Postdoctoral Fellow in Bioinformatics

Published: 2019-08-29


Stockholm University

At the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at Stockholm University. Placement at SciLifeLab in Stockholm.

Project description
We are seeking a postdoctoral fellow with a strong background in bioinformatics, especially with a focus on gene regulatory network inference and analysis of gene expression data

Main responsibilities
The postdoc will participate in research projects, supervised by Profs. Erik Sonnhammer, Claudia Kutter and other participants in the projects. The project aims to generate reliable gene regulatory networks from gene expression data generated by shRNA perturbations, either within the ENCODE project or internally within the Kutter group. The methods for network inference have been developed by the Sonnhammer group. The produced network will be analyzed for links linked to known RBP functions and lncRNA binding, the most important of which will be validated experimentally. The project involves programming, data analysis, benchmarking, and modelling, as well as application of the developed methods to experimental data generated by the project.

Qualification requirements
The successful candidate should be highly motivated and have a Ph.D. in bioinformatics or related field, and knowledge of molecular biology. Alternatively, an Ph.D. in molecular biology or related field and 2 years of postdoctoral experience in bioinformatics research and programming, documented by scientific publications. The degree should have been completed no more than 3 years before the deadline for applications. An older degree may be acceptable under special circumstances, which may involve sick leave, parental leave, clinical attachment, elected positions in trade unions, or similar.

Demonstrable familiarity with sequence and molecular data analysis techniques is essential. Excellent skills in computer programming (primarily Matlab, Python, R), UNIX, and knowledge of biological database systems are necessary merits.

Assessment criteria
– Experience in programming
– Experience in gene expression analysis
– Experience in statistical data analysis
– Knowledge of molecular biology

The work is done in teams, so it is important that you can collaborate well and are able to take initiatives. The work is done in an international environment, therefore great importance is attached to communicative ability.

Terms of employment
The position involves full-time employment for a maximum of two years, with the possibility of extension under special circumstances. Start date as per agreement.

Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.

Contact
Further information about the position can be obtained from Professor Erik Sonnhammer (Stockholm University): erik.sonnhammer@scilifelab.se

Deadline
08 October 2019.

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