The Earth BioGenome Project Norway is Hiring

At the Department of Informatics, University of Bergen, Norway, there is a vacancy for a postdoctoral research fellow position within Informatics – Bioinformatics.

The position is for a fixed term of 4 years and is connected to the project Earth Biogenome Project Norge (EBP-Nor, A Norwegian BioGenome initiative: the initial Launch phase), financed by the Research Council of Norway.

About the project/work tasks:
The Earth BioGenome Project (EBP) is a global non-profit initiative with the aim to catalog the genomes of the entirety of all of Earth's 1.5 million eukaryotic species over a period of ten years. The Norwegian national network node of EBP, EBPNor, has the aim to sequence all Norwegian eukaryotic species (estimated to be 45,000 in total). Knowing the complete DNA sequences of all species of life on Earth will provide the ultimate fundament for addressing biological questions of all kinds and will represent an unprecedented gold-mine of scientific data for biotechnology, medicine, and drug development, bioprospecting, new biomaterials, biofuels, and bioproduction (including aquaculture, horticulture and livestock production). By joining this project, you will become part of a multi-disciplinary team to advance our knowledge of global biodiversity. You will develop and optimize workflows to automate the assembly, annotation, and visualization of newly sequenced genomes in EBPNor. You will improve genome annotation by drawing from ever-higher taxonomic coverage generated by EBPNor and its partner project. Our employees contribute to excellence through high-quality research and teaching. The working environment for this position will be within CBU.

See the announcement on JobbNorge for more information and to apply.