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Postdoctoral fellow in Bioinformatics-Software engineering, Sweden


Uppsala University is an international research university focused on the development of science and education. Our most important assets are all the individuals who with their curiosity and their dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting work places. Uppsala University has 40,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of SEK 6,5 billion.


 The position is available immediately for a period of two years.

Description: The candidate will join a computational biology group that was started in 2011 with the focus of providing answers to fundamental biological questions through the development of complex algorithms and software that analyse large amounts of RNA and DNA data, in close collaboration with other groups in Sweden and around the world.

Duties: In particular, duties include the design and implementation of bioinformatics software for the assembly and analysis of metatranscriptome data from short NGS reads and other data obtained from mixed-species environments. The position may also include teaching at all levels and supervision of masters- and graduate students.

Qualifications required: To qualify for an employment on a post-doctoral position the applicant must hold a PhD degree or a foreign degree equivalent to a PhD degree. The PhD degree must have been obtained no more than three years prior to the application deadline. The three year period can be extended on circumstances such as sick leave, parental leave, duties in trade unions, etc.

To be eligible for this position, the applicant must hold a Ph.D. degree. The ideal candidate will have a solid engineering background (physics, informatics, computer science, electrical engineering, mathematics, or related field), coupled with interest in biological sciences, in particular the analysis of large transcriptomic data sets.Experience in computational biology is a plus, but not a must. The candidate should be proficient in the C++ programming language, and have experience in software development involving complex algorithms. Excellent communication skills are required, since the candidate will collaborate with scientists of very different backgrounds. Goodspoken and written English is required.

How to apply: The application should include a personal statement where the applicant presents a biography, relevant qualifications and research interests. The application should contain a CV, copies of relevant certificates, a list of publications and other relevant documents (e.g. a list of reference persons).

Uppsala University finds that gender balance and diversity brings a higher quality to the organization. We therefore welcome applicants of any gender and with different birth background, functionality and life experience.

Further Information

Application Deadline : 3 October 2016

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