Lunds universitet, Med. fak., Institutionen för kliniska vetenskaper Malmö

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and more than 8 000 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

The Faculty of Medicine is a part of Lund University, and is responsible for education and research within medicine and healthcare. Our academic programs are closely linked with the healthcare system and are firmly anchored in the faculty’s strong research tradition. Our research spans a broad field within experimental preclinical research, near-patient clinical research and health sciences research. The Faculty of Medicine, with its 1,800 employees and 2,700 students in Lund and Malmö, is a knowledge-intensive meeting place for students, teachers and researchers from all over the world.

The Department of Clinical Sciences, Malmö is one of the six departments at the Faculty of Medicine, Lund University. We have a strong focus on clinical and epidemiological research and also conduct an extensive preclinical laboratory research.

The Lund University Diabetes Centre (LUDC; opens a position for a head of the bioinformatics unit. LUDC is one of the largest diabetes research centers in the world with approximately 300 investigators and staff members working towards improved diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diabetes. The centre combines expertise in genetics, epidemiology, statistics, bioinformatics, molecular and cellular biology, physiology and clinical diabetes and endocrinology to achieve these goals. LUDC has large unique biobanks and databases with genome-wide data linked to national registries providing information on disease etiology, progression as well as outcome and treatment. The centre has in-house platforms for most molecular genetic methods and metabolomics. Omics-information combined with extensive phenotyping allows a systems medicine approach to dissect the complexity of diabetes. A central theme of the Centre is to develop precision medicine to improve health and the quality of life of diabetic patients.


Analysis of genetic data (including GWAS, and sequencing data). Performing bioinformatic analysis to assist and inform functional genomics experimental studies (e.g. Crispr and exom skipping). Assisting in collaborations, with participation in ongoing international consortia. Aid in supervision of masters and PhD students and contribute to meetings and seminars.


PhD in bioinformatics, statistics or an equivalent discipline. Experience in handling large data sets, statistical genetics, statistical analyses in R is necessary, as is good knowledge of biology and genetics. Knowledge about diabetes is a plus. Very good oral and written proficiency in English is a must.

The applicant will work in close collaboration with the core bioinformatics and computational infrastructure unit of LUDC, currently comprising 7 individuals (including bioinformaticians, a genetic statistician, a data manager, a computer engineer, and an IT-data manager) which provide bioinformatics-related support to all researchers within the LUDC environment.

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment According to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100
City Malmö
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2019/683
  • Emma Ahlqvist, associate researcher, +46 40 39 12 14, email:
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-222 93 66
Published 26.Mar.2019
Last application date 21.Apr.2019 11:59 PM CET

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