Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship in Biostatistics 2017, University of Oslo, Norway

Publish Date: Dec 07, 2016

Deadline: Dec 20, 2016

About the position

One postdoc position for a period of three years is available at the Oslo Centre for Biostatistics and Epidemiology (OCBE), Department of Biostatistics, University of Oslo. The Institute of Basic Medical Sciences consists of departments and units that pursue research and education within basic medical science. The institute has approximately 320 employees and is located in the Domus Medica.

This is an opportunity to join one of Europe's most active biostatistics groups at an exciting time. Currently, OCBE includes nine tenured professors and associate professors, twelve researchers, and several post-doctoral fellows and PhD students, making up a group of about 50. OCBE is internationally recognized, with interests spanning a broad range of areas (including time-to-event models, data integration, causal inference, statistical genomics, Bayesian inference, informative missingness and measurement error models, epidemiological studies of lifestyle and chronic diseases, stochastic models for infectious diseases, high dimensional data and models) and numerous collaborations with leading bio-medical research groups nationally and internationally.

The postdoc position is funded by the Norwegian Research Council through the project "JPIAMR2016-050 SPARK".

A main purpose of the post-doctoral research fellowship is to qualify researchers for work in top academic positions within their discipline and creating their path to a scientific career.

Job Description

This position is part of the JPIAMR SPARK project on transmission of resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae bacteria.

Qualifications and Personal Skills

Candidates must have a PhD in microbiology/bioinformatics or related field equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree. Successful candidates must have defended their doctoral thesis prior to starting in this job.

A candidate must have the following qualifications in addition to a doctoral degree: documented experience about working with very large enterobacterial genome data sets (>1,000 isolates), detailed knowledge about bioinformatics pipelines for large bacterial genome data, experience about common computational methods for evolutionary analyses (e.g. BEAST, RAxML, Roary, Gubbins), documented ability to act as a responsible writer for high-level scientific articles in microbial genomics.

We are looking for highly motivated candidates with an outstanding potential and a strong microbial genomics background. The ideal candidates are able to work effectively as part of a team, but also to develop and pursue independent ideas. The successful candidates are expected to conduct innovative research at the highest international level.

We offer

  • Salary ranging from pay grade: 57 – 65 (NOK 486 100– 567 100)
  • Stimulating and attractive work environment
  • Membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • Attractive welfare benefits

The application must include

  • A one-page text describing current research interests and potential contributions to the planned project.
  • CV summarizing education, positions held, details of academic work, pedagogical and administrative experience and other qualifying activities
  • List of publications
  • Copies of educational certificates and transcripts of records
  • Names and contact details of 2-3 referees stating relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number

Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University's grading system. Please remember that all documents should be in English or a Scandinavian language.

In assessing applications, particular emphasis will be placed upon the academic and personal ability of the candidate to complete the project within the given timeframe.

Applicants may be called in for an interview.

For further information please contact: Professor Jukka Corander, email,

The application with attachments is to be delivered in our electronic recruiting system EasyCruit. Applications sent by email will not be accepted.

In accordance with the University of Oslo´s equal opportunities policy, we invite applications from all interested individuals regardless of gender or ethnicity.

The University of Oslo has an agreement regarding acquisition of rights to work results for all employees, with the aim to secure rights to research results, etc.

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.

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