At the Department of Informatics, University of Bergen, Norway, there is a vacancy for a postdoctoral research fellow position within Informatics – Bioinformatics.
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.
About the project/work tasks:
The Earth BioGenome Project (EBP) is a global non-profit initiative with the aim to catalog 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 be 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.
Qualifications and personal qualities:
Applicants must hold a Norwegian Ph.D. 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 Ph.D. has been awarded.
- Experience in 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.
We can offer:
- 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
Please see the announcement on Jobbnorge for more information on the position and how to apply.
Please note the extended application deadline: January 30th, 2022