Karolinska Institutet, Dept of Medicine/Center for Infectious Medicine(CIM)

Description of research group and project

We are looking for an ambitious bioinformatician with solid genome-wide bioinformatics/computational biology skills to join our highly accomplished team of immunologists.

The Mjösberg group studies the development, regulation and function of human innate lymphoid cells (ILCs) and how these cells contribute to pathology in mucosal organs such as the lung and gut. The studies are translational as they involve advanced basic molecular and cellular immunological investigations of precious human tissue samples to discover novel disease mechanisms and therapy targets. The Mjösberg group consists of 2 PhD students and 3 postdocs working closely together with clinical partners at several Swedish hospitals and laboratory facilities at Science for Life Laboratories (SciLifeLab), Karolinska Institutet and abroad. The group is internationally recognized as a leader in the field through several high impact publications in recent years (Nat Immunol 2016, JACI 2018a, JACI 2018b). The bioinformatician will work in close collaboration with all members of our team to continue the successful line of investigations utilizing single-cell RNA sequencing (scRNA-seq) and ATAC-seq to dissect human ILC biology in health and disease.

The bioinformatician will be a part of the Center for Infectious Medicine (CIM), Karolinska Institutet, which is a nationally leading and internationally competitive center for human translational immunology and infectious diseases research. The center consists of approximately 25 graduate students and 20 postdocs organized around 17 independent research groups, which has fostered many young and competitive researchers.

We are seeking a MSc or PhD that will work as an integrated bioinformatician in our team, being involved in several ongoing projects. We already have large sets of high-throughput sequencing data including scRNA-seq (SMARTseq2 and 10X genomics) and ATAC-seq data as well as multicolor flow cytometry data of human ILCs, which will be analyzed in close collaboration with other team members and bioinformaticians at SciLifeLab. Hence, excellent communication skills and fluency in English is essential.

Entry requirements
The candidate must hold a MSc in the field of bioinformatics/computational biology. The candidate should have been trained in computer science/bioinformatics/computational biology during her/his bachelor- or master- degree. The candidate should fully master R, Phyton, Matlab/Octave, bash and C and have solid Unix/Linux experience and statistical knowledge. The candidate should have experience in genome-wide NGS data and in particular in working with scRNAseq from FASTQ to analyzed data, both with 10X, SS2 and other formats. The candidate should be self-motivated, have good communications skills and a proven ability to interact effectively and work productively in an interdiciplinary team. Fluency in English is a requirement.

Application process
An application must contain the following documents in English:

  1. A personal letter explaining the interest in the position
  1. A complete curriculum vitae, including date of the thesis defense, title of the thesis, list of publications, previous academic positions, academic title, current position, academic distinctions, and committee work
  1. Contact details for two referees
  1. A summary of current work (no more than one page)

The application is to be submitted on the Varbi system. 

The Center for Infectious Medicine, the Department of Medicine Huddinge, Karolinska Institutet
The Department of Medicine at Huddinge comprises of seven units, three research centers, and a total of around 70 independent research groups. Our ambition is to be a leading department within medical research and education. At the Center for Infectious Medicine (CIM) (http://www.ki.se/cim) research focuses on studies of the human immune system. The vision is to be a world leading translational research center within immunology.

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment After agreement
Salary Månadslön
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
City Huddinge
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-3188/2019
  • Jenny Mjösberg, jenny.mjosberg@ki.se
Union representative
  • Carina Eklund, OFR, 08-585 826 65
  • Belinda Pannagel, SACO, belinda.pannagel@ki.se
Published 29.May.2019
Last application date 28.Jun.2019 11:59 PM CEST

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