Lunds universitet, Med fak, Institutionen för laboratoriemedicin

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and 7 600 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 Laboratory Medicine is one of six departments at Lund University’s Faculty of Medicine. We conduct leading research, both broad and specialised, within the field of laboratory medicine, focusing on the onset of disease and how we can improve diagnostics and treatment for patients. Some of our strongest areas with world-class research deal with cancer, genetics and blood.

We are looking for two bioinformaticians to work at the Department of Laboratory Medicine, within the framework of the National Bioinformatics Infrastructure Sweden (NBIS)/SciLifeLab. 

Your future work assignments
Your tasks will consist of:

  • Advanced bioinformatics analyses within research projects across Sweden
  • Development of tools and workflows for such analyses
  • Educating other scientists in bioinformatics through collaboration within supported projects, teaching at national courses, and through participating in various networks
  • Taking part in the continuous development of NBIS/SciLifeLab at a national level 

Data analysis within research projects is the primary task and will be carried out in collaboration with research groups at Swedish universities or industry. This work can range from shorter analysis tasks to deep collaborations within large nationally prioritized projects, where you would have the overall responsibility for the bioinformatics aspects.

Your future workplace
You will work at the Department of Laboratory Medicine, physically co-located with other bioinformatics staff at the Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Engineering at Medicon Village, one of the major research environments at Lund University.

The National Bioinformatics Infrastructure Sweden ( is a large national infrastructure in rapid development providing support, tools and training to the Swedish life science research community. NBIS comprises the SciLifeLab bioinformatics platform, and has more than 70 staff across Sweden. We are now expanding the NBIS node at Lund University, looking for two permanent staff members to join the NBIS bioinformatics support team. This team currently comprises close to 40 full-time senior bioinformaticians across Sweden, covering broad and advanced expertise in analysis of large-scale genomics and other omics data. As a team member, you will provide advanced bioinformatics analyses to some of the most scientifically exciting projects across Sweden. Examples of supported scientific areas range from translational medicine and complex diseases, to fundamental cell biology and evolutionary and environmental research. The work will include some amount of travel to other sites, as knowledge exchange, both within NBIS and with the larger Swedish life science community, is a key aspect of our operation and development, to maintain cutting-edge expertise for analysis of current and emerging data types.

Your qualifications
We are looking for candidates who has (i) a PhD or similar relevant working experience from advanced studies within bioinformatics, in academia or industry, (ii) proficiency in terminal-based work in a Linux environment and in at least one scripting language (e.g Python, Perl or R), (iii) fluent oral and written communication skills in English, and (iv) strong skills in cooperation and communication.

Postdoctoral studies are a strong merit but not a requirement. We also believe that you have experience of advanced analysis in areas such as transcriptomics, epigenetics, and proteomics. Rapidly expanding technologies such as for example single-cell omics and spatial omics are of key interest to us. Strong skills in experimental design and software development are also meriting. “Reproducible research” and “FAIR data” are central concepts to us.

Form of employment
This is a full-time, indefinite-term position with a six-month trial period unless otherwise agreed.

Starting date
Start date as per agreement.

The university applies individual salaries.

Björn Nystedt, NBIS Support Manager, tel +46 18 471 44 13,

Union representatives
For contact with union representatives see below.

To apply, please register your profile and attach your application documents via the link below no later than September 5, 2019.

Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment November 1, 2019, or according to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 2
Working hours 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2019/2483
  • Björn Nystedt, +46184714413
  • Anna Rignell-Hydbom, +46462221630
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 08.Aug.2019
Last application date 05.Sep.2019 11:59 PM CET

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