PhD student in bioinformatics analysis of endocrine cancer
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Center of Excellence Endocrine Tumors at Akademiska Sjukhuset and Uppsala University is a network of clinical departments and research groups focused on care and research on rare endocrine tumor diseases. We have international accreditation and has been international leaders in this field since more than 3 decades. Mor information can be found on https://www.akademiska.se/forskning-och-utbildning/centre-of-excellence/endokrina-tumorer/
Duties/Project description: The project will investigate endocrine tumors of the pancreas and adrenals with focus on study of biological characteristics, particularly on the DNA and RNA level. We will investigate material available through the unique tissue collections available at our center by using whole genome DNA sequencing, whole exome sequencing, RNA sequencing as well as array based methylation analysis. We aim to detect tumor specific alterations and to link our findings to clinical characteristics, including patient prognosis and response to therapy. By studying tumor evolution we also aim to describe how these diseases develop from healthy cells and how the disease is shaped over time. The main work of the PhD student is to work with bioinformatics analyses.
Main supervisor is Joakim Crona at Uppsala University.
Requirements: Masters degree (300 credits, of which at least 60 credits at the advanced level) in bioinformatics or other relevant areas. Furthermore, basal knowledge in and practical experience from the following is also required:
- Bioinformatics analyses of sequencing data.
- Computational work in a Linux environment through command line interface.
- Writing custom scripts in any programming language (for example Bash and/or Python).
Additional qualifications: Basic knowledge in and practical experience from the computer cluster at Uppsala University (UPPMAX). Basic knowledge in and practical experience from working with large datasets and large volumes of data. Basic knowledge in tumor biology and practical experience from research projects on cancer
Rules governing PhD students are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala University's rules and guidelines http://regler.uu.se/?languageId=1
Your application: Your application must include 1) a personal letter with a short description of yourself and the reasons why you are interested in the position, 2) your CV, 3) copies of your master thesis certificate, grades as well as degree project, 4) Names and contact details (email and telephone number) of at least two scientists that have offered to act as references for you must also be included, with a clear indication of their relationship to you, 5) scientific publications.
Salary: According to local agreement for PhD students.
Starting date: 01-Jun-2020 or as otherwise agreed.
Type of employment: Temporary position according to the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 § 7.
Scope of employment: 100 %
For further information about the position please contact: Joakim Crona, +46186118630, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please submit your application by 31 March 2020, UFV-PA 2020/143.
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Placement: Department of Medical Sciences
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Pay: Fixed salary
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100 %
County: Uppsala län
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2020/143
Last application date: 2020-03-31
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