department of Informatics at UiB. Graduates from us are highly sought after in the labor market, and we prepare our graduates for highly diverse careers in ICT, finance, media and academia. Did you start your computer science studies outside of Norway? We have several options for you to be a student of our department or to start a research career with us.

About the Employer: University of Bergen (UiB)


  • A good and professionally stimulating working environment
  • Salary at pay grade 61 (code 1352 / pay range 24, alternative 5) according to the state salary scale upon appointment. This constitutes a gross annual salary of NOK 535 500. Further promotions are made according to length of service. For particularly highly qualified applicants, a higher salary may be considered.
  • Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • Good welfare benefits

General Information

We encourage women to apply. If multiple applicants have approximately equivalent qualifications, the rules pertaining to moderate gender quotas shall apply.

The state labour force shall reflect the diversity of Norwegian society to the greatest extent possible. People with immigrant backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply for the position.

The University of Bergen applies the principle of public access to information when recruiting staff for academic positions.

Information about applicants may be made public even if the applicant has asked not to be named on the list of persons who have applied. The applicant must be notified if the request to be omitted is not met.

Further information about our employment process can be found here.

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