Bioinformatician / System developer

Updated: 16 days ago

Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

We are looking for a bioinformatician / system developer to join our production team at National Genomics Infrastructure (NGI), one of the largest European sequencing facilities, at SciLifeLab in Solna. NGI - Stockholm, provides large-scale sequencing, as well as knowledge of this, to Swedish research groups. The aim is to promote Swedish research and to keep Sweden competitive within the field of genomics. This is achieved by working towards high quality of both data, analyzes and service. Read more about NGI at:   

Your mission

The candidate will work with quality control of data, running analysis pipelines and delivery of sequence data. Additionally, there will be tasks involving the development and maintenance of informatics solutions that handle the production’s internal data flow. The time spent on different tasks will depend heavily on the applicant’s experience.

Examples of typical duties include:

  • Quality control and delivery of sequence data
  • Analysis of sequence data according to “best-practice” protocols and also interpret and evaluate analysis results
  • System administration of core IT systems
  • Coordination of software deployments and maintenance of analysis servers
  • Automation of data transfers and analysis pipelines
  • Maintenance and development of internal information databases
  • Answer support issues and communicate with external users.
  • Visualizations of processes and results

Your profile


  • A graduate degree in bioinformatics
  • Excellent programming skills in either Python, R or Java
  • Experience with version control software, such as git
  • Experience of using Linux/UNIX systems
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills
  • Excellent skills in spoken and written English
  • Experience in managing and avaluating sequencing data
  • Experience of quality work within ISO 17025 and use of LIMS systems
  • Experience in bioinformatics, sequencing and working with large volumes of data (e.g. NGS data) 
  • Experience in using computational clusters (HPC and/or Cloud)

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience in web application development and database administration (SQL or noSQL)

What do we offer?

A creative and inspiring environment with wide-ranging expertise and interests. Karolinska Institutet is one of the world's leading medical universities. Our vision is to pursue the development of knowledge about life and to promote a better health for all. At Karolinska Institutet, we conduct successful medical research and hold the largest range of medical education in Sweden. Karolinska Institutet is also a state university, which entitles you to several good benefits through our collective agreement. And you get to practice freely in our modern wellness facilities, where trained staff are on site.

Location: Solna

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Welcome to apply at the latest 26 June 2024. 

The application is to be submitted through the Varbi recruitment system.In this recruitment, you will apply with your CV without a personal letter. Instead, you will answer some questions about why you are applying for the job in the application form. 

Permanent position is initiated by a six months trial period.

Want to make a difference? Join us and contribute to better health for all

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