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PhD Studentship in Biology

A PhD position is available in biology at University of Oslo. The duration of this scholarship is 3 years. This position is open only for Norwegian students. Applications are invited up to March 08, 2015.

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in biostatistics. The Oslo Centre for Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Department of Biostatistics at The University of Oslo, Norway, is seeking candidates for a Post-Doctoral Fellowship.This research fellowship provides full funding without any teaching requirements at a competitive salary for three years beginning as early as possible during 2015.

Benefits
Total offer is of:
- An ambitious, interesting and international research environment.
- Salary ranging from 57-62 from NOK 482 800 NOK 528 800 per year.
- Favorable pension arrangements.
- Attractive welfare benefits

Duration
Fellowships are offered for three years.

Application Requirements
Applicants must hold a PhD degree equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree in Statistics/Biostatistics or a related quantitative subject with proven competence in statistics. Proven experience in programming is required. Some knowledge of and experience with statistical genomics and penalized regression methods, e.g. the lasso, is an advantage.

We seek a highly motivated and skilled person who is eager to both gain and share insight while being focused on publishing papers in leading, international journals. Knowledge of the Norwegian language is not required. However, a good command of English is mandatory.

Candidates from foreign educational institutions must have completed the requirements for the doctoral degree within three months after the closing date. Candidates from Norwegian educational institutions must have submitted their doctoral dissertations for evaluation before the closing date. Short listed applicants will be contacted for an interview. A research seminar can be expected as part of the interview.

How to apply?
The mode of applying is online. The application must include
- Application letter (including a summary of the applicants scientific work and interests and describing how she/he fits the description of the person we seek).
- CV (summarizing education, positions, participation to projects and grants, and other qualifying activity).
- Copies of educational certificates and transcripts of records.
- A complete list of publications with internet links to actual papers or manuscripts.
- Names and contact details of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and web page).
- The application with attachments is to be delivered in our electronic recruiting system EasyCruit. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their Universitys grading system. Please remember that all documents should be in English.
- The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results a.o.
- The University of Oslo has a goal of recruiting more women in academic positions. Women are encouraged .
- The University of Oslo also has a goal of recruiting ethnic minorities to Norway in academic positions. Ethnic minorities are encouraged .

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