Bioinformatics Scientist (Uppsala)
Sort on published: 2016-10-27
Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 44.000 students, 7.100 employees and a turnover of SEK 7 billion.
Science for Life Laboratory (SciLifeLab, www.scilifelab.se) in Sweden serves as a national infrastructure to support advanced high-throughput life science research. SciLifeLab is based in Stockholm/Uppsala, but also has satellite nodes at other universities across Sweden, and is currently one of the fastest-growing life science research establishments in Europe.
The bioinformatics platform at SciLifeLab (www.nbis.se) is a large national infrastructure in rapid development providing support, tools and training to the Swedish life science research community. We are now looking for a permanent staff member to join the Bioinformatics Long-term Support team (a.k.a WABI), with more than 20 senior bioinformaticians located at SciLifeLab nodes across Sweden. The position will be placed in the strong bioinformatics environment at the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology at Uppsala University.
The Bioinformatics Long-term Support team provides advanced bioinformatics analyses to some of the most scientifically exciting projects across Sweden. Launched in the beginning of 2013, the team currently comprises 24 full-time senior bioinformaticians, and constitutes one of the strongest units for analysis of large-scale genomics and integrative omics data in Sweden. Examples of supported scientific areas range from translational medicine and complex diseases, to evolutionary and environmental research.
The bioinformatics scientist will
- provide advanced bioinformatics support to nationally prioritized projects
- develop and implement tools and resources for the research community
- provide and promote national teaching, networking and knowledge transfer
- take part in the continuous development and improvement of the bioinformatics support at a national level
The successful candidate should have (i) a PhD or similar relevant working experience from advanced studies within bioinformatics, either within academia or industry, (ii) fluent oral and written communication skills in English, and (iii) strong skills in cooperation and communication. Postdoctoral studies are a strong merit but not a requirement. “Reproducible research”, “FAIR data”, and “integrative omics” are central concepts to us. We are looking for candidates experienced in providing advanced analyses in areas such as:
- single-cell transcriptomics
- whole genome variant discovery and statistical genetics
- integrative bioinformatics
Strong skills in experimental design and software development are also beneficial.
Please submit your application with a CV and a personal letter with your motivation to join the team, including contact information to two references, at the latest Nov 21, 2016.
Uppsala University aims for gender balance and diversity in all activities in order to achieve a higher quality at all levels of the organization. We therefore welcome applicants of any gender and with different birth background, functionality and life experience
Pay: Individual wage applied
Starting: As soon as possible
Type of empoyment: Perment employment. Probationary employment can be applied.
Working hours: 100%
For further information about the position, please contact
Head of facility Björn Nystedt, Uppsala university: firstname.lastname@example.org, +46 18 471 44 13
You are welcome to submit your application no later than Nov 21, 2016.
Please do not send offers of recruitment or advertising services. Applications must be submitted as described in this advertisement.
Placement: Department of Cell and Molecular Biology
Type of employment: Full time , Permanent position
Pay: Fixed pay
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100 %
County: Uppsala län
Marie Ols, TCO/ST
Per Sundman, Saco-rådet 018-471 1485
Stefan Djurström, Seko 018-471 3315
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2016/3007
Last application date: 2016-11-21
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