Department of Plant Biology

The Faculty of Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences (NJ) at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences seeks a bioinformatician who will support research projects linked to several successful research groups at SLU.

The current position is part of SLU’s Bioinformatics Infrastructure, involving all four faculties with several centrally coordinated bioinformatics positions ( The person will be working with researchers in various subject areas at the NJ faculty, and will be in constant interaction with the other bioinformaticians of the infrastructure. He/She will also be interacting with the National Bioinformatics Infrastructure Sweden (NBIS) and will, in collaboration with NBIS experts, give national support. At the Faculty of Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences we conduct a wide range of research and academic teaching related to the sustainable use of land, water and biological natural resources.


The successful candidate will provide bioinformatics support and training for researchers at the NJ faculty. Duties include developing and implementing tools and resources for the research community, taking part in knowledge transfer and training of researchers at SLU and maintain and install the necessary software/hardware needed for giving bioinformatics support.


The successful candidate will have an MSc/PhD or equivalent in Bioinformatics with relevant skills in i) high-throughput sequencing (NGS) data analysis, RNA-Seq, metagenomics and DNA barcoding or related knowledge that the employer considers equivalent. It is also an advantage to have skills in and providing software solutions, database design and/or implementation of user interfaces. The candidate must have excellent skills in data handling and master one or more scripting languages (e.g. Python, Perl, R). Experience of database handling and Unix system administration is essential. Knowledge in statistics is highly beneficial. The candidate will interact with a large variety of colleagues with different scientific backgrounds and therefore must therefore have excellent communication skills. Good knowledge of English in both speech and writing is a prerequisite. Apart from the formal qualifications, importance will be placed on pedagogic skill and personal suitability.

Place of work:


Form of employment:


Fixed term employment of 24 months.



Starting date:

As soon as possible or according to agreement.


We welcome your application no later than 2021-03-08, use the button below.

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The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) develops the understanding and sustainable use and management of biological natural resources. The university ranks well internationally within its subject areas. SLU is a research-intensive university that also offers unique degree programmes in for example rural development and natural resource management, environmental economics, animal science and landscape architecture.

SLU has just over 3,000 employees, 5,000 students and a turnover of SEK 3 billion. The university has invested heavily in a modern, attractive environment on its campuses in Alnarp, Umeå and Uppsala.

SLU is an equal opportunity employer.

Contact person

Pär Ingvarsson