Oslo University Hospital (OUS)

Postdoc in Embryo Epigenetics – Bioinformatics and/or Wet Lab

Oslo University Hospital (OUS)

Oslo, Norway

Oslo University Hospital is Scandinavia´s largest hospital with more than 20,000 employees, and is a major contributor to biomedical research.

A postdoctoral fellowship in epigenetic computational analysis is now available in the Dahl research group. We are seeking highly motivated postdoctoral research fellows to lead studies to understand epigenetic regulation in early embryo development. Situated at the Oslo University Hospital, the Dahl Laboratory is well positioned for conducting both basic and translational research using mouse and patient material. Specific projects focus on the epigenetic reprogramming of early embryo development and its significance for human reproduction. An overarching theme is the understanding of mechanisms and epigenetic information in the passing of life from one generation to the next, building on our recent discoveries (Dahl et al., Nature 2016).

Tasks
The successful candidate will be involved in leading one or more well-funded projects, and in addition the candidate will have the freedom to develop his/hers own ideas into new projects. The candidate is expected to be involved in study design and to perform analysis of genomics and epigenomics data resulting from e.g. ChIP-seq, WGBS, RNA-seq, ATAC-seq, Hi-C etc.

Qualifications
A strong computational and statistical background is considered an advantage. Previous experience with (epi)genomic data analysis and an understanding of biology will be considered an advantage. Candidates with bioinformatics experience in short read DNA sequencing analysis and genome scale integrative analysis of diverse experimental datasets will be favored. Potential candidates have completed a PhD degree in bioinformatics/genomics or computer science, or similar fields, preferably with one or more publications in internationally well-renowned, peer-reviewed scientific journals.
Excellent English written and verbal communication skills are required.

Education field
Bioinformatics/genomics or computer science, or similar fields.

Education level
PhD degree in bioinformatics/genomics or computer science, or similar fields, with one or more publications in internationally well-renowned, peer-reviewed scientific journals.

Personal qualities
The candidate should be highly motivated and dedicated, and have a strong interest in scientific research. The candidate should be able to work both independently as well as in the context of a team, and be well organized. Good communication skills are required as the successful applicant is expected to interact closely with experimental biologists.

Languages
Excellent English written and verbal communication skills are required.

The location
We are located at the Oslo University Hospital, campus Rikshospitalet adjacent to an idyllic forest. Oslo is ranked as one of the best cities in the world to live in.

We can offer
• An ambitious and stimulating scientific environment with excellent opportunities for academic development
• Full-time three-year position
• Top modern and excellent lab facilities with a wide range of core facilities
• Attractive salary according to the guidelines from the Oslo University Hospital
• Favorable pension arrangements
• Attractive welfare arrangements, with affordable high-quality childcare available

Interested persons should submit the following documents:
1) Single-page application letter. (Summary of scientific work and motivation for applying).
2) Curriculum vitae (summarizing education, positions and other qualifying activity).
3) List of publications. (Submitted manuscripts may also be included).
4) Copies of educational certificates with grades.
5) Letter of recommendation or reference letter from previous supervisors/mentors.
6) Contact information of three references that must include former coworkers and supervisors (name, email address, affiliation, phone number and relation to the candidate).

Applications must be submitted through the official recruitment website WebCruiter.

https://606503128.webcruiter.no/Main2/Recruit/Public/4107326408?lang=EN&link_source_id=0&showExpired=False

Webcruiter ID: 4107326408

Any questions regarding the position can be directed to:

Principal Investigator Dr. John Arne Dahl. Email: j.a.dahl@medisin.uio.no

Application deadline August 20th

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

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