Principal research engineer in Medical Genetics

Feb 02, 2023 21:59:00 GMT+00:00
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Skilled and committed employees are a crucial factor in the success of Linköping University. And we need more of them. Our core expertise comes from teachers and researchers, but a successful university requires experienced and motivated employees in many fields. Everyone is important. We need to recruit many new employees thanks to, among all, an expansion in our research activity. We need you here. We look forward to receiving your application! The Department of Biomedical and Clinical Sciences is one of the university’s largest departments, with operations mainly in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. Our aim is to engage in medical and biomedical education and research of high international standing. At undergraduate level the department is responsible for most of the medical program, the speech and language pathology program and the biomedical program. For more information about the Department of Biomedical and Clinical Sciences, please follow:

We are now looking for a Principal research engineer in Medical Genetics.

The position Your duties will consist of conducting research in medical genetics and epigenetics with a focus on research on X-chromosome regulation in humans and its relationship to female immune health. The project will also include the study of how skewed X-inactivation may contribute to T-cell-related disease. You will be part of an active research group where you are expected to present your work at both local and international meetings. This position will be a senior position within the research team and you will also be involved in supervising PhD students, writing research applications and reviewing ethical applications as well as monitoring clinical studies in collaboration with clinical colleagues and clinical infrastructure (ie BioBank facilities, etc ). In addition, you will contribute to developing the general research direction alongside the research leader Colm Nestor.

The person we need We are now looking for someone with a PhD in genetics and extenseive post-doctoral research experience in the field of genetics. The position requires documented experience of the following methods and techniques:

  • Gene editing/CRISPR
  • Immunohistochemistry
  • Next-generation sequencing
  • Single-cell sequencing
  • Molecular biology techniques, such as Western Blot, ELISA, PCR
  • Molecular cloning
  • Statistics

We also require that you have experience in writing research reports for publication in journals of the highest international standard as well as grant applications for external funders. The ability to work independently and to drive the development of new research ideas is highly valued.

It is advantageous if you have previous experience with electrophoretic mobility shift assay and a solid understanding of bioinformatics. International postdoctoral experience and a medical degree are also seen as highly meritorious. It is a great advantage if you have previously contributed to securing external research funding.

The position requires very good knowledge of spoken and written English, as well as basic knowledge of spoken and written Swedish.

As a person, you are self-motivated, responsible and committed. You are quality conscious and strive to achieve your goals. You find it easy to cooperate with others and can communicate with those around you through a listening approach. You are characterized by high integrity and feel safe in a multicultural context. Great emphasis will be placed on personal qualities.

The workplaceThe position is located at the Division of Children’s and Women’s Health (BKH), in Colm Nestor’s research group which combines clinical research, genomics and big data analysis to gain insights into the molecular origins of disease.

Find more information about our expanding research group here.

The employment Full time, time-limited employment 12 months.

Starting date 1 March 2023, or by agreement.

Salary and employment benefits The university applies individual salaries.

Read more about employee benefits 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 2 February 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,

Evelina Gärdin, HR manager, +46 13 28 13 33,