Uppsala University, Department of Cell and Molecular Biology

The Department of Cell and Molecular Biology is organized into seven research programmes which all focus on different areas of cell and molecular biology: Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, Microbiology and Immunology, Molecular Biology, Molecular Biophysics, Molecular Evolution, Molecular Systems Biology and Structural Biology. The scientific basis of what we do lies in biology, but our research overlaps with other areas such as medicine, computer science, mathematics, chemistry, engineering sciences and physics. In total, we are over 200 staff and ~60 Ph.D. students. Please read more about the department’s work at https://icm.uu.se.

UPPMAX (Uppsala Multidisciplinary Center for Advanced Computational Science, www.uppmax.uu.se) is tasked with providing large-scale resources for computation and data storage for Swedish scientists. Efficient utilisation of these resources requires advanced user support. UPPMAX currently has about 1500 active users from a wide variety of scientific disciplines which have a need for large-scale compute and storage of big data, such as e.g. bioinformatics and other life sciences. UPPMAX employs around 20 system- and application experts.

SciLifeLab (www.scilifelab.se) is a national centre for molecular biosciences focusing on health and environmental research. The centre combines leading expertise with advanced knowledge in translational medicine and molecular biosciences. UPPMAX hosts the Compute and Storage unit, which is a part of the Bioinformatics platform NBIS at SciLifeLab. NBIS provides project support in bioinformatics and related fields, as well as infrastructure and advanced training. Through the Compute and Storage unit, NBIS contributes to the digital user environment on relevant nationally available computer systems, as well as support for this environment.

Read more about our benefits and what it is like to work at Uppsala University.

This position is placed at NBIS Compute and Storage. This is a group of 4-5 bioinformaticians and other experts tasked with supporting life science researchers in the use of large-scale compute and storage systems. Primarily, these are the systems at UPPMAX, but other systems as well, such as clouds and dedicated GPU or large-memory. The unit has over 1000 annual users nationally in a wide range of research areas. The environment that has been built is unique and makes world-class research possible.

General tasks include advanced user support, installation of software and database resources, maintenance and development of the digital research environment, training of user groups on relevant topics, scripting of tools for internal or external use, and evaluation of project proposals and ongoing projects.

This position is intended to strengthen the group's competence in bioinformatics, especially concerning human data, as well as analysis of optical or electronic microscopy images.

The applicant must have at least the equivalent of a Master's degree in bioinformatics, molecular biotechnology, image analysis, or similar field of life science, documented programming experience, good social skills, good teamwork, and the ability to work independently. The applicant should have good professional English skills, both verbal and written. Good Swedish skills are a merit. Personal suitability is also important.

The applicant must have documented experience in the following:

  • Linux (as a user)
  • Scripting in e.g. Bash, Python and/or Perl

The applicant must have professional experience in any of the following:

  • User supporting
  • Programming languages such as C/C++, Fortran
  • Research in life science

Additional qualifications

  • Workflow managers such as NextFlow, Snakemake, or Galaxy
  • Image analysis tools such as CellProfiler or ImageJ
  • Teaching
  • Documentation
  • Information security
  • Web technologies

About the employment
The employment is a permanent position. Scope of employment 100%. Starting date as soon as possible or as agreed. Placement: Uppsala

For further information about the position, please contact: Marcus Lundberg, enhetschef Compute&Storage, E-post marcus.lundberg@nbis.se

Please submit your application by 27 January 2023, UFV-PA

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Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment Soon as possible or as agreed.
Salary Individual salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Uppsala
County Uppsala län
Country Sweden
Reference number UFV-PA 2022/4954
Union representative
  • Seko Universitetsklubben, seko@uadm.uu.se
  • ST/TCO, tco@fackorg.uu.se
  • Saco-rådet, saco@uadm.uu.se
Published 15.Dec.2022
Last application date 27.Jan.2023 11:59 PM CET

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