Research Engineer in Gene Technology and Bioinformatics


Application deadline

August 14, 2021

Research Engineer in Gene Technology and Bioinformatics

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

The research activity of the Research Engineer will mainly focus on analyzing solitaire gene expression regulated in mammalian tissues. This work will involve the collection of data using the latest technology, including with the Spatial Transcriptomics method. Within the framework of this project, we will engage researchers across Europe to take advantage of this unique project.

For this purpose, we are looking for a research engineer with previous experience in “in situ techniques” to study nucleic acids in tissues, map data analysis and knowledge within R/Python.

The research engineer will be located at KTH, Division of Genetic Engineering, SciLifeLab (Science for Life Laboratory), Solna/Stockholm.

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.

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  • A graduate degree or an advanced level (higher education) in the research subject or equivalent competence. 
  • Experience with molecular analysis of nucleic acids in situ and experience in programming (python, R)

Preferred qualifications

Experience with the Spatial Transcriptomics method and Spatial Transcriptomics data analysis is meritorious.

We are looking for a person with good problem-solving analytical skills and good collaborative abilities. At the same time, you can work independently. Your subject-related skills and professional skills are good. You are aware of diversity and equal opportunity issues with a special focus on gender equality.

Great emphasis will be placed on personal competency.

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About the employment

The employment is valid for a limited time according to the agreement – for up to 24 months with access according to agreement.

Other information

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Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
Contract typeFull time
First day of employmentAccording to agreement
SalaryMonthly salary
Number of positions1
Working hours100%
CountyStockholms län
Reference numberC-2021-1276
ContactJoakim Lundeberg,, +46 0 704582346
Last application date13.Aug.2021 11:59 PM CEST

Last updated: 2021-07-09

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