The Department is organized in 10 divisions: Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics, Pediatric Endocrinology, Pediatric Surgery, Neuropediatrics, Pediatric Oncology, Neonatology, Reproductive Endocrinology, Neuropsychiatry (KIND), Reproductive and Perinatal Health. The divisions have separate scientific profiles and vary in size and have several research groups, dealing with both basic and clinical science.

Center of Neurodevelopmental Disorders at Karolinska Institutet (KIND). KIND is a competence center for research, development and education within the area of developmental psychopathology. The center is established in collaboration between Karolinska Institutet and Stockholm County Council aiming at improving generating high-end basic research, clinical practice, and spread new knowledge to stakeholders.

Research group 
The position is available at KIND Genomics under supervision of Dr Kristiina Tammimies ( KIND Genomics is newly established group at KIND focusing on understanding genetic and biological factors associated with neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism spectrum disorder. We are using different genetics platform including DNA genotyping microarrays and next generation sequencing with main focus on whole genome sequencing. We are conducting translational research by combining data from neuropsychology, neuropathology, neuroimaging and environmental factors with the genetic data to understand the biological mechanisms leading to neurodevelopmental disorders.

Our main approach is understand all level of genetic variation in individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders, therefore the main project will be analysis of whole genome sequencing data generated with the Illumina HiSeq XTen platform. This will include planning, coordinating and executing the analyses pipelines.  Other projects will include translational bioinformatics approaches to leverage a wide range of biomedical data. The successful applicant will join an interdisciplinary team at KIND with strong collaboration with other national and international research groups.

To qualify the applicant must hold at least Master degree in Computer Science, Bioinformatics or equivalent. PhD in a relevant area is meriting and the position can be regarded as a post doc period. The applicant must have excellent computer skills including programming (Java, R, Perl, Python, etc.) and experience in cluster computing. Previous experience in the analysis of next generation sequencing data is an advantage. Applicant must be able to work independently, to have ability to learn new applications in short time and have good written and verbal communication skills in English. An ability to communicate in Swedish is an advantage, but not a demand. The applicant will be evaluated based on education and previous experience as well as personal suitability.

Type of employment 
Time limited for 1 year with possibility for extension. 

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

     A personal letter and curriculum vitae
     A copy of degree certificates and associated certificates
     A copy of degree projects and any previous publications

The application is to be submitted through the MyNetwork recruitment system.

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-2505/2015
  • Kristiina Tammimies,
Union representative
  • Lars Ährlund-Richter, SACO, 08 - 5177 34 50,
  • Anne Edgren, OFR, 08-616 16 29
  • Gunnar Stenberg, SEKO, 08-524 880 75
Published 24.Jun.2015
Last application date 07.Aug.2015 11:59 PM CET

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