Temporary position as senior technician/head technician in Next-Generation Sequencing
A position as senior technician/head technician is available at the DeepSeq Genomics platform, Faculty of Biosciences and Aquaculture, University of Nordland
About the University of Nordland
The University of Nordland offers education at the Bachelor-, Master-, and PhD levels. Yearly, the university accepts students in over 100 study programs within both professional studies and theoretical subject disciplines, which includes PhD students in business economics, sociology, aquaculture, and professional practice.
We currently have approximately 6000 students and 600 faculty and staff, divided among our Bodø campus and our study centres in Helgeland and Vesterålen.
About the Faculty of Biosciences and Aquaculture (FBA)
FBA is responsible for research, teaching and dissemination within biosciences and aquaculture.
In recent years, FBA has undergone a major development both in terms of faculty and infrastructure, and today FBA stands as an internationally diverse academic environment. The current research strengths of the Faculty include aquatic animal diseases, reproductive biology, seafood quality, ecology and evolutionary biology, and genomics. The Faculty has approximately 80 employees in academic and technical/administrative support functions.
The teaching at the Faculty is research-based. FBA offers Bachelor?s programmes in Biology, Export Marketing, Aquaculture Management and a unique Joint Bachelor Degree in Animal Science in collaboration with the University of Veterinary Medicine and Pharmacy in Slovakia. Moreover, we offer Master?s programmes in Aquaculture and Marine Ecology, and a PhD in Aquaculture.
FBA?s objective is to conduct research of high national and international quality. The Faculty's strategic research areas comprise aquaculture, marine ecology and marine genomics. The Faculty has state-of-the-art laboratory facilities and also operates Mørkvedbukta Marine Research Station, ten minutes from campus. The Research Station's primary mission is to facilitate and support seawater-related laboratory activities and research on living marine organisms.
The Faculty seeks to strengthen the relations between students, Research & Development, and industry and commerce.
For more information, see The Faculty?s website: http://www.uin.no/fba_english
About the Position
In April 2010, the Faculty of Biosciences and Aquaculture formally established an advanced genomics platform based on novel DNA sequencing technologies. The Faculty seeks to strengthen its staff in order to develop the professional and technical competence associated with the genomics platform. FBA will hire a highly qualified person for a period of three years. The appointed candidate will be involved in practical work at the laboratory, data handling, and bioinformatics analyses, including the maintenance of hardware and software computing resources.
Qualifications and Responsibilities
The professional background of the candidate should be within the genomics and bioinformatics fields of research. The appointed candidate will be responsible for performing the specialised procedures of next-generation sequencing protocols and for maintaining functional instruments at the genomics platform. Familiarity with Linux OS and previous working experience with next-generation sequencing data is required. Also, experience with data base handling and computing clusters will be considered an asset. Research activities at FBA reside within aquatic biosciences. The appointee will join the Marine Genomics research group. He/she will be supporting users of the genomics platform in both the practical lab work and the biocomputing procedures and is expected to promote further adoption of the genomics toolkits among the scientific staff. The appointed candidate will be able to involve to a reasonable extent in the academically meriting activities at the Faculty. The appointed candidate might be involved in teaching and development of the Faculty?s course portfolio within the genomics field. A MSc or Ph.D degree in a relevant area is a formal requirement. The successful candidate has excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.
The position requires a highly motivated person with good interpersonal skills, who is a capable of efficient and accurate work at the molecular biology laboratory. The successful candidate should be able to work cooperatively in a team environment.
Salary and Working Conditions
The salary offered is in accordance with the Norwegian State Salary Scale. For employment as senior engineer (position code 1181), a Ph.D. degree is required. For employment as Head engineer (postion code 1087), a master?s degree is required. The salary will be determined by agreement, according to the competence level and qualifications of the candidate.
As an employee at University of Nordland you become a member of the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund and also get access to other social benefits. A statutory amount to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund will automatically be deducted from the salary. The person who is appointed must abide by the laws, agreements, and directives that apply to the position at any time. The responsibilities and duties linked to the position may be altered due to future reorganization at the University of Nordland.
According to the employment policy of the institution, our staff should reflect the population in general. We encourage candidates with minority background to apply for the position. The University practices moderate allocation according to sex quotas in accordance with the Basic Agreement for the Civil Service.
Further information about the position can be obtained by contacting the dean Reid Hole, firstname.lastname@example.org, phone 47 90 09 81 60 (mob) / 47 75 51 73 58 (office) or professor Truls Moum, email@example.com, phone 47 90095956 (mob) / 47 75 51 74 22 (office).
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Application deadline: 21. april 2013
Attachment to the application:
Application letter with a CV (summarizing education, positions, administrative experience and other qualifying activities), certified copies of educational certificates, letters of recommendation, names and e-mails of two references, and a list of academic work.
After expiry of the application deadline a publicly available applicant list will be announced. Here we would like to draw attention to the fact that information about the applicant can be published, even though the applicant wishes this information to be left out. Applicants nevertheless asking for confidentiality must specifically explain the reasons for this in their application. The applicants will in which case be given advance notice of announcement.
Position No. 30031771