Uppsala University

Application deadline

September 26, 2022


Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has over 54,000 students, more than 7,500 employees and a turnover of around SEK 8 billion.

The Department of Medical Cell Biology at Uppsala University is a strong and international research environment. The department has more than 110 employees, of which about 25 are doctoral students, 10 postdoctoral fellows, and 40 researchers, teachers and professors.

Professor Mia Phillipson’s research group consists of about 15 people. The group’s research is mainly focusing on revealing novel functions of immune cells, and to find means to control these functions during e.g. organ development, regulation of homeostasis, tissue regeneration, blood vessel formation and inflammation using intravital imaging, functional studies and multiomics approaches. Among the most important discoveries of the Phillipson group are the alternative roles of immune cells in restoration of blood perfusion following ischemic injury and transplantation, as well as during wound healing. Following their discoveries of how to regulate these immune cell functions, a spin-off company (Ilya Pharma) was founded to develop immunotherapies accelerating healing of wounds in skin and mucosa now in clinical phase 2. 

The Phillipson lab is now looking for an experienced bioinformatician for analysing data coming from the lab, mainly single cell RNA-seq data but also bulk RNA-seq and metagenomics data. This person will also work on data mining of public databases. In addition, interest / competence in the development of software for image analysis is an advantage.

The successful candidate is expeted to have

  • PhD in bioinformatics or related
  • Substantial experiences with NGS data, transcriptomics analysis
  • Experienced in data management/mining
  • Solid programming skills in Python, R, Bash
  • Familiar with statistical models
  • Familiar with Unix/Linux Operating system
  • Advanced knowledge of spoken and written English
  • Excellent communication skills, high level of motivation and ability to interact constructively with others in the group and workplace are required
  • Independent, take initiative and drive projects 

About the employment
The employment is a permanent position (probationary period may be applied). Scope of employment 100 %. Starting date as agreed. Placement: Uppsala

For further information about the position, please contact: Mia Phillipson, 018-471 4419,

Please submit your application by 26September 2022, UFV-PA 2022/3059.

Last updated: 2022-08-29

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