2 bioinformatics staff at the NBIS/SciLifeLab node at Lund University

Published: 2019-08-12

We are looking for two bioinformaticians to work at the Department of Laboratory Medicine, within the framework of the National Bioinformatics Infrastructure Sweden (NBIS)/SciLifeLab.

Your future work assignments
Your tasks will consist of:

  • Advanced bioinformatics analyses within research projects across Sweden
  • Development of tools and workflows for such analyses
  • Educating other scientists in bioinformatics through collaboration within supported projects, teaching at national courses, and through participating in various networks
  • Taking part in the continuous development of NBIS/SciLifeLab at a national level

Data analysis within research projects is the primary task and will be carried out in collaboration with research groups at Swedish universities or industry. This work can range from shorter analysis tasks to deep collaborations within large nationally prioritized projects, where you would have the overall responsibility for the bioinformatics aspects.

Your future workplace
You will work at the Department of Laboratory Medicine, physically co-located with other bioinformatics staff at the Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Engineering at Medicon Village, one of the major research environments at Lund University.

The National Bioinformatics Infrastructure Sweden (https://nbis.se) is a large national infrastructure in rapid development providing support, tools and training to the Swedish life science research community. NBIS comprises the SciLifeLab bioinformatics platform, and has more than 70 staff across Sweden. We are now expanding the NBIS node at Lund University, looking for two permanent staff members to join the NBIS bioinformatics support team. This team currently comprises close to 40 full-time senior bioinformaticians across Sweden, covering broad and advanced expertise in analysis of large-scale genomics and other omics data. As a team member, you will provide advanced bioinformatics analyses to some of the most scientifically exciting projects across Sweden. Examples of supported scientific areas range from translational medicine and complex diseases, to fundamental cell biology and evolutionary and environmental research. The work will include some amount of travel to other sites, as knowledge exchange, both within NBIS and with the larger Swedish life science community, is a key aspect of our operation and development, to maintain cutting-edge expertise for analysis of current and emerging data types.

Your qualifications
We are looking for candidates who has (i) a PhD or similar relevant working experience from advanced studies within bioinformatics, in academia or industry, (ii) proficiency in terminal-based work in a Linux environment and in at least one scripting language (e.g Python, Perl or R), (iii) fluent oral and written communication skills in English, and (iv) strong skills in cooperation and communication.

Postdoctoral studies are a strong merit but not a requirement. We also believe that you have experience of advanced analysis in areas such as transcriptomics, epigenetics, and proteomics. Rapidly expanding technologies such as for example single-cell omics and spatial omics are of key interest to us. Strong skills in experimental design and software development are also meriting. “Reproducible research” and “FAIR data” are central concepts to us.

Form of employment
This is a full-time, indefinite-term position with a six-month trial period unless otherwise agreed.

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