University Of Gothenburg Postdoctoral Fellowships In Computational Genomics Of UV-Induced DNA Damage in Sweden 2022

University Of Gothenburg Postdoctoral Fellowships In Computational Genomics Of UV-Induced DNA Damage in Sweden 2022

Scholarship Description:
Under University Of Gothenburg Postdoctoral Fellowships In Computational Genomics Of UV-Induced DNA Damage in Sweden 2022 applications are being invited from eligible candidates. International Students are eligible to apply for this program. The scholarship allows Post Doctorate level programm(s) in the field of Computational Genomics taught at University of Gothenburg . Interested candidates may apply for the scholarship as per set deadline. The application deadline is 18/02/2022

Subjects offered and Degree Programs:
You can apply for Computational Genomics taught at University of Gothenburg

Funded by: University of Gothenburg.

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The Institute of Biomedicine is involved in both research and education. In both of these areas, we focus on fundamental knowledge of the living cell – what it consists of, how it works, how its function is directed by the genetic material, and how it interacts with various kinds of micro-organisms. Using this knowledge, we try to elucidate the causes of diseases and find new ways to diagnose and treat them.

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  • The Department of Infectious Diseases
  • The Department of Microbiology and Immunology
  • The Department of Medical Biochemistry and Cell Biology
  • The Department of Laboratory Medicine

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Subject area

Computational genomics of UV-induced DNA damage

Subject area description

We are interested in how mutations arise and distribute across genomes, in both protein-coding and non-coding DNA, and with a particular focus on ultraviolet (UV) light and skin cancers. For these studies we make use of publicly available as well as in-house generated genomic datasets, including genome-wide mapping of UV-induced DNA damage by high-throughput sequencing (CPD-seq). We now seek a skilled computational scientist to help address new challenges that will be tackled using this approach and related methods, in human cancer and beyond.

Job assignments

The project will involve bioinformatics analysis of large-scale genomic data generated in our lab, including integration with relevant public datasets. Although the emphasis will be on applied genomic science, the development of a new bioinformatics methodology may also be required to meet project goals. The work will be carried out in collaboration with experimental scientists. Relevant recent publications from our group include Elliott et al., Nature Rev. Cancer 2021; Van den Eynden et al., Nature Genetics 2019, Lindberg et al, PNAS 2019; Elliott et al., Plos Genetics 2018; Fredriksson et al., Plos Genetics 2017; Fredriksson et al., Nature Genetics 2014. See www.larssonlab.org for more information.

Assessment

Good programming skills and Linux/Unix experience is a requirement. Knowledge of Matlab or R is desired. Previous experience with the analysis of next-generation sequencing data is recommended. While not required, experience from relevant biological fields is desirable, and the applicant is expected to have published several articles in peer-reviewed journals. Excellent communicative skills are required, including fluency in oral and written English.

Regulations for the evaluation of qualifications for academic positions are given in Chapter 4, Section 3 – 4 of the Higher Education Ordinance.

Employment

The employment is full-time and temporary, two years, with placement at the Institute of Biomedicine. The first day of employment as agreed.

Sponsor Value

The educational program will provide a handsome salary package for successful doctoral students at the University. The salary is determined on an individual basis.

Eligibility Criteria

An achieved doctoral degree is compulsory for a position as postdoctoral at the University of Gothenburg. The doctoral thesis shall be in a relevant area according to the specific position stated here. Since a position as postdoctoral aims to give new holders of the doctorate the opportunity mainly to strengthen and develop their scholarly proficiency, we aim for those who have a doctoral degree not older than 3 years counting from last date of application.

The qualifications for academic positions are given in Chapter 4, Section 3 – 4 of the Higher Education Ordinance.

Application Procedure

In order to apply for a position at the University of Gothenburg, you have to register an account in our online recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement and that it is submitted before the deadline.

The application should contain:

– A cover letter giving a brief description of previous research experience, and a motivation to why you are applying

– A CV including a list of publications

– Proof of completed PhD

– Contact details of two references