Research possibilities for the MSCA SEAS postdoctoral research fellow in bioinformatics for marine sustainability
The information on this page is a supplement to the complete advertisement of the position in the recruitment-portal Jobbnorge. The full advertisement of this position in Jobbnorge will be available after august 1, and linked from this webpage. Call deadline is October 31, 2022.
MSCA SEAS postdoctoral research fellow at Department of Informatics
MSCA SEAS postdoctoral research fellow in bioinformatics for marine sustainability
Data analysis, building models, and investigations on how various environmental stressors impact protein synthesis by the use of various high throughput sequencing-based methods
Professor Eivind Valen
For an incoming or outgoing candidate, see mobility rules
Unit of employment
Department of Informatics at University of Bergen
The Valen group, the Computational Biology Unit (CBU) and the Sars International Centre for Marine Molecular Biology.
Thematic area and contact
The position is connected to understanding environmental impact on gene regulation. The topical frame includes data analysis, building models, and investigations on how various environmental stressors impact protein synthesis by the use of various high throughput sequencing-based methods.
The position is open to either an incoming or an outgoing candidate, see mobility rules.
The successful candidate will be employed at the Department of Informatics and integrated into the Computational Biology Unit (CBU) and the Sars International Centre for Marine Molecular Biology.
Information about the supervisor (Eivind Valen), his research group and research possibilities for the fellow is available below. For further details about the research possibilities please contact Professor Eivind Valen.
Research possibilities and resources
Eivind Valen is a professor of computational biology unit (CBU) at the department of informatics. He is also an associate group leader at the Sars Centre and an associate investigator of Nordic Centre for Molecular Medicine (NCMM). His background is from bioinformatics, and he has worked on gene regulation for over 15 years. His current research interest revolves around RNA biology and understanding how regulatory elements on messenger RNAs specifies their protein output.
The research group
The Valen lab is dedicated to the study of gene regulation and RNA biology. We use a combination of experimental and computational approaches to analyze and model regulation trying to understand the interplay of transcription and translation. We have recently developed several methods for studying RNAs and their protein output, including ribosome complex profiling (RCP-seq) for monitoring translation initiation and nanopore-sequencing based methods for characterizing poly-A tails. Combining these novel approaches enable us to monitor and model regulation of RNA and translation in novel ways. In this project we aim to make use of these methods to study RNA biology under the influence of environmental stress.
Research possibilities for the fellow - topical frame
The postdoctoral fellow position is connected to the thematic area of marine sustainability. Specifically, investigating how environmental stressors affect gene regulation. The oceans are undergoing fast changes in physics, biogeochemistry, and ecosystems under human-induced climate forcing. Warming, ocean acidification, and de-oxygenation provide substantial marine environmental hazards. All these can lead to mis-regulation or adaptation in gene regulatory networks.
See the full advertisement in Jobbnorge
The full advertisement in Jobbnorge will be available from august 1, 2022, until call deadline October 31.
Important general information
Please be aware
- That until August 1st 2022 (official call opening), the information on this page must not be considered as final, as adjustments may be done! There might also be minor adjustments in the Guide for applicants and the templates needed for applying.
- That the application process is time-demanding and requires a close dialogue with name-given available faculty supervisor or contact who, close to the deadline, must sign a supervisor match declaration if an application is to be eligible.
- That some fields of research, especially within sensitive technology areas, might be enforced by Norwegian and international regulations regarding Control of the Export of Strategic Goods, Services and Technology. Candidates who by assessment of the application and attachment are seen to conflict with the criteria in these regulations might be prohibited from recruitment to UiB.
Call 2: 23 MSCA SEAS postdoctoral research fellow positions (call is closed)
Shaping European Research Leaders for Marine Sustainability (SEAS) is a postdoctoral research fellowship programme for 37 fellows launched and managed by the University of Bergen.