Two bioinformatics positions at the SNP&SEQ Technology Platform


Do you want to work in one of the world’s fastest growing technology areas? NGI Uppsala (the SNP&SEQ Technology Platform) are currently looking for two bioinformaticians responsible for managing and analyzing the sequence data produced by the platform, as well as the development and maintenance of pipelines for data analysis.

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As part of the National Genomics Infrastructure (NGI) at Science for Life Laboratory (SciLifeLab,, the SNP&SEQ Technology Platform offers next generation sequencing technology (NGS) and SNP genotyping as a service for researchers within and outside of Sweden ( 

Do you want to work in one of the world's fastest growing technology areas? We are currently looking for two bioinformaticians to join the SNP&SEQ Technology Platform, Department of Medical Sciences (IMV), Biomedical Center (BMC), Uppsala University.

Job description:
As a bioinformatician at the SNP&SEQ Technology Platform, you will work with researchers and system developers in a dynamic and creative environment at one of Europe's largest sequencing centers. The sequencing instrumentation offered by the platform includes Illumina MiSeq, HiSeq2500, HiSeqX and NovaSeq 6000 systems.

Bioinformaticians are responsible for managing and analyzing the sequence data produced by the platform. This includes processing, quality control, analysis and delivery of data to users. The tasks also include development and maintenance of the systems used for automated processing of sequencing data. A large part of the work also includes analysis of sequencing data in internal and external research projects, as well as the development and maintenance of pipelines for data analysis. For example, you will collaborate with the platform’s Research and Development team, with the aim of developing automated pipelines for data analysis of novel laboratory-based methods developed by platform.


  • M.Sc. degree or equivalent, preferably with a focus on bioinformatics, molecular biotechnology or molecular genomics.
  • Experience in a research environment (e.g. PhD) or other relevant work with a focus on bioinformatics.
  • Experience with analyzing data in R, Matlab or equivalent environment.
  • Experience in analyzing and evaluating data from large-scale DNA sequencing and associated applications (e.g. RNA seq, sequence capture, WGS, WGBS, RRBS, ChIP-seq, scRNA-seq, etc)
  • Experience working in Linux and with shell scripting.
  • Excellent programming skills in e.g. Python, Java, Scala or Perl.
  • Very good oral and written proficiency in English.

We are looking for careful people with an eye for detail, initiative and sense of responsibility, as well as good ability for both independent work and group work. Emphasis will be placed on personal qualities such as positive attitude and teamwork.

Desirable/merited skills:

  • Experience with the use of computer clusters and distributed systems
  • Knowledge or interest in biomedical research
  • Experience with bioinformatics method development
  • Documented experience of work in accredited sequencing activities
  • Proficiency in Swedish

The application must contain a recent CV, copies of diplomas and grades, a publication list (if applicable) and a short description of your research interests. We would like you to provide references either by providing contact information or by attaching letter(s) of recommendation. Applications are assessed according to the following criteria: appropriate formal education, previous experience with bioinformatics, communication and method development, as well as personal suitability.

Salary: Individual salary determined by qualificayions.
Starting date: As soon as possible
Form of employment: Time-limited employment of 1 year, with the possibility of extension.
Extent of employment: 100%

For further information about the position, please contact:
Pontus Larsson (
Jessica Nordlund (
Prof. Ann-Christine Syvänen (

Please submit your application by 18 April 2018, UFV-PA 2018/908

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