Lunds universitet, Medicinska fakulteten, Inst för laboratoriemedicin
Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world's
top 100 universities. The University has around 44 000 students and more than
8 000 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts
to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.
Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences.
We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset.
The Research Group
The Center for Translational Genomics (CTG) is a prioritized research
infrastructure at the Faculty of Medicine, Lund University, part of the
Clinical Genomics platform at SciLifeLab. The platform aims to offer
translational and clinical researchers access to state-of-the-art methods in
genomics and transcriptomics (e.g. WGS, RNA-seq and new single cell
analyses) and to quickly translate new research findings into improved
clinical utility in close collaboration with the regional healthcare. Locally,
this is performed through close interactions with the Section for Molecular
Diagnostics at Region Skåne. Within CTG, there is great expertise in Next
Generation Sequencing (NGS) technologies, bioinformatics and several
different disease areas, and seen from both a national and international
perspective, the unit is at the technological forefront with access to very
powerful sequencing instruments (e.g.Illumina NovaSeq 6000). For data
processing, the center uses a dedicated high-performance computing cluster at
At the national level, CTG and Clinical Genomics Lund are also involved in a
Swedish initiative for precision medicine; Genomic Medicine Sweden, where the
development of new methods for tomorrow's research and diagnostics is
coordinated with the corresponding large-scale sequencing facilities at the
country's other university hospitals.
We are now looking for a driven, knowledgeable and service-oriented person,
who wants to contribute to front-line research based on advanced genomics
methods. The employment is a permanent full-time position with the desired
start date of January 1, 2022, or by agreement. Probationary employment of 6
months may be applied.
Work duties and area of expertise
You will be part of a lab team of 5-6 people, within which you will
primarily focus on services to research projects in need of genomic
interrogation methods. Protocols may originate from DNA from both human
tissues and from microorganisms and be both comprehensive (e.g. whole genome
sequencing) and targeted (e.g. gene panel sequencing based on hybrid-capture
The main tasks include:
project planning and execution - i.e. library preparation and sequencing -
of established methods within CTG's standard genomics services (e.g.
whole genome or gene panel sequencing), with sequencing primarily
performed on the Illumina platform (e.g. on the NovaSeq 6000).
making project-specific cost calculations for service projects based on
customer contact in connection with sample submission prior to quality
control, library preparation and sequencing
participating in laboratory development of new methods, e.g. for analysis
of cell-free tumor DNA (ctDNA)
documenting and streamlining of laboratory workflows
various administrative tasks, e.g. ordering reagents and laboratory
The position requires:
Adequate University degree, e.g. bachelor's degree as a biomedical analyst
or master's degree in molecular biology, biomedicine or equivalent
Very good understanding of and/or previous practical experience in
preparing NGS libraries
Very good understanding of and/or previous practical experience of
sequencing NGS libraries on the Illumina sequencing platform
Excellent abilities to quickly learn new methods and establish new
Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
2 years of documented practical experience in molecular biology (e.g.
extraction of DNA/RNA, PCR-based methods, Sanger sequencing, and/or NGS)
Great emphasis will be placed on personal suitability. The tasks require that
you are structured and have an excellent ability to prioritize at work. The
work is team-based - both internally and externally - and therefore requires
very good communication and collaboration skills. In addition, you need to
have the ability to work independently. We are looking for you who are
unpretentious and have a service-oriented approach.
The following are desired for the position:
PhD in a relevant field (e.g. genomics or genetics)
Experience in working with liquid handling systems for automation of
Experience in single cell sequencing methods (e.g. based on the 10X
Genomics platform) and/or from tissue-based analysis
Excellent oral and written communication skills in Swedish
2 years of practical experience of methods based on NGS (library
preparation and/or sequencing)
Instructions for your application
The application must contain a personal letter describing how you fulfill
the desired qualifications, a CV and diploma.
The university applies individual salary setting. Please indicate your
salary claim in your application.
The Faculty of Medicine is a part of Lund University, and is responsible for
education and research within medicine and healthcare. Our academic programs
are closely linked with the healthcare system and are firmly anchored in the
faculty's strong research tradition. Our research spans a broad field within
experimental preclinical research, near-patient clinical research and health
sciences research. The Faculty of Medicine, with its 1,800 employees and 2,700
students in Lund and Malmö, is a knowledge-intensive meeting place for
students, teachers and researchers from all over the world.
The Department of Laboratory Medicine is one of six departments at Lund
University's Faculty of Medicine. We conduct leading research, both broad and
specialised, within the field of laboratory medicine, focusing on the onset of
disease and how we can improve diagnostics and treatment for patients. Some of
our strongest areas with world-class research deal with cancer, genetics and
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Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100
County Skåne län
Reference number PA2021/3640
Markus Heidenblad, rekryterande chef, 046-2220000
Emelie Falck, personalsamordnare, 046-2220000
Last application date 12.Dec.2021 11:59 PM CET
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