Software Engineering for Bioinformatics Research Assistant

Updated: 9 months ago
Deadline: 30 Jul 2018

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering is a joint department at Chalmers University of Technology and the University of Gothenburg, with activities on two campuses in the city of Gothenburg. The department has around 240 employees from over 30 countries. Our research has a wide span, from theoretical foundations to applied systems development. We provide high quality education at Bachelor's, Master's and graduate levels, offering over 120 courses each year. We also have extensive national and international collaborations with academia, industry and society.

Information about the project
The project is hosted by the Software Engineering Division in the Computer Science and Engineering Department at Chalmers and the University of Gothenburg. We will work closely with the Bioinformatics Core Facility, Sahlgrenska. The project is funded by the Chalmers ICT Area of Advance, and involves experienced researchers in software engineering and bioinformatics.

Job description
You will work with our colleague to elicit, understand and model the bioinformatic workflows at the Bioinformatics Core Facility, Sahlgrenska. With researchers in Computer Science, you will apply requirements and software engineering modeling and analysis techniques to understand the processes, their variants, decision points, and decision rationale. This will include finding and using appropriate modeling tools, with guidance from supervisors. Under the supervision of a testing expert, you will apply testing benchmarking techniques to gather data from relevant software as part of bioinformatic processes. This data will feed into the structured understanding of the processes.

Overall, we contribute to the application of Software Engineering techniques to Bioinformatics. From the Bioinformatics perspective, processes and variances will be better understood, with the possibility for future process automation. From the Software Engineering perspective, we will have a real, important application domain for our methods, allowing us to evolve and improve our techniques.

Position summary
The position is a full-tim temporary employment.

You should have knowledge of: software modeling (e.g., process modeling) and software testing, ideally as part of a Bachelors degree in a related field. Knowledge of biology or bioinformatics is helpful but not necessary. You should be able to work independently, with regular meetings and feedback from supervisors. Although you will be working with several experts in both SE and Bioinformatics, the project is a research project, and not all answers are known, thus you should be able to deal with some uncertainty and apply problem solving skills. You should be coffortable to work as part of and contributing to an active team.

Chalmers continuously strives to be an attractive employer. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers.

Application procedure
The application should be marked with Name, Ref 20180365 and be attached as PDF files, as below:


Personal letter
• 1-2 pages 

Other documents (optional):
• Copies of completed education, grades etc. Two references that we can contact should be provided at a possible interview. 

Please use the button at the bottom of the page to reach the application form.

Application deadline: 30 July, 2018

For questions, please contact:
Jennifer Horkoff

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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 eight Areas of Advance; Building Futures, Energy, Information & Communication Technology, Life Science, Materials Science, Nanoscience & Nanotechnology, 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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