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Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Immunology and Bioinformatics

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OmrådeOslo
Søk senest16.3.2024
JobbdetaljerVikariat

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Job description

A three-year postdoctoral position in immunology and bioinformatics is available at the Neuroimmunology Research Group in the Laboratory of Immunobiology. The position is funded by the Norwegian Research Council and hosted by the Department for Molecular Medicine, University of Oslo (UiO). This represents a unique opportunity to contribute to cutting-edge research in a field of scientific and health-related significance.


More about the position

We seek a motivated individual to join us as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow, embarking on an ambitious project aimed at enhancing our understanding of human immunoglobulin genes.The postdocs’ primary focus will be on developing computational pipelines to assemble and annotate these genes , tasks that present unique and challenging opportunities due to the large structural variations within these loci. Despite their critical importance, the extensive variability of immunoglobulin genes has not been fully recognized within the immunological community, yet it has profound implications for antibody structure and function, with direct relevance for autoimmunity, infectious diseases, and vaccine development.

Additionally, the postdoc will engage in other projects, including the analysis workflows of high-dimensional single-cell sequencing and multi-omics data. We foster an environment that values creative freedom, encouraging our postdocs to pursue innovative ideas and approaches.

The ideal candidate possesses a solid foundation in bioinformatics, including proficiency in programming languages such as Python and R, and comfort working within a Linux environment. A background in genetics and experience with Oxford Nanopore sequencing technologies will be considered an advantage. We also welcome applicants with a strong biology background and foundational programming skills who are eager to enhance their computational skills.

The main purpose of the fellowship is to qualify researchers for work in higher academic positions within their disciplines.


Qualification requirements and Personal skills

Candidates must hold a PhD equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree at the time of employment. 

  • Background in bioinformatics or immunology
  • Preferably experience with genetics
  • Demonstrated strong motivation
  • Exceptional problem-solving abilities
  • Proficient in both written and oral English
  • Effective interpersonal and teamwork skills

We offer

  • salary NOK 575 400 – 635 400 per annum depending on qualifications in position as Postdoctoral Research Fellow (position code 1352)
  • a professionally 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 must include:

  • Application letter describing how she/he fits the description of the person we seek, including a summary of the applicant's scientific work and interests
  • CV summarizing education, positions held, details of  academic work, pedagogical and administrative experience and other qualifying activities
  • List of publications, published abstracts, presentations that the applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee
  • 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

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University's grading system. Please note that all documents should be in English (or a Scandinavian language).

In the evaluation of applications, significant weight will be placed on the applicants' academic and personal abilities for completing the project. Qualified candidates may be invited for an interview.


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. Furthermore, we want employees with diverse professional expertise, life experience and perspectives.

If there are qualified applicants with disabilities, employment gaps or immigrant background, we will invite at least one applicant from each of these categories to an interview.


Contact information

Associate Professor Andreas Lossius email: [email protected]


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