Job title: Professor
Contract type: Fast stilling
Closing date: 13-06-2012
A position as Associate Professor (Post code 1011) available at the Department ofr Informatics, Faculty of mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Oslo (UiO). The position is within the reserach group Biomedical Informatics.
The person hired will be a member of the research group Biomedical Informatics. The group has currently five permanent positions (professors/associate professors), this one included. The key areas of research are bioinformatics and statistical genomics, including tools for sequence analysis, methods for studying DNA repair, methods for statistical inference on genomic datasets (including general track comparison), and integrative computational analysis of multilevel omics data. The group has extensive collaboration with the centre for research based innovation “Statistics for Innovation”, and this centre has provided two years financial support for the current position. Moreover, the group has a broad cooperation with biomedical research groups, and participates in the two Centres of Excellence “Centre of Molecular Biology and Neuroscience” and “Centre for Cancer Biomedicine”. The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences has supported the Biomedical Informatics group as an integral part of its initiatives in the life sciences, and the Faculty also provides financial support for the current position.
The teaching areas of the group comprise bioinformatics and statistical genomics; the group also participates in the teaching of basic informatics. A description of the group may be found here
The group is co-located with the “Computational Life Science initiative” (CLSi), the university’s coordinating body for bioinformatics and related fields.
Specific information about the open position:
The position is in computer science with a specialization within the area of bioinformatics. The successful candidate will play a central role in the further development of bioinformatics, statistical genomics and computational life science at the Department of Informatics. A solid background in computer science is required, and the successful candidate should have strong scientific competence in bioinformatics. Expertise in the development of larger software systems relevant to data analysis in the biomedical area, especially data from modern high throughput technologies, is particularly welcome. Generally, the research field of the applicant should fit in with the research profile of the Biomedical Informatics group, as well as extend and complement it. Applicants are expected to outline one or more research projects and to suggest how these can be expected to strengthen and diversify the scientific profile of the group.
The group is working towards the establishment of a Master Degree in computational life science, with a course portfolio useful both for students with a background from informatics and from the biosciences. The person appointed will have a central role and a coordinating responsibility in the development of the new study program. Experience from teaching, supervision and planning of study programs will be given considerable weight in the evaluation process.
The department actively supports research based innovation, and interest for and experience with such activities is desirable.
Due to the coordination work related to the establishment of the new study program, a working knowledge of Norwegian (or another Scandinavian language) is an advantage.
General information about the position:
We are looking especially for young and engaged researchers that hold a recent PhD and are in the early phase of their academic career with a publication track record promising a successful future academic career.
The minimum requirement for the position is a PhD degree, other corresponding doctoral degrees, or equivalent academic qualifications documented by scholarly production. The person appointed must be able to participate in teaching, supervision and examination work at all levels and undertake administrative duties in accordance with current provisions.
The basis of assessment for the applicants is the academic, other professional, pedagogical and publishing qualifications, qualifications for management and administration, and personal qualifications. In the ranking of competent applicants, the whole breadth of their qualifications shall be brought in, assessed and explicitly ascribed weight. Particular weight is placed on qualifications that are closely related to the area in which the post is advertised, cf. the Rules for appointments to professorships and associate professorships, which may be found here
The successful applicant must have a basic pedagogical qualification. Applicants, who at the time of appointment cannot provide documentary evidence of basic teaching competence, must acquire such competence in the course of a period of two years. More information may be found her
The University of Oslo is a multi-lingual environment, where prior knowledge of Norwegian is not a prerequisite. However, on the appointment of a candidate who is not fluent in Norwegian, Swedish or Danish, the appointee will be expected within reasonable time to learn enough Norwegian to be able to participate actively in all functions the position may involve.
As a general rule an interview will be used in the appointment process, and it may be appropriate to require trial lectures.
Pay grade: 65 – 70, (post code 1011, NOK 528 600 - 579 600) depending on experience/competence.
Application must include:
The application must contain complete information about education, former positions, scientific and pedagogical activities and administrative experience.
The following information must accompany electronic applications:
The application, detailed CV and other attachments.
A research plan (2-4 pages) describing the applicant’s scientific ambitions for the nearest future
A list of all scientific production with bibliographic references
Up to 10 selected scientific publications the applicant wishes to include in the evaluation
Documentation of other competence of relevance for the position such as teaching experience, publications in the popular press, capabilities of fund raising, etc.
Application with CV, application letter, list of publications and any other attachments that one wishes to enclose must be sent through the University of Oslo's recruitment system, Easycruit.
In case of any problems with delivering of the requested documents through Easycruit, please send them (marked with ref.no.) on e-mail by closing date of application to: email@example.com
In accordance with the University of Oslo’s equal opportunities policy, we invite applications from all interested individuals regardless of gender or ethnicity.
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is Norway’s largest knowledge organisation with 7 094 employees and 27 600 students. UiO is Norway’s top general science university with nationally leading and internationally esteemed research environments. UiO is an important player in society.
The Department of Informatics (IFI) is one of nine departments belonging to the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at the University of Oslo. IFI is Norway’s largest university department for general education and research in Computer Science and related topics. The Department has near 850 students on bachelor level, near 430 master students, and over 220 PhD students. The overall staff of the Department is close to 270 employees, about 200 of these are full time positions. The full time scientific staff is 60, mostly Full/Associate Professors.