Bioinformatics Research Fellow – Institute for Cancer research at the Norwegian Radium Hospital

Reference number: 1443643426. Application deadline: 13th June 2012

A Bioinformatic research fellowship in cancer genomics is available at the Department of Tumor Biology. The candidate will work at the Institute for Cancer research at the Norwegian Radium Hospital. The appointment is for three years, with possibility for extension.

The position is part of a research grant recently funded by the Research Council of Norway, to establish and evaluate genome-based diagnostics for cancer treatment decisions (see cancergenomics.no).

We seek a highly motivated research fellow to participate in cutting edge cancer genomics research using high-throughput sequencing at the Department of Tumor Biology, physically located at the new research building at Norwegian Radium Hospital, Oslo, Norway.

The bioinformatician will be a part of our enthusiastic genomics team (biologists and bioinformaticians)studying soft tissue and bone tumours, and will be our anchor for analysis of high-throughput sequencing data within our personalized cancer medicine initiative. The candidate will do research using data generated at our Genomics Core Facility (Illumina data) and public available data, and will also be involved on the analysis of exome and transcriptome sequencing data from other cancer forms. The candidate will also participate in projects from external collaborating groups analyzing miRNA, ChIP-Seq and DNA methylation sequencing data.

Applicants should hold a PhD degree within the field of computational biology with experience in computer programming and statistics. A keen interest for genomics and sense for technology is required, and hands-on experience in high-throughput sequencing analysis will be an advantage. Personal characteristics, such as communication and collaboration skills, will be given careful consideration, as well as evaluation given by references and interview.

The application should be accompanied by a CV, list of publications and copies of 3 selected papers, a short description of the applicant’s own work as well as certified copies of diplomas and other relevant documentation of education. Names, addresses and contact information of three references are required. The application and CV may be submitted electronically to leonardo@genomics.no, and five hard copies of all attachments should be sent to Oslo University Hospital, The Norwegian Radium Hospital, Department of Tumor Biology, P.O. Box 4953 Nydalen, NO-0424 Oslo Norway, marked Attention to Dr. Leonardo A. Meza-Zepeda. By applying to the position, it is accepted that we perform a background check on selected items from the CV or exams and certificates.

For more information please contact:  Dr. Leonardo A. Meza-Zepeda. E-mail: leonardo@genomics.no, Tel. +47-2278 1769

We offer competitive salary according to competence, as well as brand new state of the art facilities and stimulating research environment.

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