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Assistant Researcher Position in Data Science – Lund University, Sweden, Jun 2022


Lund University invites applications for a Research Assistant to join an EU-funded project called ‘SOPHIA’ (Stratification of Obesity Phenotypes to Optimize Future Obesity Therapy), the Genetic and Molecular Epidemiology, Sweden – Jun 2022

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General Info

Position: Assistant Researcher
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: , , ,
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: 2 Years
Salary: According to standard norms

Department of Clinical Sciences

Lund University, Sweden


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Qualification Details

  •  Hold a PhD in a statistics-focused health discipline, such as bioinformatics, computational biology, biostatistics, or similar, for at least 5 years.
  •  Expertise in statistics/biostatistics, data science and machine learning.
  •  Expertise in programming in R and Python.
  •  Proficient in Linux-based cluster usage.
  • We are looking for a driven person with enthusiasm for collaboration.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English are also essential, as the assistant researcher will give presentations and author documents for both scientific and lay audiences.

Additional qualifications for the position are:

  •  Expertise in epidemiology.
  •  Expertise in obesity and/or T1D and T2D.
  •  Experience working with medical data, including genomic/other omic data (e.g. proteomics, lipidomics, etc.)
  •  Previous IMI Consortium experience.
  •  Knowledge of clinical trials.

Responsibilities/Job Description

Description of the workplace

The Genetic and Molecular Epidemiology (GAME) unit is led by Dr Giuseppe ‘Nick’ Giordano, an Associate Professor and Researcher, based at Lund University Diabetes Centre (LUDC), Malmö. Work undertaken at GAME is focused predominantly on characterizing the joint effects of lifestyle and genomic variation in obesity, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. At the forefront of the Unit’s agenda is to help develop personalized preventive and therapeutic interventions (precision medicine).

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We offer

Lund University is a public authority which means that employees get particular benefits, generous annual leave and an advantageous occupational pension scheme.

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Work duties

 We are seeking a research assistant to join an EU-funded project called ‘SOPHIA’ (Stratification of Obesity Phenotypes to Optimize Future Obesity Therapy), as part of the Innovative Medicine Initiative (IMI). For this position, we are looking for an individual to join us in investigating the relationship between obesity and type 1 diabetes (T1D). You will be working as part of a dynamic, international team consisting of clinicians, biologists, and data scientists from both academic settings and the pharmaceutical sector. The assistant researcher will use their skills in computational biology, bioinformatics and/or biostatistics to create evidence from observational and clinical trial data sources, as well as to support the project stakeholders. The candidate will participate in meetings within the SOPHIA-T1D work packages and also liaise with researchers in other SOPHIA work packages (who are investigating related topics, such as obesity and type 2 diabetes). The SOPHIA-T1D team is distributed across multiple countries; interactions with colleagues will be facilitated by frequent virtual and in-person meetings, where feasible.

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
Ref. No.: PA2022/2021

Application Procedure

Applications are to be submitted via the University’s recruitment system. The application should include a CV and a personal letter justifying your interest in the position and how it matches your qualifications. The application should also include a degree certificate.

About the Department

The Faculty of Medicine is a part of Lund University, and is responsible for education and research within medicine and healthcare. Our academic programs are closely linked with the healthcare system and are firmly anchored in the faculty’s strong research tradition. Our research spans a broad field within experimental preclinical research, near-patient clinical research and health sciences research. The Faculty of Medicine, with its 1,800 employees and 2,700 students in Lund and Malmö, is a knowledge-intensive meeting place for students, teachers and researchers from all over the world.

The Department of Clinical Sciences, Malmö is one of the six departments at the Faculty of Medicine, Lund University. We have a strong focus on clinical and epidemiological research and also conduct an extensive preclinical laboratory research.

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Further information

The position is a fixed term position (ALVA) for two years at 100 per cent of full time and starting as soon as possible.

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Contact details

  • Sarah Quist, personalsamordnare, +4640391055
  • Giuseppe Giordano, rekryterande chef , [email protected]

Union representative

  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-2229364
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-2229366

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