Service Scientist/Post Doc in Bioinformatics, Bergen, Norway

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Service Scientist/Post Doc in Bioinformatics, Bergen, Norway

A 3-year full-time position as Service Scientist/Post Doc is available at Uni Research AS, within the Computational Biology Unit (CBU) of the Uni BCCS department.
The position is part of the CBU Service Group, and is directed towards analysis of highthroughput data from technologies such as microarrays, NGS sequencing and proteomics. The successfull applicant will have the main responsibility for the data analysis collaboration between the Service Group and the research group of Prof Helga Salvesen at Haukeland University hospital, on the project "Molecular alterations for targeted therapy in metastatic gynecologic cancer".
The ideal candidate has a PhD in a relevant discipline (eg. computer science, mathematics, molecular biology) and expertise and experience within bioinformatics, statistics and analysis of data from high throughput molecular experiments. Basic programming or scripting skills is required, experience in Python, R, Perl, different operating systems, knowledge of databases and web programming will be considered as advantageous. We expect enthusiasm and independence as well as the ability to work in an interdisciplinary team environment. Good knowledge of English is required.
Uni BCCS has approximately 50 employees counting more than 17 different nationalities. CBU conducts competitive bioinformatics research and expands the interface between bioinformatics and experimental biological and biomedical research. CBU is closely linked and co-located with bioinformatics groups at the University of Bergen. The CBU Service Group coordinates the national FUGE bioinformatics platform of the Research Council of Norway, and is tightly coupled with the Norwegian Microarray Consortium (NMC). It provides bioinformatics services to Norwegian researchers, particularly within the fields of molecular biology, biochemistry, biomedicine, and microbiology. Services offered by the group include bioinformatics consultancy, data analysis and software development. The group currently consists of two scientists and two programmers.
Uni Research AS has employee pension and insurance agreement. The successful applicant must comply with the guidelines that apply to the position at any time.
Applications containing:
- cover letter
- detailed curriculum vitae (max. three pages)
- certified copies of certificates and diplomas
- contact information of two references
should be sent to HR Manager Monika Voit ( with cc to Service Group Leader Kjell Petersen ( Applications which do not include all the required documents will not be considered. It is assumed that we have the candidate’s permission to contact the references named in the application.
The position remains open until a successful candidate is found. The evaluation of applicants will commence 15 Januar 2011.
For more information about CBU and Uni BCCS, please refer to, or contact service group leader Kjell Petersen at +47 55584037.
For more information about the research of Prof Helga Salvesen, use contact email: eval(unescape('%64%6f%63%75%6d%65%6e%74%2e%77%72%69%74%65%28%27%3c%61%20%68%72%65%66%3d%22%6d%61%69%6c%74%6f%3a%68%65%6c%67%61%2e%73%61%6c%76%65%73%65%6e%40%75%69%62%2e%6e%6f%22%3e%68%65%6c%67%61%2e%73%61%6c%76%65%73%65%6e%40%75%69%62%2e%6e%6f%3c%2f%61%3e%27%29%3b'))