Associate Professor in Bioinformatics

University of Oslo, Norway
Oslo, Oslo, Norway
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  • Faculty (Permanent)
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Associate Professor in Bioinformatics

We seek a highly motivated scholar for a permanent position as an Associate Professor in Bioinformatics at The Department of Pharmacy and Department of Chemistry (see below for further details) hosted at the Centre for Bioinformatics at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at the University of Oslo and jointly financed by and with strong connections to the Department of Pharmacy and the Department of Chemistry.


The successful candidate is expected to take a lead in bioinformatics activities supporting and strengthening the involved Departments, in collaboration with the Centre for Bioinformatics. Relevant activities within the Departments include: pharmaceutical and medicinal statistical analysis within clinical testing and epidemiology, analysis and handling of big data in omics-related research with data obtained by NMR, electron microscopy and/or mass spectrometry, and protein structure/activity research.

The successful applicant is expected to have a strong background in bioinformatics and the potential to execute research projects at a high international level. His/her research is expected to be performed in synergy with one or more of the sections of both the Department of Pharmacy and the Department of Chemistry, so documented research experience in one or more of the fields listed in the paragraph above will be an advantage. The successful applicant is also expected to engage in bioinformatics research within the Centre and its hub at the Department of Informatics as well as in the supervision at both master’s and PhD levels. In addition, the successful candidate is expected to contribute to the teaching at the two departments where relevant.

The successful applicant will be employed at the Department of Pharmacy, and will also have obligations at the Department of Chemistry. The obligations at the two departments will depend on his/hers qualifications and how well his/hers research profile fits current and future activities in the respective departments. At the Department of Chemistry, it is expected that all faculty members are able to teach the basic courses (“1000-emner”).


When evaluating applicants, academic qualifications will be ascribed more weight than other qualifications. Emphasis will be on documented experience and qualifications in the following areas:

Scientific expertise revealed by a track record of high impact publications Documented experience and qualifications in supervision of PhD and master students. Ability to attract external funding; experience from participation and coordination of research projects. Deep knowledge of bioinformatics and broad knowledge of biology, pharmacy, chemistry and related fields. To qualify for appointment the applicant must have completed a PhD in bioinformatics or in biomedical research with an extensive bioinformatics component or document alternative strong expertise in bioinformatics Teaching experience is an important factor in the evaluation and should be well documented in a teaching portfolio. The applicant should describe her/his qualifications in view of the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL)-criteria: - Focus on student learning

               - A definite progress over time

               - A research philosophy to teaching and learning

               - A collegial behaviour and practice

● The successful applicant must have fluent oral and written communication skills in both in a Scandinavian language and in English.

The successful candidate must demonstrate mastery of both English and one of the Scandinavian languages as working languages. If an appointee is not fluent in a Scandinavian language, the appointee will be required to learn sufficient Norwegian within a two-year period, to be able to participate actively in all functions the position may involve.