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Postdoctoral fellow in Bioinformatics of Microbial Ecology

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    16 november

  • Sök jobbet senast

    14 december

Om jobbet

Welcome to Linnaeus University
Where knowledge grows.
We are an international university in Småland, Sweden. Together we set knowledge in motion for a sustainable societal development.

The research activities within the Department of Biology and Environmental Science include the areas of aquatic ecology, cell and organism biology, evolutionary biology, microbiology, environmental science and engineering as well as zoonotic ecology. For more information see: and 

Field of subject for the position: Bioinformatics of Microbial Ecology
Placement: Kalmar
Extent and period: The basis for a postdoctoral position is 100 % position for no longer than a maximum of two years. 

Job description

The position will involve applying bioinformatics to large scale ‘omics’ data sets as related to questions within microbial ecology. These projects can include one or more of microbial adaptations to climate change, the deep biosphere, biotechnological processes applied to mining and metal extraction, and acid sulfate soils. 

20 % of the work can include teaching and tutoring in the undergraduate and graduate level.   


Qualified for the position is one who holds a PhD, or a foreign degree equivalent to a PhD in bioinformatics, environmental microbiology or equivalent, and who has completed their degree no more than three years before the application deadline. 

Applicants must not have previously been employed as a postdoctoral fellow for more than a year in the same or related subject area at Linnaeus University. 

Specific requirements refer to

  • Knowledge of handling and analyzing large scale ‘omics’ data sets. The candidate can be either a bioinformatics specialist with experience of ‘omics’ or a microbial ecologist with a solid background in using bioinformatics
  • Experience of applying bioinformatics to questions within microbial ecology including (meta)genomics and (meta)transcriptomics
  • High proficiency in written and spoken English. 

Assessment grounds

Meriting for the position are:
  • Knowledge of one or more of the research areas of microbial adaptations to climate change, the deep biosphere, biotechnological processes applied to mining and metal extraction, and acid sulfate soils
  • Being able to solve problems
  • Having the ability to work independently as well as interact well in a research group
  • We attach great importance to personal suitability.
In its overall assessment of skills gives particular importance to an assessment of the applicant's potential for a successful career as a teacher and researcher. 


Professor Mark Dopson (, +46-(0)480-447334;
Head of Department Per-Eric Betzholtz (, +46-(0)480-446238;
HR-partner Stiina Salmgren (, +46 (0)480-44 64 06. 

Union representatives may be contacted via the university switchboard at +46-772-288000. 


The application (in English) should contain a CV (with telephone, e-mail, and details of referees), documentation of exams and grades, and a description of motivation and experience relevant to the position. Closing date for application is December 14, 2020. Mark your application with reference number 2020/763-2.2.1. 

Linnaeus University has the ambition to utilize the qualities that an even gender distribution and diversity brings to the organization.

Please apply by clicking on the "Apply" button at the bottom of the ad. Your application should be designed according to the Template for application which can be found in the Guide to Appointment procedures under important documents below the ad. The credentials you invoke must be verified with certification and they must be attached digitally in your application. Other documents, including various types of scientific works, must be submitted digitally along with the application. The application and other documents to be marked with the reference number. All documents cited must be received by the University no later than 24.00 (Local time in Sweden) on the closing day.


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