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A position as bioinformatician is available in the research group for Rheumatology/systemic autoimmunity at the Department of Medical Sciences. The group studies inflammatory rheumatic diseases, such as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and Sjögren’s syndrome, which are caused by an inability of the immune system to accept the body’s own tissue. We perform extensive studies on genetic material and cells from patients and healthy individuals with the aim of understanding the underlying cause for disease to aid in the development of new and effective treatments. We collaborate on both the national and international level with clinicians and researchers and also with the pharmaceutical industry. As a bioinformatician in the Rheumatology group you would be directly involved in the analytical part of our projects, participate in planning our studies and the work towards publication. Our research group offers a flexible working environment and good opportunities for further competence development. For more information about the research group, please see: http://www.medsci.uu.se/forskning/reumatologi/
To perform statistical and bioinformatic analyses of data generated within the research projects in the Rheumatology group. The projects involve analysis of several types of “omics” data: genetic (DNA sequences and genotypes), DNA methylation, RNA expression and proteomics. In the future also analysis of single-cell RNA sequencing data could be required. Duties include planning, developing and performing statistical and bioinformatics analyses, participation in smaller analysis teams, compilation and presentation of data, contributing to writing and publication of scientific articles. Some work with data handling solutions will also be required. Travel to our collaborators in and outside of Sweden can occur, as can trips to courses and conferences. For candidates with a research background opportunities exist to more independently assume responsibility for a subproject.
Qualifications and requirements
Master’s degree in data science, bioinformatics, molecular biotechnology or related areas relevant for the duties, alternatively a PhD in molecular epidemiology, medical genetics, bioinformatics, biostatistics or similar. Good computer programming skills (e.g. in Python, Perl or Java) and experience of working in a Linux environment. Experience with Bash scripting. Documented experience of large scale molecular data analysis, e.g. of sequencing or SNP data. Good knowledge of statistics and usage of software for statistical programming (e.g. R). Good writing and verbal communication skills in English and ability to keep good records of performed analyses.
Great emphasis will be placed on personal suitability for the position, in particular the ability to collaborate with other bioinformaticians, researchers and clinicians. We are looking for candidates with the ability to work independently and assume responsibility for their duties.
Experience with integrating different large scale “omics” data sets. Experience with utilising a high performance computing cluster for data analysis (e.g. UPPMAX). An understanding of, and ability to handle, data security aspects relating to patient data and genetic information.
Please include a covering letter in the application describing motives for applying for the position and relevant qualifications. A CV with copies of degree certificates/diplomas, publication list (if available), and additional documents such as contact information of referees should be included. Please also include information on when you would be available to take up the position.
Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University’s excellence and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds.
Pay: Individual salary
Starting: As soon as possible.
Type of employment: Permanent employment, probationary period may be applied
Working hours: 100 %
For further information about the position please contact
Professor Lars Rönnblom (lars.rönnblom@medsci.uu.se)
Project coordinator Johanna Sandling (firstname.lastname@example.org)
You are welcome to submit your application no later than 2017-09-26, UFV-PA 2017/2952.
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Placement: Department of Medical Sciences
Type of employment: Full time , Permanent position
Pay: Fixed pay
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100%
County: Uppsala län
Ellena Papaioannou, Seko
Per Sundman, Saco-rådet 018-471 1485
Suzanne Borén Andersson, TCO/ST 018-471 6251
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2017/2952
Last application date: 2017-09-26