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Software engineer for the bioinformatics division

  • Yrkesroll


  • Anställning

    Heltid, 6 månader eller längre

  • Lön

    Fast månads- vecko- eller timlön

  • Publicerad

    16 november

  • Sök jobbet senast

    7 december

Om jobbet

Skilled and committed employees are a crucial factor in the success of Linköping University. And we need more of them. Our core expertise comes from teachers and researchers, but a successful university requires experienced and motivated employees in many fields. Everyone is important. We need to recruit many new employees thanks to, among all, an expansion in our research activity. We need you here. We look forward to receiving your application!

The Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology conducts research and offers education at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Research, the predominant activity, is often done in collaboration with corporate and international partners. We are one of the university’s largest, oldest and most well known departments, encompassing five interacting scientific fields: biology, chemistry, material physics, applied physics and theory and modelling.

We are looking for a software engineer for the bioinformatics division within the Department of Physics, Chemistry, and Biology (IFM). 

Your future work assignments 
Your tasks will consist of development and implementation of software for machine learning within structural bioinformatics with applications in protein structure prediction. You will work with implementing recent improvements to AlphaFold and OpenFold using TensorFlow and PyTorch frameworks. In addition, you will provide advanced software development support to the structural bioinformatics group and make sure that the developed and public code base is maintained at a high-quality standard.

Your future workplace

As a software engineer in the structural bioinformatics group at Linköping University you will be part of a workplace with a well-functioning and stimulating work environment consisting of committed and knowledgeable colleagues. The daily work is characterized by high transparency, quality, and efficient handling. Coherency, communication, and cooperation are important cornerstones in this work.

Your qualifications
We are looking for someone with an academic degree in bioinformatics, biotechnology or computer science; with experience from modeling protein structure and machine learning, in particular knowledge of AlphaFold and/or OpenFold software packages is a merit. Experience using Python and any of the frameworks TensorFlow, PyTorch, and scikit-learn is highly appreciated, especially in the context of structural biology. In addition, experience from working with version control preferable using git is an advantage. It is also an advantage if you have experience from using some macromolecular viewer like VMD, Chimera, or PyMol.

Form of employment

100%, 11 months and 20 days.  

Starting date

By agreement.

Salary and employment benefits

The university applies individual salaries. Please indicate salary demands in the application.

More information about employment benefits at Linköping University is available here.

Union representatives

Information about union representatives, see Help for applicants.

Application procedure

Apply for the position by clicking the “Apply” button below. Your application must reach Linköping University no later than 7 December 2022.

Applications and documents received after the date above will not be considered.

We welcome applicants with different backgrounds, experiences and perspectives - diversity enriches our work and helps us grow. Preserving everybody's equal value, rights and opportunities is a natural part of who we are. Read more about our work with: Equal opportunities.

We look forward to receiving your application!

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The university applies individual salaries. Please indicate salary demands in the application.

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