Bioinformatics scientist within proteomics Ref. No. SU FV-0488-20 at the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, placement at SciLifeLab, Stockholm. Closing date: 2020-03-03.

SciLifeLab ( is a Swedish national centre for molecular biosciences with focus on health and environmental research. The centre combines frontline technical expertise with advanced knowledge of translational medicine and molecular bioscience. SciLifeLab is hosted by four Swedish universities (Karolinska Institutet, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm University and Uppsala University) and collaborates with several other universities. SciLifeLab exists today at six different locations across Sweden.

NBIS (the bioinformatics platform at SciLifeLab, is a large national infrastructure with currently around 90 staff, including bioinformaticians, system developers and data stewards. NBIS is in rapid development providing advanced support, tools and training to the Swedish life science research community.

We are now looking for a new bioinformatics expert in the area of proteomics to join the NBIS support team. The team currently comprises close to 50 full-time senior bioinformaticians across Sweden, with broad and advanced expertise in analysis of large-scale genomics and other omics data. The team works closely with research groups from across the country, to provide state-of-the-art bioinformatics analyses to the Swedish life science community. Examples of supported scientific areas range from translational medicine and complex diseases, to fundamental cell biology and evolutionary and environmental research. Many projects are of data-driven character, and can include AI and machine learning.

You will get the opportunity to work in a vibrant research environment and with a range of interesting projects in collaboration with different research groups. We are a strong and collaborative team of bioinformatics experts and this in conjunction with the broad competence within NBIS and SciLifeLab creates an excellent forum for NBIS staff to maintain cutting-edge expertise and acquire new skills. In addition to direct involvement in research projects, the work includes teaching on advanced national courses and potentially tool/workflow development.

Main responsibilities
We are looking for a highly motivated bioinformatician with a strong background and interest in processing and analysis of mass-spectrometry proteomics data. Experience with additional types of omics data and integrative data analyses are also relevant, because projects may involve combining proteomics with other data types. “Reproducible research” and “FAIR data” are central concepts to NBIS.

The Bioinformatics staff-scientist will:
- Carry out advanced bioinformatics analyses in a wide variety of research projects
- Potentially develop tools and workflows for such analyses
- Educate other scientists in bioinformatics through collaboration within supported projects, teaching at advanced national courses and consultations
- Take part in the continuous development and improvement of NBIS at a national level

Qualification requirements
The successful candidate should have (i) a PhD in bioinformatics, biostatistics, computational biology or other relevant area, (ii) documented bioinformatics knowledge from Proteomics work/analyses, (iii) knowledge in one or more programming languages, preferably including Python and R (iv) fluent oral and written communication skills in English, and (v) strong skills in cooperation and communication. Expertise in proteogenomics, genome annotation, genetic variation, transcriptomics and biostatistics would also be valuable. Postdoctoral studies are a strong merit but not a requirement. Strong skills in experimental design and software development are also beneficial. Great importance will be given to personal suitability.

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