Bioinformaticians in transcriptomics analyses

Uppsala University

Application deadline

October 18, 2023

Bioinformaticians in transcriptomics analyses

National Bioinformatics Infrastructure Sweden (NBIS; https://nbis.seis 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 (, 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 Cell and Molecular Biology at Uppsala University. 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.

Work duties
We are looking for an expert that will participate primarily in bioinformatics analysis of transcriptomics 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 “user fee-based” support 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.

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.
  • Post doc experience in working with advanced bioinformatics analyses of omics data from high throughput technologies.
  • 3+ years’ experience in analyzing data from bulk RNA, scRNA and spatial transcriptomics.
  • 3+ years’ experience in working with immunological diseases
  • Ability to independently perform data analysis and scientific interpretation based on omics data at an internationally competitive level.
  • 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.
  • “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 requirement.

Consideration will also be given to how the applicant’s experience and skills complement and strengthen the team and the scientific knowledge within NBIS.

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

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.).

For further information about the position, please contact: Anna Johansson,, 018-471 4226

Please submit your application by 18 October 2023, UFV-PA 2023/3622.

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