Postdoc in Bioinformatics or Computational Biology

Institution/Company:
Karolinska Institute
Location:
Stockholm, Stockholm region, Sweden
Job Type:
  • Postdoctoral (up to 24 months)
Degree Level Required:
PhD
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Postdoc in Bioinformatics or Computational Biology

Our recent work (Månberg et al. Nature Medicine 2021, PMID 33859435) showed that vascular and glial cells contribute to dynamics of neurodegeneration and this project will aim to refine our understanding of cellular mechanisms, biomarkers and genetic risk of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), frontotemporal dementia (FTD) and Alzheimer’s disease. We offer an engaging and international research environment where you will have the opportunity to contribute to high quality research at the top international level.

Responsibilities:

We are looking for a candidate who has a PhD in bioinformatics, computer science, data analysis or similar field. The candidate is highly motivated and independent with experience in next-generation sequencing data analysis, computational genomics, medical statistics, computational biology and/or imaging analysis. The project combines single-cell, multi-omics data with large scale human genetics to investigate the cellular origin of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), frontotemporal dementia (FTD) and Alzheimers’ disease (AD). The postdoc candidate will cooperate closely with researchers in the team as well as with our collaborators and participate in projects that involves data analysis, visualization, and development of new computational methods for processing and analysis of large-scale omics data. We welcome applications from candidates with pure computational background and those combining experimental and theoretical approaches.

Qualifications:

Scholarships for postdoctoral qualification can be established for foreign researchers who place their qualifications in Sweden. The purpose of scholarships for postdoctoral qualification is to promote internationalization and contribute to research qualification after a doctorate or equivalent.

A scholarship for carrying out postdoctoral research can be granted for a maximum of two years within a four year period following the receipt of a doctoral degree or equivalent. To be eligible for a postdoctoral scholarship, the person must have obtained a doctorate or a foreign degree deemed to be equivalent to a doctorate. Applicants who have not completed a doctorate at the end of the application period may also apply, provided that all requirements for a completed degree are met before the (intended) start date of the post doctoral education.