Lund university, Faculty of science, Department of biology

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.

Work duties
The molecular cell biology unit at the Department of Biology at Lund University is seeking a full-time bioinformatic project assistant. Work duties of this position include:

  • Maintenance and organisation of the laboratory’s computational resources
  • Maintenance and organization of github, discord and other data management services
  • Code management
  • Maintenance and development of the website

The following qualifications are necessary for application:

  • MSc degree with a 60 hp credit thesis in DNA and RNA sequence analysis, evolutionary analysis and/or metabolic inference
  • Candidates must have very good oral and written proficiency in English.
  • Knowledge of python, perl and/or R progamming languages
  • Documented experience organizing and processing sequencing data from microbial eukaryotes, bacteria and archaea
  • Basic understanding of web programming
  • Documented experience performing bioinformatic analyses of data from non-model species
  • Documented experience using software for administative platforms and communication within a research lab (i.e., GitHub, Discord)

Other merits

  • Deep understanding of microbial metabolism especially anaerobic microbes
  • Knowledge of SQL

We will place great emphasis on personal suitability. Consideration will also be given to i.e. good collaborative skills, drive and independence, and how the applicant’s experience and skills complement and strengthen the administrative work within the unit/department, as well as contribute to its future development.

Terms of employment 
Permanent employment starting with 6 months probationary employment. Preferred start date is October 1st 2023. 

The employment is fulltime (100%).

Contact person: Courtney Stairs (

Instructions on how to apply
Applications should include a 1 page cover letter in English stating the reasons why you are interested in the position and in what way the employment corresponds to your qualifications. The application should also contain a CV and a MSc degree certificate or equivalent. 

Type of employment Permanent position – (starting with a temporary contract)
Contract type Full time
First day of employment October 1st 2023 or as soon as possible according to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2023/2764
  • Courtney Stairs, Associate senior lecturer,
  • Helena Skönvall, HR,
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet,
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-2229366
Published 05.Sep.2023
Last application date 21.Sep.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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