Associate Researcher, Core Facilities

Gothenburg University

Application deadline

March 23, 2023

Associate Researcher, Core Facilities

Ref PAR 2023/296

The University of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with diverse knowledge. 56 000 students and 6 600 employees make the university a large and inspiring place to work and study. Strong research and attractive study programmes attract scientists and students from around the world. With new knowledge and new perspectives, the University contributes to a better future.

The Core Facilities resource centers give researchers access to advanced technical equipment and skilled expertise in several disciplines within the Sahlgrenska Academy, see The Bioinformatics and Data Centre (BDC) Facility provides a wide range of statistical and bioinformatics analysis as well as specialized courses to researchers from Gothenburg University and other external universities. The Facility harbors one of the Clinical Genomics platform nodes, part of SciLifeLab, which serves as a bridge between the University of Gothenburg and the Sahlgrenska University Hospital in order to enable an empower clinical research and development in the region, assisting researchers and clinical users with bioinformatic methods development and implementation into routine care. For more information, see

This position is tightly linked with the Center for Medical Genomics at Sahlgrenska University Hospital, where different genetic tests are performed for all laboratory specialties as well as researchers. The unit consists of five lab sections: sample handling and pre-analysis, cytogenetics, quantitative and qualitative PCR, sanger sequencing and fragment analysis as well as NGS.


In this position large part of the work is lab-based with a focus on deep sequencing, including routine service to researchers, development of new methods as well as their implementation to be offered as service. The work is carried out independently or together with other group members and requires flexibility and ability to adapt to the different tasks. It is also important to be able to carry out experiments based on the researchers’ scientific demands in a time-efficient and quality-conscious manner.


  • You must have a Master’s degree in Molecular biology, Biomedicine, Biotechnology or equivalent. Having a PhD is an advantage.
  • You must have a good theoretical knowledge and practical experience in molecular biological and genetic methods.
  • Previous experience (2+ years) of molecular genetics laboratory work is required.
  • You must demonstrate good written and oral communication skills in English since we have international colleagues and users. Since some projects are in collaboration with the healthcare sector, you must have a good understanding of written and spoken Swedish.
  • You must be able to work both individually and in group.
  • Experience in NGS lab methods is meritorious.
  • Great emphasis is placed on personal suitability, good communication and interpersonal skills.


The employment is a temporary employment for 11 months, 100% of full-time, and is placed at the Bioinformatics and Data Centre (BDC), Core Facilities, Sahlgrenska Academy. Starting date as agreed.

Contact information for the post 

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Marcela Dávila, head of Bioinformatics and Data Centre,


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Applications must be received by: 2023-03-23

The University works actively to achieve a working environment with equal conditions, and values the qualities that diversity brings to its operations.

Salaries are set individually at the University.

In accordance with the National Archives of Sweden’s regulations, the University must archive application documents for two years after the appointment is filled. If you request that your documents are returned, they will be returned to you once the two years have passed. Otherwise, they will be destroyed.

In connection to this recruitment, we have already decided which recruitment channels we should use. We therefore decline further contact with vendors, recruitment and staffing companies.

Last updated: 2023-03-06

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