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Institute of Basic Medical Sciences PhD Research Fellowship in Norway, 2017

A Ph.D. fellowship (SKO 1017) in bioinformatics is available for 3 years at the Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, Department of Molecular Medicine, from 01.11.2017.  Norwegian and foreign applicants can apply for the fellowship.

The project aims to develop computational methods for analysis and integration of large, genome-wide datasets (ChIP-seq, RNA-seq, other) into 3-dimensional (3D) models of the genome, using in-house modeling tools.

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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.

Applicants must have a master’s degree in informatics, bioinformatics, mathematics, statistics (or similar).

Course Level: Fellowship is provided for the Ph.D. research program at the University of Oslo.

Study Subject: Fellowship is tenable in bioinformatics at the University of Oslo is Norway.

Scholarship Award: They offer

  • A challenging and friendly working environment
  • Salary ranging from pay grade: 50 – 56 (NOK 432 700– 480 900)
  • Stimulating and attractive work environment
  • Membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • Attractive welfare benefits

Scholarship can be taken in Norway

Eligibility: The ideal candidate will have a strong background in informatics or bioinformatics, should have experience with programming or scripting, and a strong motivation to understand genome biology. Creativity and a willingness to try new ideas and approaches is an advantage. Shortlisted applicants will be contacted for an interview. A research seminar will be expected as part of the interview.


  • Master’s degree in informatics, bioinformatics, mathematics, statistics (or similar)
  • Experience with programming or scripting
  • Ability to work independently and take initiatives
  • Ability to collaborate in a cross-disciplinary environment
  • Excellent knowledge of spoken and written English

Personal qualities

  • Motivation and enthusiasm
  • Creativity
  • Collaboration skills
  • Excellent communication skills in English

Nationality: Norwegian and foreign applicants can apply for the fellowship.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: Applicants must have a master’s degree in informatics, bioinformatics, mathematics, statistics (or similar).

Test Requirement: No

English Language Requirements: A good command of English is required for all students attending the University of Oslo. International students; Ph.D. research fellows and post-doctoral research fellows who are not native speakers of English, must document their proficiency in English by taking one of the following internationally recognized tests

  • TOEFL– Test of English as a Foreign Language
  • IELTS– International English Language Testing Service
  • Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) and Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) from the University of Cambridge
  • Applicants to the program for the Ph.D. degree in Science must obtain a minimum score of 550 (paper-based) or 213 (computer-based) or 80 (internet-based) on the TOEFL test or a minimum score of 6.5 on the IELTS (academic) test. The same applies to applicants for postdoctoral research fellow positions.

International Fellowships

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

  • CV summarizing education, positions, and relevant work experience
  • Complete list of abstracts and publications; do not include publications themselves
  • ½ page statement of previous research accomplishments
  • ½ page motivation statement for wanting to do a PhD
  • List of 3 references with contact information

The application with attachments is to be delivered in our electronic recruiting system EasyCruit. 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.

Online Application

Application Deadline: Application deadline is 10th October 2016.

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