Uppsala University, Department of Pharmaceutical Biosciences

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Assistant in research in the subject of cell biology with a focus on cell morphological profiling of chemical perturbations using Cell Painting. Bioinformatics analysis of images with Cell Profiler and multivariate analysis of extracted features.


  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant subject.
  • Completed laboratory project in Cell Painting with automated microscopy and automated FlowBot for pipetting applications
  • Experience with cell culture, maintenance of cell cultures, development of disease models.
  • Experience with step by step protocols to manipulate cell lines
  • Experience with image analysis using CellProfiler from multichannel microscopy for cell profiling with multiple fluorescent stainings.
  • Experience with multivariate data analysis with unsupervised methods, virtualized computing resources, and Jupyter notebooks.
  • Excellent communication skills in written and spoken English, as well as good documentation skills.

Experience with laboratory automation Experience from cell-based experiments with cytokines 

About the position
The position is temporary, limited to 8 months. It is a full-time position. Start date: August 1, 2024 or as agreed. Location: Uppsala.

Information about the position is provided by: Professor Ola Spjuth, email ola.spjuth@uu.se.

Welcome with your application no later than June 10, 2024, UFV-PA 2024/1694

Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 2024-08-01
Salary Individual salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100
City Uppsala
County Uppsala län
Country Sweden
Reference number UFV-PA 2024/1694
Union representative
  • Seko Universitetsklubben, seko@uu.se
  • ST/TCO, tco@fackorg.uu.se
  • Saco-S-föreningen, saco-s@uu.se
Published 22.May.2024
Last application date 10.Jun.2024 11:59 PM CEST

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