Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences


September 26, 2022


Department of Aquatic Sciences and Assessment The Department of Aquatic Sciences and Assessment (www.

sciences) is working with applied environmental science, with a national responsibility for assessing the condition of Swedish surface waters with respect to water chemistry, pollution and aquatic biota. The department has some 130 employees. The research focuses on geochemical and hydrological processes, aquatic ecology and biodiversity, as well as on aquatic ecotoxicology and environmental chemistry. The department is part of a Soil- Water-Environment cluster, a recently established competence centre for landscape-level processes that also includes the Departments of ‘Soil and Environment' and ‘Energy and Technology'. The breadth of expertise among the 300 members in combination with a well-equipped infrastructure creates a unique platform for high quality research as well as environmental monitoring and assessment.

Read more about our benefits and what it is like to work at SLU at https: // www.


The position will be in our functional microbial ecology group where we study microorganisms and their processes in nature using a combination of molecular, cellular and isotope tracer methods. Tools such as metabarcoding, genomics, and phylogenetic analyses are frequently. The bioinformatician we are looking for will during this shorter employment compile multiple large datasets consisting of eukaryote marker genes generated by long read sequencing technologies. The job will also entail standardized processing and quality control and interpretation of these sequences. The sequences will be obtained from multiple sources and needs uniform and reproducible bioinformatic processing before they can be used in different projects. The job also includes documentation of the bioinformatic work and advanced phylogenetic analysis.


We look for a candidate who already in October 2022 can start this 6-month employment in Uppsala. The successful candidate must have a solid training and PhD degree in biology with strong merits in bioinformatics, phylogenetic analyses using long read sequence data from PacBio and similar technologies. We further expect you to have experience using the following bioinformatic tools: RAxML-NG, EPA-NG, Genesis, BayesTraits, RPANDA, eggNOG and Maker as well as perform statistical analyses and visualization of the results using R. Proficiency in English (both written and spoken) is required.

Place of work:


Form of employment:

Fixed term employment of 6 months, with possible extension.



Starting date:

As soon as possible.


We welcome your application no later than 2022-09-26.

Academic union representatives:

https: // vid-rekrytering/

The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) is a world-class international university with research, education and environmental assessment within the sciences for sustainable life. Its principal sites are in Alnarp, Umeå and Uppsala, but activities are also conducted at research stations, experimental parks and educational establishments throughout Sweden. We bring together people who have different perspectives, but they all have one and the same goal: to create the best conditions for a sustainable, thriving and better world.

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.


Contact person

Stefan Bertilsson



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