Postdoctoral Position in Bioinformatics

Uppsala University Department of Cell and Molecular Biology


Postdoctoral position in bioinformatics

Published: 2021-06-10

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has over 45,000 students, more than 7,000 employees and a turnover of around SEK 7 billion.

The Cell and Molecular Biology department at Uppsala University has a strong and international research and teaching environment and is organized in six major research programs; Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, Microbiology and Immunology, Molecular Biophysics, Molecular Evolution, Molecular Systems Biology, Structure and Molecular Biology. In total the department has over 200 scientists, including 60 PhD students.

The position is with the research group of Bengt Persson in the ICM Programme of Computational Biology and Bioinformatics.

Duties/Project description: The research project is focused on gene expression analysis of heart tissue related to different types of heart failure. Bioinformatics analysis of differently expressed genes including functional characterisations and regulation of metabolic networks. In addition, we will analyse biomarkers and proteomics data. Our research group is also looking at new methods for bioinformatics characterisation and subdivision of large protein families.

Requirements: To qualify for an employment as a post-doc, you must have a PhD degree or a foreign degree equivalent to a PhD degree in bioinformatics, computational biology or equivalent. The PhD degree must have been obtained no more than three years prior to the application deadline. The three year period can be extended due to circumstances such as sick leave, parental leave, duties in labour unions, etc. 

Previous experience of working with NGS data and bioinformatics analyses. Experience of Linux command-line environment (*sh), and a scripting language such as Python or Perl is necessary. Experience of R and Bioconductor is also necessary. The applicant must have a good ability to work independently as well as in a group. Excellent written and oral knowledge of English is required, as the work takes place in an international environment.

The application: Your application must include a personal letter where you describe yourself, your research interest, experiences and why you are interested in and suitable for the position (max 2 pages). A CV containing your education, other qualifications and a publication list. A copy of your PhD diploma and of your thesis (can be provided as a link). Contact information (E-mail and telephone) of two reference persons.

Salary: Individual salary.

Starting date: As soon as possible or as otherwise agreed.

Type of employment: Temporary position according to central collective agreement.

Scope of employment: 100 %

For further information about the position please contact: Bengt Persson,,  018-471 4422.

Please submit your application by August 31 2021, UFV-PA 2021/2489.

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Placement: Department of Cell and Molecular Biology

Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months

Pay: Fixed salary

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100 %

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

Union representative: Seko Universitetsklubben

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2021/2489

Last application date: 2021-08-31

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