Postdoctoral Researcher in Bioinformatics

Job level Middle
Education Doctorate or above
Language English
Employment type Full Time
Benefits 5-day week, Competitive pay, MPF
Industry Biotechnology / Chemicals / Testing / Laboratory
Job function Science / Lab / Research > Biotechnology
Published On 04/01/2019
ref. 2-7512/2018

Ming Wai Lau Centre for Reparative Medicine (MWLC), Stockholm / Hong Kong

Ming Wai Lau Centre for Reparative Medicine (MWLC) ( aims to contribute to the improvement of human health by conducting cutting-edge research in reparative medicine and related subjects, by creating a new platform for synergies between academia and innovation in Sweden and Hong Kong as well as China, and fostering future leaders in both academia and industry. has two nodes, one in Hong Kong and one in Stockholm, currently with 4 and 6 scientific teams, respectively, specialising in different aspects of reparative medicine. The ten teams closely interact as one centre for collaborative efforts via a series of workshops and seminars interchangeably held in Hong Kong and Stockholm, as well as other routine investigator-initiated communications.
Applications are invited for a post-doctoral fellow position as bioinformatician in Reparative Medicine at MWLC placed either in Stockholm or Hong Kong.


The position is available for an initial period of 2 years, with possible extension for additional 2 years. The successful candidate for the position will be part of a larger network of experienced bioinformaticians in Stockholm and Hong Kong. The Hong Kong node also includes a single-cell profiling division. 
The applicant will participate in projects of the research groups at the and the of MWLC.
The candidate will participate in the experimental planning, processing, analysis, integration and publication of next-generation sequencing (NGS) data including quantitative ChIP-Seq, single-cell RNA-Seq and ATAC-Seq, TT-Seq, chromosome interactome data and proteomics. The tasks will include bioinformatics data management and analysis including statistical analysis and meta-analysis. The successful candidate will work together with other members of the team and with collaborators.

Skills and personal qualities

We are looking for a highly motivated person interested in the area of research of the MWLC. The candidates should have a collaborative approach to research, working productively in a team. The ability to work independently and as part of a team is essential for this position. We welcome applications from candidates with PhD degree in Computational Biology, Biostatistics, Bioinformatics, Single-cell transcriptomics or relevant fields.
Required skills of the successful candidate are:

• firm knowledge in Unix/Linux, R and at least one scripting language such as Perl or Python
• experience in the analysis of next-generation sequencing data
• experience in big data management
• knowledge of relevant biological areas (chromatin and gene expression, genetics and epigenetics)
• experience in C, C++, MatLab, Mathematica or other programming languages is an advantage
• excellent knowledge in biostatistics
• experience in genomics data mining and visualisation
• proficiency in written and spoken English
Documented experience required in at least one of the following areas

• high-throughput screen deconvolution (genome editing including CRISPR-based, etc)
• single-cell transcriptomics
• comparative genomics
• systems biology
• integration of multiple genomics, epigenomics or proteomics datasets
• modelling of biological systems

The employment

If the assignment at MWLC will be located in the Stockholm node, Swedish labour law will be applied, and if the assignment will be located in Hong Kong, it will follow Hong Kong labour laws.

Entry requirements

Qualified to be employed as a postdoctor is one who has obtained a doctorate or has equivalent scientific

Application process

An employment application must contain the following documents in English:
1. A personal letter highlighting previous scientific accomplishments, technical expertise and
motivation why the candidate is interested in joining the MWLC
2. A complete curriculum vitae, including date of the thesis defence, title of the thesis, previous
academic positions, academic title, current position, academic distinctions, and committee work
3. A complete list of publications
4. A summary of current work (no more than one page)
5. Name, position and email of two references
The application is to be submitted through the Varbi recruitment system at
Karolinska Institutet is one of the world’s leading medical universities. Its vision is to significantly contribute to the improvement of human health. Karolinska Institutet accounts for the single largest share of all academic medical research conducted in Sweden and offers the country’s broadest range of education in medicine and health sciences. The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet selects the Nobel laureates in Physiology or Medicine.
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