Postdoctoral researcher in medicine with specialization functional bioinformatics – machine learning for genomic medicine

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Ref nr: ORU 2.1.1-07053/2019

The School of medical sciences is seeking a postdoctoral researcher in [medicine with specialization functional bioinformatics – machine learning for genomic medicine] for a fixed-term appointment.

This position is part of the research group Functional Bioinformatics and closely associated with the Cardiovascular Research Centre at the School of Medical Sciences.

Duties and responsibilities

Bioinformatics data analysis and research, implementing and further developing appropriate data analysis algorithms and workflows in genomic medicine, as well as systems biological modelling approaches. Different levels of functional data are available from large cohorts in Sweden, together with clinical data and outcome data on cardiovascular dysfunction. Statistical bioinformatics and functional systems biological modelling methods will be applied and further developed in order to better understand the ongoing regulatory cross-talk in this kind of systems as well as contributing to improved diagnostic/prognostic signatures.


Eligible for the appointment as postdoctoral researcher are applicants holding a doctoral degree in bioinformatics or in related subject areas (especially from computer science, statistics, epidemiology, physics, mathematics). The doctoral degree should have been awarded no more than three years prior to the application deadline. Candidates who have obtained their doctoral degree prior to that may however also be considered if special grounds exist (leave of absence due to illness, parental leave, clinical duties, an elected position in a trade union, or other similar circumstances).

Assessment criteria

We are looking for you who has experience in the field of bioinformatics data analysis of molecular and clinical data. Important competences include programming in R/python/matlab, a sound background in statistics and machine learning, as well as experiences in systems biological modelling approaches in medical research.

General assessment criteria include good interpersonal skills and an ability to cooperate as well as the ability and suitability otherwise required to perform the duties well.


Our ambition is to create a place of work that is characterised by gender equality and diversity.


The position is a full-time (100 %) position for a fixed term of two years. The salary depends on the successful candidate’s qualifications and experience.

For more information, please contact Dirk Repsilber: This is an email address ( and apply directly at Örebro University's website.


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
  • CV
  • An account of research qualifications
  • Copies of relevant course/degree certificates and references
  • Scientific publications for consideration (maximum of 10)

Only documents written in Swedish, English, Norwegian and Danish can be reviewed.

The application deadline is 31.01.2020. 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), Örebro University is 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.