University of Oslo Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in DNA Metabarcoring of Herbivore Diet 2016

University of Oslo Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in DNA Metabarcoring of Herbivore Diet 2016

The University of Oslo is offering three-year postdoctoral research fellowship at Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis (CEES), Department of Biosciences. The Successful candidate will work on the NCR funded research grant to Galina Gusarova, project nr257642 entitled REININ – Reindeer interactions from plants and birds to humans: balancing the odds of climate change.

The main purpose of postdoctoral research fellowships is to qualify researchers for work in top academic positions within their disciplines.

The University of Oslo is the oldest, largest and most prestigious university in Norway, located in the Norwegian capital of Oslo. UiO attracts students and researchers from all over the world.

Course Level: Fellowship is available for the postdoctoral program.

Study Subject: Fellowship is available in DNA Metabarcoding of Herbivore Diet at Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis (CEES), Department of Biosciences.

Scholarship Award: Position code 1352, NOK 486 100 – 567 100 per year, (Pay Grade: 57 – 65) depending on qualifications and seniority.

Scholarship can be taken in Norway

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 in Biology (or another corresponding education equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree). Additionally, some years of post-doctoral research experience or research experience at this level are considered an advantage. In particular, research experience in DNA metabarcoding including data processing from high-throughput sequencing and bioinformatic analyses, herbivore diet analyses, as well as experience/knowledge of herbivore and arctic community ecology, arctic biodiversity, molecular biology and biostatistics are very relevant. Experience in field work in arctic/boreal regions and student supervision are a strong asset.
  • The candidate will be hosted by the Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis (CEES) at the Dept. of Biosciences and work on the NCR funded research grant to Galina Gusarova, project nr257642 entitled – Reindeer interactions from plants and birds to humans: balancing the odds of climate change. The work will be done in close collaboration with research teams from the linked projects. The candidate will be engaged in field collecting, laboratory and data analyses stages of the project with the focus on DNA metabarcoding/metagenomics and ecological data analyses and interpretations.
  • A highly motivated, enthusiastic person with the ambition to push research and methodology frontier 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.

Nationality: Norwegian applicants can apply for this fellowship.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: Applicants must hold a PhD-degree in Biology (or another corresponding education equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree).

How to Apply: The mode of applying is online. The application must include:

  • Application letter including a statement of interest, describing how your background and previous experience relate to the project in general, and how your skills fit into the framework outlined for the postdoc
  • CV (summarizing education, positions, pedagogical experience, administrative experience and other relevant activities)
  • Copies of educational certificates, transcript of records, letters of recommendationA complete list of publications and unpublished work, and up to 5 academic papers 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)

Please remember that all documents should be in English or a Scandinavian language.

Online Application

Application Deadline: Fellowship application deadline is 15 August 2016

Scholarship Link

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