Bioinformatician in RNA-seq based gene expression
Sort on published: 2017-12-18
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 42,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of SEK 6.7 billion.
National Bioinformatics Infrastructure Sweden (NBIS; http://nbis.se), is furthering life science research in Sweden by providing support and developing infrastructure in the field of bioinformatics. Over 60 experts are currently employed at multiple sites in Sweden, supporting projects in a wide array of areas such as genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics, statistics, and more. NBIS also constitutes the bioinformatics platform at SciLifeLab (http://www.scilifelab.se), a national resource which facilitates research in molecular biosciences by providing access to advanced technologies and technical know-how. With the close connections to data-producing facilities and daily interactions with leading research groups, NBIS is perfectly positioned to enable world class bioinformatics analyses.
NBIS is now looking for a new member to support Swedish researchers in transcriptomics, in particular in RNA-seq based expression studies. The position is at Uppsala University in the creative environment of the SciLifeLab Uppsala node “The Hub”. Here more than 30 bioinformaticians and developers as well as core facilities and many different research groups are interacting. The Hub is the perfect place to grow as a bioinformatician with plenty of discussion partners always being available and also courses and seminars regularly being offered.
Job description: We are looking for an expert with a strong background in gene expression studies, in particular RNA-seq, but experience from array-based studies is also of interest. The work will focus on supporting Swedish researchers in this field under a “fee for service”-model. The projects will differ in complexity and can involve any organisms, including human/mouse but also non-model organisms. Responsibilities include running analyses, communication with clients, staying aware of current developments in the field, writing reports, and some teaching.
Qualifications: We seek a bioinformatician with a strong knowledge of gene expression studies, in particular RNA-seq based. A PhD in bioinformatics, molecular biology, computer science or any related field is meriting, although personal suitability and experience in RNA-seq based gene expression studies will be ranked higher. Experience in other fields, such as variant analysis, ChIP-Seq, statistics, or cancer bioinformatics, is also of interest. Proficiency in R is a necessity, as is ability to work efficiently in a Linux command-line environment. The ability to drive projects and work in a collaborative, yet service-minded environment is a must. Excellent communication skills in both written and spoken English are required, since the candidate will collaborate with scientists of very different backgrounds. Emphasis will be placed on personal suitability for the position.
Uppsala University finds that gender balance and diversity brings a higher quality to the organization. We therefore welcome applicants of any gender and with different birth background, functionality and life experience.
Pay: Individual salaries
Starting: The position is available as soon as possible for a period of one year with eventual possibility to extension.
Type of employment: Temporary position.
Working hours: 100 %
You are welcome to submit your application no later than January 15, 2018, UFV-PA 2017/4718.
We decline offers of recruitment and advertising help. We only accept the application the way described in the advertisement.
Placement: Department of Medical Biochemistry and Microbiology
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Pay: Fixed salary
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100%
County: Uppsala län
Per Sundman, Saco-rådet
Suzanne Borén Andersson, TCO/ST 018-471 6251
Ellena Papaioannou, Seko 018-471 3315
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2017/4718
Last application date: 2018-01-15