Joint Postdoctoral Researcher, Oslo Science Park, Oslo, Norway

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Joint Postdoctoral Researcher: The University of Oslo is seeking a highly motivated Postdoctoral Researcher to work on an innovative project focused on developing computational analysis approaches for combining short and long-read RNA seq data for the diagnosis of rare genetic diseases. The position is a collaborative effort between the Centre for Molecular Medicine Norway (NCMM) and the Department of Medical Genetics (AMG) at Oslo University Hospital.

Joint Postdoctoral Researcher (Saarela & Undlien Groups)

Designation: Postdoctoral Researcher

Research Area: Human Genomics, Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS)

Location: Oslo Science Park, Oslo, Norway


  • PhD degree in bioinformatics, computational biology, genetics, or a related field, or a Master’s degree with equivalent work experience in relevant research areas.
  • Proven hands-on experience in NGS and particularly RNA seq analysis.
  • Proficiency in at least Python or equivalent programming skills.
  • At least one published first-author paper.
  • Fluency in English, with good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and within a team.
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • Advantageous experience includes machine learning/AI, rare disease genetics, and deep learning.

Job Description:

  • Conduct research in the field of Human Genomics.
  • Develop and build bioinformatics analysis pipelines for various NGS assays, including standardized workflows and new method development.
  • Present research outcomes to colleagues and the international community.
  • Publish research, code, and data.
  • Participate in writing funding applications.
  • Contribute to creating a supportive, stimulating, and friendly research environment.
  • Collaborate closely with the Saarela’s Human Immune Disorder research group and the Undlien’s Digital Solutions for Genomic Medicine group.
  • Expected to collaborate with other computational biology groups within NCMM, AMG, and other Nordic EMBL Molecular Medicine centres.

How to Apply:
To apply for this position, please send your application including:

  • A motivation letter.
  • A detailed CV with a list of publications.
  • Contact information for two references.
  • An explanation of your University’s grading system (for foreign applicants).
    All documents should be in English and submitted through our electronic recruiting system.

Last Date to Apply: 21st July 2024

Additional Information:

  • The salary range will be NOK 575,400 – 657,300 per year, commensurate with qualifications.
  • The contract is for two years, with the possibility of extension depending on funding.
  • A 6-month trial period applies.
  • The University is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion, and qualified applicants with disabilities, employment gaps, or immigrant backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

For further information, please contact Professor Janna Saarela at For technical questions about the application process, contact Nina Modahl at

About the University of Oslo:
The University of Oslo, established in 1811, is Norway’s oldest and highest-ranked educational and research institution. The Centre for Molecular Medicine Norway (NCMM) is Norway’s node in the Nordic EMBL Partnership for Molecular Medicine, promoting cutting-edge research and translating basic medical discoveries into clinical practice.

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Deadline: 21st July 2024

Employer: University of Oslo

Municipality: Oslo

Scope: Full-time (1 position)

Duration: Engagement

Place of Service: Oslo Science Park, 0349 Oslo



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