Research Engineer in Bioinformatics / System development


Application deadline

November 22, 2021

Research Engineer in Bioinformatics / System development

School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health at KTH

KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world. Our research and education covers a wide area including natural sciences and all branches of engineering, as well as architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy.

Job description

We are looking for a bioinformatician / system developer to join our production team at National Genomics Infrastructure (NGI), one of the largest European sequencing facilities, at SciLifeLab in Solna. NGI – Stockholm, provides large-scale sequencing, as well as knowledge of this, to Swedish research groups. The aim is to promote Swedish research and to keep Sweden competitive within the field of genomics. This is achieved by working towards high quality of both data, analyzes and service. Read more about NGI at:  

The candidate will work with quality control of data, running analysis pipelines and delivery of sequence data. Additionally, there will be tasks involving the development and maintenance of informatics solutions that handle the production’s internal data flow. The time spent on different tasks will depend heavily on the applicant’s experience.

Examples of typical duties include:

  • Quality control and delivery of sequence data
  • Analysis of sequence data according to “best-practice” protocols and also interpret and evaluate analysis results
  • System administration of core IT systems
  • Coordination of software deployments and maintenance of analysis servers
  • Automation of data transfers and analysis pipelines
  • Maintenance and development of internal information databases
  • Answer support issues and communicate with external users.
  • Visualizations of processes and results

What we offer

  • A position at a leading technical university that generates knowledge and skills for a sustainable future.
  • Engaged and ambitious colleagues along with a creative, international and dynamic working environment
  • Work in Stockholm, in close proximity to nature
  • Help to relocate and get settled in Sweden and at KTH.


  • A graduate degree or an advanced level (higher education) in the research subject or equivalent competence.
  • Excellent programming skills.
  • Experience with either Python, Perl, Java or C/C++
  • Experience with version control software, such as git.
  • Experience of using Linux/UNIX systems
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills
  • Excellent skills in spoken and written English since this is required in your daily work.

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience in bioinformatics, sequencing and working with large volumes of data (e.g. NGS data)
  • Experience in using computational clusters (HPC and/or Cloud)
  • Experience in web application development and database administration
  • Experience of using LIMS (Laboratory Information Management Systems)
  • Awareness of diversity and equal opportunity issues, with specific focus on gender equalityIn order to succeed in this role, it is important that you are an independent problem solver, with a structured and quality conscious way of working. You also have good communication skills in both written and spoken language. You have excellent collaboration skills.Great emphasis will be placed on personal competency.

Trade union representatives

You will find contact information to trade union representatives at KTH’s webbpage.


Log into KTH’s recruitment system in order to apply to this position. You are the main responsible to ensure that your application is complete according to the ad.

The application must include:

1. CV including relevant professional experience and knowledge.
2. Personal letter Max two pages long.

Your complete application must be received by KTH no later than the last day of application, midnight CET/CEST (Central European Time/Central European Summer Time).

About the employment

The employment is valid for a limited time for up to 24 months but no longer than 31/12 2023. Access according to agreement.

Last updated: 2021-11-04

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