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Post doc position in Computational genomics in breast cancer research
Department of Cancer Genetics, Therese Sørlie’s group, Institute for Cancer Research, Oslo University Hospital, has an open position as a postdoctoral fellow in Computational Genomics in breast cancer for three years. The position is funded through a grant from the Norwegian Research Council on the project “Multiple breast malignancies in dogs; improved understanding of disease progression by human-canine comparison.” The project is carried out in collaboration with the research group for medical genetics at The Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU), Faculty of Veterinary Medicine.

The Institute for Cancer Research (ICR) conducts cutting-edge cancer research ranging from basic cancer biology to translational and clinical research. It is the leading cancer research institute in Norway and has a strong international standing. Department of Cancer Genetics is one of 6 research departments at the ICR. Our expertise covers a broad range of disciplines, and we perform integrated molecular and clinical studies to reduce risk, diagnose early, improve prognosis, and tailor treatment with relevance for many cancer types.
Oslo University Hospital is a workplace with great diversity. We believe this is essential to perform the tasks required of us. Therefore, we pursue diversity among our job applicants and encourage everyone to apply regardless of who you are and what background you have.



  • PhD degree in computational modeling, bioinformatics or applied biostatistics.
  • Experience working with different types of genomics data.
  • Experience with using machine learning algorithms and applying them on biological and/or clinical data sets.
  • Experience with R, python.
  • Knowledge of cancer biology, preferably breast cancer.
  • Excellent capabilities in spoken and written English.
  • Solid publication track record relative to stage in career.
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaborate effectively within teams.
  • Motivated for a career in science.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Experience with grant writing.
  • Experience with supervision.

Vi tilbyr:

  • A challenging and friendly working environment
  • Access to state-of-the-art technologies
  • Opportunity to attend international conferences
  • Flexible working hours
  • Career development programs
  • Membership in pension fond
  • Salary within the official range at OUH for postdoc positions depending on qualifications

Application should include:

  • Cover letter including motivation for the position
  • A summary of background and experience
  • CV and publication list
  • Copies of educational certificates (PhD diploma) and letters of recommendation
  • Contact information for two references
  • Foreign applicants should be prepared to provide an explanation of their diploma if needed.

According to the Norwegian Freedom of Information Act (offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list
The position is available immediately and for two years. Extension of up to one year is possible. The position will according to Norwegian legislation be subject to a 3 month probationary period. The position is included in the Norwegian Health Assurance and Retirement Pension Schemes.

For additional information please contact the Head of Department of Cancer Genetics, Therese Sørlie; tsorlie@rr-research.no

The application and all attachments must be submitted electronically in WebCruiter.