The Bioinformatics Advisory program was started in 2015 with the first 15 students, and the plan is to admit new students annually.
High-throughput technologies are transforming the demands on scientists in genomics and other medical and biological research fields. As many research groups are in need of large-scale data analyses, we see a need to complement the traditional role of the supervisor with bioinformatics consulting directed towards PhD students. The SciLifeLab Bioinformatics platform offers a track where PhD students can get a senior bioinformatician as a personal advisor for up to two years of their PhD studies. We believe that the program will be an important part in building Swedish large-scale research competence in medicine and biology.
PhD students are admitted to the Swedish Bioinformatics Advisory Program for a maximum of 2 years. During this time, the PhD student gets assigned a senior bioinformatician acting as a personal advisor, according to the limitations below:
The bioinformatics infrastructure management team takes the admission decisions.
Selection criteria include correct entry requirements, motivation to attend the program, competence match to the available bioinformatics infrastructure staff, the competence of the PhD student, as well as gender and geographical balance. Experience in working with Unix/Linux, as well as basic scripting skills, are strong merits.
A program fee of 5000 SEK will be invoiced to accepted participants
Applications will open once a year, and we expect to enroll about 15 new PhD students this year.
For questions, feedback and ideas, please contact: