Postdoctoral position in bioinformatics

1 platser Tillsvidare Heltid Dag , Heltid , Tidsbegränsad anställning

Information about the department
The Department of Mathematical Sciences at Chalmers University of Technology and the University of Gothenburg has about 170 faculty and staff and is the largest department of mathematical sciences in the Nordic countries. The department belongs to both Chalmers University of Technology and the University of Gothenburg (for more information see

Job description
We are looking for a motivated, self-driven post-doctoral researcher to work with large-scale sequence data analysis. The position is for 24 months and located at Mathematical Statistics, Department of Mathematical Sciences in Erik Kristiansson’s research group. We are focused on methods development for and analysis of next generation DNA sequencing, in particular comparative metagenomics and gene expression analysis (RNA-seq). We have strong interdisciplinary profile and are actively collaborating with several experimental groups, especially within the environmental sciences, ecology, infectious diseases and cancer genomics. More information is available at

The position is a part of "Novel instruments for effect-based assessment of chemical pollution in coastal ecosystems" (NICE), a Strong Research Environment funded by FORMAS. NICE uses genomics techniques, in particular metagenomics and transcriptomics, to develop novel tools for monitoring of mixtures of chemicals and their ecological adverse effects. NICE comprises research groups from Gothenburg region working in fields such as ecotoxicology, ecology and bioinformatics. More information about NICE can be found at

The Post-doctoral position is an appointment that offers an opportunity to qualify for further research positions within academia or industry. The majority of your working time is devoted to your own research, normally as a member of a research group. Included in your work is also to take part in supervision of Ph.D. students and M.Sc thesis students. Teaching of undergraduate students may also be included to a small extent.

The employment is limited to a maximum of 2 years (1+1).

The applicant should have Ph.D. degree preferably in bioinformatics, mathematics, statistics, computer science or equivalent by the start of the appointment. Experience from analysis of large-scale data, in particular from next generation DNA sequencing, is highly valued. The applicant should also be proficient in programming (e.g. Python/Java/C) and comfortable with Unix/Linux systems. Interaction with experimental biologists is central and good collaborative skills are therefore important. Fluency in written and spoken English is a strong requirement. As a post-doctoral researcher you are expected to work independently and to be able to supervise/co-supervise PhD and Master’s students.

Application procedure
The application should be marked with Ref 20130126 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically via Chalmers webpage.

Application deadline: September 8, 2013.

For questions, please contact: 
Ass prof. Erik Kristiansson, Matematiska Vetenskaper, [email protected], +46 31-772 3521, +46 70-5259751.


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Chalmers Tekniska Högskola AB


412 96 Göteborg 41296 Göteborg


Chalmersplatsen 4
Göteborg, 41296

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