The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest rated institution of research and education with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. Its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally esteemed research communities make UiO an important contributor to society. 

The Department of Informatics (IFI) is one of nine departments belonging to the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at the University of Oslo. IFI is Norway’s largest university department for general education and research in Computer Science and related topics. The Department has near 950 students on bachelor level, near 450 master students, and over 180 PhD students. The overall staff of the Department is close to 250 employees, about 200 of these are full time positions. The full time scientific staff is 60, mostly Full/Associate Professors.

Adjunct Professor in Biomedical Informatics

The Department of Informatics is seeking an Adjunct Professor (20%) in Biomedical informatics. The Department of Informatics consists of 13 research groups, including the Biomedical Informatics research group (BMI) with which this position is affiliated.

General information about the position

The BMI group works with computational and statistical applications in the medical and biological sciences, including bioinformatics, biostatistics and genomics. Many of our projects are cancer related, but we are also involved in projects related to immunology and microbiology. We work both with method development and with advanced applied bioinformatics. The group also hosts a bioinformatics core facility and the Elixir bioinformatics service group. For more information, see our webpage.

The group include five full time permanent scientific positions, five adjunct positions, three postdocs, five PhD candidates, and five engineers.

The group is involved in many research projects and research centres and collaborates extensively with other research groups within biology and medical sciences regionally, nationally and internationally. We have a particular strong relationship with Oslo University Hospital where many of our staff have joint positions. The group is associated with several centres, including the Centre for Cancer Biomedicine (CCB), Centre for Computational Inference in Evolutionary Life Science (CELS), K.G. Jebsen Coeliac Disease Research Centre, BigInsight, and the DoMore! Lighthouse project.

The candidate is expected to contribute to research, supervision and teaching within biomedical informatics, with a particular focus on cancer genomics.

The position is based in Oslo and is associated with and partially funded by the Centre for Cancer Biomedicine (CCB).

The position is for 3 years, with the possibility of being renewed.


The successful applicant must be qualified as professor in biomedical informatics. Other requirements:

  • A strong publication record
  • Deep knowledge of cancer genomics
  • Good knowledge of bioinformatics in general
  • Experience with teaching and/or supervision of master and PhD students in biomedical informatics
  • Excellent relations to academic and clinical research groups within biomedical sciences in Norway, especially in cancer genomics

The applicants will be assessed according to their scientific and pedagogical qualifications with administrative and other qualifying activities taken into account as well. Interviews and trial lectures may be used as part of the appointment process.

Please see Rules for Appointments to Professorships and Associate Professorships for more details regarding qualifications and the assessment.

When evaluating applicants, weight will put on documented experience and qualifications in the following areas:

  • Scientific expertise and research
  • Supervision of PhD and master students
  • Teaching and pedagogics
  • Scientific publications, with emphasis on the last five years
  • International collaborations and research visits
  • Ability to attract external funding
  • Research communication
  • Research leadership
  • Administration
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position

The application must include:

  • Application letter
  • CV
  • Up to 10 selected scientific publications the applicant wishes to include in the evaluation
  • Full publication list
  • Documentation of qualifications that should be considered
  • Names and contact details of 2-3 references (name, relation to applicant, e-mail and telephone number)

The successful applicant must acquire basic pedagogical qualifications within the first two years after appointment unless such qualifications can be documented.


Position code 8013: NOK 715 400 - 835 500 per year, depending on qualifications and seniority.

The University of Oslo has a goal of recruiting more women in academic positions. Women are encouraged to apply.

In accordance with the University of Oslo's equal opportunities policy, we invite applications from all interested individuals regardless of gender or ethnicity.

The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results.

According to the Freedom of Information Act (offentlighetsloven) § 25 section 2, information concerning the applicant may be made public even though the applicant has requested not to be shown on the list of applicants.

Contact information:

Professor Torbjørn Rognes, e-mail: , phone: +47 22844787

For questions about the recruitment system, please contact HR-Officer Helene Jansen,
+47 22857196,

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  • Søknadsfrist
    13. april 2017
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    Universitetet i Oslo
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    2017/3150 - 8013
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