Postdoctoral Research Fellow in bioinformatics
A three-year full time Postdoctoral Research Fellow position (position code
1352) in bioinformatics is available at the Department of Pathology,
Institute of Clinical Medicine, The Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo.
The position is available from August 2021 with a flexible start from August
to December 2021. The position will be located in the laboratory of Professor
Jahnsen at Oslo University Hospital – Rikshospitalet
https: // www. med.uio.no/klinmed/english/research/groups/mucosal-immunity-in-
gut/index.html). The position is funded by a grant (from the Research
Council of Norway), which aims to understand the differentiation and
diversification of macrophages in the human gut. The project build on a
recently published work using single-cell technologies to study gut
macrophages https: // www. biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2021.05.11.443586v1.
More about the position
The Jahnsen group has a very strong record in human mucosal immunology
research and in this project we will collaborate with internationally and
nationally leading research groups within computer science, bioinformatics,
cell biology, immunology and gastrointestinal surgery. We will apply an
integrated approach combining high throughput single-cell technologies with
unique clinical material and 3-dimensional organ cultures (organoids). The
project will use advanced single cell technologies combining scRNA-seq and
Moreover, the project will establish methods to integrate spatial
transacriptomics/scRNA-seq/epigenomics to analyze macrophage in time and space
at the single cell level. Computational integration of the data will provide
spatiotemporal reconstruction of how monocyte-to-macrophage differentiation
and diversification in the human gut is regulated and reveal functional
properties. The project will also hire a postdoc in immunology/biology that
will work closely with the successful candidate.
The candidate will:
1. Analyze scRNA-seq and scATAC-seq data.
2. Establish machine learning/deep learning pipelines.
3. Establish methods to integrate spatial transacriptomics/scRNA-
The project will be supervised by Professor Jahnsen, Professor Bækkevold and
Doctor Diana Domanska (bioinformatics) – all working in the Jahnsen group.
The lab consists of 15 people all working on different aspect of mucosal
immunology. The lab has extensive collaborations with international groups in
bioinformatics, immunology and cancer biology.
The main purpose of the fellowship is to qualify researchers for work in
higher academic positions within their disciplines.
The position is also open for candidates who have completed a Postdoctoral
Research Fellow period at the UiO. These candidates will be evaluated for a
three-year position as Researcher (SKO 1109)
Applicants must hold a degree equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree in
bioinformatics or related. Doctoral dissertation must be submitted for
evaluation by the closing date. Only applicants with an approved doctoral
thesis and public defence are eligible for appointment.
Fluent oral and written communication skills in English
The following qualifications will count in the assessment of the applicants:
Experience with building bioinformatic analysis pipelines
Experience with analyses of high throughput sequencing and single cell
Interests in methods development
Proficiency in programming (such as R, Python, Bash)
Knowledge in general immunology is an advantage
It is preferably that the candidate has knowledge in spatial
The Faculty of Medicine has a strategic ambition of being a leading research
faculty. Candidates for these fellowships will be selected in accordance with
this, and expected to be in the upper segment of their class with respect to
The candidate has shown the ability to work independently and efficiently.
The candidate is used to work in interdisciplinary teams and has excellent
The candidate will work in a very ambitious interdisciplinary setting,
which will require high flexibility.
salary NOK 534 400 – 594 300 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
Postdoctoral development programs
How to apply
The application must include
CV (summarizing education, positions, and academic work - scientific
A complete list of publications
Copies of educational certificates and transcript of records
List of publications and academic work that the applicant wishes to be
considered by the evaluation committee
Letters of recommendation or names and contact details of 2-3 references
(name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number)
The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic
recruiting system, please follow the links “apply for this job”. 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). Applicants, who are invited for an interview, are
asked to provide educational certificates, diploma or transcript of records.
Application letter describing the applicant's qualifications and motivation
for the position.
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
If there are qualified applicants with special needs, gaps in their CVs or
immigrant backgrounds, we will invite at least one applicant in each of these
groups to an interview.
Professor Frode Lars Jahnsen, e-mail: email@example.com
HR-adviser Karoline Berg-Eriksen, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
(questions regarding the electronic application)
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.
The Institute of Clinical Medicine (Klinmed) is one of three institutes
under the Faculty. Klinmed is responsible for the Faculty's educational and
research activities at Oslo University Hospital and Akershus University
Hospital. With about 800 employees spread over approximately 425 man-labour
years, Klinmed is the university's largest institute. Our activities follow
the clinical activity at the hospitals and are spread across a number of
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