PhD position in sequence based bioinformatic and phylogenetic analysis of marine organisms

We are a young research group located in Tromsø, Norway, working on theoretical analysis of biological processes. Our research is performed in close collaboration with experimental groups and covers a broad range of biological topics that include chronobiology, modelling of microbial communities as well as modelling of metabolic and signal transduction pathways in different organisms. In addition, we use a broad range of methods in bioinformatics and biomathematics to analyse the dynamics and evolutionary development of complex biological processes.

We have a full time PhD position (100%) for four years available.

Activities and responsibilities

The PhD project will require the bioinformatic and statistical analysis of protein and DNA sequence to unravel the phylogenetic development of molecular processes.

Qualification profile

Applicants should have a master in biology, biochemistry, biophysics, biomathematics, bioinformatics or related fields. Candidates with a background in biology/biochemistryhave to proof sound knowledge in mathematics, computational sciences or statistics. Candidates with a master in biophysics, biomathematics and bioinformatics have to proof sound knowledge and previous interest in biology/biochemistry. Prior knowledge and experience in molecular biology, biochemistry or gene regulation is an advantage. Students should have very good analytical skills and a broad scientific interest. Personal suitability is important.

• Good English skills (oral and written )
• Programming skills and familiarity with Linux are advantageous but not required
• Prior experience with version control systems like GitHub is an advantage
• Prior teaching experience is an advantage

We offer

Full time position for four years.

Send application to

Official applications should be submitted through jobbnorge:

For more information please contact Prof. Ines Heiland (, +4777646889)

While applying for the job please refer to jobvector and use the following reference number: 2019/4066

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