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Helse Sør-øst RHF

Postdoctoral fellow / Postdoktorstipendiat

Offentlig forvaltning

We are currently accepting applications for a 100% position as postdoctoral research fellow. The position is funded by a grant from the South-Eastern Regional Health Authorities, Norway, (Helse Sør-Øst) for a project titled Mapping and measuring gene dysregulation for precision medicine in Parkinson’s disease. The project will apply advanced and novel bioinformatic methods to take advantage of large-scale data from RNA sequencing (including single-cell technologies) and investigations of DNA methylation in Parkinson's disease and other neurodegenerative disorders. The aim is to improve our understanding of the molecular disease mechanisms and explore how genomic profiling can predict clinical phenotype in the individual patient.


The postdoctoral fellow will work within the research group for Huntington's disease and neurodegenerative genomics, headed by project leader Lasse Pihlstrøm (https://www.ous-research.no/pihlstrom). The project will also involve extensive collaborations with excellent national and international partners, including VUmc Amsterdam, University of Exeter and University of Bergen.


The research group is part of the Neuroscience Research Unit at Oslo University Hospital, where a number of research groups focused around molecular neuroscience share modern laboratory and office facilities in the Domus Medica 4 building, close to the hospital location at Rikshospitalet, Oslo. The project work is in theory not strictly tied to any specific location and could partly be conducted elsewhere, for example visiting project partners at collaborating institutions.

Start may be agreed flexibly, but must be before 30.11.22

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.


The applicant must have completed or be close to completing a PhD degree and have a relevant scientific background, preferably from bioinformatics, computational biology or a closely related field at the intersection between data science and the life sciences. The applicant should have solid general competence in data processing and be familiar with central bioinformatic and statistical software and platforms. Experience from working with genomic data would be an advantage, in particular DNA methylation or RNA sequencing data. Prior familiarity with neurodegenerative disease would also be useful, but is not a necessary requirement. The applicant must be fluent in English. Good skills and high-level experience in scientific publishing would be an advantage.

Personlige egenskaper:

We hope to recruit a fellow with a strong commitment to contribute towards solving one of the greatest health challenges of our time. The ideal person for this fellowship would be creative and independent, have an efficient and flexible work style, collaborate well in a team and contribute positively to the social work environment. Motivation and opportunity to travel and work abroad would be an advantage. 

Vi tilbyr:

  • An inspirational and dynamic multidiciplinary work environment
  • Collaboration with excellent international partners
  • A young and enthusiastic team encouraging and valuing the development of your own scientific ideas
  • Access to unique high-quality datasets
  • Flexible working hours and regular supervision
  • Competitive salary and favorable employee benefits including government pension fund and insurance