Post-doctoral research fellow in Bioinformatics and Genomics

A position as Post-doctoral research fellow in Bioinformatics and Genomics is available at the University of Nordland, Faculty of Biosciences and Aquaculture.

About the Position
In April 2010, the Faculty of Biosciences and Aquaculture formally established an advanced genomics platform based on novel DNA sequencing technologies. The Faculty seeks to strengthen its staff associated to the genomics platform.

FBA will hire a post-doctoral research fellow for an initial period of three years, in order to strengthen the professional development of the genomics platform. Research activities at FBA reside within the marine/aquatic biosciences, specifically focusing on aquaculture and marine ecology.

Qualifications and Responsibilities
The professional background of the candidate will be within genomics and bioinformatics, with experience in dealing with next-generation sequencing data. Experience in programming and database administration will be considered an asset. The Faculty encourages candidates with broadly defined research interests within the genomics field, either extending or complementing FBA’s existing expertise within e.g. functional genomics, aquaculture genomics, reproductive genomics, metagenomics, population genomics, and evolutionary genomics.

The appointee will join the Marine Genomics research group and take on a lead role in developing the genomics and bioinformatics competences at the faculty. The successful candidate is expected to facilitate the analysis of NGS data and the adoption of genomics toolkits among the scientific staff, and develop active collaborations within the Faculty. Furthermore, the candidate is expected to partake in extending the Faculty’s project portfolio, secure external research funding, and maintain a commendable record of high-standard publications. The appointed candidate will be involved in teaching and development of the Faculty’s course portfolio within the genomics field.

Applicants should possess an academic degree (PhD or equivalent) within genomics, informatics, or related research fields. Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English are required. Candidates should also possess original scientific production related to the field(s) indicated above.

Personal Qualities
The position requires a highly motivated and dynamic person with good interpersonal skills, who is a capable and confident researcher. The successful candidate should be able to work cooperatively in a team environment and is expected to develop joint research projects with other Faculty members.

Application deadline: 21st April 2013

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