The Faculty of Chemistry, Biotechnology and Food Science at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) has a vacant three-year Postdoctoral position in bioinformatics and comparative genomics.

About the position:
  • The successful candidate will work in the project “What makes a tree a tree? Characterization and evolution of the gene regulatory network underlying wood formation” funded by the Research Council of Norway.
  • The project aims to understand the process of wood formation in angiosperm and gymnosperm tree species by modelling the regulatory networks orchestrating the differentiation of stem cells into woody tissues.
  • The candidate will work on integrating data on gene expression, open chromatin and transcription factor binding to infer regulatory networks and then to compare these networks across multiple tree species.


  • Applicant must hold PhD degree in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology or another relevant subject
  • Extensive programming skills preferably in R
  • Broad experience with (multi)omics data analysis
  • (Multi)omics data analysis including RNA-seq, ATAC-seq and DAP-seq
  • Integration of regulatory motif databases and omics data
  • Network inference and comparative network analysis
  • Web-tool development

How to apply:

Apply online

—————–Quick Overview————-
Organization Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)
Country Norway
Fellowship Level Postdoctoral
Subject areas Bioinformatics, Computational Biology
Fellowship amount Varies
Eligibility Open to all nationalities
Deadline 2nd October 2020

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