Lund University, Department of Clinical Sciences, Malmö

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top universities. The University has around 47 000 students and more than 8 800 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset.

Description of the workplace
At the research group for epigenetics and diabetes, research is conducted with the aim of understanding the importance of epigenetic changes in the development of type 2 diabetes. The group is led by Professor Charlotte Ling - You can find more information about the research here. The researcher group is located at the unit for epigenetics and diabetes at Lund University Diabetes Centre (LUDC) in Malmö.

We care about creating a positive, respectful, and stimulating environment. We value communication and collaboration and a workplace that promotes learning and development for all employees. We are also committed to building a safe and positive environment for all employees through mutual respect and tolerance.

We offer
Lund University is a governmental authority, which means you get special benefits, generous holidays, and a favourable occupational pension. We also have a flexible time agreement that creates good conditions for a balance between work and leisure. Read more on the university's website about being employed at Lund University, Work with us.

Work duties
You will primarily work with the analysis of large-scale human data from next-generation sequencing technologies (NGS), including single-cell sequencing (RNA/ATAC/multiome), but also with other types of bioinformatic analyzes (such as DNA methylation arrays and data from genome-wide association studies, GWAS) as well as RNA-seq and ChIP-seq data.

The position involves independent research in own defined projects. The position also involves keeping up-to-date in the field of bioinformatics and assisting the research group with knowledge and competence. This includes supporting other researchers/projects within the group regarding bioinformatic analyses, i.a. by making well-documented pipelines and analyses, presenting and communicating results to researchers who will use them, and participating in manuscript writing. Other existing tasks in the research group may also be relevant. The work is carried out on site in Malmö.

Appointment to a post-doctoral position requires that the applicant has a PhD, or an international degree deemed equivalent to a PhD, within the subject of the position. This eligibility requirement needs to be met no later than the time when the employment decision is made, and evidence that this requirement is met needs to have been sent in by this time at the latest. Candidates should have completed their PhD degree no more than three (3) years before the last date for applications. Under special circumstances, the doctoral degree can have been completed earlier. These circumstances refer to leave due to illness, parental leave, clinical work, positions of trust within trade union organizations or other similar circumstances.

Basis for assessment
At Lund University, employment as a postdoctoral researcher provides opportunities for scientific and pedagogical merit. There is mainly room for merit in research, but also for certain higher education pedagogical training. Teaching may be included in the tasks. For the employment as a postdoctoral research, scientific ability will primarily be taken into account.


  • A PhD (within the last three years-) in one of the following fields: bioinformatics, molecular biology, computer science or a closely related field that the employer deems adequate for the position
  • Documented experience of working with advanced bioinformatics analyses of large-scale omics data
  • Good ability in a scripting language such as R or Python, as well as working effectively in the Linux command line environment and on large-scale clusters
  • Good knowledge in statistics
  • Very good ability to communicate in English, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to run projects independently
  • You must be ambitious, driven and be able to take initiative
  • You must keep up-to-date on developments in bioinformatics and strive to continuously develop new skills and learn new methods
  • You must be good at working in a team, willing to help others, and have good communication and collaboration skills

Meritorious for the position are:

  • Experience in bioinformatic analyses of single-cell RNAseq/ATACseq/multiome data
  • Experience in bioinformatic analyzes of DNA methylation data (from arrays/sequencing), RNA-seq data, ChIP-seq data and GWAS data
  • Machine learning experience

Terms of employment
This is a full-time employment limited to 2 years, with a possible extension for up to one additional year. Preliminary start date 2023-10-01 or according to agreement. The period of employment is determined in accordance with the agreement “Avtal om tidsbegränsad anställning som postdoktor” (“Agreement on fixed-term employment as a post-doctoral researcher”) between SACO-S, OFR/S and SEKO, dated November 19, 2021.

How to apply
The position is sought via the university’s recruitment system. The application must contain a CV, a personal letter, contact information of two references, a diploma (including a grade transcript) and other documents you wish to be considered (e.g., letters of recommendation and list of publications).

Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 2023-10-01 or according to agreement
Salary Månadslön
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100
City Malmö
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2023/2328
  • Charlotte Ling, +4640391213
  • Adina Olnert, +4640391904
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet,
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-2229366
Published 29.Jun.2023
Last application date 20.Aug.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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