Lund University

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.

LTH forms the Faculty of Engineering at Lund University, with approximately 9 000 students. The research carried out at LTH is of a high international standard and we are continuously developing our teaching methods and adapting our courses to current needs.

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.

National Bioinformatics Infrastructure Sweden (NBIS;, is furthering life science research in Sweden by providing support and developing infrastructure in the field of bioinformatics. Over 60 experts are currently employed at multiple sites in Sweden, supporting projects in a wide array of areas such as genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics, statistics, and more. NBIS also constitutes the bioinformatics platform at SciLifeLab (, a national resource which facilitates research in molecular biosciences by providing access to advanced technologies and technical know-how. With the close connections to data-producing facilities and daily interactions with leading research groups, NBIS is perfectly positioned to enable world class bioinformatics analyses.

NBIS is now looking for two new members to support Swedish researchers in advanced bioinformatics projects. The two positions are full time and placed at Medicon Village, Lund University. One position will be affiliated with the Department of Laboratory Medicine at the Medical Faculty and one with the Department of Immunotechnology at the Technical Faculty.

The successful applicant will be integrated in a vibrant bioinformatics team, with many opportunities to further improve current skills as well as develop new skills to keep up with novel sequencing technologies and other bioinformatics challenges as they emerge.

Work duties We are looking for experts that will participate primarily in next-generation (NGS) or third generation sequencing (e.g. long read sequencing) data analysis, but also in other types of bioinformatic analyses. The work involves supporting Swedish researchers in this field under a “fee for service”-model. The projects will differ in complexity and can involve any organisms, including human/mouse but also non-model organisms. Depending on the expertise of the applicant, projects could be involving, but are not limited to, RNA-Seq, single cell transcriptomics (scRNA) as well as genomics and other omic techniques. Responsibilities include running analyses, communication with research groups, staying aware of current developments in the field, writing reports, and occasionally being involved in bioinformatics training for the Swedish research community. Regular meetings and internal training as well as time for developing new skills and learning from a diverse group of NBIS colleagues ensure that the bioinformaticians at NBIS can carry out cutting edge bioinformatics analyses.


  • Education: A master of science in bioinformatics or a related field is required for the position. 
  • Experience: Experience in working with next-generation sequencing data or other high-troughput omics data is a must. 
  • Knowledge: Proficiency in in a scripting language like R or Python is a necessity.
  • Competences: Ability to work efficiently in a Linux command-line environment is a requirement. Ability to drive projects and work in a collaborative, yet service-minded environment is a must. Excellent communication skills in both written and spoken English are required, since the candidate will collaborate with scientists from very different backgrounds.

Other merits

  • Education: A PhD in bioinformatics, molecular biology, computer science or any related field is meriting.
  • Experience: Experience in analyses of RNA-Seq, single cell or whole genome sequencing data is meritng, as is experience in application of multivariate and univariate statistics on omics data.
  • Knowledge: Documented knowledge in programming, machine learning and biostatistics is meriting.
  • Competences: We will place greater emphasis on personal suitability than on formal academic merits. Consideration will also be given to good collaborative skills, drive and independence, and how the applicant’s experience and skills complement and strengthen the administrative work within NBIS and the department, as well as contribute to their future development.

Terms of employment Permanent position, 100 %, from 2018-10-01 or according to agreement. Probationary employment might be applied.

Instructions on how to apply Applications should include a cover letter 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, degree certificate or equivalent, and other documents you wish to be considered (grade transcripts, contact information for your references, letters of recommendation, etc.).


Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 2018-10-01
Salary monthly paid
Number of positions 2
Working hours 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2018/2366
  • Fredrik Levander, universitetslektor, +46462223835
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64
Published 05.Jul.2018
Last application date 07.Sep.2018 11:59 PM CET

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