Research Assistant

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We are looking for a Research Assistant, formally based at the Division of Children’s and Women’s Health.

The position

In your future tasks, you will perform both laboratory-based molecular biology research using human cells as well as generating and analyzing multi-omics data such as RNA-Seq and various forms of DNA methylation sequencing and arrays. You will have the opportunity to present your work regularly at our group meetings, but also at national and international conferences. You will also be involved in the preparation of manuscripts for publication.

The person we need

We are looking for someone with a master’s degree in genetics or a similar field. The position requires solid knowledge of bioinformatics and broad experience of standard molecular biology techniques such as Western Blot, PCR, cell culture. Previous experience in compiling and presenting scientific results is valuable.

The following education, experience and expertise are required:

  • Advanced R programming in a linux environment
  • Development of R packages
  • Analysis by RNA-Seq (Illumina)
  • Analysis of DNA methylation arrays (Illumina)
  • Protein extraction, purification, chromatography and analysis

In addition, the following education, experience and expertise will strengthen an application:

  • Human cell cultures (including transfection, cytotoxicity assays and microscopy)
  • Analysis of expression and methylation microarrays
  • Analysis of long non-coding RNAs

The position requires very good knowledge of English, both spoken and written. As a person, you are independent and initiative-taking. You are calm, motivated and find it easy to collaborate with others in an international context with different cultural backgrounds. Great emphasis will be placed on personal qualities. 

The workplace

You will work at the Department of Children’s and Women’s Health (BKH), in Colm Nestor’s growing research group that combines clinical research, molecular biology, genomics and big data analysis to gain insights into the molecular origins of disease.

Read more about our business here.

The Department of Biomedical and Clinical Sciences (BKV) is one of the university’s largest departments with operations primarily within the Faculty of Medicine. Our goal is to conduct education and research in medicine and biomedicine, with high international quality.

At BKV, you will find leading research with both cutting edge and breadth within a large spectrum of modern biomedicine. Read more.

The employment

Full time, special fixed-term employment 12 months.

Starting date by agreement.

Salary and employment benefits

The university applies individual salaries.

More information about employee benefits is available here.

Union representatives

Information about union representatives, see Help for applicants.

Application procedure

Apply for the position by clicking the “Apply” button below. Your application must reach Linköping University no later than 15 May, 2023.

Applications and documents received after the date above will not be considered.

We welcome applicants with different backgrounds, experiences and perspectives – diversity enriches our work and helps us grow. Preserving everybody’s equal value, rights and opportunities is a natural part of who we are. Read more about our work with: Equal opportunities. We look forward to receiving your application!Linköping university has framework agreements and wishes to decline direct contacts from staffing- and recruitment companies as well as vendors of job advertisements.

Contact persons

Colm Nestor

Associate professor

+46 13 28 26 54

Johanna Källming


+46 13 28 57 76