Bioinformatician in genomics
Sort on published: 2018-09-28
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.
The Department of Cell and Molecular Biology is one of the most international, broad and successful biomolecular departments in Europe covering seven research programs in areas such as bioinformatics, microbiology and biophysics.
Science for Life Laboratory (SciLifeLab, www.scilifelab.se) in Sweden serves as a national infrastructure to support advanced high-throughput life science research. The National Bioinformatics Infrastructure Sweden 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 new member to join the Bioinformatics Long-term Support team (a.k.a WABI). Bioinformatics Long-term Support provides advanced bioinformatics analyses to some of the most scientifically exciting projects across Sweden. Launched in the beginning of 2013, the team currently comprises more than 20 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 transnational medicine and complex diseases, to evolutionary and environmental research. We are now looking for a new permanent team member initially intended to engage as a key player in a very large sequencing project on plant genomics.
You will provide advanced bioinformatics support to high-quality research projects, and develop and implement tools and resources for the research community. You will also provide and promote national bioinformatics training, networking and knowledge transfer, and take part in the continuous development and improvement of the bioinformatics support at a national level. Research support comprise at least 80% of the work.
During the first four years, the position will focus on assembly and annotation, as well as comparative and evolutionary genomics within a large research project on plant genomics. The work will require high technical and scientific competence. You will collaborate closely with bioinformaticians and other researchers within the project, but will also interact with other staff within NBIS/SciLifeLab. After four years, the position will switch to other research projects within the framework of Bioinformatics Long-terms Support.
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.
We are looking for an outstanding candidate with skills and experience in
- genome assembly and genome annotation
- comparative and functional genomics
- evolution and adaptation
Strong programming skills and experience of structured handling of projects with large data volumes are also beneficial.
Your application should include:
- A CV including your publication list
- A personal letter with your motivation to join the team
- Contact information to two references
Your application should be written in English and be submitted at the latest October 31, 2018. Interviews will be conducted at any time.
Salary: Individual payroll is applied.
Starting date: As soon as possible or agreed on.
Employment type: Permanent position, 6-month probation will be applied
Extent of employment: 100%
Welcome with your application at the latest 2018-10-31, UFV-PA 2018/3229.
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Placement: Department of Cell and Molecular Biology
Type of employment: Full time , Permanent position
Pay: Fixed salary
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100%
County: Uppsala län
Ellena Papaioannou, Seko
Suzanne Borén Andersson, TCO/ST 018-471 6251
Per Sundman, Saco-rådet 018-471 1485
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2018/3229
Last application date: 2018-10-31