Project assistant - diabetes and epigenetics (PA2024/2155)

Updated: 7 days ago
Job Type: PartTime
Deadline: 08 Jul 2024

Description of the workplace
The Genetics and Diabetes research group aims to investigate genetics and precision medicine approaches to diabetes and related traits. The group is led by Associate Professor Emma Ahlqvist and consists of research and technical staff. The group is located at CRC, Malmö.
Here you can read more about our exciting research: https://www.ludc.lu.se/research/genetics-and-diabetes . 

Within the research group, we value a good work environment with respect and consideration in our interactions with each other, and we strive for a workplace that offers opportunities for stimulation, development, and participation for all employees. We care about both physical safety and the psychosocial work environment

We are now looking for a project assistant for a part time, fixed-term position for 6 months.

We offer
Lund University is a government agency, which means that you receive special benefits, generous holidays and a favorable occupational pension. Read more on the university's website about being employed at Lund University .

Work duties and responsibilities
The main duties are to devote yourself to your projects. You will perform -omics research to understand diabetes and early life factors associated with diabetes risk. You will primarily work with the analysis of large-scale data together with clinical data.

  • Analysis of transcriptomic data to identify genes important for type 2 diabetes, early life factors and parental specific effects.
  • Analysis of genetic variation, and methylation in relation to gene expression.
  • Report and manuscript writing.

Qualifications
The employment requires:

  • Masters degree in bioinformatics, biology or similar.
  • Experience in handling large gene expression data sets, and statistical analyses in R.
  • Good knowledge of biology, genetics and transcriptomics.
  • Good knowledge of the Bash shell for Unix-like operating systems
  • Good English skills. very good ability to communicate in English, both orally and in writing
  • Self-motivated, driven and persistent.
  • Good at working in a team, willing to help others, and have good communication and collaboration skills.

Preferred qualifications are:

  • Knowledge of statistical genetics
  • Experience with using bioinformatics tools and resources

 Consideration will also be given to how the applicant, through experience and competence, is deemed to supplement and strengthen ongoing research within the research groups and contribute to their future development.

Terms of employment
The employment is a fixed-term employment (SÄVA) for 6 months, 50 % of full time. Start date is 2024-08-12 or as agreed.
The main rule is that employment at Lund University is conducted in Sweden, you are therefore expected to be able to carry out your work on site in Lund and Malmö.

Instructions for your application
The position is applied for via the university's recruitment system. Applications must include a personal motivation letter explaining why you are interested in the position and how you meet the qualification requirements. The application must also contain a CV, diploma or equivalent and other things that you wish to invoke (copies of grades, information for references, letters of recommendation, etc). 

The university applies individual salary setting.



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