Associate researcher

Gothenburg University

Application deadline

July 31, 2023

Associate researcher

Ref PAR 2023/878

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 Institute of Biomedicine is involved in both research and education. In both of these areas, we focus on fundamental knowledge of the living cell – what it consists of, how it works, how its function is directed by the genetic material, and how it interacts with various kinds of micro-organisms. Using this knowledge, we try to elucidate the causes of diseases, and find new ways to diagnose and treat them.

The Institute is composed of the following four departments:

  • The Department of Infectious Diseases
  • The Department of Microbiology and Immunology
  • The Department of Medical Biochemistry and Cell Biology
  • The Department of Laboratory Medicine

At present, the institute has about 360 employees and approximately 450 million SEK in total assets

At the Department of Medical Biochemistry and Cell Biology, we are seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic associate researcher to work on computational study of clonal hematopoiesis and blood cancer. The research group studies the mechanisms of cancer development using large genomic and multi-omic data. The main aim is to understand how clonal hematopoiesis originates, evolves, and leads to diseases. The group is affiliated to the SciLifeLab and Wallenberg National Program on Data-Driven Life Science (DDLS).


The job involves developing computational methods and workflows to analyze genetic variants in DNA sequencing data, gene expression in bulk and single-cell RNA sequencing data, and integration of multi-omic data. The workflows will be implemented in high-performance computing platforms.

You will work closely with PhD students and postdocs.


MSc in a relevant subject (bioinformatics, computational biology, statistics, computer science, molecular biology, or similar subject) with research experience in computational biology and human genomics.

The candidate will have excellent programming skills (Bash, R, Python).

Experience of working with NGS data is required. Background in cancer genomics and immune cell biology are advantageous.

Fluency in both spoken and written English is essential.

Great emphasis will be placed on personal suitability.


The employment is full time and temporary, 11 months, with placement at the Institute of Biomedicine. First day of employment as agreed. 

Contact information for the post 

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Associate Senior Lecturer Abhishek Niroula, phone: +46 (0)72 442 0580, mail:


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To apply for a position at the University of Gothenburg, you have to create an account in our recruitment system. Submit your application via the University of Gothenburg’s recruitment portal by clicking the “Apply” button. It is your responsibility to ensure that the application is complete as per the vacancy notice, and that the University receives it by the final application deadline. 

The application should contain:

– A cover letter giving a brief description of previous research experience, and a motivation to why you are applying

– A CV including a list of publications

– Proof of completed MSc Degree

– Contact details of two references

Applications must be received by: 2023-07-31

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: 2023-07-17

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