Researcher in Gene Technology and Computational Biology


Application deadline

September 1, 2021

Researcher in Gene Technology and Computational Biology

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 have received several grants from private foundations, EU (ERC) and SciLifeLab to develop molecular atlases of which genes are expressed during the development of, among other things, the brain, heart and lung, but also adult intestine and lung, but also in various medical conditions. Very large gene expression data is collected at SciLifeLab from different groups in Sweden but also internationally.

Within the framework of this project, we will also engage researchers in Sweden to benefit from this unique knowledge resource.

We are looking for one researcher who can work within the project to participate in the computational development of the project. A key component of the advertised position is mathematical and/or computational biology (machine learning) competence. The researcher will be in close contact with internal and external researchers.

This is a fixed-term contract of 1+1 years starting after the summer.

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 be settled in Sweden and at KTH

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  • A doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree in computer science, mathematics, physics or computational biology for the position or equivalent competence.
  • Very good presentation skills in text and speech (English)
  • Very good programming experience.

Preferred qualifications

Experience of bioinformatic work (work in the life sciences) is a merit. You possess good subject skills and professional skills. We are looking for a person who can work independently. You have good teaching ability and research expertise.

We would like you to have the ability to work towards research results being utilised in practice and the ability to inform about research and development work.

You are welcome to have good collaborative abilities and experience in developing and leading activities and staff. It is a merit with knowledge of diversity and equal opportunity issues with a special focus on gender equality.

Great emphasis will be placed on personal competency.

Trade union representatives

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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 – one year contract with the possibility to one year extension, with access according to agreement.

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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Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
Contract typeFull time
First day of employmentAccording to agreement, after the summer
SalaryMonthly salary
Number of positions1
Working hours100%
CountyStockholms län
Reference numberC-2021-1280
ContactJoakim Lundeberg, +46 0 704582346
Last application date01.Sep.2021 11:59 PM CEST

Last updated: 2021-07-09

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