Postdoctoral Fellowship in Microbiome Bioinformatics

Oslo, Norway
07 Aug 2019
End of advertisement period
20 Sep 2019
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Full Time

Job description

One position is available as Postdoctoral fellow - a 3 year engagement –at Institute of Clinical Medicine, University Of Oslo – funded by a prestigious grant from the Research Council of Norway.

We are seeking a skilled and ambitious co-worker to take on a challenging project funded by the Research Council of Norway (RCN), “Targeting the Gut-Heart axis”, which focuses on the role of gut microbial functions in heart failure and acute coronary syndromes. The research group CliMic (Clinical microbiology and Microbiota medicine) led by Associate professor Marius Trøseid, has over the past 6 years established a strong clinical microbiome research environment. In the present project, the use of large-scale metagenomics, metabolomics and proteomics, as well as integrated multi-level bioinformatics from unique clinical cohorts, including randomized controlled trials, will provide novel insights into microbial driving factors of cardiovascular disease, and hopefully pave the way for novel treatment opportunities. The candidate should have an ambition to form an independent research track, and will be offered opportunities to do so. The position will require advanced multi-level bioinformatics, which will be performed in collaboration with our collaborator, Professor Karsten Kristiansen, University of Copenhagen.

Qualification requirements

  • Applicants must hold a relevant PhD
  • Experience with microbiome research is a prerequisite
  • Documented experience with relevant bioinformatic and statistical methods (including use of R) is a prerequisite
  • Documented experience with multi-level bioinformatics is an advantage

Personal skills

High working capacity and productivity
Strong motivation
Excellent writing and oral communication in English

Personal suitability for the position will be emphasized and taken into account.

We offer

  • Salary NOK 490 900 – NOK 569 000 per annum depending on qualifications in position as Postdoctoral Research Fellow (position code 1352)
  • A multi-national and friendly working environment located at Oslo University Hospital, Rikshospitalet.
  • Pension arrangement and other welfare benefits
  • Possibilities for mobility, including Oslo-Copenhagen

How to apply

The application must include:

  • Application letter
  • A one-page statement of motivation and research interests
  • CV (summarizing education, position and academic work, and that lists scientific publications)
  • Copies of relevant educational certificates
  • List of publications
  • Names and contact details of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number)

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system. International applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University's grading system. Please note that all documents should be in English (or a Scandinavian language).

Formal regulations

Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Oslo.

No one can be appointed for more than one Postdoctoral Fellow period at the University of Oslo.

According to the Norwegian Freedom and Information Act (Offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.

The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results etc.

The University of Oslo aims to achieve a balanced gender composition in the workforce and to recruit people with ethnic minority backgrounds.

Contact information

Project leader Marius Trøseid, email:, Tel. +47 92440240

For further info about the research environment please see:

  • Marius Trøseid group (
  • Research Institute for Internal medicine (
  • Karsten Kristiansen group (

Information about the electronic application form can be addressed to:
Senior Human Resources Adviser, Heidi Falch Ecklund, email:

About the University of Oslo

The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest ranked educational and research institution, with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. With its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally recognised research communities, UiO is an important contributor to society.

The Institute of Clinical Medicine (Klinmed) is one of three institutes under the Faculty of Medicine.

Klinmed is responsible for the Faculty's educational and research activities at Oslo University Hospital and Akershus University Hospital. With about 800 employees spread over approximately 425 man-labour years, Klinmed is the university's largest institute. Our activities follow the clinical activity at the hospitals and are spread across a number of geographical areas.

Deadline 20th September 2019
Employer University of Oslo
Municipality Oslo
Scope Fulltime
Duration Temporary
Place of service Oslo-Copenhagen