The Department of Computer Science, University of Bergen, Norway has a vacant PhD position in Informatics. This Phd position is a 4-year position as research fellow available within the field of informatics.

Description of PhD position

The PhD project will consist in the prediction and analysis of structures of proteins identified in a marine bioprospection initiative. The goal of the project, which involves collaborators at the Center for Geobiology and industrial partners, is to identify and characterize proteins relevant for a number of identified industrial applications. The successful candidate has a strong background in bioinformatics, preferably demonstrated by a master degree in the field. Candidate with masters in other fields will be considered provided that they can demonstrate solid programming skills, as well as strong background in structural biology, and/or bioinformatics.


Applicants must have achieved a master’s degree or equivalent in informatics, or have submitted their master thesis for assessment by the application deadline. It is a prerequisite, however, that the formal admission requirements for the PhD programme are met before appointment can be made.

The research fellow must take part in the University's approved PhD programme leading to the degree within a time limit of 3 years. Application for admission to the PhD programme, including a project plan outline for the training module, will be worked out in collaboration with the research group in question.

In total, the fellowship period is 4 years. For positions with a 4-year duration 25 pct of the period will be designated to teaching and/or administrative duties. The fellowship period may be reduced if the successful applicant has held previous employment as research fellow.

The teaching language will normally be Norwegian. However, applicants with documented excellent knowledge of English are also eligible, regardless of knowledge of Norwegian.

Women in particular are invited to apply. If, in the opinion of the evaluation committee, several applicants have approximately equivalent qualifications, the rules on equal opportunities laid down in the Personnel Regulations for Academic Positions will be applied.

Application Procedure

For further information about the position please contact

Send electronic application, CV, certificates and diplomas (bachelor and master) as well as scientific works including a list of publications by clicking on the button marked "APPLY FOR THIS JOB" on the University of Bergen website.

The application should include a brief statement of the applicant`s research interests, motivation for applying and contact information to two referees.

Incomplete applications and applications sent by e-mail will not be considered.

Note, application deadline to the Phd Position in Informatics, University of Bergen, Norway is 10 August, 2011.

Please mention on your application while applying for this scholarship.

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