Research engineer at the Department of Plant physiology

Umea University
March 17, 2023
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Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology

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Research engineer at the Department of Plant physiology

Project name: Bioinformatician to the UPSC Bioinformatic Facility

Financing: UPSC Bioinformatic Facility (50%) & KAW conifer genome program

Project description

Umeå Plant Science Centre (UPSC) is world leading in Plant physiology and forest genetics. The research activities generate large amount of data which requires bioinformatic software and handling to analyze. Your role will be to support the research groups in analyzing and handling their data and to participate in their research projects.

The tasks include analysis of High Throughput Sequencing data (mostly from RNA-Seq) – using our in-house pipelines for handing, quality evaluation, analysis, and presentation of the data. In some cases, you will be more involved in the research projects and will cooperate closely with the research groups if the group lack bioinformatic competence themselves. You will also develop new analytical pipelines for analysis of NGS data using nextflow, and machine learning methodology. You will also support biologist e.g. to find homologous e genes in different genomes, annotate genomes, perform genome enrichment studies and keep yourself updated with the lates methodology and software in the field.

Qualification requirements

Master's in computational biology, bioinformatic or similar fields is required. Experience with UNIX/Linux and at least one computer language (i.e. Python, R, C or C++) is also demanded. Proficiency in the English language is required. We also demand ability to both cooperate in diverse groups as well as ability to work individually and plan and report your activities.

Additional qualifications

Experience with NGS data or analysis, especially RNA-Seq data and proteomics as well as knowledge in computing science is an extra merit.


The position is full time and time limited until 2024-04-24. Expected starting date is 1 May 2023 or according to agreement.


The application must include (1) personal letter (2) CV with publication list (3) copies of relevant documents

You apply via our recruitment system Varbi . Last application date is 2023-03-17

For more information, please contact Platform Manager Dr. Nicolas Delhomme, [email protected] or Head of Department Johannes Hanson, [email protected]

We look forward to your application!

The Department of Plant Physiology carries out research and postgraduate education in different fields of the plant sciences including, ecology, biochemistry, physiology and development, and genomics. The department is part of the Umeå Plant Science Centre, which hosts close to 200 employees and 40 principal investigators, representing about 35 nationalities. For more information please visit https:// www. and https:// www.

Umeå University strives to offer an equal environment where open dialogue between people with different backgrounds and perspectives lay the foundation for learning, creativity and development. We welcome people with different backgrounds and experiences to apply for the current employment.

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Type of employment Temporary position 3-6 months

Contract type Full time Number of positions 1 Full-time equivalent 100 City Umeå County Västerbottens län Country Sweden Reference number AN 2.2.1-366-23 Union representative

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  • Published 23.Feb.2023 Last application date 17.Mar.2023 11:59 PM CET

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