Bioinformatics Scientist

Job Location
Veritasveien 1
1363 Høvik
Job Description

DNV GL has formulated a strategic expansion plan to take a leading assurance position in the life sciences sector with a focus on Food & Beverage and Healthcare. As part of this plan DNV GL, Group Technology and Research (GTR), is building a Life Science team and are expanding the group to include bioinformatic competences. Specifically, the Life Science research program aspires to work with world leading research and clinical teams to explore how sharing of genomic data can be facilitated and by identifying where there are opportunities for harmonisation and standardisation of the NGS variant pipeline. Focus will also be on exploring issues around quality assurance of pipelines as well as verification and validation of bioinformatic tools.


The position requires a good understanding of bioinformatic tools used for analysis of Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) data. Experience applying NGS pipelines into the clinical setting would be an advantage.


The successful candidate will be a part of a unique multidisciplinary and international research team with the opportunity of influencing DNV GL’s Life Science activities including:


1. Develop and conduct research and innovation projects related to the secure sharing of genomic and phenotypic data and develop the foundation for potential third party assurance services in this field. In particular you will contribute to:

a) the development of IT solutions where genomic information can be shared securly and responsibly, based on patient consent;

b) applied research on the development next generation sequencing variant pipelines and how these might be verified, validated and assessed.

c) the identification and development of novel business models that could support a 3rd party role for DNV GL in this area.

d) identify key technology trends related to bioinformatics and NGS


2. Build international networks to develop initiatives and projects related to point I including the development of funding proposals.


3. Engage key patient, research, clinical and policy stakeholders related to the use of NGS technology within precision medicine.


4. Produce technical reports, scientific papers, non-technical reports and professional presentations.


5. Guide and supervise other team members, as well as collaborate with the Information Technology program, GTR and the wider life science environment globally across DNV GL.




- Master degree or higher in bioinformatics, or related field.

- Expereince within applied bioinformatics.

- Excellent written, verbal, and presentation skills in English.



- Experience developing NGS variant pipelines including the curation of clinical variants

- Experience with generation/successful research grant applications.

- Publication and conference presentation record


Our ideal candidate will possess:


Strong interpersonal skills, positive attitude, is a strategic thinker, enjoys collaboration and ensures a system-wide approach in his/her work, and demonstrates competencies which value respect, performance excellence, and motivation to innovate.


For more information about the position, please contact:

Bobbie Ray-Sannerud, Program Director, Strategic Research and Innovation, Healthcare Program,

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Driven by its purpose of safeguarding life, property and the environment, DNV GL enables organizations to advance the safety and sustainability of their business. We provide classification and technical assurance along with software and independent expert advisory services to the healthcare, maritime, oil & gas and energy industries. We also provide certification services to customers across a wide range of industries. Operating in more than 100 countries, our 15,000 professionals are dedicated to helping our customers make the world safer, smarter and greener.

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