Monday, 25 September 2017

There is a vacant temporary position as Project manager/research administrator at the Natural History Museum. The position is available from 01.01.2018 to the project end at 31.12.2021.

the University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest ranked educational and research institution, with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. With its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally recognised research communities, UiO is an important contributor to society. The Natural History Museum at the University of Oslo is Norway’s most comprehensive natural history collection. For almost 200 years, preserved plant specimens, animal specimens, rocks, minerals and fossils have been collected, studied and preserved here. A selection of specimens are on display for the general public, in the Geological Museum and the Zoological Museum. Both are found in the beautiful Botanical Garden. Located at Tøyen in the east of Oslo city centre, the garden is not only popular for recreation, but also a scientific collection. Project Manager / Research Administrator There is a vacant temporary position as Project manager/research administrator at the Natural History Museum. The position is available from 01.01.2018 to the project end at 31.12.2021. The position will be part the Plant Evolution and DNA Metabarcoding (PET) group at the Natural History Museum (NHM), a leading research group of 10-15 people with backgrounds in systematic biology, phylogenetics, bioinformatics, macroevolution, and modeling. The PET group addresses cutting-edge research questions in plant speciation, phylogenomics, and biogeography using genomic and DNA metabarcoding data from modern and ancient samples, and contributes to the development of metabarcoding as a next-generation biodiversity assessment tool for society. For more information see Description of the position The employee will be appointed in as senior executive officer (seniorkonsulent) with responsibility for the practical implementation and management of H2020 MSCA-ITN-ETN project Plant.ID on molecular identification of plants, as well as PET research administrative support. Plant.ID is training network involving 15 PhD students at 9 European institutes with 18 partner organisations. Tasks will include logistics and coordination of network-wide events such as supervisory board meeting, courses, workshops, project reviews, reporting of deliverables and milestones to the EU project officer in Brussels, facilitate travel and secondments, maintenance of the project webpages, and profiling in social media. The employee will be part of the PET group and report to the project leader. Required qualifications • Minimum MSc degree in biology. • Someone with relevant organizational experience. This can include research and project administration, organization of meetings, conferences, courses, teaching.
 • Expertise in biology, preferably biosystematics, phylogenetics and DNA barcoding. • Proven ability in scientific writing and reporting in English.
 • A true team-player, with good ability both to work independently and in collaborative teams. • Someone who keep deadlines, is organized and manages tasks carefully. • Willingness to travel for meetings, conferences, workshops and courses. • Must be fluent in English. Relevant applicants will be interviewed. We offer • Salary of 474.300 - 517.300 NOK per year, depending on qualifications (position code 1363). • An inspiring and friendly working environment • Membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund • A position in an inclusive work life (IA) institution • Attractive welfare benefits The application must include • Application letter, including 1) your interest in this position, a review of relevant work experience and interests, and a description of how this position will fit you and enhance your career development goals. • CV (summarizing education, positions and academic work – scientific publications) • Copies of educational certificates, transcript of records and max 2 letters of recommendation. • Names and contact details of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number). In accordance with the University of Oslo's equal opportunities policy, we invite applications from all interested individuals regardless of gender or ethnicity. The University of Oslo has an agreement regarding acquisition of rights to work results for all employees , with the aim to secure rights to research results, etc. According to the Freedom of Information Act (offentlighetsloven) § 25 section 2, information concerning the applicant may be made public even though the applicant has requested not to be shown on the list of applicants. Contact information Associate Professor Hugo de Boer,, +47 98126030 For questions about the recruitment system, please contact HR-Officer Thomas Brånå ,, +47 22856374