[Socbin] PhD/postdoc positions at CBU in Bergen

Inge Jonassen Inge.Jonassen at ii.uib.no
Mon Mar 14 12:48:32 CET 2005

     PhD and Post-doc positions in Bioinformatics


Two post-doc/PhD positions in bioinformatics are available at The 
Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Bergen. The 
place of employment will be at Unifob AS, Bergen Center for 
Computational Sciences (BCCS) within the Computational Biology Unit (CBU).

CBU has been established to conduct top-level European research in 
bioinformatics, and to serve functional genomics research in Norway with 
relevant training and services. In this capacity, CBU is host for the 
bioinformatics technology platform for the national functional genomics 
programme (FUGE) in Norway.

CBU is part of Bergen Center for Computational Science (BCCS) and 
located together with the Department for Informatics, the Molecular 
Biology Department and the SARS Centre for Marine Molecular Biology, a 
partner of EMBL. BCCS owns and operates large scale computing facilities 
that provide an excellent computational environment.

The group of Boris Lenhard at CBU is searching for two post-docs/PhD 
students. The group focuses on bioinformatics of gene regulation, and is 
committed to devising new computational approaches to elucidation of 
genomic regulatory elements and gene regulatory networks in higher 
eukaryotes. Members of the group actively participate in the work of 
some of the leading international consortia for genomics research, and 
have a worldwide network of collaborators.

Recruited postdocs and PhD students will do research on one of the 
topics the group is currently focusing on, such as the analysis of 
long-range regulatory elements in metazoan genomes and their role in 
development and disease, discovery of regulatory variation in the human 
genome, or the computational transcriptomics of non-coding RNAs. 
Postdoctoral candidates who wish to work their own research topic that 
is related to those of the group are encouraged to apply. Ideally, 
candidates should be able to work both independently and as part of a 
team, as well as strongly motivated to pursue an academic career. They 
should have a basic grasp of molecular biology and genomics concepts, 
and be proficient in one major programming language. Previous experience 
in bioinformatics or applied statistics is a strong plus.

The CBU and its partners currently have bioinformatics research 
activities in the fields of gene regulation, phylogeny/adaptive 
evolution, protein domain analysis and functional annotation, microarray 
bioinformatics, alternative splicing, proteomics, and protein structure 
analysis. There are excellent opportunities for collaboration with the 
molecular biological and biomedical research groups in Bergen.

Women in particular are invited to apply. If, in the opinion of the 
evaluation committee, several applicants have approximately equivalent 
qualifications, the rules on equal opportunities laid down in the 
Personnel Regulations for Academic Positions will be applied.

The University of Bergen implies the principles of public access to 
information in connection with appointments to academic positions. The 
successful applicant must comply with the guidelines that apply to the 
position at any time.

Applications with letter of motivation, CV, your ten most relevant 
publications, a detailed statement of research interests and references 
can be sent by e-mail to Boris.Lenhard at bccs.uib.no 
<mailto:Boris.Lenhard at bccs.uib.no> or by mail to:

Boris Lenhard
Bergen Center for Computational Science (BCCS)
Thormøhlensgt. 55
N-5008 Bergen, Norway

Evaluation of applications commences on April 1st, 2005

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