#Scholarship: Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Marine Fish Genomics at University of Oslo in Norway, 2014

Started by scholar, Jul 12, 2014, 09:31 AM


University of Oslo is inviting application for postdoctoral research fellowship. Fellowship is open for Norwegian and foreign students. Fellowship is available for pursuing postdoctoral research in marine fisn genomcs at the Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis (CEES), Department of Biosciences, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. The application deadline is 23rd July 2014. Study Subject(s): Fellowship is awarded in Marine Fish Genomics at University of Oslo. Course Level: Fellowship is available for pursuing postdoctoral programme at University of Oslo. Scholarship Provider: University of Oslo Scholarship can be taken at: Norway Accreditation: University of Oslo is an accredited university. University of Oslo is accredited by the EUA. Eligibility: -The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences has a strategic ambition of being a leading research faculty. Candidates for these fellowships will be selected in accordance with this, and expected to be in the upper segment of their class with respect to academic credentials. -Applicants must hold a PhD-degree (or other corresponding education equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree) and, document solid experience in marine fish genomics. Extensive knowledge of different sequencing technologies and especially next-generation sequencing, including laboratory methods, is required. Further, the candidate should be able to document hands-on experience with phylogenomics and comparative immunology with emphasis on the major histocompatibility complex (MHC), as well as experience with bioinformatic analysis of genomic data sets and interpretation of such results. In addition, knowledge of important Norwegian marine teleost species and fieldwork practice will be an advantage. -The candidate will work in close collaboration with the rest of the project team at CEES as well as our national and international partners (United Kingdom, Germany, Switzerland and Canada). We seek a highly motivated, enthusiastic person with the ambition to gain insight in marine evolutionary genomics and publish papers in leading, international journals, and in possession of good interpersonal skills and willingness to work in close collaboration with others. The main purpose of post-doctoral research fellowships is to qualify researchers for work in top academic positions within their disciplines. Scholarship Open for International Students: Foreign Students can apply for the fellowship. Scholarship Description: A 2 and a half year position as Postdoctoral Research Fellow in marine fisn genomcs is available at the Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis (CEES), Department of Biosciences, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. The Postdoctoral fellow will be part of an international team working on the project entitled "Functional and comparative immunology of a teleost's world without MHC II (ComparaCod)" funded by the Research Council of Norway (RCN) under the FRIMEDBIO-programme. The position will be affiliated to CEES (www.cees.uio.no), a national centre of excellence (CoE), situated at the Department of Biosciences, University of Oslo. Number of award(s): Not Known Duration of award(s): Not Known What does it cover? Position code, 1352, pay grade: 57 – 65  (NOK 482 800 – 549 400 per year, depending on qualifications and seniority). Selection criteria: Not Known Notification: Not Known Online Application: The mode of applying is online. The application must include: -Application letter including a statement of interest, briefly summarizing your scientific work and interests and describing how you fit the description of the person we seek; -Copies of educational certificates, transcript of records and letters of recommendation names and contact details of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number); -CV (summarizing education, positions, pedagogical experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activity); -A complete list of publications and unpublished works, and up to 5 academic works that the applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee; Names and contact details of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number); -Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University's grading system. Please remember that all documents should be in English or a Scandinavian language. Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 23rd July 2014. Further Official Scholarship Information and Application