Bioinformatician with focus on research support on image analysis

Science for Life Laboratory, Uppsala University, Sweden

Uppsala University is an international research university focused on the development of science and education. Our most important assets are all the individuals who with their curiosity and their dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting work places. Uppsala University has 40,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of SEK 6,5 billion.

The Science for Life Laboratory, 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 a joint effort between Karolinska Institutet, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm University and Uppsala University. SciLifeLab was established in 2010 and today, approximately 1,500 persons work within the centre. SciLifeLab consists of a number of platforms and facilities, and the BioImage Informatics Facility (BIIF) is focused on research and support on digital image processing and analysis for life-science applications. Read more at www.scilifelab.se/facilities/bioimage-informatics/.

The Department of Information Technology at Uppsala University has approximately 280 employees and conducts research and education in a spectrum of areas within Computer Science and Information Technology. The department consists of five divisions, and the Division of Visual Information and Interaction is a unique combination of expertise in computerized image analysis and human-computer interaction. The Uppsala node of SciLifeLab BIIF is hosted here. More information about the department and its activities can be found at www.it.uu.se.

Duties: We are looking for a PhD with a keen interest in implementation and adaption of image analysis algorithms for quantitative analysis of microscopy data to join the SciLifeLab BIIF. You will work in shorter or longer projects, providing research support and education on image analysis. The BIIF has nodes in both Uppsala and Stockholm, but the assignment includes services to researchers at other universities in Sweden as well. The job includes involvement and organization of courses and workshops in digital image processing and analysis with life science applications. Supervision of master thesis students is part of the assignment. The job also includes involvement in ongoing research projects at the Wählby lab www.cb.uu.se/~carolina.

Requirements: A PhD in computational image analysis/image processing (or equivalent), or a PhD in biomedicine/biology (or equivalent), combined with documented experience of computer programming and development of digital image analysis solutions is required. Excellent English communication skills both spoken and written as well as excellent interpersonal skills are required.

Additional qualifications: Postdoctoral experience in image analysis, within or outside academia, especially focused on methods development is meriting. Experience of algorithm development and development of analysis pipelines aiming to quantify and classify biological parameters extracted from microscopy data of e.g. cells and microorganisms in cultures and tissue samples is desirable. Teaching and student supervision is also desirable, and experience with analysis software such as Imaris, Fiji, CellProfiler, NIS and Amira are meriting.

How to apply: The application, submitted via the web interface at http://www.uu.se/en/about-uu/join-us/details/?positionId=172838, should include a letter describing the applicant’s motivation for applying for this position, relevant qualifications and research interests. The application should also include a CV, links to relevant publications and letter(s) of recommendation and contact information to two reference persons. We would also like to know the earliest possible date for starting. Please note that applications can only be accepted via the web interface linked below, and should not be sent by email.

Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University’s excellence and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds.

Pay: Individual salary.

Starting: Position to be filled at the earliest Dec 1, 2017.

Type of employment: Permanent employment, probationary period of 6 months’ applies.

Working hours: 100 %

For further information about the position please contact Professor Carolina Wählby, carolina.wahlby@it.uu.se, +46-18-4713473 or Associate professor Petter Ranefall petter.ranefall@it.uu.se.

You are welcome to submit your application no later than November 20, 2017, UFV-PA 2017/3653.