Bioinformatician at NBIS
Lund University, LTH, Institutionen för immunteknologi
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National Bioinformatics Infrastructure Sweden (NBIS; https://nbis.se) is a large national infrastructure in rapid development providing support, tools and training to the Swedish life science research community. NBIS constitutes the bioinformatics platform at SciLifeLab (https://www.scilifelab. se), a national resource that provides advanced technologies and technical know-how in molecular biosciences. NBIS is also the Swedish node in the European infrastructure ELIXIR for biological information.
We are now expanding our capacity in our support team for cell and molecular biology related research. One Permanent position will be affiliated with the Department of Immunotechnology at LTH and a possible second and third position will, depending on the applicant’s skills profile, be affiliated either with the Department of Immunotechnology, LTH or at the Faculty of Medicine. The successful applicants will be integrated in a vibrant bioinformatics team in an exciting research environment and will have many opportunities to further improve current skills and develop new skills to keep up with bioinformatics challenges as they emerge.
Lund University is a public authority which means that employees get particular benefits, generous annual leave and an advantageous occupational pension scheme.
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We are looking for 1-3 experts that will participate primarily in bioinformatics analysis of omics data in a wide range of studies related to cell and molecular biology, but also other research fields. The work involves supporting Swedish researchers in this field under a “fee for service” model. The projects will differ in complexity and will typically aim to determine how individual components of a biological system work together to produce a particular phenotype, in model systems as well as in a wide range of organism.
Responsibilities include planning, initiating and executing bioinformatics analyses, communication with research groups, staying aware of current developments in the field, and writing and communicating results and reports. NBIS experts are also regularly involved in advanced bioinformatics training for the Swedish research community. Regular internal meetings and training opportunities will be part of the work. NBIS also gives time for professional development and the opportunity to learn from a diverse team of NBIS colleagues.
The work will include some amount of travel to other Swedish universities, as knowledge exchange is a key aspect of our operation and development, to maintain cutting-edge expertise for analysis of current and emerging data types.
Required qualifications for the position are:
The successful applicants need to fulfil the following requirements:
- PhD in bioinformatics, molecular biology, computer science or related subjects the employer considers of relevance to the position.
- Long experience (3+ years) in working with advanced bioinformatics analyses of omics data from high throughput methods.
- Ability to independently perform data analysis and scientific deduction based on omics data at an internationally competitive level.
- Experience of biostatistics or machine learning approaches.
- Proficiency in a scripting language like R or Python, as well as ability to work efficiently in a Linux command-line environment and on high performance computer clusters.
- Excellent communication skills in both written and spoken English are required as is ability to collaborate with scientists of very different backgrounds.
- Ability to work in a collaborative, yet service-minded environment.
- Have a willingness to learn new methods and an ability to acquire new skills.
- Have the ability to independently drive projects forward.
Additional qualifications for the position are:
- Experience in analysis in either one or multiple of the following: single cell or spatial transcriptomics, proteomics, multi-omics integrative analysis; and the ability to perform and evaluate such analyses to a high international standard.
- Experience of support within bioinformatics.
- Postdoctoral experience.
- Strong skills in experimental design and software development.
- “Reproducible research” and “FAIR data” are central concepts to us, and expertise in the development of reproducible code by using code sharing platforms, workflow languages and container solutions is a strong merit.
Consideration will also be given to how the applicant’s experience and skills complement and strengthen the team and the scientific knowledge within NBIS.
The positions are full time and permanent employment positions starting 2023-10-01 or according to agreement, probationary employment might be applied. The University applies individual salary setting.
How to apply
Applications are to be submitted via the University’s recruitment system. The application should include a CV and a personal letter justifying your interest in the position and how it matches your qualifications. The application should also include degree certificates or equivalent and any other document to which you would like to draw attention (copies of grade transcripts, details of referees, letters of recommendation, etc.).
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