Researcher in DNA sequencing technology and bioinformatics


Application deadline

June 14, 2024

Researcher in DNA sequencing technology and bioinformatics

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

Job description

SciLifeLab was founded in 2010 as a joint venture between four universities: Karolinska Institutet (KI), Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm University (SU), and Uppsala University (UU). Today, SciLifeLab is an internationally leading research center that provides a unique environment. Researchers and engineers at SciLifeLab develop, use, and offer advanced techniques to increase understanding of vital processes at the molecular level, focusing on health and the environment. SciLifeLab’s national infrastructure supports research activities at all Swedish universities, as well as in healthcare and industry. Bioinformatics and systems biology are important activities within SciLifeLab, and a significant part of SciLifeLab’s staff work in these areas.

You will be working as a researcher in the team for strategic relations at the National Genomics Infrastructure (NGI), one of Europe’s largest sequencing facilities, at SciLifeLab in Stockholm. In the group for strategic relations, we work on developing entirely new technology, establishing new technical platforms, and further developing NGI’s platforms to give Swedish researchers access to the latest methods in large-scale DNA and RNA sequencing. We also coordinate collaborations between NGI and both industry and academia.

Your role will be varied and you will be involved in many types of tasks. These include, among others:

  • Design and development of new sequencing-based techniques and applications.
  • Bioinformatics and analysis of data from development projects and collaborations.
  • Work in collaborative projects with academia and companies.
  • Write scientific articles and tech-notes on the research conducted at NGI.

What we offer

  • A stimulating position for someone that thrives when working with technology in a dynamic environment.
  • 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
  • Help to relocate and be settled in Sweden and at KTH

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  • Earned doctorate or foreign degree that is considered equivalent to a doctorate.
  • Completed doctoral thesis where the work combined molecular biology and bioinformatics. 
  • Is well acquainted with working in a laboratory.
  • Has extensive experience in bioinformatics analysis and sequencing-based molecular biology.
  • Has a deep understanding of molecular biology/biochemistry and sequencing-based technology.
  • Can author scientific articles.
  • Speaks and writes English fluently as it is required in daily work.

Preferred qualifications

  • You have a problem-solving analytical ability, enjoy taking on new challenges, and can draw conclusions from your analyses. 
  • You have good communication skills in both speech and writing. 
  • It is of utmost importance that you have good teamwork skills. 
  • You should be aware of diversity and equal treatment issues with a particular focus on gender equality. 

Great emphasis will be placed on personal skills.

Trade union representatives

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

To apply for the position

Log into KTH’s recruitment system in order to apply for this position. You are the main responsible to ensure that your application is complete according to 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.
  • Brief account of why you want to conduct research, your academic interests and how they relate to your previous studies and future goals. 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 until further notice (permanent post) according to agreement.
The employment begins with a six-month probationary period.

Other information

Striving towards gender equality, diversity and equal conditions is both a question of quality for KTH and a given part of our values.

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Disclaimer: In case of discrepancy between the Swedish original and the English translation of the job announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence

About 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. Read more here

Last updated: 2024-05-17

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