Post-doc in Bioinformatics with applications to antibiotic resistance

  • Contract
  • Sweden

Chalmers University of Technology

We have an open position for a motivated, self-driven post-doctoral researcher in bioinformatics with applications in infectious diseases and antibiotic resistance. The position will be focused on genomic analysis of antibiotic resistance and virulence and their evolutionary history. The work includes both the development of new data-driven methodologies and the application of existing methodology to new datasets. The position is part of the research platform EDAR (The Environment as a Driver of Antibiotic Resistance) which is a six-year framework project funded by the Swedish Research Council. The position also includes collaborations with researchers from clinical microbiology and the environmental sciences within the Centre for Antibiotic Resistance Research .

Information about the division
At the division of Applied Mathematics and Statistics we conduct research within the theory and implementation of finite element methods, inverse wave propagation problems, stochastic partial differential equations, geometric numerical integration, optimization, biostatistics, spatial modeling, Bayesian inference, high-dimensional data, large-scale computational methods, and bioinformatics. The division is also expanding in the area of AI – Artificial Intelligence. Our department continuously strives to be an attractive employer. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all our activities. We work actively to be a parent-friendly organization.

The position is for 24 months and is located in Erik Kristiansson’s research group at the Division of Applied Mathematics and Statistics. The research group is focused on the bioinformatical and statistical analysis of high-dimensional data with applications in the life sciences. The research group has a strong interdisciplinary profile and we are actively collaborating with experimental groups within infectious diseases, molecular diagnostics, environmental sciences, ecology and cancer genomics. Please read more about our recent publications here .

Major responsibilities
The post-doctoral position offers an opportunity to qualify for further research positions within academia or industry. The majority of your working time is devoted to your own research.  As a post-doctoral researcher, you are expected to work independently and to be able to supervise/co-supervise Masters and PhD students. The teaching of undergraduate students may also be included to a small extent.

Contract terms
Full-time temporary employment. The position is limited to a maximum of two years (1+1).

To qualify for the position of postdoc, you must have a doctoral degree in a relevant field such as bioinformatics, molecular biology, computational sciences, mathematics or mathematical statistics. The Ph.D. degree should normally not be obtained more than three years before the application. Previous experience with genomics, high-throughput sequencing statistics, machine learning and/or artificial intelligence is meritorious. You should also be experienced in programming (Python/Perl or equivalent languages) and used to working in the Linux/UNIX computing environment. Strong communicative skills and fluency in written and spoken English are a requirement.

Swedish is not a requirement but Chalmers offers Swedish courses.

We offer
Chalmers offers a cultivating and inspiring working environment in the coastal city of Gothenburg .
Read more about working at Chalmers  and our benefits  for employees.

Chalmers aims to actively improve our gender balance. We work broadly with equality projects, for example the GENIE Initiative on gender equality for excellence . Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers.

Application procedure
The application should be marked with Ref 20210530 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as pdf-files, as below:

CV:(Please name the document as: CV, Surname, Ref. number) including:
• CV, include complete list of publications
• Previous teaching and pedagogical experiences
• Two references that we can contact.

Personal letter: (Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref. number)
1-3 pages where you:
• Introduce yourself
• Describe your previous research fields and main research results
• Describe your future goals and future research focus

Other documents:
• Attested copies of completed education, grades and other certificates.

Please use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form. The files may be compressed (zipped).

Application deadline: 9 January, 2022

For questions, please contact:
Annika Lang, Head of unit, Department of Mathematical Sciences, [email protected]
Erik Kristiansson, Department of Mathematical Sciences, [email protected]
Astrid von Menzer, Department of Mathematical Sciences, [email protected]
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The Department of Mathematical Sciences at Chalmers University of Technology and the University of Gothenburg has about 200 employees, and is the largest department of mathematics in Sweden. The department has three scientific divisions: Algebra and Geometry, Analysis and Probability Theory, and Applied Mathematics and Statistics and conducts successful research in pure and applied mathematics and mathematical statistics in a wide range of research areas. We have an international environment with frequent exchanges with other universities around the world. The department provides a friendly, creative, and supportive atmosphere with a steady flow of international guests. There are many committed teachers with extensive and broad experience of all aspects of higher education. More information about us can be found on our website:

Chalmers University of Technology conducts research and education in engineering sciences, architecture, technology-related mathematical sciences, natural and nautical sciences, working in close collaboration with industry and society. The strategy for scientific excellence focuses on our six Areas of Advance; Energy, Health Engineering, Information and Communication Technology, Materials Science, Production and Transport. The aim is to make an active contribution to a sustainable future using the basic sciences as a foundation and innovation and entrepreneurship as the central driving forces. Chalmers has around 11,000 students and 3,000 employees. New knowledge and improved technology have characterised Chalmers since its foundation in 1829, completely in accordance with the will of William Chalmers and his motto: Avancez!    

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