MSCA Postdoctoral fellow in evolutionary/functional genomics
Norwegian University of Life Science
Location: Aas, Norway
Type: Full Time
Years of Experience:
Less than 2
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
About the program:
The Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) is inviting prospective candidates to the MSCA -PF-2023 call. We will offer a masterclass for highly motivated researchers to successfully apply for an MSCA postdoctoral fellowship (1-3 years, expected salary before tax: 790K NOK/year + mobility allowance) with NMBU. The Master Class is also open for candidates applying for a Global Fellowship with NMBU as the return host institution. We will offer a complete training package for MSCA-PF applicants free of charge). Please read more information about the program here.
About the group:
Dr. Marie Saitou, Section for Genome Biology, Faculty for Bioscience, NMBU
Our interest is in revealing the biological basis and evolutionary histories of various interesting species by using genomics, bioinformatics and biostatistics.
Keywords: Functional genomics, transcriptome, eQTL, polygenic score, genome-wide association study, population genetics, comparative genomics, natural selection, demographic history.
Genomic Diversity and Evolution We are interested in investigating the evolutionary history of species and populations such as adaptation and demographic history by comparing population-scale genomes.
Connecting Genome to Phenotype We are interested in investigating how genetic variants contribute to phenotypic diversity in the view of evolution. We use functional genomics toolsets, such as RNA-sequencing and genome-wide association study to investigate this question.
The application must contain:
The name of your preferred supervisor
A research proposal (max 2 p.)
Motivation to choose NMBU as future Host Institution (max 1 p.)
CV and track-record the applicant (max 5 p., see template in the application form)
Please send the completed application to Dr. Per Ivar Hørving email@example.com by March 24th 2023. We are waiting for motivated applications!!
A doctoral degree that was defended no longer than 8 years prior to September 2023.
Any nationality/No age restrictions.
Have not resided or carried out his/her main activity in Norway for more than 12 months in the three years immediately before the call.
The Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) has a particular responsibility for research and education that secures the basis for the life of future generations. Sustainability is rooted in everything we do and we deliver knowledge for life. NMBU has 1,800 employees of which about 250 phd scholarships and 6,000 students. The university is divided into seven faculties and has campuses in Ås and Oslo. We will be co-located in Ås from 2021.
NMBU believes that a good working environment is characterised by diversity.
We encourage qualified candidates to apply regardless of gender, functional ability, cultural background or whether you have been outside the labour market for a period. If necessary, workplace adaptations will be made for persons with disabilities.