Bioinformatician/Researcher or assistant researcher

Bioinformatician/Researcher or assistant researcher

Core Facilities, University of Gothenburg

Gothenburg, Sweden

Researcher or assistant researcher (Bioinformatician) for Clinical Genomics, SciLife labs, Gothenburg

Large scale sequencing (NGS, Next Generation Sequencing) is now a well-established method within human genetics and microbiology that is routinely used for clinical research as well as diagnostic applications. NGS has a myriad uses, including epidemiology, antibiotic resistance detection and metagenomics within microbiology and rare-disease and cancer diagnostics within human genetics.

Clinical Genomics Gothenburg is a facility within the Science for Life Laboratories (SciLife Labs) platform Diagnostics Development, established in 2016. The facility serves as a bridge between the University of Gothenburg and Sahlgrenska University Hospital in order to enable and empower clinical research and development in the Gothenurg region, assisting both researchers and clinical users with bioinformatic methods development and implementation into routine care.

Job assignments

We are offering a permanent position for a person with a strong background in bioinformatics, methods development and programming. Duties include analysis of complex genomic datasets from NGS sequencing in research and healthcare. The position is focused on development evaluation and automation of stable bioinformatic workflows as well as development of novel methods together with research groups or diagnostic teams consisting of clinicians, molecular biologists and biomedical analysts. In addition, the position will involve handling and storage organization of genomic data as well as quality and security issues. A successful applicant will also work in close collaboration with existing NGS infrastructure in Gothenburg such as GeneCore SU, the Bioinformatics Core Facility at the Sahlgrenska Academy as well as the national Genomics Medicine Sweden project.


A successful applicant has a master’s degree in bioinformatics or computer science with a deep understanding of methods development, programming in Java and/or Python and experience working with NGS datasets in a Linux/Unix environment. Experience in cloud computing, linux administration, cluster environments and clinical applications are all strongly meritorious.  A PhD in bioinformatics or a relevant associated field is also meritorious. Since the applicant will work partly embedded in healthcare we would like you to have a good understanding of written and spoken Swedish. We are looking for a team player with a strong drive for development and learning.


The employment is permanent and full-time, with placement at the Core Facilities, Sahlgrenska academy, with 6 months probation. For this position we used the title “Reseacher” or “Assistant researcher”. First day of employment as agreed.

For further information regarding the position

For more information about the position please contact Elisabet Carlsohn, Core Facilities, phone +46 31 786 6685,, or Per Sikora, institute of Biomedicine, +46 766 185 498,


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Closing date: 2019-02-26

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Salary is determined on an individual basis.

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