Lunds universitet, Medicinska fakulteten, Inst. för laboratoriemedicin

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

We're seeking a curious, driven candidate with experience in computational biology and systems biology for a Data-Driven Life Sciences (DDLS) postdoc position at the Systems Immunology Lab, Faculty of Medicine. Led by Assistant Prof. Camila Consiglio, our team employs high-throughput multiomics technologies and advanced computational methods to explore sex differences in human immunity. The postdoc project aims to use systems-level methodologies to investigate the impact of biological sex on human immunity.

 Our workplace is committed to a safe, respectful, and inclusive environment, valuing honesty, clear communication, and accountability.

We offer

Lund University is a public authority which means that employees get particular benefits, generous annual leave and an advantageous occupational pension scheme. We also have a flexitime agreement that provides good conditions for work/life balance.

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Work duties 

The computational biology postdoc will apply systems immunology methods to comprehensively profile the human immune system using various high-throughput technologies. The assignment comprises transcriptomic (bulk and sc-mRNA-seq), epigenomic (ATACseq, CUT&RUN), proteomic (Olink assays), and compositional, metabolic and immunophenotypic profiling (high dimensional cytometry).

Work responsibilities include data curation and processing, and composition, editing or executing of computational scripts/workflows. Other work duties include project management, writing of grants and manuscripts, presenting at national and international conferences, attendance at seminars, informal mentorship of other employees, and working collaboratively with lab members and collaborators.

We prioritize a respectful, inclusive, and stimulating work environment with core values of honesty, clear communication, and accountability.     


Requirements for employment are:

  • PhD within Systems Biology, Bioinformatics, Statistics, Quantitative biology or a related discipline.
  • Fluency in computational programming.
  • Experience in computational biology/ systems biology/ omics data analysis.
  • Interest in immunology research.
  • Familiarity with best practices in reproducibility and open science.
  • Proficiency in oral and written communication in English.
  • Strong communication, presentation and writing skills.
  • Willingness to collaborate.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Patient, detail-oriented and precise.

 The following are considered to be a merit:

  • Specific interest in human immunology, sexual dimorphism, and systems immunology.
  • Experience with curation, preprocessing, analysis and/or integration of bulk RNAseq, scRNAseq, and other types of omics data.
  • Familiarity with git and GitHub.
  • Experience in utilizing high performance computing clusters.

Individuals from diverse or underrepresented backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Great emphasis will be placed on personal suitability.

Further information

Temporary employment of two years. Full-term position with the desired start date of March 2024, or according to agreement. 

How to apply

Applications must include all of the following:

  • A one-page cover letter in English,
  • CV, containing contact containing information on how the candidate fits this specific PhD position (see requirement for employment section) and information of two references
  • A copy of the PhD diploma.


Type of employment Special fixed-term employment
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2024/539
  • Camila Consiglio, 0462220000
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet,
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-2229366
Published 22.Feb.2024
Last application date 07.Mar.2024 11:59 PM CET

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