Research Engineer in genomics


Application deadline

June 17, 2024

Research Engineer in genomics

KTH Royal Institute of Technology, School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health

Job description

Professor Tuuli Lappalainen’s research group is looking for a research engineer for a research project that links regulatory variation to molecular, cellular and organismal phenotypes using a systems genetics approach. The project is computational, and can be absed on data produced in the lab as well as data from external sources. The specific project will be tailored according to the interests and expertise of the research engineer, and potential approaches can include angles from human genetics, gene regulation, cell biology and computational systems biology. Additional projects and collaborations can build on other research projects and data sets in the lab, ongoing collaborative efforts, as well as the research engineer’s own ideas.

The research group works at the international forefront of human functional genomics, aiming to understand how genomic variation contributes to diversity of human traits and diseases. We use both computational and experimental approaches across the disciplines of human genetics, functional genomics and molecular biology. In addition to the team at KTH, located at the SciLifeLab campus, Dr. Lappalainen also has an active research lab at the New York Genome Center, with close interactions between the teams.

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
  • An opportunity to carry out research at the forefront of human genomics, with cutting-edge methods, large data sets and good resources
  • A creative role combining a high degree of autonomy with mentorship from Dr. Lappalainen and interactions with colleagues in the lab
  • Close collaborations with the New York Genome Center and with the infrastructure platforms at SciLifeLab
  • An opportunity to develop an internationally competitive research profile and networks as well as guidance for future career development
  • 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. 
  • Research expertise in functional genomics, molecular or cell biology, human genetics or an equivalent field
  • Ability to analyze large-scale data
  • Collaborative abilities
  • Independence
  • A publication record

Preferred qualifications

  • Strong oral and written communication skills in English and Swedish 
  • Awareness of diversity and equal opportunity issues, with specific focus on gender equality

Great emphasis will be placed on personal skills.

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To apply for the position

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

The application must include:

  • CV including relevant professional experience and knowledge.
  • Copy of diplomas and grades from your previous university studies. Translations into English or Swedish if the original documents have not been issued in any of these languages.
  • A cover letter describing why you want to work with us, your interests and how they relate to your previous studies and future goals. Max one page 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 according to the agreement – for up to 9 months, with access according to agreement.

Other information

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About KTH

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Last updated: 2024-06-05

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