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Researcher in Mathematical/Computational Systems Biology

  • Yrkesroll

    Forskare, farmakologi

  • Anställning

    Heltid, Tills vidare

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    Fast månads- vecko- eller timlön

  • Publicerad

    31 augusti

  • Sök jobbet senast

    30 september

Om jobbet

We are looking for a researcher in Mathematical/Computational Systems Biology for a permanent full-time position at the School of Medical Sciences at Örebro University.

Subject area

The subject area for this position is Biomedicine.


This position is a unique opportunity to become a central collaborator in the establishment of the large and well-funded project X-HiDE (; aiming at using a systems biology approach to investigate inflammatory mechanisms. We are looking for a researcher (junior or senior), who wants to establish a long-term research platform at Örebro University.

X-HiDE will build and investigate mathematical mechanistic models of inflammatory processes on various scales, based on dynamical data produced from in vitro models and connected to large-scale clinical OMICs data. The focus is on mathematical ODE-based multi-level modeling, with systematic testing of subsystem mechanisms, and assembly of these into larger models to represent overall systems views. Models will then be investigated regarding their role in inflammation seen in common diseases, and towards translating these findings for clinical application, hybrid modeling approaches will be followed.

X-HiDE is hosted by the Inflammatory Response and Infection Susceptibility Center (iRiSC) at Örebro University (, which, together with the Functional Bioinformatics group, will be the main affiliation for the position. X-HiDE is transdisciplinary and includes also academic partners located at Linköping University, Sweden, and at Rostock University, Germany but also major industrial partners, e.g. AstraZeneca in Gothenburg and Wolfram MathCore in Linköping. As part of the project, the position offers the possibility and is encouraged to spend shorter or longer times at these sites.

Duties and responsibilities

Duties and responsibilities involve research, teaching, and collaboration.  We expect the researcher to develop his/her autonomy as a scientist and to acquire further qualifications in terms of both research and teaching skills. The position shall also contribute to the University’s development, and as such be responsible of coordinating the establishment of Systems biology at Örebro University. The University has a strong profile in artificial intelligence (AI) and is looking for further opportunities to expand its multi-disciplinary research, and thus an important part of the position is to collaborate and find links to the AI research at Örebro University. The successful candidate is therefore expected to act as a bridge between the AI research environment and systems biology at X-HIDE, and to find new projects and opportunities between the two environments. The main work of the position involves coordinating the collaboration between X-HiDE’s partners – academic and industrial. Also, one important task is to take initiative for further national and international collaborations and funding.

The applicant will also be involved in the development and investigation of dynamical mathematical models based on experimental data available within X-HiDE; data relevant for a variety of mechanisms at different scales of inflammation. The applicant will engage in in-depth discussions for hypothesis development, model specification and adaptation, as well as generation of model predictions in close collaboration with experimentally working biomedical researchers and clinicians.

The researcher will further develop courses and teach on masters and PhD level.


Those qualified for the appointment as a researcher are applicants, who have obtained a doctoral degree, or a degree from abroad deemed to correspond to a doctoral degree.

Assessment criteria and information

To see the full advertisement, visit our career site.


The application is made online. Click the button “Apply” to begin the application procedure.

For the application to be complete, the following electronic documents must be included:
  • Covering letter, outlining how you believe you can contribute to the continued development of Örebro University
  • CV with a relevant description of your overall qualifications and experience
  • Account of [research/artistic] qualifications and experience
  • Copies of relevant course/degree certificates and references verifying eligibility and criteria met
Only documents written in Swedish, English, Norwegian and Danish can be reviewed.
More information for applicants will be found at out career site:

The application deadline is 2021-09-30. We look forward to receiving your application!

We decline any contact with advertisers or recruitment agencies in the recruitment process.

As directed by the National Archives of Sweden (Riksarkivet), we are required to deposit one file copy of the application documents, excluding publications, for a period of two years after the appointment decision has gained legal force.


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