Principal research engineer in Bioinformatics

Ref BKV-2023-00005Skilled 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 Bioinformatics.

The position

You will focus on the construction of a multi-scale molecular health and disease network and develop AI-based analytical infrastructures as a basis for precision medicine-based decision support.

The person we need

We are looking for someone with a PhD in bioinformatics, systems biology or a similar area relevant to the position and who, during their doctoral studies, has demonstrated the ability to successfully complete projects.

Documented practical experience in genetics, multi-omics analysis and systematic bioinformatics is a requirement for the position. The position requires experience in the following techniques and methods:

  • Integrative multi-omics analysis
  • Network analysis
  • Machine learning methods
  • Multivariate analysis

Good programming skills (Python/R), experience with high-performance computing and a solid training in data mining or machine learning are seen as highly meritorious.

The position requires very good knowledge of English, both spoken and written.

As a person, you are flexible, structured and you are taking responsibility for your work. You are characterized by great motivation and high integrity. You have good communication and collaboration skills and feel safe in a multicultural context. Great emphasis will be placed on personal qualities.

The workplace

The position is located at the Division of Cellbiology (CELLB), in Wen Zhong’s research group.

The position involves close collaboration with doctoral students, postdocs, research engineers and experienced clinicians. We use state-of-the-art facilities and resources, including Berzelius HPC systems, a 300 petaflop NVIDIA SuperPOD resource, multiomics platforms and bioinformatics infrastructures to develop data-driven computational tools.

More information can be found here.

The employment

Full time, time-limited employment 12 months.

Starting date 1st of April 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

Wen Zhong

Assistant professor

Evelina Gärdin

HR manager

+46 13 28 13 33