Bioinformatician at NBIS
Lund University, Faculty of Engineering, Institutionen för immunteknologi
Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has around 44 000 students and more than 8 000 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.
Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset.
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 health and clinical research. The team works with both basic and applied medical research, and interacts with initiatives for precision medicine in Sweden. One Permanent position will be affiliated with the Department of Immunotechnology at LTH and a possible second 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 1-2 experts that will participate primarily in bioinformatics analysis of omics data in medically or clinically oriented studies, but also other types of bioinformatics analyses. The work involves supporting Swedish researchers in this field under a “fee for service” model. The projects will differ in complexity and will typically involve human data in the health and clinical area, but can in some cases involve data from other organisms, as well as other research fields.
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.
- Emphasis will be placed on personal suitability for the position, such as ability to drive projects and work in a collaborative, yet service-minded environment. A willingness to learn new methods and an ability to acquire new skills is a requirement for this position.
- You need to have the ability to independently drive projects forward.
- NBIS is a service-oriented organisation with a lot of cooperation and communication, it is therefore important that you have a good communicative ability and can easily work with others.
Additional qualifications for the position are:
- Experience in single cell or spatial transcriptomics analyses or multi-omics integration analysis and the ability to perform 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 good collaborative skills, drive and independence, and 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 2022-12-01 or according to agreement, probationary employment might be applied. The University applies individual salary setting.