A 3-year Postdoctoral position is available in the Computational Biology and Systems Medicine group led by Marieke Kuijjer at the Centre for Molecular Medicine Norway (NCMM), Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo, Nordic EMBL partner (see https://www.kuijjerlab.org/ for more information).

The group, which was established in 2018, focuses on using a network approaches to analyze and integrate large-scale `omics data, and on developing computational tools to model how disruptions in gene regulation can affect cancer development, progression, and prognosis. Our current projects aim at (1) expanding our toolbox for comparative network analysis, (2) developing tools to integrate gene regulatory networks with other multi-scale data, (3) modeling network rewiring in individual cancer patients, with particular focus on pan-cancer, sarcomas, and breast cancer, (4) using network approaches to investigate cell-cell interactions in cancer, and (5) expanding these approaches to newly emerging types of high-throughput biological data.

More about the position

In this project, we aim to expand on our current gene regulatory network reconstruction approaches to model networks based on single cell and spatial transcriptomics data. We seek a highly motivated individual with a track record of computational method development dedicated to the analysis of high-throughput `omics data, ideally single cell or spatial transcriptomics. The candidate should be excited about applying computational tools to answer questions in systems medicine, with a focus on cancer. The ideal candidate is collaborative and creative, has strong programming skills and a strong publication record.

Qualification requirements

  • PhD degree in computational biology, bioinformatics, biostatistics, computer science, or a related field
  • Strong publication record (including 1st authorship)
  • Proficiency in programming (such as R, Python, MATLAB, Bash)
  • Experience with analysis of high-throughput `omics data
  • Knowledge in single cell or spatial transcriptomics, gene regulation and/or network biology, and experience with high performance computing is desirable
  • Knowledge in cancer research is an advantage
  • Professional proficiency in English with documented communication skills
  • Willingness to work in a team environment, sharing skills and ideas, and collaborating on projects

We offer

  • a salary of NOK 534 400 – 594 300 per annum depending on qualifications in position as Postdoctoral Research Fellow (position code 1352)
  • A professional, stimulating working environment
  • Attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement, in addition to Oslo’s family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities

How to apply

The application, including attachments, must be delivered through the electronic recruiting system.

The application must be in English and include:

(1) A cover letter, stating your motivation, scientific background, and research interests,

(2) a detailed CV with a list of publications,

(3) 2-3 references (name, institution, e-mail, telephone number, and relation to the candidate).

These should be uploaded in .pdf format. Please submit your application through the web-based recruitment system linked in the announcement. While the recruitment system includes a basic CV, we ask candidates to also include a separate, detailed CV in .pdf format with their application. Applications without a cover letter and/or detailed CV will not be considered.

Formal regulations

Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Oslo.

No one can be appointed for more than one Postdoctoral Fellow period at the University of Oslo.

According to the Norwegian Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.

Inclusion and diversity are a strength. The University of Oslo has a personnel policy objective of achieving a balanced gender composition. We also want to have employees with diverse expertise, combinations of subjects, life experience and perspectives. We will make adjustments for employees who require this. 

Contact information

Inquiries about the position can be directed to Marieke Kuijjer.

For questions relating to the administrative aspects of the application, please contact Nina Modahl.

About the University of Oslo 

The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest ranked educational and research institution, with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. With its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally recognised research communities, UiO is an important contributor to society.

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. From 2017 NCMM is merged with the Biotechnology Centre of Oslo and now 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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